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Volume 15 Issue 9 - June 2010

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PHOTO ori daganWelcome

PHOTO ori daganWelcome ReturnsHerbie Hancock Imagine Project: the highly influential and criticallyacclaimed pianist will be featuring songs from his most recenttriumph, River: The Joni Mitchell Letters with the Imagine Project,completed by Vinnie Colaiuta, drums, Lionel Loueke, guitar, GregPhillinganes, keyboards, Tal Wilkenfeld, bass, and vocalists to beannounced. Opening set by Juno-winning bassist/composer BrandiDisterheft. Mainstage Concert Series, June 26, 8pm, tickets Brubeck: with a legendary career that spans over six decades,his compositional experiments in odd time signatures, improvisedcounterpoint, polyrhythm and polytonality still turn heads. At89-and-a-half years young, the consummate entertainer is a marvelto behold. Don’t miss Brubeck’s Quartet as part of the Koerner HallJazz Series on June 29, 8pm, tickets -75. Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette: this consistentlyimaginative piano-bass-drums trio continues to set standardsand is aptly known as the Standards Trio. Now in their third decadeof collectively breathtaking, mind-boggling, heartfelt musical creativity,these are three grand masters you don’t want to miss. June 30at the Four Seasons Centre, tickets .50-127.50.It Ain’t Necessarily Jazz!With hopes of drawing from outside of the jazz pool, the festival hasinvited pop acts set to make a splash, including Esthero (June 27 atthe Lee’s Palace, .50), Serena Ryder (June 29 at Harbourfront’sSirius Stage, .50) and Chaka Khan and Macy Gray (July 3 atDundas Square, free). In contrast, the “Next Wave Series” at theMusic Gallery ( will be a magnet for loversof experimental, envelope-pushing music. One such show will beChristine Duncan’s haunting Element Choir (June 29 at the MusicGallery, ). Fearlessly conducted, this diverse group of musiciansweaves unforgettable webs of improvised vocal textures.Tribute To A LegendThe jazz world recently lost a genuine legend with the passing ofRob McConnell (February 14, 1935 – May 1, 2010). McConnellwas a true renaissance man who wore many hats, earned many accoladesand will not be forgotten. The Old Mill’s Dining Room willhouse a tribute to Rob McConnell’s legacy on June 24.One, Two, A-One, Two, Free!As always, the festival offers free-admission shows. The 12-noonlunchtime show on June 30 will be a particularly special performance,for it will be a CD launch by Ricochet, the brainchild ofAdrean Farrugia, one of our city’s most creative pianists. When Farrugiatakes a solo on any old standard,it’s hard not to be engagedby his playful approach to the familiar;his own compositions tendto be rich with flowing emotion,drawing from varied sources.“The music is inspired by a need totry and cohesively combine all thethings I love in music,” says Farrugia.“The music attempts to fusejazz, classical, Indian, South African,pop and film-music texturesand rhythms into a unifiedsound, while being equally appealingto both lay listeners and highlyAdrean Farrugia.trained ears. Creating music that has a wide appeal without makingsacrifices is very important to me.”For everything from fabulous freebies to genuine grandmasters,visit the TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival Dagan is a Toronto-based jazz vocalist, voice actor andentertainment journalist. He can best be contacted at Jazz Band, Chris Butcher JazzBand. Jun 14 Julia Cleveland Jazz Band,Sean Bellaviti Jazz Band. Jun 15 JorgeGavidia Jazz & Blues Band, Julian