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Fri August 26 2016
Gary Diggins Presents: Aviva Chernick
8:00 pm
Sweet Rest:

A Musical Meditation for the end of the week

with Aviva Chernick and Justin Gray

plus Jeffrey Wilson as special musical guest

Friday, August 26 @ Silence Guelph – 46 Essex St.

8 p.m. $15 Hosted by Gary Diggins

Shabbat is a weekly mandated Jewish practice, a 24-hour cessation to the striving of

every day. It is a sweet time, one of ease in which we are invited to return to our dance

with the Beloved within, to anything holy we may have forgotten about in the rush of

the week past. Join musicians Aviva Chernick and Justin Gray for this musical

celebration inspired by Shabbat. The candles will be lit, original and improvised

compositions played and voices raised in song. No previous experience with Shabbat or

Hebrew necessary. All are welcome.

Aviva Chernick

Aviva Chernick has garnered a devoted following as the charismatic lead singer of the

twice JUNO-nominated group Jaffa Road. Her eponymous first solo project was

nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award and was one of the featured acts at the

2014 Ashkenaz Festival in Toronto. Inspired by her work as a cantorial singer and

Ba’alat Tefilah (prayer leader), and by her study of the Balkan Judeo-Spanish tradition

under the tutelage of the legendary Flory Jagoda, Aviva has crafted a unique new sound

defined by her distinctive vocal presence. Aviva’s passion for facilitating singing guides

her work in both performance and as a prayer leader. Aviva integrates all of her skills

into the facilitation of workshops and private teaching, bringing her unique approach to

freeing the voice to diverse communities around the globe.

Justin Gray

Justin Gray is a bassist, composer, and educator based in Toronto. His influences

include jazz, Indian classical and contemporary world music. Justin is currently on

faculty at Humber College and Centennial College in Toronto. Over the course of his

career, Justin has performed with a wide range of renowned artists, including; Josh

Groban, Abida Parveen, Dave Liebman, Dave Douglas, Mike Stem, Ingrid Jensen,

Seamus Blake, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Greg Osby, Tony Mallably and John Riley. In

2015, Justin received the Emerging Jazz Artist Award, from the Toronto Arts

Foundation. In 2010, Justin invented and co-created the Bass Veena, an instrument

designed for Indian Classical and Indo-Jazz music performance. He is now emerging as

the first artist to perform on this instrument worldwide.

Websites:

http://avivachernick.com/

http://www.Justin-Gray.com

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Sat August 27 2016
Saturday Morning Gathering
9:00 am
Saturday Morning Gathering 

We invite you to join us in creating and celebrating art and music as a community each Saturday. Whether you're a bike ride, walking downtown to check out some sweet sales, or on your way home from the Farmer's Market, feel free to stop in at Silence for a cold Kombucha, to make some music or art and have some conversation with this community we have been loving and nurturing.

When: Every Saturday starting on July 9, 2016, from 9am to 12pm 
Where: in Silence's main space and, weather permitting, out front
Why: to celebrate the day together, ground ourselves in the community, and share stories, music and art.

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Mon August 29 2016
morning music
9:30 am
please join us every monday morning at 9:30 for an invigorating morning session of improvisation.
coffee and tea are offered.
$5 or free with a breakfast food contribution.
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Thu September 1 2016
Silence Presents: Sandcatchers (NYC)
8:00 pm
Get ready for SANDCATCHERS at Silence!

oud -- lap steel -- bass -- percussion

Sandcatchers was formed in the corner of Cheryl's, a soul food restaurant on the corner of Underhill avenue and Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. Given the opportunity for a weekly gig, oud player and guitarist Yoshie Fruchter brought in his friends Myk Freedman on lap steel, Michael Bates on double bass, and Yonadav Halevy on percussion to see what kind of music they could make together. Over the course of many weeks, a fresh sound was created blending the middle eastern trope of the oud with the dreamy, americana infused textures of the steel - and a new project was born. Featuring original music by Fruchter inspired both by middle eastern maqam and the Appalachian trail, Sandcatchers is a beautiful collaboration of sound and souls.

