With Special Guests The Barr Brothers and Tim Baker Tickets on sale, Friday, Mar 29 at 10am ADT
(MAR 26, 2019 - HALIFAX) The TD Halifax Jazz Festival announces the first Waterfront Stage and St. Paul’s Church Series performers for the 33rd annual event, which takes place July 9-14, 2019. Presented in association with Sonic Concerts, First Aid Kit with special guest Tim Baker (front-man of Newfoundland’s Hey Rosetta!) perform Wed, July 10 and Bahamas with special guest The Barr Brothers perform Thur, July 11 on the Waterfront Stage. Dave Liebman and Windsor’s own Mike Murleyperform as the Liebman/Murley Quartet on Thur, July 11, at St. Paul’s Church. Halifax loves live music and HJF is pleased to be presenting shows at the historic and beautiful St. Paul’s Church this year, as well as on the scenic Halifax Waterfront. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Mar 29 at 10am ADT and HJF passes are on sale now, visit halifaxjazzfestival.ca to purchase.
For the 2019 season, HJF is proud to present, for the first time in Atlantic Canada, critically-acclaimed Swedish duo First Aid Kit, touring their album, Ruins (2018), on Wed. July 10 on the Waterfront Stage.Klara and Johanna Söderberg became known internationally in 2008 as teenagers with their YouTube video cover of the Fleet Foxes' Tiger Mountain Peasant Song, which became a huge Internet hit. They’ve gone on to release four full-length albums, won multiple Grammi Awards (Swedish Grammys), and maintained an exhaustive international touring schedule, performing for the likes of Patti Smith, Paul Simon, and Emmylou Harris, for whom they wrote the song “Emmylou.” Of their live show, The Guardian said, “There’s rare power in a performance this heartfelt.”
Opening the night is Tim Baker (best known as writer and front-man of Newfoundland’s acclaimed Hey Rosetta!). Tim’s highly anticipated debut solo album, Forever Overhead, arrives April 19 via Arts & Crafts. The album sees Tim taking his music in a new direction with songs of connectivity and the tender emotions. Performing his new album alongside a full band, Tim has already sold out two shows in Halifax this May.
On the Waterfront Stage HJF welcomes Bahamas and The Barr Brothers Thur, July 11. Having sold out his last two Halifax shows at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Bahamas (aka Afie Jurvanen) returns to the city with his latest release, Earthtones. The LP took home the 2019 JUNO for Adult Alternative Album of the Year and received a Grammy nomination for Best Engineered Album - Non-Classical. Bahamas is a streaming juggernaut, who averages over 1.6 million monthly streaming listeners. The single “All The Time” generated a staggering 32 million streams and counting and “Stronger Than That” cracked 9 million. Bahamas has opened for Jack Johnson, Robert Plant, Wilco, The Lumineers and City and Colour.
The Barr Brothers are namesake siblings Brad and Andrew Barr, and harpist Sarah Pagé. From Montreal, they bring their brand of folk/Delta blues to Halifax, performing music from their latest releaseQueens of the Breakers. The Barr Brothers have toured throughout North America and Europe, with notable appearances including Osheaga, the Late Show with David Letterman, and a headline slot on the main stage Scène TD de la place des Festivals at the Montreal Jazz Festival. They headlined a sold out show at the Marquee Ballroom in Halifax last fall.
At St. Paul’s Church, where this year HJF is presenting aseries of showsfor the jazz aficionado’s in Halifax’s oldest building, hear the Liebman/Murley Quartet on Thur July 11. David Liebman has played with jazz masters including Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, Chick Corea, and more. Joining him for a night of contemporary jazz are Mike Murley, one of Canada's leading jazz artists, having performed on 12 JUNO winning albums; Order of Canada member Terry Clarke, who has recorded over 300 albums; and Jim Vivian, one of the most in demand bassists in Canada, who is a jazz bass instructor and lecturer at the University of Toronto. This quartet is a must see, all ages are welcome.
Support for the TD Halifax Jazz Festival is provided by numerous corporate and community partners including TD Bank Group, Develop Nova Scotia, Stingray Music and funded by the Government of Canada, Province of Nova Scotia, Halifax, and the Craig Foundation.
ABOUT HJF: Since 1987, Halifax Jazz Festival, presented by the non-profit organization Jazz East Rising Association, has organized a diverse range of musical, educational and charitable activities, including the annual TD Halifax Jazz Festival, the oldest and largest jazz festival in Atlantic Canada. The 33rd event will take place July 9-14, 2019. Follow Halifax Jazz Festival onFacebook andTwitter andInstagram@HFXJazzFest.
**Waterfront Stage shows are 19+ /Minors will be permitted if accompanied and supervised by a parent or legal guardian and the appropriate documentation provided. For more information visit our website under FAQ page here → http://www.halifaxjazzfestival.ca/faq
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