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Volume 19 Issue 3 - November 2013

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IN THE CLUBS continued from page 54with Jeremy Ledbetter on keys and Daniel Stone on percussion.Reservations are essential.CD Release? Speaking of reservations, most venues do acceptthem, and they come in particularly handy for CD release events, ofwhich there are quite a few this month. Over at the Paintbox Bistro,two vocalists celebrate new recordings early in November. Elegantand sincere, Allyson Morris possesses the sort of pure, powerfulvoice that quickly catches a listener’s ear. She releases her debutalbum, I Saw the Light on November 2, joined by Bernie Senenskyon piano, Russ Boswell on bass, Nathan Hiltz on guitar and Ben Rileyon drums. As of this writing the event is almost sold out, so if youmiss it you can also find her at Morgans on the Danforth on a Sundayafternoon: November 3 with Michael Shand or November 17 withMark Kieswetter, both shows between 2 and 5pm.Also at the Paintbox, Sam Broverman celebrates a new recordingon November 9 at 8pm: Leftover Dreams, a tribute to the music ofJimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn, both born a century ago in1913. A professor of actuarial science at the University of Torontosince 1980, he has been singing in the Mendelssohn Choir for thepast 30 years. With an abundance of respect to the Great AmericanSongbook and its creators, Broverman delivers these songs withample passion and deep sensitivity. Joining him at the Paintbox willbe Mark Kieswetter on piano, Jordan O’Connor on bass and ErnestoCervini on drums. If you miss the release, catch Broverman atGate 403 on November 15 at 5pm.Jeff Jones: One of the neat things about writing this column — andabout being a fan of jazz, in general — is that there is always excitingtalent to discover, of any age. Recently I had the pleasure of hearingvocalist Jeff Jones for the first time, though he has been performingaround town for decades. A proficient scat singer with his souldeeply drenched in the blues, Jones is a rare talent who, uponhearing, is easy to remember and so hard to forget. Putting his signaturestamp on familiar songs such as “Every Day I Have the Blues,”“Danny Boy” and “Stella By Starlight,” he was reminiscent that nightof Mark Murphy in his prime, treating every song like a shiny vehiclefor the most daring improvisational flights. It was magical not onlyfor those in the audience but also in the band, as they were kepton their toes and with a smile for the entire evening. Mr. Jones willbe special guest when Tom Szczesniak hosts a Jazz Party at the OldMill’s Home Smith Bar on Thursday, November 7.Over at the Rex Hotel, there is a great cross-section of music onemight describe as “jazz” — here are just a few special evenings of note.On Monday, November 11 at 9:30pm, the Toronto Jazz Orchestra,usually led by Josh Grossman, will be feature guest conductor — lastyear’s JUNO winner — Montreal’s Christine Jensen. The evening willfeature music from Jensen’s recent release on Justin Time, Habitat.Don’t expect traditional “big band” — this harmonically sophisticated,symphonic music can be likened to an extravagant cup of coffee:intense, dark, bold and rousing.Also at the Rex, on Wednesday November 13 at 9:30pm, a youngquintet celebrates a sophomore recording of original music. Tesseractis a collective of players who met as students last decade at HumberCollege: Julian Anderson-Bowes