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Volume 19 Issue 6 - March 2014

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Beat by Beat | In the ClubsC. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)GREG KINGcareer and her playing is similar, it always sounds fresh. She is likelythe most important musician after Dizzy Gillespie in fusing elementsfrom Afro-Cuban music with jazz. This cultural collaboration is reallyinteresting to us.”The Brasstronomical CD release concert takes place at Lula Loungeon Thursday March 6.Back to Chalkers Pub and Lisa Particelli, who is excited to bepresenting NYC-based jazz master Sheila Jordan for the second time.Jordan has called herself a late bloomer; inspired by Charlie “Bird”Parker, she sang throughout her teens but recorded her first album atthe age of 32. It wasn’t until she was 58 that she quit her day job. Anunderground sensation, she continued to record throughout the 1970sand 80s and today has over 25 albums to her credit. Since the 1990s,Jordan’s career has really picked up and she has toured this earthmany times over. Now 85, this sweet and brilliant little woman is awonder of the jazz world.The two evening concerts at Chalkers will find Jordan infine musical company: Don Thompson on piano and NeilSwainson on bass.“I have worked with Don and Neil before and it’s a real joy to be ableto sing with them again. Don is a fantastic accompanist, and being alover of the bass I am thrilled to be singing with Neil. Great guys whoput their heart and soul into the music. How lucky can I get?”Recently named a Jazz Master by the National Endowment of theArts for her contributions as a performer and educator, Jordan hasbeen teaching jazz since the 1970s. She will be giving a Sunday afternoonvocal jazz workshop for singers of all levels; there are limitedspots to participate but ample seating for auditors.“I was first able to observe Sheila teach during an Art of Jazz workshopand was impressed at her warmth and insights as she carefullylistened to each student participate,” recalls Particelli. “She handledevery singer with warmth, gentle care and keen observations coupledwith super advice. This woman’s wisdom, heart, positive attitude,great ears and genuine passion to spread the message of jazz is contagious.Sheila sings from the heart, and she teaches from there, too.”Don’t be surprised if Jordan drops by the Wednesday night jazz jamat Chalkers on March 19 — she sings GNO’s praises:“I am so happy that Lisa’s jam session is still happening,” saysJordan. “I believe that jam sessions are the most important part of thejazz tradition. Singers can learn all these wonderful tunes from theirteachers but if you don’t have a place to try out what you’ve learnedand a place to take chances what does it all mean? We need places totry out tunes; even if we fall on our faces we can pick ourselves up andstart all over again like the song says! With jam sessions like this one,all of this is possible. We need more Lisa Particellis on the jazz scene.”Sheila Jordan appears at Chalkers Friday March 21, 7-10pm,Saturday March 22, 6-9pm and the workshop is Sunday March 23from 2-6pm. Tickets are available at Dagan is a Toronto-based jazz vocalist, voiceactor and entertainment journalist. He can becontacted at jazz@thewholenote.comSHEILA JORDAN &DON THOMPSON& Soul Every Thu/Fri/Sat 6pm YoungArtist Series. No Cover.Mar 1 9pm Adrean Farrugia Quintet .Mar 2 12:30pm Peter Cavanagh Duo. PWYC.Mar 5 8pm Havana to Toronto Safari feat.Horacio Hernandez . Mar 6, 7, 8 9pmGrant Stewart-Bernie Senensky Quartet(Thu/Fri); (Sat). Mar 9 12:30pm and7pm Canadian Men’s Chorus . Mar 118pm The Ault Sisters: “Timeless” CD Release. Mar 12 8pm Soul Nannies . Mar 13,14, 15 Colin Hunter & Joe Sealy Quartet. NoCover (Thu); (Fri/Sat). Mar 16 12:30pmWIBI; 7pm Josh White Jr. /(adv).Mar 19 8pm Patricia Cano . Mar 20, 21,22 9pm Amy McConnell & William Sperandei(Thu/Fri); (Sat). Mar 23 12:30pmand 7pm Countermeasure . Mar 25 7pmAndrea Superstein /(st). Mar 26 8pmSoul Nannies . Mar 27, 28, 29 9pm Broadsway. Mar 30 12:30pm FreePlay Duo; 7pm Lara Solnicki: “Whose Shadow” CDRelease .Jazz Room, TheLocated in the Huether Hotel, 59 King St. N.,Waterloo. (full schedule)Attendees must be 19+, shows 8:30-11:30pmMar 1 8:30pm Greg Runions Quintet .Mar 5 8pm Gilad Hekselman . Mar 68pm St. John’s Jam. Mar 14 8:30pm HarleyCard Quintet . Mar 15 8:30pm Gray Matterfeat. Ingrid Jensen . Mar 21 8:30pmDave O’Neil Quartet . Mar 22 8:30pmAlex Dean Quintet . Mar 28 8:30pm DaveWiffen Quartet . Mar 29 8:30pm AllisonAu 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 Wed 8pm-12am Blackburn. EveryThu 8:30pm-12:30am Blackburn. EveryFri 10pm-2am The Grind. Every Sat 10pm-2am Shugga. Every Sun 6-10pm Organic:Nathan Hiltz (guitar); Bernie Senensky(organ); Ryan Oliver (saxophone); MorganChilds (drums).KAMA214 King St. W. 416-599-5262All shows: 5-8pm. No Cover, food/beverageminimum.Every Thu Thursdays at Five: Members of theCanadian Jazz Quartet: Frank Wright (vibraphone);Duncan Hopkins (bass); Don Vickery(drums) and special guests: Mar 6 RichardUnderhill (saxophone); Ted Quinlan (guitar).Mar 13 Denny Christianson (trumpet);Andrew Scott (guitar). Mar 20, 27 TBA.Local Gest, The424 Parliament St. 416-961-9425Jazz Sundays 4:30-7:30pm. No Cover, food/beverage minimum.Lula Lounge1585 Dundas St. W. (full schedule)Mar 6 8pm Heavyweights Brass Band:“Brasstronomical” CD Release / withCD. Mar 7 8pm Carlos Bernardo Trio .Mar 14 8pm Jay Danley Ethio-Jazz Project. Mar 19 8pm Ron Davis: Symphronica. Mar 27 8:30pm Motown Madness .Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440manhattans.caAll shows: PWYCMAY Cafe876 Dundas St. W. (full schedule)Mar 14, 15 9pm Ori Dagan Quintet featBrownman: Cole Porter Tribute .Mezzetta Restaurant681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687mezzettarestaurant.comSets at 9pm and 10:15pm. Jazz Series: Cover-.Monarchs PubAt the Delta Chelsea Hotel33 Gerrard St. W. (full schedule)All shows: 8pm-midnight. No Cover.Mar 5 Michael Bell. Mar 6 Jerome Godboo.Mar 12 Chuck Jackson. Mar 13 J.W. JonesBand. Mar 19 Melissa Boyce. Mar 20 The Distillery.Mar 26 Michael Danckert Quartet.Mar 27 Jack de Keyzer Band.Morgans on the Danforth1282 Danforth Ave. 416-461-3020morgansonthedanforth.comSunday Brunch, 2-5pm, No CoverMar 2 Thyron Lee Whyte. Mar 9 JordanaTalsky. Mar 16 Lisa Particelli’s Girls NightOut Jam. Mar 23 Pat Murray. Mar 30 AllysonMorris.Musideum401 Richmond St. W., Main Floor416-599-7323musideum.comNawlins Jazz Bar & Dining299 King St. W. 416-595-1958nawlins.caEvery Tue Stacie McGregor; Every Wed JimHeineman Trio. Every Thu Nothin’ But theBlues w/ guest vocalists. Every Fri/Sat AllStar Bourbon St. Band; Every Sun BrookeBlackburn.Nice Bistro, The117 Brock St. N., Whitby. 905-668-8839nicebistro.comMar 26 7-9pm Zoey Adams .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 unless noted otherwise.Mar 1 Bernie Senensky Trio. Mar 6 CarolMcCartney Quartet. Mar 7 Brigham PhillipsTrio. Mar 8 Joe Sealy/Paul NovotnyDuo. Mar 13 Faith Amour Trio. Mar 14 JohnSherwood Duo. Mar 15 Mark EisenmanTrio. Mar 20 Luis Mario Ochoa Quartet.Mar 21 Richard Whiteman Trio.Mar 22 Bruce Harvey. Mar 27 Michele MeleTrio. Mar 28 Brian Barlow Trio. Mar 29 JohnSherwood Duo.46 | March 1 – April 7, 2014

