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MOJO: Men of Jazz Octet, Sat Nov 11

October 17th, 2017
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Saturday Nov 11, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. To reserve call 905-543-8512. MOJO is the Men of Jazz Octet, a group of the area’s top jazz players.  The line up for the night: Don Templeton trombone, Jeff Plumbley trumpet, Lindsay Paul tenor sax, Darren Blundel alto sax, Dave Rubicini bari sax (group photo left), plus Marc Girard guitar, Joel Banks bass, and Ken Bower drums. This exciting group explores post-bop to modern compositions by jazz luminaries such as Freddie Hubbard, Bob Meyer, Kenny Dorham and Tom Kubis. Along the way the band will tip their hats to some of the stalwarts of the jazz octet like Dave Pell and Gerry Mulligan.

Event, Music-Jazz

RADIO Dial Trio (Stuart Laughton, Rebecca Campbell, Martin Worthy), Thurs Nov. 2

October 6th, 2017
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Thursday November 2, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. Stuart Laughton’s RADIO DIAL band performs for the first time as an acoustic trio. Stuart Laughton (vocals + many instruments), Rebecca Campbell (vocals) and Martin Worthy (guitar, drums, vocals) bring you an evening of beautiful vocal and instrumental harmonies.  www.radiodial.ca
The Trio will be joined by rising star Jeff McLeod on piano and B3 organ. (http://jeffmcleodmusic.com).
What is Radio Dial? Stuart scours the radio waves for interesting music, and brings a similarly eclectic presentation to the stage. It helps that he sings and plays a dozen instruments, and that he injects his contagious enthusiasm into a kaleidoscopic amalgam of 1920’s Broadway, country blues and 60’s pop instrumental hits, B.B. King guitar, Moe Koffman flute and Chet Baker’s jazz trumpet, country, Celtic, rockabilly and his own songs about Canada.

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

Steel City Jazz Festival: Alto & Tenor Madness with Colleen Allen and Darcy Hepner, Sun Oct 29 at 8 pm

September 30th, 2017
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The 5th Annual  Steel City Jazz Festival runs from October 24 to 29, 2017, at Artword Artbar and other venues.  https://steelcityjazzfest.com/
* Sunday, October 29, 2017, at 8pm, $15/$10 for students: Smordin Law Artist-in-Residence Series: Alto & Tenor Madness with Colleen Allen and Darcy Hepner. This final Steel City Jazz Festival concert features Colleen Allen alto saxophone; Darcy Hepner tenor saxophone; Adrean Farrugia piano; Pat Collins bass; Ben Wittman drums.

Event, Music-Jazz, Steel City Jazz Festival

Steel City Jazz Festival: Barry Livingston Group, Sat Oct 28

September 29th, 2017
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The 5th Annual  Steel City Jazz Festival October 24 to 29, 2017, at Artword Artbar and other venues.  https://steelcityjazzfest.com/
* Saturday, October 28, 2017, at 8pm, $15/$10 for students: Smordin Law Artist-in-Residence Series: Barry Livingston Group with Colleen Allen. Band members: Suba Sankaran vocals, Colleen Allen reeds, Barry Livingston piano, compositions, Kobi Hass bass, Paul Fitterer drums.

Event, Music-Jazz, Steel City Jazz Festival

Steel City Jazz Festival, Aubrey Dayle, On Topic Trio, Fri Oct 27

September 28th, 2017
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The 5th Annual  Steel City Jazz Festival October 24 to 29, 2017, at Artword Artbar and other venues.  https://steelcityjazzfest.com/
* Friday, October 27, 2017, at 8pm, $15/$10 for students: On Topic Trio: guitarist Kim Ratcliffe, drummer Aubrey Dayle, and bassist  Brad Cheeseman. Drum clinic with Aubrey Dayle at 5 pm, at Artword Artbar.
NOTE: Also on the same night same time (Oct 27, 8 pm), at Mills Hardware on King Street East , 8pm, $20/$15 for students. Kalabash, with Colleen Allen.

Event, Music-Jazz, Steel City Jazz Festival

Steel City Jazz Festival: Alex Pangman & her Alleycats, Thurs Oct 26

September 27th, 2017
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The 5th Annual  Steel City Jazz Festival October 24 to 29, 2017, at Artword Artbar and other venues.  https://steelcityjazzfest.com/
* Thursday, October 26, 2017, at 8pm, $15/$10 for students: Alex Pangman and her Alley Cats: Alex Pangman vocals; Peter Hill piano; Chris Banks double bass; John Macleod cornet.

Event, Music-Jazz, Steel City Jazz Festival

Steel City Jazz Festival: Adrean Farrugia Trio, w. Drew Jurecka, Wed Oct 25

September 26th, 2017
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The 5th Annual  Steel City Jazz Festival October 24 to 29, 2017, at Artword Artbar and other venues.  https://steelcityjazzfest.com/
* Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 8pm, $15/$10 for students: Adrean Farrugia Trio  featuring violinist Drew Jurecka with Clark Johnston on bass.

