HomeGrown Live 2012: May 12 at the RCHA

HomeGrown Live 2012: Jazz at the RCHA

The Kingston Jazz Society is proud to be lending a hand to the Homegrown Live Music Festival once again.  As with last year, there will be a full afternoon and evening if live jazz.  We will again be on the 3rd floor of the RCHA Club.  (193 Ontario.)  This year, food will be available through The Pasta Shelf.

Be sure to check out their full schedule.  The jazz portion will be as follows:

The RCHA Club (193 Ontario Street) is Homegrown Live’s venue for Jazz. This year’s Jazz lineup is:

4:00 Spencer Evans westword fioricet
5:00 Rubbaboo
6:00 Sara Hamilton and David
7:00 Glenna Green
8:00 Downtown Trio
9:00 Blue Swing Quartet
10:00 Kingston Jazz Composers Collective
11:00 Mauricio Montecinos and Latin Fusion

This is the fourth year of the Homegrown Live Music Festival, which celebrates area talent for a jam-packed day of music.  All musicians graciously donate their time to the event.

As with last year, bracelets are $10, $5 with a donation of food.  All proceeds from the day go to Joe’s M.I.L.L. and the Partners in Mission Foodbank.  You can read more about the festival here.

Tonight: Kingston Symphony Simply Sinatra

Kingston Symphony presents SIMPLY SINATRA

Friday, April 13 2012, 8pm

Ol’ Blue Eyes is considered to be one of the most iconic performers of the 20th century. His colourful personality, vocal virtuosity, and unique way of delivering a lyric ensured his top billing in pop-culture history. Award-winning performer Steve Lippia honours Sinatra with a roster of timeless music. His hgh extreme youthful, energetic talent and powerful show will create a perfect blend of then and now. Come fly with us as we get sentimental over that old black magic under a blue moon.

Adults – $49 to 20; Seniors – $45 to 20; Students – $25 to $15; Children – $10; all plus HST and handling fee.

Glen Fast, Conductor
Steve Lippia, Vocals

March 24: Dee Dee Bridgewater at The Grand Theatre

Grand Theatre Presents: Dee Dee Bridgewater

Dee Dee Bridgewater
Dee Dee Bridgewater: March 24

In 2011, Dee Dee Bridgewater, who qualifies as something of a legend herself, won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album. The Grammy, her third, is for her splendid Billie Holiday homage, Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee semenax health problems. While remaining reverent to Holidays spirit, the celebrated vocalist gives a fresh spin to such Holiday classics as God Bless the Child, “Strange Fruit” and Lady Sings the Blues.

Dee Dee Bridgewater will be in The Rosen Room of The Grand Theatre on Saturday, March 24 at 7:30pm.  When buying tickets, use promo code gardenia for a 15% discount!

March 2: Arturo Sandoval at The Grand Theatre

Grand Theatre Presents: Arturo Sandoval – A Tribute to my Friend Dizzy Gillespie

Artuto Sandoval - March 2 at The Grand

Series: Grand Theatre Presents (Empire Life Jazz Series)
Friday, March 2, 07:30 PM
Grand Theatre, Regina Rosen Auditorium, 218 Princess Street.

Arturo Sandoval is fluent in at least four musical languages. He can burn through an Afro-Cuban groove, tear up a bebop tune, soar over a Mozart concerto and sooth you with a luscious ballad; with equal power and grace.

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Feb 3: Ravi Coltrane Quartet at The Grand Theatre

Grand Theatre Presents: Ravi Coltrane Quartet

Series: Grand Theatre Presents (Empire Life Jazz Series)
Friday, February 3, 07:30 PM
Grand Theatre, Regina Rosen Auditorium, 218 Princess Street.

About Ravi Coltrane Quartet

At the age of 44, Coltrane is now a Blue Note Record artist (the label where his father John Coltrane made his landmark 1957 album Blue Train) and is regarded as a powerfully online casino video mature musician with a richly diverse, yet highly distinctive concept as both a saxophonist and a composer. His longtime quartet – with pianist Luis Perdomo, bassist Drew Gress, and drummer E.J. Strickland – has established themselves
as one of the most consistently thrilling and acclaimed working groups in jazz today

Tickets ($37-$42) are available on-line or by calling the Box Office at 613-530-2050.
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Bases Loaded concert/workshop in support of Joe’s MILL – The Wilson Room Tues. Oct. 4

From The EMC:

More often than not, the spotlight belongs to a band’s lead singer or guitarist. On Oct. 4, however, it will be bassists who take centre stage for a special “Basses Loaded” concert/workshop in support of the Joe Chithalen Musical Instrument Lending Library (Joe’s MILL), the organization currently holds over 400 instruments available for Kingstonians to borrow and enjoy.

