Jazz in June with the SPAF: The Kandinsky Effect June 26

The Kandinsky Effect is a post-modern jazz Trio searching for new ways to improvise within the jazz idiom by blending the borders of jazz, rock, electronica, hip-hop, and experimental sounds to create a truly singular voice within instrumental music. Improvisation is ever-present, and spontaneity is paramount.

The band, born in Paris’s cosmopolitan jazz scene, forged on the road in America, and informed by international currents in electronic music, has been touring extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe over the last few years building new audiences with an adventurous yet accessible sound and a flair for the unexpected.

The Kandinsky Effect


The Kandinsky Effect, no strangers to Kingston, are touring after releasing their second album, Synesthesia, a roller-coaster ride of an album marked by fierce grooves, subtle electronic textures, intricate metrical shifts, and a commitment to empathic group interplay. The Kandinsky Effect are:

  • Warren Walker – Saxophone/Electronics
  • Gael Petrina – Double Bass
  • Caleb Dollister – Drums

Presented by the Kingston Jazz SocietyThe 8PM concert at The Baby Grand is presented by the Kingston Jazz Society as a part of the Skeleton Part Arts Festival on June 26, 2014.

Tickets will be available at The Grand Theatre box office.

“Synesthesia is an inventive album, a rare example of acoustic and electronic sounds. The Kandinsky Effect manages this tricky combination with confidence, crafting music that stimulates the brain and the dancing shoes simultaneously.” – Allaboutjazz.com

“Surging forward with fierceness, groove and trickiness, Synesthesia is a mind-bending, eclectic and challenging sonic stream that doesn’t contain even a shred of pretentiousness, but is full of creativity, individuality, expressivity and outside of the box thinking. An ambitious album that will appeal to fans of Aphex Twin and Boards of Canada.” – Igloo Magazine

“The young Paris-based trio, The Kandinsky Effect, led by American-born saxophonist Warren Walker offers an invigorating take on modern jazz and improvisation.” – The L.A. Times