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Volume 15 Issue 10 - July/August 2010

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edy and more. The idea of “The Political Party” is to enjoy musicwhile hearing from various members of the arts community abouthow to make Toronto a better place. Politicians are invited to comeand listen – but they can only go near a microphone if they intend tosing! More details will be available at memory of event organizer Chantelle Wilson’s father, Wayne,who lost his short battle with cancer in 2001, “The Firefly Cabaret”( will enchant audiences for thefourth year in a row with some terrific entertainment, including appearancesby Shannon Butcher, Elizabeth Shepherd, Tyler Yarema,Kellylee Evans, The Masies, Johnny Favourite and Heather Bambrick,a hostess who’s impossible not to love. The event takes place on August26 at Hugh’s Room starting at 8:30pm. Proceeds will go towardsCamp Quality, an organization that provides children with cancer theopportunity to attend summer camp. ( Dagan is a Toronto-based jazz vocalist, voice actor andentertainment journalist. He can best be contacted at Restaurant2459 Yonge St. 416-487-2771Jul 4 Lara Solnicki & Roy Patterson,6:30pm Jul 25 Lara Solnicki & Reg Schwager,6pm.Alleycatz2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865www.alleycatz.caEvery Mon Salsa Night with DJ FrankBischun with Lessons 8pm; Every Tue CarloBerardinucci Band, Swing & Jazz Cover8:30pm; Every Wed R&B Open Jam Hostedby Project Sound 8:30pm; Every Thu Soul,R&B and Reggae, Refreshments, No Cover;Fridays and Saturdays Funk, Soul, Reggae,R&B, Top 40, $10 Cover without dinnerreservations.Jul 1 Graffitti Park. Jul 2,3,4,8,9 LadyKane. Jul 10 Ascension. Jul 15 Graffitti Park.Jul 16,17 Prime Time Band. Jul 22 GraffittiPark. Jul 23,24 Lady Kane. Jul 29 GraffittiPark. July 30,31 Lady Kane.Annex Live, The296 Brunswick Ave. 416-929-3999www.theannexlive.comAquila Restaurant347 Keele St. 416-761-7474Live Jazz Saturday Nights 9pmJul 1 Jazz Violin Ensemble. Jul 2 Chris RobinsonTrio. Jul 3 Anthony Terpstra Seventetwith George Evans. Jul 4 Shannon Butcher,Bari’d Alive Jam. Jul 10 TBA. Jul 17 AnthonyTerpstra. Jul 24 Ori Dagan & Dave Restivo.Jul 31 Bari’d Alive.Azure Restaurant and Barat the Intercontinental Hotel225 Front Street 416-597-3701www.azurerestaurant.caEvery Thu, Fri, Sat Dan Bodanis Trio withBernie Senensky and Steve Wallace 5:30-10:30pmBlack Swan, The154 Danforth Ave. 416-469-0537Every Wed The Danforth Jam w/ Jon Longand Friends 9:30pmBon Vivant Restaurant1924 Avenue Road 416-630-5153D. In The Clubs (Mostly Jazz)Every Thu Bill Naphan Solo Guitar 6-9pm;Every Fri Margaret Stowe Solo Guitar 6-9pmBrassaii Café Restaurant & Lounge461 King Street West 416-598-4730Every Tue The Bee’s Knees w Neil Brathwaite,Cory Blackburn, Howard Ayee, MichaelShand and Sacha Williamson 6-10pmCastro’s Lounge2116 Queen Street East 416-699-8272 NOCOVEREvery Sun Jeremy Rouse Trio (Jazz/Roots)6-9pm; Every Mon Smokey Folk (Bluegrass/Rockabilly) 9:30pmC’est What67 Front Street East, 416-860-9000Every Fri Hot Five Jazzmakers 3-6pm pwycChalkers Pub Billiards & Bistro247 Marlee Avenue, (for complete listings)Every Wed Girls Night Out Vocalist-FriendlyJazz Jam 8:30-12 with host Lisa Particelli(vocals/flute) Peter Hill (p) Ross MacIntyre(b) Norman Marshall Villeneuve (d) No Cover.Jul 3 Lisa Particelli’s GNO All-Star Vocal JazzShowcase 6-9pm.Chick N’ Deli744 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-489-3363www.chickndeli.comEvery Mon Big Band Night; Every TueJam Night; Every Sat Climax Jazz Band 4-7.Jul 1 Cheshire Cats. Jul 2 Cheshire Cats,The Nomads. Jul 3 Climax Jazz Band, TheNomads. Jul 4 Cheshire Cats, Robbie Lane &The Disciples.Classico Pizza & Pasta2457 Bloor Street West 416-763-1313Every Thu Jazz Guitarist Nate Renner 7pmNo CoverCobourg, The533 Parliament St. 416-913-7538Jazz Sundays 9PM, NO COVERCommensal, Le655 Bay St. 416-596-9364www.commensal.caJazz Fridays 6:30pm - 9:30pm, SundayBrunch 11am-2pmNO COVER/PWYCJul 2 Warren Greig & Dan Eisen. Jul 3Richard Whiteman & Rob McBride.Communist’s Daughter, The1149 Dundas Street W 647-435-0103Every Sat 4-7pm Gypsy Jazz w MichaelJohnson & Red Rhythm: Michael Louis Johnson(trumpet, vocals) Roberto Rosenman (guitar)Terry Wilkins (bass)Corktown, The175 Young St. Hamilton 905-572-9242Sets at 8pm and 10pm, $10 Coverwww.thecorktownpub.caEvery Wed The Darcy Hepner Orchestra &Special GuestsDave’s Gourmet Pizza730 St. Clair Ave. West 416-652-2020www.davespizza.caEvery Mon 7:30-11 Open Stage w PeterEastmureEvery Thu 8-12 Uncle Herb Dale & FriendsOpen Mic.DeSotos1079 St. Clair Ave. West 416-651-2109Every Thurs Open Mic Jazz Jam 8pmmidnight,hosted by Double A Jazz; EverySun Brunch with Double A Jazz and Guest11am-2pmDoctor’s House, The21 Nashville Road, Kleinburg (905) 893-1615www.thedoctorshouse.caLive Entertainment every Saturday 6:30pmDominion on Queen500 Queen St. East 416-368-6893www.dominiononqueen.comEvery Sun Rockabilly Brunch 11am-3pm;Every 1 st & 3 rd Sun Jazz Jam with host RobertScott 4-7pm; Every Tue French Gypsy JazzJam with host Wayne Nakamura. 8:30pm,pwyc; Every Thu John T. Davis on B3, 5:30-8pm, No CoverJul 1 Quarrington, Taft, Murata. Jul 2Quincy Bullen, Jenna Glatt, Rob Christian; LateNight Jazz Jam. Jul 3 Brian Rose Little BigBand, Bruce Cassidy Quartet, Late Night JazzJam. Jul 4 San Murata Japanese Jazz Jam.Jul 16 George Grosman’s Bohemian Swing.Jul 19 George Grosman’s Jazz Goes Pop. Jul29 Youth Jazz in the City. Jul 30 Que IssoBrazilian Jazz.Dora Keogh Irish Pub141 Danforth Avenue (full listings)Every Sat Roberto Occhipinti Trio featHilario Duran & Mark Kelso.Dovercourt House805 Dovercourt Road 416-537-3337www.odd-socks.orgEvery Sat Saturday Night Swing: Dancefeaturing Live Swing BandsDrake Hotel, The1150 Queen Street West 416-531-5042www.thedrakehotel.caFrida Restaurant999 