Sizzle Restaurant and Bar, 285 King St. E. (Jazz Venue)
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Jazz on Colborne
We explore the world of jazz standards. Each standard tells a story in a concise way. Although on some level they are very familiar, there are infinite possibilities to discover. Over the last three years we have played at community fundraisers and events such as Art Among the Ruins, and at Homegrown Live last year
A classically trained pianist with a passion for jazz, David holds a Bachelor of Music from Acadia, having also studied at Humber College’s prestigious Jazz Studies Program. Along the way he has had experience as a performer, conductor and teacher in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. He is now retiring in Kingston, performing regularly at the RCHA. www.uniquely-yours.ca
Relatively Minor had their debut performance last year at the 2017 Homegrown festival under the name Oscar Evans Quintet. Since that time we’ve added an extra horn to the section, and a permanent vocalist. We play everything from classic soul to modern jazz and funk.
The Kitchen Gypsies live in Kingston, and play the Gypsy Jazz (Jazz Manouche) style of music created by Django Reinhardt in France in the 1930’s. In addition to private gatherings and celebrations, we have performed at local events including open air markets, art events, various charity events, The Skeleton Park Festival, Art Among the Ruins and of course Homegrown Live.
Dave Barton Trio
Dave is a busy performer, composer, arranger and teacher, and has performed live in all venues: jazz clubs, musical theatre, recordings, and concerts with many Canadian jazz luminaries. Dave teaches privately and at the St. Lawrence College Music and Digital Arts program. http://www.davebarton.ca/Dave_Barton/Welcome.html
Michelle recently returned to Kingston to complete her Bachelor of Music at Queenʼs after living and working in Montreal. In December 2017, Michelle made her return to the stage performing a sold-out Christmas concert at the Isabel. For more information and upcoming performances, including Tuesday Night Jazz at Olivea, visit www.michellekasaboski.com.
This is a Jazz/Blues/Funk focused part of the larger HoozHear? band. These senior members of HoozHear (ages 14-24) bring the same professionalism, dedication and love for music that was seen at last year’s Next Generation venue, distilled into a smaller group. www.facebook.com/hoozhear
This funky alternative to a string quartet plays unique arrangements of pop and jazz standards. These four women really rock their horns! All are experienced big band musicians who perform regularly throughout the area. Consider The Saxobelles Saxophone Quartet for corporate events and celebrations. http://www.saxobellesmusic.com/ Facebook and Twitter.
Glenn Tooth / Tim Seier Bossa Nova Express
Tim is a Canadian guitarist recently returned to Canada from a stint in Europe, known for his musical versatility, taking a strong rhythmic approach to a wide range of styles, and having deep roots in the tradition of the steel string guitar. Glenn is a flutist living near Kingston who has been playing in the area for several years.
Celebrating the great American songbook of jazz standards, songs that virtually defined jazz at the peak of post-war popularity and which – because of their lovely, singer-friendly melodies and ever-green lyrics – are still favourites decades later. This rotating cast of first-call jazz players, with Jones up front, offers a compelling mix of instrumentals and vocals to put smiles on faces and warmth into hearts.