Past Tributes & Events

Past tributes and events

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The Joni Mitchell Jazz Tribute.
Edmond Town Hall
Newtown, CT.
October 13, 2018 at 8:00pm.
Wine bar and doors open 7:00pm.

This seven-member group features Leslie Ballard (vocals, flute), Steve Zerlin (bass), Roger Post (drums), Christian Martirano (keyboards), Steve Moran (sax, clarinet), George Lesiw (guitar), and percussionist Matt Spencer. Playing music from her critically acclaimed jazz albums: Shadows & Light, Hejira, Mingus, Miles of Aisles, Court & Spark, and The Hissing of Summer Lawns.

Videos and a slideshow of Joni's masterful paintings are a beautiful backdrop to this live performance. All proceeds benefit Town Hall Restoration Fund. RESERVED SEATING. ADVANCE PURCHASE RECOMMENDED. Tickets $20, More information here.

Join bestselling author David Yaffe, Hannah Reimann (vocals, piano & dulcimer) and Michele Temple (guitar & vocals) for a an evening of Joni Mitchell's hits from the 1960's and 1970's (Big Yellow Taxi, River, A Case of You, etc.), plus readings from Yaffe's 2017 biography of the iconic composer, poet and painter.

Yaffe will sign copies of the new paperback release of the book which can be purchased after the concert.

With readings from the book about her life, colleagues and friends, namely Leonard Cohen, James Taylor, Carole King, Judy Collins and David Geffen, we'll celebrate Mitchell's 75th birthday year with songs beloved to generations of songwriters and audience members around the globe. More information here.

‘Down To You’ is a concert version of John Kelly’s acclaimed tribute to the music of Joni Mitchell. This ‘drag free’ version is performed without the usual theatrical costumes, focused on songs from the various stages of Ms. Mitchell’s career, sung in Kelly’s signature three-octave voice, and played utilizing her unique guitar tunings and on the dulcimer that she gave him upon first seeing his performance. Music direction and piano by Zecca Esquibel.

Kelly’s 2017 version of ‘Down to You’ (Joe’s Pub, June 2017) was cited by The New York Times as one of the top ten opera and vocal performances of the year and was included in New York Magazine’s ‘Reasons to Love New York’ feature.

John Kelly is a performance and visual artist. Over the course of his four-decade-long career he has created over 30 group and solo performance works including ‘Pass The Blutwurst, Bitte’, ‘Find My Way Home’, and ‘Paved Paradise: The Art of Joni Mitchell’. His works have been presented at BAM, Lincoln Center, The Kitchen, New York Live Arts, PS 122 and the Tate Modern among other venues.

Awards and fellowships include 2 Bessie Awards, 2 Obie Awards, a USA Artists Award, and 2 NEA American Masterpieces Awards. Fellowships include The American Academy in Rome, The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and The Sundance Theatre Institute.

In 2017 he premiered ‘Time No Line,’ a performance work based on 40 years of journal writings at La MaMa, and an exhibition of his visual artwork was presented at Howl! Happening and subsequently traveled to Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT. More information here

Joni's Soul began as a collaboration between expressive "from-the-heart" singer Gina Foster and former Van Morrison guitarist Ronnie Johnson, enlisting some of UK's very finest players with a shared love for an artist they consider to be one of the greatest singer/songwriters and guitar innovators of the last half century.

Coyote, Hejira, Edith and the Kingpin, The Hissing of Summer Lawns, A Case of You, Trouble Child, Help Me and Gina’s gorgeous version of Both Sides Now - it’s through songs like these that the band explore the unique songwriting and gift of performance Joni Mitchell revealed in her iconic albums Blue, Court and Spark, Hejira, The Hissing of Summer Lawns and beyond …

Drawing on their own emotional response to these songs Joni’s Soul have looked beyond merely the faithful reproduction of the Joni Mitchell songbook to shine a light on the most soulful aspects of her words and music. The band's recently released cd 'Shades Of Joni' passionately illustrates their well-defined and warm interpretations of some of the finest songwriting and performance of the twentieth century.

Joni's Soul is Gina Foster (vocals), Ronnie Johnson and Patrick Johnson (guitars), Ross Stanley (keyboards), Steve Pearce (bass), Richard Bailey (drums). More information here.

The Joni Mitchell Songbook brings together a group of top-drawer musicians, led by singer Sarah Miller and keyboard player Aidan Goldstraw, whose devotion to the artist’s back catalogue shines through in performance. This is no ordinary tribute act – it’s an evening spent together, exploring the work of a musical genius.

This comprehensive survey of Joni’s career includes landmarks such as Big Yellow Taxi (her most covered song), River and A Case of You (both from the breakthrough album Blue), the radio hits of Help Me and Free Man In Paris (from double-platinum Court and Spark) and the jazz-infused stylings of In France They Kiss On Main St (The Hissing of Summer Lawns) and Coyote (Hejira). More information here.

