Leora Cashe and The Ross Taggart Trio play the songs of Canadian icon Joni Mitchell, one of our most innovative and influential recording artists. Grounded in her jazz and gospel roots, vocalist Leora Cashe reaches into the core of the listener with an exquisite range of emotional power. Her rich resounding voice illuminates the stage bringing her own soulful perspective to these timeless classics. She’s accompanied by the swinging Ross Taggart Trio and, together, their arrangements create a fresh creative statement where folk, jazz and gospel combine reflecting the sophistication in Joni’s early folk recordings.
From the Afro-Cuban beat of ‘Carey’ to the gospel tinged’ Big Yellow Taxi,’ Joni Mitchell’s songs are as poignant today as they were forty years ago and the limitless possibilities of the jazz spectrum creates the perfect picture frame to recapture songs like ‘Circle Game’, ‘Chelsea Morning’, ‘Woodstock’, ‘Michael From Mountains’, ‘The Gallery’, Both Sides Now’, ‘Rainy Night House’ and others. For Leora Cashe and The Ross Taggart Trio, ‘Another Side Now’ is a tribute to Mitchell’s artistry and inspiration. They adore her music and it shows! Featuring Juno Award winning pianist Ross Taggart (Hugh Fraser Quintet/Ian McDougal Sextet), Juno nominated acoustic bassist Darren Radtke (Denzal Sinclair), and Juno Award winning drummer Buff Allen (Moe Koffman, Ed Bickert).