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Volume 20 Issue 2 - October 2014

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  • October
  • Toronto
  • Choir
  • November
  • Concerts
  • Jazz
  • Musical
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Includes the 2014 Blue Pages Member Directory


October 17 9pm Laura Fernandez . October24 9pm Gord Sheard Jazz Trio .Harlem RestaurantC. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)67 Richmond St. E. (full schedule)All shows: 7:30-11pm (unless otherwisenoted.) Call for cover charge info.October 3 Kristin Fung. October 4 Liz Loughrey& Adrian X. October 10 Unbuttoned.October 11 Reese. October 17 Zimzum. October18 Jazz Lovers’ Society. October 24 Gyles.October 25 Madette. October 31 John CollinBand.Hirut Cafe and Restaurant2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560Call for cover charge info.Every Sun 3pm Open Mic with NicolaVaughan: folk/country/jazz/world/R&B.October 1 8pm The Best Originals: Singer/Songrwriter/Spoken Word Competition.October 7, 21 8pm Finger Style Guitar Association.October 31 9pm Hirut Hoot CabaretHome Smith Bar – See Old Mill, TheHugh’s Room2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604hughsroom.comAll shows: 8:30pm (unless otherwise noted).October 2 Guy Davis .50(adv)/(door).October 3 Ross Wooldridge and his Tributeto the Benny Goodman Sextet with AlexPangman (adv)/(door)/(st).October 4 Naughty Woman in Blues(adv)/.50(door). October 5 EricAnderson (adv)/.50(door). October6 Don Ross presents Thomas Leeb.50(adv)/(door). October 7 10amToronto Ravel ; 8:30pm Jane Harbury presentsDiscoveries (adv)/(door). October8 Shawn Phillips (adv)/.50(door).October 9 Chris Birkett CD Release:“Be Creative” $20(adv)/.50(door).October 10 Tom Wilson: A Family Gathering(adv)/.50(door). October11 Luke & The Apostles Celebratetheir 50th Anniversary at Hugh’s Room(adv)/$20(door). October 14 Wendell Ferguson& Friends – A Charity Concert for ‘Unison’(adv)/.50(door). October 15,16 Jubilee Riots (formerly Enter the Haggis)CD Release $20(adv)/.50(door). October17 Steve Forbert (adv)/.50(door).October 19 James Hill CD Release: “Old Silo”(adv)/$20(door). October 20, 21 AcousticStrawbs (adv)/(door). October22 Sarah MacDougall (adv)/$20(door).October 23 Russell deCarle(adv)/.50(door). October 24 Carlosdel Junco (adv)/.50(door). October25 The Silver Hearts $20(adv)/.50(door).October 26 2pm Ken Whiteley’s Sunday GospelMatinee $20(adv)/.50(door)/ forGroups 10+; 8:30pm A Tribute to Willie Dixon(adv)/.50(door). October 27 ChrisCoole & Ivan Rosenberg CD Release: “Returnto Trion” $20(adv)/.50(door). October29 Tower of Song: A Creative Tribute toLeonard Cohen (adv)/$20(door). October30 David Bromberg (adv)/(door).October 31 Freakeasy: Halloween CostumeConcert featuring Denielle Bassels Quintet(adv)/(door).Jazz Bistro, The251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299jazzbistro.caOctober 1 Melissa Lauren Quartet: MelissaLauren (voice), Eric St. Laurent (guitar), MarkCashion (bass), Sly Juhas (drums); October2, 3, 4 9pm Johnny O’Neal (piano, voice),Dave Young (bass), Terry Clarke (drums) $20.October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 26 11:30am SteveAmirault (piano, voice) No cover/PWYC. October5 7pm Scott Walker: What Exactly Is theGreat American Songbook? . October7 8pm Intercambio: Tap Dance Meets Flamenco:Fernando Gallego & Sophia Perlman(voice), Dennis Duffin & Nathan Hiltz (guitar),Tamar Ilana & Allison Toffan (tap dance). October 8 8pm R&B Night w/ Soul Stew:Michael Dunston (lead vocals, percussion),David Gray (guitar, background vocals), MattHorner (keyboards, background vocals),John Johnson (saxophones), Mark Kelso(drums, background vocals), Robert Occhipinti(bass, background vocals) . October9 9pm Irene Atman (voice), John Sherwood(piano), & Pat Collins (bass) . October 10,11, 12 9pm (10, 11) & 8pm (12) Harold López-Nussa (piano), Ruy López-Nussa (drums),Jorge Sawa Perez (bass) $20. October 127pm Heidi Lange: The Paul Simon Project. October 14 8pm Richard Whiteman Trio:Richard Whiteman (bass), Amanda Tosoff(piano), Morgan Childs (drums) . October15 The Rubel Bros Present Jazz & ComedyNight: David Rubel (saxophone, host),Matt Rubel (comedian, host), Winston Matsushita(piano), Malcolm Connor (bass), RobinClaxton (drums), Zabrina Chevannes (comedian),Ernie Vicente (comedian) /(st). October 16, 17, 18 9pm Tara DavidsonCD Release: Tara Davidson (alto and sopranosaxophones), Mike Murley (tenor saxophone,October 16 & 17), David Occhipinti (guitar,October 18), David Braid (piano), Dan Fortin(bass) . October 19 7pm Shannon Butcher(voice) & Ross MacIntyre (bass) . October21 John MacMurchy CD Release: John Mac-Murchy (tenor sax/clarinet), Mark Kieswetter(piano), Dan Ionescu (guitar), Ross MacIntyre(bass), Daniel Barnes (drums), Bruce Cassidy(flugelhorn & EVI), Alan Hetherington(percussion). October 22 8pm Jake KoffmanQuartet CD Release: Jake Koffman (saxophone,flute), Bernie Senensky (piano), NeilSwainson (bass), Morgan Childs (drums) .October 23, 24 9pm Carol McCartney “BeCool” CD Release: Carol McCartney (voice),Brian Dickinson (piano), Kieran Overs (bass),Terry Clarke (drums), Ted Quinlan (guitar),Chris Robinson (tenor sax) $20. October 25,26 9pm (Saturday), 8pm (Sunday) John AbercrombieQuartet: John Abercrombie (guitar),Marc Copland (piano), Drew Gress (doublebass), Joey Baron (drums) /$20 (st).October 29, 30 8pm Colin Hunter CroonsNat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin,& Frank Sinatra: Colin Hunter (voice), JoeSealy (piano), Paul Novotny (bass), DanielBarnes (drums), Perry White (saxophone) Nocover/ food and drink minimum. October31 9pm Laura Hubert Band .Jazz Room, TheLocated in the Huether Hotel, 59 King St. N.,Waterloo. (full schedule)Call for cover charge info. Attendees mustbe 19+.October 3 8:30pm New Vibes Jazz Quartetwith Jerzy Kaplanek. October 4 8:30pmBrenda Earle Trio. October 5 4pm JohnnyO’Neil Trio. October 10 8:30pm Andrea Marcelli,Kirk MacDonald, Roberto Occhipinti, &Brian Dickenson. October 11 8:30pm PeteMills Quartet. October 18 8:30pm NorbertKogging Band. October 18 8:30pm HarukaYabuno + Ehud Ettun. October 24 8:30 TheBig Band Theory. October 25 8:30pm Joe SullivanQuintet. October 31 8:30pm Peter VanHuffel Quartet.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)All shows: 5-8pm.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)October 3 7pm Yani Borrell after 8pmfor men, free before 10pm for women. October4 10:30 Sean Bellaviti Trio . October7 7pm Taking action on mental health in education. October 8 8pm For Annual CommunityJam (adv)/$20(door)/(st).October 9 6pm Ellen Doty ; 7pm HeavyweightsBrass Band EP Release . October10 6:30 Gabriel Palatchi Trio / Salsa Saturdaywith Son Ache after 8pm for men,free before 10pm for women. October 1110:30 Changui Havana . October 15 7pmHeather Ballentine Artist Showcase Free/RSVP Required. October 16 7pm T.Jahz SWTDQuartet: “Songs in the Key of Light” ; 9pmSamba Squad . October 17 7pm MonicaChapman after 8pm for men, free before10pm for women. October 21 8pm Ron ManfieldIn Concert Series $20. October 22 7pmMichelle Colton CD Release (door)/$20with CD. October 23 7pm Maryen Tollar .October 24 7pm Whitney Ross-Barris Trio/ Azucra Negra (adv)/(door). October25 10:30pm Lula All Stars. October 28,30 8pm Love Letters Cabaret Presents Eden.October 31 6:30 Alexis Baro Quartet / ElQuinto after 8pm for men, free before10pm for women.Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club951 Gordon St., Guelph (full schedule)All shows: PWYCOctober 1, 15, 22 Jokela & Vogan. October4 The Heillig Manoeuvre. October 7, 21 BradHalls. October 8, 29 John Zadro. October10 Alex Pangman & The Alleycats. October12, 19 Stan Chang. October 16 Soulphonic.October 18, 26 Hammerton / Wagler / O’Neill.October 25 Paul Taylor Trio.Mezzetta Restaurant681 St. Clair Ave. W (full schedule)All shows: 9pm unless otherwise noted.October 8 Lorne Lofsky / Rob Piltch GuitarDuet. October 15 8pm Flamenco performance:Dino Toledo (guitar), Fernando Gallegofrom Cadiz, Spain (vocals) No cover. October22 Talsky - Davis Duo: Jordana Talsky (vocals),Ron Davis (piano). October 29 Leaves WillSpeak: Brian Katz, solo guitar.Monarch Tavern12 Clinton St. (full schedule)October 20 7:30pm Martin Loomer & HisOrange Devils Orchestra .Monarchs PubAt the Eaton Chelsea Hotel33 Gerrard St. W. (full schedule)All shows: 8pm-midnight. No cover.Morgans on the Danforth1282 Danforth Ave. (full schedule)All shows: 2-5pm. No cover.Musideum401 Richmond St. W., Main (full schedule)October 5, 12, 19, 26 3pm Don Naduriak’sJAMBANDA $20. October 11 8pm RenéeYoxon (voice) & Chad Linsley (piano) $20.October 16 8pm Two Ninety Two: Diane Roblin(keyboards), Heather Segger (trombone),Mark Segger (drums), Howard Spring (guitar)$20/PWYC(st). October 17 8pm BrendaLewis & Margaret Stowe $20. October 198PM Steve Koven CD Release: “Solo Retrospective”$20. October 25 8pm Francine Hailman(voice), & Rick Maltese (piano) $20.October 26 8pm Brownman + 1 $20/(st).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. Every Thu 8pmNothin’ But the Blues w/ guest vocalists.Every Fri 8:30pm All Star Bourbon St. Band.Every Sat 6:30pm Sam Heinman 9pm All StarBourbon St. Band. Every Sun 7pm BrookeBlackburn.Nice Bistro, The117 Brock St. N., Whitby. (full schedule)Old Mill, The21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641oldmilltoronto.comThe Home Smith Bar: No Reservations. Nocover. $20 food/drink minimum. All shows:7:30-10:30pm.October 2 Shannon Butcher (vocals) Triowith Mark Kieswetter (piano), Ross MacIntyre(bass). October 3 The Heillig Manouvre:Alison Young (sax), Stacie McGregor (piano),Henry Heillig (bass) Charlie Cooley (drums).October 4 Bill McBirnie (flute) Trio with BernieSenensky (piano), Paul Novotny (bass).October 9 Amanda Tosoff (piano) Trio withJon Maharaj (bass), Morgan Childs (drums).October 10 John Alcorn (vocals) Trio with56 | October 1 - November 7, 2014

Robi Botos (piano), Mike Downes (bass).October 11 Drew Jurecka (violin, sax) Triowith Mark Kieswetter (piano), Dave Young(bass). October 16 Yvette Tollar (vocals)Trio with Robi Botos (piano), Mike Downes(bass). October 17 Artie Roth (bass) Trio withMike Filice (saxophone), Geoff Young (guitar).October 18 Sam Broverman (vocals)Trio with Mark Kieswetter (piano), Ross Mac-Intyre (bass). October 23 Ron Davis (piano)Trio with Jordan O’Connor (bass), Ted Warren(drums). October 24 Heather Bambrick(vocals) Quartet with Tom Szczesniak (piano),Chase Sanborn (trumpet, flugelhorn),Michael McClennan (bass). October 25 DennyChristianson (trumpet, flugelhorn) Quartetwith Brian Dickinson (piano), RobertoOcchipinti (bass), Mark Kelso (drums). October30 Zoe Chilco (vocals) Quartet with JohnDeehan (sax), Peter Hill (piano), Ron Johnston(bass). October 31 Bob De Angelis (clarinet,sax) Trio with Danny McErlain (piano), RonJohnston (bass).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.October 4 Christopher Butcher Quartet.October 11 Bob Brough Quartet. October18 Alison Young Quartet. October 25 PatLabarbara Quartet.Poetry Jazz Café224 Augusta Ave. (full schedule)Reposado Bar & Lounge136 Ossington Ave. (full schedule)October 1 9:30pm Spy vs. Sly vs. Spy: JamesRobertson (guitar), Michael Herring (bass),Sly Juhas (drums). October 2, 3 10pm TheReposadists Quartet: Tim Hamel (trumpet),Jon Meyer (bass), Jeff Halischuk (drums),Roberto Rosenman (guitar) with guestsSandy Alexander (voice) on Thursday, andTerra Hazelton (voice) and Patrick Gregory(guitar) on Friday. October 4 9:30pm Bradley& The Bouncers.Reservoir Lounge, The52 Wellington St. E. (full schedule).Every Tue 9:45pm Tyler Yarema and hisRhythm. Every Wed 9:45pm Bradley and theBouncers. Every Thu 9:45pm Mary McKay.Every Fri 9:45pm Dee Dee and the Dirty Martinis.Every Sat 9:45pm Tyler Yarema and hisRhythm.Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The194 Queen St. W. (full schedule)Call for cover charge info.October 1 6:30pm Worst Pop Band Ever;9:30pm Ken McDonald Quartet. October2 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:30pm Mike MurleyGroup. October 3 4pm Hogtown Syncopators;6:30pm Sara Dell Group; 09:45pmBrenda Earle Group (NYC). October 4 12pmDanny Marks and Friends; 3:30pm Tonightat Noon (Charles Mingus Tribute); 7:30pmNick Teehan Group; 9:45pm Adrean FarrugiaGroup. October 5 12pm Excelsior DixielandJazz Band; 3:30pm Club Django; 7pmChris Pruden Group; 9:30pm Gabriel PalatchiGroup. October 6 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles;9:30pm Gene Smith (Nova Scotia) withDavid Braid. October 7 6:30pm Nick MorganTrio + 1; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jam hostedby Chris Gale. October 8 6:30pm WorstPop Band Ever; 9:30pm Dave Young Group.October 9 6:30pm Ross Wooldridge Group;9:45pm Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop. October10 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pmSara Dell Group; 9:45pm Ernesto Cervini’sTurboprop. October 11 12pm Danny Marksand Friends; 3:30pm Groove Marmelade;7:30pm Nick Teehan Group; 9:45pm AndreaMarcelli (Italy). October 12 12pm ExcelsiorDixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble;7pm Anthony Szczachor Group; 9:30pmPete Mills (Ohio). October 13 6:30pm; U of TJazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Socialist NightSchool. October 14 6:30pm Nick MorganTrio + 1; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jam hostedby Chris Gale. October 15 6:30pm WorstPop Band Ever; 9:30pm Avi Granite Group(NYC). October 16 6:30pm Ross WooldridgeGroup; 9:45pm Mark Eisenman Group. October17 4pm Hogtown Syncopators 6:30pm;Sara Dell Group; 9:45pm Mark EisenmanGroup. October 18 12pm Danny Marks andFriends; 3:30pm Laura Hubert Group; 7:30pmNick Teehan Group; 9:45pm Norbert Kogging(Amsterdam). October 19 12pm ExcelsiorDixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Dr. Nick& The Rollercoasters - Blues; 7pm AnthonySzczachor Group; 9:30pm Random Access.October 20 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles;9:30pm Mike Herriott & Off The Road BigBand. October 21 6:30pm Nick Morgan Trio+ 1; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jam hosted by ChrisGale. October 22 6:30pm Worst Pop BandEver; 9:30pm Eli Bennett ‘Breakthrough’ CDRelease (Vancouver). October 23 6:30pmRoss Wooldridge Group; 9:45pm Joe Sullivan(Montréal). October 24 4pm Hogtown Syncopators;6:30pm Sara Dell Group; 9:45pm JoeSullivan (Montréal). October 25 12pm DannyMarks and Friends; 3:30pm Chris Hunt Tentet+ 2; 7:30pm Nick Teehan Group; 9:45pm BobBrough Quartet. October 26 12pm ExcelsiorDixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Freeway DixielandBand; 7pm Anthony Szczachor Group;9:30pm Parker / Abbott Trio “The Wayfinders”CD Release. October 27 6:30pm U of TJazz Ensembles; 8:30pm Juno Award Winners:John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra.October 28 6:30pm Nick Morgan Trio +1; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jam hosted by ChrisGale. October 29 6:30pm Worst Pop BandEver; 9:30pm Boom Crane (New York). October30 6:30pm Ross Wooldridge Group;9:30pm Paul DeLong’s Bucket of Fish Orchestra.October 31 4pm Hogtown Syncopators;6:30pm Sara Dell Group; 9:45pm Paul Neufeld& The Blindfold.Salty Dog Bar & Grill, The1980 Queen St. E. 416-849-5064 (call for fullschedule)Sauce 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 FauthJUST THE SPOT FOR ...One of myFavourite PianosSTEVE KOVENMost instrumentalists such as horn players, guitarists, bassistsand drummers, have the advantage of being able to playtheir own instrument while performing live or recording in astudio. Pianists however, have a disadvantage in this area. They have torely on the piano provided by the venue or the studio. Because of thislimitation, it is very important to seek out the best piano when I amready to produce a CD. Having recorded nine CDs with my trio, SteveKoven Trio, I know that Inception Sound Studio in Toronto has one ofthe finest pianos in the country.This piano transmits beautiful tones and has amazing responsivenessin its action. It also has a unique history. This specific piano wasthe first piano used at the legendary Imperial Room at Toronto’s RoyalYork Hotel. It is a 1929 New York Steinway D model and has beenplayed by many of the great pianists that performed in Toronto from1929 to the present day, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Little Richard,Allan Singleton-Wood, John Arpin, Doug Riley and Don Thompson,to name a few who have played and recorded on this magnificentinstrument.I recorded my last six CDs with my trio at Inception Sound onthis very piano. So it seemed fitting to me, for my first solo pianorecording, to revisit the instrument that has been my first choice formore than a decade. I returned to Inception Sound to record the CD,and Solo Retrospective was born. The concept behind the CD was torevisit previous compositions that reflect back 32 years.I chose a collection of original songs that represent both meaningfuland significant times in my life. For example, the final track,Lifetime, was composed when I was just 18 – a song about first love.The opening track, Mist-ic, is a new composition which was inspiredby a visit to Grand Manan Island in New Brunswick. While there, Ispent an evening at a magical, “mist-ical,” fog-covered, remote beachat dusk. There was my song. The inspiration for another track, Artists,came to me while working on my Masters Degree at York University,surrrounded by boundless, youthful creativity; there was anothersong. 5 O’Clock Omelette is a new composition which pays homage toa musical exercise I learned in my undergrad program while studyingContemporary Improvisation at York in the 1980s.There are 12 original tracks on Solo Retrospective, of which threeare new releases. You can find out more on my website, will be a CD launch concert for Solo Retrospective atMusideum, 401 Richmond St. W., October 19 at October 1 - November 7, 2014 | 57

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