Past Tributes & Events

Past tributes and events

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An evening of music by the greatest American singer-songwriters: James Taylor, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez and more. Don’t miss this fresh, APO take on the songs that have woven the tapestry of American music in the classic singer-songwriter era featuring a star-studded cast helmed by Emmy and Golden Globe Nominated artist, Morgan Fairchild!

Featuring:
* Morgan Fairchild, Television Icon
* MILCK, Singer-Songwriter & Activist
* Ari Shapiro, NPR’s “All Things Considered”
* Rayshun LaMarr, NBC’s “The Voice”
* Mariand Torres, “Wicked”
* Yasmin Williams, Rolling Stone Magazine’s Next Young Gun Guitarist Competition
* Nia Savoy, APO's NextGen Vocal Competition
More information here

Folk-rock/Americana harmony trio Gathering Time will pay tribute to another famous threesome — Crosby, Stills & Nash — as well as Joni Mitchell during a concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the Earlville Opera House (18 E. Main St. in Earlville).

Gathering Time has performed for the past decade around the Northeast and beyond. Their latest album “Keepsake” earned the No. 1 spot on the Folk DJ chart in 2016, with six songs from the album among the top 25 most played that year. 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

Multi-genre artist Reimann's retrospective of the early hits of iconic and influential Joni Mitchell with guest artist Michele Temple (Pere Ubu). Hannah will read selections from the recent best-selling biography, Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell by David Yaffe in between songs. More information here

Born in New York City to German and Korean parents, Musician and Filmmaker HANNAH REIMANN sang publicly at 2 years old, studied Classical piano since childhood, received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and began her career as a concert pianist (Lincoln Center, Grand Canyon Music Festival).“A determined and uncanny performer” of the music of Joni Mitchell (New Yorker Magazine), she synthesized her roles as multi-instrumentalist performer, teacher, and filmmaker over two decades.

Multi-instrumentalist Michele Temple has been performing and teaching since she was twelve. As a live performer Michele plays electric bass in avante rock outfit Pere Ubu since 1993 and with Le Garage Cabaret featuring accordianist Marni Rice.Michele has a Master's degree in Musicology and teaches at the Brooklyn Conservatory as well as other music and private schools around the city. She counts among her former students multiple Grammy winning artist Alicia Keys.

Debra Mann returns to The Narrows to celebrate the much-anticipated release of her new recording, Full Circle, on Whaling City Sound. Full Circle features the music of Joni Mitchell, in celebration of her 75th year. Debra and her band of world-class jazz musicians, Dino Govoni (sax), Jay Azzolina (guitar), Dave Zinno (upright bass), and Marty Richards (drums) interpret the iconic music of one of the most influential and revered songwriters of the 20th century.

Debra Mann is widely recognized as Rhode Island’s premier jazz pianist, composer, and vocalist. She has performed extensively over three decades throughout the New England area at jazz clubs, concert halls, and festivals. 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

Cohen Talmor will front the “Black Crow” show scheduled for Noctorno in Jerusalem on September 8 (doors open 9 p.m., show starts 10 p.m.). Musicians that include multidisciplinary bassist Yankeleh Segal and seasoned drummer Shahar Haziza on board your magical mystery tour. Segal also serves as musical producer of the show and, as the doyen of the troupe, has the most onstage experience, and is the most steeped in Mitchell’s oeuvre. Udi Simhon on guitar and keyboardist Ido Selzenik complete the instrumental cast. More information here

Join us on Sunday, September 1, 2018 for An Evening With A Celebration of Joni Mitchell Featuring Kimberly Ford at the Fremont Theater. More information here

Cohen Talmor will front the “Black Crow” show scheduled for next Wednesday (doors open 8 p.m., show starts 9 p.m.) at Kibbutz Ein Shemer, with a second gig lined up at Noctorno in Jerusalem on September 8 (doors open 9 p.m., show starts 10 p.m.). Musicians that include multidisciplinary bassist Yankeleh Segal and seasoned drummer Shahar Haziza on board your magical mystery tour. Segal also serves as musical producer of the show and, as the doyen of the troupe, has the most onstage experience, and is the most steeped in Mitchell’s oeuvre. Udi Simhon on guitar and keyboardist Ido Selzenik complete the instrumental cast. More information here

The enduring music of Joni Mitchell is re-imagined in this energetic musical experience. Conceived and directed by Vancouver’s theatrical powerhouses (and spouses) Andrew Cohen & Anna Kuman. One of the most influential female recording artists of the late 20th century, Joni Mitchell has often reflected on social and environmental ideals through her music. Circle Game reinterprets Mitchell’s iconic songs such as “Big Yellow Taxi”, “River”, “California” and “A Case of You” through the ears and eyes of a new generation, connecting them to the politics and world we know today. More information here

When Runs from Wednesday August 15 2018 to Sunday August 26 2018
Approximate running time: 2 hours

Venue
Remai Arts Centre - Rawlco Radio Hall
100 Spadina Cres E
Saskatoon SK S7K 0L3

Performance Notes
× A Firehall Arts Centre Production
Created by Andrew Cohen and Anna Kuman
Inspired by the songs of Joni Mitchell

Musical

One of the most influential recording artists of the late 20th century, Joni Mitchell’s enduring music is re-imagined in a euphoric and energetic new musical. Circle Game reinterprets Mitchell’s iconic songs such as “Big Yellow Taxi”, “River”, “California” and “A Case of You” through the ears and eyes of a new generation.

