Upcoming Tributes & Events

Upcoming tributes and events

Do you know of a Joni-related event coming up? Email the information to us and we'll post it 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

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

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

‘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

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

‘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

‘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

‘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

The Joni Mitchell Jazz Tribute.
Edmond Town Hall
Newtown, CT.
October 13, 2018 at 8:00pm.
Wine bar and doors open 7:00pm.

This seven-member group features Leslie Ballard (vocals, flute), Steve Zerlin (bass), Roger Post (drums), Christian Martirano (keyboards), Steve Moran (sax, clarinet), George Lesiw (guitar), and percussionist Matt Spencer. Playing music from her critically acclaimed jazz albums: Shadows & Light, Hejira, Mingus, Miles of Aisles, Court & Spark, and The Hissing of Summer Lawns.

Videos and a slideshow of Joni's masterful paintings are a beautiful backdrop to this live performance. All proceeds benefit Town Hall Restoration Fund. RESERVED SEATING. ADVANCE PURCHASE RECOMMENDED. Tickets $20, More information here.

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema in Toronto will feature a 6-part lecture series on Joni. Dr. Mike Daley tells Joni’s story in detail, exploring her Alberta and Saskatchewan upbringing, her early years in Toronto's burgeoning folk scene, her musical partnerships, and the romantic affairs and marriages that inspired some of her unforgettable compositions. He’ll examine the fascinating life and career of a Canadian icon.

Led by Dr. Mike Daley (Leonard Cohen: Words and Music, The Beatles and their World, Bob Dylan: Words and Music), a music historian and professional musician who has taught at Guelph, McMaster, Waterloo and York Universities.

Part 1: October 15: Early years in Canada
Part 2: October 22: Joni's breakthrough
Part 3: October 29: Rock stardom
Part 4: November 12: Jazz explorations
Part 5: November 19: Navigating the changing pop landscape
Part 6: November 26: Final works and legacy projects

More information here

Skate away with Bear & Co. for a spellbinding musical homage to the incomparable Joni Mitchell. The creators of last year’s smash-hit tribute to Leonard Cohen reunite to celebrate the soaring vocals, incisive vision, humour, wit, and bracing singularity of this uncompromising artist, whose painter’s hand is ever-present in her music. Passing around even more instruments than last year, Pierre Brault, Rachel Eugster, Robin Guy, and Scott Richardson—directed by Eleanor Crowder—offer “a rainbow on the wall” of huge hits and hidden gems, from the blue, red, green, and gold of “Both Sides Now” to the crimson crystal beads of “Urge for Going.”

Help us honour the Canadian genius whom Rolling Stone hails as “one of the greatest poets in 20th-century music—a visionary talent of achingly candid lyrics, fleet guitar lines and stirringly elegant vocals.” Gaze up with us at the Prairie sky as Joni Mitchell’s blaze of creative brilliance warms our hearts. And yes, you and your choir will once again be invited to join in (bearandcompanytheatre@gmail.com for details). More information here.

All ages warmly welcomed!

Buy Tickets here
Adult: $36 + $3 facility fee = $39
Senior (65+): $32 + $3 facility fee = $35
Student/Artist*/Unwaged/Preview: $20 + $3 facility fee = $23
*including Theatre Ontario members

Created by Bear & Co.
Director: Eleanor Crowder
Ensemble: Pierre Brault, Rachel Eugster, Robin Guy, Scott Richardson
October 18-27, 2018 (preview Oct. 17)
Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees Oct. 21 at 2:30 p.m., Oct. 24 at 11 a.m., and Oct. 27 at 2:30 p.m.

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema in Toronto will feature a 6-part lecture series on Joni. Dr. Mike Daley tells Joni’s story in detail, exploring her Alberta and Saskatchewan upbringing, her early years in Toronto's burgeoning folk scene, her musical partnerships, and the romantic affairs and marriages that inspired some of her unforgettable compositions. He’ll examine the fascinating life and career of a Canadian icon.

Led by Dr. Mike Daley (Leonard Cohen: Words and Music, The Beatles and their World, Bob Dylan: Words and Music), a music historian and professional musician who has taught at Guelph, McMaster, Waterloo and York Universities.

Part 2: October 22: Joni's breakthrough
Part 3: October 29: Rock stardom
Part 4: November 12: Jazz explorations
Part 5: November 19: Navigating the changing pop landscape
Part 6: November 26: Final works and legacy projects

More information here

Skate away with Bear & Co. for a spellbinding musical homage to the incomparable Joni Mitchell. The creators of last year’s smash-hit tribute to Leonard Cohen reunite to celebrate the soaring vocals, incisive vision, humour, wit, and bracing singularity of this uncompromising artist, whose painter’s hand is ever-present in her music. Passing around even more instruments than last year, Pierre Brault, Rachel Eugster, Robin Guy, and Scott Richardson—directed by Eleanor Crowder—offer “a rainbow on the wall” of huge hits and hidden gems, from the blue, red, green, and gold of “Both Sides Now” to the crimson crystal beads of “Urge for Going.”

Help us honour the Canadian genius whom Rolling Stone hails as “one of the greatest poets in 20th-century music—a visionary talent of achingly candid lyrics, fleet guitar lines and stirringly elegant vocals.” Gaze up with us at the Prairie sky as Joni Mitchell’s blaze of creative brilliance warms our hearts. And yes, you and your choir will once again be invited to join in (bearandcompanytheatre@gmail.com for details). More information here.

All ages warmly welcomed!

Buy Tickets here
Adult: $36 + $3 facility fee = $39
Senior (65+): $32 + $3 facility fee = $35
Student/Artist*/Unwaged/Preview: $20 + $3 facility fee = $23
*including Theatre Ontario members

Created by Bear & Co.
Director: Eleanor Crowder
Ensemble: Pierre Brault, Rachel Eugster, Robin Guy, Scott Richardson
October 18-27, 2018 (preview Oct. 17)
Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees Oct. 21 at 2:30 p.m., Oct. 24 at 11 a.m., and Oct. 27 at 2:30 p.m.

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema in Toronto will feature a 6-part lecture series on Joni. Dr. Mike Daley tells Joni’s story in detail, exploring her Alberta and Saskatchewan upbringing, her early years in Toronto's burgeoning folk scene, her musical partnerships, and the romantic affairs and marriages that inspired some of her unforgettable compositions. He’ll examine the fascinating life and career of a Canadian icon.

Led by Dr. Mike Daley (Leonard Cohen: Words and Music, The Beatles and their World, Bob Dylan: Words and Music), a music historian and professional musician who has taught at Guelph, McMaster, Waterloo and York Universities.

Part 3: October 29: Rock stardom
Part 4: November 12: Jazz explorations
Part 5: November 19: Navigating the changing pop landscape
Part 6: November 26: Final works and legacy projects

More information here

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.

The Joni Mitchell 75th Birthday Tribute is a production of Theatre Within, the grassroots non-profit behind the Annual John Lennon Tribute, now in its 38th year (11/30 at Symphony Space). All proceeds support the organization’s ongoing free workshops in music, art and meditation for the NY-metro cancer community at Gilda’s Club, NYC. More information here

Joni Mitchell celebrates her 75th birthday on November 7, 2018. What better way to pay homage to this beloved songwriter and musical pioneer than with a musical tribute, offered in love and admiration to the woman who has inspired generations!

East Bay vocalist Ann Moss leads a consortium of musicians active in the Bay Area's jazz, classical, rock and experimental scenes, including Matt Berkeley (keyboards), Emil Miland (cello), Meredith Clark (harp); d'Pajo, a Gypsy Jazz duo; The Mean Old Daddies, a funk ensemble; and A Sweeter Affair, a vocal ensemble. More information here.

Jazz Vinyl Revisited opens with an exclusive double bill! Singers Jo Lawry, Kate McGarry and Luciana Souza join a top-notch rhythm section for a performance of Joni Mitchell’s Mingus, her 1979 recording with the legendary bassist Charles Mingus. Triple GRAMMY-winning drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and musicians perform Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue, Carrington’s exciting take on Mingus’ 1962 classic collaboration with Duke Ellington and Max Roach.

