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Volume 22 Issue 6 - March 2017

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On our cover: Owen Pallett's musical palette on display at New Creations. Spring brings thoughts of summer music education! (It's never too late.). For Marc-Andre Hamelin the score is king. Ella at 100 has the tributes happening. All; this and more.


MUSE MOHAMMED Beat by Beat | Mainly Clubs, Mostly Jazz! Travel Broadens the Music BOB BEN I really hate the term “world music,” as it’s used today. It seems to me that it oversimplifies things. It lumps music that isn’t familiar to North American ears all in together and calls it foreign and exotic (as though North American is not part of the world). It implies that some musics are worthy of being divided up by genre and closely examined, and some musics aren’t. With that said, I think jazz, at its best, can rightly be called world music. Jazz has been called a uniquely American art form, but I like to think of it as a music that only gestated in America, but was conceived elsewhere. Loath as I am to oversimplify things, European harmony and African rhythm and melody came together to make this music possible. As more and more distinct cultures with distinct musical traditions adopted and blended – and continue to adopt and blend – with jazz, it became closer to what I would call an international, or worldly, music than a uniquely American one. I love listening to jazz musicians who have lived in Renée another country or two. Moving Yoxon place to place (Place to Place being the title of a Robi Botos album; Botos is a good example of this.), I think, especially if you’ve grown attached to those places and been uprooted, gives one a unique perspective on music. That’s one of the reasons I’m excited to see the Israeli-born and Parisian-raised guitarist Samuel Bonnet doing his first mini tour of Southern Ontario this month, playing dates in Toronto, Guelph, Hamilton and more. Bonnet’s music is hard to nail down, because the influences are not only wide-ranging, they are compartmentalized to some degree. He is a formidable classical guitarist; he plays jazz and funk; D. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) Samuel Bonnet much of his compositional output reflects a love of traditional Jewish musics; some of his solo works sound like explorative improvisations, others sound like pristine and carefully crafted compositions. These different sides of him can be exposed on various recordings; I recommend Aotefeis, New York Shuffle, and Two Preludes to get an introductory sense of who Bonnet is as a musician and perhaps where it all comes from. The common thread amongst all of this is a virtuosic skill which enables completely authentic communication; when you listen to Bonnet, there’s no mistaking who you are listening to, or what he’s saying to you. There’s one more gig I’d like to mention for now: singers in town – amateur and professionals alike – may be interested in knowing that Renée Yoxon, the crossover jazz-folk-pop etc. singer from Montreal, will be performing and running a vocal workshop at 120 Diner on the afternoon and evening of March 12. The young Yoxon’s voice is clear and precise, the manner of delivery, frank and direct, honest. You may feel as though they are speaking directly to you. Adept at interpreting standards, covering and writing pop songs, scat singing, blending in with horns as though their voice were one, and so on – it seems that taking the opportunity to participate in this workshop would be a wise choice. I hope to see you folks in at least one of the clubs, without your winter coats. Happy March! Happy vernal equinox! Be well! Bob Ben is The WholeNote’s jazz listings editor. He can be reached at YOANN BEROS Every Sat The Happy Pals Dixieland jazz jam. Every Sun 10pm The National Blues Jam with Brian Cober. Every Wed 10pm Bruce Domoney. Harlem Restaurant 67 Richmond St. E. 416-368-1920 (full schedule) All shows: 7:30-11pm (unless otherwise noted). Call for cover charge info. March 3 JWT. March 4 Gyles. March 11 Fibralou. March 17 Madette. March 18 Kristin Fung. March 25 Jan-Jan. Hirut Cafe and Restaurant 2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560 Every Sun 3pm Open Mic with Nicola Vaughan PWYC. March 3 8pm In The Round Master Concert Series with Tony Quarrington, Herb Dale, Boris Buhot PWYC. March 7 8pm Finger Style Guitar Association PWYC. March 10 8pm Don Naduriak & Friends PWYC. March 11 8pm Ernest Lee Band PWYC/. March 30 9pm Hirut Hoot Cabaret . Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The Jazz Bistro, The 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299 March 2 8:30pm Colin Hunter & the Anthony Terpstra Seventet - Mostly Frank . March 3, 4 8:30pm Colin Hunter & the Joe Sealy Quartet . 