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The Joni Project formed as a tribute in sound and spirit to Joni Mitchell, one of music’s greatest and most innovative artists. From the deep folk roots of her musical beginnings, Joni’s music has evolved over the years to include elements of funk, rock and the full palette of harmonic colors embodied by modern jazz. Her innovative guitar tunings and brilliantly original chord progressions were paired with beautifully crafted melodies adorned by lyrics of unmatched poetic profundity to create...

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The Joni Project formed as a tribute in sound and spirit to Joni Mitchell, one of music’s greatest and most innovative artists. They are quite simply the finest and most musically sophisticated tribute to Joni on the scene today.

The band is fronted by Long Island's remarkable multi-instrumentalist and singer Katie Pearlman, who impressively plays Joni's songs in their original open guitar tunings, and for this show will also include jazz and jam band mainstays Dave Berg (guitar), Dan Ehrlich (bass), Alan Lerner (drums), and Mark Mancini (keyboards). More information here

Court and Spark is the most commercially successful album of Joni’s career. This LP, to be released on Nov 24, features demos from the iconic album, including "Help Me" and "Raised On Robbery." All tracks taken from Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 3: The Asylum Years (1972-1975)

Side One:
1. PIANO SUITE: Down to You/Court and Spark/Car on a Hill/Down to You (Reprise) [12:32]

Side Two:
1. HELP ME [3:31]

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Joni has been nominated for a "Best Folk Album" Grammy for the Newport album. "From breakthrough acts to legacy artists, we are amazed by all the musicians recognized for their outstanding contributions to music today," Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. said in a statement. The awards will be held at the Arena in Los Angeles on Feb. 4, 2024. Joni has been nominated 20 times in her career and has won 10 awards. More information here

Joni is the subject of a new music biography series ‘Legend’ from BBC Radio 4 exploring the extraordinary life stories of pioneering artists who changed music forever. ‘Joni Mitchell: Verbatim’ will mark the iconic singer/songwriter’s 80th birthday on November 7.

Set to broadcast on Saturday 4 November, ‘Archive on 4: Joni Mitchell: Verbatim’ will air from 8pm to 9pm. It will incorporate previously unheard interviews, studio out takes, rare demo recordings and archive dating back to Mitchell’s very first radio interview recorded in 1964, this programme is the story of Joni’s life and career – told in her own words. More information here

Raditz’s book is not just an intimate and surprising portrait of Joni Mitchell at the very point she became famous - it is a front-line account of a time, place and attitude that have passed into legend. This is the story of a man who found himself trapped in a song, and the extraordinary events that led up to it. Packed with food, wine, smells and laughter, Genesis is a sensuous wonder in which Raditz’s enthusiasm for life vibrates off the page.”
—Kate Mossman, Arts Editor, The New Statesman magazine More information here

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Enjoy an afternoon delight hearing the gorgeous voice of local favorite, Lori Rivera, singing the songs of Joni Mitchell. Lori is accompanied by Art Alm, Steve Uccello, Zach Olsen. Watch in-person or virtually. Doors open 2:15 for 3pm concert, December 10. More information here

‘Hejira’ is a 7-piece band set up to celebrate and honour the masterpiece works of Joni Mitchell, mostly from the late ‘70s. Having released the albums ‘The Hissing of Summer Lawns’, ‘Hejira’, ‘Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter’ and ‘Mingus’ (regarded as her ‘jazz period’), Joni then toured briefly with a band formed from the crème de la crème of contemporaneous jazz musicians (Metheny, Mays, Brecker, Pastorius and Alias). The tour was recorded, producing the outstanding live album, ‘Shadows And Light’; it is from this album that the band Hejira is drawing the body of its repertoire. Comprising highly experienced jazz musicians, this band is fronted by the brilliant Hattie Whitehead who not only has - in her own way - assimilated the poise, power and beauty of Joni’s vocals, but also plays guitar with Joni’s stylistic mannerisms. Expect an evening of the ‘great’ songs from Mitchell’s back catalogue! More information here

Keeping alive the magic of Joni‘s Mitchell’s legacy in Southwest Florida. Back at the Packing House on December 14, 6 to 9. Joni Adno-keyboard , guitar, vocals,Bob Miner-Saxophone,Paul Cartwright-Percussion,Joe Bruno-Bass,Andrew Chalaire-Guitar No admission! Playing real good for free! Great music, great food, Great vibes. More information here

Acclaimed singer songwriters Zervas & Pepper present This Flight Tonight, an intimate acoustic tribute to the music of Joni Mitchell featuring songs such as 'California', 'Blue', 'Woodstock' 'Both Sides Now', 'Carey', 'Coyote', 'A Case Of You', and many more. With the voice, piano, acoustic guitar and dulcimer front and centre, presenting Mitchell's music as it would have been performed in Joni's early performances. Joni Mitchell's albums and songs are widely recognised as masterpieces, standards that would become the soundtrack to the lives of countless fans throughout the world and continue to draw and inspire new generations of fans.

Zervas & Pepper are Welsh Singer/Songwriters Paul Zervas and Kathryn Pepper, who have been creating and performing original music for over a decade professionally. The duo and their recording/touring band enjoy cult success on the UK and European Folk/Americana scene and have released five critically-acclaimed studio albums and undertaken countless headline and support tours, receiving strong national and international network radio support throughout their career. More information here

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