Past Tributes & Events

Past tributes and events

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Many New York cabaret performers have tackled the songbook of the iconic Joni Mitchell, but few have put the kind of transformative twist on it the way Remy Block did when she performed On a Lonely Road: Travelin' with Joni between 2014-2015 at Don't Tell Mama and The Duplex. Block's tribute to the legendary pop singer/songwriter was a personal exploration of a young woman's life as a seeker, a lover, and an artist, with Mitchell's tunes serving as the "sacred text and rough guide" for her journey.

Now, Remy Block is bringing a revised version of On a Lonely Road: Travelin' with Joni to PANGEA (178 2nd Avenue, between 11th and 12th Streets) on November 7 at 9:30 pm and December 8 at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door (cash only) with a $20 food/drink minimum. For reservations, go here.

Join us for a benefit concert celebrating the music and birthday of iconic singer/songwriter and composer, Joni Mitchell featuring:

Kimberly Ford- vocals and guitar
George Friedenthal - piano & keyboard
Tom Buckner- saxophone
Lee Rollag- guitar & violin
Tom Echart- bass
Charles Levin - drums

Proceeds benefit the Santa Barbara Vocal Jazz Foundation's "Journey Through Jazz" program and music education in the schools. More info here.

A night celebrating the birthday of, and paying tribute to Joni Mitchell! Join us for a night of world class musicians from the singer-songwriter world, as well as the jazz world.

Performers include:
Elizabeth Wills
Betty Soo
Melissa Greener
Ann Armstrong & Steve Hughes
Rosana Eckert
Ashleigh Smith
Lisa Markley
Damon K. Clark
Bach Wilder Norwood
Paul Slavens
Andy Sperandeo
Sarah and Robert Aberg
Paul Averitt
Leigh Anne Bramlett
Bruce Balmer
Nina Katrina

A portion of the proceeds will benefit La Rondalla. More information here

Joni Mitchell: River
Conceived and Directed by Allen MacInnis
Music Arranged by Greg Lowe
October 18 to November 5, 2016

A luminous theatrical presentation, Joni Mitchell: River celebrates the music of one of Canada’s most important artists. Tony-award nominee Louise Pitre (Mamma Mia!), award-winning singer/songwriter Emm Gryner, and Brendan Wall (Mirvish, Once), accompanied by a four-piece band, showcase 27 songs that trace the arc of a love affair from Help Me and Big Yellow Taxi to the breathtaking Both Sides Now. More information here.

Robin Adler & Mutts of the Planet celebrate - Joni Mitchell - prophet of our times: Songs of Justice, Saturday, November 5th, 8 pm at Dizzy’s, San Diego, CA $20. More info here.

Fifth Annual Joni Mitchell Tribute Show In celebration of the life and music of the incomparable Joni Mitchell, we've gathered nearly 20 singers and musicians to showcase a diverse selection of her repertoire for the Fifth Annual Joni Mitchell Tribute Show at the Arcata Playhouse.

Performers include Morgan Corviday, Jan Bramlett, Jim Lahman, Mark Weston, Marla Joy, Tamlyn McDonald, Leslie Quinn, Marcia Mendels, Chris Manspeaker and other local artists who love to play Joni songs.

This year the show is TWO NIGHTS - November 4 & 5. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm. More info here.

Please join us on Saturday, November 5th for a night of wonderful music with Barrington’s own jazz great, Debra Mann, and Connecticut’s talented troubadour, Kristen Graves, while they celebrate the work of a gifted and influential artist, Joni Mitchell.

Debra 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, and we’re proud to say that she calls Barrington home!

Kristen Graves is an amazing folk / pop singer, songwriter and humanitarian. She’s shared stages with Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow, Rusted Root, Harry Belafonte, and many more. She’s been written about in both Rolling Stone Magazine and the New York Times.

Click to learn more about (and listen to) Debra and Kristen. Get your tickets here.

More information here

You’re invited to join in celebrating the Ultimate Joni Mitchell Birthday Bash, as Kiki Ebsen and her Joni Mitchell ProjectTM invite Joni’s fans to join them Friday, November 4, at The E-Spot Lounge at Vitello’s Upstairs in Studio City, CA. On the heels of September’s sold-out concert event, the band returns for two sets of their favorites among Ms. Mitchell’s rich discography. And yes, in addition to singing along with their favorite songs from their tables, all patrons will be invited to sing happy birthday as a special cake is shared after dinner.

