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Volume 21 Issue 9 - Summer 2016

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It's combined June/July/August summer issue time with, we hope, enough between the covers to keep you dipping into it all through the coming lazy, hazy days. From Jazz Vans racing round "The Island" delivering pop-up brass breakouts at the roadside, to Bach flute ambushes strolling "The Grove, " to dozens of reasons to stay in the city. May yours be a summer where you find undiscovered musical treasures, and, better still, when, unexpectedly, the music finds you.

All shows: 8:30pm

All shows: 8:30pm (unless otherwise noted). June 7 10pm Toronto Ravel ; 8:30pm The Dustbowl Revival (adv)/(door). June 9 Valdy (adv)/(door). June 10 Smooth Sweet Sounds of the 70s (adv)/(door). June 11 Things are Swinging – The Songs of Peggy Lee (adv)/(door). June 12 Johnny A. (adv)/(door). June 15 Richard Shindell (adv)/(door). June 16 James Gordon and Sons – CD Release .50(adv)/(door). June 17 A Man called Wrycraft presents Into the Great Wide Open: The Music of Tom Petty (adv)/(door). June 18 Stephen Fearing (adv)/(door). June 19 The Small Glories – Cara Luft & JD Edwards .50(adv)/(door). June 22 Al Lerman – CD Release .50(adv)/(door). June 23 China Crisis .50(adv)/(door). June 24 A Trip Down the Yellow Brick Road with Elton Rohn (adv)/(door). July 2 Patricia Barber (adv)/(door). July 3 Harpeth Rising .50(adv)/(door). July 4 8pm JAZZ.FM91 presents Jazz in July – The Andrew Scott Trio: A Tribute to Henry Mancini . July 5 Lyy .50(adv)/(door). July 6 Grainne Duffy .50(adv)/(door). July 7 Ten Strings and a Goat Skin .50(adv)/(door). Jazz Bistro, The 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299 June 1 8pm Stu Macdonald (voice) Quartet with Stu Harrison (piano), Ross MacIntyre (bass), Mark Micklethwaite (drums) . June 3, 4 9pm Coldjack: John Fraser (voice), Marcus Davis (bass), Carl Harvey (guitar), Aaron Spink (drums), Bela Haymen (keys), Dianne Rivard (percussion), Kolette Easy (voice), Igor Babich (sax) (Fri)/(Sat). June 5 7pm Steven Taetz (voice): “Porter for Pride: Tribute to Cole Porter” with Ewen Farncombe (piano), Mike Meusel (bass), Andrew Miller (drums) . June 7, 8 8pm Denise Reis (voice, guitar) with the Heillig Manouevre: Alison Young (sax), Stacie McGregor (piano), Charlie Cooley (drums), Henry Heillig (bass) . June 9, 10, 11 9pm Bernie Senensky Quintet: “A Tribute to Moe Koffman” feat. Jake Koffman (sax), Bill McBirnie (flute) (Thurs, Fri)/(Sat). St. Philip’s Anglican Church ● D. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) June 12 7pm Pat Murray . June 17, 18 9pm Kirk MacDonald (sax) Quintet with Mark Eisenman (piano), Dave Young (bass), Terry Clarke (drums) feat. Doug Lawrence (sax) . June 19 7pm Wendy Lands (voice) with Steve Hunter (piano), Marc Rogers (bass), Jim Gillard (drums) . June 21 8pm Dave Restivo Trio . June 23 8pm The Carlos Morgan Quartet . June 24, 25 8pm The Bill Charlap (piano) Trio with Peter Washington (bass), Kenny Washington (drums) . June 26 8pm Laila Biali (piano, voice) with Ben Wittman (drums), Ross MacIntyre (bass), Phil Dwyer (sax). June 28 8pm Robi Botos (piano) and Paul Novotny (bass) . June 29 8pm Robi Botos and Hilario Duran (pianos) . June 30 8pm Robi Botos (piano) Quartet with Paul Novotny (bass), Seamus Blake (sax), Mark McLean (drums) . July 1 8pm The Music of Born to Be Blue: David Braid (piano), Kevin Turcotte (trumpet), Steve Wallace (bass), Terry Clarke (drums) . July 2 8pm Alfredo Rodriguez . July 3 7pm Stephanie Martin . 