Tickets On Sale – Jazz Concert Series Fall 2023

Hamilton Music Collective presents Jazz Concert Series Fall 2023


Back for our 12th season of jazz in the heart of downtown Hamilton! Hamilton Music Collective presents four shows featuring some of Canada and North America’s most reputable jazz, blues and RnB musicians. Two-time Polaris Prize nominees Elizabeth Shepherd and Michael Occhipinti open the series with their contemporary blend of jazz, featuring bassist Felix Pastorius (son of Jaco Pastorius, arguably the most impactful jazz bassist of the 20th century). The brilliant and entertaining Tony Monaco returns with his B3 organ trio, as well as Darcy Hepner’s crowd-pleasing quartet featuring Nancy Walker on piano. We are also presenting Kind of Blue Revisited, a tribute to Miles Davis and the iconic best-selling jazz record of all time.

Please choose your seats at check out!

Save 15% when you purchase a Series Ticket, which includes admission to all four (4) shows and guarantees your table for the series.

October 12 – Elizabeth Shepherd & Michael Occhipinti Quartet (With Elizabeth Shepherd, Michael Occhipinti, Felix Pastorius, Doan Pham).

October 26 – “Kind of Blue” Revisited (With Pat LaBarbera, Nick Morgan, Kevin Turcotte, Terry Clarke, Dave Young, Mark Eisenman).

November 9 – Tony Monaco Organ Trio (With Tony Monaco, Vito Rezza, Reg Schwager)

November 30 – Darcy Hepner and Friends (With Darcy Hepner, Ted Quinlan, Nancy Walker, Dave Young, Ted Warren)

Tickets go on sale for Series Tickets on Thursday September 7, 2023 at 9:00AM EST. Individual tickets on sale Thursday September 14, 2023 at 9:00AM EST.

In support of An Instrument For Every Child.

Eclectic Local Outdoor Concert Series

Co-presented by the Hamilton Music Collective and Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra

Eclectic Local | A free outdoor concert series showcasing Hamilton's diverse music scene.
Brought to you by The Incite Foundation for the Arts.

Join us for an eclectic lineup of music in the heart of downtown, featuring some of Hamilton’s top talent in a casual listening environment. The series kicks off with a unique performance from English concert pianist Valerie Tryon performing favourites from Liszt and Debussy on a grand piano from the Gasworks outdoor stage! Listeners of all ages will enjoy the dramatic sounds of Argentinian tango from Payadora. In August, “Who It Is!” will be bringing the funk with blues heavyweights Jesse O’Brien and Darcy Hepner, and drummer Joel Haynes Quartet will perform contemporary jazz from his latest album “The Return”, featuring unique arrangements of The Beatles and Oasis. Players from the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra will close out this free series with a special performance over Supercrawl weekend! Enjoy a family-friendly blend of live music and drinks from Collective Arts, and then explore the downtown core on a fabulous Saturday evening.

July 15 – Valerie Tryon – World-renowned English concert pianist.

July 29 – Payadora – Tango meets jazz with Eastern European influences.

August 12 – Who It Is! – Inspired by the soulful sounds of Les McCann and Eddie Harris and the funky grooves of the ‘60’s. (Darcy Hepner, Paul Intson, Joel Haynes, Jesse O’Brien)

August 26 – Joel Haynes Quartet – Celebrating the release of his third album. Contemporary jazz originals, and arrangements by The Beatles, Sarah McLachlan and Oasis. (Joel Haynes, Jeff King, Nancy Walker, Neil Swainson)

September 9 – Hamilton Philharmonic Ensemble performs Scottish Dances – HPO Principal Bassist Rob Wolanski and HPO violinist Elizabeth Loewen Andrews perform with the original pianist from The Scottish Accent, Donny Wood. Explore the sounds of the highlands with Scottish Dances featuring piano, bass, violin and guitar.

  • All shows: Saturdays from 5:00 – 6:00pm
  • Gates open at 4:00pm. No reservation required.
  • Rain or Shine
  • No admission fee. All ages event.
  • Beer garden by Collective Arts Brewing
  • Chairs provided

The Venue:

The Gasworks Outdoor Stage

Outdoor Stage at The Gasworks (141 Park St N, Hamilton). Just two blocks from James St N!

Made possible with the support of Ontario Creates.

Read more about the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.

HMC and HPO present Eclectic Local a free outdoor concert series showcasing hamilton's diverse music scene. July 15 Valerie Tryon July 29 Payadora August 12 Who It Is August 26 Joel Haynes Quartet Sept 9 Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra Ensemble performs Scottish Dances All shows: Saturdays from 5:00 - 6:00pm Gates open at 4:00pm Rain or Shine. Outdoor stage at The Gasworks (141 Park Street North, Hamilton). Beer garden from Collective Arts Brewing No admission fee. All ages event. Made possible with the support of Ontario Creates and Meridian.

