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Volume 20 Issue 1 - September 2014

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SAXEBeat by Beat | In the Clubs (continued)Walsh on bass and IanPam HyattWright on drums. Maythese new jams live longand prosper, creatingcountless memorablemoments of music!Speaking of which,Lisa Particelli, founderand host of GNO JazzJam, just celebrated500 weeks of singing!This jam has travelledaround the city,from Cabbagetown tothe Beaches, and for years now its home has been at Chalkers Pub onMarlee Avenue. As of a few months back, in addition to Wednesdaynights at Chalkers, you can find the GNO East Jam between 2 and5pm on the last Sunday of every month at Morgans on the Danforth,with guest pianist Mark Kieswetter. All are welcome to sing with theaccompaniment of this very talented musician.I’m always happy to let readers know about new venues for livemusic. While these days there are only a few actual jazz clubs in themetropolitan of Toronto, hotels and restaurants that have opened uptheir weekends for live entertainment are always a welcome addition.The charm of Yorkville’s Toni Bulloni includes the food, service andatmosphere. There are only a few dozen seats at this intimate restaurantso the space easily becomes a cabaret. Saturday nights at 9pm andSunday evenings at 6pm you can find entertainment by duos like SamBroverman and Mark Kieswetter on September 6, Jordana Talsky andMark Kieswetter on September 21, Genevieve Marentette and MarkKieswetter on September 27, myself and Mark Kieswetter on October 4and so on. Come and find out why Kieswetter’s a walking masterclassin accompanying jazz singers!Of the non-Kieswetter dates, one gig of note is that of the duoperforming on Saturday, September 14: Pam Hyatt and Peter Hill.Hyatt is a gifted actress and singer, a comedienne par excellence,and one hell of a cabaret act. From the gorgeous tendernessof “Something Cool” to the sheer insanity that takes place on“Easy Street,” it’s inspiring that this lady recently released her firstrecording, Pamalot at age 76 years young! Peter Hill is famous foraccompanying thousands of Girls Night Out singers at Lisa Particelli’sGNO Jazz Jam and maintains a busy schedule as accompanistand leader. Their collaboration is well-captured on Hyatt’s aforementioneddebut album. For dinner reservations at Toni Bulloni’s call416-967-7676.Elsewhere in Toronto, the weekend of mid-September is a good one!The Rex alone features four fabulous shows on September 13: DannyMarks sings all kinds of blues at noon, Laura Hubert sings blues, jazzand western swing at 3:30pm, Justin Bacchus sings soul and R&B at7pm and then for dessert, jazz fusion with Vito Rezza at 9:45pm. If youmiss Rezza’s group, a great opportunity to catch them is the followingweekend, September 18, 19 and 20 at Jazz Bistro, with Cat Conner’sCD Release Sunday September 21 at 7pm.Thanks for reading, and an even greater thanks for getting out thereand listening!Ori Dagan is a Toronto-based jazz vocalist, voiceactor and entertainment journalist. He can becontacted at IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ)of These Nights: A Live Concert Tribute toThe Eagles featuring Lori Yates, SamanthaMartin & Delta Sugar, The Claytones,Tracey Brown & Randall Prescott, James“Champagne” Robertson, The Echo Hunters,Suzie Vinnick, and Burke Carroll & Co.Hosted by Michael Wrycraft /(adv).September 6 Friends of Fiddler’s Green.50/$20(adv). September 7 LoudonWainwright lll /.50. September11 Poor Angus .50/$20(adv). September12 Ron Nigrini .50/$20(adv). September13 Pharis & Jason Romero .50/$20(adv).September 17 Jen Chapin with Chris Brown& Kate Fenner $20/(adv). September18 Fearing & White (Stephen Fearing& Andy White) /.50(adv). September19 The MacKenzie Blues Band CDRelease .50/$20(adv). September20 Rita Chiarelli .50/(adv). September24 Starzz Jazz Night featuring ShannonButcher & Lori Cullen /(adv).September 26 Chris Smither CD Release/.50(adv). September 27 JaneBunnett & Maqueque .50/(adv). Sun,September 28 North Meets South: Old SongsFor A New Day /.50(adv).JAZZ BISTRO, THE251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299jazzbistro.caSeptember 3 8pm R&B Night with SoulStew: Michael Dunston (voice, percussion),David Gray (guitar, voice), Matt Horner (keyboards,voice), John Johnson (saxophones),Mark Kelso (drums, voice), Roberto Occhipinti(bass, voice) . September 4, 5, 6 9pmAndrew Craig Quartet: Andrew Craig (piano),Paa Joe (guitar), Rich Brown (bass), Altaf Vellani(drums, percussion) (Thurs)/ (Fri/Sat). September 10 Kevin Barrett & PatriciaCano. September 11, 12, 13 9pm MicahBarnes and His Trio. September 16 8pm RosKindler “Sugar Blues” CD Release: Ros Kindler(voice), Mark Kieswetter (piano), Ross Mac-Intyre (bass), Ben Riley (drums), featuringspecial guests Ian MacGillivray (trumpet,voice), and Alison Young (saxophone) $20.September 17 Kevin Barrett & Mark Duggan.September 18, 19, 20 9pm Piano Chameleons$20. September 21 7pm Cat ConnerCD Release . September 24 Kevin Barrett& Gillian Margot. September 25, 26, 27 9pmAdi Braun (voice), Dave Restivo (piano), PatCollins (bass), Daniel Barnes (drums).JAZZ ROOM, THELocated in the Huether Hotel, 59 King St.N., Waterloo. (full schedule)Call for cover info. Attendees must be 19+.September 5 8:30pm Ray Podhornik Sextet.September 6 8:30pm Dave Young Quintet.September 12 8:30pm Dave WiffenQuintet. September 13 8:30pm September13 8:30pm Lorne Lofsky Trio. September 198:30pm Paul Mitchell Quintet. September 208:30pm Brian Dickinson Quintet. September26 8:30pm Derek Hines Band. September 278:30 Barry Elmes Quintet.JOE MAMA’S317 King St. W 416-340-6469joemamas.caEvery Tue 6pm Jeff Eager. Every Wed 6pmThomas Reynolds & Geoff Torrn. Every Thurs9pm Blackburn. Every Fri 10pm The Grind.Every Sat 10pm Shugga. Every Sun 6:30pmOrganic: Nathan Hiltz (guitar); BernieSenensky (organ); Ryan Oliver (sax), MorganChilds (drums).KAMA214 King St. W. (full schedule)LOCAL GEST, THE424 Parliament St. 416-961-9425 (call for concertschedule)Jazz Sundays 4:30-7:30pm. No cover.LULA LOUNGE1585 Dundas St. W. (full schedule)September 4 8:30 9th Annual Patsy ClineTribute . September 5 7:30pm Eric St.Laurent Trio; 10:30pm Cuba Libre Friday withYani Borrell for both events. September6 10:30pm Salsa Saturday with Ricky Franco. September 7 11am Salsa Sunday Brunchwith Jorge Maza . September 11 10pmYasgur’s Farm . September 12 7:30pmYami Duo; 10:30pm Cuba Libre Fridays withCafe Cubano for both events. September13 10:30pm Salsa Saturday: 10 piece salsaorchestra . September 14 11am SalsaSunday Brunch with Jorge Maza . September18 7:30 Ron Davis’s Symphronica:Neo-Artmusik feat. Jason Nett $20. September19 7:30pm Ahmed Mitchel Trio; 10:30pmCuba Libre Fridays with Changui Havana for both events. September 20 10:30pmSalsa Saturday with Orquesta Fantasia .September 24 8pm Monkey’s Friggin’ LunchBox $20/(adv). September 26 7:30pmCarlos Miyares Trio after 8pm; includesdance lessons and salsa at 9:30pm. September28 11am Salsa Sunday Brunch with JorgeMaza .MANHATTANS PIZZA BISTRO951 Gordon St., Guelph (full schedule)All shows: PWYCSeptember 3 7pm Harpist, Leslie Shapiro.September 4, 14, 28 8pm Hammerton/Wagler/O’Neill. September 5 8:30pm KelseyMcNulty Trio CD Release. September 6 7:30-9:30pm Jeff Daniels Trio feat. Tyler Walger &Jane Ellenton; 10pm Eccodek Live P.A. feat.Andrew McPherson & Les Hartai. September10, 24 John Zadro. September 17 Jokela& Vogan. September 21 Stan Chang.54 | September 1, 2014 – October 7, 2014

September 23, 30 Carmen Spada.MEZZETTA RESTAURANT681 St. Clair Ave. W (full schedule)All shows: 9pmMONARCH TAVERN12 Clinton St. (full schedule)September 8 7:30pm Martin Loomer & HisOrange Devils Orchestra .MONARCHS PUBAt the Eaton Chelsea Hotel33 Gerrard St. W. (full schedule)All shows: 8pm-midnight. No cover.September 3 The Rick Donaldson Quartet.September 9 PerlHaze. September 10 TheRobin Banks Quartet. September 17 The GeneHardy Quartet. September 24 The MichaelDanckert Quartet.MORGANS ON THE DANFORTH1282 Danforth Ave. (full schedule)All shows: 2-5pm, no cover.MUSIDEUM401 Richmond St. W., Main (Full schedule)September 8 8pm Binary / (students/artists/underwaged). September 16 8pmAlana Bridgewater $20. September 17 8pmVictor Kotov $20. September 27 8pm ConradGayle (Solo Piano Concert & Live Recording) (includes copy of finished CD project).September 28 8pm Brownman +1 (Call forticket information).NAWLINS JAZZ BAR & DINING299 King St. W. 416-595-1958nawlins.caAll shows: No cover/PWYCEvery Tue 6:30pm Stacie McGregor. EveryWed 7pm Jim Heineman Trio. EveryThu 8pm Nothin’ But the Blues w/ guestvocalists. Every Fri 8:30pm All Star BourbonSt. Band. Every Sat 6:30pm Sam Heinman9pm All Star Bourbon St. Band. EverySun 7pm Brooke Blackburn.NICE BISTRO, THE117 Brock St. N., Whitby. (full schedule)September 24 Bill Collins & friends: “Le JazzHot” .99 (includes dinner).OLD MILL, THE21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641oldmilltoronto.comThe Home Smith Bar: No reservations. Nocover. $20 food/drink minimum. All shows:7:30-10:30pmSeptember 5 Tom Szczesniak Trio: TomSzczesniak (piano), Neil Swainson (bass),Ethan Ardelli (drums). September 6 TedQuinlan Trio: Ted Quinlan (guitar), KieranOvers (bass), Anthony Michelli (drums).September 12 Russ Little Trio: Russ Little(trombone), Reg Schwagger (guitar), NeilSwainson (bass). September 13 Dave CaldwellQuartet: David Caldwell (saxophones,flute), Mark Eisenman (piano), Neil Swainson(bass), Don Vickery (drums). September18 Carol McCartney Quartet: CarolMcCartney (voice), Brian Dickinson (piano),Kieran Overs (bass), Chris Robinson (saxophone).September 19 Mike Cado Trio:Mike Cado (guitar), Patricia Wheeler (saxophone),Ross MacIntyre (bass). September20 John MacMurchy Trio: John MacMurchy(saxophone, clarinet), Mark Kieswetter(piano), Ross MacIntyre (bass). September25 Michael Shand Trio: Michael Shand(piano), Mark Stewart (bass), MaritoMarques (drums). September 26 Mike MurleyTrio: Mike Murley (saxophone), RegSchwagger (guitar), Steve Wallace (bass).September 27 Kyle Marshall Trio: Kyle Marshall(cello), Don Thompson (piano), Don Vickery(drums).PAINTBOX BISTRO555 Dundas St. E. (full schedule)PAINTED LADY, THE218 Ossington Ave. (full schedule)PILOT TAVERN, THE22 Cumberland Ave. All shows: 3:30pm. No cover.September 6 3:30pm The Jazz Collective:Jeff King (tenor sax), Luis Deniz (altosax), Alexis Baro (trumpet), Adrean Farrugia(piano), Artie Roth (bass), Joel Haynes(drums). September 13 3:30pm Chris GaleQuartet.POETRY JAZZ CAFÉ224 Augusta Ave. (full schedule)REPOSADO BAR & LOUNGE136 Ossington Ave. (full schedule)September 3 9:30pm Spy vs. Sly vs. Spy:James Robertson (guitar), Michael Herring(bass), Sly Juhas (drums).RESERVOIR LOUNGE, THE52 Wellington St. E. (full schedule).Every Tue 9:45pm Tyler Yarema and hisRhythm. Every Wed 9:45pm Bradley andthe Bouncers. Every Thu 9:45pm MaryMcKay. Every Fri 9:45pm Dee Dee andthe Dirty Martinis. Every Sat 9:45pmTyler Yarema and his Rhythm.REX HOTEL JAZZ & BLUES BAR, THE194 Queen St. W. (full schedule)Call for cover info.September 1 6:30pm Run Stop Run; 9:30pmLe Boeuf Brothers (NYC). September 26:30pm Richard Whiteman Group; 9:30pmLe Boeuf Brothers (NYC). September 36:30pm Brett Higgins Group; 9:30pm NorbertBotos Group featuring Mike Murley. September4 6:30 Kevin Quain; 9:30 NorbertBotos Group featuring Mike Murley. September5 4pm Hogtown Syncopators;6:30pm Sara Dell; 9:45pm Tim Ries (NYC)+ East Gypsy Band (Hungary). September6 12pm Chris Kettlewell & Friends; 3:30pmChris Hunt Tentet + 2; 7pm Tara Kannangara;9:45pm Brian Dickinson. September 712pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pmClub Django; 7pm Hat & Beard (Monk Tribute);9:30pm Valeria Matzner. September 86:30pm Run Stop Run; 9:30pm FORQ (NYC/Dallas). September 9 6:30pm Richard WhitemanGroup; 9:30pm FORQ (NYC/Dallas). September10 6:30 Tom & Sly Juhas; 9:30pmHans Luchs Organ Trio (Chicago). September11 6:30pm October Trio (NYC/Vancouver);9:30 Parc-X Trio (Montreal). September12 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm SaraDell; 9:30pm Amina Figarova Group (NYC).September 13 12pm Danny Marks “Solo andLoving It!”; 3:30pm Laura Hubert Group; 7pmThe Bacchus Collective; 9:45pm Vito RezzaGroup. September 14 12pm Excelsior DixielandJazz Band; 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble; 7pmHat & Beard (Monk Tribute); 9:30pm DarrenSigesmund CD release. September 15 6:30U of T Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Mike Malone& The Writers Jazz Orchestra. September 166:30pm Richard Whiteman Group; 9:30pmNir Felder ‘Golden Age’ Quartet. September17 6:30pm Brett Higgins Group; 9:30 NirFelder ‘Golden Age’ Quartet. September18 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:30pm Tesseract.September 19 4pm Hogtown Syncopators;6:30pm Sara Dell; 9:45pm Dave Liebman(NYC) with Samuel Blais (Montreal). September20 12pm Danny Marks “Solo and LovingIt!”; 3:30pm Jerome Godboo - Blues Harmonica;7pm Keith Hallet Blues Trio (NewBrunswick); 9:45pm Dave Young Group. September21 12pm Excelsior Dixieland JazzBand; 3:30pm Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters;7pm Hat & Beard (Monk Tribute); 9:30pmJay Boehmer Group. September 22 6:30pmU of T Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm John CheesemanJazz Orchestra. September 23 6:30pmRichard Whiteman Group; 9:30pm ClassicRex Jazz Jam - Hosted by Humber CollegeFaculty Ensemble. September 24 6:30pmTom & Sly Juhas; 9:30pm Victor BatemanGroup. September 25 6:30pm Kevin Quain;9:45pm Rex’s Annual John Coltrane Tributew/ Pat Labarbera & Kirk Macdonald. September26 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pmSara Dell; 9:45pm Rex’s Annual John ColtraneTribute w/ Pat Labarbera & Kirk Macdonald.September 27 12pm Danny Marks “Solo andLoving It!”; 3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band; 7pmThe Bacchus Collective; 9:45pm Rex’s AnnualJohn Coltrane Tribute w/ Pat Labarbera &Kirk Macdonald. September 28 12pm ExcelsiorDixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm FreewayDixieland Band; 7pm Hat & Beard (Monk Tribute);9:30pm Steve Amirault. September 296:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles; 8:30pm JunoAward Winners: John MacLeod’s Rex HotelOrchestra. September 30 6:30pm RichardWhiteman Group; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jamhosted by Chris Gale.SALTY DOG BAR & GRILL, THE1980 Queen St. E. 416-849-5064(call for full schedule)St. Philip’s Anglican ChurchSAUCE ON THE DANFORTH1376 Danforth Ave. 647-748-1376sauceondanforth.comAll shows: No cover.Every Mon 9pm The Out Of Towners: DirtyOrgan Jazz. Every Tue 6pm Julian FauthSEVEN44(Formerly Chick ‘n’ Deli/The People’s Chicken)744 Mount Pleasant Rd. (full schedule)Every Sat 4-7pm Climax Jazz Band . September1 7:30pm Advocats Big Band Nocover. September 8 7:30pm Bob Cary BigBand No cover. September 15 7:30pm GeorgeLake Big Band No cover. September 227:30pm Mega City Swing Big Band No cover.TONI BULLONI156 Cumberland St. 416-967-7676tonibulloni.comNo cover. Saturday shows: 9pm. food/drink minimum. Sunday shows: 6pm. food/drink minimum.September 6 Sam Broverman & Mark KieswetterSeptember 7 Beverly Taft & RegSchwager. September 13 Heather Luckhart,Tony Quarrington, & Ross MacIntyre. September14 Pam Hyatt & Peter Hill. September20 Big Rude Jake & Paul Metcalfe. September21 Jordana Talsky & Mark Kieswetter.September 27 Genevieve Marentette & MarkKieswetter. September 28 Christopher Plock& Stevie Gee.TRANZAC292 Brunswick Ave. (full schedule)3-4 shows daily, various styles. Mostly PWYC.Every Mon 10pm Open Mic Mondays. EveryThurs 7:30pm Bluegrass Thursdays: Houndstooth.Every Fri 5pm The Foolish Things(folk). This month’s shows include: September2 10pm Peripheral Vision. September4 10pm Julian Anderson-Bowes with AnastasiaMinster & Sabine Ndalamba. September5 7:30 Evan Ziporyn. September7 5pm Monk’s Music; 7:30pm The Imperative,with See Through Trio. September 97:30 Aurochs; 10pm Stop Time. September14 10pm Nick Fraser Presents. September 1610pm The Ken McDonald Quartet. September19 7:30pm Dust: The Quietest Big Band inthe Known World. September 23 10pm TheMark Segger Sextet. September 24 7:30pmTrevor Giancola. September 26 10pm TheRyan Driver Sextet. September 30 10pmDrumheller.Sunday, Sept 14, 4:00 PM | Jazz VespersMark Eisenman Quartet with Mike Murley (sax),Barry Elmes (drums), Pat Collins (bass)Sunday, Sept 21, 4:00 PM | Jazz VespersArtie Roth Quartet with Mike Filice (sax),Geoff Young (guitar), Anthony Michelli (drums)Sunday, October 5, 4:00 PM | Jazz VespersColleen Allen TrioSt. Philip’s Anglican Church | Etobicoke25 St. Phillips Road (near Royal York + Dixon)416-247-5181 • • free will September 1, 2014 – October 7, 2014 | 55

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