Past Tributes & Events

Past tributes and events

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“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.

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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 Rider University jazz ensembles, Vox Blue and Vox Blue Too, will unite with their performance of “Both Sides Now” on April 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bart Luedeke Center Theater.

Named after the Joni Mitchell song, the show will feature a selection of works from the American Songbook, Latin Jazz and Joni Mitchell performed by three students from both the Lawrenceville and Westminster campuses.

Admission to the show will be free for all Rider students and staff, and is available at the door. Tickets will cost $20 for adults and $15 for non-Rider college students and senior citizens. These tickets are available now from the box office at 609-896-7775, or online via the Rider University website.

Celebrating the Magical Music of Joni Mitchell with Joanna Eden and her group.

Joanna Eden "the UK's answer to Diana Krall and Nora Jones", comes to the Crazy Coqs with this celebration of the life and music of iconic US singer/song writer Joni Mitchell.

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!

More information

Given that contemporary interest in her music and personal history has never been so strong since her 2001 musical retirement, and the fact she's made it clear there'll be no future live performances, interest and expectation for this show is immense. Joni Mitchell’s own website jonimitchell.com previewed Joni’s Soul’s July 2014 debut performance in full.

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

Gina Foster - vocals (Eric Clapton, Sinead O'Connor)
Ronnie Johnson - guitars (Van Morrison, Bob Dylan)
+ special guest Patrick Johnson - guitars
Graham Harvey - keyboards (George Benson, Incognito)
Steve Pearce - bass (Randy Crawford, Everything But The Girl)
Richard Bailey - drums (Stevie Winwood, Jeff Beck)
More info

Given that contemporary interest in her music and personal history has never been so strong since her 2001 musical retirement, and the fact she's made it clear there'll be no future live performances, interest and expectation for this show is immense. Joni Mitchell’s own website jonimitchell.com previewed Joni’s Soul’s July 2014 debut performance in full.

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

Gina Foster - vocals (Eric Clapton, Sinead O'Connor)
Ronnie Johnson - guitars (Van Morrison, Bob Dylan)
+ special guest Patrick Johnson - guitars
Graham Harvey - keyboards (George Benson, Incognito)
Steve Pearce - bass (Randy Crawford, Everything But The Girl)
Richard Bailey - drums (Stevie Winwood, Jeff Beck)
More info

“Joni’s World” rivisita i grandi classici del repertorio di Joni Mitchell e offre uno sguardo inedito anche alle sue produzioni più recenti, con qualche incursione nel repertori di altri autori a lei vicini. Mi-rò Badile - mi Via Adige 5, 20080 Zibido San Giacomo. More info.

Hillsdale College’s Faculty Jazz Ensemble, The Hillcats, will perform the music of Joni Mitchell, with a special performance by vocalist Sunny Wilkinson. More info...

Debra Mann, jazz pianist and vocalist, is widely recognized as Rhode Island’s premier jazz pianist, vocalist, and songwriter. She’s performed at venues of all sizes, throughout New England, for the last three decades. She was deeply influenced by the music of Joni Mitchell, from her folk roots to her exploration into jazz. Debra's band features the mega talents of Dino Govoni (saxophone), Dave Zinno (bass), & Marty Richards (drums). Together, they interpret the iconic songs of Joni Mitchell through a jazz lens. Come join us for a very special night of world-class music celebrating the music of Joni Mitchell. More info

THE music which inspires us and drives our passions in our youth often sticks with us for life, and what better way to pay tribute to a musical hero than an homage in theatre?

Delia Olam discovered the music of Joni Mitchell as a 14 year old, and the folk legend’s music was clearly the soundtrack of her formative years, now infused with nostalgia and burnished by frequent use over the years.

Her play is a celebration of Mitchell’s life and music, told sometimes from Mitchell’s perspective, sometimes through narratives examining the parallels in Olam’s own life, and vitally, in song.

The defining sentiment is gratitude and love for the legacy of Mitchell’s vast songbook, and Olam’s warmth and genuine passion for her topic provide for an engaging experience for Mitchell fans and novices alike. More info.

A TRIBUTE TO JONI MITCHELL at The Mint in Los Angeles TUESDAY, MARCH 14th FROM 8:45-9:30pm. Advance ticket sales and reservations: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. More info.

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

Für diejenigen, die Mitchell kennen, ist klar, dass dies ein besonderer Abend wird, denn es gibt nur wenige Musiker, die sich an ihre Songs heranwagen. Deshalb darf sie auch solch musikalische Größen wie Elton John, Bryan Adams, Led Zeppelin, Alanis Morisette, Sheryl Crow, Madonna, Annie Lennox, Neil Young, Robert Taylor oder Leonard Cohen zu ihren Bewunderern zählen. Jedoch wird Joni Mitchell selbst wohl nicht mehr auftreten können, nachdem sie im Frühjahr an einem Aneurysma erkrankte. More information.

Besetzung:
Birgitta Ocker (voc),
Peter Windisch ( g ),
Martin Menzer (key),
Stefan Funk ( perc ),
Obe Pflüger ( sax)