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February 2019

Diana Panton in concert with Reg Schwager and Neil Swainson

Diana Panton has quietly become one of the brightest lights on the jazz scene today. Her work has been consistently praised by listeners and music critics alike for her ethereal vocals, exceptional song selection and emotional intensity.

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March 2019

Pavlo: In Concert

Pavlo’s Mediterranean music speaks for itself. An internationally renowned award-winning recording artist, performer and songwriter. He has released 11 albums of his own music, plus two collaborative projects, including 2015’s Guitarradas with Remigio Pereira, and 2009’s Trifecta with fellow guitar masters Rik Emmett and Oscar Lopez.

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Quartetto Gelato: In Concert

With their thrilling stage presence, superb musicianship and exotic blend of repertoire, this Canadian classical crossover quartet has earned international acclaim for their signature style.

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April 2019

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Impulso Flamenco

A show that is both energetic and colourful, intense and deep, leaving considerable room for interpretation. Impulso Flamenco is well-known on Montreal's world jazz scene. A fusion of Dance and Music mixed in with a repertoire of traditional Flamenco, Latino and Arab music with Jazz Accents. Learn more: https://www.impulsoflamenco.com/ Doors open: 7pm Show: 8pm

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Creative Soul Series: with Special Guest Sylvia Tyson

Intimate conversations & unplugged performances with some of Canada’s greatest songwriters. Host Canadian singer-songwriter Ian Thomas talks with Canadian music legends on the creative process, inspiration and keeping one’s creativity alive. Doors Open 6:30 PM     Event Start 7:30 PM Series Dates: April 25  - Special Guest: Sylvia Tyson; May 16  -  Special Guest: Murray McLauchlan; June 13 - Special Guest: Dan Hill Cost  $40 Per Show (+HST & Surcharge ), Ticket for Series: $100* (+ HST & Surcharge) *available for purchase at…

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May 2019

Creative Soul: Murray McLauchlan

Intimate conversations & unplugged performances with some of Canada’s greatest songwriters.  Host Canadian singer-songwriter Ian Thomas talks with Canadian music legends on the creative process, inspiration and keeping one’s creativity alive. Event Start 7:30 PM    Next Event:  June 13 with Special Guest Dan Hill Tickets: $40 Per Show (+ HST + Surcharge) available online or box office.  Reserved seating. The Series will be filmed for future use.

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June 2019

Creative Soul with Special Guest, Dan Hill

Intimate conversations & unplugged performances with some of Canada’s greatest songwriters. Host Canadian singer-songwriter Ian Thomas talks with Canadian music legends on the creative process, inspiration and keeping one’s creativity alive. Event Start 7:30 PM  Tickets: $40 Per Show (HST + Service Fees Extra) available online or at the box office. The final show of the series. Reserved seating. Please note: The Series will be filmed for future use.  

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AMANDA RHEAUME & SUSAN AGLUKARK, IN CONCERT

June 21 @ 8:00 pm
The Westdale, 1014 King St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 1L4 Canada

ArtsFest 2019 and The Westdale presents a Celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day.  Presenting Susan Aglukark and Amanda Rheaume live, in concert.  In Partnership with Indigenous Education and Student Services Mohawk College, the Hamilton Regional Indian Centre and Hamilton Arts Week. 8 pm: Amanda Rheaume delivers a unique & soulful blend of folk-country-pop twinged tracks to audiences around the world. She has opened for artists such as Emmylou Harris, K’Naan, Lucinda Williams, and Ani Difranco.  9:30 pm: Acclaimed Platinum selling…

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ArtsFest: HAMILTON PHILHARMONIC BRASS QUINTET

HPO’s Brass Quintet Bring the kids and friends to an afternoon of lively music with HPO’s Brass Quintet! This one-hour interactive presentation introduces listeners to brass instruments and the music they are performing. Guests are welcome to stay after the performance and meet the musicians.

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AMAI KUDA et LES BOIS

June 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Westdale, 1014 King St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 1L4 Canada

A tantalizing Afro-soul combo of folk, roots, desert blues, and African continental music. Hailed by CBC's Errol Nazareth, "earthy and rootsy and good for your ears."

