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Volume 18 Issue 8 - May 2013

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  • Choir
  • Toronto
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  • Musical
  • Jazz
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Includes the 2013 Canary Pages choral directory.

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519-886-1673. ; (sr); (st).Tuesday June 4● ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo ChamberMusic Society. Laurier Trio. Bizet: Entr’Actefrom Carmen; Taffanel: Fantaisie on Weber’sDer Freischutz; Clarke: Hypnosis; Borne: FantaisieBrillante sur Carmen; Crouch: The DisgruntledPied Piper; and other works. DianaLam and Jeffrey Stonehouse, flute; MattyWalton, piano. KWCMS Music Room, 57 YoungSt. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (sr);(st).80 Gladstone80 Gladstone Ave. 416-516-719980gladstone.comMay 4 7:30pm Trevor Giancola Trio . May18 9pm Kevin Breit: Guitar Circles $TBA. May25 8pm DoVira $TBA.Alleycatz2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865 alleycatz.caEvery Mon 8pm Salsa Night w/ Frank Bischunand free lessons. Every Tue 8:30pmCarlo Berardinucci Band. No Cover. EveryWed 8:30pm City Soul Swinging Blues & VintageR&B. No Cover. Every Thu 9pm Soul andR&B (bands alternate weekly). Every Fri/Sat9:30pm Funk, Soul, R&B, Top 40. after8:30pm. Apr 4 The Munrows. May 2 Exhale.May 3 Ascension. May 4 Soular. May 9 Blueson a Wire. May 10 Lady Kane. May 11 Soular.May 16 The Soul Project. May 17 Lady Kane.May 18 Lady Kane. May 23 Replay. May 24Lady Kane. May 25 Lady Kane. May 30 Impak.May 31 Ascencion.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 Hayward. 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 OutJazz Jam w/ host Lisa Particelli. PWYC. May4 6-9pm Mike Murley Trio. May 5 7-10pm BenD’Cunha’s Hillcrest Village Choir: Tribute toCole Porter. May 11 6-9pm Beverly Taft Quartet.May 18 6-9pm Robi Botos Trio. May 256-9pm Don Thompson Trio.B. Concerts Beyond the GTAC. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)Wednesday June 5● ● 12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru.Trio Laurier. Matty Walton, piano; Diana Lamand Jeff Stonehouse, flute. Hi-Way PentecostalChurch, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st).● ● 12:15: Wednesday Noon Concerts. Coloursof Spring. Varied announced works, mainlyclassical, for piano duet. Peter Bald and Ann-Marie MacDairmid, pianos. St. Andrew’sPresbyterian Church, 54 Queen St. N., Kitchener.519-576-2129. Free. 11:45: Light lunchesavailable at modest cost.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 Michael Johnson& 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. EverySun 11am-3pm Rockabilly Brunch w/ AlistairChristl and the Cosmotones. No Cover. EveryTue 8:30pm Hot Club of Corktown DjangoJam w/ host Wayne Nakamura. PWYC. EveryWed 8pm Corktown Ukelele Jam . May 27pm The Wee Folk Club ; 8:30pm BrandonIsaak & Keith Picot Duo . May 3 9pmHavana to Toronto Live: Afro Cuban Jazz. May 4 9pm Lost Anglers. PWYC. May 54:30pm Wintergarten Orchestra . May6 7:30pm Good Neighbours Open Mic Night.May 10 9:30pm Swamperella . May 119pm The Don River Blues Band . May 167pm The Wee Folk Club . May 17 9pm JazzForge. PWYC. May 18 9pm Sonic Blues Series:Paul Reddick . May 24 9pm The Swingin’Black Jacks . May 25 9:30pm The nudieBlues. May 31 9pm Cat Bernardi Quartet.Dovercourt House805 Dovercourt Rd. (full schedule)Every Sat 9pm-1am Saturday Night Swing:Dance featuring Live Swing Bands and twopre-party dance classes. Dance ; withone class, $18 with both.Emmet Ray, The924 College St. 416-792-4497theemmetray.comAll shows: No