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Volume 17 Issue 10 - July/August 2012

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countertenor; Tyler Duncan, baritone. SAC. ( for series of 2 Tafelmusik concerts); 3:00:BargeMusic: Speed Control’s From Rags toRock. MB. Free.• August 22 2:00: International Piano SeriesConcert #4: Gabriela Montero. (0 for seriesof 4 piano concerts).• August 23 11:15am: Young KeyboardCanadians in Recital: Sheng Cai. SAC. ;12:30: BargeMusic: Heavyweights Brass Band.MB. Free.• August 24 11:15am: Young KeyboardCanadians in Recital: Lucas Porter. SAC. ;12:30: BargeMusic: Heavyweights Brass Band.MB. Free; 9:00: Jane Bunnett & the Spirits ofHavana with the Heavyweights Brass Band. CR.; (dinner and show).• August 25 11:00am: Music at Rundles #6with George Meanwell: Songs of Travel: Arrival.RR. .95 (includes lunch); 11:15am: YoungKeyboard Canadians in Recital: Lucas Porter.SAC. ; 12:30: BargeMusic: HeavyweightsBrass Band. MB. Free; 3:00: BargeMusic:Heavyweights Brass Band. MB. Free; 8:30:Saturday Coffee House Special: John Till &Eugene Smith. RC. . 11:00pm SaturdayCoffee House Special: John Till & Eugene Smith.RC. .• August 26 11:00am: Music at Rundles #6with George Meanwell: Songs of Travel: Arrival.RR. .95 (includes lunch); 2:30: BargeMusic:London Fire Fighters Pipe Band. MB. Free.Summer Sintings – Jamaica 50July 5 to July 26Various locations, Toronto, ON416-346-4103www.jamaica50.caSummerfolk Music & Crafts FestivalAugust 17 to August 19Kelso Beach Park, Owen Sound, ON519-371-2995www.summerfolk.orgSweetWater Music FestivalSeptember 21 to September 23Owen Sound and Leith, ON519-371-2833www.sweetwaterfestival.caTD SunfestJuly 5 to July 8London, ON519-672-1522www.sunfest.on.caAll concerts held at Victoria Park, 509 ClarenceStreet, London.FREE admission.Full performance details (times and locationswithin the park) can be found in the TD Sunfestprogram available for purchase at the festival.July 5 line-up: Alpha Yaya Diallo; Bombolesse;Cristal; Delhi 2 Dublin; Luca Ciarla Quartet.July 6 line-up: Alpha Yaya Diallo; Arifa;Bombolesse; CaboCuba Jazz; Cristal; Dehli 2Dublin; Kaja; Le Vent du Nord; Los Gaiteros deSan Jacinto; Luca Ciarla Quartet; Mdungu; PaloCruzao; LYY; Wazimbo.July 7 line-up: Alejandra Robles; Antler RiverProject; Arifa; CaboCuba Jazz; Calypso Rose;Christine Tassan et Les Imposteurs; Cristal;David Alvarez and Juego de Manos; DavidWoodhead`s Confabulation; Five Alarm Funk;Gadji-Gadjo; Joaquin Diaz; Kaja; La ChivaGantiva; Lazo; Le Vent du Nord; Les Tamboursde Brazza; Locos Por Juana; Los Gaiteros de San50S. Summer FestivalsJacinto; LYY; Matuto; Mdungu; Palo Cruzao;Souljazz Orchestra; Wazimbo.July 8 line-up: Alejandra Robles; Arifa;CaboCuba Jazz; Calypso Rose; Christine Tassanet Les Imposteurs; Cristal; Dave Young Quintet;David Alvarez and Juego de Manos; Five AlarmFunk; Gadji-Gadjo; Joaquin Diaz; La ChivaGantiva; Lazo; Le Vent du Nord; Les Tamboursde Brazza; Locos por Juana; Los Gaiteros de SanJacinto; LYY; Matuto; Mdungu; Palo Cruzao; PhilDwyer; Souljazz Orchestra.TD Toronto Jazz FestivalJune 22 to July 1Toronto, ON416-928-9033www.torontojazz.comTelephone number for ticketed events isTicketmaster at 1-855-985-5000.Concerts in the festival’s Club Series appear inthe listings, section C: In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz).NPS – Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen StreetWestOS – Outdoor Stage, Nathan Phillip Square, 100Queen Street WestPSP – Pure Spirits Patio, Distillery District, 55Mill StreetSDM – Shops at Don Mills, 1090 Don Mills RoadTS – Trinity Stage, Distillery District, 55 MillStreet• July 1 12:00: Jazz.FM91 Youth Big Band.TS. Free; Pat Collins Accordion Trio. PSP. Free;3:00: Griffith Hiltz Trio. PSP. Free; 3:00: LemonBucket Orkestra. SDM. Free; 3:00: NormanMarshall Villeneuve`s Jazz Message Quartet.TS. Free; 5:00: Diana Salvatore. OS. Free; 8:00:Tower of Power (Opening: Sierra Leon’s RefugeeAll-Stars). NPS. .• July 2 12:00: Ross Wooldridge Trio. TS. Free;3:00: Excelsior Jazz Band. TS. Free.Toronto Summer Music FestivalJuly 17 to August 4Toronto, ON647-430-5699www.torontosummermusic.comFor tickets call 416-408-0208.KH – Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre forPerformance and Learning, 273 Bloor StreetWestWH – Walter hall, Edward Johnson Buildingat the University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s ParkCrescentHH – Hart House Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle,University of Toronto• July 17 7:30: Opening Night Featuring AndréLaplante. Bach/Bussoni: Organ Toccata; Ravel:Oiseaux tristes; La vallée des cloches; Sonatine;Morel: Deux études de sonorité; Liszt: Années depèlerinage, Première année: Suisse (selections).KH. ; (sr); (under 35).• July 18 7:30: Gerald Finley and StephenRalls: Songs of Europe. Loewe: Four Songs;Schumann: Liederkreis; Grieg: Six Songs;Sullivan: The Lost Chord; Scott: Lord Randall:Britten: Four Folk Songs. Gerald Finley, baritone;Stephen Ralls, piano. KH. ; (sr); (under35).• July 19 10:00am: Masterclass with GeraldFinley. See section D, “The ETCeteras,” underMasterclasses; 7:30: Seoul Spring FestivalEnsemble: Music of France. Françaix: String Trio;Fauré: Piano Quartet No.1; Chausson: Concertfor Piano, Violin and String Quartet. KH. ;(sr); (under 35). 6:15: Pre-concert talkwith Rick Phillips: “French Chamber Music – balanced,proportioned, clear ... and profound”; onlythewholenote.comopen to concert ticket holders.• July 20 7:30: The Borodin String Quartet:Music of Russia. Borodin: String Quartet No.2:Rachmaninov: Romance (String Quartet No.1);Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.3. WH. ;(sr); (under 35). 6:15: Pre-concert talkwith Rick Phillips: “The Russian Soul – melancholicor misunderstood?”; only open to concertticket holders.10:00: Friday Late Night with Music and Videosfrom Louis Dufort and Friends. Electroacousticmusic. HH. .• July 21 4:00 and 7:00: TMSF Mentors andFellows Concerts. Chamber music of Brahms andFauré. Featuring members of the Seoul SpringFestival Ensemble and TSMF Academy Fellows.WH. ; (sr); (under 35).• July 24 10:00am: Masterclass with CraigRutenberg. See section D, “The ETCeteras,”under Masterclasses; 7:30: The ZuckermanChamber Players. Shostakovich: Piano Quintet;Schumann: Piano Quintet. ; (sr);(under 35). 6:15: Pre-concert talk withRyan McLelland: “Cyclicism and Historicism inSchumann’s and Shostakovich’s Piano Quintets”;only open to concert ticket holders.• July 25 12:00: Outreach Concert with TMSFAcademy Fellows. North York Central Library,5120 Yonge St. Free; 7:30: The Vienna PianoTrio: Music of Germany and Austria. Haydn:Piano Trio No.18; Brahms: Piano Trio No.2;Schumann: Piano Trio No.1. WH. ; (sr);(under 35). 6:15: Pre-concert talk withRyan McLelland: “Two Joyous Journeys ofSchumann and Brahms”; only open to concertticket holders.• July 26 12:00: Outreach Concert with TSMFAcademy Fellows. The Church of the Redeemer,162 Bloor St. W. Free; 7:30: The Gryphon Triowith Scott St. John and Steven Dann: Music ofBohemia. Dvořák: Sonatina for Violin and Piano;Piano Quintet No.2; Smetana: Piano Trio. KH.; (sr); (under 35). 6:15: Pre-concerttalk with Ryan McLelland: “Can Chamber Musicfor Strings and Piano be Czech?”; only open toconcert ticket holders.• July 27 10:00am: Masterclass withWolfgang Redik. See section D, “TheETCeteras,” under Masterclasses; 7:30: TheToronto Reunion: Music of Germany and Russia.Brahms: Sextet No.1; Tchaikovsky: Souvenir deFlorence. Mark Fewer and Scott St. John, violin;Steven Dann and Sharon Wei, viola; MathiasGredler and Shauna Rolston, cello. WH. ;(sr); (under 35). 6:15: Pre-concert talkwith Ryan McLelland: “Towards the Limitsof Chamber Music: Sextets of Brahms andTchaikovsky”; only open to concert ticket holders;10:00: Friday Late Night from Belgium withComboio. HH. .• July 28 4:00 and 7:30: TSMF Mentors andFellows Concerts. Chamber Music of Brahmsand Schumann. Featuring members of the ViennaPiano Trio, Mark Fewer, Scott St. John, StevenDann, Sharon Wei and TSMF Academy Fellows.WH. ; (sr); (under 35).• July 31 10:00am: Masterclass with IanBrown. See section D, “The ETCeteras,” underMasterclasses; 7:30: National Youth Orchestraof Canada: Music of Russia, Italy and Hungary.Respighi: Fontana di Roma: Prokofiev: Suite fromRomeo and Juliet: Gilbert: New Work; Bartók:Concerto for Orchestra. Alain Trudel, conductor.KH. ; (sr); (under 35).• August 1 12:00: Outreach Concert withTSMF Academy Fellows: Barrie Colours ofMusic Festival. Hi-Way Pentecostal Church,50 Anne St. N. Barrie. ; free(st); OutreachConcert with TSMF Academy Fellows. NorthYork Central Library, 5120 Yonge St. Free; 7:30:Cecilia String Quartet with Georgy Tchaidze:Music of Bohemia and Hungary. Dvořák: StringQuartet “Cypresses”; Janáček: String QuartetNo.1 “Kreutzer Sonata”; Dohnányi: Piano QuintetNo.1. WH. ; (sr); (under 35). 6:15:Pre-concert talk with Robin Elliot: “Love Songsfrom Eastern Europe”; only open to concert ticketholders.• August 2 12:00: Outreach Concert withTSMF Academy Fellows. Church of theRedeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. Free; 7:30: TheNash Ensemble with Colin Ainsworth: Musicof England. Bridge: Phantasie Piano Quartet;Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge for piano,tenor and string quartet; Elgar: Piano Quintet.KH. ; (sr); (under 35). 6:15: Preconcerttalk with Robin Elliot: “W.W. Cobbettand the British Chamber Music Revival”; onlyopen to concert ticket holders.• August 3 7:30: The Nash Ensemble: Musicof France. Debussy: Cello Sonata; Ravel: PianoTrio; Franck: Piano Quintet. WH. ; (sr);(under 35). 6:15: Pre-concert talk with RobinElliot: “Paris, 1915”; 10:00: Friday Late Nightfrom Montreal with Warhol Dervish. HH. .• August 4 4:00 and 7:30: TSMF Mentor andFellows Concerts. Chamber Music of Brahms,Dvořák and Strauss. Featuring members of theNash Ensemble and TSMF Academy Fellows.WH. : (sr); (under35).Vancouver Early Music FestivalJuly 29 to August 17Vancouver, BC604-732-1610www.earlymusic.bc.caWestben – Concerts at the BarnJune 29 to August 5Campbellford, ON1-877-883-5777 or 705-653-5508www.westben.caAll concerts at Westben Barn, 6698 CountyRoad 30 North, 3km northwest of Campbellford.• July 1 2:00: The Auction – A World Premiere.Music by J. Burge, libretto by E. Benson; basedon the book by J. Andrews with illustrationsby K. Reczuch. Allison Grant, stage director.Kimberly Barber, mezzo; Donna Bennett, soprano;Bruce Kelly, baritone; Keith Klassen, tenor;Matthew Zadow, baritone; and others; WestbenChamber Orchestra, Philip Headlam, conductor..25; .48(sr); .27(st); .42(youth).• July 7 2:00: The Canadian Guitar Quartet.Program to include works by Rossini, Gabrielli,Roux and originals. Julien Bisaillon, PhilCandelaria, Bruno Roussel and Louis Trépaneur,guitars. .63; .86(sr); .20(wing);.27(st); .42(youth).• July 8 2:00: Quartetto Gelato. .17;.40(sr); .74(wing); .27(st);.42(youth).• July 10 7:00: Georgy Tchaidze, piano..63; .86(sr); .20(wing); .27(st);.42(youth).• July 14 2:00: Oliver Jones Trio. Oliver Jones,piano; Eric Lagace, bass; Jim Doxas, bass..17; .40(sr); .74(wing); .27(st);.42(youth).• July 15 2:00: Nathaniel Dett Chorale:Voices of Diaspora … Make Me a World.Guillaume: Mama Afrika; Burleigh: NguzoSaba Suite; Powell: I Dream a World; andother works. Braiden Blyden-Taylor, director..17; .40(sr); .74(wing); .27(st);.42(youth).• July 17 7:00: Winds at Westben. Mozart:Quintet in E-flat for Piano and Winds K452;Beethoven: Quintet in E-flat for Piano andJuly 1 – September 7, 2012

Winds Op.16. Ross Edwards, clarinet; JamesMason, oboe; James McKay, bassoon; RonGeorge, French horn; Brian Finley, piano..63; .86(sr); .20(wing); .27(st);.42(youth).• July 19 2:00: Julie & Friends on Broadway.Songs from Mary Poppins, Camelot, My FairLady, The Sound of Music and other Broadwaymusicals. Donna Bennett, soprano; ElizabethTurnbull, mezzo; James McLean, tenor; AndrewLove, baritone; Brian Jackson, piano; members ofthe Westben youth Chorus. .63; .86(sr);.20(wing); .27(st); .42(youth). AlsoJuly 20, 26–29.• July 20 2:00: Julie & Friends on Broadway.See July 19.• July 21 2:00: Mozart in Vienna: Shows ofSchikaneder. Celebrating the life of singer, librettistand impresario Emmanuel Schikaneder(1751-1812). Excerpts from Cosi fan tutte,Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Entführung aus demSerail, Die Zauberflöte and others. VirginiaHatfield, soprano; Donna Bennett, soprano;Elizabeth Turnbull, mezzo; James McLean, tenor;Andrew Love, baritone; Brian Jackson, piano..63; .86(sr); .20(wing); .27(st);.42(youth).• July 22 2:00: Sunday Afternoon at theOpera presents: Gerald Finley. Works byMozart, Rodgers and others. Gerald Finley, baritone;Brian Finley, piano. .25; .48(sr);.27(st); .42(youth).• July 24 7:00: Joel Quarrington, doublebass, and Jean Desmarais, piano. Works bySchumann, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Korngoldand others. .63; .86(sr); .20(wing);.27(st); .42(youth).• July 26 2:00: Julie & Friends on Broadway.See July 19.• July 27 2:00: Julie & Friends on Broadway.See July 19.• July 28 2:00: Julie & Friends on Broadway.See July 19.• July 29 2:00: Julie & Friends on Broadway.See July 19.• August 3 7:00: Sultans of String. Flamenco,Arabic folk, Cuban rhythms and FrenchManouche Gypsy jazz. .63; .86(sr);.20(wing); .27(st); .42(youth).• August 4 2:00: Cadence. A cappella quartet..63; .86(sr); .20(wing); .27(st);.42(youth).• August 5 2:00: The Big Band Theory! BrianBarlow Big Band plays big band favourites includingGershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. .25;.48(sr); .27(st); .42(youth).Winnipeg Folk FestivalJuly 4 to July 8Birds Hill Provincial Park, MB204-231-1377 or 1-855-985-5000www.winnipegfolkfestival.caCheck for updated Summer Festivalsonline at thewholenote.comPremiere Source for HigH quality food(416) 364-7397 www.pasqualebros.comPublicity, press kits& image consultingfor performers416.544.1803www.lizpr.comBeat by Beat | In the ClubsSweet Streams!ORI DAGANFittingly for this issue, this column is being composed “on theroad,” for in a few hours from this writing, I will be performingat the Upstairs Jazz Club in Montreal. I’m excited! This place isa real gem: a strict quiet policy, excellent sound, recommendablemenu, and now they offer live streaming of their concerts — mostshows can be viewed live, online at, andcertain ones are archived on the website as well. As far as I know,Upstairs is the very first jazz club in Canada to be streaming; NewYork’s Smalls has been doing it famously for years and only recentlyhas started to charge a nominal fee for viewing shows (though theaudio is still free).If you ask me, the concept of live streaming is undoubtedly the futureof live jazz, expanding a performer’s audience from mere dozensto literally thousands, and potentially millions. In keeping with thegenre’s insistence of reacting to the given moment, this technologicaladaptation transports jazz into the 21st century. According to Upsatirsowner Joel Giberovitch, “The exposure streaming gives the cluband the musicians is truly remarkable … it has truly made Upstairsan international club.” Now, my question is, which music venue inToronto will be the first one to hop on the live streaming bandwagon?Back to Montreal for just a moment. In a few days from this writing,the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal (FIJM) is set tomake a splash around these parts. Known as one of the world’s leadingjazz fests, it truly is a unique event in which the entire city becomesa jazz mecca with ten outdoor stages, hundreds of visitingartists and … drinking on the streets! Another admirable element isthe presentation of festival awards. Given annually, four prestigiousawards are named after Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Oscar Petersonand Antonio Carlos Jobim, with a fifth one, the Montreal Jazz FestivalSpirit Award, recently added to “underline a popular artist’s extraordinarycontribution to the musical world.” Congratulations tothis year’s winners: Liza Minnelli (Ella); Ron Carter (Miles); PeterAppleyard (Oscar); Emir Kusturica (Jobim) and James Taylor (Spirit).In addition to these awards, the festival yearly nominates tenCanadian up-and-coming artists who play the festival for the GrandPrix de Jazz. This year Toronto has done formidably well, withfour nominees in the running: quartet Peripheral Vision, pianistRobi Botos, and drummers-composers Julia Cleveland and ErnestoCervini. The winner, to be announced on July 5, receives a ,000grant; another concert at the festival on July 7; 50 hours of studiotime and mastering at Karisma Studio; a licensing deal for the manufacturingand distribution of an album on the Effendi Records label;an invitation to perform at the Festival International Jazz & Blues ofZacatecas, Mexico; and an invitation to perform at next year’s FestJazz International de Rimouski (2013). Good luck to all!In case you’re not able to make FIJM this year, you’ll be able tocatch all of the nominees performing in Toronto in July: PeripheralVision (guitarist Don Ross, bassist Michael Herring, saxophonistTrevor Hogg and drummer Nick Fraser) will play at the Tranzacon July 3 at 10pm; Robi Botos, along with Andrew Stewart on bass,Larnell Lewis on drums and Louis Botos on vocals, will be performinga special funk/gospel/R&B show at the Trane Studio onJuly 15 at 8pm; the Julia Cleveland Quintet will appear at the TorontoBeaches International Jazz Festival on July 28 at 11am; and ErnestoCervini will be performing with numerous groups this summer aswell as his quartet at the Guelph Jazz Festival in September.Just to set the record straight: live streaming should not be a replacementfor attending live performances!For updated August listings please visit our website nextmonth: Dagan is a Toronto-based jazz vocalist,voice actor and entertainment journalist. He canbe contacted at 1 – September 7, 2012thewholenote.com51

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