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+. June 2 10pm Dodecaphunk (Kyle Brenders Septet) with opener Alison Au . June 3 8:30pm Ryan Cassidy Band with Special Guest Brownman . June 4 8:30pm Laila Biali . June 10 8:30pm Lydia Persaud . June 11 8:30pm Rich Brown (bass) and The Abeng: Luis Deniz (sax), Kevin Turcotte (trumpet), Stan Fomin (keys), Larnell Lewis (drums) . June 17 8:30pm Tana Kannangara Group . June 18 8:30 Mandy Lagan (voice) Quartet with Dave Restivo (piano), Ted Quinlan (guitar), Jim Vivian (bass), Nick Fraser (drums) . June 19 4pm Dave Young (bass)/ Doug Lawrence (sax) Quintet with Kirk Mac- Donald (sax), Mark Eisenman (piano), Terry Clarke (drums) . June 20 8pm Francois Jalbert and Jerome Beaulieu . June 21 8pm Genevieve Marentette Trio . June 22 8pm Mark Kelso’s (drums) Jazz Exiles with Rich Brown (bass), Luis Deniz (sax), Joey Sunday, June 12, 4:00 PM | Jazz Vespers Hilario Duran Trio with Roberto Occhipinti (bass) and Mark Kelso (drums). With special guest Jane Bunnett. St. Philip’s Sunday, June Anglican 26, 4:00 Church PM | Jazz Vespers | Etobicoke 25 St. Colleen Phillips Allen, Road Mike (near Murley Royal (saxophones), York + Dixon) 416-247-5181 • • free will offering Steve Wallace (bass), Terry Clarke (drums) and Adrean Farrugia (piano) Please note our change of venue – St Philip’s is renovating for accessibility! ST. PHILIP’S JAZZ VESPERS @ ALL SAINTS KINGSWAY ANGLICAN CHURCH 2850 Bloor St. West, at Prince Edward, steps from the Royal York subway, with Green P parking across the street. FOR ST PHILIPS: 416-247-5181 FOR ALL SAINTS KINGSWAY: 416-233-1125 Martel (guitar) feat. Robi Botos (piano) . June 23 8pm Jerzy Kaplanek Quartet . June 24 8:30pm Matt Baker . 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. 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 Every Tue 9pm Duets with Peter Hill and featured guests (Shawn Nykwist on June 7, 28; Chris Gale on June 21; TBA on June 14). Every Fri 7pm Les Petits Nouveaux. Leaside Pub 190 Laird Dr. 416-487-8682 June 25, July 2 4pm Climax Jazz Band. Local Gest, The 424 Parliament St. 416-961-9425 Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307 (full schedule) June 2 10pm Los Poetas + Fito Blanko . June 3 8pm Gabriel Palatchi + Changarón Del Norte . June 4 10:30pm Ola Fresca (adv)/(door). June 5 8pm Elsten Torres + Amanda Martinez (adv)/(door). June 7 8pm Kafinal + Elaine Lil’Bit Shepherd (adv)/(door). June 8 7:30pm Wagner Petrilli + Aquiles Baez Trio + Eliana Cuevas + Jeremy Ledbetter (adv)/(door). June 9 7pm D’BI. & THE 333 ; 10pm Abakos . June 10 7:30pm Berriel + Mario Allende Group + Dailyn Martinez + Roberto Linares Brown + Roicel Riveron (adv)/(door). June 11 10:30pm Montreal Toronto Salsa Meetup (adv)/(door). June 29 7pm Monica Chapman (voice) with Dave Restivo (piano), Alex Coleman (bass), Nathan Hiltz (guitar), Chris Wallace (drums), Rebecca Hennessy (trumpet) (adv)/(door). Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club 951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440 (full schedule) All shows: PWYC. June 1, 15, 29 Jokela & Vogan (15, 29 with Charlie Cooley). June 2 Dan Austin Quartet. June 3 Ken Foster Trio. June 4 Cara Matthew Trio. June 5 Brad Halls. June 7 Adrean Farrugia & Rob McBride. June 8, 12, 22 John Zadro. June 9, 23 Joe Lucchetta & Friends. June 10 Jordan Snider Trio. June 11 Karyn Kirkwood Trio. June 12 John Zadro. June 14, 21, 28 Paul Taylor. June 16 Alex Pangman & Her Alleycats. June 17 Gary Beck & Sideways. June 18 Steve Koven Trio. June 19 Joni Nehrita. June 24 Lara Solnicki Trio. June 25 Andrea LaBlanc. June 26, 30 Stan Chang + Erick Bruck. Mezzetta Restaurant 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687 (full schedule) All shows: 9pm, (unless otherwise noted). June 1 8pm Dino Toledo (guitar), Makeda Benitez (flamenco dance) No cover. Monarch Tavern 12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833 (full schedule) June 13 7:30pm Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils Orchestra . Morgans on the Danforth 1282 Danforth Ave. 416-461-3020 (full schedule) All shows: 2pm-5pm. No cover. June 26 2pm Lisa Particelli’s Girls Night Out Jazz Jam. N'awlins 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 Thu 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) June 22 Larry Bond Duo .99 (dinner included). Old Mill, The 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641 The Home Smith Bar: No reservations. No cover. food/drink minimum. All shows: 7:30pm-10:30pm June 2 Angela Turone (piano, voice) Quartet with Chris Platt (guitar), Connor Walsh (bass), Robin Claxton (drums). June 3 Canadian Jazz Quartet & Friends: Frank Wright (vibes), Reg Schwager (guitar), Pat Collins (bass), Don Vickery (drums) feat. Phil Dwyer (sax). June 4 Nathalie Kraemer (voice) Trio with Adrean Farrugia (piano), Ross MacIntyre (bass). June 7 Gene DiNovi (piano, voice): “In Concert and Conversation”. June 9 Arlene Smith (voice) Quartet with Mark Eisenman (piano), Steve Wallace (bass), Mike Murley (sax). June 10 Pat Collins (bass) Trio with Tom Szczesniak (accordion), Reg Schwager (guitar). June 11 Michael Dunston (voice) Trio with Gord Sheard (piano), Roberto Occhipinti (bass). June 16 Christopher Simmons (piano) Trio with Artie Roth (bass), Kevin Dempsey (drums). June 17 Carol McCartney (voice) Quartet with Brian Dickinson (piano), Kieran Overs (bass), Chris Robinson (sax). June 18 Pat LaBarbera (sax) Trio with Brian Dickinson (piano), Kieran Overs (bass). June 23 Barry Elmes (drums) Quartet with Mike Murley (sax), Reg Schwager (guitar), Steve Wallace (bass). June 24 Russ Little (trombone) Quartet with Tom Szczesniak (piano), Scott Alexander (bass), Brian Barlow (drums) feat. Alex Pangman (voice). June 25 Russ Little (trombone) Quartet with Tom Szczesniak (piano), Scott Alexander (bass), Brian Barlow (drums) feat. Broadsway: Julie Michels, Diane Leah, Heather Bambrick (voices). July 1 Russ Little (trombone) Quartet with Tom Szczesniak (piano), Scott Alexander (bass), Brian Barlow (drums) feat. Melissa Stylianou (voice). July 2 Russ Little (trombone) Quartet with Tom Szczesniak (piano), Scott 64 | June 1, 2016 - September 7, 2016

