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Jazz at Stayner's Warf, Halifax

A little taste of the Jazz Festival every week — every Thursday at 9pm at Stayner's Wharf. Come early for dinner, have a drink or two, meet up with old and new friends and stay for some grea ...
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Women in Jazz Series!
Women in Jazz Series - giving a celebratory nod to the female instrumentalists, composers and vocalists who have influenced and contributed to the jazz world more than they've historically been give ...
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Shirley Jackson's "Comfort Food" Receives World Wide Attention
Shirley Jackson’s new CD “Comfort Food” has attracted sales from New Zealand to Norway on the worldwide web, and with 50% of all on-line sales emanating from Europe,........
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Singer-Songwriter Mary Barry to release her latest cd ‘Red Eye Tonight’
Singer songwriter Marry Barry performs at Stayner’s Wharf, Halifax Thursday, October 4th for a special Jazz at Stayner’s album launch. Accompanied by Mike Cowie (trumpet), Andrew Dale (bass ...
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Amy Brandon Plays Truro Every Thursday
Amy Brandon will be playing at Culina Dea (914 Prince Street in Truro) every Thursday evening from 6-9pm beginning on January 4th, 2008. There is no cover charge.The music will be solo guitar ...
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Sue Foley new CD ‘Time Bomb’ released
With the recent release of ‘Time Bomb’, a collaboration CD with fellow Canadian Roxanne Potvin and American Blues guitar heroine Deborah Coleman, powerhouse singer/songwriter/guitarist Sue Fole ...
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Duane Andrews Wins 2007 USA Songwriting Competition
Jazz/folk guitarist Duane Andrews has won first prize in the jazz category of the 2007 USA Songwriting Competition. The award-winning song, Isaac’s Blues is an original instrumental compositio ...
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Why SIGN UP as a FAN on the AMP?
FREE fan membership of the AMP gives access to: • Create Your Own Song Playlist • Create Own Profile Page and email to Friends • Vote on the Amp Charts • Write News & Reviews for other ...
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Comfort Food: Ready to serve...
New CD reviews have been posted for Shirley Jackson & Her Good Rockin' Daddys CD 'Comfort Food' by: Exclaim! Canada's Music Authority by Eric Thom. http://www.exclaim.ca/musicreviews/generalreview.aspx?csid2=852&fid1=29545&csid1=118 L ...
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Amy Brandon Plays Truro Every Thursday
Amy Brandon will be playing at Culina Dea (914 Prince Street in Truro)every Thursday evening from 6-9pm beginning on January 4th, 2008. There is no cover charge.The music will be solo guitar - ...
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East Coast Blues Fundraiser December 28, 2007
The East Coast Blues Society (ECBS) Christmas Dance and Fundraiser is scheduled for 8PM, Friday, December 28 at the Red Fox Beverage Room. Money raised from the event will assist the ECBS in promotin ...
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Charlie A’Court wins at Nova Scotia Music Week
Congratulations to Charlie A’Court for taking the award for Blues/R & B Artist/Recording of the Year with his album ‘Bring on the Storm’. Charlie’s upcoming shows are: 8 Dec 21:00 Th ...
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JazzEast Annual Fundraiser Dec 1st featuring Michael Kaeshammer
Saturday December 1st at 7pm in The Schooner Room, Casino NS, 1919 Upper Water St, Halifax NS, $125 (including dinner, silent auction and a $60 charitable tax receipt). On the heals of his muc ...
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Thom Swift and Brian Bourne and Geoff Arsenault play Liverpool Sat 24 Nov
With his well-travelled guitars, rich and soulful voice, insightful writing and casual wit, Thom Swift warms audiences everywhere he performs. Thom Swift, Brian Bourne and Geoff Arsenault will perfor ...
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Shirley Jackson & Her Good Rockin' Daddys nominated for music award
'Comfort Food' has been nominated for Blues Recording 2007 for Music Nova Scotia's Awards. Please consider voting for Shirley Jackson & Her Good Rockin' Daddys. 'Comfort Food' has liste ...
