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Volume 17 Issue 9 - June 2012

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Beat by Beat | In the ClubsC. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)JOCk MartinThe Jivebombers. Tight arrangements, impassioned solos,Hawaiian shirts and contagious laughter. See page 43.oRI daganDon’t get me wrong: I love a Gershwin tune and know nearlyevery verse by Hart. But it’s refreshing to hear more modern composersreceiving the jazz treatment.The John Lennon songbook receives an all-star Canadian jazz saluteon June 13 at Hugh’s Room, with the CD Release of Shine On, ledby guitarist/arranger Michael Occhipinti, with vocalists ElizabethShepherd, Yvette Tollar, Dominic Mancuso and Denzal Sinclaire,Kevin Turcotte on trumpet, Roberto Occhipinti on bass and MarkKelso on drums.“It was nice to be reminded of how creative John Lennon was, notjust as a writer but as a guitarist also,” says Occhipinti. “He was thefirst to intentionally use guitar feedback or backwards guitar. Also,as much as I heard albums like Rubber Soul or Revolver when I wasyoung, when I listened with this project in mind I was really knockedout by how the song structures changed and all the songs start andend in different ways. This was very inspiring to me as an arranger.”Interestingly, one of the brightest stars in the jazz guitar galaxy,American Bill Frisell, will also perform a jazz program of Lennonsongs, “All We Are Saying,” on June 26 at the Enwave Theatre, as partof the TD Toronto Jazz Festival. In contrast to Occhipinti’s generousoffering of vocal chords, Frisell’s arrangements offer strictly instrumentalexplorations of the icon’s music, featuring himself and GregLeisz on guitars, Tony Scherr on bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums.Harmonically sophisticated beyond measure, Frisell is just oneof the many artists who have influenced Hobson’s Choice, a uniquequartet that has been making waves on the local scene, somewherebetween jazz and folk, new music and chamber music. The groupconsists of Rebecca Hennessy on trumpet, Harley Card on guitar andvocals, Felicity Williams on vocals and Michael Davidson on vibraphoneand marimba.Besides Frisell, additional influences include Bruce Cockburn,Kenny Wheeler, Steve Reich, David Friedman, Joni Mitchell, RonSexsmith and Wayne Shorter, to name a few. Significantly, Hobson’sChoice does not choose covers: all four members contribute originalmaterial, leading one to wonder who the leader is.“The group started when the four of us decided to get together andlearn a bunch of Bruce Cockburn’s music,” says Harley Card. “Weeventually did some shows and then decided to continue workingon music for the ensemble, but to focus on our own writing instead …Although the impetus for most songs is by one of us, we continueto develop them as a group. The songs don’t really come to life untilthey’ve been filtered through the band’s process.”Hobson’s Choice will be releasing its third recording, Of theWaves, at the Music Gallery on June 30 at 8pm, as part of the TDToronto Jazz Festival.continued on page 43Every