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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. While Jeff’s away these cats will play!

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


Scott N’The Rocks – Mondays Feb 25, Mar 11 & Mar 25 and Apr 8 (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 Stayner’s Wharf 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


Audition with Theo MacIntosh – Wednesday’s  (All Genres)

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

Feb 28 – The Blue Lane
Mar 7 – An Evening with Peter Davison
Mar 14 – Live Cuban music & Jazz with Marcel Amores & Plan Ashé
Mar 21 – Jake Hanlon Trio
Mar 28 – The Vaudevillian





Showtimes 8 pm Cover $5 (Unless Otherwise stated)


Friday Night Solo/Duet Series – All Genres

Feb 22 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres)
Mar 1 – Shawn Birt (All Genres)
Mar 8 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres)
Mar 15 – Dave Goyetche (All Genres)
Mar 22 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres)
Mar 29 – LATE NIGHT DJ Dance Party (Dance) 10 pm Cover TBD






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

Saturday Matinee – All Genres

Feb 23 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres)
Mar 2 – Travis Hatcher (All Genres)
Mar 9 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres)
Mar 16 – Tristan Legg (All Genres)
Mar 23 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres)
Mar 30 – Travis Hatcher (All Genres)






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


Feb 21 – Feb 27

Feb 21 – Jake Hanlon Trio (Jazz) 8 pm Cover $5

Feb 22 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 5 pm No Cover

Feb 23 – Rasta Gumbo (Reggae/Funk/R&B) 9 pm Cover $10

Feb 24 – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s (Jazz) 5 pm No Cover

Feb 25 – Scott N’ The Rocks (Jazz) 8 pm No Cover

Feb 26 – No Music

Feb 27 – Audition with Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 7:30 pm No Cover




Feb 28 – Mar 6

Feb 28 – The Blue Lane (Jazz) 8 pm Cover $5

Mar 1– Shawn Birt (All Genres) 5 pm No Cover

Mar 2 – MATINEE!!! Travis Hatcher (All Genres) 5 pm No Cover

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

Mar 4 and Mar 5 – No Music

Mar 6 – Audition with Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 7:30 pm No Cover





Mar 7 – Mar 13

Mar 7 – An Evening with Peter Davison (Jazz/Latin) 8 pm Cover $5

Mar 8 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 5 pm No Cover

Mar 9 – Krasnogorsk (All Genres) 8:30 pm Cover $5

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

Mar 11 – Scott N’ The Rocks (Jazz) 8 pm No Cover

Mar 12 – No Music

Mar 13 – Audition with Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 7:30 pm No Cover




Mar 14 – Mar 20

Mar 14 – Marcel Amores & Plan Ashé (Latin/Jazz) 8 pm Cover $5

Mar 15 – Dave Goyetche (All Genres) 5 pm No Cover

Mar 16 – Soul Relations (Soul) 8:30 pm Cover $5

Mar 17 – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s (Jazz) 5 pm No Cover

Mar 18 and Mar 19 – No Music

Mar 20 – Audition with Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 7:30 pm No Cover





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