Starting on Wednesday, September 30th, the Darcy Hepner Jazz Orchestra will return to the Corktown Pub in downtown Hamilton [ON] with its energetic weekly performances, presenting 10 weeks of great big band jazz featuring 16 world-class musicians and many special guests!
We are pleased to announce that during this run, the Corktown will be presenting ‘Wednesday Wine Cellar’, which will feature interesting wine selections by local wine importer VINEXX.
See you Wednesdays at the Corktown!
Hamilton Music Collective
Winner 2009 - TOURISM HAMILTON AWARDS
2009 Event of the Year ("Portraits of Sound")
2009 Rookie of the Year ("Jazz @ The Corktown")
“As a broadcaster, one of the things I've noticed over the last several years is the amazing proliferation of jazz in the Hamilton area. Each year, we devote more and more airtime to the /top-notch jazz musicians and teachers in the Hamilton region. Much of the credit has to go to the Hamilton Music Collective - they do more than anyone to bring together the people who love to play and the people who love to listen.” Terry McElligott, Host JAZZ.FM91, “One of the best radio stations in the world – JAZZ.FM91”-- Business Week Magazine – September 10/08
Formed in January 2008 the DHJO has established itself as one of the premier jazz orchestras in Canada, featuring stellar players who individually have performed with music legends such as Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Diana Krall, Tito Puente, The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, The Woody Herman Orchestra , The Count Basie Orchestra, Manhattan Transfer, and many others. What started out as a three-week-long Big Band engagement in Hamilton’s downtown Corktown Pub turned into “one of the year’s more interesting phenomena” (Hamilton Magazine), creating a “buzz” well outside Hamilton’s borders.
Word about this ‘hidden treasure’ spread quickly, resulting in a busy performance schedule which included appearances with vocal sensation Nikki Yanofski at the Capitol Theatre in Toronto, and the band was also featured at the 2009 National Jazz Awards.
"Jazz @ The Corktown" has become a widely recognized destination amongst music lovers from all over Southern Ontario and has established itself as a weekly meeting spot, not only for music fans, but also for those who want to experience sophisticated entertainment in a relaxed environment.