Autumn in Kingston Part Two Friday September 27

Reminder: “Autumn in Kingston” Part Two is happening this Friday, 27 September at the Musiikki Cafe (73 Brock Street).

The Kingston Jazz Society in collaboration with the Musiikki Cafe is offering a special mini-fest, “Autumn in Kingston”,  to honour a new season, but also to showcase a diverse group of Kingston-area musicians who perform in the many venues offering jazz, but are in this mini-fest being brought together to entertain us.

“ Autumn in Kingston” Part Two occurs on  Friday 27 September) at Musiikki Cafe.there’re two performance sets:

5-7 pm The Pilot Series that showcases Kingston area innovative instrumentalists, vocalists and percussionists.     

* (27 September) The exciting new Queen’s music student and saxophonist, Helena Hannibal, with an exciting band of Kingston area musicians. Helena’s recent performances with The Firebirds, the Monday Musiikki Jazz Band and the Twentieth Century Band at Montes have made her the talk of the jazz community. 

* Autumn in Kingston Part Two continues on Friday, 27 September with its Headliners series with a contemporary band that has entertained many Kingstonians with its straightahead mix of rhythm, melody and harmony.
       * (27 September  8-10.30 pm) The Peshtones. This quartet focuses on on improvising on standards and has enthralled Kingston area jazz audiences with its Chet Baker tribute and their improvisations on the 50’s/60’s Great American Songbook. The Peshtones feature Andy Pesz (drums), Joel Williams (guitar), James Wanamaker (sax) and Paul Clifford (bass). 

There will be special band appreciation jars and pay-what-you-can jars through which you can contribute to these artists and the Kingston Jazz Society.

Join these marvellous jazz artists at Musiikki Cafe for the Kingston Jazz Society’s mini-fest, “Autumn in Kingston”!

Autumn in Kingston

The Kingston Jazz Society in collaboration with the Musiikki Cafe (73 Brock Street) is offering a special mini-fest, “Autumn in Kingston”,  to honour a new season, but also to showcase a diverse group of Kingston-area musicians who perform in the many venues offering jazz, but are in this mini-fest being brought together to entertain us.
Autumn in Kingston” occurs on two Fridays (20 and 27 September) at Musiikki Cafe. Each Friday has two performance sets:


* 5-7 pm The Pilot Series that showcases Kingston area innovative instrumentalists, vocalists and percussionists.     

 * (20 September) Chantal Thompson (vocalist) and Rich Bannard (percussionist) will have special guests joining into their pioneering integration of vocals and percussion. This band captivated many this Summer at Porch Jazz, Chien Noir and The Firebirds. 

* (27 September) The exciting new Queen’s music student and saxophonist, Helena Hannibal, with an exciting band of Kingston area musicians. Helena’s recent performances with The Firebirds, the Monday Musiikki Jazz Band and the Twentieth Century Band at Montes have made her the talk of the jazz community. 


* Autumn in Kingston continues over 20 and 27 September with its Headliners series – two contemporary bands that have entertained many Kingstonians with their straightahead mix of rhythm, melody and harmony.


        * (20 September 8-10.30 pm) The Paul Morrison Trio. Paul’s blend of progressive piano compositions and stellar technique have resonated with Kingston jazz audiences. His trio has Paul Clifford (bass) and Mike Cassells (percussion) backing him. Each of them is a leader of many bands and are recognized as masters.
        * (27 September  8-10.30 pm) The Peshtones. This quartet focuses on on improvising on standards and has enthralled Kingston area jazz audiences with its Chet Baker tribute and their improvisations on the 50’s/60’s Great American Songbook. The Peshtones feature Andy Pesz (drums), Joel Williams (guitar), James Wanamaker (sax) and Paul Clifford (bass). 


There will be special band appreciation jars and pay-what-you-can jars through which you can contribute to these artists and the Kingston Jazz Society.


Join these marvellous jazz artists at Musiikki Cafe for the Kingston Jazz Society’s mini-fest, “Autumn in Kingston”!

Porch Jazz Parade 2019

Sunday June 23
starting at 10am

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 Porch Jazz Parade will be led by Spencer Evans’ Goat Steppers Parade Band.

