The 11th annual Homegrown Live Music Festival SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2019.
King Street Sizzle, 285 King Street East (Jazz)
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The Kitchen Gypsies
The Kitchen Gypsies live in Kingston, Ontario and play the Gypsy Jazz (Jazz Manouche) style of music created by Django Reinhardt in France in the 1930’s. In addition to charitable functions, private gatherings and celebrations, we have performed at local events including open air markets, The Skeleton Park Festival, Art Among the Ruins and the Homegrown Festival.
The 20th Century
Performing the great works of the Jazz Songbooks of the 20th Century
Jazz on Colborne
Featuring our wonderful singer Selina Chiarelli, we explore the world of jazz standards. Each standard tells a story in a simple direct way, Although standards are in some ways very familiar there is always more to discover each time you play one.
Martello Alley Cats
Martello Alley Cats is a hip vocal jazz ensemble with twelve singers and two instrumentalists. We sing chestnuts such as Smile, recalling the unforgettable Charlie Chaplain,Trickle Trickle and Boy from New York City from Manhattan Transfer, and avant-garde jazz in Fusion. We have a lively combination of soloists and harmonizers. The CATS are too much fun to miss!!!!!
This band is a tribute to the sweet, funky,old-style street jams of New Orleans. We started out playing in Skeleton Park, where half of us live…and we like to help people shake it loose!
Kingston’s own Chantal Thompson is a local jazz and multidisciplinary artist who recorded her first solo jazz CD in New York City with some of the jazz greats. Chantal has toured with bands such as Directions, a seven piece fusion band playing the Montreal Jazz Festival and the Jazz Café in London, UK. On her latest CD Sirens & Stars, Chantal reimagines beautiful soulful standards and originals in the cool jazz genre, with a bluesy introspection. The record has been described as having a “cinematic quality” with nods to Nina Simone, Billy Holiday and Ornette Coleman. Chantal has recently been exploring playing percussion and jazz vocal as a duet with Rich Bannard on drums.
Paul Morrison Trio
Paul Morrison’s dedication to performance and composition stems from his teen years in B.C. His innate talent and creativity were tuned at Humber where he earned the school’s highest award in honor of Oscar Petersen.
We got together a few years ago to play Jazz standards every Tuesday night at 7:00. Thus our name Standards@7. We have been performing a regular monthly TGIF gig for more than two years. We cover standards, that is, primarily pop tunes that have stood the test of time, and have been performed by Jazz musicians for decades.
Michelle Kasaboski is on a journey to establish herself as a top versatile vocalist in the Canadian music scene. In December 2018 she performed her 2nd Annual Christmas Concert at the Grand Theatre to a sold-out crowd, along with releasing a brand new EP of Jazz standards. More info.
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. More info.