Video Posted of Mike Perlin Quintet

As you may have noticed, we record many of our Live @ Your Library concerts. This included our January 12th concert by the Mike Perlin Quintet. We’ve finally had a chance to post his amazing suite of music that opened our current series. You can catch the suite below but be sure to visit our YouTube channel to see this and all of the fantastic videos there.

Many thanks to Dave Dove for donating his time to both record and produce these videos.

Mar 2: Joel Harrison Group continues Live @ Your Library

Live @ Your Library continues on Sunday March 2 at 2pm in The Wilson Room (130 Johnson) of the K&F Public Library with New York City’s Joel Harrison Group!

Tickets available on-line, from Brian’s Record Option, or at the door. 

Joel Harrison’s musical journey has few parallels in modern music. Guitarist, composer, arranger, vocalist, songwriter, bandleader – Harrison deftly juggles all of these roles, melding influences from jazz, classical, country, rock, and world music.

He is best known for his composing and arranging skills and has twice been selected as the winner of the Jazz Composer’s Alliance Julius Hemphill Composition Competition, and has been the recipient of grants from Chamber Music America, Meet the Composer, the Cary Trust, NYSCA, and others. His allies in his various projects have included Dave Liebman, Mark Feldman, Marty Ehrlich, David Binney, Dan Weiss, Dewey Redman, Norah Jones, Uri Caine, Todd Reynolds, Wendy Sutter, Christian Howes, and Caleb Burhans.

For the March 2nd concert, Joel will share the stage with fellow NYC luminaries:

  • Joel Harrison – guitar
  • Drew Gress – bass
  • Chris Cheek – sax
  • Jacob Sacks – piano
  • Jordan Perlson – drums

 

This concert is sponsored by Carolyn Thornburrow of Sun Life Financial.

 


Our full concert line-up is made possible by the support of The City of KingstonThe Kingston Arts CouncilCarolyn Thornburrow of Sun Life FinancialGoSaBe Development and DesignShoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd.Chez PiggyNovel Idea, and The Main Street Market.

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Feb 16: Rafael Zaldivar Trio continues Live @ Your Library

ZaldivarR_Portrait-000210Tickets available on-line, from Brian’s Record Option, or at the door.

Rafael Zaldivar was born in Camagüey, Cuba. Coming from a family of musicians, he started playing percussion and piano at age 10 and pursued his undergraduate studies at the Superior Art Institute of Havana. Moving to Canada at age 22, he obtained a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Montreal and a Master’s degree at McGill University within three years.

During his musical career, Rafael has had the opportunity to learn with the great Barry Harris, Kenny Barron, Greg Osby, and to play with the excellent Steve Coleman, Francisco Mela and Danilo Perez. He has also had the pleasure of meeting the great Herbie Hancock in Havana, where the two men shared a highly instructive conversation on the subject of music. He now performs in concert halls and at festivals throughout Canada.

For his first visit to Kingston, Rafael’s trio will be:

  • Rafael Zaldivar (piano)
  • Remi-Jean LeBlanc (bass)
  • Michael Medrano (drums)

 

 

 


Our full concert line-up is made possible by the support of The City of KingstonThe Kingston Arts CouncilCarolyn Thornburrow of Sun Life FinancialGoSaBe Development and DesignShoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd.Chez PiggyNovel Idea, and The Main Street Market.

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2014 Live @ Your Library kick off: Mike Perlin Group

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As a founding member of the Kingston Jazz Composers Collective, bassist Mike Perlin is a man of many talents. He has been playing in Kingston since his high-school days, and while he may be based in Toronto now, he still finds time to visit and perform in Kingston throughout the year. Mike will be completing the Jazz Composers Collective collaborations that formed the theme for our successful 2013 Live @ Your Library concert series.

He will be joined on the stage by some of Kingston’s best players, who will début his original five-movement suite exploring the collective experience of Kingston’s 1998 ice storm, which is rather timely given the recent weather.

The full band is:

  • Jon Stewart – sax
  • Bobby Hsu – sax
  • Greg Runions – vibes
  • Mike Cassells – drums
  • Mike Perlin – bass

The concert will start at 2pm in The Wilson Room. Tickets can be purchased on-line or at the door. Full series details, tickets, and a series pass are also available.

This concert is sponsored by GoSaBe Development & Design.


Our full concert line-up is made possible by the support of The City of Kingston, The Kingston Arts Council, Carolyn Thornburrow of Sun Life Financial, GoSaBe Development and Design, Shoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd., Chez Piggy, Novel Idea, and The Main Street Market.