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Cuban Klezmer Music comes to Halifax November 17
Odessa/Havana is a high-powered collision of two great musical styles predated but not predicted by the Jewish-fuelled, American Mambo craze of the 1950s. On Saturday November 17th at 8pm at the Common ...
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William Carn Quintet tour the Maritimes Oct 25th to 28th
Trombonist, William Carn, has shared the stage with the kind of musicians that critics and publicists love to cite – Phil Dwyer, Don Thompson, Mike Murley, Hilario Duran, Kenny Wheeler and Dav ...
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Jazz trio Field trip in the Maritimes October 18th and 19th
Montreal based jazz trio FIELDTRIP are in the Maritimes October 18th and 19th, kicking off their second Canadian tour at Beaconsfield Carriage House, Charlottetown followed by Stayner’s Wharf Pu ...
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Music Nova Scotia Award Nomination for Halifax Jazz trio TFC!
TFC has been nominated for Music Nova Scotia's 2007 Awards conference in Liverpool NS. TFC will be showcasing on Friday November 9th, and is up for best Jazz album award...check out all the nomination ...
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Charlie A’Court nominated for awards in Toronto and NSMW
Three time 2007 Nova Scotia Music Award nominee, Charlie A'Court has also received praise from indie music and fashion magazine, Toronto Exclusive (www.torontoexclusive.com) . For his latest collectio ...
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Scott Macmillan at the Celtic Colours festival Oct 12th & 13th
The ‘Celtic Mass for the Sea’ is a hauntingly beautiful work by composer/conductor Scott Macmillan with a text of ancient Celtic incantations and prayers, researched and adapted by Jennyfe ...
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Jazz Guitarist David Occhipinti’s Canadian tour starts in the Maritimes, Oct 10 - 13
Toronto based guitarist/composer David Occhipinti is releasing his fourth CD as a leader ‘Forty Revolutions’ and will be commencing a cross Canada tour in support of the new release, which wil ...
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Scott Macmillan’s ‘Celtic Mass for the Sea’ performances well received in Germany!
Composer Scott Macmillan and librettist, Jennyfer Brickenden have recently returned from Germany where they attended performances of their celebrated work the Celtic Mass for the Sea. These were amazin ...
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Shirley Jackson official CD release in Halifax on Oct 12
After a busy summer tour schedule in Calgary and Edmonton, Shirley Jackson and Her Good Rockin’ Daddys are getting ready to serve some “Comfort Food” with the official Halifax CD release a ...
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Vancouver’s Orchid Ensemble Thurs 4th Oct at the The Music Room, Halifax
Since their memorable Halifax performance during the 2003 Atlantic Jazz Festival, Orchid Ensemble have been busy performing and recording, garnering the multi instrumental and multi talented tri ...
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Michael Vlatkovitch Quartet with David Mott, 26 October at Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax
Michael Vlatkovich, trombonist, composer, and arranger, is one of the leading talents among Los Angeles improvisational players. Located on the West Coast since 1973, he is an emotionally charge ...
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Halifax's GUERRILLA VACATION Octet plays at the Bus Stop Theatre 29 September
As a saxophonist, clarinettist, award-winning composer and bandleader, Canadian jazz iconoclast Paul Cram has led creative orchestras across the country for thirty years. From Vancouver’s New Orchestr ...
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Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival Sept 11th to 16th, Fredericton, Canada
From humble beginnings, the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival has grown and matured – not just in terms of the numbers of people attending, but also with the calibre of national and internationa ...
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Erin Costelo to release ‘The Trouble & the Truth’ EP on 15 Sept at The Music Room
Singer/songwriter Erin Costelo will be releasing her debut EP, The Trouble & the Truth, at The Music Room (6181 Lady Hammond Road) on Saturday 15 September. The show will also feature an opening se ...
