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Morgan Davis: An Evening with the Blues: Thursday, June 22

Morgan Davis: An Evening with the Blues: Thursday, June 22: Doors: 7:30. Show: 8:00. $20 / $15 students/seniors/wage-challenged.  For a man MorganDavis_06_17who’s dedicated his life to the blues, Morgan Davis seems like a pretty happy guy. But then he’s won a couple of Junos (Best Blues Albums) and four Maple Blues Awards for Painkiller.  Born in Detroit, Davis caught the blues bug in the time-honored way – covers by rock bands led him, via album credits, to the music’s originators. He writes original songs that easily withstand comparison to the classics he’s re-interpreting.His insistence on mostly solo performances highlights his singular attention to detail and he never disappoints. http://www.morgandavis.com

The Shari Vandermolen Quartet: Friday, June 23

The Shari Vandermolen Quartet: Friday, June 23, Doors: 7:30. Start: 8:00 $20. Shari Vandermolen, an award-winning local performer and vocalist, has been entertaining audiences in the GTA and southwestern ShariVQuartet02_17Ontario for the last 15 years.  Prominent in the Hamilton arts community, Shari has performed in numerous musical theatre productions – recently wining acclaim for her portrayal of “Norma Desmond” in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Sunset Boulevard.
This passion is only equal to her love of jazz and the blues. Shari makes a song her own, giving it emotional depth and edge by imbuing the best of contemporary influence into classic songs; paying homage to such legendary vocalists as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Etta James, Nina Simone and Sara Vaughan.
The Shari V Quartet features Mohawk College Jazz program alumni Steve McRae on piano, James Gannett on bass, and Michael Yates on drums.  (Shari Vandermolen’s debut CD is available through iTunes as well as other music streaming outlets and features these three talented musicians as members of her 6-piece band Quarter To Nine.)
“She takes a song and gives it emotional depth and edge.  She not only sings it magnificently she acts the heart and soul out of it….” The Hamilton Spectator “…hear Vandermolen make jelly of your emotions with her voice and her art… one example is Stormy Weather… I barely weathered that storm intact.” – View Magazine
Join Shari Vandermolen and her band for an evening of jazz and blues that will make you want to snuggle up to that special someone in oh-so-many ways. www.Q29.ca    http://swingline.webs.com/

 

Choir Nation Hamilton: Mondays 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Choir Nation Hamilton: Mondays 6:30 – 8 p.m. Launches May 1st! $15 choirnation_2per session for adults. $10 seniors/students. Cash at door. “On the heels of the success of their weekly drop-in choir in Niagara-on-the-Lake, they are excited to launch a weekly choir in Hamilton that will be run by music director, Sophia Perlman. Choir Nation Hamilton is a great place to come together and have fun, improve your singing and learn from an exceptional teacher! Rehearsals and performances take place at The Pearl Company theatre. Choir capacity: 40 singers. Interested? Join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1879651618957430/  Details provided every week including: dates, times, song choice, and so on.  This week’s song choice:  http://www.cornel1801.com/1/y/YELLOW-SUBMARINE/Nowhere_Man/song.html

 

Guitars Alive Quartet: Saturday, June 17

Guitars Alive Quartet: Saturday, June 17. Doors: 7:30. Show: 8:00. $20. The “Guitars Alive Quartet” is a unique ensemble; 3 well-known GuitarsAliveSqSm_06_17recording artists, and virtuoso performers all playing completely different types of guitars in a wonderful variety of musical styles including original! Philip Candelaria plays Latin-classical guitar (As a soloist, he has performed and taught throughout the world and produced 10 recordings praised as: “dazzling”, “distinguished”, and “masterful”.) Gary DiSalle provides electric guitar. (He’s one of Northern Ontario’s premier guitarists. His versatility on the instrument includes blues, jazz, R&B, pop, folk and country. He also writes, records, and performs.) Paul Dunn is on acoustic guitar and dobro. (He’s the roots man, playing finger-style as well as bottleneck; delta blues to Chicago shuffle to ragtime guitar strut, or his own well crafted songs, all done with class.) The 3 are joined by bassist Tom Linklater (Equally at home on electric and acoustic stand-up bass; working in every musical genre from country, to blues, to rock, to gypsy jazz). http://www.guitarsalivequartet.com/  Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYcDm02OSWQ

