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Volume 10 Issue 10 - July/August 2005

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OPERA & MUSIC THEATRE greats of country music. Aug 3D·Sep 10. 247 Main St ., Port Dover. 888·779·77 03, 519· 583·2221 . (preview/Sat mat); ,. Hello Dolly. Stratford Festival. Music & lyrics by Herman. To November 6, various times. Festival Theatre, 55 Queen St., Stratford. 800·567·1600. · 00. /love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. Welcome Wood Productions. Aug 3·13. Brockville Arts Centre, 235 King St. West. 877-342·7122, 613·324·7122. ·. Into the Woods. Randolph Academy. Music & lyrics by Sundheim. Jeffrey Huard, musical director. July 26·30: 8:00. July 30: 2:00. Bathurst St. Theatre, 736 Bathurst. 416·872·1111. . Into the Woods. Stratford Festival. Music & lyrics by Sundheim. To October 30, various times. Avon Theatre, 99 Downie St., Stratford. 800·567·1600. · 00. Jesus Christ Superstar. Sunshine Festival Theatre Company. By lloyd Webber & Rice. To July 30, various times. Orilli a Opera House, corner of West & Mississaga Sts. 800·683·8747. ,. Kiss Me Kate. Sunshine Festival Theatre Company. By Porter & Spewack. Aug4·27, various times. Orillia Opera House, corner of West & Mississaga Sts. 800·683· 8747. ,. looking Back at Mac or Such is the life of a Band. Stone Fence Theatre. Musical. Aug 10·20. Wed·Sat: 7:30. Golden Lake ON. 866·31 0·1 004. before July 1, after. My Fair lady. Port Hope Festival Theatre. By Lerner & Loewe. Aug 11·28. Capitol Arts Centre, 20 Queen St., Port Hope. 800-434·5092, 905·885-1 071 . (pre· view/mat); $ 24(reg); (sr Sundays). · Nunsens11ll: Th11 Second Coming. Theatre Collingwood. Musical by Dan Goggin. Aug 3·13. Gayety Theatre, 161 Hurontario St., Collingwood. 866·382·2200, 705·445·2200. ,(18 & under). Rock and Roll. Welcome Wood Productions. Musical by John Grey. July 6· 16. Brockville Arts Centre, 235 King St. West. 877-342-7122, 613·324·7122. · . Scatter The Ashes. Georgian Theatre Festival. Musical by Trish Barclay & Marc Desormeaux with traditional Canadian folk music on fiddle, piano & guitar. July 26·30: 8:00; Wed, Thurs & Sat: 2:00. Meaford Opera House, 12 Nelson St. East. 888·541 ·4444, 519·538·3569. $ 28(eve); $ 23(mat); lsr/ youth Fridays). S11nsBs. Toronto Centre for the Arts. Song & dance concert celebrating the beauty & artistry of the modern Chinese woman. Tang Jia Li, dancer & other performers. July 9·31 , various times. 5040 Yonge St. 416· an 1111 . .75·.75. Sophi11 Tucker - l ast of th11 Red Hot Mamas. Showboat Festival Theatre. Musical by Valerie Boyle. Aug 17 ·Sep 3. Port Colborne ON. 888·870·8181, 905·.834·0833. .50; .50(preview/mat/sr); .50(st). Spirit of th11 Narrows. Blyth Festival. Jigs, reels, wa:tzes. Anne Lederman, writer; Gil Garrett, director; Anne Lederman & Capucine Onn, fiddlers. Sep 6,8,1 0: 2:00 & 42 8:00; Sep 7,9: 8:00. Blyth, ON. 877-862· 5984, 519·523·9300. ·(preview); ·(Tues eve·Thurs); .50· .50(Fri, Sat); (16 years & younger). The Enchant11d Forest. Patria Music Theatre Projects. Music by Schafer. Robert Desrosiers & Susan Spicer, directors; Michael Newnham, musical director; La Ji!Unesse Choir, Marie Anderson, conductor & other performers. Aug 24·28, Aug 31 ·Sep 2: 7:30. Bone Lake, Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve. 416·596·8585. ,. The Perfect life. Poor Alex Theatre. Musical by Jet Matas. Sean K. Andrews, Susan Dunstan, Aaron K yte, Michael Lazarovitch, Jet Matas & other performers; Wayne Gwillim, musical director. To July 3. Thurs to Sat: 8:00; Sun: 3:00. 