Past Tributes & Events

Past tributes and events

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Merideth Kaye Clark: At the Intersection of Broadway and Blue Fri, May 11 at 7:30pm Symphony Space 2357 Broadway at 95th Street, NYC

Join singer, songwriter, and actress Merideth Kaye Clark for a spellbinding evening, as she juxtaposes an extraordinary rendition of Joni Mitchell's masterpiece, Blue, with a beautifully curated song list of Broadway's most intimate songs.

Merideth Kaye Clark performed as Elphaba in the first national tour of Wicked. She has played definitive leading theatrical roles nationwide, such as Eva Perón in Evita and Nancy in Oliver!, and has originated roles in two off-Broadway musicals. Clark is a sought-after concert artist described as "plain astonishing" (Broadway World) with "powerhouse pipes" (The Seattle Times). She is a multi-instrumentalist and plays anything with strings, most notably the guitar, dulcimer, and viola. More information here

The music of Joni Mitchell – which remains as relevant as it ever was – is the core of a unique and original show at the Youngstown Playhouse. “Women of Heart and Mind: The Songs of Joni Mitchell” opens Friday in the Moyer Room and will run for two consecutive weekends.

The Playhouse production will have a contemporary touch because it is centers around the #MeToo movement, in which women break their silence about sexual abuse and harassment. It employs a cast of four female musicians — Diane Drapcho, Bridget Yurcisin, Kate Pelini and Natalie Kovacs — and is directed by Donna Smith Downie, who co-created it with James McClellan.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Youngstown Playhouse, off Glenwood Avenue
Tickets: $15 ($12 for senior citizens, $10 for students); go to theyoungstownplayhouse.com or call 330-788-8739

Stepping Out of Blue at Morris County Library, Whippany, NJ on Saturday May 5 at 2pm. Following two sold out shows in NYC, Ereni brings her solo show Stepping Out of Blue to the Morris County Library! With Sylwia Kloc & The Troubadours!
Saturday May 5, 2018 at 2pm
Morris County Library
30 Hanover Ave, Whippany, NJ 07981
No registration is required, but seating is limited. For more information call: 973-285-6934.

The first in the Alberta Ballet's series of portrait ballets, The Fiddle and The Drum, dedicated to Joni, celebrates its 10th anniversary with a tour. Created with input from Joni herself, The Fiddle and the Drum offers a contemporary interpretation of 14 of her songs, including three that were written for the piece. Performances are May 1-4 in Calgary, and May 9-11 in Edmonton. More information here

Sun Apr 29, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
50 mins

Location: Toronto Reference Library
Novella room - Bram and Bluma Appel Salon
The poetry critic of The New Yorker, Dan Chiasson, and Peter Schneider, Executive Secretary and Manager of the Public Lending Right Program at the Canada Council for the Arts, talk about the work and legacy of Canada's "other" poet songwriter.

Location: Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library. 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.

The band is Aidan Goldstraw on keys, Sarah Miller (Climax Blues Band, Tony Christie) on vocals, Nick Mellor (Don Felder, John Miles) on guitar, Ollie Collins (Badly Drawn Boy, Corinne Bailey Rae) on bass and Carl Hemingsley (Wynton Marsalis, Ruby Turner) on drums. More information and tickets here.

For the past two years Kiki Ebsen has enjoyed bringing the diverse catalog of Joni Mitchell's songs to those who resonate in the elegant music and profound lyrics. Kiki's Joni Mitchell Project has received wide acclaim in performances from intimate jazz clubs to outdoor festivals.

You'll enjoy this special evening and the genius of the Joni Mitchell songbook at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. Kiki solos on 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," "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. Featuring: Kiki Ebsen-vocals/keys/guitar, Terry Wollman-guitar, Grant Geissman-guitar, Steve Lawrence-bass and Matt Starr-drums.

Tickets are $50 and include a dessert and wine reception before the show. Get tickets here.

The theme of this concert will be Joni Mitchell's early work - her first three albums from 1968-70. Our host, Joe Rathburn, will trade songs with us. More information here

11am to 1pm at Radio Station WXTF in Harrisville, Michigan. A Joni Mitchell Tribute performance and conversation about Joni's early acoustic work. Kim Casey's performance (both vocals and guitar) will include 3 to 4 alternately tuned guitars played in authentic Joni Mitchell style. About 10 of Joni's songs will be featured. Stream the broadcast here. More information on Kim 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.

The band is Aidan Goldstraw on keys, Sarah Miller (Climax Blues Band, Tony Christie) on vocals, Nick Mellor (Don Felder, John Miles) on guitar, Ollie Collins (Badly Drawn Boy, Corinne Bailey Rae) on bass and Carl Hemingsley (Wynton Marsalis, Ruby Turner) on drums. More information and tickets here.

