All moved in! Back to teaching & planning HHSB 2019.2020!

Hi all – we have had a crazy summer with moving and all but are now settled in at our new house and starting to plan the Happy Hour Sound Bytes Series – it looks like the first concert will be October 4th with the Swingmasters, Chris’ 7 piece swing band!

We will post the whole series as soon as everyone is confirmed. Stay tuned for some great music!

We are also back into teaching mode and have a great new studio space. if you know anyone who wants clarinet, flute, sax, bassoon or beginning piano lessons feel free to pass our contact information along. 

Chris can be contacted at 613-583-5389 or and I (Katie) am at 613-217-5099 or by emailing

Goodbye Paris – this week at the Isabel

This week Chris is playing clarinet, bass clarinet and alto sax in the Dan School production of Goodbye Paris.

Performed by students from the Music Theatre Internship course at the Dan School of Drama and Music, Goodbye Paris is a brand-new musical written by veteran creators Paul Ledoux and John Roby, and directed by Eda Holmes with musical direction by Darrell Bryan. The play focuses on The Lost Generation and characters “lost in the shadows” of the iconic figures of Hemingway and the Fitzgeralds. Our characters are young, ambitious and entangled in a complex web of conflicts driven by the corrosive power of fame and confused sexual identities. They live in a narcissistic community feeding off of each other’s lives to create their art. Everyone is on the make. Everyone is falling in love with the wrong person. It’s a laugh riot until a long simmering conflict between Hemingway and his former lover Robert McAlmon knocks their world sideways. And the comedy gets a little darker…

Tickets are available here:

Happy Hour Sound Bytes this Friday, May 10 at 5pm features Katie Legere, Chris Alfano, William Egnatoff and Valery Lloyd-Watts

Happy Hour Sound Bytes returns this Friday, May 10 at 5pm for our final concert of the 2018-2019 Season!

Our program is entitled ‘A Box of Chocolates’ and includes Chris Alfano on sax and clarinet, Katie Legere on bassoon, William Egnatoff on flute and our special guest Valery Lloyd-Watts on piano.

The program title embraces the new inclusion of Jame’s Grant’s “Chocolates” in which Katie and Valery will perform Valentine and Chris and Valery will preform Triple Mocha Indulgence.

The program will also feature Valery performing and talking about a couple of her favourite works for piano and joining Chris (on alto sax) and Bill Egnatoff playing the very beautiful Epitaph For Jean Harlow by Charles Koechlin.

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!

We hope to see you there!

more Jazz @ Montes

Chris is joined by Greg Runions (vibes) and Paul Clifford (bass) to play some of the great standards for clarinet and vibes this Friday night, April 26th from 7-10pm at Montes  in the Prince George Hotel, downtown Kingston

Hope to see you there!

Something Old, Something New: a concert to benefit the extensive restoration of the 114-year-old Cathedral Organ

St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kingston, will host Something Old, Something New: a concert to benefit the extensive restoration of the 114-year-old Cathedral Organ on Sunday, May 26, at 2:30pm.

Integral to the cathedral’s grand acoustics and architecture, the organ has been “the voice of the St. Mary’s Cathedral” since its construction and installation in 1905. It is a centrepiece of the musical heritage of Kingston and the surrounding region.

Music for organ, piano, solo voice and choir will be performed under the direction of Jeffrey Moellman, who will be joined by Cantors of the Cathedral, Sammy Johnston on clarinet, and members of the Moellman Family playing violin.

As well, the new community children’s choir, the Cathedral Youth Singers, will make their formal concert debut, accompanied by Kingston pianist Clare Miller.

Admission is by donation. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $25 or more.

Refreshments will follow this varied and exciting performance.
St. Mary’s Cathedral is located at 279 Johnson Street (at Clergy) in downtown Kingston.

Inquiries for graphic media or interview should be directed to Jeffrey Moellman, Director of Music and Organist, St. Mary’s Cathedral. Please call 613-546-5521 ext. 7; or email

Please visit the following websites for further information about the organ:

Triola Trio – Happy Hour Sound Bytes this Friday, April 12th

Happy Hour Sound Bytes returns this Friday, April 12th at 5pm with Triola Trio. ’Elegance and exquisite performance personified in this unique combination of strings

Gisèle Dalbec-Szczesniak, Melinda Collins and Eileen Beaudette have been a musical presence in Kingston for over four decades. Individual performing credits include CBC broadcasts as well as commercial recordings, solo and chamber concerts throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. Celebrating the spirit of friendship and years of music-making, they blend the sweet sounds of chamber music to create a magical performance. From toe-tapping fiddle tunes to sizzling tangos, popular classics to hot jazz, Triola delights in presenting eclectic programs for audiences of all ages.

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!

Jazz @ Montes

Come see Chris play at Monte’s ( 200 Ontario St, Kingston, On ) this Friday night – April 5th – from 7-10pm.

He joins Kingston favorites Dave Barton, Paul Clifford and Sue Graff for some of the best tunes of classic jazz.

Sweet Stolen Hours

We are thrilled to present a concert featuring award winning artists, Patricia O’Callaghan and David Braid. Sweet Stolen Hours blends their two worlds of Classical and Jazz. Together they offer a mixture of pieces ranging from Weill to Cohen, with a core of original repertoire at the heart, presented in an intimate setting.

Featuring the crystalline, many-hued voice of O’Callaghan, singing in English, Spanish and French, and the dazzlingly beautiful compositions and improvisations of Braid, this promises to be a moving, eclectic, and powerful evening.

The concert will take place Friday, February 1st, 2019 at 7:30pm at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 263 Victoria Street, Kingston, Ontario. Tickets are $25.00 with seating limited to 120. Pre-sold tickets have priority seating when the doors open at 7pm.

Email Katie at or call 613-546-5389 to reserve your tickets