Dr. Mark Nowaczynski is our host for Humanity in Music 2021.
Dr. Mark is also the clinical director of House Calls, a primary health care program for home-bound seniors. The Agency provides comprehensive primary medical care, as well as occupational therapy, physiotherapy, social work, and connections to community support services for seniors living at home with physical, cognitive, and social frailties. For more info, visit https://www.seniorshousecalls.ca
HUMANITY IN MUSIC
Canadian musician's lineup for 2021
Women in Song is a trio of women: Lois O'Hanley Jones, Debbie Rivard and Patty Dunlop. We are 3 retired women from Blind River ON who, during this pandemic, realized a lifelong dream and recorded a debut album with 13 original songs. We have been together for over 20 years and have raised over $20,000 for local charities. Our debut single called, But I Knew Her When, is a song we wrote about Alzheimer’s. Patty's mom passed away from the disease and I am the primary caregiver to my mom who is in the last stages of the disease. This song has resonated with people. We write about our children, parents, and topics that people can relate to. In our sixties, we have ticked something meaningful off our bucket list. People have told us that this album, called "Life of a Woman" is an homage to women and has brought them joy!
The Uglow Band is a musical extension of Jasmin Uglow, on vocals and percussion, and Richard Uglow on Keyboard and guitar. The group includes Richard Whiteman, on upright bass and keyboard, Jeff Rinne, on drums and guitar and guest performances from Emir Halilovic, on guitar. For this particular event, the band performed some of the songs from the latest Uglow album…Remember Me, written from a caregiver's perspective and dedicated to the Alzheimer Society, in memory of Jasmin's father. jasminuglow.com
TranzitionzJazz is an established group of Toronto musicians who have performed at many of Toronto's well-known music venues. The group is respected as a corporate event and concert band but is also known as a band that does music for good. They perform a wide variety of popular music adapted to the world of melodic Jazz, Classical and Pop influences, (ranging from renowned composer Claude Bolling, Etta James, The Beatles to Moe Koffman, and many more. Our tasteful arrangements are a unique montage, soulful, and smooth. The ensemble includes Jim Thomas on Jazz flute, Jasmin Uglow on Vocals, Percussion, and Songwriting, Richard Uglow on Piano, Organ, Music, and video production, Nick Arseneau on Upright Bass and Stuart Mein on Drums. tranzitionzjazz.com
Michael K. Myers (singer, musician, songwriter)
Michael K. Myers presently resides in his hometown of Kingston, Ontario, and has made his living, singing, and performing in popular music, and theatre most of his life. He was the composer-performer in numerous Theatre 5 productions that toured Ontario schools, and theatres in the ’70s, and 80’s. Over the years Michael has played in many local Kingston bands, duos, and trios. (The Growing Pains, Paddy Whack). Presently he’s the vocalist for The Big Phat Horn Band and bassist/singer in Hat Trick. He’s also been one half of The River Cats, performing summers on The Island Queen cruise boat. You might also see Michael singing solo around town in local pubs or any of the numerous seniors and nursing homes in the area.