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Jazz w. North Pandemic Groove, quartet from Japan, Thurs June 30

May 30th, 2016
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npg_IMG_6786_cThursday June 30, 2016, 8 pm, $15 reg/$10 students. BUY_tix_buttonBook tickets online
NorthPandemicGroove_Takezo_Yamada_680Jazz, funk and fusion with jazz festival winners North Pandemic Groove, performing at Artword Artbar as part of their Ontario festival tour. Band members Takezo Yamada (trumpet) (photo right), Taihei Kuroda (drums), Shunsuke Ochi (bass), Kudo Takuto (keyboard/piano) are all in their twenties and come from the northern island of Hokkaido in Japan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpk7PKZcCO8NorthPandemicGroove_Poster Hamilton2
Every year the winners of the Sapporo Jazz Festival Competition are invited to perform at the Toronto Jazz Festival. In 2016 North Pandemic Groove returns for a second year, with pianist Kudo Takuto joining them. They will perform in the Youth Jazz Showcase in Nathan Phillips Square at 12:30 (noon) on Saturday, July 2. They will also tour Eden Mills June 26, Midland June 29, Hamilton (Artword Artbar) June 30, and Humber College July 1. Read more…

Event, Music-Jazz, Special event

The CAROUSEL Paper Roadshow, Wed June 29

May 28th, 2016
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CAROUSEL36_cover_RGB700Wednesday June 29, 2016, 8 pm, free admission. The CAROUSEL Paper Roadshow. CAROUSEL, an innovative and beautifully designed art/lit journal, is taking it on the road this summer — getting out of Toronto and touring to 8 cities across Ontario, to introduce audiences to the bold spirit of this unique journal. http://blog.carouselmagazine.ca/2016-summer-tour/
Artword Artbar is the official Hamilton stop! They will be launching both CAROUSEL 36 (the latest 88-page issue), and the new, spin-off experimental comic strip anthology, 4PANEL 1.
Hosting the evening is CAROUSEL editor and 4PANEL curator Mark Laliberte. Readers and performers include: Laura Furster, Jim Johnstone, Robin Richardson, Marc di Saverio, Sam Shelstad, with an experimental music/sound performance by Toronto-based multi-disciplinary artist W.A. Davison.  You can pick up some wonderfully designed paper treasures: $10 for CAROUSEL 36, $15 for 4PANEL 1. Discounted subscriptions to the magazine will also be available.  http://carouselmagazine.ca/

Event, Literary, Spoken Word, Music

Something Else Festival of Creative Music: Alexander Hawkins Trio, Sat June 25

May 21st, 2016
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16seposterpdftoAlexHawkinsSaturday, June 25, 2016, at 8 pm, $15: https://www.picatic.com/u/359727/events
Email: cem@zulapresents.org http://zulapresents.org/. The Alexander Hawkins Trio. Part of The Something Else Festival of Creative Music, 2016, hosted by Zula Presents and Cem Zafir.
Neil Charles, double bass, Alexander Hawkins, piano, compositions, Harris Eisenstadt drums.
‘Hawkins is a unique presence in music; not bound by conventional thinking or the typical forces that guide trio playing. He looks through the music to a place that is, frankly, unfathomable to many musicians and listeners’.
http://alexanderhawkinsmusic.com/alexander-hawkins-trio.html

Event, Music-Jazz, Special event

Jazz w. Brad Cheeseman Group, Friday June 24

May 20th, 2016
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Brad_Cheeseman_Group_cFriday June 24, 2016, at 8 pm, $10. The Brad Cheeseman Group performs music from their 2015 self-titled album. Brad Cheeseman – electric bass, Robert Chapman – guitar, Sam Kogen – piano/keys, Marito Marques – drums, Chelsea McBride – tenor sax. Melody-driven compositions, exciting performances and a compelling group dynamic permeate the Brad Cheeseman Group’s self-titled debut. Brad Cheeseman Group reached #8 on Earshot!’s National Jazz Charts, receives regular airplay on Toronto’s JazzFM, and was nominated for “Best Jazz Instrumental” at the 2015 Toronto Independent Music Awards and “Jazz Recording of the Year” at the 2016 Hamilton Music Awards. The Brad Cheeseman Group has been blending the rich language of jazz with elements of rock, R&B, fusion and other styles since 2012.
www.bradcheeseman.com
http://bradcheeseman.bandcamp.com/

Event

“Open Mic for Open Streets” Sun June 19, from 11 am to 4 pm

May 18th, 2016
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OpenStreets2016_RGBSunday June 19, 2016, from 11 am to 4 pm. Free. Artword Artbar’s traditional “Open Mic for Open Streets“, at the corner of Colbourne and James, hosted by Ron the Fiddler. We will bring out our sound system and a guitar or two. Roll on by and sing a song or play a tune or two.
Part of the Open Streets Festival. http://openstreetshamilton.ca/

Event, Special event

Something Else Festival of Creative Music, THE THING, Sat June 18, 8 & 10 pm

May 17th, 2016
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16sefestcardbackflat16seposterpdftoSaturday June 18, 2016. The Something Else Festival of Creative Music, 2016, hosted by Zula Presents and Cem Zafir. Tickets and Passes: $15 single concert, Pass 3-pack $35 , Pass 4-pack $45, Pass full festival $75. https://www.picatic.com/u/359727/events
Email: cem@zulapresents.org
http://zulapresents.org/

8 to 9:30 pm: The Thing (Stockholm, Austin, Oslo): Mats Gustafsson saxophones, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten double bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love drums. http://thethingrecords.com/
Plus an opening set by Thomson-Vorvis Duo: Scott Thomson trombone and Jack Vorvis drums.The-Thing-by-Petra-Cvelbar-1024x6815283aa026acbf

10 to 11:30 pm: The Thing (Stockholm, Austin, Oslo): Mats Gustafsson saxophones, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten double bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love drums. Plus an opening set by Plinc Plonc: Jean Derome – alto saxophone, flutes, small keyboard, objects, voice; Pierre Tanguay – drums, voice.

Event, Music-Jazz, Special event