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Volume 18 Issue 8 - May 2013

  • Text
  • Choir
  • Toronto
  • Theatre
  • Concerts
  • Musical
  • Jazz
  • Choral
  • Singers
  • Festival
  • Vocal
Includes the 2013 Canary Pages choral directory.

IN THE CLUBS continued

IN THE CLUBS continued from previous pagefound, and the same goes for music.On that note, the Lula Lounge Music and Arts Centre presents itsannual multicultural music festival, Lulaworld 2013. Opening thisfestival, Friday May 10, is a unique collaboration: t he Jay DanleyEthio Jazz Project featuring special guest, master Ethiopian musicianFantahun Shewankochew on vocals and Krar, and Toronto’sown Danley on guitar, Chris Gale and Elena Kapeleris on saxophones,Sam Petite on bass, Jeff Halischuck on drums and RichardWhiteman on piano.Danley, himself a versatile guitarist who has spent the past twodecades playing traditional Cuban music and traditional jazz, wasinspired to play Ethiojazz by listening to Les Ethiopiques, a series ofrecordings by the inventor of this style, Mulatu Astatke. In the late1960s and early 1970s, Berklee-trained, Ethiopia-born Astatke wasthe first to combine modern jazz with Ethiopian scales.“The very difficult musical challenge of composing, arranging andimprovising using these scales is very rewarding to me,” says Danley.“I have also added some of my own personal tastes and influences tomy compositions that make them unique.”The collaboration with Danley’s group and Shewankochew has aninteresting back story; they played a gig at Lula back in February, tendays before the Batuki Music Society presented a concert at the GlennGould Studio called Abyssinian Roots. The special concert brought toToronto some of the hottest Ethiopian musicians from the nightclubscene of Addis Ababa, including Henok Abebe, Martha Ashagari, andFantahun Shewankochew himself. Danley was in the audience thatnight and was absolutely amazed; meeting Shewankochew afterwards,it turned out that the Ethiopian master had attended their gigat Lula and wanted to work together. The organizers of Lulaworldwere approached and decided that this collaboration would be a greatway to open the 2013 festival.Meanwhile, one of the few Toronto players on the aforementionedBatuki Music Society concert was drummer Daniel Barnes, who hasrecently put together “DB3” — the Daniel Barnes Groove Trio, anothernew world/jazz music band with an Ethiopian connection, playingevery second and fourth Thursday of the month at Hirut Restaurant,2050 Danforth Ave. “We’ve taken root at Hirut because audiencesenjoy the place, the cuisine and our show,” adds Barnes. “It’s excitingcultural times with global interconnectedness and Toronto itselfbeing a cultural force of diverse backgrounds for generations now.”But that will have to be a story for another day.Ori Dagan is a Toronto-based jazz musician, writer andeducator who can be reached at Lounge1585 Dundas St. W. (full schedule)May 1 8pm Kobo Town CD Release . May3 8pm Brownman & Cruzao Latin Jazz Trio; 10:30pm Salsa Friday with Café Cubano. May 4 10:30pm Salsa Saturday withTipica Toronto . May 5 11am SundayFamily Cuban Brunch ; (child). Includesbuffet and salsa lesson. May 10 8pm Lulaworld:Jay Danley EthioJazz Project withFantahun Shewankochew ; 10:30pmChangui Havana . May 11 10:30pm Lulaworld:Conjunto Lacalua with Jimmy Bosch/(adv). May 12 11am Mother’s DayFamily Cuban Brunch with Jorge Maza Quartet; (child). Includes buffet and salsalesson. May 13 8pm Lulaworld: Euphonia:Classical Composers of Mexico, Argentinaand Cuba, conducted by Simon Capet .May 15 8pm Lulaworld: Eliana Cuevas CDRelease . May 16 8pm Lulaworld: Everton‘Pablo’ Paul & La Academia CD Release:C. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)Remembrance . May 17 8pm Lulaworld:Ahmed Mitchel (drums) CD Release with PatLaBarbera (sax) and Alexander Brown (trumpet);10:30pm Yani Borrel CD Release .May 18 10:30pm Lulaworld: The Lula All Starswith Lady Son, Roberto Linares Brown, LuisitoOrbegoso and Ricky Franco . May19 11am Sunday Family Cuban Brunch ;(child). Includes buffet and salsa lesson.May 22 8pm Flamenco Una Vez Cada Mes w/Jorge Miguel . May 23 8pm Lulaworld:Sacha Williamson w/ Josh Milan + GrooveInstitute + Dave Campbell + Kwame Younge. May 24 8pm Kervin Barreto w/ JaneBunnett ; 10:30pm Telmary + Ogguere .May 25 10:30pm Lulaworld: Adonis PuentesSabor a Café CD Release /(adv). May26 11am Sunday Family Cuban Brunch ;(child). Includes buffet and salsa lesson;8pm Lulaworld: Jaffa Road + David Buchbinder’sOdessa/Havana /(adv). May 278pm Dream for Uganda Choirs . May 288pm Lulaworld: Telnyuk Sisters with Ihor Polishchuk& Dovira /(adv). May 29 8pmLadies in Waiting CD Release . May 31 8pmLulaworld: Faces of Samba by Dance Migration/(adv); after 9:30pm.Mezzetta Restaurant681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687mezzettarestaurant.comEvery Wed Sets at 9pm and 10:15pm. JazzSeries. Cover -.May 1 Mike Murley (sax); Jim Vivian (bass).May 8 Traditional Egyptian Music: GeorgeSawa (qanun); Suzanna Meyers Sawa (darbukkaand tambourine). May 15 David Mott(sax); Justin Gray (bass). May 29 StrictlyGershwin & Ellington: Ori Dagan (vocals);Andrew Scott (guitar).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 guests.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.comMay 22 Larry Bond Duo .99 (includesdinner).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 SingAbout Series. Every Sat Jazz Masters Series.May 2 Jazz Party w/ Broadsway ( HeatherBambrick; Julie Michels; Diane Leah). May 3Maureen Kennedy Trio. May 4 Lorne LofskyTrio. May 9 Jazz Party w/ Colleen Allen. May10 Arlene Smith Trio. May 11 Bill McBirnieTrio. May 16 Jazz Party w/ Ilana Waldson.May 17 Alex Pangman (vocals); Peter Hill(piano); Ross Wooldridge (saxes and clarinet).May 18 Don Vickery Trio. May 23 JazzParty w/ Zoe Chilco (host, vocals). May 24Melissa Stylianou (vocals); Mike Murley (sax);Reg Schwager (guitar); Jim Vivian (bass).May 25 Shirantha Beddage (baritone saxVenue Rental• in the heart of Yorkville• historical heritage building• Steinway Grand Piano• recital and special events• lighting and sound systems• accomodates caterers• reasonable ratesand piano); Mike Downes (bass); Mark Kelso(drums). May 30 Jazz Party w/ Laura Fernandez(vocals); Ricardo Lewis (violin); DonNaduriak (piano). May 31 Bonnie Brett Trio.Pantages Martini Bar & Lounge200 Victoria St. 416-362-1777All shows: solo piano 9:30pm-12:30am.NoCover.Paintbox Btro555 Dundas St. E. 647-748-0555paintboxbistro.caMay 4 Jazz.FM91 Youth Big Band. May 11 TheHeillig Manouevre or (dinner andshow).Pilot Tavern, The22 Cumberland Ave. All shows: 3:30pm. No Cover.May 4 Kollage. May 11 George Koller Quartet.May 18 Tenor Madness. May 25 Norman MarshallVilleneuve’s 75th Birthday.Rakia Bar1402 Queen St. E. 416-778-8800rakiabar.comMay 6, 20 8-11pm Bohemian Mondays: LauraMarks Trio w/ guests. Jam welcomes instrumentalistsand vocalists; jazz and othergenres welcome. No Cover/PWYC.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).Every Tue 7-9pm Apres Work Series; 9:45pmTyler Yarema and his Rhythm. Every Wed7-9pm Apres Work Series (including May 8Joel Hartt); 9:45pm TBA. Every Thu 7-9pmApres Work Series (Alex Pangman, firstThursday of every month); 9:45pm SophiaPerlman. Every Fri 9:45pm Dee Dee andthe Dirty Martinis. Every Sat 9:45pm TylerYarema and his Rhythm.Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The194 Queen St. W. (call for cover charge info)May 1 6:30pm Jim Gelcer Group; 9:30pm CrusaderRabbit. May 2 6:30pm Kevin Quain;9:30pm Andrew Boniwell & Uncertainty Principle.May 3 4pm Hogtown Syncopators;6:30pm Amanda Tosoff; 9:45pm Oz Noy Trio.May 4 12pm Danny Marks & Friends; 3:30pmLaura Hubert Band; 7pm Justin Bacchus;9:45pm Oz Noy Trio. May 5 12pm Humber35 Hazelton Avenue, Heliconian Hall416-922-3618 rentals@heliconianclub.org52 | May 1 – June 7, 2013

Community Music Annual Student Recitals;3:30pm Club Django; 7pm Richard Whiteman;9:30pm Brian Chahley. May 6 6:30pmJake Wilkinson; 9:30pm John Cheesman JazzOrchestra. May 7 6:30pm Dan Fortin Quartet;9:30pm R.R. Jammin’ Fundraiser. May8 6:30pm Jim Gelcer Group; 9:30pm BuddyAquilina. May 9 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:45pmAssaf Kehati Trio. May 10 4pm HogtownSyncopators; 6:30pm Amanda Tosoff; 9:45pmAssaf Kehati Trio. May 11 12pm Danny Marks& Friends; 3:30pm Toronto Jazz Orchestra;7pm Marika Galea; 9:45pm Kelsley Grant. May12 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm RedHot Ramble; 7pm Richard Whiteman; 9:30pmMelissa Lauren. May 13 12-8:30pm MusicfestCanada; 9:30 Matt Newton Trio. May 14,15 12-8:30pm Musicfest Canada; 9:45pmSplit Cycle CD Release. May 16 12-8:30pmMusicfest Canada; 9:45pm The Thing. May 1712-6pm Musicfest Canada; 6:30pm AmandaTosoff; 9:45pm Atilla Fias Trio. May 18 12pmDanny Marks & Friends; 3:30pm Bob CaryOrchestra; 7pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm AlexDean Quintet. May 19 12pm Excelsior DixielandJazz; 3:30pm Dr. Nick Blues; 7pm JewishMusic Week: Swingin’ Sounds of Moe Koffman;9:30pm Scott Marshall. May 20 6:30pmJake Wilkinson; 9:30pm Mike Malone JazzOrchestra. May 21 6:30pm Dan Fortin Quartet;9:30pm Steve Cole Group. May 22 6:30pmJim Gelcer Group; 9:30pm Paul Rushka Quintet.May 23 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:45 PaulRushka Quintet. May 24 4pm Hogtown Syncopators;6:30pm Amanda Tosoff; 9:45pmChuck Jackson. May 25 12pm Danny Marks& Friends; 3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band; 7pmJustin Bacchus; 9:45pm Bonnie Brett. May26 12pm Exclesior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30 pmFreeway Dixieland; 7pm Richard Whiteman;9:30pm Random Access. May 27 6:30pmJake Wilkinson; 8:30pm John Macleod’s RexHotel Orchestra: CD Release. May 28 6:30pmDan Fortin Quartet; 9:30pm Norman MarshallVilleneuve’s 75 Birthday: Fundraiser forHumber College Scholarship. May 29 6:30pmJim Gelcer Group; 9:30pm Jeff Johnston Trio.May 30 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:45pm Organic.May 31 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pmAmanda Tosoff; 9:45pm Organic.Salty Dog Bar & Grill, The1980 Queen St. E. 416-849-5064saltydogbarandgrill.caAll shows 7-10pm. No Cover.May 7 Ted Quinlan (guitar); Bob Brough (sax);George Koller (bass). May 21 Robi Botos(keys); Pat LaBarbera (sax); Dave Young(bass).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.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 FoolishThings. Every Sat 3pm Jamzac. Thismonth’s shows include: May 1 7:30pm AnnaAtkinson & David Occhipinti. May 2 10pmThe Roofhoppers. May 5 5pm Monk’s Music;10:30pm Woodchoppers Association. May7 10pm Peripheral Vision. May 10 7:30pmJeff Scarott Trio. May 12 7:30pm ThreeMetre Day; 10pm Lina Allemano Four. May14 7:30pm Aurochs; 10pm Stop Time. May15 7:30pm Tyson Kerr. May 19 5pm Monk’sMusic; 10pm Makeshift Island. May 21 10pmKen McDonald Quartet. May 22 6:30pmTrevor Giancola; 10pm Michelle Willis. May23 10pm The Roofhoppers. May 24 7:30pmReconnect. May 25 10pm Don Scott. May 2610:30pm Steve Ward Presents. May 28 10pmNick Fraser Presents. May 29 10pm AvestaNakhaei’s Collective Musical Improv.Victory Café, The581 Markham St. 416-516-5787Every Wed 9:30pm-12am Hot Jazz StringQuartet: Drew Jurecka (violin); JesseBarksdale (guitar); Chris Bezant (guitar);Chris Banks (bass). Every Sun 9pm Open Mic.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.Zipperz72 Carlton St. 416-921-0066Every Mon 10pm-12am & Every Fri 7-9pmRoxxie Terrain w/ Adam Weinmann. NoCover/PWYC.GALAS & FUNDRAISERS●●May 5 7:00: Guild Festival Theatre. SpringtimeCabaret for Guild Festival Theatre’s TheMisanthrope. Excerpts from South Pacific,The Secret Garden and Dracula. ScarboroughMusic Theatre, Brant Theatre Workshops,Oshawa Little Theatre and others.Food, prizes and silent auction. ScarboroughVillage Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd. 416-915-6570. /(adv). Proceeds to Guild FestivalTheatre production of The Misanthrope.●●May 6 6:00: Mississauga Arts Council.The Rebel Talent Show. Youth showcase ofspoken word, dance and song in support ofmental health. Noel Ryan Auditorium, MississaugaCentral Library, 301 BurnhamthorpeRd., Mississauga. 905-615-4212. Price TBA.●●May 8 6:15: Toronto Mahler Society. 10thAnniversary Celebration. Cocktail reception,talk by composer Kevin Lau, mini-recitalby mezzo Susan Platts, dessert and prizes.Mahler: Ruckert Lieder. Canadian MusicCentre, 20 St. Joseph St. 416-993-9298. .●●May 22 7:30: Centre for the Arts, BrockUniversity. Niagara Youth Taking Action:Benefit Concert in Support of Free the Children.Remigio Pereira, Neverest, NiagaraSymphony Orchestra, Young Stitch, Sese andothers. Free the Children co-founder MarcKielburger, keynote speaker. Sean O’SullivanTheatre, Brock University, 500 GlenridgeAve., St. Catharines. 905-688-5550 x3257.; (st); 0(VIP).●●May 26 6:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Spring SinfoniaParty. Dinner, mini-concert by SinfoniaToronto musicians and musical chat withconductor Nurhan Arman. Donalda Club, 12Bushbury Dr. 416-499-0403. . By reservation;limited to 75 guests.COMPETITIONS●●Deadline to Apply: May 24 Canadian FolkMusic Awards. 2013 Call for Submissions.Canadian artists and groups whose albumswere released between June 15, 2012, andJune 15, 2013. Early bird deadline May 24;Final deadline June 28. For●●Deadline to Apply: May 25 RotaractCALL FORAUDITIONS13/14 SEASONARTISTIC DIRECTORNOEL EDISOND. The ETCeterasMississauga/Mississauga Arts Council.SingFest Vocal Competition. For up-and-comingvocalists ages 14 to 24. Video submission.Prize includes studio recording time, performanceopportunity at the 2013 Mayor’sGala, press coverage and more. Final roundJuly 20. For details:;;●●Deadline to Apply: Jun 1 Pax Christi Chorale.Great Canadian Hymns Competition.Composers to submit original compositionsset to a hymn text. Winning entries will beperformed by the choir. For & SYMPOSIA●●May 4 and 5 (no times provided): MetropolitanUnited Church of London. 8th AnnualMetropolitan Alumni Musicians’ AssociationGathering. Guest speaker: Daniel Roth,organist of the Church of St. Suplice, Paris,France. 468 Wellington St., London. 510-432-7189 x27. Free.●●May 5 7:00: Ken Fisher/Tri-City GospelQuartet. 75th Anniversary of the BarbershopHarmony Society. Lecture examiningthe barbershop style. St. Anne’s AnglicanChurch, 270 Gladstone Ave. 905-792-7626.Freewill offering.●●May 6 7:00: Toronto New Music Alliance.New Music 101: Part 4 – Toy Piano Composersand junctQín Keyboard Collective. TheToy Piano Composers collective discuss theirapproach to concert music with performancesby members and junctQín KeyboardCollective presents “Inside the Composer’sStudio, a musical chat with composers AlexEddington, Monica Pearce and Hiroki Tsurumoto.John Terauds, host. Elizabeth BeetonAuditorium, Toronto Reference Library, 789Yonge St. 416-961-6601 x207. Free.●●May 11 9:30am: University of TorontoFaculty of Music/Munk School of GlobalAffairs. The Opera Exchange: Singing fromthe Scaffold. Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmélites(excerpts for discussion). Sasha Djihanian,soprano; Liz Upchurch, piano; StevenHuebner, Dominique Deslandres, MichaelThe TMC is looking forexperienced singers in allsections to join Canada’spremier symphonic choir.Good sight-reading skillsnecessary, and ability tocommit to an excitingschedule of rehearsalsand performances.Auditions will be heldMay 20 & 21, 2013.Audition package availableat www.tmchoir.orgFor more info, call Kimberat 416-598-0422, x221PHOTOGRAPHY: FRANK May 1 – June 7, 2013 | 53

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