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Volume 27 Issue 6 | April 15 - May 27, 2022

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Vol 27 No. 6. Here’s some of it: “Growing up in a house full of riches” – the Kanneh-Masons; “As if the music knows what it is doing” – J.S. Bach; “Better experienced than described” – Women from Space; “Stories set in prehistoric times are notoriously difficult to pull off without invoking nervous laughter” – Orphan Song; “To this day when I look at an audience, there’s some part of me that sees a whole bunch of friendly teddy bears wearing bow-ties” – Boris Brott. …. etc

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The ETCeteras | April 15 to May 27, 2022 MAINLY CLUBS, MOSTLY JAZZ ONLINE ON DEMAND & PODCASTS ● Arts@Home. A vibrant hub connecting Torontonians to arts and culture. Designed to strengthen personal and societal resilience through the arts. Click on ● Canadian Opera Company. Gianni Schicchi. Click on Available until Apr 30. ● Canadian Opera Company. In Winter. Click on ● Canadian Opera Company. Voices of Mountains. Click on Free. Available until Jun 15. ● Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir. Choral Concerts. Available at user/capellaregalis ● Glenn Gould Foundation. Nahre Sol: Reinventing the Classical, Part I. In this first part of an expansive interview, Nahre discusses her classical training and transition to multimedia forms of creative expression, as well as her wide range of musical influences. Listen on our website at ● Kevin Barrett. Live from Lockdown. Kevin Barrett does a livestreamed set of solo guitar tunes, coming directly from his Lockdown studio. Tune in to Kevin’s Facebook page on Friday at 4pm at ● Off Centre Music Salon. Shostakovich 24 Preludes, a Bechstein Piano and Boris: Telling Life Stories. Shostakovich: 24 Preludes. Boris Zarankin, piano; Julia Zarankin, host. Click on Available until June 30. LIVE REHEARSAL OPPORTUNITIES ● Etobicoke Community Concert Band. Full rehearsals every Wednesday night at 7:30pm. 309 Horner Ave. Open to all who are looking for a great band to join. Text Rob Hunter at 416-878-1730. ONGOING EVENTS ● Mix 669. Beyond the B-side: Open Mic @ The Mix 669. Adam Golding, host. 669 College St. 647-909-2109. cover. Weekly on Wed at 7pm. ONLINE GROUPS ● Recollectiv: A unique musical online meeting group made up of people affected by memory challenges caused by illness (such as dementia) or brain injury (stroke, PTSD, etc.) and their care partners. Participation is free with pre-registration. Email for meeting times, information and registration. Free event listings: Robert Horvath Quartet on the Drom Patio “Drom’s Safe Journey,” from page 25 Open since 2018 in the space previously occupied by Tortilla Flats, at 458 Queen St. W. – Drom Taberna has quickly become one of the city’s most exciting new destinations for live music, inventive drinks and, in the warmer months, an expansive outdoor patio space. Described as a “heartfelt homage” to “the lands that stretch from the Baltic to the Balkans to the Black Sea,” Drom Taberna celebrates Eastern European culture and heritage, with a special emphasis on the contributions of the Romani. (In the Romani language, “latcho drom” means “safe journey.”) Throughout pandemic lockdowns, Drom Taberna operated as a deli and was one of the first clubs to jump back on live music, first on its patio and then back inside, as restrictions allowed. Recently, on March 31, the venue hosted a belated New Year’s Eve party. Yes, you’ve read that correctly: a New Year’s Eve party, complete with multiple In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) ORI DAGAN LIVE MUSIC IS BACK! As venues begin to reopen, please consult their websites and social media directly to confirm their reopening plans, COVID-19 policies, and any other pertinent information to make your visit fun, safe, and enjoyable. Please remember to be kind and patient with venues, servers, and musicians as they reorient themselves. Enjoy! Live Concert June 5th 3:00 pm at Trinity-St. Paul’s For more details visit: ● Burdock 1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033 ● Cameron House 408 Queen St. W. 416-703-0811 ● Castro’s Lounge 2116 Queen St. E. 416-699-8272 ● C’est What 67 Front St. E. 416-867-9499 ● Drom Taberna 458 Queen St. W. 647-748-2099 ● Emmet Ray, The 924 College St. 416-792-4497 ● Grossman’s Tavern 379 Spadina Ave. 416-977-7000 ● Hirut Cafe and Restaurant 2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560 ● Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The ● Hugh’s Room 2261 Dundas St. W 416-533-5483 ● Jazz Bistro, The 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299 ● Jazz Room, The Located in the Huether Hotel, 59 King St. N., Waterloo. 226-476-1565 ● Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307 ● Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club 951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440 ● Mezzetta Restaurant 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687 ● Monarch Tavern 12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833 34 | April 15 - May 27, 2022

