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Volume 18 Issue 6 - March 2013

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ichard sibbaldIN THE CLUBS continued from page 50tion and asked him. You can’t win a lottery if you don’t buy a ticket!”she laughs. “The recording is essentially an ode to the human condition,and since I like to have a little fun, the title made sense!There are songs about love, loss, deception and forgiveness, mostly1930s tunes but with four originals that I’ve written in this style.”While Pangman will be playing with Pizzarelli at a sold-out concertMarch 4 at the Old Mill, her great band, the Alleycats, will be backingher up at the Jazz Bistro March 26. Be sure to reserve!Meanwhile in the west end Junction neighbourhood, this yearIndira Nanavati Cadena will celebrate the third anniversary of herMexican restaurant and music venue, La Revolución. Affectionatelyknown as “La Rev,” this very inviting, unpretentious spot featuresreasonably priced traditional fare and service with a smile. In a dimlylit intimate back room, weekly events include a Saturday eveningsinger-songwriter night hosted by Jay Linden with guest headliners,as well as gypsy jazz happening every Sunday night with MikkoHilden’s Les Petites Nouveaux and special guests.“La Revolución was initially inspired by a trip to Mexico city, whichsparked my interest in the local ingredients used in traditional cuisine,the varied genres of live music and the effect the Mexicanrevolution had on its society,” says Cadena. “Out of these three ideaswas born a small but big-minded business, which is meant to be arevolution of mind, music and flavour!” Finding an acoustic pianowhich is kept in tune is not common these days, so it is unsurprisingto learn that Cadena is herself a musician-turned-entrepreneuse.“Whether it was composing, performing or as it turns out, runninga music venue, music has always been my greatest passion. I studiedclassical piano up until university, at which point I took an interest insound production and engineering. It’s really nice to be able to relateto the musicians outside of business terms, and it’s even nicer to beable to run the soundboard and focus on the quality of what’s beingpresented to the listeners. The local music in Toronto is so raw andfull of talent. I’m just happy to be a part of it and help support it. ...While the Junction has been known more for blues and rock bands,the response to our songwriter series and the gypsy jazz has beenvery enthusiastic so far.”Back to a familiar venue, TheRex, where our next singer can befound on a regular basis but has avery special CD release this month.The very talented and entertainingTerra Hazelton was first heard in ajazz context as the featured vocalistwith Jeff Healey’s Jazz Wizards.Back then, her electrifying voicecame across as the channelling ofsome wicked 1920s blues shouter.Now she can still do that, but in thefive years since Healey’s passing, Hazelton has worked with manymusicians — Brandi Disterheft, Sophia Perlman, the TurnAroundsand the Jive Bombers to name a few — and stepped outside of hercomfort zone.Today Hazelton sings with even more range than ever before;her ballads have grown particularly arresting and genuinely sentimental.Teaming up with a pair of very spirited players — guitaristNathan Hiltz and bassist Jordan O’Connor — is all sorts of brand newfor Hazelton, as she has usually worked with far bigger ensembles.But when these three play together, nothing is missing; a wonderfulmusical chemistry exists, and if you’ll pardon an Ira Gershwin cliché,who could ask for anything more? Hazelton, Hiltz and O’Connorhave