Posts Tagged ‘jazz’

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Allyson Morris 2013 Release

November 19, 2013

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Artist: Allyson Morris
Release: I Saw the Light
Year: 2013
Genre: Jazz
From: Chatham-Kent.
Resides: Toronto area.

Notes:
A statuesque blonde with small-town charm, Allyson was raised in Chatham Ontario and now calls Toronto her home. She was somewhat of a late bloomer, which of course can be a real plus for her style of music. Her depth of feeling, her rich musical vocabulary and her life experiences – all these combine to create the confident, unique style that is Allyson Morris.

Allyson has performed with many wonderful musicians over the last few years. Some of the notable Juno award-winning artists who have discovered Allyson and performed with her include:
Pianists Bernie Senensky and Bill King; Guitarists Reg Schwager and Bill Bridges; Percussionist Art Alvalos; Drummers Ben Riley and Jorn Andersen; Saxophonists Charlie Huntley and Sean O’Connor; Trumpeter Ray Podhornik.

Links:
Website link here.
Itunes preview/download link here.

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Sarah Hiltz 2013 Til The Sun Falls

August 9, 2013

Artist: Sarah Hiltz
Release: Til The Sun Falls
Year: 2013 (Feb)
Genre: Jazz
Home:Chatham-Kent

Bio Notes: Sarah is emerging as a singularly talented songwriter with a voice all her own. In a modern blend of two classic and very different genres, echoes of Billie Holiday, Joni Mitchell and Feist ring out faintly through the structure of Sarah’s artistry.

Tracks:
1. Meditation
2. All Of Me
3. When Sunny Gets Blue
4. Chelsea Morning
5. Beautiful Love
6. One Note Samba
7. Autumn Leaves
8. All Or Nothing At All
9. You Go To My Head

Discography
Sarah Hiltz – 2000 – The People Of Chatham Kent (6 songs)
Sarah Hiltz – 2003 – Close To Me
Sarah Hiltz – 2009 – How Many Fires LP
Sarah Hiltz – 2010 – Letters (Limited Release) EP
Sarah Hiltz – 2011 – Music For December EP
Sarah Hiltz – 2012 – How To Pour Whiskey For Strangers (2012) Single

Note: Purchase this CD at Franks Music Centre, Chatham Ontario.

Book Sarah for a show by e-mailing bookings@sarahhiltz.com.

Links:
Purchase album here: http://sarahhiltz.bandcamp.com/album/til-the-sun-falls
website: http://www.sarahhiltz.com/
Sarah’s Youtube videos: http://www.youtube.com/srhiltz
Book Sarah for a show by e-mailing bookings@sarahhiltz.com.
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Email your info & pics to: chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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Allyson Morris 2011 Music

July 28, 2011

Artist: Allyson Morris
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2011
Home Town: Chatham Ontario
Resides: Toronto area

Notes: Allyson’s talents has led her to producing, arranging and providing back-up vocals on various musical ventures. Allyson is currently working on her debut CD.

Visit her website here: http://www.allysonmorris.com

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Superfly in 2010

August 23, 2010

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Band: Superfly
Year: 2010
Genre: Funk and Jazz covers
Home: Chatham

Members:
Justin McMath – Bass
Nicky Novosad – Keyboards
Steve Walker – Guitar, Vox
Nick Sennema – Drums and Percussion
Byron Harrett – Sax / Flute
Matt Brunke – Trumpet

An all-around great live band bringing the funk and jazz classic sounds of the hit makers to Chatham-Kent with a class act of local musicians.

Visit them online here, here or here.

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Black Box Theatre in Chatham

August 7, 2010

Venue: PURE: Black Box Theatre
City: Chatham Ontario
Year: 2010
Address: 121 Heritage Road
Phone: 519-352-5000
Website: http://www.pureacademy.ca/

  The Black Box Theatre at the PURE Academy in Chatham, ON is a brand new concert venue, with a hip vibe and fantastic events.  The Black Box Theatre is a 90 seat venue with state of the art sound and lighting design, top amenities and a great location.

  Events at the Black Box Theatre range from cool jazz concerts, rock concerts, plays, comedy nights, multimedia presentations, choir concerts and so much more.  One of the best kept secrets in Southwestern Ontario, the Black Box Theatre is one of the best intimate theatres in the region. It is used during classes as a premium teaching space, but it is also a highly versatile meeting and event space, and an incredible, intimate performance venue. It has a large stage, 10 foot wide HD video screen, intelligent lighting system, and exceptional sound.

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Rossinis Restaurant Entertainment

July 8, 2010

Venue: Rossini’s Restaurant
Year: 2010
Live entertainment: Rossini’s often has performances from local jazz, classical, and acoustic musicians.
Address: 634 Grand Avenue East
Phone: (519) 352-2920
Web: http://rossinisrestaurant.ca/

About: Rossini’s is one of Chatham’s oldest restaurants. Founded in 1948 by Carlo and Amalia Rossini, the restaurant has grown from the original 30 to 150 seats.

Amalia, “Mamma Rossini” longed to recreate the warmth and ambiance of the family home in the Fruili region of Italy, and hence, our “fogolar” or hearth was built in the new dining room.

In Italy, this fireplace gave light to the house as well as warmth, a fire to cook on, and a place to gather; relax and share the events of the day.

Mamma passed away in January 1995. Bill and Jean Rossini continued to run the family operation using her original recipes. Ed, Berta and Devon Prelaz purchased the restaurant in 2003 and will continue to carry on the traditions of Carlo, Mamma, Bill and Jean.

We hope that the fogolar and the decor that surrounds you will recapture the genuine hospitality, warmth and friendship of an old Italian home, where family and friends would gather to enjoy delicious home cooked meals, good wine and happy times.

Every Sunday evening through the summer of 2010, Rossini’s presents live jazz music on their patio.
The band is made up of…
Byron Harrett – Saxes
Andy Tattersall – Guitar
Bob Hiltz – Bass
Ken Crone also performed.

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Jef Kearns Four 2005

May 16, 2010

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Band: Jef Kearns Four
Year: 2005
Genre: Jazz Covers
Home: Chatham

Members:
Jef Kearns – Wood wind
Andy Tattersall – Guitar
Bob Hiltz – Bass
Scott Meriano – Drums
Sarah Hiltz – Vocals

Notes: The band can be found playing the Metro Lounge (Chatham) every Thursday. The band includes highly skilled individual players who have come together to perform Jazz music.

Visit Jef online here.

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Friends Band 1976

May 2, 2010

Gibraltor add in the paper

Band: Friends
Release: Single “Please Don’t Ask Me To Stay”.
Year: 1976
Style:  Pop and soft rock
Formed: Feb. 1974
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario

A few cover selections: Chicago, Stevie Wonder, Marvin G, and the Love Unlimited Orchestra.

Members:
John Glos
George Wilson -
Tom Starks – Organist
Randy Coyle – Drums
Al Trudell – Lead guitar
Rick Janusas – Saxaphonist (Windsor)
Brent Hunter – Bass

Only two band members are from out of town.

Their original song “Please Don’t Ask Me To Stay”, was recorded at Polaris Studio in Windsor. Roughly 1,000 copies have been printed with about 500 sold shortly after releasing  it. On the flip side of the record is Butterfat, a song written by Steve Khan of New York City.
  Friends play six nights a week at bars, universities, and collages, and try to rehearse a few hours a day. With the recent addition of a brass section, they have started to add hints of jazz and blues into their set list.

Around late 1977, Friends would change their name to Gibraltor. The band played under the new name through late 1977-79.


If video above does not appear, watch it here.

The song in the video above was recorded around 1975 in Windsor. The band members on this recording are:
Randy Coyle – drums
Al Trudell – lead guitar, lead vocals
Tom Starks – keyboards
Wayne Perdue - bass
Rick Janasus – alto sax, vocals
George Wilson – Trumpet, vocals

Arrangement by A. Trudell, R. Coyle
Composition by Steve khan

Anyone with pics or info, please email:
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

Additional Source: CDN Oct. 1976. Brian Christmas.

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The Ken Crone Trio in 1985

April 20, 2010

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Band: The Ken Crone Trio
Year: 1985
Genre: Jazz
Home: Chatham-Kent

Members
Ken Crone – piano
Mike Crone – Bass
Pat Crone – drums

The original Ken Crone Trio consisted of sons Mike on bass and Pat on drums.
  Ken Crone and bassist Ed Laporte were in a rock band in Windsor in the late 50`s and have worked together for more than 40yrs. The Ken Crone Trio has had different members over the last 40yrs (as of 2010) , but it’s always been about playing the best in jazz standards and keeping this style of music alive.

