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Volume 19 Issue 6 - March 2014

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B. Concerts Beyond the GTAC. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)Villanelle for Horn and Orchestra; Mahler:Adagietto from Symphony No.5; Burge:Flanders Fields Reflections and an audiencerequest. Sharlene Wallace, harp; Tony Snyder,horn. River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St.,Guelph. 519-763-3000. ; (under 30);(child); (eyeGO).● ● 7:00: Spiritus Ensemble. Bach/Kaiser/Handel: St. Mark Passion. Canadian premiere.Spiritus Ensemble; Nota Bene BaroquePlayers; Daniel Lichti, Jesus; Lenard Whiting,Evangelist; Kenneth Hull, conductor. St. Johnthe Evangelist Anglican Church, 23 Water St.N., Kitchener. 519-743-0228. ; (st).● ● 7:30: University of Waterloo Departmentof Music. Instrumental Chamber Ensembles.Conrad Grebel University College,140 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo. 519-885-0220 x24226. Free.Wednesday April 2● ● 12:30: University of Waterloo Departmentof Music. Noon Hour Concerts: GamelanMusic. Conrad Grebel University College,140 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo. 519-885-0220 x24226. Free.● ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo ChamberMusic Society. Jethro Marks, viola andMauro Bertoli, piano. Rota: Intermezzo forviola and piano; Glinka: Viola Sonata; Enescu:Konzertstuck for viola and piano; Vieuxtemps:Viola Sonata Op.36. KWCMS Music Room,57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673.; (sr); (st).Thursday April 3● ● 12:00_noon: University of Guelph. ThursdayAt Noon Concert Series: Student SoloistDay. Featuring applied music students.MacKinnon Room 107, University of Guelph,50 Stone Rd., Guelph. 519-824-4120x5299.Free.Friday April 4● ● 7:30: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.Alex Cuba. An evening of Latin soul. EdwinOutwater, conductor. Conrad Centre for thePerforming Arts, 36 King St. W., Kitchener.519-745-4711 or 888-745-4717. . Also Apr 5.● ● 8:00: Jeffery Concerts. James Ehnes,violin. Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas St.,London. 519-672-8800. ; (sr); (st).● ● 8:00: University of Waterloo Departmentof Music. Chamber Choir: Earth TeachMe. St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church,23 Water St. N., Kitchener. 519-885-0220x24226. ; (sr/st).Saturday April 5● ● 10:30am: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.Tunes and Tarantellas: Music and Dance forTots. Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts,36 King St. W., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or888-745-4717. -.● ● 7:30: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.Alex Cuba. See Apr 4.● ● 8:00: University of Waterloo Departmentof Music. University Choir: Carmina Burana.St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 240 HemlockSt., Waterloo. 519-885-0220 x24226. ;(sr/st).Sunday April 6● ● 2:00: Gallery Players of Niagara. In theShadow of the Volcano. Portrait of Naples inthe Renaissance and Baroque periods. MargaretGay, cello; Vesuvius Ensemble: FrancescoPellegrino, voice and chitarra battente;Marco Cera, Baroque guitar and ciaramella;Ben Grossman, colascione and percussion.St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 31 QueenstonSt., St. Catharines. 905-468-1525. -.● ● 6:00: INNERchamber Concerts. Movement.Works by Pärt, Piazzolla, Bolt-Martinand others. Neesa Kenemy, dancer; AndrewChung, violin; Ben Bolt-Martin, cello; LieselDeppe, flute; Graham Hargrove, percussion.Factory 163, 163 King St., Stratford. 1-800-656-0713. ; (st). Tickets purchasedbefore Friday midnight, include a light dinner.● ● 7:30: Jeunesses Musicales Ontario. LaBohème. Puccini. Midland Cultural Centre,333 King St., Midland. 