Autumn in Kingston Part Two Friday September 27

Reminder: “Autumn in Kingston” Part Two is happening this Friday, 27 September at the Musiikki Cafe (73 Brock Street).

The Kingston Jazz Society in collaboration with the Musiikki Cafe is offering a special mini-fest, “Autumn in Kingston”,  to honour a new season, but also to showcase a diverse group of Kingston-area musicians who perform in the many venues offering jazz, but are in this mini-fest being brought together to entertain us.

“ Autumn in Kingston” Part Two occurs on  Friday 27 September) at Musiikki Cafe.there’re two performance sets:

5-7 pm The Pilot Series that showcases Kingston area innovative instrumentalists, vocalists and percussionists.     

* (27 September) The exciting new Queen’s music student and saxophonist, Helena Hannibal, with an exciting band of Kingston area musicians. Helena’s recent performances with The Firebirds, the Monday Musiikki Jazz Band and the Twentieth Century Band at Montes have made her the talk of the jazz community. 

* Autumn in Kingston Part Two continues on Friday, 27 September with its Headliners series with a contemporary band that has entertained many Kingstonians with its straightahead mix of rhythm, melody and harmony.
       * (27 September  8-10.30 pm) The Peshtones. This quartet focuses on on improvising on standards and has enthralled Kingston area jazz audiences with its Chet Baker tribute and their improvisations on the 50’s/60’s Great American Songbook. The Peshtones feature Andy Pesz (drums), Joel Williams (guitar), James Wanamaker (sax) and Paul Clifford (bass). 

There will be special band appreciation jars and pay-what-you-can jars through which you can contribute to these artists and the Kingston Jazz Society.

Join these marvellous jazz artists at Musiikki Cafe for the Kingston Jazz Society’s mini-fest, “Autumn in Kingston”!

Autumn in Kingston

The Kingston Jazz Society in collaboration with the Musiikki Cafe (73 Brock Street) is offering a special mini-fest, “Autumn in Kingston”,  to honour a new season, but also to showcase a diverse group of Kingston-area musicians who perform in the many venues offering jazz, but are in this mini-fest being brought together to entertain us.
Autumn in Kingston” occurs on two Fridays (20 and 27 September) at Musiikki Cafe. Each Friday has two performance sets:


* 5-7 pm The Pilot Series that showcases Kingston area innovative instrumentalists, vocalists and percussionists.     

 * (20 September) Chantal Thompson (vocalist) and Rich Bannard (percussionist) will have special guests joining into their pioneering integration of vocals and percussion. This band captivated many this Summer at Porch Jazz, Chien Noir and The Firebirds. 

* (27 September) The exciting new Queen’s music student and saxophonist, Helena Hannibal, with an exciting band of Kingston area musicians. Helena’s recent performances with The Firebirds, the Monday Musiikki Jazz Band and the Twentieth Century Band at Montes have made her the talk of the jazz community. 


* Autumn in Kingston continues over 20 and 27 September with its Headliners series – two contemporary bands that have entertained many Kingstonians with their straightahead mix of rhythm, melody and harmony.


        * (20 September 8-10.30 pm) The Paul Morrison Trio. Paul’s blend of progressive piano compositions and stellar technique have resonated with Kingston jazz audiences. His trio has Paul Clifford (bass) and Mike Cassells (percussion) backing him. Each of them is a leader of many bands and are recognized as masters.
        * (27 September  8-10.30 pm) The Peshtones. This quartet focuses on on improvising on standards and has enthralled Kingston area jazz audiences with its Chet Baker tribute and their improvisations on the 50’s/60’s Great American Songbook. The Peshtones feature Andy Pesz (drums), Joel Williams (guitar), James Wanamaker (sax) and Paul Clifford (bass). 


There will be special band appreciation jars and pay-what-you-can jars through which you can contribute to these artists and the Kingston Jazz Society.


Join these marvellous jazz artists at Musiikki Cafe for the Kingston Jazz Society’s mini-fest, “Autumn in Kingston”!

2017 Winter Concert Series: Friends & Neighbours

2017 Winter Concert Series

Our 2017 Winter Concert Series entitled Friends & Neighbours.

