Thanks to John Law, our new releases were featured across Niagara in all three papers! You can check out Jimmy's interview with John here:
The long-awaited for albums are both complete and available online! Last summer, the Jimmy Stahl Big Band recorded two albums over two days at the state-of-the-art Jukasa Studios in Ohsweken, Ontario. It was a jam-packed two days of recording, but we were in the very capable hands of a multi Juno Award-winning team, senior recording engineer Darren Magierowski and Jill Zimmermann. They really did an outstanding job of capturing the “Live Off The Floor” sound of the band. Then came the mixing and mastering which was done by Brandon Walker, a musician and soloist in the band who received his training in Hollywood California, and just so happens to have worked for both Capitol and Cherokee Records. The engineers were an absolute dream to work with and did an incredible job on the recording and post-production work. In my experience, your choice of studio and sound engineers can either make or break a project. But you also have to have something special to start with, and that something special is every single member of The Jimmy Stahl Big Band and these two fabulous entertainers, Geneviève-Renée Bisson and Michael Vanhevel. Together they all create a magic that you can hear and feel on both of these albums. They have truly caught the feeling of sitting in a live performance.
“I Just Found Out About Love” with The Jimmy Stahl Big Band features Geneviève-Renée Bisson and is a tribute to the Ladies of Jazz. Every song on this album is a show stopper and features various hits from leading ladies such as Diane Schuur, Natalie Cole and Shirley Bassey. We mix up the styles including ballads, swing and blues using the original arrangements from Bob Foster, Nelson Riddle, Ralph Carmichael and more. Geneviève-Renée performs beautifully on this project and you will fall in love with her talent. Be prepared to be musically seduced by this songstress.
“Swinging On A Star” with The Jimmy Stahl Big Band features Michael Vanhevel and is a tribute to Frank Sinatra and The Great American Songbook. This album features some of Frank Sinatra’s biggest hits using original arrangements from Nelson Riddle, Ralph Carmichael, Ralph Sharon and other greats. Michael Vanhevel is one of the finest up and coming young crooners in Canada today. You will be mesmerized by his smooth velvety style. Be prepared to be transported back in time when Big Bands ruled the airwaves!
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Save The Date! Hey Everyone, I'm pretty excited about our next big show only a few weeks away. The award-winning Jimmy Stahl Big Band featuring both Geneviève-Renée Bisson and Michael Vanhevel, 2019 Niagara Music Awards Jazz Artist of the Year, will be the main event at Heart Niagara "Roaring Twenties" Fund Raising Gala at the Americana Resort and Spa. You're all invited to come dance the night away with the Jimmy Stahl Big Band, celebrating an early Valentine’s. You can see Niagara Falls and support a charity focused on heart health Friday February 7, 2020.
The Americana Resort and Spa is hosting the event and is offering a great rate to stay. https://www.americananiagara.com/
When booking use Promo Code twenties to receive a preferred rate and you can order your tickets all online.
Check out the Roaring Twenties Gala site https://events.heartniagara.com/
You need to get your tickets fast, they're already over 60% sold out! What a great way to spend an early Valentine's with the Love of your life!!
2019 NMA Jazz Artist Of The YEAR! WOW!!! What a great night at the 2019 Niagara Music Awards! I'm still pinching myself to make sure it wasn't a dream. It was such an honour to have been nominated in 2 categories, with over 700 musical submissions and then to be asked to perform at the 2019 NMA Gala it was all incredible. To top it all off - Geneviève-Renée Bisson and The Jimmy Stahl Big Band won the 2019 Niagara Music Award for Jazz Artist of the Year! None of this would have been possible with out the amazing talents of all the musicians in The Jimmy Stahl Big Band, an absolute powerhouse band.
Special thanks to Jukasa Studios, Darren Magierowski and Jill Zimmermann our sound engineers, Todd Brown and Dave Grand of The Niagara Music Awards and John Law who has always been so supportive of us with articles and feature stories in the Review and Standard and to Chico Sanchez and Dylan Marz, our biggest promoters. Last but not least - Thank you to all of our friends and fans!! We love you all! Stay tuned for what's next. Exciting days ahead.
Jimmy and the band are excited to announce their nomination for a Niagara Music Award in two categories, Jazz Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year for their unreleased album with Genevieve-Renee Bisson.
After 50 years of live performances and various recordings, Jimmy Stahl has taken his legendary project to another level, with new releases set to launch this fall. He turned to Chris Curry to produce a live audience studio recording at Session’s on the River in April. The successful concert made song selections easier for Jimmy as he prepared for an intense weekend at the world-class Jukasa Media Group in June. Over the course of two days, the band laid down 27 tracks with the help of JUNO-award winning sound engineers, Darren “Jeter” Magierowski, and Jill Zimmermann.
Come out and experience the Jimmy Stahl Big Band, live in-studio showcase, live-streamed and video recorded. Double-header ft. two guest vocalists, Michael Vanhevel and Genevieve-Renee Bisson. Sunday, April 28th, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Limited in-studio floor seating tickets $25. Call Jimmy to reserve your ticket 905-933-2121.
About Sessions On The River-Niagara's Premier Recording Studio and Live Venue
Enjoy high quality digital sound only found in a recording studio. Sessions studio is built to sound industry specifications, where legendary musicians have stepped onto the floor. We a have beautiful AGCO licensed lounge in the front where you can enjoy a drink from the front lounge, or in the main studio.
Big thanks to Dave Bennison from 4680Q for having Jimmy Stahl, Genevieve-Renee and Ruben Arancibia on 4680Q The Long Story Short Show (Episode 5).
It was a great interview and we appreciated the opportunity to chat about our personal connections with music, current projects and new exciting announcements. Can't wait to be back on in the fall!
The Long Story Short Show airs Saturday nights 6:00-8:00 pm. You can listen to segments of the interview at www.4680q.ca