Happy Hour Sound Bytes 2014-2015

martini glass logoWelcome to the 2014/15 Series! Once again we offer a potpourri of six entertaining concerts designed to stimulate your appetite for music as well as relax you for the weekend. As with every year, artists from the Kingston area and guests from further away share their talent and passion in six concerts encompassing: vocal, piano, jazz, and wind music.

From early October to mid-April, you can experience the joy of live performance in a variety of genres – for one incredible price!

October 3rd – Enjoy your favourite jazz standards performed by special guest Gene Smith, Trombone. Gene, formerly of the Woody Herman band and other great ensembles, is joined by Kingston’s Dave Barton, guitar; Paul Clifford, bass; and Chris Alfano clarinet.

November 14th – get in touch with your Romantic side with works by Schumann, Grovelez and more performed by Michel Szczesniak, piano; Katie Legere, bassoon; and Chris Alfano, clarinet.

January 9th – Sorrento is back by popular demand! Ian Fitze, accordion and Chris Alfano, clarinet perform old favourites that will have you singing along. The tunes will be picked by you in an audience lottery!

February 20th – Welcome to the opera! Come hear a collection of instrumental and vocal music from light to serious … but not too serious!

March 6th – Tribute to the great jazz clarinet and vibraphone pairings such as Goodman/Hampton, Shaw/Roland, DeFranco/Gibbs and Daniels/Burton.  Chris Alfano is again joined by Greg Runions, vibes; Paul Clifford, bass; and Rich Bannard, drums.

April 17th – Kingston Classics Trio closes out the season with light classics for flute, bassoon featuring Chris, Katie and Bill Egnatoff.

Series information

All concerts will be at 5:00 pm at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 263 Victoria Street

Your $50 subscription gets you 6 concerts and an entry to win a performance by the group of your choice

Single concert admission is $10 at the door.

Reserve your button today – email Chris at alfano@cogeco.ca or Katie at legerek@queensu.ca


Imagine yourself in the Italian countryside and you can almost hear the sweet sounds of your favourite songs played on clarinet and accordion.

Chris Alfano and Ian Fitze will serenade you with such classics as Spanish Eyes and Days of Wine and Roses.

Nothing could possibly be more appropriate or more romantic for your anniversary reception or afternoon garden party.