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Saturday October 19: Harley Card Quintet at the Wolfe Island Grill

The Kingston Jazz Society’s final show of the 2013 Fall Concert Series takes place on Saturday, October 19 at 7pm at the Wolfe Island Grill, with the Harley Card Quintet.  Once again, prices are $10 for adults and just $5 for students.  Enjoy a beautiful fall day on Wolfe Island with fantastic local food and equally memorable music.

October 19: Harley Card Quintet at The Wolfe Island Grill

Harley CardThe Wolfe Island Grill.

Harley Card, a Toronto based guitarist and composer in the contemporary jazz style, will visit Kingston during the release tour of his second CD as a leader.  “Hedgerow” will be released this fall.

  • Harley Card- guitar
  • David French- saxophone
  • Matt Newton- piano
  • Jon Maharaj- bass
  • Fabio Ragnelli- drums

Oct.18: Tanya Tagaq in Concert with NANOOK OF THE NORTH @ St. Andrews Church

Friday October 18th 7pm
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (Princess & Clergy)
$10

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The Kingston Arts Council & Tone Deaf Presents:

Tanya Tagaq
Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq
w/ Jesse Zubot & Jean Martin
in concert with Nanook of the North commissioned by TIFFBell Lightbox as part of its film retrospective First Peoples Cinema: 1500 Nations, One Tradition.

Watch the event teaser video!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV-YQSQ1_FE

Tickets $10 in advance at Cornerstone, Brian’s Records, The Kingston Arts Council and on-line: http://www.ticketscene.ca/events/9176/

Innovative vocalist Tanya Tagaq can capture the most ethereal moments of desire, or find the deepest, huskiest, beating pulse, with her voice and breath. She can create a soundscape from inhalation and exhalation, summon a powerful emotion from the smallest movement of lips, throat, lungs.

Her intense, evocative vocalizations, based on Inuit throat singing traditions, help reclaim the controversial 1922 film Nanook of the North. Tagaq, along with percussionist Jean Martin and violinist Jesse Zubot perform a live accompaniment to the film’s silent images of life in an early 20th-century Inuit community in Northern Quebec.

KJS Fall Concert Series 2013

The Kingston Jazz Society is proud to present it’s upcoming Fall Concert Series 2013.  With four diverse concerts, we look forward to providing Kingston jazz fans with a variety of styles, locations, and times, to pique your musical interest.

We are again excited to offer $5 student tickets for three of our four shows.

September 29: Kevin Warren Quartet at The Mansion at 7pm

October 5: Georgette Sings Etta 7:30 at The Octave

October 6: Andrew Downing 2pm at The Wilson Room

October 19: Harley Card Quintet at The Wolfe Island Grill

Kingston Jazz Composers Collective on CBC’s Sunday Edition!

KJCC: Times & PlacesThe Kingston Jazz Society would like to thank Michael Enright and the Sunday Edition staff for playing the track M.C. from the Kingston Jazz Composers Collective’s first CD, Times & Places this morning on The Sunday Edition.

If you are interested in ordering a copy of the CD, please let us know and we will put you in touch with the Collective.

The Kingston Jazz Composers Collective were the focus of our recent 2013 Live @ Your Library series: The Kingston Jazz Composers Connection which found the Collective first performing as a group and then collaborating with their national and international colleagues. We congratulate the Collective for their outstanding work, ably demonstrating that jazz is alive and well on air, across the country.

You can catch the group’s 2011 concert here!

Apr 7 Live @ Your Library: Greg Runions Septet

Live @ Your Library 2013
Live @ Your Library 2013: The Kingston Jazz Composers Connection

2013 Live @ Your Library: The Kingston Jazz Composers Connection

(Concerts held Sundays at 2pm in The Wilson Room of the Kingston Public Library, 130 Johnson.)

The Kingston Jazz Society’s Live @ Your Library Concert Series concludes with a bang on April 7 with the Greg Runions Septet. This series, “The Kingston Jazz Composers Connection” highlights our City’s amazing local talent like no other, creating a once-in-a-lifetime combination of artists of regional, national, and international acclaim on one stage.

Tickets ($20) are available at Brian’s Record Option and at the door. $5 student tickets will once again be available at the door at each concert, space permitting.

Greg Runions Septet, April 7 at 2pm
Greg Runions Septet, April 7 at 2pm

April 7: Greg Runions

  • John MacLeod — Trumpet
  • Jonathon Stewart — Tenor Saxophone
  • Dave Barton — Guitar
  • Greg Runions — Vibraphone
  • Brian Dickinson — Piano
  • Artie Roth — Bass
  • Mike Cassells Drums

Vibraphonist, composer and arranger, Greg Runions has been fortunate to perform with some outstanding artists, including Roy Patterson, Anthony Braxton, Don Thompson, Tony Bennett and Kenny Wheeler. He has studied at Queen’s, The Crane School of Music, and the Banff Centre and has been fortunate to have his works performed by many of Canada’s best musicians. He has created numerous works for big band and has arranged works for big band and full orchestra. Greg resides in Kingston where Payday Loans he performs in the Kingston Symphony and teaches at Napanee DSS and Queen’s.

