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Jazz vocal jam w. Sue Ramsay Trio, Thurs Oct 20

September 6th, 2016
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Sue_RamsayThursday October 20, 2016, at 8 pm, $10 /$5. Jazz vocalist Sue Ramsay hosts another of her jazz vocal jams, backed by Bob Shields on guitar, Adam Fielding on drums and Clark Johnston on stand-up bass. With some storytelling in the mix. Seasoned singers and students all welcome. Singers bring lead sheets please. Sue says: “I want to create an environment where singers can do their thing and promote whatever they’re working on.  And I get to try out new material and jam with my trio. I have often found being a singer is a lonely road. The path is not always clear but so much easier with a network of friends around.”  http://www.suzanne-ramsay.com/ .

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

closed, no event, Fri Sept 30

August 22nd, 2016
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Friday, September 30, 2016. Closed. No event.

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60s Folk Revival Sing-a-long, Thurs Sept 29

August 21st, 2016
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Sue_and_Dwight_logoThursday September 29, 2016, at 8 pm, $15. Back by popular demand! BUY_tix_buttonBook online
Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone
, a 60s Folk Revival sing-a-long concert, a 60s Folk Revival sing-a-long concert, with Sue Peters (vocals),  Michelle Rumball (vocals), Dwight Peters (vocals, 6 & 12 string guitars) and Tony Laviola (double bass). Imagine an evening that transforms the Artword Artbar into one of the 1960s coffeehouses of Yorkville or Greenwich Village. The lyrics have meaning, the voices are true and passionate in solo and in harmony, and the music inspires the audience to join in. Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone recreates the songs of hope and social justice, messages that still resonate today. The show covers the songs of the great singers and poets including Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Ian & Sylvia, Peter Paul and Mary, and Phil Ochs. Song-sheets are provided. http://wherehaveallthefolksongsgone.blogspot.ca/

Event, Music, Special event

Harrison Kennedy, Roots en Route events at Artword, Wed Sept 28

August 20th, 2016
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renr_logoRoots en Route Festival of World Music, Dance, Spoken Word, presented by Matapa in multiple venues. http://www.matapa.org/ and  http://rootsenroutefest.com/new-events/
Events at Artword Artbar:
harrison-kennedy-juno-2016_cWednesday, September 28, 2016, at 7:30 pm. Renowned blues artist Harrison Kennedy in the intimate cafe setting of Artword Artbar. Tickets $20.00 online at http://rootsenrouteharrisonkennedy.bpt.me/

Harrison Kennedy’s album This Is From Here was awarded the 2016 Blues Album of the Year at the 45th annual JUNO Awards. This was the 6th nomination for the Hamilton based artist.
Harrison grew up in a house filled with music and famous visitors such as Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and Lonnie Johnson. In 1969 he took a hiatus from college to become a founding member of the million selling Detroit Soul super group The Chairmen of the Board with whom he toured the world, as well as appearing on Soul Train, American Bandstand and the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
Since signing with Electro-Fi Records in 2007, Harrison Kennedy has released 5 internationally acclaimed albums Read more…

Event, Music, Music-Blues, Special event

Trinite, Roots en Route events at Artword, Mon Sept 26

August 19th, 2016
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renr_logoRoots en Route Festival of World Music, Dance, Spoken Word, presented by Matapa in multiple venues. http://www.matapa.org/ and  http://rootsenroutefest.com/new-events/
Events at Artword Artbar:
Dance-Trinite_cMonday, September 26, 2016, 8:30 pm. $20 (advance reserve 905-543-8512), $25 door. Trinite dance trio:
Nickeshia Garrick ,(Canada); Collette Murray (Canada);
Shelly Ann Mc Leod (Trinidad). These three women entertain and educate, through movement and song.

Dance, Event, Music, Music-World, Special event

Dance: Learie Mc Nicolls, Roots en Route at Artword, Sun Sept 25

August 18th, 2016
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renr_logoRoots en Route Festival of World Music, Dance, Spoken Word, presented by Matapa in multiple venues. http://www.matapa.org/ and  http://rootsenroutefest.com/new-events/
Events at Artword Artbar:
artword_box_0990Sunday, September 25, 2016, 8 pm, $20 (advance reserve 905-543-8512), $25 door. Artword Theatre presents a dance double-bill:
Once I Lived in the Box (30-minute version) is choreographed by Learie Mc Nicolls, performed by dancers Angela Del Franco, Sharon Harvey, Tanis Macarthur and Learie Mc Nicolls. “Once I lived in the box/ hated the box/ loved the box/ respected the box/ got angry at the box… ” The piece is a sequence of trios, duets and solos, that reveal different aspects of isolation and connection, vulnerability and trust. Learie_McNicolls_0194_cThe full length version of this stunning work premiered at the Hamilton Fringe Festival 2016, to rave reviews.
The Parrot of Paradise is a Caribbean tale told in dance and spoken word, written and performed by Learie Mc Nicolls. This is the premiere of a new work. It tells a story of a individual chosen to tell a short tale of a particular incident on a particular island. The story draws on Learie’s own experience growing up in the Caribbean, and is partly autobiographical, partly historical. Duration 20 mins.

