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Volume 18 Issue 1 - September 2012

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IN THE CLUBS continued from previous pagewith burning passion, but never at the expense of a song’s details.Good news: the beloved crooner this month embarks on TheSongbook Series, a weekly Wednesday night residency at the FlyingBeaver Pubaret in Cabbagetown. Alcorn will devote an evening aweek to the musical works of an individual jazz, theatre or film artist,be it a composer, lyricist or legendary performer. This month hepays tribute to composers Cole Porter (Sept 5), Jerome Kern (Sept 12),Irving Berlin (Sept 19) and George Gershwin (Sept 26). Two stellarplayers accompany Alcorn in this series: Reg Schwager on guitar andSteve Wallace on bass. Admission is or in advance, except forthe very first show, which is free. Who could ask for anything more?Shepherd’s departure: Back to Hugh’s Room, where onSeptember 29, Elizabeth Shepherd releases Rewind, a departure ofsorts for this consummate talent who can pen both strong hooksand insightful lyrics, but chooses not to on this release. Shepherd’sfourth CD takes a surprise turn, shifting gears to standard materialthat has inspired her to this point. In doing so, the spotlight isredirected to the artist’s intelligent choices as singer and arranger.There’s something undeniably magnetic about Shepherd’s voice; shenever quite raises it, nor does she have to. The new album’s highlightsinclude thoughtful transformations of Porter’s “Love for Sale” andWeill’s “Lonely House,” reshaped into contemporary, minimalisticworks of art. I’m willing to bet that John Alcorn would approve!Ori Dagan is a Toronto-based jazz vocalist,voice actor and entertainment journalist. He canbe contacted at /(adv). Sep 11 Bill Bourne/(adv). Sep 12 The Bills: CD Release.50/(adv). Sep 13 Laura Repo & theWoodshed Orchestra /(adv). Sep14 The Early Elvis Extravaganza: Tribute toElvis Presley /(adv). Sep 15 MarydeKeyzer, Wendell Ferguson & John Sheard.50/(adv). Sep 18 Motherzz areStarzz: Charity Event feat. Shannon Butcherand the Jazz Generation. /(adv).Sep 19 Steve Forbert: CD Release:.50/(adv). Sep 20 Eliza Gilkyson.50/(adv). Sep 21 John Prine ShrineTribute Show .450/(adv). Sep 22Rita Chiarelli .50/(adv). Sep 25 EileenJoyce: CD Release .50/(adv). Sep 25Carolina Chocolate Drops .50/(adv).Sep 26 Paul James, Danny Marks &Jack deKeyzer /.50(adv). Sep 27Michael P. Smith /.50(adv). Sep28 New Country Rehab /$18(adv).Sep 29 Elizabeth Shepherd: CD Release.50/.50(adv). Sep 30 Julian Fauth:CD Release .50/(adv).Jazz Room, TheLocated in the Huether Hotel, 59 King St. N.,Waterloo. (full schedule)All attendees must be 19+Sep 7 Larry Larson and his Jazz Guys .Sep 8 Brian Dickinson/Jerry Bergonzi Quartet. Sep 14 Top Pocket Quartet . Sep 15Peripheral Vision $18. Sep 21 Glenn Buhr Trio:Bill Evans Trio. Sep 22 Frank Botos Trio .Sep 28 Andriy Tykhonov Quartet . Sep 29Sophia Perlman Quartet $18.Joe Mama’s317 King St. W. 416-340-6469Live music every night; All shows: No Cover.Every Sun 7-11pm Nathan Hiltz (guitar);Ryan Oliver (saxophone); Bernie Senensky(organ); Morgan Childs (drums). Every MonC. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)7:30-11:30pm Soul Mondays. Every Tue7-11pm Blue Angels. Every Wed 8pm-12amBlackburn. Every Thu 8:30pm-12:30amBlackburn. Every Fri 10pm-2am The Grind.Every Sat 10pm-2am Shugga.Lula Lounge1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307www.lula.caSep 1 10:30pm Salsa Dance Party w/ YaniBorrell and the Clave Kings and DJ Emiliano. Sep 2 11am Sunday Family Salsa Brunch. Sep 6 8:30pm The 7th Annual Patsy ClineBirthday Show . Sep 7 8pm Eliana Cuevas;10:30pm Salsa Dance Party w/ Café Cubanoand DJ Suave (both shows). Sep 8 10:30pmSalsa Saturday w/ Son de Canela and DJ JorgeElmiro . Sep 9 11am Sunday Family SalsaBrunch . Sep 14 8pm Son Four; 10:30pmSalsa Dance Party w/ Jorge Maza y La TipicaToronto and