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.

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

Upstream Season Launch with Upstream Quartet

Upstream Music Association Presents:

Upstream Season Launch with Upstream Quartet

Featuring; Dawn Hatfield, Andrew Miller, Geordie Haley and Lukas Pearse

WHEN: Sunday Sept. 27, 2020 at 8:00PM

Message from Chris Elson, Upstream's Chairperson

On behalf of Upstream's Board of Directors, I'd like to express my enthusiasm for the 2020-2021 programme which will be unique, adapted to the circumstances, and very worthy of your attention and support.