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
The Steel City Jazz Festival is just over a week away, and the final preparations are underway. With ten shows and nearly twenty groups packed into the span of four … Continue Reading Early Shows: Quarter To Nine and the Vintage Jazz Quartet
Friday Night at the Baltimore House sounds like a live album waiting to happen, and maybe it will, but for now it’s just an upcoming evening of fantastic (and eclectic) … Continue Reading The Cat Bernardi Quartet, COP and Sound One
Here’s a show that’s near and dear to my heart (full disclosure: I play in both of the bands), Canadian Winter with Haolin Munk (and guests) will be playing at … Continue Reading Canadian Winter with Haolin Munk and Friends
When people ask me about my experience putting together the Steel City Jazz Festival, one thing I often mention is how forthcoming the Hamilton jazz community has been. I’ve been … Continue Reading Brian Browne and Sean Browne Live at the Pearl Company
Steel City Jazz Festival Director Chris Ferguson was featured on Cable 14’s Culture By The Minute, a biweekly program hosted by Jeremy Freiburger of Cobalt Connects covering the arts scene … Continue Reading Culture By The Minute
We’ve got another show to announce and it’s a good one: Trumpeter Mike Malone will be joined by the Chris Platt Trio as well as vocalist Carissa Kimbell at the … Continue Reading Mike Malone with the Chris Platt Trio and Carissa Kimbell
I’m pleased today to announce our second show of the festival: a double bill featuring the Aubrey Wilson Quartet and the Thom Mason Trio on August 22nd at Homegrown Hamilton. … Continue Reading Concert Announcement: The Aubrey Wilson Quartet and the Thom Mason Trio
I’m sure every jazz lover has a special spot in their heart for the first jazz music they listened to regularly. Even though Miles and Coltrane would eventually take over … Continue Reading Opening Show Announcement: The Jazz Connection Big Band
When Emily and I first started thinking about hosting a jazz festival in Hamilton, we looked to other jazz festivals for inspiration. There seemed to be a common format for … Continue Reading Why ‘Steel City’?