2011 Jazz Festival Locations
The Kingston Jazz Society is excited to announce our full Live @ Your Library 2012 line-up. The theme for the Series, “Jazz Around the Corner and Around The World” features a diverse mix of styles and artists, combining jazz fusion, traditional, and avant garde styles, and highlighting artists of both regional, national, and international acclaim.
Tickets should soon be available at Brian’s Record Option and will of course be available at the door. Series passes will be available for $75 for all 5 shows. Tickets for each concert will be $20. In an effort to expose the series to new audiences, $5 student tickets will be available at the door at each concert, space permitting.
Readers interested in buying series passes in the few remaining days before Christmas can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2012 Live @ Your Library: Jazz Around the Corner and Around the World
(Concerts held Sundays at 2pm in The Wilson Room of the Kingston Public Library, 130 Johnson Street.)
- Jan 15: Ewa Heiwa “Come Together” Njacko Backo, Valery Woloshyn: kalimba (African thumb piano), ngoni & zaa koua (African harps), djembe and ashikos (African drums), Paul Clifford – bass, Kyoko Ogoda – Marimba, Japanese taiko drums.
A fusion of sounds from Cameroon, Japan, and Kingston
- Feb 5: Adi Braun (Adi – vocals, Jordan Klapman – piano, George Koller – bass)
A traditional jazz trio of vocals, piano and bass. Adi has a long list of cabaret, concert and theatre successes to her credit. She has performed in every major jazz and concert venue in Toronto, has toured Canada, the United States, and Europe.
- Feb 19: John Geggie/Phil Dwyer/Doxas Brothers
Multi-instrumentalist and composer/arranger Phil Dwyer burst on the jazz scene in Canada, and internationally in his late teens and by his early 20s was, to quote Globe & Mail journalist Mark Miller, “startling jazz audiences with his unprecedented command of both tenor saxophone and piano” and with his “extraordinarily authoritative playing….set the country on it’s ear”. Phil is joined by Ottawa bassist John Geggie and Chet and Jim Doxas (Sax and drums.)
- Mar 11: Autorickshaw
Suba Sankaran (Vocals), Ed Hanley (Tabla), Rich Brown (Bass), Patrick Graham (Multi-percussionist)
Autorickshaw’s music lies on the cultural cutting edge, as contemporary jazz and funk easily rub shoulders with the classical and popular music of India. Formed in 2003, Autorickshaw has become one of the most intriguing acts on the world music and jazz landscapes, garnering 2004 and 2007 JUNO nominations for World Music Album of the Year, winning a Canadian Independent Music Award in 2005 and a John Lennon Songwriting Competition Grand Prize in World Music in 2008.
- Mar 25: Peripheral Vision (Don Scott – guitar, Michael Herring – bass, Nick Fraser – drums, Trevor Hogg – sax)
Peripheral Vision is an exciting and innovative Toronto-based jazz quartet. The creative leaders of the group are long time musical collaborators, guitarist Don Scott and bassist Michael Herring. They have assembled a synergistic musical unit designed to push the boundaries of jazz while engaging the listener with a grooving, toe-tapping immediacy. You can hear the influences of the classic 1960′s era of jazz – Wayne Shorter, Booker Little, Charles Mingus – mixed with the modern New York scene with hints of Radiohead, reggae and electronica.
Peripheral Vision has just released their second album, Spectacle: Live! Scott and Herring are joined by saxophonist Trevor Hogg and drummer Nick Fraser. While the compositions are Herring and Scott’s, Peripheral Vision is defined by its group rapport. Bringing back the anything-is-possible democratic approach of both 1960′s jazz and garage bands, the music takes shape as a collective process.
Our full five-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, Chez Piggy, Novel Idea, and Old Farm Fine Foods.