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Halloween Thriller Concert: Brownman Ali Electryc Trio + 1, Mon Oct 29

September 26th, 2018
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Monday October 29, 2018, 7:30 pm, $15.00, $10 students. Book online   BUY_tix_button
Special event at Artword Artbar!
Acclaimed jazz / hip-hop trumpet player Brownman Ali will lead an all-star quartet through his popular annual Halloween Thriller concert.
Brownman Ali – electric trumpet (Jay-z, Guru, Missy Elliot)
Nick Maclean – synthesizer (Snaggle, Robert Ball, Ori Dagan)
Sean Dennis – 6-string electric bass (Brownman Electryc Trio)
Jacob Aylward – drums (KC Roberts & The Live Revolution)
The much lauded Brownman Electryc Trio + 1 will perform the entire Michael Jackson Thriller recording, interpreted and re-worked in the Miles Davis-esque fashion this multiple National Jazz Award winning improviser has become known for.  In addition to the quartet performing Thriller top to bottom, other MJ classics will be featured through the night for this unique Halloween jazz party series.  Costumes and Thriller video dance moves encouraged.  http://www.thriller.brownman.com/

Event, Music, Music-Jazz, Music-pop-etc., Special event

Steel City Jazz Festival, 2018, Thompson Egbo-Egbo Trio

September 24th, 2018
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Steel City Jazz Festival, 2018, Sunday October 28, 7:30 pm. Thompson Egbo-Egbo Trio. Pianist Thompson Egbo-Egbo, drummer Jeff Halischuk, and bassist Randall Hallhttps://egbomusic.com/
Artword Artbar. $15/$10 for students.

https://steelcityjazzfest.com/

Event, Steel City Jazz Festival

Steel City Jazz Festival, 2018, Brad Cheeseman Group, Sat Oct 27

September 23rd, 2018
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Steel City Jazz Festival, 2018.  Saturday October 27, 8:00 pm. Brad Cheeseman Group: Brad Cheeseman – electric bass; Robert Chapman – guitar; Sam Kogen – piano; Marito Marques – drums; James Bayford – sax.  bradcheeseman.com
bradcheeseman.bandcamp.com

Brad Cheeseman is a JUNO-nominated bassist and composer from Hamilton, Ontario. Cheeseman’s lyrical bass playing and melody-driven compositions have been featured on Canadian, American, and European stages, and captured on four original recordings. Cheeseman’s newest recording, The Tide Turns, chronicles a period of change, self-discovery and reinvention, and reinforces the cornerstones of his music: engaging melodies, playful rhythms, and an honest, emotional core. In 2016, his acclaimed Brad Cheeseman Group won the Montreal Jazz Festival’s coveted Grand Prix de Jazz.
Venue: Artword Artbar, $15/$10 for students.

**SCJF second event on Saturday October 27, 8:00 pm. The Jazz Connection Big Band. This concert is at The Music Hall at Main & McNab. $20/$15 for students.

https://steelcityjazzfest.com/

Event, Steel City Jazz Festival

Steel City Jazz Festival 2018, Broadsway: Heather Bambrick, Julie Michels, Diane Leah, Fri Oct 26

September 22nd, 2018
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Steel City Jazz Festival, 2018. Friday October 26, 8:00 pm. Smordin Law Artist-in-Residence Series – Heather Bambrick.
Broadsway: vocalists Heather Bambrick and Julie Michels, pianist Diane Leah. https://thebroadswayshow.com/
Artword Artbar. $15/$10 for students.
https://steelcityjazzfest.com/

Event, Steel City Jazz Festival

Steel City Jazz Festival 2018, Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley, Thurs Oct 25

September 21st, 2018
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Steel City Jazz Festival, 2018. Thursday October 25, 8:00 pm. Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley. Classic & vintage jazz & blues. Diana Braithwaite vocals, Chris Whitely trumpet & cornet, John Sheard piano, Ron Johnston bass, Vince Macaroni on drums. http://hotblues.ca/
Artword Artbar $15/$10 for students.
https://steelcityjazzfest.com/

Event, Steel City Jazz Festival

Steel City Jazz Festival 2018, Heather Bambrick Quartet, Wed Oct 24

September 20th, 2018
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Steel City Jazz Festival, 2018. Wednesday October 24, 8:00 pm. Smordin Law Artist-in-Residence Series – Heather Bambrick Quartet. Join vocalist Heather Bambrick (JUNO / ECMA Nominee) and her all-star quartet (Adrean Farrugia, Ross MacIntyre, and Colleen Allen) for this show that will be musical, funny, and highly entertaining.  https://www.heatherbambrick.ca/
Artword Artbar, $15/$10 for students.
https://steelcityjazzfest.com/

