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dancing 560The Canadian Big Band got people on their feet September 16 when they played at Unifor’s Main Assembly Dance Hall, part of the 23rd annual Canadian Big Band Celebration.

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Musicians and their wide range of talent took over various Saugeen Shores venues September 15 to 17 for the 23rd annual Canadian Big Band Celebration.

With shuttles in the mix jazz lovers could hop from performance to performance with acts playing at nine locations throughout Saugeen Shores for Friday Night Jazz

Saturday’s Big Event then took over Unifor’s Main Assembly Dance Hall, with daytime performances by the Lulu’s Band and Ian Thomas as well as evening stylings from the Canadian Big Band with guest singers Ethan Salmon of Saugeen Shores and Andrea Hodgkiss.

The final day of music featured at Jazz Brunch at Unifor on Sunday and a special Canada 150 performance by the Chantry Singers.

big band 560The Canadian Big Band has notably played alongside acts such as Michael Buble, Tony Bennett and Diana Krall.

band 560The Canadian Big Band performing at Unifor’s Main Assembly Dance Hall, September 16, where the played alongside Heather Bambrick and Saugeen Shores own Ethan Salmon.

james addis trio 560The James Addis Trio performed at Duffy’s in Southampton as part of Friday Night Jazz.

volunteers 560Canadian Big Band Celebration volunteers Dianne Sharp (left) and Andrea Hodgkiss enjoyed their time selling tickets at the door of Chester’s Bar & Grill while listening to the music of Tyler Yarema September 15.

chesters 560Juno Award winner Tyler Yarema played during the Friday Night Jazz at Chester’s in Port Elgin.

wismer 560Members of Bobby Dean Blackburn and Friends performed September 15 at the Wismer House in Port Elgin.