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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 beginning Oct 30 (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

Nov 23 – Paul Vienneau
Nov 30 – TBA
Dec 7 – The Gene Smith Quartet
Dec 14 – TBA
Dec 21 – No Music

 

 

 

 

 

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

Friday Night Solo/Duet Series

Nov 24 – Dave Goyetche
Dec 1 – Cody Degaust
Dec 8 – Shawn Birt
Dec 15 – Patrick Drake – “Storytellers”
Dec 22 – No Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Saturday Matinee – All Genre’s

Nov 25 – Flamenco w/ Daniel MacNeil & Friends
Dec 2 – Patrick Drake – “Storytellers”
Dec 9 – Shawn Birt
Dec 16 – Theo MacIntosh
Dec 23 – Closed Happy Holidays

 

 

 

 

 

 

Showtime 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm No Cover

 

Nov 16 – Nov 22

Nov 16 – The Halifax Trombone Summit (Jazz) 8:30 pm Cover $5

Nov 17 – Flamenco Night w/Dan MacNeil & Friends (Flamenco) 8:30 pm No Cover

Nov 18 – Terry Hatty (Adult Contemporary) 9 pm Cover $10

Nov 19 – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s  (Jazz)  5 pm No Cover

Nov 20 and Nov 21 – No Music No Cover

Nov 22 – Stayner’s Wharf Open Song Showcase (Adult Contemporary) – 8 pm No Cover

Nov 23 – Nov 29

Nov 23 – Paul Vienneau (Jazz) 8:30 pm Cover $5

Nov 24 – Dave Goyetche (All genre’s) 8:30 pm No Cover

Nov 25 – John Campbelljohn (Blues) 9 pm Cover $10

Nov 26 – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s  (Jazz)  5 pm No Cover

Nov 27 – Scott n’The Rocks (Jazz) 8 pm No Cover

Nov 28 – No Music No Cover

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

Nov 30 – Dec 6

Nov 30 – TBA (Jazz) 8:30 pm Cover $5

Dec 1 – Cody Degaust (All Genre’s) 8:30 pm No Cover

Dec 2 – The Funk Family (Funk/R&B/Dance) 9 pm Cover $5

Dec 3 – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s  (Jazz)  5 pm No Cover

Dec 4 and Dec 5 – No Music No Cover

Dec 6 – Stayner’s Wharf Open Song Showcase (Adult Contemporary) – 8 pm No Cover

Dec 7 – Dec 13

Dec 7 – The Gene Smith Quartet (Jazz) 8:30 pm Cover $5

Dec 8 – Shawn Birt (All genre’s) 8:30 pm No Cover

Dec 9 – Kitty & The Katz (Swing Jazz) 9 pm Cover $5

Dec 10 – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s  (Jazz)  5 pm No Cover

Dec 11 – Scott n’The Rocks (Jazz) 8 pm No Cover

Dec 12 – No Music No Cover

Dec 13 – Stayner’s Wharf Open Song Showcase (Adult Contemporary) – 8 pm No Cover

Dec 14 – Dec 20

Dec 14 – TBA (Jazz) 8:30 pm Cover $5

Dec 15 – Patrick Drake – “Storytellers” (All Genre’s) 8:30 pm No Cover

Dec 16 – No Music No Cover Cover $5

Dec 17 – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s  (Holiday show)  5 pm No Cover

Dec 18 and Dec 19 – No Music No Cover

Dec 20 – The Woodhouse featuring Barbra Lica (Holiday Show) – 8:30 pm Cover $10

Dec 21 – Dec 27

Dec 21 – No Music

Dec 22 – No Music

Dec 23 – Closed

Dec 24 – Closed

Dec 25 – Closed – MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Dec 26 – Rasta Gumbo Annual Boxing Day Party (Reggae/R&B) – Doors Open at 7:00 pm Cover $10

Dec 27 – No Music

Dec 28 – Jan 3

Dec 28 – No Music

Dec 29 – No Music

Dec 30 – No Music

Dec 31 – New Years Eve 2018 at Stayner’s Wharf! Entertainment Tickets $25 – Limited Special Menu.  This is an advance reservation event.  Call today to get your tickets 902.492.1800

Jan 1 – Closed

Jan 2 – No Music

Jan 3 – No Music

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