Event, News, Steel City Jazz Festival

Steel City Jazz Festival 2018, Allison Au Quartet, Tues Oct 23

September 19th, 2018
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Steel City Jazz Festival, 2018. Tuesday October 23, 8:00 pm. Allison Au Quartet:
Allison Au alto saxophone, Todd Pentney piano, Jon Maharaj bass, Fabio Ragnelli drums. Allison Au earned her first Juno nomination for her debut album The Sky Was Pale Blue, then Grey in 2013, and in 2016 seized the Juno for Best Jazz Album of The Year: Group for Forest Grove.
https://www.allisonau.com/
Artword Artbar, $15/$10 for students.
https://steelcityjazzfest.com/

Event, Steel City Jazz Festival

Hill Brothers Bluegrass Band, Sat Oct 20

September 18th, 2018
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Saturday October 20, 2018, at 8:00 pm, $15. Call 905-543-8512 to reserve. Book online   BUY_tix_button
A return visit from the renowned Hill Brothers Bluegrass Band. The band: Randal Hill mandolin and vocals; Rocky Hill guitar and vocals; Tim McDonald banjo and vocals; Owen Mahoney bass and vocals.

Event, Music, Music-bluegrass

Collette Savard and The Savants, Fri Oct 19, 2018

September 17th, 2018
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Friday October 19, 2018 at 8 pm, $15.
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A return visit from the delightful singer-songwriter Collette Savard and her band The Savants: Rebecca Campbell back vocals and rhythm, Megan Worthy keys and back vocals, Tim Posgate electric guitar,  Martin Worthy drums, John Switzer bass. And Collette Savard brings the songs, the one-liners, and more instruments than she has sense.
With her palette of acoustic folk instruments, Collette whittles out of her imagination beautiful song gems. She brings them to you wrapped in the exciting package of her band of seasoned masters. www.collettesavard.com/

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Event, Music, Music-singer/songwriter

Jonas Pearson Paavola, Scott Taplay, Dave Hollingshead, Justin Mchugh, Thurs Oct 18

September 16th, 2018
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Thursday October 18, 2018, at 8 pm, $10. Jazz musicians Jonas Pearson Paavola (bass), Scott Taplay (guitar), Dave Hollingshead (piano) and Justin McHugh (drums) have a new project they would like to showcase at Artword Artbar. They are calling this the Collective of Bad Decisions. “Each composition has a different concept in it … Essentially we’re borrowing existing concepts from avant garde classical music and adding as much improvisation as possible and any other crazy ideas we can imagine.” Artword has known these musicians for a long time, so we are up for whatever adventures you fellas are up to.

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

CANCELLED: Whoever You Are, a play reading, Tues & Wed Oct 16 & 17

September 12th, 2018
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CANCELLED/ Unfortunately we are not able to proceed with this planned reading. We will try again in 2019….
[Tuesday October 16 and Wednesday October 17, 2018, at 8 pm. $10/pwyc. Artword Theatre presents a reading of Whoever You Are, a play by Ronald Weihs, based on a short story by science fiction writer Judith Merril. Read more…

Event, Theatre

Rae Billing and her band Crybaby, Sat Oct 13

September 11th, 2018
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Saturday October 13, 2018, 8 pm, $15. Book online   BUY_tix_button
Alt-country songstress Rae Billing returns to Artword Artbar with her full band Crybaby: Rae Billing on vocals and acoustic guitar, Andrew Aldridge on guitar, Greg Brisco on keys, Scott Bell on bass and Lucky Pete Lambert on drums. Opening set by singer-songwriter Dave Pomfret. Rae will be showcasing songs from the new CD “Still”
“New album called ‘Still’ contains tales of aching hearts and lost landscapes and a spine-chilling version of Bobby Gentry’s classic “Ode to Billy Joe.” June 2018, Graham Rockingham, Hamilton Spectator
(Photo by Mike Cameron). http://www.raebilling.com/

Event, Music, Music-country, Music-pop-etc.

