Music Career Day Hamilton

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Find out what it takes to make it in the music industry!

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Time: 10am to 3pm
Location: Fennell Campus, Mohawk College,
135 Fennell Ave. West, Hamilton, L9C 0E5



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Heather Bambrick

Keynote Speaker:
Heather Bambrick

One of Canada's top jazz vocalists, HEATHER BAMBRICK has collaborated with some of the best around, including Phil Nimmons, Fred Hirsch, Gene DiNovi, Guido Basso, Lea Delaria, Anne Hampton Callaway, Carol Welsman, Jackie Richardson, Ian Shaw, as well as the late Rob McConnell and Peter Appleyard.

Heather is a founding member of vocal ensembles The Beehive Singers and Broadsway, and has appeared as a guest performer with various jazz ensembles, as well as with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Windsor Symphony Orchestra.

From 2001-2018, Heather was a beloved host a JAZZ.FM, Canada's only all-Jazz radio station, and was twice named National Jazz Awards' Broadcaster of the Year. In January of 2019, Heather co-founded JAZZCAST, an Internet Jazz-focused music service.

The Julianna Jones Band - Julianna, Spencer, James and Jadon

Opening Entertainment

Four talented Mohawk College Applied Music students form THE JULIANNA JONES BAND. They are...

Julianna Jones, Vocals
Spencer Devolin, Bass
James Degeer, Guitar
Jadon Haughton, Drums

Julianna Jones Bio

Born & raised in the Greater Toronto Area, Pop and R’n’B Singer/Songwriter Julianna Jones has been crafting her sound for a number of years, epitomized in her most recent release, “Stranger”. Collaborating with artists and producers from Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Hamilton, she is establishing creative ways to reinvent her genre, making music for a new Pop and R’n’B world culture.

Spencer Devolin Bio

A young man who makes a strong statement on his principal instrument of choice – the bass – Spencer Devolin started out playing guitar, transitioning to the bass in grade seven, when he quickly began joining bands and participating in music events in his hometown of Haliburton, Ontario. With eclectic influences from multiple genres, Spencer is a musician who can adapt to diverse contexts. He has played in various settings, from Hamilton’s City Hall to bars and recording studios, and beyond Ontario to other provinces such as Quebec. His musical highlights include theatre productions and private events, opportunities he enjoyed during his studies at Mohawk College. Spencer plans to continue his musical journey in Hamilton, where he will perform and record with local talent during the upcoming year.

James Degeer Bio

James DeGeer is a contemporary guitarist with 13 years of experience. He pulls inspiration from various artists in the Folk, Rock, Country, and Blues, genres as well as from chamber orchestras and choirs. He performs pieces with influences from progressive rock, metal, and jazz. James also teaches private lessons in guitar. James has worked at Catherine North Studios in downtown Hamilton, and collaborated with Mohawk College faculty, including Kirk Starkey and Jamshed Turel.

Jadon Haughton Bio

A musician to watch in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area is Jadon Haughton. He credits influences ranging from Erykah Badu to Brian Blade for his versatile sound and ability to adapt his drumming to any occasion. He is comfortable with an array of genres including jazz, and funk, among others. Jadon continues to further his passion for music at Mohawk College, studying under acclaimed music faculty like Kevin Dempsey and Michael Stuart. You can always find Jadon at his local record store or performing around the city.

Please email musiccareerdayhamilton [at] (musiccareerdayhamilton[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca) for details about Music Career Day Hamilton.

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