Archive for September, 2010


Photos From the Morgan Davis Performance During the 2010 WIJBF

September 30, 2010

Morgan Davis played an active role in the 2010 Wreckhouse Jazz and Blues Festival with a performance at Bowring Park Amphitheatre, Fat Cat Blues Bar and a workshop at Dusk Ultralounge. Her are a few photographs from the various events,


Alice in Wonderland at the Holy Heart Theatre, October 14-16

September 28, 2010

Photos From the Keith Hallett Performance During the 2010 WIJBF

September 28, 2010

Up and coming Blues artist Keith Hallett played two great nights at the Fat Cat Blues Bar during the 2010 Wreckhouse Internatioanl Jazz and Blues Festival.  Here are acouple of photographs from those nights.


Sponsor of the Week: Homeworx

September 28, 2010

The 2010 Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival would not be possible without the support of our corporate and media sponsors. To show our appreciation for their support, Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues will be showcasing a different sponsor each week. This week, we feature Homeworx.

As an authorized buider for Kent Homes, Homeworx provides quality turnkey home packages designed to make your home buying experience convenient and hassle free. With customizable plans and in-house design centre, we make it easy to plan, design and watch the progress of your new home. Constructed and assembled state of the art plants, certified craftspeople create each componant of your new Kent home under strict quality measures to meet Canadian standards Association and National Buiding Codes.

The ability to carry out site work while your home is being built, coupled withthe efficiencies that come with building your home in a controlled indoor enviroment, means overall construction times are significatly reduced. Your home is ready sooner and you can expect a new home tour, detailed owners manual and best in-industry warrenties to welcome you to your new Kent home!


WJB IS HIRING, JOIN OUR TEAM: Marketing & Operations Manager

September 27, 2010

Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues is seeking a dynamic and skilled individual to fill the role of Marketing & Operations Manager as the organization moves into its 10th year in 2011! This position is a leadership role that requires a motivated, independent, and out-going individual with the flexibility to work evenings and weekends, as well as the ability to work under pressure. See the full job description below for more details.


Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues (WJB) is seeking a full‐time, permanent employee to fill the role of Marketing & Operations Manager in St. John’s Newfoundland.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Marketing & Operations Manager will be responsible for the administration of Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues, including marketing, public relations, government/agency relations, contract negotiations, and volunteer management.


  • Oversee office management and administrative functions: maintenance of accounts payable/receivable, expense claims management, monitoring of main phone line, general data entry, purchasing;
  • Develop and distribute WJB marketing and communication plans and materials: media releases, letters, invitations, website content, social media and other marketing initiatives;
  • Manage support personnel: delegation of tasks, follow‐up, status reports, time sheets, leave approval, disciplinary action, conflict resolution;
  • Volunteer program management: recruiting efforts, volunteer screening, orientation/training, scheduling and retention efforts;
  • Assist Executive Director with the coordination of fundraising activities, grant applications, and corporate sponsorship proposals as required;
  • Develop and implement WJB Membership Program.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in an appropriate field: Commerce, Communications, or Arts Management;
  • Experience in marketing special events, particularly artistic or cultural activities would be an asset;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Must be able to meet deadlines and perform under pressure;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office;
  • Self‐motivated with the ability to work independently and collaboratively;
  • Must be able to work flexible hours;
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle;
  • Experience with Simply Accounting would be an asset;
  • Experience with design software would be an asset;
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience would be considered.


Please send resumes to the attention of

James Price

Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues

90 O’Leary Avenue, Suite 203

St. John’s, NL A1B 2C7


For more information please contact:

Liz Dunbar at 709-739-7734

Full Job Description here


2010 WIJBF Performer Kellylee Evans Performance on Canada AM

September 24, 2010

2010 Wreckhouse International Jazz and Blues Festival Performer Kellylee Evans appeared on A Morning show yesterday showcasing her new album ‘Nina’. ‘Nina’ is a tribute to the late Nina Simone and includes Kellylee’s performances of some of her most memorable tracks. You can buy the Album ‘Nina’ via Kellylee’s website


The CBC Production Centre in St. John’s is opening its doors, and they’d love for you to swing by for a visit!

