Leyburn Jazz Festival 2024: Hejira – Celebrating Joni Mitchell

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Date(s) - 18/10/2024
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Garden Rooms at Tennants


Hejira is a 7-piece band set up to celebrate and honour the ‘Shadows and Light’ jazz period of Joni Mitchell’s illustrious career.

After recording her classic  jazz-infused albums of the late ‘70s,  ‘The Hissing of Summer Lawns’, ‘Hejira’, ‘Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter’ and ‘Mingus’  (regarded as her ‘jazz period’), Joni toured with a band formed from the crème de la crème of jazz musicians of that time – Metheny, Mays, Brecker, Pastorius and Alias.

The tour was recorded, producing the outstanding live album, ‘Shadows And Light’; it is from this album that the band Hejira draws the body of its repertoire. With an acclaimed performance at London Jazz Festival in 2023, we can’t wait for them to be in Leyburn!

Tickets £25 (Under 18s £12.50) from http://www.leyburnjazz.org

Leyburn Jazz Festival is presented by BlueBoxt Creative and Performing Arts (charity number 1199194)