Jackob Franiczek, Jazz Guitar, Uncorked on Main, Thursday, June 7 at 7 pm

Jackob began playing the guitar at the age of 13. His early musical influences include classic Rock guitar heroes such as Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page as well as more modern musicians. While in high school his musical focus was directed towards different Punk Rock and Heavy Metal bands while at the same time studying with different teachers who showed him the importance of reading music and understanding theory.

Jackob now spends most of his time familiarizing himself with the Jazz tradition while playing and gigging with a band that plays a variety of styles ranging from Swing to Jazz Fusion to Hip-Hop. He is also playing dinner music/Jazz gigs with a variety of musicians that are studying in post-secondary Music programs in Ontario.

Paul Hampson, Mixed Acoustic, Uncorked on Main, Thursday, June 21 at 7 pm

Paul Hampson has been performing and teaching in Canada and the US since 1994. A graduate of Western University, Paul has played venues ranging from small cafes to places such as Hamilton Place and the Rogers Centre.

Currently touring with the Aerosmith tribute Mama Kin, Paul is also scoring and producing a collection of CD’s for Hypnotech, a company helping people through hypnosis.

Listen to a sample of Paul Hampson’s music