‘Hejira’ is a 7-piece band set up to celebrate and honour the masterpiece works of Joni Mitchell, mostly from the late ‘70s. Having released the albums ‘The Hissing of Summer Lawns’, ‘Hejira’, ‘Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter’ and ‘Mingus’ (regarded as her ‘jazz period’), Joni then toured briefly with a band formed from the crème de la crème of contemporaneous jazz musicians (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 is drawing the body of its repertoire.

Comprising highly experienced jazz musicians, this band is fronted by the brilliant Hattie Whitehead who not only has – in her own way – assimilated the poise, power and beauty of Joni’s vocals, but also plays guitar with Joni’s stylistic mannerisms. Expect an evening of the ‘great’ songs from Mitchell’s back catalogue, such as ‘Amelia’, ‘Woodstock’, ‘A Case Of You’, ’Song For Sharon’, ‘Edith And The Kingpin’ etc.!

01 – The Stables, Milton Keynes

13 – Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
18 – The Y Theatre, Leicester
19 – The Hound Dog, Derby
20 – Croft Hall, Hungerford
22 – New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-Under-Lyme

03 – The Exchange, Sturminster Newton
04 – Guildhall, Gloucester
05 – The Cornish Bank, Falmouth
06 – Phoenix, Exeter
07 – Southampton TBC
10 – Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

08 – Royal Hippodrome, Eastbourne
14 – Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton
15 – East Riding Theatre, Beverley
20 – Macintosh Queen’s Cross, Glasgow
22 – The Cluny, Newcastle
27 – Sansome Hall, Worcester
29 – Arts Centre Ballroom, Stamford

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