Sunday, January 21
Chalmers United Church (side entrance)
$20 general admission
students free (with valid ID)
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Hannah Barstow (b. 1994) is an up-and-coming performer and composer in the Toronto music scene. Originally from Napanee, Ontario, she began studying piano at the age of four, and started singing and playing professionally at the age of twelve. In June of 2012, Hannah received an ARCT in piano performance with first class honours. In August of that year, she won first place in the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Associations Music Writing Competition, for her piano suite entitled A Day. Hannah is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto, where she earned a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance on piano with honours.
While at U of T, Hannah received a number of awards, including the Albert and Wilhelmine Francis Renewable Scholarship in Music (2012-2016), the U of T Jazz Arranging Prize (2015), and the Oscar Peterson Grant for Jazz Performance as part of the Hnatyshyn Foundation Developing Artists Grant program (2015). Hannah has studied with some of Toronto’s leading musicians, including U of T faculty Mike Murley, Christine Duncan, Terry Promane and Chris Donnelly. Before university, she studied with Mark Eisenman and Kingston-based composer Martha Hill Duncan.
Hannah is involved in a number of groups of varying styles, including her jazz trio, which has regularly performed at the Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar since June of 2015, and they were featured as the student performers at the Ken Page Memorial Trust Fundraising Gala in October of 2015. She has also led groups at the Prince Edward County Jazz Festival for the past nine years, including the summer of 2016 when she was featured as the Rising Young Star. Her compositions and arrangements have been performed by the U of T Jazz Orchestra and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble.
Sunday, October 29th
Chalmers United Church
Formed in 1998, Murley’s original trio featured Ed Bickert (guitar) and Steve Wallace (bass). In 2000, this group released “Live at the Senator”, winning that year’s Juno Award for best mainstream jazz album. Bickert retired from playing professionally shortly after this but in Nov 2012 a recording of the trio’s previously unissued material, “Test of Time”, was released and promptly produced another Juno. These recordings are certainly made significant by the fact that they represent the final two contributions to the legendary guitarist’s rich discography.
Murley’s current trio, which now features Reg Schwager (guitar) continues this tradition of intimate, lyrical explorations of jazz standards. Often Guido Basso (trumpet/flugelhorn) joins the trio as a special guest. His incomparable musicality is always welcome and the addition of his voice lends the group a unique and truly special dynamic. With Basso as a guest the group has made two tours of Mexico including an extensive trip as featured artists at Festival Internacional Cervantinoin 2007.
68 Centre Street
$20 (+ service fee) general admission
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Please note, there is limited seating available; please purchase tickets online to ensure a space. There may be a couple more seats available at the door but no guarantees.
Wine and cheese are included with entry.
Originally from Sydney, Nova Scotia, Ethan Ardelli is a freelancing drummer on the Toronto jazz scene. Since graduating from the University of Toronto in 2006, Ethan has had the good fortune of working with such artists as Dewey Redman, Mark Turner, Mark Feldman, Jeremy Pelt, George Mraz and Mulgrew Miller. Ethan has played on two Juno award winning albums (Jane Bunnett’s “Radio Guantanamo” and Mike Downes’ “Ripple Effect”). As well as leading his own group Ethan is currently a member of the Darren Sigesmund Quintet, Nancy Walker Quintet, Mike Downes’ Trio, Brian Dickinson Trio, Harley Card Quintet and William Carn’s “Run Stop Run”.
Ethan Ardelli – drums
Luis Deniz – alto sax
Chris Donnely – piano
Devon Henderson – bass
Saturday, June 10th
30 Edgehill Street
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 for various roles.
John MacLeod’s credentials as a trumpeter, composer and arranger have been firmly established, with a distinguished career spanning almost thirty years on the Canadian music scene. He has worked with Toronto’s most elite musicians and musical organizations in both the jazz and commercial music fields. In 2003, John formed his own large jazz ensemble, the 20-piece Rex Hotel Orchestra (named after the club where it performs the last Monday of each month). The Rex Hotel Orchestra is now one of Canada’s finest Big Band Jazz Orchestras.
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Our 2017 Winter Concert Series entitled Friends & Neighbours.
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)
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.
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.
Continue reading “July 8 8pm: Jazz Soul Night featuring Elizabeth Shepherd & Chantal Thompson with Michael Occhipinti”
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.
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Co-presented by the Skeleton Park Arts Festival.
The Porch Jazz Parade (entering its sixth year!) offers a fun romp through the streets with pit stops for concerts along the way. At each location, local jazz ensembles will play a half-hour set—dance in the streets or bring a portable lawn chair and relax. Kid and family-friendly!
This year’s parade will be lead by the amazing WHAT CHEER? BRIGADE, with the following porch locations:
- 303 Montreal St: PAUL MORRISON
- 133 Charles St: BINKY SWINGS
- 32 Patrick St: SPENCER EVANS
- 13 Redan St: TALK OF THE STREET
- Skeleton Park: INSIDE OUT
For more information, please check the Skeleton Park Arts Festival website.