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This Week in Short: January 18th 2011

January 18, 2011
  • Matt Andersen Cleans up at Maple Blues Awards – 2010 WIJBF performer Matt Andersen won two Maple Blues awards yesterday. Find out more here.
  • Arts and Culture Centre St. Johns Newsletter – Are you signed up to the Arts & Culture Centre St. John’s Newsletter? View this weeks issue here
  • Community Sector Council Volunteer Luncheon – The Volunteer Luncheon is being held on February 3rd at the Royal Canadian Legion. Find out more here
  • ECMA 2011 Music & Industry Awards – Nominations being announced Thursday, Jan 20, 10am at Studio 1, Confed Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown! Visit the ECMA site to keep up to date
  • Are you a Writer? – The Writers Union of Canada is running a professional development workshop on “Secure Footing in a Changing Literary Landscape”. Find out more here
  • All the President’s Jazz 2010 – Each year jazz journalist John Anderson sends a compilation of the years jazz to President Obama. See his list here
  • City of St. John’s Grants to Artists deadline is January 31st. – Click here for details
  • Marsalis family named Jazz Masters – Jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis Jr. and four of his accomplished musician sons – Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo and Jason – have received the highest jazz honour in the U.S. Click here for the full story
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Classic WIJBF & St. John’s Jazz Festival Posters

December 21, 2010

In the past nine years we have had some great posters. Here is a small selection of some the best.

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Brad Jefford Trio With Special Guests Sandy Morris & Jenny Gear at the Ship

November 24, 2010

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Congratulations to 2010 WIJBF Performer Alex Cuba on his Latin Grammy win

November 17, 2010

Watch the video of Alex winning the New Artist Latin Grammy.

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Sponsor of the Week: Newfound Pianos

November 8, 2010

The 2010 Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival would not have been possible without the support of our corporate and media sponsors.  To show our appreciation for their support, Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues (WJB) will be showcasing a different sponsor each week.  This week’s sponsor of the week is Newfound Pianos.

Newfound Pianos Inc. is a locally owned and operated piano sales and service company.  Founded in 2003, the company provides its services to over 1500 school church and home pianos in the province.  From piano tuning to complete piano interior and exterior restorations, the company is proud to provide all piano service needs to the province.  With its latest division, Newfound Pianos Gulf based from Dubai in the United Aram Emirates, the company now also provides its service to the growing musical communities in the United Arad Emirates, Bahrain and Qatar since 2007.  Visit http://www.newfoundpianos.com for further information.

The Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival has earned a reputation for excellence partly because of its dedication to providing the highest quality equipment for its performers.  Newfound Pianos supports the festival by supplying top-of-the-line performance pianos and pitch-perfect tuning services.  The partnership between Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues and Newfound Pianos helps to create the atmosphere at WIJBF venues and lets artists focus on delivering phenomenal performances.

WJB would like to acknowledge and express gratitude for the contributions of Newfound Pianos, the Sponsor of the Week!

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Sponsor of the Week: YellowBelly Brewery & Public House

November 1, 2010

The 2010 Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival would not have been possible without the support of our corporate and media sponsors.  To show our appreciation for their support, Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues (WJB) will be showcasing a different sponsor each week.  This week’s sponsor of the week is YellowBelly Brewery & Public House.

Sitting where George Street intercepts Water Street, YellowBelly is a testament in stone and masonry to a time long gone.  This cornerstone of the Water Street Historic District has a long an significant historical association with commercial activities in old St. John’s.  Its five floors of character-filled brewery pub, dining, and event space offer unmatched historical atmosphere infused with forward-thinking cuisine.  Sample their specialty wood-fired pizzas and gourmet burgers in the dining room, or in their cozy pub setting.  Be sure to wash it all down with one of their crafted beers.  You truly can’t get this stuff anywhere else!

