Featured Performers

Ron Dewberry

Ron Dewberry

Vocals

Born and raised in the Region of Niagara, Ron Dewberry began his career at a young age headlining for local bands Take 5 and Beginnings, bringing pop, rock, and Top 40 tunes to life. For the past six years, Ron has brought his crooning style to audiences across North America, specializing in classics from ‘The Great American Songbook’ and selections by other contemporary jazz legends.

Some of Ron’s notable singing engagements include opening for Serena Ryder at the Niagara Fallsview Casino, performing at Paul Godfrey’s Celebrity Roast (former Blue Jays President and CEO), as well as fundraisers held by dignitaries Rob Nicholson (Minister of Foreign Affairs) and Peter McKay (former Minister of Justice).  He also entertains regularly at local Niagara venues Casa Mia Ristorante and Marilyn’s Bistro.

Ron’s passion keeps him true to his influences, from the Rat Pack to Elvis, his smooth style and high energy make him a hit with any audience.  He also just happens to share the same birthday as Old Blue Eyes himself, Mr. Frank Sinatra.

Geneviève-Renée Bisson

Geneviève-Renée Bisson

Vocals

A native of the Outaouais Region which borders both the provinces of Ontario and Québec, Geneviève-Renée Bisson is a vocalist and musician with a diverse background that includes classical voice, dance and piano, and r&b and jazz. She held a residency at The Hilton Hotel in Niagara Falls Ontario from 2010 until January 2017, performing all-year round as part of a trio.  Her live show featured world music in five languages and traditional dance from across the globe.  

After her debut with the Jimmy Stahl Big Band at the 2016 Brantford International Jazz Festival, Renée has enjoyed returning to her jazz roots with recent engagements at the historic Seneca Theatre, and the 2017 Niagara Jazz Festival.

Michael Vanhevel

Michael Vanhevel

Vocals

Michael Vanhevel has performed for audiences all over Canada in various theatre and concert venues in such cities as Halifax, London, Cambridge, Niagara, Stratford, and Sudbury. He has played to sold out houses at the Stratford Festival, and his concerts; in which he performs across multiple genres and styles, are always met with great reception. He is overjoyed to be performing with the unbelievable Jimmy Stahl Big Band, and it is his absolute pleasure to present this wonderful songbook to audiences everywhere. He has recently recorded his second full length CD, “On The Rocks” featuring some crooner classics and some more contemporary hits while his first album, “Intimate” honors the beautiful romantic classics of the 40’s and 50’s. Information on these albums, along with more about Michael can be found at www.michaelvanhevel.com

Loralee McGuirl

Loralee McGuirl

Vocals

Loralee McGuirl is a Hamilton based singer, known for her versatile voice and adventurous repertoire, which spans such divergent genres as jazz, blues, rock, gospel, show tunes and opera. A thoroughly engaging and polished performer, Loralee has captivated audiences time and again with her soaring range, vocal agility and emotionally evocative improvisational technique.

She has performed with numerous stars such as Susan Aglukark at the Canadian Country Music awards in 1997. Since 2004 Loralee has represented Opera Hamilton at various functions including the Italian Film Festival, receptions for Mayor Hazel McCallion and Lincoln Alexander. Since 2005 she has performed with the Windmill Theatre in Mississauga, a cabaret style show, displaying a wide range of styles from Broadway, Jazz, 70’s and 80’s Pop to Classical. Loralee was the featured performer at the 2010 Gala Concert.

Matthew Grieve

Matthew Grieve

Vocals

Matthew is a five time Canadian Gospel Male Vocalist of the Year and has sung in over 1,500 venues across Canada and the United States, including the White House in Washington D.C.

He has been a professional singer for over 20 years and produced 10 albums in that time with the following award winning groups, The Unashamed Quartette, His Season, and Valiant.

You won’t want to miss Matthew Grieve in Concert with The Jimmy Stahl Big Band. The magic of an award winning voice with a world class orchestra.

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