The Paul Cram Creation Award

The Upstream Music Association is honoured to announce the Paul Cram Creation Award.

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Welcome to Upstream Music!

For over 29 years, the Upstream Music Association has been creating pan-genre orchestral nujazz, beyond classical, cyber world, experimental music improvisation, composition & conduction ensembles, concert series, festivals, recordings, workshops and symposia in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Galvanized with NAIL and the Upstream Quartet

NAIL is the coming together of two acclaimed duos, Duo Baars Henneman and Duo Mercury.

Photo Album: Open Company at the TD Halifax Jazz Festival

Pictures from Open Company at the TD Halifax Jazz Festival.

Open Company - a FREE event by Upstream & TD Halifax Jazz Fest

Open Company is a curated improvisation session where exceptional musicians meet onstage. Hosted by Upstream’s Lukas Pearse, offering a meeting between local and visiting improvisors, followed by a sit-in session that is anything but Standards. Come on in, the water’s fine...Expect the unexpected.

Spotlight on Marilynne Bell

Marilynne Bell started attending the inaugural Upstream concerts with her close friend Diane Moore, (founder of Live Art Productions) at St. Mary’s Art Gallery in the late 1980’s. She met many of the musicians in the Upstream founding group at that time.

Photo Album: Alan Syliboy and The Thundermakers with the Upstream Ensemble

Alan Syliboy and The Thundermakers with the Upstream Ensemble, June 23, 2019

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