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Volume 21 Issue 5 - February 2016

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  • February
  • Toronto
  • Jazz
  • Arts
  • Symphony
  • Orchestra
  • Performing
  • Musical
  • Violin
  • Quartet
2016 is off to a flying start! We chronicle the Artful Times of Andrew Burashko, the violistic versatility of Teng Li, the ageless ebullience of jazz pianist Gene DiNovi and the ninetieth birthday of trumpeter Johnny Cowell. Jaeger remembers Boulez; Waxman recalls Bley's influence, and Olds finds Bowie haunting Editor's Corner. Oh, and did we mention there's all that music? Hello (and goodbye) to the February blues, and here's to swinging through the musical vines of the Year of the Monkey.

February 4 9pm John-Wayne Swingtet: Wayne Nakamura (guitar), Abbey Sholzberg (bass), John Farrell (guitar). February 7 6pm The Rob Lee (bass) Session with Bobby Shaw (sax), Aidan Funston (guitar), Harold Camacho (drums); 8:30pm Nick Scott (guitar) Trio with Julian Anderson-Bowes (bass), Eric West (drums). February 8 7pm Julian Nalli (sax) Quintet with Leland Whitty (sax), Tyler Emond (bass), James Hill (piano), Santino De Villa; 9:30 New York City’s Adam Smale (guitar) Trio with Kieran Overs (bass), Vito Rezza (drums). February 11 9pm Bossa Tres: Victor Monsivais (guitar), Abbey Sholzberg (bass). February 18 9pm Vokurka’s Vicarious Virtuoso Violin: Ed Vokurka (violin), John Fletcher (guitar), Abbey Scholzberg (bass). February 22 7pm Sean Cronin (bass) with Morgan Childs (drums), lineup TBA. Fat City Blues 890 College St. 647-345-8282 Every Sun 8:30pm Fraser/Melvin Band. Every Wed 8:30pm The Mercenaries. Every Thurs 8:30pm Tyler Yarema & The Fat Boys. February 2 8:30pm Bucketeer. February 5, 19 9:30pm Big Rude Jake. February 6, 27 9:30pm Pudding Band. February 9 9:30pm Turbo Street Funk. February 12 9:30pm Raoul & The Big Time. February 13 9:30pm Paul Reddick. February 20 9:30pm Andria Simone. February 26 9:30pm Paul Reddick. Gate 403 403 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-588-2930 All shows: PWYC. February 1 5pm Mike and Jill Daley Jazz Duo; 9pm Donghwan Moon Jazz Band. February 2 5pm Evan Desaulnier Jazz Trio; 9pm Peter Kauffman Jazz Trio. February 3 5pm Jazzforia feat. Claire Riley; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. February 4 5pm Bruce Chapman Blues Duo with feature guests; 9pm Darcy Windover Band. February 5 5pm Angie Gunn: Western Swing; 9pm “The Pearl Motel”. February 6 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm Danny Marks and Alec Fraser Duo. February 7 5pm Grateful Sunday feat. Trevor Cape and The Field; 9pm Jonathan Billings Blues Trio. February 8 5pm Grant Lyle Blues Music; 9pm Chris Staig Trio. February 9 5pm Conrad Gayle Jazz Band. February 10 5pm Michelle Rumball with friend; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. February 11 5pm Kristin Lindell Jazz Band; 9pm Kevin Laliberté Jazz & Flamenco Trio. February 12 5pm Amber Leigh Jazz Trio. February 13 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Quartet. February 14 5pm Hello Darlings; 9pm The Ault Sisters. February 15 9pm Linda Carone Jazz Band. February 16 5pm Sarah Kennedy and Matt Pines Jazz Duo; 9pm Thom Mason Jazz Trio. February 17 5pm Rick Maltese: Rick’s Three in One; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. February 18 5pm Concord Jazz Quintet; 9pm Tiffany Hanus Jazz Band. February 19 5pm Carter Brodkorb Jazz Quintet; 9pm Heather Luckhart: blues/roots/jazz band. February 20 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm Sweet Derrick Blues Band. February 21 5pm Jeff Taylor and the SLT; 9pm L.A. Turcotte: Sultants of Soul. February 22 9pm Steven “N” Tyler Quartet. February 23 5pm Andy Malette Piano Solo; 9pm Kalya Ramu Jazz Band. February 24 9pm D. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) Julian Fauth Blues Night. February 25 5pm G Street Jazz Trio; 9pm Annie Bonsignore Jazz Duo or Trio. February 26 5pm Shae Calhoun and Lorne Duo; 9pm Fraser Melvin Blues Band. February 27 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm Donné Roberts Band. February 28 5pm Six Points Jazz Orchestra. February 29 5pm Mark Rainey Jazz Band; 9pm Robert Chapman Jazz Band. Grossman’s Tavern 379 Spadina Ave. 416-977-7000 (full schedule) All shows: No cover (unless otherwise noted). Every Sat The Happy Pals Dixieland jazz jam. Harlem Restaurant 67 Richmond St. E. 416-368-1920 (full schedule) All shows: 7:30-11pm (unless otherwise noted). Call for cover charge info. February 5, 13 Gyles. February 6 Danica Bucci. February 12, 13 “It’s a Jazz Thing” All Star Weekend with Neil Brathwaite and guests (adv)/(door). February 26 Madette. February 27 Simone Morris Trio. Hirut Cafe and Restaurant 2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560 Every Sun 3pm Open Mic with Nicola Vaughan PWYC. Every Thurs 8pm Mark Sepic & Friends (guitar). February 2, 16 8pm Finger Style Guitar Association PWYC. February 6 7:30pm Open Mic Brigade w/ Robbie Patterson PWYC. February 12 8pm Latin Jazz with Don Naduriak (piano) Quintet: Alexander Brown (trumpet), Luis Deniz (sax), Paco Luviano (bass), Daniel Barnes (drums) . February 19 Arlene Paculan PWYC ( suggested). February 26 9pm Hirut Hoot Cabaret . February 27 8pm Lizzie Violet Cabaret Music and Poetry PWYC. Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The Hugh’s Room 2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604 All shows: 8:30pm (unless otherwise noted). February 2, 3 10am (Monday only) Toronto Ravel ; 8:30pm (both days) Midge Ure (of Ultravox) (adv)/(door). February 5 A Tribute to the Queen of the Blues Etta James (adv)/(door). February 6 Elizabeth Shepherd with Kevin Breit .50(adv)/.50(door). February 7 The 16th Annual Banjo Special .50(adv)/(door). February 9 Stompin’ Tom’s 80th Birthday Celebration .50(adv)/(door). February 10 8pm The JAZZ.FM91 Songwriter Series – Tribute to Steely Dan . February 11, 12 Alfie Zappacosta – DVD & CD Release (adv)/(door). February 13, 14 Micah and Jackie’s Valentine’s Concert (adv)/(door). February 16 Jane Harbury presents Discoveries (adv)/(door). February 18 Almeta Speaks (adv)/(door). February 19 Jane Siberry (adv)/(door). February 20 “The Way to San Jose” – The Music of Burt Bacharach .50(adv)/(door). February 21 A Celebration of the Life of Ron Hynes and CD Release (adv)/(door). February 25, 26 David Francey – CD Release (adv)/(door). February 27 Gregg Lawless (adv)/(door). February 28 2pm Ken Whiteley’s Sunday Gospel Matinee (adv)/.50(door); 8:30pm The Duhks .50(adv)/(door). February 29 Simon Townshend (adv)/.50(door). Jazz Bistro, The 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299 February 4, 11, 18 9pm Laila Biali Previews at Toronto Jazz Bistro – 3 night residency: Laila Biali (piano, voice), George Koller (bass), Ben Wittman (drums on Feb 4), Larnell Lewis (drums on Feb 11, 18) . February 5 9pm Hisaka . February 6, 7 9pm(Sat)/8pm(Sun) Tyramid: Adam Smale (guitar), Kieran Overs (bass), Mark Kelso (drums on Feb 6), Vito Rezza (drums on Feb 7) (Sat)/(Sun). February 12, 13 9pm The John Alcorn (voice) Quartet with Mark Eisenman (piano), Steve Wallace (bass), Perry White (sax) . February 14 9pm Valentine’s Day with June Garber (voice) and the Mark Kieswetter (piano) Trio with George Koller (bass), Ben Riley (drums) 0 (includes dinner, drinks, and flowers). February 19, 20 9pm Rich Brown (bass) & The Abeng with James Hill (keyboards), Luis Deniz (sax), Kevin Turcotte (trumpet), Ian Wright (drums) . February 21 7pm Daniela Nardi’s (voice) Espresso Manifesto with special guest Colleen Allen (sax) with Ron Davis (piano), Mike Downes (bass), Steve Heathcoate (drums/ percussion) . February 22 7pm Sounds of Italy – Jazz FM Piano Series with Rita Marcotulli. February 25, 26, 27 9pm Warren Vache (cornet) with the Mark Eisenman (piano) Trio with Steve Wallace (bass), Terry Clarke (drums) (Thurs)/(Fri, Sat). Jazz Room, The Located in the Huether Hotel, 59 King St. N., Waterloo. 