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Volume 20 Issue 7 - April 2015

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Collins (bass), Don Vickery (drums) feat. TomSzczesniak (accordion). April 23 CanadaJazz Quartet: Frank Wright (vibes), Ted Quinlan(guitar), Pat Collins (bass), Don Vickery(drums) feat. Brigham Phillips (trumpet,trombone). April 30 Canada Jazz Quartet:Frank Wright (vibes), Ted Quinlan (guitar), PatCollins (bass), Don Vickery (drums) feat. BobBrough (sax), Neil Swainson (bass).Local Gest, The424 Parliament St. 416-961-9425 (call for concertschedule)Jazz Sundays 4:30-7:30pm. No Cover.April 12 Joanne Morra with Eric St. Laurent(guitar), Rachel Melas (bass). April 19 SteveKoven (piano), Trio with Rob Clutton (bass),Anthony Michelli (drums). April 26 BrickHouse Trio.La Revolucion2848 Dundas St. W (full schedule)Lula Lounge1585 Dundas St. W. (full schedule)April 2 8pm Hilario Duran solo piano concert; 9:30pm Yasgurs Farm . April3 7:30pm Beverly Taft’s Bossa Nova Projectwith Adrean Farrugia (piano), Chris Gale(sax) Free before 8pm; 10:30pm Cafe Cubano (Free for women before 10pm). April 410:30 Salsa Saturday with Moda Eterna .April 9 7:30pm Marisa De Oliveira ; 9:30pmRosy Cervantes y la Sana Rabia . April10 7:30pm Valeria Matzner Trio: Scott Metcalfe(piano), Justin Gray (bass), Max Senitt(drums) Free before 8pm; 10:30pm Yani Borrell (Free for women before 10pm). April11 10:30pm The Lula All Stars . April 13 8pmJaymz Bee’s 25th Dislexic Birthday Bash .April 16 8pm The Pep Tides ; 10pm QuiqueEscamilla Juno Celebration Concert . April17 7:30pm Roland Hunter (guitar) Group withAmhed Mitchel (drums), Dave Restivo (piano),Roberto Riveron (bass) Free before 8pm;10:30pm Changui Havana (Free for womenbefore 10pm). April 18 10:30pm Orquesta Fantasia. April 24 7:30pm Monica ChapmanCD Release: “P.S. I Love You” Free before 8pm;10:30pm El Quinto (Free for women before10pm). April 25 10:30pm Conjunto Lacalu .April 30 7:30pm Ron Davis’ Symphronica: TheNagata Shachu Drumbeat Returns ; 10pmJason Wilson: Perennials Video Launch $20.Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club951 Gordon St., Guelph (full schedule)All shows: PWYCApril 2 8pm University of Guelph JazzEnsemble. April 3, 12, 28 Paul Taylor. April4 Christine Aziz & Jeff McLeod. April 5,19 Grace Peters. April 8, 22, 29 Jokela& Vogan. April 9, 24 Brad Halls. April23 Anthony Wright. April 25 Elena Kapeleris& Bartosz Hadala.Mezzetta Restaurant681 St. Clair Ave. W (full schedule)All shows: 9pm, unless otherwise noted.April 1 Klezmology – Jonno Lighstone (clarinet),David Mott (sax), Nick Fraser (percussion). April 8 Jordana Talsky (voice) &Ron Davis (piano). April 15 8pm Dino Doledo(guitar) & Fernando Gallego (voice) No cover.April 29 Brian Katz solo guitar concert.Mod Club, The722 College St. 416-588-4663themodclub.comApril 3 9 KC Roberts.Monarch Tavern12 Clinton St. (full schedule)April 13 7:30pm Martin Loomer & His OrangeDevils Orchestra .Monarchs PubAt the Eaton Chelsea Hotel33 Gerrard St. W. (full schedule)All shows: 8pm-midnight. No Cover.Every Wed Jazz Wednesdays with featuredartists. Every Thurs Blues Thursdays withfeatured artists.Morgans on the Danforth1282 Danforth Ave. (full schedule)All shows: 2-5pm, no cover.April 19 Jocelyn Barth & David Restivo.Musideum401 Richmond St. W., Main (Full schedule)April 10 8pm Annie Bonsignore (voice) withGeorge Koller (bass) $20. April 26 3pm JonathanMichael $20; 8pm Steve Koven SoloPiano Concert $20. April 28 8pm SusanCogan $20.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 AllStar Bourbon St. Band. Every Sun 7pmBrooke Blackburn.