Past Tributes & Events

Past tributes and events

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Those of you with longer memories (that pesky pandemic!) will fondly remember singer and songwriter Joanna Eden and composer and pianist Chris Ignham's last visit to BCAF a few years back, with their wonderful tribute to Embraceable Ella Fitzgerald. And even further back, their evocative Jazz at the Movies. Truly, high-class acts.

So, we are beyond delighted to welcome them back, to present a breathtaking show in celebration of Joanna's hero, Joni Mitchell.

With a world-class band featuring pianist/guitarist Chris Ingham and Andres Lafone on bass/guitar, Joanna lovingly recreates Joni's masterpieces; taking the audience on a journey through the myriad of ideas, textures, themes, voices and emotions of Mitchell's canon... and tracing Joni's influences in some of her own songs. Expect to catch glimpses of a singer and her band in ecstasy! More information here.

The Venue is pleased to present it's monthly Album Cover TRIBUTE series. This month we're featuring two albums, Blue and Mingus from JONI MITCHELL. Join us Sunday, May 8 at 7pm. Doors open 6pm.

Advance Admission - Premium Seating - $20
Advance General Admission - $15
+ $5 at the Door
Current COVID-19 policy: MASKS RECOMMENDED, BUT OPTIONAL.

On May 8th Album Covers will host a special evening honoring the genius of Joni Mitchell. Blue and Mingus will be played in their entirety with an incredible ensemble of musicians. “We’ve really got some special people coming in for these shows", says Scott Tipping, Music Curator for the Venue. "Mary Lou O’Brien will be singing and playing piano on Blue. Typhanie Monique will be singing Mingus. These are two of my favorite musicians and two of my favorite people. It’s an honor to have such a show come together,” says Tipping.

The evening will showcase the diverse styles that Joni crafted throughout the years. From the stripped down folk stylings of Blue to the jazz of Mingus, there will be a lot of great music for everyone in attendance. More information here.

Court and Spark – The Joni Mitchell Songbook, brings together five of the North West’s most experienced musicians to celebrate the kaleidoscopic musical world of Joni Mitchell. The band is led by the many voices of Jade Thunder– equally at home in the simple folk music melodies of the late sixties and the cool jazz sounds of Joni’s later albums. Toni Hughes is on keyboards, with Martin Byrne on bass and David Crilly on guitars. Daz Jones drives the band on drums and percussion.

The Court and Spark show will take you on a musical journey that will probably mirror your own journey through life, from Ladies of the Canyon, Clouds, For the Roses, Blue and Court and Spark, to the cool, evocative sounds of Hissing of Summer Lawns, Hejira, Mingus and Turbulent Indigo. More information here.

Laura continues with these series of concerts in the city of Buenos Aires, during which she explores the music of Canadian artist Joni Mitchell. The repertory varies from show to show, but always includes those songs that can’t be left out.

Laura Ros, a prestigious and awarded songwriter, singer and guitarist from Argentina, found in Joni the inspiration to embark herself in a world of catchy and yet immensely complex melodies, creative rebellion, and wild and seemingly chaotic guitar tunings, so that she can recreate and achieve that sound that only Joni could. More information here.

Court and Spark – The Joni Mitchell Songbook, brings together five of the North West’s most experienced musicians to celebrate the kaleidoscopic musical world of Joni Mitchell. The band is led by the many voices of Jade Thunder– equally at home in the simple folk music melodies of the late sixties and the cool jazz sounds of Joni’s later albums. Toni Hughes is on keyboards, with Martin Byrne on bass and David Crilly on guitars. Daz Jones drives the band on drums and percussion.

The Court and Spark show will take you on a musical journey that will probably mirror your own journey through life, from Ladies of the Canyon, Clouds, For the Roses, Blue and Court and Spark, to the cool, evocative sounds of Hissing of Summer Lawns, Hejira, Mingus and Turbulent Indigo. More information here.

MUSIC OF JONI MITCHELL. Hannah Reimann, vocals, piano & dulcimer; Michele Temple, guitars. More information here.

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 some of the most powerfully enduring and well-loved songs of all time.

The Joni Project is fronted by the remarkable multiple-instrumentalist and songwriter Katie Pearlman on guitar & vocals, and also includes jazz and jam band mainstays Dave Berg on guitar, Dan Ehrlich on bass, Alan Lerner on drums, Mark Mancini on keyboards, Steve Finklestein on percussion, Premik Russell Tubbs on saxophone and flute, and Victoria Faiella on background vocals.

Collectively, they've performed with members of the Grateful Dead, The Band, The Doors, the Neville Brothers and many others. Together they bring fresh interpretation to Joni's legendary tunes from their many eras and genres - particularly from the time of her stunning and dynamic collaboration with Jaco Pastorius, Pat Metheny and Michael Brecker. More information here.

WAM Song of the Year winner and beautiful, singular vocalist Helen Shanahan has returned from her base in the UK to present this unique program of songs with Lucky Oceans, Ben Vanderwal and Harry Mitchell.

'Once I heard her voice, I couldn't un-hear it: she has SUCH talent, such a beautiful voice! Helen has one of the most interesting, captivating vocal turns of phrase that I have ever heard.' -Clare Bowditch.

More information here.

Joni's Soul began as a collaboration between "from-the-heart" London soul singer Gina Foster and former longtime Van Morrison guitarist Ronnie Johnson, enlisting some of UK's very finest players with a shared love for an artist they consider not just the greatest singer/songwriter but also one of the top guitar playing 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 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 ep release 'Shades Of Joni' passionately illustrates their well-defined and warm interpretations of some of the finest songwriting and performance in music history.

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

Court and Spark – The Joni Mitchell Songbook, brings together five of the North West’s most experienced musicians to celebrate the kaleidoscopic musical world of Joni Mitchell. The band is led by the many voices of Jade Thunder– equally at home in the simple folk music melodies of the late sixties and the cool jazz sounds of Joni’s later albums. Toni Hughes is on keyboards, with Martin Byrne on bass and David Crilly on guitars. Daz Jones drives the band on drums and percussion.

The Court and Spark show will take you on a musical journey that will probably mirror your own journey through life, from Ladies of the Canyon, Clouds, For the Roses, Blue and Court and Spark, to the cool, evocative sounds of Hissing of Summer Lawns, Hejira, Mingus and Turbulent Indigo. More information here.