705-527-4420. .19-.50; .60(st). Also Mar 28 (Milton),Mar 29 (Prescott).● ● 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo ChamberMusic Society. Ensemble Vivant. Fuguesby Bach, Shostakovich, Romero, Piazzolla,Dobrin and Coghlan. KWCMS Music Room,57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673.; (sr); (st).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 Souland R&B (bands alternate weekly). EveryFri/Sat 9:30pm Funk, Soul, R&B, Top 40. after 8:30pm. Mar 1 Graffiti Park. Mar 6 Taxi.Mar 7 Ascension. Mar 8 Soular. Mar 13 BlackMovy. Mar 14 Ascension. Mar 15 Soular.Mar 20 Kristie Dos Santos. Mar 21,22 Graffitti Park. Mar 26 Electric Soul Circus.Mar 27 Blush Band. Mar 28, 29 Lady Kane.Annette Studios566 Annette St. 647-880-8378annettestudios.comEvery Mon 9:30pm Jazz Jam w/ Nick MorganQuartet. Suggested donation /(st).Artword Artbar15 Colbourne St., Hamilton. (full schedule)Bloom2315 Bloor St. W. 416-767-1315bloomrestaurant.comMar 13 7pm Julie Michels Trio (dinner &show package).Castro’s Lounge2116 Queen St. E. No Cover/PWYC.Every Sun 4pm Live jazz. Every Mon 9pmRockabilly Night w/ the Cosmotones. EveryTue 8pm rotating bluegrass bands; 10:30pmblueVenus. Every Wed 8pm MediterraneanStars. Every Thu 9pm Jerry Leger & the Situation.Every Fri 5pm Ronnie Hayward. EverySat 4:30pm Big Rude Jake.C’est What67 Front St. E. 416-867-9499cestwhat.comMar 1 3-6pm Boxcar Boys. PWYC.Mar 8 3-6pm Hot Five Jazzmakers . Mar 153-6pm Boxcar Boys. PWYC. Mar 20 9:30pmSuzana d’Amour . Mar 22 3-6pm Hot FiveJazzmakers. . Mar 23 3pm Judy Marshak; 7pm Suzana d’Amour . Mar 29 3-6pmBoxcar Boys. PWYC. Mar 30 3pm Cadre.PWYC. Mar 31 8:30pm Jessica Stuart, AngelaSaini, Myke Mazzei. PWYC.Chalkers Pub, Billiards & Bistro247 Marlee Ave. 416-789-2531chalkerspub.comEvery Wed 8pm-midnight Girls Night OutJazz Jam w/ host Lisa Particelli. PWYC. Mar 16-9pm Lorne Lofsky Trio . Mar 8 6-9pmDave Young Quartet . Mar 15 6-9pmNancy Walker / Kirk McDonald Duo .Mar 21 7-10pm Sheila Jordan w/ Don Thompson& Neil Swainson . Mar 22 6-9pmSheila Jordan w/ Don Thompson & NeilSwainson . Mar 23 2-6pm Sheila JordanVocal Jazz Workshop (participate);(audit). Mar 27, 28, 29 8pm Bucky Pizzarelliand Frank Vignola .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 . Mar 19pm Paul James Band . Mar 6 7pm WeeFolk Club . Mar 7 9pm Havana to TorontoSafari . Mar 8 9pm The Imposters. Mar 94:30pm Wintergarten Orchestra . Mar 149pm Mojo Stars . Mar 15 9pm SonicBlues BBQ . Mar 20 7pm Wee Folk Club. Mar 21 9pm Leyland Gordon Band .Mar 22 9pm Glendale One Reinterpretingthe Beatles . Mar 23 4:30pm Toronto ArtOrchestra . Mar 29 9pm Al Lerman .Mar 30 5pm York Jazz Ensemble .Dovercourt House805 Dovercourt Rd. (full schedule)Every Sat 9pm-1am Saturday Night Swing:Dance featuring Live Swing Bands and twopre-party dance classes. Dance ; with one class, with both. Mar 1 Hot FiveJazzmakers. Mar 8 Tia Brazda Swing Band.Mar 15 Combo Royale, Heidi Lange Band.Mar 22, 29 bands TBA.Emmet Ray, The924 College St. (full schedule)All shows: No Cover/PWYC.Mar 2 9pm Graham Playford. Mar 3 7pmNate Renner; 9pm Greg DeDenus Trio. Mar 59pm Kevin Butler & Friends. Mar 6 9pm JohnWayne Swingtet. Mar 9 9pm Jon Shearsmith.Mar 10 7pm Jared Goldman Trio; 9pmTrevor Falls Collective. Mar 12 9pm PeterBoyd. Mar 13 9pm Bossa Tres. Mar 16 8pmCircles. Mar 17 9pm Tara Kanangara. Mar 199pm Kevin Butler & Friends. Mar 20 9pmVokurka’s Violin. Mar 23 9pm Derek Gray.Mar 24 7pm Karl Silveira Quartet; 9pm AllisonAu Quartet. Mar 26 9pm Peter Boyd. Mar 317pm Anna Atkinson & David Occhipinti; 9pmTrevor Giancola.Fionn MacCool’s181 University Ave. 416-363-1944fionnmaccools.comEvery Sun 6pm Classical Social, hosted bySimon Capet. No Cover.Flying Beaver Pubaret, The488 Parliament St. (full schedule)Mar 7 9pm Nathalie Nadon: “Du coq à l’âme”/(adv). Mar 9 7pm Peter Donato: TibianBlues Redux /(adv). Mar 22 7pmVincent Wolfe & Mark Kieswetter: “Just theTwo of Us” /(adv). Mar 28 9pm RyanG. Hinds: Comedy, Cabaret & Coffee Talk44 | March 1 – April 7, 2014

