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Volume 17 Issue 3 - November 2011

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Alleycatz2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865www.alleycatz.caEvery Mon 8pm Salsa Night w DJ Frank Bischun,w lessons. Every Tue 8:30pm Carlo Berardinucciand the Double A Jazz Swing Band,with lessons, Cover. Every Wed 8:30pmSwingin’ Jazz and Blues, Funky R&B w GraycefulDaddies. Every Thu Soul, R&B and Reggae; Refreshments. No Cover. Fri and Sat Funk,Soul, Reggae, R&B, Top 40; Cover w/outdinner reservations. Nov 4, 5 Ascension. Nov10, 11, 12 Lady Kane. Nov 17 Soular. Nov 18Ascenion. Nov 19 Uptown Band. Nov 24, 25,26 Graffitti Park.Annex Live, The296 Brunswick Ave. 416-929-3999www.annexlive.comNov 4 Peggy Mahon: Next Stop, Haiti! .Aquila Restaurant347 Keele St. 416-761-7474Live Blues Wednesday to Saturday Nights 9pmOpen Jam Sundays 4-8pmAzure Restaurant & Barat the Intercontinental Hotel225 Front St. W. 416-597-3701www.azurerestaurant.caEvery Thu, Fri, Sat 5:30-10:30pm Dan BodanisTrio w Bernie Senensky & Steve Wallace.Black Swan, The154 Danforth Ave. 416-469-0537Every Wed 9:30pm The Danforth Jam w JonLong and Friends.Bon Vivant Restaurant1924 Avenue Rd. 416-630-5153www.bonvivantdining.comEvery Thu Bill Naphan Solo Guitar 6-9pm.Every Fri 6-9pm Margaret Stowe Solo Guitar.Castro’s Lounge2116 Queen St. E. 416-699-8272 No CoverEvery Sun 6-9pm Jeremy Rouse Trio (Jazz/Roots). Every Mon 9:30pm Smokey Folk(Bluegrass/Rockabilly).C’est What67 Front St. E. 416-860-9000www.cestwhat.comNov 5, 19 3-6pm Del Dako & Friends.Nov 12, 26 3-6pm Hot Five Jazzmakers.Chalkers Pub, Billiards & Bistro247 Marlee Ave. (full schedule)Every Tue 7:30-10:30pm Grand Tuesdayswith Robi Botos (piano); Attila Darvas (bass)Frank Botos (drums).; free for kids under16. Every Wed 8pm-midnight Girls Night OutVocalist-Friendly Jazz Jam w host Lisa Particelli(vocals/flute), Peter Hill (piano) Ross MacIntyre(bass), Norman Marshall Villeneuve (drums); NoCover/Pwyc. GNO Opening Acts 8-8:30pm:Nov 2 Stacey Joy Long. Nov 16 Kristina Nojd.Nov 23 Micah Barnes. Nov 30 Red, Whyte andTollar. Nov 5 6pm Dave Young Quartet: Young(bass); John Johnson (sax); Gary Williamson(piano); Frank Botos (drums); 9:30pm-2amSoul Stew (R&B/soul). Nov 6 7-11pm CourtneyQuebec: “I Hear Colours” CD Release. Quebec(vocals); Ken McDonald (bass); Simon Dennis(drums); Martin Kuwami (guitar) / withC. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)CD. Nov 10 8pm Richard Smith, FingerstyleGuitarist ; followed by open stage. Nov 126-9pm Shannon Gunn Quartet: Gunn (vocals);Brian Dickinson (piano); Jim Vivian (bass); EthanArdelli (drums). Nov 13 7-10pm Roberto OcchipintiQuartet . Nov 19 6-9pm Mark EisenmanQuartet ; 9:30pm Soul Stew (R&B/soul).Nov 24 8pm Toronto Fingerstyle Guitar Society(featured artist TBA, followed by open stage).Nov 26 6-9pm Robi Botos: B-Side . Nov 272-5pm Ensemble Vivant.Classico Pizza & Pasta2457 Bloor St. W. 416-763-1313 No Cover.Every Thu 7pm Jazz Guitarist Nate Renner.Cobourg, The533 Parliament St. 416-913-7538Jazz Sundays 9pm No CoverCoco Rogue Chocolate Lounge, The2097 Yonge St. 416-901-2626www.coco-rogue.comEvery Thu. John Campbell. No Cover. EveryFri and Sat Alex James. No Cover.Communist’s Daughter, The1149 Dundas St. W. 647-435-0103Every Sat 4-7pm Gypsy Jazz w Michael Johnson& Red Rhythm: Michael Louis Johnson(trumpet/vocals) Roberto Rosenman (guitar)Terry Wilkins (bass).DeSotos1079 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-651-2109Every