Past Tributes & Events

Past tributes and events

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The Musical Stage Company’s signature concert series, “UNCOVERED,” under the direction of Music Director Reza Jacobs, returns in November with the music of Joni Mitchell and Carole King.

November 13-15, 2018 – Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W
November 21, 2018 – Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.
More information here. Group Tickets (866)- 447-7849 or (647)-438-5559.

Please join us as we welcome is an award-winning journalist Susan Whitall to the Civic Center Library. Susan will be discussing her newest book Joni on Joni: Interviews and Encounters with Joni Mitchell. Joni on Joni collects 27 newspaper, magazine, television, and radio interviews with singer-songwriter Mitchell. Library Journal calls it a “fascinating portrait of an artist is highly recommended for Mitchell’s fans and readers interested in the creative ­process.” Please join us to meet Susan Whitall and learn more about legendary musician Joni Mitchell. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Register here.

Morrison Hotel Galleries present "Joni Through Photography" - in all 3 galleries in New York, Los Angeles, and Maui. More information here.

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema in Toronto will feature a 6-part lecture series on Joni. Dr. Mike Daley tells Joni’s story in detail, exploring her Alberta and Saskatchewan upbringing, her early years in Toronto's burgeoning folk scene, her musical partnerships, and the romantic affairs and marriages that inspired some of her unforgettable compositions. He’ll examine the fascinating life and career of a Canadian icon.

Led by Dr. Mike Daley (Leonard Cohen: Words and Music, The Beatles and their World, Bob Dylan: Words and Music), a music historian and professional musician who has taught at Guelph, McMaster, Waterloo and York Universities.

Part 4: November 12: Jazz explorations
Part 5: November 19: Navigating the changing pop landscape
Part 6: November 26: Final works and legacy projects

More information here

Jazz Vinyl Revisited opens with an exclusive double bill! Singers Jo Lawry, Kate McGarry and Luciana Souza join a top-notch rhythm section for a performance of Joni Mitchell’s Mingus, her 1979 recording with the legendary bassist Charles Mingus. Triple GRAMMY-winning drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and musicians perform Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue, Carrington’s exciting take on Mingus’ 1962 classic collaboration with Duke Ellington and Max Roach.

Jazz Vinyl Revisited gives audiences a rare opportunity to hear groundbreaking jazz recordings of the past, reinterpreted and performed live by outstanding contemporary jazz artists. More information here

On November 11th at Dizzy’s in San Diego, Robin Adler and Mutts of the Planet will be performing Joni Mitchell’s Blue Album in its entirety, including selections from her earlier albums plus several songs that have never been released. More info and advance tickets here.

Come celebrate Joni's 75th birthday with some of her biggest fans! Joni's music and art has touched the lives of so many. This show will have songs showcased from the following albums: Song to a Seagull, Clouds, Ladies of the Canyon, Blue, For the Roses, Court and Spark, The Hissing of Summer Lawns, Hejira, Don Juan's Reckless Daughter, Mingus, Wild Things Run Fast and Night Ride Home. Thats over two decades of music! The night will feature Lauren Faggiano on guitar, piano and vocals with her phenomenal band, The Good Souls supporting her.

Ken Schumacher - bass
Sungmin Shin - lead guitar
Cindy Tag - saxophones, clarinet and flutes
Sara Rogers - vocals, guitar, trumpet and flugel horn
Marc DeSalvo - drums
Abdel Albino - percussion
Amanda Dimino - backup vocals

To make this evening that much more special, Leah Zicari, Lindsey Holland, Ed Croft, Cathy Carfagna, David Meinzer & Tom Marinaro will all be making a guest appearance to share some of their favorites with you all. Roz Mikolajek will be showcasing her artistic prowess on canvas, reflecting the depth and color of Joni's music and art. This night is going to be magical, and I hope you all can join us.

More information here

Joni's Soul perform in celebration of Joni's birthday (only a little belatedly!) at this historic Chelsea venue, welcoming long-time Nina Simone drummer and Joniphile Paul Robinson to their ranks. The band started as a collaboration between "from-the-heart" soul 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.

Gina Foster (vocals), Ronnie Johnson and Patrick Johnson (guitars), Ross Stanley (keyboards), Steve Pearce (bass), Paul Robinson (drums). More information here.

Three days before this event, Joni Mitchell will be 75 years old. Composer, pianist and Mitchell fan Reinout Douma sees that as a great opportunity to honor her with his North Pole Orchestra. He arranged her most beautiful songs for orchestra and also invited four young musicians: jazz singer Zara McFarlane from London, saxophone virtuoso Ben van Gelder, upcoming singer Anna Serierse and guitar miracle Jorrit Westerhof. More information here

When the counter-culture blossomed in the late 1960s, Joni Mitchell’s poetic tales of free men in Paris, buskers who played for free, and love — lost and found — raised the bar for folk music fans everywhere. In time, she would meld rock, jazz and world music into a sophisticated style that captured the world’s attention and several Grammy wins. Joni Mitchell was the soundtrack for a generation.

