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Volume 18 Issue 2 - October 2012

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DeSotos1079 St. Clair

DeSotos1079 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-651-2109Every Thu 8pm-midnight Open Mic Jazz Jam,hosted by Double A Jazz.Dominion on Queen500 Queen St. E. 416-368-6893dominiononqueen.comEvery Sat 4-7:30pm Ronnie Hayward.Every Sun 11am-3pm Rockabilly Brunch w/Alistair Christl. Every Tue 8:30pm Hot Clubof Corktown Django Jam w/ host WayneNakamura. PWYC. Every Wed 8pm CorktownUkelele Jam . Oct 5 9pm Havana to Torontowith host Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo . Oct 74-7pm Jazz Jam w/ Noah Leibel. Oct 12 9pmDon River Blues Band . Oct 13 9pm SonicBlues Series: Bill Durst . Oct 18 8pm MatMacDonald Jazz Group . Oct 19 9pm Breadfrom Heaven . Oct 21 4-7pm Jazz Jam withNoah Leibel. Oct 26 8pm Often Running .Oct 27 9pm Halloween Party w/ Irene Torresand the Sugar Devils ; (wearing costume).Oct 28 5-8pm York Jazz Ensemble .Dovercourt House805 Dovercourt Rd. 416-537-3337odd-socks.org (full schedule)Every Sat 9pm-1am Saturday Night Swing:Dance featuring Live Swing Bands and dancelessons. Dance ; with one class,$18 with both. Saturday Bands: Oct 6 AlexPangman & Her Alleycats. Oct 13 PatrickTevlin & His New Orleans Rhythm. Oct 20Roberta Hunt & the Gents. Oct 27 HalloweenSwing Ball, prizes for best costumes; band TBA.EDO Sushi484 Eglinton Ave. W. 416-322-3033All shows: Thursday 7:30-10:30pm. No Cover.Oct 4 Kathy Thompson (vocals); TonyQuarrington (guitar); Russ Boswell (bass). Oct11 Rick Bauer (guitar/vocals); Tony Quarrington(guitar); Abbey Sholzberg (bass). Oct 18 BarbGordon (vocals); Tony Quarrington (guitar); JonMaharaj (bass). Oct 25 Lynda Covello (vocals);Tony Quarrington (guitar); Jordan O’Connor(bass).Emmet Ray, The924 College St. 416-792-4497theemmetray.com (full schedule)All shows: 9pm. PWYC.Oct 1 Jazz w/ the Chris Gale Trio. Oct 3Rockabilly w/ Alistair Christl. Oct 4 GypsySwing w/ the John Wayne Swingtet. Oct 7Funk & Jazz w/ the Tim Can Man. Oct 8 Jazzw/ the Frank Botos Group. Oct 10 Blues w/Peter Boyd. Oct 11 9pm Rock & Blues w/ BoxFull of Cash. Oct 14 Jazz w/ Angela Sande &Pat Reid. Oct 15 Jazz w/ the Harley Card Trio.Oct 17 Rockabilly w/ Alistair Christl. Oct 18Vokurka’s Vicarious Virtuoso Violin. Oct 21Country w/ Graham Playeford. Oct 22 Jazzw/ Perry White Trio. Oct 24 9pm Rockabillyw/ Alistair Christl. Oct 25 Country w/ PatrickBrealey. Oct 28 Jazz w/ Tropical Punch. Oct29 Jazz w/ the David Occhipinti Trio. Oct 31Rockabilly w/ Alistair Christl.Flying Beaver Pubaret, The488 Parliament St. 647-347-6567pubaret.com (full schedule)Oct 3 7:30pm John Alcorn Sings Harold Arlen/(adv). Oct 4 7:30pm Ori Dagan’sJazz Jam Cabaret. PWYC. Oct 5, 6 7pmC. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)There’s Just Something About Ashley – TheBucket List Cabaret /(adv). Oct 107:30pm John Alcorn Sings Rodgers and Hart/(adv). Oct 11 7:30pm Arlene SmithSings /(adv). Oct 12 9:30pm DorothyStone & Ori Dagan: Let’s Duet! /(adv).Oct 14 5pm Carrie Chestnutt $TBA. Oct 177:30pm John Alcorn Sings… /(adv). Oct18 7:30pm Guy Moreau /(adv). Oct 209pm Leyland Gordon $TBA. Oct 25 7:30pmJulie Michels /(adv). Oct 27 9pm GabiEpstein $TBA. Oct 31 7:30pm John AlcornSings…/(adv).Gallery Studio, The2877 Lake Shore Blvd., Etobicoke.416-253-0285thegallerystudiocafe.ca (full schedule)Every Tue Jazz Jam with Humber College walumni house band: Riley O’Connor (drums);Scott Kemp (bass); Scott Metcalf (piano);Shirantha Beddage (sax); Lee Wallace (guitar).Every Sat 4:30-7pm The Cooking Channel. NoCover. Every Sun 1:30pm Birds of a Feather;4pm Fair Trade; 7pm Elizabeth Martins Quartet.No Cover. Every Second Wed 7:30pm UptownSwing Band.Gate 403403 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-588-2930gate403.com All shows: PWYC.Oct 1 5pm Rommel Reyes Jazz Duo; 9pmRichard Whiteman Jazz Band. Oct 2 5pm TomMcGill Piano Solo; 9pm Julian Fauth BluesNight. Oct 3 5pm Brian Cober: Boogie Bros;9pm Kurt Nielsen & Richard Whiteman JazzBand. Oct 4 5pm Brodkorb/Simmons/GuerretteTrio; 9pm Mélanie Brûlée Jazz Band. Oct 55pm Might Tusk Band; 9pm Jason Raso JazzQuartet. Oct 6 5pm Bill Heffernan & Friends;9pm Melissa Boyce Jazz & Blues Band. Oct 75pm Jeff Taylor & the SLT; 9pm Sugar BrownBlues Band. Oct 8 5pm Denis Schingh Solo;9pm Richard Whiteman Jazz Band. Oct 9 5pmSammy Jackson Jazz Quartet; 9pm Julian FauthBlues Band. Oct 10 5pm Blain, Davis and Gouldblues Trio; 9pm Patrick O’Reilly Jazz Band. Oct11 5pm Alex Samaras Jazz Band; 9pm KevinLaliberté Jazz & Flamenco Trio. Oct 12 5pmVentana 5 Jazz Band; 9pm Fraser Melvin BluesBand. Oct 13 5pm Bill Heffernan & Friends;9pm Dennis Gaumond Blues Duo. Oct 14 5pmBill Heffernan & Friends; 9pm Andy de CamposTrio. Oct 15 5pm Carol Oya Jazz Band; 9pmRichard Whiteman Jazz Band. Oct 16 5pmByung-Gul Jung Jazz Band; 9pm Julian FauthBlues Night. Oct 17 5pm Kristen Au Jazz Band;9pm Jazz Forge. Oct 18 5pm Sunny Choi PianoSolo; 9pm Mr. Rick & the Biscuits. Oct 19 5pmBobby Hsu Jazz Band; 9pm Sweet Derrick BluesBand. Oct 20 5pm Bill Heffernan & Friends;9pm Patrick Tevlin’s New Orleans Rhythm. Oct21 5pm Joanne Morra & the France St. Trio;9pm Robin Banks Jazz Band. Oct 22 5pm BrynScott-Grimes Harmonica Solo; 9pm RichardWhiteman Jazz Band. Oct 23 5pm AndyMalette Piano Solo; 9pm Julian Fauth BluesNight. Oct 24 5pm Patrick Hewan Jazz Trio;9pm Blakeley Walker Trio. Oct 25 5pm HeatherLuckhart’s Blues/Roots/Jazz Band; 9pm CyndiCarleton Jazz Band. Oct 26 5pm Doc. BarristerJazz Band; 9pm Denielle Bassels Jazz Band. Oct27 5pm Bill Heffernan & Friends; 9pm Andyde Campos Trio. Oct 28 5pm Whitney RossBarris; 9pm Brownman Akoustic Trio. Oct 295pm Annie Bonsignore & Dunstan Morey Duo;9pm Richard Whiteman Jazz Band. Oct 30 5pmMelissa Lauren Jazz Band; 9pm Julian FauthBlues Night. Oct 31 5pm Wadley Station; 9pmAimee Butcher Jazz Band.Gladstone Hotel1214 Queen St. W. 416-531-4635gladstonehotel.com (full schedule)Every First Thu 9:00-11:30pm Toronto BluesSociety’s Blues Series. Free.Grossman’s Tavern“Toronto’s Home of the Blues”379 Spadina Ave. 416-977-1210grossmanstavern.com (full schedule)All shows: No Cover/PWYC.Every Sat 4-8pm The Happy Pals matinee.Every Sun 4:30-8:30pm New OrleansConnection Allstars; 9:30pm-2am TheNationals.Harlem Restaurant67 Richmond St. E. 416-368-1920harlemrestaurant.com (full schedule)Every Mon 8pm-midnight Carolyn T’s OpenJam Night. PWYC (no jam Oct. 8). Every Fri/Sat 7:30-11:30pm Jazz/Blues. No Cover. Oct5 Julian Fauth. Oct 6 The Spirit of Jazz. Oct12 BlueSoul. Oct 13 Samantha Clayton. Oct19 Gibbran & Tamsyn-Lee. Oct 20 John CollinBand. Oct 26 ZimZum. Oct 27 Gyles w/ JamesKing Trio.Harlem Underground Restaurant/Bar745 Queen St. W. 416-366-4743harlemrestaurant.com/undergroundEvery Mon Daniel Gagnon. Every Tue JohnCampbell. Every Thu Carl Bray Trio. Every Fri,Sat Carl Bray.Hirut Restaurant2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560Every Wed 8pm Open Mic with Gary 17.Every Sat 2pm Open Jam.Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, TheHugh’s Room2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604hughsroom.com (full schedule)All shows: 8:30pm (unless otherwise noted).Oct 2 Barbra Lica CD Release: “That’s WhatI Do” .50/(adv). Oct 3 Andria SimoneEP Release: “Nothing Comes Easy” .Oct 4 Martyn Joseph /.50(adv). Oct5 Blue Midnight IV: A Celebration of LittleWalter .50/.50(adv). Oct 6 Ray Jessel(opening: Pam Hyatt) .50/(adv). Oct9 Oysterband /(adv). Oct 10 NancyDutra: CD Launch (opening: Les Cooper)$18/(adv). Oct 11 Double Bill: Kriss+ Dee and Andrea Wappel /$18(adv).Oct 12 Benefit for Ron Hynes Part 1: feat.Ron Sexsmith, Sylvia Tyson, Nancy White,Paul Mills and others .50/(adv).Oct 13 Benefit for Ron Hynes Part 2: feat.Murray McLauchlan, Kim Stockwood,Seamus O’Regan, Mary Walsh and others.50/(adv). Oct 16, 17 Strawbs/(adv). Oct 18 Cindy Church CDLaunch: “Sad Songs Make Me Happy”/.50(adv). Oct 19 Carlos del Juncoand the Blues Mongrels .50/(adv). Oct20 Iris Dement /.50(adv). Oct 21 IrisDement /.50(adv). Oct 22 Jazz.Fm91Cabaret Series: Halie Loren /(adv).Oct 23 Jane Harbury’s Discoveries: AkimTriebsch, Makayla Lynn, Billy Raffoul andJoseph & the Mercurials /(adv). Oct24 Michael Theodore: CD Release “LeavingFamiliar” /.50. Oct 25 James Hillwith Anne Davison .50/(adv). Oct 282:00: Ken Whiteley’s Sunday Matinee GospelSeries w/ Shakura S’Aida, Soul Influence &Lance Anderson .50/(adv). Oct 28Jaffa Road CD Release: “Where the LightGets In” .50/(adv). Oct 30 Jazz.Fm91 Cabaret Series: Roseanna Vitro SingsRandy Newman /(adv). Oct 31Betty & the Bobs Halloween Costume Bash.50/(adv).Jazz Room, TheLocated in the Huether Hotel, 59 King St. N.,Waterloo. 226-476-1565kwjazzroom.com (full schedule)All shows: 8:30pm; attendees must be 19+Oct 5 Ray Podhornik Sextet . Oct 6Fernanda Cunha $18. Oct 12 Florian HoefnerQuartet $18. Oct 13 Dave Wiffen Quintet. Oct 19 Big Band Theory . Oct 20Zach Brock/Phil Markowitz Quartet $18. Oct26 Jason White Trio . Oct 27 Dave YoungQuartet .Joe Mama’s317 King St. W. 416-340-6469Live music every night; All shows: No Cover.Every Sun 7-11pm Nathan Hiltz (guitar); RyanOliver (sax); Bernie Senensky (organ); MorganChilds (drums). Every Mon 7:30-11:30pm SoulMondays. Every Tue 7-11pm Blue Angels.Every Wed 8pm-12am Blackburn. Every Thu8:30pm-12:30am Blackburn. Every Fri 10pm-2am The Grind. Every Sat 10pm-2am Shugga.Lula Lounge1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307lula.ca (full schedule)Oct 2 7:30pm ESSENCIA: Dominic Mancuso &Chendy Leon; Quique Escamilla; Aline Morales& Basque de Bamba; Café Con Pan . Oct5 8pm TGIF Jazz Series: Roland Hunter .Oct 11 8pm Steve McCord and the BonafideTruth: CD Release $TBA. Oct 12 8pm TGIFJazz Series: Dominic Mancuso . Oct 158pm SING! Celebration: Toronto Vocal ArtsFestival Fundraiser w/ Michael burgress,Countermeasure, FreePlay Duo, Cadence andothers /(adv). Oct 19 8pm TGIF JazzSeries: Valeria Matzner . Oct 26 8pmRichard Underhill Trio .Manhattan’s Music Club951 Gordon St., Guelph. 519-767-2440manhattans.caMezzetta Restaurant681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687mezzettarestaurant.comEvery Wed Jazz Series. Sets at 9pm and10:15pm. Cover -.Oct 3 Phoenix Trio: Persian Classical FusionMusic. Oct 17 Dave Young Duo. Oct 24 BrianKatz (guitar); Jim Gelcer (cajon/percussion/vocals). Oct 31 Brazilian Jazz: Bill McBirnie(flute); Louis Simao (vocals/guitar).Monarchs PubAt the Delta Chelsea Hotel33 Gerrard St. W. 416-585-4352monarchspub.caEvery Wed Live Jazz. Every Thu Live Blues.Nawlins Jazz Bar & Dining299 King St. W. 416-595-1958nawlins.caEvery Tue Stacie McGregor; Every Wed JimHeineman Trio. Every Thu Blues Night w GuestVocalists. Every Fri/Sat All Star Bourbon St.56 thewholenote.com October 1 – November 7, 2012

Band; Every Sun Brooke Blackburn.Nice Bistro, The117 Brock St. N., Whitby. 905-668-8839nicebistro.comOct 17 Barry Sears Trio .99 (includesdinner).Old Mill, The21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641oldmilltoronto.comThe Home Smith Bar: No Reservations. NoCover. minimum. All shows: 7:30-10:30pm.Every Thu Thursday Night Jazz Party. EveryFri Something to Sing About Series. Every SatJazz Masters Series. Oct 4 Jazz Party w/ TrishColter (vocals/host) Paul Read (piano/host); PatCollins (bass); guest: Chase Sanborn (trumpet);Oct 5 Fernanda Cunha (vocals); Tom Szczesniak(accordion/piano); Reg Schwager (guitar); PatCollins (bass). Oct 6 John Sherwood (piano);Neil Swainson (bass); Kevin Dempsey (drums).Oct 11 Jazz Party w/ Stacey McGregor (piano/host); Alexander Brown (trumpet); guest:Sherie Marshall (vocals); Oct 12 Pat Murray(vocals); Dave Restivo (piano); Jordan O’Connor(bass). Oct 13 Frank Wright (vibraphone); MarkEisenman (piano); Neil Swainson (bass). Oct 18Jazz Party w/ George Evans (vocals/host); MarkEisenman (piano); guest: Maureen Kennedy(vocals); Oct 19 Irene Atman (vocals); MichaelShand (piano); Kurt Nielsen (bass); MichaelBrushey (drums). Oct 20 Pat LaBarbera (sax);Lorne Lofsky (guitar); Neil Swainson (bass). Oct25 Jazz Party w/ Sophia Perlman (vocals/host);Dave Restivo (piano); guest: Alison Young (sax).Oct 26 John Alcorn (vocals); Dave Restivo(piano) Pat Collins (bass). Oct 27 Nancy Walker(piano); Kieran Overs (bass); Ethan Ardelli(drums).Pantages Martini Bar & Lounge200 Victoria St. 416-362-1777Every Fri Robert Scott. Every Sat Solo Piano.People’s Chicken, The744 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-489-7931peopleschicken.ca All shows: No Cover.Every Sat 4-7pm Climax Jazz Band. EveryMon Big Band Night: Oct 1 The Advocates. Oct8 Bob Cary Big Band. Oct 15 George Lake BigBand. Oct 22 GTA Swing Band. Oct 29 TBA.Pilot Tavern, The22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716thepilot.ca (full schedule)Jazz Saturdays 3:30pm-6:30pm. No Cover.Oct 6 Ron Westray Quartet. Oct 13 MikeMurley Quartet. Oct 20 Chris Butcher Quartet.Oct 27 Barry Elmes Quartet.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: Oct 5 PatLaBarbera (sax). Oct 12 Kevin Turcotte (trumpet).Oct 19 Mike Murley (sax). Oct 26 MichaelStuart (sax).Remarks Bar & Grill1926 Coxwell Ave. 416-429-9889Every Mon 8-11pm Jam-gria Jazz Jam withhost Pat Murray and her trio. For instrumentalistsand singers. PWYC.Reposado Bar & Lounge136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474reposadobar.com All shows: PWYC.Every Wed 9:30pm Spy vs Sly vs Spy. EveryThu, Fri 10pm The Reposadists Quartet.Reservoir Lounge, The52 Wellington St. E. 416-955-0887reservoirlounge.com (full schedule); call forcover charge information.Every Tue 9:45pm Tyler Yarema and hisRhythm. Every Wed 9:45pm Big Rude Jake.Every Thu 9:45pm Alysha and the Brilltones.Every Fri 9:45pm Dee Dee and the DirtyMartinis. Every Sat 9:45pm Tyler Yarema andhis Rhythm. “Apres Work” Series Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursdays 7-9pm, including AlexPangman & Her Alleycats the first Thursday ofevery month.Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475therex.ca (call for cover charge info)Oct 1 6:30pm U of T Student Ensembles;9:30pm Toronto Jazz Orchestra: Thank You,Thad! Oct 2 6:30pm David Hutchison (voice/drums); Mark Hukezalie (piano); Russ Boswell(bass); Colleen Allen (sax); 9:30pm Classic RexJazz Jam w/ Terra Hazelton. Oct 3 6:30pmJohn Russon (guitar); Chris Gale (sax); TomRichards (trombone); Mike Milligan (bass); FabioRagnelli (drums); 9:30pm Scott Suttie (trombone);Colleen Allen (sax); Chris Donnelly (piano);John Maharaj (bass); Kevin Dempsey (drums).Oct 4 6:30pm Treebeard: Shawn Nykwist(sax); Chris Banks (bass); Daniel Barnes (drums);9:30pm Darren Sigesmund (trombone); GaryVersace (piano/accordion); Mark Feldman (violin);Jim Vivian (bass); Ethan Ardelli (drums).Oct 5 4pm Hogtown Syncopators: TerraHazelton (vocals/snare); Drew Jurecka (violin/sax/vocals);Richard Whiteman (piano); JayDanley (guitar/vocals); James Thomson (bass);6:30pm Sara Dell (vocals/piano); 9:45pm JazzNavigators: Howard Moore (trumpet); ChrisGale (sax); Ted Quinlan (guitar); Brendan Davis(bass); Morgan Childs (drums); feat. MaryMcKay (vocals). Oct 6 12pm Danny Marks &Friends; 3:30pm Mississauga Big Band, RonBoniface (director); 7pm Worst Pop Band Everfeat. Chris Gale (sax); Adrean Farrugia (piano);Drew Birston (bass); Tim Shia (drums). 9:45pmPepper Adams Tribute: Pat LaBarbera (sax);Brian Dickinson (piano); Neil Swainson (bass);Bob McLaren (drums). Oct 7 12pm ExcelsiorDixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Club Django; 7pmKayos Theory w/ guest Todd Pentney (piano);9:30pm Ethio-Jazz Project: Jay Danley (guitar);Stacie McGregor (piano); Elena Kapeleris(saxo); Andrew Frost (bass); Andrew Frost(bass); Jeff Halischuk (drums) . Oct 8 6:30pm Uof T Student Ensembles; 9:30pm Mike MaloneJazz Orchestra. Oct 9 6:30pm David Hutchison(see Oct 2); 9:30pm Jonathan Lindhorst (sax);Sebasitan Ammann (piano); Dan Fortin (bass);Morgan Childs (drums). Oct 10 6:30pm JohnRusson (see Oct 3); 9:30pm Florian HoefnerGroup: Florian Hoefner (piano); Mike Ruby (sax);Sam Anning (bass); Peter Kroneif (drums). Oct11 6:30pm Treebeard (see Oct 4); 9:30pmFlorian Hoefner Group (see Oct 10). Oct 12 4pmHogtown Syncopators (see Oct 5); 6:30pm SaraDell (vocals/piano); 9:45pm The Jazz Message:Norman Marshall Villeneuve (drums); DaveRestivo (piano); Chris Butcher (trombone); NickAli (trumpet); Stephen Hall (sax); Artie Roth(bass). Oct 13 12pm Danny Marks & Friends;3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band. Jim John (director);7pm Worst Pop Band Ever (see Oct 6);9:45pm Pat Collins (bass); Lorne Lofsky (guitar);Tom Szczesniak (accordion); Joel Haynes(drums). Oct 14 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz;Beat by Beat | In the ClubsNice DeliveryORI DAGANMusic venues are not hospitals and compact discs cannotbe made by accident, yet for some reason releasing aCD is often likened to having a baby. Maybe it’s the manymonths of stressful preparation or the life savings required. At anyrate, several young jazz musicians are expecting this month, includingtwo set to deliver their firstborns at The Rex Hotel: guitaristRobb Cappelletto, Wednesday October 24 at 9:45pm and drummerWill Fisher, Sunday October 28 at 9:30pm. Both have been makinga name for themselves since graduating from post-secondaryinstitutions honing their chops, writing original tunes and meldingtogether unique ensembles.Toronto native, 27-year-oldCappelletto began his musical journeyin blues, rock and R&B but has beenfocused on jazz for the past decade; followinghis Bachelor of Fine Arts degreeat York University, he recently completeda Master’s degree in compositionfrom his alma mater before getting towork on his self-titled debut.Rob Cappelletto“The album features an electric approach inspired by 70s MilesDavis with a heavy blues influence. All the originals were writtenwithin the past year and I feel they are inclusive of all my musicalexperiences up to this point,” he says. Cappelletto’s core trio isrounded off by bassist Jon Maharaj (“The electric bass is key to thesound of this group.”) and Cuban-born Amhed Mitchel; with specialguests Daniel Easty on soprano saxophone and the all mighty RobiBotos on fender Rhodes. A recipe for intensity!Upon graduating from Humber College, Will Fisher went onto obtain his Masters in jazz performance from the University ofLouisville on a full scholarship. The 24-year-old’s debut album,Portage, is inspired by Fisher’s travels across Canada:“I wrote and worked on the music while in Victoria, BritishColumbia, my home town of Truro, Nova Scotia, Toronto and otherplaces,” he says. “Some of the songs were named after specific placesand things that I was inspired by.” The cross-generational band featuresJon Challoner on trumpet, Mikko Hilden on guitar and MikeDownes on bass; with guest pianists Nancy Walker and Matt Giffin.The album has been nominated for the Music Nova Scotia Award forJazz Recording of the Year.Meanwhile, two prominent vocal artists, soprano Dorothy Stoneand jazz vocalist Roseanna Vitro, both based in New York City, willbe visiting Toronto this month. Besides being seasoned performers,both women are fervently committed to vocal education. Chairof the Vocal Jazz Department at the New Jersey City University since1998, forward thinker Roseanna Vitro is the creator of an increasinglypopular Facebook page called “JVOICE (Jazz Vocalists OfferingInstructional Curriculum for Education)” which as of this writinghas 2,434 likes. The page is used as a resource for vocal jazz teachersand students from across the globe, addressing everything from jazzpedagogy to vocal health.“I love teaching and working with singers,” Vitro says. “I’ve learned agreat deal from teaching and I’m thrilled at the progress that’s beenmade and the level of jazz singers we are hearing today. I was draftedinto teaching about 15 years ago at New Jersey City University by EdJoffe, head of the jazz program. I was astounded when I discoveredat that time, what wasn’t being offered to singers in college for jazz.I started developing programs for singers who desire good techniquebut want to sing jazz.”A dedicated jazzer at heart, Vitro’s most recent recording — her12th baby — features songs written by award winning singer-songwriter,arranger and film composer Randy Newman. The releaseOctober 1 – November 7, 2012 thewholenote.com 57

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