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Richard Garvey, Marina Marina, Karyn Ellis, Wed Oct 22 at 7:30 pm

September 12th, 2014
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KarynEllis_MarinaMarina_800Wednesday October 22, at 7:30 pm, $10. A wonderful evening of three indie singer-songwriters on tour: Karyn Ellis, Marina Marina and Richard Garvey, with new songs and new albums.
KarynEllis-MTAH-600pxKaryn Ellis is a singer-songwriter from Toronto. Last winter she released her fourth album “More Than A Hero”, written while she lived in BC north of Vancouver, in the foothills of the Cariboo mountains. She spent two years there nestled in a country house beside a river and two babbling creeks. Although she recently moved back to Toronto to reconnect with her musical roots, the influence of BC’s stunning mountainscape has had its impact on the new album. Karyn Ellis: http://karynellis.com
Marina_Marina_aMarina Marina, a singer/songwriter who plays fingerstyle acoustic guitar, is from Vancouver BC. A packed tour schedule over the last two years has seen her performing in venues across Canada, Europe, the UK and Australia. Marina’s ‘organic free range folk pop’ has been described as being “like golden mist caught in a strong wind twisting into patterns and sparkling in the gentle muted sun.” Her music is earthy and soothing and it all sounds so effortless, like her guitar is part of her body.Richard_Garvey_To_Create Marina Marinahttp://aboutmetoyou.com
Richard Garvey, a regular performer at Arword Artbar, is Kitchener’s hardest working folk/roots musician dedicated to building community through music. His down-to-earth and genuine voice echoes a generation of youth that longs for environmental justice and social change. Richard Garvey: http://richardgarvey.ca

Event, Music

Steel City Jazz Festival, full schedule, all venues, Oct 15 to 26

September 9th, 2014
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SteelCityJazzFest_poster2014_680PRESS RELEASE: The 2014 Steel City Jazz Festival is almost here! The Steel City Jazz Festival is a Hamilton-based music festival celebrating the city’s talented and diverse jazz community. Now in its second year, the festival kicks off on October 15 and runs until October 26 at two of Hamilton’s premiere jazz venues, Artword Artbar (15 Colbourne Street) and The Pearl Company (16 Steven Street).
Performers: Sophia Perlman and Adrean Farrugia, the Brad Cheeseman Group, Quarter to Nine, the Hamilton Dixieland All-Stars, The Carlos Rodriguez Latin Jazz Group, the Jazz Connection Big Band, the Aaron Zukewich Trio, Spanjazz, Chris Platt and Bob Shields, the Blank Quintet, Colin Fisher and Mike Gennaro, the Sean Dowhaniuk Group, the Jason Jones Unit, the Messore-Palka Quintet and Eschaton.

Week One events:
Wednesday October 15, at 8 pm, $15. The Steel City Jazz Festival at Artword Artbar.
The Hamilton Dixieland All-Stars kick off the 2014 Steel City Jazz Festival with traditional New Orleans jazz: Frank Musico trumpet, Don Templeton trombone, Don Hall clarinet, Matt Kennedy piano, Jimmy Howard bass and Steve Wilson drums.

Thursday October 16, at 8 pm, $10, students $5. The Steel City Jazz Festival at Artword Artbar.
Jazz Guitar Styles: Chris Platt and Bob Shields guitar duo, playing jazz standards, plus the Jason Jones Unit, Jason Jones guitar and Scott Taplay guitar, with Jill McKenna bass, playing gypsy and swing jazz

Friday October 17, at 8 pm, $10, students $5. The Steel City Jazz Festival at Artword Artbar.
New Jazz Compositions: The Aaron Zukewich Trio, featuring Joel Banks bass, Joel Haynes drums and Aaron Zukewich piano/compositions, plus The Sean Dowhaniuk Group: Sean Dowhaniuk guitar/compositions, Riley Keller alto saxophone, Mike Rajna drums, Josh Smiley piano, Ethan Tilbury bass.

Saturday October 18, at 8 pm, $15. The Steel City Jazz Festival at Artword Artbar.
A Night of Latin Jazz: featuring Rob Fekete piano, Mike Filice flute and tenor sax, Carlos Rodriguez drums, Fhanor Molina bass, and special guest Ashley St. Pierre on vocals.

