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Volume 17 Issue 4 - December 2011

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Thursday January 05Wilfrid Laurier University.Music at Noon. Cary Savage, guitar. MaureenWaterlooSaturday January 07 Kitchener-Waterloo ChamberMusic Society. Rachel Mercer, cello; AngelaPark, piano-W., WaterlooWednesday January 11 Kitchener-Waterloo ChamberMusic Society. Jerzy Kaplanek, violin; StéphanSylvestre, pianoWaterloo. 519-886-Thursday January 12Wilfrid Laurier University. Musicat NoonversityAve. W., Waterloo. 519-884-0710Saturday January 14Barrie Concerts. Strings on Fire.Works by Bach, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky.-Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. By subscription only.Niagara Symphony Association. OrchEXTRASeries: The Boys of the Jersey Shore.Music of rock artists from the Jersey Shore.-ridgeAve., St. CatharinesOpera Hamilton. Popera Plus. Operatraand Chorus, David Speers, conductor. DofascoCentre for the Arts, 190 King William St.,Hamilton. and 21. Start times vary.Kingston Symphony. Classical Play-list-Kingston.Sunday January 15St. Jude’s Anglican Church. ChoralEvensong. Chancel choir directed by StepanieBrantford. 519-752-0965. Free.Sanderson Centre for the PerformingArts. La Diva Natalie Choquette. 88Dalhousie St., Brantford. 519-758-8090 or1-800-265-0710. .Monday January 16 Kitchener-Waterloo ChamberMusic Society. André Laplante, piano. De--B. Concerts Beyond the GTAWaterlooWednesday January 18Music at St. Andrew’s. BruceKirkpatrick Hill, organ; Pax Christi oratorio choir.St., Barrie. Kitchener-Waterloo ChamberMusic Society. Lafayette String Quartet-Waterloo. 519-Thursday January 19Wilfrid Laurier University.Music at NoonSylvestre, piano. Maureen Forrester RecitalWaterloo. 519-Opera Hamilton. Popera Plus. SeeJan 14.Friday January 20Kingston Symphony. Music ofthe Night. Works by A. L. Weber and others.-KingstonSaturday January 21Opera Hamilton. Popera Plus. SeeJan 14.Lindsay Concert Foundation. Love’sTravels: Donna Bennett, soprano and Brian Finley,piano. Works by Handel, Chopin, Liszt, Delibes,Bernstein and others. Glenn CrombieTheatre, Flemming College, 200 Albert St. S.,LindsayScarborough Philharmonic Orchestra.Chamber Music Series: Music for BrassQuintet. Focus on Canadian music. Red BrassKingston Rd., KingstonWilfrid Laurier University. MWM FinancialGroup Distinguished Artist Series. Marc-Waterloo.Sunday January 22St. Paul’s United Church. Lessonsand Carols. Chancel choir directed by Stephanie752-0965. Free.Wilfrid Laurier University. WLU JazzEnsemble. Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, 75Waterloo. 519-884-0710Tuesday January 24 Kitchener-Waterloo ChamberMusic Society. String ExtravaganzaRachel Mercer and Rachel Desoer, cello. KW-Waterloo.Wednesday January 25Centre for the Arts – Brock University.Mavis Staples. Gospel, rhythm andAve., St. CatharinesThursday January 26Wilfrid Laurier University.Music at Noon. Ken Murray Concerto CompetitionFinalists. Maureen Forrester Recital Hall,Waterloo. 519-884-NUMUS Concerts. Jazz Summit –The Art of Miles Davis-Huether Hotel, 59 King St. N., Waterloo. 519-Friday January 27Melos Choir and Orchestra. TheItalian Connection: Gabrieli to Vivaldi. li,Gabrieli, Marenzio, Cimarosa and others.-Kingston. NUMUS Concerts. Jazz Summit –Double Bill: Ebony Tower Octet and the RandomAccess Quintet. The Jazz Room, Huether Hotel,59 King St. N., Waterlooshow only.Saturday January 28Johannes Linstead and AntonitasD’Havila. Valentine Fiesta Romantica. Johan- The Studio at Ham-Hamilton. 1-855-Northumberland Orchestra & Choir.Putting on the Ritz. Works by Gershwin anda tribute to composer Rod Anderson. CeciliaDivision St., Cobourg.- Kitchener-Waterloo ChamberMusic Society. Amernet String Quartet andShoshana Telner, piano-WaterlooNUMUS Concerts. Jazz Summit –Double Bill: Neue Berlin Cabaret and the JasonWhite Triovoice. The Jazz Room, Huether Hotel, 59King St. N., Waterlooonly.Sunday January 29Niagara Symphony Association.MasterWorks 5--Theatre, 500 Glenridge Ave., St. Catharines.Wednesday February 01Midday Music with Shigeru.Thomson Somerville, jazz piano. Music by Berlin,Stevens, McLaughlin and Somerville. Hi-Barrie Kitchener-Waterloo ChamberMusic Society. WLU Student Composers andImprovisers: String Quartet and Woodwind Trio.WaterlooThursday February 02Centre for the Arts – Brock University.Ravi Coltrane Quartet.ridgeAve., St. CatharinesFriday February 03NUMUS Concerts. Pop/Rock AvantSeries: The White Album(s). Works by the Beat--KitchenerSaturday February 04Barrie Concerts. Pergolesi’s InspiringStabat MaterSt. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. By subscriptiononly.Grand Philharmonic Choir. A Night ofBrahms and Pärt. ---Kitchener. 519-578-6885. –.Tuesday February 07 Kitchener-Waterloo ChamberMusic Society. New Orford Quartet. Beethov-Shauna Rolston, cello. KWCMS Music Room,WaterlooListings in The WholeNote aresearchable by genre and by geographiczone at thewholenote.com62 thewholenote.comDecember 1 – February 7, 2012

C. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)Beat by Beat / In the ClubsAlleycatzwww.alleycatz.caEvery Mon 8pm Salsa Night w DJ Frank Bischun,w lessons. Every Tue Carlo Berardinucciand the Double A Jazz Swing Band,with lessons, Cover. Every Wed Swingin’ Jazz and Blues, Funky R&B w GraycefulDaddies. Every Thu Soul, R&B and Reggae Refreshments. No Cover. Fri and Sat Funk,Soul, Reggae, R&B, Top 40; dinner reservations. Dec 1 Soular. Dec 2, 3,8, 9, 10 Lady Kane. Dec 15 Soular. Dec 16, 17Dec 22, 23 Lady Kane. Dec 24Bagelcious Matza Ball Party. Dec 29, 30 JameskingBand. Dec 31 New Year’s Eve Party withJamesking Band. Jan 5 Local Music is Sexy.Jan 6 Jan 7 Soular. Jan 12, 13,14 Lady Kane. Jan 19, 20, 21 Uptown Band.Jan 26, 27 Asenscion. Jan 28 Soular.Aquila RestaurantLive Blues Wednesday to Saturday Nights 9pm.Open Jam Sundays 4-8pm.Azure Restaurant & Barat the Intercontinental Hotelwww.azurerestaurant.caEvery Thu, Fri, Sat Dan BodanisTrio w Bernie Senensky & Steve Wallace.Black Swan, TheEvery Wed The Danforth Jam w JonLong and Friends.Bon Vivant Restaurantwww.bonvivantdining.comEvery Thu Bill Naphan Solo Guitar 6-9pm.Every Fri 6-9pm Margaret Stowe Solo Guitar.Castro’s LoungeEvery Sun 6-9pm Jeremy Rouse Trio (Jazz/Roots) No Cover. Every Mon SmokeyFolk (Bluegrass/Rockabilly). No Cover.C’est What67 Front St. E. 416-860-9000www.cestwhat.comDec 3, 17, 31 Del Dako & Friends.Dec 10 Hot Five Jazzmakers.Chalkers Pub, Billiards & Bistro Every Tue Grand Tuesdayswith Robi Botos Attila Darvas Frank Botos .16. Every Wed 8pm-midnight Girls Night OutVocalist-Friendly Jazz Jam w host Lisa Particelli Peter Hill Ross MacIntyre, Norman Marshall Villeneuve ;Dec 3 6-9pm Kirk MacDonaldQuartet Soul Stew .Dec 8 Toronto Fingerstyle Guitar Society. Dec10 6-9pm Fern Lindzon . Dec 17 6-9pmJohn Tank with the Bernie Senensky Trio Soul Stew . Dec 22 TorontoFingerstyle Guitar Society. Jan 11 Lisa Particelli’sGNOJAZZ Jam 7th Year Anniversary. Jan14 6-9pm Nancy Walker Quartet . Jan 216-9pm Lorne Lofsky Trio . Jan 28 6-9pmCorey Weeds Quartet feat. Bernie Senensky. Jan 29 7-10pm Corey Weeds Quartet featuringBernie Senensky .Classico Pizza & PastaEvery Thu 7pm Jazz Guitarist Nate Renner.Cobourg, TheJazz Sundays 9pm. No Cover.Coco Rogue Chocolate Lounge, Thewww.coco-rogue.comEvery Thu. John Campbell. No Cover. EveryFri and Sat Alex James. No Cover.Communist’s Daughter, TheEvery Sat 4-7pm Gypsy Jazz w Michael Johnson& Red Rhythm: Michael Louis Johnson(trumpet/vocals) Roberto Rosenman (guitar)Terry Wilkins (bass).Cool Runnings Restaurant2708 Danforth Ave. 416-694-2665Dec 1 NMV Trio: Norman Marshall Villeneuve Michael Shand George KozubDeSotos1079 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-651-2109Every Thu 8pm-midnight Open Mic Jazz Jam,hosted by Double A Jazz. Every Sun 11am-2pm Brunch w Double A Jazz and Guest.Dominion on Queenwww.dominiononqueen.comEvery Sun Rockabilly Brunch.Every Tue Corktown Django Jam whost Wayne Nakamura.Every WedCorktown Uke Jam. Dec 1 8pm George GrosmanTrio . Dec 2 Swingin’ Black-Jacks . Dec 3 4pm Ronnie Hayward. Dec4 Ilana Waldson: Jazz ‘n’ Laughs .Dec 8 Tara Open Mic Night for students. Dec 9 8pm Festival Medley CabaretPaul James . Dec 10 Beverly Taft, Tony Quarrington and San Murata. Dec 11 4pm Jazz Jam with Noah Leibeland guests; 7pm Musical Theatre Cabaret. Dec23 9pm Havana to Toronto with Joaquin NunezHidalgo. Dec 27 Hot Club of CorktownJam Dec 29 9pm Derek Grey’s Tesseract. Dec 31 New Year’s Eve with Gary KendallBand.Dovercourt HouseEvery Sat Saturday Night Swing: Dance featuringLive Swing Bands and dance No Cover.Every Thu Tony Quarrington,guitar, with guests: Dec 1 Melissa BoyceDrew Birston Dec 8 GeorgeWesterholm Dec 15 Sera-Lee Saba Hutchison Dec 22 Maureen Kennedy GeorgeKoller Dec 29 Dee Kaye ArtieRoth Shhhhhhh!!!!!Very recently I attended bebop-singing pioneer Sheila Jordan`s83rd birthday celebration in New York City. There was a greatturnout of well-wishers present, including loved ones, friends became engaged in conversation and if that wasn’t bad enough, hebegan snickering audibly, repeatedly, obnoxiously, as if it the BlueNote was a Yuk Yuk’s. ”Shut up, shut up, SHUT UP!” I thought looks he was receiving from numerous angles. Thankfully, anangered music appreciator approached the clueless culprit and aggressivelyshushed soda. (Heroes like this particular shusher prove that we’ve all got toget over our shyness when it comes to shushing. Sheesh!)O R I D A G A NMezzetta: Guitarist Brian Katz andMezzetta owner Safa Nemati.QUIET NIGHTSIn Toronto’sjazz spots, aswell, it is usuallyup to audiencemembers,rather than thevenue staff tomonitor thosewho choose tobe inconsiderate.Even themost prominentmusic venues in our club listings do not have a strict quiet policy,in fear of losing business: the likely argument being that those whoneed to be shushed are often those who order enough to make thelive music economically viable.Since the early 1990s, Mezzetta has been an admirable exception:the Mediterranean restaurant at St. Clair and Christie has beenpresenting a weekly live jazz and world music series on Wednesdayevenings, with a strict quiet policy in effect. St. Clair West hasguitarist Brian Katz to thank for initiating this series. An activemusician and educator in various genres including classical, jazz, “Approximately twenty years ago I noticed what appeared to bea charming Mediterranean style new restaurant in my neighbourhoodand after visiting just once it struck me as an excellentplace —acoustically and vibe-wise —to have a live music series.When I approached the then owner, Yossi Omessi, about thepossibility of launching a weekly music series there he, surprise,surprise, seemed incredibly enthusiastic. It only got better: WhenI suggested that there not be talking while the music was beingperformed he replied, “of course!” Jane Bunnett and myself openedup the series shortly after to a packed house, and I remained thebooker for the venue for twelve years, contacting musicians, writingthe blurbs…and eventually running out of adjectives to describe theworld class musicians who continue to grace Mezzetta’s stage.”For the musicians and the audience, how does Mezzetta compareto other music venues?“In terms of relating Mezzetta to the majority of small, intimatevenues in Toronto, the difference is that the crowd comes with theintention to listen to the music (and enjoy a lovely dinner beforehandif they wish), and the musicians walk in knowing that they will belistened to; jazz players especially are often not used to getting suchlistening attention, and what is strikingly different is that thosemusicians who are most often accustomed to playing in noisy venueshave to actually adjust to the fact that we are presenting an intimateORI DAGANDecember 1 – February 7, 2012 63

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