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Volume 15 Issue 8 - May 2010

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PHOTO ORI DAGANLDancing, Dining, Rarities& Reservationsive music is the red thread that ties the clublistings together, but the ever-expanding listcontains everything from extravagant to unpretentious,from dance hall to pool hall. To helpplan your next outing, in the spotlight this monthare places where dancing and dining are ideal.Feet firstDovercourt House: Dancingis the main attractionat the Dovercourt,where Swing Toronto(aka “Odd Socks”) giveshappy feet a chance todance every Saturday!Sensational swing bandsset the scene every Saturdayfrom 9:30pm-1am,preceded by two beginnerdance classes at 7pm. for unlimited dancing,$15 including oneclass, includes bothclasses. On Saturday-choreographer Frankie Manning (1914-2009), oneof the founding fathers of Lindy Hop.www.odd-socks.orgThe Reservoir Lounge: The charming “Res” is oneof Toronto’s historic jazz venues, and the only onechaelBuble’s old stomping ground back in the day,blues, and boogie woogie including endearingacts like Sophia Perlman and the Vipers on Mondaynights, Bradley & the Bouncers on Wednesdaysand Tyler Yarema every Tuesday and SaturdayNight. The fantastic fusion menu is very muchworth mentioning and so is the mouth-wateringmartini selection! www.reservoirlounge.comLula Lounge: Lovers of world music will embracethe Lula World festival from May 5 to 30.If your mom likes to dance, don’t miss Mother’sDay brunch on May 9 with the incomparableLuis Mario Ochoa and his Cuban Sextet, followedthat evening by a passionate concert with vocalistbill on May 12 unites eclectic vocalist Yvette Tollarand Serbian saxophonist Jasna Jovicevic. OnMay 22 musical director Sean Bellaviti presentsViva Celia: a tribute to the Queen of Salsa, CeliaCruz. Full details on this extraordinary multiculturalextravaganza at www.lula.caHungry? Famished? Pregnant? Craving?Hear live music hereAquila Restaurant: Passionate about good food,Ori's StoriesORI DAGANLisa Particelli with birthday-boyNorman Marshall Villeneuve.owner and Chef Jose Corniellis smokes meat theold fashioned way using natural wood, and sticksto organically grown produce. Entrees on the extensivemenu include bison striploin (.95), nat-of lamb (.50); plenty of lunch specials andweekend brunch. Stayfor live jazz every Saturdaynight includingthonyTerpstra and PhilSkladowski on the lastSaturday of every Feet Tall: This eastcantsource of goodtimes, thanks largely toits tastefully creativemenu. Savoury itemsinclude Chicken Imperial(), Pad Thai (),make your own pizzaand the popular new, Mac ‘n’ Cheese Boutique!vibrant Danforth spot; Saturday night cabaretsgo from 8-10pm and Sunday afternoon jazz matineesgo 3:30-6:30, no cover charge, reservationsencouraged.Plum 226:charming new Cabbagetown room is under newmanagement and has recently reopened after renovations.Below the restaurant, the intimate 30-seat lounge has much to boast: an appetizing Italianmenu, friendly service, stellar atmosphere andpriceless live music. Romantic, elegant and reasonablypriced, this is a great date destination!Exquisite tapas, pizzas and pastas, and mains in-Catch the Lisa Particelli Trio on Friday May 21,No Cover, 8-11pm. Norman Marshall Villeneuveplays the last Friday of every month.www.plum226.comHappy Birthday To NMV: Speaking of NormanMarshall Villeneuve, the veteran jazz drummercelebrates his 72 birthday at The Pilot Tavern onSaturday May 29 th from 3:30-6:30pm.www.thepilot.caAlize Restaurant2459 Yonge St. 416-487-2771Every Sun Lara Solnicki Sings in English& French with guest guitar players.6:30-9:30pmAlleycatz2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865www.alleycatz.caEvery