Thu John Campbell No Cover. Every Friand 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 Queen*500 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 8pm. Every Sat RockabillyBrunch with Alistair Christl 11am-3pm; RonnieHayward 4:00-7:30pm. Jun 1 9:30pm Swingin’Blackjacks . Jun 3 4pm Jazz Jam withNoah Leibel. Jun 8 9pm East End RockabillyRiot . Jun 9 9pm CATL with Sean Pinchinopening . Jun 10 5pm Saluki Music. Jun 158pm White Buffalo . Jun 22 9pm Havanato Toronto w/ host Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo .Jun 23 1pm Sean Pinchin. No Cover; 5pm YorkJazz Ensemble w/ George Westerholm & BeverlyTaft ; 9pm Que Isso? Jun 24 11am-3pmRockabilly Brunch w/ Alistair Christl; 4:30pmBeverly Taft’s Bossa Nova Project ; DonnaGrantis Electric Band . Jun 25 8:30pm OxfordUniversity Jazz Orchestra $TBA. Jun 268:30pm Hot Club of Corktown Django Jam.PWYC. Jun 27 8:30pm Don Francks . Jun28 8:30pm Allsax 4tet . Jun 29 8:30pmRob Christian and Quincy Bullen . Jun 305pm Brian Rose Little Big Band ; 9pm BruceCassidy’s Hotfoot Orchestra ; 1am-4amRonnie Hayward’s After-hours Birthday Jam.Jul 1 11am-3pm Rockabilly Brunch w/ AlistairChristl; 4:30pm Ball-Ages Jazz Jam w/Noah Leibel;8:30pm Murata, Quarington & Taft w/ guestNeil Swainson (bass).Dovercourt House805 Dovercourt Rd. (full schedule)Every Sat 9pm-1am Saturday Night Swing:Dance featuring Live Swing Bands and dancelessons. Dance ; with one class, with both. Saturday Bands: Jun 2 Up JumpedSwing. Jun 9 Roberta Hunt & the Gents. Jun16 TBA. Jun 23 Silverleaf Jazz Band. Jun30 TBA.EDO Sushi484 Eglinton Ave. W. 416-322-3033All shows: 7:30–10:30pm. No Cover.Every Thu Jazz with Tony Quarrington (guitar)with guests: Jun 7 Sharon Smith (vocals);Shelley Miller (bass). Jun 14 TBA. Jun 21 JoelHartt (vocals); Neil Swainson (bass). Jun 28Peggy Mahon (vocals); Dave Field (bass).Emmet Ray, The924 College St. 416-792-4497All shows: 9pm. (full schedule)Jun 3 Tin Can Man. Jun 4 David Occhipinti/James Brown Guitar Duo. Jun 6 Alistair Christl& Friends. Jun 7 John Wayne Singtet. Jun 9Don’t Worry Darlin w/ Shannon Hoff. Jun 103pm–12am Emmet Ray One Day Music Festival–. Jun 11 Andrew Downing and TheWednesday Band. Jun 12 Julian Taylor w/ Cameron’sBeer Tasting. Jun 13 Peter Boyd and theMutants. Jun 14 Box Full of Cash. Jun 17 TigerSuits & Friends. Jun 18 Myriad. Jun 20 AlistairChristl & Friends. Jun 21 Vokurka’s VicariousVirtuoso Violin. Jun 24 Tropic Punch. Jun 25Downing/Goodman/Davidson Chamber Trio. Jun27 Alistair Christl. Jun 28 Patrick Brealey.Flying Beaver Pubaret, The488 Parliament St. (full schedule)Jun 1, 2 7:30pm David Gale & Randy Vancourt/(adv). Jun 7 7:30pm Tabby Johnson/(adv). Jun 8, 9 7:30pm Broadsway:Heather Bambrick, Julie Michels & Diane Leah/(adv). Jun 28 7:30pm Julie Michels/(adv).Gallery Studio, The2877 Lake Shore Blvd., Etobicoke.416-253-0285www.thegallerystudiocafe.caEvery Tue Jazz Jam with Humber College walumni house band: Riley O’Connor (drums);Scott Kemp (bass); Scott Metcalf (piano); ShiranthaBeddage (saxophone); Lee Wallace (guitar).Every Sat 4:30-7pm The Cooking ChannelNo Cover. Every Sun 1:30pm Birds of aFeather; 