Sunday, November 11th
Chalmers United Church (212 Barrie St.)
$20 (free for students with valid ID)
Way North is:
- Rebecca Hennessy – trumpet
- Petr Cancura – tenor saxophone
- Michael Herring – bass
- Richie Barshay – drums
That Way North enjoy playing together is obvious, and this feeling is contagious, drawing listeners into their love of roots musics mixed with improvising and jazz. This is a community minded band, and they are looking to uplift people with this music. This is jazz you can dance to!
Wednesday, September 19th
Saint Mark’s Church (263 Victoria Street)
$15 at the door
- Natsuki Tamura – trumpet
- Satoko Fujii – piano
- Takashi Itani – drums
Unpredictable, wildly creative, and uncompromising… Fujii is an absolutely essential listen for anyone interested in the future of jazz.
― Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz
“One of the most original pianists in free jazz.”
― Steve Greenlee, Boston Globe
“She could be the most important creative musician of our time.”
― Michael Nastos, allmusic
In pianist-composer Satoko Fujii’s native Japan, reaching the age of 60 is traditionally so important that there’s a special word for the milestone―kanreki. It’s a moment to remember life’s accomplishments and to put former troubles behind you. The celebrant enters the next stage of life with the all joy and expectations of a newborn child. To celebrate her own 60th birthday, Fujii, already a prolific bandleader with more than 80 releases to her name, will intensify her recording schedule, releasing one CD a month for all of 2018. Rather than using her kanreki year to look back at a career that has spanned more than 30 years, Fujii will emphasize new works for current projects, debut special projects, and introduce new working bands in an unprecedented 12-month spree of new releases. “I probably should think and notice that I am not young anymore,” she says, “but I just keep doing what I want to do.”
Friday, June 15th
Saint Mark’s Church (263 Victoria Street)
PWTC ($20 Suggested)
- Paul Morrison (piano)
- Evan Shay (tenor)
- Andrew McAnsh (trumpet).
Wednesday, June 27
Berlin-based punk-thrash-jazz trio, GORILLA MASK – first appearances in Canada since 2013!!!
Performances will be featuring music from the latest release on Clean Feed Records – “IRON LUNG” – as well as past two albums “Bite My Blues” (Clean Feed, 2014) and “HOWL!” (Between the Lines, 2012), plus some new music which they are currently preparing for a fourth recording sometime in the near future.
GORILLA MASK is:
Peter Van Huffel – Alto Saxophone
Roland Fidezius – Electric Bass
Rudi Fischerlehner – Drums
Saturday, June 16th
30 Edgehill Street
Please join us to discuss the future direction of the Kingston Jazz Society. In particular, the AGM would be an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in volunteering to discuss their role within the organization. We are again looking for volunteers for various roles.
Homegrown Live is this Saturday, May 5th! A great chance to see some local talent and support a fantastic charity (Joe’s M.I.L.L.) at the same time. The jazz venue this year is Sizzle (285 King St. E). Here’s the lineup:
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Sun Ra tribute every Thursday in April 2018 at Musiikki Cafe, 8:30-11pm. PWYC
Jive Ass Slippers
- Benji Perosin – trumpet
- Jon Stewart – sax
- Paul Morrison – piano
- Paul Clifford – bass
- Rich Bannard – drums
Monday, April 23rd
Thursday, March 8
St Mark’s Lutheran Church
PWYC / Suggested $10 minimum / No one turned away!
Tone Deaf presents a wonderful duo and trio of adventurous musicians from both sides of the 49th parallel, who will also play together as a quintet in celebration of the late guitarist Ken Aldcroft, a longtime leading figure in Canada’s creative music community.
A celebrated international figure in American jazz and experimental music (“rugged and scintillating,” New York Times), Jason Robinson has teamed with acclaimed guitarist Eric Hofbauer (“a significant force in Boston’s improvised-music scene,” Stereophile) to perform and record a collection of sophisticated and virtuosic original music for guitar and tenor saxophone that Aldcroft and Robinson worked closely to develop through numerous performances over seven years throughout Canada and the U.S. “Two Hours Early, Ten Minutes Late,” a title drawn from an Aldcroft composition, is a celebration of Aldcroft’s music for saxophone and guitar and a culmination of the project the two began together.
Riding shotgun is Canadian trio, Mars People—which also draws its name from an Aldcroft composition. Trumpeter Emily Denison, acoustic guitarist Daniel Kruger, and drummer Joe Sorbara—all long-time Aldcroft friends and collaborators—will perform “Music By & For Ken Aldcroft” as an extension of an ongoing series in celebration of Ken’s life and music that takes place monthly at The TRANZAC, the de facto home for Toronto’s creative music scene for many years.
Of course, once five creative souls begin talking about spending time together, those souls can hardly resist imagining the possibilities inherent in making music as a quintet. We all look forward to hearing where that journey will take us as well.
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