Jazz at the Gasworks Winter 2023 Announcement

Hamilton Music Collective presents Jazz at the Gasworks


We are so excited to announce our most diverse musical lineup ever for Winter 2023! Across five shows, we’ll bring music from Argentina to Brazil to our jazz lounge in downtown Hamilton. Carn Davidson 9 features some of Toronto’s best in a nine person chord-less chamber ensemble. Payadora draws from the height of Buenos Aires’ tango tradition, and Diane Roblin and Life Force performs high-energy jazz-funk. Juno award-winning band Avataar led by Sundar Viswanathan marries the musical traditions of India and Africa with modern influences including Snarky Puppy and Robert Glasper. Finally, rescheduled from 2020, London-based composer, singer and guitar player Mario Bakuna brings us “Brazilian Landscapes”

Update January 30 2023: Mario Bakuna has unfortunately had to cancel. On May 11 2023, we now welcome back incredible jazz vocalist Heather Bambrick! Tickets will be automatically transferred. Ticket holders can also receive a refund or exchange for another show by emailing

New this season: Choose your seats at check out! Save 15% when you purchase a Series Ticket, which includes general admission to all five (5) shows. Series Ticket holders should plan to buy early to ensure a good spot for the entire season.

January 26 – Carn Davidson 9 – Nine-piece ensemble from Toronto performing original compositions.

March 2 – Payadora and Elbio Fernandez – Tango meets jazz with Eastern European influences.

March 23 – Diane Roblin & Life Force – Explosive six-piece jazz-funk.

April 13 – Avataar with Sundar Viswanathan – ‘Best Jazz Album’ 2022 Junos; Fusion inspired by India and Africa.

May 11 – Heather Bambrick – Award-winning vocal entertainer. “Ella Fitzgerald meets Carol Burnett at a Newfoundland kitchen party

Tickets go on sale for Series Tickets on Friday November 25, 2022 at 9:00AM EST, and individual tickets on Friday December 2, 2022 at 9:00AM EST.

Questions? Email event coordinator

Jazz at the Gasworks Fall 2022 – Tickets on sale!

Hamilton Music Collective presents: Jazz at the Gasworks


The Hamilton Music Collective is proud to announce the lineup for our Fall 2022 season! We are very excited to host Hamilton’s own Mandy Lagan, performing songs from Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon with her septet ‘Origins’, and to welcome back Dave Young who will be performing as part of ‘Music from Buffalo!’ on October 27. We will also hear from pianist and composer Nancy Walker after a reschedule due to COVID, and will close the season with music from saxophonist Darcy Hepner and friends.

Save 15% when you purchase a Series ticket, which includes general admission to all four (4) shows.

October 13 – Mandy Lagan with ‘Origins’ – Celebrating the songbooks of Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon.

October 27 – Music from Buffalo! – With Clay Jenkins, Dave Young, Dan Hull, Charles Pillow, and Michael T. Jones.

November 10 – Nancy Walker Quartet – Original, modern jazz compositions for piano, bass, drums and saxophone.

December 1 – Darcy Hepner & Friends – With Ted Quinlan (guitar), Nancy Walker (piano), Kieran Overs (bass), Joel Haynes (drums). SOLD OUT!

Questions? Email event coordinator


This time of year, the team at the Hamilton Music Collective usually finds ourselves putting everything in place for our fall concert series, Jazz at The Gasworks. However, with exciting renovations just getting started at our home on Park St North, our highly successful music series is on hold for the time being. In the meantime, let’s take a look back at some of the highlights from the past four years.

Darcy Hepner's RnB All Stars
Darcy Hepner’s Rhythm & Blues All Stars with Hailee Rose, November 2016.

Sherie Marshall Sings The Great American Songbook
Sherie Marshall singing The Great American Songbook, November 2014.

"Kind Of Blue" Revisited
Mike Malone, Darcy Hepner and Michael Stewart, October 2014.

Robi Botos Trio
Robi Botos with Mike Downes and Larnell Lewis, April 2018.

Tony Monaco B3 Organ Trio
The many faces of Tony Monaco, December 2016.

Darcy Hepner Jazz Orchestra
Darcy Hepner Jazz Orchestra, January 2015.

Manuel Valera Piano Trio
Manuel Valera, Yasushi Nakamura and Rudy Royston, November 2017.

Gigi Marentette
Gigi Marentette and Friends, September 2017.

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