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Weekly Entertainment

Once you’ve enjoyed your dinner, stay and take in some of the best live music Halifax has to offer. Each week, Stayner’s presents artists from here and away performing jazz, blues, soul and pop. And Sunday? Ahhhh… Sunday. Jeff Goodspeed hosts a matinee from 5-9 featuring a variety of musicians from Halifax’ thriving Jazz community.

Check our “News & Events” tab for our “Special Events”…there is so much more to our entertainment!

Sunday Matinees – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Heroes (Jazz)

5 pm – 9 pm

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Join us each Sunday afternoon at 5:00 for a wonderful musical spectrum of tunes and players hosted by Jeff Goodspeed.

Born in Truro, NS, Jeff’s musical education includes Berklee College of Music in Boston, Acadia University and Toronto’s Humber College of Music. He has followed a career as a freelance musician and teacher, spending 3 yrs in the RCMP band and 2 yrs with Roger Whittaker. Jeff has worked with Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, Bob Hope, Rich Little, Shirley MacLaine, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin and many others.

While in Toronto for 10 yrs he had the opportunity to perform with The Toronto Symphony Orchestra and The Guido Basso Orchestra, and was in the pit bands for Cats, Crazy For You and other shows. Since returning to NS in ’92 he has been very busy with Jazz Education and leading his own groups. In 1996, he and Dave Staples won the East Coast Music Award for best jazz recording for their CD entitled ‘Eastern Passage’.

He is the founder of the Los Primos cultural exchange between music students in NS and Cuba and has created a professional jazz band with musicians from Havana and Halifax. This group, HavanaFax, won the ECMA for best jazz recording in 2004. Currently, Jeff stays busy as director of the new music arts program at the Waterfront Campus of the NSCC, teaching jazz clinics and playing with the many talented Maritime musicians.

Showtime 5 pm No Cover

Scott n’ The Rocks – Every other Monday – Starting Jan 15, 2018 (Jazz)

Scott Macmillan is a vibrant musical force in Atlantic Canada as a, guitarist/ composer/ conductor/ arranger. His creative drive and love of jazz is found with the best of the best of Halifax’s jazz musicians and the creation of “Scott ‘n the Rocks”. Halifax’s newest and very exciting little big jazz band.

In the late 70′s Scott studied with, Duke Ellington’s arranger, Ron Collier, at Humber College. In 1987, his group, The Scott Macmillan Sextet represented Atlantic Canada at the Montreal Jazz Festival

A multi-dimensioned musician, Scott has made his career moving through many genres of music. Since 1995 he is more familiar to audiences as the Host Conductor and Arranger of the Maritime Pops Series with Symphony Nova. His love for the jazz band sound has remained brewing on the back burner and in November 2004 Scott gathered a group of 12 talented and versatile jazz musicians and so “Scott ‘n the Rocks” was launched.

Founded in 2004, Scott has created a new musical scene in Halifax at Stayners Pub and Grill on Monday nights throughout the winter months. These Monday night performances have the top jazz musicians in the region angling for opportunities to perform the new and challenging music that Macmillan presents to them on a regular basis.

With Scott ‘n the Rocks, Scott is looking to provide a creative venue for the musicians. Scott has opened up the opportunity for himself and others to express themselves as composers as well as to explore music through improvisational performance freedom.

Showtime 8 pm No Cover

Stayner’s Wharf Open Song Showcase with host Theo MacIntosh Wednesday’s  – (Adult Contemporary)

14462868_10154398264085428_4357825835521344991_nAn open mic with a twist, we are looking for players who wish to showcase their own songs and talent. A night where you can join us with your “rehearsed and prepared” act live on the Stayner’s Showcase stage. Short sets will be held so that everyone gets an opportunity to share their musical talents and original material. This is not your father’s open mic.