Big Johnny Blue & Special Guest Alfie Smith: Friday, June 16

Big Johnny Blue & Special Guest Alfie Smith: Friday, June 16. BigJohnnyPearl8:00pm, $20 / $15 students/seniors/wage-challenged…. Big Johnny’s a Hamilton guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and founding member of The Hamilton Blues Society. He is committed to supporting local music and musicians, especially by supporting efforts to tell Hamilton’s blues history, and the power of music to improve the life of every man. Special Guest: Outstanding local blues blaster Alfie Smith joins Johnny and Strange Cargo in the impressive acoustics at The Pearl.  https://www.facebook.com/john.m.crawford

ALEXR In Concert: Friday, June 9

ALEXR In Concert: Friday, June 9. Door 7:30PM. Show 8:00PM Sharp. Tickets $20 Hurry! Only 130 Available!
Catch the Hammer’s new, exciting music talent.  Come, see and hear what all the buzz is about! ALEXR have been purposely flying under the radar of AlexRPhotoCanada’s music scene honing their magic. Now, it’s time to share their breakout, original tunes crafted by Alex DeRoo, poet/ singer/ songwriter from Hamilton. Producer/Presenter Glen Marshall says, “It’s exciting to be around a group so passionate on taking their natural talents to the next level. They’re young, creative, and put their full focus on music that entertains. Alex, the group leader has a wealth of original material with beautiful lyrics. The stories are powerful and poignant.”
“Chance-to-Win Dinner with ALEXR” at their rehearsal space. www.alexrmusic.com

 

Ladybird Sanctuary Summer Songs Fundraising Concert w Jamie Oakes: Saturday, June 3

Summer Songs FundraisinLadyBird_06_17g Concert: Saturday, June 3. Doors: 7pm | 8pm Show: $25 General Admission. All proceeds go to Ladybird Animal Sanctuary animals. Join us for a fantastic night of music featuring a very rare performance by Hamilton’s own Jamie Oakes (The music of Jamie Oakes is soul music for the mind. Spawned from the blues, raised on folk and honed by rock, country and R & B, he is a ‘musician’s musician’…). The openers are Ladybird co-founders, Lisa Winn and Janine Stoll (They are playing with Andrew Aldridge and come with impressive musical pedigrees themselves!) Don’t miss this night! Cash Bar. www.ladybirdanimalsanctuary.com/

FLAMENCOS OF JEREZ: A Mini- Flamenco Festival: May 25, 26, & 27

FLAMENCOS OF JEREZ: A Mini- Flamenco Festival @The Pearl JerezCompany!  May 25, 26 & 27 Featuring Cantaor: Carpio Heredia Juanillorro, Guitarist: Juan Manuel Moneo Carrasco, with Flamenco Dance Artists Kim Macedo and Hédi ‘La Forge’
Mini-Festival Program:
Thursday May 25: Lecture & Film Screening: 7:00pm – $10:00 Admission (Including refreshments). Kim Macedo & Gary Santucci will present a lecture and discussion on the history of Flamenco, followed by the notable film Latcho Drom.
Friday May 26: Workshops for would be Flamenco singers & guitarists: 7:00pm – 8:00pm. Juanillorro will lead a workshop where participants will learn to sing a basic Flamenco song.  He will also introduce the Art of Palmas (specialized flamenco rhythmic hand clapping). Juan Manuel will lead a workshop for guitar, teaching a basic Flamenco toque (rhythm).
The workshops will be followed by a Recital of Guitar & Cante by our two guest artists beginning at 8:30pm
$20.00 per workshop, $30.00 for the workshop and the recital.  Recital admission: $20.00 if not attending the workshops.
Saturday May 27: TABLAO FLAMENCO: @ 8:00pm. $25.00
Juanillorro – Cante. Juan Manuel – Guitarra. Kim Macedo – Baile. Heidi “La Forge” – Baile.
Tickets & Info: 905 524 0606. info@thepearlcompany.ca
Presented by Kim Macedo & Gary Santucci www.thepearlcompany.ca