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:7:30-10:30pmApril 2 Steve Koven (piano) Trio with RobClutton (bass), Anthony Michelli (drums).April 4 Bill McBirnie (flute) Trio with BernieSenensky (piano), Neil Swainson (bass). April9 Reg Schwager (guitar) Quartet with KikiMisumi (cello, voice), Tom Szczesniak (piano),Kevin Coady (drums). April 10 Eliana Cuevas(voice) Trio with Jeremy Ledbetter (piano),Daniel Stone (percussion). April 11 DavidBuchbinder (trumpet) Trio with David Restivo(piano), Andrew Downing (bass). April16 Vincent Wolfe (voice) Trio with Peter Hill(piano), Jordan O’Connor (bass). April 17 KirkMacDonald (sax) Duo with Lorne Lofsky (guitar).April 18 Andrew Scott (guitar) Trio withJake Wilkinson (trumpet, piano), Jon Meyer(bass). April 23 Wendy Lands (voice) Quartetwith Lou Pomanti (piano), Marc Rogers(bass), Jim Gillard (drums). April 24 Eric St.Laurent (guitar) Trio with Jordan O’Connor(bass), Michael DeQuevedo (percussion).April 25 Arlene Smith (voice) Quartet withMark Eisenman (piano), Steve Wallace (bass),John Sumner (drums). April 30 RebeccaEnkin (voice) Trio with Mark Kieswetter(piano), Pat Collins (bass).Paintbox Bistro555 Dundas St. E. (Full schedule)Pilot Tavern, The22 Cumberland Ave. All shows: 3:30pm. No Cover.April 4 Frank Botos Quartet. April 11 PatLabarbera Quartet. April 18 Diane Roblin’sReconnect: Diane Roblin (keyboards), JoelHaynes (drums), Mike Pelletier (bass), HowardSpring (guitar), Jeff King (sax).Poetry Jazz Café224 Augusta Ave. (full schedule) All shows:9pmReposado Bar & Lounge136 Ossington Ave. (full schedule)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.April 1 6:30pm Ethan Ardelli Quartet; 9:30pmPaul DeLong’s Bucket of Fish Orchestra. April2 6:30pm Ernesto Cervini Group; 9:45pm TonyMonaco Organ Trio (Ohio). April 3 4pm HogtownSyncopators; 6:30pm Boom for Rent;9:45pm Tony Monaco Organ Trio (Ohio).April 4 12pm Danny Marks & Friends; 3:30pmThe Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble is‘Back at the Rex’; 7:30pm Nick Teehan Group;9:45pm Nuf Said (New York). April 5 12pmExcelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm ClubDjango; 7pm Sly Juhas Trio; 9:30pm Switzerland’sGerry Hemingway with C/A/R Trio.April 6 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pmHumber College Jazz Ensembles. April 76:30pm Carissa Neufeld Group; 9:30pm ClassicRex Jam hosted by Chris Gale. April 86:30pm Ethan Ardelli Quartet; 9:30pm TrevorWatts Four (England). April 9 6:30pm ErnestoCervini Group; 9:45pm Dave Turner Quartet(Montréal) featuring Robi Botos. April 104pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Boom forRent; 9:45pm Dave Turner Quartet (Montréal)featuring Robi Botos. April 11 12pm DannyMarks & Friends; 3:30pm The Toronto JazzOrchestra presents: ‘Music from West SideStory’; 7:30pm Nick Teehan Group; 9:45pmMike Rud (Montréal). April 12 12pm ExcelsiorDixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble;7pm Sly Juhas Trio; 9:30pm Ken McDonaldGroup. April 13 6:30pm Peter Hill Group;9:30pm York University Jazz Orchestra. April14 6:30pm Carissa Neufeld Group; 9:30pmFunky Knuckles (Texas). April 15 6:30pm EthanArdelli Quartet; 9:30pm The Cookers. April16 6:30pm Ernesto Cervini Group; 9:45pmMark Eisenman Group. April 17 4pm HogtownSyncopators; 6:30pm Boom for Rent; 9:45pmMark Eisenman Group. April 18 12pm DannyMarks & Friends; 7pm Laura Hubert Group;7:30pm Nick Teehan Group; 9:45pm Pat CollinsGroup. April 19 12pm Bruce ‘Bj’ James Memorial;3:30pm Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters; 7pmSly Juhas Trio; 9:30pm Scott Suttie Group.April 20 6:30pm Peter Hill Group; 9:30pmMike Herriott & the OTR Band. April 21 6:30pmCarissa Neufeld Group; 9:30pm Classic RexJam hosted by Roarshaq w/ Derek Gray. April22 6:30pm Ethan Ardelli Quartet; 9:30pm GeneSmith (Nova Scotia) with David Braid. April 236:30pm Ernesto Cervini Group; 9:45pm Vancouver’sPhil Dwyer feat. Larnell Lewis. April24 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Boomfor Rent; 9:45pm Vancouver’s Phil Dwyer feat.Larnell Lewis. April 25 12pm Danny Marks &Friends; 3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band; 7:30pmNick Teehan Group; 9:45pm Alex PangmanGroup. April 26 12pm Excelsior Dixieland JazzBand; 3:30pm Freeway Dixieland Band; 7pmSly Juhas Trio; 9:30pm Chris Gord’s SkeletonCrew. April 27 6:30pm Peter Hill Group;8:30pm John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra.April 28 6:30pm Carissa Neufeld Group;9:30pm Classic Rex Jam hosted by Chris Gale.April 29 6:30pm Ethan Ardelli Quartet; 9:30pmRuss Nolan Quartet (NYC). April 30 6:30pmErnesto Cervini Group; 9:30pm Russ NolanQuartet (NYC).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 Fauth.Seven44(Formerly Chick n’ Deli/The People’s Chicken)744 Mount Pleasant Rd. (full schedule)Stori Aperitivo95 King St. E (full schedule)Toni Bulloni156 Cumberland St. (full schedule)No Cover. Saturday shows: 9pm. food/drink minimum. Sunday shows: 6pm. minimum.Tranzac292 Brunswick Ave. (full schedule)3-4 shows daily, various styles. MostlyPWYC.Every Mon 10pm Open Mic Mondays. EveryThurs 7:30pm Bluegrass Thursdays: Houndstooth.Every Fri 5pm The Foolish Things(folk). This month’s shows include: April 5,19 5pm Monk’s Music. April 17 7:30 Dust: TheQuietest Big Band in the Known World. April21 10pm The Ken McDonald Quartet. April 227:30pm Trevor Giancola. April 24 10pm TheRyan Driver Sextet. April 28 10pm Nick FraserPresents.52 | April 1 - May 7, 2015

E The ETCeterasHot Docs 2015PAUL ENNISThe 22nd incarnation of the Canadian international documentaryfestival known as Hot Docs runs from April 23 through May 3 atvarious locations in Toronto. If you look carefully in Section E: TheETCeteras, beginning elsewhere on this page, you will find an entryfor it in the Screenings section. Here are details on many of Hot Docs’17 music-centric films.Around the World in 50 Concerts: Definitely one to look forwardto. Dutch filmmaker Heddy Honigmann’s keen eye followedthe Concertgebouw Orchestra from Buenos Aires to Soweto toSt. Petersburg as the acclaimed orchestra celebrated its 125th anniversaryby playing 50 concerts in six continents. The HollywoodReporter’s Neil Young enthused about the mutually beneficial relationshipbetween the musicians and their audiences that forms thefilm’s core. April 24, 23, May 1, 3Music Lessons: Hot Docs head honcho Brett Hendrie writes thatfilmmaker Michael Mabbot uses this 20-minute film to take us behindthe scenes at Sistema Toronto “to see firsthand how [José AntonioAbreu’s] program is helping to build both community and a newgeneration of talent.” The world premiere screening will be followedby a live performance by the Sistema Toronto Yorkwoods Orchestraand a special in-conversation session at the Isabel Bader TheatreApril 28 at 6:30 pm.Galas and Fundraisers●●April 09 6:30: Jaymz Bee’s Birthday Bash.Live music at 7:00 with Alex Pangman and herAlley Cats, Tony Quarrington, Don Francksand others; Lisa Particelli hosts a jazz jamand open mic. Main Dining Room, The OldMill, 21 Old Mill Road. 416-236-2641;$20 minimum donation to UnisonBenevolent Fund.●●April 26 1:30: Sistema Toronto.2015 Parkdale Red Violin Fundraiser Gala.Features wine and cheese reception with anarray of delectable treats; special musicalguest performances; kids’ entertainment;silent auction. Concert by Sistema ParkdaleChildren’s Orchestra included (see daily concertlistings). Bonar-Parkdale PresbyterianChurch, 250 Dunn Ave. 416-545-0200. (Gala tickets); (children). In supportof Sistema Toronto’s after school musicprogram.●●April 29 6:00: VIVA! Youth Singers ofToronto. Sweet Lovers Love the Spring: Madrigalsfor Springtime. Cocktails and silentauction, followed by dinner and concert.Hosted by Classical 96.3 FM’s Alexa Petrenkowith soprano Katherine Hill, countertenorDaniel Cabena, lutenist Terry McKenna andfeaturing VIVA!’s Chamber Youth Choir. St.Lawrence Hall, 157 King St. East. 416-788-8482; 5.●●May 07 6:00: Hamilton PhilharmonicOrchestra. A Worldwide Journey of Wineand Music. A voyage through the culinaryand musical landscapes of Spain, Italy,France, Germany, Argentina and Canada.Annual fundraiser and auction. HPO chamberensembles; Michael Vogt: Hamilton Clubchef. The Hamilton Club, 6 Main St. E., Hamilton,On. 905-526-7756. 5. In support of theHamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.Tours●●April 5, 12, 19, 26 10:30am: Canadian OperaCompany. 90-minute tours for the generalpublic. These extensive tours include backstageaccess and are an exciting opportunityto learn more about the first purpose-builtopera house in Canada, its history, architectureand innovative acoustic design. Eachtour is led by trained docents and includesinformation and access to the magnificentIsadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room, theRichard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and R. FraserElliott Hall, as well as backstage areas likewig rooms and dressing rooms, the orchestrapit, and other spaces that only a stagedoor pass could unlock. Four Seasons Centrefor the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. (advance); or purchase at the boxoffice. $20 (adults); (sr/st).Festivals, Fairs, Festivities●●April 12 4:30: Winchevsky Centre.Annual Third Seyder – Dreaming A NewWorld. Includes music by composer, lyricistand singer David Wall and internationallyacclaimed pianist/improviser Marilyn Lerner,leading songs in English, Yiddish and Hebrew;secular humanistic Haggodeh reading; traditionalfull-course Passover dinner (vegetarianoption). This event is open to the public.Sala Caboto, Villa Colombo, 40 Playfair Ave.They Will Have to Kill Us First(above): Award-winning Americanborn,UK-based filmmaker Johanna Schwartz tells the tale of Malianmusicians who were forced to flee or go into hiding after Jihadiststook control of the North of their country a few years ago and institutedextreme sharia law. They cannot imagine life without music, sothey continue to play despite the risk. It’s the documentary counterpartto Abderrahmane Sissako’s memorable 2015 Oscar-nominatedTimbuktu. April 26, 28, 30What Happened, Miss Simone?: Oscar-nominated director LizGarbus (Bobby Fischer Against the World) weaves together rarearchival footage and interviews with Nina Simone’s closest confidantesand collaborators to paint a picture of an extraordinary musicaltalent who had a lot of personal and political issues. Using previouslyunreleased audio recordings, Garbus enables Simone to tell herstory in her own words. It’s a story I can’t wait to experience. April 29,May 1, 2, 3Lowdown Tracks: According to programmer Alex Rogalski, filmmakerShelley Saywell and singer and activist Lorraine Segato ofThe Parachute Club, inspired by depression-era recordings of earlyAmerican folk songs, set out to document a new catalogue of songsand stories from five of Toronto’s modern troubadours, unknownbuskers whose songs fill subway platforms and street corners andwhose personal histories vary as much as their voices. A soundtrackevolves from the island ferry docks and freeway underpasses, roomingand Co-Sponsored by St. Thomas’sAnglican Church presentsDOCUMENTARY:The Prince and the Composer:A Film about Hubert Parry byHRH the Prince of Wales. The life,time, and music of the composer ofthe oratorio Judith presented byParry enthusiast HRH Prince Charles.SPEAKER:Dr. Jeremy Dibble, fromDurham University (Cambridge),a noted authority on the musicof Sir Hubert ParryIn anticipation of theNorth American Premiere ofJudith by the Pax Christi Choraleon Sunday May 3, 3pmat Koerner Hall.Saturday, May 2, 2015 10am – NoonSt. Thomas’s Anglican Church, 383 Huron Street, TorontoFor more information, please call 416-979-2323 • Free Of April 1 - May 7, 2015 | 53

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