Paintbox Bistro555 Dundas St. E. 647-748-0555paintboxbistro.caPilot Tavern, The22 Cumberland Ave. All shows: 3:30pm. No Cover.Mar 1 Ted Quinlan Quartet. Mar 8 SugarDaddies Sextet. Mar 15 Darryl Orr Quartet.Mar 22 Chris Butcher Quartet. Mar 29 DaveYoung Quartet.Poetry Jazz Café224 Augusta Ave. (full schedule)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;9:45pm Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm. EveryWed 7-9pm Apres Work Series; 9:45pm Bradleyand the Bouncers. Every Thu 7-9pm ApresWork Series (Mar 6 Alex Pangman) 9:45pmMary McKay. 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)Mar 1 12pm Danny Marks & Friends; 3:30pmT.J.O. Big Band; 7:30pm Bacchus Collective;9:45pm David Buchbinder’s Odessa. Mar 212pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm ClubDjango; 7pm Richard Whiteman; 9:30pm SeanBray Trio. Mar 3 6:30pm U of T Student JazzEnsembles; 9:30pm Humber College StudentEnsembles. Mar 4 6:30pm David HutchisonQuartet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam.Mar 5 6:30pm Griffith/Hiltz; 9:30pm MyriadTrio. Mar 6 7pm Israeli Jazz Showcase: DavidBuchbinder, Gilad Hekselman, Shai Maestro.Mar 7 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pmSara Dell; 9:45pm Al Henderson. Mar 8 12pmDanny Marks & Friends; 3:30pm Swing ShiftBig Band; 7:30pm Bacchus Collective; 9:45pmGia & the Unpredictable. Mar 9 12pm ExcelsiorDixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble;7pm Richard Whiteman; 9:30pm AminaFigarova. Mar 10 6:30pm U of T Student JazzEnsembles; 9:30pm Humber College StudentJazz Ensembles. Mar 11 6:30pm David HutchisonQuartet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam.Mar 12 6:30pm Griffith/Hiltz Trio; 9:30pmAlex Goodman/Jon Challoner. Mar 13 6:30pmKevin Quain; 9:45pm Ingrid Jensen w/ GrayMatter. Mar 14 4pm Hogtown Syncopators;6:30pm Sara Dell; 9:45pm Ingrid Jensen w/Gray Matter. Mar 15 12pm Danny Marks &Friends; 3:30pm The Mojo Stars; 7:30pm BacchusCollective; 9:45pm Mike Downes Quartet.Mar 16 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz;3:30pm Dr. Nick Blues; 7pm Richard Whiteman;9:30pm Strictly From Prehistoric.Mar 17 6:30pm U of T Student Jazz Ensembles;9:30pm Humber College Student JazzEnsembles. Mar 18 6:30pm David HutchisonQuartet; 9:30pm Tomas Janzon Quartet.Mar 19 6:30pm Griffith/Hiltz Trio; 9:30pmMax Senitt Trio. Mar 20 6:30pm Kevin Quain;9:45pm Barry Elmes Quintet. Mar 21 4pmHogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Sara Dell;9:45pm Barry Elmes Quintet. Mar 22 12pmDanny Marks & Friends; 3:30pm Jerome Godboo;7:30pm Bacchus Collective; 9:45pmJake Chisholm. Mar 23 12pm Excelsior DixielandJazz; 3:30pm Satin Dolls; 7pm RichardWhiteman; 9:30pm Trombone Summit.Mar 24 6:30pm U of T Student Jazz Ensembles;9:30pm John Cheesman Jazz Orchestra.Mar 25 6:30pm David Hutchison Quartet;9:30pm Dave Young. Mar 26 6:30pm Griffith/HiltzTrio; 9:30pm Paul DeLong’s Bucketof Fish Orchestra. Mar 27 6:30pm Fabio RagnelliTrio; 9:45pm Mark Eisenman Quintet.Mar 28 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pmSara Dell; 9:45pm Mark Eisenman Quintet.Mar 29 12pm Danny Marks & Friends; 3:30pmLaura Hubert Band; 7:30pm Bacchus Collective;9:45pm Kollage. Mar 30 12pm ExcelsiorDixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Freeway DixielandJazz; 7pm Richard Whiteman; 9:30pm AimeeButcher.Salty Dog Bar & Grill, The1980 Queen St. E. 416-849-5064saltydogbarandgrill.caAll shows 7-10pm, No Cover.Mar 4, 18 Greg Pilo Quartet.Seven44(Formerly Chick n’ Deli/The People’s Chicken)744 Mount Pleasant Rd. (full schedule)Every Sat 4-7pm Climax Jazz Band . EveryMon 7:30pm Big Band Night. No Cover.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:Mar 2 5pm Monk’s Music. Mar 4 10pm PeripheralVision. Mar 7 10pm Jim Lewis & DOGEnsemble. Mar 9 10pm Lina Allemano Four.Mar 11 7:30pm The Aurochs; 10pm Stop Time.Mar 12 10pm Jay Danley’s Ethio-Jazz Project.Mar 18 10pm Ken McDonald Quartet. Mar 2110pm Ryan Driver Quartet. Mar 25 10pm NickFraser Presents. Mar 28 10pm Ryan DriverQuartet. Mar 30 10pm Steve Ward Presents.Victory Café, The581 Markham St. 416-516-5787Every Wed 9:30pm-12am Hot Jazz StringQuartet: 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 Tue 10-12am Effervescence w/ DonavonLeNabat & Natasha Buckeridge. EveryFri 7-9pm Roxxie Terrain w/ Adam Weinmann.GALAS & FUNDRAISERS●●Mar 29, 7:00: Mariposa in the Schools/Echo Women’s Choir. Night Songs. Livemusic, wine tasting, food, silent auction andprizes. Performances by Jowi Taylor, TheDovercourts, Melanie Doane, Echo, and GurpreetChana. Fundraiser to benefit Mariposain the Schools and Echo Women’s Choir andcelebrate Earth Day. Church of the Holy Trinity,10 Trinity Square. 416-462-9400. .COMPETITIONS●●Deadline to Apply: Mar 28: DomenicTroiano Guitar Awards. Three prizes of00 to be awarded to Canadian guitaristsin the categories of Jazz, Multi-genre (rock,blues, country, etc.) and Classical. Submit a 3to 4 minute video on Sonicbids. 416-367-0178.For details: & SYMPOSIA●●Mar 1, 7:00: Toronto Gilbert and SullivanSociety. Illustrated Talk on Peter Pratt.Canon Michael Burgess highlights the life ofPeter Pratt, principal comedian for the D’OylyCarte Opera Company. St. Andrew’s UnitedChurch, 117 Bloor St. E. 416-763-0832. Free.●●Mar 2, 2:00: Toronto Opera Club. TheUltimate Love-Hate Relationship BetweenOpera and the Recording. Robert Harris, lecturer.Room 330, Edward Johnson Building,80 Queen’s Park. 416-924-3940. .●●Mar 10, 17, 24, 31 and Apr 7, 12:00 noon:Saint Barnabas on the Danforth. Soundingsin the Passions. Listening, lecture and discussionseries on Bach’s St. John and St. MatthewPassions. Bring a lunch; texts provided.Continues weekly until Apr 7. 361 DanforthAve. 416-463-1344. Free.●●Mar 18, 1:30: Opera Appreciation with IainScott. Viva Puccini!: Tosca. Video excerpts ofgreat productions and performances of greatsingers with one of Canada’s foremost operaeducators. Miles Nadal Jewish CommunityCentre, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x115.(full series)/(drop in).●●Mar 21, 7:00: Soundtreams Salon 21.Meet John Farah: SoundMakers Composerin Residence. John Farah discusses his process,with the premiere performance of hisnew work for piano and electronics. GardinerMuseum, 111 Queen’s Park. 416-504-1282. Free.●●Mar 25, 1:30: Opera Appreciation withIain Scott. Viva Puccini!: Madame Butterfly.Video excerpts of great productions and performancesof great singers with one of Canada’sforemost opera educators. Miles NadalJewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Ave.• in the heart of Yorkville• historical heritage building• Steinway Grand Piano• recital and special events• lighting and sound systems• accomodates caterers• reasonable ratesD. The ETCeterasVenue Rental416-924-6211 x115. (full series)/(dropin).OPERAA P P R E C I A T I O N“ V i v a P u c c i n i ! ”Mar 18 ToscaMar 25 Madame ButterflyApr 1 TurandotTuesdays @ 1:30 pm750 Spadina Ave (at Bloor)●●Apr 1, 1:30: Opera Appreciation with IainScott. Viva Puccini!: Turandot. Video excerptsof great productions and performances ofgreat singers with one of Canada’s foremostopera educators. Miles Nadal Jewish CommunityCentre, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211x115. (full series)/(drop in).●●Apr 5, 7:00: Toronto Gilbert and SullivanSociety. Evening of Gilbert and SullivanTalk and Song. St. Andrew’s United Church,117 Bloor St. E. 416-763-0832. Free.●●Mar 12, 19 and 26; Apr 2 and 9, 1:00: TheJubilee Living and Learning Lecture Series.From Medieval to Modern – A Listener’s Guideto Classical Music. Dr. Arthur Wenk, lecturer.Mar 12: The Middle Ages and the Renaissance;Mar 19: The Baroque Period; Mar 26:The Classical Period; Apr 2: The RomanticPeriod; Apr 9: The Modern Period. JubileeUnited Church, 40 Underhill Dr. 416-447-6846. (series); (single lecture).MASTERCLASSES●●Mar 9 and Apr 6, 2:00: Singing Studioof Deborah Staiman. Masterclass. Musicaltheatre/audition preparation, using textualanalysis and other interpretative toolsfor the sung monologue. Yonge and Eglintonarea, call for exact location. 416-483-9532.(participant)/(auditor).●●Mar 30, 4:30: Horn Day. Horn Day 2014:Tribute to Horn and Opera. Concert in tribute35 Hazelton Avenue, Heliconian Hall416-922-3618 March 1 – April 7, 2014 | 47

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