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ALEX CUBA(Tuesday), OCTOBERMAN(Monday) : This week in the Hammer.


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PJC presents

Juno winner



~Tuesday, March 4th~

8pm, $8



@ Pepper Jack's

38 King William St. Hamilton

(905) 525-6666


Both shows are all ages.

ALEX CUBA is a Cuban-born multi-instrumentalist who now makes his home in Canada. He is kept busy pushing sophisticated Cuban sounds into the mainstream. From his earliest years in Artemisa, a town about 60 km from Havana, he was immersed in music. Alex’s first stage appearance on national TV was at the tender age of four, playing claves (a percussion instrument) in a group directed by his music instructor father. Alex went on to study guitar, tres, percussion and bass, practicing eight hours a day during his teens.

Although Alex Cuba won a National Song Writing Competition in Cuba when he was only 18, he did not recognize his singer/songwriter path until he moved to Canada, after years playing bass in traditional Cuban groups as well as jazz and pop alongside Roberto Fonseca and Javier Zalba (Buena Vista Social Club), recording three albums and touring Europe.

Morumba Cubana, 2001, the album received a nomination for a Juno award - as well as winning a West Coast Music Award and a Canadian Independent Music Award.

Debut CD with the Alex Cuba Band, Humo De Tabaco, earned him a Juno award for World Music Album in 2006, and the single Lo Mismo Que Yo, featuring Ron Sexsmith being playlisted on BBC Radio 2.

Alex Cuba has performed for festivals in the US and Canada, sharing the stage with Seu George and Jose Gonzalez at Central Park Summer Stage in New York to Feist at the Regina Folk Festival. He has opened for The Blind Boys of Alabama, Cesaria Evora and Ron Sexsmith.

New for Alexis is the electric guitar a vintage Gibson that brings a trademark sound equal to his magnetic appearance.

"a singer/songwriter who is continuing along a path he first struck out on bridging his Cuban roots so evident in his song writing with his musicianship reflecting the jazz he studied with elements of funk and early rock."

Then on Wednesday...


~Wednesday, March 5th~

11pm after the Open Stage, "Pay what you can"




“Morrissette spins tales of globetrotting youth into melodic gold.†– Michael Barclay (KW Record)

“If melancholy, alt-countryish road tunes are your thing, Octoberman just might be your champion." – Globe and Mail ****1/2

“Beautifully written, beautifully crafted, beautifully produced.†– See Magazine (Edmonton)

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