Jazz Vinyl Revisited gives audiences a rare opportunity to hear groundbreaking jazz recordings of the past, reinterpreted and performed live by outstanding contemporary jazz artists. More information here

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema in Toronto will feature a 6-part lecture series on Joni. Dr. Mike Daley tells Joni’s story in detail, exploring her Alberta and Saskatchewan upbringing, her early years in Toronto's burgeoning folk scene, her musical partnerships, and the romantic affairs and marriages that inspired some of her unforgettable compositions. He’ll examine the fascinating life and career of a Canadian icon.

Led by Dr. Mike Daley (Leonard Cohen: Words and Music, The Beatles and their World, Bob Dylan: Words and Music), a music historian and professional musician who has taught at Guelph, McMaster, Waterloo and York Universities.

Part 4: November 12: Jazz explorations
Part 5: November 19: Navigating the changing pop landscape
Part 6: November 26: Final works and legacy projects

More information here

The Musical Stage Company’s signature concert series, “UNCOVERED,” under the direction of Music Director Reza Jacobs, returns in November with the music of Joni Mitchell and Carole King.

November 13-15, 2018 – Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W
November 21, 2018 – Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.
More information here. Group Tickets (866)- 447-7849 or (647)-438-5559.

CD Release Party!
featuring
Debra Mann, piano and vocals
Dino Govoni, saxophone
Jay Azzolina, guitar
Dave Zinno, acoustic bass
Marty Richards, drums
More information here

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema in Toronto will feature a 6-part lecture series on Joni. Dr. Mike Daley tells Joni’s story in detail, exploring her Alberta and Saskatchewan upbringing, her early years in Toronto's burgeoning folk scene, her musical partnerships, and the romantic affairs and marriages that inspired some of her unforgettable compositions. He’ll examine the fascinating life and career of a Canadian icon.

Led by Dr. Mike Daley (Leonard Cohen: Words and Music, The Beatles and their World, Bob Dylan: Words and Music), a music historian and professional musician who has taught at Guelph, McMaster, Waterloo and York Universities.

Part 5: November 19: Navigating the changing pop landscape
Part 6: November 26: Final works and legacy projects

More information here

The Musical Stage Company’s signature concert series, “UNCOVERED,” under the direction of Music Director Reza Jacobs, returns in November with the music of Joni Mitchell and Carole King.

November 21, 2018 – Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.
More information here. Group Tickets (866)- 447-7849 or (647)-438-5559.

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema in Toronto will feature a 6-part lecture series on Joni. Dr. Mike Daley tells Joni’s story in detail, exploring her Alberta and Saskatchewan upbringing, her early years in Toronto's burgeoning folk scene, her musical partnerships, and the romantic affairs and marriages that inspired some of her unforgettable compositions. He’ll examine the fascinating life and career of a Canadian icon.

Led by Dr. Mike Daley (Leonard Cohen: Words and Music, The Beatles and their World, Bob Dylan: Words and Music), a music historian and professional musician who has taught at Guelph, McMaster, Waterloo and York Universities.

Part 6: November 26: Final works and legacy projects

More information here

JONI MITCHELL'S BLUE, ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC ALBUMS OF ALL TIME, PLAYED FROM BEGINNING TO END. A concert version is now being performed around the country. More information here

JONI MITCHELL'S BLUE, ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC ALBUMS OF ALL TIME, PLAYED FROM BEGINNING TO END. A concert version is now being performed around the country. More information here

Cantus shows off a completely different side with Covers, arranging and performing the everyday classics of our time. This year features Joni Mitchell’s acclaimed album Blue performed in its entirety — as well as songs by artists like The Beatles, Queen, Michael Jackson, and more. You won’t want to miss it! More information here

Cantus shows off a completely different side with Covers, arranging and performing the everyday classics of our time. This year features Joni Mitchell’s acclaimed album Blue performed in its entirety — as well as songs by artists like The Beatles, Queen, Michael Jackson, and more. You won’t want to miss it! More information here