on bass, Derek Gray on drums,Edwin Sheard on alto sax, Leland Whitty on tenor saxophone andPatrick O’Reilly on guitar. Tesseract is anything but square: playingwith drive and drawing from a variety of influences, this group isdefinitely worth checking out.Young Artists: Finally, over at Jazz Bistro — my new place ofwork — I’ve been given a great opportunity to book a series ofup-and-coming talent, the Young Artist Series. From Tuesday toSaturday, between 6 and 8pm, you can enjoy blooming talents suchas pianists Patrick Hewan, Ewen Farncombe and Sam Kogen, toname a few, on the club’s signature “Red Pops” Steinway. There is nocover charge for these performances, and your presence is, as always,priceless. See you in the clubs!Ori Dagan is a Toronto-based jazz vocalist,voice actor and entertainment journalist. He canbe contacted at Sat 9:45pm Tyler Yarema and hisRhythm.Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, TheC. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)194 Queen St. W. (call for cover charge info)Nov 1 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pmArtie Roth Group; 9:45pm Ross Wooldridge’sGalaxy Orchestra, Nov 2 12pm DannyMarks & Friends; 3:30pm Advocats Big Band;7pm Laura Hubert Band; 9:45pm D.M.B.Q.Reunion. Nov 3 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz;3:30pm Dr. Nick Blues; 7pm Tom ReynoldsTrio; 9:30pm Ian Froman. Nov 4 6:30pmU of T Student Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm JazzMechanics Big Band. Nov 5 6:30pm FernLindzon Trio; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jamw/ host Alex Ernewein. Nov 6 6:30pm WorstPop Band Ever; 9:30pm Spencer BarefieldQuartet feat. Dave Young. Nov 7 6:30pm KevinQuain; 9:30pm Spencer Barefield Quartetfeat. Dave Young. Nov 8 4pm Hogtown Syncopators;6:30pm Artie Roth Group; 9:45pmDixie Demons. Nov 9 12pm Danny Marks &Friends; 3:30pm Chris Hunt Tentet + 2; 7pmLaura Hubert Band; 9:45pm Howard Moore’sThe Vipers feat. Sophia Perlman. Nov 10 12pmExclesior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Red HotRamble feat. Alison Young; 7pm Tom ReynoldsTrio; 9:30pm One Big Song. Nov 11 6:30pmU of T Student Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pmChristine Jensen w/ the T.J.O. Big Band.Nov 12 6:30pm Fern Lindzon Trio; 9:30pmClassic Rex Jazz Jam w/ host Alex Ernewein.Nov 13 6:30pm Worst Pop Band Ever; 9:30pmTesseract CD Launch. Nov 14 6:30pm KevinQuain; 9:30pm Paul DeLong’s Bucket of FishOrchestra. Nov 15 4pm Hogtown Syncopators;6:30pm Artie Roth Group; 9:45pm DaveNeill Quintet. Nov 16 12pm Danny Marks &Friends; 3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band; 7pmElmer Ferrer Group; 9:45pm Mike DownesQuartet. Nov 17 12pm Excelsior DixielandJazz; 3:30pm Club Django; 7pm Tom ReynoldsTrio; 9:30pm Melissa Stylianou. Nov 18 12pmU of T Students Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm JohnCheesman Jazz Orchestra. Nov 19 6:30pmFern Lindzon Trio; 9:30pm Dave Young Quintet.Nov 20 6:30pm Worst Pop Band Ever;9:30pm Shuffle Demons. Nov 21 6:30pmKevin Quain; 9:30pm Cal Tjader Tribute.Nov 22 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pmArtie Roth Group; 9:45pm Chuck Jackson.Nov 23 12pm Danny Marks & Friends; 3:30pmJake Chisholm Group; 7pm Triodes; 9:45pmLester McLean Trio. Nov 24 12pm ExcelsiorDixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Freeway Dixieland;7pm Frank Rooney Quintet; 9:30pm RandomAccess. Nov 25 6:30pm U of T StudentJazz Ensembles; 8:30pm John MacLeod’s RexVenue Rental• in