Jun.26: Porch Jazz @ Skeleton Park Arts Festival

June 26
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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.

May 7: Homegrown Live Jazz Venue @ Monte’s

Always a good time, and 12 hours of music!

10:15 Sam Berniker

For more information, see 2016 Schedules & Bios on the homegrown site.

Aldo López-Gavilán @ The Isabel

Aldo López-Gavilán

Wed, Mar 23, 2016
7:30 pm

Afro-Cuban jazz piano meets classical meets world music.  Havana-based pianist Aldo López-Gavilán almost defies categorization.  His piano solos mesmerized audiences at a sold-out Isabel show in October 2014 when he accompanied Carlos Varela.  Now he’s back for a solo show that will illustrate why piano great Chucho Valdés calls him “simply a genius, a star.”


A portion of the proceeds from this concert will go to the Sonia Enjamio Fund at Queen’s to support Cuban and Canadian student exchange programs.

Buy tickets online

Dec 5: Craig Pedersen // Mark Molnar // Matt Rogalsky @ Musical Chairs


Musical Chairs
330 Division St (at York)
Doors at 7, music at 8!
$8 / PWYC

Tone Deaf is happy to present CRAIG PEDERSEN’s
CUT AND GOUGE: solo trumpet tour

There will also be performances by:
MARK MOLNAR – Ottawa cellist, composer
MATT ROGALSKY – Kingston sound artist
(more info coming soon!)

Craig Pedersen is out on his CUT AND GOUGE solo-trumpet cross-Canada CD-release tour. At each stop on the tour, he’ll be joined by some of the musicians he most admires – in this case, Matt Rogalsky and Ottawa’s Mark Molnar. More information about the tour and the new disc at www.craigpedersen.com

Craig Pedersen is trumpet player and experimental musician living in Montréal, Canada. Since 2011, Craig has released nine albums, ranging between composed material to improvisation, through jazz, free music, country, and klezmer, in a variety of ensembles. Recent highlights of this work have included collaborations and/or performances with Joe Morris, Shayna Dulberger, Jean Derome, Joane Hetu, Lori Freedman, Nicolas Caloia, Ian Birse and Laura Kavanaugh (Instant Places), and Mark Molnar (Kingdom Shore). His method book exploring extended techniques for the trumpet, Trumpet Sound Effects, was published by Berklee Press and Hal Leonard in November of 2014.

Mark Molnar plays strings and electronics with Kingdom Shore, 1/4 Tonne Spike Pitcher (Nick Keupfer and Eric Craven), Generator (John Higney and Jamie Gulliksen), Mice (Bennett Bedoukian and Dave Clark), and in duos and a variety of configurations with Eric Craven, Craig Pedersen, James Annett, David Broscoe, Jamie Gulliksen, Linsey Wellman, and Bennett Bedoukian. He also plays erhu and rebab in Gamelan Semara Winangun.

Dec 11: KJE @ Cooke’s-Portsmouth United Church


Cooke’s-Portsmouth United Church
200 Norman Rogers Drive – Kingston
$25 & $20 – Available at the door
Military & Students: $15

Join 19 of Kingston’s finest jazz professionals and music educators for this very special one night performance featuring Swinging BIG BAND and COMBO arrangements of traditional standards as well as timeless Christmas favorites like Jingle Bells, Sleigh Ride, I’ll be Home for Christmas, and more.

Information: Call 613-546-9868

Oct 17: The Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble Tribute to Dave Brubeck @ The Grand Theatre


Saturday October 17th
7:30 pm
The Grand Theatre
more information here

Tickets are:
A Section $37.50
B Section $27.50
C Section $19.50
plus HST and handling fee

In 1950-60, very few American jazz artists have had as much influence and were as popular as Dave Brubeck. The Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble with special guest pianist François Bourassa are proud to present a brand new production, Tribute to Dave Brubeck, performing the music of Brubeck’s celebrated band, also recognized thanks to the excellent saxophonist Paul Desmond. “Take Five,” “Blue Rondo a la Turk” and several other compositions from the album Time Out are included in the program – one of the most famous and best-selling albums in the history of jazz.

Featuring music from his latest CD.

Remi Bolduc, alto saxophone
François Bourassa, piano
Fraser Hollins, bass
Dave Laing, drums

Sep 20: The Greg Runions Septet @ The Isabel


Sunday, September 20th
The Isabel Bader Centre for the Arts
The Rehearal Hall

Tickets available at the door or from gregrunions@gmail.com

This should be a good one – the septet featuring some old and new music from Greg Runions and a few works by Canadian master Kenny Wheeler!

  • Dave Barton – guitar
  • Mike Cassells – drums
  • Brian Dickenson – piano
  • John MacLeod – trumpet
  • Artie Roth – bass
  • Greg Runions – vibes
  • Jon Stewart – sax