Joe’s M.I.L.L. Presents An Evening with Chuck Rainey

Published on: 2014/09/08 - in Entertainment Featured

The Joe Chithalen Memorial Music Instrument Lending Library will offer An Evening with Chuck Rainey, one of the most celebrated bass players in the world, on Saturday, September 27.

The event will take place from 7:00pm-9:00pm in the Wilson Room of the Kingston Library Central Branch (map). Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door of the downtown library branch.

His careers dates back to the sixties, and he has produced thousands of his own recordings and collaborated with other musicians on various projects. A long-standing musician of high acclaim, Rainey has played with top-shelf performers like Aretha Franklin, Joe Walsh, Quincy Jones, and Steely Dan. As a member of The King Curtis All-Stars, Rainey also toured with the Beatles in the summer of 1965, on their second tour in across the United States.

His body of works include eclectic albums with concepts spanning multiple genres, including pop, rock, R&B and jazz fusion.

In the new millennium, he has remained a steady fixture in the music industry and has traveled the globe sharing his musical stylings. In addition to his highly celebrated musicianship, Rainey is also known for his contributions to music education. He has influenced many through his trailblazing Guitar Player and Brass Player Magazine teaching columns along with his textbooks and instructional videos.

The musician has left his signature on many projects and enjoys sharing his talents with audiences across the globe.

To see Chuck Rainey perform, purchase advance tickets for $20 at Brian’s Record Option, 381 Princess St, Tara’s Natural Foods, 81, Princess St. and online at

Tickets can also be purchased for $25 at the downtown venue on the night of the performance.

The Joe Chithalen Musical Instrument Lending Library (Joe’s MILL) is a registered charity operating in Kingston at 559 Bagot Street.  They currently have over 600 items available to borrow and enjoy, including guitars, keyboards, drums, horns, violins, percussion, exotic instruments, and much more – and just like a regular library, it’s all free. Their  lending and teaching programs sustain music appreciation, knowledge, community enrichment and provide opportunities for youth and adults to meet their full potential.

For more information, visit the The Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library website and

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