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Date:
Saturday, June 11
Time:
7:30 PM
Independently Produced Event

CANCELLED – Dreamland featuring Kimberly Ford: A Celebration of Joni Mitchell

6:45 PM
All Ages
Due to circumstances beyond the control of Kuumbwa Jazz, the presenter of this event has cancelled the date. Please contact Snazzy Productions for more information.

When the counter-culture blossomed in the late 1960s, Joni Mitchell’s poetic tales of free men in Paris, buskers who played for free, and love — lost and found — raised the bar for folk music fans everywhere. In time, she would meld rock, jazz and world music into a sophisticated style that captured the world’s attention and several Grammy wins. Joni Mitchell was the soundtrack for a generation.

Now singer Kimberly Ford has created A Celebration of Joni Mitchell, with a group of world class musicians with a shared passion for Joni’s music. The band includes George Friedenthal on keys; Lee Rollag on guitar; Tom Buckner on saxophone; Tom Etchart on bass, and Charles Levin on drums. They perform songs from every decade of Joni’s career.

Kimberly and the band perform beautifully nuanced versions of Joni’s quintessential classics, without resorting to tribute band-style mimicry… a true “celebration” of Mitchell’s artistry. Ford has been a fan since her coming-of-age years, where she learned to sing using Mitchell’s soul-baring, 1971 Blue album as a primer. “Her poetry and melodies spoke to my experiences before I even had a language for them.”

From their first sold-out show, it was obvious that this band does something that makes people feel good.

More info:  831-479-9421  |  Snazzy Productions

Venue

Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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831-427-2227
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