Saying “Happy Birthday, Joni” is just one more way in which these Los Angeles-based touring musicians want to express their regard and appreciation for the Canadian singer-songwriter and artist was born in in Fort MacLeod, Alberta. “In the past five decades, Ms. Mitchell has amassed an unparalleled following of award-winning musicians, each of whom name her among their most influential, inspirational artists. Her talent should be celebrated at every occasion, particularly during her birthday week,” said Kiki Ebsen.

Joining Ebsen are Grant Geissman (guitar), Terry Wollman (guitar), Steven Lawrence (bass), and Matt Starr (drums). To formally introduce her Joni tribute project, Kiki chose Vitello’s Upstairs as an intimate venue for friends and fans of Joni Mitchell to enjoy songs ranging from her most familiar FM radio hits, as well as some of her most intellectual, soulful album cuts.

Kiki 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.” The two-set show includes “Night in the City,” “Twisted,” “Help Me,” “In France They Kiss on Main Street,” plus “Black Crow,” “Case of You,” “Two Grey Rooms” “River,” “Carey” and so many more songs from nine of Joni’s albums spanning 1968–1976. Audiences will enjoy the strong jazz influence of the evening’s offerings, ala Joni’s “Shadows and Light” live concert as well as the special birthday finale. More info here.

Celebration of Joni Mitchell featuring Kimberly Ford plays songs from more than 30 years of the Woodstock generation's premier singer-songwriter ...

Sunday, October 30, 2016
Don Quixote’s International Music Hall
6275 California State Route
Felton, CA 95018
Tickets, $12, advance; $15, door
More info here
One show at 2 p.m., All ages

Kimberly Ford, vocals, guitar; Lee Rollag, guitar, vocals; George Friedenthal, keyboards, vocals; Tom Buckner, saxophones; Tom Etchart, electric and upright bass; Charles Levin, drums

"Both Sides - Conversazioni con Joni Mitchell", Lettera22, Viareggio (Italy)

Italian songwriter Nicole Stella and actor Alessandro Carnevale Pellino pay tribute to Joni Mitchell with a reading inspired by Malka Marom's book "Both Sides Now: Joni Mitchell in Her Own Words". Free entry.

Nicole Stella - voice, guitar, piano
Alessandro Carnevale Pellino - readings
More info

Celebrate the music of a master–the incredible Joni Mitchell–with an evening of some of her greatest works. Hailed by Rolling Stone as “One of the greatest songwriters ever” and a self-described “painter derailed by circumstance,” Joni’s music paints social and environmental issues using a poetic style as well as addressing the universal feelings of romantic longing, loss, disillusion, and joy.

A nine-time Grammy award winner, along with seven other nominations, Ms. Mitchell’s music blazed new trails in the industry with her unique open tunings, alternative harmonic structure, and lyrical styling that touches the hearts of all who hear it. Her songs have been recorded by a diverse collection of artists, including: Prince, Annie Lennox, K.D Lang, Elvis Costello, Cassandra Wilson, James Taylor, and Bjork.

Joining producer, pianist, and vocalist Lori Dokken on stage will be vocalists Judi Vinar, Rachel Holder Hennig, and Jacy Smith along with Pete Hennig on drums, Jeff Bailey on bass, and Dan Caton on guitar.

When: 5 p.m. Sun.
Where: Ordway Concert Hall, 5th and Washington Sts., St. Paul.
Tickets: $33-$53,

More than a dozen Ithaca area musicians are set to perform on Saturday, October 15 at the Community School of Music and Arts’ (CSMA) seventh annual Joni Mitchell Tribute concert.

The highly anticipated event will take place in Martha Hamblin Hall, 3rd floor at CSMA, starting at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:30 and admission is $10 at the door, with all proceeds benefitting CSMA arts education programs.

This year’s lineup will include Burns & Kristy Band, Christine Evans, Joe Gaylord, Wayne Gottlieb, Judy Hyman & Uniit Carruyo, Ithaca Gay Men's Chorus, Ellen Jackson, Colleen Kattau & Friends, Molly MacMillan, Laura Peters, and Patti Witten & Rich DePaolo.

“One of the greatest songwriters ever (Rolling Stone),” Joni Mitchell has influenced and been covered by a wide range of artists over the past 40 years. According to concert organizer, Joe Gaylord, “Local musicians deeply embrace her music, ranging from folk to blues to jazz to rock. Each year, I can’t wait to see who will share their talents and what their vision of Joni Mitchell’s music is.”

“Joni is a perfect fit for CSMA, our great cause” says Gaylord. “She is an amazing musician, songwriter, painter, and creator of dance works. All these areas of artistry align with what the Community School of Music and Arts has promoted for fifty-plus years.”