Thu 8pm-midnight Open Mic Jazz Jam,hosted by Double A Jazz. Every Sun 11am-2pm Brunch w Double A Jazz and Guest.Dominion on Queen500 Queen St. E. 416-368-6893www.dominiononqueen.comEvery Sun 11am-3pm Rockabilly Brunch.Every Tue 8:30pm Corktown Django Jam whost Wayne Nakamura. Pwyc. Every WedCorktown Uke Jam.. Every Sat (except Nov12) 3-7pm Ronnie Hayward. Nov 1 Young JikKim Jazz Quartet. Nov 6 3:30pm Debbie FlemingTrio: Songs of the 1960’s . Nov 11 9pmElmer Ferrer. . Nov 19 9pm Chaser BluesBand . Nov 21 9pm Open Jam with Noah Leibelpwyc. Nov 24 8:30pm Kelsey Grant Quartet. Nov 25 9pm Havana to Toronto Safariwith Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo . Nov 27 7pmMusical Theatre Cabaret pwyc.Dovercourt House805 Dovercourt Rd. (full schedule)Every Sat Saturday Night Swing: Dance featuringLive Swing Bands and dance lessons.EDO484 Eglinton Ave. W. No CoverEvery Thu 7:30-10:30pm: Tony Quarrington(guitar) with guests: Nov 3 Vincent Wolfe(vocals) Mark Dunn (bass). Nov 10 June Garber(vocals) Jordan O’Çonnor (bass). Nov 17 JoelDiamond (vocals) Dave Field (bass). Nov 24Brenda Lewis (vocals) tba(bass).Emmet Ray, The924 College St. 416-792-4497All shows 9pm unless otherwise noted. (full schedule)Nov 7 Josh Cole Quartet +1. Nov 14 MattNewton Group. Nov 21 Dan Fortin Quartet: Fortin(bass); David French (sax); Michael Davidson(vibes); Fabio Ragnelli (drums). Nov 28 DanEasty Quartet.Flying Beaver Pubaret, The488 Parliament St. 647-347-6567www.pubaret.comNov 12 8pm Judy Marshak (voice and ukulele)/(adv). Nov 13 7pm The In Between(acoustic folk/rock duo) . Nov18, 19 8pm David Gale and Randy Vancourt“Together Against Their Will” (musical comedy)/(adv).Gallery 345345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781www.gallery345.comNov 12 8pm Braden/Michels/Restivo Jazz Project:Don Braden (sax & flute); Julie Michels(vocals); Dave Restivo (piano); Kieran Overs(bass); Daniel Barnes (drums). ; (st).Gallery Studio, The2877 Lake Shore Blvd., Etobicoke416-253-0285 Tue Humber College Alumni/Open Mic.Every Sat 4:30-7pm The Cooking Channel.Every Sun 1:30pm Birds of a Feather; 4pm FairTrade; 7pm Elizabeth Martins Quartet.Gate 403403 Roncesvalles Ave. All shows: PwycNov 1 5pm Kelsey McNulty Jazz Band; 9pmJulian Fauth Blues Band. Nov 2 5pm The RoperShow; 8pm Kurt Nielsen and Richard WhitemanJazz Band. Nov 3 5pm Denise Leslie JazzBand; 8pm Roberta Hunt Jazz & Blues Band.Nov 4 5pm Andy Malette Piano Solo; 8pmRoberta Hunt Jazz & Blues Band. Nov 5 12pmJake Koffman Jazz Band; 5pm Bill Heffernan &Friends; 9pm Denise Bassels Jazz Band. Nov6 12pm Melissa Lauren Jazz Band; 5pm MarkRainey Jazz Band; 9pm Jeff Scarrott Jazz Band.Nov 7 5pm Sid Lee Jazz Band; 9pm VincentBertucci Jazz Band. Nov 8 5pm Donné RobertsBand; 8pm Julian Fauth Blues Band. Nov9 5pm Joshua Goodman Jazz Band; 9pm BrianCober and Aslan Gotov Blues Duo. Nov 10 5pmAlex Samaras Jazz Band; 9pm Kevin LalibertéJazz & Flamenco Trio. Nov 11 5pm Bobby HsuJazz Band; 9pm Jason Roso Jazz Quartet. Nov12 12pm John David Williams Jazz Band; 5pmBill Heffernan & Friends; 9pm Canada’s King ofRoots Music. Nov 13 12pm Joel Diamond JazzDuo; 5pm Whitney Ross-Barris Jazz Band; 9pmPatricia Fagan Jazz Band. Nov 14 5pm DenisSchingh; 9pm Jorge Gavidia Jazz & Blues Band.Nov 15 5pm Korean Bebop Band; 9pm JulianFauth Blues Night. Nov 16 5pm Monty GreigSolo; 9pm Sean Bellaviti Jazz Band. Nov 175pm Justine Campbell Jazz Band; 9pm StringTheory Collective. Nov 18 5pm James Brown;9pm Patrick Tevlin’s New Orleans Rhythm. Nov19 12pm Sandy