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Hejira band on stage
The Hound Dog


Fri 19th Apr | 8:00pm

Hattie Whitehead (vocals & guitar), Ollie Weston (tenor & soprano saxophones), Chris Eldred (keyboards), Pete Oxley (guitar), Dave Jones (bass), Rick Finlay (drums) & Marc Cecil (percussion)

‘Hejira’ is a 7-piece band set up to celebrate and honour the masterful musical works of Joni Mitchell, mostly from the late ‘70s – her ‘jazz period’. Hejira is fronted by the brilliant vocalist and guitarist Hattie Whitehead who, in her own way, captures the poise, power and beauty of Joni’s vocals - as well as her stylistic mannerisms on guitar.

We are delighted to welcome Hejira to the Hound Dog  Join us to savour Hejira’s moving live performance of Joni’s iconic songs that embody a potent interplay of poetic lyrics and jazz-inflected music.  The band’s tour gigs have been a sell-out - so book tickets early to avoid disappointment!  

Rolling Stone Magazine says, “In the continual reordering of the popular-music canon, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: Joni Mitchell‘s complex, emotive, cerebral, ever-evolving music is ranking higher than ever.” Rolling Stone Magazine. As if to reinforce this, BBC Sounds has a 6-part series the Joni Mitchell Story coinciding with Joni’s 80th birthday that explores her pioneering work that changed music forever. 

Hejira focus on music from Joni’s outstanding album ‘Shadows And Light’, a live recording that featured legendary jazz artists from that period: Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, Michael Brecker, Don Alias and Jaco Pastorius.  This was the culmination of her ‘jazz period’, whose other album titles included: ‘Hejira’, ‘The Hissing of Summer Lawns’, ‘Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter’ and ‘Mingus’ which include jazz luminaries Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter.

Watch Hejira’s promo tour video here.  Excerpts from their performances of songs such as Goodbye Pork Pie Hat, Hejira and Black Crow are interspersed with short pieces from band members.  

Book now for an enlightening and highly entertaining evening regardless of how much – or little – you know of Joni Mitchell’s music.

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Venue The HOUND DOG, 6 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1BU

The Hound Dog serves food from 6 - 8pm 

The live music starts at 8pm 

Your ticket for this show also gives you free admission to this night's late show

Hound Dog
6 Friar Gate,
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DERBY JAZZ is a not for profit organization which supports and develops jazz in and around Derby. It's been continuously active since 1982 and became a Limited Company (No. 4946215) in 2003. 


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