Jun 25: Porch Jazz Parade @ SPAF

Sunday, June 25th
12pm-4pm
Around McBurney Park
Free!

The Porch Jazz Parade offers a fun romp through the streets with pit stops for half-hour concerts along the way. Dance in the streets or bring a portable lawn chair and relax. The 2017 Porch Jazz Parade will be led by Spencer Evan’s Goat Steppers Parade Band, along with animating performances from Birdbone Theatre.

Porch Jazz Bands

  • Parade Band: Spencer Evan’s Goat Steppers
  • 12pm: Swamp Ward Orchestra @ Mulberry School #25 Markland Street / John Street side Playground
  • 12:45pm: Son Latino @ Barrie Street & Plum Street
  • 1:30pm: Kitchen Gypsies @ Barrie/Raglan Road w/ special guest Brant Peppley
  • 2:15pm: Chris Alfano @ Redan Street
  • 3pm: Georgette Fry @ Skeleton Park Main Stage

More Information >

Sat, May.6: Homegrown Live Jazz Venue @ Monte’s

Sat, May.6
Monte’s (in Tir Nan Og)
11am-10pm

It’s time for another full (and usually packed) day of jazz as part of the annual Homegrown live festival. All proceeds go to Joe’s M.I.L.L. See the Homegrown website for full details. The lineup is:

11:00
Hot Club of Lansdowne
11:40
Standards@7
12:25
John Sommerville
1:00
Jazz on Colborne
1:45
Glenna Green
2:20
The Kitchen Gypsies
3:05
Oscar Evans Quintet
4:00
Spencer Evans Trio
4:55 Blue Swing

5:30
The Saxobelles
6:25

Out of the Blue Trio
7:25

The Dave Barton Group
8:35
Lisa Vee and The VIP
9:35
The 20th Century

Mar.26: Chris Alfano Quartet @ The Tett

Sunday, March 26th
2 PM.
Tett Centre (Rehearsal Room)
370 King Street West
, Kingston, ON
$20 / free for students

Chris and band will be playing a selection of music featuring works by Benny Goodman and other great clarinetists.

About

Chris is a frequent player in chamber, orchestral and jazz music in Kingston as well as having appeared several times with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa. He has performed with David Braid, Peter Appleyard, Don Thompson, The Brian Barlow Big Band and many other noted Canadian musicians. He is the founder and leader of the Swingmasters jazz band and runs a highly respected intergenerational music education program at La Salle Secondary School. Chris has degrees from Saint Francis Xavier University and Western University, a Master of Music from SUNY Potsdam and a PhD from McGill University. In November 2016, Chris was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (M.S.M) by the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, for his work and research on Intergenerational Music Learning.

Mar.18: John MacLeod & His Rex Hotel Orchestra @ The Isabel

John MacLeod’s credentials as a trumpeter, composer and arranger have been firmly established, with a distinguished career spanning almost thirty years on the Canadian music scene. He has worked with Toronto’s most elite musicians and musical organizations in both the jazz and commercial music fields. In 2003, John formed his own large jazz ensemble, the 20-piece Rex Hotel Orchestra (named after the club where it performs the last Monday of each month). The Rex Hotel Orchestra is now one of Canada’s finest Big Band Jazz Orchestras.

Tickets & Pricing >>

Mar.5: Robi Botos Solo Piano @ Chalmers

Sunday, March 5
2 PM
Chalmers United Church (Sanctuary)
212 Barrie Street, Kingston, ON
$20 / free for students

We are very happy to have pianist Robi Botos join us for an afternoon of solo piano!

About

Hungarian born Romani/ Musician Robi Botos was raised in a musical family and is largely self-taught. Robi began his musical career when he was a child, growing up in Budapest, playing drums and percussion. It was at age seven when Robi first took up piano. Robi immigrated to Canada in 1998 and is now a permanent resident of the country he calls home with his wife and children.

Robi’s dynamic live performances have earned him international recognition – winning numerous competitions around the world including first prizes at the Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition in 2004, third Prize at the Martial Solal Piano Competition in Paris in 2006, and first prize at the Great American Piano Competition in Jacksonville, Florida in 2008.

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Feb.19: Andy Milne’s Dapp Theory @ Chalmers

Sunday, February 19th
2pm
Chalmers United Church (MacCallum Hall, side door)
212 Barrie Street, Kingston, ON
$20 / free for students

The idea behind Dapp Theory is to create complete musical compositions that groove as hard as they express melodic and poetic lyricism.”— Andy MilneDapp Theory is a quintet that blends “contemporary funk, groove and hip-hop into jazz with such seamless, casual precision it’s almost freaky.

(LA Weekly)

Their music is indefinable yet highly recognizable, intersecting lyrical jazz piano, funkified polyrhythmic exploration, and spoken word poeticism. With Dapp Theory, Milne combines the talents of percussive poet John Moon, saxophonist Aaron Kruziki, bassist Chris Tordini and drummer Kenny Grohowski, helping to re-draw and extend the boundaries of jazz.

This show is co-presented with Tone Deaf Kingston.

Get tickets online via Ticketscene >>

Feb.10: Harris Eisenstadt’s Old Growth Forest @ Chalmers

Friday, February 10th
 7:30 PM
Chalmers United Church (MacCallum Hall)

Part of this year’s Winter Concert Series.

About the Band

Old Growth Forest features an augmented version of drummer Harris Eisenstadt’s old trio with Chicago-based bassist Jason Roebke and fellow Windy City trombonist Jeb Bishop. Ten years ago, when he moved from Los Angeles to New York, Eisenstadt decided to expand the ensemble into a quartet that included saxophonist Tony Malaby.

About the Artist

One of only a handful of drummers equally well known for his work as a composer, Brooklyn-based Harris Eisenstadt (b. Toronto, 1975) is among the most individual and prolific musicians of his generation. His resume includes studies with some of the most respected names in jazz and improvised music, West African and Afro-Cuban drumming, and performance credits in jazz, film, theater, poetry, dance, contemporary concert music and opera.

2017 Winter Concert Series: Friends & Neighbours

2017 Winter Concert Series

Our 2017 Winter Concert Series entitled Friends & Neighbours.

Performers


Paul Morrison Trio (tickets)
Sunday, January 22, 2 PM
Chalmers United Church (MacCallum Hall)


Harris Eisenstadt’s Old Growth Forest (tickets)

Friday, February 10th, 7:30 PM
Chalmers United Church (MacCallum Hall)


Andy Milne’s Dapp Theory (tickets)
Sunday, February 19th, 2pm
Chalmers United Church (MacCallum Hall)


Robi Botos (tickets)

Sunday, March 5, 2 PM
Chalmers United Church (Sanctuary)


Chris Alfano Quartet (tickets)
Sunday, March 26th, 2 PM.
Tett Centre (Rehearsal Room)