Blakeley; 5pm Bill Heffernan &Friends; 9pm Sweet Derrick Blues Band. Nov20 1pm Awesome Steve Student Recital; 5pmFrance St. Trio; 9pm Marie-Fatima Rudolf JazzTrio. Nov 21 5pm Jeffrey Hewer Jazz Band;8pm Pram Trio. Nov 22 5pm Frederic PauzeJazz Trio; 8pm Julian Fauth Blues Band. Nov23 5pm Alan Small Trio; 9pm Ken Kawashima& Bob Vespaziani: Snake Oil Johnson. Nov24 5pm Mighty Tusk Band; 9pm Cyndi CarletonJazz & Swing Band. Nov 25 5pm DanielleBassels Jazz Band; 9pm Richard WhitemanJazz Band. Nov 26 12pm Ian Sinclair; 5pm BillHeffernan & Friends; 9pm Donné Roberts Band.Nov 27 1pm James Brown’s Student Recital;5pm Brownman Akoustic Trio; 9pm DefinitelySpot-On. Nov 28 5pm Dave Rubel Jazz Band;9pm Ken McDonald Jazz Band. Nov 29 9pmJulian Fauth Blues Band. Nov 30 5pm Ken YoshiokaBlues Band; 9pm Lara Solnicki.Green Door Cabaretat the Lower Ossington TheatreNOW LISTED IN SECTION A (See Nov 4, 5,10–12, 18,19, 25, 26, Dec 3, 4.)Grossman’s Tavern“Toronto’s Home of the Blues”379 Spadina Ave. (full schedule)All shows: No CoverEvery Sat 4-8pm The Happy Pals matinee;Every Sun 9:30pm-2am The Nationals w BrianCober: Double Slide Guitar Open Stage Jam;Every Mon 9:30pm No Band Required. EveryWed 9:30pm Ernest Lee & Cotton Traffic. Nov3 Waring Blues Band. Nov 5 Chloe Watkinsonand the Crossroads. Nov 8 Mz Debbie andthe Xtra Lits. Nov 10 Al Lucas Band. Nov 12The Grayceful Daddies. Nov 17 Waring BluesBand. Nov 18 Gregg Stafford. Nov 24 WaringBlues Band. Nov 25 Frankie Foo. Nov 26 CautionJam.Harlem Restaurant67 Richmond St. E. (full schedule)All shows: No Cover (except where notedotherwise)Every Mon 8pm-1am Open Jam Night withCarolyn T. Every Fri/Sat 7:30-11:30pm Jazz/Blues.Nov 4 Stacie Tabb. Nov 5 Samantha Clayton.Nov 11 AHI. Nov 12 Joanna Mohammed. Nov18 Saint Peter Miller. Nov 19 Gibbran. Nov 25Shelley Hamilton. Nov 26 James King Trio.Harlem Underground Restaurant/Bar745 Queen St. W. Mon Chris Weatherstone Trio. EveryTue John Campbell. Every Thu Carl Bray.Every Fri Chris Weatherstone Trio. Every SatCarl Bray.Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, TheHot House Café35 Church St. 416-366-7800www.hothousecafe.comEvery Sun 11am-3pm. Brunch with Jazz Zone.No CoverHugh’s Room“Toronto’s home of live Folk and Roots”2261 Dundas St. W. (full schedule)All shows start at 8:30pm.Nov 1 Sisters Euclid with Kevin Breit.50/(adv). Nov 2 Bill Bourne &the Free Radio Band: “Bluesland” CD Release/(adv). Nov 5 Jory Nash.50/(adv). Nov 6 5 after 4: ”Rome in aDay” CD Release. /(adv); (st). Nov 7Harpdog Brown with Graham Guest: CD Release./(adv). Nov 9 Valdy. .50/(adv).Nov 10 David A. Wilson and the McGee Band./(adv). Nov 11 The Sparrow Songs: ACountry Song String. .50/(adv). Nov 12Betty Richardson. /(adv). Nov 13 RomaCommunity Centre Fundraiser: Robi Botos TrioCD Release, Julius Csoka Trio, Gypsy Rebels.52 thewholenote.comNovember 1 – December 7, 2011

/(adv). Nov 15 Tribute to Fraser Finlayson(blues harmonica) with Fathead, Morgan Davis,Carols del Junco and others. /(adv).Nov 16 Sacha Williamson. /(adv).Nov 17 Richard Flohil presents: Dar Williams./.50(adv). Nov 18 and 19 Stan RogersTribute with Ariel Rogers, Laura Smith, RickTaylor, Arthur O’Brien, Paul Mills and others..50/(adv). Nov 20 Foggy HogtownBoys: CD Release. /. Nov 21 ScottDriscoll: No Regrets; Heartland Levy: Tribute toTom Petty. /(adv). Nov 22 The Navigators:CD Release. /.50(adv). Nov23 Jenn Grant. /(adv). Nov 23 JennGrant. /(adv). Nov 24 Arianna Gillis: CDRelease. /(adv). Nov 25 Heart of SaturdayNight: Tribute to Tom Waits