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Volume 18 Issue 4 - December 2012

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Jorge Miguel; 10pm Bracatum (bothshows). Dec 21 8pm TGIF Friday Jazz Series:Iroko . Dec 22 10:30pm Salsa Saturday w/Orquesta Fantasia . Dec 28 8pm Yuka .Dec 28 10:30pm Salsa Dance Party w/ CaféCubano & DJ Suave. Dec 29 10:30pm SalsaSaturday w/ Salsotika & DJ Kruz . Dec 31New Year’s Eve w/ Lady Son 0(dinner &show); (dancing only) .Mezzetta Restaurant681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687mezzettarestaurant.comEvery Wed Sets at 9pm and 10:15pm. JazzSeries. Cover -.Dec 5 Robi Botos Trio: Robi Botos (keyboard/melodica); Louis Botos (bass); Jozsef Botos (guitar).Dec 12 David Mott (baritone sax); RobClutton (bass).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.Band; Every Sun Brooke Blackburn.Nice Bistro, The117 Brock St. N., Whitby. 905-668-8839nicebistro.comDec 12 Harry Ellis .99 (includes dinner).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. Dec 1 Richard Whiteman(piano); Kurt Nielsen (bass); Morgan Childs(drums). Dec 6 Jazz Party w/ Laura Fernandez(host/vocals); Don Laws (trombone/vocals); DonNaduriak (piano). Dec 7 Ilana Waldston (vocals);Mark Kieswetter (piano); Ross MacIntyre (bass).Dec 8 Brian Dickinson (piano); Jim Vivian (bass);Ethan Ardelli (drums). Dec 13 Jazz Party w/Shannon Butcher (host/vocals); Colleen Allen(sax); Mark Kieswetter (piano). Dec 14 VincentWolfe (vocals); Mark Kieswetter (piano); RossMacIntyre (bass). Dec 15 Mark Kieswetter(piano); Ross MacIntyre (bass); Morgan Childs(drums). Dec 20 Jazz Party w/ Brigham Phillips(piano/trombone/trumpet); Lorraine LawsonC. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)(vocals); Bob DeAngelis (clarinet/sax). Dec 21Hazel Walker (vocals); Graham Howes (piano);Pat Collins (bass). Dec 22 Mark Eisenman(piano); Steve Wallace (bass); John Sumner(drums). Dec 31 New Year’s Eve w/ HeatherBambrick (vocals); Mark Eisenman (piano);Duncan Hopkins (bass); Russ Little (trombone).Pantages Martini Bar & Lounge200 Victoria St. 416-362-1777Every Fri, Every Sat 9:30pm-12:30am SoloPiano. No Cover/PWYC.Dec 1 Steve Koven. Dec 7, 8 Adrean Farrugia.Dec 14, 15 Ron Davis. Dec 21, 22 SteveKoven.Pilot Tavern, The22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716thepilot.caAll shows: 3:30-6:30pm. No Cover.Dec 1 Alex Dean Quartet. Dec 8 Sugar DaddiesSextet. Dec 15 Duncan Hopkins Quartet. Dec22 Bob Brough Quartet. Dec 29 Dave YoungQuartet.Reposado Bar & Lounge136 Ossington Ave. All shows: PWYC.Every Wed 9:30pm Spy vs Sly vs Spy. EveryThu, Fri 10pm The Reposadists Quartet.Reservoir Lounge, The52 Wellington St. E. (full schedule); call for moreinformation.Every Tue 9:45pm Tyler Yarema and hisRhythm. Every Wed 9:45pm Big Rude Jake.Every Thu 9:45pm TBA. Every Fri 9:45pmDee Dee and the Dirty Martinis. Every Sat9:45pm Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm. “ApresWork” Series Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays7-9pm, including: Dec 6 Alex Pangman & HerAlleycats. Dec 18 Beverly Taft & Her SwellFellas.Restaurant Prague450 Scarborough Golf Course Rd.416-289-0283restaurantprague.comJan 20 5pm Nocturnes in the City: The Musicof Sydney Bechet & Jaroslav Jezek , reservationsrequired.Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The194 Queen St. W. (call for cover charge info)Dec 1 12pm Danny Marks & Friends; 3:30pmChris Hunt Tentet +2; 7pm Marcel AucoinTrio: Aucoin (piano); Chris Banks (bass); NickFraser (drums); 9:45pm Eliana Cuevas (vocals);Gord Sheard (piano); Roberto Occhipinti (bass);Mark Kelso (drums); Maninho Costa (percussion).Dec 2 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz;3:30pm Club Jango; 7pm Allison Au Quartet;9:30pm Random Access: Kelly Jefferson(sax); Geoff Young (guitar); Rich Brown (bass);Barry Romberg (drums). Dec 3 6:30pm U of TStudent Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Toronto JazzOrchestra: Dance Party. Dec 4 6:30pm TerraHazelton Trio: Hazelton (vocals); Nathan Hiltz(guitar); Jordan O’Connor (bass); 9:30pm ClassicRex Jazz Jam w/ December’s host Derek Gray.Dec 5 6:30pm private event; 9:30pm TheKandinsky Effect: Warren Walker (sax/effects);Gael Petrina (bass); Caleb Dolister (drums). Dec6 6:30pm Richard Whiteman Quartet: Whiteman(bass); Reg Schwager (guitar); Amanda Tosoff(piano); Morgan Childs (piano); 9:30pm TheKandinsky Effect. Dec 7 4pm HogtownSyncopators: Terra Hazelton (vocals/percussion);Drew Jurecka (violin/vocals); Jay Danley(guitar/vocals); James Thomson (bass); RichardWhiteman (piano); 6:30pm Sara Dell (vocals/piano); 9:45pm Raoul & Bigger Time: RaoulBhaneja (vocals/harmonica); Richard Underhill(sax); Pat Carey (sax); Jake Wilkinson (trumpet);Darren Gallen (guitar); Terry Wilkins (bass);Tom Bona (drums). Dec 8 12pm Danny Marks& Friends; 3:30pm Socialist Night School ledby Chelsea McBride; 7pm Marcel Aucoin Trio(see Dec 1); 9:45pm Toronto Indo-Jazz Festival:Monsoon w/ Ted Quinlan; Kayos Theory w/David Mott. Dec 9 12pm Hart House/JazzFM91Youth Big Band; 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble;7pm Ravi Naimpally; 9:45pm Toronto Indo-Jazz Festival (see Dec 8). Dec 10 6:30pm Uof T Student Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm MikeMalone Jazz Orchestra. Dec 11 6:30pm TerraHazelton Trio (see Dec 4); 9:30pm ClassicRex Jazz Jam. Dec 12 6:30pm The Cookers:Tim Hamel (trumpet); Ryan Oliver (sax); GaryWilliamson (piano); Alex Coleman (bass); MorganChilds (bass); 9:30pm Kirk MacDonald Quartet:MacDonald (sax); Brian Dickinson (piano);Kieran Overs (bass); Barry Romberg (drums).Dec 13 6:30pm Richard Whiteman Quartet (seeDec 6); 9:30pm Kirk MacDonald Quartet (seeDec 12). Dec 14 4pm Hogtown Syncopators(see Dec 7); 6:30pm Sara Dell; 9:45pm MarkMcLean Quintet: McLean (drums); Xavier Davis(piano); Kelly Jefferson (sax); Ted Quinlan (guitar);Marc Rogers (bass). Dec 15 12pm DannyMarks & Friends; 3:30pm Christian Overton’sComposers Collective; 7pm James BrownDuo: w/ Jim Vivian (bass); 9:45pm MarkMcLean Quintet (see Dec 14). Dec 16 12pmExcelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Dr. NickBlues; 7pm Allison Au Quartet; 9:30pm KiteTrio: Eric Couture-Telmosse (guitar); Paul VanDyk (bass); Eric Dew (drums). Dec 17 6:30pmPeter Hill Quintet: Hill (piano); Bob Brough (sax);Chris Gale (sax); Brendan Davis (bass); SlyJuhas (drums); 9:30pm John Cheesman JazzOrchestra. Dec 18 6:30pm Terra Hazelton Trio(see Dec 4); 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam.Dec 19 6:30pm The Cookers (see Dec 12);9:45pm Thyron Lee Whyte (vocals); NancyWalker (piano); Ken Fornetran (sax); MikeDownes (bass); Nick Fraser (bass). Dec 206:30pm Richard Whiteman Quartet (see Dec6); 9:30pm Scott Marshall (sax); Dave Restivo(piano); Wes Neal (bass); Nick Fraser (drums).Dec 21 4pm Hogtown Syncopators (see Dec7); 6:30pm Sara Dell; 9:45pm Catalyst: JeffKing (sax); Luis Deniz (sax); David Braid (piano);Rich Brown (bass); Mark Kelso (drums). Dec22 12pm Danny Marks & Friends; 3:30pmJerome Godboo: Winter Solstice Blues; 7pmJames Brown Duo w/ Jim Vivian (bass); 9:45pmRoberto Occhipinti (bass); Mark Kelso (drums);Luis Deniz (sax); Hilario Duran (piano). Dec 2312pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Abbey’sMeltdown w/ Abbey Sholzberg (bass); 7pmAllison Au Quartet; 9:30pm Andrew Boniwell(piano); Mark Cashion (bass); Mike McClelland(drums). Dec 26 6:30pm The Cookers (see Dec12); 9:30pm TBA. Dec 27 6:30pm RichardWhiteman Quartet (see Dec 6); 9:30pm LeylandGordon (guitar); Eric St. Laurent (guitar); DaveRestivo (keys); Victor Bateman (bass); KevinDempsey (drums). Dec 28 4pm HogtownSyncopators (see Dec 7); 6:30pm Sara Dell;9:45pm Sean Bray’s Peach Trio: Sean Bray(guitar); Mark Dunn (bass); Dave MacDougall(drums). Dec 29 12pm Danny Marks & Friends;3:30pm Laura Hubert Band; 7pm James BrownDuo; 9:45pm Gia & the Unpredictable Update;12:45am Rich Brown’s RinsetheAlgorithm.Dec 30 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pmFreeway Dixieland; 7pm Allison Au Quartet;9:30pm Robin Boers Trio: Boers (drums); MikeFreedman (guitar); Kevin McKloskey (bass). DecPublicity, press kits& image consultingfor performers416.544.1803www.lizpr.comVenue Rental• in the heart of Yorkville• historical heritage building• Steinway Grand Piano• recital and special events• lighting and sound systems• accomodates caterers• reasonable rates35 Hazelton Avenue, Heliconian Hall416-922-3618 rentals@heliconianclub.org66 December 1 – February 7, 2013

31 8pm New Year’s Eve Bash w/ Grooveyard:Lester McLean (vocals/sax); Michael Occhipinti(vocals/guitar); Paul Neufeld (piano); NikkuNayer (bass); Doan Pham (drums); Quisha Wint(vocals).Seven44(Formerly Chick n’ Deli/The People’s Chicken)744 Mount Pleasant Rd. All shows: No Cover.Every Sat 4-7pm Climax Jazz Band. EveryMon Big Band Night.Somewhere There227 Sterling Rd. Unit #112 (full schedule)All shows: 8pm (unless otherwise indicated). Cover or PWYC.Every Sun 5pm The Friends of MarkosResidency: Michael Kaler; 8pm NOW Series.Every Wed 8pm Arnd Jürgensen Residencyfeat. Mary Margaret O’Hara & AidenCross. Every Thu 8pm Tomasz Krakowiak:Composition Workshops & Improvising Trios.Every Fri 8pm Leftover Daylight Series. Dec1 Buck Hammerstein & Clear River. Dec 4See Through Trio: Tania Gill (piano); PeteJohnston (bass); Mark Laver (sax). Dec 8 8pmBrandon Valdivia & Michael Snow. Dec 108pm Gone Fishing Series. Dec 15, 16 8pmKathleen Brown & Erin Robinson Dance Project:Osculations on a Theory of Islands. Dec 17 8pmClarinet Panic.Statlers Lounge487 Church St. 416-922-0487All Shows: No Cover/PWYCEvery Mon 9:30pm-1am SINGular Sensation:Musical Theatre Open Mic w/ Jennifer Walls,Donovan LeNabat & Jamie Bird. Every Tue10pm Top Star Tuesday: Talent Night. EveryWed 6-10pm Kendall Partington. Every Thu9:30pm Donovan LeNabat & Jamie Bird.Every Sat 10pm-1:30am Kendall Partington.GALAS & FUNDRAISERS• Dec 02 12:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus.Sing Loo! A Free sing-a-thon concert. FairmontRoyal York Hotel Lobby, 100 Front St. W. 416-932-8666. PWYC.• Dec 15 7:00: Against the Grain Theatre.Christmas Party Fundraiser. Featuring theMississauga Festival Chamber Choir, plus aninvitation to “bring your own music and beltit.” SIX20SEVEN, 627 Queen St. W. .• Dec 15 7:30: Hamilton PhilharmonicOrchestra. Special Gala Benefit Performancewith Adrianne Pieczonka. Hamilton Place,D. The ETCeterasTranzac292 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. Dec 2 5pm Monk’sMusic. Dec 4 10pm Peripheral Vision w/ Run,Stop, Run. Dec 7 10pm Clutton/Michelli/West Trio Vinyl LP Release. Dec 9 7:30pmThe Thing Is; 10pm Lina Allemano Four. Dec11 10pm Harley Card & Michael Davidson.Dec 12 10pm See Through Trio. Dec 1310pm Thom Gill & Friends. Dec 15 8pmChristine Bougie CD Release. Dec 18 10pmKen McDonald Quartet. Dec 28 10pm RyanDriver. Dec 30 10pm Steve Ward Presents.Victory Café, The581 Markham St. 416-516-5787Every Wed 9:30pm-12am Hot Jazz StringQuartet: Drew Jurecka (violin); Jesse Barksdale(guitar); Chris Bezant (guitar); Chris Banks(bass). Every Sun 9pm Open Mic.Windsor Arms Hotel, The18 St. Thomas St. 416-971-6666Every Sun 11am-2pm Jazz Brunch. ;(12 and under). Includes brunch.Dec 2 Ron Davis (keys); Mike Downes (bass).Zemra Bar & Lounge778 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-651-3123zemrabarlounge.comEvery Wed Open Mic and Jam w/ All Nighters& Irene Torres. Every Thu 8pm BrownmanAkoustic Trio .Zipperz72 Carlton St. 416-921-0066Every Mon 10pm-12am & Every Fri 7-9pmRoxxie Terrain w/ Adam Weinmann. No Cover/PWYC.1 Summers Ln., Hamilton. 905-526-7756.5(includes performance and gala reception).• Jan 21 7:30: St. Michael’s Choir School.A Gift of Music: 75 Years of Song. Benefit.Performances by Matt Dusk, Michael Colvin,Michael Schade and others. Roy Thomson Hall,60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. –0;0(VIP, includes reception at 6:30pm, afterparty,meet-and-greet with artists at 10pm.COMPETITIONS• Applications accepted: Orchestra Toronto.The 2013 Marta Hidy Prize for Piano ConcertoCompetition. For Canadian virtuosos aged 23and younger. Online applications due Feb 4;by Feb 25 candidates must upload an auditionvideo of themselves playing a Chopin Etude(Op.20 or 25), a Prelude and Fugue from Bach’sWell-Tempered Clavier and a piece of his/herchoice. More application at orchestratoronto.caLECTURES & SYMPOSIA• Dec 02 2:00: Music Gallery. The #BAMSummit featuring Pheeroan akLaff + IanKamau. Discussing the accuracy, usefulnessand relevance of the recently coined hashtag#BAM, standing for Black American Music.416-204-1080. Manifesto Space, 37 BulwerSt. Free.• Dec 06 7:00–8:00: Canadian OperaCompany. Opera Talks: The Brothers Grimm.Composer Dean Burry discusses how hisopera became the most-performed Canadianopera of all time. North York Central LibraryAuditorium, 5120 Yonge St. 416-395-5639.Free.• Dec 07 7:45am–10:00am: MississaugaArts Council. Balancing Your Art, BalancingYour Life: A Cranberry Breakfast. Singersongwriter,media personality, realtor andmother Laura Fernandez gives tips on balancingone’s art and life; followed by an intimate performance.Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living ArtsDr., Mississauga. 905-615-4278. .• Jan 11 7:30: Brock UniversityDepartment of Music. Hammering theKlavier. Lecture-recital by Robert Silvermanon the Beethoven sonata. Sean O’SullivanTheatre, 500 Glenridge Ave., St. Catharines.905-688-5550 x4765. ; free(Brockstudents).• Jan 13 2:00: Toronto Opera Club. Glück,Haydn and Orpheus. Lecture with Caryl L.Clark. Rm. 330, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80Queen’s Park, 416-924-3940. .• Jan 16 7:30: University of Toronto Facultyof Music. Louis Applebaum DistinguishedVisitor in Film Composition: Lecture by composerLesley Barber. Walter Hall, EdwardJohnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. Auditors welcome.416-408-0208. Free.• Jan 21 2:00–4:00: University of TorontoFaculty of Music/Department of ItalianStudies. Goggio Lecture Series: On theTranslations of Musical Experience: LucianoBerio’s Sequenze. Damjana Bratuž lectureson Berio’s music, supported by poems bySanguineti and visual imagery. Carr Hall, 100St. Joseph St., St. Michael’s College. 416-408-0208. Free.• Jan 22 7:30: University of Toronto Facultyof Music. Composers’ Forum with StevenMackey. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg.,80 Queen’s Park. Auditors welcome. 416-408-0208. Free.• Jan 27 5:00: Nocturnes in the City. AnAudio-Visual Presentation of Wagner Operas.Iain Scott lectures. Prague Restaurant, 450Scarborough Gold Club Rd. 416-879-5677.; (st).• Feb 01 9:00am–5:45pm: Universityof Toronto Faculty of Music/JackmanHumanities Institute. Wagner and AdaptationSymposium. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg.,80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free.• Feb 02 9:00am–12pm: Canadian OperaCompany/University of Toronto Facultyof Music/Jackman Humanities Institute.December 1 – February 7, 2013 67

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