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Jazz with the Carolyn Credico Quartet, Sat Mar 2

January 8th, 2019
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Saturday March 2, 2019, at 8 pm, $15/$10. Jazz with the Carolyn Credico Quartet:
Carolyn Credico vocals, Chris Bruder piano, Jordan Snider drums, Victor Vrankulj bass.

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

Jazz: The Jill McKenna Project, Wed Feb 27, 2019

January 6th, 2019
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Wednesday February 27, 2019, at 8 pm. Jazz with The Jill McKenna Project: Jill McKenna bass, Adrean Farrugia piano, MacKenzie Read drums.

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble, Sat Feb 23, 2019

January 6th, 2019
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Saturday February 23, 2019 at 8 pm, $15. The Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble returns again for Black History Month! This ensemble combines the ancient rhythms of Africa with the jazz harmonies of modern times. Waleed Abdulhamid (Composer/Band Leader) explains:  “We play melody on top of traditional jazzy chord progressions with a twist of African ancient rhythms. There is a place for African instruments such as gombri, lakoumbe, marimba in the music.”
Band members are: Waleed Abdulhamid bass,vocals, percussion; Joseph Callender soprano and tenor saxophone; John Ebata keyboard, piano, accordion; Aaron Ferrera drums, percussion; Cory Sitek alto and soprano saxophone, flute.

Event, Music, Music-Jazz, Music-roots, Music-World

Alternative funk & soul: Olivia Brown Quartet, Fri Feb 22, 2019

January 5th, 2019
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Friday February 22, 2019, at 8 pm. Alternative funk and soul with the Olivia Brown Quartet: “Billie Holiday, James Brown, and the Pixies collide in an evening of refreshingly original music.”
Olivia Brown bass and vocals, Jake Franiczek guitar, Justin McHugh drums, Ian Aisling piano.

Event, Music, Music-Jazz, Music-Soul/R&B

Psychedelic jazz, guitarist Doug Murphy, Thurs Feb 21, 2019

January 5th, 2019
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Thursday February 21,2019, at 8 pm, $10 / $5 students. Fusion psychedelic jazz with  guitarist Doug Murphy and his band “It Is What It Is”: Alana Gunn bass, Oscar Galbraith drums, Mike Ricci saxophone and flute. Guest set by Stef of KILLTHEOPPRESSOR.

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

Jazz, Alex Tomowich Quartet, Sun Feb 17, 2019 at 7 pm

January 4th, 2019
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Sunday February 17, 2019 at 7 pm. Special early Sunday concert. Jazz w. the Alex Tomowich Quartet:  Ted Warren on drums, Pat Collins on bass, Michael Morabito on saxophones, and Alex Tomowich on piano. The quartet plays a range of music including innovative originals inspired by Joe Satriani, Bud Powell, and Joey Calderazzo, along with covers of music by Adrean Farrugia and more.

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

Valentine Special with Em and Joss, Thur Feb 14, 2019

January 3rd, 2019
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Thursday February 14, 2019, at 8 pm. $tba. Artword Artbar hosts a date-night Valentine’s Day special, a romantic evening of music with our wonderful friends Em and Joss (Emily Kemp and Jocelyn Russell). They will sing their favourite love songs. Piano, acoustic guitar, rhythm instruments and rich vocal harmonies. More details to come…

Event, Music, Music-Jazz, Music-pop-etc.

Jazz w. the Winona Collective, Sat Feb 9, 2019

January 2nd, 2019
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Saturday February 9, 2019, at 8 pm, $10. The Winona Collective is a group of five jazz musician friends: Dan Pitt and Harry Bartlett on guitars, Jill McKenna and Caleb Klager on upright basses and Harry Vetro on drums. They are exploring the possibilities of this unusual instrumentation. New arrangements are possible, where each member can take on a different role in the ensemble. Their compositions will feature aspects of jazz improvisation, as well as new takes on standards.

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

SPECIAL: Brownman Ali’s Jazz Xmas show, Tues Dec 11, 7:30 pm

October 19th, 2018
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 7:30 pm, $15/$10 students. Special show just added! Brownman Ali’s Jazz Xmas show is a unique reading of classic holiday tunes by the BROWNMAN AKOUSTIC QUARTET with Brownman Ali on trumpet, Nick Maclean on piano, Jesse Dietschi on bass and David Steinmetz on drums. All tunes have been specially arranged by Brownman. Imagine:
— “Frosty the Snowman” with a Cuban twist
— “We Three Kings” as a hip-hop track
— “Rudolph” as a hard-swinging tune
— “Jingle Bells in 7/8”
— “Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire” as a Brazilian Samba
— “Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” like a 50’s Miles tunes
— “Do You Hear What I Hear” as down-tempo soul
— “Silent Night” as a ballad.