Eglinton Avenue West 416-787-2221.www.fridarestaurant.caLive Jazz Tuesdays 7-10pm/No CoverGate 403403 Roncesvalles (daily schedule)LIVE JAZZ & BLUES EVERY NIGHT, twoshows daily, three on weekendsNo Cover Charge / Pay What You CanJul 1 Jerry Quintyne Band, Fraser MelvinBand. Jul 2 Mike Field Jazz Band, The Peddlers.Jul 3 Coleman Tinsley Jazz Brunch,Kathleen Gorman Jazz Band, Melissa BoyceJazz Band. Jul 4 Melissa Lauren Jazz Band,Whitney Ross Barris Jazz Band, Thyron LeeWhyte Jazz Band. Jul 5 Sarah Calvert JazzDuo, Gillian Margot Trio. Jul 6 Liam MorinJazz Band, Julian Fauth Jazz Night. Jul 7 PaulBenton Jazz Band, Kurt Nielsen & RichardWhiteman Jazz Band. Jul 8 Emily & the BlueCallers, Kevin Laliberté Jazz & Flamenco Trio.Jul 9 Alex Samaras Jazz Band “Sweeney Todd& Beyond”, Max Senitt Latin Jazz Band. Jul10 Roger Dorey Blues Solo, John Christopher& Friends, Susan Wylde Jazz Band. Jul 11Steve-Paul Simms Duo, Ron Nater Jazz Band,Jazz Response Unit. Jul 12 Sarah Begin JazzBand, Sean Bellaviti Jazz Band. Jul 13 ByungGul Jung Jazz Band, Julian Fauth Blues Night.Jul 14 Ryan Oliver Jazz Band, Jorge GavidiaJazz & blues Band. Jul 15 John D’Amato BluesQuartet, Miss Caroline M~R Jazz Band. Jul16 Framework Collective, Bartek Kozminksi.Jul 17 Tony Desmarteau Jazz & Blues Solo,Moo’d Swing, Mr. Rick & the Biscuits.Jul 18Tony Desmarteau Jazz & Blues Solo, FranceSt. Trio, Stephanie Braganza Replay Trio. Jul19 Michele Kaye Jazz Duo, Jouble A JazzBand. Jul 20 Adam Stevens Jazz Band, JulianFauth Blues Night. Jul 21 Bobby Hsu JazzBand, Vincent Bertucci Jazz Band. Jul 22 TheRoper Show, Cyndi Carleton Jazz Band. Jul 23Michael De Grussa Duo, Patrick Tevlin’s NewOrleans Rhythm. Jul 24 Michael De GrussaDuo, Paul Crocker Jazz Trio, John Deehan JazzBand. Jul 25 Robin Jessome Trio, Dave RyanBlues Solo, Jake Wilkinson Jazz Band. Jul 26Justin Poon Jazz Trio, Tim Bestemeyer BluesBand. Jul 27 Donné Roberts Band, Julian FauthBlues Band. Jul 28 Denis Schingh, MichaelKeith Blues Duo. Jul 29 Brownman AkousticTrio, Margot Roi Jazz Band. Jul 30 Harley CardJazz Band. Jul 31 Ken Yoshioka Blues Band,Café Ole, Zoe Chilco Jazz Band.Grossman’s Tavern“Toronto’s Home of the Blues”379 Spadina Ave. schedule)“Toronto’s Home of the Blues” NO COVEREvery Sat The Happy Pals matinee 4-8pm;Every Sun Nicola Vaughan Acoustic Jam4-9pm, The Nationals with Brian Cober: DoubleSlide Guitar Open Stage Jam 9:30pm-2am;Every Wed Ernest Lee & Cotton Traffic Jam;Every Thu U of T: The Responsible JamShowcase Night. Jul 2 The Barking Sharks.Jul4 The Brass Band matinee. Jul 8 Ms. Debbie &Friends. Jul 9 Stevie Ray Vaughan Experience.Jul 10 The Ray. Jul 30 Frankie Foo. Jul 31Caution Jam.Harlem Restaurant67 Richmond Street East (full musicschedule). NO COVEREvery Mon Open Jam Night hosted byCarolynT 8pm-1am; Every Fri Jazz/Blues 7:30-11:30pm; Every Sat Jazz/Blues 7:30-11:30pm.44 THEWHOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010

