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Posts created in May, 2019

Jazz w. the MOJO Octet, Saturday July 13, 2019.

May 27th, 2019
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Saturday July 13, 2019, at 8 pm, $15. The MOJO Octet brings together great players from the Hamilton and surrounding area, and a great repertoire to challenge them. Featuring five horn players: John Bialy trumpet; Don Templeton trombone; Darren Blundel alto sax; Lindsay Paul tenor sax; Dave Runbicini baritone sax; AND Brandon Walker piano; Tom Altobelli bass; Ken Bower drums. This dynamic octet takes an uncompromising approach to their own brand of jazz. Join the Men Of Jazz Octet for a great evening of hard bop and beyond from composers such as Don Sickler, Dave Holland and Bill Cunliffe.

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

Jazz w. Lorne Lofsky guitar & Adrean Farrugia piano, Fri July 12

May 25th, 2019
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Friday July 12, 2019, at 8 pm, $20 regular / $10 students. Call 905-543-8512 or Book online   BUY_tix_button

Modern instrumental improvised music with The Lorne Lofsky / Adrean Farrugia Quartet: featuring Lorne Lofsky guitar; Adrean Farrugia piano; Kieran Overs acoustic bass; Chris Wallace drums.
Lorne Lofsky is an internationally recognized jazz guitarist. Born and raised in Toronto, he has been playing professionally for the last 42 years. He has played/toured or recorded with a who’s who of the jazz world, including Oscar Peterson, Ed Bickert, Rob McConnell, Chet Baker, Joey DeFrancesco, Pepper Adams, Ray Brown, Neils Henning Orsted  Pederson, Rosemary Clooney, Kirk MacDonald, Dave Holland, and many other respected members of the international jazz community.
Award winning pianist and composer Adrean Farrugia is one of Canada’s most distinct voices on the piano. Since the late 1990s Adrean has been in high demand as a freelance performer and educator. Keeping a busy touring schedule, mainly as a sideman, Adrean has toured extensively across Canada and the United States as well as in venues across Europe, Australia, the UK, Israel and in Japan. Adrean has performed/recorded with some of music’s greatest and most diverse artists including: Sheila Jordan, Ernie Watts, Brad Goode, Pat Labarbera, Adam Nussbaum, Curtis Fuller, Cyrille Aimee,  Lorne Lofsky, Molly Johnson, Jane Bunnett, Joel Frahm, Dafnis Prieto, Kinan Azmeh, Kenny Wheeler, Don Thompson.

Event, Music, Music-Improvisors, Music-Jazz

The Vagabond Duet, Rachel Nolan & Geoff Ball, Thur July 11

May 23rd, 2019
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Thursday July11, 2019, 8 pm, $10.
The Vagabond Duet: Geoff Ball on cello, guitar and vocals, and Rachel Nolan on pedal harp, lever harp and vocals. The Vagabond Duet mixes and mashes musical genres with reckless abandon. Cello and harp and two voices come together to bring you folk & baroque, old and new, fierce and lilting, existentialism and hope. In addition to their original compositions, you will hear Simon & Garfunkel, Claude Debussy, The Tea Party, Fleetwood Mac and more, as you have never heard them before.

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

Carissa Kimbell’s Going Away/EP Fundraising Show, Wed July 10

May 22nd, 2019
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Wednesday July 10, 2019, at 8 pm. Carissa Kimbell‘s Going Away/EP Fundraising Show. Tickets are $25 (includes digital download). Ticket link Eventbrite.

Singer-songwriter Carissa Kimbell is performing original songs from her new album Like Water, with Andrew Aldridge on lead guitar.

Like Water is Carissa Kimbell’s debut EP and features a collection of six songs reflecting the journey of deep self-discovery. The songs explore our relationship to water, a psychological symbol of that which is subconscious or hidden. Like Water offers honest and heartfelt songs about one woman’s experience and choice to swim in the waters of Self in search of freedom and control.

Event, Music, Music-pop-etc.

Latin-american folk music/ Canto popular latinoamericano, Sat July 6

May 20th, 2019
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Saturday July 6, 2019 at 8 pm, $15. Another of our Peña evenings, this time performed by Los Quatro: Marcelo Puente, Pepe Sanhueza, Nano Valverde, Miguel Vásquez. An evening of Latin-american folk music / Canto popular latinoamericano.

Event, Music, Music-Latin, Music-World

Jazz with the Nick Maclean Quartet, w. Brownman Ali, Fri July 5

May 19th, 2019
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Friday July 5, 2019 at 8 pm,
$15 at door, $10 advance online: Book online   BUY_tix_button

Jazz with the Nick Maclean Quartet: Nick Maclean piano, Brownman Ali trumpet, Jesse Dietschi bass, Tyler Goertzen drums.
The award-winning Nick Maclean Quartet makes Artword Artbar the second stop of their September tour. Led by 26-year-old fast-rising piano star Nick Maclean, this contemplative and often thrilling quartet explores modern jazz in the vein of 60’s Blue Note era Herbie Hancock. The quartet features Brownman Ali, internationally acclaimed jazz trumpet iconoclast: “Canada’s preeminent jazz trumpet player” (NYC Village Voice).
Nick Maclean – piano (www.NicholasMaclean.com)     Brownman Ali – trumpet (www.Brownman.com)
Jesse Dietschi – bass (www.JesseDietschi.com)     Tyler Goertzen – drums

