Upcoming Jazz gigs – open to the public

Chris is playing with Taylor Donaldson’s band in August at the following dates and times:

Wednesday, August 1st
Lions Civic Gardens
7:00 – 8:00 PM
Thursday, August 2nd
Gananoque Town Park
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Friday, August 3rd
Market Square Amphitheatre
7:00 – 7:45 PM (shorter set due to Rockin’ In The Square)

Driving Miss Daisy

Cogeco is airing their Classic Car Series between May 28 and June 25 and the Wednesday, July 4th (9 pm) show will feature Chris and Miss daisy (and a few minutes of me as well) .

We should be able to put up a link to it following the show for those that miss it.


Upcoming Concerts – House tour location change

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!








Victoria Day Weekend – Happy Hour Sound Bytes and Hosta La Vista/Retirement party

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!

Happy Hour Sound Bytes Concert – Friday April 27th, 2018

Join us for the third concert in our Happy Hour Sound Bytes 2017-2018 season this Friday, April 27th, 2018

This concert features 1994 Juno nominee and veteran of the Canadian music scene, blues and jazz artist, Georgette Fry.

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.