1pm - Saturday July 13th
Hydrostone Park


Free concert from 1pm - 4:45pm


ECMA Nominated Bassist and Bandleader Willem Paynter is leading the charge putting Halifax on the map. Winner of the Coast’s “Best Of Jazz Artist” in 2016 (GOLD) and 2017 (BRONZE), Willem has played a central role in expanding the Halifax jazz music scene. His bi-weekly engagement at Obladee Wine Bar showcases the best in Canadian talent, with bands that have included Mike Murley, Steve Amirault, Alison Young and countless other amazing jazz musicians.

Recently nominated for the Stingray Rising Star Award, his debut EP “City Grit” was nominated for Jazz Recording of the Year by Music Nova Scotia, and his most recent release, “Wise Guy”, is nominated for the 2018 East Coast Music Award for Jazz Recording of the Year. "[Wise Guy] is outstanding album with a solid premise. Congratulations! Wonderful idea and execution" -Tim Tamashiro, CBC

Jazz bassist Willem Paynter has been a part of the music scene in Atlantic Canada since 2005. His weekly engagements at Obladee Wine Bar consistently blow away audiences, performing with the who's who of Canadian Jazz. In addition to winning Best Jazz Artist in Halifax's weekly "The Coast", Willem's first full-length album "Wise Guy" was nominated for the 2018 ECMA for Jazz Recording of the Year.

This show is all ages! Minors are encouraged to attend if accompanied and supervised by an adult.