Dance, Event, Theatre

Hannah Shira Naiman, banjo + Niagara String Band, Sat Sept 24

August 17th, 2016
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Hannah_Shira_Naiman_origcSaturday September 24, 2016, at 8 pm, $8 advance (905-543-8512), at door $10, $5 students. Hannah Shira Naiman, singer/banjoist from Toronto, brings you original songs, played on the clawhammer banjo, sung with the appalachian sound. “Songs not from the mountains, but from a rocky, rugged place.” Hannah stops by on her way to a Bluegrass festivalNiagara_String_Band_c in Virginia. http://www.hannahshiranaiman.com/music.html
Hannah has invited the Niagara String Band (Alex Andrews and Shawn Fehlow, R & L in photo), as special guests for the evening. The duo perform a range of musical styles popularized in the early 20th century, an eclectic repertoire drawn from old recordings and sheet music. They play a variety of instruments including guitar, upright bass, 5 and 6 string banjo, piano, mandolin, fiddle, and harmonica.  http://www.niagarastringband.com/

Event, Music, Music-folk

India to Scotland: Neeraj Prem & Ruth Sutherland, Roots en Route, Fri Sept 23

August 16th, 2016
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renr_logoRuth_Sutherland+pic_cRoots en Route Festival of World Music, Dance, Spoken Word, presented by Matapa in multiple venues. http://www.matapa.org/ and  http://rootsenroutefest.com/new-events/
Events at Artword Artbar:
Neeraj+Prem_cFriday September 23, 2016, 8 pm, $25 door, $20 advance*. India to Scotland: Neeraj Prem and Ruth Sutherland.
Neeraj Prem (sitar and vocals), originally from India, and Ruth Sutherland (Celtic harp and vocals), originally from Scotland, are both based in Hamilton now. The two musicians will share their musical roots and collaborate on stage for everyone to enjoy. *For advance tickets: call 289-700-9997, or 289-396-9906

Event, Music-World, Special event

Acoustic Moments, reggae concert & dinner, Sat Sept 17

August 14th, 2016
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Jay_Mr._D.I.DSaturday September 17, 2016, doors 7:30 pm, dinner 8 pm, show 9 pm. Dinner and show $20 (must reserve), show only $10 at door.  Mr. Jay hosts another fabulous Riddim_Riders_Unplugged_cAcoustic Moments show & dinner, with world-class reggae music by The Riddim Riders and guests. Chef Learie Mc Nicolls will be cooking up some jerk chicken with rice and steam vegetables, Trinidad style. Vegetarian stir fry and vegetarian soup will also be available. Reserve seats for dinner before Sept. 13 (905-543-8512).

Event, Music, Music-World, Special event

Supercrawl special Jazz: Chris Maskell Quartet, Sun Sept 11, 2-4 pm

August 13th, 2016
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Chris_Maskell_1X3A2601_cSunday September 11, 2016, afternoon 2 to 4 pm, $10 or by donation, students $5. Supercrawl special concert: Jazz with the Chris Maskell Quartet: Chris Maskell saxophone and compositions, Gentiane MG piano, Levi Dover bass, Louis-Vincent Hamel drums.
Chris Maskell is an emerging voice in the Montreal and Ottawa jazz scenes. As a recent graduate of the McGill University jazz program, he has had the chance to study with saxophonists such as Donny Kennedy, Frank Lozano and Remi Bolduc. At this performance, his group will present a mix of original music and jazz standards. The quartet is in Toronto on September 10th for a performance at the Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Festival.  chrismaskell.com

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

Supercrawl special, Blues w. Beg To Differ Trio, Sat Sept 10

August 12th, 2016
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BegToDiffer2Saturday September 10, 2016, 8 pm, tip jar. Supercrawl special. An Artword favourite, the high-energy Beg To Differ Trio playing blues / jazz / funk — Tim Ninehouse on keyboards, vocals; Doug Sikma on guitar; Steve Foster on drums. Unique renditions of blues, jazz and funk songs, drawing from a large musical repertoire from early blues roots to jazzified contemporary songs. http://reverbnation.com/begtodiffertrio

Event, Music

Supercrawl special, R&B / soul w. Andre Bisson and band, Fri Sept 9

August 11th, 2016
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AndreBisson-0394-RR_cFriday September 9, 2016, 8 pm, $10. (Supercrawl weekend special concert at Artword Artbar.) Kicking off our Fall season, award-winning soul and R&B vocalist André Bisson and his band: André Bisson (vocals/guitar), Loretta Hale (trumpet), Simon Wheeldon (tenor sax), Mike Rowell (bass), Sean Bruce Parker (drums). Come see them off before their 6th UK Tour this September.
Website: http://www.andrebisson.ca/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/andreandthejtones
Since 2005, André Bisson has been performing his unique blend of R&B and Soul throughout the US, Canada, England, Wales & Ireland.

Event, Music, Music-Blues

closed to Sept 8

August 7th, 2016
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Artword Artbar is closed from July 24 to Sept 8, 2016. Contact us by email artword@artword.net.

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