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This month at Ironworks Gallery Art on display by Mr Fire-Man
Date: September Medium: Paintings and Mixed Media

Mr. Fire-Man is an internationally celebrated painter, performer and instrument maker living and working out of Japantown in Vancouver, BC. Aside from creating portraits and landscapes in his signature style, he is the conductor and composer for the Legion of Flying Monkeys Horn Orchestra, an interactive performance project commonly seen at the Super Robertson Supper Show at the Railway Club on Wednesday nights.

Here is his blog:


CD RELEASE Kirsten Nash

Date: Jan 26, 2012


Medium : music




Doors: 7:00 pm

Show: 8:00 pm



Tickets: online and $20 at door

Includes copy of CD




Trevor Dunne and Travis Laplante


Part of the Tribe/RCEA/Ironworks Production

Date: Jan 27, 2012


Medium : music/ Jazz




Doors: 8:00 pm

Show: 9:00 pm



Tickets: $15 at door or email theironworks@theironworks.ca

for more ticket information

seniors and Students $12


Bass Player Trevor Dunn performed at The Ironworks Oct 2011 with dynamic NYC band Endangered Blood to a full House, he has worked with Zorn, Nels Cline, is in Fantomas and founded the band Mr. Bungle, plays with a number of the important jazz bands in New York.

Travis Laplante a saxophonist from Brooklyn who has been touring internationally in a band with Darius Jones amongst others, his new album "heart protector" was just released on Chris Speeds label Skirl records.







Tony Wilson's A Day's Life Band

Date: Feb 17, 2012


Medium : concert

Tony Wilson, guitar /.JP Carter, trumpet
Jesse Zubot, violin /Peggy Lee, cello
Russell Sholberg, bass /Skye Brooks, drums



Doors: 7:30pm

Show: 8:00 pm



Tickets: $15/$10 (Students, Seniors)

Available at the dOOR

For reservations & info, call 604.683.8240 or e-mail diane@dkam.ca

Tony Wilson, hailed as "unquestionably one of the most original guitar stylists on the Canadian scene", presents music inspired by the plight and lives of the homeless and drug addiction in Vancouver`s Downtown Eastside.
His novella, A Day`s Life, is a fictional account of a day in the life of a crack-addicted musician who lives and busks on the streets of the DTES. A limited number of advanced copies will be released at the concert which will feature Wilson`s A Day`s Life Band consisting of some of the finest musicians and improvisers in Canada – JP Carter on trumpet, Jesse Zubot on violin, Peggy Lee on cello, Russell Sholbert on bass and Skye Brooks on drums.
Wilson has toured across Canada and internationally with his own groups as well as well with other renowned artists such as cellist Lee, clarinetist François Houle and singer Elizabeth Fischer.
He studied with many acclaimed jazz musicians including Oliver Gannon, Dave Holland, John Abercrombie, Kevin Eubanks and Steve Coleman. He won a West Coast Music Award with his band Video Barbeque and released the critically acclaimed ‘Lowest Note’ in 2001, which went on to become a pick of the year in the Globe and Mail. Wilson`s compositions have been played by artists as diverse as the NOW Orchestra, The Hard Rubber Orchestra, Myra Melford, Kokoro Dance, Marilyn Crispell and Zubot & Dawson. He has shared the stage with well know international artists such as Vinny Golia, William Parker, Wilbert de Joode, Gerry Hemingway, Han Bennink, Marilyn Lerner, Toby Delius, Benoit Delbecq & Eric Boeren in the US and Europe.

…utterly abandoned and impossibly tight. Wilson is an unusually direct and emotional player.
…the music, though fierce, was also suffused by feelings of joy and love; the respect that these players have for each other is obvious. The Georgia Straight

...a talismanic West Coast figure. Downbeat Magazine

Media Contact: Diane Kadota Arts Management / tel.604.683.8240
diane@dkam.ca / www.myspace.com/tonywilsonmusic



Maria Volonte & The Blue Tango Tour 2012

Maria Volonte/Kevin Carrel Footer


Part of the Tribe/RCEA/Ironworks Production


Date: Feb 24, 2012


Medium : Concert




Doors: 8:00 pm

Show: 9:00 pm



Tickets: $18 at door or email theironworks@theironworks.ca

for more ticket information

seniors and Students $14


Maria Volonte is a Latin Grammy nominee, Carlos Gardel Prize
winner(Argentina's Grammy) and member of the Tango Hall of Fame.
Renowned for her intense, passionate performances, she has released 8
award-winning CDs. Her latest CD is distributed in the US and
worldwide by the Harmonia Mundi label. She has headlined at the SFJazz
Festival three times and recently performed live on NPR in Washington
DC for the "Tiny Desk Concert Series."

Maria's current repertoire of original compositions explores the
fusion of tango and Latin American folk music with the blues. Her
performances are emotionally intense and feature Maria on guitar and
vocals while I play harmonica. Together we tour year-round on three

What other people say about Maria Volonte:

*The Guardian (UK)* says, "She can mix an intimate treatment of
tangoclassics by the great Astor Piazzolla with songs from Chile and
Brazil, along with echoes of late-night jazz and Latin-blues
fusion.She has a cool, emotional style, plays impressive acoustic
guitar, and is willing to experiment."

*The Los Angeles Times* says, "Volonté is a good example of an artist
who is respectful of her roots yet not afraid to go beyond musty old
formulas… Her musical concept is refreshingly broad."

While *Jazz Perspectives* says simply, "María Volonté combines the
earthiness of Edith Piaf with the sassiness of Eartha Kitt."

Our touring band is a duo: Maria Volonte, guitar and vocals; Kevin
Carrel Footer, harmonica