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Volume 20 Issue 9 - Summer 2015

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Kingston. 613-548-4617. Freewill offering. Series runs every Thurs through Aug 27. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Musicians of orchestra@UWaterloo. Beethoven: Septet; works by Piazzolla; Fauré: Sonata No.1. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. $20; (st). Sunday July 26 ●●7:00: Conrad Grebel University College. In Concert. Chamber ensemble music including works by Bach and Mozart. University of Waterloo Department of Music Instrumental Chamber Ensembles. 140 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo. 519-885-0220 x24256. Free. Reception after. ●●7:00: Music at Fieldcote. Music of Cole Porter. David Warrack, conductor. Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs, Ancaster. 905-648-8144. Free. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Alexander Tselyakov, Piano; Joyce Lai, Violin; Chris Gongos, Horn. Beethoven: Horn Sonata; Romance No.1 (violin/piano); Brahms: Horn Trio; Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen for violin, piano. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Thursday July 30 ●●12:15: St. George’s Cathedral. Summer Concert Series: Michael Leopold, Lute and Ann Marie Morgan, Viola da Gamba. 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-548-4617. Freewill offering. Series runs every Thurs through Aug 27. Wednesday August 5 ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Marko Paganovic, Piano. Bach: Partita No.1, BWV 825; Beethoven: Sonata Op.28; Mozart: Fantasie in c, K475; Chopin: Polonaise-Fantasie, Op.61; Tchaikovsky: Dumka, Op.59. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. $20; (st). Thursday August 6 ●●12:15: St. George’s Cathedral. Summer Concert Series: Deborah Schuurmans, Piano. 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-548-4617. Freewill offering. Series runs every Thurs through B. Concerts Beyond the GTA July 6-10, 2015 London, Ontario Aug 27. Saturday August 8 ●●11:00am: Eaglewood Folk Festival. All-Day Event. Folk, roots, blues music performed in open-air concert. Shred Kelly, Birds of Chicago, Leaf Rapids, Brock Zeman, Cécile Doo-Kingué and others. Living Landscapes, 7130 Old Homestead Rd., Pefferlaw. 905-722- 9569. (advance only). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. HMM Trio. Tentative program: Beethoven: “Ghost” Op.70 No.1; Tchaikovsky: Trio in a. Heidi Wall, piano; Marcus Scholtes, violin; Miriam Stewart-Kroeker, cello. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519- 886-1673. ; (st). Thursday August 13 ●●12:15: St. George’s Cathedral. Summer Concert Series: Kyoko Ogoda, Marimba and Japanese Taiko Drum. 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-548-4617. Freewill offering. Series runs every Thurs through Aug 27. Thursday August 20 ●●12:15: St. George’s Cathedral. Summer Concert Series: Melinda Raymond, Violin; Gauvin Bailey, Cello; and Clare Gordon, Piano. 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-548-4617. Freewill offering. Series runs every Thurs through Aug 27. Thursday August 27 ●●12:15: St. George’s Cathedral. Summer Concert Series: Antonia Mahon, Flute and Tracy Stuchbery, Piano. 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-548-4617. Freewill offering. Series runs every Thurs through Aug 27. Saturday August 29 ●●7:30: Shoreline Chorus. The Shepherd and The Lamb. Shoreline Chorus with guests The Leith Quartet; Ann-Marie MacDairmid, conductor. Handel: Selected choruses from Messiah; Goodall: The Lord Is My Shepherd (from the Vicar of Dibley); Barber: Agnus Dei, Barber; Dett: Listen to the Lambs; other works. Meaford United Church, 7 Boucher St. E., Meaford. 519-599-2710. $20. Beat by Beat | Mainly Clubs, Mostly Jazz! Heavies From Away Ari Hoenig C. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) 120 Diner 120 Church St. 416-792-7725 (full schedule) Jun 18 6pm Broadsway $20(adv)/(door). Jun 19 6pm Dana Jean Phoenix (adv)/(door). Jun 20 6pm Brad Cormier & Adam Weinmann (adv)/(door). Jun 21 6pm Gabs Sings Babs: Gabi Epstein Sings Music of Barbra Streisand (adv)/(door). Jun 22 6pm Jeremy Walmsley Trio (adv)/(door). Jun 23 6pm Jennifer Ryan & Jordan O’Connor (adv)/(door). Jun 24 6pm Sam Broverman: “The Life & Music of Johnny Mercer” (adv)/(door). Jun 25 6pm Laura Hubert (adv)/(door). Jun 26 6pm Shannon Butcher & Ross MacIntyre (adv)/(door). Jun 27 6pm Ori Dagan & Kat Langdon (adv)/(door). 