Mon Salsa Night with DJ FrankBischun with Lessons 8pm; Every TueCarlo Berardinucci Band, Swing & Jazz Cover 8:30pm; Every Wed Valu David &Co. Jazz & Soul 8:30pm; Every Thu Soul,R&B and Reggae, Refreshments, NoCover; Fridays and Saturdays Funk, Soul,Reggae, R&B, Top 40, Cover withoutdinner reservations.May 1 Lady Kane. May 6 May 7, 8 May 13Soular. May 14 Lady Kane. May 15Jamesking. May 20, 21, 22 May 27 Lady Kane. May 28, 29 Time Band.Annex Live, The296 Brunswick Ave. 416-929-3999www.theannexlive.comAquila Restaurant347 Keele St. 416-761-7474May 1 Tony Quarrington. May 8 SteveMacDonald. May 15 Howard Letters. May22 May 29 Bari’d AliveAzure Restaurant and Barat the Intercontinental Hotel225 Front Street 416-597-3701www.azurerestaurant.caEvery Thu, Fri, Sat Dan Bodanis Triowith Bernie Senensky and Steve Wallace5:30-10:30pmBlack Swan, The154 Danforth Ave. 416-469-0537Every Wed The Danforth Jam w/ Jon Longand Friends 9:30pmBon Vivant Restaurant1924 Avenue Road 416-630-5153Every Friday Margaret Stowe Solo Guitar6-9pmCastro’s Lounge2116 Queen Street East 416-699-8272NO COVEREvery Sun Jeremy Rouse Trio (Jazz/Roots)6-9pm; Every Mon Smokey Folk (Bluegrass/Rockabilly)9:30pmChalkers Pub Billiards & Bistro247 Marlee Avenue, (for completelistings)Third Mon every month The Sisters ofSheynville; Every Wed Girls Night Out Vocalist-FriendlyJazz Jam 8:30-12 with hostRoss MacIntyre (b) Norman Marshall Villeneuve(d) No Cover; Every Sat Dinner Jazz6-9pm, Serious Old School 9:30pm-2am.May 1 May 2 Donny Ha-Rarities & ReservationsFunny how some patrons seem to have reservationsabout making them. Or perhaps, they forget.In any case, to avoid disappointment, be sureto buy your tickets or book your seats in advance.continues on page 46C. In The Clubs(Mostly Jazz)44 THEWHOLENOTE.COMMay 1 - June 7, 2010

thaway Tribute feat Michael Dunston. May8 Lorne Lofsky Trio. May 15 Lisa MartinelliQuartet. May 16 Donny Hathaway Tributefeat Michael Dunston. May 17 Sisters ofSheynville. May 22 Mark Eisenman Trio.Mar 28 Ashley Summers Quartet. Mar 29Fern Lindzon Quartet.Chick N’ Deli744 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-489-3363www.chickndeli.comEvery Mon Big Band Night; Every TueJam Night; Every Sat4-7.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 - 9:30pmNO COVERMay 7 Lara Solnicki & Dan Eisen. May 14Warren Greig & Dan Eisen. May 21 SamanthaClayton & Steve Hunter. May 28Jonathan Marks & Fabrice Sicco.Communist’s Daughter, The1149 Dundas Street W 647-435-0103Every Sat 4-7pm Gypsy Jazz w MichaelJohnson & Red Rhythm: Michael LouisJohnson (trumpet, vocals) Roberto Rosenman(guitar) Terry Wilkins (bass)Corktown, The175 Young St. Hamilton 905-572-9242Sets at 8pm and 10pm, Coverwww.thecorktownpub.caEvery Wed The Darcy Hepner Orchestra &Special GuestsDave’s Gourmet Pizza730 St. Clair Ave. West 416-652-2020www.davespizza.caEvery Thu 8-12 Uncle Herb Dale & FriendsOpen Mic.DeSotos(formerly Regal Heights Bistro)1079 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 hostRobert Scott 4-7pm; Every Tue FrenchGypsy Jazz Jam with host Wayne Nakamura.8:30pm, pwyc; Every Thu John T.Davis on B3, 5:30-8pm, No CoverMay 3 May 14 Bill Colgate & Friends. May 15May 17May 21George Grosman’s Bohemian Swing. May28 Que Isso Brazilian 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 Bands”May 1 Up Jumped Swing! May 8 Tevlin’s New Orleans Rhythm. May 15Band TBA. May 22 Solomon DouglasSwingtet. May 29 Tribute to Frankie Manning,band TBA.Drake Hotel, The1150 Queen Street West (full calendar)Frida 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 CanEvery Tue Julian Fauth Blues Night; EverySat Bill Heffernan & Friends.Grossman’s Tavern“Toronto’s Home of the Blues”379 Spadina Ave. (completeschedule)“Toronto’s Home of the Blues” NO