The Barrie Jazz and Blues Festival brings world-class music to Barrie, the City of Barrie recognizes the festival's cultural and economic impact on the city and considers it one of its signature events.
We invite you to sit back and enjoy the sounds of The Bernie Senensky Duo and Dave Young as they perform live at the downtown library.
BERNIE SENENSKY (pianist, composer) was born December 31, 1944 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and has been a resident of Toronto since 1968. Recognized as one of Canada’s premier jazz artists, Senensky’s playing and his music have been featured in jazz festivals internationally. Since 1975, he has released a number of albums, two of which were nominated for Juno Awards.
DAVE YOUNG Toronto-based and Winnipeg-born multiple award-winning bassist and composer Dave Young, is, without a doubt, one of Canada’s most valuable and beloved musical exports. Whether he’s performing as part of a classical symphony, or as an integral member of an iconic jazz trio (with the likes of the late Oscar Peterson), or leading any of his dynamic ensembles, Dave remains a total musician, with artistic soul in abundance.