2014-2015 –> SOMETHING ELSE! Creative Music Series




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.


ZULA Presents
Creative Music Series

Scandinavian Jazz with


February 7, 2015
8:30 pm
Artword Artbar
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

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 in the park. Each situation will reveal a unique 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:

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