Jan 15 Live @ Your Library: Ewa Heiwa – Cameroon, Japan, Kingston

KJS 2012 Live @ Your Library
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 are 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.


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.

January 15: Ewa Heiwa

  • Njack Backo, Val Wooloshyn – kalimba (thumb piano), ngoni, zaa koua (harps), djembe and ashikos (drums)
  • Kyoko Ogoda- Marimba and Percussion
  • Paul Clifford – Bass

Kingstonian Paul Clifford attended the University of Toronto (U of T) jazz program where he studied under Dave Young, Jim Vivian, and Phil Nimmons. Upon his return from Japan in 2011, he has been performing locally with David Barton, Greg Runions, Taylor Donaldson, and The Gertrudes.

Ewa Heiwa: Cameroon, Japan, Kingston
Ewa Heiwa: Cameroon, Japan, Kingston

Originally from Japan, Kyoko Ogoda has studied marimba since the age of nine. While attending the U of T she studied percussion and marimba with Robin Engelman and Beverly Johnston, and toured Canada, the US, and Italy with the Japanese taiko drumming group Nagata Shachu.

Born in rural Cameroon, Njacko has spent his life writing and performing music in Africa, Europe online casino european roulette, and North America. He began playing percussion and making instruments at the age of three. Njacko’s music is rooted in traditional Cameroon 6/8 rhythms that appeal to both jazz and world music connoisseurs. He has performed throughout Europe and North America, appearing at major festivals including the Hillside Festival, Sunfest, the Montréal Jazz Festival, and the Houston Jazz Festival.

Njacko met Kingstonian Valery Woloshyn at the Muhtadi International Drumming Festival in 2001 and they have been partners in life and music ever since. Valery has studied African and Cameroonian music with Njacko for the past ten years, performing with the Marni Levitt trio for the past year. Together, Valery and Njacko perform original compositions on a host of traditional African instruments and are working together on a new album planned for release in 2012.

Concert sponsored by GoSaBe Development and Design


February 5: Adi Braun

  • Adi Braun – vocals
  • Jordan Klapman – piano
  • George Koller – bass

Concert sponsored by Carolyn Thornburrow of Sun Life Financial


February 19: Phil Dwyer, John Geggie, Chet and Jim Doxas

  • Phil Dwyer – piano and sax
  • John Geggie – bass
  • Chet Doxas – sax
  • Jim Doxas – drums

Concert sponsored by Concert sponsored by Shoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd.


March 11: Autorickshaw

  • Suba Sankaran – Vocals
  • Ed Hanley – Tabla
  • Rich Brown – Bass
  • Patrick Graham – Multi-percussionist


March 25: Peripheral Vision

  • Don Scott – Guitar
  • Michael Herring – Bass
  • Nick Fraser – Drums
  • Trevor Hogg – Sax


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, Shoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd., Chez Piggy, Novel Idea, and Old Farm Fine Foods.