Artword Artbar is a licenced cafe-bar (all ages) for live music, theatre, contemporary dance.
Your hosts Ronald Weihs, Judith Sandiford. For reservations & info: call 905-543-8512, 905-912-9083. EMAIL artword@artword.net. BUY tickets online for some shows! BUY_tix_button

"Artword Artbar is a cosy little licensed listening room on Colbourne at James St. N., that always features interesting live music." Graham Rockingham, Hamilton Spectator 03/29/12

 

preview glance at our Fall 2018 programming

August 15th, 2018
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Jazz w. the Alex Tomowich Quartet, Sat Oct 6

August 14th, 2018
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Saturday October 6, 2018, 8 pm,
$10/ $5 students. An evening with the Alex Tomowich Quartet: William Fachin on drums, Michael Morabito on saxophone(s), Victor Agrippa on EWI (electronic wind instrument), Alex Tomowich on piano. The quartet is an exhilarating group based out of the GTA whose music covers the spectrum of musical genre: from innovative originals to Joe Satriani to Bud Powell to AC/DC to Joey Calderazzo. The band consists of students of award-winning musicians such as Adrean Farrugia, Pat Collins, Kevin Dempsey, Kirk MacDonald, Robi Botos, and Kelly Jefferson.

Event, Music-Jazz

Singer-songwriter Will Gillespie, Fri Oct 5

August 14th, 2018
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Friday October 5, 2018, at 8:00 pm, $tba. Singer-songwriter Will Gillespie returns with a solo show. You will recognize him as author/star of Swingin’ in St. Johns, and for his role in MacBush the Musical, both at Artword Artbar.
Born and raised in South Porcupine, Northern Ontario, now finding a home in Hamilton, Will Gillespie has developed an elegant and eccentric sound all his own. He is a dynamic performer with a diverse catalogue of original songs, combining elements of Folk, Rock & Roll and Cabaret. https://www.willgillespie.ca/
“From songwriter to crooner and cabaret man to power pop genius, Will Gillespie is always evolving his artistry.”

Event, Music, Music-cabaret, Music-country, Music-pop-etc., Music-rock, Music: singer-songwriter

Tragedy Ann (Liv Cazzola & Braden Phelan) + Sophia Perlman, Thur Oct 4

August 14th, 2018
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Thursday October 4, 2018 at 8 pm, $10 adv/$15 door.(Adv tickets will be online in September.)

Guelph-based folk duo Tragedy Ann (Liv Cazzola vocals, accordion, ukulele, singing saw and Braden Phelan vocals, guitars) have a debut full-length album Matches, out in September. Artword Artbar is a stop on their Canadian tour (ON, QC, BC, NS, NB) in support of the new album.

Their special guest for the evening is our good friend and stunning jazz vocalist Sophia Perlman, with some new songs and old.

https://www.tragedyannmusic.com/home

Event, Music, Music-folk, Music-Jazz, Music: singer-songwriter

60s Folk Revival Sing-along, Sat Sept 29

August 14th, 2018
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Saturday September 29, 2018, at 8 pm, $15. Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone (the Fall 2018 edition) returns to Artword Artbar. The 60s Folk Revival sing-along concert features Sue Peters (vocals),  Michelle Rumball (vocals), Dwight Peters (vocals, 6 & 12 string guitars) and Tony Laviola (double bass). Imagine an evening in a 1960s coffeehouse in Yorkville or Greenwich Village. The lyrics have meaning, the voices are true and the music inspires the audience to join in. Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone recreates the songs of hope and social justice, messages that still resonate today, from songwriters including Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Ian & Sylvia, Peter Paul and Mary, and Phil Ochs. Song-sheets are provided. http://wherehaveallthefolksongsgone.blogspot.ca/

Event, Music-folk

Latin American Peña: Las Brujas del Barrio, Fri Sept 28

August 14th, 2018
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Friday September 28, 2018, at 8 pm, $10. A Latin American Peña, hosted by Constanza Duran, features Las Brujas del Barrio, a folk-music group originally from Chile and now based in Toronto. Members are Valentina Harper, Alejandra Alvarado-D’Eath, Paulina Cortes, Daniel Saavedra, Hector Alvarado. They perform the “classics from the time of our Abuelitas” (grandma).
www.facebook.com/lasbrujasdelbarrio/

Event, Music-Latin, Music-World

Jazz: Chris Bruder new compositions, Thur Sept 27

August 13th, 2018
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Thursday September 27, 2018, 8 pm, $tba. Jazz pianist Chris Bruder, a regular at Artword Artbar, is showcasing his new compositions. Details coming.