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STEVE STRONGMAN

June 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Westdale, 1014 King St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 1L4 Canada

Award-winning Canadian bluesman Steve Strongman is a versatile talent, and a restless one. By constantly pushing himself in new directions, he has kept himself vital. His talent is huge and impossible to miss, and it’s matched by his staggering musical ambition — as guitar-slinger, songwriter or vocalist. Strongman’s impressive resume includes stints opening for guitar legends such as Johnny Winter, B.B. King and Buddy Guy. The performer’s breakthrough 2012 release A Natural Fact was hailed as a standout, earning Maple…

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July 2019

BIF NAKED: Songs & Stories, Live

July 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Westdale, 1014 King St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 1L4 Canada

Bif Naked has pushed the boundaries of acceptability since day one. Her screaming loud creative has never been muzzled as she has unleashed a continual and seemingly endless string of blazing live performances, recordings, videos, quotes, sound-bites, spoken word and visuals that have established Bif Naked as one of the most acclaimed and interesting performers to grace the rock stage. Bif Naked will be at The Westdale to perform her favorite songs and poetry, read select stories from her book…

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August 2019

Sunday Afternoon Concerts – SUBOURBON STREET

August 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Westdale, 1014 King St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 1L4 Canada

Bringing "New Orleans" Jazz to The Westdale, Subourbon Street is making a name for itself as one of the few bands in the area to offer the energetic and authentic instrumentation of the world-renowned style often referred to as "Dixieland". The members have a passion to keep traditional jazz music alive and thriving. Subourbon Street has enjoyed entertaining audiences since 2005 at regional Jazz Festivals. The Musicians:  Lynn Snider - Piano, Dave Sears - Trombone, John Minnis, Trumpet - Roger…

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September 2019

JEREMY FISHER IN CONCERT

September 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Westdale, 1014 King St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 1L4 Canada

"If I knew what I was doing, I'd be doing it every day", says Ottawa-based singer, songwriter, & producer Jeremy Fisher.  "Most of the time I'm chasing & running into walls, so when I get my hands on a song that feels right & provokes emotion in others it can feel like the first time & that's exciting. Fisher, having roots in Hamilton, was a member of the Hamilton All-Star Jazz Band at Westdale Secondary School (Class of 1995), attended…

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SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERTS: PAYADORO ENSEMBLE

September 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Westdale, 1014 King St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 1L4 Canada

"With influences from Argentina to Eastern Europe to the great Astor Piazzolla, Payodora plays the tango like it's meant to be: sultry, steamy, but with grace and precision. You will be entertained!"    -- Howard Drunkman, Editor, Words + Music Magazine  

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THE INK SPOTS

An afternoon with songs of The Drifters, Platters and the Ink Spots.  Doors open at 2pm with the show beginning at 3pm. Runtime: 90 min     Rated: G

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October 2019

LUNCH AT ALLENS

Lunch at Allen's is a musical powerhouse compromising four remarkable Canadian talents: Murray McLauchlan, Cindy Church, Marc Jordan, and Ian Thomas. As individuals, they have written for or sung on over 25,000,000 CDs, penning hits for Josh Groban, Chicago, Bonnie Raitt, America, Santana, Cher and Rod Stewart, as well as Murray's Farmer's Song, Marc's Marina Del Rey, and Ian's Painted Ladies, just to name a few. These three artists have come together adding the incredible voice of Cindy Church (Quartette, Great Western…

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JACOB MOON

October 6 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Westdale, 1014 King St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 1L4 Canada

Guitarist, singer and writer of award-winning pop and folk songs, Jacob Moon is best known as a master of the art of "live looping", recording his performances in real time and adding layer upon layer to make one man with one guitar ring like an orchestra, and his innovative approach to beloved guitar songs and his original music have helped him build a following that includes the likes of Rush, Ron Sexsmith, and Gordon Lightfoot for the past two decades.

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November 2019

G PINTO LIVE in CONCERT

FOUR STRINGS... EVERYTHING... Grenville Pinto isn't just a violinist. He's so much more. A complete musician. A showman. An entertainer. Fun. Class. An artist... With such a diverse and seasoned musical background, experience how G Pinto captivates audiences with his unique and energetic STAGE shows. Accompanied by his live band and with appearances by special guests, be prepared to be taken on a musical journey!

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Laila Biali With Special Guest Kadri Voorand

LAILA BIALI ( w Ben Wittman on drums and George Koller on bass) Multi award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist Laila Biali has toured with Chris Botti, Paula Cole, Suzanne Vega and Sting. She has headlined festivals and venues spanning five continents including Carnegie Hall. Her accolades include a 2019 JUNO Award for “Vocal Jazz Album of the Year”, “SOCAN Composer of the Year” and “Keyboardist of the Year” at Canada’s National Jazz Awards, a JUNO nomination for her studio recording Tracing Light,…

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