Upcoming Tributes & Events

Upcoming tributes and events

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A jazz tribute to Joni Mitchell is scheduled on Sunday, April 23, from 6 to 8 pm, at Pizzeria Lauretano in Bethel, CT. The seven-member group includes four Newtown residents — Leslie Ballard (flute and vocals), Roger Post (drums), Matt Spencer (percussion), and Steve Zerlin (bass) — who plan to perform music from Mitchell’s critically acclaimed jazz albums, Shadows & Light, Hejira, Mingus, Miles of Aisles, Court & Spark and The Hissing of Summer Lawns. More info.

A collaborative artist residency between two interdisciplinary NYC artists (Tatiana Pandiani & Jacinta Clusellas) have created NORA, a new documentary musical theatre piece inspired by Ibsen’s "A Doll’s House" and the true stories of mothers & wives across the country, April 10-24, 2017 at Lanesboro Arts.

"There’s also a musical element to the project, which has a starting point on Joni Mitchell, one of the most important and influential female recording artist of the late 20th century. We will be listening and analyzing a selection of her songs, while relating them to the different scenes and responses that we develop through Nora’s story. We will dive into different songs from her albums Song To A Seagull, For The Roses, Clouds and more! Through lyric interpretation and different listening activities, we will share our thoughts and reflections, adding them to the overall analysis of themes and questions in the play." More information.

A benefit for Whitman-Walker Health featuring the music of Joni Mitchell and the original music of D.C.'s music community

Carefully selected California wines will be featured along with Central Coast California inspired small plates.

All proceeds benefit Whitman-Walker Health. Their mission - is to be the highest quality, culturally competent community health center serving greater Washington’s diverse urban community, including individuals who face barriers to accessing care, and with a special expertise in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) and HIV care.

Performers include: Annie Stokes, Cynthia Marie, Ara Casey, Rachel Kline, Sarah Curtin, Alex Tebeleff, Megan Jean and the KFB, Foster Carrots, and more!

$10 donation for entrance
$20 donation provides entrance, a glass of wine, and small plates
Tickets and more information.

After releasing two ambitious studio albums and relentlessly touring for the last three years, Providence, RI art-pop power trio Arc Iris is ready to unveil its next project to the world: a complete re-imagination of Joni Mitchell's seminal album Blue. Whereas acoustic guitars and minimal arrangements are some of the hallmarks on Mitchell's original recording, Arc Iris' interpretation of the music is bold and modern. The band mixes the sounds of symphonic analogue synths, heavy drum beats, and sampling, while the iconic songs themselves are never swallowed up by the tide of these inventive arrangements. More information.

After releasing two ambitious studio albums and relentlessly touring for the last three years, Providence, RI art-pop power trio Arc Iris is ready to unveil its next project to the world: a complete re-imagination of Joni Mitchell's seminal album Blue. Whereas acoustic guitars and minimal arrangements are some of the hallmarks on Mitchell's original recording, Arc Iris' interpretation of the music is bold and modern. The band mixes the sounds of symphonic analogue synths, heavy drum beats, and sampling, while the iconic songs themselves are never swallowed up by the tide of these inventive arrangements. More information.

Starting off four summer concerts with Kiki Ebsen’s Joni Mitchell Project is May 6 at South Pasadena’s 9th Annual Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk. Kiki Ebsen’s Joni Mitchell Project is pleased to be headlining The Carnegie Stage in the Community Room of the South Pasadena Library this year. In all, 60 acts will be performing on multiple stages for the annual event.

In 1968, Kiki Ebsen discovered the magic of Joni Mitchell on “Song to a Seagull.” With each subsequent release including “Clouds,” “Ladies of the Canyon,” and onto “Blue,” Kiki discovered the magic of Mitchell’s brilliant lyrics, amazing arrangements, and solid song stylings, each new album giving greater insight into Joni’s artistry. Ebsen created The Joni Mitchell Project” as an opportunity for Joni-inspired professional musicians to join her in declaring “our respect, regard, and unending appreciation for her gifts.” Concert repertoire includes selections from nine of Mitchell’s albums, from “Song to a Seagull” through “Wild Things Run Fast” (1968–1976).

