Dec.10: The Woodhouse with Barbra Lica @ Chalmers

Sunday, December 10
2pm
Chalmers United Church (side entrance)
$20 general admission
students free (with valid ID)

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  • Barbra Lica (vox)
  • Matt Giffin (piano)
  • S​ø​ren Nissen (bass)
  • Will Fisher (drums)
  • Nevin Dunn (sax)
  • James Ervin (trumpet)

With over 10 years of sold-out shows throughout Canada, The Woodhouse amazes audiences with their unique arrangements of holiday classics mixed with jazz and pop. Described as a “little big band” with their quintet plus vocals configuration, they have received regular rotation on CBC Radio and Jazz.FM91, as well as featured performances on CTV Atlantic News and CP24 to name a few.

Their debut album, Home for Christmas, was nominated for Jazz Recording of the Year by Music Nova Scotia and features Order of Canada recipient Don Thompson on vibraphone as well as Nova Scotia vocalist Jennah Barry ​(Ron Sexsmith, Rose Cousins, David Myles) who was featured on Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Cafe.

This year, The Woodhouse will be once again be collaborating with Juno nominated vocalist Barbra Lica​, who was named one of Canada’s Top 5 Jazz Singers by the CBC. After a string of successful shows together in 2015 and 2016, The Woodhouse is excited to be hitting the road with all-new songs and arrangements.

Oct.29: Mike Murley Trio @ Chalmers United

Sunday, October 29th
2pm
Chalmers United Church
$20

Formed in 1998, Murley’s original trio featured Ed Bickert (guitar) and Steve Wallace (bass). In 2000, this group released “Live at the Senator”, winning that year’s Juno Award for best mainstream jazz album.  Bickert retired from playing professionally shortly after this but in Nov 2012 a recording of the trio’s previously unissued material, “Test of Time”, was released and promptly produced another Juno.  These recordings are certainly made significant by the fact that they represent the final two contributions to the legendary guitarist’s rich discography.

Murley’s current trio, which now features Reg Schwager (guitar) continues this tradition of intimate, lyrical explorations of jazz standards.  Often Guido Basso (trumpet/flugelhorn) joins the trio as a special guest. His incomparable musicality is always welcome and the addition of his voice lends the group a unique and truly special dynamic.  With Basso as a guest the group has made two tours of Mexico including an extensive trip as featured artists at Festival Internacional Cervantinoin 2007.

Oct.10: House Concert with Ethan Ardelli Quartet

Tuesday, Oct.10
68 Centre Street
Kingston, ON
$20 (+ service fee) general admission

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Please note, there is limited seating available; please purchase tickets online to ensure a space. There may be a couple more seats available at the door but no guarantees.

Wine and cheese are included with entry.

About

Originally from Sydney, Nova Scotia, Ethan Ardelli is a freelancing drummer on the Toronto jazz scene. Since graduating from the University of Toronto in 2006, Ethan has had the good fortune of working with such artists as Dewey Redman, Mark Turner, Mark Feldman, Jeremy Pelt, George Mraz and Mulgrew Miller​​. Ethan has played on two Juno award winning albums (Jane Bunnett’s “Radio Guantanamo” and Mike Downes’ “Ripple Effect”). As well as leading his own group Ethan is currently a member of the Darren Sigesmund Quintet, Nancy Walker Quintet, Mike Downes’ Trio, Brian Dickinson Trio, Harley Card Quintet and William Carn’s “Run Stop Run”.

Ethan Ardelli – drums
Luis Deniz – alto sax
Chris Donnely – piano
Devon Henderson – bass

Mar.18: John MacLeod & His Rex Hotel Orchestra @ The Isabel

John MacLeod’s credentials as a trumpeter, composer and arranger have been firmly established, with a distinguished career spanning almost thirty years on the Canadian music scene. He has worked with Toronto’s most elite musicians and musical organizations in both the jazz and commercial music fields. In 2003, John formed his own large jazz ensemble, the 20-piece Rex Hotel Orchestra (named after the club where it performs the last Monday of each month). The Rex Hotel Orchestra is now one of Canada’s finest Big Band Jazz Orchestras.

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2017 Winter Concert Series: Friends & Neighbours

2017 Winter Concert Series

Our 2017 Winter Concert Series entitled Friends & Neighbours.

Performers


Paul Morrison Trio (tickets)
Sunday, January 22, 2 PM
Chalmers United Church (MacCallum Hall)


Harris Eisenstadt’s Old Growth Forest (tickets)

Friday, February 10th, 7:30 PM
Chalmers United Church (MacCallum Hall)


Andy Milne’s Dapp Theory (tickets)
Sunday, February 19th, 2pm
Chalmers United Church (MacCallum Hall)


Robi Botos (tickets)

Sunday, March 5, 2 PM
Chalmers United Church (Sanctuary)


Chris Alfano Quartet (tickets)
Sunday, March 26th, 2 PM.
Tett Centre (Rehearsal Room)

Dec 3: Chantal Thompson & Michael Occhipinti’s Sicilian Project with special guest Pilar

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.

July 8 8pm: Jazz Soul Night featuring Elizabeth Shepherd & Chantal Thompson with Michael Occhipinti

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.

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June 30 7:30pm: The Marianne Trudel Quartet

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.

Jun.26: Porch Jazz @ Skeleton Park Arts Festival

June 26
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Free

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:

  1. 303 Montreal St: PAUL MORRISON
  2. 133 Charles St: BINKY SWINGS
  3. 32 Patrick St: SPENCER EVANS
  4. 13 Redan St: TALK OF THE STREET
  5. Skeleton Park: INSIDE OUT

For more information, please check the Skeleton Park Arts Festival website.