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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

Something Else Festival of Creative Music, Out Louds 6 pm, Castor et Compagnie 8 pm, Luc Ex’ Assemblée 10 pm, June 17

May 16th, 2016
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16seposterpdfto16sefestcardbackflatFriday June 17, 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/

Events at Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street
Call 905-543-8512 or email artword@artword.net

Friday, June 17, 2016:

6 to 7:30 pm: Festival Opening: The Out Louds (San Fransicso / NY): Ben Goldberg clarinet, Mary Halvorson guitar, Tomas Fujiwara drums. Opening set: Scott Thomson tromboneCastor_et_compagnie_am_037

8 to 9:30 pm: Castor et Compagnie (Montreal): Joane Hétu saxophone, voice, Jean Derome reeds, flute, voice, Diane Labrosse keyboards, Pierre-Yves Martel bass, Pierre Tanguay drums. http://www.actuellecd.com/en/cat/am_037/  luc-exassemblc3a9e-c-francesca-patella-c

10 to 11:30 pm: Luc Ex’ Assemblée (Amsterdam / NY / Chicago): Ab Baars tenor saxophone, Ingrid Laubrock tenor saxophone,  Luc Ex – acoustic bass, Hamid Drake drums.  https://www.lucex.nl/cms/assemble

Event, Music, Music-Jazz, Special event

Big Dance, Little Stage, w. Learie Mc Nicolls, Wed-Thurs June 15-16

May 15th, 2016
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Learie_McNicolls_BDLS_Apr21_2016_0094Wednesday June 15 and Thursday June 16, 2016, at 8 pm, $10. Choreographer/dancer Learie Mc Nicolls curates and hosts edition #11 of Big Dance, Little Stage, an evening of contemporary dance works for a small stage. An exciting opportunity for dancers to showcase new work, explore improvisations, and build new collaborations . Line-up: Jamila B. movement, Jackie Pullar and Nimmi Kalra-Brenzil, belly dance, Susan Robinson and Will Gillespie (dance and music), Julia Garlisi dance. Live visuals by Judith SandifordLearie Mc Nicolls performs a new solo dance work-in-development “The Night Journey”, with recorded tracks by bassist Wilbert de Joode, about “sinking deep into your unconscious and bringing what you find there up to the surface.”

Dance, Event

Latin Jazz with vocalist Elizabeth Rodriguez and band, Sat June 11

May 12th, 2016
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Eli_Herrera_band_cbb6Elizabeth_Herrera_Rodriguez_7146_cSaturday, June 11, 2016, at 8 pm, $10 reg / $5 students. We are pleased to have this wonderful jazz performer back at Artword Artbar — Cuban vocalist and violinist Elizabeth Rodriguez and her band Eli’s Quartet. Band members: Elizabeth Rodriguez voice and violin, Jose Hernandez drums, Devin Patten bass, John Imre piano. Elizabeth will perform some Cuban classics, a lot of Brazilian tunes, including Antonio Carlos (Tom) Jobim songs, and American jazz standards with some Latin arrangements. Read more…

Event, Music-Jazz, Music-Latin

Jazz with Chris Wallace’s Many Names Trio, Friday June 10

May 11th, 2016
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Chris_Wallace_cFriday June 10, 2016, at 8 pm, $15 / $10 students. Jazz with Chris Wallace‘s Many Names Trio: Adrean Farrugia on piano, Artie Roth on bass, Chris Wallace on drums. They will be exploring original compositions by each of the three members of the trio as well as playing some classic piano trio jazz standards.
Chris Wallace, a drummer and composer originally from Regina, lived a decade in Edinburgh, Scotland Read more…

Event, Music-Jazz

Psychedelic jazz fusion, Doug Murphy, Thur June 9

May 10th, 2016
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Doug Murphy_c5014_2Doug_Murphy_June9_2016_PicsArt_06-05-07.29.16_aThursday June 9, 2016, 8 pm, $10 reg / $5 students. A return appearance of “It Is What It Is” — fusion psychedelic jazz featuring the far-out fabulous Doug Murphy on guitar. All original compositions, mostly by Doug himself. Also some free-form improvisations. The band includes Mike Ricci sax and flute, Oscar Galbraith drums, Alana Gunn bass, and more, including fire-spinner Katelyn Rae. Opening set by percussionist Steph Thorsteinson (kill the oppressor).