Brian Dickinson, born in Guelph, has been active on the Toronto scene for decades, performing with the crème de la crème of the jazz world including Pat LaBarbera, Kenny Wheeler, Kirk MacDonald, Randy Brecker, Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman, Michael Becker, and Dave Holland. He is now head of the Keyboard Department at Toronto’s Humber College. As a leader, Dickinson has released six records including the Juno Award-winning In Transition.

John MacLeod’s credentials as a trumpeter/composer/arranger have been firmly established in a distinguished career spanning over thirty years on the Canadian music scene. He has worked with Toronto’s elite musicians and musical organizations in both the jazz and commercial music fields. As a jazz artist, he has had the opportunity to perform with many musical legends. He has performed on well over fifty albums, including Grammy- and Juno-award winners. At the last National Jazz Awards ceremony held in 2009, John felt honoured to be voted “Arranger Of The Year”.

This concert is sponsored by SZA: Shoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd.


Our full concert line-up is made possible by the support of The City of Kingston, The Kingston Arts Council, Carolyn Thornburrow of Sun Life Financial, GoSaBe Development and Design, Shoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd., Chez Piggy, Novel Idea, and The Main Street Market.

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Mar 17 Live @ Your Library: Mike Cassells, Occhipinti & Maharaj

2013 Live @ Your Library: The Kingston Jazz Composers Connection

(Concerts held Sundays at 2pm in The Wilson Room of the Kingston Public Library, 130 Johnson.)

Live @ Your Library 2013
Live @ Your Library 2013: The Kingston Jazz Composers Connection

The Kingston Jazz Society’s Live @ Your Library Concert Series continues on March 17. The theme for the Series, “The Kingston Jazz Composers Connection” highlights our City’s amazing local talent like no other, creating a once-in-a-lifetime combination of artists of regional, national, and international acclaim on one stage.

Tickets ($20) are available at Brian’s Record Option and at the door. $5 student tickets will once again be available at the door at each concert, space permitting.

March 17: Mike Cassells

  • Michael Occhipinti — Guitar
  • Jon Maharaj — Bass
  • Mike Cassells — Drums
Mike Cassells, Michael Occhipinti, Jon Maharaj
Mike Cassells, Michael Occhipinti, Jon Maharaj

Mike Cassells has been playing music in Kingston for over 20 years and has established himself as one of the cities most creative musicians. He has been fortunate to perform with artists including Kenny Wheeler, Don Thompson, Mike Murley, Joe Sullivan, and Paul Tynan. Active as a composer and an educator, he creates music in a wide variety of styles and currently teaches at St. Lawrence College in their Digital Arts for Musicians program. His albums demonstrate his diversity of interests and talents, covering a range of styles, from jazz fusion to electroacoustic. His latest album features original Online Casino compositions in tribute to the great jazz drummer Paul Motian.

Jon Maharaj is one of Toronto’s busiest bassists. He has performed and/or recorded with Reg Schwager, Mike Murley, Christian Scott, Matt Stevens, David Braid, and many others. He’s appeared on dozens of recordings crossing a number of genres. Graduate of the U of T’s Jazz Studies program, he has lived in New York thanks to a Canada Council grant, where he had the opportunity to study with Drew Gress, Ben Street, Scott Colley, and Matt Brewer.

An eight-time JUNO Award nominee for Best Contemporary Jazz Album (including 2009’s album The Sicilian Jazz Project), guitarist/composer Michael Occhipinti’s modern and eclectic approach to jazz and creative music of all kinds has earned him a broad array of listeners and the respect of critics and musicians alike. As co-leader of the 16-piece band NOJO, Occhipinti has performed with such jazz greats as Don Byron, Joe Lovano, Ray Anderson, and Kenny Wheeler.

Upcoming:

April 7: Greg Runions

  • John MacLeod — Trumpet
  • Jonathon Stewart — Tenor Saxophone
  • Dave Barton — Guitar
  • Greg Runions — Vibraphone
  • Brian Dickinson — Piano
  • Artie Roth — Bass
  • Mike Cassells Drums

Our full concert line-up is made possible by the support of The City of Kingston, The Kingston Arts Council, Carolyn Thornburrow of Sun Life Financial, GoSaBe Development and Design, Shoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd., Chez Piggy, Novel Idea, and The Main Street Market.

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