4pm Fair Trade; 7pm Elizabeth MartinsQuartet. No Cover. Jun 1 8pm The Maplehearts;9pm Denielle Bassels. Jun 6 8:30pmJoyce Humber (congas); Ruben Vazquez (piano).Jun 7 8pm Chelsea McBride Group. Jun 8 8pmGraham Ko. Jun 9 9pm Young Jik Kim Trio. Jun13 7:30pm Uptown Swing Band. Jun 14 8pmChelsea McBride Group. Jun 15 7pm Trace Element.Jun 16 8pm The Maplehearts. Jun 208pm Trace Element. Jun 21 8pm Denielle Bassels.Jun 27 8pm Trace Element. Jun 29 8pmThe Maplehearts. Jun 30 6:30pm Denielle Bassels;9pm Young Jik Kim Trio.Gate 403*403 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-588-2930www.gate403.comAll shows: PWYC.Jun 1 5pm Jen Unbe Duo; 9pm The Pearl Motel.Jun 2 5pm Bill Heffernan & Friends; 9pmMelissa Boyce Jazz & Blues Band. June 3 5pmJeff Taylor & the SLT; 9pm James Hill JazzBand. Jun 4 5pm Mat MacDonald; 9pm RichardWhiteman & Laura Hubert Jazz Band. Jun5 5pm Mighty Tusk Band; 9pm Julian FauthBlues Night. Jun 6 5pm Brian Cober & AslanGotov Blues Band; 9pm Kurt Nielsen & RichardWhiteman Jazz Band. Jun 7 5pm Melissa LaurenJazz Band; 9pm The 67 Blue Fenders. Jun8 5pm Ilios Streyannis Jazz Trio; 9pm JasonRaso Jazz Quartet. Jun 9 5pm Bill Heffernan &Friends; 9pm Sugar Brown & the Fish MarketBlues Band. Jun 10 5pm Whitney Ross BarrisJazz Band; 9pm Patrick Hewan Jazz Trio. Jun11 5pm Denis Schingh Solo; 9pm Richard Whiteman& Laura Hubert Jazz Band. Jun 12 5pmJazz Generation; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night.Jun 13 5pm Brian Cober & Aslan Gotov BluesBand; 9pm Vincent Bertucci Jazz Band. Jun 145pm Joshua Goodman; 9pm Kevin Laliberté Jazz& Flamenco Trio. Jun 15 5pm Bobby Hsu JazzBand; 9pm Fraser Melvin Blues Band. Jun 165pm Bill Heffernan & Friends; 9pm Patrick Tevlin’sNew Orelans Rhythm. Jun 17 5pm JoanneMorra & France St. Trio; 9pm Mary McKay Trio.40 June 1 – July 7, 2012

Jun 18 5pm Noah Sherman Jazz Band; 9pm RichardWhiteman & Laura Hubert Jazz Band. Jun19 5pm Byung-Gul Jung Jazz Band; 9pm JulianFauth Blues Night. Jun 20 5pm Brian Cober& Aslan Gotov Blues Band; 9pm Rommel ReyesJazz Duo. Jun 21 5pm Olga & The Gimlets; 9pmTimmins Wojewoda & Friends; Jun 22 5pm LaraSolnicki Jazz Band; 9pm Sweet Derrick BluesBand. Jun 23 5pm New Mynah Birds; 9pm SixPoints Jazz Orchestra. Jun 24 5pm Denise LeslieJazz Band; 9pm Brownman Akoustic Trio.Jun 25 5pm Alex Samaras Jazz Band; 9pm RichardWhiteman & Laura Hubert Jazz Band.Jun 26 5pm Margot Roi Jazz Band; 9pm JulianFauth Blues Night. Jun 27 5pm Brian Cober& Aslan Gotov Blues Band; 9pm Blakeley WalkerTrio. Jun 28 5pm Valeria Matzner & SaborLatin Jazz Band; 9pm Rachelle Boudreau & AtEase Swing Trio. Jun 29 5pm Sam BrovermanJazz Duo; 9pm Denielle Bassels Jazz Band. Jun30 5pm Elizabeth Martins Jazz Trio; 9pm DonnéRoberts Band; Jul 1 5pm Joel Hartt & MarkKieswetter; 9pm Bartek Kozminski El MosaicoFlamenco Jazz Fusion Band.Green Door Cabaret*Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A OssingtonAve. 416-915-6747All shows: reserved seating; general; arts workers (with ID)Jun 21 8pm Songs from Porgy & Bess: Ali Garrison& Mark Rainey. 