We are proud to feature talented local musicians in Panorama Restaurant & Wine Bar every Saturday from 6-9 pm, except when the restaurant is booked for a private event. Please see our list of upcoming artists for October and November, 2019.
October 19th and November 23rd – Rachel Andrea Trio
Rachel Andrea is an R&B and jazz singer/artist originally from Toronto, Ontario. She has spent her entire life pursuing her passion, starting music lessons at age 6 and performing on stage at the young age of 9 years old. As she got older, Rachel decided to pursue music further, graduating with a degree in jazz voice performance at the University of Toronto, and gigging with her own jazz quartet at some of the biggest jazz bars and clubs in Toronto.
Rachel always had a dream to become an artist, and shortly after graduating began writing her own music. She ended up releasing her debut EP in May 2018, titled “Soul Ties”, under her stage name “Andrea Mendez” and has been playing shows and writing new music ever since. Rachel has been working hard on her new music, and is set to release in early 2020.
October 26th and November 16th – Shari Vandermolen Trio
Whether she is gracing the stage at some of Ontario’s most popular music festivals or performing internationally in the United States, Italy and Cuba, vocalist Shari Vandermolen is a throwback to the days when jazz would fill New York’s Cotton Club and Preservation Hall in New Orleans. Combining a sound reminiscent of musical inspirations like Ella Fitzgerald and Etta James with a commanding stage presence, Shari has performed at historic Broussard’s in New Orleans and as part of the International Jazz Safari to Grand Memories Varadero Resort in Cuba.
November 9th – Doug Mundy
Doug Mundy, a long time Niagara resident, began studying piano at 10 years of age concentrating on Royal Conservatory of Music repertoire. At age 14, Doug began experimenting with improvisation, mainly playing around with simple blues progressions and pop/rock solos. By age 16, Doug was already performing in rock, blues and country ensembles around the Niagara and Hamilton Regions.
Blues improvisation led to the formal study of music (and history) at Mohawk College, York University and Brock University. Doug has studied jazz harmony, arranging, form and analysis and counterpoint. At York University, Doug had the privilege of studying with Canadian jazz great Don Thompson as well as seminars with Dr. Oscar Peterson.
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