Upcoming Jazz: a feast of local talent

Hello jazz lovers!

As you can see from these upcoming shows, local jazz is thriving in Kingston. Look what we have to look forward to:

Thursday July 23 and 30th 8-11: Ornette Coleman Tribute concerts @ musikkii 


Thu, Jul.23 and Thu, Jul.30
Musikkii Cafe
73 Brock St.
Pay What You Can

In tribute to the late great Ornette Coleman, Inside Out will be playing two tribute concerts at Musikkii Cafe. These shows will be all Ornette’s music and largely focus on the earlier albums such asTomorrow Is The Question and The Shape of Jazz To Come.

Inside Out is the brainchild of Benji Perosin (trumpet) and Jonathan Stewart (saxophones), with Paul Clifford (bass) and Rich Bannard (drums). The chord-less format of the band allows the horns much freedom in interpreting harmony and form, and there is much group improvisation.

Friday July 24 6-9:  The 20th Century Band featuring Craig Jones and friends @ Monte’s


Saturday July 25 9-12: Big Phat Horn Band @ The RCHA


Sunday July 26 12-2pm: Le Chien Noir All-Stars @  Le Chien Noir

OPEN-AIR LIVE JAZZ BRUNCH! On the terrace for live Jazz featuring the ‘Le Chien Noir All-Stars’, Sunday’s from 12-2PM.

Tuesday July 28 6-9pm: Tuesday night jazz @ Olivea

Tuesday night live Jazz at Olivea has become a Kington tradition among jazz lovers. There is no cover charge, just come and enjoy the music of Spencer Evans, the Downtown Trio, or the Dave Barton Trio while you dine on fabulous Italian food. The bands rotate from week to week – check out the schedule below. They play from 6 – 9pm every Tuesday.

The Downtown Trio: James Wannamaker – Saxophone; Sean Jensen – Drums; Noah St. Amand – Bass

Spencer Evans – Vocals, Keyboard, Clarinet; and Bob Arlidge on Bass

The Dave Barton Trio features Dave Barton on Guitar with Bass (Paul Clifford or Doug Rooks) and Vocals (Amanda Balsys, Michelle Kaz or Susan Graff)

  • July 28 – Spencer Evans
  • August 4 – Dave Barton Trio
  • August 11 – Downtown Trio
  • August 18 – Dave Barton Trio
  • August 25 – Spencer Evans