22 8pm Countermeasure.Jun 23 8pm Sam Broverman Sings JohnnyMercer. Jun 24 3pm Debbie Fleming. Jun 268pm Roberta Hunt. Jun 28 8pm Ron Small w/Norma Amadio. Jun 29 8pm Diane Stapley &Friends: Simple Black Dress. Jun 30 8pm LaurenMargison.Grossman’s Tavern*“Toronto’s Home of the Blues”379 Spadina Ave. (full schedule)All shows: No Cover.Every Sat 4-8pm The Happy Pals matinee.Every Sun 4:30-8:30pm New Orleans ConnectionAllstars; 9:30pm-2am The Nationalsw Brian Cober: Double Slide Guitar Open StageJam. Every Mon 9:30 No Band Required.Every Wed 9:30pm Bruce Domoney. EveryThu 9:30pm Robin Harp and the Straw Dogs.Jun 1 Combo Royale. Jun 2 Porch Dogs. Jun5 Miz Debbie and the Don Valley Stompers. Jun8 Laura Hubert. Jun 9 Chloe Watkinson andthe Crossroad. Jun 12 Tall Grass and the Murderof Crows. Jun 15 Don River Blues Band.Jun 16 Fried Angel. Jun 19 Temperance Society.Jun 22 10pm Frankie Foo. Jun 23 10pmCity Soul. Jun 26 4:30pm New Orleans ConnectionAll Stars; 9:30pm Miz Debbie and theDon Valley Stompers. Jun 27 10pm Eddie andthe Professor. Jun 29 9:30pm Swinging BlackJacks. Jun 30 4:30pm New Orleans ConnectionAll Stars; 10pm Caution Jam. Jul 1 10pmBrian Cober Band.Harlem Restaurant*67 Richmond St. E. (full schedule)All shows: 7:30pm unless otherwise noted.No Cover.Every Mon 8pm-12am Open Jam Night withCarolyn T Band with opening guest. Every Fri/Sat 7:30-11:00pm Jazz/Blues. Jun 1 Dan Mc-Lean Jr. Jun 2 Gibbran & Tamsynn-Lee. Jun 8Jake Wilkinson. Jun 9 Lillian Mason. Jun 15ZimZum. Jun 16 Canali Duetto. Jun 22 MikeField. Jun 23 Jill Peacock. Jun 27 8pm ShelleyHamilton. Jun 28 8pm Lord Bubba’s Nu-JazzProject. Jun 29 Shelley Hamilton. Jun 30 SamanthaClayton.Harlem Underground*745 Queen St. W. Mon Daniel Gagnon. Every Tue JohnCampbell. Every Thu Carl Bray Trio. Every Fri,Sat Carl Bray.Hirut Restaurant2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560Every Wed 8pm Open Mic with Gary 17. EverySat 2pm Open Jam.Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, TheHot House Café*35 Church St. 416-366-7800www.hothousecafe.comEvery Sun 11am-3pm Brunch with Jazz Zone.Jun 24, 25 7:30pm Sweet Sixteen: BrendaCarol & ClairVoyance.Hotel Ocho*195 Spadina Ave. 416-593-0885www.hotelocho.comJun 27 8pm Lesley Young Trio . Jun 298pm Julie Michels & Kevin Barrett . Jun 308pm Sharron McLeod Quartet .Hoxton, The*69 Bathurst St. 416-519-6784www.thehoxton.caJun 22 My Favorite Robot. Jun 23 Meech.Jun 28 RJD2. Jun 29 Keys N Krates. Jun 30LA Riots.Hugh’s Room“Toronto’s home of live Folk and Roots”2261 Dundas St. W. (full schedule)All shows: 8:30pm unless otherwise noted.Jun 1 Kelly Joe Phelps w/ Lynne Hanson/.50(adv). Jun 2 Tribute to WoodyGuthrie w/ Ken Whiteley, Jason Fowler, EveGoldberg and others .50/(adv). Jun4 Lara MacMillan /(adv). Jun 5 LarryCoryell w/ guest George Grosman Quartet.50/(adv). Jun 6 Oasis Vocal Jazz.50/(adv). Jun 7 JW-Jones: CD Releasew/ guest Danny Marks /(adv).Jun 8, 9 The Skydiggers CD Release/.50(adv). Jun 10 2pm An Old TimeMedicine Show w/ Sheesham and Lotus& Son: CD Release .50/.50(adv);8:30pm Peter Karp & Sue Foley: CD Release.50/(adv). Jun 11 Michael Ciufo/(adv). Jun 12 Beckon: CD Release/(adv). Jun 13 Shine On: The Universeof John Lennon: CD Release /.50(adv).Jun 14 Carol Welsman: “Journey” CD Release/.50(adv). Jun 15 A Celecrationof Oliver Schroer; Nuala Kennedy &members of the Stewed Tomatoes: CD Release/.50(adv). Jun 16 GlendaleOne: Uncovering the Beatles w/ the Dixie CupWater Tower of Power Horns & Wayne Krawchuk/(adv). Jun 17 12pm BloorWest Music Studios Rockin’ at the Hugh’s; (child); (family of 4). Jun 19 PatriciaHammond & her Ragtim Parlour Band; (adv). Jun 21 Tribute to Buddy Guy& Junior Wells w/ Danny Marks, David Rotundo,Dylan Wickens and Douglas Watson./(adv). Jun 22 In Cash We Trust: Tributeto Johnny Cash featuring Danny Brooks,Lynne Hanson, Kristen Jones, Samantha Martinand others .50/(adv). Jun 25 TheWood Brothers /(adv). Jun 26 Shanneyganock/.50(adv). Jun 27 ChrisThomas King .50/.50(adv). Jun 28Kinky Friedman /.50(adv).Jazz Room, TheLocated in the Huether Hotel, 59 King St. N.,Waterloo. 226-476-1565www.kwjazzroom.comAll attendees must be 19+.All shows: 8:30pm.Jun 1 Dave O’Neill Quartet w/ Dave Wiffen .Jun 2 Jason Raso Quintet w/ Richard Underhil. Jun 8 Derek Hines Quartet . Jun 9Kevin Dempsey Trio . Jun 15 Joni NehRitaQuartet . Jun 16 Shannon Gunn Quartet. Jun 22 Luca Ciarla Quartet . Jun23 Matt Brubeck Trio . Jun 29 Chris Tarry.Joe Mama’s*317 King St. W. 416-340-6469Live music every nightAll shows: No Cover.Every Sun 7-11pm Organic. Every Mon 7:30-11:30pm Soul Mondays. Every Tue 7-11pmBlue Angels. Every Wed 8pm-12am Blackburn.Every Thu 8:30pm-12:30am Blackburn. EveryFri 10pm-2am The Grind. Every Sat 10pm-2amShugga. Jun 3 6-10pm “Organic” Live Recording:Nathan Hiltz (guitar); Bernie Senensky (organ);Morgan Childs (drums); Ryan Oliver (sax).Latinada Restaurant & Jazz Bar*1671 Bloor St. W. 416-913-9716www.latinada.comEvery Wed Milonga Night: The Latinada Triofeat Alex Gajic (violin). Every Thu Latin Jazz.Every Fri Cuban Jazz with Ruben Vazquez &Friends. Every Sat Cuban Jazz. Jun 22 ElianaCuevas Trio. Jun 23 Evaristo Machado Trio.Jun 24 Roberto Riberon. Jun 27 LatinadaTrio. Jun 28 Jorge Lopez Trio. Jun 29 HotlandTrio. Jun 30 Ruben Vazquez Trio. Jul 1 LauraFernandez.Lolita’s Lust*513 Danforth Ave. 416-465-1751www.lolitaslust.caJun 22, 23, 29, 30 DJ Lolita: Electric Jazz.No Cover.Liberto Bistro, The25 Liberty St. 416-533-8828www.libertobistro.caEvery Tue Open Mic. Every Wed NoahZacharin.Lula Lounge*1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307www.lula.caJun 1 8pm Dominic Mancuso . Jun 210:30pm Salsa Saturday: Conjunto Lacalu andDJ Gio . Jun 3 11am Sunday Family SalsaBrunch ; (child). Jun 8 8pm Elmer FerrerTrio ; 10:30pm Salsa Friday: ChanguiHavana . Jun 9 3pm Joanna Moon: CaféDu Monde ; (under 15); 10:30pm SalsaSaturday: Lady Son y Articulo Veinte .Jun 14 8:30pm Black Love Soul & SpokenWord Series /(adv). Jun 15 8pm JorgeLopez Trio ; 10:30pm Salsa Dance Party:Yani Borrell & the Clave Kings . Jun 1610:30pm Salsa Sautrday: Orquesta Fantasia& DJ Gio . Jun 21 8pm Roots of Brazil. Jun 22 8pm Alithea Cameron; 10pmCafé Cubano (both shows). Jun 23 10pmJorge Maza & Tipica Toronto. Jun 27 8pmHanna Burgé; 9:30pm Eliana Cuevas (bothJune 1 – July 7, 41

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