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Réjean Cournoyer Releases Debut CD at Chester Playhouse Sunday 19 August
Join the Chester Playhouse as we celebrate Réjean Cournoyer's official release of his debut recording, The Very Thought Of You, as part of the Sunday Night Music Series. This special performanc ...
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New Album ‘Rumba Palace’ Spotlights The Latin Side of Arturo Sandoval
“… philosophy has always been that I love music. Period. I don’t want to be remembered as a jazz trumpeter. I’d like to be remembered as a man who loved music. I like to play piano, I lik ...
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Charlie A’Court Announces Halifax Show for 19 September!
After a show stopping performance at the Dutch Mason Blues Festival in Truro, Charlie A’Court announced a special intimate show at Stayner’s Wharf Pub & Grill in Halifax. Wednesday Septembe ...
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TD Canada Atlantic Jazz Festival on now in Halifax!
This year's line up will showcase some of the finest in Canadian jazz talent. From Juno award winners like pianist Jon Ballantyne - winner of the 2007 Juno for Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year ...
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Shirley Jackson & Her Good Rockin’ Daddys release their new album “Comfort Food”
The new album “Comfort Food’ from Shirley Jackson & Her Good Rockin’ Daddys features talented musicians from the Maritimes. Mixing up a blend of Blues, Swing and a hint of Tex-Mex flavor wit ...
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Saltyjam 2007: Jazz, Folk & Blues Festival, Saint John NB on Thurs 12 to Sat 14 July
Saltyjam 2007 has cast its net far and wide to bring you one of the best summer music festivals of the year. From artists that have signed with such legendary producers as Clive Davis and Arist ...
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2007 Dutch Mason Blues Festival Weekend 10 to 12 Aug, Truro, NS
Saturday night at this year's Dutch Mason Blues Festival will become a mecca for Blues fans from all over, with two giant Blues legends, Buddy Guy and James Cotton, performing on the same night. Th ...
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SCOTT MACMILLAN Summer 2007 Tour
JUNE 2007 Saturday June 16, 2-6pm Scott at Afternoon of Story, Song & Dance, Inverness Centre for the Arts Tuesday June 19, 10am, Launch of St. Cecilia Concert Series, Italian Market, Halifax, NS Frida ...
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Jazz singer Molly Johnson to perform in Halifax Fri 14 Sept
Toronto born jazz singer Molly Johnson will perform songs in support of her latest release, Messin’ Around during a concert in Halifax at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium on Friday, September 14 at ...
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Cuban Jazz Arturo Sandoval Plays Cunard Centre Wed 12 Sept
Halifax. NS – JazzEast Rising announces legendary trumpet player, Arturo Sandoval, who blew the roof off the festival tent at the Atlantic Jazz Festival in 2003, will perform at the Cunard Centr ...
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Creative Music Workshop July 8 to 21
A Two Week School for Curious Minds and Ears Is Now Accepting Applications. Halifax N.S – Creative Music Worksop – led by world class improviser and genre defining percussionist, Jerry Granell ...
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Charlie A' Court Upcoming Summer Tour Dates
May-06 Wolfville NS - On The Verge May-18 Halifax NS CAN - Bearlys House of Blues & Ribs May-19 Halifax NS CAN - Bearlys House of Blues & Ribs Jun-09 Fredericton NB CAN - Rockin' the River Concert Jul-1 ...
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Gypsophilia Debut Record Release - Minor Hope – Celebrate in Swing Dance Style – Saturday May 19th at the Commons Room
Halifax N.S. - May 19, 2007 sees the highly anticipated release of Gypsophilia's debut album Minor Hope - recorded live over two nights at the Sonic Temple studio in Halifax – at a concert / min ...
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Charlie on Top of the Pops
Congrats to Charlie for his award winning song “ Bring on the Storm? which took the Pop Recording of the Year prize. Charlie’s charm is undeniable… check it out yourself in his profil ...
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New blues review for John CampbellJohn
ECMA Blues Artist Of The Year Nominee John Campbelljohn performs at the Maple Blues Awards Gala…"Jaws dropped. Feet tapped.? ...
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