Jazz @ Kirkgate : Hejira – celebrating Joni Mitchell

23rd June 2024 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

This band seem to be selling out concerts wherever they play. Luckily for us they’ve agreed to play at the Kirkgate.

‘Hejira’ is a 7-piece band set up to celebrate and honour the masterpiece works of Joni Mitchell, mostly from the late ‘70s. Having released the albums ‘The Hissing of Summer Lawns’, ‘Hejira’, ‘Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter’ and ‘Mingus’ (regarded as her ‘jazz period’), Joni then toured briefly with a band formed from the crème de la crème of contemporaneous jazz musicians (Metheny, Mays, Brecker, Pastorius and Alias). The tour was recorded, producing the outstanding live album, ‘Shadows And Light’; it is from this album that the band Hejira is drawing the body of its repertoire. Comprising highly experienced jazz musicians, this band is fronted by the brilliant Hattie Whitehead who not only has in her own way – assimilated the poise, power and beauty of Joni’s vocals, but also plays guitar with Joni’s stylistic mannerisms.

Look and listen

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HHXjld5l0A0

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