296 Brunswick Ave.416·81N498. , (st). The VelvBteBn Rabbit. Toronto Music Garden. Musical retelling of children's tale. Camille Watts, flute/producer; Peter Pavlovsky, double bass; Erin Donovan, percussion. Aug 28: 4:00. 4 75 Queens Quay West. 416·973·4000. Free. The Wicked Best Revue. Red Barn Theatre. Musical revue featuring hits of the modern age of Broadway theatre. Stephen Patterson & Melissa Thomson, performers. August 23·27. Tues·Sat: 8:00; Wed, Thurs. Sat: 2:00. 991 Lake Dr. East, Jackson's Point. 905·722·3249, 888·733·22 76. , (mat/sr/st), (child 12 & under). The World Go11s 'Round - Th11 Songs of Kender & Ebb. Huron Country Playhouse - Playhouse II. David Rogers, director. Musical revue. July i 2·Sep 3. RR 111. B Line, Grand Bend. 888·449·4463, 519·238· 6000. ;(preview); (18 & under); group rate. The World Goes 'Round. Drayton Festival Theatre. Songs of Kander & Ebb. David Rogers, director. To July 9, various times. 33 Wellington St. South, Drayton. 888· 449·4463. They're Playing Our Song. Brockville Arts Centre. By Neil Simon; music by Marvin Hamlisch. To July 3. 235 King St. West, Brock ville. 877-342·7122. They're Playing Our Song. Gryphon Theatre. By Neil Simon; music by Marvin Hamlisch. July 4·9: 8:00; July 6: 2:00. Georgian College, 1 Georgian Dr., Barrie. 705· 728-4613. . Tristan. Shaw Festival. By Sportelli/ Turvey. Reading of musical based on a short story by Mann. Aug 21 : 7:00, Sep 1: 1:00. Donald and Elaine Triggs Pro ducti on Centre, 1 0 Queen's Parade, Niagara·on·the·Lake. 800· 511 ·7429. . Twist and Shout: The British Invasion. Huron Country Playhouse. Songs by the Beatles. Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Hollies, The Rolling Stones, Herman's Hermits & others. Aug 1 D·Sep 3. RR #1, B Line, Grand Bend. 8B8·449-4463, 519·238·6000. (preview ), (18 & under), group rate. Twist and Shout: Th11 British Invasion. King's Wharf Theatre. Songs by the Beatles, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Hollies, The Rolling Stones, Fierman's Hermits & others. July 13·Aug 6. 97 Jury Or., Discovery Harbour, Penetanguishene. 888· 449-4463, 705·549·5555. ; (18 & under); group rates. JAZZ: BEYOND THE LISTINGS continued from page 29 zetta, Jul 2), and others who regularly perform on the Toronto and national scene including Barry Elmes, Pat Collins and Kevin Turcotte. They inspired not only me but countless others to take the plunge and purse jazz as a life-long passion. A year ago, I was perfo rming regularly with the Toronto All-Star Big Band. I had fo rgotten until I was going through the summer concert and festival listings just how much this young ensemble plays - all across the province. It's worth going to hear them (check concert and festival listings for details), just to prove how hard young musicians are willing to work to achieve a high level of