80 Gladstone 80 Gladstone Ave. 416-516-7199 (full schedule) Jun 29 7pm Rob Mosher’s Polebridge . Alleycatz 2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865 All shows: 9pm unless otherwise indicated. Call for cover charge info. BOB BEN It’s here, it’s here, the Toronto Jazz Festival is here! On the Old Mill Inn website, where they list the jazz concerts happening at the Home Smith Bar, they refer to their lineup as a “year-round jazz festival.” I like that. But I would object that the term describes not just that venue, but the whole city. The festival never stops. There’s jazz happening every day and night of the year, and it’s not too hard to find the really top-shelf players. So in terms of local talent, the week of the TJF isn’t much different from the rest of the year: Toronto heavies just being heavy in Toronto. What is different is that the Jazz Festival brings us some of the best international talent. Ari Hoenig: Born in Philly but based in New York, Ari Hoenig, the monstrous, melody-playing, time-bending drummer, will be coming back to Toronto for more. Last time Hoenig was here in town, he brought his own ensemble (but not his own cymbals – he used mine, which is perhaps a story for another time and place), playing Every Mon 8pm Salsa Night w/ Frank Bischun and free lessons. Every Tue 8:30pm Bachata Night w/ DJ Frank Bischun and free lessons. Every Wed 8:30pm Carlo Berardinucci Band. No cover. Jun 5, 19, 20 Lady Kane. Jun 6 Jamesking. Jun 12, 13 Taxi. Jun 26 Orangeman. Jun 27 Soular. Annette Studios 566 Annette St. 647-880-8378 Every Mon 9:30pm Jazz Jam w/Jared Goldman Quintet. Suggested donation /(st). Artword Artbar 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton. 905-543-8512 (full schedule) Jun 6 9pm Thom Mason, Adrean Farrugia, Pat Collins /(st). Jun 12 8pm Art Crawl: Jazz with the Aubrey Wilson Quartet PWYC. Jun 17 8pm The Jason Jones Unit . Jun 24 8pm The Brenda Brown Quartet . Jun 25 8pm Scott Taplay Trio feat. Adrean Farrugia -. Blakbird, The 812b Bloor St. W. 647-344-7225 (full schedule) Bloom 2315 Bloor St. W. 416-767-1315 64 | June | July | August, 2015

his original music, which is consistently both rhythmically intricate, as you would expect from a drummer, and harmonically sophisticated, which you might not. Hoenig’s original music is something else, and it must be heard. But if there’s one recording that I think captures the group at their best, it’s a rendition of a song by another composer: their take on Bobby Timmons’ Moanin’ from the album Lines of Oppression is pure gold. The recording begins with Hoenig demonstrating what he’s at least partially known for, which is his ability to play coherent, discernible, tonal melodies on the drums, capturing the notes of a given chord with the drums’ open tunings, and achieving in-between notes and bending pitches with his hands and elbows. He plays the melody, but the solos are done with all the instruments in their traditional roles. Over a dirty jazz shuffle that swings hard and pushes everything forward, his bandmates do Moanin’ justice, to say the least. Honourable mention goes to Tigran Hamasyan’s piano solo which is dripping with attitude on that track. Hoenig will be coming to The Rex for two nights to play with Alex Goodman’s trio – Alex is a U of T alum who did his master’s degree in music at the Manhattan School and settled in the Big Apple. Rick Rosalo, the bassist in the trio, incidentally, is also a jazz musician of Canadian origin who was drawn to NYC like a moth to the flame. Sensing a pattern here? Snarky Puppy used to have a modest fan base in Toronto. A base of which I was a part. Around 2011 to 2013, I attended every single concert they played in Toronto. If they played two nights, more often than not, I went to both. I wasn’t alone in being such a dedicated fan – the band regularly sold out The Rex, leaving behind a handful of people who were naive enough to think they had a chance of getting in without coming early. I remember one snowy night in 2012; I was one of those naive kids. I waited 90 minutes outside in the freezing cold, but was eventually let in and caught a set and a half. It was worth it. I say they used to have a modest Snarky Puppy fan base, because that base has since exploded and become anything but modest. It may have been simply word of mouth, but more likely it had something to do with that Grammy they won. Since then, The Rex has become way too small for the gigantic audience they would inevitably draw – they started playing bigger venues, like Lee’s Palace and Adelaide Hall. Sometimes, they’d do a surprise late night set at The Rex, which, despite the short notice, would still end up packed. Snarky Puppy’s studio recordings and videos show their music being represented by a gigantic ensemble, practically an orchestra, including a string section, too many keyboards, and just enough grandeur. But when they play live, at least in Toronto, they bring a condensed version of the ensemble which sounds not worse, not better, but different. There’s a certain rawness and aggression