Past Tributes & Events

Past tributes and events

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Inspired by David Yaffe’s passionate, brilliant biography, Lauren Fox, in chronological order, and sung in their original keys, takes a journey through Joni Mitchell’s songwriting. From early folk to folk-rock, to jazz and pop music, Joni continually evolved and pushed the envelope, defying critics and fans, who wanted her to stay the lithe and lovely, gentle folk faerie that they fell in love with in the 60’s. A true pioneer, blazing a trail for women in music for decades to come, by never compromising her artistry. Lauren will be joined by longtime collaborator and friend, Peter Calo, on guitar and dulcimer.

Lauren’s three solo shows, “Love, Lust, Fear & Freedom: The Songs Of Joni Mitchell & Leonard Cohen,” “Canyon Folkies: Over the Hills & Under the Covers,” and “Groupies: The Muses Behind the Legends of Rock & Roll” have received critical acclaim from, among others, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Lauren has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, Carnegie Hall, The Town Hall, Subculture NYC, The Crazy Coqs (London), Joe’s Pub, 54 Below, The Center @ The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, The Kate @ Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, The Pollack Theater @ Monmouth Center for the Arts,The Bankhead Theater at Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, and various other performing arts centers and colleges around the country.

Most recently, Lauren had the honor of singing Joni Mitchell’s songs at the book release for David Yaffe’s new, definitive biography, “Reckless Daughter,” as David read excerpts from his book. That evening was the inspiration for this new show about Joni’s evolving artistry. More information here

The Joni Mitchell Story takes you on an emotive journey through the life of nine-time Grammy Award winner and folk music pioneer Joni Mitchell.

This ground-breaking "show-umentary” format gives a fascinating insight into the artist and her music.

Both engaging and poignant, this challenging back catalogue is delivered by the sublime Charlotte Brereton with a genuine love of the music and whose vocal ability is rivalled only by the great Joni Mitchell herself. Includes spellbinding renditions of Both Sides Now, A Case of You, Big Yellow Taxi and many more.

The Joni Mitchell Story enjoyed a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 where it delighted audiences and wowed critics. More information here

Don’t Give Yourself Away
Vince Mendoza, conductor
Sarah Slean, vocalist

In the early 2000s, arranger and conductor Vince Mendoza went in to the studio with Joni Mitchell to record two albums: “Both Sides Now” and “Travelogue” – the SSO is thrilled to present Don’t Give Yourself Away to celebrate the music of Joni Mitchell.

Joni Mitchell’s career crossed musical boundaries, challenged musical ideas, and spoke to the human race in an intimate, personal, political, and profound way. One of the true maverick’s of musical arts, her music and lyrics had a lasting impact on generations of music makers and music lovers.

It is a pleasure to present the first concert experience of these arrangements with their arranger on stage with us. The night is dedicated to the iconic Joni Mitchell in gratitude for the inspiration she has given the musical community.

7:30PM, Saturday, March 3, 2018
TCU Place, Sid Buckwold Theatre
35 – 22nd Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0C8
More information

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.

Your Host MIA SHEARD and guests:
Alex Samaras, Colleen Brown, Dana Sipos, Kevin Fox, Jeremy Fisher.

and the band:
Chris Gartner (bass)
David Restivo (piano)
Ernie Tollar (woodwinds)
Joel Schwartz (guitar)
Ryan Granville- Martin (drums)
More information: March 2, March 3.

This group of like minded musicians, who love and respect the work of Joni Mitchell, started off as a tribute band, but evolved into another way to experience Joni Mitchell's music through the talents of each musician in this band. The sound you hear is each musician reflecting their personal experience of Joni’s music over the last 40 years. Their interpretation of each song is like a recipe handed down from generation to generation; another seasoning added to make it their own.

