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closed July 15 to August 8

June 20th, 2013
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Shari Vandermolen, Sat July 13

June 14th, 2013
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Shari Vandermolen_0112_enrcSaturday July 13 at 8 pm, cover$10 (ca; 905-543-8512 to reserve). An intimate evening of song with vocalist Shari Vandermolen, and Steve McCrae on piano. We are long-time fans of Shari, and we are delighted she will be here.
Shari writes: “It was the intimate vibe of our very own Artbar that inspired me to bring you this very intimate evening of song accompanied by Steve McRae, an accomplished jazz pianist and member of Quarter To Nine, who has played with me for the past 4 years. Tonight we will leave the sound of the big band behind and bring you some of our favourite jazz/torch and blues standards, and try out some new pieces.”
Shari sings with her own 5-piece jazz band Quarter To Nine and has been invited to collaborate on a number of other larger jazz and swing projects during this past year. Fans of musical theatre have been treated to Shari’s unique vocal stylings in productions in and around Hamilton for the past 8 years. “She takes a song and gives it emotional depth and edge. She not only sings it magnificently she acts the heart and soul out of it.” Gary Smith, The Hamilton Spectator.

Event, Music

People’s Poetry reading from Milton Acorn PLUS Michael Mirolla book launch, Sat July 13 at 3 pm

June 13th, 2013
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Acorn In a Springtime InstantSaturday, July 13, 3:00 pm, free. A summer celebration of People’s Poetry & Milton Acorn’s  In a Springtime Instant: The Selected Poems: 1950 – 1986, featuring: James Deahl, Conrad DiDiodato, Trudi Down, George Down, Jennifer Foster, David Haskins, Norma West Linder, Mirolla_C-House14Deborah Morrison, Jeff Seffinga, Jennifer Tan.

PLUS Michael Mirolla reading from his new collection of poetry The House on 14th Avenue from Signature Editions in Winnipeg). ” The House on 14th Avenue is about paired and shared lives, featuring two people whose connection sometimes seemed forced and uneven. That of master and slave. That of trembling and acceptance.” http://www.signature-editions.com/index.php/books/single_title/the_house_on_14th_avenue
Biography of Michael Mirolla:  Read more…

Event, Literary, Spoken Word

ART CRAWL: Jazz with Justin Golan & band, Fri July 12

June 8th, 2013
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Friday July 12, James North Art Crawl. from 8 pm, tip jar. funky jazz with Justin Golan and his band: Justin Golan piano, Justin Lehmann bass, Tyler Dadswell guitar, Corey McBride saxophone, Pat Armstrong drums

Event, Music-Jazz

new music adventure: The Bicycle Opera Project, Thurs July 11

June 7th, 2013
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BicycleOpera_starting journey_800SPECIAL CONCERT Thursday July 11 at 8 pm, $20 (online link below). The Bicycle Opera Project: 14 wheels, 6 opera scenes, 4 voices, 3 instruments, and a sense of adventure, on tour! (Toronto July 4-7, and on tour July 11-28: Hamilton, Guelph, Elora, Fergus, Kitchener, Waterloo, Stratford, London and Bayfield.)  Artword Artbar is their Hamilton stop! http://bicycleopera.ca/   Order tickets: http://bicycleopera-hamilton.eventbrite.ca/
Performers on the 2013 tour: Geoffrey Sirett baritone, Michelle Simmons mezzo, Will Reid tenor, Larissa Koniuk soprano, with Wesley Shen, Music Director and piano, Leslie Ting violin, Katherine Watson flute.
BicycleOpera_img3303_cThey’ll be presenting the following new opera works:
Rosa – James Rolfe and Camyar Chai
Little Miss All Canadian – Lemit Beecher and Liza Balkan
Cake – Monica Pearce
The Enslavement and Liberation of Oksana G. – Aaron Gervais and Colleen Murphy
Trahisons liquides, excerpts – Stacey Brown & Sébastien Harrisson
Slip, excerpts – Juliet Palmer and Anna Chatterton
read more about the works Read more…

Event, Music-Classical

Jazz with the Aubrey Wilson Quartet, Wed July 10

June 6th, 2013
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Aubrey_Wilson_c.jpgAubrey_Wilson_CBruder_Artwordc.jpgWednesday, July 10, 8 pm, cover tba. Jazz with the Aubrey Wilson QuartetAubrey Wilson vocals, Chris Bruder piano, Sean Bruce Parker drums, and Tom Altobelli bass, playing a variety of jazz standards.

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

Jazz with Mike Malone, Bob Shields, Jay Burr, Sat July 6

June 5th, 2013
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mike_maloneSaturday July 6 at 8 pm $10 / students $5. Jazz with Mike Malone trumpet and flugelhorn, Bob Shields guitar, Jay Burr tuba. The trio will be playing a mixture of their own material along with some jazz standards. Trumpeter Mike Malone, tuba player Jay Burr and guitarist Bob Shields are veterans of Canada’s Jazz scene. Each member has led bands, composed for, and recorded with many of Canada’s finest musicians. Mike Malone is currently leader of the Mike Malone Jazz Orchestra. Jay Burr has just recorded with The Mike Downs Group, and co leads his own group and Bob Shields has just finished arranging for and performing with The Sue Ramsay Trio, and is currently working on another installment for the Shields Johnston Fielding group.

Event, Music-Jazz

Venn: Hayley Roscoe, Sean Dowhaniuk, Ethan Tilbury, Friday July 5

June 5th, 2013
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HayleyRoscoeFriday July 5, 8 pm. $5. An evening of music with Venn: Hayley Roscoe on vocals and piano, Sean Dowhaniuk guitars, Mike Rajna drums, Ethan Tilbury bass.

A little description by Hayley:  “We’re playing some contemporary songs from pop and hip hop to rock tunes, all with our own twist. It’s a chance for us to do something that isn’t jazz, but that still allows us to apply all the knowledge we’ve been collecting from the jazz idiom. We’re very excited about it! People are bound to hear something they recognize, as our repertoire for this gig was chosen by Ethan, Sean, and myself. We have wildly different tastes in music, but there’s some definite overlap which makes the whole thing come together in a really unique way.”  #VENNatARTWORD
Hayley Roscoe: @hayley_roscoe  www.hayleyroscoe.com
www.seandowhaniuk.bandcamp.com

Event, Music