FauthBlues Night. Jun 16 Michele Kaye JazzDuo, Michael Keith Blues Duo. Jun 17Noah Sherman Jazz Band, String TheoryCollective. Jun 18 Ventana 5 Jazz Band,Patrick Tevlin’s New Orleans Rhythm. Jun19 Tony Desmarteau Jazz & Blues Solo,Bill Heffernan & Friends,TBA. Jun 20 TonyDesmarteau Jazz & Blues Solo, France St.Trio, Joshua Goodman Jazz Band. Jun 21Amanda Covetta Jazz Band, Bossa Tres,TBA. Jun 22 Donne Roberts Band, JulianFauth Blues Night. Jun 23 Bobby Hsu JazzBand, Queen Street Three. Jun 24 WhitneyRoss Barris Jazz Band, Cyndi Carleton JazzBand. Jun 25 Jay Sinclair Jazz Duo, KingaJazz. Jun 26 Vincent Bertucci Jazz Band,Bill Heffernan & Friends, Sabor Latin JazzBand.Jun 27 Ori Dagan Jazz Band, BrownmanAkoustic Jazz Trio, Cliff Ojala JazzBand. Jun 28 Adriana Galic Jazz Band,Margot Roi Jazz Band. Jun 29 Sean BellavitiJazz Band, Julian Fauth Jazz Band.Jun 30 James Brown Jazz Duo, DeniseLeslie Jazz Band. Jul 1 Jerry QuintyneBand, Fraser Melvin Band. Jul 2 Mike FieldJazz Band, The Peddlers. Jul 3 ColemanTinsley Jazz Brunch, Kathleen GormanJazz Band, Melissa Boyce Jazz Band. Jul4 Melissa Lauren Jazz Band, Whitney RossBarris Jazz Band, Thyron Lee Whyte JazzBand.Grossman’s Tavern“Toronto’s Home of the Blues”379 Spadina Ave. (completeschedule)“Toronto’s Home of the Blues” NO COVEREvery SatThe Happy Pals matinee 4-8pm;Every Sun Nicola Vaughan Acoustic Jam4-9pm, The Nationals with Brian Cober:Double Slide Guitar Open Stage Jam9:30pm-2am; Every Wed Ernest Lee &Cotton Traffic Jam; Every Thu U of T:The Responsible Jam Showcase Night.Jun 4 Sandi Marie & Under the Bus. Jun 5Graceful Daddies. Jun 11 Seb Agnello. Jun18 Big Tabacco & the Pickers. Jun 19Frankie Foo SKA. Jun 25 Silverleafs JazzBand. Jun 26 Inflatable. Jun 28 Al LucasBand. Jun 29 Al Mason & the Bands. Jul2 The Barking Sharks .Jul 4 The BrassBand matinee.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. Jun25 Jon NehRita. Jun 26 Quique Escamilla.Jun 27 Zimzum. Jun 28 Open Jam Nightw/ Carolyn T. Jun 30 Jef Kearns Trio. Jul1 Ross MacIntyre. Jul 2 Carolyn T Duo.Jul 3 Roseanne Howell. Jul 4 BrilliantCorners feat Samantha Clayton.D. In The Clubs (Mostly Jazz)Home Smith Barsee Old Mill, TheHot House Café35 Church Street 416-366-7800Jun 27-30 Brenda Carol & Clairvoyance.Hugh’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.Jun 2 Little Hearts: Shannon Butcher CDRelease. Jun 3, 4 Skydiggers. Jun 5 MoseScarlett. Jun 9 DeltaPhonic Love Letter:Chris Whiteley & Diana Braithwaite CD Release.Jun 15 Poema: Romina Di GasbarroCD Release. Jun 17 Carlos del Junco. Jun20 The Satin Dolls, Milky Whites & theBluesmen CD Release. Jun 22 Simple EarnestPlea: Kevin Breit CD Release. Jun 30TD Jazz Fest presents: Roberta GambariniQuartet.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 SundayJun 25 Elmer Ferrer Band. Jun 26 JoaquinNunez Trio. Jun 27 El Proyecto. Jun 29Luis Mario Ochoa Trio. Jun 30 AleksanderGajic Duo. Jul 1 Xoteka Duo – LauraFernandez & Don Naduriak. Jul 2 ElianaCuevas Trio. Jul 3 Alexander Brown Trio.Jul 4 Roberto Riberon Trio.Lolita’s Lust513 Danforth Avenue 416-913-9716www.lolitaslust.caJun 25, 26, Jul 2-4 DJ LolitaLula Lounge1585 Dundas West (complete schedule)Jun 5 Ricardo Lemvo Canadian CDRelease. Jun 17 FunkaBelly: Live GypsyDance and Bodacious Bellydance. Jun 25Eliana Cuevas. Jun 26 Salsa Saturdays.Jul 1 African Guitar Summit. Jul 2 DominicMancuso Trio. Jul 3 Salsa Saturday.Manhattan’s Music Club951 Gordon St., Guelph. 519-767-2440www.manhattans.caMezzettaMiddle Eastern Restaurant681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687www.mezzettarestaurant.comEvery Wed Jazz Series: sets at 9:00 and10:15. Cover -10Jun 2 Steve Koven & Rob Clutton. Jun9 ZARI Trio. Jun 16 Dave Young & RegSchwager. Jun 25 Lorne Lofsky & KieranOvers. Jun 26 Kye Marshall & Andy Scott.Jun 27 Sundar Viswanathan & Roy Patterson.Jun 29 Bill McBirnie & Louis Simao.42 thewholenote.comJune 1 - July 7, 2010