Cover/PWYC.May 1 9pm Kevin Butler & Friends. May 2 9pmJohn Wayne Swingtet. May 5 9pm GrahamPlayford. May 6 7pm Jake Koffman Quartet;9pm Harley Card Quartet. May 8 9pmPeter Boyd. May 13 7pm Tyson Kerr; 9pmRyan Butler Quintet. May 15 9pm Kevin Butler& Friends. May 16 9pm Vokurka’s VicariousVirtuoso Violin. May 19 9pm Union Duke.May 20 7pm Josh Cole Trio; 9pm AmandaTosoff Quintet. May 22 9pm Peter Boyd. May23 9pm Tropical Punch. May 27 9pm WhatRyan Wants I’ve Never Wanted. May 29 9pmPeter Boyd.Flying Beaver Pubaret, The488 Parliament St. (full schedule)May 2 7:30pm Gillian Margot & Kevin Barrett/(adv). May 3 9pm Janet Whiteway& Carrie Chesnutt /(adv). May 47pm Shane Harvey /(adv). May 57pm Donna Greenberg /(adv). May 97:30pm Ergo Sum. PWYC. May 10 7pm PeterLebuis /(adv); 9pm Scott Thompson/(adv). May 11 7pm Anna Gutmanis &Kevin Wong /(adv). May 16 7:30pm TheCliks: Listening Party & Acoustic Performnceby Lucas Silveira /(adv).Gate 403403 Roncesvalles Ave. All shows: PWYC.May 1 5pm Tim Shia; 9pm Kurt Nielsen &Richard Whiteman. May 2 5pm Dave Rubel;9pm Mr. Rick’s Tin Pan Jazz. May 3 5pmMike Field Jazz; 9pm The Pearl Motel. May 45pm Bill Heffernan & Friends; 9pm MelissaBoyce. May 5 5pm Jazz Forge; 9pm JuneHarris: Time Out 4 Jazz. May 6 5pm MikeDaley Trio; 9pm Richard Whiteman. May 75pm Alex Fournier Trio; 9pm Julian FauthBlues Night. May 8 5pm Oscar Tang Trio;9pm Brian Cober: Boogie Bros. May 9 5pmAlex Samaras; 9pm Kevin Laliberté Trio.May 10 5pm Doc Barrister. May 11 9pmSabor Latin Jazz. May 11 5pm Bill Heffernan& Friends; 9pm Max Senitt Y Sus Amigos.May 12 5pm Joel Hartt Quartet; 9pm LauraRobinson Duo. May 13 5pm Denis Schigh;9pm Richard Whiteman. May 14 5pm TysonKerr Trio; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. May15 5pm Brickhouse Trio; 9pm Rich Maltese &Maria Kuze Jazz Trio. May 16 5pm G StreetJazz Trio; 9pm Annie Bonsignore & DunstanMorey. May 17 5pm Sam Broverman Duo;9pm Fraser Melvin Blues. May 18 5pm BillHeffernan & Friends; 9pm Patrick Tevlin’sNew Orleans Rhythm. May 19 5pm JoanneMorra & the France St. Trio; 9pm MikkoHilden Standards Jazz Quartet. May 20 5pmTom cGill; 9pm Richard Whiteman. May 215pm Eliza Pope; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night.May 22 5pm Leigh Graham Duo; 9pm JoshLane’s Toronto Jazz Collective. May 23 5pmMiss Caroline; 9pm Cyndi Carleton. May 245pm Shae & Lorne Jazz Duo; 9pm Andy DeCampos Quartet. May 25 5pm Bill Heffernan& Friends; 9pm Sweet Derrick Blues. May26 5pm Maxine Willan Duo; 9pm LindaCarone. May 27 5pm Chris Reid; 9pm RichardWhiteman. May 28 5pm Peter Eastmure; 9pmJulian Fauth Blues Night. May 29 5pm MightyTusk; 9pm Larry Bond Duo. May 30 5pmAndre Brewster Quartet; 9pm BrownmanAkoustic Trio. May 31 5pm Ken McDonald;9pm Denielle Bassels.Gladstone Hotel1214 Queen St. W. (full schedule)May 1 8-11pm Brandon Isaak & Keith PicotDuo. May 2 9pm-12am Chris Antonik CDRelease. May 3 9-11pm Jeanine Mackie Band.May 4 9-11pm Al Lerman. May 5 7-11pm TaniaJoy EP Release. May 16 9pm-12am SwingNight w/ Combo Royale. May 30 8-11pm JazzForge.Grossman’s Tavern379 Spadina Ave. (full schedule)All shows: No Cover/PWYC.May 1 Bruce Domoney. May 3 Sandi Marie;Combo Royale. May 4 The Happy Pals. May5 New Orlean Connection All-Stars; TheNationals. May 8 Bruce Domoney. May 9The Responsibles. May 10 Swinging BlackJacks. May 11 The Happy Pals; Chloe Watkinson& the Crossroad. May 12 New OrleanConnection All-Stars; The Nationals. May 15Bruce Domoney. May 24 The Fullerton withNeil Chapman. May 25 The Happy Pals; CautionJam. May 26 New Orlean Connection All-Stars; The Nationals. May 29 Bruce Domoney.May 30 Robin Hawkin. May 31 Frankie Foo.Habits Gastropub928 College St. 416-533-7272habitsgastropub.comAll shows: 9pm. No Cover.May 2 Nancy Silverman & Her Sexy Men.May 3 Jeffrey Hewer Quartet. May 4 Box Fullof Cash. May 9 Caution Jam. May 10 CodyMcMillan. May 11 ZimZum. May 16 Ben Payne.May 17 The Pearl Motel. May 23 Caution Jam.May 24 Dave Espeut & the Hammer Funk.May 25 Cameron Kennedy. May 30 Art &Woodhouse. May 31 ZimZum.Harlem Restaurant67 Richmond St. E. (full schedule)All shows: 7:30-11pm. No Cover/PWYC.May 3 Allyson Morris. May 4 Reece. May 10ZimZum. May 11 Mike Field. May 17 SharonMusgrave. May 18 Kay Hums. May 24 Shyann.May 25 Joanna Moammed. May 31 Birds nthe Bea.Hirut Restaurant2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560Every Wed 8pm Open Mic with Gary 17. EverySun 12pm Open Jam.May 9, 23 8pm Daniel Barnes Groove Trio.PWYC.Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, TheHugh’s Room2261 Dundas St. W. (full schedule)All shows: 8:30pm (unless otherwise noted).May 1 Carl Dixon .50/(adv). May2 Graydon James & the Young Novelists/(adv). May 3, 4 Borrowed Tunes:Tribute to Neil Young w/ Liam Titcomb, CorinRaymond, Zoe Sky-Jordan, Treasa Levasseurand others .50/(adv). May 5John Gorka /.50(adv). May 6 Gia &the Unpredictable Update: Going to ShanghaiParty /$18(adv)/(st). May 7Unseen Strangers: Follow the Sound CDRelease $18/(adv). May 8 Tony McManusCD Release .50/(adv). May 10 TomRush /(adv). May 11 Quartette.50/.50(adv). May 12 Amy Sky: Alive& Awake /(adv). May 14, 15 AlanDoyle of Great Big Sea .50/(adv).May 16 Marc Jordan: From the Page tothe Stage. .50/(adv). May 18 TheDistillery . May 22 Justin Hines CDRelease /(adv). May 24 On a NightLike This: Bob Dylan Birthday Celebrationwith Robert Morgan & Wendell Ferguson/.50. May 25 Tin Pan North withMichelle Wright, Marc Beeson and others50 | May 1 – June 7, 2013

.50/(adv). May 26 2pm Oasis VocalJazz .50/(adv); 8:30pm Ray WylieHubbard /.50(adv). May 28 Jane HarburyPresents Discoveries: Melanie Bruleé,Augusta Campoli, Brad Fillatre & Zoe SkyJordan /(adv). May 29 Thom Swift &Steve Marriner. May 30 Regeneration CommunityServices Benefit Concert with TheToronto All-Star Big Band /(adv).May 31 Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley/.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. Every Sat 4-7pmJazz Divas including May 11 Laura Hubert.Jazz Bistro, The251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299jazzbistro.caMay 1 9pm Luis Mario Ochoa Quartet .May 2, 3, 4 9pm Steve Koven Trio: Koven(piano); Rob Clutton (bass); Anthony Michelli(drums) . May 5 12-3pm Jazz Brunch w/Ori Dagan & Friends, guest vocalist GabiEpstein ; 7pm An Evening with Billy Mays:Mays (piano); Pat Collins (bass); Terry Clarke(drums). May 7, 8 9pm Amanda Martinez:An Evening of Music and Film . May 9, 10,11 Mark McLean’s Playground $TBA. May 1212-3pm Jazz Brunch w/ Ori Dagan & Friends,guest vocalist Michael Danso . May 149pm Lucien Gray’s Jazz Jam . May 15 9pmAline Morales Brazilian Jazz Quartet $TBA.May 16 9pm Peter Togni Trio w/ guest MikeMurley $TBA. May 17, 18 9pm Brian Dickinson(piano); George Mraz (bass); Ethan Ardelli(drums) $TBA. May 19 12-3pm Jazz Brunchw/ Ori Dagan & Friends, guest vocalist AlexSamaras . May 22 9pm Cat BernardiQuartet $TBA. May 23, 24, 25 9pm MarcCopeland (piano); Adrian Vedady (bass); JohnFraboni (drums) $TBA. May 26 12-3pm JazzBrunch w/ Ori Dagan & Friends, guest vocalistDorothy Stone . May 30, 31 9pm MikeMurley Quintet w/ Guido Basso $TBA.Jazz Room, TheLocated in the Huether Hotel, 59 King St. N.,Waterloo. (full schedule)All shows: 8:30pm; attendees must be 19+May 3 Jason White Trio . May 4 RobertoOcchipinti Quartet $18. May 10 Cajax LatinEnsemble . May 11 Assaf Kehati Trio $18.May 17 Ray Podhornik Sextet . May 18Bernie Senensky Quartet $18. May 24 TedGibbons Quintet . May 25 Amanda TosoffTrio . May 31 Brent Rowan Quartet .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 Organic: Nathan Hiltz (guitar);Bernie Senensky (organ); Ryan Oliver (saxophone);Morgan Childs (drums).La Revolución2848 Dundas St. W. 416-766-0746larev.webs.comEvery Sat 9pm-12am Jay Linden & Guests.Beat by Beat | In the ClubsHighly eccentric and strangely fascinating — much like theman himself — the music of Gia Ionesco is anything but backgroundmusic. To describe his unconventional artistry inwords seems like an exercise in futility, but it’s worth a try. Classicallytrained from a young age, Romanian-born Ionesco is a formidablepianist who plays with fiery passion, sometimes playing multiplekeyboards at once (!) but his unique writing style makes him acomposer first. Considering the arrangements, instrumentationand influences associated with his writing, there is a lot to digesthere, perhaps even too much for certain listeners. While on the oneGia Ionesco.Gia, Gia!ORI DAGAnhand Ionesco’s rollercoaster-likeblendingof jazz, world, fusionand progressive rockmight be dizzying forsome, on the other, hisgrowing fan base rangesin age from 6 to 92, acompliment that speaksvolumes. Actually,judging by the smileson their faces alone,some of his biggest fansinclude guitarist RegSchwager, percussionistAlan Hetherington andsaxophonist Johnny Johnson, all members of Ionesco’s band, Gia &The Unpredictable Update.Around this time last year, I saw the band in action at The RexHotel, and will not forget the contagious joy that emanated fromthe stage that night. It was a sight to behold, as if a gifted group ofmiddle-aged men were rocking out like teenagers in their parents’basement! In particular, Johnny Johnson — one of the most soughtafterhorn players in the country, frequently seen and heard aroundthe globe with Molly Johnson and Holly Cole — seemed like he washaving the time of his life, so I asked him a few questions, startingwith his first impression of Ionesco’s music:“It was like hearing the past, present and future of music, all atonce,” he said. “So of course, the first time I heard Gia’s music Iwas speechless. My mind needed some time to process it all ... Whatmakes this music unique is its compositional versatility. Because Giaincorporates so many styles in his writing there are any number ofdirections the band can take during a performance ... Honestly younever really know what’s in store at the end of the song but we doknow it will be fun getting there. And there are a lot of songs. I’mguessing Gia has written over 250 songs and I’m sure there are atleast that many more in that crazy creative brain of his.”Big news: on Monday, May 6, 8:30pm at Hugh’s Room, the bandwill perform a concert to celebrate their upcoming tour of China,which will culminate in an appearance at the prestigious ShanghaiSpring International Music Festival. This is the first time that aCanadian act has been invited! The Unpredictable Update at Hugh’sRoom will be: Gia Ionesco, keyboards; Bruce Cassidy, trumpet;Johnny Johnson and Clifford Ojala, saxophones; Reg Schwager,guitar; Alex St. Kitts, bass; Alan Hetherington, percussion andWilson Laurencin, drums. Come to Hugh’s Room to wish this groupwell as they tour the other side of the world later this month!Lula Lula! Living in this vast country of a city, one sometimestakes for granted the little things. This is one of the most multiculturalcities in the world, where just about any kind of cuisine can becontinues on next May 1 – June 7, 2013 | 51

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