About Ken Crone
Instruments
: piano and saxophone
Home: born and raised in St. Thomas
Resides: Crone moved to Chatham at around age 18, and has called it home ever since.

First professional music job at the age of 12.
Played most of his life in Windsor and London.
Played sax until he was 28 and then went back to piano.

Ken’s Performances.
Performed with the Guy Lombard Band.
Crone has taught piano over the years and has been the church organist at Chatham’s St. Ursula, Blessed Sacrament, and London’s Holy Cross.
Singers he has been involved with include Teresa Brewer, Jerry Vale, Julius Larosa, Julliette, Fat Bob Taylor, Val Brown, Dennise Pelley, Al Martino, Tommy Ambrose, Gisselle McKenzie, Ricky Nelson, the Everly Brothers, Bobby Vinton and Gene Barry.
Crone has performed with Bill Cosby, Steve Allen, George Carlin, Phyillis Diller, Jack E. Leonard, Henny Youngman, Soupy Sales, Marv Welch and Frank Gorshin
He’s also been on stage with the Four Aces, the Four Freshman, Four Saints, the Mills Brothers and Roy Clark, to name a few.

Ken’s son Pat also plays in the band Manpower.

2010 Update:
  The group still performs to ‘sold out’ shows in 2010 at the Cultural Centre.  The Trio continue to  achieve their goal of playing the best in jazz standards and keeping this style of music alive.
  Also, in 2010, (25 years later) Pat is still drumming in the great rock band ‘Manpower’. The band continues to play in clubs and outdoor festivals today.
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Ken Crone Trio (2008)

July 6, 2009

Band: The Ken Crone Trio
CD Release: ‘Bout Time
Year: 2008
Genre: Jazz
Home: Chatham-Kent

Members
Ken Crone
– piano
Pat Crone – drums
Ed Laporte – bass

  The Release contains 13 tracks recorded at EyreSpace Studios and live at the Blind Dog Bar and Grill in Chatham Ontario Canada. All songs were recorded in the summer of 1997 and 1999 and includes covers from many of the jazz greats.

Ken & Eddie have been playing together since the late 1950’s. Ken’s son Pat joined the group on drums in the late 1970’s. Ken also plays for ‘ManPower’.

Recording Credits: Stephen Fowler and Bob Hiltz.

   The Ken Crone Trio will entertain you with some of the best jazz music on the planet. With a special guest each night, their concerts are always fresh … always exciting … and always sold out!
   Ken has worked with Bill Cosby, Phyllis Diller, the Mills Brothers, the McGuire Sisters and other legends. Pat is the son of Ken.
   At age 80, Ken Crone has been making music for almost 70 years. For the past 3 years, the Ken Crone Trio has been performing to sold-out crowds at Studio One in Chatham.

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Tom Starks – Sugar Boy (2006)

May 17, 2009


Artist:
Tom Starks
Release: Sugar Boy
Style: Jazz
Date: 2006

Home Town: Chatham
Resides and performs  in Aylmer as of 2001.

Recorded live at CBC Studios, Toronto On, Canada.

Tom Starks – Hammond organ
Don Durkee – Tenor Saxophone
Sharon Beeler – Vocals
Chris Norley – Guitar
Brian McHugh – Drums
Special Guest Andy Lusher – Tenor saxophone

Tracks
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Sugar boy blues, 2. Street of dreams, 3. There will never be another you, 4. Almost like being in love, 5. Cry me a river, 6. Recorda me, 7. God bless the child, 8. I can’t give you anything but love, 9. Just squeeze me, 10. Au privave, 11. Sugar

Recording & Mixing Engineer – Rich Starks
Mastered by Bob Hiltz at EyreSpace Studios, Chatham.
Graphic Design – Pat Crone

NOTE:  Tom began his professional career in 1972 as keyboardist with a show group touring Ontario and several Northern States. In 1974 he returned to his home town of Chatham and continued to perform with local artists while touring Southern Ontario. After 25 years of teaching, Tom and his wife Sonja moved to Aylmer where his main focus now is on jazz and a return to his first instrument, the Hammond B3 Organ. note by londonjazzsociety.ca

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