A Great Afternoon Double Bill of Jazz and World Music! Featuring Chantal Thompson & Michael Occhipinti’s Sicilian Project with Special Guest (from Italy) Pilar
Michael Occhipinti is one of Canada’s most imaginative guitarists, and his work has been called “a masterpiece of cultural fusion,” mixing rare Old World Sicilian folk material with the New World sounds of electric guitars, chamber music, funk and reggae grooves, and modern jazz. With music sung by fishermen, sulphur miners, and folk musicians as a starting point, the Sicilian Project is like a trip on the Mediterranean that somehow manages to detour to Mali, Jamaica, and New Orleans. With astonishing Italian vocalist Pilar joining the band for shows across Canada, prepare for dramatic music that will have you on a plane to Sicily tomorrow!
Kingston’s Chantal Thompson will open the show with her unique songbook of jazz standards, soulful original music, and surprising covers.
Tickets are available through Ticketscene and at the door.
Attention All Jazz Lovers
The Kingston Symphony’s Vinyl Records Sale has the best Jazz collection it has ever had! There are over 1,000 CDs and 500 LPs, as well as a large selection of Jazz 78s. Lots of European pressings (The Chronological Classics Series, for example).
The sale starts tomorrow, Thursday, November 3 at 4 pm. We are open Thursday evening until 8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The sale takes place at 785 Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd., Unit 7A.
For more information, please call (613) 546-9729 or visit www.kingstonsymphony.on.ca. Come early for the best selection.
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.
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.
The Kingston Jazz Society will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday June 30th, 2016 at 4pm in meeting rooms of the Central Branch of the Kingston Public Library (130 Johnson). 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.