Event, Music-Jazz, Steel City Jazz Festival

Steel City Jazz Festival: Colleen Allen Quartet, Tues Oct 24

September 25th, 2017
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The 5th Annual  Steel City Jazz Festival October 24 to 29, 2017, at Artword Artbar and other venues.  https://steelcityjazzfest.com/
* Tuesday October 24, 2017, at 8pm, $15/$10 for students: Smordin Law Artist-in-Residence Series: Colleen Allen Quartet: Colleen Allen saxes; Adrean Farrugia piano; Mike Downes bass; Ben Wittman drums. Also featuring Geneviève Marentette on vocals.

Event, Music-Jazz, Steel City Jazz Festival

Jazz guitarist Chris Platt album release, Wed Oct 18

September 16th, 2017
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Wednesday October 18, 2017, at 8 pm, $10. The Chris Platt Trio will be releasing their debut album, Sky Glow. Chris Platt guitar; Phill Albert bass; Mike Rajna drums. The album consists of entirely original compositions by Chris, drawing influence from Jazz, Blues, and Brazilian music. The album offers fluent melodies, understated rhythms, and a harmonic complexity, paying homage to composers Billy Strayhorn and Guinga, among many others. On the evening of the album release, Chris and his trio will play through the album in its entirety, along with some favourite jazz standards and folk tunes.

Event, Music-Jazz

Jazz duo Beats Workin’: David Hurley + Charly Chiarelli, Wed Oct 11

September 10th, 2017
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Wednesday October 11, 2017, 8 pm. $10. Beats Workin’, a duo from Kingston, returns to Artword. David Hurley on seven-string guitar and vocals and Charly Chiarelli on harmonica and vocals. They perform a variety of music from jazz, blues, rock and original. You can expect a little delicious storytelling as a side dish.

Event, Music-Blues, Music-Jazz

JAZZ: Brad Cheeseman CD Release, Fri Sept 22

August 9th, 2017
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Friday September 22, 2017 at 8 pm, $10. Hamilton bassist/composer Brad Cheeseman presents music from his new album The Tide Turns. With: Robert Chapman (guitar), Kelly Jefferson (tenor sax), Sam Kogen (piano/keys), Marito Marques (drums), and special guest Adrean Farrugia (piano). The Tide Turns is Brad Cheeseman’s second full-length album, recorded after winning the Montreal Jazz Festival’s coveted Grand Prix de Jazz. The album features nine contemporary jazz tracks—eight of which are new original compositions from Cheeseman—performed by frequent collaborators Robert Chapman, Sam Kogen and Marito Marques, as well as JUNO-winning saxophonist Kelly Jefferson.
Get the album: http:// bradcheeseman.bandcamp.com/

Event, Music-Jazz

Greg Oh, John Millard and Patricia O’Callaghan, Sat Sept 16

August 6th, 2017
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Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 8 pm, $15, $10 for students. Greg Oh, John Millard and Patricia O’Callaghan met during their 6 year artistic residency at  Soulpepper Theatre. They have since then collaborated on a variety of music performances. This repertoire is a fascinating evening of stories and songs ranging from Millard’s gothic Canadian solo repertoire to O’Callaghan’s elegant and playful cabaret selections, to Greg Oh’s remarkable solo work, including remarkable stories about the world of modern orchestral piano playing.
1st set: John Millard on banjo and vocals. Greg Oh piano. New and recent songs by John Millard plus a selection of songs from the musical Ratbag by Martha Ross and John Millard. Joined by Patricia O’Callaghan
2nd set: Greg Oh performs short works by Phillip Glass and John Cage. Patricia O’Callaghan performs works by Randy Newman, Charles Ives, Leonard Cohen, Jaques Brel, Fernando Obradors, Astor Piazzolla and Divine Comedy.

Event, Music, Music-cabaret, Music-Classical, Music-Jazz, Music: singer-songwriter

The North Enders: Charly Chiarelli, Venesio DeSalvo, Ron Weihs, Thurs Sept 14

August 4th, 2017
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Thursday September 14, 2017, 8 pm. $10. The North Enders features Charly Chiarelli on harmonica and vocals. Charly has recruited his Hamilton pals Venesio DeSalvo on guitar and Ron Weihs on fiddle.  They will perform a variety of music from jazz, blues, rock and original. You can expect a little delicious storytelling as a side dish.

