Fall and Winter Performances 2018


Wednesday October 17th , 2018
2:30 pm MATINEE

The Sanderson Centre, in partnership with Derek Bond Entertainment and Diamond Entertainment, proudly presents:

The Galaxy Orchestra and 

"THE GALAXY OF STARS"

THE MUSIC OF THE BIG BANDS


GALAXY OF STARS: THE MUSIC OF THE BIG BANDS

The newest offering from Ross Wooldridge in partnership with John Dimon and Diamond Entertainment, this one-of-a-kind stage show, presents in dynamic fashion an array of music from the Big Band Era to memorable pop standards from Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and Glenn Miller to Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Nat King Cole and others. Featuring the acclaimed 14-member Galaxy Orchestra (the best Big Band in Canada) under the direction of Canada’s Clarinet King Ross Wooldridge with vocals by Robin Lea, Dave Statham and special guest Rudy Mayes, the audience will thrill to the best of the best from the Big Band era. A show not to be missed!!


Wednesday October 17th , 2018
2:30 pm MATINEE

The Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts
88 Dalhousie Street,
Brantford, Ontario
519-752-9910 / 1-800-265-0710

http://www.sandersoncentre.ca/Event/TabId/128/ArtMID/557/ArticleID/533/Derek-Bond-Entertainment-and-Diamond-Entertainment-present-GALAXY-OF-STARS--MUSIC-OF-THE-BIG-BANDS.aspx



Friday October 5th and Friday October 19th, 2018
6:30 pm show

Ross Wooldridge and Henry Strong
perform at Cavallo Nero in Ancaster



Hamilton string bassist Henry Strong is a fixture in the local jazz scene, and teams up with various jazz players at Ancaster’s Trattoria Cavallo Nero every Friday and Saturday evening. Come for the fine dining and fine music as Ross on piano and Henry on bass delve into the Great North American Songbook.

Friday October 5th and 19th, 2018

Cavallo Nero
370 Wilson Street East, Ancaster Ontario L9G 4S4
905-648-8888
cavallonero.ca



Saturday November 17th, 2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Dixie Demons at the KW Dixie Club


A rousing afternoon of the best Dixieland Jazz will be had at the KW Dixie Club, as Canada's finest traditional jazz band The Dixie Demons assemble once again to blow the roof off!! The Dixie Demons are known for their incredible musicianship, daring and dextrous arrangements and generally wacky and devilish sense of musical humour.


Saturday November 17th, 2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 530
316 Marsland Drive
Waterloo, ON N2J 3Z1

https://www.facebook.com/Kitchener-Waterloo-Dixieland-Jazz-Club-346925298823983/



Saturday December 15th, 2018
2:00 PM show

Michele Mele and Luciano Tauro present:

Ross Wooldridge and his Tribute to Artie Shaw and his Gramercy 5

WITH SPECIAL GUEST VOCALIST ROBIN LEA



Ross brings his critically acclaimed Tribute to Artie Shaw and his Gramercy 5 to Michele and Luciano's intimate home concert setting for a swinging afternoon of the finest in small group jazz. Shaw's Gramercy 5 was among the most unusual of the Big Band Era small groups - Shaw, ever the trend setter who did everything his own way put together a group that used the extremely unusual element of a Harpsichord. A sound like no other group of that era was the result. This show features Brigham Phillips on harpsichord and piano, Steve Crowe on trumpet, Lew Mele on bass, Phil Disera on guitar, Glenn Anderson on drums and special guest Robin Lea on vocals.


Saturday December 15th, 2018
2:00 PM show

15785 8th Concession
King, Ontario

Tickets available at:
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3620538



ROSS ACCOMPANIES HIS FAVOURITE VOCALISTS
SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS AT THE
OLDE SCHOOL RESTAURANT IN BRANTFORD


Ross Wooldridge teams up on Saturday nights with fabulous local vocalists like the lovely and talented Brenda Brown and Carolyn Credico. Fine dining and lovely music are the norm at The Olde School, and of course. Don’t forget their sumptuous Sunday Brunch featuring Ross playing solo piano.

Saturday Evenings 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Sunday Brunch from 11:00 am - 2:30 pm


Come and enjoy Ross at the grand piano, playing the timeless standards from the Great North American Songbook and more. On Saturday evenings, revel in the smooth sounds of singing sensations Brenda Brown or Carolyn Credico, all while treating yourself to the special and unique ambience and excellent menu at Branford's landmark Olde School Restaurant.


Saturday evenings and Sunday Brunch

The Olde School Restaurant
687 Powerline Road (at the corner of Paris Road)
Brantford, Ontario
519-753-3131

Please note – PLEASE CALL AHEAD, as from time to time Ross will need to be away from the Olde School Restaurant because he is performing at other shows. On those times there will be an equally talented performer well worth listening to filling in.

Fall and Winter Performances 2017


SPECIAL UPDATE! DON'T MISS THESE SHOWS!!


TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO GET YOUR TICKETS!! We are nearly sold out! Thursday October 26th, 2017 - 2:00 pm MATINEE


Derek Bond Entertainment in association with Diamond Entertainment present:

The Galaxy Orchestra and 

"IN THE MOOD"

A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF GLENN MILLER AND HIS ORCHESTRA


"In The Mood" features the memorable music of Big Band Legend GLENN MILLER, heralded as the most popular big band leader of all time.  This is the latest show from Ross and the Galaxy Orchestra, and is garnering rave reviews.  Ross directs the 17 member Galaxy Orchestra through all the great hits of Glenn Miller, and of course the show is enhanced with vocals by Robin Lea, Christopher Plock and the fabulous new vocal group The 4 Debonaires.  A show not to be missed!!