Performers


Paul Morrison Trio (tickets)
Sunday, January 22, 2 PM
Chalmers United Church (MacCallum Hall)


Harris Eisenstadt’s Old Growth Forest (tickets)

Friday, February 10th, 7:30 PM
Chalmers United Church (MacCallum Hall)


Andy Milne’s Dapp Theory (tickets)
Sunday, February 19th, 2pm
Chalmers United Church (MacCallum Hall)


Robi Botos (tickets)

Sunday, March 5, 2 PM
Chalmers United Church (Sanctuary)


Chris Alfano Quartet (tickets)
Sunday, March 26th, 2 PM.
Tett Centre (Rehearsal Room)

Dec 3: Chantal Thompson & Michael Occhipinti’s Sicilian Project with special guest Pilar

A Great Afternoon Double Bill of Jazz and World Music! Featuring Chantal Thompson & Michael Occhipinti’s Sicilian Project with Special Guest (from Italy) Pilar

Michael Occhipinti is one of Canada’s most imaginative guitarists, and his work has been called “a masterpiece of cultural fusion,” mixing rare Old World Sicilian folk material with the New World sounds of electric guitars, chamber music, funk and reggae grooves, and modern jazz. With music sung by fishermen, sulphur miners, and folk musicians as a starting point, the Sicilian Project is like a trip on the Mediterranean that somehow manages to detour to Mali, Jamaica, and New Orleans. With astonishing Italian vocalist Pilar joining the band for shows across Canada, prepare for dramatic music that will have you on a plane to Sicily tomorrow!

Kingston’s Chantal Thompson will open the show with her unique songbook of jazz standards, soulful original music, and surprising covers.

Tickets are available through Ticketscene and at the door.

July 8 8pm: Jazz Soul Night featuring Elizabeth Shepherd & Chantal Thompson with Michael Occhipinti

Toronto’s Elizabeth Shepherd joins Kingston’s Chantal Thompson and Michael Occhipinti for what promises to be a fantastic evening of music. The show starts at 8pm at the Renaissance Event Venue. (285 Queen St.)

$20 tickets are available on-line or at the door.

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June 30 7:30pm: The Marianne Trudel Quartet

Come see Montreal’s fabulous Marianne Trudel on June 30th at 7:30pm in The Wilson Room of the Central Branch of the Kingston Public Library.

The Marianne Trudel Quartet is:

  • Marianne Trudel – piano
  • Jon Stewart – sax
  • Remy-Jean LeBlanc – bass
  • Rich Irwin – drums

Doors open for the show at 7pm. Please join us beforehand for the Kingston Jazz Society’s AGM just ahead of the show.

Kingston Jazz Society Annual General Meeting (AGM) June 30th

The Kingston Jazz Society will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday June 30th, 2016 at 4pm in meeting rooms of the Central Branch of the Kingston Public Library (130 Johnson). Please join us to discuss the future direction of the Kingston Jazz Society.

In particular, the AGM would be an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in volunteering to discuss their role within the organization. We are again looking for volunteers to help out with our social media and on-line presence.

 

Apr 3: Chantal Thompson closes our 2016 Winter Concert Series

Our 2016 Winter Concert Series draws to a close this Sunday with what promises to be a stellar concert by Kingston-native Chantal Thompson.

Sunday April 3rd  2pm
Kingston Frontenac Public Library (in The Wilson Room)

Chantal Thompson is a local jazz and multidisciplinary artist who just moved back to town from NYC, where she recorded her first solo jazz CD with some great players from New York and Kingston. Chantal toured around previously with other bands such as Directions a seven piece fusion band playing the Montreal Jazz Festival and the Jazz Café in London England and was remixed by numerous international DJ’s. On her latest CD Sirens & Stars, Chantal re- imagines beautiful soulful standards and originals in the cool jazz genre, with a bluesy introspection. “People have described the record as having a cinematic quality and this is something I am definitely interested in exploring.” To sum it up, Nina Simone, Billy Holiday and Ornette Coleman.

Buy Tickets Online at TicketScene

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Aug 22 and 23: Canadian Songbook at the Baby Grand

Music lovers are sure to be interested in this upcoming concert:

The Baby Grand is the perfect venue for the intimate performance of “Canadian Songbook”, a celebration of the music of our Canadian Singer/Songwriters

ARTISAN Entertainment presents “CANADIAN SONGBOOK” August 22nd, at 8:00pm and August 23rd at 2:30pm.

Join CLIFF EDWARDS, CRAIG JONES, KEN HALL, DAN CHARBONNEAU, SELINA CHIARELLI and DUNCAN HOLT as they perform the great songs from some of our Internationally known Artists. K.D.Lang, Bryan Adams, Bruce Cockburn, Jann Arden, Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Young are featured in a musical tribute to those Artists whose songs have become known world-wide. The show features the hits “If You Could Read My Mind”, “Insensitive”, “Lady Chatelaine”, “Run To You” “Heart Of Gold” “Constant Craving” and “She’s Come Undone”. These are just a few of the songs featured in this wonderful intimate presentation from some if Kingston’s most talented musicians and performers.

“Canadian Songbook” August 22nd, 23rd in the Baby Grand.
Call the Grand Theatre Box Office 613-530-2050 or at www.kingstongrand.ca.
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