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Volume 21 Issue 8 - May 2016

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INSIDE: The Canaries Are Here! 116 choirs to choose from, so take the plunge! The Nylons hit the road after one last SING! Fling. Jazz writer Steve Wallace wonders "Watts Goode" rather than "what's new?" Paul Ennis has the musical picks of the HotDocs crop. David Jaeger's CBC Radio continues golden for a little while yet. Douglas McNabney is Music's Child. Leipzig meets Damascus in Alison Mackay's fertile imagination. And "C" is for KRONOS in Wende Bartley's koverage of the third annual 21C Festival. All this and as usual much much more. Enjoy.

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Hirut Cafe and Restaurant 2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560 Every Sun 3pm Open Mic with Nicola Vaughan: folk/country/jazz/world/r&b PWYC. May 3, 17, 31 8pm Finger Style Guitar Association PWYC. May 7 8pm Tim Maxwell and Friends PWYC. May 13 8pm Don Naduriak (piano) Quintet with Bob Rice (trumpet), John ‘JJ’ Johnson (sax), George Koller (bass), Joaquin Hidalgo (drums) PWYC. May 14 8pm Eric Walker Band PWYC. May 20 8pm Arlene Paculan Music & Poetry . May 27 9pm Hirut Hoot Cabaret: 4 year anniversary . May 28 Arlene Paculan ENKU Scholarship Fundraiser Launch or PWYC. Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The Hugh’s Room 2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604 All shows: 8:30pm (unless otherwise noted). May 1 Rock the MonSter – A Benefit for MS (adv)/(door). May 3 10am Toronto Ravel ; 8:30pm Jane Harbury presents Discoveries (adv)/(door). May 5 De Temps Antan (adv)/.50(door). May 6 Lynn Miles accompanied by Keith Glass .50(adv)/(door). May 7 David Rotundo (adv)/(door). May 12, 13 Skydiggers – CD Release (adv)/(door). May 14 Positively 4th Street – A Tribute to Bob Dylan (adv)/.50(door). May 15 John Gorka .50(adv)/(door). May 17 Tony Furtado (adv)/(door). May 19 NEeMA – CD Release .50(adv)/(door). May 20 Crystal Shawanda (adv)/(door). May 26 7:30pm Regeneration Community Services presents Annual Big Band Benefit (adv)/(door). May 27 Mad Dogs and Englishmen – The Music of Joe Cocker & Leon Russell (adv)/(door). May 28 7:30pm Tin Pan North (adv)/.50(door). May 29 2pm Ella & Louis Remembered 60th Verve Anniversary Celebration – Matinee (adv)/.50(door). St. Philip’s Anglican Church ● D. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) Jazz Bistro, The 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299 May 5, 6, 7 9pm Steve Koven (piano) Trio with Rob Clutton (bass), Anthony Michelli (drums) . May 8 12pm Mother’s Day Brunch With June Garber and Steven Taetz – Songs My Mother Sang to Me ; 7pm Fawn Fritzen . May 10 8pm SING! Swings: A Cappella Jazz with the O’Pears, The Watch, Freeplay Duo, 4Skor & Retrocity . May 12 9pm Mike Murley Trio . May 13, 14 9:30pm(Fri)/9pm(Sat) Mike Murley Septet (Fri)/(Sat). May 15 7pm Brenda Lewis . May 17 8pm Ori Dagan: A Tribute to Nat King Cole . May 18 9pm SOA: Chrystelle Maechler (voice), Thompson Egbo Egbo (piano), Sarah Thawer (percussion) . May 19 8:30pm Colin Hunter and The Anthony Terpstra Seventet . May 20, 21 9pm Colin Hunter and The Joe Sealy Quartet . May 22 7pm John Alcorn and Alex Samaras . May 24 8pm Kathleen Gorman (piano) with George Koller (bass), Mark Kelso (drums), Colleen Allen (sax), Alexander Brown (trumpet) . May 27, 28 9pm Ameranouche (Fri)/(Sat). Jazz Room, The Located in the Huether Hotel, 59 King St. N., Waterloo. 226-476-1565 (full schedule) All shows: 8:30pm-11:30pm unless otherwise indicated. Attendees must be 19+. May 6 Phoenix Jazz Group: Andy Klaehn (woodwinds), John Goddard (drums), John McLelland (piano), Art Lang (bass), Mary- Catherine McNinch-Pazzano (voice) . May 7 Trevor Giancola . May 10 Fawn Fritzen . May 13 Kevin Breit and Folkalarm . May 14 Morgan Childs Quartet . May 19 Brad Goode & Adrean Farrugia . May 20 Carmine Ioanna Trio . May 21 Luca Ciarla (violin) Quartet with Carmine Ioanna (accordion), Maurizio Perrone (bass), Francesco Savoretti (percussion) . May 27 Big Band Theory presents: Birth of Cool Orchestra . May 28 6:30pm Patrick Duxbury and Jack Pender Free with Sunday, May 15, 4:00 PM | Jazz Vespers Robi Botos – solo Sunday, May 29, 4:00 PM | Jazz Vespers St. Philip’s Eliana Cuevas Anglican Quartet with Church Jeremy | Ledbetter Etobicoke 25 St. (piano), Phillips George Road Koller (near(bass), Royal York and + Dixon) 416-247-5181 Mark Kelso • (drums) • free will offering Please note our short-term change of venue, until November 2016 – St Philip’s is renovating for accessibility! ST. PHILIP’S JAZZ VESPERS @ ALL SAINTS KINGSWAY ANGLICAN CHURCH 2850 Bloor St. West, at Prince Edward, steps from the Royal York subway, with Green P parking across the street. FOR ST PHILIPS: 416-247-5181 FOR ALL SAINTS KINGSWAY: 416-233-1125 admission to 8:30pm show; 8:30pm Lorne Lofsky . Joe Mama’s 317 King St. W 416-340-6469 Every Tue 6pm Jeff Eager. Every Wed 6pm Thomas Reynolds. Every Thurs 9pm Blackburn. Every Fri 10pm The Grind. Every Sat 10pm Shugga. KAMA 214 King St. W. 416-599-5262 (full schedule) Every Wed 5:30pm Jazz with the Kama House Band. Local Gest, The 424 Parliament St. 416-961-9425 Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307 (full schedule) May 4 8pm Will Jarvis y Amigos (adv)/(door). May 6 7:30pm Jay Danley Ethiojazz Project after 8pm; 10:30pm Yani Borrell . May 7 10:30pm Moda Eterna . May 12 8:30pm Danny Michel: Matadora Album Launch (adv)/(door). May 13 7:30pm Brownman Akoustic Trio after 8pm; 10:30pm Roberto Linares Brown . May 14 10:30pm El Quinto . May 15 7pm For the Redwood benefit concert feat. Crooked House Road, New Country Rehab, Los Dobros minimum donation. May 20 7:30pm Richard Whiteman Trio after 8pm; 10:30pm Guaracha y Son . May 26 7pm Euphonia ; 9:30pm Sonic Plate Vol. 1 . May 27 7:30pm Alexander Brown Trio after 8pm; 10:30pm Café Cubano . May 28 10:30pm Orquesta Fantasia . May 29 8pm Mekaal & Haniya (adv)/(door). Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club 951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440 (full schedule) All shows: PWYC. May 4, 18, 28 Jamie ‘Giggles’ Mitges (28th with group). May 6 Brian de Lima Trio. May 8, 12, 24, 29 John Zadro. May 11, 25 Paul Taylor. May 17, 31 Carmen Spada. May 19 Thomas Hammerton. Mezzetta Restaurant 681 St. Clair Ave. W 416-658-5687 (full schedule) All shows: 9pm, (unless otherwise noted). May 4 Jonno Lightstone (clarinet, flute) and Brian Katz (guitar, piano). May 11 Reg Schwager (guitar) and Luanda Jones (voice). May 18 Rebecca Enkin (voice) with Mark Kieswetter (piano). May 25 Sundar (woodwinds, voice) and Roy Patterson (guitar). Monarch Tavern 12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833 (full schedule) May 9 7:30pm Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils Orchestra . Morgans on the Danforth 1282 Danforth Ave. 416-461-3020 (full schedule) All shows: 2pm-5pm. No cover. May 29 Lisa Particelli’s Girls Night Out Jazz Jam. N’awlins Jazz Bar & Dining 299 King St. W. 416-595-1958 All shows: No cover/PWYC. Every Tue 6:30pm Stacie McGregor. Every Wed 7pm Jim Heineman Trio. Every Thu 8pm Nothin’ But the Blues with Joe Bowden (drums) and featured vocalists. Every Fri, Sat 8:30pm N’awlins All Star Band. Every Sun 7pm Brooke Blackburn. Nice Bistro, The 117 Brock St. N., Whitby. 