Several iconic Gainesville musicians will reprise the "Both Sides Now" concert, featuring songs from Joni Mitchell's first decade of recordings, Friday October 5th at 8 pm on the Bo Diddley Plaza--playing for free! If you missed the first two sold-out shows, now's your chance to see it. The Free Fridays "Both Sides Now" concert includes songs from the albums Song to a Seagull, Clouds, Ladies of the Canyon, Blue, For the Roses, Court and Spark, and Hejira. Of course, it takes four "Joni's" to do this, and they are: Cathy DeWitt, Samara C, and Janet and Maggie Rucker. The band includes David Beede, dulcimer, Ron Thomas, bass; Brad Bangstad, keyboard; Michael Derry, guitar; and Rob Rothschild, drums. Dewitt and Rucker also perform double duty on acoustic piano and guitar. More information here.

Don't miss this unusual performance in Belfast, Maine of New York City singer, pianist and songwriter performing the music of the iconic Joni Mitchell - including River, A Case of You, All I Want, Carey and other hits from the records Blue, Ladies of the Canyon, Court and Spark and other from her 1967-1974 catalogue. Reimann created Woman of Heart & Mind: The Music of Joni MItchell in 2012 and, after 6 years, is happy to share her work in traveling shows. More information here.

‘Down To You’ is a concert version of John Kelly’s acclaimed tribute to the music of Joni Mitchell. This ‘drag free’ version is performed without the usual theatrical costumes, focused on songs from the various stages of Ms. Mitchell’s career, sung in Kelly’s signature three-octave voice, and played utilizing her unique guitar tunings and on the dulcimer that she gave him upon first seeing his performance. Music direction and piano by Zecca Esquibel.

Kelly’s 2017 version of ‘Down to You’ (Joe’s Pub, June 2017) was cited by The New York Times as one of the top ten opera and vocal performances of the year and was included in New York Magazine’s ‘Reasons to Love New York’ feature.

John Kelly is a performance and visual artist. Over the course of his four-decade-long career he has created over 30 group and solo performance works including ‘Pass The Blutwurst, Bitte’, ‘Find My Way Home’, and ‘Paved Paradise: The Art of Joni Mitchell’. His works have been presented at BAM, Lincoln Center, The Kitchen, New York Live Arts, PS 122 and the Tate Modern among other venues.

Awards and fellowships include 2 Bessie Awards, 2 Obie Awards, a USA Artists Award, and 2 NEA American Masterpieces Awards. Fellowships include The American Academy in Rome, The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and The Sundance Theatre Institute.

In 2017 he premiered ‘Time No Line,’ a performance work based on 40 years of journal writings at La MaMa, and an exhibition of his visual artwork was presented at Howl! Happening and subsequently traveled to Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT. More information here

Joni's Soul began as a collaboration between expressive "from-the-heart" singer Gina Foster and former Van Morrison guitarist Ronnie Johnson, enlisting some of UK's very finest players with a shared love for an artist they consider to be one of the greatest singer/songwriters and guitar innovators of the last half century.

Coyote, Hejira, Edith and the Kingpin, The Hissing of Summer Lawns, A Case of You, Trouble Child, Help Me and Gina’s gorgeous version of Both Sides Now - it’s through songs like these that the band explore the unique songwriting and gift of performance Joni Mitchell revealed in her iconic albums Blue, Court and Spark, Hejira, The Hissing of Summer Lawns and beyond …

Drawing on their own emotional response to these songs Joni’s Soul have looked beyond merely the faithful reproduction of the Joni Mitchell songbook to shine a light on the most soulful aspects of her words and music. The band's recently released cd 'Shades Of Joni' passionately illustrates their well-defined and warm interpretations of some of the finest songwriting and performance of the twentieth century.

Joni's Soul is Gina Foster (vocals), Ronnie Johnson and Patrick Johnson (guitars), Ross Stanley (keyboards), Steve Pearce (bass), Richard Bailey (drums). More information here.

‘Down To You’ is a concert version of John Kelly’s acclaimed tribute to the music of Joni Mitchell. This ‘drag free’ version is performed without the usual theatrical costumes, focused on songs from the various stages of Ms. Mitchell’s career, sung in Kelly’s signature three-octave voice, and played utilizing her unique guitar tunings and on the dulcimer that she gave him upon first seeing his performance. Music direction and piano by Zecca Esquibel.

Kelly’s 2017 version of ‘Down to You’ (Joe’s Pub, June 2017) was cited by The New York Times as one of the top ten opera and vocal performances of the year and was included in New York Magazine’s ‘Reasons to Love New York’ feature.

John Kelly is a performance and visual artist. Over the course of his four-decade-long career he has created over 30 group and solo performance works including ‘Pass The Blutwurst, Bitte’, ‘Find My Way Home’, and ‘Paved Paradise: The Art of Joni Mitchell’. His works have been presented at BAM, Lincoln Center, The Kitchen, New York Live Arts, PS 122 and the Tate Modern among other venues.

Awards and fellowships include 2 Bessie Awards, 2 Obie Awards, a USA Artists Award, and 2 NEA American Masterpieces Awards. Fellowships include The American Academy in Rome, The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and The Sundance Theatre Institute.

In 2017 he premiered ‘Time No Line,’ a performance work based on 40 years of journal writings at La MaMa, and an exhibition of his visual artwork was presented at Howl! Happening and subsequently traveled to Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT. More information here