June 16-18: Jazz @ Skeleton Park Music Festival

Applecrisp has done it again! Get ready for the 6th annual Skeleton Park Music Festival at McBurney Park here in Kingston, Ontario. We are pleased to support this event. Please check out further details at:

http://skeletonparkmusicfestival.ca

As for jazz at SPMF, we are excited to see that Yuka is playing at 2:30pm, and the Souljazz Orchestra at 7:30pm, both on Sat, June 18th.

Since their creation in Ottawa, Canada, back in 2002, the Souljazz Orchestra have become one of the most potent bands in their field. Drawing on the rough, raw grooves of the ’60s and ’70s and effortlessly fusing soul, jazz, afro and latin rhythms within their music, the group have moved forward the blueprint of Fela, Fania and the funk in entirely new ways, while keeping the vital analogue grit intact. As a live unit, years of relentless touring have formed the band into an in-demand fixture at venues and festivals worldwide casino en ligne roulette.

Having turned heads with two fine records on the Toronto-based Do Right! label, Freedom No Go Die (2006, featuring their breakthrough single “Mista President”) and Manifesto (2008), the Souljazz Orchestra have recently released the hotly anticipated Rising Sun album on London-based Strut Records. Drawing on a wider canvas of styles than ever before, touching on spiritual jazz, deep African rhythms, and cinematic soundscapes, the Orchestra take their sound to new heights with stunning musicianship and virtuoso arrangements throughout. Long-time fan Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio One) has already declared this album to be their best yet.

Pierre Chrétien – vintage keyboards, percussion, vocals
Marielle Rivard – percussion, vocals
Steve Patterson – tenor saxophone, percussion, vocals
Ray Murray – baritone saxophone, percussion, vocals
Zakari Frantz – alto saxophone, flute, percussion, vocals
Philippe Lafrenière – drums, percussion, vocals

Website: http://www.souljazzorchestra.com/home.html

Yuka are a Funk and Nu-Jazz band from Toronto, featuring Kingston’s own James Taylor on guitar. Check out their music at:

http://yuka.bandcamp.com