DJ Suave . Sep 15 10:30pmSalsa Saturday w/ Salsotika . Sep 16 11amSunday Family Salsa Brunch . Sep 19 8pmMichelle Shocked /(adv). Sep 20 8pmSmall World Music Fall Festival Launch: Battleof Santiago and Rambunctious. No Cover. Sep21 8pm Plakaso; 10:30pm Changui Havana(both shows). Sep 22 10:30pm SalsaSaturday w/ Orquesta Fantasia . Sep 2311am Sunday Family Salsa Brunch . Sep25 8pm Small World Music Festival: Deolinda/(adv). Sep 26 8pm Small World MusicFestival: Jorge Miguel /(adv). Sep 288pm Daniela Nardi; 10:30pm Salsa Dance Partyw/ Café Cubano and DJ Suave (both shows).Sep 29 10:30pm Salsa Saturday w/ ModaEterna .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 -.Monarchs PubAt the Delta Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St. W.416-585-4352 www.monarchspub.caEvery Wed Live Jazz. Every Thu Live Blues.Musideum401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323Sep 2 2pm Transcend /PWYC; 8pmBrownman + 1 . Sep 3 8pm Khurshid &Quan 4 . Sep 4 8pm Emily Rockarts $tba.Sep 5 8pm Ardene Shapiro $TBA. Sep 6 8pmAlex Samaras & Daniel Easty: “Animals” /PWYC. Sep 8 8pm naw & The Body in Question. Sep 9 2pm David Finkle & Family ;8pm Vaughan Misener & Dave Restivo . Sep10 8pm Gretchen Helbig & William Beauvais$TBA. Sep 11 8pm Ed Hanley . Sep 138pm Steve Koven . Sep 14 8pm MikeGennaro . Sep 16 8pm Ed Hanley .Sep 17 8pm Judy Marshak . Sep 18 8pmSophia Perlman & Adrean Farrugia . Sep 198pm Frank Botos Trio . Sep 20 8pm MichaelCavanaugh & Dimple Sharma . Sep 23 8pmBill Gilliam . Sep 25 8pm Paisley Jura $TBA.Sep 26 8pm Thomas Radcliffe $tba. Sep 308pm Brownman + 1 .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.Nice Bistro, The117 Brock St. N., Whitby 905-668-8839www.nicebistro.comSep 19 Larry Bond & Bob Mills. .99 includesdinner.Old Mill, The21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641www.oldmilltoronto.comThe Home Smith Bar: No Reservations. NoCover. minimum per person. All shows:7:30-10:30pm. Every Thu Thursday NightJazz Party; Every Fri Something to Sing AboutSeries; Every Sat Jazz Masters Series.Sep 13 Jazz Party w/ Heather Bambrick (host/vocals); Mark Kieswetter (piano); Micah Barnes(guest vocals). Sep 14 Melissa Stylianou(vocals); Mike Murley (saxophone); RegSchwager (guitar); Jim Vivian (bass). Sep 15Don Vickery (drums); Mark Eisenman (piano);Neil Swainson (bass). Sep 20 Jazz Party w/ JoeSealy (host/piano); Alana Bridgewater (guestvocals); Perry White (saxophone). Sep 21 CarolMcCartney (vocals); Chris Robinson (saxophone);John Sherwood (piano); Kieran Overs (bass). Sep22 Bruce Cassidy (trumpet/EVI); Adrean Farrugia(piano); Shelly Berger (bass). Sep 27 Jazz Partyw/ Drew Jurecka (violin/host); Terra Hazelton(guest vocals); Mark Kieswetter (piano). Sep28 Wendy Lands (vocals); Steve Hunter (piano);Peter Telford (bass); Jim Gillard (drums). Sep29 Dave Young (bass); Kevin Turcotte (trumpet);Gary Williamson (piano).Pantages Martini Bar & Lounge200 Victoria St. 416-362-1777Every Fri Robert Scott; Every Sat Solo Piano.Pilot Tavern, The22 Cumberland Ave. (full schedule)Jazz Saturdays 3:30pm–6:30pm. No Cover.Sep 1 Jake Wilkinson Quartet. Sep 8 DonPalmer Quartet. Sep 15 Kollage. Sep 22 SugarDaddies Quintet. Sep 29 Seagull Allstars.Quotes220 King St. W. 416-979-7697Every Fri Fridays at Five w Canadian JazzQuartet: Gary Benson (guitar), Frank Wright(vibes), Duncan Hopkins (bass) Don Vickery(drums) and featured guest: Sep 14 Russ Little(trombone). Sep 21 Brigham Phillips (trumpet/trombone). Sep 28 Kelly Jefferson (saxophone).Relish Bar & Grill2152 Danforth Ave. 416-425-4664Every Sat 9:30pm New Music Night feat. localsinger-songwriters: Sep 1 Mark Sepic. Sep 8Andy Griffits. Sep 15 Brooke Harris. Sep 22Mike McAvan. Sep 29 Bill Colgate & Cadre.Remarks Bar & Grill1926 Coxwell Ave. 416-429-9889Every Mon 8-11pm Jam-gria Jazz Jam withhost Pat Murray and her trio. For instrumentalistsand singers. PWYC.Reposado Bar & Lounge136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474www.reposadobar.comAll shows: PWYC.Every Wed 9:30pm Spy vs Sly vs Spy EveryThu, Fri 10pm The Reposadists Quartet.Reservoir Lounge, The52 Wellington St. E. 416-955-0887www.reservoirlounge.comRex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475www.therex.caListings unavailable at press time; see website.Le Saint Tropez315 King St. W. 416-591-3600Live piano jazz 7 days a weekwww.lesainttropez.comSomewhere There227 Sterling Rd. Unit #112 416-262-2883All shows: 8pm (unless otherwise indicated); Cover or (full schedule)Weekly Residencies:Sep 2, 9, 16, 23 5pm Heather Segger (trombone)residency featuring group compositionsand improvisations; 8pm NOW Series. Sep 5,12, 19, 26 Rebecca Bruton (violin/voice) residencyfeaturing story telling with invited guests.Sep 6, 13, 20, 27 Claude Witmann (voice/electricguitar/noise generation) residency featuringinvited guests. Sep 7, 14, 21, 28 LeftoverDaylight Series. Other Performances:Sep 3 Panic! Sep 10 Gone Fishing Series: MeikoAndo and Robert Appleton. Sep 15 AncientEgypt w/ Holger Schoorl (guitar). Sep 16 8pmSomewhere There Monthly Rent Party. Sep 17Panic! Sep 22 the ant’s a centaur in his dragonworld: Victor Cirone (percussion/electronics);Lendl Barcelos (guitar/electronics); Carm N (guitar/electronics).Sep 24 Monthly Movie Monday.Sep 29 Ionosphere: Simeon Abbott (music);Emily Oppenheim (video).Tranzac292 Brunswick Ave. (full schedule)3-4 shows daily, various styles; mostly PWYC.54 September 1 – October 7, 2012

Every Mon 7pm This is Awesome; 10pmOpen Mic. Every Fri 5pm The Foolish Things.Every Sat 3pm Jamzac. Multiple performancesnightly, including: Sep 1 7:30pm NickFraser Trio w/ Martin Porter. Sep 2 5:30pmMonk’s Music. Sep 4 10pm Peripheral Visionwith the Ken McDonald Quartet. Sep 5 10pmRich McClark w/ Ken Aldcroft Quartet. Sep7 7pm Monk’s Music; 10pm Jeff Larochelle.Sep 9 1pm Toronto Improvisers Orchestra;10pm Lina Allemano Four. Sep 11 7:30pmMark Segger Sextet; 10pm Michael Davidson.Sep 16 5pm Monk’s Music. Sep 197:30pm Marie Goudy Tentet. Sep 25 10pmDrumheller. Sep 28 8pm Shawna Caspi;GALAS & FUNDRAISERS• Oct 04: Guelph Symphony. GuelphSymphony Classical 5K. Fundraising race witha sound track of live musicians: soloist at 1km;duet at 2km; trio at 3km; quartet at 4km andbig band at the end. Starts at 10 Carden St.,Guelph. 519-820-4111. (includes t-shirt);(musician); –(adv). Pledge or registerat•Applications now accepted: Toronto Chapterof the American Harp Society. 2012 HarpComposition Contest for Composers. Musicalwork featuring pedal harp (12 to 20 minutes),in one of the following combinations: i)Chamberwork, 2–7 instruments w harp solo; ii)Voice and harp; iii) Piano and harp; iv) Percussionand harp; v) Harp ensemble. First prize ,000,Second prize 00, Third prize 0. Entriesmust be postmarked no later than October 1. Formore info visit www.torontoharp.orgSCREENINGS•Sep 03 2:30: Ashkenaz Festival. SherlockJr. with the Fern Lindzon Quartet. Lindzon’s originalscore accompanies 1924 Buster Keatonfilm. Studio Theatre, 235 Queen’s Quay W.,Harbourfront Centre. 416-973-4000. Free.•Sep 09 3:30: All-Canadian Jazz Festival/Northumberland Theatre. EmbracingVoices: The Woman Behind the Voices of JaneBunnett. Documentary, 72 minutes, directedby Elisa Paloschi. Northumberland Theatrein Northumberland Mall, 1111 Elgin St. W.,Cobourg. 1-855-713-9310. /(adv).LECTURES & SYMPOSIA• Sep 09 2:00: Toronto Opera Club. Weber’sDer Freischütz and Francesco Cavalli’s Gli amorid’Apollo e di Dafne. David Fallis, guest speaker.University of Toronto, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80D. The ETCeteras10pm Ryan Driver Quartet. Sep 30 10:30pmSteve Ward Presents.Winchester Kitchen & Bar51 Winchester St. 416-323-0051www.winchesterkitchen.comAll shows: No Cover.Sep 6 9pm Mike Reid Funk Connection. Sep 1310pm John Campbell.Zemra Bar & Lounge778 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-651-3123www.zemrabarlounge.comEvery Wed Open Mic and Jam.Every Fri Live Music Fridays.Queen’s Park, Rm.330. 