Music At The Hare

Hey music lovers, hold onto your seats because we've got some exciting news for you!

Our music program is growing and expanding faster than you can say "rock and roll"!

After the thundering success of our partnership with the TD Niagara Jazz Festival and our electrifying bi-weekly concert series, we've received a massive flood of requests for more music genres. You asked, and we delivered! We're thrilled to announce that we're bringing you some hot and happening Motown, Blues, Rock, and Country tunes!

We're not stopping there, folks! While our commitment to supporting the TD Niagara Jazz Festival remains unshakeable, we're pumping up the volume and adding 1 to 2 more events each month! Can you believe it? Get ready to let loose and rock out with some of the best musical acts in town!

So, are you ready to join us for an unforgettable musical experience? Check out our list below for upcoming shows, and make sure to mark your calendars because this is something you definitely won't want to miss!

Scroll down to learn about the upcoming shows here at The Hare.

Alexis Baro Quartet

Monday, February 6th
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

*Coming soon*

Alexis Baro

Alexis Baro was born into a musical family in Havana, Cuba. Classically trained, he took up the trumpet at the age of age 8 and completed his musical education receiving a teaching certification at the prestigious Amadeo Roldán Music Conservatory in Havana.

While in school he became a member of Buena Vista Social Club superstar singer Omara Portuondo’s band and at the age of 19 played lead trumpet for the National Radio and Television Orchestra.

After moving to Canada in 2001 he was discovered in Toronto by iconic Canadian jazz drummer Archie Alleyne where he flourished as a writer and performer for eight years as a member of the Canadian award winning & “hard-bop” band Kollage. As a band member and contributor, he was nominated for “Best Jazz Trumpeter” by the Canadian National Jazz Awards in the years 2006, 2007, and 2008.

Alexis Baro has participated in more than 80 albums and can be heard as a feature soloist on some of the most transcendent Latin albums made in Canada such as Hilario Duran’s Grammy Award nominated album “From the Heart”. He has released six albums as a solo artist “Havana Banana” (2004), “From the Other Side” (2009), “Blue Skin” (released 2012), “Guilty Pleasure”- released 2015 (2016 “Global Music Award Gold Medal for Jazz), & “Sugar Rush” (2017) and his 2019 Juno Award Nominated recording “Sandstorm” His 2022 release titled “Mi Raiz” (My Root) is his tribute to “The Cuban Trumpet” and all the great Cuban musicians and composers who have contributed to bringing its distinctive sound to prominence in the world of music throughout its history.


The Hare Wine Co. is offering some delicious menu items to accompany your wine and jazz experience. A small cheese and charcuterie board for $20 + HST, as well as your choice of a 12-inch pizza for $22 + HST (Smoked duck, Pepperoni or Margarita.) Order in advance when you buy your tickets.

Neil Brathwaite Group

Monday, February 20th
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Enjoy the soothing sounds of ‘Urban Neo Jazz’ as the Neil Brathwaite Group features songs from their debut album: “Bee Thankful” for this performance.

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Neil Brathwaite

Neil Brathwaite Group is led by saxophonist Neil “Bee” Brathwaite. He has performed and recorded in various musical genres including R&B, Jazz, Blues, Reggae, Country, Rock and World Music. 

Amongst the artists that he has worked with include George Clinton, Danilo Perez, Wynton Marsalis, Salome Bey, Deborah Cox, Molly Johnson, Slim Gaillard, Kelis, Leroy Sibbles, Jacksoul, Jully Black, Johnny Reid, The Philosopher Kings, The Headstones, The Dream Warriors and Eddie Bullen. 

“Bee Thankful’ is the title of Neil Brathwaite Group’s debut album released in spring 2022. The music touches on a wide range of compositional influences from the mind of the leader Neil Brathwaite. The history of this group dates to their many years playing together as the regular Monday night house band for a soul food/Caribbean restaurant in downtown Toronto called Harlem Underground. Unfortunately, in 2019 the restaurant closed its doors but the vibes that echoed through those walls every Monday night are still alive and captured on “Bee Thankful”.