James Gordon, iconic singer-songwriter, returns! Fri Oct 12

September 10th, 2018
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Friday October 12, 2018, at 8 pm, $15. Book online   BUY_tix_button
Back at Artword Artbar for a solo concert.
Iconic Canadian songwriter James Gordon got his start in show business in the clubs, festivals and recording studios of Hamilton. He returns to his roots with songs about Canada’s roots in a solo concert at the Artword Artbar. A multi-instrumentalist, we’ll hear him on guitar, piano, banjo, harmonica and penny whistle at this intimate performance. His latest album Sunny Jim on Borealis Records made it to #2 on the national airplay charts in the roots/folk category, and he’ll be previewing some material from his NEXT album at this concert . Find out more at www.jamesgordon.ca

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Event, Music, Music-folk, Music-singer/songwriter

Singer-songwriter double bill: Jennifer Foster & Paul Linklater, Thurs Oct 11

August 17th, 2018
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Thursday October 11, 2018, at 8 pm, $10.  Jennifer Foster + Paul Linklater: singer-songwriter double bill.
Jennifer Foster is a Toronto-based singer-songwriter and musician who has released three solo albums and collaborated with some of the country’s finest acts. Her last cd earned a JUNO nomination for Canadian producer Michael Phillip Wojewoda. Jennifers sophisticated songwriting draws on pop, prog and folk influences, and shell be showcasing brand new material on acoustic guitar, accompanied by Doug Friesen on standup bass.http://jenniferfoster.net/
Paul Linklater returns to Artword Artbar, this time with Paul, Doug and Matias, Paul Linklater guitar, Doug Friesen bass, Matias Recharche drums. Paul Doug and Matias is a trio featuring Canadian guitarist Paul Linklater (Pinecones, Bidiniband) and his longtime buddy/collaborator bassist Doug Friesen (John K Samson).  Matias Recharche is the featured percussionist and he brings major dynamics — weird worlds! “Linklater thrives on thwarting the sonic convention of the strumming troubadour.”  www.paullinklater.com

Event, Music, Music-singer/songwriter

Water Bear: songwriters Tom Dusome & Alex T. Wed Oct 10

August 16th, 2018
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Wednesday October 10, 2018, 8 pm, $10/pwyc. Our friends Water Bear (songwriters Tom Dusome & Alex T.) are back. “We write songs about resistance, resilience, and home.”
https://waterbear.bandcamp.com

Plus a guest set by The Do-Gooders: Dan Murray guitar/vocals,
Stu Gritter guitar/vocals, and Geoff Ball guitar/vocals.

Event, News

Jazz w. the Alex Tomowich Quartet, Sat Oct 6

August 15th, 2018
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Saturday October 6, 2018, 8 pm,
$10/ $5 students. An evening with the Alex Tomowich Quartet: William Fachin on drums, Michael Morabito on saxophone(s), Victor Agrippa on EWI (electronic wind instrument), Alex Tomowich on piano. The quartet is an exhilarating group based out of the GTA whose music covers the spectrum of musical genre: from innovative originals to Joe Satriani to Bud Powell to AC/DC to Joey Calderazzo. The band consists of students of award-winning musicians such as Adrean Farrugia, Pat Collins, Kevin Dempsey, Kirk MacDonald, Robi Botos, and Kelly Jefferson.

Event, Music-Jazz

Singer-songwriter Will Gillespie, Fri Oct 5

August 14th, 2018
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Friday October 5, 2018, at 8:00 pm, $10. Singer-songwriter Will Gillespie returns with a solo show. You will recognize him as author/star of Swingin’ in St. Johns, and for his role in MacBush the Musical, both at Artword Artbar.
Born and raised in South Porcupine, Northern Ontario, now finding a home in Hamilton, Will Gillespie has developed an elegant and eccentric sound all his own. He is a dynamic performer with a diverse catalogue of original songs, combining elements of Folk, Rock & Roll and Cabaret. https://www.willgillespie.ca/
“From songwriter to crooner and cabaret man to power pop genius, Will Gillespie is always evolving his artistry.”

Event, Music, Music-cabaret, Music-country, Music-rock, Music-singer/songwriter

Tragedy Ann (Liv Cazzola & Braden Phelan) + Sophia Perlman, Thur Oct 4

August 14th, 2018
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Thursday October 4, 2018 at 8 pm. $15 at door, OR $10 advance Book online   BUY_tix_button

Guelph-based folk duo Tragedy Ann (Liv Cazzola vocals, accordion, ukulele, singing saw and Braden Phelan vocals, guitars) have a debut full-length album Matches, out in September. Artword Artbar is a stop on their Canadian tour (ON, QC, BC, NS, NB) in support of the new album.

Their special guest for the evening is our good friend and stunning jazz vocalist Sophia Perlman, with some new songs and old.

https://www.tragedyannmusic.com/home

Event, Music, Music-folk, Music-Jazz, Music-singer/songwriter