Tim Brady conducting 30 Guitar players!
Nick Fraser on drums Sept. 30, 2016
Ann Denny and Mitchell Weibe perform June 25, 2016 at the Halifax Music Co-op
Doug Cameron, Geordie Haley and Tim Crofts in mid improv mode at Diving for Pearls
Marilyn Lerner in concert April 2, 2016
Lukas Pearse - Artistic Director, Upstream Music Association
Birds of Paradox (Vancouver) at Open Waters Festival 2016
Janice Jackson of Vocalypse at Open Waters Festival 2016
Toronto's The Cluttertones at the Open Waters Festival 2016
Symphony Nova Scotia at Open Waters Festival 2016
Amy Brandon plays at Open Waters Festival '16
Tim Crofts at the piano. Open Waters 2015
Joe McPhee with Free Delivery featured at Open Waters 2015
Paul Plimley in concert Oct. 26, 2014
Victoriaville, 2013 - Jeff Reilly conducting
Upstream Orchestra at Musique Actuelle, Victoriaville, May 2013

Nick Fraser Quartet in concert

Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts
$25, $20, $15
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Toronto’s Nick Fraser in concert with Upstream Ensemble

Friday, Sept. 30. 2016 at 8:00PM at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts located at 6199 Chebucto Rd, Halifax Nova Scotia

Upstream Music Association presents the Nick Fraser Quartet in concert with members of the Upstream Ensemble.

One of Toronto's finest creative music drummers, Nick Fraser's music has strong connections with the approach Upstream takes to bridging the sound world between tightly structured composition and cohesive improvisation. Bringing together musicians with a wide range of skills and experience, this combination of artists promises to ignite a truly memorable event.

Nick Fraser will be joining the Upstream Ensemble on drums, along with Tony Malaby on tenor sax, performing his compositions. 

The Upstream Ensemble will feature:

Jeff Reilly, bass clarinet

Rick Waychesko, trumpet

Dawn Hatfield, baritone sax

Andrew Jackson, trombone

Andrew McKelvie, alto sax

Geordie Haley, electric guitar

Lukas Pearse, double bassThe Nick Fraser Quartet is a remarkable group with Tony Malaby on saxophone as well as the visionary pairing of Rob Clutton on double bass with Andrew Downing on cello.

Expect the unexpected!


$25 Adults $20 seniors, $15 students and $5.00 discount for Upstream Members 

To book please contact Gay Hauser at info@upstreammusic.org

Upstream Music Association is supported by The Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Nova Scotia, The Nova Scotia Department of Culture, Communities and Heritage, Halifax, The SOCAN Foundation, etc. Press and the Craig Foundation.




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For over 26 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.