KEVIN DEMPSEY TRIO: Friday June 2

KEVIN DEMPSEY TRIO: Friday June 2. Doors: 7:30. Show: 8:00. $20 / $15 students/seniors/wage-challenged. Sensational drummer Kevin Dempsey has been a leading figure on the Toronto jazz scene for the past 25 years. He has also toured internationally. He is a founding member of the Dave McMurdo Jazz Orchestra, and frequently performed with Peter Appleyard’s quintet and big band.  Kevin Dempsey Trio features jazz masters John Sherwood (piano) and Mark Godfrey on bass, in the up-close-and-personal ambience of The Pearl Company. Trombonist/bandleader Dave McMurdo calls him “an explosive musical force; an exquisite purveyor of colour and groove; a beautifully rounded player”. He is a member of the Music Faculties of both McMaster University and Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario.

An Evening with Garnet Rogers & Peter Paul Van Camp: Saturday, May 20

An Evening with Garnet Rogers & Peter Paul Van Camp:  Saturday, May 20, 8:00pm. General Admission $20: Garnet Rogers: “A brilliant garnet-rogerssongwriter. One of the major talents of our time.” — The Boston Globe  “The greatest interpreter and vocalist performing in the contemporary folk scene.” — Sing Out.  Since His brother, Stan’s death, the resolutely independent Garnet has established himself as a formidable solo artist.  He sings extraordinary songs about people who are not obvious heroes and of small every-day victories; his over-the-top humor and lightning-quick wit move his audiences from tears to laughter and back again. He is delighted to bring PETER PAUL VAN CAMP: Gentleman Rhymester. He’ll Steal your Heart, but Return it Cleaned and Pressed…..” The Rhymester writes: “From Coffee Houses to Folk Festivals, adopting the slogan ‘Appearing Wherever Poetry is Welcome – And Elsewhere’, I have trod some of the show world’s stonier pathways. That’s why, when called upon, it pleases me no little to tighten my collar, straighten my shoulders and expound anew my Aunt Katie’s fervent pledge: ‘I’ll be there with lard in my hair, and my ears pinned back!’” (See for yourself if I’m not…)  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garnet-Rogers/24500364751  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHyTxGwAdnk   https://www.facebook.com/peterpaul.vancamp   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibrmnMDh1nk

Big Johnny Blue & Special Guest Jerry Johnson; Thom Adkins Opens: Friday, May 19

Big Johnny Blue & Special Guest Jerry Johnson; Thom Adkins Opens: Friday, May 19. 8:00pm, $20 / $15 students/seniors/wage-BigJohnnyPearlchallenged…. Like the blues? You’ll love them Big Johnny Blue style. Big Johnny’s a Hamilton guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and founding member of The Hamilton Blues Society. He is committed to supporting local music and musicians, especially by supporting efforts to tell Hamilton’s blues history, and the power of music to improve the life of every man.
Special Guest, guitar genius Jerry Johnson joins Johnny and Strange Cargo in the telling acoustics at The Pearl….  Thom Adkins: Big Johnny tells me you have to hear this young man to believe him…  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE8p_zRZeIs&index=1&list=PLB3320D903F7A1FCE https://www.facebook.com/bigjohnnyblueandstrangecargo/

CRYBABY! Saturday, May 13.