Allyson Paige has made a name for herself throughout the San Francisco Bay Area as a result of her powerful voice and exceptional ability to deliver table-pounding performances and raw emotional power to any song that she sings. The inherent beauty and soulfulness of her voice lends itself to ALL styles of music. The first business cards she created for herself as a teenager said, "Allyson Paige. I can sing it." Simply stated, truth in advertising. Allyson hails from the Sonoma County wine country north of San Francisco where her roots in classic rock led her talents into a successful career, which has cut across many musical swaths including: classic rock, blues, folk, jazz and country.

Chris Stafford - Guitar, Ed Castro - Bass, John Christensen - Keys, Brad McKeague - Drums

When and where: Saturday, February 24 at 7 the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, 390 Morris Street, Sebastopol

Tickets/Registration here. General Admission ADV: $15 / Door Admission: $20

The Hope College folk ensembles will present The Music of Joni Mitchell on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

The folk ensembles will be performing some of the most well-known compositions from Joni Mitchell, called “one of the greatest songwriters ever” by Rolling Stone magazine. The concert will feature student arrangements of Mitchell’s wide-ranging repertoire. The ensembles featured include the Indie Folk Ensemble, American Roots Ensemble, Appalachian String Band Ensemble, OTVD jazz ensemble and Brazilian Drumming Ensemble. More information here.

Join vocalist Gillian Snider as she pays homage to the work of music icon Joni Mitchell. The night’s set list will include the well-loved songs that changed the face of folk music as well as the favourite jazz standards that Joni chose to record. Joining Gillian will be Kim Salkeld (piano), Dave Anderson (trumpet), Nevin Buehler (bass), Kyle Krysa (drums), and special guest Brett Balon (guitar). Jazz-funksters Flying Colours will play the opening set. More information here

Following on from her sold out performance of the Songs of Joni Mitchell in summer 2017, Cork songwriter Clare O'Mahony pays tribute to one of her favourite songwriters, Joni Mitchell. The Songs of Joni Mitchell will feature songs from Joni Mitchell's earlier albums (Clouds, Ladies of the Canyon) right through and up to her more recent recordings including the stunning A Case of You.

Clare’s own influences include the Canadian songwriter. She will be accompanied on the night by a full band. More information here

Bogies in Westlake Village invited Kiki Ebsen to reprise her Joni Mitchell Project after their sold-out Sept. ’17 show, which also celebrated the release of Kiki’s latest CD, “Cool Songs, Vol. 2 – The Music of Joni Mitchell.” A decade of favorite Joni Mitchell songs from “Both Sides Now” and “Case of You” to “Coyote” and “Chelsea Morning” with dynamic arrangements of “Woodstock,” “Big Yellow Taxi,” and “Free Man in Paris.” Enjoy “Blonde in the Bleachers,” “Twisted,” and “Sex Kills” and other songs from Joni’s later, more edgy material, all in one evening of music.

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: Bogies, 32001 Agoura Rd., Westlake Village, CA 91361
Tickets here
Time: 6:30–8:30pm More info

"I am over the moon thrilled to be Celebrating 75 Years of Joni Mitchell's music at the World Renowned Bitter End in New York City. I hope you and your loved ones will join me for a very special evening filled with music and fascinating stories about Joni's life. Tickets are $10. I look forward to hopefully seeing you all in person and sharing with you a lovely evening. I am bring my dulcimer too......promise xo." More information here

BOTH SIDES NOW - Mathilde Santing sings Joni Mitchell
13 januari 2018 20:15 – 22:00
Locatie: Cultuurhuis De Klinker, Meester D.U. Stikkerlaan 251, Winschoten, Groningen, Netherlands
More info

The NAC Presents Series and Arboretum Festival are thrilled to present the 7th edition of Ottawa’s beloved tribute series, I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT.

To chime in the winter holidays, the series returns with Joni Mitchell’s 1971 masterpiece Blue.

Critically-acclaimed upon its release, Mitchell's fourth album weaved her idiosyncratic folk, with unconventional instrumentation, wild melodies, and hints of her impending explorations into free jazz. Anchored by heavy classics River, California, and A Case of You, The New York Times chose Blue as one of the 25 albums that represented "turning points and pinnacles in 20th-century popular music".

