Hi Jazz Fans:
The board of The Kingston Jazz Society is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2009 “Live @ Your Library” concert series. This will be the 6th consecutive year that the KJS has presented this series of intimate Sunday afternoon concerts featuring some of Canada’s greatest jazz artists. This year’s line-up will feature musicians from all across Canada, New York City and of course some Kingston’s favorite players.
Tickets are available through the Grand Theatre box office (613-530-2050) and at the door and are once again $15 per show, $20 for the Sunday March 15th concert. Tickets for the entire series are $70.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Sunday March 15, 2009
- Mike Murley – Tenor saxophone
- Tara Davidson – alto saxophone
- David Braid – piano
- Jim Vivian – bass
- Ian Froman – drums
Sunday, April 26, 2009
- Seamus Blake – tenor saxophone (NY but originally from BC)
- Chris Gestrin – piano (Vancouver)
- Nick Fraser – drums (Toronto Viagra Online)
- John Geggie – bass (Ottawa)
Sunday, May 3, 2009
- The Mike Allen Quartet, featuring Jake Langley
with Field Trip Trio‘s Patrick Reid on bass and Mark Nelson on drums
Described by the Globe and Mail as “a supremely melodic improviser,” Vancouver saxophonist Mike Allen has become an important name on the Canadian jazz scene. His album “Love One Another” was hailed as the #1 Canadian Jazz Album of 2005 by the Ottawa Citizen.
Guitar-great Jake Langley is now based in New York and gained international attention touring the world with the renowned Joey Defrancesco Trio.
Young-guns Patrick Reid-bass and Mark Nelson-drums round out the band; They’re best known for their work with the outstanding Montreal-based group “Field Trip Trio” who are regular visitors to Kingston.
The afternoon of joyous, swinging music will be steeped in the tradition of the great saxophone-led groups of Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley, and Mike’s former teacher and musical mentor, Joe Henderson.