the heart of Yorkville• historical heritage building• Steinway Grand Piano• recital and special events• lighting and sound systems• accomodates caterers• reasonable ratesHotel Orchestra. Nov 26 6:30pm Fern LindzonTrio; 9:30pm A Series of Tubes. Nov 276:30pm Worst Pop Band Ever; 9:30pm SuyunKim Memorial. Nov 28 6:30pm Kevin Quain;9:45pm Lorne Lofsky Quartet. Nov 29 4pmHogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Artie RothGroup; 9:45pm Lorne Lofsky Quartet. Nov 3012pm Danny Marks & Friends; 3:30pm BobCary Orchestra; 7pm Laura Hubert Band;9:45pm Eric Divito.Salty Dog Bar & Grill, The1980 Queen St. E. 416-849-5064saltydogbarandgrill.caAll shows 7-10pm, No Cover.Nov 5, Nov 19 Greg Pilo Quartet.Seven44(Formerly Chick n’ Deli/The People’sChicken)744 Mount Pleasant Rd. (full schedule)Every Sat 4-7pm Climax Jazz Band . EveryMon 7:30pm Big Band Night. No Cover.Nov 4 Advocats Big Band. Nov 11 Bob CaryBig Band. Nov 18 George Lake Big Band.Nov 25 GTA Swing Band.Statlers487 Church St. 416-922-0487All Shows: No Cover/PWYCEvery Mon 9:30pm-1am SINGular Sensation:Musical Theatre Open Mic w/ JenniferWalls, Donovan LeNabat & Jamie Bird. EveryTue 10pm Top Star Tuesday: Talent Night.Every Wed 6-10pm Kendall Partington. EveryThu 9:30pm 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; 10pm OpenMic. Every Fri 5pm The Foolish Things. EverySat 3pm Jamzac. This month’s shows include:Nov 3 5pm Monk’s Music; 10:30pm The WoodchoppersAssociation. Nov 5 10pm PeripheralVision. Nov 6 7:30pm Katie DuTemple;10pm 416 Festival: Pierre Mongeon’s eVoidCollective, Queen Victrola, Bejeezus. Nov 710pm 416 Festival: Tom Richards Trio; PaulCram Trio; Alexandra Spence Group. Nov 87:30pm Jeff LaRochelle & Tom Richards;10pm 416 Festival: Mia Zabelka, GermaineLiu, Karen Ng, Bea Labikova. Nov 9 10pm416 Festival: Diane Roblin and HAPPENING,Ted Phillips & Nilan Perera, Toronto ImprovisersOrchestra. Nov 10 10pm Lina Allemano35 Hazelton Avenue, Heliconian Hall416-922-3618 rentals@heliconianclub.org56 | November 1 – December 7, 2013

Four. Nov 12 7:30pm Aurochs; 10pm StopTime. Nov 13 7:30pm The Cluttertones. Nov 173pm Alaniaris; 5pm Monk’s Music; 7:30pmPeggy Lee (cello). Nov 19 10pm Ken McDonaldQuartet. Nov 21 10pm Ken Aldcroft’s ConvergenceEnsemble CD Release. Nov 24 10:30pmSteve Ward Presents. Nov 26 10pm Nick FraserPresents. Nov 27 7:30pm Trevor Giancola.Nov 29 7:30pm Ryan Driver Quartet.Victory Café, The581 Markham St. 416-516-5787Every Wed 9:30pm-12am Hot Jazz StringGALAS & FUNDRAISERS●●Nov 2, 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra.Brahms, Mendelssohn, Wagner. Openingnight fundraising gala and silent auction. Seeconcert listings for program. James Parker,piano; Kristian Alexander, conductor. FlatoMarkham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd.,Markham. 905-305-7469. -; 0(withdinner).●●Nov 3, 4:00: Winchevsky Centre. MaryPitawanakwat Fund for Children: Re-Launchand Fundraiser. Musical performances bysongwriter Faith Nolan, jazz pianist MarylinLerner and singer/composer David Wall. Specialguest: Robert Meeropol (Rosenberg Fundfor Children). 585 Cranbrook Ave. 416-789-5502. By donation.●●Nov 12, 3:00: Horizons of Friends. Gala:Writers and Friends. Writers ElizabethAbbott, Lewis DeSoto, Steve Law and LindaSpalding; special guest Farley Mowat. Readingsby Canadian authors, dinner, book signings,silent auction and live music. TrinityCollege School, 55 Deblaquire St. N., PortHope. 905-372-5483 or 1-888-729-9928 x10.5 with tax receipt. Proceeds benefitHorizons of Friends programs in CentralAmerica.●●Nov 22, 7:00: Mississauga Arts Council.2013 ArtBeats Carnivale. Central and SouthAmerican cuisine, fine art and auctions. Performancesby Laura Fernandez, John LaRosaand La Magia Drum and Dance Collective,and Carla Casanova and the Latin Train. Renaissanceby the Creek, 3045 Southcreek Rd.,Mississauga. 915-615-4278. 5.●●Nov 26, 5:30: Canadian Opera Company.Centre Stage Ensemble Studio CompetitionGala. Finalists in the Ensemble StudioCompetition perform on the COC mainstage,accompanied by the COC orchestra.Cocktail reception prior to performance.Four Seasons Centre for the PerformingD. The ETCeterasQuartet: Drew Jurecka (violin); Jesse Barksdale(guitar); Chris Bezant (guitar); ChrisBanks (bass). Every Sun 9pm Open Mic.Zipperz72 Carlton St. 416-921-0066All shows: No Cover/PWYC.Every Mon 10pm-12am Roxxie Terrain w/Adam Weinmann. Every Tue 10-12am Effervescencew/ Donavon LeNabat & NatashaBuckeridge. Every Fri 7-9pm Roxxie Terrainw/ Adam Weinmann.Arts. 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. 0;00 (with black tie dinner following theperformance).COMPETITIONS●●Deadline to Apply: Nov 1: Etobicoke PhilharmonicOrchestra. Young ComposersCompetition 2013. Canadian composers ages32 and under to submit original compositionsfor orchestra. Winning composition will beperformed by the ETO; cash prizes presented.416-239-5665. For details:;●●Deadline to Apply: Nov 15: MississaugaSymphony Orchestra. Youth Concerto Competition2013. Prizes of 0, 0 and 0.Application fee: . Candidates to prepare aconcerto movement or concert piece under20 minutes in length. Winner will play withthe MSO in its Feb 8 concert. For details:●●Deadline to Apply: Nov 24: Toronto Sinfonietta.Young Musicians Competition 2013. Forviolin, cello, piano and woodwinds in two agecategories: under 16 and 16-19. Winners willplay with the Sinfonietta in its Feb 22 2014concert. For details:●●Deadline to Apply: Feb 13, 2014. OrchestraToronto. Concerto Competition: 2014 MartaHildy Prize for Brass. Applicants to submitaudition video of three pieces, includingone movement of a concerto, by Feb 24. Finalround will be held at the Toronto Centre forthe Arts on March 23. The winner will receivea 00 scholarship and perform withOrchestra Toronto. 416-467-7142. For & SYMPOSIA●●Nov 3, 2:00: Toronto Opera Club. TheExotic World of French Baroque Opera.David Stanley-Porter, speaker. Room 330,Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queens Park.416-924-3940. .●●Nov 5, 7:00: Holocaust Education Week.A Czech Torah Gives Voice to a Once-ThrivingJewish Community. Multimedia lecturewith live choral music; the journey of a scroll,saved from the1939 Nazi Czech invasion, to aThornhill synagogue. Beth Radom Congregation,18 Reiner Rd. 416-636-3451. Free.●●Nov 7, 8:00: New Adventures in Sound Art(N.A.I.S.A.). Meridian Artist Talk and Performance.Soundscapes from Robin Daviesand Marian Van der Zon paired with projectionsby Kevin Mazutinec and spoken wordby Justin McGrail. OCAD U Shooting Space,100 McCaul St. 416-652-5115. Free.●●Nov 8, 1:00–5:00: Music Care. Music CareConference Toronto 2013: Music Medicineand Neurodeficits Symposium. Edward JohnsonBldg, 80 Queen’s Park. 905-852-2499.; (sr). For details:●●Nov 8, 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.What Makes it Great?: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.Mozart. Performance of the work withcommentary and discussion by Rob Kapilow.Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. -.●●Nov 9, various times: Music Care. MusicCare Conference Toronto 2013. For musiciansand those in all areas of health, counselingand spiritual guidance. Edward Johnson Bldg,80 Queen’s Park. 905-852-2499. 9.50;1.70(sr/st). For details:●●Nov 10, 9:00am–12:00 noon: Music Care.Music Care Conference Toronto 2013:Music Medicine and Quality of Life Symposium;1:30pm–5:00pm: Music Medicine andPain Symposium. Edward Johnson Bldg,80 Queen’s Park. 905-852-2499. ; (sr).For details:●●Nov 15 7:00: Soundstreams Salon 21. DoesClassical Music Need Saving? Debate aboutnon-traditional venues and added media inclassical music, led by a panel of experts fromboth sides of the issue. Gardiner Musem,111 Queen’s Park. 416-504-1282. Pwyc.●●Dec 1, 2:00: Toronto Opera Club. ShakespeareInvented Opera? Suppositionalinquiry by John Rutherford into Shakespeare’sinfluence on opera. Room 330,Edward Johnson Bldg, 80 Queens Park. 416-924-3940. .●●Dec 03, 10 and 17, 7:00: Toronto PublicLibrary. The Unknown Vivaldi, with Rick Phillips,Sound Advice. Talk examining Vivaldi’svast output and great genius, with a focuson rarely heard works. Palmerston Branch,560 PalmerstonAve. 416-393-7680. Free.MASTERCLASSES●●Nov 2, 2:00: CAMMAC. Double ReedMasterclass with Barbara Bolte. NorthernDistrict Library, 40 Orchard View Blvd.416-386-0258. ; (members).●●Nov 9, 11:00am–3:00pm: Tafelmusik. VocalMasterclass with Suzie LeBlanc and CharlesDaniels. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 BloorSt. W. 416-964-9562. (participants); (auditors). For application●●Nov 19 11:30: York University Departmentof Music. Vocal Masterclass with Che AnneLoewen. Young singers from studios of CatherineRobbin, Stephanie Bogle, Norma Burrowes,Michael Donovan, Janet Obermeyerand Karen Rymal. Tribute Communities Hall,Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. Free. Observers welcome.●●Nov 22 ,1:30: York University Departmentof Music. Vocal Masterclass with LeslieFagan. Young singers from studios of CatherineRobbin, Stephanie Bogle, Norma Burrowes,Michael Donovan, Janet Obermeyerand Karen Rymal. Tribute Communities Hall,Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. Free. Observers welcome.WORKSHOPS●●Nov 2, 10am–5pm. New Adventures inSound Art. Sound as Art. Workshop by DarrenCopeland on basic recording, editing,processing and mixing practices. NAISASpace, Suite 252, 601 Christie St. 416-652-5115. 0. For details:●●Nov 3, 1:30–4:00: Toronto Early MusicPlayers Organization. Early Music Workshopfor Woodwinds and Strings. Bring yourrecorders, early instruments and musicstand; scores will be provided. János Ungváry,conductor. Armour Heights CommunityTHE ARTS & LETTERSCLUB OF TORONTODecember Show & Saleof Art, Books and CDsSun., Dec. 111am - 4pmFREEAdmissionVisit the Arts & Letters Club’s uniquehistoric venue, enjoy our festive showand purchase original small works bythe club’s artists, writers and musicians.14 Elm Street, Toronto(416) 597-0223www.artsandlettersclub.ca8th Annual Toronto SinfoniettaYoung MusiciansCONCERTO COMPETITION 2013for the best performance of a solo work with an orchestraInstruments: Violin, Cello, Piano, and WoodwindsAge Categories: Under 16, 16 to 19 yearsApplications to be received before November 24, 2013Gala Concert of the Winners, February 22, 2014 - 7:30 PMSt. Michael's College Centre for the Arts, 1515 Bathurst St.For applications and information November 1 – December 7, 2013 | 57

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