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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.

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Mike Biggar Fall Residency Every Tuesday – (Folk/Roots)

Described as a definitive live performer, multi award-winning singer-songwriter Mike Biggar is known for his intense, roiling live performance, signature soaring vocals and disarming on-stage humour. His songs have earned him affection from listeners and accolades from industry. And now with the release of his third full-length album GO ALL IN on Busted Flat Records (03/10/2017), Biggar offers a fresh helping of his song writing prowess that has twice earned him Music New Brunswick Awards (2011, 2014), an East Coast Music Award (2012) and numerous other nominations and acclaim.

GO ALL IN is a roots music evolution for Biggar, achieved by connecting more deeply than ever with his own musical history. Both sonically and in substance he pays particular attention to his childhood roots in gospel music and the cultural influences of his life on the East Coast. The result is a delightfully eclectic offering that comprises a compelling representation of Biggar’s musical lineage. Track to track, GO ALL IN tells a stylistic musical story – from the foot-stompingly fun bluesy acoustic lead-off ‘Blood From A Stone’ down through brass-backed, soul-stirring Memphis nods like ‘Go All In’ and ‘If It Was Easy’. Biggar’s penchant to co-mingle heartbreak and intimacy is well displayed with ballads like ‘Leaving These Days’ and ‘Kinda Sad’. And his noted tradition for top level co-writing continues, pairing with East Coast Blues marvel Charlie A’Court, Newfoundland producer/R&B artist Chris Kirby, and Canadian Country hit- maker Chris Cummings.

A featured performer on major East Coast festival stages including the iconic Stan Rogers Folk Festival, the Cavendish Beach Music Festival, the Kempt Shore Folk Festival, the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival and more, Biggar has shared the stage with artists such as Steve Earle, Gordie Sampson, Matt Andersen, Stephen Fearing, Lynn Miles, Dave Gunning, Ron Hynes, Rose Cousins, Del Barber, The Brothers Landreth, and more.

Credit Bob Mersereau


Playing starts at 7:30 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

Oct 19 – The Riot Squad
Oct 26 – Charles Mingus Tribute
Nov 2 – TBA
Nov 9 – TBA
Nov 16 – Halifax Trombone Summit
Nov 23 – Paul Vienneau

 

 

 

 

 

Showtimes 8:30 pm Cover $5 (Unless Otherwise stated)

Friday Night Solo/Duet Series

Oct 20 – Theo MacIntosh
Oct 27 – Doris Mason
Nov 3 – TBA
Nov 10 – Theo MacIntosh
Nov 17 – Flamenco Nights w/Daniel MacNeil & Friends
Nov 24 – TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Showtime 8:30 pm, No cover (Unless otherwise stated)

Saturday Matinee – All Genre’s

Oct 21 – Theo MacIntosh
Oct 28 – Doris Mason
Nov 4 – Theo MacIntosh
Nov 11 – Theo MacIntosh
Nov 18 – TBA
Nov 25 – Flamenco w/Daniel MacNeil & Friends

 

 

 

 

 

 

Showtime 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm No Cover

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

 

 

Oct 12 – Oct 18

Oct 12 – Daniel Matto (Jazz) 8:30 pm Cover $5

Oct 13 – Patrick Drake (All genre’s) 8:30 pm No Cover

Oct 14 – The Roving Steins (Oktober Fest) 8 pm Cover $5

Oct 15 – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s  (Jazz)  5 pm No Cover

Oct 16 – No Music No Cover

Oct 17 – Mike Biggar (Roots/Folk) 7:30 pm No Cover

Oct 18 – Stayner’s Wharf Open Song Showcase (Adult Contemporary) – 8 pm No Cover

Oct 19 – Oct 25

Oct 19 – The Riot Squad (Jazz) 8:30 pm Cover $5

Oct 20 – Theo MacIntosh (All genre’s) 8:30 pm No Cover

Oct 21 – Tj King (Contemporary Country) 9 pm Cover $5

Oct 22 – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s  (Jazz)  5 pm No Cover

Oct 23 – No Music No Cover

Oct 24 – Mike Biggar (Roots/Folk) 7:30 pm No Cover

Oct 25 – Stayner’s Wharf Open Song Showcase (Adult Contemporary) – 8 pm No Cover

Oct 26 – Nov 1

Oct 26 – Charles Mingus Tribute (Jazz) 8:30 pm Cover $5

Oct 27 – Doris Mason (All genre’s) 8:30 pm No Cover

Oct 28 – Willem Paynter’s Hard Bop Quartet (Bop/Jazz) 9 pm Cover $5

Oct 29 – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s  (Jazz)  5 pm No Cover

Oct 30 – Scott n’The Rocks (Jazz) 8 pm No Cover

Oct 31 – Mike Biggar (Roots/Folk) 7:30 pm No Cover

Nov 1 – Stayner’s Wharf Open Song Showcase (Adult Contemporary) – 8 pm No Cover

Nov 2 – Nov 8

Nov 2 – TBA (Jazz) 8:30 pm Cover $5

Nov 3 – TBA (All genre’s) 8:30 pm No Cover

Nov 4 – Rasta Gumbo (R&B/Reggae) 9 pm Cover $10

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

Nov 6 – No Music No Cover

Nov 7 – Mike Biggar (Roots/Folk) 7:30 pm No Cover

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

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