Jul 1 Ross MacIntyre. Jul 2 Carolyn T Duo.Jul 3 Roseanne Howell. Jul 4 Brilliant Cornersfeat Samantha Clayton.see Old Mill, TheHome Smith BarHugh’s Room“Toronto’s home of live Folk and Roots”2261 Dundas Street West (for complete scheduleof nightly acts)All shows start at 8:30pm; for ticket pricesrefer to website.Jul 20 Jane Bunnett’s African-Cuban BluesSummit featuring Jane Bunnett, Larry Cramer,Jumpin’ Johnny Sansone, Madagascar Slim &Bill King.Joe Mama’s317 King Street West 416-340-6469Live music every nightEvery Sun Nathan Hiltz, Bernie Senensky& Sly Juhas.Latinada1671 Bloor Street West 416-913-9716www.latinada.comLive Music Wednesday to SundayJul 1 Xoteka Duo – Laura Fernandez & DonNaduriak. Jul 2 Eliana Cuevas Trio. Jul 3 AlexanderBrown Trio. Jul 4 Roberto Riberon Trio.Lula Lounge1585 Dundas West (complete schedule)Jul 1 African Guitar Summit. Jul 2 DominicMancuso Trio. Jul 3 Salsa Saturday. Jul 6Palenque Percussion workshop w Las AlegresAmbulancias. Jul 7 BOI AKIH feat SandipBhattacharya. Jul 8 Las Alegres Ambulancias,Rumberos. Jul 9 Mamak Khadem. Jul 13 Tlen-Hiucani. Jul 15 “The Turntable Experience”with Merritone. Jul 17 Roberto Linares Brown,DJ Bernal. Jul 18 Ensamble Sinsonte. Jul 24Percussion Master Class with Changuito. Jul24 Colombia Mi Amor with Orquesta Fantasia.Jul 31 Salsa Dance Party w Café Cubano andDJ Billy Bryans.Manhattan’s Music Club951 Gordon St., Guelph. 519-767-2440www.manhattans.caMezzetta Middle Eastern Restaurant681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687www.mezzettarestaurant.comEvery Wed Jazz Series: sets at 9:00 and10:15. Cover -10Jul 1 Don Thompson & Reg Schwager.Jul 2 Brian Katz & Rob Piltch. Jul 3 RolandHunter. Jul 4 David Mott & Rob Clutton.Momo’s Bistro664 The Queensway, Etobicoke 416-252-5560www.momosbistro.comEvery Wed Open Mic 8pm.My Place: A Canadian Pub2448 Bloor Street West 647-348-4702www.myplacepub.caJazz Wednesdays 7-10pmN’Awlins Jazz Bar and Dining299 King St. W. 416-595-1958www.nawlins.caEvery Tue Stacie McGregor; Every WedJim Heineman Trio; Every Thu Blues Nightwith Guest Vocalists; Every Fri/Sat All StarBourbon St. Band; Every Sun Terry Logan.Old Mill, The21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641www.oldmilltoronto.comAt the Home Smith Bar: JAZZ FESTIVALWITHIN THE JAZZ FESTIVAL: JohnSherwood’s Jazz Party: John Sherwood (p) PatCollins (b) Joel Haynes (d) with featured guests:Jul 1 Terry Promane. Jul 2 Reg Schwager; Jul3 Alex Dean. Every Saturday (summer) SoloPiano Masters 7:30-10:30pm.Painted Lady, The218 Ossington Ave (updated schedule)No Cover / Pay-What-You-CanEvery Mon Open Mic 10pm-late, all genres.Jul 11 Laura Hubert Band.Pantages Martini Bar and Lounge200 Victoria St. 416-362-1777Every Mon Curtains Down with host JenniBurke, Mark Camilleri on piano and guest singers;Every Fri Robert Scott; Every Sat SoloPiano: Various artists.Pero Lounge812 Bloor St. West 416-915-7225www.perorestaurant.comEvery Fri