2014-2015 –> SOMETHING ELSE! Creative Music Series
On the heels of our lavish festival in June, year-round concerts naturally follow by visiting performers, who will be acquainted or reacquainted with Hamilton audiences in a variety of settings, with an emphasis on committed improvisers from around the world in intimate settings.
Scandinavian Jazz with
Saturday, February 7, 2015 8:30 pm
15 Colbourne St., Hamilton, Ontario
$18/$15 students, seniors, artists, un(der)employed
From Norway & Sweden
Fredrik Ljungkvist reeds
Magnus Broo trumpet
Håvard Wiik piano
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten bass
Hans Hulbœkmo drums
In 2008, Zula organized a tour for Atomic in South Coastal BC… now they are finally back in Canada! Since its inception in 1999, Atomic has focused on converting their deep knowledge and love of the history of jazz, along with well-honed chops and artistic vision, into beautiful, fresh, creative music -without emulating. Atomic plays original music, mixing grooves and modes with a distinctive approach to free playing. Think classic Miles Davis meets late-period Coltrane meets Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, filter through Albert Ayler, Andrew Hill, Ornette Coleman influences and you’ll get an idea why their joyous, life-affirming sound has spurred collaborations with leading contemporary jazz musicians, such as Ken Vandermark, Chris Potter, Iain Bellamy and Per ‘Texas’ Johansson.
Aside from the intimate, acoustically delightful setting of the marvellous Artword Artbar, the band will also perform as part of the Winterfest Kick-Off earlier the same day at Pier 8, at 3:30 pm. Each situation will reveal a different side of the unit, as Håvard Wiik will play a Fender Rhodes for the Kick-Off, which will show their transformation into a ‘Bitches Brew/Live Evil’ sound world! Don’t miss either version of this jazz powerhouse bursting with creative energy!
Dear reader and listener,
Our friends at Hamilton Arts & Letters have again outdone themselves in publishing a fantastic new issue of writings, art and music, including 5 cuts by 4 groups selected by Zula: