Festival of Artful Communities Presents Heather Bambrick Trio

FORMS, FACES & SPACES, figuratively speaking!
Festival of ARTFUL Communities

May 1 – 31, 2024
Pond Gallery in Alton
Melville White Church, Caledon
Upper Sisnett Lobby, Georgetown
St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Norval

Head to those Hills in Caledon and Halton for a powerhouse long weekend with the Festival of ARTFUL Communities! View the featured exhibit at three galleries and participate in festival activities in four hamlets and towns. The exhibit and festival launched with two openings in Alton and Georgetown, plus presentations, a free sketching tour, and dance and music performances in four communities. Still to come are…

Friday, May 17 – Open Mic with Brampton Folk Club at St. Paul’s Anglican Church

Saturday, May 18 – Several scheduled events at Melville White Church

  • 12:30 – 2:00 pm Easy Street Players of Newmarket – Reading
  • 2:30 pm Meet ’n Greet with President & member artists of ICCPS NA
  • 3:00 – 5:00 pm LIVE Music with Kavya Rajith Duo – Indie Pop R&B

Sunday, May 19 – 3:00 – 5:00 pm Heather Bambrick Trio at John Elliott Theatre in Georgetown

Monday, May 20 – Several scheduled events at Melville White Church

  • 12:00 – 12:20 pm Local Historian with CAMEO Mini-Display on Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • 12:30 – 1:15 pm Reception & Community Social for Featured Exhibit – Picnic Box Lunch
  • 1:30 – 2:30 pm Story Teller Susan Ida Boucard

Heather Bambrick Trio

Heather Bambrick Trio

Sunday, May 19, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
John Elliott Theatre
9 Church Street, Georgetown L7G 2A3
Tickets Here | $30.00 adult, $25.00 student/adult 65+

She’s the real deal in every way.
– Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz

… Heather hits every right note.
– Mark Rheaume, CBC Radio

Music powerhouse Heather Bambrick with Stu Harrison and Ross MacIntyre play Sunday afternoon at the John Elliott Theatre in the Halton Hills Cultural Centre in Downtown Georgetown. With her shows described as, Carol Burnett meets Ella Fitzgerald at a Newfoundland kitchen party, this is a perfect choice for a Sunday afternoon on the long weekend. Bambrick’s music ranges from jazz standards and pop hits, to Newfoundland folk music and sitcom theme songs.

Behind the scenes we learn that Heather Bambrick is a JUNO/ECMA-nominated vocalist, voice actor, and broadcaster who’s collaborated with Fred Hirsch, Gene DiNovi, Guido Basso, Rob McConnell, Peter Appleyard, Phil Nimmons, Ian Shaw, Ofra Harnoy, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, and many others. She has released four solo recordings, all of which were nominated for Jazz Recording of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards, including You’ll Never Know, also nominated for JUNO Award for Vocal Jazz Recording of the Year. Heather has released albums with ensembles and been a featured artist on recordings with Carol Welsman, the Breithaupt Brothers, Peter Appleyard, Ofra Harnoy, the Nimmons Tribute, and others. She is one of Canada’s top voice actors and an award-winning broadcaster, hosting and producing shows on Toronto’s JAZZ.FM91 for more than 20 years.

Ross MacIntyre is one of the most sought-after bassists on the Canadian Jazz scene. He attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston and graduated from the University of Toronto’s esteemed Jazz Studies program. Since then, he’s performed with such elite musicians as Wynton Marsalis, Ed Robertson, Peter Appleyard, Chase Sanborn, Jim Cuddy, Hilario Duran, and more. Ross has toured throughout North American, Europe, Australia, and Asia, with Universal recording artist Matt Dusk, as well as Juno Award-winners Emilie-Claire Barlow, Jesse Cook, Elizabeth Shepherd, Kellylee Evans, the Shuffle Demons, and Michael Kaeshammer. Ross is the bass player on over 50 recordings, including several Juno Award nominees and winners. He has released a number of duo recordings under his own name, including Green Edge Sky, Green Edge Sun with pianist Mark Kieswetter.

Pianist Stu Harrison started with classical instruction with the Suzuki Method at age 3, later studying with several acclaimed Royal Conservatory trained instructors, until his love of jazz took over and led his musical journey in a new direction. He soon branched out into a wide variety of musical settings, from choir direction to church organist, and finally to jazz. Stu attended the University of Toronto’s Jazz Performance program, founded his own commercial music company, providing musical services for several high-profile clients. Concurrently he was Music Director and Composer for Garden Brothers Circus, performing more than 1000 shows to well over 2 million people. Since 2006, Harrison has been working with Merriam Music, taking on a variety of roles. In 2016, Stu released his debut album – Volume 1 – featuring some of Canada’s finest jazz musicians, followed in 2020 by Slow It Down – a critically-acclaimed duo album with celebrated vocalist Stu Mac. Harrison continues to perform, compose, arrange, and work as musical director regularly throughout Canada and the US.


The 3rd annual FORMS, FACES & SPACES, figuratively speaking! exhibit continues at the three galleries while hosting the rich programming of the Festival of ARTFUL Communities.


About the Organizers

Studio By Design is the registered business of ecmunson, who is passionate about photography, and Judy Daley and Paul Llew-Williams from the Ad Hoc Advisory Group – where the spirit of creativity becomes inclusivity.

Belfountain Heritage Society is the Co-Host of the festival. They manage the Melville White Church, hub of the festival and one of the three galleries. Sarah Bohan of Kool Designs is President of the BHS and an enthusiastic supporter of local community.

Visual Arts Brampton is the endorsing arts organization of the annual exhibit. Their motto, Encouraging Creativity, has made them a respected and acclaimed leader in their community.


Upper Sisnett Lobby
9 Church Street, Georgetown L7G 2A3

Melville White Church
15962 Mississauga Road, Terra Cotta L7C 1W9

Pond Gallery, Alton Mill Arts Centre
1402 Queen Street West, Alton L7K 0C4

St. Paul’s Anglican Church
14 Adamson Street S., Norval L0P 1K0

John Elliott Theatre
9 Church Street, Georgetown L7G 2A3

All locations are fully accessible.


Studio By Design
Brampton, ON
dimec4events@gmail.com
647-466-1896

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Image Descriptions:
1. Festival and Annual show collage
2. Black and white photo collage of three people: 2 men on left and female vocalist on right
3. Logo for annual show, FORMS, FACES & SPACES, figuratively speaking!
4. Logo for inaugural Festival of ARTFUL Communities