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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

July 18 – Marcel Amores & Plan Ashe
July 25 – Jeff Goodspeed & Dave Staples
Aug 1 – Ann Denny
Aug 8 – Dilshan Weerasinghe







Showtimes 8 pm Cover $5 (Unless Otherwise stated)


Friday Night Solo/Duet Series – All Genres

July 19 – Dave Goyetche (All Genres)
July 26 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres)
Aug 2 – Patrick Drake – Classic Artists, Classic Songs
Aug 9 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres)







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



Saturday Matinee – All Genres

July 20 – Travis Hatcher (All Genres)
July 27 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres)
Aug 3 – Travis Hatcher (All Genres)
Aug 10 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres)






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

July 11 – July 17

July 11 – Almasy Duo w/Don MacLennan (Jazz) 8 pm Cover $6

July 12 – Dance Party (DJ) Free the Music – Byrd/Jackson Strut/Nick Nonsense 10 pm Cover $5

July 13 – McKinley, Morrison & Williams (Jazz/Funk) 10 pm Cover $10

July 14 – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s (Jazz) 5 pm No Cover

July 15 and July 16 – No Music

July 17 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 7 pm No Cover




July 18 – July 24

July 18 – Marcel Amores & Plan Ashe (Latin) 8 pm Cover $5

July 19 – Dave Goyetche (All Genres) 5 pm No Cover

July 20 – Corey Adams (Jazz/R&B) 8:30 pm Cover $10

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

July 22,  July 23 and July 24 – No Music






July 25 – July 31

July 25 – Jeff Goodspeed & Dave Staples (Jazz) 8 pm Cover $5

July 26 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 5 pm No Cover

July 26 – LATE NIGHT DJ Dance Party (DJ) 10 pm Cover TBA

July 27 – Womb 2 Tomb (Folk/Alt) 8:30 pm Cover $6

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

July 29,  July 30 and July 31 – No Music




Aug 1 – Aug 7

Aug 1 – Ann Denny (Jazz) 8 pm Cover $5

Aug 2 – Patrick Drake – Classic Music, Classic Songs (All Genres) 5 pm No Cover

Aug 3 – El Balcón (Contemporary Mexican Folk) 8:30 pm Cover $5

Aug 4 – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s (Jazz) 5 pm No Cover

Aug 5 and Aug 6  – No Music

Aug 7 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 7 pm No Cover

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