Listen: https://sandcatchers.bandcamp.com/releases
Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6zXtHlqGVk

$10/PWYC
8pm


FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/316812935331494/

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Sat September 3 2016
Saturday Morning Gathering
9:00 am
Saturday Morning Gathering 

We invite you to join us in creating and celebrating art and music as a community each Saturday. Whether you're a bike ride, walking downtown to check out some sweet sales, or on your way home from the Farmer's Market, feel free to stop in at Silence for a cold Kombucha, to make some music or art and have some conversation with this community we have been loving and nurturing.

When: Every Saturday starting on July 9, 2016, from 9am to 12pm 
Where: in Silence's main space and, weather permitting, out front
Why: to celebrate the day together, ground ourselves in the community, and share stories, music and art.

[46 essex]
Sun September 4 2016
Silence Presents: 3dB
8:00 pm
Comprised of vocalists David Breen, Daniel Baumgartner, and Daniel Bayot, 3 dB is an adventurous new voice in the world of chamber music. With an expanding palette of techniques, an affinity for experimentation, and wide interdisciplinary experience, the trio thrives on work that is unconventional, theatrical, improvisatory, and often, electroacoustic.

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/3dbensemble

Website (Splash Page): http://3dbensemble.com/

$10/PWYC
8pm

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/984293495016637/

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Mon September 5 2016
morning music
9:30 am
please join us every monday morning at 9:30 for an invigorating morning session of improvisation.
coffee and tea are offered.
$5 or free with a breakfast food contribution.
[46 essex]
West African Drum class (beginner)
7:00 pm
with Tom Wolf.
$20.
Stay for both sessions if you'd like.
[46 essex]
West African Drum class (intermediate)
8:00 pm
with Tom Wolf.
$20
[46 Essex]
Sat September 10 2016
Saturday Morning Gathering
9:00 am
Saturday Morning Gathering 

We invite you to join us in creating and celebrating art and music as a community each Saturday. Whether you're a bike ride, walking downtown to check out some sweet sales, or on your way home from the Farmer's Market, feel free to stop in at Silence for a cold Kombucha, to make some music or art and have some conversation with this community we have been loving and nurturing.

When: Every Saturday starting on July 9, 2016, from 9am to 12pm 
Where: in Silence's main space and, weather permitting, out front
Why: to celebrate the day together, ground ourselves in the community, and share stories, music and art.

[46 essex]
Lewis Melville Art Exhibit Soft Opening
9:00 am
[46 essex]
Lewis Melville Art Exhibit Grand Opening
7:30 pm
Along with the art exhibit opening, we will have some music for your entertainment and wine for your palette.

Doors at 7:30pm
Music at 8:30pm

[46 essex]
Sun September 11 2016
Talem 57 - Dance Performance
7:00 pm
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Mon September 12 2016
morning music
9:30 am
please join us every monday morning at 9:30 for an invigorating morning session of improvisation.
coffee and tea are offered.
$5 or free with a breakfast food contribution.
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Wed September 14 2016
Guelph Jazz Festival - Opening Reception
6:30 pm
[46 essex]
Guelph Jazz Festival Concert: Jonathan Voyer and Shawn Mativetsky
8:00 pm
Free concert by Jonathan Voyer and Shawn Mativetsky at Silence.

[46 essex]
Thu September 15 2016
Hearts Right In & The Neighbor's Yard + guests [canary love]
8:00 pm
[46 essex]
Fri September 16 2016
Guelph Jazz Festival Concert - Gordon Grdina, Kenton Loewen and Francois Houle
5:00 pm
Adult: $20
Student/Senior: $15

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Sat September 17 2016
Guelph Jazz Festival Concert - Pergine Falls and Not The Wind, Not The Flag
10:00 am
Vancouver-based Peregrine Falls (Gordon Grdina and Kenton Lowen) will perform from 10:00-10:45, shortly followed by a set by Not The Wind, Not The Flag (Toronto-based Colin Fischer and Brandon Valdivia), followed by a set where the two groups will perform together.