Kiki Ebsen’s Joni Mitchell Project features:
Kiki Ebsen (vocals, piano, keyboard, guitar)
Grant Geissman (guitars, sitar, vocals)
Terry Wollman (guitar, vocals)
Steven Lawrence (bass)
Matt Starr (drums)

Tickets: Free Event
Location: Carnegie Stage, South Pasadena Library, 1100 Oxley Street, S. Pasadena, CA 91030
Time: 8:45-10pm
For more info: https://kikiebsen.com/the-joni-mitchell-project

“Women of Heart and Mind: The Songs of Joni Mitchell,” Moyer Room, May 4-6, 11-13: An all-female musical revue based on the songs of Joni Mitchell. More info

After releasing two ambitious studio albums and relentlessly touring for the last three years, Providence, RI art-pop power trio Arc Iris is ready to unveil its next project to the world: a complete re-imagination of Joni Mitchell's seminal album Blue. Whereas acoustic guitars and minimal arrangements are some of the hallmarks on Mitchell's original recording, Arc Iris' interpretation of the music is bold and modern. The band mixes the sounds of symphonic analogue synths, heavy drum beats, and sampling, while the iconic songs themselves are never swallowed up by the tide of these inventive arrangements. More information.

The three piece Shadows and Light perform stunning interpretations of iconic singer–songwriter Joni Mitchell’s legendary song book, including classics from the landmark ‘Blue’ album, along with numbers like ‘Hejira’, ‘Secret Place’ and ‘Hissing of Summer Lawns’. With vocalist Maura Vambeck, Dave Mulligan on guitar and Paul Enright on keyboard, their hypnotic performance of the lyrics and life of Joni brings to vivid life Joan Anderson, the poet, artist and mother. More info

The Firehall Arts Centre is proud to produce and present the world premiere of Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell from Saturday, April 29 to Saturday, May 20, 2017.

The enduring music of Canadian icon and renowned singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is reimagined in this energetic musical experience. Conceived and directed by two of Vancouver's own theatrical powerhouses, AnDrew Cohen and Anna Kuman, Circle Game features six quadruple-threat talents including Erik Gow (Pride and Prejudice), Scott Perrie (Godspell), Adriana Ravalli (Rock of Ages), Kimmy Choi Rowland (Avenue Q), Sara Vickruck (Love Bomb), and David Z. Cohen (Heathers: The Musical). Together, they play eighteen instruments, creating modern variations on themes by Joni Mitchell.

One of the most influential female recording artists of the late 20th century, Joni Mitchell has often reflected on social and environmental ideals through her music. Millennial culture celebrates the repurposed and the upcycleD. Mitchell's music stands the test of time and once again she is the voice of a generation. The heartbreak of a failed love affair in "River", the fear of imminent ecological disaster in "Big Yellow Taxi", and the promise of a generation gathering to 'get back to the garden' in "Woodstock" are topics that resound as heavily today as they did fifty years ago.

Donna Spencer, Artistic Producer at the Firehall Arts Centre states, "As I look back on the powerful impact Joni Mitchell's songs had on the Baby Boomer generation, I am excited the Firehall will premiere this reimagining of her music in this production conceived and created by Millennials AnDrew Cohen and Anna Kuman. Issues that Mitchell sang about in the '60s and '70s are unfortunately still relevant today. Audiences will not only be reminded of this, but given the opportunity to enjoy her beautiful poetic lyrics and masterful melodies."

More information.

After releasing two ambitious studio albums and relentlessly touring for the last three years, Providence, RI art-pop power trio Arc Iris is ready to unveil its next project to the world: a complete re-imagination of Joni Mitchell's seminal album Blue. Whereas acoustic guitars and minimal arrangements are some of the hallmarks on Mitchell's original recording, Arc Iris' interpretation of the music is bold and modern. The band mixes the sounds of symphonic analogue synths, heavy drum beats, and sampling, while the iconic songs themselves are never swallowed up by the tide of these inventive arrangements. More information.

The music of Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell will take center stage at the Williamsburg Regional Library next month for the library’s annual Dewey Decibel Concert Series.

On May 20, the folk duo Joan & Joni will perform a collection of songs by Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell. Comprised of singer-songwriters Allison Shapira and Kipyn Martin, the band covers classic songs by the two influential folk singers, as well as hidden gems from their extensive back catalogs.More info here.

