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Steel City Jazz Festival, events at Artword, Nov 6 to 10

September 12th, 2019
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November 6 to 10, 2019. Artword Artbar at 15 Colbourne St. is pleased to host five events for 2019 Steel City Jazz Festivalsteelcityjazzfest.com
Regular $20, Students $10. BUY Tickets: www.bruha.com/event/5048#buytickets
Phone reservations for the Nov 6, Nov 7 and Nov 9 concerts only: call Artword 905-543-8512.

*Wednesday, November 6, at 8 pm: opening the Festival is the Paul Benton Trio: renowned jazz pianist Paul Benton, with Thomas Altobelli on bass and Sean Parker on drums. Paul Benton has a deep history with jazz in Hamilton. He was an organizer of the Bay Area Jazz Society (in the 1990’s). Their jazz festival ran for a number of years, mostly at Dundurn Park, and was the highlight of the jazz community at that time.

*Thursday, November 7, at 8 pm: the Nick Maclean Quartet, featuring Brownman Ali on trumpet and Nick Maclean on keyboard, with Ben Duff bass, and Jacob Wutzke drums. The Quartet embarks on a month-long national tour across Canada,from their hometown of Toronto to the Pacific coast and everywhere in between. Led by 26-year old fast-rising piano star Nick Maclean (Global Music Award winner), this contemplative and thrilling quartet explores modern jazz in the vein of 60’s Blue Note era Herbie Hancock.

*Friday, November 8, at 8 pm: The Jason Logue Sextet: Jason Logue trumpet; Kelly Jefferson saxophone; William Carn trombone; Nancy Walker piano; Mark Godfrey bass; Ernesto Cervini drums.

*Saturday, November 9, at 8 pm, the Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble, led by Waleed Abdulhamid, 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.”  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.

*Sunday November 10, at 7:30 pm: The Evelyn Charlotte Joe quintet, led by Evelyn Joe on bass, with a group of their favourite players and mentors to provide a night of jazz standards in a contemporary style. Evelyn Charlotte Joe upright bass; Bob Shields guitar; Adam Fielding drums; Ashley Urquhart piano; Mike Malone trumpet.

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Steel City Jazz Festival, 2018, Thompson Egbo-Egbo Trio

September 24th, 2018
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Steel City Jazz Festival, 2018, Sunday October 28, 7:30 pm. Thompson Egbo-Egbo Trio. Pianist Thompson Egbo-Egbo, drummer Jeff Halischuk, and bassist Randall Hallhttps://egbomusic.com/
Artword Artbar. $15/$10 for students.

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Steel City Jazz Festival, 2018, Brad Cheeseman Group, Sat Oct 27

September 23rd, 2018
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Steel City Jazz Festival, 2018.  Saturday October 27, 8:00 pm. Brad Cheeseman Group: Brad Cheeseman – electric bass; Robert Chapman – guitar; Sam Kogen – piano; Marito Marques – drums; James Bayford – sax.  bradcheeseman.com
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Brad Cheeseman is a JUNO-nominated bassist and composer from Hamilton, Ontario. Cheeseman’s lyrical bass playing and melody-driven compositions have been featured on Canadian, American, and European stages, and captured on four original recordings. Cheeseman’s newest recording, The Tide Turns, chronicles a period of change, self-discovery and reinvention, and reinforces the cornerstones of his music: engaging melodies, playful rhythms, and an honest, emotional core. In 2016, his acclaimed Brad Cheeseman Group won the Montreal Jazz Festival’s coveted Grand Prix de Jazz.
Venue: Artword Artbar, $15/$10 for students.

**SCJF second event on Saturday October 27, 8:00 pm. The Jazz Connection Big Band. This concert is at The Music Hall at Main & McNab. $20/$15 for students.

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Steel City Jazz Festival 2018, Broadsway: Heather Bambrick, Julie Michels, Diane Leah, Fri Oct 26

September 22nd, 2018
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Steel City Jazz Festival, 2018. Friday October 26, 8:00 pm. Smordin Law Artist-in-Residence Series – Heather Bambrick.
Broadsway: vocalists Heather Bambrick and Julie Michels, pianist Diane Leah. https://thebroadswayshow.com/
Artword Artbar. $15/$10 for students.
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