COVEREvery Sat Matinee matinee 4-8pm; Every Sun Nicola VaughanAcoustic Jam 4-9pm, The Nationals withBrian Cober: Double Slide Guitar OpenStage Jam 9:30pm-2am.Harlem Restaurant67 Richmond Street East (full musicschedule)NO COVEREvery Mon Open Jam Night hosted byCarolynT 8pm-1am; Every Wed Music isthe Answer: Fundraising for Haiti, 8pm.Minimum Donations /w Aspirin, First AidKits, Vitamins, Masks, Protein Bars; EveryFri Jazz/Blues 7:30-11:30pmEvery Sat Jazz/Blues 7:30-11:30pm; May1 ZimZum. May 7 Duane Forrest. May 8Dane Hartsell. May 14 Brilliant Corners.May 15 Joni NehRita. May 21 JevonRudder. May 22 Rosanne Howell. May 28Shobha. May 29 Quique Escamilla CreoleNight.Home Smith Barsee Old Mill, TheHugh’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.May 18 Sacha Williamson. May 21 LilyFrost Band CD Release w opening act TheWilderness of Manitoba. May 22 Lily FrostBand CD Release w opening act TerraHazelton. May 22 Big Rude Jake. May27 Ron Davis CD Release w Daniela Nardiopening.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 SundayLula Lounge1585 Dundas West (complete schedule)May 1 and DJ Bernal. May 2 manAmadio. May 5-May 30 LULA WORLDMUSIC FESTIVAL May 5 Bomba + Fito Garcia + Marlin Ramazzini.May 6 Sugar Minott. May 7 Dominic MancusoQuintet, Vagabunda. May 8 AfrolatinoDance Company presents I am Cuba: ACabaret. May 9 Mother Day Brunch w Luistet,Mother’s Day Concert w Eliana Cuevas& Special Guest Luanda Jones. May 11Gems of 20 th May 12 Yvette Tollar & Jasna Jovicevic.May 13 Kinobe and Soul Beat Africa. May14 Rick Lazar’s Samba Squad & SpecialGuests. May 15 Sounds of the RiverScreening + Son Jarocho Dance Workshop,Colombia Mi Amor w Orquesta Fantasia.May 16 Montreal’s Yohualichan. May 17 MondoUke. May 19 Anima Fado. May 20 Ro-May 21 May 22 Viva Celia: Tribute to Celia Cruz.May 23 w Freddy Torrealba. May 26 Ottawa’sFlorquestra Brasil, Baque de Bamba. May28 David Occhipinti and Giorgio Civello wDominic Mancuso, Beatchild + Tingsek +Ebrahim. May 29 TBA. May 30 BrokenHearts and Madmen: Gryphon Trio withManhattan’s Music Club951 Gordon St., Guelph. 519-767-2440www.manhattans.caMezzetta681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687www.mezzettarestaurant.comEvery Wed Jazz Series: sets at 9:00 and10:15. Cover -10Momo’s Bistro664 The Queensway, Etobicoke416-252-5560www.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 AllStar Bourbon St. Band; Every Sun TerryLogan.Old Mill, The21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641www.oldmilltoronto.comNo Cover Charge, minimumexpenditureNEW: Toronto Downtown Jazz Presents:THURSDAY NIGHT JAZZ CLUB in the OldMill’s Dining Room 7:30pmMay 13 Schwager, John Sherwood, Neil Swainson,Terry Clarke, . May 20 -call 416-515-0200. May 21 Blues Icons.95. May 27 Big Band Cabaret w DaveMcMurdo Jazz Orchestra, . May 28Danny Marks w Rick “The Biscuit” Manand Sherie Marshall, .95.All Home Smith Bar Shows: No Cover, minimum per person.Every Thursday 7:30-10:30pmEvery Friday “Something to Sing About”Series 7:30-10:30pm ; Every Saturday7:30-10:30pmMay 1 Tom Szczesniak Trio. May 6 JohnMay 7, 8 Laila BialiTrio. May 13 May14 Judy Marshak Trio. May 15 fert.May 20 May21 Margot Roi Trio. May 22 Nancy WalkerTrio. May 27 May 28 Ori Dagan Trio. May 29 Willan Trio.Painted Lady, The218 Ossington Ave 647-213-5239www.thepaintedlady.caNo Cover / Pay-What-You-CanEvery Sun Safety in Numbers 6-9pm withRobert Stevenson (clarinet) Chris Bezant(guitar) Chris Kettlewell (bass) playingEveryMon Open Mic 10pm-late, all genres;Every Tue Rambunctious! 10pm: 11-piecehorn band featuring Michael Louis Jordanplaying New Orleans, Harlem, The Balkans,improvisations and more!continuesMay 1 - June 7, 2010 THEWHOLENOTE.COM 45

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