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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.