Jun 30 Mike Murley Trio. Jul 1 DonThompson & Reg Schwager. Jul 2 BrianKatz & Rob Piltch. Jul 3 Roland Hunter.Jul 4 David Mott & Rob Clutton.Momo’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.comOld Mill’s Dining Room Thursday nightsat 7:30pm: Jun 3 Jerry Bergonzi w BrianDickinson Trio, ; Jun 10 Pat LaBarbera& Kirk McDonald Quintet play JohnColtrane, ; Jun 17 Robi Botos “SideB Band”, . Jun 24 Rob McConnellTentet: Tribute to a Legend. Jun 28-Jul 3Russ Little Quintet with Heather Bambrickand special guests, . Home SmithBar Thursday – Saturday 7:30-10:30pm,No Cover, minimum per person.Every Thursday John Sherwood SoloPiano;Every Friday “Something to SingAbout” Series 7:30-10:30pm;Every SaturdayPiano Masters Series 7:30-10:30pm.Jun 4 Shannon Gunn Trio. Jun 5 AdreanFarrugia Trio. Jun 11 Fern Lindzon Quartet.Jun 12 Anthony Panacci Trio. Jun18 Georgia Ambros Trio. Jun 19 RichardWhiteman Duo. Jun 25 Carol McCartneyQuartet. Jun 26 Dave Restivo Trio. JAZZFESTIVAL WITHIN THE JAZZ FESTIVAL:John Sherwood’s Jazz Party: John Sherwood(p) Pat Collins (b) Joel Haynes (d)with featured guests: Jun 28 Mike Murley;Jun 29 John MacLeod; Jun 30 Jim Galloway;Jul 1 Terry Promane. Jul 2 RegSchwager; Jul 3 Alex Dean.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) playing DjangoReinhardt and Jazz Standards;EveryMon 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!Pan on the Danforth516 Danforth Ave 416-466-8158Every Fri Sean Bray and Rita di Ghent Trio8-11pmPantages Martini Bar and Lounge200 Victoria St. 416-362-1777Every Mon Curtains Down with JenniBurke & Mark Camilleri;Every Fri RobertScott;Every Sat Solo Piano: Variousartists.Pero Lounge812 Bloor St. West 416-915-7225www.perorestaurant.comEvery Fri African Vibe 7-11pmEvery Sat Archie Alleyne’s Kollage 8-11pmJun 25 & 26, Jul 2 & 3 Archie Alleyne& Friends.Pilot Tavern, The22 Cumberland (detailed schedule)Jazz Saturdays 3:30 – 6:30 NO COVERJun 5 Ron Westray. Jun 12 Perry WhiteQuartet. Jun 19 George Koller Quartet.Jun 26 Richard Underhill CD ReleaseParty.Piston Bar, The937 Bloor Street W 416-532-3989Press 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 Wrighton vibes, Duncan Hopkins on bass, musicaldirector Don Vickery on drums and featuredguest:Jun 4 Mike Murley. Jun 11 Dave McMurdo& Mike Malone. Jun 18 John MacLeod.Jun 25 Alastair Kay. Jul 2 Bill McBirnie.Reposado Bar & Lounge136 Ossington Ave. Cover on Fridays, all other nights PWYCEvery Mon Alt.Country-Roots Deliciousnessw Lucas Stagg & Chris Bennett;EveryWed Spy vs. Spy vs. Sly: James Robertson(guitar) Nigel Hebblewhite (bass) Sly Juhas(drums) ;Every Thu The Reposadists: RobertoRosenman (guitar) Tim Hamel (trumpet)Jon Meyer (bass) Jesse Barksdale(guitar) Sammy Alexander (vocals);EveryFri Roberto Rosenman (guitar) Tim Hamel(trumpet) Patrick Gregory (guitar) GrahamDuncan (bass) Sammy Alexander (vocals).Reservoir 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;Every Thu Janice Hagen.Every Fri DeeDee & the Dirty Martinis;Every Sat Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm.Every Sun Duke and the Dell-ites; NEW:“Après Work” Series Tuesdays andWednesday 7-9pm Jun 1 Alex Pangman.Jun 8 Ori Dagan. Jun 15 Whitney Ross-Barris. Jun 29 Richard Underhill. Jun 30Elena Kapeleris.Rex HotelJazz and Blues Bar, The194 Queen St. W. (full month’s schedule)“Where