African Vibe 7-11pmEvery Sat Archie Alleyne’s Kollage 8-11pmJul 2 & 3 Archie Alleyne & Friends.Pilot Tavern, The22 Cumberland (detailed schedule)Jazz Saturdays 3:30 – 6:30 NO COVERJul 3 Robi Botos Quartet. Jul 10 SugarDaddies. Jul 17 Kollage. Jul 24, 31 TBA.Press Club, The850 Dundas St. West. 416-364-7183www.thepressclub.caLive music every night, mostly hard rock,folk and indieEvery Tue Open JamEvery Second Wed Jazz Jam with hostedby trombonist RJ Satchithananthan.Quotes220 King Street West 416-979-7697“Fridays at Five” with Canadian Jazz Quartet:Gary Benson on guitar, Frank Wright onvibes, Duncan Hopkins on bass, musical directorDon Vickery on drums and featured guest:Jul 2 Bill McBirnie.Reposado Bar & Lounge136 Ossington Ave. Cover on Fridays, all other nights PWYCEvery Mon Alt.Country-Roots Deliciousness wLucas Stagg & Chris Bennett; Every Wed Spyvs. Spy vs. Sly: James Robertson (guitar) NigelHebblewhite (bass) Sly Juhas (drums); EveryThu The Reposadists: Roberto Rosenman (guitar)Tim Hamel (trumpet) Jon Meyer (bass) JesseBarksdale (guitar) Sammy Alexander (vocals);Every Fri Roberto Rosenman (guitar) Tim Hamel(trumpet) Patrick Gregory (guitar) Graham Duncan(bass) Sammy Alexander. RReservoir Lounge, The52 Wellington St. E. 416-955-0887www.reservoirlounge.comEvery Mon Sophia Perlman and the Vipers;Every Tue Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm;Every Wed Bradley and the Bouncers; EveryThu Janice Hagen; Every Fri DeeDee & theDirty Martinis; Every Sat Tyler Yarema andhis Rhythm. Every Sun Duke and the Dell-ites;NEW: “Après Work” Series Tuesdays andWednesday 7-9pm Jul 6 Alex Pangman (everyfirst Tuesday).Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar, The194 Queen St. W. (full month’s schedule)“Where Jazz Lives”Jul 1 Laura Hubert Band, TBC, RudreshMahanthappa Trio. Jul 2 Sara Dell, EricSt-Laurent Trio, Geoff Keezer Trio. Jul 3 ChrisHunt Tentet & Justin Bacchus Group, ZackBrock’s Magic Number, Geoff Keezer Trio. Jul4 Excelsior Traditional Dixieland Band, MichelleWillis Quartet, Zack Brock’s Magic Number,Geoff Keezer & Josh Grossman’s Toronto JazzOrchestra feat. Sophia Perlman.Jul 5 Peter Hill Quintet, Free Boat Rentals.Jul 6 Jesse Barksdale Trio, Classic Rex JazzJam. Jul 7 Brian De Lima Trio, NY’s HendrikMeurkens Quintet. Jul 8 Kevin Quain, NY’sHendrik Meurkens Quintet. Jul 9 HogtownSyncopators, The Maisies, Germany’s PeterVan Huffel Quartet. Jul 10 Fraser Daley, BlueRoom, Sara Dell, Amanda Tosoff. Jul 11Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, Dr. Nick & theRollercoasters, Trevor Giancola Trio, Monsoon.Jul 12 Peter Hill Quintet, NY’s Owen Howards.Jul 13 Jesse Barksdale Trio, Classic RexJazz Jam. Jul 14 Brian De Lima Trio, LeylandGordon Quintet. Jul 15 Kevin Quain, JakeChisholm Group. Jul 16 Hogtown Syncopators,The Maisies, California’s Mark Hummel& the Blues Survivors. Jul 17 Fraser Daley,The Homeless, Sara Dell, Avi Granite 6. Jul 18Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, Bohemian Swing,Trevor Giancola, Earthtones. Jul 19 Peter HillQuintet, John Cheesman Jazz Orchestra. Jul20 Jesse Barksdale Trio, Classic Rex Jazz Jam.Jul 21 Brian DeLima Trio, Copenhagen’s KevinBrow Quartet. Jul 22 Kevin Quain, VaughanMeisner Quartet. Jul 23 Hogtown Syncopators,The Maisies, Vaughan Meisner Quartet. Jul 24Fraser Daley, Raoul & the Big Time, Sara Dell,Catalyst. Jul 25 Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band,Freeway Dixieland Band, Trevor Giancola Trio,Harley Card Quartet. Jul 26 Peter Hill Quintet,Julia Cleveland Group. Jul 27 Jesse BarksdaleTrio, Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Jul 28 Brian De-Lima Trio, NY’s Tyler Summers Trio +1. Jul 29Kevin Quain, NY’s Tyler Summers Trio +1. Jul30 Hogtown Syncopators, The Maisies, TerryPromane/Dave Young Big Band. Jul 31 LauraMarks Trio, Laura Hubert Band, Sara Dell, MikeDownes Quartet.Saint Tropez, Le315 King St. W. 416-591-3600Live piano jazz 7 days a weekwww.lesainttropez.comSilver Dollar Room486 Spadina Avenue, 416-763-9139Jul 1 Coco Montoya The Social1100 Queen St. West 416-532-4474Jul 3 Golden Gloves, Meech & Rhynecologist.Ten Feet Tall1381 Danforth Avenue, 416-778-7333www.tenfeettall.caJazz Festival: Jul 1 Gone Fission. Jul 2Alex Tait Quartet. Jul 3 Justin Bacchus. Jul 4James Walburton’s Spirit of Jazz.Saturday Night Cabaret 8-10pm, pwycJul 10 Amanda Covetta. Jul 17 DeniseLeslie. Jul 24 TBA.Sunday Jazz Matinee 3:30-6:30pm, NoCoverJuly 11 Jim Gelcer Trio. July 18 GeorgiaAmbros. Jul 25 Beverly Taft.Tequila Bookworm512 Queen Street West 416-603-7335Modern/Experimental Jazz Sunday, Thursday,Friday, Saturday at 9pm, PWYCJul 1 Jim Sexton Group. Jul 3 Equilibrium wDavid Lyttle (from Ireland). Jul 4 Rhinosaurus.Jul 8 Bone Merrow. Jul 10 TBA Group. Jul 11Rhinosaurus. Jul 15 Free Boat Rentals. Jul 17Hologram Sounds Mellow. Jul 18 Rhinosaurus.Jul 22 Framework Collective. Jul 24 SphereBridge. Jul 25 Rhinosaurus. Jul 29 Free BoatRentals. Jul 31 Jeff LaRochelle Group.TODO Fusion Resto-Bar217 Ossington Avenue Studio964 Bathurst St. (full schedule)Jul 1 Neil Cowley Trio. Jul 2 Terry ClarkeTrio. Jul 3 Andy Milne & Dapp Theory. Jul 4Sandro Dominelli Trio.Tranzac292 Brunswick Ave. (complete listings, variousgenres)Live music every night, various styles: moredetails/listings at websiteEvery Sat Jamzac Open Acoustic Jam 3pm;Every Mon Open Mic Music Nights with GuestHosts, 10pm; Every Fri The Foolish Things,5pmWhistler’s Grille995 Broadview Ave. 416-421-13446pm, No CoverJul 1 Annual Canada Day Ribfest. Jul 2Havana Blues Trio, Café Blue Note w GeorgeOlliver & Gangbuster . Jul 3 Koel’s NotesTrio. Jul 4 Darius Nargolwalla Trio w BillMcBirnie.Zemra Bar & Lounge778 St. Clair Ave. W 416-651-3123www.zemrabarlounge.comEvery Wed Open Mic and JamEvery Fri Live Music FridaysJuly 1 - September 7, 2010 THEWHOLENOTE.COM 45

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