The Centre is proud to collaborate with the Aurora Winter Blues Festival for a night of hot blues! http://www.awbf.ca
The finest couple in Canada's blues scene graces our stage with their 5-piece band.
As the venerable jazz and blues bible DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE said about Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley:
"It's a rare and good thing when two talented performers join forces".
Audiences, critics, and blues lovers all over North America and Europe seem to agree.
Braithwaite was dubbed a "national treasure" by Bluz FM radio host Danny Marks. A gifted and captivating performer, Diana was chosen by Sarah McLachlan to open Lilith Fair at the Molson Amphitheatre, before 18,000 people, Her talent, and authentic blues shows have led her into the company of such stalwarts as Mel Brown, Albert Collins, John Lee Hooker and Jeff Healey. Appearances at shows in North America, U.K. and Europe led to her reputation as a world-class blues singer.
As a teen-age performer, Whiteley worked with blues legend Lonnie Johnson. During the late 70's he toured and recorded with Leon Redbone, appearing with him on Saturday Night Live. He also met a great mentor in legendary Chicago piano player Blind John Davis, who had been the house piano player at Bluebird Records, Whiteley toured and recorded with Davis, as well as building a solid reputation and career as a multi-instrumental session player, appearing on over 200 recordings, and as a solo artist, leading to numerous Canadian Maple Blues Awards as both songwriter and horn player of the year, and a Jazz Report Magazine Blues Album of the Year Award. In 2010 Whiteley was awarded the prestigious BLUES WITH A FEELING AWARD, for a truly earned lifetime of achievement in the blues.
Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley - Keeping The Blues Alive!
Doors to the Centre open: 7 pm
General admission seating opens: 7:30 pm
Concert at 8 pm
Cash Bar | Cash CD sales
Box Office info
Purchase in person at 22 Church Street, Aurora, or order over the phone with credit card at 905 713-1818.
Check out their music at http://www.hotblues.ca