26 International Jazz & Blues Festival
“An Evening with Joni Mitchell’s Music”
Sat, Mar 14, 6pm
Bellas Artes Auditorium
Hernández Macías 75
Tickets: At “Solutions” Recreo #11, Centro and by PayPal https://www.sanmigueljazz.com.mx
By Antonio Lozoya
The extraordinary winter concerts of the 26th International Jazz and Blues Festival presents “An Evening with Joni Mitchell’s Music.”
Roberta Joan Mitchell, CC (née Anderson; born November 7, 1943), professionally known as Joni Mitchell, is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Drawing from folk, pop, rock, and jazz, Mitchell’s songs often reflect social and environmental ideals as well as her feelings about romance, confusion, disillusionment, and joy. She has received many accolades, including nine Grammy Awards. Rolling Stone called her “one of the greatest songwriters ever.”
Mitchell began singing in small nightclubs in her hometown of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan before busking in the streets and nightclubs of Toronto, Ontario. In 1965, she moved to the United States and began touring. Some of her original songs,“Urge for Going,” “Chelsea Morning,” “Both Sides, Now,” and “The Circle Game” were covered by other folk singers, allowing her to record her debut album in 1968. Mitchell, with popular songs like “Big Yellow Taxi” and “Woodstock,” helped define an era and a generation. Her 1971 album Blue was rated the 30th best album ever made in Rolling Stone’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”
Ingrid Beaujean is one of the best known singers in the Mexican jazz scene. She was born in the Mexican capital and discovered her love for music at a very young age. While just 10-years-old, she premiered works by the renowned Mexican composer Arturo Márquez, and in 1999, she sang in front of Pope John Paul II. She studied and received a Bachelor of Jazz with a specialty in Singing and Scat, at the Escuela Superior de Música of the National Institute of Fine Arts. She has participated in more than 20 record productions along with recognized stars like Lila Downs, Eugenia León, Magos Herrera, among others. She has presented at the Montreal Jazz Festival, the International Jazz Festival of Barcelona, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Philadelphia, the Kennedy Center of Washington, DC, the Latin Women’s Festival, at the Millennium Park in Chicago and the Winter Jazz Fest in New York, among other places. For nine years, she has been conducting the Ejazz program on public radio, dedicated to broadcast music made by women around the world.
Also playing on the rhythm section, Alex Rivera on guitar, Pablo González on piano, Rick Schlosser on drums, and Antonio Lozoya on the bass and musical direction.
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Tickets at “Solutions”, Recreo #11, Centro or by PayPal: https://www.sanmigueljazz.com.mx/index.php/concert-an-evening-with-joni-mitchells-music/
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