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

Water Bear: songwriters Tom Dusome & Alex T., Thurs July 4

May 18th, 2019
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Thursday July 4, 2019, 8 pm, $10/pwyc. They just Keep Comin’ Back! Alt-Rock act Water Bear (songwriters Tom Dusome & Alex T.) returns to the Artbar to release their song Keep Comin’ Back, produced, mixed, and recorded by Hamilton legend Mike Trebilcock.
Water Bear will perform two sets: one as a full band, and one as the original acoustic duo. 
“We write songs about resistance, resilience, and home.”
There will be an open mic to follow, for those who want to share.
https://waterbear.bandcamp.com

Event, Music, Music-singer/songwriter

Singer-songwriter night, host George Douglas, Thur June 27

May 17th, 2019
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Thursday June 27, 2019, at 8 pm. $10/pwyc. George Douglas hosts a singer-songwriter night at Artword Artbar, with Marcus Starr, Gavin O’Sullivan and Jesse Macrae. They will be serving up some tasty handcrafted songs for your entertainment and enjoyment. Start your Canada Day weekend on Thursday night!

Event, Music, Music-singer/songwriter

Vocalist Julianna Jones w. an evening of pop & RnB, Wed June 26

May 16th, 2019
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Wednesday June 26, 2019, at 8 pm, $10.  Twenty-one year old independent singer/songwriter and recording artist, Julianna Jones hosts an evening of her own original Pop and RnB songs. Plus a special guest, folk singer/songwriter Cassidy Taylor (photo left).
Musicians include: Spencer Devolin bass, James DeGeer guitar, Santiago Rozo keys, Cameron Watson bass.

Event, Music, Music-pop-etc.

Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble, Sat June 22

May 15th, 2019
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Saturday June 22, 2019 at 8 pm, $15. Call 905-543-8512 or Book online   BUY_tix_button

The Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble is back for their summer show at Artword. This ensemble combines the ancient rhythms of Africa with the jazz harmonies of modern times. Waleed Abdulhamid (Composer/Band Leader) explains:  “We play melody on top of traditional jazzy chord progressions with a twist of African ancient rhythms. There is a place for African instruments such as gombri, lakoumbe, marimba in the music.”
Band members are: Waleed Abdulhamid bass, vocals, percussion; Joseph Callender soprano and tenor saxophone; John Ebata keyboard, piano, accordion; Aaron Ferrera drums, percussion; Cory Sitek alto and soprano saxophone, flute.

Event, Music, Music-Jazz, Music-World

The Acoustics, world music and more, Fri June 21

May 14th, 2019
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Friday June 21, 2019, at 8 pm, $15. Call 905-543-8512 or Book online   BUY_tix_button

Back at Artword, The Acoustics: Bonnie Bell on violin, Vince Spoto on guitar and vocals, and Alfonso Spoto on accordion, playing their own lively and original folk/rock, world/roots compositions with distinctive musical arrangements.
For the past 16 years, they have been cultivating their unique music for local fans and venues. During this period they have released three studio CD’s, their debut CD (Dec. 2003) A Thousand Yesterdays, their second CD, Forever and a Day (Dec. 2007), and their third CD, Erie Long (Jan. 2013).

Event, Music, Music-roots, Music-World

World Refugee Day Celebration, Thurs June 20

May 13th, 2019
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Thursday June 20, 2019, at 8:00 pm, $20 or pwyc. World Refugee Day Concert hosted by the Emergency Support Committee for Refugees, in support of family reunification for refugees.
Arabic songs by Moutaz Al-Shalabi on oud and Marah Assaf on vocals.
Music of Latin America by Lil America and Marcelo Puente.
Eclectic roots rock by Babbage Industries.

Donations over $20 are eligible for an income tax receipt!

From the United Nations website: “In a world where violence forces thousands of families to flee for their lives each day, the time is now to show that the global public stands with refugees. On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.”

 

Event, Music-World, Special event

“Hamilton, Durand, Pub & Parlour” Capella Intima vocal quartet- Tues June 18 at 9 pm

May 11th, 2019
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Tuesday June 18, at 9 pm, free admission (sponsored by Hamilton Arts Council and the Downtown BIA). Part of Hamilton Arts Week.
Special event at Artword Artbar: The Capella Intima vocal quartet performs Hamilton, Durand, Pub & Parlour, the story of the founding of Hamilton, with music and readings from early 19th to 20th centuries. Fun, enlightening programme on the city’s early days: settlement, growth, war, court system, pub songs, churches, development. Readings are from Public Library archives. Runs 45 minutes.
Founded by tenor Bud Roach (of Hammer Baroque) in 2008, Capella Intima has carved out a niche for itself in the Toronto/Hamilton early music scene by presenting the vocal chamber music of the 17th century in exciting concerts of rarely-heard gems. With motets and cantatas for up to four voices interspersed with readings from composers, performers and critics of the period, audiences are given context to music
https://www.hamiltonartscouncil.ca/artsweek

