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Volume 17 Issue 8 - May 2012

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IN THE CLUBS continued

IN THE CLUBS continued …the more mightily thanks to James Thomson on bass, Paul Brennanon drums, Shawn Nykwist on tenor and Tim Hamel on trumpet.Their official festival gig takes place on June 25; drop by this monthMay 7, 14, 21 or 28.Cherishing Cherry StreetThe Cherry Street Restaurant buzz is building. During the festival,fantastic daily fare will be complemented by an array of seasonedvocal and instrumental jazzers, from trumpet and flugelhorn playerNadje Noordhuis, to a group worth investigating if only because theyare called the Strange Attractors. Drop by this month to check out thevenue and sample the menu! My pick for this month goes to a quartetled by a splendid young alto player, Allison Au, on Thursday May 10.An exceptional improviser and composer, this Humber College graduateis currently working on her debut album. Au will be joined byTodd Pentney, piano; Jon Maharaj, bass; and Fabio Ragnelli, drums.Party Time!It’s hard to resist an exclamation point for this one: The Old Mill’sHome Smith Bar presents a brand new series in May and Junecalled the Thursday Night Jazz Party! The concept: a leading jazzentertainer plays host, with stellar special guests gathered aroundthe baby grand. Each evening is bound to be fun-filled, but in thismusical situation, perhaps even more than usual, the audience is thelife of the party. Bring your requests!In next month’s column I will go into more detail about theToronto Jazz Festival. But why wait for the official Club Series to getexcited about the live music that’s happening in the city’s series ofclubs? A very dedicated promoter of live jazz in this city, Fay Olsonis right on the money when she titles her emails thusly: “The yearroundjazz festival continues!”Ori Dagan is a Toronto-based jazz vocalist,voice actor and entertainment journalist. He canbe reached at PubAt the Delta Chelsea Hotel33 Gerrard St. W.www.monarchspub.ca416-585-4352Every Tue Acoustic Open Mic Night. Every WedJazz Wednesdays. Every Thu Blues Thursdays.Much Me816 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-651-0009Every Thu 8-11pm Ben D’Cunha, piano andC. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)vocals No Cover.Nawlins Jazz Bar & Dining299 King St. W. 416-595-1958www.nawlins.caEvery Tue Stacie McGregor; Every Wed JimHeineman Trio; Every Thu Blues Night w GuestVocalists; Every Fri/Sat All Star Bourbon St.Band; Every Sun Brooke Blackburn.Nice Bistro, The117 Brock St. N., Whitby905-668-8839May 23 Zoe Chilco (voc); Norm Amadio (piano);John Deehan (sax) .99 includes dinner.NOW Lounge, The189 Church St. 416-364-1301Every Sat 9pm Ken Skinner (piano); Lee Hutchinson(bass); Grant Lyle (guitar); Owen Tennyson(drums) and guests . Every Sun 2-6pmJazz Brunch with Ken Skinner & Friends.Old Mill, The21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641www.oldmilltoronto.comThe Home Smith Bar: No Reservations. NoCover. minimum per person. All shows:7:30-10:30pm. Every Thu Jazz Party (NewSeries). Every Fri Something to Sing AboutSeries Every Sat Jazz Masters Series. May 3Thursday Night Jazz Party w Heather Bambrick(vocals/host); Mark Kieswetter (piano); guest:John