226-476-1565 (full schedule) All shows: 8:30pm-11:30pm unless otherwise indicated. Attendees must be 19+. February 5 Ted Gibbons Quartet . February 6 Vaughan Misener Trio . February 12 Big Band Theory . February 13 Maureen Kennedy . February 19 Winter Jazz Festival – Yotam Silberstein Quartet (New York City) . February 21 4pm Winter Jazz Festival – Special Sunday Matinee – The Bernie Carroll Project . February 26 Ori Dagan Quartet: Tribute to Nat King Cole . February 27 Mike Murley/Jerry Granelli Quartet . Joe Mama’s 317 King St. W. 416-340-6469 Every Tue 6pm Jeff Eager. Every Wed 6pm Thomas Reynolds. Every Thurs 9pm Blackburn. Every Fri 10pm The Grind. Every Sat 10pm Shugga. Every Sun 6:30pm Organic: Nathan Hiltz (guitar); Bernie Senensky (organ); Ryan Oliver (sax), Morgan Childs (drums). KAMA 214 King St. W. 416-599-5262 (full schedule) Every Wed 5:30pm Jazz with the Kama House Band. La Revolucion 2848 Dundas St. W. 416-766-0746 (full schedule) Local Gest, The 424 Parliament St. 416-961-9425 Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307 (full schedule) February 4 7pm Ron Davis’ (piano) Pocket Symphronica with Aline Homzy (violin), Kevin Barrett (guitar), Mike Downes (bass), Roger Travassos (drums) (adv)/(door). Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club 951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440 (full schedule) All shows: PWYC. February 2, 28 Stan Chang & Erick Bruck. February 3, 17 Jamie ‘Giggles’ Mitges. February 4 John Zadro. February 5 Gary Beck & Sideways. February 6 The Cha Cha Unit. February 7, 21 Grace Peters. February 9, 23, 27 Brad Halls (27th with Laura Harp). February 10, 24 Paul Taylor. February 11, 25 Carmen Spada. February 12 David Hollingshead & Isaiah Farahbakhsh. February 13, 16 Thomas Hammerton. February 14 Ambre Mclean. February 18 Foster/Daniels/Wagler. February 20 Parker Abbott Trio. February 26 Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra. Mezzetta Restaurant 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687 (full schedule) All shows: 9pm, (unless otherwise noted). February 3 Lorne Lofsky & Neil Swainson . Monarch Tavern 12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833 (full schedule) February 8 7:30pm Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils Orchestra . Monarchs Pub At the Eaton Chelsea Hotel 33 Gerrard St. W. 416-585-4352 (full schedule) Wednesday shows: 7pm. Thursday shows: 8pm. All shows: No cover. Morgans on the Danforth 1282 Danforth Ave. 416-461-3020 (full schedule) All shows: 2pm-5pm. No cover. February 28 Lisa Particelli’s Girls Night Out Jazz Jam. Musideum 401 Richmond St. W., Main Floor 416-599-7323 (full schedule) Nawlins Jazz Bar & Dining 299 King St. W. 416-595-1958 All shows: No cover/PWYC. Every Tue 6:30pm Stacie McGregor. Every Wed 7pm Jim Heineman Trio. Every Thurs 8pm Nothin’ But the Blues w/ Joe Bowden (drums) and featured vocalists. Every Fri, Sat 8:30pm N’awlins All Star Band. Every Sun 7pm Brooke Blackburn. Nice Bistro, The 117 Brock St. N., Whitby. 905-668-8839 (full schedule) Old Mill, The 44 | February 1, 2016 - March 7, 2016

21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641 The Home Smith Bar: No reservations. No cover. food/drink minimum. All shows: 7:30pm-10:30pm February 4 Juliann Kuchocki (voice) Trio with David Restivo (piano), Dave Young (bass). February 5 Canadian Jazz Quartet & Friends: Frank Wright (vibes), Ted Quinlan (guitar), Pat Collins (bass), Don Vickery (drums), feat. Chase Sanborn (trumpet). February 6 Artie Roth (bass) Trio with Mike Filice (sax), Geoff Young (guitar). February 11 Alex Pangman & The Alleycats: Alex Pangman (voice), Peter Hill (piano), John MacLeod (cornet), Glenn Anderson (drums). February 12 Ron Westray (trombone) Trio with Chris Banks (bass), Daniel Barnes (drums). February 13 Mike Allen (guitar) Quartet with Dave Young (bass), Don Vickery (drums), Mary Panacci (voice). February 18 Joe Sealy (piano) / Paul Novotny (bass) Duo. February 19 Alexis Baro (trumpet) Quartet with Stan Fomin (piano), Paco Luviano (bass), Amhed Mitchell (drums). February 20 Bonnie Brett (voice) Trio with David Braid (piano), Steve Wallace (bass). February 25 Don Thompson (piano) / Reg Schwager (guitar) Duo. February 26 Sam Broverman (voice) Trio with Mark Kieswetter (piano), Jordan O’Connor (bass). February 27 Kevin Dempsey (drums) Trio with Reg Schwager (guitar), Pat Collins (bass). Only Café, The 972 Danforth Ave. 416-463-7843 (full schedule) All shows: 8pm unless otherwise indicated. February 22 Lazersuzan. Paintbox Bistro 555 Dundas St. E. 647-748-0555 (Full schedule) Palais Royale 1601 Lake Shore Blvd. W. 416-533-3553 February 13 7pm Valentine’s Big Band Dance feat. Glenn Chipkar and the 18 piece Swing Shift Big Band Orchestra (gen)/0(VIP). Pauper’s Pub 539 Bloor St. W. 416-530-1331 February 13, 14 7pm A Jazzy Valentine’s with Steve Wallace (bass), Chris Gale (sax on Feb 13), Perry White (sax on Feb 14) Matt Newton (piano), Julie McGregor (voice). Pilot Tavern, The 22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716 All shows: 3:30pm. No cover. February 6 Norman Marshall Villeneuve’s Jazz Message: Norman Marshall Villeneuve (drums), Eric Boucher (piano), Artie Roth (bass), Shawn Nykwist (alto sax), Alexis Baro (trumpet). February 13 Frank Botos Quartet. February 20 Alex Dean Quartet. February 27 Kirk MacDonald Quartet. Poetry Jazz Café 224 Augusta Ave. 416-599-5299 (full schedule) Reposado Bar & Lounge 136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474 (full schedule) Every Wed Spy vs. Sly vs. Spy. Every Thurs, Fri 10pm Reposadists Quartet: Tim Hamel (trumpet), Jon Meyer (bass), Jeff Halischuck (drums), Roberto Rosenman (guitar). Reservoir Lounge, The 52 Wellington St. E. 416-955-0887 (full schedule). All shows: 9:45 Every Tue, Sat Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm. Every Wed The Digs. Every Thurs Stacey Kaniuk. Every Fri Dee Dee and the Dirty Martinis. February 4 Alex Pangman. Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The 194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475 (full schedule) Call for cover charge info. February 1 6:30pm University of Toronto Student Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Humber College Student Jazz Ensembles. February 2 6:30pm Chris Wallace’s Many Names; 9:30pm Israel’s Amos Hoffman with Noah Lemish Quartet. February 3 6:30pm Richard Whiteman Four; 9:30pm New York’s Gary Versace & Mark Feldman with Darren Sigesmund Quintet - CD Release. February 4 6:30pm Yuka; 9:30pm New York’s Gary Versace & Mark Feldman with Darren Sigesmund Quintet - CD Release. February 5 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Victor Bateman Trio; 9:45pm Norman M. Villeneuve. February 6 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Composers Collective; 7:30pm Nick Teehan Group; 9:45pm New York’s Jacey Falk Quartet. February 7 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Club Django; 7pm Marilyn Lerner Trio; 9:45pm New York’s Jacey Falk Quartet. February 8 6:30pm University of Toronto Student Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Humber College Student Jazz Ensembles. February 9 6:30pm Chris Wallace’s Many Names; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jam hosted by Brooklyn’s Tyramid w/ Adam Smale. February 10 6:30pm Richard Whiteman Four; 9:30pm Buddy Aquilina. February 11 6:30pm Yuka; Featuring some of Toronto’s best jazz musicians with a brief reflection by Jazz Vespers Clergy Sunday, February 21 at 4:30 pm Joe Sealy, piano Paul Novotny, bass Sunday, March 6 at 4:30 pm RUSS LITTLE QUINTET Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211 (north of St. Clair at Heath St.) Admission is free; donations are welcome. 9:30pm Vaughan Misener. February 12 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Victor Bateman Trio; 9:45pm Marito Marques. February 13 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Paul Reddick; 7:30pm Nick Teehan Group; 9:45pm Bob Brough Quartet. February 14 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble; 7pm Marilyn Lerner Trio; 9:30pm Hannah Barstow. February 15 6:30pm University of Toronto Student Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Mike Malone & The Writers Jazz Orchestra. February 16 6:30pm Chris Wallace’s Many Names; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jam hosted by Scotland’s Graeme Stephen. February 17 6:30pm Richard Whiteman Four; 9:30pm Julie Mahendran. February 18 6:30pm Yuka; 9:30pm Soul Stew. February 19 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Victor Bateman Trio; 9:45pm Raoul & the Bigger Time. February 20 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Socialist Night School; 7:30pm Nick Teehan Group; 9:45pm Michael Occhipinti’s Creation Dream Reunion. February 21 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters; 7pm Marilyn Lerner Trio; 9:30pm Ronda Stakich Group. February 22 6:30pm University of Toronto Student Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Humber College Student Jazz Ensembles. February 23 6:30pm Chris Wallace’s Many Names; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jam hosted by Chris Gale. February 24 6:30pm Richard Whiteman Four; 9:30pm Josh Grossman’s The TJO - Toronto Jazz Orchestra. February 25 6:30pm Yuka; 9:45pm Halifax’s Jerry Granelli Quartet w/ Mike Murley. February 26 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Victor Bateman Trio; 9:45pm Halifax’s Jerry Granelli Quartet w/ Mike Murley. February 27 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Laura Hubert Band; 7:30pm Nick Teehan Group; 9:45pm Steve Koven’s Project Rex. February 28 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Freeway Dixieland; 7pm Marilyn Lerner Trio; 9:30pm Three Blind Mice. February 29 6:30pm University of Toronto Student Jazz Ensembles; 8:30pm John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. Salty Dog Bar & Grill, The 1980 Queen St. E. 416-849-5064 (full schedule) St. Philip’s Anglican Church ● Sauce on the Danforth 1376 Danforth Ave. 647-748-1376 All shows: no cover. Every Mon 9pm The Out Of Towners: Dirty Organ Jazz. Every Tue 6pm Julian Fauth. February 6 Steve Stanley. February 13 Michelle Rumball & Mr. Rick. February 20 Catfish. February 27 Matt Morgan. Seven44 (Formerly Chick n’ Deli/The People’s Chicken) 744 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-489-7931 (full schedule) All shows: 7:30pm February 1 Advocats Big Band. February 15 George Lake Big Band. February 22 Mega City Swing Band. Stori Aperitivo 95 King St. E. 416-361-0404 (full schedule) Toni Bulloni 156 Cumberland St. 416-967-7676 (full schedule) No cover. Saturday shows: 9pm. food/ drink minimum. Sunday shows: 6pm. food/drink minimum. Tranzac 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137 3-4 shows daily, various styles. Mostly PWYC. Every Mon 10pm Open Mic Mondays. Every Thurs 7:30pm Bluegrass Thursdays: Houndstooth. Every Fri 5pm The Foolish Things (folk). This month’s shows include: February 2 7:30pm Ali Berkok; 10pm Peripheral Vision. February 7, 21 5pm Monk’s Music. February 9 7:30pm Aurochs; 10pm Bedroom. February 14 10pm The Lina Allemano Four. February 16 10pm The Ken McDonald Quartet. February 17 7:30pm Graeme Stephen Trio, with Dan Fortin & Chris Wallace. February 21 7:30pm Diane Roblin. February 23 10pm Nick Fraser Presents. January 26 10pm The Ryan Driver Sextet. Sunday, February 7, 10:30 AM | Mardi Gras Mass Bob DeAngelis Dixieland Band Sunday, February 14, 4:00 PM | Valentine Vespers St. Philip’s Carol McCartney Anglican Church Quartet with Kieran Overs (bass), St. Chris Philip’s Robinson Anglican (saxophone) Church and Nancy Walker | Etobicoke (piano) 25 ● Sunday, St. Phillips February Road 28, (near 4:00 PM Royal | Steel York Pan + Vespers Dixon) 416-247-5181 Joy Lapps-Lewis • Quartet with Joy • free (steel will pan), offering Andrew Stewart (bass), Larnell Lewis (drums) and Jeremy Ledbetter (keyboard) Sunday, March 6, 4:00 PM | Jazz Vespers Barbra Lica Trio St. Philip’s Anglican Church | Etobicoke 25 St. Phillips Road (near Royal York + Dixon) 416-247-5181 • • free will offering February 1, 2016 - March 7, 2016 | 45

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