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Volume 18 Issue 7 - April 2013

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Beat by Beat | In the ClubsC. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)Emma-LeeHappy JAM!Here are some recommendations for you, dear reader, for JazzAppreciation Month (which in case you didn’t know, this is):Dora Mavor Moore award winning cabaret performer PaulaWolfson is a brilliant singer, actor and entertainer who along withmulti-instrumentalist Kirk Elliott will present “Strings Attached”at the Flying Beaver Pubaret on Friday, April 5 at 7pm. Wolfson’sappearances are a rare treat so reservations for this show are highlyrecommended; if you’d like a preview of Wolfson’s talent, check outher promotional video on YouTube or visit paulawolfson.comClosest in timbre to the human voice, the trombone is considereda difficult instrument to master. As such, it’s not every day that onehears a whole choir of them on a given stage. At The Rex on April 9 at9:30pm, trombone master Al Kay leads his Trombone Orchestra aspart of an annual fundraiser for HumberCollege’s Jerry Johnson Scholarship. Toread more about Johnson (1949–2005)and his life and music, visit jerryjohnsonplays.comA valued collaborator and arrangerwith vocalists such as Sophie Milman andSusie Arioli, Montreal-based saxophonistCameron Wallis, a hard-swinging playerShannon Graham.Ori Daganwith a sweet tone, has recently releasedhis first quartet recording Calling Dexter.Dedicated to the inspiring spirit of thelegendary Dexter Gordon, the album features an even mix of originalsand standards, with Wallis performing on soprano, alto, tenor,baritone and c-melody saxophones! His Toronto CD release is onApril 13, 9:45pm at The Rex. Visit cameronwallismusic.comSaxophonist, vocalist, violist and composer Shannon Graham isa young musical visionary whose debut album, Shannon Grahamand the Storytellers, will be released on April 17 at 8pm (see listingssection A) at Gallery 345, the perfect space to experience Graham’sartful, classically-influenced, ambitious brand of modern jazz, withher nine-piece band. Visit shannongraham.caVocalist Gillian Margot has recently returned from a contract at theShangri-La Hotel in Singapore and as of June will have a similar dealin Shanghai for the summer. Hers is a rich, supple voice that shineswith elegance. Catch her at the Old Mill Inn’s Home Smith Bar onFriday, April 19 as part of the Something to Sing About series withStuart Harrison, piano, and Ross MacIntyre, bass. Visitgillianmargot.comThe endlessly imaginative and deeply playful piano stylings ofAdrean Farrugia are truly one of a kind. He can frequently be heardwith a variety of acts including Matt Dusk, the Brad Goode Quartet,the Ernesto Cervini Quartet and Tim Shia’s Worst Pop Band Ever,to name a few. This month he leads his own quartet on at least twooccasions: Saturday, April 27 at 8:30pm at The Jazz Room in Waterloo,and in Toronto on Monday, April 29 at 9pm at The Emmet Ray. A brillianttalent! Visit adreanfarrugia.comOn Sunday April 28 from 4–8pm, the Dominion on Queen willhouse “Toast and Jam,” a special birthday