Matt Newton Quartet – Sunday June 14 @ The Mansion

The Matt Newton Quartet will be playing The Mansion on Sunday, June 14th at 8 pm with just a $5 cover.  The show is part of the group’s CD release tour for their debut album “Push”, available June 11th from CD Baby, iTunes Klonopin Online and from the musicians themselves.

Matt Newton is a Toronto-based pianist and a graduate of the University of Toronto.  He is accompanied by:

Petr Cancura – saxophones
Mark McIntyre – bass
Ethan Ardelli – drums

For more information and samples, please visit his site.

May Jazz at Monte’s

Monte’s is once again providing Kingstonians with a weekly jazz venue.  In addition to the Friday afternoon shows, which run 5:30 to 8:30, Sara Hamilton and David once again share the stage with bassist Bob Arlidge on Sundays from 4:00 – 7:00.  Finally, as already mentioned, Monte’s is hosting a full day of jazz on Saturday, May 9th starting at 3:00.

Friday May 15 : Spencer Evans is in, again with Zak and Chris.

Saturday May 16 : Joey Wright returns, this time with fellow guitar slinger Steve Pitico.  Those of you who have seen these guys play together know how great they are, and those of you that haven’t, get there.  It’s amazing.
Friday May 22 : Guitarist Dave Barton’s quartet is back.
Friday May 29 penis enlargement pills review : Guitarist/singer/songwriter Michael Myers.
Saturday May 30 : Tuxedo, featuring the suddenly omnipresent Joey Wright on guitar.
Also this month in the Wilson Room at the Library, two singer/songwriters from Toronto are putting on their own show.  Shannon Butcher and Micah Barnes present “Up Jumped Spring : Butcher & Barnes Sing”.
  • Friday May 15 : Spencer Evans with with Zak Colbert and Chris Smirnios.
  • Saturday May 16 : guitarists Joey Wright and Steve Pitico.  Those of you who have seen these guys play together know how great they are, and those of you that haven’t, get there.  It’s amazing.
  • Friday May 22 : Guitarist Dave Barton’s quartet is back.
  • Friday May 29 : Guitarist/singer/songwriter Michael Myers.
  • Saturday May 30 : Tuxedo, featuring Joey Wright on guitar.

Jazz in February

Hello Jazz Lovers of Kingston:

Just a quick reminder of jazz events coming our way this month:

Please remember that there is a great Jazz gig every Friday at Monte’s starting at 5:30 there is never a cover charge and the bands rotate from week to week and features some our best local musicians.

Also at Monte’s this month on Valentine’s Day, February 14th at 9 PM The Montreal-based Fieldtrip Trio plus 2 will be passing through.  Filedtrip Trio has been in Kingston a number of times over the last several years .  This time around they will be joined by two exceptional musicians in guitarist Jim Head from Edmonton and tenor saxophonist Online Casino Kelly Jefferson.  Anyone who hasn’t heard either of these two guys play will testify to their work ethic and fearless exploration of musical boundaries.

Fieldtrip Trio
Fieldtrip Trio - Feb 14 at Monte's

The Kingston Jazz Society will be presenting the Elizabeth Shepherd Trio in the Wilson room at the downtown public library on Sunday the 22nd of February at 2 pm. as part of our “Live@Your Library” Sunday afternoon series.  Elizabeth has just received a Juno nomination as jazz vocalist of the year and has become one Canada’s best known jazz musicians in Japan and Great Britain.

Elizabeth Shepherd - Live @ Your Library Feb 22nd
Elizabeth Shepherd - Live @ Your Library Feb 22nd

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.

Monte’s Weekly Jazz

Hey folks,

I just heard some disturbing news.  There is a rumour flying around suggesting that the new management at Monte’s is not sure about keeping the jazz on Friday afternoons after the holidays.  Considering this is the only regular jazz gig going on in the city right now this would be terrible news.

If we don’t want to lose it we better get down there for the next couple of weeks to support it.

Friday (Boxing Day) see Sarah Hamilton and David supported by Zak Colbert, Chris Smirnios and myself.

As always the Friday shows go from 5:30 to 8 and are FREE.  Please try and make it down to the show to show your support for jazz in Kingston.

Thanks,

Bunny