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Volume 21 Issue 1 - September 2015

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Paul Ennis's annual TIFF TIPS (27 festival films of potential particular musical interest); Wu Man, Yo-Yo Ma and Jeffrey Beecher on the Silk Road; David Jaeger on CBC Radio Music in the days it was committed to commissioning; the LISTENING ROOM continues to grow on line; DISCoveries is back, bigger than ever; and Mary Lou Fallis says Trinity-St. Paul's is Just the Spot (especially this coming Sept 25!).

piano; Bernhard Gueller,

piano; Bernhard Gueller, conductor. Hamilton Place, 10 MacNab St. S., Hamilton. 905-526- 7756. -. 6:30: pre-concert chat. ●●Sep 19 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Valtchev-Tchekoratova Duo. Performing Beethoven’s complete violin sonatas. Sonatas No.1-4. Georgy Valtechev, violin; Lora Tchekoratova, piano. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Series /. ●●Sep 19 8:00: SweetWater Music Festival. Jazz Superstars. David Braid, Drew Jurecka, Dean McNeil, Joseph Phillips. Georgian Shores United Church, 997 4th Ave. E., Owen Sound. 519-371-2833. ; (st). B. Concerts Beyond the GTA Sunday September 20 ●●Sep 20 3:00: SweetWater Music Festival. The Bach B Minor Mass. Kenneth Slowik and Adrian Butterfield, conductors. Georgian Shores United Church, 997 4th Ave. E., Owen Sound. 519-371- 2833. ; (st). ●●Sep 20 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Valtchev-Tchekoratova Duo. Performing Beethoven’s complete violin sonatas. Sonata No.5 “Spring”; No.8; No.9 “Kreutzer”. Georgy Valtechev, violin; Lora Tchekoratova, piano. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Series /. Monday September 21 ●●Sep 21 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Valtchev-Tchekoratova Duo. Performing Beethoven’s complete violin sonatas. Sonata No.6; No.7; No.10. Georgy Valtechev, violin; Lora Tchekoratova, piano. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Series /. Tuesday September 22 ●●Sep 22 12:15: Stephanie Burgoyne and William Vandertuin, organ. In concert. St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral, 472 Richmond St., London. 519- 752-0965. Free. Friday September 25 ●●Sep 25 8:00: Folk Under the Clock. Lynne Miles & Ian Tamblyn. Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St., Peterborough. 705-749-1146. ; (st). ●●Sep 25 8:00: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. New Music Kingston Series: Dynamic Percussion/Piano Duo. Beverley Johnston, percussion; Pamela Reimer, piano. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. .25- ; -(st). 7:15: Pre-concert discussion. ●●Sep 25 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Beethoven Marathon. Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage; Piano Concerto No.1 in C; Piano Concerto No.4 in G. Stewart Goodyear, piano; Grand Philharmonic Choir; Edwin Outwater, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711. and up. Also Sep 26 2:30,8pm. Saturday September 26 ●●Sep 26 2:30: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Beethoven Marathon. Coriolan Overture; Piano Concerto No.3 in c; Symphony No.8 in F. Stewart Goodyear, piano; Edwin Outwater, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711. and up. Also 8pm, Sep 25 8pm. ●●Sep 26 7:30: Haliburton Concert Series. Elmer Iseler Singers in Concert. Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion, 5358 County Rd. 21, Haliburton. 705-457-3272. ; (st). ●●Sep 26 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Beethoven Marathon. Music from King Stephen; Piano Concerto No.2 in B-Flat; Piano Concerto No.5 in E-Flat. Stewart Goodyear, piano; Edwin Outwater, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711. and up. Also 2:30, Sep 25 8pm. Sunday September 27 ●●Sep 27 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Penderecki String Quartet. Haydn: String Quartet Op.20 No.4; Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op.80 in f; Chan: String Quartet No.5; Penderecki: String Quartet No.2. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519- 886-1673. ; (st). Tuesday September 29 Kingston ON JANE BUNNETT + MAQUEQUE CUBAN RHAPSODY Tues Sept 29 @ 7:30 PM Tickets: theisabel.ca 613.533.2424 .25 to / students 1/2 price ●●Sep 29 7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Jazz Series: Jane Bunnett: Cuban Rhapsody. Classic Cuban jazz forms such as Mambo and Cha cha and Bunnett’s original compositions. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533- 2424. .25-; -(st). Thursday October 1 ●●Oct 01 7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Global Salon Series: Ali Fontaine. Anishinaabe singer-songwriter from Sagkeeng First Nation, Manitoba. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. .25-; -(st). Friday October 2 ●●Oct 02 8:00: Bravo Niagara: North Star Festival - Voices of Freedom. Joe Sealy. Sealy: Africville Suite. Joe Sealy, piano; Jumaane Smith; trumpet. St. Mark’s Anglican Church (Niagaraon-the-Lake), 41 Byron St, Niagara-on-the-Lake. 289-868-9177. . Featuring the artwork of Dr. Ron Clavier. Saturday October 3 ●●Oct 03 7:30: Bravo Niagara: North Star Festival - Voices of Freedom. Nathaniel Dett Chorale: Freedom Has a Voice. St. Mark’s Anglican Church (Niagara-on-the-Lake), 41 Byron St, Niagara-on-the-Lake. 289-868-9177. . Featuring the artwork of Edward Spera. ●●Oct 03 7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Royal Conservatory Orchestra. Mahler: Symphony No.4; Elgar: Violin Concerto. Alexis Hatch, violin; Julian Kuerti, conductor. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. ; (st). Sunday October 4 ●●Oct 04 7:00: Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music. Sing Fires of Justice 10th Anniversary Concert. WLU Choirs and community choral singers. St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 54 Benton St., Kitchener. 519-884-1970 x4439. Entry by donation. ●●Oct 04 4:30: Bravo Niagara: North Star Festival - Voices of Freedom. Sunset Freedom River Cruise. Harrison Kennedy; Actors from the Lewiston Council on the Arts. Navy Hall, 305 Ricardo St, Niagara-on-the-Lake. 289-868- 9177. Free. ●●Oct 04 7:30: Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club. NUA. New trio performing traditional music and original compositions drawn from Irish and Scottish traditions. James Law, fiddle; Graeme McGillivray, guitar; Jacob McCauley, bodhrán. Chaucer’s Pub, 122 Carling St., London. D. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) 120 Diner 120 Church St. 416-792-7725 120diner.com (full schedule) Every Tue 7-11pm Lisa Particelli’s Girls’ Night Out jazz jam with Peter Hill (piano), Ross Mac- Intyre (bass) PWYC. Alleycatz 2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865 alleycatz.ca All shows: 9pm unless otherwise indicated. Call for cover charge info. Annette Studios 566 Annette St. 647-880-8378 annettestudios.com Every Mon 9:30pm Jazz Jam w/ Jared Goldman Quintet. Suggested donation /(st). Artword Artbar 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton. 905-543-8512 artword.net (full schedule) September 13 4pm It Is What it Is: Doug Murphy (guitar), Tim Kulakowsky (guitar), Alanna Gunn (bass), Brian Ropcean (drums). September 18 8pm Beg to Differ Trio: Tim Ninehouse (keys, voice), Doug Sikma (guitar), Steve Foster (drums). September 24 8pm Sue Ramsay (voice) Trio with Bob Shields (guitar), Clark Johnston (bass) . Blakbird, The 812b Bloor St. West 647-344-7225 theblakbird.com (full schedule) September 25 African D’Jelly. Bloom 2315 Bloor St. W. 416-767-1315 bloomrestaurant.com All shows: 19+. Call for reservations. September 24 7pm Alison Young (sax) Trio with Jeff McLeod (keys), Ross MacIntyre (bass) (with dinner). Castro’s Lounge 2116e Queen St. E 416-699-8272 castroslounge.com (full schedule) All shows: No cover/PWYC Every Wed 6pm The Mediterranean Stars. 519-473-2099. /(adv). ●●Oct 04 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Moveable Feast. POSTPONED. Two Bach cello suites plus two newly commissioned works related to them. Matt Haimovitz, cello. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Wednesday October 7 ●●Oct 07 12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru. Jennifer Potter, soprano and Keiko Kuepfer, piano. Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). ●●Oct 07 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Duvall-Sords-Thomson Trio. Mendelssohn: Trios, Op.49 in d; Op.66 in c; Sonata in F for violin and piano. Cheryl Duvall, piano; Andrew Sords, violin; Sawyer Thomson, cello. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). C’est What 67 Front St. E (416) 867-9499 cestwhat.com (full schedule) Chalkers Pub, Billiards & Bistro 247 Marlee Ave. 416-789-2531 chalkerspub.com (full schedule) Every Wed 8pm Girls Night Out Jazz Jam w/ host Lisa Particelli PWYC. May 2 6pm Steve Amirault (voice, piano) Trio with Jim Vivian (bass, Barry Elmes (drums) . DeSotos 1079 St. Clair Ave. W 416-651-2109 desotos.ca (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 dominiononqueen.com (full schedule) Call for cover charge info. Emmet Ray, The 924 College St. 416-792-4497 theemmetray.com (full schedule) All shows: No cover/PWYC September 3 9pm John-Wayne Swingtet: Wayne Nakamura (guitar), Abbey Sholzberg (bass), John Farrell (guitar). Fat City Blues 890 College St. 647-345-8282 Garage @ CSI Annex, The 720 Bathurst St. 416-619-4621 livefromtheannex.com September 1 ‘Live From the Annex’ monthly Cabaret (adv). Gate 403 403 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-588-2930 gate403.com All shows: PWYC. September 1 5pm Howard Willett Blues Duo; 9pm Kristin Lindell Jazz Band. September 2 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. September 3 5pm Amber Leigh Jazz Trio; 9pm 44 | Sept 1 - Oct 7, 2015 thewholenote.com

Beat by Beat | Mainly Clubs, Mostly Jazz! Getting Into and Out Of a Jam BOB BEN Jazz jams can be a beautiful thing. To my mind, if a jazz jam is working as it should (as, for example, it does every Tuesday at The Rex), everyone involved should be primarily interested in three things: making good music, respecting each other, and above all, having fun. To me, fun is the launching point for everything. If you don’t have fun playing your instrument, you won’t have fun practising it. If you don’t have fun practising or playing, no one will have fun listening. Look at Oscar Peterson’s face. Was he having fun? I rest my case. But unfortunately, and this is no big secret, some jazz jams can foster an unfortunate atmosphere of tension, intimidation, and competitiveness, which destroys the fun and undermines the spirit of the music. Artists of all sorts should absolutely care about the quality and integrity of their art. But at the end of the day, it is just art. When petty concerns of quality and integrity eclipse art’s purpose (whatever it is), that, to me, is tragic. Luckily, the active jazz jams I am fortunate to regularly attend in this city evade these troubles. Generally they are welcoming and accepting of instrumentalists of all levels and walks of life – instrumentalists being the key word here; there has always been a sort of self-imposed segregation between vocalists and instrumentalists. And for reasons I don’t have the space or time to discuss here, it can be difficult for a vocalist to find a jam where they are welcomed and not underestimated or relegated to the sidelines. Lisa Particelli was acutely aware of this, as most jazz singers are, when, more than a decade ago, she founded GNO: Girls’ Night Out (where gentlemen are welcome, too). GNO Jazz began its ten-plusyear run at The Cabbage Patch, a now-defunct pub that was located on Parliament St., where the Flying Beaver Pubaret existed until property damage forced that venue to close this past summer. Although GNO has recently included a house band complete with piano, bass and drums, when it started on Parliament in January, 2005, the house band consisted only of Richard Whitehouse on piano. Within the first year, Peter Hill took over on piano, and after sitting in A Sondheim Jazz Project on several sessions, Ross MacIntyre became the official bassist. As GNO grew, the jam – and the community which sprang up around it – cycled through a few venues, including Ten Feet Tall (defunct), Dominion on Queen (currently closed for renovations), and many more, before settling on Chalkers Pub on Marlee, seven years ago. Chalkers: It was during GNO’s run at Chalkers that Lisa Particelli was able to establish a scholarship fund to encourage and help young vocalists achieve their artistic and professional goals. Chalkers was also, during this time, a venue that hosted jazz greats like Oliver Jones, Jason Marsalis and Sheila Jordan – whom I had the great pleasure of meeting when I ushered for two of her concerts there. (In addition to being a genuine and adventurous performer, she is one of the sweetest, most infectiously charming people I’ve ever spoken with.) The aforementioned Oliver Jones, incidentally, is indirectly responsible for the Chalkers piano. If you have seen, heard, or had the good fortune to play the wonderful piano on the Chalkers Pub stage, you have Oliver Jones, Don Thompson and Lisa Particelli to thank: “Oliver Jones’ attendance at my jam helped me to convince the former Chalkers owner that we needed a real piano,” Particelli explained. “We first got a Yamaha upright and later Don Thompson helped choose a Shigeru Kawai grand from Merriam Music which we all were sad to [say] goodbye to since leaving Chalkers after July 1st.” In addition to all these wonderful things that happened to, because of, and around GNO over the last seven years at Chalkers Pub, Chalkers was where I discovered GNO. I came into it fairly late (both in the jam’s history and on any given Wednesday night), but when I got there, in addition to a great house band (Peter Hill, Ross MacIntyre and Louis Botos Sr., who is the granddaddy of the incredible Botos Mélanie Brûlée’s Band. September 4 5pm Ken Taylor: Fixin’s Jazz Trio; 9pm Fraser Melvin Blues Band. September 5 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm Melissa Boyce Jazz & Blues Band. September 6 5pm Suela Mero Jazz Trio; 9pm Johnny Cox and the Magnetic Line. September 7 5pm Mike Daley Jazz Trio; 9pm Bruce Chapman Blues Duo with feature guests. September 8 9pm Ben Young Jazz Duo. September 9 5pm Michelle Rumball with Friend; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. September 10 5pm John Wayne Swingtet; 9pm Kevin Laliberté Jazz & Flamenco Trio. September 11 5pm Denise Leslie Jazz Band; 9pm Denielle Bassels Jazz Band. September 12 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm Tiffany Hanus Jazz Band. September 13 5pm Six Points Jazz Orchestra; 9pm Laura Swankey Jazz Quartet. September 14 5pm Conrad Gayle Jazz Band; 9pm Chris Staig Trio. September 15 5pm Sarah Kennedy and Matt Pines Jazz Duo; 9pm Mike Nagoda Blues Band. September 16 5pm Concord Jazz Quintet; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. September 17 5pm Roger Chong Jazz Band; 9pm Annie Bonsignore Jazz Duo or Trio. September 18 5pm Sam Broverman Jazz Duo; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. September 19 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm Sweet Derrick Blues Band. September 20 5pm Kim Lum-Danson Jazz Duo; 9pm Sean Bellaviti Latin Jazz Trio. September 21 9pm Rob Davis Blues Duo. September 22 5pm Christopher Platt: “CP3”; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. September 23 5pm Larry Bond Jazz Duo; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. September 24 5pm G Street Jazz Trio; 9pm Cyndi Carleton: At Ease Music. September 25 9pm Donné Roberts Band. September 26 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm Angie Gunn and Nichol Robertson Duo. September 27 5pm Cheryl White Rhythm & Blues Band; 9pm The Bentley Collective. September 28 5pm Chris Gale Jazz Band; 9pm Kalya Ramu Jazz Band. September 29 5pm Ali Berkok Jazz Trio; 9pm Gary Cain Blues Band. September 30 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. Grossman’s Tavern 379 Spadina Ave. 416-977-7000 grossmanstavern.com (full schedule) All shows: No cover (unless otherwise noted). Habits Gastropub 928 College St. 416-533-7272 habitsgastropub.com (full schedule) Harlem Restaurant 67 Richmond St. E. 416-368-1920 harlemrestaurant.com (full schedule) All shows: 7:30-11pm (unless otherwise noted). Call for cover charge info. September 4 Madette. September 5 Dirty Jazz. September 11 Zimzum. September 12 Liz Loughrey & Adrian X. September 19 Gyles. September 24 Mike Field. September 26 Kristin Fung. Hirut Cafe and Restaurant 2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560 Every Sun 3pm Open Mic with Nicola Vaughan: folk/country/jazz/world/R&B. September 5 Jazzforia. September 8, 22 8pm Finger Style Guitar Association PWYC. September 11 Arlene Paculan. September 12 8pm Open Mic Brigade hosted by Robbie Patterson PWYC. September 18 Sharon Katz & Friends. September 19 DEOP musicians from Danforth East. September 25 9pm Hirut Hoot Cabaret/Comedy Night . September 26 Poetry Night. Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The Hugh’s Room 2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604 hughsroom.com All shows: 8:30pm (unless otherwise noted). September 2 Karine Polwart (adv)/.50(door). September 5 Greg Brown .50(adv)/(door). September 10 Comedy Show: You Can’t Be Serious (adv)/(door). September 11 Ron Nigrini (adv)/.50(door). September 12 Friends of Fiddler’s Green – CD Release, “Old Inventions” (adv)/.50(door). September 15 10am Toronto Ravel . September 17 Mike Peters (of The Alarm & Big Country) (adv)/.50(door). September 18 A Man called Wrycraft presents Share the Land – A Live Concert Tribute to The Guess Who (adv)/(door). September 19 Rita Chiarelli (adv)/.50(door). September 20 Jon Gomm & Don Ross .50(adv)/(door). September 25 Elvis at Sun Records (adv)/(door). September 26 Dick Gaughan with Jason Wilson .50(adv)/(door). September 27 8pm Christine Gadies – Debut CD “Just Love” (adv)/(door). thewholenote.com Sept 1 - Oct 7, 2015 | 45

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