Event, Music-Blues, Music-Jazz

Jazz reunion: Chris Banks, Adrean Farrugia, Chris Lamont, Chris Gale, Tues Sept 12

August 2nd, 2017
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Tuesday September 12, 2017 at 8 pm, $15 reg/ $10 students. Special show! The Great Reunion Concert: Chris Banks bass, Adrean Farrugia piano, Chris Gale saxophone, Chris Lamont drums.
Adrean explains: “I ran into an old friend (bassist Chris Banks) whom I went to Mohawk College with in the early ’90’s and we thought it would be fun to do a ‘reunion show’ since the drummer we used to play with a lot while in school (Chris Lamont) is moving to Dundas in August. We would also include our sax player friend Chris Gale to complete the quartet (who was also at Mohawk during the same period).”

Event, Music-Jazz

Supercrawl Sat. events: Jazz Jam, Sat Sept 9, 4 to 6:30 pm

August 1st, 2017
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Saturday September 9, 2017, events at Artword Artbar for Supercrawl weekend:
* 4 to 6:30 pm: Music Jam (jazz, blues R&B and other genres) organized by Stephanie Sloss, with a house band: Devon Savas on bass, Travis Meyers on drums, Kyle Simmons on guitar.

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

Blue Moon Marquee, gypsy blues jazz, Sat July 15

June 9th, 2017
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Saturday July 15, 2017, at 8 pm, $15/$10. Gypsy-blues jazz duo Blue Moon Marquee (A.W. Cardinal guitar, vocals and Jasmine Colette upright bass, percussion, vocals) are swinging by Artword Artbar! This authentic duo writes and performs original compositions influenced by early blues, folk roots, swing, and ragtime. This year they are playing at seven Jazz festivals across Canada (Vancouver, Victoria, Saskatoon, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Kaslo). They have also been nominated for Indigenous Group of the year for the 2017 Western Canadian Music awards. Stemming from the Badlands of the Rocky Mountain prairies, Blue Moon Marquee is a self-styled gypsy blues band. A.W. Cardinal, a Metis of Cree heritage, howls with a distinctive thick and smoky vocal while playing a jazz tinged blues guitar. Jasmine Colette, aka Badlands Jazz, is the rhythm section who not only commands the upright bass but also keeps the swing with both feet while singing harmonies. Blue Moon Marquee‘s passionate performances and smouldering onstage chemistry are their trademark.  www.bluemoonmarquee.com      https://bluemoonmarquee.bandcamp.com/

 “The spirits of Memphis Minnie, Louis Armstrong, Read more…

Event, Music-Blues, Music-Jazz, Music-World

Jazz w. The Carolyn Credico Quartet, Fri July 14

June 9th, 2017
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Friday July 14, 2017 at 8 pm, $10. Jazz with The Carolyn Credico Quartet: Carolyn Credico vocals, Bob Shields guitar, Clark Johnston bass, Adam Fielding drums. The Quartet will perform a variety of beautiful jazz standards, latin and pop tunes.
www.carolyncredico.com
Music video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn9aIlhcTPQ

Event, Music-Jazz

Songs from musicals, w. vocalists Alyssa Giammaria and Leah Korkowski, Wed July 12

June 8th, 2017
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Wednesday July 12, 2017, at 8 pm, $10 /$5. Two vocalists, Alyssa Giammaria and Leah Korkowski, recent graduates from Mohawk Music, will be sharing with you their love of songs from musicals. Their band includes: Ian Brown on piano, Jesse Martel on guitar, Aoife-Louise Doyle on backup vocals, Adam Inrig on drums, and Devon Savas on bass

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

Jazz w. the Scott Taplay Group, Sat July 8

June 7th, 2017
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Saturday July 8, 2017, at 8 pm, $10. Jazz with the Scott Taplay Group: guitarist Scott Taplay, Jonas Pearson Paavola electric bass and Victor Agrippa alto sax. This jazz trio performs a modern take on jazz standards and a few originals

Event, Music-Jazz

Guitarist Doug Murphy, psychedelic jazz fusion, Thurs June 29

June 2nd, 2017
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Thursday June 29, 2017, 8 pm, $10 reg / $5 students. Back for more of “It Is What It Is” — fusion psychedelic jazz featuring the far-out fabulous Doug Murphy on guitar, with Alana Gunn bass, Oscar Galbraith drums, Mike Ricci sax and flute. All original compositions, mostly by Doug himself. Also some free-form improvisations.

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

One-Night-Only-Reunion Show: Jason Jones Unit, jazz-bluegrass, Wed June 7

May 14th, 2017
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Wed June 7, 2017, at 8 pm, $10 / $5 students. The Jason Jones Unit returns to Artword Artbar for a One Night Only Reunion Show. Jason Jones guitar, Jill McKenna bass and Scott Taplay guitar, plus guest fiddle player Alanna Jenish. Bringing bluegrass and jazz influences together, this quartet plays compositions of Tony Rice, Bill Monroe and Dave Grisman to name a few! Fiddle tunes, jazz standards and classic bluegrass tunes will also be featured.

Event, Music-bluegrass, Music-Jazz

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