Now singer Kimberly Ford has created "A Celebration of Joni Mitchell," a group of World Class musicians with a shared passion for Joni's music. The band includes George Friedenthal on keys; Lee Rollag on guitar; Tom Buckner on saxophone; Tom Etchart on bass, and Charles Levin on drums. They perform songs from every decade of Joni's career.

Kimberly and the band perform beautifully nuanced versions of Joni's quintessential classics, without resorting to Tribute Band-style mimicry... A true "celebration" of Mitchell's artistry. Ford has been a fan since her coming-of-age years, where she learned to sing using Mitchell’s soul-baring, 1971 “Blue” album as a primer. “Her poetry and melodies spoke to my experiences before I even had a language for them." More information here.

GLOW is a light art festival which is organised by the GLOW Eindhoven foundation. GLOW can be described as an exhibition in the public space of Eindhoven of 35 famous national and international light artists. The light artworks are connected by a walking route.

Besides the light artworks and numerous side events there are also innovative, unique works of art that are created by young talents.

The year's theme is called 'Shadows & Light'. "Every picture has its shadows. And it has some source of light. Blindness, blindness and sight". (Joni Mitchell)

No light without shadows, no image without content. With this year’s theme GLOW 2018 searches for this duality. Effectively, it’s not only about the ultimate contrast between black and white, but also about much and little, inside and outside, restraint and abundance...light and shadow. Within the contradiction, the story is born; there’s no experience without contrast. ‘Shadows’ and ‘Light’ lacking, we would find ourselves in a grey landscape in which life evaporates. More information here.

When the counter-culture blossomed in the late 1960s, Joni Mitchell’s poetic tales of free men in Paris, buskers who played for free, and love — lost and found — raised the bar for folk music fans everywhere. In time, she would meld rock, jazz and world music into a sophisticated style that captured the world’s attention and several Grammy wins. Joni Mitchell was the soundtrack for a generation.

Now singer Kimberly Ford has created "A Celebration of Joni Mitchell," a group of World Class musicians with a shared passion for Joni's music. The band includes George Friedenthal on keys; Lee Rollag on guitar; Tom Buckner on saxophone; Tom Etchart on bass, and Charles Levin on drums. They perform songs from every decade of Joni's career.

Kimberly and the band perform beautifully nuanced versions of Joni's quintessential classics, without resorting to Tribute Band-style mimicry... A true "celebration" of Mitchell's artistry. Ford has been a fan since her coming-of-age years, where she learned to sing using Mitchell’s soul-baring, 1971 “Blue” album as a primer. “Her poetry and melodies spoke to my experiences before I even had a language for them." More information here.

Songwriter, guitarist and Jazz vocalist, Kim Casey, will present up to 25 of Joni Mitchell’s popular songs. Throughout the show, Joni’s remarkable and familiar acoustic and Folk/Jazz music styles are faithfully presented allowing audiences to be swept along in “colored currents” of emotional reminiscence. This unique show requires the use of as many as 14 different acoustic and electric guitars, distinctly played by Kim Casey, each one alternately tuned to Joni Mitchell's song specifications. More information here.

51 musicians including 14 djembe drummers will pay tribute to Joni Mitchell Friday, November 9 at 7:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church / 174 North Mill Street in Lexington, KY. This is part of the Music for Mission series that provides free tickets to the public in exchange for donations to the featured non-profit, KY Refuge Ministries. Though tickets have sold out, people are welcome to come to the venue and fill in any seats that haven’t been filled by 7:15 pm.

When the counter-culture blossomed in the late 1960s, Joni Mitchell’s poetic tales of free men in Paris, buskers who played for free, and love — lost and found — raised the bar for folk music fans everywhere. In time, she would meld rock, jazz and world music into a sophisticated style that captured the world’s attention and several Grammy wins. Joni Mitchell was the soundtrack for a generation.

Now singer Kimberly Ford has created "A Celebration of Joni Mitchell," a group of World Class musicians with a shared passion for Joni's music. The band includes George Friedenthal on keys; Lee Rollag on guitar; Tom Buckner on saxophone; Tom Etchart on bass, and Charles Levin on drums. They perform songs from every decade of Joni's career.

Kimberly and the band perform beautifully nuanced versions of Joni's quintessential classics, without resorting to Tribute Band-style mimicry... A true "celebration" of Mitchell's artistry. Ford has been a fan since her coming-of-age years, where she learned to sing using Mitchell’s soul-baring, 1971 “Blue” album as a primer. “Her poetry and melodies spoke to my experiences before I even had a language for them." More information here.