Event, Literary, Spoken Word, Music, Music-Classical, Special event, Storytelling

Edgar Breau and Jean Caffeine “From punk to present” Sat June 15

May 10th, 2019
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Saturday June 15, 2019, at 8 pm, $15 door, $10 advance. Call 905-543-8512 or Book online   BUY_tix_button

From punk to present: Edgar Breau and Jean Caffeine bring songs and stories from their storied pasts.
Edgar Breau is a local and national treasure steeped in folk and Canadiana. Playing a style of guitar he describes as ‘Canadian primitive’, Edgar’s songs run the gamut from folk to blues to country to pastoral with a lyricism rare in this age of instant communication. Joining him on stage will be jazz vocalist extraordinaire, Colina Phillips of the legendary girl group, The Tiaras and a charter member of Toronto’s super session singers, THE GIRLS.
Jean Caffeine is an Austin-based genre-fluid artist who writes folk pop/folk punk and Americana hooky tunes that will burrow into your ear. In the mid aughts, Jean spent two years in Hamilton and a year in TO. During that time Jean collaborated musically with Mike Trebilcock. Mike T. will be backing Jean up at the show. Mike has played in the Killjoys, Simply Saucer and the low heels and composes music for ghoulish movies and musicals.

Event, Music, Music-singer/songwriter

Martin Verrall and Raphael Smith Keelan, Fri June 14

May 9th, 2019
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Friday June 14, 2019, at 8 pm, $10. Local legend singer-songwriter Martin Verrall is doing a full evening at Artword Artbar, with a guest set by singer-songwriter Raphael Smith Keelan. Martin’s band: Michael Williams bass, Joseph Hansen percussion, Chris Wilson guitar,
Martin Verrall is “… a prolific singer/songwriter, painter, and urban wanderer. [He is] a scribe who details the plights and triumphs of the human heart with dark romanticism, and captures the lonesome ambience of a rainy afternoon or a sleepless night.”  https://martinverrall.bandcamp.com/

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

Paul Linklater and Dale Morningstar, Thurs June 13

May 8th, 2019
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Thursday June 13, 2019, at 8 pm, $10/$15. Singer-songwriter guitarist Paul Linklater (of the Pinecones ) and multi-instrumentalist Dale Morningstar (of Dinner is Ruined) team up for a musical picnic. Paul is joined by Doug Friesen on bass.
“Linklater thrives on thwarting the sonic convention of the strumming troubadour.”  www.paullinklater.com

Event, Music, Music-Improvisors, Music-singer/songwriter

New Orleans jazz with Red Hot Ramble, Sat June 8

May 7th, 2019
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Saturday June 8, 2019, 8 pm, $15. Call 905-543-8512 or
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A return visit! New Orleans-style jazz with Red Hot Ramble: Roberta Hunt  lead vocals, piano; Jamie Stager vocals, trombone; Jacek “Jack” Zorawski vocals, acoustic bass; Glenn Anderson vocals, drums, and Jacob Gorzhaltsan vocals/reeds.
“New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz music is also the home of great blues, rhythm & blues, second lines and ‘street beats’. Red Hot Ramble throws them all into the pot with and dishes them out in generous portions with a distinct taste of Canadiana thrown in! To borrow an old Louisiana saying, ‘Come as you are, leave different’, Red Hot Ramble, now in their 8th year together, has a well-earned reputation for their performances living up to that motto.” Website:  www.redhotramble.ca

Event, Music, Music-Blues, Music-Jazz

McCurlie, Doidge and Wiles, Fri June 7

May 6th, 2019
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Friday June 7, 2019, at 8 pm, at 8 pm, $15. Call 905-543-8512 or
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McCurlie, Doidge and Wiles will perform local story songs and new originals from Caroline Wiles’s new album Living In The Now. Mike McCurlie, Bob Doidge and Caroline Wiles are an Ancaster-based trio who perform original folk-rock music and great story songs, many based on Ancaster’s history. These seasoned musicians are award winning songwriters/artists who sing fabulous three part harmonies. Mike McCurlie and Bob Doidge have been making music together since their early teens. Then along came Caroline Wiles, a songwriter from Montreal. They all start playing together, harmonizing, creating a groove with guitar, mandolin and bass.
www.mccurliedoidgeandwiles.com   and   www.carolinewiles.com.

Event, Music, Music-folk, Music-rock

Marshall Veroni, w. Emma Elena Grace, Thurs June 6

May 2nd, 2019
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Thursday June 6, 2019, at 8 pm, $10. Singer-songwriter Marshall Veroni, w. guest set by Emma Elena Grace. Marshall Veroni is a contemporary folk singer-songwriter from Owen Sound, Ontario. With the release of his first studio record In Fields, he intends to share his music with all of Canada. From October to December of 2018, he toured across Ontario. He is touring Ontario again in June before heading for western Canada this July. 
Marshal has a sound that rings with a raw honesty about the human condition that turns his performances into something intimate and personal, regardless the size of the audience.  https://marshallveroni.com/

Event, Music, Music-singer/songwriter

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