CRYBABY! Saturday, May 13. 8:00pm. $20 /$15 students/ seniors/ un(der)waged. CRYBABY is doing a show! Lead singer (and songwriter) RaeBilling_Crybaby05_17Rae Billing has forced them back into the limelight! Rae’s voice and lyrics have been described as a touchstone that is rare on the Canadian landscape; her voice as “honest and pure, assured and desperate at the same time”; her lyrics and music as “full of wide open spaces and bittersweet emotions…handled with gutsy femininity.” The equally important rest of the band: Andrew Aldridge, Steve Koch, Greg Briscoe, James Henry, and Lucky Pete Lambert. “There is a depth to her songs few contemporaries have yet to hone.” Jason MacNeil, All Music Guide.  Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkI7OvCupvs   www.raebilling.com

LIBERTY SILVER & EDDIE BULLEN: Live at the Pearl Company: Friday, May 12

LIBERTY SILVER & EDDIE BULLEN: Live at the Pearl Company: Friday, May 12. Doors: 7:30. Show: 8:00. $20. You’re invited to one of the best live club shows you’ll ever see! Multiple award-winning recording artistLibertySilver_05_17 Liberty Silver will be joined by Eddie Bullen for an evening of classic soul, blues and jazz presented and hosted by Canadian music media icon, Michael Williams.
Winner of 3 Juno Awards and a Grammy Award for her musical collaborations, Liberty Silver possesses an astounding 6.5 octave vocal range. She has performed thousands of shows, sung at numerous Jazz Festivals, and performed for or with such prominent figures as Barack Obama, Celine Dion, Oscar Peterson, and Gladys Knight.
Pianist, composer, arranger, and producer for TV, radio, and film, Eddie Bullen has worked with Melba Moore, Deborah Cox and Dee Dee EddieBullen_05_17Bridgewater.  As a composer and arranger, his work can be heard on Citytv, YTV, and Love and Hip Hop (TV series). Eddie has produced over 150 albums and is currently working on several new ventures.
Event producer and host for the evening, Michael Williams is a dynamic, talented producer and host of talk radio and music-related radio and television programs. Probably best known as one of the founding VeeJays of MuchMusic and the host of its popular Soul in the City series Michael currently presents live weekly music events throughout Southern Ontario, and produces emerging Canadian recording artists.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9JeBSgmCvY   https://www.facebook.com/libertysilvermusic/    www.eddiebullen.com

Kristen Bertin: Start With My Heart Album Release: Saturday, May 6

Kristen Bertin: Start With My Heart Album Release: Saturday, MayKerstinBertin05_17 6. Doors: 7:30. Show: 8:00. $20/ $30 for couples. Children are free. Singer Songwriter and Country Roots artist Kristen Bertin invites you to join her for an intimate evening of stories and songs that have led to her debut album recorded at the world famous Grant Avenue Studio. Cost of admisson will include a copy of the album; proceeds that evening will go toward Rhielle Buchner’s medical fund.   https://www.facebook.com/Kristenbertin27/

Ron Palangio: Back Burner CD Release! Thursday May 4

Ron Palangio: Back Burner CD Release! Thursday May 4, Doors: 7:30. Show: 8:00. $20. Ron Palangio was born and raised in North Bay. He moved to Hamilton to study Jazz and Classical Guitar at Mohawk College’s Applied Music Program and worked with professional theatre productions, big bands, dance, pop, rock and country groups.  He has played with the late Bobby Washington, big band leader Harry Waller and singers Al Martino and Clint Holmes. After receiving his teaching RonPalangioCDRelease_05_17degree, his career as a secondary school music teacher included conducting Concert and Jazz ensembles and founding the Golden Horseshoe Musicfest in 2005. Ron finished his teaching career as Head of Arts at Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School. He continues to perform regularly in clubs and private engagements and plans to focus his talents on composition and recording. Back Burner is his first solo jazz CD. Featuring Jordan Abraham-Keyboard, Steve Pelletier-Bass, Roberto Santos-Drums, Sal Rosselli-Tenor Sax and Amy King-Percussion. Opening Act featuring Hamilton Singer Songwriter Shealagh Rose.

 


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