YellowBelly Brewery supports the Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival by providing a performance venue for Festival events.  The performance area located on the third and fourth floors of their historic property features ample seating space, access to two bars, and a beautiful stone masonry wall to backdrop all performances.  The atmosphere is fresh and refined, offering a venue where modern and historic elements blend seamlessly.  It was the perfect place for 2010 WIJBF artists the Creaking Tree String Quartet, the Forgotten Bouzouki, and the Griffith Hiltz Trio.

WJB would like to acknowledge and express gratitude for the contributions of YellowBelly Brewery and Public House, the Sponsor of the Week!

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Fourteenth Annual Maple Blues Awards: Nominees

November 1, 2010

Entertainer Of The Year

Downchild

Johnny Max Band

Matt Andersen

Monkey Junk

Shakura S’Aida

Electric Act Of The Year

David Gogo

Downchild

Jack de Keyzer

Jimmy Bowskill Band

Monkey Junk

Matt Andersen During the 2010 Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues Festival

Acoustic Act Of The Year

Braithwaite & Whiteley

Harrison Kennedy

Harry Manx

Little Miss Higgins

Matt Andersen

Male Vocalist Of The Year

Bob Walsh

Duane Blackburn (Blackburn)

Harrison Kennedy

Jim Byrnes

John Mays (Fathead)

2010 WIJBF Performer and Maple Blues Award Nominee Treassa Levassuer

Female Vocalist Of The Year

Dawn Tyler Watson

Erin McCallum

Robin Bank$

Shakura S’Aida

Treasa Levasseur

New Artist/Group Of The Year

Arsen Shomakhov

Chris Antonik

Erin McCallum

Hupman Brothers

Mike “Shrimp Daddy” Reid

BB King International Artist Of The Year

Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band

Duke Robillard

Janiva Magness

JJ Grey & Mofro

Mavis Staples

Recording Of The Year

Brown Sugar (Ruf), Artist: Shakura S’Aida, Producer: Jim Gaines

I Need A Hat (Linus), Artist: Downchild, Producer: Don Walsh

Love, Lost and Found (Electro-Fi), Artist: Mel Brown, Producers: Mel Brown, Alec Fraser & Andrew Galloway

Midnight Memphis Sun (NorthernBlues), Artist: JW-Jones, Producer: JW-Jones

Things About Comin’ My Way-A Tribute To The Music Of The Mississippi Sheiks (Black Hen), Artists: Various Artists, Producer: Steve Dawson

Blues With A Feeling Award (Lifetime Achievement Award)

Alec Fraser

Chris Whiteley

Danny Brooks

Ellen McIlwaine

Joe Murphy

Ken Whiteley

Michael Fonfara

Paul James

Rita Chiarelli

Stephen Barry

Terry Wilkins

Tom Lavin

Guitar Player Of The Year

Garrett Mason

Jack de Keyzer

Steve Dawson

Teddy Leonard (Fathead)

Tony D (Monkey Junk)

Harmonica Player Of The Year

David Rotundo

Guy Bélanger (Bob Walsh)

Paul Reddick

Roly Platt (Buttery & Platt)

Steve Marriner (Monkey Junk)

Piano/Keyboard Player Of The Year

Graham Guest

Julian Fauth

Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne

Lance Anderson (Shakura S’Aida)

Michael Fonfara (Downchild)

Horn Player Of The Year

Al Lerman (Fathead)

Chris Murphy (Maple Blues Revue)

Chris Whiteley

Johnny Johnson (Johnny Max Band)

Pat Carey (Downchild)

Drummer Of The Year

Bucky Berger (Fathead)

Chris Nordquist (Jim Byrnes)

Geoff Arsenault (Easley Stevenson Arsenault)

Matt Sobb (Monkey Junk)

Vince Maccarone (Johnny Max Band)

Bassist Of The Year

Alan Duffy (Jack de Keyzer)

Alec Fraser (Fraser Daley)

Brandi Disterheft (Women’s Blues Revue Band)

Gary Kendall (Downchild)

Keith Picot (Twisters)

Songwriter Of The Year

Harry Manx

Jolene “Little Miss” Higgins

Paul Reddick & Colin Linden

Sue Foley & Peter Karp

Treasa Levasseur

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