Jazz in June with the SPAF: Restaurant Jazz

Full Jazz in June Line-up

Stop in at one of Kingston’s fabulous restaurants from 6-9pm for live local jazz during the Kingston Jazz Festival. Enjoy a drink and a meal before the show and the smooth sounds of our amazing local performers. For more information or to make a reservation please contact the restaurant directly.

  • Friday June 20th
    6pm-9pm Monte’s (Tir nan Og) 200 Ontario St.
    Featuring Craig Jones and Friends
  • Sunday June 22nd
    Noon Time Brunch at Le Chien Noir 69 Brock St.
    with The Chien Noir All Stars
  • Tuesday June 24th
    Restaurant Jazz by Spencer Evans
    6pm-9pm at Olivea 39 Brock St.
  • Thursday June 26th
    Restaurant Jazz by Dave Barton and Friends
    6pm-9pm at Olivea 39 Brock St.
  • Friday June 27th
    6pm-9pm at Monte’s 200 Ontario St.
    Featuring Craig Jones and Friends
  • Sunday June 29th
    with The Chien Noir All Stars
    at Le Chien Noir 69 Brock St.

Tir Nan Og


Spencer Evans

Spencer Evans was born in Picton, grew up around the Quinte area, and graduated from B.C.I.

Spencer plays piano, clarinet, accordion, sings, dances, prances and has been a professional musician for the past 15 years. He has played Bermuda to Bosnia, New Orleans to the North Pole, and has recorded and toured with The Cowboy Junkies, Sarah Harmer and Pat Temple, and has performed with Jeff Healey, Dan Aykroyd, Willie P. Bennett, Jack Mahieu, Alex Pangman, Maria Muldaur, and Toronto’s Swing Gang, among countless others.

Spencer has appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CBC Radio’s The Vinyl Café with Stuart McLean, MUCHmusic and CMT.

A resident of Kingston for several years, Spencer keeps busy playing with numerous local bands such as Bloom, Pico de Gallo, Ghetto Xpress, The River Cats and various jazzy combos.


Catch Spencer on June 24th 2014.
6pm – 9pm at Olivea 39 Brock St.

Dave Barton

Dave has studied classical guitar, composition and education at Queen’s University and has to studied jazz as a lifelong vocation. Dave taught high school band and guitar classes, and was also a guidance counsellor and special education teacher.

Dave is a busy performer, composer, teacher (currently teaching in the St. Lawrence College Music and Digital Media program) and arranger. Dave has performed live in all venues: jazz clubs, musical theatre, recordings, concerts.

Dave is currently performing in a duo format with his son Paul, with the Kingston Jazz Composers Collective, and various club dates around Kingston.

Dave has played in professional pit orchestras for the following musicals: Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell, Evita, Hair, Grease, Little Shop of Horrors, Oklahoma, Fiddler on the Roof (with mandolin), The Buddy Holly Story, Footloose, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Gypsy, Anne of Green Gables

Dave has been musical director for: Working, Godspell, Annie, The Wizard of Oz, Oliver, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Little Shop of Horrors.


Catch Dave Barton and Friends June 26th