Wednesday July 13th, 1:15pm
Main Stage
As part of the Halifax Jazz Festival free daytime programming.


Jazz bassist Willem Paynter has been part of the Atlantic Canadian music scene since 2005. During that time, he has participated in several recordings and countless festival, concert and club performances with musicians from all generations. Willem has appeared in groups lead by Jeff Goodspeed, Bill Stevenson, Andrew Jackson’s “Blakey Project” and many more. In December 2015, Willem released his debut recording as a leader titled “City Grit”, music influenced by legendary hard boppers Stanley Turrentine, Horace Silver and Hank Mobley and by noir crime fiction writing.