Winterjazz w/ Nathan Wiley
Winterjazz returns on February 10, opening its 16th season with special guest Nathan Wiley. The winter concert series offers a dinner and jazz, with an early show from 7–9:30 pm at The Pourhouse in Charlottetown. Summerside, PEI’s Nathan Wiley first earned acclaim for his 2002 debut Bottom Dollar, which won the East Coast Music Award for Alternative Album of the Year, and was chosen by Billboard Magazine as one of the top ten albums of 2002. His blend of classic sounds with a modern, slightly world-weary perspective struck a chord with listeners, as songs full of subtle melodies and lyrics addressing those unquenchable yearnings inside wormed their way into their ears. In the years that followed, Wiley made good on the promise of Bottom Dollar with the ECMA award-winning sophomore album High Low (2004), the Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) produced effort, The City Destroyed Me (2007), Bandits (2015) and most recently, ECMA nominated Modern Magic, which took home Music PEI’s Album of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. Wiley has shared the stage with artists like Blue Rodeo, Sarah Harmer, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Matt Mays, Ron Sexsmith and many more. He recently scored the feature film Nightblooms and his work has appeared on television, film and stage. The Winterjazz series has raised thousands of dollars in scholarships for Island students heading off to study jazz. The Winterjazz house band includes Deryl Gallant, Glen Strickey, Ian Toms, and Max Gallant. This group has been busy hosting the Winterjazz series and performing regularly across PEI. Some highlights for the group include winning Music PEI awards for both Best Jazz Recording and Achievement in Classical or Jazz. The Pourhouse is located at 189 Great George Street in Charlottetown. A portion of admission proceeds got toward a scholarship fund for Island students entering a jazz program. Reservations are strongly recommended, as tables fill early. For reservations, call 892-5200. For more information, call or text 393-4536 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.