Coffee House & Open Mic Night - Nov 21 @ 7PM

Posted 15/11/07 in EVENTS

Join us for an evening of live musical performances!

This Coffee House event will feature performances in jazz, blues, and rock genres by Chuck Copenance, Blaine Bomberry, and The Ollivanders. Performances will be followed by an open mic session - an invitation to take the stage and perform!  Sign-ups will be in the lobby the evening of the event.

This event will also feature a special presentation of the first Annual Ontario Arts Foundation Artist Educator Award to Lorrie Gallant.  This award is given annually to an Ontario resident who exemplifies excellence in arts education, demonstrates a unique approach to their arts education practice, creates meaningful learning experiences for young people, inspires connections to the arts beyond the classroom and continues to maintain an active arts practice. 

Chuck Copenace is an Ojibway jazz musician based out of Winnipeg MB. He has performed all across Canada and parts of the USA, along with numerous television appearances. He has extensive festival experience that includes performances at Montreal, Vancouver and Victoria's jazz festivals along with Winnipeg Folk Fest. Chuck has either toured, recorded or performed with many Winnipeg groups such as Mosesmayes, Burnt Project 1, Wab Kinew, Nathan, and most recently Vince Fontaine's Indian City.The Chuck Copenace Group is his own groove based jazz project formed in the spring of 2015 to perform his original music that is inspired by R'nB, Funk, Hip Hop and Classical music. 

The Ollivanders is an innovative and evolutionary rock band with impressive credentials. The band performed at Al Gore's Global Live Earth concert in Washington D.C. and on the national APTN music variety show Arbor Live. The Walt Disney Company | ESPN | ABC licensed the band's music for prime time sports television broadcast on Saturday Night Football. Additional music is being licensed for other film and television productions. The band has performed at numerous festivals, events, and venues. The Ollivanders completed production of its new album TWO SUNS in August 2013 for which it recieved the Native American Music Award's- Best Rock Recording for their cd Two Suns.

Blaine Bomberry is an understated and unassuming local talent, Blaine Bomberry, has quietly been doing his own thing for many years now, within the surrounding area. Not being one to market himself, promote or "toot his own horn"; he plays his own brand of the Blues for the joy of it, and his zest for the music is very evident. His talent is undeniable; and whether he is fronting or backing up a band, he brings his own unique wow factor to the stage every time, leaving you wanting more.Over the years, Blaine has earned himself a respectable resume, opening for Junkhouse, The Tea Party and The Neville Brothers. He has appeared with many local talents such as: Derek Miller, Murray Porter, Farron Johns, Matthew Jesus Miller, Cecil Sault, Josh Miller, Dwanyne Laforme, Joel Johnson, Pappy Johns, Red Laforme, Becki Miller, Darren Jamieson and Keith Silver.



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