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Volume 14 - Issue 8 - May 2009

SECTION 3: jazz in the

SECTION 3: jazz in the clubsHOUSE GIGScontinued from p.18Unconventional vocalist TovaKardonne is a brave composerand astute arranger. The ThingIs, her Balkan-Jazz-Funk Fusion8-piece band, is devoted to oddtime signatures and raised elevenths;it’s challenging, refreshingand highly rewarding in a reallistening room ( TheThing Is performs at the TraneStudio May 31 at 8pm. (Notethat The WholeNote’s very ownJim Galloway gigs at The Rex at9:30pm the same night.)NOTE: Due to space limitations, theselistings are abridged. For full dailylistings, please Yonge St. 416-481-6865www.alleycatz.caEvery Mon Salsa Night with Frank BischunEvery Tue Whitney Smith’s “Swing House”with vocalist Jen SagarEvery Wed Jasmine Bailey & Co. Jazz & SoulMay 1 Soular. May 2 Soular. May 8 GrafittiPark. May 9 Grafitti Park. May 15 Lady Kane.May 16 Liquid. May 22 Lady Kane. May 23Lady Kane. May 29 Lady Kane. May 30 Liquid.Annex Live, The296 Brunswick Ave. 416-929-3999www.theannexlive.comEvery Thursday Julie McGregor & NormAmadio 7-10pmEvery Friday Whitney Smith & Jake Wilkinson7:30-10:30pmBlack Swan, The154 Danforth Ave. 416-469-0537Every Wed The Danforth Jam w/ Jon Long andFriends 9:30pmCastro’s Lounge2116 Queen Street East 416-699-8272 NOCOVEREvery Sun Jeremy Rouse Trio (Jazz/Roots) 6-9pmEvery Mon Smokey Folk (Bluegrass/Rockabilly)9:30pmChalkers Pub Billiards & Bistro247 Marlee Avenue, (complete scheduleonline)Every Wed Girls Night Out Vocalist-FriendlyJazz Jam 8:30-12 with host Lisa Particelli(vocals/flute) Peter Hill (p) Ross MacIntyre (b)Norman Marshall Villeneuve (d)Every Thu International Latin Night: DanceLesson 7-9, Band 9pm-2amEvery Sat Dinner Jazz 6-9pmEvery Sun Norman Marshall Villeneuve JazzBrunch 12-3pm; Jazz Up Your Sundays 7-10pmMay 2 Nancy Walker Quartet. May 3 FrankBotos Quartet. *May 6 Neal Caine Quintet feat.Jason Marsalis 7-9pm. May 9 RosemaryGalloway Quartet. May 10 Dave RestivoQuartet. May 16 Bonnie Brett Quartet. May 17no music. May 23 Richard Underhill Quartet.May 24 David French “1301” Quartet. May 28Lady Son.Chick N’ Deli744 Mount Pleasant Rd. (music schedule online)Cobourg, The533 Parliament St. 416-913-7538Jazz Sundays 9PMNO COVERCommensal, Le655 Bay St. 416-596-9364www.commensal.caJazz Fridays and Saturdays 6:30pm - 9:30pmNO COVERCorktown, The175 Young St. Hamilton 905-572-9242Sets at 8pm and 10pm, Coverwww.thecorktownpub.caEvery Wed Jazz @ The Corktown hosted byDarcy HepnerDominion on Queen500 Queen St. East (complete schedule)Every Tue French Gypsy Jazz Jam with hostWayne Nakamura. 8:30pm, pwyc.Every Wed Corktown Ukulele Jam, 8pmEvery Sat Bill Colgate with Special Guests, 4-7pm, pwycMay 1 Lennon Fogg Blues Band. May 2 ChaserBlues Band. May 3 Next Generation Jazz Jamwith host Robert Scott. May 8 Tim Turvey Jazz.May 9 Eric St. Laurent. May 10 Mother’s DayFundraiser. May 15 George Grosman’sBohemian Swing. May 16 Jim Clayton VibeQuartet. May 17 Next Generation Jazz Jamwith host Robert Scott. May 23 Paul Reddickand the Firemen. May 24 Sean Pinchin Blues.May 25 Big Smoke Big Band. May 29 East EndComedy Revue. May 30 Bradley & the Bouncers.May 31 