Jan 27 Live @ Your Library: Dave & Paul Barton

Live @ Your Library 2013
Live @ Your Library 2013: The Kingston Jazz Composers Connection

The Kingston Jazz Society is excited to announce our full Live @ Your Library 2013 line-up. The theme for the Series, “The Kingston Jazz Composers Connection” highlights our City’s amazing local talent like no other by first celebrating the Kingston Jazz Composers Collective, and then featuring subsequent concerts, each lead by a different member of the group. The series combines artists of regional, national, and international acclaim on one stage. As always, the intimate, accessible setting and rich acoustics of the venue will provide an excellent experience for everyone.

Series tickets are available at Brian’s Record Option and will of course be available at the door. Tickets for each concert will be $20. $5 student tickets will once again be available at the door at each concert, space permitting.

2013 Live @ Your Library: The Kingston Jazz Composers Connection

(Concerts held Sundays at 2pm in The Wilson Room of the Kingston Public Library, 130 Johnson.)

January 27:- Dave & Paul Barton

  • Paul Barton — Guitar
  • Mike Cassells — Drums
  • Artie Roth — Bass
  • Dave Barton — Guitar
Dave & Paul Barton, Artie Roth, Mike Cassells
Dave & Paul Barton, Artie Roth, Mike Cassells

Dave Barton is a busy composer, arranger, guitarist and teacher in Kingston and area. Dave composes and arranges for Brasswerks, the Queens Jazz ensemble, and has arranged music for the Kingston Symphony/Greg Runions Big Band. Active in live performance and studio work, he has been fortunate to perform with many of Canada’s great jazz players through the original KJS guest artist program.

Paul Barton is in the 3rd Year of the Bachelor of Music program at Humber College. He won the Presidents Letter award for highest average for both semesters in second year, is currently composing a score for electronic cigarette benefits a full-length feature film. He is the first-call guitarist for the Thousand Islands Playhouse, and is busy performing around Toronto.

Toronto-born jazz bassist Artie Roth has been an active composer, bandleader, performer and educator in the national and international jazz communities, since his graduation from York University in 1992 with the Oscar Peterson Scholarship. After two Canada Council sponsored study tenures in New York City (1993 and 1997), Artie returned to Toronto establishing himself as one of the busiest, full-time composer/performers in Toronto. As well as leading his own group, Artie is also an active member of The Rich Underhill Group, The Bob Brough Quartet and Kollage.

The Music
Influenced by Kenny Wheeler, Vince Mendoza and early fusion jazz, Dave writes jazz music that is accessible and tuneful. Paul writes modern improvisational music influenced by jazz, folk, and classical.

1:30 pm pre-show discussion at: In Conversation with the Bartons

Musician and educator Bob Arlidge will host a brief discussion with Dave & Paul Barton ahead of the 2pm concert. Discover the motivations, influences, and themes of the music before the show.

This concert is presented in co-operation with Artignite


February 17: Jon Stewart

  • Marianne Trudel — Piano
  • Morgan Moore —
  • Devin Grey — Drums
  • Jon Stewart — Saxophones

March 17: Mike Cassells

  • Michael Occhipinti — Guitar
  • Jon Maharaj — Bass
  • Mike Cassells Drums

April 7: Greg Runions

  • John MacLeod — Trumpet
  • Jonathon Stewart — Tenor Saxophone
  • Dave Barton — Guitar
  • Greg Runions — Vibraphone
  • Brian Dickinson — Piano
  • Artie Roth — Bass
  • Mike Cassells Drums

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 The Main Street Market.