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Volume 21 Issue 2 - October 2015

Vol 21 No 2 is now available for your viewing pleasure, and it's a bumper crop, right at the harvest moon. First ever Canadian opera on the Four Seasons Centre main stage gets double coverage with Wende Bartley interviewing Pyramus and Thisbe composer Barbara Monk Feldman and Chris Hoile connecting with director Christopher Alden; Paul Ennis digs into the musical mind of pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, and pianist Eve Egoyan is "On the Record" in conversation with publisher David Perlman ahead of the Oct release concert for her tenth recording. And at the heart of it all the 16th edition of our annual BLUE PAGES directory of presenters profile the season now well and truly under way.

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Rückert Lieder; Purcell: Dido and Aeneas; Mozart: Great Mass in c, K427; Bizet: Carmen. Morgan Traynor, soloist. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661- 3797. Free. Thursday October 29 ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Ensemble Series: Marco Polo Project. Toronto Consort; members of Sampradaya Dance; Autorickshaw. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. .25-; -(st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Attacca String Quartet: Complete Haydn Quartets: Concert No.17. Quartet Op.33 No.6; Op.9 No.3; Op.76 No.4 “Sunrise”. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). ●●8:00: Steel City Jazz Festival. Chris Bruder Quintet. Pearl Company, 16 Steven St., Hamilton. 905-524-8606. . Friday October 30 ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Orion Plays Mozart and Haydn. Mozetich: Steps to Ecstasy; Mozart: Piano Concerto No.23 in A; Bach: Piano Concerto No.3 in D; Haydn: Symphony No.103 in E-flat “Drumroll”. Orion Weiss, piano; Daniel Bartholomew- Poyser, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711. and up. Also Oct 31. ●●8:00: McMaster School of the Arts. Duo Calixa. Kelly Williamson, flute; Mariette Stephenson, guitar. Convocation Hall, Rm.213 University Hall, McMaster University, 1280 Main St. W., Hamilton. 905-525-9140 ext. 27038. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Queen’s University School of Music. Faculty Artist Series: Two Pianos and a Quintet. Mahler: Piano Quartet; John Burge: Piano Quartet; Schumann: Piano Quintet. Ensemble Made in Canada; Piano Quartet; Karma Tomm, piano. Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. Starting at $21. Saturday October 31 ●●10:30am: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Kinderconcert Series: Cabbages and Counterpoint. The musical Mendelssohn Mouse family is rehearsing and getting ready for a concert. Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener. 519-745-4711. and up; (child). Also Oct 31(Conrad Centre), Nov 7(Elmira). ●●2:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Attacca String Quartet: Complete Haydn Quartets: Concert No.18. Quartet Op.64 No.3; Op.42; Op.50 No.6 “Frog”. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519- 886-1673. ; (st). ●●6:00: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven Piano Concerto Marathon. Beethoven: Consecration of the House; Piano Concerto No.1; Piano Concerto No.2; Piano Concerto No.3; Piano Concerto No.4; Piano Concerto No.5 “Emperor”. Stewart Goodyear, piano; Bradley Thachuk, conductor. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515- 0722. ; (sr); (30 & under); (st); (15. Also Nov 1(2:30). ●●7:30: Kingston Symphony. Symphonic B. Concerts Beyond the GTA Spooktacular. Music inspired by demons, Godzilla, Edgar Allan Poe and candy. Evan Mitchell, conductor. Grand Theatre, 218 Princess St., Kingston. 613-530-2050. -. Come in costume and you could win a prize. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Attacca String Quartet: Complete Haydn Quartets: Concert No.19. Quartet Op.2; Op.20 No.3; Op.74 No.2. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Orion Plays Mozart and Haydn. Mozetich: Steps to Ecstasy; Mozart: Piano Concerto No.23 in A; J.S. Bach: Piano Concerto No.3 in D; Haydn: Symphony No.103 in E-flat “Drumroll”. Orion Weiss, piano; Daniel Bartholomew- Poyser, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 and 888-745-4717. and up. Also Oct 30. ●●8:00: Steel City Jazz Festival. Terry Clarke with Adrean Farrugia. Pearl Company, 16 Steven St., Hamilton. 905-524-8606. . Sunday November 1 ●●2:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Attacca String Quartet: Complete Haydn Quartets: Concert No.20. Quartet Op.1 No.4; Op.17 No.3; Op.54 No.1. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519- 886-1673. ; (st). ●●2:00: Steel City Jazz Festival. Intercurrents: Roy Patterson and Brian Dickinson. Works of Bill Evans and Jim Hall. Roy Patterson, guitar; Brian Dickinson, piano. Pearl Company, 16 Steven St., Hamilton. 905-524- 8606. . ●●2:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Piano Series: Emanuel Ax. Works by Beethoven, Dussek and Chopin. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. .25-; -(st). ●●2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven Piano Concerto Marathon. Beethoven: Consecration of the House; Piano Concerto No.1; Piano Concerto No.2; Piano Concerto No.3; Piano Concerto No.4; Piano Concerto No.5 “Emperor”. Stewart Goodyear, piano; Bradley Thachuk, conductor. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515- 0722. ; (sr); (30 & under); (st); (15. Also Oct 31(6:00). ●●3:00: Wellington Wind Symphony. On the Road Again. Works by Grainger, Reed, Hazo, Mahler and Koetsier. Slide by Slide Trombone Quartet; Keith Hagerman, baritone; Daniel Warren, conductor. Grandview Baptist Church, 250 Old Chicopee Dr., Kitchener. 519-669-1327. ; (sr); free(st). Also Oct 18 (Waterloo). ●●3:30: Huronia Symphony Orchestra. Opening Night. R. Strauss: Rosenkavalier Suite; Mozart: Horn Concerto No.4 in E flat K495; Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in c Op.67. David Quackenbush, horn; Oliver Balaburski, conductor. Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier St., Barrie. 705-721-4752. ; (st); (child). Wednesday November 4 ●●12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru. Barbie Main, piano. Works by Abel, Chopin, Puccini, Strauss and Lecuona. Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Annette-Barbara Vogel, violin & Durval Cesetti, piano. Szymanowski: Sonata in d Op.9; Brahms: Sonata in E-flat Op.120 No.2; Miguez: Sonata in A Op.14. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886- 1673. ; (st). Friday November 6 ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Jazz Series: Lemon Bucket Orkestra. Jazz, Balkan, Klezmer, Gypsy, Party Band. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533- 2424. .25-; -(st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Trio Arkel. Works by Haydn, Osterle, Rosza, Dvořák and Beethoven. Trio Arkel: Marie Bérard, violin; Teng Li, viola; Winona Zelenka, cello. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Saturday November 7 ●●10:30am: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Kinderconcert Series: Cabbages and Counterpoint. The musical Mendelssohn 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 MacIntyre (bass) PWYC. October 1 6pm Annie Bonsignore. October 2 6pm Jim Gelcer. October 3 6pm Ros Kindler. October 4 6pm Shannon Butcher & Ross MacIntyre. 8pm Genevieve Marentette. October 8 6pm Carlos Morgan. October 9 6pm Vincent Bertucci. October 10 6pm June Garber. October 15 6pm Heidi Lange sings Paul Simon. October 17 6pm Rebecca Enkin. October 18 6pm Ori Dagan Sings Anita O’Day; 8pm Terra Hazelton. October 22 6pm Ambre McLean. October 23 6pm Peter Campbell. October 24 6pm Brad Cormier & Adam Weinmann. October 25 6pm Heart and Soul; 8pm Freeplay Duo. October 29 6pm Fern Lindzon. October 30 6pm Ryley Murray. October 31 6pm Halloween Party w/ Jeni Walls as Liza Minnelli. Alleycatz 2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865 alleycatz.ca All shows: 9pm unless otherwise indicated. Call for cover charge info. October 2 Taxi. October 3 Soular. October 9 Taxi. October 10 Soular. October 16 Lady Kane. October 17 Lady Kane. 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) October 2 8pm The Ault Sisters /(st). October 8 8pm Vocal jazz jam with Sue Ramsay Trio. October 17 8pm Jazz Cabaret with Colina Phillips (voice), Stacie McGregor C. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) Mouse family is rehearsing and getting ready for a concert. Woolwich Memorial Centre, 24 Snyder St. S., Elmira. 519-745-4711. and up; (child). Also Oct 17, 31(Kitchener). ●●7:30: Chorus Niagara. CELEBRATE!: The Explosive Power of 160 Voices in Partridge Hall. Finzi: Ode for St. Cecilia; Bruckner: Te Deum; and other works. Guests: McMaster University Choir (Rachel Rensink-Hoff, conductor); Niagara Symphony Orchestra; Leslie Ann Bradley, soprano; Maria Soulis; mezzo; Adam Luther, tenor; Brett Polegato, baritone. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-5550 x0722 or 1-855-515-0722. ; (sr); (under 30); (st); (child). Partridge Hall. ●●7:30: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. In Remembrance: Songs of Courage and Honour. A tribute to the community’s military personnel and families. Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture; Richardson-Schulte: Song of the Poets; Medley of Second World War Favourites. Hamilton Place, 10 MacNab St. S., Hamilton. 905-526-7756. –; - (sr); (under 35); (child). (piano) . October 21 8pm New Jazz Compositions double bill with the Tom Altobelli Band and the Scott Taplay Band. October 22 8pm John Neudorf and Sophia Perlman (voice) with Adrean Farrugia (piano). October 23 8pm Luanda Jones Trio. October 24 8pm The Worst Pop Band Ever: Adrean Farrugia (piano), Chris Gale (sax), Drew Birston (bass), Tim Shia (drums). October 25 7pm Tjaderama: The Music of Cal Tjader: Randy Stirtzinger (vibes), John Sherwood (piano), Carlos Rodriguez (drums). Blakbird, The 812b Bloor St. West 647-344-7225 theblakbird.com (full schedule) Bloom 2315 Bloor St. W. 416-767-1315 bloomrestaurant.com All shows: 19+. Call for reservations. 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. C’est What 67 Front St. E 416-867-9499 cestwhat.com (full schedule) October 3, 17, 31 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers. Chalkers Pub, Billiards & Bistro 247 Marlee Ave. 416-789-2531 chalkerspub.com (full schedule) De Sotos 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) 50 | Oct 1 - Nov 7, 2015 thewholenote.com

Without Jim continued from page 35 Beat by Beat | Jazz Stories organizer and hustler who created jazz policies in unexpected and unlikely locations; a broadcaster; a writer – including for this publication. From 1981 to 1987 he was the host and music director for the Saturday matinee broadcast Toronto Alive!, which involved many visiting American artists with local rhythm sections. This led to him being made artistic director of the newly launched Toronto Jazz Festival in 1987, a post he held until a few years ago. As the primary local voice and champion of older jazz – trad and swing – Jim held a unique and significant place on the Toronto jazz scene. There seem to be more people interested in these earlier styles in larger cities with bigger jazz scenes. However, as his long record in booking the Jazz Festival showed, he was not narrow in his tastes. Mainstream jazz was simply the music he was interested in playing and the music he found his voice in. He loved Armstrong and Bechet, Ellington, stride piano, Fletcher Henderson, early Basie and other Kansas City jazz and had an encyclopedic knowledge of the details of jazz from before World War II – the records, repertoire and styles. He was a well-read man of wide knowledge and many interests – I’m told his large personal library had books on an amazing range of subjects – music of course, cooking, wine, history, film (he was an expert on the films of Buster Keaton), all sorts of things. He was a connoisseur of single-malt Scotch whisky and enjoyed his drams. His motto was: “If you only drink the good stuff, it won’t hurt you.” The scent of his Balkan Sobranie clove cigarettes often announced his arrival in a club well before he was spotted. Despite these vices, he was quite healthy and a long-time vegetarian, one of many paradoxes about him. Mostly self-taught, Jim was not a technician but an ear player, a feeling player, an instinctive musician. He had the important jazz virtues. He loved songs and swing, developed a very personal sound – especially on soprano saxophone – and had a desire and ability to communicate directly with his audience which was always sincere, never commercial. His sense of jazz integrity earned him an international reputation. He was well-known and highly regarded wherever he played – Europe (especially Britain, France and Switzerland) and the U.S., at many festivals, and on the jazz party circuit. He often said that if he sent someone home from a performance feeling better than when they came in, then he’d done his job well. He accomplished this often enough that he was welcome all over the world. C. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) I’d like to close with a story about Jim that I heard shortly after his death, from his good friend Ted O’Reilly. Some of the more modern, post-bebop musicians in Toronto occasionally looked down on Jim as being old-hat because he loved 30s and 40s jazz so. I always found this troubling because it was intolerant and didn’t accord him the respect he deserved and there may have been some jealousy involved. Jim was probably aware of this, but was a humorous and affable man who generally liked to avoid hostility and conflict. He had a quick and ready wit though and could muster a sharp riposte when needed, as in the following: Once in the 90s, he was playing a gig that involved, among others, a dyed-in-the-wool bebop trumpet player, who shall remain nameless. At some point, he snarled at Jim, “Don’t you ever get tired of playing that old crap?” – or words to that effect – and Jim retorted, “No, I don’t, do you?” In other words, I love older jazz and you love bebop, but bebop is not exactly new either, so I’ll play mine and you play yours and let’s have a little mutual respect, all right? It’s reminiscent of something Lester Young once said about individuality in an interview (and I’m quoting loosely): “Boom ... You play your licks and I’ll play my licks and it’s that way till death do us part.” Toronto bassist Steve Wallace writes a blog called “Steve Wallace – jazz, baseball, life and other ephemera” which can be accessed at wallacebass. Call for cover charge info. Emmet Ray, The 924 College St. 416-792-4497 theemmetray.com (full schedule) All shows: No cover/PWYC October 1 9pm John-Wayne Swingtet: Wayne Nakamura (guitar), Abbey Sholzberg (bass), John Farrell (guitar). October 8 9pm Bossa Tres. Fat City Blues 890 College St. 647-345-8282 Garage @ CSI Annex, The 720 Bathurst St. 416-619-4621 livefromtheannex.com October 6 ‘Live From the Annex’ monthly Cabaret (adv). Gate 403 403 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-588-2930 gate403.com All shows: PWYC. October 1 5pm Joanne Morra & The France St. Jazz Ensemble; 9pm Kristin Lindell Jazz Band. October 2 5pm Ken Taylor: Fixin’s Jazz Trio; 9pm Fraser Melvin Blues Band. October 3 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm S.O.A. Jazz Band. October 4 5pm Rob Thaller & Joanna Reynolds Jazz Duo; 9pm S.O.A. Jazz Band. October 5 5pm Mike Daley Jazz Trio; 9pm Bruce Chapman Blues Duo with feature guests. October 6 5pm Howard Willett Blues Duo; 9pm Vivia Kay Jazz Duo. October 7 5pm Robert Chapman Jazz Band; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. October 8 5pm Michael Bell and Rob Phillip Jazz Duo; 9pm Kevin Laliberté Jazz & Flamenco Trio. October 9 5pm Kurt Lund Jazz Quartet; 9pm Denielle Bassels Jazz Band. October 10 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm Ilios Steryannis Jazz Trio. October 11 5pm Anything Goes Jazz Band; 9pm Amber Leigh Jazz Trio. October 12 5pm Leonard Patterson Jazz Trio; 9pm Chris Staig Trio. October 13 5pm Thom Mason Jazz Trio; 9pm Trevor Cape Trio. October 14 5pm Michelle Rumball with Friend; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. October 15 5pm Toronto Jazz Collective; 9pm Annie Bonsignore Jazz Duo or Trio. October 16 5pm Jmondew Jazz Band; 9pm John Wayne Swingtet. October 17 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm Sweet Derrick Blues Band. October 18 5pm Jeff Taylor and the SLT; 9pm Jonathan Billings Blues Trio. October 19 5pm John Nicholson Jazz Trio; 9pm Rob Davis Blues Duo. October 20 5pm Sarah Kennedy and Matt Pines Jazz Duo; 9pm Jimmy Bryon Band. October 21 5pm Concord Jazz Quintet; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. October 22 5pm Heather Luckhart: Blues/Roots/Jazz Band; 9pm Neil Hendry and Rhonda Stakich Duo. October 23 5pm ZimZum; 9pm John Deehan Jazz Band Feat. Zoe Chilco. October 24 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm Donné Roberts Band. October 25 5pm Cheryl White Rhythym & Blues Band; 9pm Tiffany Hanus Jazz Band. October 26 5pm David Barrett Solo; 9pm Kalya Ramu Jazz Band. October 27 5pm Tim Shia Jazz Band; 9pm Trac4! with Lesley Lepine. October 28 5pm Rick Maltese: Rick’s Three in One; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. October 29 5pm Rachel Piscione Jazz Band; 9pm David Rubel Music. October 30 5pm Whitney Ross-Barris Jazz Band; 9pm Jazz Forge. October 31 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm “The Pearl Motel”. Grossman’s Tavern 379 Spadina Ave. 416-977-7000 grossmanstavern.com (full schedule) All shows: No cover (unless otherwise noted). October 1 10:30pm Robertson and Kavanaugh Quartet. October 2 6:30pm “Hold the Bus” with Kevin Bell & Mike Murphy; 10:30pm Combo Royale. October 3 4:30pm The Happy Pals; 10:30pm Damn Neighbours. October 4 4:30pm New Orleans Connection All Star Jazz Band; 10:30pm The National, Blues Jam with Brian Cober. October 5 10pm TGS World Jam. October 6 9:30pm Mz. Debbie & The Don Valley Stompers. October 7 10pm Bruce Domoney. 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. October 1, 15 Dirty Jazz. October 2 Madette. thewholenote.com Oct 1 - Nov 7, 2015 | 51

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