Sean Pinchin Blues.Drake Hotel, The1150 Queen Street West (full calendar)Every Sun 1-4pm Big Rude Jake Brunch.Forte Bistro and Lounge133 Richmond Street West 416-867-1909www.fortebistro.caEvery Wed Live Jazz 6:30-9:30pm with KiraCallahan.Gate 403403 Roncesvalles 416-588-2930www.gate403.comNO COVER, Pay What You CanLIVE JAZZ/BLUES EVERY NIGHT (completeschedule online)Every Tuesday Julian Fauth/James Thomson/Tim Hamel Blues 9-12Every Wednesday Patrick Tevlin’s NewOrleans Rhythm 9-12Every Saturday Bill Heffernan & Friends 5-8May 1 Mike Field Jazz Duo, Incline. May 2 BillHeffernan & Friends, Bartek Kozminski’s ElMosaico Flamenco-Jazz Fusion. May 3 MalcomnLevin Jazz Brunch, Starry Nights, Jerry QuintyneJazz Duo. May 8 Nadia Jazz Trio, Max SennittJazz Band. May 9 Bill Heffernan & Friends, TheCafé Ole. May 10 Steve-Paul Simms Blues Duo,Janelle Monique Jazz Trio, Dino Dominelli JazzTrio. May 15 Ventana 5 Jazz Band, Das Quintet.May 16 Bill Heffernan & Friends, Herb & RayJazz Trio. May 17 Tony Desmarteau Jazz &Blues, Joanna Morra & France St. Trio, CliffOjala Jazz Band. May 22 Fraser Melvin BluesBand, Mr. Rick & the Biscuits. May 23 BillHeffernan & Friends, Peter Hill Jazz Band. May24 Ori Dagan & Jordan O’Connor Bass & VoiceBrunch, Amy Noubarian Jazz Duo, Karen NgJazz Quintet. May 29 Donna Green Swing Band,Elizabeth Shepherd Jazz Band. May 30 BillHeffernan & Friends, Jake Chisholm Blues Band.May 31 The Tattooed Kids Bastmeyer, JoelHartt Jazz Duo, Zach Sutton Jazz Band.Grossman’s Tavern “Toronto’s Home of theBlues”379 Spadina Ave. (complete schedule)NO COVEREvery Sat Matinee The Happy Pals matinee 4-8pm.Every Sun Nicola Vaughan Acoustic Jam 4-9pm, The Nationals with Brian Cober: DoubleSlide Guitar Open Stage Jam 9:30pm-2am.Harlem Restaurant67 Richmond Street East 416-368-1920www.harlemrestaurant.comNO COVER Jazz Fridays & Saturdays 7:30-11:00pmHome Smith Bar see Old Mill, TheHugh’s Room “Toronto’s home of live Folk andRoots”2261 Dundas Street West (complete music schedule)Joe Mama’s317 King Street West 416-340-6469Live music every night, specializing in Motownand Rhythm & BluesEvery Sun Bernie Senensky Organ Trio withNathan Hiltz & Sly Juhas.Latinada1671 Bloor Street West 416-913-9716www.latinada.comLive Music Wednesday to SundayLula Lounge1585 Dundas West (complete schedule online)May 1 Tena Palmer & Reg Schwager, BrahmaFolia. May 2 Salsa Party with Moda Eterna.May 3 Edgardo Moreno & Friends feat. AyerkanEnsemble. May 8 Lulaworld ’09: Bomba! / MarioAllende, Lulanda Jones, Aline Morales Band.May 9 Lulaword ’09: Ricardo Lemvo andSalsAfrica. May 10 Lulaworld ’09: Mothers DayBrunch with Mistura Fina, Diva Night. May 15Lulaworld ’09: Persian Version, Batucada Carioca.May 16 Lulaworld ’09: Havana Norte with theRoberto Linares Brown Orchestra. May 17Lulaworld ’09: Kewsi Selassie CD Launch,Nightclub Safe Tricks and Dips Workshop. May23 Lady Son Y Articulo Veinte. May 24 JustAnother Sunday Afternoon. May 29 Viver Brazil:Dance, Music & Capoeira.Manhattan’s Music Club951 Gordon St., Guelph. 519-767-2440www.manhattans.caMezzetta Middle Eastern Restaurant681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687www.mezzettarestaurant.comEvery Wed Jazz Series: sets at 9:00 and10:15. Cover -10Momo’s Bistro664 The Queensway, Etobicoke 416-252-5560www.momosbistro.comN’Awlins Jazz Bar and Dining299 King St. W. 416-595-1958www.nawlins.caEvery Mon Terry Logan.Every Tue Stacie McGregor.Every Wed Jim Heineman Trio.Every Thu Blues Night with Guest Vocalists.Every Fri/Sat All Star Bourbon St. Band.Every Sun Terry Logan.Old Mill, TheHome Smith Bar & Grill, 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641www.oldmilltoronto.comEvery Thursday Russ Little Trio 7-10pm, minimum per personRon Davis & Friends Fridays & Saturdays 8-11pm, Cover Charge .May 1 & 2 Ron Davis Trio. May 8 & 9 LeeWallace Trio. May 15 & 16 Heather BambrickTrio. May 22 & 23 Kieran Overs Duo. May 29& 30 Janelle Monique Trio.Pantages Martini Bar and Lounge200 Victoria St. 416-362-1777Every Fri Robert Scott.Every Sat Solo Piano: Various artists.Pilot Tavern, The22 Cumberland 416-923-5716www.thepilot.caJazz Saturdays 3:30 – 6:30NO COVERMay 2 Jake Wilkinson. May 9 Alex DeanQuartet. May 16 Kollage. May 23 Perry WhiteQuartet. May 30 Don Palmer Quartet.Press Club, The850 Dundas St. W. 416-364-7183www.thepressclub.caEvery Tue Open JamEvery Second Wed Jazz Jam hosted bytrombonist RJ Satchithananthan.Quotes220 King Street West 416-979-7697“Fridays at Five” with Don Vickery’s CanadianJazz Quartet and featured guest:May 1 Tom Szczesniak. May 8 Kevin Turcotte.May 15 John MacMurchy. May 22 TerryPromane. May 29 John MacLeod.Reservoir Lounge, The52 Wellington St. E. 416-955-0887www.reservoirlounge.comEvery Mon Sophia Perlman and the Vipers.Every Tue Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm.Every Wed Bradley and the Bouncers.Every Thu Janice Hagen.Every Fri Big Rude Jake’s Swingin’ Sextet.Every Sat Tory Cassis.Every Sun Luke Nicholson and the Sunday NightService.Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar, The194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475www.therex.caLIVE JAZZ/BLUES EVERY NIGHT (completeschedule online)Every Monday in May Peter Hill Quintet6:30pmEvery Tuesday in May Sly Juhas Trio6:30pmEvery Tuesday Classic Rex Jazz Jam 9:30pmEvery Wednesday in May Griffith-Hiltz Trio6:30pmEvery Friday Hogtown Syncopators 4-6pmMay 1 Hogtown Syncopators, Carey WestGroup, Benny Goodman Tribute. May 2 Abbey’sMeltdown, George Lake Big Band, Sara Dell, TaraDavidson Group. May 3 Humber CollegeCommunity Music School Recitals, The Maisies,Andrew Downing Group. May 8 HogtownSyncopators, Carey West Group, Matt StevensTrio. May 9 Abbey’s Meltdown, Blue Room, SaraDell, Mike Allen Group. May 10 ExcelsiorDixieland Jazz Band, Bohemian Swing, TheMaisies, Trevor Falls Collective. May 15Hogtown Syncopators, Carey West Group,McGill University Band. May 16 Abbey’sMeltdown, Jake Chilsholm Group, Sarah Dell,Bob Brough Quartet. May 17 Excelsior DixielandJazz Band, Dr. Nick & the Rollercoasters, The40 WWW.THEWHOLENOTE.COMMAY 1 – JUNE 7 2009

Maisies, Gord Sheard Latin Jazz. May 22Hogtown Syncopators, Artie Roth Trio, HendrikMeurkens Quintet. May 23 Abbey’s Meltdown,Laura Hubert Band, Sara Dell, Periphera Vision.May 24 Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, ClubDjango, The Maisies, Julia Cleveland Group.May 29 Hogtown Syncopators, Artie Roth Trio,Dave Neill Quartet. May 30 Abbey’sMeltdown, Swing Shift Big Band, TerraHazelton CD Release. May 31 ExcelsiorDixieland Jazz Band, Freeway Dixieland Band,The Maisies, Jim Galloway Band.Spice 11105 MacDonell Street, Guelph 519-821-3343www.spice11.comMay 10 Mother’s Day with Monica Chapman& Joshua GoodmanStatlers Piano Lounge487 Church Street (complete scheduleonline)MAIN FLOOR: NO COVEREvery Mon Curtains Down Cabaret Open Micwith Jenni Burke & Michael BarberEvery Thu Open Mic with Anne-MarieLeonard; Every Fri, Sat, Sun Live Music.May 9 Ori Dagan & Nancy Walker 5-8pm;May 16 Ori Dagan & Dave Restivo 5-8pm.Stone Grill, The51B Winchester 416-967-6565www.stonegrillonwinchester.comEvery Sun Jazz Brunch 12-3 with ArchieAlleyne, Robi Botos, Artie Roth and SpecialGuestsTen Feet Tall1381 Danforth Avenue, 416-778-7333www.tenfeettall.caFirst Saturday of each month Live R&B 9pmSunday Jazz Matinee 3:30-6:30NO COVERMay 3 The Lesters feat Tory Cassis. May 10Ross MacIntyre and the Sidemen. May 17 DaveHutchinson Trio. May 24 The Satin Dolls feat.Ilana Waldston. May 31 Andrew Downing Trio.Tequila Bookworm512 Queen Street West 416-603-7335 (completeschedule online)Modern/Experimental Jazz Monday, Thursday,Saturday at 9pm, PWYCMay 2 Ghost Feticsh: Clara Engel. May 9 BoneMerrow feat, Jay Merrow & Steve Ward. May16 Indigone Trio, Arkana Music. May 23 KenMcDonald Quartet. May 30 Trio Dangereux.Trane Studio964 Bathurst St. (complete scheduleonline)May 2 Tiki Mercury-Clarke Quartet. May 3Duane Andrews. May 8 Lyne Tremblay. May 9Margot Roi. May 31 The Thing Is.Tranzac292 Brunswick Ave. (complete listings, variousgenres)Every Sat Jamzac Open Acoustic Jam 3pmEvery Mon Open Mic Music Nights withGuest Hosts, 10pmEvery Tue St. Dirt Elementary School 7:30pmEvery Fri The Foolish Things, 5pmZemra Bar & Lounge778 St. Clair Ave. W 416-651-3123www.zemrabarlounge.comEvery Wed Open Mic and JamEvery Fri Live Music FridaysSECTION 4: announcements, masterclasses, etceteraANNOUNCEMENTS*May 1 1:00-5:00: New Adventures inSound Art. Deep Wireless Festival of Radio& Transmission Art: Media Launch & OpenHouse. Opportunity for the public and media toexperience radio and transmission first-hand aswell as to sample upcoming highlights of thefestival. NAISA space, Artscape WychwoodBarns, 601 Christie St. #252. 416-652-5115.Free.*May 2 6:00: Kingston Symphony. Galaand Wine Auction. Gourmet food, fine wine &entertainment with a Cuban flair. Donations offine wines from your private collectionaccepted. Italo-Canadian Club, 1174 ItaliaLane, Kingston. 613-530-2050. 0.*May 3 4:30am-7:00am: NewAdventures in Sound Art/City ofMississauga. Deep Wireless Festival ofRadio & Transmission Art: International DawnChorus Day Celebration. Worldwidecelebration of Nature’s daily Miracle, thechorus of sound initiated by birds at sunrise.Birders will be on-hand to help us identify thebirds. Lakefront Promenade Park, 800Lakefront Promenade. 416-652-5115. Free.*May 3 7:00-10:00: ContinuumContemporary Music. Ballroom Blitz – aContinuum Fundraiser. Music and talk, foodand drink; silent auction. Guests: James Rolfe,composer; Lewis DeSoto, author;performances by Continuum’s musicians.Gladstone Hotel Ballroom 1214 Queen St.West. 416-924-4945. 0 ( taxreceipt). Proceeds support Continuum’soperating funds and SHIFT.*May 6 6:15: Canadian Opera Company.Appetite for Opera: A Midsummer Night’sDream. Gourmet event designed to delight andintrigue opera novices and fans. 6:15: cocktailreception; 7:00: multi-course dinner; eachcourse accompanied by a specially chosenwine; insights on food, wine and opera by COCSpeakers Bureau representative RobertMorassutti and chef Kreg Graham. HiltonToronto’s Tundra Restaurant, 145 RichmondStreet West. 416-860-6800,*May 6 7:00-9:00: New Adventures inSound Art. Deep Wireless Festival of Radio& Transmission Art: Opening of Two GalleryInstallations. Radio Art Salon curated byDarren Copeland; Phoning in the Answer byJohn Gzowski and Camellia Koo.Installations continue: May 7-23,Thursday, Friday, Sunday: 1:00-4:00;Saturday: 10am-2:00. The Loop StudioCentre for Lively Arts, Artscape WychwoodBarns, 601 Christie St. #170. 416-652-5115. Pwyc.*May 7 6:00-10:00: New Adventures inSound Art. Deep Wireless Festival of Radio& Transmission Art: Opening of Gowanus:Over/Under-Water by Kevin T. Allen. A studyof the endangered soundscape of the GowanusCanal in Brooklyn, NY, combining binauralunder-water and over-water sound recordingswith stereoscopic images. Installationcontinues: May 8-31, Saturday &Sunday noon-5:00. The Gladstone Hotel,second floor, 1214 Queen St. West. 416-652-5115. Free.*Orchestras Mississauga. 14th AnnualGiant Used Book Sale. Donations of books,records, CDs, DVDs, tapes, videos, puzzles,games, comics, sheet music are requested.(NOT accepted: magazines, encyclopedias,Readers Digest Condensed Books, NationalGeographic.) Drop off at the Sheridan Centre,Lower Level, Fowler Street Entrance,Mississauga, Tuesdays 1:00-4:00,Thursdays 9am-12 noon. Pick ups: 647-866-7253. Sale dates: September 17-20, 2009.LECTURES/SYMPOSIA*May 5 7:30: Soundstreams Canada.Salon 21: A Salon for a New Era. TheHonourable Adrienne Clarkson will host anevening with Tim Albery, director of Schafer’sopera The Children’s Crusade. Please remainafter the talk to mingle & enjoy a drink, andvisit the current Museum exhibit. JaimeKennedy Restaurant, The Gardiner Museum,111 Queens Park. Advance registrationrequested:*May 9 9:30am-1:00: Canadian OperaCompany/Jackman Humanities Institute/Munk Centre for International Studies/U of T Faculty of Music. The OperaExchange: Antique Fables and Fairy Toys:Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.Topics include: Shakespeare’s romanticcomedy and the adaptation’s libretto andmusical setting; the opera in the context ofBritten’s life and work; and, a performancebasedworkshop that explores the criticalapproaches to the music of Benjamin Britten.toronto children’s chorusElise Bradley, Artistic Director“Join the ChorusBring your child’s love of singing and theToronto Children’s Chorus will provide anexceptional musical education. Over 350children between the ages of 6 and 17 enjoythe life-enhancing experience of singing inone of the world’s finest treble choirs.Audition for the Chorus in May 2009!there is nothingabout myaveragedesire”MAY 1 – JUNE 7 2009 WWW.THEWHOLENOTE.COM41

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