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Jazz with the Brenda Brown Quartet, Fri Mar 18, 7:30 pm

February 10th, 2016
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brenda brown-sq_crFriday March 18, 2016,  at 7:30 pm, $10. Jazz vocalist Brenda Brown returns to Artword Artbar with One Hundred Years of Love Songs, with her quartet: Olivia Brown (bass), Ian Brown (piano), Jon Pascoal (drums).  http://brendabrownmusic.blogspot.ca/
Hamilton Music Award nominee Brenda Brown has been singing professionally since 2012. Her smooth, warm, and expressive voice has been sought after for audio books as well as always lighting up her musical repertoire. In 2013 Brenda teamed up with jazz musician Ross Wooldridge to record her debut self-titled EP, which garnered a nomination for Jazz Recording of the Year at the 2015 Hamilton Music Awards. She has performed at the Dundas Cactus Festival, Gasworks, the Pier 8 Waterfront Stage for Music In The City, the Downtown Hamilton BIA’s Localicious and in the Gore Park Promenade series.

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

Blues with Beg To Differ Trio, Thurs Mar 17

February 9th, 2016
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BegToDiffer2Thursday March 17, 2016, cover $5 to $10. Blues night with the Beg To Differ Trio, and special guests. Featuring Tim Ninehouse on keyboard and vocals, Doug Sikma on guitar and Steve Foster on drums.

Event, Music

Koopa Troop, jazz meets video games, Sat Mar 12

February 9th, 2016
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Koopa_Troop_1Saturday March 12, 2016, at 8 pm, $10. Koopa Troop brings the nostalgic sounds of video games to life in a quirky 5-piece ensemble. Koopa Troop is: Chelsea McBride/Princess Daisy (sax/flute), Wilson McLeish/ Luigi (guitar), Chris Bruder/Toad (piano), Tom Altobelli/Mario (bass), and Tyler Goertzen/Link (drums)
Donning their Nintendo-themed costumes, five Toronto jazz musicians embrace their inner nerd and become a live, musical nostalgia machine. Koopa Troop aims to induce flashbacks as they cover all the classic video game soundtracks from Mario to Megaman. Bringing the best video game composers to the forefront, the Koopa Troop jazz, rock, funk, and swing-infused arrangements bring the epic pixelated melodies of the past into the real world.
Koopa Troop website: http://www.thekoopatroop.com/

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

Special double-bill: Edgardo Moreno & So Long Seven, Fri March 11

February 8th, 2016
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Tim_Posgate_So_Long_Seven_cFriday, March 11, 2016, at 8 pm, $10 (reservations call 905-543-8512). A special double-bill concert: Edgardo Moreno, electronic composer and video artist, and So Long Seven, a wonderful foursome playing a crazy blend of world, bluegrass & jazz. The whole evening for only $10. For Art Crawlers, we will pass a tip jar as well.
Edgardo_Moreno_cEdgardo Moreno is a composer that has been commissioned for projects in Canada, Venezuela, Mexico, Sweden, Argentina, England and USA. He has written scores for films produced by CBC, Bravo, City TV, NFB, OMNI, Ontario Arts Council, History Channel, TVO. He has worked extensively with contemporary dance choreographers creating sound design and musical scores. He is presently working in creating video and live sound pieces that are part of his Fireflyproject. His film Double Exposure has screened in various film festival across Canada and will be part of exhibitions in Ontario in the coming months. www.musicamoreno.com    www.fireflyproject.ca 
So Long Seven
is proud to release their debut self-titled CD featuring 8 tracks of original music. Influenced by bands such as Shakti, Punch Brothers, and Bela Fleck, So Long Seven combines elements of folk, bluegrass, world and jazz music to create an incredibly rich tapestry of sound. The band members include some of Toronto’s finest musicians including Neil Hendry (guitar, mandolin), William Lamoureux (violin), Ravi Naimpally (tabla) and Tim Posgate (banjo). Each player brings a vast amount of experience and talent, that when brought together, leads to a sublime listening experience. www.solongseven.com

Event, James North events, Music, Music-folk, Music-Jazz

Double Bill: Will Gillespie and Mark Martyre, Sat Mar 5

February 3rd, 2016
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Will and Mark Artbar March 2016Will Wall 1_crSaturday, March 5, 2016, at 8 pm, only $5. Singer-songwriter double-bill: Will Gillespie with Mark Martyre. Two unique voices share the stage at Artword: Hamilton’s own rockabilly-cabaret-crooner Will Gillespie and Toronto’s troubadour with a voice like “whisky and honey” Mark Martyre.
“From songwriter to crooner and cabaret man to power-pop genius, Will Gillespie is always evolving his artistry.” (Paul Loewenberg, Artistic Director, Northern Lights Festival Boreal)Mark Martyre Coffee_cr
“There is a certain wryness about Martyre‘s voice which makes it perfect for telling stories about knowing the truth and bearing the weight of it so that someone else doesn’t have to before their time.” (Juliette Jagger, Rock and Roll Journalist / alancross.ca)
www.willgillespie.ca           www.markmartyre.com

Event, Music-singer/songwriter

Noche de poesia y musica (night of poetry and music), Fri Mar 4

February 1st, 2016
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Woman Scream 2016Friday March 4, 2016, at 8 pm, $15 or sliding scale. This Noche bohemia (a night of poetry and music) is called  Woman Scream, a night dedicated raising awareness about violence against women. There will be poetry and music. The poets include: Amaluna, Constanza Duran, Violeta San Juan, Maria Eugenia Lemus. Musicians include: Fito, Marcelo Puente, Edgardo Moreno, Lil Acevedo.
firma MPIThis event is part of an international event, Festival Internacional de Poesía y Arte: Grito de Mujer/Woman Scream/ Cri de Femme.
It also honours International Women’s Day (March 8, 2016).

Event, Literary, Spoken Word, Music