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Volume 18 Issue 4 - December 2012

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B. Concerts Beyond the GTAC. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)Society. 13 Ways of Looking at the GoldbergVariations. New variations on Bach’s theme by13 composers. Lara Downes, piano. KWCMSMusic Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (sr); (st).Wednesday January 23• 7:30: Centre for the Arts, BrockUniversity. America: 40th Anniversary Tour.Guest: The Heartbroken. Sean O’SullivanTheatre, 500 Glenridge Ave., St. Catharines.905-466-5550 x3257. .Thursday January 24• 12:00 noon: University of Guelph Collegeof Arts. Thursday At Noon Concert Series:Faculty Showcase. Goldschmidt Room 107,MacKinnon Bldg., University of Guelph, 50Stone Rd. E., Guelph. 519-824-4120 x52991.Free.Friday January 25• 8:00: Kingston Symphony. La Diva. Opera,Broadway and humour. Natalie Choquette,soprano. Grand Theatre, 218 Princess St.,Kingston. 613-530-2050. –.Sunday January 27• 2:30: Georgian Music. The Young RomanticPianist. Works by Liszt, Chopin, Debussy andBeethoven. Central United Church, 54 Ross St.,Barrie. 705-726-1181. . By subscription.• 7:30: Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club. Haines &Leighton. 122 Carling St., London. 519-473-2099. $18/(adv).• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. Madawaska String Quartet. Dvořák:Cypresses; Harley: new work; Britten: QuartetNo.1. Sarah Fraser Raff and Anita Walsh,violins; Anna Redekop, viola; Amber Ghent,cello. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St.W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (sr);(st).Tuesday January 29• 7:30: Perimeter Institute. Classical WorldArtists Series. Works by Liszt and Wagner.Louis Lortie, piano. Mike Lazaridis Theatre ofIdeas, 31 Caroline St. N., Waterloo. 519-833-4480. ; (st, with ID).Thursday January 31Schubert’s Birthday!The Bergmann Piano DuoJan 31, 8pm❤ KWCMS Music Room,Waterloo• 12:00 noon: University of Guelph Collegeof Arts. Thursday At Noon Concert Series:The Worst Pop Band Ever. Contemporary jazzensemble. Goldschmidt Room 107, MacKinnonBldg., University of Guelph, 50 Stone Rd. E.,Guelph. 519-824-4120 x52991. Free.• 7:30: Centre for the Arts, BrockUniversity. Taj Mahal Trio. Guest: TheHeartbroken. Sean O’Sullivan Theatre, 500Glenridge Ave., St. Catharines. 905-466-5550x3257. .• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. Bergmann Piano Duo: Schubert’sBirthday. Schubert: Grand Duo in C; Fantasia inf, other works. Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann,piano four-hands. KWCMS Music Room, 57Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ;(sr); (st).Friday February 01• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. Annual CIA Program: Composer andImprovisers. Students of WLU Faculty of Musicplay original compositions. KWCMS MusicRoom, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (sr); (st).Saturday February 02• 8:00: Port Hope Friends of Music. TorontoConsort. Cameco Capitol Arts Centre, 20Queen St., Port Hope. 905-797-2295. ;(under 20).Sunday February 03• 3:00: Wellington Winds. Great Cities.Works by Husa, Wagner, Strauss, Dello Jojo,Tchaikovsky, Vaughan Williams and Kander andEbb. Daniel Warren, conductor; guest: DanielLichti, bass-baritone. Grandview Baptist Church,250 Old Chicopee Dr., Kitchener. 