party for singer DebbieFleming. Perhaps best known for her a cappella group HamptonAvenue, Fleming can sing everything from R&B to Rachmaninoff,folk, jazz and her own originals. She will perform a set with Bill Kingon piano, Russ Boswell on bass, Tony Quarrington on guitar andDaniel Barnes on drums, and will then open the stage for jammingby her friends. Come by and raise a glass! Visit debbiefleming.caHappy JAM, and here’s hoping to see you in the clubs!Ori Dagan is a Toronto-based jazz musician, writer andeducator who can be reached at oridagan.com.Flying Beaver Pubaret, The488 Parliament St. 647-347-6567pubaret.com (full schedule)Apr 5 7pm Paula Wolfson: Strings Attached/(adv); 9pm All Strung Up . Apr 69pm Donna Greenberg: Sophisticated, Sizzling& Spicy /(adv) . Apr 13 7pm MarkCassius: 50 is the New Black /(adv).Apr 18 7:30pm Sam Broverman $TBA. Apr19 9pm Joel Hartt: I’ve Got My Standards/(adv). Apr 20 7pm Brenda Lewis &Margaret Stowe /(adv).Gate 403403 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-588-2930gate403.com All shows: PWYC.Apr 1 5pm Mike Daley; 9pm Richard Whiteman.Apr 2 5pm Arlene Paculan; 9pm Julian Fauth.Apr 3 5pm Brandon Walls Trio; 9pm Danny B& Brian Gauci. Apr 4 5pm Alegria 4tet; 9pmMélanie Brûlée. Apr 5 5pm Randy Lyght;9pm Jason Raso. Apr 6 5pm Bill Heffernan& Friends; 9pm Donné Roberts. Apr 7 5pmJoshua Goodman; 9pm Jeff LaRochelle. Apr 85pm Denis Schingh; 9pm Richard Whiteman.Apr 9 5pm Meagan De Lima; 9pm RichardWhiteman. Apr 10 5pm Howard Willett BluesDuo; 9pm String Theory Collective. Apr 11 5pmAlex Samaras; 9pm Kevin Laliberté Trio. Apr 125pm Roberta Hunt; 9pm Tutwiler Blues Train.Apr 13 5pm Bill Heffernan & Friends; 9pm Mr.Rick’s Tin Pan Jazz Band. Apr 14 5pm WhitneyRoss Barris; 9pm OGD Jazz Band. Apr 15 5pmTom McGill; 9pm Richard Whiteman. Apr 165pm Doughwan Moon; 9pm Julian Fauth. Apr17 5pm Jeffrey Hewer; 9pm Rick Maltese &Maria Kuze. Apr 18 5pm Patrick O’Reilly; 9pmBrownman Akoustic Trio. Apr 19 5pm G StreetTrio; 9pm Fraser Melvin. Apr 20 5pm BillHeffernan & Friends; 9pm Patrick Tevlin’s NewOrleans Rhythm. Apr 21 5pm Michelle Phillips;9pm ZimZum. Apr 22 5pm Amy Park; 9pmRichard Whiteman. Apr 23 5pm Andy Malette;9pm Julian Fauth. Apr 24 5pm Jay Danley:Ethiojazz Project; 9pm Jorge Gavidia. Apr 255pm Ventana 5; 9pm Elizabeth Martins. Apr26 5pm Sean Bellaviti Trio w/ Tiffany Hanus;9pm Sweet Derrick. Apr 27 5pm Bill Heffernan& Friends; 9pm Denielle Bassels. Apr 28 5pmJeff Taylor & the SLT; 9pm Jordana Talsky. Apr29 5pm Henrique Matulis & Filho Duo; 9pmRichard Whiteman. Apr 30 5pm Naomi Adler;9pm Julian Fauth.Gladstone Hotel1214 Queen St. W. 416-531-4635gladstonehotel.com (full schedule)Apr 4 9pm-12am Toronto Blues Society’s BluesSeries: Suzie Vinnick. Free.Grossman’s Tavern379 Spadina Ave. 416-977-1210grossmanstavern.com (full schedule)All shows: No Cover/PWYC.Apr 4 The Dylan Tree. Apr 5 Sandi Marie;Combo Royale. Apr 6 The Happy Pals; LauraHubert. Apr 7 New Orleans ConnectionAllstars; The Nationals. Apr 11 TheResponsibles. Apr 12 Don River Blues Band.Apr 13 The Happy Pals; Porch Dogs. Apr14 New Orleans Connection Allstars; TheNationals. Apr 18 Thrillharmonic. Apr 19 