decided to “go old school” on their new recording and do what’sconsidered bold these days: go into the studio, record live off the floorand release what comes out without doing any fixes. The only thingbetter than getting this record is seeing the smiles on their faces.Don’t miss the Terra Hazelton Trio’s CD Release Party for That’s Allon Thursday March 7 at 9:30pm at The Rex Hotel. That’s all!Ori Dagan is a Toronto-based jazz musician, writer andeducator who can be reached at 4 6:30pm U of T Student Jazz Ensembles;9:30pm Humber College Student JazzEnsembles. Mar 5 6:30pm Carissa Neufeld;9:30pm Adrean Farrugia. Mar 6 6:30pm JamieRuben Trio; 9:30pm Mike Field. Mar 7 6:30pmKevin Quain; 9:30pm Terra Hazelton Trio CDRelease. Mar 8 4pm Hogtown Syncopators;6:30pm Artie Roth; 9:45pm Can/Davidson 9.Mar 9 12pm Danny Marks & Friends; 3:30pmHomeless Blues Band; 7pm Laura Hubert Band;9:45pm Steve Koven’s Project Rex. Mar 1012pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Red HotRamble;7pm Chris Banks Trio; 9:30pm DarrylOrr. Mar 11 6:30pm U of T Student JazzEnsembles; 9:30pm Humber College StudentJazz Ensembles. Mar 12 6:30pm CarissaNeufeld; 9:30pm Mark Promane’s Humber‘B’ Band. Mar 13 6:30pm Jamie Ruben Tiro;9:30pm Michael Skeete. Mar 14 6:30pm KevinQuain; 9:45pm Michael Musillami Trio. Mar15 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm ArtieRoth; 9:45pm Michael Musillami Trio. Mar16 12pm Danny Marks & Friends; 3:30pmJerome Godboo; 7pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pmRon Davis: Blues Modules CD Release. Mar17 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pmBeverly Taft; 7pm Chris Banks Trio; 9:30pmPram Trio. Mar 18 6:30pm U of T StudentJazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Humber Student JazzEnsembles. Mar 19 6:30pm Carissa Neufeld;9:30pm John Cheesman Jazz Orchestra. Mar20 6:30pm Jamie Ruben Trio; 9:30pm DaveYoung Quintet. Mar 21 6:30pm Kevin Quain;9:45pm Mulgrew Miller Quartet feat FraserCalhoun. Mar 22 4pm Hogtown Syncopators;6:30pm Artie Roth; 9:45pm Mulgrew MillerQuartet feat Fraser Calhoun. Mar 23 12pmDanny Marks & Friends; 3:30pm Bob CaryOrchestra; 7pm Justin Bachhus; 9:45pmKelly Jefferson Quintet. Mar 24 12pm JeffHealey Jazz Wizards Tribute; 3:30pm Dr. NickBlues; 7pm Chris Banks Trio; 9:30pm RandomAccess. Mar 25 6:30pm U of T StudentJazz Ensembles; 8:30pm John MacLeod’sRex Hotel Orchestra. Mar 26 6:30pm IkebeShakedown; 9:45pm Mike Webster Sextet featIngrid Jensen. Mar 27 6:30pm Jamie RubenTrio; 9:45pm Mike Webster Sextet feat IngridJensen. Mar 28 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:45pmMaria Neckam Group feat Aaron Parks. Mar29 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm ArtieRoth; 9:45pm Maria Neckam Group feat AaronParks. Mar 30 12pm Danny Marks & Friends;3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band; 7pm JustinBacchus; 9:45pm Bob Brough Quartet. Mar31 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pmFreeway Dixieland; 7pm Chris Banks Trio;9:30pm Bloomsday.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.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 Open Mic w/ Donovan LeNabat &Jamie Bird. Every Sat 10pm-1:30am KendallPartington.C. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)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. Mar 1 7:30pmToronto Mingus Collective. Mar 3 5pm Monk’sMusic; 10:30pm The Woodchoppers. Mar 510pm Harley Card Fivetet. Mar 8 7:30pm BenPlotnick. Mar 10 10pm The Cluttertones. Mar12 7:30pm Aurochs; 10pm Dan Fortin. Mar14 10pm The Rucksack Willies. Mar 17 5pmMonk’s Music; 10pm Makeshift Island. Mar19 7:30pm Cat Bernardi; 10pm Ken McDonald.Mar 22 7:30pm Camp Combo. Mar 24 10pmKen Aldcroft. Mar 26 Nick Fraser Presents.Mar 29 10pm Ryan Driver Quartet. Mar 3110:30pm 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.Zemra Bar & Lounge778 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-651-3123zemrabarlounge.comAll shows: 9pm; (call for cover charge info).Every Wed Open Mic and Jam w/ All Nighters& Irene Torres. Mar 1 Hillcrest Village ChoirCabaret. Mar 2 Waleed Kush and the AfricanJazz Ensemble. Mar 7 Frank Botos Trio. Mar 8Brownman Quartet. Mar 14 Frank Botos Trio.Mar 15 Brownman Quartet. Mar 21 FrankBotos Trio. Mar 22 Brownman Quartet. Mar28 Trouble. Mar 29 Errol Fisher.Zipperz72 Carlton St. 416-921-0066Every Mon 10pm-12am & Every Fri 7-9pmRoxxie Terrain w/ Adam Weinmann. No Cover/PWYC.LEARN TOTUNE PIANOSBEACHESCONSERVATORY OFMUSICMARCH 11 – 15, 2013Basic Tuning 0 plus toolsBasic Repair 0 plus toolsTuning Tools 0Repair Tools 001-866-678-8637courses@mrtuner.com52 March 1 – April 7, 2013

GALAS & FUNDRAISERS• Mar 23 7:30: Windmill Theatre. AnnualGala Evening. Performance of the final round ofthe Pat Anderson Vocal Scholarship Contest,champagne, desserts and silent auction. GreatHall, Unitarian Congregation, 84 South ServiceRd., Mississauga. 905-338-5702. .• Mar 24 5:00–8:00: Sinfonia Toronto.Maestro’s Dinner Party 2: The Inside Stories.A chat with music director Nurhan Armanon composing the season, performance bySinfonia Toronto artists, buffet and silent auction.By reservation only, limited to 40 guests.Yonge St. and Bayview Ave. 416-872-4255. ( tax receipt).COMPETITIONS• Deadline to Apply: Jun 01 Pax ChristiChorale. Great Canadian Hymns Competition.Composers to submit original compositions setto a hymn text. Winning entries will be performedby the choir. For & SYMPOSIA• Mar 09 10:00–5:00: Soundstreams.John Weinzweig: His Contemporaries andInfluence. John Beckwith, Diana Dumlavwalla,Robin Elliott, David Jaeger, Elaine Keillor,Walter Kreyszig, Brian McDonagh and AlexaWoloshyn. Room 330, Edward Johnson Bldg.,80 Queen’s Park. 416-818-2004. Free.• Mar 16 2:00–4:00: Toronto MahlerWilma & Clifford Smith VisitorVICTOR FELDBRILLOne-on-One with Robin ElliottThursday, March 21, 201312:10 pm. Walter HallUniversity of TorontoFree admissionD. The ETCeterasSociety. Meeting with David Briggs, organ.David Briggs discusses transcribing Mahlersymphonies for organ and performs his transcriptionson the church organ. St. JamesCathedral, 65 Church St. 416-993-9298.• Mar 21 12:10: University of TorontoFaculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: One-on-One with Victor Feldbrill. Professor Robin Elliotchats with conductor Victor Feldbrill. WalterHall, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park.416-408-0208. Free.• Mar 28 7:00–8:00: Canadian OperaCompany. Opera Talks 4: Salome. History andguided listening with images and productioninsights into Strauss’s Salome. Call to register.North York Central Library Auditorium, 5120Yonge St. 416-395-5639. Free.MASTERCLASSES• Mar 12 11:30am: York UniversityDepartment of Music. Voice Masterclasswith Bruce Ubukata. Singers from the Yorkclassical vocal performance program. TributeCommunities Recital Hall, Accolade East, 4700Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st).• Mar 24 2:00–5:00: ORMTA CentralToronto Branch. Voice Masterclass withDenise Williams. Bravo Academy for thePerforming Arts, 150 Laird Dr. 416-532-1539.; (ORMTA members); (st).• Mar 24 and Apr 07 2:00–5:00: SingingStudio of Deborah Staiman. Masterclass.Musical theatre/audition preparation usual textualanalysis and other interpretative tools forthe sung monologue. Yonge and Eglinton area;call for exact location.• Mar 02 3:00–5:00: Leaside United Church.Technology and Worship. Led by ChristinaBogucki, covering visual presentations, buildinga tech team, copyright, hardware and software.822 Millwood Rd. 416-425-1253. .• Mar 02 3:00–5:00: Leaside United Church.New Church Music Workshop. Led by RonKlusmeier, as part of the Tour of a Lifetime.822 Millwood Rd. 416-425-1253. Free, registrationrequired.• Mar 03 1:30–4:00: Toronto EarlyMusic Players Organization. InstrumentalWorkshop. Joëlle Morton, coach. Bring yourrecorders, early instruments and music stand;scores available at the door. Armour HeightsCommunity Centre, 2140 Avenue Rd. 416-245-3413. .• Mar 04 7:00: Wonder Women. Wonderfest:Workshop: Business Planning for Artists.Heather Hill, speaker. Defining goals, businessplanning, marketing tools and financial planningfor artists. The Central, 603 Markham St. 416-458-9721. Free.• Mar 05 7:00: Wonder Women. Wonderfest:Workshop: Playing With Music. Collaborativeexercises/jam/open mic. The Central, 603Markham St. 416-458-9721. Free.• Mar 06 7:00: Wonder Women. Wonderfest:Workshop: Healing Through Art. Film producerLisa Anita Wenger. Using visual art to overcomea brain injury. Fringe Creation Lab, 720Bathurst St. 416-458-9721. Free.• Mar 07 7:00: Wonder Women. Wonderfest:Workshop: Turning Words Into Wisdom. NovaBrowning Rutherford, speaker. Using challengesas an opportunity to grow. Fringe CreationLab, 720 Bathurst St. 416-458-9721. Free.• Mar 08 and 22 7:30: CAMMAC RecorderPlayers. Renaissance and Baroque Workshop.For recorders and other early instruments.Church of the Transfiguration, 111 ManorRd. E. 416-480-1853. ; free(members).Refreshments included.• Mar 10 2:00: Miles Nadal JCC. Singers’Playground Performance Workshop.Overcoming stage fright and learning warm-uptechniques. All levels; bring one song to workon. 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x0. .• Mar 17 2:00: CAMMAC. Reading forSingers and Instrumentalists. Sadler: Stations.Jacqueline Sadler, conductor. Christ ChurchDeer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-781-4745.; (members).• Mar 23 3:30–4:30: Port Hope Friends ofMusic. TorQ Percussion Quartet PercussionWorkshop. Focus on developing free improvisationtechniques. 30 spots available. VictoriaHall, 55 King St. W., Cobourg. 905-885-8353.. To register: ticket to 8pm TorQ concert.• Apr 06 10:30am–1:00pm: TorontoMendelssohn Choir. Singsation SaturdayChoral Workshop. Reading for singers.Brahms: Gypsy Songs; Schubert: Mass in G.Jurgen Petrenko, conductor. Cameron Hall,Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 YongeSt. 416-598-0422. .• Apr 07 1:30–4:00: Toronto EarlyMusic Players Organization. InstrumentalWorkshop. Recorder player Robert G. Rivers,coach. Bring your recorders, early instrumentsand music stand; scores available at the door.Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140Avenue Rd. 416-245-3413. .SCREENINGS• Mar 01–03: Belleville DowntownDocFest. 2nd Annual InternationalDocumentary Film Festival. Over 40 films celebratinglife and human dignity around theworld. Various locations, Belleville. 613-969-0099.• Apr 04 8:00: Toronto Silent Film Festivaland Scaramella. The Passion of Joan of Arc.Film from 1928 with music by Tom Peters.Tom Peters, electric stick violone; JoëlleMorton, viola da gamba. Innis Town Hall, 2Sussex Ave. 416-461-9287. /(adv)• Apr 05 7:30: Toronto Silent Film Festival.Tokyo Chorus (1931). Music by LauraSilberberg, piano. Carlton Cinema, 20 CarltonSt. 416-461-9287.• Apr 06 4:00: Toronto Silent Film Festival.The Crowd (1931). Music by Laura Silberberg,March 1 – April 7, 2013 53

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