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Join us in Berczy Park, 35 Wellington St E, Toronto, on Saturday, November 30th to welcome the holiday season into Old Town Toronto. The Halton Jazz singers will provide festive music while you enjoy a free hot chocolate or farm fresh hot apple cider, and bask in the colourful lights of the holiday display.
Special thanks to our sponsor, BMO (Front & Berkeley) and to Tim Hortons (Scott & Wellington) for the delicious hot chocolate.
*Halton JAZZ Singers is a vocal quartet that performs swing/big band jazz, standard jazz, jazz and crossover. More info below about this talented group.
Halton JAZZ Singers
Halton JAZZ Singers include Darcea Hiltz, Siona Neale, Jason Miller & Rocco Continenza.
We have been likened to the New York Voices and the Manhattan Transfer because of our audience appeal, our energy, and ability to navigate close harmonies. HJS is accompanied by a live rhythm combo or a 9 or 16 piece swing band.
HJS offers the highest audience appeal – we get our audiences excited and engaged! Visit www.haltonjazzsingers.com to hear why!
Since our beginning in 2013, HJS has performed at numerous high-profile venues and events throughout the GTA with our wide repertoire of newly arranged standards by Canadian Arrangers Gary Martin, Heiki Tamm, Dylan Bell and Suba Sankaran.
HJS has produced several shows including:
• Canadian Hits through the Decades
● A Jazzy Christmas
● Harlem Hits & Southern Swing
Our audiences comment that Halton JAZZ Singers has broad appeal with our magical musical chemistry that energises, engages and entertains!
HALTON JAZZ SINGERS MUSICIAN BIOS:
Darcea Hiltz is the Founder and Artistic Director of Halton JAZZ Singers. Hiltz, an Oakville resident, felt that jazz was missing in the local music community and created Halton JAZZ Singers to help promote jazz in the region. Hiltz is a fine singer, respected teacher and musician.
Jason Miller is a lyric tenor. Miller is an educator in his home town of Milton and has travelled and performed with “People to People” and appeared in numerous local musical theatre programs.
Siona Neale is a dynamic vocal frontman and performer. Neale was introduced to Darcea Hiltz through Jazz Ranger bassist Brent Gelhar. Neale had just returned to Canada having spent years in Europe as a professional jazz singer with orchestras, notable jazz ensembles and appearing on television and various recordings.
Rocco is the newest member of Halton JAZZ Singers. Rocco is a jewel, with his solid jazz trumpet background (from the renowned Humber College Jazz program) and his experience as a baritone with a “bouncin’ swing.”