Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Cat 'N' Fiddle Pub Welcomes Mohawk Music Students Wednesdays

New Partnership Strikes A Chord With Mohawk Students 

Local jazz enthusiasts should be happy thanks to a recent partnership between the Mohawk College Applied Music program and the Cat 'N' Fiddle pub.

Starting this Wednesday at 8:30 PM, the establishment will begin featuring student ensembles at the beginning of their long-running open jazz jam to give them the important experience of playing music in a live setting.

 The Cat, located in Hamilton's thriving Augusta Street district, is a family-owned business with a long history of supporting the city's live music scene. Manager Steve Collett is a musician himself and also a former student of the program. He also arranges all the live entertainment which is featured seven nights a week. As a result of regularily booking such local luminarie s as the Tuba4 Trio (Monday nights), Danny Lockwood and His Favourite Grooves (Tuesdays) and Brian Griffith (Thursdays) in addition to his jazz jam which has been going every Wednesday for over ten years, Collett and the Cat recently won Platinum in the Hamilton Spectator category for “Best Jazz Club.”

Mohawk professor Bob Shields and his trio also play there every Sunday evening and it was here that they agreed to start these student performances. In fact, Shields' students will be the first to perform. Be sure to catch the action. Mohawk students will be featured every week on Wednesday nights until January. For more information, check the Cat 'N' Fiddle website at www.catnfiddlepub.com or their page on Facebook.

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