performance. And the connections they make will last a lifetime; After singing with TABB, musical director Jules Estrin invited me to sing with his band -the Top Brass Orchestra - alongside vocalist John Alcorn (July 6th, Montreal Bistro). I suppose that's another major milestone for this summer- my debut at a venue I've always wanted to play. This issue's club listings are not complete - many clubs do not have listings for August this far in advance, so wherever possible we have provided websites so you can keep yourself updated as the summer progresses. There are so many opportunities to hear great live jazz in Toronto and across Ontario and Quebec, listed in the magazine thi s month . In their press release fo r the summer, the Montreal Bistro had this to say: " ... This city has a wonderful reputation world-wide and the impending loss of The Top 0 ' The Senator is regrettable, but all the more reason to make sure you come out and support live performances. Tell your friends- spread. the good word about this music that we love." How true. This summer there is so much wonderful music to celebrate. I hope I'll see you and yours out enjoying some of the best music that this city has to offer! Have a wonderful summer. JAZZ: CONCERT QUICK PICKS .. For details on these concert quick picks, see the main concert listings: GTA, pages 45-65; further afield, pages 67-69 Friday July 01 12:30: Yonge·Dundas Square. Summer 12:30: Toronto AII·Star Big Band. Canada Serenade: Christopher Plock Trio. Day Concert. 7:30: Artists' Garden Cooperative. Plein Air 8:00: Toronto Downtown Jau Festival. Garden Concert: Polite Science/T dk Trio. Rea/Divas. Saturday July 02 8:00: Buena Vista Social Club. Omara PortuondoFiordeAmor Tour. 8:00: Junction Jazz. Jazz at St. Martins: Anthony Terpstra Seventet. 8:00: Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival. Madeleine Peyroux; lhasa de Seta. Slllday July 03 8:00: Toronto Downtown Jau Festival. Carlos de/Junco; Or. John. Monday July 04 6:00: WholeNote Magazine. Nine Mondays Salon: Jazz Hosted by WholeNote jau listings editor Sophia Perlman. Tuesday July 05 9:00: Allison Lynn/Wyndham Regency Orchestra. CO Release Concert. Wednesday July 06 12:30: Yonge·Dundas Square. Summer Serenade: Swing Rosie. 7:30: Artists' Garden Coo~erative. Plein Air Garden Concert: Margot Roi & Group. Friday July 08 8:00: Uptown Jau Festival. Gala Evening. Sunday July 1 0 2:00: Scarborough Civic Centre. Sunday Concert: Mike Danton. 6:30: Celebrate Toronto Street Festival. Wyndham Regency Orchestra. Wednesday July 13 Thursday July 14 7:00: North York Concert B11nd. Music Under the Stars. Friday ~uly 15 7:00: Toronto AII·Star Big Band. Distillery Music Festival Parti Gras Performance. Saturday July 16 12:00 noon: Toronto AII·Star Big Band. Oistillery Music Festival Parti Gras Performance. Tuesday July 19 8:00: Bill Frisell, jazz guitar. Thursday July 28 7:00: North York Concert Band. Music Under the Stars. 905· Sunday July 31 7:30: Mel Lastman Square. Sunday Serenades: They're Playing Our Song Radio Ensemble. Wednesday August 03 12:30: Yonge·Dundas Square. Summer Serenade: Eliana Cuevas, jazz vocalist. 7:30: Artists' Garden Cooperative. Plein Air Garden Concert: Double A Jazz. Thursday August 04 7:00: Toronto AII·Star Big Band. Dancing Till Oark. Sunday August 07 7:30: Mel Lastman Square. Sunday Serenades: Philips Westin Orchestra. Monday August 08 WWW, THEWHOLENOTE.COM ) ULY 1 -SEPTEMBER 7 2005

12:15: Church of the Holy Trinity. Music Mondays: T elata: Oebashis Sinha, Kathleen K;joka, lev on /chkhanian. Wednesday August 1 0 12:30: Yonge-Dundas Square. Summer Serenade: The Jazz Oaddys Sunday August 14 7:30: Mel Lastman Square. Sunday Serenades: Top Brass Orchestra. Wednesday August 17 7:30: Artists' Garden Cooperative. Plein Air Garden Concert: Michael K/eniec. Sunday August 21 7:30: Mel Lastman Square. Sunday Serenades: Priscilla Wright and her "All Girl Orchestra ~ Wednesday August 24 12:30: Yonge-Dundas Square. Summer Serenade: Dione Taylor, jazz vocals. Monday August 29 12:15: Church ofthe Holy Trinity.Music Mondays: Mirobolus String Trio. Wednesday August 31 7:30: Artists' Garden Cooperative. Plein Air Garden Concert: Steve Payne & Allerman 1055 Restaurant and Bar 1055 Yonge St. 416-482 8485 Alleycatz Every Mon Salsa Night. Every T ue Chris Plock Swing Extravaganza. Every Wed Joni Nehrita and Co. Every Thu The Flow W. Carlos Magan. Jul1, 16, 22, 29, Aug 19 Groove Matrix. Jul2, Aug 20 Sonic Mission. Jul9, 10, 15, 23, Aug 5, 6, 12, 13, 26, 27 Soutar. Alto Basso 718 College Street, (416) 534-9522 Every Sun Trans Mod Airways Ben Wicks 424 Parliament 416-961 -9425 www.benwicksoub.corn All shows start at 8 or 8:30. No cover. First Sat/month Myrna & Nick Van Weezerdenburg & the Downtown Jazz Band. Every 2nd Sat/ month Fern lindzon Trio 4th Sat/month Janine Blanchard Black Swan 154 Danforth Avenue, (416) 469-0537 Boiler House 55 Mill Street (416) 203-2121 C'estWhat67 Front St. E. 416-867-9499 Saturday afternoon traditional jazz from the Hot Five Jazzmakers Chick N'Deli 744 Mount Pleasant Rd (416) 489-3363 Big Band Music every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month Ellington's 805 St. Clair West FreeT1r11esCafe 320 College St Gate403 403 Roncesvalles 416-588 2930 Graffiti's Bar & Grill 170 Baldwin St. 416-506-6699 Every Wed. (6-8pm) James and Jay. Grasshopper Jazz & Blues Bar 460 Parliament St. 416-323-1210 Music starts at 10 No Cover. ] ULY 1 - SePTEMB ER 7 2005 Beyond the GT A TueSday July 05 12:15: Viola Camp 2005 Concert. Kelvin Enns, viola. Tuesday July 19 4:00: Karen Schuessler Singers. Missa Gaia I Earth Mass. JAZZ: CLUBS Saturday July 24 4:00: Leacock Summer Festival. Musically Interactive Reading. Orillia. Tuesday July 26 1 :30: Toronto All-Star Big Band./n the Miller Mood. Bright · Wednesday July 27 1 :30: Toronto All-Star Big Band./n the Miller Mood. Bright Thursday, July 28 1:30: Toronto All-Star Big Band./n the Miller Mood., Bright Saturday July 30 8:00: Toronto All-Star Big Band. /n the Miller Mood. Bright Thursday August 11 -8:00: Toronto All-Star Big Band.Muskoka lakes Music Festival· Big Band Concert. Every Fri: Michael Kleniec Grossman's Tavern, 379 Spadina Ave, 416-977-7000. Founded and led by Kid Bastien until his death in early 2003, the Happy Pals are still rocking the house Saturdays 4:00 to 8:00pm, or later. Every Mon laura Hubert, Every Sat Happy Pals · Home Smith Bar The Old Mill, 21 Old Mill Road, 416-236-2641 Jul1 ShawnNyswist Trio, Jui8MikeCado Ouo. Jul15 Harvey Pipher Trio. Jul22 Ooug Watson Trio. Jui29AndrewBoniwell0uo. Aug 5 Mart Namaro Trio. Aug 12 Kevin Barrett Ouo. Aug 19 Peter Smith Trio. Aug 26 Nick Brownman Ali Trio. Sept 2 Suzanna Oa Camara Trio. Hot House Cafe Market Square 416-366-7800 Jau brunch every Sunday, alternating weeks: Ken Churchill Quartet, 5spot Hugh's Room . 