Mar 27: Tone Deaf Presents Allison Cameron and Kyoko Ogoda

While not strictly jazz, our friends at Tone Deaf have an interesting show scheduled for this Thursday that we think may pique the interests of many KJS members. Here are the details:

Tone Deaf Presents Allison Cameron and Kyoko Ogoda

Thursday, March 27
The Artel, 205 Sydenham Street
Doors 8pm / Music 9pm
$5-10 sliding scale

Allison Cameron performs improvised music creating sound environments using Casio SK sampling keyboards/piano/ukulele/banjo/Honeytone amplifiers/radios/a desktop theremin/drum machine/crackle box/cassette tapes/miscellaneous instruments & objects amplified with a variety of contact mics and guitar pedals.

Allison Cameron composes and performs experimental music. As a composer she has written for a variety of ensembles throughout North America and Europe. As a performer she founded The Allison Cameron Band with Eric Chenaux and Stephen Parkinson; the improvising trio cRL with Nicole Rampersaud and Germaine Liu; and, has toured solo across Canada and in the United States.


KYOKO OGODA (Kingston)
Kyoko Ogoda hails from Shizuoka, Japan. She started playing the piano with her mother Tomoko Ogoda at the age of 3. She began studying her major instrument the marimba at the age of 9.

She attended the University of Toronto from 2003-2006 where she studied percussion with Robin Engelman and Russell Hartenberger of Nexus, and marimba with Beverly Johnston.

During her time in Toronto, Kyoko was also a member of the Japanese taiko drumming group Nagata Shachu and toured Canada, the US, and Italy with them. In Japan, she studied marimba and classical percussion with Hisae Otani, Atsumi Taki, Atsushi Sugahara and Satoshi Sakai, and studied piano with Eiko Osawa.

Since moving to Kingston, Kyoko has performed for the Live @ your Library jazz series, L.C.V.I, Frontenac Public School, Kingston Multicultural Arts Festival, St. George Cathedral Advent Series, Kingston Homegrown Live, and Studio 22. In addition to piano and marimba, she currently teaches Japanese taiko drumming at Next Church and Tallack Martial Art.