Artword Artbar is a licenced cafe-bar for live music concerts, theatre and performances. Usually open about 2 hours before scheduled events.
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

 

Calendar view, upcoming events – Feb-Mar 2019

February 19th, 2019
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February 19th, 2019
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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

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

January 5th, 2019
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Friday February 22, 2019, at 8 pm, $10. 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

Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble, Sat Feb 23, 2019

January 6th, 2019
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Saturday February 23, 2019 at 8 pm, $15. Call 905-543-8512 or
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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

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

January 6th, 2019
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Wednesday February 27, 2019, at 8 pm, $10. Jazz with The Jill McKenna Project: Jill McKenna bass, Adrean Farrugia piano, MacKenzie Read drums. They will be exploring some new music and pushing the boundaries of what’s done in a normal jazz trio setting.

www.jillianmckennamusic.com

www.youtube.com/channel/UCMMlhvhJHDw0hLBwTZ-Z5pw

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

Kongero, a capella quartet from Sweden, Thurs Feb 28, 2019

January 7th, 2019
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Thursday February 28, 2019, at 8 pm, $15 regular / $10 students/seniors.  Call 905-543-8512 or
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Kongero, the a capella Swedish vocal group returns to Artword Artbar. Singers Lotta Andersson, Emma Björling, Anna Larsson and Anna Wikénius draw traditional Swedish music out of the past and into the present. They take the listener on a fabulous journey, an all-embracing Scandinavian folk music experience.
www.kongero.se

“This group is a revelation. The beauty of the four voices is equaled only by the pristine, flawless arrangements. They provide a stunning example of a marriage between the traditional and the innovative. This magical Swedish music very much deserves to be heard far and wide.”  – Jeff Meshel, Music journalist

Event, Music, Music-folk, Music-World

The Amy Project, stories/songs of Amy Winehouse, Fri March 1

January 7th, 2019
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Friday March 1, 2019, at 8 pm, $10. Call 905-543-8512 or
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The Amy Project returns to Artword Artbar! The show is a musical and storied journey outlining the short but tragic life of Amy Winehouse, the late British soul, blues and jazz singer. The performers are: Marni Shuster as the voice of Amy,  Anthony Caradonna guitar/vocals, Ian Taylor bass/vocals, Amy DiNino piano/synth/vocals and Dominic DiNino drums.
Amy Winehouse was nominated for 63 World Music Awards and won 25 times for her songs and recordings before her death in 2011 at the age of only 27. The Amy Project performance will cover most of the songs from her two main albums Frank and Back to Black, plus many more of her other recordings, and some unreleased covers and collaborations.

Event, Music, Music-Blues, Music-pop-etc., Music-rock, Music-Soul/R&B

Jazz with the Carolyn Credico Quartet, Sat Mar 2

January 8th, 2019
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Saturday March 2, 2019, at 8 pm, $10. Artword welcomes back “sweet and soulful” jazz singer Carolyn Credico with the Carolyn Credico Quartet: Chris Bruder piano, Jordan Snider drums, Victor Vrankulj bass. Join us for an evening of beautiful jazz standards. Special guest is Mike Malone on trumpet.
Carolyn Credico is a jazz, R&B, and pop singer from the Hamilton area.  After graduating from the Applied Music Programme at Mohawk College, Carolyn recorded her first full-length jazz album titled Pieces of Dreams with Don Thompson, Reg Schwager and Pat Collins. She performs in Toronto for some of 91.1 Jazz FM events organized by Jaymz Bee, and sings at local venues and private events throughout the GTA, Hamilton, and Niagara Region.  www.carolyncredico.com

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

Sad Boys Literary Society, readings, music, Wed Mar 6

January 12th, 2019
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Wednesday March 6, 2019, at 8 pm. The Sad Boys Literary Society returns with music, readings, and new chapbooks. Host Ben Robinson. Details coming.

Event, Literary, Spoken Word, Music

Guitar Magic: James Bryan and Emma Rush, Thurs Mar 7, at 7:30

January 13th, 2019
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Thursday March 7, 2019, at 7:30 pm, $20. Two of Canada’s finest guitarists, James Bryan (McCollum) and Emma Rush come together for a night of pure guitar magic. Jazz meets pop meets folk meets classical. Originals meet classics. Tickets:  www.eventbrite.com/e/guitar-magic-tickets-55478289056

James Bryan is a member of the Philosopher Kings and duo Prozzak.
Hamiltonians know Emma Rush as the force behind Guitar Hamilton.
A must for all fans of the guitar.

www.facebook.com/jamesbryanmusic/

http://emma-rush.com/

Event, Music, Music-Classical, Music-folk, Music-pop-etc.

Beelays: Jazz Quartet, + Nosey Neighbour, double-bill, Fri March 8

January 15th, 2019
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Friday March 8, 2019, at 8 pm, $15. A double bill of jazz and funk.
Beelays: Jazz Quartet, with Jordan Snider on drums, Tom Altobelli on bass, Chris Bruder on piano and Scott McIntosh on guitar, is a stripped down instrumental edition of Hamilton’s hard-hitting funk rock band The Beelays. The quartet formed ten years ago while studying music at Mohawk College. The quartet features compositions written by all members of the group that fuse elements of improvisation with the energy of live music to make a unique performance every time.

Nosey Neighbour, with Juno-nominated guitarist & bandleader Paul MacDougall, George Ouellette on bass and Costa Chatzis on drums, is a group based in Brantford, born from a shared love of jazz, fusion and funk. Nosey Neighbour‘s style fuses catchy heads and adept improvisation much like John Scofield, Medeski Martin & Wood, and Miles Davis.

Event, Music, Music-funk, Music-Jazz

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