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Event, Music-Jazz

Singers Playground Workshop w Micah Barnes, Sat June 4, 1 to 5 pm

May 7th, 2016
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Micah_Barnes_cSaturday June 4, 2016, 1:00 to 5:00 pm, workshop. Singers Playground Workshop w Micah Barnes, Micah writes: “While performing in Hamilton, I’ll will be coaching a workshop! Please do tell your pals!” Former Nylon and founder of Singers Playground will be covering the proper warm up, smart technique, performance technique and overcoming stage fright in this special four-hour workshop. $45
Bring a song to sing and receive one-on-one coaching!
Info on Micah’s coaching here: http://www.singersplayground.com

Event, Special event

Micah Barnes “New York Stories”, Fri & Sat, June 3 & 4

May 6th, 2016
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micah_barnes_albumFriday June 3 and Saturday June 4, 2016, at 8 pm. $15 advance / $20 at the door. Two shows!   BUY_tix_buttonBook advance tix online
The fabulous chart-topping jazz singer-songwriter Micah Barnes is returning to Artword Artbar for a two-show run of his New York Stories. His critically acclaimed disc New York Stories (eOne Music) is a personal ode to romance in the City That Doesn’t Sleep. Inspired by the classic songwriting of Fats Waller, George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin, this self-penned song cycle takes the listener on a journey through Manhattan’s musical history including the Cotton Club, the Apollo Theatre, Broadway and late night jazz clubs.
New York Stories was conceived while Barnes was romancing his partner who was working on Broadway at the Palace Theatre. Their apartment was on Lenox Avenue in Harlem, right on the site of the legendary Savoy Ballroom, and just a few blocks from Apollo Theatre. Micah decided to make the most of the musical and romantic inspiration and rented an hourly piano studio off Times Square to sketch the songs that would become New York Stories. These songs are inspired by the composers writers who created so many of the classic jazz, Broadway and pop songs in those very piano studios.   http://www.micahbarnes.com
Micah Barnes began his career as Read more…

Event, Music-Jazz, Special event

Big Fat Greek Jewish Music Night, Thurs June 2

May 5th, 2016
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Friends_ofMarkosThe_HorablesThursday June 2, 2016, at 8 pm, $15, $10 students/seniors. Big Fat Greek Jewish Music Night: The Horables and Friends of Markos bring you a night of Klezmer and Rebetiko. They will be swapping scales, musical instruments and languages. Come for the Hora and stay for the Hassapiko. The Horables play Klezmer, Django style jazz, polkas, Gypsy dance tunes, rags from the age of steam and the occasional Cajun tune just to scare the horses. The Friends of Markos play an exciting and fun mix of Greek and Aegean-area music, focusing on traditional rebetiko, a Greek style of urban folk that features catchy bouzouki leads and powerful nine-beat rhythms. www.thehorables.com        www.thefriendsofmarkos.weebly.com

The Friends of Markos band members: Michael Kaler bouzouki and vocals, Michaelangelo Iafalldano vocals, baglama, clarinet and percussion, Rachel Melas upright bass, accordion and violin, Conny Nowe guitar, vocals and mandolin, Mark Zurawinski percussion.

The Horables band members: Rachel Melas has spent decades playing bass in various bands, and decided that she liked Klezmer music so much that she would learn a whole new instrument to play it. Conny Nowe is rhythm guitarist in Swamperella, and has been playing Klezmer and Old Time music on the mandolin for the last 15 years. Rachel Shenin, violinist, leads the Bulgars and Freylachs fearlessly, solos effortlessly on the jazz tunes and sings in Yiddish. Michael Kaler plays upright bass with The Horables, and plays bouzouki with the Friends of Markos.

Event, Music, Music-folk