Adult: $25
Student/Senior: $20

[46 essex]
Guelph Jazz Festival Concert - Francois Houle and David Mott Stream Wuartet
2:00 pm
Adult: $25
Student/Senior: $20

[46 essex]
Jazz Around Town and Silence Presents: The Button Factory Band and Hot Jaws
8:00 pm
Guelph Jazz Festival's affilate group Jazz Around Town as well as yours truly present a night of jazz as part of the Fest this year.

Glenn Buhr & The Button Factory Band:

Glenn Buhr’s songs and performances are an eclectic and imaginative mix of vintage blues/roots music, lyrical songs, and sound art. The Button Factory Band – the current incarnation of his active imagination – is a 4-piece roots/art-rock band, made up of some of the finest creative musicians in southwestern Ontario. The band is the vehicle for Buhr’s recent music: a collection of original songs full of vivid imagery and inventive sound painting.

All of the band members are composers, excellent singers and virtuoso instrumentalists who are dedicated to innovative music. The band’s live concerts are exciting, highly energized, and often wildly unpredictable, mixing Buhr’s precisely arranged songs with pure improvisation.

Explore: http://buttonfactoryband.com/
Listen: https://soundcloud.com/user-608811621/sets/button-factory-band-industrial

Hot Jaws Quartet:
A Guelph Jazz Quartet that's under the direction of Brent Rowan.
Listen: https://hotjawsquartet.bandcamp.com/releases

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1673343409656631/

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Sun September 18 2016
Sunday "Morning" Music Special for Guelph Jazz Festival
12:30 pm
Please join us for a special morning music session at 9:30 for an invigorating morning session of improvisation. Our Morning Music sessions regularly run every Monday morning, 52 weeks a year.
Coffee and tea are offered.
$5 or free with a breakfast food contribution.
[46 essex]
Vertical Squirrels feat. Don-Won Kim and guests Jeff Bird and Gary Diggins
8:00 pm
[46 essex]
Mon September 19 2016
morning music
9:30 am
please join us every monday morning at 9:30 for an invigorating morning session of improvisation.
coffee and tea are offered.
$5 or free with a breakfast food contribution.
[46 essex]
West African Drum class (beginner)
7:00 pm
with Tom Wolf.
$20.
Stay for both sessions if you'd like.
[46 essex]
West African Drum class (intermediate)
8:00 pm
with Tom Wolf.
$20
[46 Essex]
Wed September 21 2016
Silence Presents: Roy Schneider & Kim Mayfield
8:00 pm
$10/PWYC, 8pm

Songwriter and multi instrumentalist Roy Schneider, with duo partner Kim Mayfield, have toured through 38 states in their Honda Odyssey nicknamed "Ulysses," bringing their tasty and beguiling stew of roots, folk and Americana music to all who will listen.
Schneider & Mayfield have been performing full time for the last 8 years, appearing at festivals such as the 30A Songwriters Festival, Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, and the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival's New Folk competition, as well as two Europe tours. Other notable performances include the MAD fest in Yorkshire, England, Nashville's Bluebird Cafe, and Roy's appearance as a contestant on NBC's "The Voice."
Their shows range from all original songs & stories for attentive listening rooms, to sets of originals/covers for restaurant/bar crowds.
The duo have raised over $20,000 through crowdfunding to record, produce and promote their last two releases, Walls that Talk, and Ten from the Pen, both of which have been added to Pandora radio.
The latter features guest bass players Freebo (Bonnie Raitt,) and Richard Hombre Price (Lucinda Williams,) as well as production guidance from Gurf Morlix.

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Thu September 22 2016
Silence Presents: David Simmard album release
8:00 pm
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