Singer/songwriter Joanna Eden presents a breathtaking show in celebration of her hero Joni Mitchell. With a world-class band featuring pianist/guitarist Chris Ingham and Lewis Andrews on bass/guitar, she lovingly interprets Joni's masterpieces; taking the audience on a journey through the myriad of ideas, textures, themes, voices and emotions of Mitchell's canon... and tracing Joni's influences in some of her own songs. Expect to catch glimpses of a singer and her band in ecstasy!

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The three piece Shadows and Light perform stunning interpretations of iconic singer–songwriter Joni Mitchell’s legendary song book, including classics from the landmark ‘Blue’ album, along with numbers like ‘Hejira’, ‘Secret Place’ and ‘Hissing of Summer Lawns’. With vocalist Maura Vambeck, Dave Mulligan on guitar and Paul Enright on keyboard, their hypnotic performance of the lyrics and life of Joni brings to vivid life Joan Anderson, the poet, artist and mother. More info

Kiki Ebsen’s Joni Mitchell Project returns to The E Spot Lounge at Vitello’s Upstairs in Studio City on their 2017 summer tour. After two sold-out concerts at this venue in tribute to their favorite singer-songwriter, Kiki Ebsen and her band, including Grant Geissman, Terry Wollman, Steven Lawrence, and Matt Starr return in concert and offer patrons the opportunity to enjoy an evening of music by the iconic singer/songwriter.

In 1968, Kiki Ebsen discovered the magic of Joni Mitchell on “Song to a Seagull.” With each subsequent release including “Clouds,” “Ladies of the Canyon,” and onto “Blue,” Kiki discovered the magic of Mitchell’s brilliant lyrics, amazing arrangements, and solid song stylings, each new album giving greater insight into Joni’s artistry. Ebsen created The Joni Mitchell Project” as an opportunity for Joni-inspired professional musicians to join her in declaring “our respect, regard, and unending appreciation for her gifts.” Concert repertoire includes selections from nine of Mitchell’s albums, from “Song to a Seagull” through “Wild Things Run Fast” (1968–1976).

Location: E-Spot Lounge, Vitello’s Restaurant, 4349 Tujunga Ave., Studio City, CA 91604
Tickets: http://www.vitellosrestaurant.com/purchase-tickets
Time: 8:00–10:00pm
For more info: https://kikiebsen.com/the-joni-mitchell-project

Summer fun returns to Laguna Beach, California this summer, as Kiki Ebsen’s Joni Mitchell Project returns to perform the Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters for their second year. “The Laguna Beach Festival of Arts is a 501©3 with a mission to promote, produce, and sponsor events and activities that encourage the appreciation, study and performance of the arts.”

What better memories for Summer 2017 than to celebrate Joni’s songs in the perfect beach setting as the decades separating now from the days when her songs were first on the radio seem to disappear from the first song forward. Longtime patrons know the Festival of Arts as one of the most exciting live music events in the area. Performing from 5:30 – 7:30pm on the Festival Concert Stage promises the audience an unforgettable evening.

Kiki Ebsen’s Joni Mitchell Project features:
Kiki Ebsen (vocals, piano, keyboard, guitar)
Grant Geissman (guitars, sitar, vocals)
Terry Wollman (guitar, vocals)
Steven Lawrence (bass)
Matt Starr (drums)

Location: 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2FestivalofArts
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
For more info: https://kikiebsen.com/the-joni-mitchell-project

Bogies in Westlake Village invited Kiki Ebsen’s Joni Mitchell Project to reprise their 2016 performance. This date marks the gentle end of summer, celebrating with Joni Mitchell songs presented in the spirit of “Shadows and Light.” Enjoy beloved hits including “Chelsea Morning,” “Both Sides Now,” “Help Me,” and “Big Yellow Taxi” as well as “Blonde in the Bleachers,” “Black Crow,” “Conversation,” “Cold Blue Steel,” and “Carey,” as just a sample of what you’ll hear.

Kiki Ebsen’s Joni Mitchell Project features:
Kiki Ebsen (vocals, piano, keyboard, guitar)
Grant Geissman (guitars, sitar, vocals)
Terry Wollman (guitar, vocals)
Steven Lawrence (bass)
Matt Starr (drums)

Location: Bogies, 32001 Agoura Rd., Westlake Village, CA 91361
Tickets: http://www.bogies-bar.com/events
Time: 7:00–9:00pm
For more info: https://kikiebsen.com/the-joni-mitchell-project