The brainchild of indie troubadour Jon Hynes, the series brings together notable independent musicians to pay tribute to classic albums and legendary artists. Past events have included The Strokes Is This It, Fleetwood Mac Rumours, Talking Heads, David Bowie, Black Sabbath Paranoid, and more!

Joni Mitchell Blue, performed live by:
Jon Hynes
Jeremy Fisher
Keturah Johnson (Heavy Medicine Ban)
Sarah Bradley (FEVERS)
Felicity Decarle (Sparklesaurus)
Jamie Kronick (Scattered Clouds, Ben Caplan)
Martin Charbonneau (FEVERS)
Adam Saikaley
Eniid Goodman

More information here

ORIGINS is a band project lead by Toronto jazz singer, Mandy Lagan. The Band is comprised of Dave Restivo, Ted Quinlan, Andrew Downing, Kevin Turcotte, Jim Vivian and Blair Mackay. This extraordinary group of musicians has been developing arrangements of some old Joni Mitchell classics, merging folk, jazz and rock genres together. The result is a collection of creative, expansive music, that speaks to generations of music lovers. Along with selections from this project there will be a few new surprises thrown in! More information here

A versatile vocalist, Tollar is both a “singer's singer" and a favourite of musicians. Her reverent delivery of lyrics coupled with her rich, soulful musical choices take audiences on an intimate, mature voyage. Her concert on Dec. 9 at the Jazz Room will feature music from her upcoming album of jazz arrangements of Joni Mitchell tunes alongside modern jazz pieces from her discography and more. More information here

Joni Tribute at Talullah's Crafted Food and Wine Lounge at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. December 6, 2017 from 7-10pm. Michael Paz and Christina Friis will be hosting a celebration of the music of Joni Mitchell. More information here

Author David Yaffe will discuss his book, “Joni Mitchell: Reckless Daughter” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at The Colony, 22 Rock City Road, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker St.

Join Yaffe in a conversation with Holly George Warren, at The Colony about the new biography, followed by a tribute concert featuring Gail Anne Dorsey, Veronica Nunn, Leslie Ritter, Scott Petito, and Jay Collins, among others.

There is a $20 cover charge.

The conversation will continue at The Golden Notebook the following day as part of its Holiday Open House. The Golden Notebook event is free and open to the public.

In “Reckless Daughter,” Yaffe, a professor of humanities at Syracuse University, tells the story of how Mitchell became a superstar of folk music in the 1960s and a key figure in the Laurel Canyon music scene of the 1970s.

SOhO & Direct Relief International Fundraiser for Puerto Rico featuring the Music of Joni Mitchell. With Douglas Clegg, Natalie D-Napoleon, Gail Hansen, Kimberly Ford, Kay Ashley, Dave Blackburn, Karen Thurber, Sierra House, Kate Wallace, Joy Bella Heilig, and Marcella Quirin. More information here.

On this night a host of NYC’s bravest musicians will gather to perform the record in full and pay tribute to a woman who has been influencing and inspiring the world for as long as the world can remember.

Amber Martin
Joanna Choy
Robert Conroy
Rebecca Pronsky

THE BAND: Jesse Krakow — fretless electric bass
Mike Fornatale — electric guitar
Stuart Klinger — acoustic guitar
Lane Steinberg — acoustic guitar
Joanna Choy — percussion

Celebrated comedian, singer and cabaret star, Amber Martin, curates and hosts a weekly showcase of some of the most brilliant performers in NYC, thus the world. More information here.

There are few voices in the Centre County scene that sing as sweetly as the two voices at the heart of Pure Cane Sugar.

At Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks on Sunday, those voices will take on one of music’s most iconic voices: Joni Mitchell.

“We’ve been playing the weekend after Thanksgiving since 2009 at Elk Creek,” singer and guitarist Kate Twoey said. “Last year we decided to do something special for it, so we did a tribute to country legends, and this year Bob (Hart, Pure Cane Sugar bassist) had the idea to do Joni Mitchell, which really was scary and exciting all at the same time.” More information