The Hare Wine Co. is offering some delicious menu items to accompany your wine and jazz experience. A small cheese and charcuterie board for $20 + HST, as well as your choice of a 12-inch pizza for $22 + HST (Smoked duck, Pepperoni or Margarita.) Order in advance when you buy your tickets.

Thursday, May 11th
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Marshall Dane’s infectious blend of country and rock is set entertain like no live band you’ve seen before. Country by definition, but fueled by rock and roll and infected with a watermelon-sized helping of hope, love and salvation, Marshall’s the kind of guy you want to have on your side when the going gets tough.  

You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity to experience Marshall Dane in full concert mode with the intimate environment of The Hare Wine Co.

Who doesn’t love a home coming?

Marshall Dane, native of St Catharine’s  and John Hare, native of Niagara.  Coming together to host an amazing event in their home town.

Marshall prides himself on delivering the best live show possible, and his track record proves it, having opened for the likes of Alan Jackson and Blue Rodeo, headlining at the Calgary Stamped and CNE, or performing in Nunavut or Nashville, solo or backed by his amazing band, 5 Time Male Artist of the year, Marshall Dane’s shows always excite.

After 7 years sober, and now fluent in American Sign Language, this son of a preacher follows his passion for connection and communication through music.

A natural born entertainer, Marshall Dane has been awarded several accolades including being nominated 5 years in a row – Male Artist Of The Year – C.M.A.O. (Country Music Ass. Of Ontario) and can often be seen accompanied by an ASL Interpreter on stage as he ensures to promote and support inclusion and access for the Deaf community.

“…On stage…that’s where the fire starts for me.”…Marshall Dane.

With his heart-hitting new single “Grateful” available on all platforms, as well as his biggest hits to date, “Good Life” and “Where You Been All My Night” being released in May and July 2023, Marshall is sure to inspire and engage every audience he’s put in front of…and it’s the audience that keeps bringing him back.

With festivals and concerts already scheduled for the 2023 season, you can be sure to find Marshall Dane close to your hometown: marshalldane.com/shows

The Hare Wine Co. is offering some delicious menu items to accompany your wine and jazz experience. A small cheese and charcuterie board for $20 + HST, as well as your choice of a 12-inch pizza for $22 + HST (Smoked duck, Pepperoni or Margarita.) Order in advance when you buy your tickets.

Roberta Hunt Quartet

Monday, March 20th
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Energetic presentation of jazz and blues repertoire with an earthy and connected combo.

Roberta Hunt

Roberta Hunt is no stranger to the many venues and festivals in Southern Ontario such as; The Jazz Bistro, The Rex Hotel, Reservoir Lounge, Lula Lounge, and The Lancaster Jazz Club in Kitchener. Red Hot Ramble and/or her trio have performed at the Niagara Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, Lakefield Jazz, All Canadian Big Band Festival and many others. In addition to performing solo and with her own bands (Red Hot Ramble, Bertie and the Gents, Roberta Hunt Trio) in Toronto, Roberta has also participated in the French Quarter Festival New Orleans; Davos Sounds Good Festival, Davos; Rapperswil Jazz Festival, Switzerland; Jazz in Mortigliano, Italy as well as local jazz festivals over her career.

The New Orleans influence began early in Roberta’s career when she joined the legendary Toronto New Orleans band “Kid Bastien’s Happy Pals” and held the piano post for 14 years.


Jacob Gorzhaltsan:

Jacob Gorzhaltsan is a Juno-nominated multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Toronto, Ontario.  Born in Jerusalem, Israel, to parents who are both visual artists, Jacob moved to Canada at a young age and began studying music shortly afterwards. Early on in his musical pursuits, Jacob was fortunate to attend a workshop and play with his clarinet-hero, Buddy DeFranco — a moment that continues to inspire his passion to this day. Subsequently, Jacob joined the Toronto All-Star Big Band (TABB) at a very young age, further developing his love for performance and the jazz tradition. Jacob was fortunate to study with a plethora of local Toronto musicians, and enjoyed four years at Humber College’s B.A. of Music program. 

