Friday, Mar 18th, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday, Mar 18th, 2022
9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
$39.99 general admission / $34.99 member (join today or login) / $20 student (free membership)
JazzYYC, Calgary Jazz Collaborative, is excited and overjoyed to be presenting Canadian Jazz vocalist sensation Molly Johnson live at King Eddy in Calgary on Friday, March 18, 2022, for two 1 hour shows, one at 7 pm and another at 9:30 pm.
Molly Johnson’s voice evokes the aura of dark, smoky nightclubs of a bygone era. It speaks to an emotional depth that few vocalists in any genre ever reach. Like the woman behind it, it is a voice filled with humour, joy, surprise, sassiness and of course, love.
Molly’s highly anticipated album “Meaning To Tell Ya” was released in Spring, 2018. Produced by multiple GRAMMY Award-winning producer Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Tracy Chapman, Madeleine Peyroux, Melody Gardot, Norah Jones); it is more than a jazz record. Its funk, its soul, its groove, played by some of Canada’s best musicians. Says Molly: “Working with Larry was magic. When it was finally my turn, I jumped at the opportunity. This is a record I have been wanting to make for years.” Says Larry: “Molly has a voice that is who she is as a person. Molly’s voice has the kind of character that when you hear it, you hear who she is and you hear her history. You hear what she’s done and where she has been and its what I’m drawn to in a voice.”
A highly respected philanthropist and Officer to the Order of Canada, she has raised millions of dollars for people living with HIV/AIDS with her own Kumbaya Foundation and many other charitable organizations that she supports. Molly also hosted a weekend morning program on CBC Radio 2 for five years. In 2016, Molly launched the Kensington Market Jazz Festival, which fills the colourful and vibrant area of Toronto with over 400 Canadian musicians performing 150+ shows over one weekend in September to over 5000 enthusiastic music fans.
“We are really looking forward to presenting Molly live to our many jazz & music-loving fans in Calgary,” says JazzYYC Artistic Director Kodi Hutchinson. “This is a great time to enjoy great music with one of Canada’s finest jazz singers, in a safe, friendly environment like the King Eddy.”
Molly Johnson - Vocals
Robi Botos - Grand Piano
Mike Downes - Bass
Davide Di Renzo – Drums
King Eddy (Studio Bell - West Block)