Tom Altobelli is a bass beast. He holds down the low-end in the Altobeelays, Mother Tareka and the Rebel Funktion, the Aubrey Wilson Quartet, Koopa Troop, the Scott McIntosh Trio … Continue Reading New Jazz Compositions: The Tom Altobelli Group & The Scott Taplay Group on Opening Night, Oct 21
We are very proud today to announce the full lineup for the 2015 Steel City Jazz Festival, including some of the most exciting and talented musicians from the Hamilton area … Continue Reading 2015 Lineup and Schedule Available Now!
I don’t want to preemptively alarm anyone over the end of summer, but I’d like to bring your attention to your plans this Halloween. After you’ve picked through the candy … Continue Reading Festival Headliner Terry Clarke at the Pearl Company October 31st
Hello jazz lovers and listeners of Hamilton! If I may, I would like to briefly take your attention away from popsicles, barbeques and sweat to talk about a time not … Continue Reading Announcing the 2015 Steel City Jazz Festival
I would like to take credit for meticulously scheduling the 2014 Steel City Jazz Festival in such a way that the acts booked together not only compliment one another musically, … Continue Reading Quarter to Nine and the Messore-Palka Quintet: Our last show of the year!
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