FriedAngel. Apr 20 The Happy Pals; Caution Jam.Apr 21 New Orleans Connection Allstars; TheNationals. Apr 26 Frankie Foo. Apr 27 TheHappy Pals; Chloë Watkinson & the Crossroad.Apr 28 New Orleans Connection Allstars; TheNationals.Habits Gastropub928 College St. 416-533-7272habitsgastropub.comAll shows: 9pm. No Cover.Apr 5 Jeffrey Hewer Trio w/ Joel Hartt.Apr 6 Todd Gallant. Apr 11 Ben Payne. Apr12 ZimZum. Apr 24 Jeff Greenway. Apr 18Danielle Knoll. Apr 19 Pearl Motel. Apr 20Austin & Kaz. Apr 25 Khamsina. Apr 26ZimZum. Apr 28 Jeff Jones.Harlem Restaurant67 Richmond St. E. 416-368-1920harlemrestaurant.com (full schedule)All shows: 7:30-11pm. No Cover/PWYC.Apr 5 Shelley Hamilton. Apr 6 Gibbran.Apr 12 Meauxx. Apr 13 John Collins. Apr19 Samantha Clayton. Apr 20 Jazz LoversSociety. Apr 26 Dan McLean Jr. Apr 27 Gyles.Henhouse, The1532 Dundas St. W. 416-534-5939.henhousetoronto.com (full schedule)No Cover.Apr 11 8pm Twosomes & Threeways: SharronMcLeod (vocals); Kevin Barrett (guitar).Hirut Restaurant2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560Every Wed 8pm Open Mic with Gary 17. EverySun 12pm Open Jam.Apr 5 8pm Fingerstyle Guitar. Apr 11 8pmDaniel Barnes Groove Trio. Apr 18 8pmFingerstyle Guitar. Apr 25 8pm Daniel BarnesGroove Trio. Apr 26 Hirut Hoot Cabaret /PWYC.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).Apr 3 Dr. Jingles 3rd Annual BirthdayBash /(adv). Apr 4 Craig Cardiff/(adv). Apr 5, 6 Jesse Winchester.50/(adv). Apr 7 2pm Ken Whiteley’sGospel Series w/ guests .50/(adv);8:30pm Jesse Winchester .50/.Apr 8 Jaymz Bee: My Favourite Folk feat.Tony Quarrington, Julian Fauth and others/.50(adv). Apr 9 Ruth Moody/.50(adv). Apr 10 Laura Smith: CDRelease .50/(adv). Apr 11 La Vent duNord /.50(adv). Apr 12 Tribute to TheThree Kings of the Blues feat. Danny Marks,Jack de Keyzer and others .50/(adv).Apr 13 Tribute to Bob Dylan feat. Ariana Gillis,Russell deCarle and others .50/(adv).Apr 14 12pm Michael Johnston Music StudioStudent Recital /(child). Apr 15 GeorgeMeanwell CD/DVD Release: The Easy Straight/(adv). Apr 17 Kevin Breit CD Release:Field Recording .50/(adv). Apr 18Robin & Linda Williams .50/(adv). Apr19 Farewell to Holmes Hooke .50/(adv).Apr 20 The Gertrudes and Dave Clark’sWoodshed Orchestra /(adv). Apr21 Michael Johnston Music Studio StudentRecital /(child); 8:30pm AynsleySaxe: CD Release ; (adv); (st). Apr24 Valdy /(adv). Apr 25 StephenFearing: CD Release .50/(adv). Apr 26A Celebration of Levon Helm /(adv).54 | April 1 – May 7, 2013 thewholenote.com

Apr 28 12pm Michael Johnston Music StudioStudent Recital /(adv); 8:30pm ChinaCrisis /.50(adv).Inter Steer357 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-588-8054All shows: No Cover/PWYC.Every Wed 8-11pm Fraser Daley. Every Thu8-11pm Ronnie Hayward Trio.Jazz Bistro, The251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299jazzbistro.caKye MarshallJazz QuartetCD LAUNCH CONCERTPencil BluesKye Marshall CelloDave Young BassAndrew Scott GuitarEthan Ardelli DrumsJazz Bistro251 Victoria St.April 14, 2–5 PMkyemarshall.comApr 4 9pm Joe Sealy (piano); Paul Novotny(bass); Daniel Barnes (drums) . Apr 5 9pmJoe Sealy Trio w/ guests Colin Hunter (vocals);Perry White (sax) . Apr 6 Joe Sealy Trio w/guest Barbra Lica (vocals) . Apr 7 12:30pmJazz Brunch w/ Marcus Nance (vocals)Michael Barber (piano) w/ guest JeremyKushnier (vocals) . Apr 9 9pm Lucien Gray’sJazz Jam . Apr 10 9pm Manuel Valera’s NewCuban Express . Apr 11, 12, 13 9pm GeorgeEvans (vocals) w/ Nancy Walker Trio (Fri/Sat)/(Thu). Apr 14 12:30pm Jazz Brunch w/Marcus Nance (vocals) Michael Barber (piano)w/ guest Jenny Lee Stern (vocals) ; 2pmKye Marshall Quartet CD Launch . Apr 169pm Toronto Bulgarian Arts Festival presentsYidiz Ivrahimova (vocals). Apr 17 9pm DonNaduriak CD Release . Apr 18, 19, 20 9pmPeter Appleyard Quintet . Apr 21 12:30pmJazz Brunch w/ Marcus Nance (vocals)Michael Barber (piano) w/ guest Melissa O’Neil(vocals) . Apr 23 9pm Maureen KennedyCD Release . Apr 25, 26, 27 9pm Adi Braun(vocals); Jordan Klapman (piano); Pat Collins(bass); Steve Heathcote (drums) (Fri/Sat)/(Thu). Apr 28 12:30pm Jazz Brunch w/Marcus Nance (vocals) Michael Barber (piano)w/ guest Gavin Tessier (vocals) .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+Apr 5 Ori Dagan Quintet . Apr 6 DarrenSigesmund Sextet . Apr 12 Joni NehRitaQuintet . Apr 13 Harley Card Trio . Apr19 Larry Larson and his Jazz Guys . Apr 20Michael Adkins Quartet $18. Apr 26 Kite Trio. Apr 27 Adrean Farrugia Quartet $18.Joe Mama’s317 King St. W. 416-340-6469Live music every night; All shows: No Cover.Every Mon 7:30-11:30pm Soul Mondays.Every Tue 7-11pm Blue Angels. Every Wed8pm-12am Blackburn. Every Thu 8:30pm-12:30am Blackburn. Every Fri 10pm-2am TheGrind. Every Sat 10pm-2am Shugga. EverySun 6-10pm Nathan Hiltz Quartet w/ featuredguests: Apr 7 Jake Koffman. Apr 14 JohnnyGriffith. Apr 21 Shawn Nyqwist. Apr 28 JakeWilkinson.La Revolución2848 Dundas St. W. 416-766-0746larev.webs.comEvery Sat 9pm-12am Jay Linden & Guests .Every Sun 7-11pm Mikko Hilden & Les PetitsNouveaux Gypsy Jazz Band w/ guests. PWYC.Apr 5 9pm-1am Filthy Rich and Indira OpenStage. PWYC. Apr 12 9pm-1am Ken Yoshiokaand Yuko Hase. PWYC. Apr 19 9:30pm OriDagan (vocals); Eric St. Laurent (guitar); AlexBellegarde (bass); Daniel Barnes (drums) w/guests. PWYC. Apr 26 9pm-1am Les Horables:Gypsy Klezmer. PWYC.Lula Lounge1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307lula.ca (full schedule)Every Sun Sunday Family Cuban Brunch ;(child). Includes buffet and salsa lesson.Apr 2 8pm Joshua Van Tassel /(w/CD). Apr 4 9:30pm The Bicycles CD Release w/Hooded Fan & Special Guests . Apr 5 8pmLouis Simão Trio . Apr 11 7pm 34 Puñaladas; 10pm Irene Torres & the Sugardevils$TBA. Apr 15 8pm euphonia . Apr 17 8pmFlamenco Una Vez Cada Mes w/ Jorge Miguel. Apr 18 7:30pm Conversatorio: HistoriasY Sueños Con Santiago Suarez Y Tito Medina; 10pm Canada Dance Congress: SambaFor the Cure . Apr 19 8pm Whitney RossBarris . Apr 23 8pm Samantha Martin andthe Haggard: Rock n’ Roll Revue /(adv).Apr 26 8pm Daniel Barnes Trio . Apr 28Meszecsnika $TBA.Magic Oven, The360 Queen St. E. 416-703-3555Apr 6, Apr 20 8-11pm Archie Alleyne (drums);Stacie McGregor (keys); Artie Roth (bass).No Cover.Mezzetta Restaurant681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687mezzettarestaurant.comEvery Wed Sets at 9pm and 10:15pm. JazzSeries. Cover -.Apr 10 Rebecca Enkin (vocals); MarkKieswetter (piano). Apr 17 Bill McBirnie (flute);Louis Simão (vocals and guitar). Apr 24 TedQuinlan (guitar); Mike Downes (bass).Monarchs PubAt the Delta Chelsea Hotel33 Gerrard St. W. 416-585-4352monarchspub.caEvery Wed Live Jazz. Every Thu Live Blues.Morgan’s1282 Danforth Ave. 416-461-3020Every Sun 2-5pm Allyson Morris with: Apr7 Ted Quinlan (guitar); Apr 14 David Restivo(piano); Apr 21 Robi Botos (piano).Nawlins Jazz Bar & Dining299 King St. W. 416-595-1958nawlins.caEvery Tue Stacie McGregor; Every Wed JimHeineman Trio. Every Thu Blues Night w/guest vocalists. Every Fri/Sat All Star BourbonSt. Band; Every Sun Brooke Blackburn.Nice Bistro, The117 Brock St. N., Whitby. 905-668-8839nicebistro.comMar 27 Le Jazz Hot .99 (includes dinner).Old Mill, The21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641oldmilltoronto.comThe Home Smith Bar: No Reservations. NoCover. food/drink minimum. All shows:7:30-10:30pm. Every Thu Thursday NightJazz Party. Every Fri Something to Sing AboutSeries. Every Sat Jazz Masters Series. Apr4 Jazz Party w/ John Alcorn (vocals/host);Dave Restivo (piano); Laura Hubert (vocals).Apr 5 Shannon Gunn (vocals); Brian Dickinson(piano); Kieran Overs (bass). Apr 6 RossWooldridge (clarinet/sax); Bernie Senensky(piano); Neil Swainson (bass). Apr 11 JazzParty w/ Drew Jurecka (violin/sax/vocals/host); Mark Kieswetter (piano); Chris Banks(bass). Apr 12 Wendy Lands (vocals); SteveHunter (piano); Peter Telford (bass); JimGillard (drums). Apr 13 Reg Schwager (guitar);Dave Restivo (piano). Apr 18 Jazz Partyw/ Brigham Phillips (piano/trumpet/trombone/host);Lorraine Lawson (vocals); BobDeAngelis (clarinet/sax). Apr 19 Gillian Margot(vocals); Stu Harrison (piano); Ross MacIntyre(bass). Apr 20 Tom Szczesniak (piano); NeilSwainson (bass); Bob McLaren (drums). Apr25 Jazz Party w/ Shannon Butcher (vocals/host); Jake Wilkinson (trumpet); MichaelShand (piano). Apr 26 Jordana Talsky (vocals);Adrean Farrugia (piano); Ross MacIntyre(bass). Apr 27 Bruce Harvey (piano); GeorgeKozub (bass); Kevin Coady (drums).Pantages Martini Bar & Lounge200 Victoria St. 416-362-1777All shows: solo piano 9:30pm-12:30am.No Cover.Apr 5 Steve Koven. Apr 6 Dean Aivaliotis. Apr12 Steve Koven. Apr 13 Dean Aivaliotis. Apr 19Steve Koven. Apr 20 Ewen Farncombe. Apr 26Ron Davis. Apr 27 Ron Davis.Paintbox Bistro555 Dundas St. E. 647-748-0555paintboxbistro.caApr 13 Jane Bunnett (flute/soprano sax);Hilario Durán (piano) . Apr 27 Joe Sealy(piano); Paul Novotny (bass); Daniel Barnes(drums).Pilot Tavern, The22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716thepilot.ca All shows: 3:30pm. No Cover.Apr 6 Chris Gale Quartet. Apr 13 SugarDaddies Quintet. Apr 20 Mike Murley Quartet.Apr 27 TBA.Playful Grounds605 College St. 416-645-0484Apr 12, 19, 26 8pm-11:30pm Claire Riley(vocals); David Brusegard (guitar); DavidThiessen (bass); Augusto Santana (drums).No Cover.Rakia Bar1402 Queen St. E. 416-778-8800rakiabar.comApr 1, Apr 15, Apr 29 8-11pm Bohemianthewholenote.com April 1 – May 7, 2013 | 55

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