If you were at last year’s festival opener down by the Hamilton waterfront, you might remember two things: the beautiful sunset, and the killer band (not necessarily in that order). … Continue Reading Jazz Connection Big Band Back at The Pearl Company October 24th
The first weekend of the Steel City Jazz Festival wrapped up yesterday, and I hope everyone who attended will agree that some seriously great music went down. Over the course … Continue Reading Brad Cheeseman Group and the Blank Quintet October 23rd at the Pearl Company
Since Thanksgiving weekend has just past and people all over town recently sat down to some seriously good grub, I thought now might be a good time to take a … Continue Reading Where To Eat: Week One
I’m going to be honest with you: the Sean Dowhaniuk Group is one of my favourite acts at this year’s festival. I don’t mean to pick favourites, and I’m being … Continue Reading Sean Dowhaniuk Group at Artword Artbar October 17
Last week during an interview on CFMU, host Jamie Tennant asked me which Steel City Jazz Festival concert I thought would be the most interesting this year. Jamie diplomatically didn’t … Continue Reading A Night of Latin Jazz with Carlos Rodriguez October 18
I’m a true believer that anyone could be a fan of jazz music, and part of the reason for that is the diversity of sounds that get labelled ‘jazz’. The … Continue Reading Colin Fisher and Mike Gennaro October 22
Last year’s Steel City Jazz Festival was a pretty wild ride for me. After all, it was my first time running the festival and we packed ten amazing shows into … Continue Reading The Hamilton Dixieland All-Stars October 15
I am so excited to finally be sharing the poster for the 2014 Steel City Jazz Festival! The amazing artwork you see above was painted by Lester Coloma. If you … Continue Reading The 2014 poster is here!
It’s finally here! Below is the full schedule for the 2014 Steel City Jazz Festival. We have ten nights of amazing music planned for you. The festival kicks off October 15th … Continue Reading Full 2014 SCJF Schedule Announced
The Steel City Jazz Festival is just over two months away, so it’s about time to get acquainted with the many amazing artists who will be playing at the festival this … Continue Reading 2014 Steel City Jazz Festival Artists Sneak Peek
Hello Hamilton jazz lovers! I am very excited to announce that the 2014 Steel City Jazz Festival will take place from October 15th to the 26th. I am also happy … Continue Reading 2014 Steel City Jazz Festival Dates Announced
One year down- the Steel City Jazz Festival is over.
Joanna St. Jacques was out again Friday night taking pictures at as many shows as she could get to. She managed to photograph the Cat Bernardi Quartet, Fauxhemians, Eschaton, Sound … Continue Reading Friday Night Photo Gallery
The Steel City Jazz Festival kicked off last night with four shows, five bands and a whole lot of Hamilton jazz fans. Photographer Joanna St. Jacques (http://www.stjacquesphotography.com/) was out taking … Continue Reading Opening Night Photo Gallery
Early in the planning stages of the Steel City Jazz Festival, I was fortunate enough to sit down to talk with David Braid, a world-renowned jazz pianist on the faculty … Continue Reading Mayor Bob Bratina on Hamilton Jazz History
One of the things I love most about Homegrown Hamilton is the sheer variety of music that I’ve seen there. From funk to folk to hip-hop to jazz to a … Continue Reading Sean Dowhaniuk Group, Eschaton and Fauxhemians at Homegrown Hamilton