Artword Artbar is a licenced cafe-bar (all ages) for live music, theatre, contemporary dance.
Your hosts Ronald Weihs, Judith Sandiford. For reservations & info: call 905-543-8512, 905-912-9083. EMAIL artword@artword.net. BUY tickets online for some shows! BUY_tix_button

"Artword Artbar is a cosy little licensed listening room on Colbourne at James St. N., that always features interesting live music." Graham Rockingham, Hamilton Spectator 03/29/12

 

Singer-songwriter Pip, with Brad Cheeseman & Jadon Haughton, Thurs Nov 23

October 27th, 2017
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Thursday November 23, 2017 at 8 pm, $10/$5. Singer-songwriter Pip writes distinctive and melodic art-pop songs with jazz and world elements. He will be joined by seasoned, award-winning Brad Cheeseman on bass and young up-and-comer-to-watch Jadon Haughton on drums.  Together they will fashion interpretations of new songs from the 2017 album Twenty-Four Obscurity Mills and other songs composed by Pip.
metrophilmusic.bandcamp.com/album/twenty-four-obscurity-mills

http://bradcheeseman.com/

Event, Music: singer-songwriter

Timna & Dario Duo (Brazil/Argentina), Wed Nov 22

October 25th, 2017
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Wednesday November 22, 2017, 8 pm, $10. Timna & Dario Duo (Timna Comedi and Darío Acosta Teich). Opening set by Euphonic.
A beautiful Brazilian voice and  Argentinian guitar come together in exquisite arrangements that combine tropical rhythms with jazzy harmonies and a touch of contemporary music. After launching their album Tabula Rasa in 2015, Timna & Dario presented it in Argentina, Brazil, Spain, France, Belgium, England, Netherlands, Israel and Palestine. Currently they are finishing their second CD called Tipo um Album, featuring songs by Chico Buarque. https://www.facebook.com/timnaydario/
“Her voice shines expressive, like fresh spring water. His guitar is clever, eloquent. A music and talent hug” (“La Gaceta” Newspaper)
Euphonic is an eclectic trio of instrumentalists: Bob Wegner on guitar, Vince Waters on drums and Geoff Ball on cello perform original songs influenced by classical, spanish, folk, ragtime and jazz.

Event, Music-Latin, Music-World

The Secrets of the Gypsy Guitar: Oleg Timofeyev and Vadim Kolpakov, Tues Nov 21

October 24th, 2017
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Tuesday November 21, 2017, at 7:30 pm. $20 regular / $15 students, seniors. Reserve 905-543-8512 or  BUY_tix_buttonBook online.
The Secrets of the Gypsy Guitar, a performance by the ZINGARESCA Duo: Oleg Timofeyev and Vadim Kolpakov. Oleg Timofeyev is a pioneer in the revival of the Russian seven-string guitar. Vadim Kolpakov is the celebrated Russian-Roma (Gypsy) virtuoso, who grew up in Russian Roma musical tradition. The two musicians have been exploring an intricate mix of the written legacy of Russian guitar composers with the exciting living tradition of the Russian Roma (Gypsy).

Event, Music-folk, Music-World

Bossa Duo Angela Turone & Chris Platt, Fri Nov 17

October 23rd, 2017
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Friday November 17, 2017, $10. The Bossa Duo, vocalist Angela Turone and jazz guitarist Chris Platt, perform original arrangements and interpretations of bossa nova and samba favourites, written by some of Brazil’s most venerated composers and lyricists. With Pat Collins on bass. http://chrisplattmusic.ca/          http://www.angelaturone.com/
Angela Turone, a graduate of the University of Toronto’s jazz performance Read more…

Event, Music-Jazz, Music-World

closed Nov 15,16 & 18: Learie performing Harbourfront Nov 16-18

October 22nd, 2017
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Artword Artbar will be closed on Wed & Thurs Nov 15 & 16 and Sat Nov 18. Why? Dancer/choreographer Learie Mc Nicolls has been invited by Artistic Director Mimi Beck to be part of the DanceWorks 40th Anniversary Celebration at the Harbourfront Theatre Centre in Toronto (3 nights Nov 16, 17 &18). And Judith Sandiford is performing on laptop & projector with Learie for The Night Journey. And Ron is coming along on Thurs and Sat, so we are closing Artword Artbar for those two nights (plus Wed tech/dress in Toronto).
“A stellar performance of unique works, both remounts and premieres, reflecting DanceWorks inspired presentations over the last 40 years. Featured artists include Esmeralda Enrique & Joanna de Souza (Amalgam), Holly Small & Robert W. Stevenson (Cheap Sunglasses), Learie  McNicolls (The Night Journey and Excerpt from Dancing With The Ghost), and Denise Fujiwara (Songs That Move Us).” http://www.danceworks.ca/mainstage_event/40th-anniversary/

Dance, Event

SwingLine Big Band filling in for MOJO, Sat Nov 11

October 17th, 2017
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Saturday November 11, 2017, 8 pm, $15. Filling in for MOJO (who had to cancel) is the wonderful SwingLine band (The Little Big Band). SwingLine began as a project organized by Darren Blundell and Urmas Soomet. The musicians of this band were originally brought together purely for the love of music with no ongoing commitment. Over time musical ties grew stronger with a desire for the group to rehearse regularly and thus the band SwingLine was born  – an inspired band playing big band standards with some soulful R&B to round things off. Band Members: Darren Blundell-sax, Urmas Soomet-bass, Shari Vandermolen-vocals, Ray Chantler-trumpet, Don Hall-sax, Pat Lundy-sax, Tom Wallace-trombone, Wayne Allison-drums, Barry Smallbone-guitar.

Event, Music-Jazz

Jennis: Dennis Gaumond & Jen Gillmor, folk-blues, Fri Nov 10

October 17th, 2017
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Friday November 10, 2017, at 8 pm, $10. Back at Artword Artbar! Jennis, the delightful folk-blues duo.  Jennis brings together Guelph-based Dennis Gaumond’s original blues and folk with the diverse musical experiences of Toronto multi-instrumentalist Jen Gillmor. The unique blend of cello and dobro is augmented by the unusual sounds of the didgeridoo, custom-tuned harmonicas, flute, wah-guitar, jaw harp and wazinator.
www.jennis.ca     www.jengillmormusic.ca

Event, Music-Blues, Music-folk

Latin Music and Poetry peña with Marcelo Puente, Thurs Nov 9

October 16th, 2017
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Thursday November 9, 2017, at 8 pm, $10. Join us for a special evening: a Latin Peña Trova y Poesia,
with artists: Ama Luna, Edgardo Moreno, Fito Molina, Lil America, Marcelo Puente, Nancy Reyes, Constanza Durán and a guest youth poet.
https://www.facebook.com/events/163435450911998/?ti=cl.

From Wally Brooker’s Music Notes Newsletter: “Marcelo Puente [is] one of the outstanding exponents of the “nueva cancion” tradition in this (or any) country. Marcelo Puente came to Toronto in the aftermath of the coup in Chile in 1973, bringing his songs and poetry. In the late seventies he co-founded the popular Chilean-Greek band Los Compañeros, a group of anti-fascist exiles who discovered a common musical language.” For more info: http://companero-group-international.com/

Event, Literary, Spoken Word, Music-folk, Music-Latin

Water Bear (Tom Dusome and Alex T), and guests, Wed Nov 8

October 15th, 2017
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Wednesday November 8, 2017, tip jar. Our friend Tom Dusome is back with a new project — Water Bear is Tom Dusome and Alex T writing original songs that are honest, dealing with themes of autonomy, survival, and home. Some guests are on board for the evening: Babbage Industries and singer-songwriter Marie Avery.

Event, Music-folk, Music: singer-songwriter

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