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Thu January 26 2017
Silence Presents: Steve Cowan and Nick Zubeck
8:00 pm
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/375062772843378/

STEVE COWAN:

Steve Cowan has been praised for his powerful sound, insightful interpretations, and unique repertoire choice. Concert programs often include pieces from a variety of eras, but Steve focuses primarily on new music. Commissioning composers and presenting Canadian guitar works are driving forces in his musical life.

Steve has won awards at 8 major national and international performance competitions, 6 of which are first prizes. Originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Steve holds degrees from Memorial University, the Manhattan School of Music, and is currently pursuing Doctoral studies at McGill University in Montréal. His debut album, “Pour guitare”, was recorded with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and McGill University. The album features new music by exclusively Canadian composers and was released in spring, 2016.

http://www.stevecowanmusic.com/

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NICK ZUBECK:

"combines post-jazz experimentalism with seductive songwriting and exquisite pop sensibilities."
- Chris Bilton, Eye Weekly

Nick Zubeck is a songwriter, guitarist, singer, teacher and recording artist from Toronto, and is currently living and working in Guelph, Ontario. He has recorded and released five full length albums under his own name, and has been involved with many other artists and projects over the last 15+ years.

As a guitarist and sideman, Nick has contributed to many projects including Polmo Polpo, Barzin, Great Lake Swimmers, Old Maps, and Western Terrestrial. Nick was hired to play with Sun Kil Moon in 2014, and has since toured Europe, Asia and the U.S. multiple times, playing Pitchfork Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, La Route De Rock, and many other festivals and concert halls.

Nick works out of his Guelph studio, Arthur North, and has done recording and production work for Sandro Perri, Barzin, Tyler Wagler, Rich Burnett, Jenny Omnichord, Joni Nehrita, Jude Vadala, Magnolius, LEO37, Dave Ulrich, Ben Bowen, Brenda McMorrow and others.

http://www.nickzubeck.com/

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DETAILS:

Music at 8pm
$10/PWYC
All-ages
Accessible

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Sat January 28 2017
The Silence Collective: free performance
3:00 pm
The Silence Collective - Come hear a free performance prior to this Guelph configuration leaving three days later to perform in Soul Korea.

[46 essex]
Silence Presents: Faster with special guests Tetsuo
8:00 pm
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Mon January 30 2017
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]
Sat February 4 2017
Music Weekends Series - Annie Sumi and Aniqa Dear at Planet Bean
3:00 pm
Music Weekends is a music series downtown Guelph during Winter 2017, with pay-what-you-can concerts on Saturdays and Sundays from 3-5pm.

Silence is working with the Downtown Guelph Business Association to bring together performers, presenters, community members and various local businesses at a time of year and time of day that is typically not busy downtown.

On February 4th, Silence Presents Annie Sumi and Aniqa Dear at Planet Bean downtown.

Enjoy the music and a cup of coffee or tea at one of Guelph's favourite cafes!

http://www.anniesumi.com
http://www.aniqadear.bandcamp.com

Planet Bean is a physically accessible venue.

[46 essex]
Smomid
8:00 pm
Nick Demopoulos (Smomid) brings to Silence his own handmade electronic instruments that emit light and sound.

http://www.smomid.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Smomid


The main instrument he uses is called a Smomid, the name his project is based on. He plays his original compositions as a soloist. Smomid is electronic, experimental, interesting and different. There is also a strong visual component to his performance with the lights and LED designs.

[46 essex]
Sun February 5 2017
Music Weekends Series - Tragedy Ann and Brent Rowan&Jesse Turton at Planet Bean
3:00 pm
Music Weekends is a music series downtown Guelph during Winter 2017, with pay-what-you-can concerts on Saturdays and Sundays from 3-5pm.

Silence is working with the Downtown Guelph Business Association to bring together performers, presenters, community members and various local businesses at a time of year and time of day that is typically not busy downtown.

On February 5th, Silence Presents Tragedy Ann and Brent Rowan & Jesse Turton at Planet Bean downtown.

Enjoy the music and a cup of coffee or tea at one of Guelph's favourite cafes!

http://www.tragedyannmusic.com
http://www.brentrowan.ca
http://www.jesseturton.com

Planet Bean is a physically accessible venue.

[46 essex]
Mon February 6 2017
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 February 8 2017
Brent Rowan - Kirk and Adam concert and workshop
3:00 pm
For details, contact Brent Rowan
[46 essex]
Sun February 12 2017
Social Intuitive Drum Circle
3:00 pm
A fun, easygoing monthly social hand drumming circle for people of all abilities to create spirited, soulful music together. Led by Janet Jephcott.

$10/PWYC
Email Janetmarionjephcottkimpton@rocketmail.com for inquiries

[46 essex]
Annie Sumi / Rayannah / Loyal Compass
8:00 pm
Mon February 13 2017
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]
Thu February 16 2017
Artists as Activists: Elizabeth Shepherd and Michael Occhipinti wsg Kevin Sutton - A Silence Presents Series launch
8:00 pm
Artists as Activists: A Socially Conscious Music Series Launch

Elizabeth Shepherd and Michael Occhipinti
wsg Kevin Sutton
$25/PWYC (on Eventbrite and at door)
Music at 8pm

Tickets available at: https://artistsasactivists-elizabethshepherdwsg.eventbrite.ca

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/192144497925690

About Elizabeth Shepherd:

Velvety-voiced pianist Elizabeth Shepherd arrived on the international scene in 2006 when her debut album Start To Move was voted one of the top jazz albums of the year by the listeners of the influential Gilles Peterson Show on BBC Radio Worldwide. Since then, the Montreal-based soul-jazz innovator has established herself as one of the most alluring and imaginative artists on the scene today. Versed in equal parts Stevie Wonder, Salvation Army brass bands and classical sonatas, it is perhaps no surprise that this globetrotting talent has developed such a distinct and unique voice.

Elizabeth has been hailed as “a jazz virtuoso blessed with a pop sensibility”, praised by critics worldwide for her arrestingly original writing and soulful delivery. Along with artists like Esperanza Spalding, Robert Glasper, and Jose James she is seen as part of a wave of jazz musicians bringing the art form to a new generation of music fans.

The three-time JUNO nominee (Canada’s Grammy equivalent) has released four widely acclaimed records and toured extensively in North America, Europe, Japan and Mexico. She has sold out legendary clubs from Tokyo to Detroit, played major festivals like Montreal and North Sea Jazz Festivals, shared the stage with Victor Wooten, Branford Marsalis and Christian McBride, and opened for Jamie Cullum at The Hollywood Bowl. Elizabeth is also the only jazz vocalist to ever have been long listed for the Polaris Prize – Canada’s most prestigious music prize.

On her upcoming fifth album The Signal Shepherd teams up with guitar genius and Herbie Hancock band member Lionel Loueke as she continues to create jazz for a new generation. The Signal will be released worldwide through Linus Entertainment (eOne) on September 2, 2014.

More info at: http://elizabethshepherd.com/home/



About Kevin Sutton:

Kevin Sutton is a spoken word artist, page poet, actor, playwright, workshop facilitator, activist, and community organizer. A regular of Hillside’s Sun stage, Kevin uses his words to empower his audience and, he hopes, to inspire a peaceful change towards a more resilient local and global community.

Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mvUi5K4S8w

[46 essex]
Fri February 17 2017
Silence Presents: Eschaton / Ylang Ylang
8:00 pm
[46 essex]
Sat February 18 2017
Celebrating Ken Aldcroft
8:00 pm
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Sun February 19 2017
Sonica Sunday with Gary Diggins
10:00 am
[46 essex]
Mon February 20 2017
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]

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