519-579-3097. ; (sr); free(st).Monday February 04• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. Dali Quartet. Haydn: Quartet Op.76No.1; Mozart: Quartet K575; and quartets byAmaya, Villa-Lobos, Gardel, Almarán and Valdes.Simón Gollo and Carlos Rubio, violin; AdrianaLinares, viola; Jesús Morales, cello. KWCMSMusic Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (sr); (st).Thursday February 07• 7:30: Performing Arts Aylmer. Alex Cuba:“Ruida en el Sistema” Album Launch Tour. OldTown Hall, 38 John St. S., Aylmer. 519-765-1616. .• 8:00: NUMUS Concerts. Schola Magdalena.Works for women’s voices by Hildegard,Pérotin and Duruflé; new works by M. Bunce,E. Walker and S. Martin. Guest: Ben Grossman,hurdy gurdy. The Jazz Room, 59 King St. N.,Waterloo. 519-896-3662. ; (sr);(st rush).Search listings by genreonline at thewholenote.comDEAR READER: Below you will find listings forDecember only. Please visit our website in 2013to find January’s listings Yonge St. 416-481-6865 alleycatz.caEvery Mon 8pm Salsa Night w/ Frank Bischunand free lessons. Every Tue 8:30pm CarloBerardinucci Band. No Cover. Every Wed8:30pm City Soul Swinging Blues & VintageR&B. No Cover. Every Thu 9pm Soul and R&B(bands alternate weekly; Collateral Jammagefirst Thursday of every month). Every Fri/Sat9:30pm Funk, Soul, R&B, Top 40. after8:30pm. Dec 1 Ascension. Dec 6, 7, 8 LadyKane. Dec 13 Mark Joseph Band. Dec 14James King. Dec 15 Soular. Dec 20, 21, 22Lady Kane. Dec 27 Mark Joseph Band. Dec 28,29 Lady Kane. Dec 31 New Year’s Eve Partyw/ Ascension.Artword Artbar15 Colbourne St., Hamilton. (full schedule)Bon Vivant Restaurant1924 Avenue Rd. 416-630-5153bonvivantdining.comEvery Thu 6-9pm Bill Naphan Solo Guitar.Every Fri 6-9pm Margaret Stowe Solo Guitar.Castro’s Lounge2116 Queen St. E. No Cover/PWYC.Every Sun 4pm Live jazz. Every Mon 9pmRockabilly Night w/ the Cosmotones. EveryTue 8pm Smokey Folk; 10:30pm blueVenus.Every Wed 8pm Mediterranean Stars. EveryThu 9pm Jerry Legere & the Situation. EveryFri 5pm Ronnie Heyward. Every Sat 4:30pmBig Rude Jake.Chalkers Pub, Billiards & Bistro247 Marlee Ave. 416-789-2531chalkerspub.comAll weekend events: cover; free(under 16).Every Wed 8pm-midnight Girls Night Out JazzJam w/ host Lisa Particelli. PWYC. Dec 1 6-9mBeat by Beat | In the ClubsToronto Fingerstyle Guitar Society Presents:Adam Rafferty. Dec 8 6-9pm Fern LindzonQuartet: Lindzon (piano); David French (sax);Trevor Giancola (guitar); George Koller (bass).Dec 15 6-9pm Brian Chahley Quintet: Chahley(trumpet); Kelly Jefferson (sax); Dave Restivo(piano); Daniel Fortin (bass); Fabio Ragnelli(drums). Dec 16 7-10pm Cat Berni Quartet:Catherine Bernard (vocals); Claire Lee (piano);Devin Patten (bass); Ben Corner (drums).Cherry Street Restaurant, The275 Cherry St. 416-461-5111 cherryst.caDec 6 Bob Brough Quartet. Dec 13 MelissaLauren. Dec 20 Myriad3Holiday Show.Classico Pizza & Pasta2457 Bloor St. W. 416-763-1313Every Thu 7pm Nate Renner. No Cover.Communist’s Daughter, The1149 Dundas St. W. 647-435-0103Every Sat 4-7pm Gypsy Jazz w MichaelJohnson & Red Rhythm. PWYC.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. (full schedule)Every 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 .Dec 2 8pm Ben Folds Project.PWYC. Dec 3 8pm Good Neighbours: DominionOpen Mic Night. Dec 7 9pm Havana to Toronto. Dec 8 9pm Sonic Blues: Irene Torres &and the Sugar Devils . Dec 9 4-7pm JazzJam w/ Noah Leibel. Dec 15 9:30pm 24thStreet Wailers $TBA. Dec 16 8pm Jeff Jones’Birthday Cabaret $TBA. Dec 21 8pm Five CentCandies: EP Release . Dec 23 4-7pm JazzJam w/ Noah Leibel. Dec 28 9pm Tesseract.Dec 31 9pm Red, Hot & Blues: New Year’sEve w/ the Gary Kendall Band $TBA.“QUOTES ABOUT QUOTES”For the first time in years, our In the Clubs(Mostly Jazz) listings are empty under theletter Q, as Quotes Bar & Grill, the cozy jazzvenue below Barootes Restaurant, is closingBenson.this month. Reminiscent of a 1940s New YorkCity jazz club, Quotes will be missed by manyfolks who attended the Canadian Jazz Quartet’sfantastic “Fridays at Five” series, featuring Gary Benson on guitar,Frank Wright on vibes, Don Vickery on drums and Duncan Hopkinson bass and cream of the crop weekly guests. If there’s one silverlining, it’s outlined in this quote about Quotes:“All this ceased, not because of waning interest, but because thebuilding was sold. The old adage ‘All things must come to an end’somehow doesn’t fit here. Not yet. I find it hard to believe that all thislife and vitality won’t find another home for ‘Fridays at Five.’”— Gary Benson, leader of the Canadian Jazz Quartet.Event and project manager Fay Olson is very hopeful about thecontinuation of the series and is seeking a new venue ... she talksabout her qualified quest for an alternate to Quotes on our —Ori DaganOri Dagan64 December 1 – February 7, 2013

Dovercourt House805 Dovercourt Rd. (full schedule)Every Sat 9pm-1am Saturday Night Swing:Dance featuring Live Swing Bands and dancelessons. Dance ; with one class, $18with both. Saturday Bands: Dec 1 Up JumpedSwing. Dec 8 Bertie & the Gents. Dec 15Combo Royale. Dec 22, 28, 29, 30, 31 bandsTBA.EDO Sushi484 Eglinton Ave. W. 416-322-3033All shows: Thursday 7:30-10:30pm. No Cover.Dec 6 Debbie Fleming (vocals); TonyQuarrington (guitar); Jack MacFadden (bass).Dec 13 Rita di Ghent (vocals); Tony Quarrington(guitar); Neil Swainson (bass). Dec 20 ZoeyAdams (vocals); Tony Quarrington (guitar); SanMurata (violin).Ellington’s Music and Café805 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-652-9111.Every Mon, Every Wed 9am and Every Sat2pm Sunny Choi (piano).Emmet Ray, The924 College St. (full schedule)All shows: 9pm. PWYC.Flying Beaver Pubaret, The488 Parliament St. (full schedule)Dec 7, 8 7pm Broadsway: Heather Bambrick,Julie Michels & Diane Leah /(adv).Dec 15 7pm Fern Lindzon & George Koller/(adv). Dec 20 7pm Guy Moreau/(adv). Dec 27 7:30pm Vexed: JulieMichels, Sophia Perlman & Terra Hazelton/(adv).Gate 403403 Roncesvalles Ave. All shows: PWYC unless otherwisenoted.Dec 1 5pm Bill Heffernan & Friends; 9pmMelissa Boyce Jazz Band. Dec 2 5pm JeffTaylor and the SLT; 9pm Donné Roberts Band.Dec 3 5pm Tom McGill; 9pm Richard WhitemanJazz Band. Dec 4 5pm Doughwan Moon JazzBand; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. Dec 5 5pmBrian Cober: Boogie Bros; 9pm Kurt Nielsen& Richard Whiteman Jazz Band. Dec 6 5pmBelinda Corpuz Jazz Trio; 9pm Mélanie BrûléeBand. Dec 7 5pm Ken McDonald Jazz Band;9pm The Pearl Motel. Dec 8 5pm Bill Heffernan& Friends; 9pm Andy de Campos Trio. Dec9 5pm Whitney Ross Barris Jazz Band; 9pmJessica Rose Jazz Band. Dec 10 5pm DenisSchingh; 9pm Richard Whiteman Jazz Band.Dec 11 5pm Jazz Forge; 9pm Julian FauthBlues Night. Dec 12 5pm Bob Parkins Jazz Trio;9pm Vincent Bertucci Jazz Band. Dec 13 5pmAlex Samaras Jazz Band; 9pm Kevin LalibertéJazz & Flamenco Trio. Dec 14 5pm DocBarrister Jazz Band; 9pm Fraser Melvin BluesBand. Dec 15 5pm Bill Heffernan & His Friends;9pm Patrick Tevlin’s New Orleans Rhythm.Dec 16 5pm Joanne Morra & the France St.Trio; 9pm Robin Banks Jazz Band. Dec 17 5pmAnnie Bonsignore & Dunstan Morey Duo; 9pmRichard Whiteman Jazz Band. Dec 18 5pmByung-Gul Jung Jazz Band; 9pm Julian FauthJazz Band. Dec 19 5pm Chris Reid; 9pm DaveRubel. Dec 20 5pm Patrick Hewan Jazz Trio;9pm Mr. Rick & the Biscuits. Dec 21 5pmBobby Hsu Jazz Band; 9pm Sweet Derrick BluesBand. Dec 22 5pm Bill Heffernan & Friends;9pm Denielle Bassels Jazz Band. Dec 26 5pmLeigh Graham & Marsha Roc; 9pm Hisaka JazzBand. Dec 27 5pm Randy Lyght Jazz Band;9pm Cyndi Carleton Jazz Band. Dec 28 5pmJulian Fauth; 9pm Jason Raso Jazz Quartet.Dec 29 5pm Morgan Sadler; 9pm Max SennittY Sus Amigos. Dec 30 5pm Young Jik KimJazz Band; 9pm Brownman Akoustic Trio. Dec31 5pm Aimie Page Blues & Roots Duo; 9pmMaxine Willan w/ Ed Vokurka ( cover).Gladstone Hotel1214 Queen St. W. (full schedule)Every First Thu 9-11:30pm Toronto BluesSociety’s Blues Series. Free.Grossman’s Tavern“Toronto’s Home of the Blues”379 Spadina Ave. (full schedule)All shows: No Cover/PWYC.Dec 1 4pm The Happy Pals; 9:30pm RobinHawkin. Dec 2 4:30pm New OrleansConnection All-Stars; 9:30pm The Nationalsw/ Brian Cober. Dec 3 9:30pm “No BandRequired.” Dec 5 9:30pm Bruce Domoney. Dec7 6pm Sandi Marie; 9:30pm Combo Royale.Dec 8 4pm The Happy Pals; 9:30pm ChloeWatkinson and the Crossroad. Dec 9 4:30pmNew Orleans Connection All-Stars; 9:30pmThe Nationals w/ Brian Cober. Dec 10 9:30pm“No Band Required.” Dec 12 9:30pm BruceDomoney. Dec 14 9:30pm Swinging BlackJacks. Dec 15 4pm The Happy Pals; 9:30pmPorch Dogs. Dec 16 4:30pm New OrleansConnection All-Stars; 9:30pm The Nationalsw/ Brian Cober. Dec 17 9:30pm “No BandRequired.” Dec 19 9:30pm Bruce Domoney.Dec 22 4pm The Happy Pals; 9:30pm PorchDogs. Dec 23 4:30pm New Orleans ConnectionAll-Stars; 9:30pm The Nationals w/ Brian Cober.Dec 24 9:30pm “No Band Required.” Dec 269:30pm Bruce Domoney. Dec 28 9:30pm LauraHubert. Dec 29 4pm The Happy Pals; 9:30pmCaution Jam. Dec 30 4:30pm New OrleansConnection All-Stars; 9:30pm The Nationalsw/ Brian Cober. Dec 31 9:30pm “No BandRequired.”Harlem Restaurant67 Richmond St. E. (full schedule)All shows: No Cover/PWYC.Harlem Underground Restaurant/Bar745 Queen St. W. Mon Daniel Gagnon. Every Tue JohnCampbell. Every Thu Carl Bray Trio. Every FriJake Wilkinson. Every Sat Carl Bray.Hirut Restaurant2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560Every Wed 8pm Open Mic with Gary 17.Every Sun 2:30pm Open Jam.Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, TheHugh’s Room2261 Dundas St. W. (full schedule)All shows: 8:30pm (unless otherwise noted).Dec 2 Kruger Brothers /.50(adv).Dec 3 JAZZ.FM91 Cabaret Series: Ian Shaw/(adv). Dec 4, 5 Leon Redbone w/Paul Asaro /.50. Dec 6 Craig Cardiffw/ guest Brooke Miller /.50(adv). Dec7 Liam Titcomb: CD Release $18/(adv).Dec 8 Kim Stockwood .50/(adv).Dec 9 Ashley MacIsaac /.50(adv).Dec 11 Micah Barnes: Singers Playgroundw/ J.P. Saxe, Ivy James & Rebecca Codas./(adv). Dec 12, 13 The Good LoveliesChristmas Show .50/(adv). Dec14 The Arrogant Worms /.50(adv).Dec 15 An Acoustic Night of Triumph andMore! w/ Rik Emmett and Dave Dunlop.50/(adv). Dec 16 1pm The AultSisters .50/(adv); (child)/(adv);8:30pm The Nylons Christmas Show/(adv). Dec 18 Have a BluesyChristmas w/ Douglas Watson R&B Revue w.John MacMurchy (sax); Dylan Wickens (guitar)and guest vocalists /(adv). Dec19 Quartette /(adv). Dec 20 JayAymar Christmas Caravan .50/(adv).Dec 21 Fred Eaglesmith .50/.Dec 22 Jacob Moon’s Christmas w/ AliMatthews /.50(adv). Dec 23 JaneSiberry /(adv). Dec 27 Laughter forthe Arts /(adv). Dec 28 Don Ross.50/(adv). Dec 29 Suzie Vinnick.50/(adv). Dec 31 New Year’s Eve:Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana w/Hilario Durán /(adv).Inter Steer357 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-588-8054All shows: No Cover/PWYCEvery Wed 8-11pm Fraser Daley. Every Thu8-11pm Ronnie Hayward Trio. Dec 1, 8 4-7pmLaura Hubert.Jazz Room, TheLocated in the Huether Hotel, 59 King St. N.,Waterloo. (full schedule)All shows: 8:30pm; attendees must be 19+Dec 1 Kirk MacDonald Quartet $18. Dec 7Dave O’Neill Quintet: Tribute to Ed Bickert. Dec 8 Broadview Trio . Dec 14 RobinHabermehl Quintet . Dec 15 Dave RestivoTrio . Dec 21 Tom Nagy’s Jazz RoomChristmas Experience . Dec 22 HolidayJam w/ Joni NehRita Quintet . Dec 31New Years Eve w/ Rebecca Binnendyk Quintet(includes 3-course dinner).Joe Mama’s317 King St. W. 416-340-6469Live music every night; All shows: No Cover.Every Sun 6-10pm Organic Quartet. EveryMon 7:30-11:30pm Soul Mondays. EveryTue 7-11pm Blue Angels. Every Wed 8pm-12am Blackburn. Every Thu 8:30pm-12:30amBlackburn. Every Fri 10pm-2am The Grind.Every Sat 10pm-2am Shugga.Lula Lounge1585 Dundas St. W. (full schedule)Dec 1 10:30pm Salsa Saturday w. Lady Sony Articulo Veinte . Dec 4 8pm WhitneyRoss-Barris CD Release . Dec 7 8pm TGIFFriday Jazz Series: Gabriel Palatchi Trio ;10:30pm Salsa Party w/ Son de Canela .Dec 8 10:30pm Salsa Saturday w/Jorge Mazay La Tipica Toronto . Dec 9 8pm MichaelOcchipinti and Shine On: The Universe of JohnLennon /(adv)/(st, adv). Dec 128pm Brass Transit: The Music of Chicago .Dec 14 8pm TGIF Friday Jazz Series: Andy DeCampos . Dec 14 10:30pm Salsa DanceParty w/ Yani Borrel . Dec 15 10:30pmSalsa Saturday w/ Confunto Lacalu & DJSuave. Dec 19 8pm Flamenco Mundo Series:December 1 – February 7, 2013 65

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