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Blunt Object, jazz ensemble featuring 8 horns, Sat April 28

March 25th, 2018
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Saturday April 28, 2018, at 8 pm, $15 /$10 students. To reserve call 905-543-8512, or BUY_tix_buttonBook online
Something special at Artword Artbar! Blunt Object is a Toronto-based 11-piece jazz ensemble performing energetic, creative music. Showcasing the music of Carla Bley, the ensemble presents engaging music with a refreshing sense of humour. Blunt Object balances unique improvisors with quirky and compelling arrangements.

Saxophones:  Ben Dietschi, Lindsay Paul, Conrad Gluch;
trumpets Jesse Malone, Tara Kannangara;
trombones Heather Saumer, Robin Jessome; sousaphone Josh Bird;
bass Tom Altobelli; piano Tania Gill; drums Robin Claxton.

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

Funk, jazz-fusion w. Nezqwik Trio, Fri April 27

March 24th, 2018
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Friday April 27, 2018, at 8 pm. $10/$7 students. Call 905-543-8512 to reserve. The Nezqwik Trio with Aleef Mehdi on guitar, Ben Duff on bass, and Jinu Isac on drums. Nezqwik plays originals and arrangements of covers in the style of jazz fused with hip-hop and funk. This is a scaled down version of their previously larger band, offering a more intimate musical performance. Inspired by Snarky Puppy, Mark Lettieri, Kendrick Lamar, D’Angelo and all makers of groovy music.

Event, Music-Jazz, Music-pop-etc.

Latin Music and Poetry peña with Marcelo Puente, Thurs April 26

March 23rd, 2018
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Thursday April 26, 2018, at 8 pm. $10. Call 905-543-8512 to reserve. Join us for a Latin American Peña Trova y Poesia, featuring Marcelo Puente and friends.
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.” [Wally Brooker’s Music Notes Newsletter]

Event, Music, Music-Latin, Music-singer/songwriter, Music-World

Jazz: The Scott McIntosh Quartet, Wed Apr 25

March 22nd, 2018
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Wed April 25, 2018, at 8 pm. $10. Call 905-543-8512 to reserve. Jazz with the Scott McIntosh Quartet. The players are Mike Malone on trumpet, Clark Johnston on bass, Jordan Snider on drums, and Scott McIntosh on guitar. The quartet is playing a tribute to the music of Pat Metheny, Kenny Burrell, and Grant Green.

Event, Music-Jazz

Singer-songwriter-pianist Alex Whorms, Sun April 22 at 4 pm.

March 21st, 2018
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Sunday, April 22, 2018, at 4 pm, $10. A Sunday afternoon special concert by pianist and singer-songwriter Alex Whorms. Inspired by Carole King, Sara Bareilles and Regina Spektor, Alex Whorms is an emerging piano pop songwriter. Her 2017 EP, Our Lives, has been played internationally on community radio shows and she has toured across Ontario and in New York City. She is a 2018 recipient of FACTOR’s Artist Development Grant and is currently recording her second release. Alex is joined by Ailish Corbett (violin), Michael Panza-Beltrandi (guitar), Konrad Swierczek (bass) and Nigel Stewart (drums).      http://www.alexwhorms.com/

Opening set by Jordan Hallin, frontman for alt-rock band Day Drunk. Jordan is an actor, comedian, storyteller, singer and puppeteer that will make you laugh, chant and cry in record time. From life’s trials come the stories of a young man, both happy and sad, woven in such a way that you can’t help but be mesmerized by his charm. https://daydrunk.bandcamp.com/

Event, Music-singer/songwriter

Singer-songwriter James Gordon, solo show, Sat April 21

March 20th, 2018
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Saturday April 21, 2018, at 8 pm, $15. Call Artword Artbar 905-543-8512, or BUY_tix_buttonBook online
Iconic Canadian songwriter James Gordon got his start in show business in the clubs, festivals and recording studios of Hamilton. He returns to his roots with songs about Canada’s roots in a solo concert at the Artword Artbar. Gordon’s last appearance at Artword Artbar was with the jazzy “Romancing The Song” trio, (he’s the trumpet player and singer in that band). Audiences will see a different side of his eclectic musical tastes on April 21st. A multi-instrumentalist, we’ll hear him on guitar, piano, banjo, harmonica and penny whistle at this intimate performance. His latest album Sunny Jim on Borealis Records made it to #2 on the national airplay charts in the roots/folk category, and he’ll be previewing some material from his NEXT album at this concert . Find out more at www.jamesgordon.ca

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Event, Music, Music-cabaret, Music-folk, Music-singer/songwriter