Part of this year’s Skeleton Park Arts Festival!

Chantal Thompson

Chantal Thompson

10am
#123 Patrick St

Chantal Thompson is a Canadian singer/songwriter who has 
been entertaining audiences for decades, whether it’s Rock n Roll, 
Blues, R&B or Jazz she delivers with a passionate soulful voice.

Brockville Steel Drum Band

Brockville Steel Drum Band

10:40am
#36 Patrick St

A talented group of twenty-­‐five 10 to 18 year olds from Brockville and the 
surrounding area playing the steel pan, commonly known as the “steel drum”.

The Peshtones

The Peshtones

11:20am
#32 Patrick St

Led by guitarist Joel Williams and saxophonist James 
Wannamaker, playing soul, jazz, funk and more!

Jonathan Stewart

Jonathan Stewart

12pm
6 Patrick St

Iconic Kingston saxophonist, Jonathan “Bunny” Stewart joined by Paul Clifford on bass and Mike Cassells on drums.

AGM 2019

Sunday, June 2
2pm

Calling all jazz fans!!

The KJS Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, June 2, at 2pm, 
followed by a performance by Kingston’s own Jive Ass Slippers at 3pm
Chalmers United Church 
212 Barrie St.

This is great chance to get involved with the KJS or just find out what we have been up to over the last year and hear some fabulous music.

Nov.11: Way North @ Chalmers

Sunday, November 11th
2pm
Chalmers United Church (212 Barrie St.)
$20 (free for students with valid ID)

Way North is:

  • Rebecca Hennessy – trumpet
  • Petr Cancura – tenor saxophone
  • Michael Herring – bass
  • Richie Barshay – drums

That Way North enjoy playing together is obvious, and this feeling is contagious, drawing listeners into their love of roots musics mixed with improvising and jazz. This is a community minded band, and they are looking to uplift people with this music. This is jazz you can dance to!

Sep.19: Satoko Fujii’s This is It! @ St. Mark’s Church

Wednesday, September 19th
Saint Mark’s Church (263 Victoria Street)
7pm
$15 at the door

  • Natsuki Tamura – trumpet
  • Satoko Fujii – piano
  • Takashi Itani – drums

Unpredictable, wildly creative, and uncompromising… Fujii is an absolutely essential listen for anyone interested in the future of jazz.

― Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz

“One of the most original pianists in free jazz.”

― Steve Greenlee, Boston Globe

“She could be the most important creative musician of our time.”

― Michael Nastos, allmusic

In pianist-composer Satoko Fujii’s native Japan, reaching the age of 60 is traditionally so important that there’s a special word for the milestone―kanreki. It’s a moment to remember life’s accomplishments and to put former troubles behind you. The celebrant enters the next stage of life with the all joy and expectations of a newborn child. To celebrate her own 60th birthday, Fujii, already a prolific bandleader with more than 80 releases to her name, will intensify her recording schedule, releasing one CD a month for all of 2018. Rather than using her kanreki year to look back at a career that has spanned more than 30 years, Fujii will emphasize new works for current projects, debut special projects, and introduce new working bands in an unprecedented 12-month spree of new releases. “I probably should think and notice that I am not young anymore,” she says, “but I just keep doing what I want to do.”

Mar.11: Generation NOW with Petr Cancura @ Chalmers

Sunday, March 11
2pm
Chalmers United Church
$20 general admission
free for students with valid ID

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The creative drive that spawns unique musical voices are the lifeblood of the Canadian Jazz Scene! Generation NOW features some of today’s most important Canadian jazz musicians. This group is carefully assembled to create a band that will not only relish in great time feel, but give you, the listener, a canvas of true original canadian musical personalities. Stacked with seasoned, award winning composers and brilliant performers, Generation NOW is a snapshot of a once in a lifetime event featuring:

  • Petr Cancura – woodwinds
  • Michael Blake – woodwinds
  • Rebecca Hennessy – trumpet
  • Marianne Trudel – piano
  • Rémi-Jean LeBlanc – bass
  • Greg Ritchie – drums.