ands, a grill operating on the patio and champagne at midnight. It was, as the venue put it, an opportunity to party, for artists to play and make money, and for patrons to “look all hot and fancy.” The vibe at Drom Taberna, as one might surmise, is decidedly fun and high energy, with an emphasis on good times, good food and drink, and good music. Drom Taberna regularly presents jazz, world music, klezmer and many other styles of music, with a special emphasis on music of Eastern European origin. Performances in April include violinist Ed Vokurka, whose music is influenced by the 1930s Quintette du Hot Club de France, a group that included famed guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stéphane Grappelli; Tara Moneka, an Arabic singer, dancer, and percussionist, originally from Iraq; and Debi Botos, a Toront-based jazz manouche guitarist (and member of the illustrious musical Botos family) with roots in Hungary. Colin Story is a jazz guitarist, writer and teacher based in Toronto. He can be reached at on Instagram and on Twitter. WHO’S WHO? ONLINE DIRECTORIES INDEX The WholeNote has a wealth of information online that is not included in our print issues. Our Who's Who section at is where you'll find detailed profiles of music presenters (the Blue Pages), choirs (the Canary Pages) Summer Music Education, and Summer Music Festivals (the Green Pages). These directories are updated online as new submissions are received. As you start to make plans for musical activities over the summer, whether for yourself, your children, as amateurs or professionals, take a look below at the submissions to our annual Summer Music Education directory received by time of publication of this print issue. Full profiles are available online under our Who's Who tab, and more will be added as they come in, so check back often! BLUE PAGES DIRECTORY 2021-22 ORI DAGAN Viper’s Cloud performing at Drom Taberna ● Nice Bistro, The 117 Brock St. N., Whitby. 905-668-8839 ● Old Mill, The 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641 The Home Smith Bar: ● Pilot Tavern, The 22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716 ● Poetry Jazz Café 224 Augusta Ave. 416-599-5299 ● Reposado Bar & Lounge 136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474 ● Reservoir Lounge, The 52 Wellington St. E. 416-955-0887 ● Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The 194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475 ● Sauce on Danforth 1376 Danforth Ave. 647-748-1376 ● The Senator Winebar 249 Victoria St 416 364-7517 ● Smokeshow BBQ and Brew 744 Mt. Pleasant Rd 416-901-7469 ● Tranzac 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137 ● Aga Khan Museum ● Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto ● Amici Chamber Ensemble ● Art of Time Ensemble ● Attila Glatz Concert Productions (Salute to Vienna) ● Azrieli Foundation ● Barrie Concert Association ● Barrie Concert Band ● Canadian Music Centre ● Canadian Opera Company ● Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra ● Chorus Niagara ● Church of St. Mary Magdalene ● COSA Canada (Centre for Opera Studies & Appreciation) ● Counterpoint Community Orchestra ● DaCapo Chamber Choir ● Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western U ● Edison Singers ● Elmer Iseler Singers ● Ensemble Vivant ● Estonian Studies Centre ● Etobicoke Centennial Choir ● Etobicoke Community Concert Band ● Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra ● Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan ● Glionna Mansell Corporation ● Hannaford Street Silver Band JOIN THE CLUBS! IS YOUR VENUE • an informal listening room, • where food and/or drink may be part of the mix, • with listening to music the primary focus? “Mostly jazz” is not a rule! If you’re not listed above, and think you belong: April 15 - May 27, 2022 | 35

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