Feb 5 Live @ Your Library: Adi Braun

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. 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.

February 5: Adi Braun

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

With a long list of cabaret, concert, and theatre successes to her credit, Adi Braun has toured extensively across North America and Europe. Adi released her fourth CD in 2010, “Canadian Scenes I”, which followed “Delishious” (2003), short-listed for a 2004 Juno Award nomination, “The Rules of the Game” (2006), and “Live at the Metropolitan Room” (2007), recorded off-the-floor in New York City.

Adi Braun - Feb 5
Adi Braun, Jordan Klapman, George Koller

Adi trained classically at the Royal Conservatory of Music and the U of T before returning to the music she loved in the late 90s, which she calls “cabarazz”, drawing on aspects from both cabaret and jazz. In 2007, Adi was nominated as “Best Major Jazz Vocalist realistic online blackjack of the Year” by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs.

Her sophisticated style and subtle delivery evokes such vocal greats as Sarah Vaughan, Lotte Lenya, and Judy Garland. Elizabeth Ahlfors of New York’s Cabaret Scenes describes Adi as “A tad Dinah Washington, a hint of Lena Horne, the enveloping warmth of Doris Day, all gift-wrapped up in a unique sound that is singular Adi Braun!” Adi’s repertoire includes originals, favourites from the Great American songbook, European cabaret, and contemporary songs by Canadian icons Shirley Eikhard and Gordon Lightfoot.

For this concert, Adi Braun is joined on stage by pianist Jordan Klapman and bassist George Koller, who has hundreds of diverse performing and recording credits in his career working with The Shuffle Demons, Phil Woods, Peter Gabriel, Loreena McKennitt, Bruce Cockburn, Holly Cole, and Ian Tyson.

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.