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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


Nova Fest – Sundays in May (Jazz)

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


Open COM-Mic – Tuesday’s  (Comedy)

Come on down and show us your funny bone!
Come and make us laugh!
Keep it clean, and nice and super funny!

7:30 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

May 23 – Nova Fest and The Hughies
May 30 – Paul Tynan
June 6 – Pete Davison
June 13 – Jake Hanlon Trio
June 20 – Manouche Duo





Showtimes 8 pm Cover $5 (Unless Otherwise stated)


Friday Night Solo/Duet Series – All Genres

May 24 – LATE NIGHT – SHE presents – Vincent Caira (T.O.) w/ Nick Nonsense (DJ/Dance) 10 pm Cover $10
May 31 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres)
June 7 – Patrick Drake – Classic Artists, Classic Songs
June 14 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres)
June 21 – Gizelle deGuzman (All Genres) 8 pm



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


Saturday Matinee – All Genres

May 25 – Tristan Legg (All Genres)
June 1 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 2 pm – 5 pm
June 8 – Patrick Drake – Classic Artists, Classic Songs
June 15 – Stick N’ Slide (All Genres)
June 22 – Josh Kelly (All Genres)




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


May 23 – May 29

May 23 – Nova Fest and The Hughies (Jazz) 7 pm Cover for Nova Fest $5

May 24 – SHE presents – Vincent Caira (T.O.) w/ Nick Nonsense (DJ) 10 pm Cover $10

May 25 – Conquer Alls (Reggae/Rockabilly) 8:30 pm Cover $7

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

May 27 – No Music

May 28 – Open COM-Mic 7:30 pm No Cover

May 29 – Audition with Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 7:30 pm No Cover



May 30 – June 5

May 30 – Paul Tynan (Jazz) 8 pm Cover $5

May 31 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 5 pm No Cover

June 1 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 2 pm – 5 pm then a Private Event 5 pm

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

June 3 – No Music

June 4 – Open COM-Mic 7:30 pm No Cover

June 5 – Audition with Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 7:30 pm No Cover



June 6 – June 12

June 6 – Pete Davison (Jazz) 8 pm Cover $5

June 7 – Patrick Drake – Classic Music, Classic Songs (All Genres) 5 pm No Cover

June 8 – Krasnogorsk (All Genres) 8:30 pm Cover $6

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

June 10 – No Music

June 11 – Open COM-Mic 7:30 pm No Cover

June 12 – Audition with Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 7:30 pm No Cover



June 13 – June 19

June 13 – Jake Hanlon (Jazz) 8 pm Cover $5

June 14 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 5 pm No Cover

June 14 – LATE NIGHT DJ Dance Party (DJ) 10 pm Cover TBA

June 15 – Retroactive Band (All Genres) 8:30 pm Cover $6

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

June 17 – No Music

June 18 – Open COM-Mic 7:30 pm No Cover

June 19 – Audition with Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 7:30 pm No Cover

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