Sunday October 19, at 7:30 pm, $15, students $10, The Steel City Jazz Festival at Artword Artbar.
Special concert by jazz duo Adrean Farrugia piano and Sophia Perlman vocals, with an adventurous and playful approach to jazz standards, and an uncanny ability to read each other’s musical minds.

Week Two events: … Read more…

Event, Music-Jazz, Special event

Steel City Jazz Festival, Perlman/Farrugia, Sun Oct 19 at 7:30

September 8th, 2014
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Farrugia_Perlman_800SteelCityJazzFest_poster2014_680Sunday October 19, at 7:30 pm, $15, students $10.
The Steel City Jazz Festival presents a special concert by the extraordinary jazz duo Adrean Farrugia piano and Sophia Perlman vocals.
[To reserve, call Artword Artbar 905-543-8512 or EMAIL artword@artword.net. YES, TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE! There was a glitsch on the PayPal site giving the message “not available”.
At Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St.    http://steelcityjazzfest.com/

sophia_perlman-tracey-nolan“Perlman’s approach is all at once soulful, gut-wrenching, funky and provocative” Lesley Mitchell-Clarke, The WholeNote Magazine
Since completing her studies at Humber College in Toronto, Sophia Perlman has become a fixture of the Ontario jazz and blues scene. Her musicality, old-soul voice and skill as an improviser have made her a first-call featured singer with some of the top ensembles and musicians in the country. In addition to performing and touring with her own quartet, she is found performing regularly with numerous artists and ensembles, including Adrean Farrugia, The Toronto Jazz Orchestra, The Darcy Hepner Jazz Orchestra, The Toronto Rhythm Initiative, The Vipers, and Chuck Jackson’s Big Bad Blues Band. http://www.sophiaperlman.com/

Multi-award winning pianist and composer Adrean Farrugia is one of Canada’s most distinct voices on the piano. Read more…

Event

Steel City Jazz Festival, Latin Jazz, Carlos Rodriguez group, Sat Oct 18

September 6th, 2014
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SteelCityJazzFest_poster2014_680Carlos_Rodriguez_group_cSaturday October 18, 2014, at 8 pm, $15
The Steel City Jazz Festival day four
presents A Night of Latin Jazz:
featuring Rob Fekete (piano), Mike Filice (flute and tenor sax), Carlos Rodriguez (drums), Fhanor Molina (bass), and special guest Ashley St. Pierre on vocals.
[To reserve, call Artword Artbar 905-543-8512.

At Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St.    http://steelcityjazzfest.com/

Event, Music-Latin

Steel City Jazz Festival, new compositions, Dowhaniuk + Zukewich, Fri Oct 17

September 5th, 2014
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SteelCityJazzFest_poster2014_680Aaron_Z_Trio_image_enFriday October 17, at 8 pm, $10, students $5. (Call 905-543-8512 to reserve.) The Steel City Jazz Festival day three features
New Jazz Compositions:
The Aaron Zukewich Trio, featuring Joel Banks on bass, Joel Haynes on drums and Aaron Zukewich on piano, playing new compositions.
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The Sean Dowhaniuk Group: Sean Dowhaniuk guitar/compositions, Riley Keller alto saxophone, Mike Rajna drums, Josh Smiley piano, Ethan Tilbury bass.

At Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St.    http://steelcityjazzfest.com/

 

 

Event, Music-Jazz, Special event

Steel City Jazz Festival, jazz guitar, Platt/Shields & Jason Jones Unit, Thurs Oct 16

September 4th, 2014
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SteelCityJazzFest_poster2014_680Thursday October 16, 2014, at 8 pm, $10, students $5. (Call 905-543-8512 to reserve.) The Steel City Jazz Festival day two with a concert highlighting two different approaches to Jazz Guitar.
Chris Platt and Bob Shields guitar duo, playing jazz standards,
+ the Jason Jones Unit, Jason Jones guitar and Scott Taplay guitar, with Jill McKenna bass, playing gypsy and swing jazz.
At Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St.    http://steelcityjazzfest.com/

Event, Music-Jazz, Special event