The Burlington Performing Arts Center announces the return of Jazz on the Plaza on August 13 and 14, 2022

Jazz on the plaza at the Burlington Performing Arts Center (BPAC) will be back the weekend of August 13 and 14e to enjoy the incredible sounds of Amanda Martinez, Shuffle Demons, Clerel and Laila Biali.

“Historically, this has been an event that customers can attend for free and we’re excited to be able to return to those origins and once again run it as an open event,” said BPAC CEO Tammy Fox. “Is there anything better than enjoying an outdoor concert during the summer months?”

This is not a ticketed event, so residents are encouraged to arrive early to secure a good spot in the square. The show will go on, rain or shine. The public is encouraged to bring their folding chair, a hat and a hat for shade! The performances will take place at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday August 13e and 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday August 14e.

Gold Sponsor – The Burlington Downtown Business Association
Silver Sponsors – Brock University, Chartwell Retirement Residences, Rick Burgess of Frederikse Law and Stoner & Company Family Law

Amanda Martinez (Saturday August 13, at 4 p.m.)

Amanda Martinez is a Toronto-based singer-songwriter whose music exultantly blends her unique Mexican and South African roots with the soul of flamenco. His solo CDs have earned him multiple nominations for Latin Jazz Performer of the Year, and his songs have appeared on three Putumayo World Music Collections: Bossanova Around the World, Latin Dreamland and most recently, Cafe Latino. His third and final CD “Mañana” was directed by GRAMMY-winning producer Javier Limón and is set for release in 2013. Limón, whose production credits include acclaimed singers such as Buika, Mariza and

The Shuffle Demons are an energetic Canadian band that blend virtuoso jazz and funk with eye-catching costumes and stage antics to produce an incredible show. A hit at festivals around the world, the Shuffle Demons are an all-around, crowd-pleasing musical group that accompanies wild antics on stage with phenomenal playing from some of Canada’s most talented musicians.

The Montreal singer-songwriter of Breakout has been dubbed the next “Leon Bridges of Canada.” Her warm voice captivates and takes your breath away, and conquers the public in seconds. Enjoy his upbeat and moving music, which earned him a spot on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show.

Laila Biali takes the best of pop, rock, classical, world and soul, informs it of her jazz expertise and incorporates it into her musical arrangements and original songs. Laila has presented her music at prestigious venues on five continents, including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Tokyo’s Cotton Club, Peru’s El Festival Internacional de Lima and Carnegie Hall in New York.

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