2017 Artist Schedule

ODSS Jazz Band @ TD/Canada Trust Tent
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm

odss jazz band

The ODSS Jazz Band is a local ensemble of budding (student) musicians from Orangeville District Secondary High School. This band rehearses once a week after school and loves to showcase their efforts for local events. There are also a handful of adult members who volunteer their time and talent to support this youthful group. The ensemble has been a staple in the Orangeville community for almost 20 years thanks to the endless support from key community members. Many musicians have had their start in this ensemble and have gone on to play with many other bands. This group plays contemporary hits dressed in a jazz arrangement, Motown favourites, as well as the standards. This band has been entertaining audiences at the Blues and Jazz Festival from its very beginning. Their performance is always filled with recognizable tunes mixed with an energetic atmosphere.

Flashback @ TD/Canada Trust Tent
Jun 3 @ 1:15 pm

Miss Jaye Baxter, Dano Murray and Jim Nielsen create the ultimate musical Flashback.

Orangeville Music Theatre @ TD/Canada Trust Tent
Jun 3 @ 2:30 pm
Southern Fryde Inc. @ TD/Canada Trust Tent
Jun 3 @ 4:00 pm

southern fryde

SOUTHERN FRYDE INC is a group of song writers and musicians from Ontario Canada. They are passionate about writing and performing original music that everyone can relate to. Their style is a mix of the music we all love….southern rock, blues, boogie woogie, and straight ahead rock n roll.


Itchy & Scratchy Show @ TD/Canada Trust Tent
Jun 3 @ 5:30 pm

itchy & scratchy show

The core members of the band Wayne, Greg and Gio are have more then 20 years experience as lead vocalists, harmony vocalists and muti-instrumentalists.

Andi @ TD/Canada Trust Tent
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm


Andi is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and recording artist based in Toronto who plays with an energetic and dynamic 9-piece band. Her musical style draws from many different genres; often blending modern sounds of pop, electronic, alternative, and rock influences with elements of RnB, jazz, and soul. This eclectic mix makes for energetic, diverse soundscapes and catchy choruses that hit with a wall of sound. Often referring to her music under a broader term such as progressive or alternative pop, Andi refuses to put a label on her sound and is open to an evolving sense of musical identity and collaboration. Andi has been nominated as one of the top 4 independent artists nation-wide by CBC’s Searchlight Competition. She also has performed with legendary Canadian producer, David Foster.


Orangeville Show Chorus @ TD/Canada Trust Tent
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm

Orangeville Show Chorus (formerly Orangeville Chorus) is taking a fresh new approach to community participation with a new name and a new outlook. The chorus has been part of Sweet Adelines International since chartering in 1981. The chorus pleases audiences locally and beyond with their acappella 4 part harmony, and they always welcome new members to join their ranks. Over the years the chorus has won many small and mid size chorus awards, culminating in Denver of 2012 where they won 4th Place Mid Size Chorus in the world! Master Director Joan Borden is the proud Director of the chorus and is the driving force as the new Orangeville Show Chorus moves ahead with artistry, energy and passion.


Traveling Wannabes @ TD/Canada Trust Tent
Jun 4 @ 1:05 pm

travelling wannabees

The band name was inspired many years ago by the supergroup The Traveling Wilburys. The Traveling Wannabes have played at the Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival and The Optimist Club events many times. Orangeville musicians Norm Trudeau and Josh Leitch enjoy playing as a duo or inviting other local talent to the stage. They play covers of well-known artists such as Van Morrison, Tom Petty, Blue Rodeo, Dallas Green, combined with new, up-and-coming Canadian singer songwriters. Their unique vocal harmonies make them favourites at any event.

Lead vocalist Norm Trudeau has been a resident of Orangeville for over 40 years, and has a genuine interest in the local music scene. He volunteers with the Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival. Guitarist Josh Leitch is a lifetime music student and volunteers at the Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival and other community sponsored events.

The Firecats! @ TD/Canada Trust Tent
Jun 4 @ 2:10 pm

the firecats

Joined by a collective love Rockabilly music, three members of The Campfire Poets have joined forces with Greg Kowalczyk (Blind Cats, MIP Power Trio) to form THE FIRECATS! Playing classic rockabilly hits, old Blues, two steppin country, and mixing in some rockin original music, this band keeps the dance floor SHAKIN!


Jazz Society Band @ TD/Canada Trust Tent
Jun 4 @ 3:15 pm

jazz society

The Orangeville Jazz Society is proof that large community music events like the Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival promote and foster the development of music at the local level. The Society was formed 5 years ago, after local jazz musicians found themselves often on stage at the OBJF with like minded individuals. The idea that there should be a forum within which they can develop and nurture their skills was born. Under the direction of local jazz virtuoso Ryan Grist, the group’s songbook includes jazz standards, vocal stylings and original material from in-house arranger Cam Millar.

Heather Katz Band @ TD/Canada Trust Tent
Jun 4 @ 4:20 pm

heather katz

Heather began her career playing music in the famous Canadian coffee houses of the 70’s such as the The Riverboat, Bohemian Embassy, and Eggerton’s in Toronto and The Yellow door in Montreal. She Toured across Canada with Motown’s Choker Campbell and later became sought after in the Toronto R&B scene.

She has performed with world class artists such as BB King, James Brown, Long John Baldry, Otis Clay, Solomon Burke and Matt “Guitar” Murphy.

Heather and her husband Michael are the proud owners of Broadway Music store located in Orangeville.