The Grand Theatre, Kingston Jazz Society, and Kingston Arts Council and The Skeleton Park Music Festival are proud to announce the full 2013 Empire Life Kingston Jazz Festival line-up! The festival, part of Limelight, runs from June 14 to June 29, 2013.
See the official Empire Life Kingston Jazz Festival website for more details.
Latin Jazz lovers can catch Mauricio Montecinos and his nine-piece Latinfusion Band at Overtime Pub this Friday at 10:30. $5 admission!
The Kingston Jazz Society will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday June 18, 2013 at 5:30pm at Olivea (39 Brock Street.) Please join us to discuss the future direction of the Kingston Jazz Society.
In particular, the AGM would be an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in volunteering to discuss their role within the organization. This year, we are looking for volunteers to help out with our social media and on-line presence.
The Kingston Jazz Society is proud to be lending a hand to the Fifth annual Homegrown Live Music Festival. We will again be hosting a full afternoon and evening of amazing live, local jazz.
2013 sees the jazz venue return to Monte’s!
Be sure to check out their full schedule. The jazz portion will be as follows:
|4:00||Blue Swing Quartet|
|9:00||Hannah Barstow w/ Dave Barton and Paul Clifford|
|10:00||James Wannamaker & The Downtown Trio|
|11:00||Kingston Jazz Composers Collective|
This is the fifth year of the Homegrown Live Music Festival, which celebrates area talent for a jam-packed day of music. All musicians graciously donate their time to the event.
The Kingston Jazz Society would like to thank Michael Enright and the Sunday Edition staff for playing the track M.C. from the Kingston Jazz Composers Collective’s first CD, Times & Places this morning on The Sunday Edition.
If you are interested in ordering a copy of the CD, please let us know and we will put you in touch with the Collective.
The Kingston Jazz Composers Collective were the focus of our recent 2013 Live @ Your Library series: The Kingston Jazz Composers Connection which found the Collective first performing as a group and then collaborating with their national and international colleagues. We congratulate the Collective for their outstanding work, ably demonstrating that jazz is alive and well on air, across the country.
You can catch the group’s 2011 concert here!
Friday, April 12, 2013 | 8 p.m.
Carol McCartney, Vocals
John Sherwood, Piano
The Masterful Jazz Artistry of Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson
Two giants of Jazz – Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson – are brilliantly brought to life by vocalist Carol McCartney and pianist John Sherwood. Backed by the Big Band sound of the Kingston Symphony, Carol and John reprise classic jazz standards that made Ella and Oscar famous.
Tickets can be purchased at the Grand Theatre Box Office, 218 Princess Street, by calling 613-530-2050 or online.
Montreal Saxophonist and Composer Cameron Wallis Releases his ﬁrst quartet CD as leader
Cameron Wallis – Soprano / Alto / Tenor / Baritone / C-Melody Saxophone
Andre White Piano ◆ Alec Walkington – Bass ◆ Dave Laing – Drums
“I From the highest echelon of musicianship in Montreal, we have a real listening experience.
Cameron Wallis cuts a powerful one-pass through this recording, and reminds us what real
talent is. Unbroken and uncompromised.” – Allan McLean, Saxophonist.
Montreal – March 26th, 2013 – Montreal Saxophonist, Cameron Wallis releases his ﬁrst quartet
CD as leader Calling Dexter on his new label MupohMusic. Cameron will be appearing at
Upstairs in Montreal on March 29th, 2012 at 8pm. The show will be streamed live on the web
via www.upstairsjazz.com. The Cove Inn in Westport on April 12th, 2012 at 8pm. The Rex in
Toronto on April 13th, 2012 at 9pm. GigSpace in Ottawa on April 14th, 2012 at 7pm.