Live @ Your Library 2012 continues swinging in a major way in March with three outstanding shows that celebrate the theme for the series, “Jazz Around the Corner and Around The World.”
March again features a diverse mix of styles and artists, combining jazz/world 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.
March 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.
The ensemble consists of four of Canada’s most exciting and musically interesting young musicians: vocalist Suba Sankaran, tabla player Ed Hanley, bassist Rich Brown and exotic percussionist Patrick Graham. All four have achieved excellence on their respective instruments, and when their forces are combined, the results are “utterly unique and musically pioneering”. -Daniel Ariaratnam, The Record
Autorickshaw has toured extensively across Canada, including appearances at Montreal, Vancouver, Guelph, Calgary and Toronto Jazz festivals, Vancouver and Winnipeg Folk festivals, Glenn Gould Studio, Stratford Festival and the Sound Symposium in Newfoundland. ”a high-quality concert full of originality, verve and energy “ – The Hindu, Bangalore, India
Widely reviewed and profiled in Canadian media, Autorickshaw has also been featured internationally, including on BBC Radio, NPR’s Weekend America, in Global Rhythm Magazine and All About Jazz (USA); World Music Magazine (Italy), fRoots (UK), Rave Magazine and The Hindu (India); as well as appearing at #14 on the European World Music Charts.
March 18: From NY Quinsin Nachoff’s Forward Motion
NYC-based Canadian saxophonist, clarinetist and composer Quinsin Nachoff is one of the truly bright younger jazz minds hereabouts” (GLOBE&MAIL) He has toured internationally and nationally as a leader and is also active as a sideman with a multitude of creative projects in Canada, the United States and Europe. Quinsin has most recently performed in Kingston as a part of the Greg Runions Big Band vigrx plus testimonials.
Toronto native Andy Milne draws inspiration from various forms of music, politics, philosophy, comedy, and science fiction. Some of his musical influences include Thelonious Monk, Art Tatum, Herbie Nichols, Bela Bartok, Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder. A recipient of the New Works commission and the French-America Jazz Exchange grants from Chamber Music America in 2006, and voted “Rising Star Keyboardist” by Down Beat Magazine in 2004, Milne is one of the most important and respected voices in jazz today.
Drummer Dan Weiss performs regularly with the Village Vanguard Orchestra, Lee Konitz, Rudresh Mahanttapa, Dave Binney, Kenny Werner, Toots Thielsman, Miguel Zenon, Ben Monder, Uri Caine, Ravi Coltrane, Josh Roseman, Vijay Iyer, Rez Abbasi, Miles Okazaki, Wayne Krantz, Adam Rogers, Chris Potter, and Donny McCaslin. He has been featured in The New York Times, Jazz Times, and Modern Drummer.
Brooklyn based trumpeter Russ Johnson is an active performer in the jazz, improvised, and contemporary classical music scenes throughout the U.S. and abroad. In addition to leading his own groups, and co-leading The Other Quartet and New Math. Russ is also active as an educator/clinician, having taught at colleges and universities across the U.S. and in Europe. He is currently teaching at The Center for Preparatory Studies in Music (CPSM) at Queens College, and is a member of the faculty at the Maine Jazz Camp.
March 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 1960s 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 1960s jazz and garage bands, the music takes shape as a collective process.
Our full 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 Main Street Market.