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+. March 5 4pm Canefire . March 10 Dave Wiffen. March 11 Beverly Taft. March 17 Phoenix Jazz Group. March 18 Peripheral Vision. March 24 Carey West. March 25 Mica Barnes. March 31 Andy Klaehn. La Revolucion 2848 Dundas St. W. 416-766-0746 Every Tue 9pm Duets with Peter Hill and featured guests. Every Fri Les Petits Noveaux. Every Sat 7:30pm Saturday Night Jazz (lineup TBA). Local Gest, The 424 Parliament St. 416-961-9425 March 5 4:30pm Sherie Marshall & Mike Cado. Local Pub, The 396 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-535-6225 (full schedule) March 1 9pm Kitchen Orkestra. Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307 (full schedule) March 1 7:30pm Mardis Gras Madness feat. Alex Pangman & Her Alleycats, Red Hot Ramble (adv)/(door). March 2 7:30pm Vanito Brown (adv)/$22(door). March 3 7:30pm Samuel Bonnet Trio ; 10:30pm Yani Borrell & DJ Suave . March 4 10:30pm Viva Colombia & DJ Santiago Valasquez . March 5 7pm SHINE! Concert in support of the Shine Music Bursary. . March 7 7pm JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band Meets the U of T Jazz Orchestra (general)/(students). March 9 7:30pm Swingin’ With Oscar with The Remi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble $22(adv)/(door). March 10 7:30pm Evaristo Machado ; 10:30pm Marta Elena & Salsa Star & DJ Suave . March 11 10:30pm Conjunto Lacalu & DJ Santiago Valasquez . March 17 7:30pm Bob Brough ; 10:30pm Cafe Cubano 54 | March 1, 2017 - April 7, 2017

. March 18 10:30pm Ricky Franco & The P-Crew Orchestra & DJ Santiago Valasquez . March 22 7:30pm Influenced: A Tribute to Neo-Soul (adv)/(door). March 24 7:30pm Diane Roblin’s RECONNECT ; 10:30pm Papiosco y los Ritmicos & DJ Suave . March 25 10:30pm La Borinqueña & DJ Santiago Valasquez . March 31 7:30pm Joanna Moon ; 10:30pm Charangón del Norte & DJ Suave . Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club 951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440 (full schedule) All shows: PWYC. March 4 Samuel Bonnet Trio. Mây Cafe 876 Dundas St. W. 647-607-2032 (full schedule) March 24 Snaggle: Snarky Puppy Tribute. Mezzetta Restaurant 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687 (full schedule) All shows: 9pm, (unless otherwise noted). March 1 Roland Hunter Duo. March 8 Joel Sheridan (voice) with Nathan Hiltz (guitar). Monarch Tavern 12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833 (full schedule) March 13 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. March 5 Tania Gill & Beverly Taft. March 26 Lisa Particelli’s Girls’ Night Out East 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 w/ 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) 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 March 2 Hilario Duran (piano) Trio with Roberto Occhipinti (bass), Amhed Mitchel (drums). March 3 Canadian Jazz Quartet: Frank Wright (vibes), Nathan Hiltz (guitar), Pat Collins (bass), Don Vickery (drums) feat. Alison Young. March 4 Shannon Butcher (voice) Trio with Michel Shand (piano), Ross MacIntyre (bass). March 7 In Concert & Conversation with Gene DiNovi. March 9 Alex Pangman (voice) & Her Alleycats: Peter Hill (piano), Brigham Phillips (trumpet), Glenn Anderson (drums). March 10 Vaughan Misener (bass) Trio with Ted Quinlan (guitar), Kevin Dempsey (drums). March 11 Brian Blain’s ‘Second Saturdays’ Blues Campfire feat. Ken Whiteley (piano, guitar, mandolin), Paul Reddick (harmonica). March 16 Brigham Phillips (piano) Trio with Ted Quinlan (guitar), John Maharaj (bass). March 17 Andrew Scott (guitar) Trio with Jake Wilkinson (trumpet, piano), Jon Meyer (bass). March 18 Whitney Ross-Barris (voice) Trio with Attila Filas (piano), Jordan O’Connor (bass). March 23 Bernie Senensky (piano) Trio with Dave Young (bass), Ben Riley (drums). March 24 Zoe Chilco (voice) Quartet with John Deehan (sax), Danny McErlain (piano), Ron Johnston (bass). March 25 Pat Collins (bass) Trio with Tom Szczesniak (accordion, piano), Reg Schwager (guitar). March 30 Fern Lindzon (piano, voice) Trio with George Koller (bass), Nick Fraser (drums). March 31 Terry Promane (trombone) Trio with Ted Quinlan (guitar), Pat Collins (bass). 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. March 4 Richard Underhill Quartet. March 11 Roberto Occhipinti (bass) Quartet with Luis Deniz (sax), Ewen Farncombe (piano), Ian Wright (drums). March 18 Jazz Collective with Alexis Baro (trumpet), Luis Deniz, Jeff King (saxes), Stu Harrison (piano), Artie Roth (bass), Joel Haynes (drums). March 25 Sugar Daddies. Poetry Jazz Café 224 Augusta Ave. 416-599-5299 (full schedule) Remix Lounge 1305 Dundas St. W. (full schedule) Reposado Bar & Lounge 136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474 (full schedule) Every Wed Spy vs. Sly vs. Spy. Every Thu, 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: 9:45pm Every Tue, Sat Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm. Every Wed The Digs. Every Thu Stacey Kaniuk, Mary McKay. 