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Volume 20 Issue 6 - March 2015

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Beat by Beat | Mainly

Beat by Beat | Mainly Clubs. Mostly album this month, with promo tour dates in downtown Toronto,Kitchener-Waterloo and Montreal. The album includes, according toBotos, “many influences from Hungarian Romany music, to straightahead jazz, to funk.” Robi, a former student and friend of OscarPeterson, will be joined on the album, and the tour dates, by SeamusBlake on sax, Robert Hurst on bass, and Jeff “Tain” Watts on drums.On a personal note, Robi was one of the first jazz pianists I heardlive, and he remains one of my favourites. I have spent many eveningsat Chalkers Pub watching Robi’s hands glide across the keyboard oftheir beautiful Shigeru Kawai concert grand, trying to put a name towhat exactly it is that makes Robi sound so good. I haven’t found thatname yet, so the only way to find out is to go out and see for yourself!I don’t know about you, Toronto, but I can barely contain my excitementfor this month’s lineup. See you In the Clubs!D. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)120 Diner120 Church St. (full schedule)March 27 6pm Voice, Bass, & Sax: Ori Dagan,Jordan O’Connor, & Allison Young PWYC.80 Gladstone80 Gladstone Ave. (full schedule)March 14 8pm Larnell Lewis: Solo drum performance / (st).Alleycatz2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865alleycatz.caAll shows: 9pm unless otherwise indicated.Call for cover.Every Mon 8pm Salsa Night w/ Frank Bischunand free lessons. Every Tue 8:30pmBachata Night w/ DJ Frank Bischun andfree lessons. Every Wed 8:30pm CarloBerardinucci Band. No Cover. March 5 JimDan Dee. March 6 Nine Times Band. March12 Jazz Biscuit. March 14 Jamesking. March19 Wild “T” Tony Springer. March 20, 21, 27,28 Lady Kane.Annette Studios566 Annette St. 647-880-8378annettestudios.comEvery Mon 9:30pm Jazz Jam w/ Jared GoldmanQuintet. Suggested donation /(st).Artword Artbar15 Colbourne St., Hamilton. (full schedule)March 6 8pm Mike DeiCont (bass) withMike Rajna (drums), Chris Platt (guitar), andfeatured guests Cover TBA. March 7 8pmColina Phillips (voice) & Stacie McGregor(piano) . March 12 8pm The Worst PopBand Ever: Adrean Farrugia (piano), ChrisGale (sax), Drew Birston (bass), Tim Shia(drums) . March 20 8pm KAIZEN: WayneJanus (guitar, voice), David Carrillo (drums),Shane Lannigan (bass). . March 27 8pmOphelia Syndrome: Josh Kohler (bass), TrinaNadeau (cello), Deanna Wells (keys, voice),Andrew Barbisan (drums) . March 288:30 Hat & Beard: Ken Aldcroft (guitar), DaveClark (drums) / (st).Blakbird, The812b Bloor St. West (full schedule)Bloom2315 Bloor St. W. 416-767-1315bloomrestaurant.comAll shows: No minors. Call for reservations.March 7 7pm Louis Simao Fade Trio (withdinner). March 26 7pm Alex Pangman (with dinner).Boat Restaurant, The158 Augusta Ave. (full schedule)Castro’s Lounge2116e Queen St. E (full schedule)All shows: No cover/PWYCEvery Wed 6pm The Mediterranean Stars.Every Saturday 4:30 Big Rude Jake. March 48:30pm Blue Venus.Featuring some of Toronto’s best jazz musicianswith a brief reflection by Jazz Vespers ClergySunday, March 8 at 4:30 pmTRIBUTE TO WES MONTGOMERYNathan Hiltz (guitar), Amanda Tosoff (piano)Steve Wallace (bass), Brian Barlow (drums)Sunday, March 22 at 4:30 pmChase Sanborn (trumpet), Mark Eisenman (piano)Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211(north of St. Clair at Heath St.) Admission is free; donations are welcome.C’est