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 30 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.

Sam Wilson: Recipient of Upstream Music Association’s Paul Cram Creation Award

This year’s Open Waters Festival (OWF) awarded Sam Wilson as the recipient of the Paul Cram Creation Award. The award was presented to Wilson following OWF’s scheduled event on Tuesday January 12th.

Open Waters Festival 2021

Open Waters Festival 2021: New Music for the New Decade!

A new event streamed online each day from January 6th - 16th, 2021.

Giving Tuesday: Special Music Video from Upstream

GivingTuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes.

Photo Album: The Sam Wilson Band

Photos from the Sam Wilson Band at The Music Room on October 18, 2020.

Upstream presents The Sam Wilson Band

Upstream Music Association is pleased to present Halifax’s composer-guitarist Samantha Wilson

With a lyrical sensitivity to her instrumental compositions, her music draws listeners in with subtlety and introspective levity. Bringing a distinctive angle to her jazz-informed arranging, she creates nuanced space for improvisation and discovery, all framed by her compelling melodicism. 

WHEN: Sunday, October 18 at 8 PM