Jazz Festival 2008



October 3, 4, and 5th

at the newly renovated Baby Grand Theatre

218 Princess St, Kingston ON

$25 per concert, series $70

tickets available at Grand Theatre box office 613-530-2050

October 3rd, 8 pm

Kellylee Evans (vocals)

Kevin Barrett (acoustic guitar)

Dave Thompson (acoustic guitar)

Matthew Lima (electric bass, electric upright)

Adam Bowman (drums)

This year’s opening night performer Ottawa-based Kellylee Evans has described her jazz infused blend of world-beat soul as “Sade meets Erykah Badu meets Sarah Vaughan meets Norah Jones – in the Caribbean.”

Kellylee Evans
Saturday October 4th, 2 pm

October 4th, 8 pm

Brandi Disterheft Quintet

Brandi Disterheft (acoustic bass)

Chris Gale (tenor sax)

Stacie McGregor (Fender Rhodes)

Sly Juhas (drums)

Terra Hazelton (vocals)

Still in her twenties, Brandi Disterheft is one of hottest bassist in Canadian jazz and has been taking the jazz world by storm since winning the 2008 JUNO for Traditional Jazz Album of the Year for her premiere disc, “DEBUT”. It is not only her swinging bass playing that is making people sit up and take notice, but also her innovative writing style using lively grooves with influences from Mingus to Bjork.


Brandi Disterheft

October 5th, 2 pm

Marianne Trudel with Jonathan Stewart

Marianne Trudel (piano)

Jonathan Stewart (tenor sax)

Recipient of the Prix Étoiles Galaxie de Radio-Canada (2007) for the Generic Cialis best composition played at the Montreal Jazz Festival, pianist and composer Marianne Trudel has performed internationally in various settings, including solo piano recitals, trios, quintet and large ensemble for which she writes and arranges all of the music.

Kingston’s own Jonathan Stewart is a graduate of the McGill University jazz program as well as an attendee of the Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Jonathan is known for his soulful tenor sax playing. He had shared the stage with Chucho Valdes, Kenny Wheeler, Don Thompson, and John MacLeod.


Marianne Trudel


Vanessa Rodrigues

Aroma Restro Wine Bar

October 3rd &4th 10 pm

Vanessa Rodrigues

Vanessa Rodrigues (Hammond B-3)

Dave Barton (guitar)

Mike Cassells (drums)

The host of this year’s late night sessions Vanessa Rodrigues is one of Canada’s premier young jazz organists. Based in Montreal, she appears frequently with her own groups and as a side musician at Canadian jazz venues and festivals, and has toured overseas in Europe and Japan.

no cover

248 Ontario St, Kingston ON


Check out the the “Other Jazz Performances” section for more jazz events happening in the Kingston area.
If you would like to be considered for a Kingston Jazz Society performance, please forward your promo package and CD to:
Jim Thornburrow, Secretary
Kingston Jazz Society
139 MacDonnell St
Kingston, ON, K7L 4B9