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Concert: Jessica Speziale, Trio Arjento, Sarah Beatty, Wed May 30

April 22nd, 2012
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Jessica Speziale_c.jpgWednesday May 30, at 8 pm, $5. Toronto-based singer/songwriter Jessica Speziale is coming to Artword Artbar for a stop of her Spring Tour! Joining her are Hamilton’s own Trio Arjento and Sarah Beatty. Jessica Speziale is a pop/rock musician and songwriter and uses powerhouse vocals with the intent of Serena Ryder and the soul of Alicia Keys. Hot on the tail of her debut EP release, Dear Reverie, Jessica is embarking on a 3-week solo tour across Southern Ontario. Sultry, rich, and fresh are some of the words fans and media have used to describe her sound. http://www.jessicaspeziale.com   Trio Arjento.jpghttp://www.jessicaspeziale.tumblr.com
Trio Arjento (Marcy Hull vocals, Jennifer Lockman piano, Tom Shea guitar) blends the singer-songwriter tradition with jazz and pop influences. The results are smooth, sophisticated and surprising. Intimate Sarah Beatty_en.jpgoriginal songs create musical tapestries where every note tells a story.
Sarah Beatty. is a contemporary folk singer-songwriter based out of Hamilton. She occupies the space between country, blues, jazz, and roots music, with dynamic vocals, expressive lyrics, and engaging melodies. Set to release her full-length debut album this month, she’s showcasing her most recent musical works.

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

NEW CONCERT: Tribal Gallery presents The Gypsy Rebels, Sat May 26

April 21st, 2012
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Tribal_Gallery_logo_2012a650.jpg “Experience World Music!” The Tribal Gallery Presents concert series.
gypsy_rebels_MichealTButch_c.jpgNEW CONCERT CHANGE: Saturday May 26 at 8 pm.  Tickets $15, call 905-385-1829. The Gypsy Rebels, led by Micheal T. Butch, are a Toronto-based Gypsy band with a repertoire of traditional Gypsy music mixed with elements of Reggae, Funk, R’n’B, and Soul. Acoustic guitar, upright bass, accordion, violin, and trumpet all support Micheal’s vocals in a unique blend of music. They play both traditional Roma Gypsy songs and and original songs composed by Micheal T Butch. gypsy_rebels_album.jpgTheir recent album is called “Between Worlds”. http://www.thegypsyrebels.com

[The Lemon Bucket Orkestra originally scheduled on this date has been invited to perform at a festival in Roumania. We’ll get them back in the fall.]

Event, Music, Tribal Gallery presents

PoeMagic, spoken word host Klyde Broox, Fri May 25, Fri June 22

April 20th, 2012
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Klyde_Broox_3c.jpgFourth Friday of month at 8 pm, pwyc. “PoeMagic“, an evening of spoken word, hosted by dub poet Klyde Broox.
Friday May 25, 2012. Featuring former CBC Poetry Faceoff winner, schoolteacher Michelle Muir. Klyde’s post on Facebook: “Lamentably, we will be without Richard Austin, who is having some immigration problems we are going to have to rally some money for Rich, because his bankbook hasn’t caught up with his name yet. Seriously though, i’m asking everyone who reads this to please pray for Richard Austin.”
Also on May 25, we will be honouring the memory of Gary Kristiansen, who performed at the April PoeMagic and passed away last week.
Friday June 22, 2012, details TBA.
All genres of spoken word poets welcome. Contact Klyde at  kbroox@porchlight.ca.  “Steeped in oral traditions, Broox’s gesture-enabled, dance and song-oriented, performances are consistently pitched to engage, entertain, and invite audiences to experience poetry as social communion.   … ” Read more…

Event, Literary, Spoken Word

Concert: jazz + classical piano, host Aaron Zukewich, Thurs May 24

April 18th, 2012
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Thursday May 24 at 8 pm, $5. An evening of piano music, classical and jazz, hosted by Aaron Zukewich. The first set is classical piano music performed by Nevena Kovacevic, Ola Kiermacz, Irina Tesker. Second set is jazz standards and originals performed by the Hands Together Trio:  Aaron Zukewich on piano,  Jon Tuyp drums, Joel Banks bass.

Event, Music-Classical, Music-Jazz

Concert: The Woodshed Orchestra + Joe Lapinski, Sat May 19

April 15th, 2012
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The WoodshedOrchestra-11_800c.jpgSaturday May 19 at 8 pm, $10. The Woodshed Orchestra is back! Dave Clark and his zany band of merry musicians. Plus an opening set by Joe Lapinski, singer-songwriter from St. Catharines.
The Woodshed Orchestra will bring its soulful musical reflections on Love & Affection! You just bring yourself and a couple of friends. Come sing, dance and celebrate with the Woodshed. Your heart will thank you. http://www.thewoodshedorchestra.com
“Dave Clark and the Woodshed Orchestra have this amazing ability to make real life sound like the best musical in the world. I can’t name another group of people who sound so JoeLapinski_promo1_04-070.jpgjoyous together, get to some essential truths about living, and dance their pants off doing it. Love them. They’re my favourite parade.” – Vish Khanna – CBC Radio3 – Exclaim Magazine – Guelph.
For more on Joe Lapinski (left), who is also Music Director of Suitcase-in-Point Theatre Company, visit www.joelapinski.ca

Event, Music

SPECIAL CONCERT: legendary blues/folk/jazz singer Josh White Jr, Fri May 18

April 12th, 2012
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Josh White, Jr. 650c.jpgFriday May 18, 2012 at 8 pm, $15 (reservations required, call 905-543-8512). Artword Artbar 15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton, announces a special concert with the legendary singer-songwriter-guitarist and social activist Josh White Jr., on his first Ontario visit since the 2010 Mariposa Festival. Josh will be playing an intimate concert of  blues, folk and a little jazz.  http://www.joshwhitejr.com/ Read more…

Event, Music, Special event