Festival Teams up with Hope with Art

We are excited to announce a new fundraising program for our organization with the welcome assistance of Hope with Art Inc. This will provide us with an additional source of funding, along with our generous sponsors that will help us to promote and stage one of the most amazing community-base festivals in Canada.

Hope with Art Inc. provides an opportunity for interested people to purchase high quality, framed Canadian artwork at exceptional pricing while committing a significant portion of the proceeds for our non-profit organization. They take care of all the details, even providing for free shipping within Canada.

We appreciate the fact that they will be creating a series of special, limited time offers that will be of interest to our supporters. This initial offer is not to be missed as it features a wonderful tribute to the late music legend. B.B. King, Created by local multi-talented artist, Larry Kurtz, Founder and Artistic Director of the Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival, you can grab your own piece of musical history so that  “the thrill will never be gone”.

         “The Thrill is Gone” By Larry Kurtz

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*Super Special Free Offer* from Hope with Art Inc.

This “Bonus Offer” is available for everybody, not just those who wish to purchase their own copy of Larry’s tribute to the “King of the Blues”

We have secured a great recording by the same artist who created this painting, Larry Kurtz that you can download for free as an MP3. This high quality blues recording of “I’m A Carpenter” by Larry and The Lawbreakers, features the singing and harmonica playing of Larry Kurtz who also wrote the song. Besides these talents, Larry actually is a “carpenter” or more accurately, a skilled woodworker operating his own architectural millwork company. In addition, Larry is the founder and artistic director of the Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival while still finding time to play with the award winning group, Trouble & Strife.


How to Purchase the Artwork:  

Go to http://hopewithart.com  and select “Art” on the header. Scroll down the left column of Artists and locate Larry Kurtz. Click on his name and you will see the featured artwork “The Thrill is Gone”. Click, Add to Cart and then, proceed to Checkout to fill in the necessary payment and shipping information. Be sure to identify the Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival as the charity of choice.  P.S.: You can select and purchase any of the images at any time and chose to benefit us as the charity of choice (We have hundreds of images and constantly add more.)


*B.B. King Bonus Feature*

The” King of the Blues” sadly has passed but his musical legacy will live on. There were many great moments in his long career and we’ve picked just one to enjoy once again.

The Montreux Jazz Festival in 2005 included a classic performance of “The Thrill is Gone” by the Blues Boy.  We have included a Youtube video of that performance for your pleasure. It has been viewed many, many times but, it never gets old.

Take the time to listen, enjoy, and remember.



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