Event, Music-Jazz

New Orleans jazz with Red Hot Ramble, Fri Nov 23

October 13th, 2018
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Friday November 23, 2018, 8 pm, $15. Call 905-543-8512 or
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New Orleans-style jazz with Red Hot Ramble: Roberta Hunt  lead vocals, piano; Jamie Stager vocals, trombone; Jacob Gorzhaltsan sax/clarinet;  Jacek “Jack” Zorawski vocals, acoustic bass; Glenn Anderson vocals, drums. Jacek and Glenn backed up Alex Pangman’s sold-out concert last July, and wanted to come back with their other band Red Hot Ramble. Here’s how they tell it:
“New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz music is also the home of great blues, rhythm & blues, second lines and ‘street beats’. Red Hot Ramble throws them all into the pot with and dishes them out in generous portions with a distinct taste of Canadiana thrown in! To borrow an old Louisiana saying, ‘Come as you are, leave different’, Red Hot Ramble, now in their 8th year together, has a well-earned reputation for their performances living up to that motto. The ‘Ramble’ is looking forward to performing for old and new friends at Hamilton’s Artword Artbar!” Website:  www.redhotramble.ca

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

Stuart Laughton’s Radio Dial, new edition, Fri Nov 9

October 3rd, 2018
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Friday, November 9, 2018, at 8 pm, $15. Call 905-543-8512 or
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Stuart Laughton‘s Radio Dial fall 2018 edition! Radio Dial is currently celebrating 5 years together and their 75th show. The November 9 lineup will feature Rebecca Campbell (vocals), Burke Carroll (pedal steel), Jeff McLeod (keys), Steve Lucas (bass) and Martin Worthy (drums), led by multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Stuart Laughton. And there will be new material! http://www.radiodial.ca/

Event, Music, Music-Blues, Music-Jazz, Music-roots

“Micah Barnes At The Sands” recreating the legendary Vegas showroom, Sat Nov 3

October 1st, 2018
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Saturday November 3, 2018, at 8 pm.
$15 ($10 seniors/students). Call 905-543-8512 or
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Micah Barnes At The Sands”: Former Nylons frontman Micah Barnes recreates a night in the legendary Las Vegas showroom! Pianist Patrick Hewan will be joining Micah. This concert evening will transport you back to the early 60s, when the hottest entertainers in the world made their home at the Sands Hotel! In this special solo performance, Micah will be paying tribute to the classic entertainer, with songs made famous by Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Lena Horne, Mel Torme, Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra. Come feel the sizzling glamour of the classic Vegas era with one of Canada’s best loved vocalists!
“Barnes plans to go from small New York clubs to to glitzy strip showrooms in an effort to capture the sound of vintage Las Vegas. Considering how successful he was at injecting the spirit of a city into his current collection (New York Stories) the next should have you feeling like you’ve just caught aces at The Sands!” Canadian Musician.

Event, Music, Music-cabaret, Music-Jazz, Music-pop-etc.

NEW! All Saints Day show by Big Rude Jake! Thurs Nov 1

September 30th, 2018
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Thursday November 1, 2018, at 8 pm, $6 at the door. When those saints come marching in on All Saints Day, Big Rude Jake will be singing that number. Jake Hiebert brings his intimate solo show to Artword Artbar.  Join Jake for a bit of blues, some snazzy jazzy numbers and a touch of swing. There will be a tip jar to show your appreciation if you are so inclined.

This show replaces the Thursday November 1 show by jazz pianist and composer Aaron David Zukewich …which was cancelled.

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

Halloween Thriller Concert: Brownman Ali Electryc Trio + 1, Mon Oct 29

September 26th, 2018
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Monday October 29, 2018, 7:30 pm, $15.00, $10 students. Book online   BUY_tix_button
Special event at Artword Artbar!
Acclaimed jazz / hip-hop trumpet player Brownman Ali will lead an all-star quartet through his popular annual Halloween Thriller concert.
Brownman Ali – electric trumpet (Jay-z, Guru, Missy Elliot)
Nick Maclean – synthesizer (Snaggle, Robert Ball, Ori Dagan)
Sean Dennis – 6-string electric bass (Brownman Electryc Trio)
Jacob Aylward – drums (KC Roberts & The Live Revolution)
The much lauded Brownman Electryc Trio + 1 will perform the entire Michael Jackson Thriller recording, interpreted and re-worked in the Miles Davis-esque fashion this multiple National Jazz Award winning improviser has become known for.  In addition to the quartet performing Thriller top to bottom, other MJ classics will be featured through the night for this unique Halloween jazz party series.  Costumes and Thriller video dance moves encouraged.  http://www.thriller.brownman.com/

Event, Music, Music-Jazz, Music-pop-etc., Special event

Jonas Pearson Paavola, Scott Taplay, Dave Hollingshead, Justin Mchugh, Thurs Oct 18

September 16th, 2018
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Thursday October 18, 2018, at 8 pm, $10. Jazz musicians Jonas Pearson Paavola (bass), Scott Taplay (guitar), Dave Hollingshead (piano) and Justin McHugh (drums) have a new project they would like to showcase at Artword Artbar. They are calling this the Collective of Bad Decisions. “Each composition has a different concept in it … Essentially we’re borrowing existing concepts from avant garde classical music and adding as much improvisation as possible and any other crazy ideas we can imagine.” Artword has known these musicians for a long time, so we are up for whatever adventures you fellas are up to.

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

Jazz w. the Alex Tomowich Quartet, Sat Oct 6

August 15th, 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

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. $15 at door, OR $10 advance Book online   BUY_tix_button

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

Jazz: Chris Bruder new compositions, Thur Sept 27

August 13th, 2018
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Thursday September 27, 2018, 8 pm, $10. Jazz pianist Chris Bruder, a regular at Artword Artbar, is showcasing his new compositions, with Brad Cheeseman on bass, Geoffrey Bruce on drums and Scott Neilson on sax.

Event, Music-Jazz

Jazz vocalist Maureen Kennedy, Fri Sept 21

August 11th, 2018
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Friday, September 21, 2018 at 8 pm, $15. Book online   BUY_tix_button

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

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