905-668-8839 (full schedule) May 4 Barry Sears Trio .99 (dinner included). Old Mill, The 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641 The Home Smith Bar: No reservations. No cover. food/drink minimum. All shows: 7:30pm-10:30pm May 5 Ryan Oliver (sax) Trio with Bernie Senensky (piano), Steve Wallace (bass). May 6 Canadian Jazz Quartet & Friends: Frank Wright (vibes), Ted Quinlan (guitar), Pat Collins (bass), Don Vickery (drums) feat. Bob DeAngelis (clarinet, sax). May 7 Monica Chapman (voice) Quartet with Nathan Hiltz (guitar), Jordan O’Connor (bass), Chris Wallace (drums). May 12 Fern Lindzon (piano, voice) Trio with Ross MacIntyre (bass), Nick Fraser (drums). May 13 Jake Koffman (sax) Trio with Bernie Senensky (piano), Pat Collins (bass). May 14 Brownman (trumpet) Akoustic Trio with Mike Downes (bass), Ernesto Cervini (drums). May 19 Amanda Tosoff (piano) Trio with Reg Schwager (guitar), Jon Maharaj (bass). May 20 Hans Luchs (guitar) Trio with Aaron Zachary (bass), Peter Manheim (drums). May 21 Eliana Cuevas (voice) Trio with Jeremy Ledbetter (piano), Daniel Stone (percussion). May 26 Terry Clarke (drums) Trio with John Sherwood (piano), Steve Wallace (bass). May 27 Cara Matthew (voice) Trio Featuring some of Toronto’s best jazz musicians with a brief reflection by Jazz Vespers Clergy Sunday, May 8 at 4:30 pm Lenny Solomon, violin Bernie Senensky, piano Sunday, May 29 at 4:30 pm Rob Piltch, violin; Neil Swainson, piano; Brian Barlow, drums Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211 (north of St. Clair at Heath St.) Admission is free; donations are welcome. 56 | May 1, 2016 - June 7, 2016

with Jeremy Ledbetter (piano), George Koller (bass). May 28 Gord Sheard’s (piano, accordion) ‘Sinal Aberto’ Quartet with Luanda Jones (voice), George Koller (bass), Mark Kelso (drums). Only Café, The 972 Danforth Ave. 416-463-7843 (full schedule) All shows: 8pm unless otherwise indicated. Paintbox Bistro 555 Dundas St. E. 647-748-0555 (full schedule) Pilot Tavern, The 22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716 All shows: 3:30pm. No cover. May 7 Barry Elmes (drums) Quartet with Kelly Jefferson (sax), Lorne Lofsky (guitar), Pat Collins (bass). May 14 Christopher Butcher Quartet. Poetry Jazz Café 224 Augusta Ave. 416-599-5299 (full schedule) Reposado Bar & Lounge 136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474 (full schedule) Every Wed Spy vs. Sly vs. Spy. Every Thurs, Fri 10pm Reposadists Quartet: Tim Hamel (trumpet), Jon Meyer (bass), Jeff Halischuck (drums), Roberto Rosenman (guitar). Reservoir Lounge, The 52 Wellington St. E. 416-955-0887 (full schedule). All shows: 9:45 Every Tue, Sat Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm. Every Wed The Digs. Every Thu Stacey Kaniuk. Every Fri Dee Dee and the Dirty Martinis. Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The 194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475 (full schedule) Call for cover charge info. May 1 12pm Humber Community Music; 4:30pm Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters; 7:30pm Klezkonnection; 9:30pm Jacob’s Cattle. May 2 6:30pm Gord Mowat’s Skeleton Crew; 9:30pm Harley Card Quintet. May 3 6:30pm Ethan Ardelli Quartet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. May 4 6:30pm Trevor Giancola Trio; 9:30pm NYC’s Kris Davis & Tony Malaby feat. Nick Fraser. May 5 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:30pm NYC’s Kris Davis & Tony Malaby feat. Nick Fraser. May 6 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Teri Parker Four; 9:45pm Ross Wooldridge: Benny Goodman tribute. May 7 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm E.M.S.: Emergency Musical Services big band; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm NYC’s Uri Gurvich. May 8 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble; 7pm Michael Herring Quartet; 9:30pm Brian De Lima Trio. May 9 6:30pm Gord Mowat’s Skeleton Crew; 9:30pm Dave Young Quintet. May 10 6:30pm Ethan Ardelli Quartet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. May 11 6:30pm Trevor Giancola Trio; 9:30pm Nichol Robertson Trio. May 12 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:30pm Kieran Overs