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Upcoming Bravo Niagara! Concerts: Cheng² Duo, Paul Marinaro & Ben Paterson Trio, Alfredo Rodríguez &

Bravo Niagara is one of Canada’s best-loved music festivals that elevates the creative spirit of both artist and audience. Their shows presented in April showcase the world's finest Canadian and international artists in innovative, inspiring multi-sensory concert experiences in Niagara-on-the-Lake and the surrounding Niagara wine country.

April 12, 2019 - Cheng² Duo

April 13, 2019 - Paul Marinaro & Ben Paterson Trio

May 11, 2019 - Alfredo Rodríguez & Pedrito Martinez

May 12, 2019 - Jamie Parker & The NewGen

Let me know if you’d like any music, interview opportunities, or guest list ticket to experience Bravo Niagara!

Founded in 2014 by mother-daughter team Christine Mori and Alexis Spieldenner, Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts is a not-for-profit registered charity dedicated to creating extraordinary concert experiences in Niagara-on-the-Lake and the surrounding Niagara Region.

Bravo Niagara! features the world’s leading Canadian and international musicians, as well as rising young stars. Programming spans a range of musical genres from classical to jazz, world music to pop. Past artists include James Ehnes, Molly Johnson, Measha Brueggergosman, Jan Lisiecki, Miloš Karadaglić, and many more.

Bravo Niagara! concerts are innovative and transformational. Performances are offered in traditional concert halls and non-traditional venues ranging from intimate wineries to heritage buildings unique to Niagara.

The Spring into Music Series features premier jazz and classical artists, as well as rising young stars, in venues ranging from heritages buildings to modern wineries which are repurposed into one-of-a-kind concert spaces.

"Music festival gives a reason to say Bravo Niagara!"

— Toronto Star

"This was that kind of jazz festival - the Bordeaux-sipping, dreamy ballads kind, something of lovely social fantasy not far in spirit from that evoked by the "dear gentle folk of Newport," as sung in That's Jazz by Bing Crosby in the 1956 film High Society. In broader terms, here was a reminder of jazz's golden afterglow in the 1960s and early 70s, when the music still made money, when compact festivals from Newport, R.I., to Juan-les-Pins on the French Riviera, were well-curated at the start."

— Peter Goddard, The Globe and Mail

"A grand festival to celebrate the genius of Oscar Peterson"

— Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

"...what a festival should be about, the discovery and celebration of genuine artistry"

— William Littler, Toronto Star

April 12, 2019 - Cheng² Duo

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Named one of CBC Music’s “30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30,” the Cheng² Duo is celebrated by audiences and critics alike for its artistic excellence, generous spirit, and compelling vibrancy. The acclaimed brother and sister duo is formed by cellist Bryan Cheng and pianist Silvie Cheng. A 2018 winner of the Canada Council’s Musical Instrument Bank competition, Bryan plays the ca. 1696 Bonjour Stradivarius cello.

April 13, 2019 - Paul Marinaro & Ben Paterson Trio

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To celebrate the centennial of Nat “King” Cole, four dynamic artists present a unique tribute in honour of Nat’s life and career. Led by vocalist Paul Marinaro, dubbed as having “one of the most beautiful vocal instruments in the business today” (Chicago Tribune), this show features the trio of acclaimed pianist Ben Paterson.

May 11, 2019 - Alfredo Rodríguez & Pedrito Martinez


Grammy-nominated Cuban jazz pianist Alfredo Rodríguez and percussionist Pedrito Martinez take listeners on a unique and exciting journey. A protege of Quincy Jones, Alfredo was schooled in the rigorous classical conservatories of Havana. Pedrito’s musical training came directly from the streets of Old Havana. He has subsequently performed with artists such as Sting, Paul Simon, and Wynton Marsalis.

May 12, 2019 - Jamie Parker & The NewGen

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The New Gen project pairs two of Canada's rising classical musicians - Brian Mangrum (horn) and Boson Mo (violin) - with veteran artist James Parker in a concert of solo and chamber works. "James Parker is one of the most searching musical intellects and 10 of the nimblest fingers in the business” (The Globe and Mail).




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