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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Marian McPartland's 100th Birthday

Today (March 20, 2018) would have been English/American Jazz pianist Marian McPartland's 100th Birthday.

Her career highlights included (according to Wikipedia):

Video above courtesy of bluetaka55

Video above courtesy of BillEvansArchive

Video above courtesy of UWTV

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Neon Moon Drummer John Dutton Passes

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of John Dutton, the drummer for Neon Moon on March 18, 2018. Our condolences to his family, friends and fans.

Neon Moon frontman, George Bakhius had this to say on his Facebook page:
It is with heavy heart to inform everyone that John Dutton,  my Drummer (NEON MOON) and Brother from another mother for 30 years passed away this morning 9am with family by his side. Our condolences go out to his wife Sue and the entire Dutton family. Johnny was a great friend, husband, father, uncle, grandfather and will be sadly missed by all.
Here is his obituary:
DUTTON, John Passed away suddenly with his family by his side at the Hamilton General Hospital on Sunday, March 18, 2018, John Dutton in his 65th year. Beloved husband of Susan. Dear father of Carrie (Steve) , Danny (Roxanne) and Jimmy. Will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Aj, Dj, Erikjohn, Veronica, Tamara and great-granddaughter Sophia. Remembered by his sisters Janet, Judy, Maryanne, Debbie (Richard), Helen (Ron), Cora and brother Donny (Glady). Predeceased by his mother and father Shirley and George Dutton and brother Dee. The family invite friends to a time of visitation at the DODSWORTH & BROWN Funeral Home, ROBINSON CHAPEL(King Street East at Wellington) on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Funeral service on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Cremation to take place. Memorial tributes to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.
 We may post more information here as it becomes available.

Links: Neon Moon, More Neon Moon Stories, Videos above courtesy of George Backus & NEON MOON

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Weekday Picks (March 19-22, 2018)

Tuesday, March 20

Thursday, March 22

5-5:30am: Ensemble! TV Show ft Bobbi Richards + Darran Poole (Rootbone), Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

11:30-12pm: Ensemble! TV Show ft Bobbi Richards + Darran Poole (Rootbone), Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

7:30pm: CELTICA - Pipes Rock! @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (Partridge Hall) (St. Catharines) $39

8pm: Jazz tribute to composer Adrean Farrugia by his students @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $10

8pm: Tower of Power @ Burlington Performing Arts Centre $80+

8pm: Scrap Arts Music: Children of Metropolis @ Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts $55 (ALL AGES)

8pm: Abbey Road w Jeans N Classics @ Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $35+

8:30pm: The Everly Brothers Experience ft the Zmed Brothers @ Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort $20+

9pm: Built By Thieves + Guests @ This Ain't Hollywood (Hamilton) $7

Please Support Local Charities
From their website: Since 1966, the poverty of loneliness and exclusion has been overcome with friendship and compassion at Welcome Inn Community Centre, where people from all walks of life work together to alleviate poverty in the North End and across Hamilton.

The Hamilton Blues Lovers (HBL) want to showcase a deserving local charity every week.  HBL is not affiliated with these charities nor does it fund raise for them.

Friday, March 16, 2018

News Roundup (Avery Raquel, Iskwe, Brennagh Burns w Dave Pomfret, Acoustic Music Awards)


    International Acoustic Music Award WinnersCanadians are bolded
    First Light
    Best Group/Duo
    Best Male Artist
    Best Female Artist

    Adventure of Trebleclef, the Music-Loving Monkey

    Trebleclef wanted to support Locke Street so he visited many locations in the community.

    He attended the #LoveLockeStreet fundraiser at the Rock on Locke. The next day, he did the Walk on Locke and visited all the amazing shops. He also popped in to visit our wonderful sponsor Judy Marsales Real Estate.

    Photo albums: