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If you’re looking for some music to spice up your time in Westport, The Cove is the place for you to set yourself down. We bring in the best we can find and keep a healthy mix on rotation. From Blues to Jazz, Rock to Folk, Country to Bluegrass, Soul to Funk, we love it all. In the warmer months, larger performances and full band shows take place on our Lounge stage while solos, duos and small groups play to the patio crowds. When it gets cooler, all shows happen in the Lounge.

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JAZZ NIGHT with Special Guest – ILA VANN

August 4, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$5

Special Guest – ILA VANN

Ila Vann got her start singing gospel with her family in chuch, and on their own local radio show. Along the way they sang with The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Staple Singers, Clara Ward and Sam Cooke. Ila’s friendship with Sam led to her first recording contract with Arnold Records.
A switch to Roulette Records brought a more polished production style on songs like ‘Can’t Help Loving That Man’, from the musical ‘Showboat’, with a soulful twist. This song later became a huge hit on the Northern Soul circuit in England.
Following this release, Ila decided to break her contract with Roulette, after receiving no promotion for any of her releases.
Ila’s friendship with songwriter Helen Miller offered her the chance to help sell the Broadway musical ‘Inner City’, written by Miller and Eve Merriam. The show opened on Broadway without Ila, after a producer thought she wasn’t ‘black’ enough to play her role. When it came time to release a single from the show, everyone involved wanted Ila to record it. ‘My Mother Said’ was released in 1972 on Pickwick International Productions, along with the magnificent B-side, ‘You Made Me This Way’. This song was another big hit in Britain. It was also written by Helen Miller.
In the seventies, Ila toured with the USO. She also toured extensively with the group Business Before Pleasure in Quebec, Canada. Since moving to Ontario, she has led a number of talented bands and has worked on many other projects. She’s continued to be a sought after solo performer as well as providing distinct harmonies for pop greats such as Frank Sinatra, Kenny Rogers, Barry Manilow, Ray Charles, Mahalia Jackson and Louis Armstrong.
Ila Vann is a vastly underrated performer – recognition of her contributions to the Soul Music genre is long overdue. She is the kind of performer that you’ll never forget. Bubbling with energy and full of life, she continues to perform in cities and towns around Eastern Ontario, Canada – Kingston, Belleville, Trenton, Brockville and others.

JAZZ NIGHT with SPENCER EVANS TRIO The Cove Inn hosts one of the most original and memorable Live Music Experiences you’ll have! The Popular Spencer Evans Trio with Rob Radford on drums, Seamus Cowan on bass and Spencer Evans on piano, clarinet and vocals has proven a formidable three performing all styles of music to huge crowds of all ages. The party has been going for over 19 years now! Join us for dinner too… The Trio plays select dates throughout the fall until the spring and EVERY THURSDAY from late spring to Thanksgiving Long Weekend. Call The Cove 1.888.COVE.INN to make reservations and confirm dates. SPENCER EVANS was born in Picton, grew up around the Quinte area, and graduated from B.C.I. Spencer plays piano, clarinet, accordion, sings, dances, prances and has been a professional musician for the past 15 years. He has played Bermuda to Bosnia, New Orleans to the North Pole, and has recorded and toured with The Cowboy Junkies, Sarah Harmer and Pat Temple, and has performed with Jeff Healey, Dan Aykroyd, Willie P. Bennett, Jack Mahieu, Alex Pangman, Maria Muldaur, and Toronto’s Swing Gang, among countless others. Spencer has appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CBC Radio’s The Vinyl Café with Stuart McLean, MUCHmusic and CMT. A resident of Kingston for several years, Spencer keeps busy playing with numerous local bands such as Bloom, Pico de Gallo, Ghetto Xpress, The River Cats and various jazzy combos. SEAMUS COWAN plays the low bass and sings the high notes…Kind of strange but it works. Has played all kinds of music in his career so he fits right in. ROB RADFORD has a solid synergy with the boys. His drumming is some of the best around and his ferocity is difficult to tame, behind the kit that is. Together, the trio are a powerful combination. Enjoy them weekly in the summer months! JAZZ NIGHT will continue EVERY THURSDAY from May.19-Oct.6! 9-11pm $5 Reservations recommended!!!

Ila Vann got her start singing gospel with her family in chuch, and on their own local radio show. Along the way they sang with The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Staple Singers, Clara Ward and Sam Cooke. Ila’s friendship with Sam led to her first recording contract with Arnold Records.
A switch to Roulette Records brought a more polished production style on songs like ‘Can’t Help Loving That Man’, from the musical ‘Showboat’, with a soulful twist. This song later became a huge hit on the Northern Soul circuit in England.
Following this release, Ila decided to break her contract with Roulette, after receiving no promotion for any of her releases.
Ila’s friendship with songwriter Helen Miller offered her the chance to help sell the Broadway musical ‘Inner City’, written by Miller and Eve Merriam. The show opened on Broadway without Ila, after a producer thought she wasn’t ‘black’ enough to play her role. When it came time to release a single from the show, everyone involved wanted Ila to record it. ‘My Mother Said’ was released in 1972 on Pickwick International Productions, along with the magnificent B-side, ‘You Made Me This Way’. This song was another big hit in Britain. It was also written by Helen Miller.
In the seventies, Ila toured with the USO. She also toured extensively with the group Business Before Pleasure in Quebec, Canada. Since moving to Ontario, she has led a number of talented bands and has worked on many other projects. She’s continued to be a sought after solo performer as well as providing distinct harmonies for pop greats such as Frank Sinatra, Kenny Rogers, Barry Manilow, Ray Charles, Mahalia Jackson and Louis Armstrong.
Ila Vann is a vastly underrated performer – recognition of her contributions to the Soul Music genre is long overdue. She is the kind of performer that you’ll never forget. Bubbling with energy and full of life, she continues to perform in cities and towns around Eastern Ontario, Canada – Kingston, Belleville, Trenton, Brockville and others.

Details

Date:
August 4, 2016
Time:
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost:
$5
Website:
www.coveinn.com

Organizer

Seamus Cowan
Phone:
1.888.COVE.INN
Website:
www.coveinn.com

Venue

The Cove
2 Bedford St
Westport, Ontario K0G1X0 Canada
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Phone:
1.888.COVE.INN
Website:
www.coveinn.com

< NIGHTLY LIVE MUSIC + EVENTS CALENDAR >

      

      

     

     

      

     

      

EVERY SUNDAY with HEAD over HEELS (Blues/Folk/Jazz Acoustic Duo, Gananoque) 5-8pm

EVERY TUESDAY with ERIC UREN (Folk/Rock, Westport) 5-8pm

EVERY WEDNESDAY with RACK ‘n TUNES + OPEN MIC with SHAWN McCULLOUGH & FRIENDS (Country/Rock…or whatever you want to play!) Perform and get a chance to win a Guitar from Long & McQuade Music of Kingston. 5-8pm

< JUNE >

Mon.Jun.20 MEGHAN BALOGH + MARTIN SMIT (Acoustic Celtic/Folk, Picton) 5-8pm
 Thu.Jun.23 THE POND MUSIC SERIES – MISS EMILY (2022 JUNO Nominee + 3 x 2020 Maple Blues Award Winner, Soul/Blues, Kingston) with special guest opener MORGAN DAVIS (Traditional Acoustic Blues Legend, Nova Scotia) 5-9pm $90 + HST Dinner + Show. Outdoors, Weather Depending.
Fri.Jun.24 TEAGAN McLAREN (Alt Pop/Folk, Kingston) 5-8pm
Sat.Jun.25 ERIC UREN on the Patio (Acoustic Folk/Rock, Westport) 5-8pm Weather Depending.
Sun.Jun.26 HENRY NORWOOD (Classic Country, Westport) 1-4pm
Mon.Jun.27 STEVE STACEY + PAT ROBILLARD (Classic Country, Carleton Place) 5-8pm
Thu.Jun.30 THE POND MUSIC SERIES  – Pre-Canada Day Party with 80s ENUFF feat. PAT MURPHY (Kingston’s Premier 80s Tribute Act) 5-9pm $80 + HST Dinner + Show. Outdoors, Weather Depending.

< JULY >

Fri.Jul.1 CHRIS MURPHY (Member of Turpin’s TrailEast Coast/Folk, Perth Road Village) 7-9pm
Sat.Jul.2 ERIC UREN on the Patio (Acoustic Folk/Rock, Westport) 5-8pm Weather Depending.
Mon.Jul.4 JASON KENT (Folk/Rock, Montreal…Member of Young Petty Stones + Sunfields) 5-8pm
Tue.Jul.5 WITHOUT WILLOW (Traditional Folk from Donegal, Ireland) 5-8pm
Thu.Jul.7 JAY SMITH (Formerly SMITTY, Country/Rock, Kingston) 6-9pm
Fri.Jul.8 SEAN PINCHIN (JUNO Award Nominated Acoustic Blues Slide Guitar Master!!!, Toronto) 5-8pm
Sat.Jul.9 ERIC UREN on the Patio (Acoustic Folk/Rock, Westport) 5-8pm Weather Depending.
Mon.Jul.11 JACK STEELE (Country, Westport) 5-8pm
Thu.Jul.14 JAZZ NIGHT with SPENCER EVANS TRIO (All Styles of Music, Westport/Kingston) 8-10pm $10 Cover
Fri.Jul.15 CHRIS MURPHY (East Coast/Folk, Member of Turpin’s Trail, Kingston) 5-8pm
Sat.Jul.16 CLOSED for a PRIVATE EVENT
Mon.Jul.18 STEVE STACEY + PAT ROBILLARD (Classic Country, Carleton Place) 5-8pm
Thu.Jul.21 YOUNG PETTY STONES (The Music of Neil Young, Tom Petty + The Rolling Stones) 7-11pm $80 + HST Dinner + Show.
Fri.Jul.22 YOUNG PETTY STONES (The Music of Neil Young, Tom Petty + The Rolling Stones) 7-11pm $80 + HST Dinner + Show.
Sat.Jul.23 DOUG VANDERHORDEN (Folk/Rock, Kingston) 5-8pm
Mon.Jul.25 JON JONES (Folk/Rock, Kingston) 5-8pm
Thu.Jul.28 JAZZ NIGHT with SPENCER EVANS TRIO (All Styles of Music, Westport/Kingston) 8-10pm $10 Cover
Fri.Jul.29 JEFF CALLERY (Folk/Rock, Brockville) 5-8pm
Sat.Jul.30 JOHN WILBERFORCE (Folk/Rock, Kemptville) 5-8pm
Reservations preferred. Call 613.273.3636 or email thecoveinnwestport@gmail.com for Dining, Show + Hotel Reservations.