Homegrown Live Music Weekend – Saturday May 9th 2009

Homegrown Live is a music festival celebrating live music in Kingston.  Join the festivities on Saturday, May 9th at nine of Kingston’s top live music venues and help raise money for the Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library and collect food donations for the Partners in Mission Foodbank.

The festival will feature over 60 bands in many genres.  All artists are volunteering their time and talent to support these worthy causes.

Monte’s, in partnership with the Kingston Jazz Society, will be hosting jazz all day:

  • 3:00 – NDSS Contemporary Jazz Ensemble led by Greg Runions
  • 3:45 – Glenna Green
  • 4:30 – James penis enlargement bible Wannamaker
  • 5:15 – Michael Myers
  • 6:00 – Georgette Fry
  • 7:00 – Spencer Evans
  • 8:00 – Kingston Jazz Composer Collective
  • 9:00 – Sara Hamilton and David
  • 10:00 – Zydecosis
  • 11:00 – The Sunday Trio
  • 12:00 – Open Jam Session

Tickets to the event are $10 (or $5 plus a food donation).  For this, you will receive a bracelet that will let you in to all venues.  The festival runs between 2 PM and last call.

Homegrown bracelets and programs on sale now at Brian’s Record Option, Renaissance Music, and Kingston Sound Works.  Please visit their website for more details, including the full schedule.

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Live @ Your Library – May 3rd

Kingston native Mike Allen makes a long awaited return to town to close our 6th annual Live @ Your Library Series next Sunday May 3rd with his new project:

The Mike Allen Quartet featuring Jake Langley

with Field Trip Trio‘s Patrick Reid on bass and Mark Nelson on drums

Mike Allen
Mike Allen

Described by the Globe and Mail as “a supremely melodic improviser,” Vancouver saxophonist Mike Allen has become an important name on the Canadian jazz scene. His album “Love One Another” was hailed as the #1 Canadian Jazz Album of 2005 by the Ottawa Citizen vigrx pills.

Guitar-great Jake Langley is now based in New York and gained international attention touring the world with the renowned Joey Defrancesco Trio.

Jake Langley
Jake Langley

Young-guns Patrick Reid-bass and Mark Nelson-drums round out the band; They’re best known for their work with the outstanding Montreal-based group “Field Trip Trio” who are regular visitors to Kingston.

Patrick Reid and Mark Nelson
Patrick Reid and Mark Nelson

The afternoon of joyous, swinging music will be steeped in the tradition of the great saxophone-led groups of Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley, and Mike’s former teacher and musical mentor, Joe Henderson.

Live @ Your Library – April 26th

The Live @ Your Library series continues on April 26th with a very exciting show featuring the incredible Seamus Blake from NYC on saxophone backed by a stellar all-Canadian band consisting of Chris Gestrin from Vancouver on piano, Nick Fraser from Toronto on drums, and John Geggie from Ottawa on bass.  Seamus is a rare vigrx truth results studies talent and is not to be missed.

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Tickets are $15 and are available from Brian’s Record Option, through the Grand Theatre box office (613-530-2050) and at the door.

April Jazz at Monte’s

Monte’s continues its strong commitment to Kingston area jazz this month.  In addition to the Friday afternoon show, Sara Hamilton and David share the stage with bassist Bob Arlidge on Sundays Electronic Cigarette from 4:00 – 7:00.

April’s Friday lineup is as follows:

All Friday shows are free and run from 5:30-8:30.

Live @ Your Library – March 15th

The Live @ Your Library series continues on March 15th with:

Murley, Davidson, Braid, Vivian and Froman - Live @ Your Library
Murley, Davidson, Braid, Vivian and Froman - Live @ Your Library

Tickets are $20 and are available through the Grand Theatre box office (613-530-2050) and at the door.

Live @ Your Library – February 22nd

The 2009 Live @ Your Library series continues this Sunday at 2:00 P.M. in the Wilson Room with the Elizabeth Shepherd Trio.

The Elizabeth Shepherd Trio - Live @ Your Library
The Elizabeth Shepherd Trio - Live @ Your Library

Elizabeth has just received a Online Casino Juno nomination as jazz vocalist of the year and has become one Canada’s best known jazz musicians in Japan and Great Britain.

Tickets are $15 and are available through the Grand Theatre box office (613-530-2050) and at the door.

Jazz in February

Hello Jazz Lovers of Kingston:

Just a quick reminder of jazz events coming our way this month:

Please remember that there is a great Jazz gig every Friday at Monte’s starting at 5:30 there is never a cover charge and the bands rotate from week to week and features some our best local musicians.

Also at Monte’s this month on Valentine’s Day, February 14th at 9 PM The Montreal-based Fieldtrip Trio plus 2 will be passing through.  Filedtrip Trio has been in Kingston a number of times over the last several years .  This time around they will be joined by two exceptional musicians in guitarist Jim Head from Edmonton and tenor saxophonist Online Casino Kelly Jefferson.  Anyone who hasn’t heard either of these two guys play will testify to their work ethic and fearless exploration of musical boundaries.

Fieldtrip Trio
Fieldtrip Trio - Feb 14 at Monte's

The Kingston Jazz Society will be presenting the Elizabeth Shepherd Trio in the Wilson room at the downtown public library on Sunday the 22nd of February at 2 pm. as part of our “Live@Your Library” Sunday afternoon series.  Elizabeth has just received a Juno nomination as jazz vocalist of the year and has become one Canada’s best known jazz musicians in Japan and Great Britain.

Elizabeth Shepherd - Live @ Your Library Feb 22nd
Elizabeth Shepherd - Live @ Your Library Feb 22nd

Live @ Your Library Series Updated

Hello everyone,

We have finalized our Live @ Your Library series and are pleased to announce that the Elizabeth Shepherd Trio will be the act on February 22nd.

Please see the updated Live @ Your Library page for complete details and online casino bonus offer links to the artists.

Once again, tickets are $15 per show.  The Sunday March 15th concert is $20.  Tickets for the entire series are $70 and are available through the Grand Theatre box office (613-530-2050) and at the door.

Jazz in January

There’s some great music coming up in January, starting with Monte’s Friday afternoons from 5:30 to 8:00.

January 9th brings the energetic and hard-swinging trio of Jonathan Stewart, Mike Perlin, and Rob Radford on sax, bass, and drums.

January 16th features Spencer Evans with Zak Colbert and Chris Smirnios.

January 23rd guitarist Dave Barton brings a quartet with Chris Smirnios, Mike Perlin, and Jon Stewart.

January 30th Sarah Hamilton and her husband David are back with Zak, Chris, and Jon.

Also this month, don’t forget to mark down January 17th in your calendars. Local composer/arranger/band-leader Greg Runions is bringing his 17 piece jazz band to the Wilson Room at the Online Casino Kingston Public Library. This show will feature new works by Greg and local musicians and long-time collaborators Dave Barton and Jonathan Stewart.

Greg is also bringing celebrated composer and trumpeter Joe Sullivan from Montreal. Joe has been a fixture on the Montreal jazz scene as an educator and musician since moving there after completing his studies at the famed New England Conservatory. I will send out a specific event invitation with more information about this great show.

Of course, January also startes the Live @ Your Library series by the Kingston Jazz Society, again in the Wilson Room.  The series begins on January 25th with Matt Wilson, John Geggie and Nancy Walker.