with MattBrubeck and Roberta Harrison, Ariana Gilllis,Al Parrish, Big Rude Jack, Elizabeth Shepherdand others .50/(adv). Nov 26 Ferron..50/(adv). Nov 30 Andy Sheppard “Findthe Others” CD Release. /$17(adv).Joe Mama’s317 King St. W. 416-340-6469Live music every night. All shows: No CoverEvery Sun 7-11pm Nathan Hiltz Trio & Guests:Nov 6 Beverly Taft. Nov 13 Justin Bacchus.Nov 20 Ori Dagan. Nov 27 Jordana Talsky.Latinada Restaurant and Jazz Bar1671 Bloor St. W. 416-913-9716www.latinada.comLiberto Bistro, The25 Liberty St. 416-533-8828www.libertobistro.caEvery Tue Open Mic w Big Rude Jake. EveryWed Noah Zacharin.Lula Lounge1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307www.lula.caEvery Sun (Nov 6,13,20,27) 12:30pm SundayFamily Salsa Brunch with Luis Mario Ochoa (includes brunch and dance lesson); freefor kids under 12.Nov 3 8pm Treasa Levasseur: “Broad” CD Release/ including CD; free for kids under12. Nov 5 10pm Salsa Saturday with ModaEterna . Nov 8 9pm Six Shooter Recordspresents Lonesome Heroes: Graydon James,Josh Cockerill, Kayla Howran, Pitgott Brothers. Nov 11 10pm Salsa Dance Party withSon Ache and DJ Suave . Nov 15 9pm SixShooter Records presents Lonesome Heroes:Andrea Ramolo, Devin Cuddy, Lee and BillieStrange and Morgan Cameron Ross . Nov22 9pm Six Shooter Records presents LonesomeHeroes: Charles Tilden, Erin Costelo, JadeaKelly and Terra Lightfoot . Nov 29 9pm SixShooter Records presents Lonesome Heroes:Bryce Jardine, Emma-Lee, Joel Sweet, SamanthaMartin .Manhattan’s Music Club951 Gordon St., Guelph. 519-767-2440www.manhattans.caMezzetta Restaurant681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687www.mezzettarestaurant.comEvery Wed Jazz Series: sets at 9pm and10:15pm. - Cover. Nov 2 Don Thompson(bass) and Reg Schwager (guitar). Nov 9Ted Quinlan (guitar) and Mike Downes (bass).Nov 16 Ron Davis Trio. Nov 23 Dave Young(bass) and Rob Piltch (guitar). Nov 30 BrianKatz (guitar).Momo’s Bistro664 The Queensway, Etobicoke 416-252-5560www.momosbistro.comEvery Wed 8pm Open Mic.Nawlins Jazz Bar & Dining299 King St. W. 416-595-1958www.nawlins.caEvery Tue Stacie McGregor; Every Wed JimHeineman Trio; Every Thu Blues Night w GuestVocalists; Every Fri/Sat All Star Bourbon St.Band; Every Sun Brooke Blackburn.Old Mill, The21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641www.oldmilltoronto.comThe Home Smith Bar: No Reservations. NoCover. food/drink minimum per person.All shows 7:30-10:30pm. Every Thu SizzlingSolo Piano Series. Every Fri Something toSing About Series Every Sat Jazz MastersSeries. Nov 3 John Sherwood (piano). Nov 4Ori Dagan (vocals); Mark Kieswetter (piano);Jordan O’Connor (bass). Nov 5 Richard Whiteman(piano); Kurt Nielsen (bass); Morgan Childs(drums). Nov 10 John Sherwood (piano). Nov11 Adi Braun (vocals); Jordan Klapman (piano);Henry Heillig (bass). Nov 12 Andrew Scott (guitar);Jake Wilkinson (trumpet); Steve Wallace(bass). Nov 17 John Sherwood (piano). Nov 18Lara Solnicki (vocals); Mark Kieswetter (piano);Jim Vivian (bass). Nov 19 Brigham Phillips(trumpet/piano/trombone); Joey Goldstein (guitar);Pat Collins (bass). Nov 24 John Sherwood(piano). Nov 25 Bonnie Brett (vocals); MarkEisenman (piano); Brandi Disterheft (bass). Nov26 Lorne Lofsky (guitar); Neil Swainson (bass);Barry Romberg (drums).Pantages Martini Bar & Lounge200 Victoria St. 416-362-1777Every Fri Robert Scott; Every Sat Solo Piano:various artists.Pilot Tavern, The22 Cumberland Ave. (full schedule)Jazz Saturdays 3:30–6:30pm. No Cover.Nov 5 Alex Dean Quartet. Nov 