A celebration of the legacy of the Hamilton-born blues master.
Hear the music and stories of Hamilton's Jackie Washington as performed by local artists in the Spice Cabinet, a 10-piece band made up of students currently in Mohawk College's music program. The group combines the best of old-school rhythm and blues with contemporary soul music. Band Members are: vocalists Rheannen Mclelland, Kanier Hodge-Simon and Breann Downer; Richelle Jose on saxophone; Sebastian Puerto Arteaga and Alexander Tanner on trumpet; Dillon Frantists on guitar; Brandon Enns on drums; Sean DePledge on bass and Sabian Crosswell, keyboards. The concert is in Central Library's Hamilton Room. Jackie was Canada's first black disc jockey and a multi-award winning performer in the blues and jazz worlds. Watch more HPL concerts online again and again on HPL's Noon Hour Concert Playlist on YouTube.
AGE GROUP: | Older Adults | Adults (18+) |
EVENT TYPE: | Arts & Culture |
TAGS: | Music Royalty | Music | Jackie Washington Day | Hamilton Winterfest | Concerts | Black History Month |
|Mon, Mar 20||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 21||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 22||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 23||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 24||9:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Mar 25||9:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Mar 26||12:00PM to 5:00PM|
The first Hamilton Public Library building opened on September 16, 1890 by the Earl and Countess of Aberdeen on the north side of Main Street West. In 1913, a new main library opened. This building was replaced in 1980 by Central Library, at the current location on York Boulevard.
In 2010, Central Library re-opened after approximately 18 months of renovations. Central Library opened with a newly revitalized first floor, which includes a Community Living Room that takes advantage of natural light. The Ontario Library Association honoured Central in 2012 with an Architectural and Design Transformation award.