What67 Front St. E (416) (full schedule)March 7, 21 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers Nocover/PWYC. February 14, 28 3pm The BoxcarBoys No cover/PWYC.Chalkers Pub, Billiards & Bistro247 Marlee Ave. (full schedule)Every Wed 8pm-+midnight Girls Night OutJazz Jam w/ host Lisa Particelli. PWYC.March 29 7pm Bartosz Hadala (piano) Triowith Mike Downes (bass), Alan Hetherington(drums) .DeSotos1079 St. Clair Ave. W (Full schedule)Every Sun 11am-2pm Sunday Live JazzBrunch hosted by Anthony Abbatangeli NoCover.Dominion on Queen500 Queen St. E (full schedule)Call for cover charge info.Emmet Ray, The924 College St. (full schedule)All shows: No Cover/PWYCFlying Beaver Pubaret, The488 Parliament St. (full schedule)Free Times Cafe320 College St. (full schedule)Gate 403403 Roncesvalles Ave. All shows: PWYC.March 1 5pm Michael Lalonde Jazz Duo; 9pmRosy Cervantes y La Sana Rabia Blues Band.March 2 5pm Mike Daley Jazz Trio; 9pmMichael O’Grady with His Friends. March 35pm Howard Willett Blues Duo; 9pm BruceChapman Blues Duo with featured guests.March 4 5pm Ben Walker Jazz Trio; 9pm JulianFauth Blues Night. March 5 5pm Clair LeeJazz Trio; 9pm Melanie Brûlée’s Band. March6 9pm Fraser Melvin Blues Band. March7 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pmMelissa Boyce Jazz & Blues Band. March 85pm Brad Cheeseman Jazz Trio; 9pm AimeeButcher Jazz Band. March 9 5pm Clela ErringtonRoot Music Duo; 9pm Chris Staig Trio.March 10 5pm Byung-Gul Jung Jazz Band;9pm Brad Harrison Jazz Band. March 115pm Michelle Rumball with Friend; 9pm JulianFauth Blues Night. March 12 5pm Bill Maclean& Brian Stevens: B2-vocal/piano duo;9pm Kevin Laliberté Jazz & Flamenco Trio.March 13 5pm Mike Field Jazz Band; 9pmDenielle Bassels Jazz Band. March 14 5pmBill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm Reide Kaiser:Doc Barrister’s Harlem Rhythm. March15 5pm Carter Brodkorp Jazz Quintet; 9pmMike Pelletier Jazz Quartet. March 16 5pmAbbey Sholzberg Jazz Trio; 9pm Rob DavisBlues Duo. March 17 5pm Jeffrey Hewer jazzBand; 9pm Toby Hughs Jazz Band. March18 5pm Paul O’Conner: Concord Jazz Quintet;9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. March19 5pm Roger Chong Jazz Band; 9pm AnnieBonsignore Jazz Duo or Trio. March 20 5pmSam Broverman Jazz Duo; 9pm Tevlin SwingBand. March 21 5pm Bill Heffernan and HisFriends; 9pm Sweet Derrick Blues Band.March 22 5pm Marie Fatima Rudolf JazzBand; 9pm Tiffany Hanus Jazz Band. March23 5pm Cody McMillan Jazz Duo; 9pm KaylaRamu Jazz Band. March 24 5pm Danny B andBrian Gauci Blues Duo; 9pm Simone MorrisJazz Trio. March 25 5pm Ed Sweetman withRob Rowe Jazz Duo; 9pm Julian Fauth BluesNight. March 26 5pm G Street Jazz Trio; 9pmCyndi Carleton: At Ease Music. March 27 5pmKen Taylor: Fixin’s Jazz Trio; 9pm Julian FauthBlues Night. March 28 5pm Bill Heffernanand His Friends; 9pm Donné Roberts Band.March 29 5pm Cheryl White Rhythm & BluesBand; 9pm Karl Silverira Jazz Trio. March30 5pm Sarah Kennedy Jazz Duo; 9pm IliosSteryannis Jazz Trio. March 31 5pm SteveAmirault Solo; 9pm Laura Wilson: “Fibralou” -soul/funk/blues music.Grossman’s Tavern379 Spadina Ave. (full schedule)All shows: No cover (unless otherwise noted.)March 1 4:30pm New Orleans Connection AllStar Jazz Band; 10pm The National Blues Jamwith Brian Cober. March 2 10pm No BandRequired. March 3 9:30pm Django GypsyJam. March 4 10pm Bruce Domoney.Habits Gastropub928 College St. (full schedule)March 7 9pm Bossa Tres. March 13 9pmThom Mason (guitar) Quartet with PatrickSmith (sax), Nick Arsenau (bass), Mike Rajna(drums). March 14 9pm Brad Cheeseman(bass) Trio with Dan Rougeau (guitar), TBA(drums).Harlem Restaurant67 Richmond St. E. (full schedule)All shows: 7:30-11pm (unless otherwisenoted.) Call for cover charge info.March 6, 13, 20, 27 Dave Hutchinson Jazz &Blues Band. March 21 Kristin Fung. March28 Liz Loughrey & Adrian X.Hirut Cafe and Restaurant2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560All shows: PWYC / / Every Sun 3pm Open Mic with NicolaVaughan: folk/country/jazz/world/R&B.Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, TheHugh’s Room2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604hughsroom.comAll shows: 8:30pm (unless otherwise noted).March 3 10am Toronto Ravel .March 4 The Bombadils CD release:“Grassy Roads, Wandering Feet”(adv)/$20(door). March 6 AnthonyGomes $20(adv)/.50(door). March7 Tribute to Joni Mitchell: Songs are like tattoos(adv)/.50(door). March 8 TheKruger Brothers (adv)/.50(door).March 10 G2R performs the music of Genesis(adv)/.50(door). March 11 DarrellLondon CD release (adv)/$20(door).March 12 8pm The 2015 JAZZ.FM91 Cabaret50 | March 1 - April 7, 2015

Series (general)/(students).March 13 Jack de Keyzer’s Voodoo Boogie.50(adv)/(door). March 14 St. Patrick’sDay Celebration with Rant MaggieRant (adv)/.50(door). March16 Martyn Joseph .50(adv)/(door).March 18 Valdy (adv)/(door).March 19 Jeff Healy Tribute: A Grand BirthdayReunion .50(adv)/(door).March 20 A man called Wrycraft presentsDon’t Give Up: A live concert tributeto Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel(adv)/(door). March 21 Stephen Fearing(adv)/.50(door). March 22 TheGrand Slambovians $20(adv)/.50(door).March 24 Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboys$20(adv)/.50(door). March 258am The 2014/15 JAZZ.FM91 SongwritersSeries – Tribute to the Brill Building(general)/(students). March26 The Johnny Max Band: RoadhouseSoul CD preview .50(adv)/(door).March 28 8am Smooth Sweet Soundsof the 70s (adv)/(door). March29 2pm Ken Whiteley’s Gospel Matinee$20(adv)/.50(door); 8:30pmKatrina (of Katrina & the Waves).50(adv)/(door). March30 The Cobalt Prize Showcase(adv)/.50(door).Jazz Bistro, The251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299jazzbistro.caEvery Sun 12pm Sunday Brunch with PatrickHewan . March 3 7pm JAZZFM91 PianoSeries: Benny Green .50 (tickets purchasedthrough JAZZFM91). March 4 8pmR&B Night w/ Soul Stew: Michael Dunston(lead vocals, percussion), David Gray (guitar,background vocals), Matt Horner (keyboards,background vocals), John Johnson(saxophones), Mark Kelso (drums, backgroundvocals), Robert Occhipinti (bass,background vocals) . March 5, 6, 7 9pmDavid Rubel (sax) and U.K.’s Nat Steele (vibes)with Winston Matsushita (piano), MalcolmConnor (bass), Rob Claxton (drums) .March 10 8pm Alex Pangman (voice) withPeter Hill (piano), Glenn Anderson (drums),Drew Jurecka (violin, sax) . March 11 8pmGeorge Olliver (voice) with Tony Padalino(piano), Peter Mueller (guitar), Eli Eisenburg(bass), Paul Delong (drums) . March 128pm Colin Hunter with the Anthony TerpstraSeventet No cover ( food/drink minimum).March 13, 14 8pm Colin Hunter (voice) withthe Joe Sealy (piano) Quartet: Paul Novotny(bass), Daniel Barnes (drums), Alison Young(saxophone) No cover ( food/drink minimum).March 15 3pm ‘Stage Business’ booklaunch with Gerry Fostaty; 4:15pm “HopingYou’ll Happen” CD release with Lawrence Cotton(voice), Mark Keiswetter (piano), RossMacIntyre (bass), Maxwell Roach (drums).March 17 8pm Steven Taetz . March 188pm