In a program first presented under the auspices of Jazz at Lincoln Center, the 1960s are explored through the work of three prolific artists: Joni Mitchell, Abbey Lincoln, and Nina Simone—all of whom have made an indelible mark in music with their unique expressions of freedom. Mitchell composed and sang about the freedom of love, Lincoln expressed freedom of her individuality and race through her lyricism, and Simone demanded freedom politically through song.

To deliver this vast repertoire, Grammy Award-winning drummer and music director Ulysses Owens, Jr. leads three vocalists: Theo Bleckmann, a Grammy–nominated jazz singer of eclectic tastes and prodigious gifts; Alicia Olatuja, “a singer with a strong and luscious tone" (New York Times); and Joanna Majoko, a naturally gifted and multicultural artist born to German and Zimbabwean parents. More information here

The Blue Door -Joni Mitchell Tribute – Miss Brown to You and Friends (Friday Night). We will be joined by our lovely and talented friends…Sunshine Hahn, Susan Herndon, Peggy Johnson, Shelly Phelps and Ilene Weiss. More information here

"I am thrilled to be returning to my favourite venue the BlackSheep Inn in my hometown of Wakefield, Quebec. It's a family friendly show and the perfect outing for Easter weekend with loved ones on Sunday April 1st at 4:20. I will be sharing some of my favourite cover tunes (including as always some Joni Mitchell along with a few surprises) and my own originals. I'd be tickled pink to see you and your friends & family at this historic venue. It's going to be special promise ♥" Tickets are $10 in advance (Blacksheep website) & $15 at the door kids are $5.

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.

The band is Aidan Goldstraw on keys, Sarah Miller (Climax Blues Band, Tony Christie) on vocals, Nick Mellor (Don Felder, John Miles) on guitar, Ollie Collins (Badly Drawn Boy, Corinne Bailey Rae) on bass and Carl Hemingsley (Wynton Marsalis, Ruby Turner) on drums. More information and tickets here.

Lucy Pickering's Court & Spark are playing at The Brunswick in Hove, U.K on March 29th at 8pm. Tickets are £10/£8 and available through wegottickets or via brunswickpub

Come and hear some of the South of England's finest musicians interpreting Joni Mitchell classics from Court & Spark thru to Taming The Tiger.

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.

The band is Aidan Goldstraw on keys, Sarah Miller (Climax Blues Band, Tony Christie) on vocals, Nick Mellor (Don Felder, John Miles) on guitar, Ollie Collins (Badly Drawn Boy, Corinne Bailey Rae) on bass and Carl Hemingsley (Wynton Marsalis, Ruby Turner) on drums. More information and tickets here.

In BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell, Australian chanteuse Queenie van de Zandt, along with musical director Max Lambert and a live band, explore her love of all things Joni. Using voice overs and intimiate storytelling, Queenie affectionally reinterperets Mitchell’s melancholy music, revealing the stories behind some of her most haunting songs such as “A Case of You,” “Both Sides Now,” and “Little Green.” More information here

Shades Of Joni CD Launch

Singer Gina Foster and guitarist Ronnie Johnson, along with some very talented friends, revel further in the music and gloriousness of Joni Mitchell. Coyote, Hejira, Edith.., Hissing.., River, A Case Of You, Trouble Child, Amelia, Help Me, Shades Of Scarlett Conquering and Gina Foster’s gorgeous version of Both Sides Now - it’s through songs like these that the band explore the unique songwriting, gift of performance and harmonic concept Joni revealed in her iconic albums Blue, Court and Spark, Hejira, The Hissing of Summer Lawns and beyond. Gina Foster (voc), with Ronnie Johnson (guitars), Patrick Johnson (guitars), Graham Harvey (keys), Steve Pearce (bass), Richard Bailey (drums). Tickets £12

“A captivating evening of world class music … a musical journey full of interwoven word plays and melodic sweeps” Get Ready To Rock

The Kim Richmond/Kimberly Ford Band -Tribute to music of Herbie Hancock & Joni Mitchell
TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018
9:00 PM - 11:45 PM
More information here

California Institute of the Arts
24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355

Noon, Main Galley, Free, All Ages

Kimberly Ford, vocals, guitar; George Friedenthal, keyboard, piano, melodica, vocals; Lee Rollag, guitar, violin, vocals; Tom Buckner, saxophones; Tom Etchart, basses; Charles Levin, drums, percussion; Special guest: Kim Richmond, alto sax