Accomplished area bassists Alec Barken, David Woodenhead, Al Parrish and Zak payday loans bad credit Colbert will take turns demonstrating some tricks of the trade, thereby enhancing audience members’ appreciation for what can be accomplished with different varieties of bass, including five-string, six-string, upright and fretless.

Basses Loaded will take place Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wilson Room at the Kingston Public Library. Tickets are $10 in advance, or $15 at the door, and are available at Brian’s Record Option and Joe’s MILL (559 Bagot St.).

Cultural Kaleidoscope – Sept 14 at 7pm

If you’re looking for Jazz in Kingston, you’re in for a treat at this year’s Cultural Kaleidoscope on Wednesday, September 14 at 7pm. The event, held at The Renaissance Event Venue at 285 Queen Street, will feature The Downtown Trio, Sounds of Jazz and more. Full details follow:

Cultural Kaleidoscope 2011 - Wed Sep 14 2011 7pm

This year’s programming will include an exciting variety of the eight disciplines Online Pokies The Kingston Arts Council
represents, including: The Downtown Trio Jazz Band, Emily Fennel, Sounds of Jazz & The Haitian Sensation, a theatrical performance by Theatre Kingston, a Latin dance performance by the Kingston School of Dance, graphic designs by Julian Berry, Vince Perez and Kevin Merritt, films by Kingston videographers – Leigh Ann Bellamy and Janelle Zhao, poetry by Eric Folsom, visual art by the Academy Gallery, Cornerstone, Gallery Raymond… and so much more!

Prince Edward County Jazz Festival: Aug.16-21

The Prince Edward County Jazz Festival starts up on Tuesday, August 16 and runs through to Sunday the 21st.

Once again, the festival has an impressive list of artists and variety of programming.  The full schedule Kingston’s Dave Barton, and his very talented son, Paul Barton.

Guido Basso and Ranee Lee take to the stage casino online uk on Friday, The Mike Murley Septet headlines on Saturday, and the Brian Barlow Big Band ends the festival on the Sunday.  You can also catch Robi Botos, who started our 2010 Live @ Your Library Series, and Toronto’s P.R.A.M. Trio who visited Kingston in May.

2011 PEC Jazz Festival:  August 16-21
2011 PEC Jazz Festival: August 16-21

June 16-18: Jazz @ Skeleton Park Music Festival

Applecrisp has done it again! Get ready for the 6th annual Skeleton Park Music Festival at McBurney Park here in Kingston, Ontario. We are pleased to support this event. Please check out further details at:


As for jazz at SPMF, we are excited to see that Yuka is playing at 2:30pm, and the Souljazz Orchestra at 7:30pm, both on Sat, June 18th.

Since their creation in Ottawa, Canada, back in 2002, the Souljazz Orchestra have become one of the most potent bands in their field. Drawing on the rough, raw grooves of the ’60s and ’70s and effortlessly fusing soul, jazz, afro and latin rhythms within their music, the group have moved forward the blueprint of Fela, Fania and the funk in entirely new ways, while keeping the vital analogue grit intact. As a live unit, years of relentless touring have formed the band into an in-demand fixture at venues and festivals worldwide casino en ligne roulette.

Having turned heads with two fine records on the Toronto-based Do Right! label, Freedom No Go Die (2006, featuring their breakthrough single “Mista President”) and Manifesto (2008), the Souljazz Orchestra have recently released the hotly anticipated Rising Sun album on London-based Strut Records. Drawing on a wider canvas of styles than ever before, touching on spiritual jazz, deep African rhythms, and cinematic soundscapes, the Orchestra take their sound to new heights with stunning musicianship and virtuoso arrangements throughout. Long-time fan Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio One) has already declared this album to be their best yet.

Pierre Chrétien – vintage keyboards, percussion, vocals
Marielle Rivard – percussion, vocals
Steve Patterson – tenor saxophone, percussion, vocals
Ray Murray – baritone saxophone, percussion, vocals
Zakari Frantz – alto saxophone, flute, percussion, vocals
Philippe Lafrenière – drums, percussion, vocals

Website: http://www.souljazzorchestra.com/home.html

Yuka are a Funk and Nu-Jazz band from Toronto, featuring Kingston’s own James Taylor on guitar. Check out their music at: