Jason Collett will join a host of Arts & Crafts artists as well as his Broken Social Scene alumni for a very special celebration of the A&C 10th anniversary at the inaugural Field Trip Music & Arts Festival on Saturday, June 8 at Fort York & Garrison Common in Toronto.

For tickets and information visit FieldTripLife.com

Watch The Official Field Trip Trailer


Posted On: January 14, 2013

Jason will be heading to Belleville and Kingston, Ontario for a pair of shows March 1 and 2, playing songs from his heralded 2012 album Reckon and much more.

Mar 1 | Belleville | Empire Theatre
Mar 2 | Kingston | Grad Club


Posted On: January 14, 2013

Written by Sam Shepard and Patti Smith, the 1971 play Cowboy Mouth tells the tale of Slim, a cat who looks like a coyote, who is kidnapped by Cavale, a chick who looks like a crow. She dreams of making him a “rock-and-roll Jesus with a cowboy mouth.”  In the first production, Cavale was played by Patti Smith, Shepard’s then-lover, while Shepard himself took the role of Slim, the only time he played one of his own characters. Jason Collett will make his theatrical debut playing the title role of Slim.

Performances commence on January 30 at The Cameron House in Toronto.  Find more Information on dates, tickets and times HERE.

 


Posted On: December 12, 2012

On September 25, 2012, Jason Collett released his fifth solo album, Reckon, a seasoned, thought-provoking collection of 15 songs that has garnered near-universal acclaim.

Today, fans can enjoy the Reckon iBook, a behind-the-scenes multimedia journey through this transcendent record, guided by the people that helped shape it so strikingly.

See in-studio interviews with producer Howie Beck and former band mate turned politician Andrew Cash. Enjoy unreleased acoustic performances recorded, as Reckon was, inside Toronto’s Revolution Recording.

Read insights from some of Jason’s cherished collaborators and hand-written lyrics sheets from the man himself and anecdotes that offer brilliant insight into the albums many meanings and inspirations.

All that, and more – including a beautiful range of artwork and imagery associated with Reckon – is available now, for free.

DOWNLOAD iBOOK FOR iPAD

Meanwhile, Reckon, and bonus companion, Essential Cuts, a 11-track career retrospective, remain availablevia iTunes at an incredible price of $9.99.

Jason is now in Europe on tour with label mate, Dan Mangan, but in December he will once again curating the annual Basement Revue Series with three intimate shows at The Dakota and one all-star affair at The Great Hall on December 20.  This year marks the six edition of the widely popular series.

2012 Basement Revue Series Shows
December 06 | The Dakota Tavern | Guest Host Buck 65 – SOLD OUT
December 13 | The Dakota Tavern | SOLD OUT
December 20 | The Great Hall | Tickets
December 27 | The Dakota Tavern | SOLD OUT


Posted On: November 27, 2012

After a truly magical Toronto show at The Great Hall to celebrate the release of his fifth full-length album Reckon, Jason Collett will again curate the annual Basement Revue Series, presenting an impressive collection of musicians, songwriters, authors, poets, storytellers and friends.

As has become tradition, each night’s performers will remain a surprise to the audience until the night of, adding to the inherent and infectious spontaneity of each show. However, this year on December 20 at The Great Hall will be a very special night as Jason invites some of his favourite guests from the past five years to return to the stage with him.

“The Revue is a dense and rich night of transcendent train wrecks and high-wire alchemy where performers risk fumbling the ball by stretching a little further than they otherwise would, given that they are outside of their typical comfort zones,” Collett explains.

“But it’s this risk factor coupled with the chemistry of all the cross-pollinating disciplines that lends the shows a kind of carnival charm.”

2012 Basement Revue Series
December 06 | The Dakota Tavern
December 13 | The Dakota Tavern
December 20 | The Great Hall
December 27 | The Dakota Tavern

Tickets for all nights are $25 and doors for each night open at 8:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at Rotate This and Soundscapes or online here.


Posted On: October 03, 2012