Florence K et Holly Cole

Festival Jazz & Blues de Saguenay

Holly Cole & Florence K

Le 16 Avril 2015 20:00

Théâtre Banque Nationale

 

Ces deux grandes dames de la chanson au Canada offriront un spectacle unique. Présentée en double-plateau, cette soirée aux accents jazz et latins soulignera de remarquable façon notre vingtième anniversaire. Holly Cole est de son propre aveu un oiseau de nuit. Son récent album intitulé Night en est la preuve. À partir d’une pièce que tous semblent connaître, elle découvre de nouveaux sous-courants et les enveloppe de son honnêteté, de sa compassion et de son humour sardonique. Il en résulte une œuvre vive, sexy, provocatrice, parfois dangereuse, mais jamais fade. De Hank William à Cole Porter, ses interprétations sont acclamées par toutes les critiques et applaudies par tous les publics. En 2013, l’interprète de la Nouvelle-Écosse recevait tout un honneur : le Ella Fitzgerald Award. Outre Diana Krall, Cole est la deuxième canadienne à être honorée de la sorte aux côtés des Tony Bennett, Sade, Aretha Franklin. Elle a vendu des centaines de milliers d’albums aux États-Unis, au Japon (1 disque d’or) et en Allemagne. Au pays, ses albums sont certifiés plusieurs fois Platine et elle a récolté trois Juno et deux Gémeaux.

Il y a de ces artistes, rares et libres, qui nous surprennent sans cesse, nous faisant constamment découvrir de nouvelles facettes de leur immense talent. Florence K fait partie de ceux-là. Depuis la parution, en 2005, de Live au Lion d’or, la renommée musicienne montréalaise a continuellement étonné, épaté, séduit. Que ce soit avec deux disques magnifiques qui lui ont tous deux valu le Félix de l’Album de l’année dans la catégorie Musiques du monde, à savoir Bossa Blue, paru en 2006, et La Historia de Lola, lancé en 2008, Florence a, chaque fois, signé un renouveau, effectué une renaissance. Elle nous revient maintenant avec I’m Leaving You, une proposition différente, toujours aussi sincère, où elle se réinvente, sans jamais oublier son public, respectant toujours ceux qui la suivent. Sur ce disque, créé en grande partie à Los Angeles, en collaboration avec Larry Klein, maître réalisateur ayant œuvré aux côtés de stars telles que Joni Mitchell ou Melody Gardot, Florence K effectue un virage musical fin et naturel.

Prix : 55.00$

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New Kim Mitchell Video

There is a new live video for “Alana Loves Me” coming mid-November, with live footage shot at the Guelph Concert Theatre on March 8th, 2014. The tune is significantly rearranged from the original version, which can be found on the triple-platinum album Shakin Like A Human Being (1986).

Keep an eye on Kim Mitchell’s website and Facebook page in the coming weeks. Until then, enjoy “In The Stars Tonight” (available on iTunes).

Holly Cole’s White Hat

On August 4th, Holly Cole was honoured with Calgary’s White Hat Ceremony, a long-standing tradition, dating back to the 1950′s. The White Hat is a symbol of the Western hospitality and good cheer Calgary likes to share with visiting guests. Here’s what Holly had to say about it,

I was honoured with the White Hat ceremony in Calgary when I played at Heritage Park’s 50th Anniversay. Mayor Naheed Nenshi performed the ceremony. He is an incredible Mayor who is well loved. And he loves his city. Thank you, I craved it.

KIM MITCHELL GIVES THE THUMBS UP TO SAFE AND SOBER MESSAGE

Kim Mitchell and members of the Safe and Sober Awareness Committee (S&SAC) give the “THUMBS UP” to all boaters who plan on being safe on the water this summer. Whether you are leaving the alcohol ashore or wearing your personal flotation device (PFD), these positive choices go a long way in reducing serious injury and death on Ontario waterways.

Kim Mitchell and the Safe and Sober Awareness Committee want to remind people that every choice has a consequence. If you are driving, no matter what the vehicle, be smart and make the right decision, don’t drink and drive, “GO FOR SODA”!

From left to right: Ontario Provincial Police Provincial Constable David Hobson, Canadian rock icon Kim Mitchell, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Public Health Nurse Adele Payne, and Ray’s Driving School Owner Allan Lawrence.

Holly Cole Chosen for Queen’s Honorary Degree

For many years, the community of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario has acknowledged men and women who have made remarkable contributions to the lives of people throughout the world – in academia, business, politics, scientific research, and the arts.

The spring convocation ceremonies, celebrating the recent graduates and future leaders, is the perfect the opportunity to honour these individuals who have redefined our world – and our perceptions of it. This year Queen’s has chosen to include Holly Cole in this prestigious honour.

Friday, June 6 at 2:30 pm: Holly Cole is a Canadian singer and an active philanthropist who has performed benefit concerts for many organizations, including the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Read more about the other recipients of this honour:
http://www.queensu.ca/news/articles/ten-selected-queens-honorary-degrees

30 years of Akimbo Alogo!


2014 marks the 30th anniversary of “akimbo alogo”, Kim Mitchell’s first full length solo recording post Max Webster, a record which introduced us to Kim’s big, bold and endemic guitar driven sounds in songs like “Go For Soda” and the anthemic “All We Are”.  The recording, done at McClear Place studios in Toronto, was the first record financed by and released on Alert Music, which at the time was distributed by Polygram Records. The record went on to sell over 100,000 units (Platinum sales) and launchd Mitchell’s solo career, a career that remains vibrant and vital to today.

TV Special “Born to Rock” Featuring The Kid Mitchell Band!


Friday January 24th at 6pm EST on YTV
Born To Rock takes you behind-the-scenes in the life of a rockstar – rehearsals, live gigs and video shoots – it’s all in a day’s work for Canada’s newest kid rock band! Hosted by Carlos Bustamante, and starring Kim Mitchell and The Kid Mitchell band, this half-hour special will show you what it takes to make it in the biz.

Kim Mitchell Says “GO FOR SODA”, Supports Safe & Sober Message

From left to right: Ministry of Transportation Regional Planner John Warkentin, Kim Mitchell, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Public Health Nurse Adele Payne, and Ontario Provincial Police Provincial Constable David Hobson.

(Midland, ON)-The Safe and Sober Awareness Committee  is pleased to announce and provide a public service announcement (PSA) for use at media outlets.  This PSA is the result of an innovative partnership with Canadian rock icon Kim Mitchell and Alert Music Inc.

Kim Mitchell and the Safe and Sober Awareness Committee want to remind people that every choice has a consequence.  If you are driving, no matter what the vehicle, be smart and make the right decision, don’t drink and drive, “Go For Soda”!

Although Ontario has some of the safest roads in North America, this PSA addresses impaired driving on our roadways, waterways and trail systems.  Despite increasing legislated penalties, ongoing enforcement and public education/awareness efforts, lives continue to be lost and families needlessly shattered due to impaired driving incidents.