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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’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


Nova Fest – Sundays in May (Jazz)

May 5th
5PM-8PM: Jeff Goodspeed and His Ultimate Band of Superheroes
8PM – 9PM: The Overnight Parking Band

May 12th
5PM-8PM: Jeff Goodspeed and His Ultimate Band of Superheroes featuring Music Arts Students

May 19th
5PM-8PM: Jeff Goodspeed and His Ultimate Band of Superheroes
8PM – 9PM: Bicycle Rats

May 26th
5PM-8PM: Jeff Goodspeed and His Ultimate Band of Superheroes
8PM – 9PM: Reuben

Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Superheroes, as always, brings a wonderful musical spectrum of tunes and players!

The Overnight Parking Band:
Under the direction of Tom Easley, we are a jazz sextet steeped a variety of styles both modern and classic.
A treat for the ears (and the eyes), clap along, or just sit back, relax and sip your scotch.

Bicycle Rats of NSCC’s Music Arts formed in September of 2018 and have since been successful in creating dynamic music together. Expressing a wide variety of the blues genre, from laments of longing and loving to celebrating the pleasures in life. It has been their goal from the start to revive the classics and learn from them. If you have a listen, you will find that they have captured all of the characteristic grit, spunk and finger snappin’ rhythm that you would expect from a good blues band. Under the mentorship of master pianist Bill Stevenson, this seven-piece band is a treat to listen to.

Reuben is a 9 piece jazz fusion band presenting both arrangements of classic standards and original compositions. Led by the amazing James Shaw, who is featured playing alto and tenor saxophone in multiple local bands including Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound and Goat Stories, this band’s eclectic variety of music will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Showtime 8 pm No Cover


Scott N’The Rocks – Monday Apr 29 LAST SHOW OF THE SEASON (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

Apr 25 – The Riot Squad
May 2 – Daniel Matto
May 9 – NovaFest
May 16 – Manouche Duo
May 23 – Nova Fest and The Hughies
May 30 – Paul Tynan







Showtimes 8 pm Cover $5 (Unless Otherwise stated)


Friday Night Solo/Duet Series – All Genres

Apr 26 – SHE presents Milty Evans w/ Nick Nonsense (DJ/Dance) 10 pm Cover $10
May 3 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres)
May 10 – Dave Goyetche (All Genres) 5-8 pm
May 10 – LATE NIGHT – Free The Music (DJ/Dance) 9:30 pm Cover TBA
May 17 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres)
May 24 – LATE NIGHT – Free The Music (DJ/Dance) 9:30 pm Cover TBA
May 31 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres)



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


Saturday Matinee – All Genres

Apr 27 – Tristen Legg (All Genres)
May 4 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres)
May 11 – Mike Dalton (All Genres)
May 18 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres)
May 25 – Tristan Legg (All Genres)





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


Apr 18 – Apr 24

Apr 18 – Manouche Duo (Jazz) 8 pm Cover $5

Apr 19 –  No Music Good Friday

Apr 20 – Rasta Gumbo (Reggae/R&B) 9 pm Cover $10

Apr 21 – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s (Jazz) 5 pm No Cover

Apr 22 and Apr 23 – No Music

Apr 24 – Audition with Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 7:30 pm No Cover





Apr 25 – May 1

Apr 25 – The Riot Squad (Jazz) 8 pm Cover $5

Apr 26 – SHE presents Milty Evans w/ Nick Nonsense – (DJ/Dance) 10 pm Cover $10

Apr 27 – Chickahominy Mountain Band (Blues/Folk) 8:30 pm Cover $7

Apr 28 – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s (Jazz) 5 pm No Cover

Apr 29 – Scott N’ The Rocks (Jazz) 8 pm No Cover LAST SHOW of the Season

Apr 30 – No Music

May 1 – Audition with Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 7:30 pm No Cover



May 2 – May 8

May 2 – Daniel Matto (Jazz) 8 pm Cover $5

May 3 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 5 pm No Cover

May 4 – Encuentro (Latin Grooves) 8:30 pm Cover $5

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

May 6 and May 7 – No Music

May 8 – Audition with Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 7:30 pm No Cover




May 9 – May 15

May 9 – Nova Fest (Jazz) 8 pm Cover $5

May 10 – Dave Goyetche (All Genres) 5 pm No Cover

May 11 – Bear le Friends (Rock/Funk) 8:30 pm Cover $6

May 12 – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s (Jazz) 5 pm No Cover

May 13 and May 14 – No Music

May 15 – Audition with Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 7:30 pm No Cover




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