Quintet. May 13 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Teri Parker Duo; 9:45pm Morgan Childs. May 14 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Josh Grossman’s T.J.O. Big Band; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm Hilario Duran. May 15 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Beverly Taft; 7pm Michael Herring Quartet; 9:30pm Montreal’s Kite Trio. May 16 6:30pm Gord Mowat’s Skeleton Crew; 9:30pm Brampton’s Jazz Mechanics Big Band. May 17 6:30pm Ethan Ardelli Quartet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. May 18 6:30pm Trevor Giancola Trio; 9:30pm Kirk MacDonald. May 19 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:30pm Chicago’s Hans Luchs Trio. May 20 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Teri Parker Four; 9:45pm Brooklyn’s Huntertones. May 21 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Laura Hubert; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm Brooklyn’s Huntertones. May 22 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters; 7pm Michael Herring Quartet; 9:30pm Colorado’s Brad Goode. May 23 6:30pm Gord Mowat’s Skeleton Crew; 9:30pm Don Naduriak Quintet. May 24 6:30pm Ethan Ardelli Quartet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. May 25 6:30pm Trevor Giancola Trio; 9:30pm Vancouver’s Tyler Hornby Quartet feat. David Braid. May 26 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:30pm Vancouver’s Tyler Hornby Quartet feat. David Braid. May 27 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Teri and The Dan Danns; 9:45pm Brian O’Kane Quintet. May 28 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm Kevin Breit’s Folk Alarm. May 29 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Freeway Dixieland Band; 7pm Michael Herring Quartet; 9:30pm David Diao Sextet. May 30 6:30pm Gord Mowat’s Skeleton Crew; 8:30pm John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. May 31 6:30pm Ethan Ardelli Quartet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. Salty Dog Bar & Grill, The 1980 Queen St. E. 416-849-5064 (full schedule) Sauce on the Danforth 1376 Danforth Ave. 647-748-1376 All shows: No cover. Every Mon 9pm The Out Of Towners: Dirty Organ Jazz. Every Tue 6pm Julian Fauth. Seven44 (Formerly Chick n’ Deli/The People’s Chicken) 744 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-489-7931 (full schedule) All shows: 7:30pm Tranzac 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137 3-4 shows daily, various styles. Mostly PWYC. Every Mon 10pm Open Mic Mondays. Every Thurs 7:30pm Bluegrass Thursdays: Houndstooth. Every Fri 5pm The Friends of Hugh Oliver (folk). This month’s shows include: May 1, 15 5pm Monk’s Music. May 3 7:30pm Ali Berkok; 10pm Peripheral Vision. May 4 10pm Twin Talk with Tania Gill. May 8 10pm The Lina Allemano Four. May 10 7:30pm Aurochs; 10pm Bedroom. May 15 7:30pm Diane Roblin. May 17 10pm The Ken McDonald Quartet. May 27 10pm The Ryan Driver Sextet. May 31 10pm Nick Fraser Presents. Galas and Fundraisers ●●May 27 6:30: University Club of Toronto. Benefit Concert for Suite Melody Care. With founder Leslie Ashworth, Grand Prize Winner of the Canadian Music Competition, violin, piano, viola. Works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Dvořák and L. Ashworth. Guests: Eric Nowlin, viola; Barry Shiffman, violin, viola; Dianne Werner, piano. University Club of Toronto, 380 University Ave. 416-597-1336. 5; includes reception, dinner, dinner wines and concert. Info at Register at ●●June 05 3:00-5:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Annual Fundraising Tea and Silent Auction. Live music, free food and beverages; CDs, books and sheet music for sale. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-927-8699. Admission by tax-deductible donation. Lectures, Salons, Symposia ●●May 10 1:30: Oakville Opera Guild. The Perfect Opera. Lecture by conductor/musician Voltr Ivonoffski. Oakville Public Library Central Branch, 120 Navy St. Oakville. 