who 1609.indd 15/25/11 5:21:12 PM/(adv).Gate 403403 Roncesvalles Ave. All shows: PWYC.Mar 1 5pm Bill Heffernan & Friends; 9pmMelissa Boyce. Mar 2 5pm Rob Thaller &Joanna Reynolds; 9pm Paul Llew-Williams:Brickhouse Trio. Mar 3 5pm Mike Daley; 9pmMichael O’Grady. Mar 4 5pm Howard WillettDuo; 9pm Danny Marks & Alec Fraser. Mar 55pm Melissa Lauren; 9pm Michelle Rumball.Mar 6 5pm Roberta Hunt; 9pm Melanie BruleeBand. Mar 7 5pm TBA; 9pm Tevlin SwingBand. Mar 8 5pm Bill Heffernan & Friends;9pm Sweet Derrick Blues Band. Mar 9 5pmJoel Hartt; 9pm Chloe Watkinson. Mar 105pm Jay MacDonald; 9pm Michael O’Grady.Mar 11 5pm Tom McGill; 9pm Danny Marks &Alec Fraser. Mar 12 9pm Michelle Rumball.Mar 13 5pm Roland Racz; 9pm Kevin Laliberté.Mar 14 5pm Doc Barrister; 9pm DenielleBassels. Mar 15 5pm Bill Heffernan & Friends;9pm Donne Roberts. Mar 16 5pm JoanneMorra & the France Street Trio; 9pm Brown-Talsky Quintet. Mar 18 5pm David Rubel;9pm Danny Marks & Alec Fraser. Mar 195pm Chelsea McBride; 9pm G Street. Mar 205pm Richard Whiteman; 9pm Tiffany Hanus.Mar 21 5pm Sam Broverman; 9pm FraserMelvin. Mar 22 5pm Bill Heffernan & Friends;9pm John Deehan w/ Zoe Chilco. Mar 23 5pmJeff Taylor & SLT; 9pm Felix Wong. Mar 245pm Danny B & Brian Gauci; 9pm MichaelO’Grady. Mar 25 9pm Danny Marks & AlecFraser. Mar 26 5pm Leigh Graham; 9pmMichelle Rumball. Mar 27 5pm Jocelyn Barth;9pm Annie Bonsignore. Mar 28 5pm ElizabethMartins; 9pm Jason Raso. Mar 29 5pmBill Heffernan & Friends; 9pm Root Down.Mar 30 5pm John Wayne Swingtet; 9pmHarry Vetro. Mar 31 Michael O’Grady.Gladstone Hotel1214 Queen St. W. (full schedule)Mar 29 9pm Don River Blues Band.Grossman’s Tavern379 Spadina Ave. (full schedule)No Cover/PWYC.Every Sat 4:30pmThe Happy Pals; 10pm featuredband. Every Sun 4:30pm New OrleansConnection Allstars; 10pm The Nationals.Every Mon 10pm No Band Required. EveryWed 10pm Bruce Domoney. Every Fri/Sat 10pm featured band.Habits Gastropub928 College St. 416-533-7272habitsgastropub.comNo Cover, food or drink minimum.Mar 7 9pm Max Forster & Joshua Smiley.Mar 15 Blues & Troubles. Mar 22 Art & Woodhouse.Mar 29 Birds of Bellwood.Harlem Restaurant67 Richmond St. E. (full schedule)All shows: 7:30-11pm. No Cover/PWYC.Mar 1,8 Mike Field Mar 6 Treble Attack.Mar 7 Unbuttoned. Mar 10 Neil “Bee”Brathwaite. Mar 14 Dane Hartsell.Mar 15 Joanna Mohammed. Mar 21 Gyles ft.James King Trio. Mar 22 Madette. Mar 24 Neil“Bee” Brathwaite. Mar 28 Kristin Fung.Mar 29 Ania Soul.Hirut Restaurant2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, TheHugh’s Room2261 Dundas St. W. (full schedule)All shows: 8:30pm (unless otherwise noted).Mar 6 The Grand Slambovians.50/(adv). Mar 8 Tribute to JoniMitchell .50/(adv). Mar 9 Shari UlrichCD Release /.50(adv). Mar 13 Tributeto Ray Charles /.50(adv). Mar 14 TheTwo Sides of Carole King /(adv).Mar 15 Rant Maggie Rant .50/(adv).Mar 16 De Temps Antan .50/(adv).Mar 18 9:30am Toronto Ravel/.50(adv); 8:30pm Sharon Corr/.50(adv) Mar 19 Jacob Moon CDRelease. Mar 20 Songs of Sondheim: AlexSamaras & Bobby Hsu w/ guest SophiaPerlman /(adv). Mar 21, 22 DavidWilcox /.50(adv). Mar 23 AshleyMacIsaac /(adv). Mar 26 SamBaker /.50(adv). Mar 27 CatherineMacLellan & Guests /.50(adv).Mar 28 Sweet Sounds of the 70s/(adv). Mar 29 Fred Eaglesmith’s TravelingSteam Show /(adv). Mar 302pm Ken Whiteley & Guests .50/(adv);8:30pm Bianca /(st 2 for 1/child halfprice).Inter Steer Tavern357 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-588-8054All events: PWYC.Every Wed 8-11pm Fraser Daley. EveryThu 8-11pm Ronnie Hayward. Mar 1, 15 4-7pmLaura Hubert Trio.Jazz Bistro, The251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299jazzbistro.caEvery Wed 8pm The Soul Nannies: R&B, FunkOfficial CD releasewithRobi Botos, piano;George Koller, bass;Nathan Hiltz, guitar;Ben Riley, drumsTuesday March 11, 8pmJazz Bistro, 251 Victoria StreetDoors open 5:30pm;8:00pm show, coverReservations: 416.363.5299aultsisters.comjazzbistro.caBeat by Beat | In the ClubsWELCOMERETURNSORI DAGANLisa Particelli’s commitment to what she does week after weeksince January of 2005 is inspiring to anyone who has everhosted a jazz jam. In her newsletter, the creator and host of theWednesday night Girls Night Out (where gentlemen are welcome too)at Chalkers thanks her audience for supporting live music and livingmusicians.“Live music improves the quality of our lives,” she writes.“Whether we choose to simply listen or to participate in the creationof live music, we wire our brains to pay attention, we create socialconnections and best of all, we truly experience the full range ofhuman emotion.”With that in mind, before I get to an exciting story at Chalkers, I’dlike to single out a group that WholeNote readers might rememberfrom our 2011 summer double issue cover story (and if you haven’tread it yet — no worries, it’s googleable).Heavyweights: In just a few years, theHeavyweights Brass Band has fused traditionaland contemporary jazz into a soundall its own. Their first album introducedlisteners to a group both light-hearted andhard-working: Christopher Butcher (trombone);Paul Metcalfe (saxophone); JonChalloner (trumpet); Lowell Whitty (drums);and Rob Teehan (sousaphone). Don’t BringMe Down certainly brought these five youngguys way up, with festival appearances acrossthe country and a sold-out show at KoernerHall with Grammy-winning percussionistGiovanni Hidalgo. Now the group releases Brasstronomical, theirsophomore release on the new Lulaworld label, which features severalsurprises, including the addition of a sixth member.“Our original trumpet player Jon Challoner was back and forthbetween Toronto and NYC to study at Juilliard,” says Heavyweighttrombonist, composer, arranger Christopher Butcher. “We had longtimefriend and fellow former Winnipegger John Pittman filling in forChalloner while he was away. Then we had a couple big gigs where wecould fly Challoner up and we decided to ask both trumpets to join us.One more trumpet makes a huge difference and they really complementeach other while making our sound bigger, thicker, more intricateand well, heavier. I would say all those adjectives could be used todescribe Brasstronomical. It sounds bigger and is bolder than our firstrecord. We also experimented with some production techniques. Paulbrought the baritone saxophone into our arsenal and there are pointswhere you may even hear two Christopher Butchers.”The group is increasingly innovative, but firmly steeped in the jazztradition. Brasstronomical features guest appearances by GiovanniHidalgo and Jane Bunnett. Just what did the band learn fromperforming with these masters?“Working with two international artists on the level of GiovanniHidalgo and Jane Bunnett has been a dream come true,” assertsButcher. “Our concert at the Royal Conservatory’s Koerner Hall wasthe highlight of our career. There aren’t words to describe how it feelsto share the stage with the pre-eminent percussionist of all time.Someone who has played with not only jazz legends Dizzy Gillespieand Art Blakey but with Tito Puente, Paul Simon, Phish and D’Angelobrought something out of our music and pushed us to new heights.When he agreed to play on our record and be part of Brasstronomicalwe were elated! Jane is a national treasure and a true inspiration to allof us in the group. She has constantly taken chances throughout March 1 – April 7, 2014 | 45

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