“…the creators of and performers in Circle Game are, in their own right, “stardust”, they are “golden” – Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Theatre Critic

More information here

The Joni Mitchell Story returns to take you on an emotive journey through the life of the nine-time Grammy winner and folk music pioneer. This new groundbreaking show-umentary format gives a fascinating insight into the artist and her music. Both engaging and poignant, this challenging catalogue is delivered by the sublime Charlotte Brereton with genuine love for the music and whose vocal ability is rivalled only by the great Joni Mitchell herself. Includes Both Sides Now, A Case of You, Big Yellow Taxi and more. More information here

Joni Mitchell Tribute with Jenny Hval, Sondre Lerche, Susanna Magical, Frida Ånnevik and Rohey Taalah and a wonderful band led by Anja Lauvdal at the Opera House in Oslo. It is the opening concert for Oslo Jazz Festival 2018. More information here

Jazz singer Kimberly Ford and saxophonist Kim Richmond will combine to capture the real life bond between two great artists, Joni Mitchell and Herbie Hancock, in a concert to be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the Park Center in Hayward.

Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Students 18 and under are admitted for $5. Advance tickets are available at Art Beat in downtown Hayward (cash or check only) or may be purchased at here.

Ford, who has performed previously at The Park, reproduces the complex vocal inflections and range of Joni Mitchell reminiscent of her early years. And she powers skillfully through the sultry, deeply jazz-influenced compositions from Mitchell’s later collaborations with jazz bassist Charles Mingus and pianist Herbie Hancock.

The Ruth Cooney Quintet will perform one song off each of Joni's Studio Albums.

featuring
Jason Decristofaro/Vibes and Piano
Tim Doyle/Guitar
Zack Page/Bass
Just Watt/Drums
More information here

943 Alta Pine Drive, Altadena CA
5PM to 7PM Food will be served
6:00 A performance by lo haze
6:45 Simone White, Brett Farkas & other special guests perform their favorite Joni songs
8:00 A special performance of Joni’s entire The Hissing of Summer Lawns album by Robin Adler & Mutts of the Planet, with a guest dance performance by Lindsey Lollie.

Kiki Ebsen’s Joni Mitchell Project returns to the Festival of Arts for their third year to celebrate the genius of the Joni Mitchell songbook. Kiki delivers beautiful 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," from the best knowns songs as much as you'll love digging deep with tracks like "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. “Purely terrific” — Myrna Daniels ~ L. A. Jazz Scene. Don't miss it!

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)

Location: 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Tickets here
Time: 5:30-7:30pm More info here

To mark the 40th anniversary of Joni Mitchell’s seminal album 'Hejira', Sorana Santos recreated the 4200-mile round-trip from Portland, Maine, to LA, on which 'Hejira' was written. “I couldn’t sing the songs authentically”, says Sorana, “and realised the only way into the album was to do the trip, solo, like she did.” Alongside presenting a reinterpretation of 'Hejira' as a collage using the Great American Songbook, postmodern composers Adams and Cage, and hints of London and Seattle’s Free Improv and Grunge scenes, Sorana also performs original songs she wrote while travelling across the US, composing songs from astrophysics formulae in response to Mitchell’s metaphysical musings. More information here

‘Both Sides Now: Celebrating The Songs Of Joni Mitchell’ will see Kate Miller-Heidke, Ella Hooper, Wendy Matthews, Kristin Berardi and Rachel Gaudry perform some of the Joni’s most iconic songs in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in July, backed by a 12-piece band. Fans can expect to hear songs like ‘Big Yellow Taxi’, ‘Woodstock’ and ‘A Case Of You’ brought to life in some huge concert hall venues during the tour, including a set at the Sydney Opera House. More information here

‘Both Sides Now: Celebrating The Songs Of Joni Mitchell’ will see Kate Miller-Heidke, Ella Hooper, Wendy Matthews, Kristin Berardi and Rachel Gaudry perform some of the Joni’s most iconic songs in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in July, backed by a 12-piece band. Fans can expect to hear songs like ‘Big Yellow Taxi’, ‘Woodstock’ and ‘A Case Of You’ brought to life in some huge concert hall venues during the tour, including a set at the Sydney Opera House. More information here