Join us for an unforgettable evening of Joni Mitchell classics, featuring Molly Tentarelli on vocals, Mike Doolin on guitar, Mark Steele on piano along with special guests Margaret Linn, Anandi, Kelley Chaffee, Britnee Kellogg, Patricia Sylvester, Christine Yvette, Heather Christie, Gary Fountaine, Pete Peterson and more! We will be creating both an intimate "living room" experience and a joyous celebration of Joni's incredible career.

Where: Alberta Street Pub
1036 NE Alberta St
Portland, Oregon 97211
Advanced Tickets Available: $10

Joni Mitchell celebrates her 75th birthday on November 7, 2018. What better way to pay homage to this beloved songwriter and musical pioneer than with a musical tribute, offered in love and admiration to the woman who has inspired generations!

East Bay vocalist Ann Moss leads a consortium of musicians active in the Bay Area's jazz, classical, rock and experimental scenes, including Matt Berkeley (keyboards), Emil Miland (cello), Meredith Clark (harp); d'Pajo, a Gypsy Jazz duo; The Mean Old Daddies, a funk ensemble; and A Sweeter Affair, a vocal ensemble. More information here.

Today The Music Center announces two star-studded concerts, JONI 75: A Birthday Celebration Live at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on November 6 and November 7, 2018, featuring an incredible array of singers and musicians who will honor one of the world’s most remarkable artists, Joni Mitchell, on her 75th birthday. On both nights, Glen Hansard, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan, Diana Krall, Kris Kristofferson, Los Lobos, Graham Nash, Seal, and Rufus Wainwright, will perform songs from all stages of Mitchell’s life and career, across the entire oeuvre of her 19 studio albums. Co-musical directors, providing the musical arrangements for the evenings, are percussionist Brian Blade and pianist, composer, arranger, producer Jon Cowherd. Buy tickets now for November 6 and November 7.

Following the second concert, on November 7, 2018, The Music Center will salute Mitchell on her birthday with The Music Center’s Soirée: JONI 75, a special celebration for her and a fundraiser for The Music Center’s artistic programming.

Read the full press release here.

Celebrate Joni Mitchell’s 75th birthday with the Kim Casey Trio at the Fresh Palate in Alpena, Michigan, on November 7, 2018 at 6:30pm.

Acoustic guitarist and Jazz vocalist, Kim Casey, will present up to 25 of Joni Mitchell’s popular songs. Throughout the show, Joni’s remarkable and familiar acoustic and Folk/Jazz music styles are faithfully presented allowing audiences to be swept along in “colored currents” of emotional reminiscence. This unique show requires the use of as many as 13 different acoustic and electric guitars, distinctly played by Kim Casey, each one alternately tuned to Joni Mitchells song specifications.

Songs include: Just Like Me, Night in the City, Both Sides Now, Chelsea Morning, You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio, Marci, The Circle Game, Morgan Town, Little Green, That Song About the Midway, Coyote, Cold Blue Steel, Harry’s House, Night Ride Home, and many more!

Kim Casey leads this extraordinary music group which in includes, John Parsons (Producer, and Production Manager), Eric Dunckel (upright bass), Jim Miller (drums/percussion), Jim Riesterer (guitar technician, music history consultant).

Kim Casey’s presentation, “Songs in the Color of Life” musical documentary which features, among others, Joni Mitchell’s historic contribution to music, has recently been juried into the Michigan Humanities Council, 2018 - 2021 Arts and Humanities Touring Directory. More information here.

When the counter-culture blossomed in the late 1960s, Joni Mitchell’s poetic tales of free men in Paris, buskers who played for free, and love — lost and found — raised the bar for folk music fans everywhere. In time, she would meld rock, jazz and world music into a sophisticated style that captured the world’s attention and several Grammy wins. Joni Mitchell was the soundtrack for a generation.

Now singer Kimberly Ford has created "A Celebration of Joni Mitchell," a group of World Class musicians with a shared passion for Joni's music. The band includes George Friedenthal on keys; Lee Rollag on guitar; Tom Buckner on saxophone; Tom Etchart on bass, and Charles Levin on drums. They perform songs from every decade of Joni's career.

Kimberly and the band perform beautifully nuanced versions of Joni's quintessential classics, without resorting to Tribute Band-style mimicry... A true "celebration" of Mitchell's artistry. Ford has been a fan since her coming-of-age years, where she learned to sing using Mitchell’s soul-baring, 1971 “Blue” album as a primer. “Her poetry and melodies spoke to my experiences before I even had a language for them." More information here.