A friendly cafe-bar, live music and art venue in the heart of James North arts district. Great acoustic music, in the roots, folk, jazz, world beat and inventive mode. We have a baby grand piano, a sound system. Licensed under the AGCO for 60, cafe tables and bar stools, micro-brew on tap, espresso, light meals [all-ages venue]. Art installations on the lower level.
Usual hours: Wed to Sat from 6 pm. For a detailed look at our calendar and events go to http://www.artword.net/artbar/. To get in touch, call 905-543-8512 / 905-912-9083 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Nov 2: RADIO Dial Trio (Stuart Laughton, Rebecca Campbell, Martin Worthy)
Nov 3: Cootes Paradise six-member roots band
Nov 4: Rae Billing and her band Crybaby
Nov 5: String Bone (Barry James Payne), new album Love & Highways
Nov 8: Water Bear (Tom Dusome and Alex T), and guests
Nov 9: Latin Music peña with Marcelo Puente
Nov 10: Jennis: Dennis Gaumond & Jen Gillmor, folk-blues
Nov 11: MOJO: Men of Jazz Octet
Nov. 17: Bossa Duo Angela Turone & Chris Platt
Nov. 21: The Secrets of the Gypsy Guitar
Nov. 22: Timna & Dario Duo
Nov. 23: Pip with Brad Cheeseman & Jadon Haughton
Nov. 24: The Amy Project
Nov. 25 Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble
Thursday November 2, 2017, at 8 pm, $15.
Stuart Laughton’s RADIO DIAL band performs for the first time as an acoustic trio. Stuart Laughton (vocals + many instruments), Rebecca Campbell (vocals) and Martin Worthy (guitar, drums, vocals) bring you an evening of beautiful vocal and instrumental harmonies.
Friday November 3, 2017, 8 pm, $15. Reserve 905-543-8512
The powerhouse band of familiar faces returns to Artword Artbar: Cootes Paradise, a collective of six musicians who chose to play together, combining their many talents. Their music is roots-based: bluesy, funky, and filled with soul.
Rae Billing and her band Crybaby
Saturday November 4, 2017, 8 pm, $15.
Alt-country songstress Rae Billing and her full band Crybaby: Rae Billing on vocals and acoustic guitar, Andrew Aldridge on guitar, Steve Koch on guitar, Greg Brisco on keys, James Henry on bass and Lucky Pete Lambert on drums.
String Bone (Barry James Payne), new album Love & Highways
Sunday November 5, 2017, at 7:00 pm, $15.
Early show with Barry James Payne and his String Bone band. String Bone is Americana to the bone, Canadiana in the heart and soul. Southern Ontario songwriter Barry James Payne, the architect of String Bone, has a new collection of songs and stories, Love & Highways, his second full-length recording.
Water Bear (Tom Dusome and Alex T), and guests
Wednesday November 8, 2017, tip jar.
Our friend Tom Dusome is back with a new project — Water Bear is Tom Dusome and Alex T writing original songs that are honest, dealing with themes of autonomy, survival, and home. Some guests are on board for the evening: Babbage Industries and singer-songwriter Marie Avery.
Latin Music peña with Marcelo Puente
Thursday November 9, 2017, at 8 pm, $10.
Artword Artbar becomes a peña folklórica (a folk-music club) for an evening of Latin music, featuring Chilean musician and activist Marcelo Puente with guests. Join us for acoustic Latin music, Latin folk and South American New Song (Nueva Cancion). Other performers includes Nancy Reyes and Constanza Duran.
Jennis: Dennis Gaumond & Jen Gillmor, folk-blues
Friday November 10, 2017, at 8 pm, $10.
Back at Artword Artbar! Jennis, the delightful folk-blues duo. Jennis brings together Guelph-based Dennis Gaumond’s original blues and folk with the diverse musical experiences of Toronto multi-instrumentalist Jen Gillmor.
MOJO: Men of Jazz Octet
Saturday Nov 11, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. To reserve call 905-543-8512.
MOJO is the Men of Jazz Octet, a group of the area’s top jazz players. The line up for the night: Don Templeton trombone, Jeff Plumbley trumpet, Lindsay Paul tenor sax, Darren Blundel alto sax, Dave Rubicini bari sax (group photo left), plus Marc Girard guitar, Joel Banks bass, and Ken Bower drums.
Bossa Duo Angela Turone & Chris Platt
Friday November 17, 2017, $10.
The Bossa Duo, vocalist Angela Turone and jazz guitarist Chris Platt, perform original arrangements and interpretations of bossa nova and samba favourites, written by some of Brazil’s most venerated composers and lyricists. With Pat Collins on bass. http://chrisplattmusic.ca/ http://www.angelaturone.com/
The Secrets of the Gypsy Guitar
Tuesday November 21, 2017, at 7:30 pm. $20 / $15 for students, seniors.
The Secrets of the Gypsy Guitar, a performance by leg Timofeyev and Vadim Kolpakov. Oleg Timofeyev is a pioneer in the revival of the Russian seven-string guitar. Vadim Kolpakov is the celebrated Russian-Roma (Gypsy) virtuoso, who grew up in Russian Roma musical tradition. The two musicians have been exploring an intricate mix of the written legacy of Russian guitar composers with the exciting living tradition of the Russian Roma (Gypsy).
Timna & Dario Duo (Brazil/Argentina)
Wednesday November 22, 2017, 8 pm, $tba. Timna & Dario Duo (Timna Comedi and Darío Acosta Teich). A beautiful Brazilian voice and Argentinian guitar come together in exquisite arrangements that combine tropical rhythms with jazzy harmonies and a touch of contemporary music.
Singer-songwriter Pip, with Brad Cheeseman & Jadon Haughton
Thursday November 23, 2017 at 8 pm, $tba. Singer-songwriter Pip writes distinctive and melodic art-pop songs with jazz and world elements. He will be joined by Brad Cheeseman (bass) and Jadon Haughton (drums). Together they will fashion interpretations of new songs from the 2017 album Twenty-Four Obscurity Mills and other songs composed by Pip.
The Amy Project, stories/songs of Amy Winehouse
Friday November 24, 2017, at 8 pm, $10. Call 905-543-8512 to reserve.
The Amy Project is a musical and storied journey outlining the short but tragic life of Amy Winehouse, the late British soul, blues and jazz singer. The show is performed live, raw and acoustically by five talented performers: Marni Shuster as the voice of Amy, Anthony Caradonna guitar/vocals, Ian Taylor bass/vocals, Amy DiNino piano/synth/vocals and Dominic DiNino drums.
Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble
Saturday November 25, 2017 at 8 pm, $tba.
The Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble returns! This ensemble combines the ancient rhythms of Africa with the jazz harmonies of modern times. Waleed Abdulhamid (Composer/Band Leader) explains: “We play melody on top of traditional jazzy chord progressions with a twist of African ancient rhythms. There is a place for African instruments such as gombri, lakoumbe, marimba in the music.”