Chris is playing with Taylor Donaldson’s band in August at the following dates and times:
For anyone interested, here is a link to the video with Chris (and me) and Miss Daisy: https://youtu.be/I0AiVxRjOQY
Chris will be on the Island Star on:
- Tuesday July 10th lunch and supper. The Swingmasters
- Tuesday Aug 14th lunch and supper, Benny Goodman Tribute Band
The Swingmasters will be playing a free, open to the public concert on Friday, July 20th from 6-9pm at the RiverFront Square in Trenton as part of the Trenton Big Band Festival.
Poster attached: QW Big Band Festival Poster
Ray sent pictures which are posted here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/17864942@N00/s114p1
If anyone has others I will add them as well.
Hi all – For those interested we have a couple of up-coming concerts:
Kingston Classics Trio (Chris, Bill and Katie) are playing
at the KSA House tour this Saturday 11:40am – 12:30pm at
9 King Pitt Rd off Hwy 2 east
For this you do have to buy a ‘passport’ – details on the KSA site.
Katie (bassoon 2) and Chris (clarinet 1) are also playing
the Kingston Symphony’s Beat Beethoven Run on June 3, 2018
starting at 10:30 a.m. in Confederation Park – no admission necessary but hope for sun!
The coming Victoria day weekend will mark a couple of special events and you are invited!
Friday, May 18 will be the final concert in our Happy Hour Sound Bytes 2017-2018 Season. In this concert we appeal to our bass with me playing Contrabassoon, Chris Alfano playing bass clarinet and Michel Szczesniak joining us on the piano. Come get Low!
Sunday, May 20 from 2-5 join Chris and I for a special celebration at 476 Victoria Street. After much thought and a couple of (pleasant) occurrences, Chris has decided to announce his retirement from LaSalle at the end of June 2018. While he will definitely miss the band and strings programs, he has some new opportunities to teach and learn and is looking forward to pursuing them further. Hope to see you all on the 20th!
Join us for the third concert in our Happy Hour Sound Bytes 2017-2018 season this Friday, April 27th, 2018
The concert is at 5pm at St Mark’s Lutheran Church, 263 Victoria Street. Admission is $15 at the door but only $5 for Queen’s students!
Next concert, May 18th, features Chris on bass clarinet and Katie on contrabassoon, joined by our favourite pianist, Michel Szczesniak.