Jazz Lives”Jun 25 Hogtown Syncopators, LesterMcLean Trio, Sinal Aberto, Sparks, League& Thomas. Jun 26 Danny Marks Trio,Swing Shift Big Band, Mike Murley Spetet,Sparks, League & Thomas. Jun 27 ClubDjango, Freeway Dixieland, Shannon Butcher,Andrew Downing’s Arts & Letters. Jun28 Big Band Slam, Peter Hill Quintet, JohnMacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. Jun 29Anthony Molinaro, Kelly Jefferson Quartet,Rinsethealgorithm. Jun 30 Griffith/HiltzTrio, Mark McLean’s Playground, RudreshMahathappa Duo. Jul 1 Laura HubertBand, TBC, Rudresh Mahanthappa Trio.Jul 2 Sara Dell, Eric St-Laurent Trio, GeoffKeezer Trio. Jul 3 Chris Hunt Tentet &Justin Bacchus Group, Zack Brock’s MagicNumber, Geoff Keezer Trio. Jul 4 ExcelsiorTraditional Dixieland Band, Michelle WillisQuartet, Zack Brock’s Magic Number,Geoff Keezer & Josh Grossman’s TorontoJazz Orchestra.Saint Tropez, Le315 King St. W. 416-591-3600Live piano jazz 7 days a weekwww.lesainttropez.comSilver Dollar Room486 Spadina Avenue, 416-763-9139Jun 26 Ginger St. James & the GrindersJul 1 Coco Montoya The Social1100 Queen St. West 416-532-4474Jun 26 Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team.Jun 30 Sidenote, Jawbone, Subhuman& Coi. Jul 3 Golden Gloves, Meech &Rhynecologist.Ten Feet Tall1381 Danforth Avenue, 416-778-7333www.tenfeettall.caSaturday Night Cabaret 8-10pm, pwycJun 5 Allana J. Brown “Jazz Meets Pop”.Jun 12 AT EASE Vocal Jazz Trio. Jun 19Sam Broverman Sings Johnny Mercer.Sunday Jazz Matinee 3:30-6:30pm, NoCoverJun 6 Terry Logan Trio. Jun 13 HenryHeillig. Jun 20 Dave Hutchinson Trio.Jun 25 Carin Redman Quartet. Jun 26Kingsley Ettiene. Jun 27 Ori Dagan Trio,Lisa Particelli’s Girls Night Out Bonus Show(7-10pm). Jun 28 Pat Murray Trio. Jun 29Larra Skye. Jun 30 Sultans of String. Jul1 Gone Fission. Jul 2 Alex Tait Quartet.Jul 3 Justin Bacchus. Jul 3 James Walburton’sSpirit of Jazz.Tequila Bookworm512 Queen Street West 416-603-7335Modern/Experimental Jazz Sunday, Thursday,Friday, Saturday at 9pm, PWYCJun 3 Free Boat Rentals. Jun 5 Red BlueGreen. Jun 6 Daniel Easty Trio. Jun 10Bone Merrow. Jun 12 Chris Chekan Group.Jun 13 Daniel Easty Quartet. Jun 17 FreeBoat Rentals. Jun 19 Ken McDonald GuitarQuartet. Jun 20 William Carn’s Run StopRun. Jun 24 Angela Sande Group. Jun 26Tyson Kerr. Jun 27 Daniel Easty Quartet.TODO Fusion Resto-Bar217 Ossington Avenue Studio964 Bathurst St. (full schedule)Jun 25 Brownman Akoustic Trio. Jun 26Impressions Trio, Waleed Kush. Jun 27Glenda del E & Qban Mixology. Jun 28Andre Leroux Quartet. Jun 29 Grace Kelly(8pm, 10pm). Jun 30 Trouble (for DougRichardson). Jul 2 Terry Clarke Trio. Jul 3Andy Milne & Dapp Theory. Jul 4 SandroDominelli Trio.Tranzac292 Brunswick Ave. (complete listings, variousgenres)Live music every night, various styles: moredetails/listings at websiteEvery Sat Jamzac Open Acoustic Jam3pm;Every Mon Open Mic Music Nightswith Guest Hosts, 10pm;Every Fri TheFoolish Things, 5pmWhistler’s Grille995 Broadview Ave. 416-421-13446pm, No CoverJun 25 Nathan Hiltz Trio. Jun 26 Koel’sNotes Trio. Jun 27 Darius NargolwallaTrio w Lina Allemano. Jun 28 Darius NargolwallaTrio w Shawn Nykwist. Jun 29Havana Blues Trio. Jun 30 Tone Dogs. Jul1 Annual Canada Day Ribfest. Jul 2 HavanaBlues Trio, Café Blue Note w GeorgeOlliver & Gangbuster . Jul 3 Koel’sNotes Trio. Jul 4 Darius Nargolwalla Triow Bill McBirnie.Zemra Bar & Lounge778 St. Clair Ave. W 416-651-3123www.zemrabarlounge.comEvery Wed Open Mic and JamEvery Fri Live Music FridaysFor your club toappear on thesepages, send yourlistings to 1 - July 7, 2010 43

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