2017 Artist Schedule

Charlie Cooley Trio
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm

charlie cooley trio

Charlie Cooley – Drums

Charlie Cooley is one of Canada’s most in-demand drummers.

He has performed and/or recorded with such artists as: Leonard Cohen, The Guess Who, Randy Brecker, Kellylee Evans, Long John Baldry, Anne Murray, Sass Jordan, Amanda Marshall, and The Blues Brothers (musical director – Paul Shaffer).

Charlie is also a member of the Juno Award winning world beat jazz ensemble Manteca. Charlie has performed in many territories around the world including The North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands (Holland), The Canadian Pavilion at Expo in Seville, Spain, The Aspen Jazz Festival, The Playboy Jazz Festival at The Hollywood Bowl and The Pori Jazz Festival in Finland.

“When I’m playing music – in whatever situation – I’m thinking – what can I do best to support the music? My goal is to help the composition speak directly to the listener.”

Steve Koven – Piano

Steve Koven Piano – is a composer, performer, producer and educator. Touring the world for more than two decades, he has become known as a ‘Canadian Cultural Ambassador’. Aside from performing worldwide with his trio, Steve also performs solo piano concerts throughout North America, Europe and the Caribbean. Dozens of Koven’s compositions have been licensed for national and international film and television productions.

Rob Clutton – Bass

Rob Clutton is a performer/composer with two solo bass recordings: Dubious Pleasures and Suchness Monster. Rob has been a long time member and collaborator in The Steve Kovan and has toured extensively in Europe, Canada, US, Mexico. Ecuador, The Caribbean, and Japan.

The Ben Racine Band @ Best Western Plus Orangeville Inn & Suites
Jun 1 @ 8:30 pm

ben racine band

Ben’s soulful voice is reminiscent of the greatest Rhythm and Blues vocalists of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Inspired by artists such as Junior Walker, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder and Clarence Carter, he will take you back to the days when vocals were the center point of music.

He is also a lot more than just a voice. His guitar playing covers a wide range of styles – pleasing blues and funk fans alike. Winner of the “Albert King Award” for best guitarist performance at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in February 2017, his contagious energy and charisma combine for a sound that is truly original. You’ll be tapping your feet within the first few notes.