905-827- 5678; (Proceeds towards scholarship fund for U of T Faculty of Music student and annual donation to COC.) ●●May 13 7:00: Soundstreams Salon 21. The Regent Park Songbook. Professional Canadian composers bring student-related lyrics to life in a series of pieces performed by student singers and pianists from Regent Park School of Music. Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park. 416-504-1282. Free, PWYC preferred seating available. ●●May 19 7:30: Darchei Noam Synagogue. Jews’ Muse: Aaron Copland. A mix of lecture, music and discussion with lecturer Rick Phillips exploring the music of Copland - the influences that shaped his music, the impact he left on his times and his lasting legacy. 864 Sheppard Ave. W. 416-638-4783; or for all four dates. ●●May 22 2:00-5:00: Classical Music Club Toronto. A look at Richard Strauss’ epic orchestral tone poem Alpine Symphony (see TSO listings May 25, 26, 28). Presentation of excerpts from various recordings and videos with informal discussion and refreshments. For information and location: 416-597-1924 or (annual membership fee); no charge for firsttime visitors. ●●May 27 8:00: Oakville Opera Guild. O Canada. Our annual celebration of Canadian opera singers, and introduction of our scholarship winner, baritone Max van Wyck. Presenters: E. The ETCeteras Don Gillies and Jean Stoten. Please call re: location. 905-827-5678; Oakville.Opera.Guild@ (Proceeds towards scholarship fund for U of T Faculty of Music student and annual donation to COC.) Master Classes ●●May 02 7:00: Canadian Opera Company. Opera Insights: Rossini Master Class. Exploration of Rossini’s vocal style. Conductor Harry Bicket with COC Ensemble Studio members. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-306-8231. Free (advance reservation required). ●●May 07 6:30: Li Delun Music Foundation. Haochen Zhang Piano Master Class. Robert Lowrey’s Piano Experts, 2nd Floor, 943 Eglinton Ave. E. 416-423-0434. ; VIP . Screenings ●●May 14 7:00: ReelAbilities Film Festival/ Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival. Touch of the Light. Based on the life story of pianist Huang Yu-Siang (as himself) a blind prodigy from rural Taiwan and his relationship with aspiring dancer Xiao Jie. Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-599- 8433; ; (st/sr, people on fixed income). Singalongs, Jams ●●May 28 3:00-6:00: The Music Gallery. Drone Therapy. All are welcome to spectate, speak, and/or join our drone jam featuring Castle If (Oriana Guerrero, Moyo Rainos Mutamba, Alison Cameron, Kat Estacio). Part of National Drone Day. The Music Gallery courtyard, 197 John St. For complete details: PWYC (proceeds to CAMH). Tours ●●May 01 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. Tour of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. 90-minute tour for the general public. Extensive tour includes backstage access and is an opportunity to learn more about the history, architecture and acoustics of Canada’s first purpose-built opera house. 145 Queen St. W. (advance purchase). (adults); (sr/st). Also May 8 (sold out), May 15, May 29. ●●May 08 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. Tour of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. See May 1 above. (Sold out.) ●●May 15 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. Tour of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. See May 1 above. ●●May 29 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. Tour of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. See May 1 above. PASQUALE BROTHERS PURVEYORS OF FINE FOOD CATERING (416) 364-7397 WWW.PASQUALEBROS.COM May 1, 2016 - June 7, 2016 | 57

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