Event, Music-Jazz

Acoustic Moments, reggae show, Riddim Riders, Sat Sept 22

August 12th, 2018
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Saturday September 22, 2018, at 8 pm, $tba. Mr. Jay hosts another fabulous Acoustic Moments show, featuring world-class reggae music by The Riddim Riders Unplugged (core members Franklin Joseph and Mike Rajczak). Details coming.

Event, Music, Music-World

Jazz vocalist Maureen Kennedy, Fri Sept 21

August 11th, 2018
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Friday, September 21, 2018 at 8 pm, $15. Noted jazz vocalist Maureen Kennedy is coming to Artword Artbar! Her fans have been asking for her! Here is Maureen’s description of her plan for us:
“For my first gig at Artbar I would like to introduce a Hamilton audience to my love of repertoire. Through the years I have stockpiled an extensive collection of tunes, many of them rare gems. It would be fun to showcase songs done by some of the wonderful composers and singers who’ve inspired me. The setting will be intimate. I have been working consistently with two fine Toronto musicians, guitarist Ben Bishop and bassist Jon Meyer.”  www.maureenkennedy.com/site/

Event, Music-Jazz

Jazz: Nick Maclean Quartet, Thurs Sept 20

August 10th, 2018
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Thursday September 20, 2018 at 8 pm, $15/10. Jazz with the Nick Maclean Quartet: Nick Maclean piano, Brownman Ali trumpet, Jesse Dietschi bass, Tyler Goertzen drums.

The award-winning Nick Maclean Quartet makes Artword Artbar the second stop of their September tour. Led by 26-year-old fast-rising piano star Nick Maclean, this contemplative and often thrilling quartet explores modern jazz in the vein of 60’s Blue Note era Herbie Hancock. The quartet features Brownman Ali, internationally acclaimed jazz trumpet iconoclast and “Canada’s preeminent jazz trumpet player” (NYC Village Voice).

Nick Maclean – piano (www.NicholasMaclean.com)
Brownman Ali – trumpet (www.Brownman.com)
Jesse Dietschi – bass (www.JesseDietschi.com)
Tyler Goertzen – drums

Event, Music-Jazz

Supercrawl Weekend at Artword Artbar, Thurs Sept 13, Fri Sept 14, Sat Sept 15

August 9th, 2018
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Thursday September 13, 2018, 8 pm, tip jar. LTtheMonk & Friends. Rapper LTthe Monk returns with his band: Liam Tyndall vocals, Santiago Rozo piano, Cam Watson bass, Lucas Hibbs drums + guest opening band. 8 pm, tip jar.

Friday September 14, 2018, 7 to 10 pm. Bill Lutes and the Art Crawlers. Tip Jar for the band. An old-fashioned art-crawl, just like the good ol’ days, with Bill Lutes and The Art Crawlers: Bill Lutes guitar, vocals; Lilia Lutes very cool vocals; Kenny Clark guitar, vocals; Hank Paton guitar, vocals; Robert Louis guitar, vocals; Bob Rudy bass, vocals; Phil Dales drums., playing all your favourite tunes.

Saturday September 15, 2018, 7:30 to 9:30. Melodic Pixel Media hosts a Supercrawl Saturday Special with guest activist-hip-hop-artist Mother Tareka.

Event, James North events, Music

Singer-songwriters Richard Garvey and Vic Horvath, Wed Sept 12

August 8th, 2018
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Wednesday September 12, 2018, at 8 pm, $10/pwyc. Two minstrels on the road launch our Fall 2018 season. Richard Garvey from KW wanders here often, and Vic Horvath, who is making his way from BC. They have both been doing the BC folk-festival tour circuits. A friendly start to our fall season.

Event, Music: singer-songwriter

closed for August, back Sept 12

August 1st, 2018
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Closed from Monday July 30 until Tuesday September 11, 2018. Programming starts up on Wednesday September 12, 2018.

Event, News

Reviews “The Man in the Vault” an Artword Theatre production

July 26th, 2018
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Reviews! –“Rather than feel satisfied that the play’s wrapping up, you’ll want more.”
–“a play that had me on the edge of my seat, like an unproduced Twilight Zone episode scripted by a young John Le Carré.”
–“a very compelling script. The highlight of this show is the acting.” Click MORE for full reviews. Read more…

Hamilton Fringe Theatre Fest, Theatre

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