Past Tributes & Events

Past tributes and events

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Jazz singer Kimberly Ford and saxophonist Kim Richmond will combine to capture the real life bond between two great artists, Joni Mitchell and Herbie Hancock, in a concert to be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the Park Center in Hayward.

Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Students 18 and under are admitted for $5. Advance tickets are available at Art Beat in downtown Hayward (cash or check only) or may be purchased at here.

Ford, who has performed previously at The Park, reproduces the complex vocal inflections and range of Joni Mitchell reminiscent of her early years. And she powers skillfully through the sultry, deeply jazz-influenced compositions from Mitchell’s later collaborations with jazz bassist Charles Mingus and pianist Herbie Hancock.

The Ruth Cooney Quintet will perform one song off each of Joni's Studio Albums.

featuring
Jason Decristofaro/Vibes and Piano
Tim Doyle/Guitar
Zack Page/Bass
Just Watt/Drums
More information here

943 Alta Pine Drive, Altadena CA
5PM to 7PM Food will be served
6:00 A performance by lo haze
6:45 Simone White, Brett Farkas & other special guests perform their favorite Joni songs
8:00 A special performance of Joni’s entire The Hissing of Summer Lawns album by Robin Adler & Mutts of the Planet, with a guest dance performance by Lindsey Lollie.

Kiki Ebsen’s Joni Mitchell Project returns to the Festival of Arts for their third year to celebrate the genius of the Joni Mitchell songbook. Kiki delivers beautiful piano on "Both Sides Now" and "Case of You," and shifts to guitar on "Coyote" and "Chelsea Morning," among others. You'll enjoy her band arrangements of "Woodstock," "Big Yellow Taxi," and "Free Man in Paris," from the best knowns songs as much as you'll love digging deep with tracks like "Blonde in the Bleachers," "Twisted," and "Sex Kills." From Joni's earliest years to her later, more edgy, material, Kiki and her band pay tribute to Joni Mitchell, her music, style, originality and pure artistry. “Purely terrific” — Myrna Daniels ~ L. A. Jazz Scene. Don't miss it!

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 here
Time: 5:30-7:30pm More info here

To mark the 40th anniversary of Joni Mitchell’s seminal album 'Hejira', Sorana Santos recreated the 4200-mile round-trip from Portland, Maine, to LA, on which 'Hejira' was written. “I couldn’t sing the songs authentically”, says Sorana, “and realised the only way into the album was to do the trip, solo, like she did.” Alongside presenting a reinterpretation of 'Hejira' as a collage using the Great American Songbook, postmodern composers Adams and Cage, and hints of London and Seattle’s Free Improv and Grunge scenes, Sorana also performs original songs she wrote while travelling across the US, composing songs from astrophysics formulae in response to Mitchell’s metaphysical musings. More information here

‘Both Sides Now: Celebrating The Songs Of Joni Mitchell’ will see Kate Miller-Heidke, Ella Hooper, Wendy Matthews, Kristin Berardi and Rachel Gaudry perform some of the Joni’s most iconic songs in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in July, backed by a 12-piece band. Fans can expect to hear songs like ‘Big Yellow Taxi’, ‘Woodstock’ and ‘A Case Of You’ brought to life in some huge concert hall venues during the tour, including a set at the Sydney Opera House. More information here

‘Both Sides Now: Celebrating The Songs Of Joni Mitchell’ will see Kate Miller-Heidke, Ella Hooper, Wendy Matthews, Kristin Berardi and Rachel Gaudry perform some of the Joni’s most iconic songs in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in July, backed by a 12-piece band. Fans can expect to hear songs like ‘Big Yellow Taxi’, ‘Woodstock’ and ‘A Case Of You’ brought to life in some huge concert hall venues during the tour, including a set at the Sydney Opera House. More information here

‘Both Sides Now: Celebrating The Songs Of Joni Mitchell’ will see Kate Miller-Heidke, Ella Hooper, Wendy Matthews, Kristin Berardi and Rachel Gaudry perform some of the Joni’s most iconic songs in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in July, backed by a 12-piece band. Fans can expect to hear songs like ‘Big Yellow Taxi’, ‘Woodstock’ and ‘A Case Of You’ brought to life in some huge concert hall venues during the tour, including a set at the Sydney Opera House. More information here

‘Both Sides Now: Celebrating The Songs Of Joni Mitchell’ will see Kate Miller-Heidke, Ella Hooper, Wendy Matthews, Kristin Berardi and Rachel Gaudry perform some of the Joni’s most iconic songs in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in July, backed by a 12-piece band. Fans can expect to hear songs like ‘Big Yellow Taxi’, ‘Woodstock’ and ‘A Case Of You’ brought to life in some huge concert hall venues during the tour, including a set at the Sydney Opera House. More information here

Joni Mitchell will celebrate her 75th birthday this November. Her album Blue, released in summer 1971, is widely regarded as one of the greatest folk albums ever. In the mid-1970's, Mitchell challenged her audience by turning into a more experimental and jazzy direction. In the Join in Joni Mitchell -tribute concert her songs are staged by pianist, singer and songwriter Laura Sippola. More information here