2261 Dundas West 416-531 -6604 Aug 2, 3, Jane Sibarry. L'Arte 2060 Dundas West Le Saint Tropez 315 King St W.416-591 -3600 live music, 7 days a week. Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas West. Jul 1 The Ali Brothers. Jul 2 Salsa Saturday wl Marron Matizado. Jul 8 Crista/ Cuban Fridays wl Evaristo Machado.Jul9 Salsa Saturday WI Cafe Cubano. Jul13 Gary ToppPresentsJesseDenatale. Jul 14 Movimiento! launch Party. Jul15 Crista/ Cuban Fridays wiCafe Cubano. Jul16 SlaSD Saturday wl Energia latina. Jul17 Small World MuiscPresentsNayaz. Jul21 Movimiento:Afro Colombian Funk wnh Plan-C. Jul22 Crista/ Cuban Fridays wl Ruben Vazquez + Friends. Jul 23 Salsa Saturday wl Cache. Jul28 Movimineto. Jul29 Crista/ Cuban Fridays wl Cafe Cubano. Jul30 Salsa Saturday wl Ricky Franco. Aug 4Moviminto: Wayove Farewell Show. Aug 11 Moviemiento: Sol Azul wl Southbound 2. Aug 12 Crista/ cuban Fridays wl Evaristo Machado. Aug 18 Movimiento Closing Party wl Fno Blanko. Aug 19 Crista! Cuban Fridays wl Cafe Cubano. Mezzetta 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687 "Wednesday Concerts in a Cafe" Sets at 9:00 and 10:15 pm. Reservations reconmended for first set. Jul1 Michael OcchipintiSic1lianJazz Trio, Jul 2MikeMurley, David Occhipinti, Jul3lorne lofsky, Rob Pihch. Jul13 Kye Marshall Oan lonescu, Jul20 Fern lindzon, George Koller. Jul 27 David French louis Simao, Aug 17 Adam Smale Don Thompson. Aug 24 Ron Davis, Sasha Boychouk. Aug 31 Andraw Boniwe/1, Rob McBrida Mezzrows 1546 Queen St. W. 416-535-4906 Parkdale neighborhood pub featuring jazz and blues on Saturday afternoons, Sunday evenings and a live jam every other Wednesday. Michelle's Brasserie 162 Cumberland St 416-944-1504 Montreal Bistro 65 Sherbourne 416-363-0179 Jul1 Oliver Jones Trio. Jul5 Allison Lynn and the Wyndham Regency Orchestra. Jul6 Top Brass Orchestra with John Alcorn and Sophia Perlman. Jul7-9 Adi Braun Quartet. Jul11 Barb Gordon Ouartet. Jul12 Romina Di Gasbarro Ensemble. Jul13 Julie Mahendran Quartet. Jul14-16 Swing Rosie. Jul13 Jim Galloway's Echoes Of Swing Jazz Sextet. Jul 19 Steve Koven Trio. Jul20 Andre Roy Trio. Jul21 HeatharBambrickOuintat. Jul25 Brian 0 Kane Ouintat. Jul 26 Kory Livingstone Trio. Jul 27 Fern lindzon Trio. Jul 28-30 /an Bargh Trio. Aug 3 Dania/a Nardi +DNA5. Aug 4-6 Russ little Ouintat. Aug B Upper Canada Col/ega Jazz Night. Aug 9 and 1 0 John Alcorn with Strings. Aug 11 Emilie Claire Barlow Quintet. Aug 16 - 20 Joe Sealy and Paul Novotny. Aug 22 John Stowell & Don Thompson. N'Awlins Jazz Bar and Dining 299 King St. W. 416-595-1958 Cajun style cooking and New Orleans style jau The Old Mill 21 Old Mill Road, 416-236-2641 Orbit Room • 50BA College St. 416-535-0613 Every Fri The Stick men, Every Sat The Oexters, Every Sun Oave Murphy Band, Every Mon Kevin Bren and the Sisters Euclid. Every T ue School of Roots, Every Wed LMT Connection, Every Thu Oe La Funk Pilot Tavern 22 Cumberland 416-923-5716 One ofT oronto's oldest watering holes, established in 1944 with a tradition of live jazz evf!SY Saturday afternoon. Reservoir Lounge 52 Wellington 416-955-0887 Every Mon Bradley and the Bouncers, Every T ues Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm, Every Wed Guest Performer Night, Every Thu Janice WWW.THEWHOLENOTE.COM Hagen Every.Fri Chet Valiant Combo, Every Sat Tony Cassis Revival 783 College St. Rex Jazz and Blues Bar 194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475 Mon-Fri 2 shows/evening, Sat, 3 shows/day, Sun 4shows/day Jul1 Runcible Spoon, Hugh Fraser & VEJI. Jul 2 Swing Shift Big Band, Chris Hunt Tenter+ J. laila Blali Trio, The Colour of Soul Jul3 The Red Peppers Dixieland, Club Ojango, Ron Davis Trio, Nancy Walker. Jul4 Peter Hill Trio, Rob Smith' and Kirk MacDonald Ouartet. Jul5 'Richard Whfteman Trio, Rex Jazz Jam. Jul6 Exnman, Rob Smnh and Kirk MacDonald Ouartet. Jul7 Kevin Ouain, Mike Murley Ouartet. J ul 8 Sarah Oe/1, Mike Murley Ouartet. Jul9 ed Voukurka, Darren Sigesmund Big Band, Holly Clark Ouartet, Oavide Virelles Ouintet. Jul1 0 UofT Jazz Workshop, The Grove Group, From B.C. Jamie Reynolds and Matt Stevens. Jul11 Peter Hill Trio, John Cheesman Big Band. Jul12 Jazzophones, Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Jul14 Kevin Ouain, Joe Sullivan &Andre Whfte. Jul15 Melissa Stylianou Trio, Joe Sullivan and Andrew Whfte. Jul16 Ed Vokurka, laura Hubert, Holly Clark, Vaughn Misner. Jul17 UofT Jazz Workshop, Beverly Taft Ouartet, Christine Bougie Trio, KevinBrowandtheComposersCo/e/ctive. Jul1 B Peter Hill Trio, Peter Kauffman with Roy Styffe. Jul19 Jazzophones, Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Jul 20 David Rotundo Presents, Kelly Perras *Undone ~ Jul22 Melissa Stylianou Trio, Tommy Ambrose with Norman Amadio. Jul23 Ed Vokurka Swing Ensemble, Raoul and the Big Time, Adam Smale and George Muscarello Duo, Ron Davis Ouartet. Jul24 UofT Jazz Workshop, les Singes Bleus, Christine Bougie Trio, Matt Newton's: The Music of Chris Potter. Jul25 Chris Hunt Tenter + 3, Peter Hill Trio, Jul26 Jazzophones, Classic rex Jazz Jam. Jul 27 Exnman, Oave Young Sextet. Jui28 Kevin Ouain, Ashley and Tyler Summers Ouartet. Jul 29 Melissa Sty!ianou Trio, Terra Hazelton & Her Easy Answers. Jul30 Ed Vokurka Swing Ensemble, Bruce Cassidy's Hotfoot Orchestra, Holly Clark Ouartet, Darren Sigesmund Ouintet. Safari Bar & Grill 1749AvenueRd 416-787-6584 Every Tues: Encore Jazz 8-11 Sassafraz 100 Cumberland 416-964-2222 Thu-Sun Washington Savage Sat, Sun (brunch) Roy Patterson Trio Spezzo Ristorante 140 York Blvd Richmond Hill 905-886-9703 Live Jau every Thursday. Top 0' the Senator 253 Victoria St. 416-364-7517 The Trane Club 964 Bathurst St. 416-913-8197 Every Sat in Jul. 5 Weeks For Grover Washington Jr. Jull Ouintat Sparandei. The Tranzac 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137 Apr 19 Elizabeth Shepherd Zazou 315KingSt.W. Live Jau every Friday and Saturday with Elizabeth Shepherd. 4 3

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