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Jazz vocal jam w. Sue Ramsay Trio, … Apr 14, May 12

April 23rd, 2016
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Sue_RamsaySecond Thursdays: Feb 11, Mar 10, April 14, May 12, 2016 (last one for the season), at 8 pm, $10 /$5. Jazz vocalist Sue Ramsay hosts a jazz vocal jam, backed by Bob Shields on guitar and Clark Johnston on stand-up bass, with Adam Fielding on drums. With some storytelling in the mix. Sue says: “I want to create an environment where singers can do their thing and promote whatever they’re working on.  And I get to gig once a month to try out new material and jam a wee bit with my trio. I have often found being a singer is a lonely road. The path is not always clear but so much easier with a network of friends around.”  http://www.suzanne-ramsay.com/ .

Event, Music-Jazz

THEATRE: MacBush, the Musical, by David Dawson, April 26 to May 8

April 21st, 2016
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MacBush_posterJ_3v_com-cut3_nobMacBush the Musical RETURNS Nov 1 to 13, 2016! Click here http://www.artword.net/artbar/

Tuesday April 26 to Sunday May 8, 2016, a two-week run at Artword Theatre / Artword Artbar.   MacBush, the Musical, by David L. Dawson and directed by Ronald Weihs, is a new musical play that is — yes, you guessed it — a mash-up of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and the George ‘Dubya’ Bush administration during 2001/9/11 and the War on Iraq.

G. Dubya and his sidekicks Dickie, Rummy, Condi and Coley sing jaunty show tunes while they plan tactics of ‘shock and awe’. Songs sung by a soldier and an Iraqi woman reveal other viewpoints. With guest appearances by ‘Saddam Hussein’ and ‘Osama Bin Laden’ and ‘Ahmadinejad’ as witches, who have some chilling prophecies about our now current world crisis.

Performed by a cast of seven accomplished singer-actors in the Artword Theatre Ensemble:
Jamila B., Sean Emberley, Shavini Fernando,
Will Gillespie, Allan Merovitz,
Jon-Gordon Odegaard, Jay Shand
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Book and lyrics by David Laing Dawson. Music by Charles W. Humphreys.
Directed by Ronald Weihs. Music direction by Tim Nijenhuis.
Design by Judith Sandiford. Produced by Artword Theatre and Gallery on the Bay.

Show Dates and Times: April 26 to May 8, 2016, Tues to Sat at 8 pm, Sun mat. at 2:30 pm
Prices: Tues $20.00, Wed, Thurs & Sun: $25.00, Fri & Sat $30.00

Call for info about groups and special price offers:
Artword Artbar: 905-543-8512   www.artword.net/artbar
OR Gallery on the Bay: 905-540-8532   www.galleryonthebay.com

Event, Theatre

Love & Spring: vocalist Colina Phillips w. Stacie McGregor piano, Fri Apr 22

March 6th, 2016
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Colina_PhillipsStacie_McGregor_cFriday April 22, 2016, at 8 pm, $15.  Love & Spring, a jazz cabaret with vocalist Colina Phillips: “Love and Spring go heart in hand. That’s what my repertoire will reflect.” Joining Colina are Stacie McGregor (piano),  Mike Milligan (bass) and Ted Warren (drums).
Jazz pianist Stacie McGregor has her own band, the Stacie McGregor Quintet, and is also a member of Brandi Disterheft’s Juno-award winning band and Archie Alleyne’s hard-bop Mike Milligan_c680band Kollage.   http://www.staciemcgregor.com/
Bassist Mike Milligan, nominated for Jazz Bassist of the Year at the 2008 National Jazz Awards, has performed and recorded with David Liebman, Joshua Redman, Donny McCaslin, David Binney, Claude Ranger, Jeff Ballard, Billy Kilson, Adam Nussbaum, Don Thompson, and Sonny Greenwich. Mike has toured all around the globe as a sideman including multiple tours of Europe with the Shuffle Demons. He presently also leads his Quartet and co-leads a guitar and double bass duo (SixplusFour) with guitarist James Brown.

Event, Music-Jazz

Jude Johnson, w. Carl Horton & Mike Malone, Sat Apr 16

March 5th, 2016
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Jude_Johnson_ConcertJude_Johnson_23cSaturday, April 16, 2016, at 8 pm, $15. To reserve call 905-543-8512, or 905-912-9083.

Hamilton’s favourite songstress, the one-and-only Jude Johnson returns to Artword Artbar, with Carl Horton on piano and Mike Malone on trumpet. She’ll sing her jazz standard specialties, as well as some roots blues and a bit of gospel.

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

Singer-songwriters Jane Lewis & Joni NehRita, Fri Apr 15

March 4th, 2016
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JONIandJANEFriday April 15, 2016, at 8 pm, $10. Join us for an evening of music with Guelph singer-songwriters Jane Lewis and Joni NehRita. An engaging mix of classic pop and jazz-tinged soul — originals and covers.
Joni NehRita is a soul/jazz singer songwriter with a knack for writing well-crafted infectious tunes. In performance CBC’s Raji Sohal describes her voice and stage presence as endearingly natural. Her third album “Bloom” was recently released by Chanter records and has garnered nationwide attention from The CBC. www.joninehrita.com
Jane Lewis has a piano-based folk-pop-roots style of music that blends engaging melodies and well-crafted lyrics. The title track from her latest album, Stay With Me, was a finalist for the 2015 Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award, and her cover version of the Beatles Come Together won a 2015 Independent Music Award for Best Cover Song. www.janelewis.ca           New video! https://youtu.be/xcUEc4xKG4c
2015 Independent Music Award for Best Cover Song

Event, Music-singer/songwriter

Hamilton Regional Writers Group, meetings… Wed Apr 13, …

March 2nd, 2016
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HRWGMonthly meetings, 2016, 7-10 pm. (Tues Feb 9, Tues March 8, Wed April 13, Tues May 10), at Artword Artbar. The Hamilton Regional Writers Group is a Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC) supported community in which songwriters can support each other in growing their craft and navigating the music business.
The SONG is the focus, so bring lyric sheets. Participants can play their song live or have a CD demo to play over the house system. You can choose to have your song critiqued by peers or not critiqued and just see what it feels like to bring your lil gem out in the public. Themes and format will be developed as we go and we’re expecting to have occasional guest speakers.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/HamiltonRWG/

Event, Special event