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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!

 

Monday’s (Every other – March 27th) – Scott n’ The Rocks (Jazz)

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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

Mar 23 – HALIFAX JAZZ MARCH feat. Tom Easley Quartet
March 30 – The Vibe Trio (Mike Cowie-Trumpet, Ron Hynes-Bass, Dave Staples-Piano)
Apr 6 – Blue Spirits
Apr 13 – Gene Smith Quartet
Apr 20 – The Forward Bound
Apr 27 – Charles Mingus Tribute
May 4 – Alfie Zappacosta Tickets $25 in advance $30 at the door
May 11 – NSCC Nova Fest
May 18 – TBA
May 25 – The Hughie Awards (NSCC)

 

 

 

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

Friday Night Solo/Duet Series

Mar 24 – Halifax Jazz March feat. Chris Mitchell and Silvio Pupo
Mar 31 – Greg Fownes
Apr 7 – Theo MacIntosh
Apr 14 – No Music No Cover
Apr 21 – Patrick Drakes’ Storytellers – “Like raiding your parents’ record collection”
Apr 28 – Eric Hamilton
May 5 – Alfie Zappacosta Tickets $25 in advance $30 at the door
May 12 – Terry Hatty Cover $10
May 19 – Eric Hamilton
May 26 – TBA

 

 

 

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

 Saturday Matinee – All Genre’s

Mar 25 – Theo MacIntosh – Jazz Stylings
Apr 1 – Theo MacIntosh
Apr 8 – Theo MacIntosh
Apr 15 – Patrick Drakes’ Storytellers – “Like raiding your parents’ record collection”
Apr 22 – Eric Hamilton
Apr 29 – Patrick Drakes’ Storytellers – “Like raiding your parents’ record collection”
May 6 – Theo MacIntosh
May 13 – Theo MacIntosh
May 20 – Theo MacIntosh
May 27 – TBA

 

 

Showtime 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm No Cover

Sunday Matinees – Jeff Goodspeed & His 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

Mar 23 – Mar 29

Mar 23 – HALIFAX JAZZ MARCH –  feat. The Tom Easley Quartet 8:30 pm Cover $5

Mar 24 – HALIFAX JAZZ MARCH – Chris Mitchell & Silvio Pupo 8:30 pm  Cover $5

Mar 25 – HALIFAX JAZZ MARCH – The Mystery Drummer Jazz Band feat. Bill Stevenson 9 pm Cover $5

Mar 26 – HALIFAX JAZZ MARCH – feat. Jeff Goodspeed and His Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s (Jazz) 5 pm No Cover

Mar 27 – HALIFAX JAZZ MARCH – feat. Scott n’ The Rocks (Jazz) 8 pm Cover $5

Mar 28 – No Music No Cover

Mar 29 – Stayner’s Wharf Open Song Showcase (Adult Contemporary) – 8 pm No Cover

Mar 30 – Apr 5

Mar 30 – The Vibe Trio feat. Mike Cowie (Jazz) 8:30 pm Cover $5

Mar 31 – Greg Fownes (All Genre’s) 8:30 pm No Cover

Apr 1 – John Campbelljohn (Blues) 9:00 pm Cover $10

Apr 2 – Jeff Goodspeed and His Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s (Jazz) 5 pm No Cover

Apr 3 – Scott n’ The Rocks (Jazz) 8 pm No Cover

Apr 4 – No Music No Cover

Apr 5 – Stayner’s Wharf Open Song Showcase (Adult Contemporary) – 8 pm No Cover

Apr 6 – Apr 12

Apr 6 – Blue Spirits Quintet (Jazz) 8:30 pm Cover $5

Apr 7 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genre’s) 8:30 pm No Cover

Apr 8 – Ced, Marty & Dave (R&B/Soul) 9:00 pm Cover $5

Apr 9 – Jeff Goodspeed and His Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s (Jazz) 5 pm No Cover

Apr 10 and Apr 11 – No Music No Cover

Apr 12 – Stayner’s Wharf Open Song Showcase (Adult Contemporary) – 8 pm No Cover

Apr 13 – Apr 19

Apr 13 – Gene Smith Quartet (Jazz) 8:30 pm Cover $5

Apr 14 – No Music No Cover

Apr 15 – Natural Talent Band (R&B/Soul) 9:00 pm Cover $5

Apr 16 – Jeff Goodspeed and His Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s (Jazz) 5 pm No Cover

Apr 17 – Scott n’ The Rocks (Jazz) 8 pm No Cover

Apr 18 – No Music No Cover

Apr 19 – Stayner’s Wharf Open Song Showcase (Adult Contemporary) – 8 pm No Cover

Apr 20 – Apr 26

Apr 20 – The Forward Bound (Jazz) 8:30 pm Cover $5

Apr 21 – Patrick Drakes’ Storytellers (All Genre’s) 8:30 pm No Cover

Apr 22 – LuluCity (Dance) 9:00 pm Cover $5

Apr 23 – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s (Jazz) 5 pm No Cover

Apr 24 and Apr 25 – No Music No Cover

Apr 26 – Stayner’s Wharf Open Song Showcase (Adult Contemporary) – 8 pm No Cover

Apr 27 – May 3

Apr 27 – Charles Mingus Tribute (Jazz) 8:30 pm Cover $5

Apr 28 – Eric Hamilton (All Genre’s) 8:30 pm No Cover

Apr 29 – Funk Family (Dance) 9:00 pm Cover $5

Apr 30 – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s (Jazz) 5 pm No Cover

May 1 and May 2 – No Music No Cover

May 3 – Stayner’s Wharf Open Song Showcase (Adult Contemporary) – 8 pm No Cover

May 4 – May 10

May 4 – Alfie Zappacosta (Jazz) 9:00 pm Tickets $25 in advance $30 at the door – Reservations strongly recommended.

May 5 – Alfie Zappacosta (Jazz) 9:00 pm Tickets $25 in advance $30 at the door – Reservations strongly recommended.

May 6 – Rasta Gumbo (Dance) 9:00 pm Cover $10

May 7 – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s (Jazz) 5 pm No Cover

May 8 and May 9 – No Music No Cover

May 10 – Stayner’s Wharf Open Song Showcase (Adult Contemporary) – 8 pm No Cover

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