Tim Louis and the Ambassadors

Saturday July 22, 2017 @ 4:30 pm Waterloo City Hall Stage

Saturday July 22, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Waterloo City Hall Stage

 

As we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, Tim Louis commemorates the artists that have created the soundtrack of our country. The show engages audiences with a performance that is infused with warmth and charm. Tim interprets familiar Canadian classics through his own filter; injecting their influence into his definition of contemporary crooning. With Tim on vocals and piano, he is matched with a stellar six piece band.  Seasoned with Tim’s own style, the show features the music of Canadian artists including; Gordon Lightfoot, Jan Arden, Blue Rodeo, The Tragically Hip, Neil Young and Bryan Adams.  Tim Louis delivers a blend of musical virtuosity, artistic passion and relaxed humour resulting in performances that consistently leave audiences wanting more. Sit back, relax and experience the songs that have shaped our musical landscape.

As an artist, Tim Louis offers something very special. He’s no clone of Michael Bublé or a mere copy of yesteryear’s crooners. His voice is his own and his talents appeal to those of us who crave the familiar retro sounds but want to hear something fresh and new. 

Born in New Jersey, Louis first studied under jazz great Kenny Barron (Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz) earning a BA in Music from Rutgers before moving to the New York scene. An award winning songwriter and musician, Tim’s constant writing and recording (four CDs in his catalogue and counting) has created a collection of original tunes that are diverse yet naturally meld with one another. Countless shows have deepened his command of performing and enabled him to share his talent across many thousands of miles for audiences including Prime Ministers, Presidents and British royalty (Justin Trudeau, Bill Clinton, and Prince Andrew to name a few). 

His personable expression might take the shape of a solo show, small jazz combos or, as the guest vocalist for the Canadian Big Band, in front of a 17-piece ensemble. He has also performed with the KW Symphony arranging and orchestrating scores.

 
Tim Louis: vocals and piano
Jim Boudreau: drums
Peter De Sousa: keyboards
Matthew Lima: bass
Paul Mitchell: trumpet
Dave Thompson: guitar
Dave Wiffen: saxophone