416-924-3940. .• Sep 15 and 16: Opera Is. Weekend Seminaron The Trojans. Call Iain Scott at 416-486-8408or see for details.• Sep 18, 25, Oct 2, 9: Opera Is. Opera 101:The Basics. Four Tuesday evenings. Call IainScott at 416-486-8408 or see for details.• Sep 20, 27, Oct 4 (Ten Thursdays in total):Opera Is. Wagner’s Top 10. Call Iain Scott at416-486-8408 or see fordetails.• Sep 22 and 23 9:00 to 5:00: DreamersRenegades Visionaries. The Glenn GouldVariations. Two-day festival of new work,new interpretations and new collaborationsfrom around the world. University of Toronto,Convocation Hall, 31 King’s College Circle. 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333. 0/(stwith ID); for both days 0/0(st with ID)• Sep 24 1:30–4:30: University of Toronto.The Glenn Gould Legacy: A Symposium.Exploring the far-reaching cultural impact left bythe Canadian icon; moderated by Tim Page, featuringa variety of speakers. Walter Hall, EdwardJohnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. Free.• Sep 30 2:00: Toronto Opera Club. JohannesDebus, Canadian Opera Company’s Directorof Music, in conversation with John Terauds.University of Toronto, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80Queen’s Park, Rm.330. 416-924-3940. .• Sep 30 3:00–3:30: Tafelmusik/CultureDays. Culture Days with Lucas Harris and theTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Harris will performa 20-minute set of lute solos from 18thcentury Germany, followed by a brief Q&A.George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre forthe Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416-964-9562. Free.• Sep 30 4:00: St. Olave’s Church. Peach Teaand Post-Concert Chat. Following choral evensong,Clem Carelse, music director, Choir of St.Peter’s Erindale, discusses the life and worksof Victorian Irish composer, Charles VilliersWESTERN ART MUSIC FROM A JEWISH PERSPECTIVEJews have participated in the development of “classical” music sincebefore the Byzantine Empire. Join Jerry Fink, former CEO and Presidentof NAXOS OF CANADA LTD. as he explores this themehistorically and musically in an exciting and uniqueaudio/visual series which includes: the Psalmsand their use in Christian church music; Jewishtroubadours of the Middle Ages; a Jewish nationalmusic school in pre-Soviet Russia.At Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst St. Toronto10 Thursday evenings, 7- 8:30pm, Oct. 4. to Dec. 6Tuition 5.00 (total) Contact Loretta @ 416-789-7400OPERA-ISTRAVEL AND LEARNINGWITH IAIN SCOTTOPERA TOURS 2012-13October 19 - 21 CHICAGO WEEKENDDecember 4 - 12 BUENOS AIRES AND RIOJanuary 4 - 8 NEW YORK : THE TROJANSFebruary 14 - 20 CARNIVAL IN VENICEApril 9 - 25 CARMEN’s SEVILLEMay 1 - 6 A WEEK IN PARISMay 7 - 15 VIENNA AND BUDAPESTJune 4 - 16 TURANDOT AT MASADAJune 19 - 28 VERONA PLUSJuly 7 - 19 EXOTIC TURKEYAs usual, my wonderful travel agent will beBILL ANDREWS at NEW WAVE TRAVEL(416) 928 3113 william@newwavetravel.netPlease let me know a.s.a.p. (phone or e-mail below)if any of the above intrigues you - or a friend?OPERA COURSES – FALL 2012Sept 15-16 Weekend Seminar on “The Trojans”Sept 18 Opera 101 - the Basics (4 Tuesdays)Sept 20 Wagner’s Top Ten (10 Thursdays)Oct 17 Opera 201 - Next Steps (3 Wednesdays)Oct 28-30 Mozart Voices (at Langdon Hall)Nov 4 Opera and Art (3 Sundays withMary Redekop)for the Miles Nadal JCC ... (call Phyllis Fien at 416 924 6211)Oct 16 Upcoming Met HDTV broadcasts(4 weeks)for the Prosserman JCC ... (call Janet Klein Slavin at416 638 1881 x 4259)Oct 17 Tremendous Tenors (4 weeks)Nov 14 Spectacular Sopranos (4 weeks)and later (starting in January) I will be teaching a 10 weekcourse for U of T’s Innis College - Later Life Learning.6 Blythwood Gardens, Toronto ON M4N (416) 486 8408iain@opera-is.comSeptember 1 – October 7, 2012 55

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