Parkside Drive: Megan Parnell (voice),Matthew Giffin (keyboards, voice), DavidBarnes (guitar, voice), Michael Meusel (bass,voice), Joshua Park (drums) . March 19,20, 21 9pm Steve Koven (piano) Trio withAnthony Michelli (drums), Rob Clutton (bass)(Thurs, Fri)/$20(Sat). March 22 8pmChristine Aziz . March 24 8pm Lydia Persaud(voice) with Chris Pruden (piano), JustinGray (bass), Eric West (drums) . March25 9pm Caribbean Jazz Collective: AndrewStewart (bass), Neil Brathwaite (sax), GarethBurgess (steel pan) Eddie Bullen (piano),Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo (percussion) .March 26 8:30 Robi Botos (piano) Quartetwith Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts (drums), Robert Hurst(bass), Seamus Blake (sax): ‘Movin’ Forward’.50(adv)/(door). March 27, 28 9pmMarc Jordan (voice, guitar) with Dave Restivo(piano), Russ Boswell (bass), Mark Lalama(accordion, keyboards), Kevan McKenzie(drums) . March 31 8pm Luke Maxim CDrelease .Jazz Room, TheLocated in the Huether Hotel, 59 King St. N.,Waterloo. (full schedule)All shows: 8:30-11:30. Attendees must be 19+.March 13 Jaron Freeman-Fox and theOpposite of Everything: Jaron Freeman-Fox(5-string violin), Daniel Stadnicki (drums),Alan Mackie (upright bass), Frank Evans(banjo), Edwin Sheard (sax) $20. March14 Canadian Jazz Quartet: Frank Wright(vibraphone), Ted Quinlan (guitar), Pat Collins(bass), Don Vickery (drums) . March19 Aviva: Joel Schwartz (guitar), Ernie Tollar(flute), Sundar Viswanathan (sax, voice),Aaron Lightstone (oud, sax, sitar), RakeshTewari (percussion), Nabil Amarshi (bass)General: $20(adv)/(door); Student:(adv)/(door). March 20 The Murley-Braid-NordicProject: Mike Murley (sax),David Braid (piano), Anders Mogenson(drums), Johnny Aman (bass) $20. March21 Gray Matter: Justin Gray (bass), DerekGray (drums), with Eli Bennett (sax), IngridJensen (trumpet) $20. March 27 Alysha BrillaSextet .March 28 Robi Botos Quartet UniversalMusic CD release /(st).Joe Mama’s317 King St. W 416-340-6469joemamas.caEvery Tue 6pm Jeff Eager. Every Wed 6pmThomas Reynolds & Geoff Torrn. Every Thurs9pm Blackburn. Every Fri 10pm The Grind.Every Sat 10pm Shugga. Every Sun 6:30pmOrganic: Nathan Hiltz (guitar); BernieSenensky (organ); Ryan Oliver (sax), MorganChilds (drums).KAMA214 King St. W. (full schedule)All shows: 5-8pm.Local Gest, The424 Parliament St. 416-961-9425 (call for concertschedule)Jazz Sundays 4:30-7:30pm. No Cover.March 1 Samantha Clayton & Steven Cole.March 8 Diane Roblin and Friends.Lula Lounge1585 Dundas St. W. (full schedule)March 1 7pm SHINE! Fundraiser: Big Tobacco& the Pickers, Andrew Cash, and New CountryRehab . March 5 8pm Zeynep Ozbilen- World Premiere Album Release Concert. March 6 7:30pm Jim Heinman (sax) Triowith Sam Heinman (piano), Rick Donaldson(drums) Free before 8pm; 10:30pm Yani Borrell, free for women before 10pm. March7 10:30pm Lula All Stars . March 137:30pm Adis Rodriguez (voice)Trio with ElmerFerrer (guitar), Amhed Mitchel (drums);10:30 Son Ache , free for women before10pm. March 14 10:30pm La gran Colombia. March 20 7:30pm Diane Roblin’sReconnect Free before 8pm; 10pm El Quinto, free for women before 10pm. March 2110:30pm Orquesta Fantasia . March 258pm Alexander Brown Quintet . March27 7:30pm Amhed Mitchel Trio Free before8pm; 10:30pm Changui Havana , free forwomen before 10pm. March 28 10:30pmConjunto Lacalu .Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club951 Gordon St., Guelph (full schedule)All shows: PWYCMarch 21 Klaude Walters & Bartosz Hadala.Mezzetta Restaurant681 St. Clair Ave. W (full schedule)All shows: 9pm, unless otherwise noted.March 4 Lorne Lofsky and Rob Piltch (guitarduet). March 11 8pm Dino Toledo (guitar)and Fernando Gallego (vocals) No cover.March 18 Richard Whiteman (bass) and RegSchwager (guitar). March 25 Ted Quinlan(guitar) and Mike Downes (bass).Mod Club, The722 College St. 416-588-4663themodclub.comMarch 25 7:30 Andrea Simone & ‘Those Guys’(adv)/$20(door).Monarch Tavern12 Clinton St. (full schedule)March 9 7:30pm Martin Loomer & HisOrange Devils Orchestra .Monarchs PubAt the Eaton Chelsea Hotel33 Gerrard St. W. (full schedule)All shows: 8pm-midnight. No Cover.Every Wed Jazz Wednesdays with featuredartists. Every Thurs Blues Thursdays withfeatured artists.Morgans on the Danforth1282 Danforth Ave. (full schedule)All shows: 2-5pm, no cover.March 1 Thyron Lee Whyte with David Restivo& Robert Whyte. March 8 Yvette Tollar &David Restivo. March 15 Gina Pennesi & ScottMetcalfe. March 22 Jordana Talsky. March29 Lisa Particelli’s ‘Girls’ Night Out’ Jazz Jam.Musideum401 Richmond St. W., Main FloorSt. Philip’s Anglican (Full schedule)Nawlins Jazz Bar & Dining299 King St. W. 416-595-1958nawlins.caAll shows: No cover/PWYCEvery Tue 6:30pm Stacie McGregor. EveryWed 7pm Jim Heineman Trio. Every Thu 8pmNothin’ But the Blues w/ guest vocalists.Every Fri 8:30pm All Star Bourbon St. Band.Every Sat 6:30pm Sam Heinman; 9pm AllStar Bourbon St. Band. Every Sun 7pmBrooke Blackburn.Nice Bistro, The117 Brock St. N., Whitby. (full schedule)Old Mill, The21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641oldmilltoronto.comThe Home Smith Bar: No Reservations. NoCover. $20 food/drink minimum. All shows:7:30-10:30pmMarch 5 Richard Whiteman (piano) Trio withKurt Nielsen (bass), Morgan Childs (drums).March 6 Carol McCartney (voice) Quartetwith Brian Dickinson (piano), Kieran Overs(bass), Chris Robinson (sax). March 7 Pat Collins(bass) Trio with Tom Szczesniak (piano),Reg Schwager (guitar). March 12 JulieMichels (voice) Trio with Ted Quinlan (guitar),Kieran Overs (bass). March 13 Alexis Baro(trumpet) Quartet with Stan Fomin (piano),Yoser Rodriguez (bass), Amhed Mitchel(drums). March 14 Jake Koffman (sax) Triowith Bernie Senensky (piano), Neil Swainson(bass). March 19 Patricia Murray (voice) Triowith Robi Botos (piano), Jordan O’Connor(bass). March 20 Mike Downes (bass) Triowith Robi Botos (piano), Ted Quinlan (guitar).March 21 Colleen Allen (sax) Trio withMark Hukezalie (piano), Peter Telford (bass).March 26 Ori Dagan (voice) Trio with MarkKieswetter (piano), Jordan O’Connor (bass).March 27 Chris Gale (sax) Trio with AmandaTosoff (piano), Jon Maharaj (bass). March28 Brian Barlow (drums) Trio with Gary Williamson(piano), Scott Alexander (bass).Paintbox Bistro555 Dundas St. E. (Full schedule)Pilot Tavern, The22 Cumberland Ave. All shows: 3:30pm. No Cover.March 7 Jake Koffman (sax) Quartet withNeil Swainson (bass), Morgan Childs (drums),Bernie Senensky (piano). March 14 ChrisGale (sax) Quartet with Amanda TosoffSunday, March 8, 4:00 PM | Jazz VespersBarry Livingston Group with Barry (piano),Colleen Allen (sax/flute), Suba Sankaran (voice),Kobi Hass (bass) & Paul Fitterer (drums)Sunday, March 22, 4:00 PM | Jazz VespersMurley/Braid Nordic Projectwith Mike Murley (saxophone), David Braid (piano),Johnny Åman (bass), & Anders Mogenson (drums)St. Philip’s Anglican Church | Etobicoke25 St. Phillips Road (near Royal York + Dixon)416-247-5181 • • free will March 1 - April 7, 2015 | 51

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