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Volume 17 Issue 6 - March 2012

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B. Concerts Beyond the GTA C. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)Bistro, 2nd floor, 31 Caroline St. N., Waterloo.519-883-4480. ; (st with ID).• 8:00: University of Guelph Choirs. DreamWeavers. Beethoven: Elegie; Robinovitch: HebrewPrayer; Horrigan: El Sueno (world premiere);African lullabies; and other works.Marta McCarthy, conductor; guest: WillemMoolenbeek, saxophone. Harcourt UnitedChurch, 87 Dean Ave., Guelph. 519-767-2440x52991. .• 8:00: Wilfrid Laurier University. WLU WindOrchestra. Jessica Kun, conductor. TheatreAuditorium, 75 University Ave. W., Waterloo.519-884-0710 x2150. ; (sr/st).Sunday April 01• 2:00: Garden City Productions. Cabaret.See Mar 16.• 2:00: University of Waterloo Departmentof Music. UW Stage Band. Michael Wood, director.Great Hall, Conrad Grebel UniversityCollege, 140 Westmount Rd., Waterloo. 519-885-0220 x24226. ; (sr/st).• 3:00: Georgian Bay Symphony. Music inthe Afternoon: Silver Line Trio. Piazzolla: FourSeasons of Buenos Aires; Ravel: Trio. MattSwoboda, cello; Rosabel Choi, piano; EdwinHuizinga, violin; John Barnum, conductor.Georgian Shores United Church, 997 4th Ave.W., Owen Sound. 519-372-0212. .50;(sr); (under 25).• 3:00: Grand River Chorus. Gospel Glory.Guest: Jessica Lloyd, mezzo. St. Pius RomanCatholic Church, 9 Waverly St., Brantford.519-442-3458. ; (sr); (high school/children).• 3:00: Guelph Symphony Orchestra. Tourthe World: French Masters. Berlioz: Roman CarnivalOverture; Ravel: Piano Concerto in G;Franck: Symphony in D. Sarah Whynot, piano;Judith Yan, conductor. River Run Centre, 35Woolwich St., Guelph. 519-763-3000. ;(st); (child); (eyeGO).• 3:00: University of Guelph. Chamber Ensemble.Henry Janzen, instructor. MackinnonBldg., Rm.107 (Goldschmidt Rm.), 50 Stone RdE., Guelph. 519-824-4120 x52991. Free.• 7:30: Arcady. A Baroque Messiah. RonaldBeckett, conductor. Port Rowan MennoniteBrethren Church, 465 Concession 1 Rd., Messiah’sCorners, Port Rowan. 519-586-2835..• 7:30: University of Waterloo Departmentof Music. UW Instrumental Chamber Ensembles(ICE). Ben Bolt-Martin, director. Great Hall,Conrad Grebel University College, 140 WestmountRd., Waterloo. 519-885-0220 x24226.Free. Reception to follow.• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. Mercer-Oh Trio: Haydn’s BirthdayConcert. Haydn: selected trios (tba). KWCMSMusic Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (sr); (st).Monday April 02• 7:30: University of Waterloo Departmentof Music. UW Instrumental Chamber Ensembles(ICE). Ben Bolt-Martin, director. Great Hall,Conrad Grebel University College, 140 WestmountRd., Waterloo. 519-885-0220 x24226.Free. Reception to follow.Wednesday April 04• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. Jacob Braun, cello and Grace Fong,piano. Brahms: F.A.E. Scherzo; Bloch: Prayer;Barber: Sonata; Korngold: Tanzlied des Pierrot;Rachmaninoff: Sonata. KWCMS Music Room,57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673.; (sr); (st).Thursday April 05• 12:10: University of Guelph. Thursdayat Noon Concert Series: Student Soloist Day.Applied Music students. Mackinnon Bldg.,Rm.107 (Goldschmidt Rm.), 50 Stone Rd E.,Guelph. 519-824-4120 x52991. Free.• 7:30: Centre for the Arts, Brock University.Pavlo, Rik Emmett and Oscar Lopez. SeanO’Sullivan Theatre, 500 Glenridge Ave., St.Catharines. 905-688-5550 x3257. .• 8:00: University of Guelph. Jazz Ensemble.Ted Warren, conductor. Manhattan’s PizzaBistro and Jazz Club, 951 Gordon St. Guelph.519-767-2440 x52991. cover.Friday April 06• 7:30: Georgian Bay Concert Choir. In Concert.Mozart: Requiem. Claire Morley, soprano;Vicki St. Pierre, mezzo; Adam Bishop, tenor;Andrew Tees, bass; Regan MacNay, director.Georgian Shores United Church, 997 4th Ave.E., Owen Sound. 519-422-0876. ; free(st,grades 1–12).• 7:30: Grand Philharmonic Choir. St. MatthewPassion. Bach. Benjamin Butterfield,tenor (Evangelist); Douglas Williams, bassbaritone(Christus); Meredith Hall, soprano;Daniel Taylor, countertenor; Cory Knight, tenor;Daniel Lichti, baritone; Kitchener WaterlooSymphony; Mark Vuorinen, conductor. Centrein the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener.519-578-1570 or 1-800-265-8977. –; –(sr); (under 30); (st, highschool).Saturday April 07• 1:30: University of Guelph. ContemporaryMusic Ensemble. Joe Sorbara, conductor. MacdonaldStewart Art Centre, 358 Gordon St.,Guelph. 519-767-2440 x52991. Cover.Search listings by genre and geographiczone at thewholenote.comAlleycatz2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865www.alleycatz.caEvery Mon 8pm Salsa Night w DJ Frank Bischun,w lessons. Every Tue 8:30pm Carlo Berardinucciand the Double A Jazz Swing Band,with lessons Cover. Every Wed 8:30pmSwingin’ 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 Cover w/outdinner reservations. Mar 1 Local Music is Sexy.Mar 2 Uptown. Mar 3 Ascension. Mar 8, 9, 10Graffitti Park. Mar 15, 16, 17 Lady Kane. Mar22, 23, 24 Ascension. Mar 29 911 Night wFiresound. Mar 30 Jamesking. Mar 31 Uptown.Aquila Restaurant347 Keele St. 416-761-7474Live Blues Wednesday to Saturday Nights 9pm.Open Jam Sundays 4-8pm.Artword Artbar15 Colbourne St., Hamilton. 905-543-8512www.artword.netMar 1 7pm Singalong with Sam & Jane!PWYC - sugg. Mar 3 8pm Jude Johnson(vocals); Carl Horton (piano); Mike Malone(trumpet and flugelhorn) /(adv). Mar 78pm Singer-Songwriter Showcase hosted byAnthony Damiao . Mar 9 8pm Beg to Differ(jazz/blues/funk) $tba. Mar 10 8pm TribalGallery Presents: Judith Cohen & Tamar Ilana(Sephardic) /(adv). Mar 16 8pm BonnieHamilton presents Love Conquers All: a Fundraiserfor Mission work in Mexico feat AaronZukewich (piano); Maria Alekseeva (piano); TheAlmost Sisters (a cappella trio); Bonnie Hamilton& the Extatics. Admission by donation. Mar24 8pm Tribal Gallery Presents: Radhika Chary(North Indian classical vocalist) ; (adv).Mar 30 8pm Highnote Ramblers (rockabilly/R&B) $tba. Mar 31 8pm Randal Hill & Friends(bluegrass) $tba.Azure Restaurant & Barat the Intercontinental Hotel225 Front St. W. 416-597-3701www.azurerestaurant.caEvery Thu, Fri, Sat 5:30-10:30pm Dan BodanisTrio w Bernie Senensky and SteveWallace.Black Swan, The154 Danforth Ave. 416-469-0537Every Wed 9:30pm The Danforth Jam w JonLong and Friends.Bon Vivant Restaurant1924 Avenue Rd. 416-630-5153www.bonvivantdining.comEvery Thu Bill Naphan Solo Guitar 6-9pm.Every Fri 6-9pm Margaret Stowe Solo Guitar.Castro’s Lounge2116 Queen St. E. No Cover/PWYC.Every Sun 4pm Live jazz. Every Mon 9:30pmRockabilly Night. Every Tue Quiet Revolution:acoustic songwriter jam night w/ host Andrea deBoer. Every Wed 9:30pm Smokey Folk (Bluegrass/Rockabilly).Every Thu 9:30pm JerryLegere and the Situation.C’est What67 Front St. E. (full schedule)Sun Mar 4, 18 3-6pm Jazz with Del Dako andGuests. No Cover/PWYC. Sat Mar 10, 243-6pm Hot Five Jazzmakers .Chalkers Pub, Billiards & Bistro247 Marlee Ave. (full schedule)Every Tue 7:30-10:30pm Grand Tuesdays:Robi Botos on solo piano. Every Wed 8pmmidnightGirls Night Out Vocalist-Friendly JazzJam w host Lisa Particelli (vocals/flute), PeterHill (piano) Ross MacIntyre (bass), NormanMarshall Villeneuve (drums), No Cover/PWYC.Mar 3 6pm Don Thompson (piano); John Macleod(trumpet); Mike Downes (bass). Mar 106pm Fern Lindzon (piano and vocals); Bill Mc-Birnie (flute); George Koller (bass); Mark Segger(drums) ; 9:30pm Soul Stew, No Cover.Mar 17 6pm Lorne Lofsky (guitar); Kieran Overs(bass); Barry Romberg (drums) . Mar 246pm Carol McCartney (vocals); Chris Robinson(sax); Brian Dickinson (piano); Dave Young(bass) ; 9:30pm Soul Stew, No Cover. Mar29 8pm Toronto Fingerstyle Guitar Society presentsFrank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo -(call 416-722-6524). Mar 31 6pm Mark Eisenman(piano); Brandi Disterheft (bass); JohnSumner (drums) .Cherry Street Restaurant, The275 Cherry St. 416-461-5111All shows 7:30-10:30pm Coverwww.cherryst.caMar 1 Pat Collins’ Accordion Trio. Mar 8 AlexSamaras Quartet. Mar 15 Amy Cervini Duets.Mar 22 Harley Card Trio. Mar 29 Myriad.Classico Pizza & Pasta2457 Bloor St. W. 416-763-1313Every Thu 7pm Jazz Guitarist Nate Renner.No Cover.Cobourg, The533 Parliament St. 416-913-7538Jazz Sundays 9pmNo Cover.Coco Rogue Chocolate Lounge, The2097 Yonge St. 416-901-2626www.coco-rogue.comEvery Thu. John Campbell, No Cover. EveryFri and Sat Alex James, No Cover.Communist’s Daughter, The1149 Dundas St. W. 647-435-0103Every Sat 4-7pm Gypsy Jazz w Michael Johnson& Red Rhythm: Michael Louis Johnson(trumpet/vocals) Roberto Rosenman (guitar)Terry Wilkins (bass).DeSotos1079 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 Queen500 Queen St. E. 416-368-6893www.dominiononqueen.comEvery Sun 11am-3pm Rockabilly Brunch.Every Tue 8:30pm Corktown Django Jam whost Wayne Nakamura, PWYC. Every WedCorktown Uke Jam. Every Sat Ronnie Hayward4:00-7:30pm.Mar 2 1pm Toronto Blues Society Guitar Workshop(see Listings Section D, “The ETCeteras”52 March 1 – April 7, 2012

under Workshops); 4pm Ronnie Hayward; 9pmNinja Funk Orchestra. Mar 4 11am RockabillyBrunch; 4pm Jazz Jam with host Noah Leibel.Mar 16 8pm George Grosman Bohemian Swing. Mar 17 4pm Ronnie Hayward; 9:30pm Anastasio& Zalang (rock/reggae/afrobeat) .Mar 18 11am Rockabilly Brunch; 5pm York JazzEnsemble. Mar 23 9pm Havana to Toronto Safariwith Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo . Mar 257pm Musical Theatre Cabaret PWYC.Dovercourt House805 Dovercourt Rd. (full schedule)Fri Feb 17 9:10pm-1am 3rd Friday Blues DanceParty with Roberta Hunt & the Gents. Dance; with class. Every Sat 9pm-1am SaturdayNight Swing: Dance featuring Live SwingBands and dance lessons. Dance ; withone class, with both. Bands: Mar 3 PatrcikTevlin’s New Orleans Rhythm. Mar 10 tba.Mar 17 Up Jumped Swing. Mar 24 RobertaHunt & the Gents. Mar 31 tba.Emmet Ray, The924 College St. 416-792-4497All shows 9pm unless otherwise noted. (full schedule)Mar 14 Peter Boyd (blues).Flying Beaver Pubaret, The488 Parliament St. (full schedule)Mar 2, 3 7pm Broadsway: Julie Michels, HeatherBambrick (vocals); Diane Leah (piano)/(adv). Mar 4 7pm Duff MacDonald/(adv).Gallery Studio, The2877 Lake Shore Blvd., Etobicoke.416-253-0285www.thegallerystudiocafe.caEvery Tue Jazz Jam with Humber College walumni house band: Riley O’Connor (drums);Scott Kemp (bass); Scott Metcalf (piano); ShiranthaBeddage (saxophone); Lee Wallace (guitar).Every Thu 7pm Kirk MacDonald/Al HendersonDuo . Every Sat 4:30-7pm The CookingChannel No Cover. Every Sun 1:30pm Birdsof a Feather; 4pm Fair Trade; 7pm Elizabeth MartinsQuartet, No Cover. Mar 9 8pm Brad CheesmanGroup . Mar 10 7:30pm Grand OpeningEvent featuring Steve Koven Trio . Mar 147:30pm Uptown Swing Band . Mar 15 8pmTesseract Quintet . Mar 24 9pm Nancy WalkerQuartet . Mar 31 7:30pm Ernesto CerviniQuartet .Gate 403403 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-588-2930www.gate403.comAll shows: PWYC.Mar 1 5pm Melissa Lauren Jazz Band; 9pmSabor Latin Jazz Band. Mar 2 5pm Mike FieldJazz Band; 9pm Max Senitt y sus Amigos. Mar3 5pm Bill Heffernan & Friends; 9pm MelissaBoyce Jazz & Blues Band. Mar 4 5pm JoelHartt & Mark Kieswetter; 9pm Raphael & thePatrick Hewan Jazz Trio. Mar 5 5pm Tom Mc-Gill Solo Piano; 9pm Richard Whiteman & LauraHubert Jazz Band. Mar 6 5pm Kelsey McNultyJazz Band; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. Mar7 5pm Brian Cober & Aslan Gotov Blues Duo;9pm Kurt Nielsen & Richard Whiteman JazzBand. Mar 8 5pm Denise Leslie Jazz Band;9pm Kevin Laliberté Jazz & Flamenco Trio. Mar9 5pm Robert David: Bang Howdy; 9pm JohnDeehan Jazz Band. Mar 10 5pm Bill Heffernan& Friends; 9pm Donné Roberts Band. MarMarch 1 – April 7, 201211 5pm Courtney Quebec Desloges Jazz Band;9pm Jorge Gavidia Jazz & Blues Band. Mar 125pm Denis Schingh Solo; 9pm Richard Whiteman& Laura Hubert Jazz Band. Mar 13 5pmLuke Vasjar Solo; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night.Mar 14 5pm Brian Cober & Aslan Gotov BluesDuo; 9pm Victor Monsivais Trio. Mar 15 5pmJustine Campbell Jazz Band; 9pm String TheoryCollective. Mar 16 5pm Ventana 5 Jazz Band;9pm Sweet Derrick Blues Band. Mar 17 5pmBill Heffernan & Friends; 9pm Patrick Tevlin’sNew Orlean Rhythm. Mar 18 5pm Cindy UrechJazz Duo; 9pm Robin Banks Jazz Band. Mar19 5pm Erica Romero Trio; 9pm Richard Whiteman& Laura Hubert Jazz Band. Mar 20 5pmNick Scott Jazz Band; 9pm Julian Fauth BluesNight. Mar 21 5pm Brian Cober & Aslan GotovBlues Duo; 9pm Lara Solnicki Jazz Band. Mar22 5pm Jehan Khoorshed Roots-Americana;9pm Joanna Moon Flamneco-Latino-with QuebecEdge Quartet. Mar 23 5pm Sam BrovermanDuo; 9pm Denielle Bassels Jazz Band. Mar 245pm Bill Heffernan & Friends; 9pm Gia & theUnpredictable Update Trio. Mar 25 5pm StaceySang Jazz Band; 9pm Brownman Akoustic Trio.Mar 26 5pm Allison Au Jazz Band; 9pm RichardWhiteman & Laura Hubert Jazz Band. Mar 275pm Dave Rubel Jazz Band; 9pm Julian FauthBlues Night. Mar 28 5pm Brian Cober andAslan Gotov Blues Duo; 9pm Tony DesmarteauJazz & Blues Solo. Mar 29 5pm Jamie RubenJazz Band; 9pm Mr. Rick & the Biscuits. Mar30 5pm Jeff LaRochelle; 9pm Jason Raso JazzQuartet. Mar 31 5pm Bill Heffernan & Friends;9pm Six Points Jazz Orchestra.Green Door Cabaretat the Lower Ossington TheatreSEE SECTION A GTA LISTINGSGrossman’s Tavern“Toronto’s Home of the Blues”379 Spadina Ave. (full schedule)All shows: No Cover.Every Sat 4-8pm The Happy Pals matinee;Every Sun 9:30pm-2am The Nationals wBrian Cober: Double Slide Guitar Open StageJam; Every Mon 9:30 No Band Required. Mar2 Combo Royal CD Release. Mar 3 GraycefulDaddies. Mar 7 Adam’s Band. Mar 9 SwingingBlack Jacks. Mar 10 Chloe Watkinson and theCrossroad. Mar 16 Stevie Ray Vaughan Experience.Mar 17 Joyful Sinners. Mar 23 Fullerton.Mar 24 Barking Sharks. Mar 30 Frankie Foo.Mar 31 Caution Jam.Harlem Restaurant67 Richmond St. E. (full schedule)All shows: No Cover.Every Mon 8pm-12am Open Jam Night withCarolyn T Band with opening guest: Mar 5 StaceyY Band. Mar 12 Billy Alexander & JasonLarmond. Mar 19 Michele Lawrence. Mar 26Kathleen Gorman. Every Fri/Sat 7:30-11:30pmJazz/Blues.Harlem Underground Restaurant/Bar745 Queen St. W. Mon Daniel Gagnon. Every Tue JohnCampbell. Every Thu Carl Bray. Every SatCarl Bray.Hirut Restaurant2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, TheThe Devil’s MusicSince the days when sleazy speakeasies gave birth to saucynumbers like “Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer,” jazzand booze have gone together like film and popcorn. Thirsty?Good: the venues tend to depend on patrons drinking up in order tokeep the music going.In the collective “spirits” of spontaneity, swiftness and curiosity,a few days before this column was due, I sent out an email toThe WholeNote’s jazz contacts, asking if there were a) any drinkspecials that our readers might wish to know about, and b) what themost popular drink at their venue was, with an open invitation toshare their recipes.Bold andDistinctive, Indeed!“Our top selling drinkisn’t a cocktail or awine,” says RobbieLuster, general managerof the Tranzac(292 BrunswickAve.). “It’s a boldand distinctiveScotch ale — a perfectcomplement to thebrash, avant-gardejazz we often featureat the Tranzac. It’sBeat by Beat / In the Clubsori daganTranzac manager Robbie Luster.traditional with an adventurous and inventive twist. St-AmbroiseScotch Ale is dark ruby red with a tawny head — sweet and malty,with hints of vanilla and butterscotch, and a long hop finish. With its7.5% alcohol, this beer evokes the classic “wee heavies” or the fullbodied90-shilling strong winter ales of Scotland. The ingredientsare water, pale malt, Munich malt, peated malt and hops.”Mojito Madness! Short and very sweet: “We specialize in piscosours, mojitos, margaritas and Cuba libres, and our best sellers aremojitos, pisco sours and Chilean wines,” says Alfredo Cardoso,owner of Latinada (1671 Bloor St. W.). See our club listings for theregular musical happenings at this intimate venue, including residenciesfor violinist Alex Gajic, pianist Ruben Vazquez and vocalist/guitarist Onelvis Fernandez.“Our most popular beverage is by far the Mojito Classico,” writesVas Cranis, general manager of the Lula Lounge (1585 DundasSt. W.). “While mojitos are somewhat trendy at the moment and youcan get them pretty much anywhere, it’s truly a rarity to find a spotthat makes them properly, the authentic Cuban way. Likely becauseof the time and effort that needs to go into each one. But as we havea large Cuban clientele that is very vocal when they don’t like something,we stick to the traditional method … we offer a few variationson our classic recipe: the spiced mojito, the mango mojito, the cocomojito and the cherry bomb mojito, all of which go for the sameprice as the classico (.30) but hands down, aren’t as popular.”Listenin’ with Miles. The signature and best-selling drink atHarlem is the Miles Davis: a two ounce cocktail, blending JamaicanOverproof rum, peach schnapps, mango juice and passion fruitjuice. “It’s sweet, intense and powerful. Like Miles!” says HarlemRestaurant owner Carl Allen. There are actually two Harlems — Eastand West — both great destinations for soul food and live music.Harlem East (67 Richmond St. E.) features Open Jam Night hostedby Carolyn T, which has become a hotbed of local talent, showcasingjazz, R&B, soul, funk and spoken word.Priceless Moments & Six Dollar Martinis. Speaking of open mics,now in its seventh year is Lisa Particelli’s GNOJAZZ jam — aka“Girls Night Out (where Gentlemen are welcome too).” 53ORI DAGAN

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