He now performs and records extensively (both as a sideman and leader) with numerous groups in Toronto, and has played in various venues across Canada and the United States. He has had the pleasure of being a part of an incredible cast and crew for several concert productions and recordings with Soulpepper Company in the past few years. He is honoured to have shared the stage with Jackie Richardson, Denzal Sinclaire, Kevin Breit, Noam Lemish, Amos Hoffman, Alex Bird and the Jazz Mavericks, Pedram Khavarzamini, Kalyna Rakel, The Israeli-Iranian Music Initiative, Heavyweights Brass Band, Travis Knights, Mike Ross and many others. 

Jacob can be seen regularly playing at venues all around Toronto and the surrounding-area. As well, he is an active music educator, teaching woodwinds and music theory.

Jack Zorawski:

Jacek “Jack” arrived in Canada from Poland in 1986 and wasted no time establishing himself in the Toronto traditional jazz scene.  As a young man, Jack travelled all throughout Europe playing “Dixieland” music gaining valuable experience that has served him well in the Toronto music scene, throughout North America, and Japan.  Toronto has long had a vibrant traditional jazz scene and Jack has played bass with just about every band since ’86!  In addition to traditional jazz, Jack has also established himself as a versatile bassist leading his own “piano trio” releasing his CD entitled ‘First Train’ in 2006, and working with legendary and versatile performers such as pianist extraordinaire, Bernie Senensky,  the great Peter Appleyard,  fellow countryman, the legendary composer, violinist, saxophonist and lyrical player Michael Urbaniak, and many years with jump/jive/blues singer/songwriter Big Rude Jake.  As a founding member of Red Hot Ramble, Jack has not only provided his wonderful bass playing, he has established himself as a prolific composer of original songs now in RHR’s repertoire!

Glenn Anderson:

Born and raised in Toronto, Glenn has been playing drums for close to four decades now. Well known for his hard-swinging, yet sensitive drumming, Glenn is a favourite rhythm section member for many vocalists in Southern Ontario, including such artists as blues-jump musician/songwriter Big Rude Jake and Canada’s ‘Sweetheart of Swing’ Alex Pangman & Her Alleycats. In addition, Glenn performs with various instrumental ensembles ranging from trios to big bands like The Galaxy Orchestra led by reed master/pianist/arranger Ross Wooldridge.   Duke Ellington was quoted as saying “There are two kinds of music, good and the other kind” … Glenn can be found performing with traditional country group Colonel Tom & The American Pour at The Dakota Tavern in Toronto or on tour with legendary jazz pianist Gene DiNovi at The Parry Sound Festival of Music … it’s all good music as Duke says! As a young kid, Glenn heard many a record at home of some of the greatest traditional jazz artists of our lifetime and he fell in love with the music of New Orleans…. fast forward to Toronto where Glenn has been a mainstay of The Excelsior Jazz Band for close to 30 years and has and continues to perform at some point with almost every Traditional Jazz band in Toronto over the years! In 2003, Glenn released his first CD under his name entitled “Swingin’ The Blues”.  In 2011 Glenn and his long time friend and rhythm section bassist Jack Zorawski decided it was time to put together their own band with a decidedly fresh approach to the music of New Orleans from a Canadian perspective – Red Hot Ramble was born and Glenn has, along with his band mates, introduced a vibrant, exciting and inviting band to the Toronto music scene and beyond.


The Hare Wine Co. is offering some delicious menu items to accompany your wine and jazz experience. A small cheese and charcuterie board for $20 + HST, as well as your choice of a 12-inch pizza for $22 + HST (Smoked duck, Pepperoni or Margarita.) Order in advance when you buy your tickets.

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