Alcorn (vocals). May 4 Joel Hartt (vocals);Mark Kieswetter (piano); Ross MacIntyre (bass).May 5 Denny Christianson (trumpet and flugelhorn);Brian Dickinson (piano); Kieran Overs(bass); Larnell Lewis (drums). May 10 JazzParty w Sophia Perlman (vocals/host); DaveRestivo (piano); guest: Alex Samaras (vocals).May 11 Carol McCartney (vocals); Brian Dickinson(piano); Kieran Overs (bass); Chris Robinson(saxophone). May 12 The Heillig Manoeuvre:Henry Heillieg (bass); Stacie McGregor (piano);Alison Young (saxophone); Charlie Cooley(drums). May 17 Jazz Party w Joe Sealy (piano/host); Russ Little (trombone); guest: Julie Michels(vocals). May 18 Juliann Kuchocki(vocals); Kevin Barrett (guitar); Scott Metcalfe(piano). May 19 John MacMurchy (saxophone);Mark Kieswetter (piano); Duncan Hopkins(bass). May 24 Jazz Party w Terra Hazelton(vocals/host); Richard Whiteman (piano); guest:Drew Jurecka (violin/saxophone/vocals). May25 Zoe Chilco (vocals); Norman Amadio (piano);John Deehan (saxophone); Ron Johnston (bass).May 26 Gord Sheard (piano); Will Jarvis (bass);Mark Kelso (drums). May 31 Jazz Party w RonDavis (piano and host); Mike Downes (bass);Shelley Hamilton (vocals).Pantages Martini Bar & Lounge200 Victoria St. 416-362-1777Every Fri Robert Scott; Every Sat Solo Piano:Various artists.HD Video Production ServicesVideoTape = Fame and Fortune*• Record your Live Event• Create your Promo Video• LiveStream your event to the WWWFrom 1 Camera Archival Recordingto 3 Camera Mobile Studio* Fame and fortune are ‘relative’ terms.Remember that you’re in Canada.CONTACT Brian G. Smith | | www.YouAndMedia.comC. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)Pilot Tavern, The22 Cumberland Ave. (full schedule)Jazz Saturdays 3:30pm–6:30pm. No Cover.May 5 King and Baro Quartet. May 12 SugarDaddies. May 19 Kollage. May 26 NMV’s JazzMessage Sextet: Norman Marshall Villeneuve’s74th Birthday Bash.Quotes220 King St. W. 416-979-7697Every Fri Fridays at Five w Canadian JazzQuartet: Gary Benson (guitar), Frank Wright(vibes), Duncan Hopkins (bass) Don Vickery(drums) and featured guest: May 4 ColleenAllen (saxophone). May 11 Bruce Cassidy(trumpet and EVI). May 18 Perry White (saxophone).May 25 Bill McBirnie (flute).Reposado Bar & Lounge136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474www.reposadobar.comAll shows: PWYC.Every Wed 9:30pm Spy vs Sly vs Spy EveryThu, Fri 10pm The Reposadists Quartet.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; EveryThu Alysha & the Brilltones. Every Fri DeeDee& the Dirty Martinis; Every Sat Tyler Yaremaand his Rhythm. Early shows: Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday 7-9pm including May 3 AlexPangman & Her Alleycats.Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The194 Queen St. W. (many shows PWYC; covercharge applies to selected evening shows,call ahead)May 1 6:30pm Myriad Trio; 9:30pm ClassicRex Jazz Jam. May 2 6:30pm Victor BatemanTrio; 9:30pm Norbert Botos. May 3 6:30pmKevin Quain; 9:45pm Gia & the UnpredictableUpdate. May 4 4pm Hogtown Syncopators;6:30pm James Brown; 9:45pm Gia & the UnpredictableUpdate. May 5 12pm Danny Marks& Friends; 3:30pm Mississauga Big Band; 7pmJustin Bacchus; 9:45pm David Buchbinder.May 6 12pm Humber Community Music AnnualRecitals; 4pm Club Django; 7pm Tom ReynoldsTrio; 9:30pm Random Access. May 76:30pm Peter Hill Quintet; 9:30pm CirclesQuartet. May 8 6:30pm Myriad Trio; 9:30pmClassic Rex Jazz Jam. May 9 6:30pm VictorBateman Trio; 9:30pm Earthtones. May 106:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:45 Sean Hutchinson’sStill Life feat. Henry Hey & Chris Tarry. May 114pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Triodes;9:45pm Sean Hutchinson’s Still Life feat. HenryHey & Chris Tarry. May 12 12pm Danny Marks& Friends; 3:30pm Pat Carey’s Jazz Navigators;7pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm Jamie ReynoldsCD Release. May 13 12pm Excelsior DixielandJazz; 3:30pm Dr. Nick Blues; 7pm Tom ReynoldsTrio; 9:30pm Fern Lindzon Trio. May 146:30pm Peter Hill Quintet; 9:30pm John CheesmanJazz Orchestra. May 15 6:30pm MyriadTrio; 9:30pm Ikebe Shakedown. May 16Victor Bateman Trio; 9:30pm Pram Trio. May17 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:30pm Mike MurleySeptet. May 18 4pm Hogtown Syncopators;6:30pm Triodes; 9:45pm Raoul & the52 May 1 – June 7, 2012

Bigger Time. May 19 12pm Danny Marks &Friends; 3:30pm Chris Hunt Tentet + 2; 7pmJustin Bacchus; 9:45pm Joel Haynes Quartet.May 20 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz;3:30pm Laura Hubert Band; 7pm Tom ReynoldsTrio; 9:30pm Jake Wilkinson’s Live Vinyl. May21 6:30pm Peter Hill Quintet; 9:30pm DaveYoung Octet. May 22 6:30pm Myriad Trio;9:30pm Roddy Elias with Lorne Lofsky Trio.May 23 6:30pm Victor Bateman Trio; 9:30pmMetalwood Reunion. May 24 6:30pm KevinQuain; 9:30pm Metalwood Reunion. May 254pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Triodes;9:45pm Brad Turner Quintet. May 26 12pmDanny Marks & Friends; 3:30pm Swing ShiftBig Band; 7pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm BradTurner Quintet. May 27 12pm Excelsior DixielandJazz; 3:30pm Freeway Dixieland; 7pmTom Reynolds Trio; 9:30pm Brad Turner Trio.May 28 6:30pm Peter Hill Quintet; 9:30pmJohn MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. May 296:30pm Allison Au Quartet; 9:30pm ClassicRex Jazz Jam. May 30 6:30pm Victor BatemanTrio; 9:30pm Patrick Lehman. May 31 6:30pmKevin Quain; 9:30pm Mike Janzen Trio.Ristorante Roma1090 Bloor St. W. 416-531-4000All shows: 8pm. No Cover.Every Thu Open Jam. Every Fri Live Jazz: May4 Victor Monsivais (guitar/vocals); Sarah Begin(vocals); Brendan Cassidy (tenor sax/flute); PaulDonat (bass). May 11 Victor Monsivais (guitar/vocals);John Farrel (guitar); Frank Sants(bass); Lui Botos (drums). May 18 Bossa Tres.May 25 Victor Monsivais (guitar/vocals); FernandoTavares (piano); Frank Sants (bass); LuiBotos (drums).Le Saint Tropez315 King St. W. 416-591-3600Live piano jazz 7 days a weekwww.lesainttropez.comSomewhere There227 Sterling Rd. Unit #112 416-262-2883All shows: Cover or (complete listingsand personnel)May 1 8pm Arnd Jurgensen (guitar) andguests. May 2 8pm Octopus: Mark Zurawinski,Germaine Liu (drums). May 3 8pm Mark Segger(drums). May 4 Leftover Daylight Series. May5 Chris Cawthray (drums); Percy Adler (guitar).May 6 5pm Jason Steidman & Michael Kaler.Improvised music and light art collaboration;8pm Now Series: Ken Aldcroft (guitar). May 88pm Rob Clutton (bass); Doug Tielli (trombone);and guests. May 9 8pm Octopus (see May 2).May 10 8pm Mark Segger (drums). May 118pm Leftover Daylight Series. May 12 8pm TheSwyves: Jeremy Strachan and Jay Hay (reeds);Dan Gaucher (drums); Jim Sexton (bass). May13 5pm Jason Steidman and Michale Kaler(see May 6); 8pm NOW Series. May 14 8pmGone Fishing Series: Hybrid Frequency (electroacousticsound art); Roman Pilates (musiqueconcrète). May 15 8pm John RussonQuintet; Red, Blue, Green. May 16 8pm Octopus(see May 2). May 17 8pm Mark Segger(drums). May 18 8pm Leftover Daylight Series.May 19 8pm The State of Solo Guitar Improvisation:L.A. Jenkins, Ken Aldcroft. Nilan Perera,Tom Gill (guitars). May 20 5pm Jason Steidmanand Michale Kaler (see May 2); 8pm SomewhereThere Monthly Rent Party. May 21 8pmPanic! May 22 8pm Ken Aldcroft (guitar). May23 8pm Octopus (see May 2). May 24 MarkSegger (drums). May 25 8pm Leftover DaylightMay 1 – June 7, 2012Series. May 26 8pm Ali Berkok Ensemble. May27 5pm Jason Steidman and Michael Kaler (seeMay 6). May 27 8pm NOW Series. May 308pm Octopus (see May 2). May 31 Mark Segger(drums).Trane Studio964 Bathurst St. (full schedule)May 2 8pm Liberty Wednesdays w/ Noah Zacharin.No Cover. May 3 Delta Alterative Fundraiser.May 4 8:30pm Ricardo Grilli & LorenzoCa5telli Quintet /(adv). May 5 8:30pmMiss Robin Bank$ honours Etta James .May 6 8pm Steve Hall Group . May 8Steve Peterson Group. May 9 8pm Liberty Wednesdaysw/ Noah Zacharin. No Cover. May 10Live Art & Music: Bruce Cassidy Ensemble w/Artist Judy Singer . May 11 8pm WaleedAbdulhamid & the Kush Ensemble . May12 8pm Azar Lawrence & Shane Harvey .May 13 8pm Jim Heineman’s Dream Band: RHPositive w/ Stacie McGregor (keys); Brandi Disterheft(bass). May 14 8pm NuBlue Mondaysw/ Son Roberts Band . May 15 8pm ChrisLesso’s Modus Factor . May 16 8pm LibertyWednesdays w/ Noah Zacharin. No Cover.May 17 8pm Singer’s Den w/ host Al St. Louis. May 18 8pm Trouble feat. AlexanderBrown . May 21 8pm Michiel Borstlap Trio. May 22 8pm Bossa Tres Presents: TheLangston Hughes Project . May 23 8pmLiberty Wednesdays w/ Noah Zacharin. No Cover.May 24 8pm John Cheesman Sextet .May 25 8pm Das Kaff /(adv). May 278pm Bentroots Blues Band: CD Release $TBA.May 28 8pm NuBlue Mondays with Son RobertsBand . May 29 8pm Jazz Jam w/ TaylorCook Quintet . May 31 8pm Liberty Wednesdaysw/ Noah Zacharin. No Cover.Tranzac292 Brunswick Ave. (full schedule)3-4 shows daily, various styles; most showsPWYC.Every Mon 7pm This is Awesome; 10pm OpenMic. Every Fri 5pm The Foolish Things. EverySat 3pm Jamzac. Multiple performances nightly,including: May 1 10pm Peripheral Vision.May 5 9pm Ryan Driver. May 6 5pm Monk’sMusic; 10:30pm The Woodchoppers. May8 10pm Stop Time. May 13 10pm Lina AllemanoFour. May 20 5pm Monk’s Music; 10pmRyan Driver Quartet. May 24 9:30pm MichaelDavidson. May 26 5pm Ilana Waldston. May27 10:30pm Steve Ward Presents. May 297:30pm Das Kaff; 10:30pm Drumheller.Whitlock’s Restaurant & Wine Café1961 Queen St. E. 416-691-8784www.whitlocks.caEvery Fri 8-10pm Gerry Mackay, solo jazz guitarNo Cover.Winchester Kitchen & Bar51 Winchester St. 416-323-0051www.winchesterkitchen.comAll shows: 7-10pm. No Cover.May 3 Wayne Cass Trio. May 17 BrownmanAkoustic Trio. May 31 Eric St. Laurent Trio.Zemra Bar & Lounge778 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-651-3123www.zemrabarlounge.comEvery Wed Open Mic and Jam.Every Fri Live Music 53

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