Bravo Niagara! Gallery


Piano Six

Photos by Alex Heidbuechel

Alfredo Rodriguez and pedrito martinez

Photos by Alex Heidbuechel

Paul Marinaro and the Ben Paterson Trio

Photos by Sanja Antić

Cheng² Duo

Photos by Alex Heidbuechel

Oscar Peterson International jazz festival

Photos by Alex Heidbuechel


Voices of freedom concert

Photos by Mike Sansano

James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong

Photos by Jerry Placken

MILOŠ: The Voice of the Guitar with the Marc Djokic String Quintet

Photos by Alex Heidbuechel

Fundraiser Dinner with special guest MILOŠ

Photos by Jerry Placken

Canadian debut of Veronica Swift with the Emmet Cohen Trio

Photos by Alex Heidbuechel

Canadian debut of Brandon Goldberg with Dave Young and Jim Doxas

Photos by Alex Heidbuechel

Schwarz & Bournaki Duo - April 20, 2018

Photos by Jerry Placken

Jan Lisiecki - March 2018

Photos by Jerry Placken


Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival
Opening Night International All-Star Jazz at the Philharmonic
February 16, 2018

Cécile McLorin Salvant, Jon Faddis, Jimmy Greene, Michael Dease, Benny Green, Christian McBride, and Kenny Washington
Photos by Alex Heidbuechel and Daniel Nawrocki

Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival
Inaugural Gala Evening - Double Portrait: Renee Rosnes & Bill Charlap
February 17, 2018

Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival
Canadian Jazz Lions & Canadian Jazz Master Awards
February 18, 2018

Carol Welsman, Kevin Turcotte, Mike Murley, Robi Botos, Dave Young, and Jim Doxas. Photos by Alex Heidbuechel and Daniel Nawrocki.


Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival Lineup Announcement

Artistic Director Renee Rosnes, Artistic Producer Kelly Peterson, and Executive Producers Christine Mori and Alexis Spieldenner of Bravo Niagara! announced the all-star lineup for the inaugural Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival.

Stratus Vineyards - November 14, 2017

Richard Bona  - Voices of Freedom Festival

Ontario debut of GRAMMY-winning Cameroonian bassist & vocalist Richard Bona co-presented by
Bravo Niagara! and the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre 

Partridge Hall - October 6, 2017

Measha Brueggergosman - Voices of Freedom Festival

Measha Brueggergosman with the Songs of Freedom Band, Wycliffe Gordon, members of the Powerhouse Fellowship Soul Choir and the Laura Secord Secondary School Concert Choir

Partridge Hall - September 29, 2017 

TorQ Percussion Quartet

Free Canada 150 Birthday Bash Concert featuring Canada's premier percussion ensemble TorQ Percussion Quartet.

Queen's Royal Park - July 2, 2017


Trio Dushkin

Dennis Kim, concertmaster of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Roman Mekinulov, principal cellist, and internationally-acclaimed Australian pianist David Fung

Stratus Vineyards - May 27, 2017

Bravo Niagara! & Quincy Jones Present Justin Kauflin and Alfredo Rodríguez

Stratus Vineyards - May 6, 2017

Jon Kimura Parker &

Recital by Coco Ma and Master Class

St. Mark's Anglican Church - April 6-7, 2017

Lincoln M. Alexander Award Ceremony

Lieutenant Governor's Suite, Queen's Park - February 2017

The Lincoln M. Alexander Award is presented each year to three young people who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in promoting positive social change. Alexis Spieldenner, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Bravo Niagara!, was recognized for her efforts in founding the North Star Festival, now known as the Voices of Freedom Festival. Endorsed by the UNESCO Slave Route Project, the Festival celebrates and commemorates the experiences and contributions of people of African descent in the Niagara region.

An Intimate Look at 'Oscar, With Love'

Film Screening of 'Oscar Peterson: Keeping the Groove Alive' at the Shaw Festival Theatre +

An evening of music and memories featuring Robi Botos & Dave Young hosted by Kelly and Céline Peterson

Shaw Studio Theatre - January 27, 2017

Bravo Winter! featuring Molly Johnson

Shaw Festival Theatre - January 21, 2017

A Divine Evening at Peller Estates Winery

Divine Brown & DJ 80 Empire  

Peller Estates Barrel Cellar - January 14, 2017


James Ehnes @40: CANADA 2016 National Recital Tour

James Ehnes & Andrew Armstrong

St. Mark's Anglican Church - May 30, 2016

#pianoparty - 3rd Annual Spring into Music @ Stratus

Ontario debut of Peter Bence, Laila Biali Trio, Tony Yike Yang and the Canadian solo debut of Emily Bear

Stratus Vineyards - May 6-7, 2016

Sparkle & Ice Concert 2016

Following a performance by JUNO-winning Dominic Mancuso Group, guests enjoyed VQA wines, Icewine by the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake, and Icewine desserts served by the Signature Kitchen chefs.

The event was presented by Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts in partnership with Tourism Niagara-on-the-Lake as part of the 21st Annual Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Historic Court House - January 16, 2016


Inaugural North Star Festival 2015

In honour of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent: Recognition, Justice and Development (2015-2024), Bravo Niagara! presented the inaugural North Star Festival: Voices of Freedom on October 2-4, 2015Officially endorsed by the UNESCO Slave Route Project, this initiative utilized music and other art forms to give voice to the Niagara Region’s rich Black history and highlight the ongoing journey to freedom and equality.

Featured artists: Wycliffe Gordon, Jumaane Smith, the Nathaniel Dett Chorale, Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley, Harrison Kennedy, and Dominic Mancuso!

Photography by Alex Heidbuechel

Spring into Music @ Stratus 2015

featuring Julia Bullock, Renate Rohlfing, Mari Kodama, Karin Kei Nagano, Jumaane Smith, Robi Botos and Mike Downes

Photography by Alex Heidbuechel

Valentina Lisitsa - April 2015

presented in partnership with the First Ontario Performing Arts Centre & Centre for the Arts, Brock University

Photography by Alex Heidbuechel


Inaugural Season

Molly Johnson with Robi Botos and Mike Downes (Spring 2014), Nadia Azzi and Grigorios Zamparas (Spring 2014),

Ehnes Quartet - James Ehnes, Amy Schwartz Moretti, Robert deMaine, and Richard O'Neill (Fall 2014)

Photography by Alex Heidbuechel