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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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Sunday Matinees – Jeff Goodspeed & His Ultimate Band of Super Heroes (Jazz)

5 pm – 9 pm.

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.

Augusto Enriquez MD
Augusto Enriquez is one of the most well known and charismatic singers and composers of popular music in the Cuban musical panorama. His career as an artist began when after graduating as a doctor of medicine in Havana, he joined one of the most popular music groups in Cuba. With Augusto as the lead singer for “Moncada”, the band began to have considerable success on the national and international stage. The band played many concerts on the world stage. Augusto soon began a solo career which included singing traditional Cuban music, classical tenor and touring with his own show, Augusto Enriquez y su Mambo Orchestra. He has been featured with other such international stars as Luciano Pavarotti, Sting, Andrea Bocelli, James Brown and Lou Reed just to name a few. In 2012 Augusto opened the Halifax Jazz Festival where he was featured with Paul Barret’s Back Alley Big Band in a very acclaimed concert. He is a proud member of Los Primos Project organization as a musician, teacher and Cuban coordinator. He is working now together with Jeff Goodspeed (artistic director and creator of Los Primos Project) in the creation of a big summer event for next year – The Halifax International Latin Arts Festival – and, in the near future opening the Halifax Latin Performing Arts Centre that is his biggest quest.

Silvio Pupo
Born in Cuba, now residing in Canada. Silvio Pupo studied classical piano for more than 12 years at the Professional School of Music in Holguin Cuba. Currently living in Atlantic Canada, ” Simply put, Silvio plays beautifully. His technical finesse on the piano and his compositions where borders have no meaning are inspiring., is truly an international musician.

Dave Burton
David Burton has a vast array of recording projects to his credit as composer, producer, musical director and studio musician. He is featured on countless profile endeavours covering a full spectrum of live events and studio recordings. His talent and musicianship have granted him priority status with CBC, not only as a drummer, but also as a musical director and arranger. David excels at versatility – performing all styles of music from jazz to Latin to classical with impeccable timing and intuitive creativity. His career has taken him around the world, backing Canadian artists like Rita MacNeil, Natalie MacMaster, Alannah Myles, David Myles, Measha Bruggergosman and Ian Thomas, to name a few. He has also had the pleasure of performing live with artists like Tony Bennett, Sara Vaughan and, the great, Ella Fitzgerald. David is well established in the jazz world and has showcased his talents at festivals in Montreal, Havana, Portugal, and at home in Halifax, Nova Scotia. David is a well-respected educator who inspires young musicians as a teacher and clinician throughout Nova Scotia, as well as in Havana, Cuba, as part of the “Los Primos” Project. He was nominated Educator of the Year by MIANS in 2005.

Jamie Gatti
Born in Truro, Nova Scotia, Jamie has a reputation for versatility in playing all musical styles from classical, to jazz, rock, Celtic and theatre. A professional bassist for 35 years, Gatti has toured and recorded with many artists from around the globe. Composer/arranger/producer and now bandleader are his interests at this time.
Gatti moved to Ottawa in 1981 joining the RCMP band. While with that group he toured Canada extensively and around the world performing and recording. He also participated in the Ottawa music scene playing in many jazz clubs, sessions, theatre shows and with a few orchestras.
In 1994 Gatti retired from the RCMP and returned home to Nova Scotia. He presently tours and records with the Barra MacNeils. As well as recording with other Canadian artists, he plays sessions at CBC, with Symphony Nova Scotia and at Neptune Theatre.
Gatti has been nominated for several East Coast Music and Music Nova Scotia awards.
Playing all styles of music has filtered into his writing, combining many of these simultaneously. Gatti’s home base is Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Alison Enriquez
Multi-talented 16-year old Alison Enriquez from Havana, Cuba, is a grade 12 high school student at Armbrae Academy in Halifax. She is currently Principal second violin with the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra and Principal second violin of the Dalhousie Orchestra. She also performs (violin and vocals) with Jeff Goodspeed’s Sunday Jazz at Stayner’s Wharf.

Showtime 5 pm No Cover



Audition with Theo MacIntosh – Wednesday – WILL RESUME SEPTEMBER 4th

Audition w/ Theo MacIntosh!
Theo MacIntosh has assisted in getting gigs for many musicians that went on to perform regular solo and band gigs all over HRM.
You could be the next big thing!
Come on down and Audition with Theo.

7:30 pm  No cover








Thursday Night Jazz

Aug 15 – Manouche Duo
Aug 22 – Marcel Amores & Plan Ashe
Aug 29 – Eclecticus
Sept 5 – Manouche Duo







Showtimes 8 pm Cover $5 (Unless Otherwise stated)


Friday Night Solo/Duet Series – All Genres

Aug 16 – Almasy (All Genres)
Aug 23 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres)
Aug 30 – Dave Goyetche (All Genres)
Sept 6 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres)







Showtime 5 pm (Unless otherwise stated), No cover (Unless otherwise stated)



Saturday Matinee – All Genres

Open Song ShowcaseAug 17 – Stick & Slide (R&B/Funk)
Aug 24 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres)
Aug 31 – Travis Hatcher (All Genres)
Sept 7 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres)






Showtime 4:30 pm (Unless otherwise stated) No cover



Aug 8 – Aug 14

Aug 8 – Dilshan Weerasinghe (Jazz) 8 pm Cover $5

Aug 9 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 5 pm No Cover

Aug 10 – Alfie Zappacosta One Night Only! (Jazz/Contemporary) 8:30 pm – Call Todd or Jesse today to make your reservations and book your tickets ($30 in advance $35 at the door)! 902-492-1800

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

Aug 12, Aug 13 and Aug 14  – No Music




Aug 15 – Aug 21

Aug 15 – Manouche Duo (Jazz) 8 pm Cover $5

Aug 16 – Almasy (All Genres) 5 pm No Cover

Aug 17 – Tyler Mullendore (All Genres) 8:30 pm Cover $5

Aug 18 – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s (Jazz) 5 pm No Cover

Aug 19 – Back Alley Big Band (Jazz) 7:30 pm Cover TBA

Aug 20 and Aug 21  – No Music





Aug 22 – Aug 28

Aug 22 – Marcel Amores & Plan Ashe (Jazz) 8 pm Cover $5

Aug 23 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 5 pm No Cover

Aug 23 – Free the Music – LATE NIGHT DANCE PARTY (DJ) 10 pm Cover TBA

Aug 24 – Super Fluid Cocktail Party (Contemporary/Alt) 8:30 pm Cover $6

Aug 25 – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s (Jazz) 5 pm No Cover

Aug 26, Aug 27 and Aug 28  – No Music




Aug 29 – Sept 4

Aug 29 – Eclecticus (Jazz) 8 pm Cover $5

Aug 30 – Dave Goyetche (All Genres) 5 pm No Cover

Aug 31 – Keonte Beals (R&B) 8:30 pm Cover $6

Sept 1 – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s (Jazz) 5 pm No Cover

Sept 2 and Sept 3 – No Music

Sept 4 – Open Audition with host Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 7:30 pm No Cover




Sept 5 – Sept 11

Sept 5 – Manouche Duo (Jazz) 8 pm Cover $5

Sept 6 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 5 pm No Cover

Sept 7 – TBA 8:30 pm Cover TBA

Sept 8 – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s (Jazz) 5 pm No Cover

Sept 9 and Sept 10 – No Music

Sept 11 – Open Audition with host Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 7:30 pm No Cover



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