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. March 1 6:30pm Johnny Griffith Trio; 9:30pm New York’s Harold Mabern with Kirk MacDonald Quartet. March 2 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:30pm New York’s Harold Mabern with Kirk MacDonald Quartet. March 3 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Lester McLean Trio; 9:45pm New York’s Dave Liebman with Mike Murley Quartet. March 4 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm John Cheeseman Big Band; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm Marito Marques Group. March 5 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble; 7pm Chase Sanborn & Bossa Trio; 9:30pm Montreal’s Sam Bonnet Trio. March 6 6:30pm University of Toronto student jazz ensembles; 9:30pm Humber College student jazz ensembles. March 7 6:30pm Julian Anderson-Bowes; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. March 8 6:30pm Johnny Griffith Trio; 9:30pm The Further Adventures of Jazz Money. March 9 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:45pm Mark Eisenman Quintet. March 10 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Lester McLean Trio; 9:45pm Mark Eisenman Quintet. March 11 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm Dave Young Quintet. March 12 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Club Django; 7pm Chase Sanborn & Bossa Trio; 9:30pm TBA. March 13 6:30pm University of Toronto student jazz ensembles; 9:30pm Humber College student jazz ensembles. March 14 6:30pm Julian Anderson- Bowes; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. March 15 6:30pm Johnny Griffith Trio; 9:30pm Soren Nissen. March 16 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:30pm Attila Fias Trio +1. March 17 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Lester McLean Trio; 9:45pm Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party. March 18 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Jerome Godboo; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm New York’s Dave Liebman with Mike Murley Quartet. March 19 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Jake Chisholm Quartet; 7pm Ken Aldcroft’s Hat & Beard Monk Tribute; 9:30pm New York’s Eric Divito Trio. March 20 6:30pm University of Toronto student jazz ensembles; 9:30pm Humber College student jazz ensembles. March 21 6:30pm Tonight @ Noon; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. March 22 6:30pm Ernesto Cervini Trio; 9:30pm New York’s John Raymond Trio. March 23 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:30pm Hannah Barstow Trio. March 24 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Laura Hubert Band; 9:45pm Lorne Lofsky Quartet. March 25 12pm The Sinners Choir; March 4 Quintessential Quintets: Words and Music Amanda Tosoff Quintet, Barbra Lica Quintet March 18 Ella Fitzgerald’s 100 th Birthday Tribute Darcy Hepner Jazz Orchestra Sophia Perlman, Vocals Toronto Centre for the Arts regular • students (with ID at box office). INFO: • Ticketmaster 1.855.985.2787 3:30pm George Lake Big Band; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm William & William Sextet. March 26 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Freeway Dixieland; 7pm Ken Aldcroft; 9:30pm Three Blind Mice. March 27 6:30pm University of Toronto student jazz ensembles; 8:30pm John McLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. March 28 6:30pm Tonight @ Noon; 9:30pm Montreal’s Sam Dickinson Trio. March 29 6:30pm Ernesto Cervini Trio; 9:30pm Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop feat. New York’s Joel Frahm. March 30 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:30pm Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop feat. New York’s Joel Frahm. March 31 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Laura Hubert Band; 9:45pm Lorne Lofsky Quartet. Salty Dog Bar & Grill, The 1980 Queen St. E. 416-849-5064 (full schedule) Every Tue, Wed Jazz Night. Sauce on the Danforth 1376 Danforth Ave. 647-748-1376 All shows: no cover . March 4 Stephen Stanley. March 11 Michelle Rumball. March 18 John Borra & Sam Ferrera. March 25 Catfish Blues. Seven44 (Formerly Chick ’n’ Deli/The People’s Chicken) 744 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-489-7931 (full schedule) All shows: 7:30pm Every Mon Big Band night. Tranzac 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137 3-4 shows daily, various styles. Mostly PWYC. Every Mon 10pm Open Mic Mondays. Every Fri 5pm The Friends of Hugh Oliver (folk). This month’s shows include: March 5, 19 5pm Monk’s Music. March 7 10pm Peripheral Vision. March 12 10pm The Lina Allemano Four. March 14 10pm Michael Davidson. March 19 7:30pm Connect. March 21 10pm Ryan Driver. March 28 10pm Nick Fraser Presents; The Brodie West Quintet. Presents April 8 Dueling Pianos Father & Son Eddie & Quincy Bullen plus Caribbean Jazz Collective LEAD SPONSOR MEDIA SPONSOR March 1, 2017 - April 7, 2017 | 55

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