Saturday, Oct 15, 7pm, $10
Community School of Music And Arts, 330 E State St, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
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The first event of the Dromineer Literary Festival festival on October 6, is the highly acclaimed Íde na Tine - Tionscadal Joni Mitchell/Sweet Fire – The Joni Mitchell Project, hosted by the festival in association with IMRAM, the Irish Language Festival.

We will hear the very best of Mitchell’s songs translated into Irish by Liam Ó Muirthile and Gabriel Rosenstock and performed by singer Caitríona O’Leary and her band, with the addition of stunning screen projections of the lyrics, created by Margaret Lonergan.

Joni Mitchell has been described by Rolling Stone as ‘one of the greatest songwriters ever’. Her intensely poetic lyrics probe romantic themes of longing, joy and disillusion, as well as social and environmental concerns.

Sweet Fire – The Joni Mitchell Project takes place at St. Mary’s, Church of Ireland, Church Rd. Nenagh, October 6 from 8pm. Please note, you can book online by visiting the official website

Direct from their appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as part of the #madeinadelaide campaign, A Case of You: The Music of Joni Mitchell featuring Deborah Brennan, Max Garcia-Underwood and Chris Neale plays as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival at The Butterfly Club.

The success of the show lies not only in the interpretation of the iconic songs, but also in the commentary that ties these songs together. It's not just about "old songs in new lungs". The show is an intimate portrayal of Joni's biggest works, sprinkled with stories along the way where Brennan reveals the influence certain songs have had in her own life. It's the narrative that helps make the show more accessible to the audience.

The show will run from September 27 - Oct 2 at 5:30 PM. Shows will take place at The Butterfly Club (5 Carson Place, Melbourne). Ticket prices are between $25- $32.

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The Apex
Bury St Edmunds
Singer-songwriter Joanna Eden lovingly traces the musical journey of her hero Joni Mitchell. Joanna - who mentored Sam Smith - believes that songs travel through people. “I am so proud to have introduced Sam to Joni Mitchell’s music and to the concept of telling your own truth”. More info

Ellesmere Centre
Ley Road Stetchworth, SFK
Singer-songwriter Joanna Eden lovingly traces the musical journey of her hero Joni Mitchell. Joanna - who mentored Sam Smith - believes that songs travel through people. “I am so proud to have introduced Sam to Joni Mitchell’s music and to the concept of telling your own truth”. More info

From the very first time in 1968 she heard “Michael from Mountains” and “Night in the City” from Joni’s first album, “Song to a Seagull,” classic song stylist Kiki Ebsen, then not even a teenager, was so enchanted by the music of Joni Mitchell that she quietly determined she would grow up to become a singer/songwriter, who poured her heart and soul into her own compositions, just like Joni did.

With each subsequent release including “Clouds,” “Ladies of the Canyon,” and onto “Blue,” Kiki discovered the magic of Joni Mitchell’s brilliant lyrics, amazing arrangements, and solid song stylings. Every new album meant a closer look into Mitchell’s deepest core. Ultimately, in 2016, Ebsen created The Joni Mitchell ProjectTM” 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).

Says Ebsen, “Joni Mitchell is a brave and fearless explorer of the heart and soul. Her music continues to inspire others. My lifelong appreciation of her creative gifts and performing talents was the impetus for creating my Joni Mitchell ProjectTM.”

On Friday, September 23, at 8 pm, at Vitello’s Upstairs in North Hollywood, California. Four premiere musicians join Kiki (vocals, guitar, piano) for this performance: Grant Geissman (guitar), Terry Wollman (guitar), Steven Lawrence (bass), and Matt Starr (drums). More info here.

"Both Sides Now" a tribute to Joni Mitchell, Sept. 18, 2016 at 7PM
Venue: Nissi's Entertainment & Event Center, Lafayette, Colorado
Band: Terri Jo Jenkins vocals/guitar/flute
Janine Gastenou -vocals
Eric Gunnison - piano
Roaul Rossiter - drums
Bill McCrossen - bass

No cover charge. Free and open to all ages.

The Joni Mitchell Discussion List is celebrating its 20th Anniversary at the Ruby Lake Resort in beautiful British Columbia. A number of bands/artists will perform: Robin Adler and Dave Blackburn, Bryan Thomas, Kimberly Ford, Deanna Knight, Kutapira, Maya Rae, Joshua Thomas, ENiiD, Victor Johnson, and others. More info here.