12 Dave YoungQuartet. Nov 19 Jake Wilkinson Quartet. Nov26 Richard Underhill Quartet.Quotes220 King St. W. 416-979-7697Nov 15 6pm Jim Galloway, Canadian Jazz Quartetand Guests Celebrate the Life of Kate Weich (proceeds will go toward a bursary at YorkUniversity in Weich’s name).Every Fri Fridays at Five w Canadian JazzQuartet: Gary Benson (guitar), Frank Wright(vibes), Duncan Hopkins (bass) Don Vickery(drums) and featured guest: Nov 4 DrewJurecka (violin). Nov 11 Fred Duligal (sax). Nov18 Brian O’Kane (trumpet). Nov 25 Andy Ballantyne(saxo).Reposado Bar & Lounge136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474www.reposadobar.comFridays Cover; all other nights Pwyc.Every Wed Spy vs. Spy vs. Sly Every Thu, FriThe Reposadists.Read this issue online at:thewholenote.comBeat by Beat / In the ClubsDifferent Drummersori DAganERNESTO CerviniDeeply musical and infectiously energetic drummer andcomposer Ernesto Cervini is keeping very busy these days:leading his own quartet, playing in the Myriad Trio withpianist Chris Donnelly and bassist Dan Fortin, as well as playingfrequently as a sideman. Cervini only recently relocated to Torontoafter attending the graduate performance program at the ManhattanSchool of Music.“Manhattan was kinda perfect for me in terms of timing. I wentthere straight after U of T; I was pretty young and very immature.When I got out of U of T I felt that I was a pretty good drummer.Then I got to New York and realized that I really wasn’t! AtManhattan School, I learned how to practise and realized that I hada lot of work to do. That’s where I learned how to make music mylife and my career, where I took it to the next level … I realized thatthis has to be a part of everything in my life.”In the last issue of The WholeNote, Geoff Chapman reviewedCervini’s new recording, There, calling it “an album that has to beone of 2011’s best.” In support of the recording, Cervini’s quartetrecently came back from a ten-city European tour. The quartetfeatures two New York City-based players: Dan Loomis on bass andJoel Frahm on tenor saxophone, rounded out by fellow Torontonianand recent JUNO nominee Adrean Farrugia on piano. I askedCervini about playing with this particular band and what the highlightof the tour was for him.“This band has now gone on three tours together, they are allsuch good people, which makes it easy and so much fun to tour.No attitude, no divas, they are amazing musicians and amazingpeople … the tour was really, really great — the audiences were prettypacked and very receptive — we got an encore at every show …The highlight? Hmmm. The first gig was very memorable becauseit was surprising. It was in this artist woodworking workshop, withbig tables and saws on them, it was a bit weird, I have to say. Inthe corner of the room there was a piano and a sketchy-lookingdrumset, so we were just like ‘whatever, we’ll see how it goes,’[laughs] we weren’t expecting it to be a great gig. So we went outto dinner with the owner of the place and when we got back it wascompletely packed and the audience was really into it. It was a reallynice surprise.”The quartet will be touring Canada this month, including threestops in Toronto: at the Rex on November 6 and 7, and at a new jazzvenue that Ernesto himself has recently started booking, the CherryStreet Restaurant (275 Cherry St.) on November 24, presenting livejazz every Thursday night.Ernesto Cervini.JUDY CHEENovember 1 – December 7, 2011 53

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