12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Co-presented by the Skeleton Park Arts Festival.
The Porch Jazz Parade (entering its sixth year!) offers a fun romp through the streets with pit stops for concerts along the way. At each location, local jazz ensembles will play a half-hour set—dance in the streets or bring a portable lawn chair and relax. Kid and family-friendly!
This year’s parade will be lead by the amazing WHAT CHEER? BRIGADE, with the following porch locations:
- 303 Montreal St: PAUL MORRISON
- 133 Charles St: BINKY SWINGS
- 32 Patrick St: SPENCER EVANS
- 13 Redan St: TALK OF THE STREET
- Skeleton Park: INSIDE OUT
For more information, please check the Skeleton Park Arts Festival website.
Toronto’s Elizabeth Shepherd joins Kingston’s Chantal Thompson and Michael Occhipinti for what promises to be a fantastic evening of music. The show starts at 8pm at the Renaissance Event Venue. (285 Queen St.)
$20 tickets are available on-line or at the door.
Continue reading “July 8 8pm: Jazz Soul Night featuring Elizabeth Shepherd & Chantal Thompson with Michael Occhipinti”
Come see Montreal’s fabulous Marianne Trudel on June 30th at 7:30pm in The Wilson Room of the Central Branch of the Kingston Public Library.
The Marianne Trudel Quartet is:
- Marianne Trudel – piano
- Jon Stewart – sax
- Remy-Jean LeBlanc – bass
- Rich Irwin – drums
Doors open for the show at 7pm. Please join us beforehand for the Kingston Jazz Society’s AGM just ahead of the show.
Thursday, June 16th
St. Marks Lutheran Church
263 Victoria Street
$10 / $5 students and seniors
An intimate performance featuring two of Canada’s preeminent young jazz musicians. Featuring the music of Kenny Wheeler, Dave Holland, and Herbie Hancock.
The Kingston Jazz Society will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday June 30th, 2016 in The Wilson Room of the Central Branch of the Kingston Public Library. 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. We are again looking for volunteers to help out with our social media and on-line presence.
Always a good time, and 12 hours of music!
For more information, see 2016 Schedules & Bios on the homegrown site.
Our 2016 Winter Concert Series draws to a close this Sunday with what promises to be a stellar concert by Kingston-native Chantal Thompson.
Sunday April 3rd 2pm
Kingston Frontenac Public Library (in The Wilson Room)
Chantal Thompson is a local jazz and multidisciplinary artist who just moved back to town from NYC, where she recorded her first solo jazz CD with some great players from New York and Kingston. Chantal toured around previously with other bands such as Directions a seven piece fusion band playing the Montreal Jazz Festival and the Jazz Café in London England and was remixed by numerous international DJ’s. On her latest CD Sirens & Stars, Chantal re- imagines beautiful soulful standards and originals in the cool jazz genre, with a bluesy introspection. “People have described the record as having a cinematic quality and this is something I am definitely interested in exploring.” To sum it up, Nina Simone, Billy Holiday and Ornette Coleman.
This just in: Toronto’s David Braid and Prague’s Epoque String Quartet will be performing at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Kingston on April 1 at 7pm.
Tickets will be available at the door for $25 adult, $20 senior, $10 student.
For more information call 613-546-5389
Wed, Mar 23, 2016
ADVANCE: STUDENT $12/ GENERAL ADMISSION $15 – DAY OF SHOW $20
Afro-Cuban jazz piano meets classical meets world music. Havana-based pianist Aldo López-Gavilán almost defies categorization. His piano solos mesmerized audiences at a sold-out Isabel show in October 2014 when he accompanied Carlos Varela. Now he’s back for a solo show that will illustrate why piano great Chucho Valdés calls him “simply a genius, a star.”
A portion of the proceeds from this concert will go to the Sonia Enjamio Fund at Queen’s to support Cuban and Canadian student exchange programs.
Buy tickets online
Kingston’s finest female jazz band, The Groove Queens!
Monte’s (200 Ontario St.)