Announcing a new concert series from HMC – Eclectic Local – A free outdoor series celebrating Hamilton’s diverse music scene.
The series is curated by prominent cross-genre musicians and local industry professionals who aim to bring vibrant, accessible musical performances to the downtown community.
July 16 – Paulo Leon (feat. Malaz) – Hip-hop rooted in spoken-word, poetry, and soul
July 30 – Duo46 – Classical Guitar and Violin performing “Tango Sensations!”
Aug 13 – Ellis in Transit – Female-Fronted British-Canadian Indie Rock
Aug 27 – Dorothea Paas feat. F.R.I.E – Indie-Folk Singer-Songwriter with opening act Dan Edmonds and friends
Sept 17 – Dobrochna Zubek and Caitlin Boyle – Viola and Cello performing Beethoven to The Beatles
Sept 24 – BIG TRBL (Tim Tickner feat. Darcy Hepner) – Electric jazz-fusion DJ set with improvised saxophone
Concerts take place at 141 Park Street North at The Gasworks outdoor stage, just steps from James Street.
All shows are Saturdays from 5:00 – 6:00pm. All ages event. No admission.
Thursday Apr 14 – Laila Biali Trio SOLD OUT! Thursday Apr 21 – Who It Is! SOLD OUT!
Friday Apr 22 – Who It Is! SECOND SHOW ADDED
To Our Subscribers and Ticket Holders,
Back in October of 2021 we were very optimistic that we would finally be able to present you with a full and exciting season of Jazz at the Gasworks. Unfortunately, Covid has had other plans.
Due to the health risks of the highly transmittable Omicron variant, and for the safety of our artists and patrons, we have decided to reschedule, postpone or cancel all concerts through to the end of March. We have done what we can to accommodate as many of our artists as possible and there is an updated schedule for April and May below. The Nancy Walker Quartet has been rescheduled to November 10 and sadly we have had to cancel the Remy LeBeouf Quartet and Mario Bakuna but I am hopeful that we can rebook these shows in the future. I’m also thrilled to announce we have added the Laila Biali Trio to our season on April 14. You can learn more about her here: https://lailabiali.com Who It Is! has been postponed to April 21. These are tough times for artists and venues and we are grateful for your understanding as we navigate this difficult time.
Individual ticket holders have been issued a refund for cancelled shows. Ticket holders can always transfer their ticket to another show via Eventbrite if they cannot make the new date, or request a refund. Questions or concerns can be directed to Event Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you all at the Gasworks soon!
Darcy Hepner, HMC Artistic Director
Thanks to our Season Sponsor:
We are very excited to be restarting our Jazz at The Gasworks Series which has been on hold since renovations of the Gasworks began in the Fall of 2019. Unfortunately, due to the new Covid variant and the Government of Ontario’s January 3rd announcement regarding a return to a modified Step Two we have had to reschedule the Pat Collins Trio performance from January 27th until Thursday, May 19th.
If you have already purchased tickets for this event, they will be honoured for the May 19th show. Alternatively, we can transfer your purchase to another one of our seven concerts announced for this season, or you can request a refund on Eventbrite.
There is some uncertainty as to how long these restrictions will last so at this point, we are keeping the balance of our shows in place for now and will reschedule or cancel as necessary.
We will do our best to provide you with notice of any changes in scheduling at least 2 weeks prior to each show based on the Government safety measures that will be in place at that point in time.
During the last 19 months, scheduling any kind of live performance has been incredibly challenging and we all deeply appreciate your understanding and patience.
We sincerely hope that you are all keeping well and look forward to welcoming you to our newly renovated facility as soon as we are able.
– Darcy Hepner
Artistic Director and the HMC Board of Directors
HAMILTON, ON – The Hamilton Music Collective announced Wednesday the return of the highly anticipated concert series ‘Jazz at The Gasworks’ with an eclectic lineup featuring top Canadian and international jazz artists.
The series is set to return to downtown Hamilton next month after a two-year hiatus due to building renovations. The often sold-out series has welcomed in the past jazz greats such as Juno-award winner Robi Botos, Larnell Lewis of Snarky Puppy, and Grammy-nominated Cuban pianist Manuel Valera.
The winter/spring series will feature several international touring artists including Brazilian composer and guitarist Mario Bakuna with percussionist Edmundo Carneiro, Grammy-nominated saxophonist Remy Le Boeuf, and American B3 jazz and blues organist Tony Monaco. “We are very excited to bring world-class jazz back to Hamilton” says CEO Astrid Hepner. “As well we are thrilled to be welcoming back our loyal audience and all jazz fans to a beautifully renovated performance space.”
Several Canadian favourites are also on the lineup including Toronto fusion funk mainstays The Shuffle Demons, Toronto pianist and composer Nancy Walker and ‘Who It Is!’, a jazz-funk ensemble featuring Darcy Hepner, Paul Intson, Jesse O’Brien and Joel Haynes.
The Gasworks building, owned by The John & Ellie Voortman Charitable Foundation, has undergone a $2-million renovation since its closure in 2018. The facility now boasts a larger lobby, accessible washrooms and elevator, and a new sound system.
Proceeds from the series benefit the An Instrument For Every Child program, an initiative by the Hamilton Music Collective which provides free instruments and high-quality music instruction to young people, including many disadvantaged children, in Hamilton.
The series kicks off on Thursday January 27 2022 with Canadian bassist Pat Collins featuring Reg Schwager and Tom Sczezniak. Series tickets are available for $260 (18% off ticket price), and general admission tickets are $45/$25 for students. Tickets will be available starting Friday December 1 at 10AM EST. Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite or at hamiltonmusiccollective.ca.
About Hamilton Music Collective
Hamilton Music Collective (HMC) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2008 by a local group of musicians, educators and community supporters, who are passionate about music and believe in its transformative power to enrich lives and empower students. HMC’s mission is to invigorate the music scene in Hamilton through professional live performances, education, events, workshops, and exhibits.
Garrett Lajoie, Marketing Coordinator