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’), Mitchell then toured briefly with a band made up of some outstanding jazz musicians: Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, Michael Brecker, Jaco Pastorius and Don 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.

2024 Tour Dates:

Feb 26: London, Jazz Cafe.
March 1: Wavenden, The Stables
March 7: Nottingham, The Bonington Theatre
April 18: Leicester, Y Theatre
April 19: Derby, Derby Jazz
April 20: Hungerford
April 21: Horseley
April 22: New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-Under-Lyme
May 5: Falmouth, The Cornish Bank
June 8: Eastbourne, Royal Hippodrome
June 14: Northampton, Royal & Derngate Theatre
June 15: Beverly, East Riding Theatre
June 20: Glasgow, Mackintosh Queen’s Cross
June 21: Brampton, Live @ The Union Lane
June 22: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, The Cluny
June 23: Cockermouth, Jazz @ Kirkgate
June 27: Worcester, Marr’s Bar
July 13: Buxton , Buxton Int. Festival
July 22: Cambridge, The Junction
July 26: Witham, Town Hall
August 3: Camden, The Forge
October: 17: Hull
October 18: Leyburn Jazz festival
October 19: Cumbernauld
October 20: Edinburgh
November 14: Swindon


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