Thursday October 26th, 2017

The Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts
88 Dalhousie Street,
Brantford, Ontario
519-752-9910 / 1-800-265-0710

http://www.sandersoncentre.ca/Event/TabId/128/ArtMID/557/ArticleID/371/Derek-Bond-Entertainment-and-Diamond-Entertainment-present-In-The-Mood.aspx




FOR THOSE IN EASTERN ONTARIO, A VERY SPECIAL SHOW!!
DON'T MISS THIS ONE!!

Saturday October 28th, 2017
8:00 pm show

The Aultsville Theatre presents:

The Galaxy Orchestra and Ross Wooldridge in 

"BENNY MEETS ARTIE"

THE KING OF SWING MEETS THE KING OF THE CLARINET


"Benny Meets Artie" is an exciting tribute to the Big Bands of Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw. Thrill to the sounds of their biggest hits as Ross and the Galaxy Orchestra sweep you back to the height of the Big Band Era. A special treat is "Canada's Sweetheart of Swing" Alex Pangman on vocals.

Saturday October 28th, 2017

The Aultsville Theatre
2 St. Lawrence Drive
Cornwall, ON K6H 4Z1
613-932-1661

http://www.aultsvilletheatre.com/english/events/cornwall-concert-series-benny-meets-artie.htm





Saturday November 4th, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Dixie Demons at the KW Dixie Club


A rousing afternoon of the best Dixieland Jazz will be had at the KW Dixie Club, as Canada's finest traditional jazz band The Dixie Demons assemble once again to blow the roof off!! The Dixie Demons are known for their incredible musicianship, daring and dextrous arrangements and generally wacky and devilish sense of musical humour.


Saturday November 4th, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 530
316 Marsland Drive
Waterloo, ON N2J 3Z1

www.kwdixie.com





Saturday November 18th, 2017
2:00 PM show

Michele Mele and Luciano Tauro present:


Ross Wooldridge and his 

Tribute to the Benny Goodman Sextet

WITH SPECIAL GUEST VOCALIST ALEX PANGMAN



Ross brings his critically acclaimed Tribute to the Benny Goodman Sextet to Michele and Luciano's intimate home concert setting for a swinging afternoon of the finest in small group jazz.

Goodman's groundbreaking style and sound helped pave the way for jazz to become the iconic art form it is today. Michael Davidson on vibes, Phil Disera on guitar, Danny McErlain on piano, Lew Mele on bass, Glenn Anderson on drums, and special treat Alex Pangman on vocals!



Saturday November 18th, 2017
2:00 PM show

15785 8th Concession
King, Ontario

Tickets available at: http://www.bandsintown.com/event/15300630-concert-king-home-of-michele-mele-and-luciano-tauro-2017?artist=Concert&came_from=194




Sunday December 31st, 2017

The Olde School House presents a special "New Year's Eve Gala" with Ross Wooldridge, Brenda Brown and Denis Rondeau


Celebrate the end of 2017 and the start of 2018 of Ross Wooldridge at the piano with the romantic vocal stylings of Brenda Brown, and special guest bassist Denis Rondeau!

The Olde School has provided Brantford Ontario and the surrounding area with the best in fine dining and atmosphere for over 30 years.

Book soon before this event is sold out!


Sunday December 31st, 2017

The Olde School Restaurant
687 Powerline Road (at the corner of Paris Road)
Brantford, Ontario
519-753-3131




Saturday February 3rd, 2018
8:30 PM show

The Jazz Room in Kitchener Waterloo Presents:


Ross Wooldridge and his 

Tribute to the Benny Goodman Sextet

WITH SPECIAL GUEST VOCALIST ALEX PANGMAN



This time Ross brings his critically acclaimed Tribute to the Benny Goodman Sextet to the Jazz Room of the historic Huether Hotel for a stellar evening of the finest in small group jazz. Michael Davidson on vibes, Phil Disera on guitar, Danny McErlain on piano, Lew Mele on bass, Glenn Anderson on drums, and special treat Alex Pangman on vocals!



Saturday February 3rd, 2018 

Tickets are available from:
The Jazz Room
Huether Hotel
59 King Street North
Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2X2
519-886-3350



Friday May 11th, 2018 

Derek Bond Entertainment and the Brantford Golf and Country Club present:


Ross Wooldridge and his 

Tribute to the Benny Goodman Sextet

WITH SPECIAL GUEST VOCALIST ALEX PANGMAN



Details to come soon about this special spring show at the Brantford Golf and Country Club. Stay tuned!!



OF COURSE THE BEST FOR LAST: 


After a brief interlude, Ross Wooldridge is now back to play solo piano on Friday nights and teams up on Saturday nights with fabulous vocalist Brenda Brown, and of course the traditional solo piano Sunday Brunch at the Olde School Restaurant in Brantford.


Friday Evenings 6:30 - 10:30
Saturday Evenings with Brenda Brown
6:30 - 10:30 Sunday Brunch from 11:00 am - 2:30 pm




The Olde School Restaurant
687 Powerline Road (at the corner of Paris Road)
Brantford, Ontario

519-753-3131

Please note - from time to time Ross will need to be away from the Olde School Restaurant because he is performing at other shows. On those times there will be an equally talented performer like Hamilton's Carl Horton or Karen Thornton to fill in. Well worth listening to!!