I am sure many musicians have fond memories of buying their first guitar, or keyboard, or whatever instrument they might play. I’ll confess though that I don’t really remember buying … Continue Reading The Craft of Saxophone Mouthpiece Making
There’s going to be lots of great performances at this year’s festival, but none will bring us more pride than those featuring made-in-Hamilton jazz.. Saturday, October 27 features Brad Cheeseman … Continue Reading Saturday Night Celebrates Hometown Favourites
Juno winner Allison Au and her quartet lead off the festival on Tuesday evening. Au won the Montreal Festival Grand Prix de Jazz in 2017, just one year after Brad … Continue Reading Juno What’s Happening in Hamilton This Week?
From October 23-28, 2018, the Steel City Jazz Festival is growing for its 6th year. This year features Smordin Law Artist-in-Residence, Heather Bambrick at Artword Artbar. The Jazz Connection Big … Continue Reading 2018 Features New Artists and Venues
Have you ever had a conversation with someone just gets you? It might be someone you’ve known all your life or it might be someone you’ve just met. Sometimes the … Continue Reading Brad Cheeseman Group: Music as Conversation
I had a good feeling about our choice for this year’s Smordin Law Artist-in-Resident, Heather Bambrick, when I saw her newest music video back in May, for a cover of … Continue Reading Heather Bambrick: 2018 Smordin Law Artist-in-Residence
The Sixth Annual Steel City Jazz Festival is just under two months away, and we are gearing up to spread the word as far and wide as we can about … Continue Reading 2018 Poster Design by Stylo Starr
What do you love about Hamilton? We love the way Hamilton builds bridges between a rich history and a future worth living. Welcome to the 6th annual Steel City Jazz … Continue Reading Jam with us: Support the 2018 Steel City Jazz Festival
After nearly a year’s worth of planning, scheming, Facebook-ing, postering, emailing, worrying and listening to lots of great jazz music, it’s finally time for our fifth annual Steel City Jazz … Continue Reading Opening night is here!
Do you have a favourite Steel City Jazz Festival performance? Here’s a few of mine: in 2015, when Luanda Jones’ Brazilian-jazz grooves had people up and dancing by the end … Continue Reading Five Years of Steel City Jazz
This is a milestone year for the Steel City Jazz Festival. The festival has had many ups and the occasional down over the years but I’m glad to say the … Continue Reading 2017 Smordin Law Artist-in-Residence: Saxophonist Colleen Allen
When I first met with our 2017 Smordin Law Artist-in-Residence, Colleen Allen, she had so many fantastic suggestions of possible groups she could put together that we could have done … Continue Reading Kalabash: Caribbean Jazz October 27 at Mills Hardware
One of the most exciting parts of the festival-planning process is asking an artist to create our poster design. I’m so proud of the beautiful artwork that his been created … Continue Reading 2017 Poster Design by Kareem Ferreira
The Steel City Jazz Festival celebrates its fifth year this October! We’re switching back to a one-weekend format and bringing you some of our most exciting programming yet, including four … Continue Reading Fifth Annual Steel City Jazz Festival Dates Announced: Oct 24-29
The 4th annual Steel City Jazz Festival starts later today, so naturally now is a good time to take a momentary break from talking jazz to talk food instead. In case … Continue Reading Where To Eat Before the Show: 2016 Edition
Those of you who have followed the development of the festival over the past few years may have noticed two threads connecting each iteration to the other. The first might … Continue Reading Closing Weekend: The Jazz Connection Big Band & Scenic November 4th & 5th