Past Tributes & Events

Past tributes and events

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GLOW is a light art festival which is organised by the GLOW Eindhoven foundation. GLOW can be described as an exhibition in the public space of Eindhoven of 35 famous national and international light artists. The light artworks are connected by a walking route.

Besides the light artworks and numerous side events there are also innovative, unique works of art that are created by young talents.

The year's theme is called 'Shadows & Light'. "Every picture has its shadows. And it has some source of light. Blindness, blindness and sight". (Joni Mitchell)

No light without shadows, no image without content. With this year’s theme GLOW 2018 searches for this duality. Effectively, it’s not only about the ultimate contrast between black and white, but also about much and little, inside and outside, restraint and abundance...light and shadow. Within the contradiction, the story is born; there’s no experience without contrast. ‘Shadows’ and ‘Light’ lacking, we would find ourselves in a grey landscape in which life evaporates. More information here.

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

Please join us as we welcome is an award-winning journalist Susan Whitall to the Civic Center Library. Susan will be discussing her newest book Joni on Joni: Interviews and Encounters with Joni Mitchell. Joni on Joni collects 27 newspaper, magazine, television, and radio interviews with singer-songwriter Mitchell. Library Journal calls it a “fascinating portrait of an artist is highly recommended for Mitchell’s fans and readers interested in the creative ­process.” Please join us to meet Susan Whitall and learn more about legendary musician Joni Mitchell. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Register here.

Morrison Hotel Galleries present "Joni Through Photography" - in all 3 galleries in New York, Los Angeles, and Maui. 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

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

On November 11th at Dizzy’s in San Diego, Robin Adler and Mutts of the Planet will be performing Joni Mitchell’s Blue Album in its entirety, including selections from her earlier albums plus several songs that have never been released. More info and advance tickets here.

Come celebrate Joni's 75th birthday with some of her biggest fans! Joni's music and art has touched the lives of so many. This show will have songs showcased from the following albums: Song to a Seagull, Clouds, Ladies of the Canyon, Blue, For the Roses, Court and Spark, The Hissing of Summer Lawns, Hejira, Don Juan's Reckless Daughter, Mingus, Wild Things Run Fast and Night Ride Home. Thats over two decades of music! The night will feature Lauren Faggiano on guitar, piano and vocals with her phenomenal band, The Good Souls supporting her.

Ken Schumacher - bass
Sungmin Shin - lead guitar
Cindy Tag - saxophones, clarinet and flutes
Sara Rogers - vocals, guitar, trumpet and flugel horn
Marc DeSalvo - drums
Abdel Albino - percussion
Amanda Dimino - backup vocals

To make this evening that much more special, Leah Zicari, Lindsey Holland, Ed Croft, Cathy Carfagna, David Meinzer & Tom Marinaro will all be making a guest appearance to share some of their favorites with you all. Roz Mikolajek will be showcasing her artistic prowess on canvas, reflecting the depth and color of Joni's music and art. This night is going to be magical, and I hope you all can join us.

More information here

Joni's Soul perform in celebration of Joni's birthday (only a little belatedly!) at this historic Chelsea venue, welcoming long-time Nina Simone drummer and Joniphile Paul Robinson to their ranks. The band started as a collaboration between "from-the-heart" soul singer Gina Foster and former Van Morrison guitarist Ronnie Johnson, enlisting some of UK's very finest players with a shared love for an artist they consider to be one of the greatest singer/songwriters and guitar 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 Mitchell 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 recently released cd 'Shades Of Joni' passionately illustrates their well-defined and warm interpretations of some of the finest songwriting and performance of the twentieth century.

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