Playing starts at 8 pm  No cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday Jazz

Jan 18 – Brad Reid Trio
Jan 25 – Robbie Burns Day Celebrations NO COVER
Feb 1 – Kenji Omae Quintet (feat. Paul Tynan Trumpet, Tom Easley Bass, Tom Roach Drums, Kevin Brunkhorst Guitar)
Feb 8 – Scott Macmillan & Brian Doyle
Feb 15 – Alison Enriquez
Feb 22 – Fundraiser for Alison Enriquez feat. Alison & Three O’Cubano

 

 

 

 

 

Showtimes 8 pm Cover $5 (Unless Otherwise stated)

Friday Night Solo/Duet Series

Jan 19 – Theo MacIntosh
Jan 26 – Dave Goyetche
Feb 2 – Theo MacIntosh
Feb 9 – Patrick Drake “Storytellers”
Feb 16 – Patrick Drake “Storytellers”
Feb 23 – Alfie Zappacosta – This is a special event please see our Special Events page for ticket and pricing info

 

 

 

 

 

 

Showtime 7:30 pm, No cover (Unless otherwise stated)

Saturday Matinee – All Genre’s

Jan 20 – Theo MacIntosh
Jan 27 – Dave Goyetche
Feb 3 – Theo MacIntosh
Feb 10 – Harvi Millar’s Youth
Feb 17 – Daniel MacNeil’s Flamenco
Feb 24 – Theo MacIntosh

 

 

 

 

 

 

Showtime 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm No Cover

Jan 11 – Jan 17

Jan 11 – Easley/Stevenson/Arseneault (Jazz) 8 pm Cover $5

Jan 12 – Patrick Drake “Storytellers”  (All genre’s) 7:30 pm No Cover

Jan 13 – The Funk Family (R&B/Dance) 8:30 pm Cover $5

Jan 14 – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s  (Jazz)  5 pm No Cover

Jan 15 – Scott n’The Rocks (Jazz) 8 pm No Cover

Jan 16 – No Music

Jan 17 – Stayner’s Wharf Open Song Showcase (Adult Contemporary) – 8 pm No Cover

Jan 18 – Jan 24

Jan 18 – Brad Reid Trio (Jazz) 8 pm Cover $5

Jan 19 – Theo MacIntosh (All genre’s) 7:30 pm No Cover

Jan 20 – Mull River Trio 8:30 pm Cover $5

Jan 21 – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s  (Jazz)  5 pm No Cover

Jan 22 and Jan 23 – No Music

Jan 24 – Stayner’s Wharf Open Song Showcase (Adult Contemporary) – 8 pm No Cover

Jan 25 – Jan 31

Jan 25 – Robbie Burns Day Celebration feat. Mull River Trio (Scottish Dance) 7 pm  No Cover

Jan 26 – Dave Goyetche  (All genre’s) 7:30 pm No Cover

Jan 27 – Mitchie Ryder Blues Band (Blues/R&B/Funk) 8:30 pm Cover $5

Jan 28 – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s  (Jazz)  5 pm No Cover

Jan 29 – Scott n’The Rocks (Jazz) 8 pm No Cover

Jan 30 – No Music

Jan 31 – Stayner’s Wharf Open Song Showcase (Adult Contemporary) – 8 pm No Cover

Feb 1 – Feb 7

Feb 1 – Kenji Omae Quintet (Jazz) 8 pm Cover $5

Feb 2 – Theo MacIntosh (All genre’s) 7:30 pm No Cover

Feb 3 – TBA 8:30 pm Cover $5

Feb 4 – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s  (Jazz)  5 pm No Cover

Feb 5 and Feb 6 – No Music

Feb 7 – Stayner’s Wharf Open Song Showcase (Adult Contemporary) – 8 pm No Cover

Feb 8 – Feb 14

Feb 8 – Scott Macmillan & Brian Doyle (Jazz) 8 pm Cover $5

Feb 9 – Patrick Drake “Storytellers” (All genre’s) 7:30 pm No Cover

Feb 10 – Harvi Millar’s “Diva’s” (Blues/Jazz) 8:30 pm Cover $5

Feb 11 – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s  (Jazz)  5 pm No Cover

Feb 12 – Scott n’The Rocks (Jazz) 8 pm No Cover

Feb 13 – No Music

Feb 14 – Stayner’s Wharf Open Song Showcase (Adult Contemporary) – 8 pm No Cover

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