Jazz in January

There’s some great music coming up in January, starting with Monte’s Friday afternoons from 5:30 to 8:00.

January 9th brings the energetic and hard-swinging trio of Jonathan Stewart, Mike Perlin, and Rob Radford on sax, bass, and drums.

January 16th features Spencer Evans with Zak Colbert and Chris Smirnios.

January 23rd guitarist Dave Barton brings a quartet with Chris Smirnios, Mike Perlin, and Jon Stewart.

January 30th Sarah Hamilton and her husband David are back with Zak, Chris, and Jon.

Also this month, don’t forget to mark down January 17th in your calendars. Local composer/arranger/band-leader Greg Runions is bringing his 17 piece jazz band to the Wilson Room at the Online Casino Kingston Public Library. This show will feature new works by Greg and local musicians and long-time collaborators Dave Barton and Jonathan Stewart.

Greg is also bringing celebrated composer and trumpeter Joe Sullivan from Montreal. Joe has been a fixture on the Montreal jazz scene as an educator and musician since moving there after completing his studies at the famed New England Conservatory. I will send out a specific event invitation with more information about this great show.

Of course, January also startes the Live @ Your Library series by the Kingston Jazz Society, again in the Wilson Room.  The series begins on January 25th with Matt Wilson, John Geggie and Nancy Walker.