(Concerts held Sundays at 2pm in The Wilson Room of the Kingston Public Library, 130 Johnson.)
The Kingston Jazz Society’s Live @ Your Library Concert Series continues on February 17. The theme for the Series, “The Kingston Jazz Composers Connection” highlights our City’s amazing local talent like no other, creating a once-in-a-lifetime combibation of artists of regional, national, and international acclaim on one stage.
Tickets ($20) are available at Brian’s Record Option and at the door. $5 student tickets will once again be available at the door at each concert, space permitting.
February 17: Jon Stewart
- Marianne Trudel — Piano
- Morgan Moore — Bass
- Devin Gray — Drums
- Jon Stewart — Saxophones
Jonathan Stewart is a local saxophonist and composer who has been performing around the Kingston area for more than 20 years. His study of jazz and, more recently, creative music has taken him to Toronto, Montreal, and Banff in search of new influences and inspirations. This most recent quartet project, featuring long-time friends and collaborators Marianne Trudel and Morgan Moore, as well as New York drummer Devin Gray, continues a path of musical exploration involving music which is both structured and not, tonal and not.
Jon Stewart has studied saxophone with Pat Labarbera and has worked as a freelance musician in the pop and jazz field. His performance credits include Haskell and the Cleavers, the Linda Laurence Blues Band, Marianne Trudel, and the Greg Runions Big Band. Jon is a graduate of Humber College and the McGill University Jazz Studies program.
Marianne Trudel is a multi-talented pianist, composer, improvisor, and arranger. At once energetic and passionate, her music cross-cuts a wide swath of musical interests. As a Pokies performer, she pursues an active career in a variety of settings from solo to duos and trios, and larger quintet, septet and large ensembles. Recipient of the Prix Étoiles Galaxie de Radio-Canada (Montreal JF 2007), her four recordings have garnered rave reviews.
Devin Gray is quickly becoming a top-call young drummer in many modern jazz circles in New York City and throughout the East Coast. He works in multiple musical directions, striving for quality and sincerity in his work. He is as an artist who will both move the music forward, and share his unique musical vision with the world. He’s worked with musicians such as Tony Malaby, Gary Thomas, Ingrid Jensen,, Sam Rivers, Ted Rosenthal, Dave Liebman, and Vardan Ovsepian.
Morgan Moore’s dedication to serve the music has led to a very busy and successful career. Having played, recorded and toured with Sophie Milman and three members of the Order of Canada (Ranee Lee, Oliver Jones and Guido Basso), his career is just beginning to flourish.
1:30 pm pre-show discussion at: In Conversation with the artists
Musician and educator Bob Arlidge will again host a brief discussion with the artists ahead of the 2pm concert. Discover the motivations, influences, and themes of the music before the show.
This concert is sponsored by Carolyn Thornburrow, SunLife Financial
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.