September 23, 2010

Have you ever tuned into your favorite CBC program and wondered how it was made? If the answer is yes, you’ll be excited to know that we’re inviting you to get a sneak-peek at how it’s done!

On September 25, CBC St. John’s will open its doors to share the art of broadcasting with you.

Drop by between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. for a behind the scenes look at how CBC programs are made. Take a tour of the building and meet some of your favorite CBC personalities!

You can enjoy some fantastic talent throughout the day including the Dardanelles, Sandy Morris, East Rock Crew, plus other great local acts. There will also be interactive events and contests where you can win a CBC prize.

They’d love for you to bring your digital camera, take a picture of yourself somewhere in the building and upload it to for a chance to win an Apple Ipod Touch!

As well, please feel free to bring a non-perishable food item. It will go to The Community Food Sharing Association.

Come by the CBC building on University Avenue on Saturday, September 25 between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. For more info, please go to


Amy Joy, CBC NL Communications, (709) 576-5150

Amy Stoodley, CBC Communication, (709)576-5156


Culture Days in Newfoundland. September 24th – 26th

September 23, 2010

Culture Days is a collaborative pan-Canadian volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. A national Steering Committee, together with provincial committees (known as Provincial Task Forces) are self-mobilizing at the grassroots level to implement concurrent annual province-wide public participation events each September beginning in 2010. The annual, concurrent Culture Days events across Canada will feature free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind the scenes,” to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers… in their community.

In support of these annual provincial events, Culture Days will drive a major annual national communications and public relations campaign designed to help inspire and catalyze greater public participation in the arts and cultural life of our communities.

To find out what is going on around the province click here.


Sponsor of the Week: September 23, 2010

September 23, 2010

The 2010 Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival would not be possible without the support of our corporate and media sponsors.  To show our appreciation for their support, Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues will be showcasing a different sponsor each week.  This week, we are actually featuring two of our longest-serving sponsors, Heineken and Lamb’s.

Heineken is a featured brand of Molson Coors Canada. Molson Coors Canada’s vision is very simple, to be a top performing global brewer, while staying true to its values, heritage and identity. Molson has been a corporate sponsor of Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues for many years. This represents not only a strong sense of commitment to the community but also Molson’s commitment to making a difference in the communities where Molson’s roots are deepest. They believe it is important to support the arts community and take pride in a continued commitment to the 2010 Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues Festival.

Lamb’s Rum is a featured brand of Corby Distilleries Limited, a leading Canadian manufacturer and marketer of spirits and imported wines. Corby’s portfolio of owned-brands includes some of the most renowned brands in Canada, including Wiser’s Canadian whiskies, Polar Ice vodka and McGuinness liqueurs. Through its affiliation with Pernod Ricard S.A., Corby also represents leading international brands such as ABSOLUT vodka, Chivas Regal, The Glenlivet and Ballantine’s scotches, Jameson Irish whiskey, Beefeater gin, Malibu rum, Kahlúa liqueur, Mumm champagne, and Jacob’s Creek and Wyndham Estate wines.  The variety of products offered by Corby is rivaled only by the variety found in the Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival lineup!

Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues is proud to offer Molson and Corby products exclusively at our licensed venues during the Festival.  However, the contributions of both Molson Coors and Corby Distilleries are not confined to the Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival.  Both partners provide support for many of WJB’s year-round activities, helping us showcase young players in the jazz & blues community and providing support for our volunteer appreciation initiatives.

A sincere thank you goes out to both Molson Coors Canada and Corby Distilleries Limited!


Photos From the Worst Pop Band Ever Performance During the 2010 WIJBF

September 23, 2010

The Worst Pop Band Ever performed their innovative form of jazz at The Martini Bar during the 2010 Wreckhouse International Jazz and Blues Festival. Below are a small selection of photos from the night,

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