present in their live shows that is softened in their studio recordings. To say the least, it’s worth checking out, if only once. For a survey of what this group is all about, listen to three songs: Skate U, Binky and Lingus. All appear on different albums and all can be found online. Snarky Puppy will be crowding the Toronto Star stage at Nathan Phillips Square for the festival on June 26. As someone who’s seen them live at least 12 times and never got tired of it, I can confidently say you’ll have fun. Other out-of-towners gracing Toronto stages for the TJF include: Branford Marsalis, Dan Weiss Trio, Phil Dwyer Trio, Robert Glasper, Tower of Power, Kurt Elling and a supergroup featuring Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Lionel Loueke and Eric Harland. A lot of these groups (and others not mentioned!) are appearing on the main stages, which haven’t been listed in the Clubs section, so make sure to go to for all the details you need to plan your festival week, and pick up paper guides at any of the main stages. Are you ready? Let’s do this thing. Bob Ben is The WholeNote’s jazz listings editor. He can be reached at All shows: 19+. Call for reservations. Jun 14 7pm Suba Sankaran Autorickshaws (with dinner). Jun 25 7pm Patricia Cano Trio (with dinner). Blue Goose Tavern, The 1 Blue Goose St., Mimico. 416-255-2442 (full schedule) Jun 7 4pm Blues at the Goose Jam Session with The BG Rhythm Section: Gary Kendall (bass), Mike Fitzpatrick (drums), feat. Robin Bank$ & Teddy Leonard. Jun 14 4pm Blues at the Goose Jam Session with The BG Rhythm Section: Gary Kendall (bass), Mike Fitzpatrick (drums), feat. Johnny Max & Steve Grisbrook. Jun 21 4pm Blues at the Goose Jam Session with The BG Rhythm Section: Gary Kendall (bass), Mike Fitzpatrick (drums), feat. Paul Reddick & Greg Cockerill. Jun 28 4pm Blues at the Goose Jam Session with The BG Rhythm Section: Gary Kendall (bass), Mike Fitzpatrick (drums), feat. Jerome Godboo & Eric Schenkman. Castro’s Lounge 2116e Queen St. E. 416-699-8272 (full schedule) All shows: No cover/PWYC. Every Wed 6pm The Mediterranean Stars. Every Sat 4:30pm Big Rude Jake. C’est What 67 Front St. E (416) 867-9499 (full schedule) Jun 13, 27 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers No cover/PWYC. Chalkers Pub, Billiards & Bistro 247 Marlee Ave. 416-789-2531 (full schedule) Every Wed 8pm Girls Night Out Jazz Jam w/ host Lisa Particelli PWYC. Jun 6 6pm Fern Lindzon (piano, voice) Trio with Ross MacIntyre (bass), Ethan Ardelli (drums) . Jun 13 6pm Brian Dickinson (piano) Trio with Dan Fortin (bass), Ethan Ardelli (drums) . Jun 14 7pm Marito Marques . Jun 20 6pm Don Thompson (piano) & Reg Schwager (guitar) . Jun 21 7pm Lisa Particelli’s Girls Night Out JAZZ All-Star Vocal Showcase $20. Jun 26 7pm The Ault Sisters . Jun 27 6pm Lorne Lofsky (guitar)Trio with Kieran Overs (bass), Barry Romberg (drums) $20(adv)/(door). DeSotos 1079 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-651-2109 (full schedule) Every Sun 11am-2pm Sunday Live Jazz Brunch hosted by Anthony Abbatangeli No cover. Dominion on Queen 500 Queen St. E. 416-368-6893 (full schedule) Call for cover charge info. Emmet Ray, The 924 College St. 416-792-4497 (full schedule) All shows: No cover/PWYC. Jun 4 9pm John-Wayne Swingtet: Wayne Nakamura (guitar), Abbey Sholzberg (bass), John Farrell (guitar). Jun 14 5pm Monk’s Music; 7:30pm Harley Card Trio. Jun 15 9:30pm Rebecca Hennesey’s Fog. Jun 21 5pm Harrison Vetro; 7:30pm Jeff LaRochelle Quartet. Fat City Blues 890 College St. 647-345-8282 (full schedule) Jun 18 9:30pm Tyler Yarema No cover. Jun 19 9:30pm Patrick Tevlin No cover. Jun 21 9:30pm John Lennard No cover. Flying Beaver Pubaret, The 488 Parliament St. 647-347-6567 (full schedule) Free Times Cafe 320 College St. 416-967-1078 (full schedule) Garage @ CSI Annex, The 720 Bathurst St. 416-619-4621 Jun 2 ‘Live From the Annex’ monthly Cabaret (adv). Gate 403 403 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-588-2930 All shows: PWYC. Jun 1 5pm Mike Daley Jazz Trio; 9pm Bruce Chapman Blues Duo with feature guests. Jun 2 5pm Howard Willett Blues Duo; 9pm Nick Morgan Jazz Trio. Jun 3 5pm Evan Desaulnier Jazz Trio; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. Jun 4 5pm Joanne Morra & the France St. Jazz Ensemble; 9pm Mélanie Brûlée’s Band. Jun 5 5pm Sarah Kennedy and Matt Pines Jazz Duo; 9pm Fraser Melvin Blues Band. Jun 6 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm Six Points Jazz Orchestra. Jun 7 5pm Anything Goes Jazz Band; 9pm Bartosz Hadala Group. Jun 8 5pm Clela Errington Root Music Duo; 9pm Chris Staig Trio. Jun 9 5pm Thom Mason Jazz Trio; 9pm Lisa Patterson’s Roam Original Roma Roots Trio. Jun 10 June | July | August, 2015 | 65

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