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Little Big Band (Cancelled)

Broadcast live on Sunday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. EST (Cancelled)

Update: The provincial government has imposed a Stay-At-Home Order for all of Ontario beginning Thursday, April 8. Unfortunately, this restriction prohibits streaming concerts. This means that we cannot proceed with our final two cabarets that were scheduled to be broadcast live from St. Jacobs Country Playhouse on Sunday, April 11 (Kelly Holiff) and Sunday, April 18 (Little Big Band). We hope to reschedule these concerts later this spring when it’s safe to do so and restrictions are lifted.

It’s all about the music as a “little” Big Band plays an array of modern and classic jazz songs including “Cold Duck Time”, “My Baby Just Cares For Me”, the theme from “I Love Lucy”, and more. The 7-piece band features Music Director Brigham Phillips on piano, Sasha Boychouk on woodwinds, Howard Gaul on drums, Peter Hyson on trombone, Will Jarvis on bass, Paul Mitchell on trumpet, and Dave Thompson on guitar. This concert is not pre-recorded and cannot be viewed at a later date. Audiences must tune into the live broadcast in order to watch.

Where
 - The concert will be broadcast live on the Drayton Entertainment Facebook page. It is available for viewers in Canada and the U.S. only. The live broadcast will be available for viewing on April 18 at 7:00 p.m.; it will not be available in advance. Please refresh your page at the concert start time to ensure the live broadcast shows up.
 - Patrons may be able to view the live broadcasts in a browser outside of Facebook, but this has been hit or miss depending on the device and browser.  Click here for further details and recommendations.

Price
Free

How long is the concert?
45 to 60 minutes

Band members on stage playing brass instruments like saxophone, trumpet, and trombone

Brigham Phillips (Music Director)
Brigham Phillips has been on the Toronto music scene for almost 40 years as a player (piano and trumpet), bandleader, teacher, producer, composer and arranger. His CD “And It Really Was” was nominated for a Juno in 2002 and won Brigham the National Jazz Award for Producer of the Year.  Brigham was musical director for John McDermott for 15 years and for David Clayton-Thomas (of Blood, Sweat and Tears) for 4 years. For much of 2013-17 Brigham was touring with The (Canadian) Tenors as well as working in several Drayton Entertainment productions. He completed his Masters in Music Composition in 2018.

Watch

How to Play This Concert
 - Please note, this concert will be available for viewing on April 18 at 7:00 p.m. only; it will not be available in advance. Please refresh your page at the concert start time to ensure the live broadcast shows up.
 - This concert cannot be viewed at a later date. Audiences must tune into the live broadcast in order to watch.
 - Please visit this web page or the Drayton Entertainment Facebook Page at the scheduled concert start time for access to the live broadcast link.
 - Click the video play button below at the exact concert start time to view the live broadcast
 - Enjoy the show!

Frequently Asked Questions
What is live broadcasting?
Live broadcasting is when a video feed is sent over the Internet in real time without being recorded in advance.

I do not have Facebook, can I still watch the concerts?
Patrons may be able to view the live broadcasts in a browser outside of Facebook, but this has been hit or miss depending on the device and browser.  Click here for further details and recommendations.

I am busy on Sundays. Will I be able to view the cabaret concerts at another time?
Each concert will be broadcast live and must be watched in real time. Unfortunately, these concerts are not available for viewing outside of the original broadcast times. They cannot be viewed before or after the scheduled time.

How long are the concerts?
Each concert will be approximately 45 to 60 minutes long.

I have friends and family who would like to watch the series. Can I share the concerts with them?
Yes, these concerts are free to the public. However, they are only available to viewers in Canada and the United States because the series is supported by the Music Performance Trust Fund, which only permits viewers in these two countries.

What is the Music Performance Trust Fund?
Established in 1948, the Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) is a non-profit independent public service organization whose mission includes contributing to the public knowledge and appreciation of music, as well as making music a part of every child's life experience. Headquartered in New York City, MPTF evolved from a landmark collective bargaining agreement between the American Federation of Musicians and the major recording companies of the day. Today the MPTF is a vital organization that brings music to the public and supplements the income of musicians, all at no cost to those receiving this precious gift of music.


The play button will become active at exactly 7:00 p.m. on April 18. It will not be available before or after this time. Please click play at exactly 7:00 p.m. to watch the live broadcast.

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This project is made possible by the generous contributions of the following: