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Volume 18 Issue 2 - October 2012

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  • Toronto
  • October
  • Choir
  • Arts
  • Jazz
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  • November
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3:30pm Red Hot Ramble:

3:30pm Red Hot Ramble: Roberta Hunt (piano/vocals); Alison Young (sax); Jack Zrowski(bass); Glenn Anderson (drums); 7pm KayosTheory w/ guest David Mott (sax); 9:30pmRandom Access: Barry Romberg (drums);Kelly Jefferson (sax); Kevin Turcotte (trumpet);Geoff Young (guitar); Rich Brown (bass).Oct 15 6:30pm U of T Student Ensembles;9:30pm John Cheesman Jazz Orchestra feat.Bruce Cassidy (electronic valve instrument).Oct 16 6:30pm David Hutchison (see Oct2); 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam w/ TerraHazelton. Oct 17 6:30pm John Russon (seeOct 3); 9:30pm Hendrik Meurkens (harmonica/vibes);Jeremy Price (flute); Atilla Fias(piano); Paco Luviano (bass); Richard Brisco(drums). Oct 18 6:30pm Treebeard (see Oct 4);9:30pm Hendrik Meurken with Jeremy PrinceQuintet (see Oct 17). Oct 19 4pm HogtownSyncopators (see Oct 5); 6:30pm Sara Dell(vocals/piano); 9:45pm Zach Brock (violin); PhilMarkowitz (piano); Jon Maharaj (bass); MorganChilds (drums). Oct 20 12pm Danny Marks& Friends; 3:30pm Laura Hubert Band; 7pmWorst Pop Band Ever (see Oct 6); 9:45pm RobGarcia (drums); Noah Preminger (sax); JohnStetch (piano); Matt Pavolka (bass). Oct 2112pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Dr. Nick& the Rollercoaster Blues Band; 7pm KayosTheory w/guest Pat LaBarbera (sax); 9:30pmMelissa Lauren (voice); Eric St. Laurent (guitar);Matt Newton (piano); Mark Cashion (bass);Sly Juhas (drums). Oct 22 9:30pm Dave YoungQuintet: Dave Young (bass); Perry White (sax);Kevin Turcotte (trumpet); Gary Williamson(piano); Terry Clarke (drums). Oct 23 6:30pmDavid Hutchison (see Oct 2); 9:30pm ClassicRex Jazz Jam w/ Terra Hazelton. Oct 246:30pm John Russon (see Oct 3; with EthanArdelli on drums); 9:45pm Robb Cappelletto CDRelease: Robb Cappelletto (guitar); Robi Botos(Fender Rhodes); Jon Maharaj (bass); AhmedMitchel (drums). Oct 25 6:30pm Treebeard(see Oct 4); 9:30pm Heavy Weather: Tributeto the Weather Report: Colleen Allen (sax);Mark Hukezalie (piano); Steve Webster (bass);Art Avalos (percussion); Paul DeLong (drums).Oct 26 4pm Hogtown Syncopators (see Oct5); 6:30pm Sara Dell (vocals/piano); 9:45pmPrime Numbers: Alex Dean (sax); Tom Reynolds(piano); George Koller (bass); Lorne Nehring(drums). Oct 27 12pm Danny Marks & Friends;3:30pm George Lake Big Band, Steve Pettafor(director); 7pm Worst Pop Band Ever (see Oct6); 9:45pm Avi Granite (guitar); Peter Lutek(sax); Chris Roberts (sax); Tom Richards (trombone);Neal Davis (bass); Nick Fraser (drums).Oct 28 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pmFreeway Dixieland led by Len Gosling (voice/cornet); Kayos Theory with guest Mike Murley(sax); 9:30pm Will Fisher CD Release: Will Fisher(drums); Jim Lewis (trumpet); Mikko Hilden (guitar);Nancy Walker (piano); Mike Downes (bass).Oct 29 6:30pm U of T Student Ensembles;9:30pm John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra.Oct 30 6:30pm David Hutchison (see Oct2); 9:30pm HR3: Julien Sandiford (guitar);C. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)Hansford Rowe (bass); Max Lazich (drums).Oct 31 6:30pm John Russon (see Oct 3; withNick Fraser on drums); 9:30pm Lorenzo Castelli(drums); Kelly Jefferson (sax); Geoff Young (guitar);Chris Pruden (piano); Jon Maharaj (bass).Le Saint Tropez315 King St. W. 416-591-3600Live piano jazz 7 days a week.lesainttropez.comSomewhere There227 Sterling Rd. Unit #112 (full schedule)All shows: 8pm (unless otherwise indicated). Cover or PWYC.Every Sun 5pm Heather Segger Residency:Group compositions and improvisations led byHeather Segger (trombone); 8pm NOW Series.Every Wed 8pm Rebecca Bruton’s LilmanResidency: Rebecca Bruton (violin/voice) withdifferent guests each week. Every Thu 8pmColin Anthony’s Dream Dance Residence: ColinAnthony (vocals/percussion/piano); Brenda JoyLem (vocals/percussion/piano); Michael Lynn(bass); Rod Campbell (trumpet). Every Fri 8pmLeftover Daylight Series. Oct 1 8pm Panic! Oct8 Gone Fishing. Oct 15 Panic! Oct 20 FelixWong Quartet. Oct 27 8pm Harley Card.Statlers Lounge487 Church St. 416-922-0487Every Mon 9:30pm-1am SINGular Sensation:Musical Theatre Open Mic w/ Jennifer Walls(host); Donovan LeNabat (keys); Jamie Bird(percussion). Every Thu 9:30pm DonovanLeNabat & Jamie Bird. Every Fri 9:30pmChris Tsujiuchi. Every Sat 10pm KendallPartington.Tranzac292 Brunswick Ave. (full schedule)3-4 shows daily, various styles. Mostly PWYC.Every Mon 7pm This is Awesome; 10pmOpen Mic. Every Fri 5pm The Foolish Things.Every Sat 3pm Jamzac. Multiple performancesnightly, including: Oct 2 10pmPeripheral Vision w/ Alison Au Quartet. Oct6 7:30pm Felix Wong Quartet. Oct 7, 215pm Monk’s Music. Oct 18 10pm St. DirtElementary. Oct 20 7:30pm Derek GrayCollective. Oct 26 10pm Ryan Driver Quartet.Oct 28 10:30pm Steve Ward Presents. Oct30 10pm Drumheller.Winchester Kitchen & Bar51 Winchester St. 416-323-0051winchesterkitchen.comAll shows: No Cover.Oct 4 Aimée Butcher Quartet.Zemra Bar & Lounge778 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-651-3123www.zemrabarlounge.comEvery Wed Open Mic and Jam.Every Fri Live Music Fridays.Search listings by genre and geographic zoneonline at thewholenote.comgarnered a coveted Grammy Award nominationfor best jazz vocal album. Vitro had previouslyrecorded albums dedicated to Ray Charles, BillEvans and Steve Allen. Why Randy Newman?“I recorded Randy Newman’s composition, “IThink It’s Going to Rain Today” on my 2006 Liveat the Kennedy Center album. It’s one of Randy’sRoseanna Vitro.poignant songs about caring for your fellow manand I had been singing it for years,” she says. When her husband recommendedproducing an entire album of Newman “The journeybegan and I fell into a giant well of great stories and music. I couldmake three albums of Randy’s music and love every minute of it.”And just how is singing Randy Newman different for RoseannaVitro from singing Cole Porter or George Gershwin?“Anything I sing, I sing with the same voice and care. I’ve made tenstraight ahead jazz albums. I love to swing but I also love Brazilianmusic and Indian music and so on. What I did not do with RandyNewman’s music was try to make it something it’s not. I honouredhis stories and melodies and interpreted them in that manner. Ionly improvised on a couple of songs where I felt it was appropriate.The music was a real blend of pop, blues, jazz, Americana. Wehad a couple of classical soli with violin and it was all in the serviceof the music.”Joined by pianist Mark Soskin and violinist Sara Caswell, Vitrowill perform her tribute to Newman at Hugh’s Room on TuesdayOctober 30, presented as part of the Jazz.FM91 Cabaret Series. Buyyour tickets in advance because concerts in this series always sell out!“If I had one hundred million dollars, I would still be doing whatI’m doing — sitting at the piano and teaching my wonderful students,”says Dorothy Stone, who has travelled extensively to coachsingers throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and SouthAmerica. Having attended her Campo Doro Vocal Institute in northeasternPennsylvania this past summer, I can personally attest to thiswoman’s considerable gifts as an educator. Aside from knowing vocaltechnique inside out (“I dissected the human body in medical schoolso I can tell you exactly how your cords work.”) Stone’s sensitivity tothe details of a performance is molecular, drawing from an impressivelywide palette of musical styles.A performer herself, she has achieved critical acclaim on threecontinents as a Verdi specialist, performing the lead roles in Aida,Il Trovatore, Otello and Un Ballo in Maschera, as well as Carmen,La Boheme, Norma, The Magic Flute and The Marriage of Figaro.Musical theatre credits include Mother Abbess in the Sound of Music,Katisha in The Mikado and Ruth in The Pirates of Penzance.When I found out that Dorothy will be visiting Toronto to appearin Laurence Tan’s “Butterfly Up High” concert at the Betty OliphantTheatre (see listings section A, Concerts in the GTA, October 20) andto teach vocal masterclasses at the Musideum (see listings section D,The ETCeteras, Oct.13 and 14) I asked her if she would consider performinga cabaret together. She said, “Yes!”Come see our collaborative tribute to heroes of the Great AmericanSongbook at the Flying Beaver Pubaret on Friday, October 12.Ori Dagan is a Toronto-based jazz vocalist,voice actor and entertainment journalist. He canbe contacted at, press kits& image consultingfor performers416.544.1803www.lizpr.com58 October 1 – November 7, 2012

D. The ETCeterasSoprano Dorothy Stoneteaches masterclassesat Musideum this month(see Masterclasses listingson the next page).GALAS & FUNDRAISERS• Oct 04: Guelph Symphony. GuelphSymphony Classical 5K. Fundraising race passingthrough Homewood grounds and returningthrough the Trans-Canada trail, with a soundtrack of live musicians: soloist at 1km; duet at2km; trio at 3km; quartet at 4km and big bandat the end. Starts at 10 Carden St., Guelph.519-820-4111. (includes t-shirt); (musician);–(adv). Pledge or register• Oct 12 8:00: Amici Ensemble. CelebratingGreat Chamber Music. Luxury silent auction,intimate performance, champagne and desserts.Integral House, 194 Roxborough Dr. 416-901-6279. 0.• Oct 18 6:00 to 11:00: Ken Page MemorialTrust. Kings of Swing: 14th Annual FundraisingGala. Cocktail reception; three course dinner;raffle; performance featuring jazz all-stars underthe musical direction of Jim Galloway (see ad onpage 38 for complete personnel), hosted by TedO’Reilly; Ken Page Lifetime Achievement Awardpresented to Phil Nimmons. Old Mill Inn, 21 OldMill Rd. 416-515-0200. 0.• Oct 18 6:30: Canadian Opera Company.Operanation 9: Sweet Revenge. Fall fundraiser.6:30: VIP cocktails; 7:00: VIP dinner;9:00: main party: performance featuring theCOC Ensemble Studio, dance, and installationsinvolving food, fashion and visual arts. Henry N.R. Jackman Lounge, Four Seasons Centre forthe Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231(party) or 416-306-2309(dinner).0(party); 0(dinner).• Oct 19 6:00: Aurora Historical Society.Hillary House Ball. Victorian-inspired theme withdinner, dancing, live music by the After HoursBig Band and more. The Mansion, 400 IndustrialParkway S., Aurora. 905-727-8991. 5;00(table of 10). Proceeds support HillaryHouse National Histroic Site.• Oct 26 6:00: Mississauga Arts Council.Artbeats Gala. Entertainment, fine art, auctionsand culinary delights. Mississauga ConventionCentre, 75 Derry Rd. W., Mississauga. 905-615-4278. 5; 0(couple); 0(table of 8)• Oct 27 6:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra.Opening Night Fundraising Gala. Live jazz music,raffles, Markham Theatre backstage tour andsilent auction; ticket includes prime seat admissionto the 8:00 concert (see listings section A).905-604-8339. 0; 50(table of 10).COMPETITIONS• Applications accepted: Toronto Sinfonietta.2012 Young Musicians Concerto Competition.Open to the following instruments: Violin, Cello,Piano and Woodwinds; age categories are i)Under 16; ii)16 to 19 years. Deadline to apply:November 24. 416-221-3623. For applicationand information, visit• Oct 06 9:00am to 6:00pm: NYCOSymphony Orchestra. 2012 NYCO MozartVocal Competition. Mozart arias performed;registration is closed, public invited to listen.Centre for the Arts, St. Michael’s CollegeSchool, 1515 Bathurst St. 416-628-9195. Free,donations welcome.SCREENINGS• Oct 19 7:00: St. Anne’s Church. The Maze.Biopic on the life and art of William Kurelek, presentedas part of the Mirabilia Arts Festival.270 Gladstone Ave. 416-536-3160.Visit• Oct 22 8:00: Somewhere There. MonthlyMovie Monday. Film series curated by Andy Yueand Tomasz Krakowiak featuring experimentalfilm and music documentary. 227 Sterling Rd.Unit #112. 416-262-2883. or PWYC.LECTURES & SYMPOSIA• Oct 04 to Dec 06 7:00: Jerry Fink. WesternArt Music from a Jewish Persepctive. JerryFink, former CEO/President of Naxos Canada,will present a series of ten 90-minute classessurveying the history of Western classicalOctober 1 – November 7, 2012 59

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