(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 concludes with a bang on April 7 with the Greg Runions Septet. This series, “The Kingston Jazz Composers Connection” highlights our City’s amazing local talent like no other, creating a once-in-a-lifetime combination 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.
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
Vibraphonist, composer and arranger, Greg Runions has been fortunate to perform with some outstanding artists, including Roy Patterson, Anthony Braxton, Don Thompson, Tony Bennett and Kenny Wheeler. He has studied at Queen’s, The Crane School of Music, and the Banff Centre and has been fortunate to have his works performed by many of Canada’s best musicians. He has created numerous works for big band and has arranged works for big band and full orchestra. Greg resides in Kingston where Payday Loans he performs in the Kingston Symphony and teaches at Napanee DSS and Queen’s.
Brian Dickinson, born in Guelph, has been active on the Toronto scene for decades, performing with the crème de la crème of the jazz world including Pat LaBarbera, Kenny Wheeler, Kirk MacDonald, Randy Brecker, Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman, Michael Becker, and Dave Holland. He is now head of the Keyboard Department at Toronto’s Humber College. As a leader, Dickinson has released six records including the Juno Award-winning In Transition.
John MacLeod’s credentials as a trumpeter/composer/arranger have been firmly established in a distinguished career spanning over thirty years on the Canadian music scene. He has worked with Toronto’s elite musicians and musical organizations in both the jazz and commercial music fields. As a jazz artist, he has had the opportunity to perform with many musical legends. He has performed on well over fifty albums, including Grammy- and Juno-award winners. At the last National Jazz Awards ceremony held in 2009, John felt honoured to be voted “Arranger Of The Year”.
This concert is sponsored by SZA: Shoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd.
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.