Alexander (bass), Brian Barlow (drums) feat. John Alcorn (voice). Only Café, The 972 Danforth Ave. 416-463-7843 (full schedule) All shows: 8pm unless otherwise indicated. June 8, 22 Lzrszn. Paintbox Bistro 555 Dundas St. E. 647-748-0555 (Full schedule) Pilot Tavern, The 22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716 All shows: 3:30pm. No cover. June 4 Sugar Daddies. June 11 Ted Quinlan (guitar)/Phil Dwyer (sax) Quartet with Neil Swainson (bass), Ethan Ardelli (drums). June 18 Adrean Farrugia (piano) Quartet with Kevin Turcotte (trumpet), Jon Maharaj (bass), Ernesto Cervini (drums). June 25 Pat Labarbera Quartet. July 2 Mike Murley 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 Thu Stacey Kaniuk. Every Fri Dee Dee and the Dirty Martinis. Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The 194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475 (full schedule) Call for cover charge info. June 1 2pm Yiddish Journey; 6:30pm Jim Gelcer Group; 9:30pm Terry Promane & Dave Young Octet. June 2 6:30pm Laura Hubert Group; 9:45pm NYC’S Jeremy Pelt w/ Johnny Griffith Quartet. June 3 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm The Jive Bombers; 9:45pm NYC’S Jeremy Pelt w/ Johnny Griffith Quartet. June 4 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Matt Lagan Big Band Ensemble; 7:30pm Eric St. Laurent Group; 9:45pm Ted Warren Commission. June 5 12pm Humber College Community Music School Recitals; 7pm “Austin John” CD Release; 9:30pm Ilios Steryannis Quartet. June 6 6:30pm Ken McDonald Quartet; 9:30pm Brampton’s Jazz Mechanics Big Band. June 7 6:30pm Peter Hill Quintet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. June 8 6:30pm Jim Gelcer Group; 9:30pm NYC’s Ava Granite Six. June 9 6:30pm Laura Hubert Group; 9:30pm Nathan Hiltz Trio. June 10 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm The Jive Bombers; 9:45pm Jeff King’s Catalyst. June 11 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Paul Reddick; 7pm Ryley Murray; 9:45pm NYC’s Rob Garcia. June 12 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble; 7pm James Brown Guitar Trio; 9:30pm Zimzum. June 13 6:30pm Ken McDonald Quartet; 9:30pm China’s Lawrence Ku feat. David Braid. June 14 6:30pm Peter Hill Quintet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. June 15 6:30pm Jim Gelcer Group; 9:30pm Montréal’s Jazzamboka. June 16 6:30pm Laura Hubert Group; 9:30pm Brad Cheeseman Group. June 17 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm The Jive Bombers; 9:45pm Steve Amirault Trio. June 18 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Jerome Godboo; 7pm Ryley Murray; 9:45pm Justin Bacchus. June 19 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters; 7pm James Brown Guitar Trio; 9:30pm Hannah Barstow. June 20 6:30pm Ken McDonald Quartet; 9:30pm Kandinsky Effect (France/ Brooklyn). June 21 6:30pm Peter Hill Quintet; 9:30pm Kandinsky Effect (France/Brooklyn). June 22 6:30pm Jim Gelcer Group. June 23 5pm Bugaloo Squad; 8pm Pat LaBarbera; 10pm NYC’s Tim Ries w/ Hungary’s East Gypsy Band. June 24 3pm Hogtown Syncopators; 5pm The Jive Bombers; 8pm Tara Davidson Group; 10pm Dave Young. June 25 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band; 8pm Alex Pangman & her Alleycats; 10pm Mike Murley. June 26 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Freeway Dixieland Band; 7pm NYC’s Tim Christensen Spin Cycle; 9:30pm Metalwood. June 27 8:30pm John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. June 28 1:30pm Big Band Slam; 5pm Peripheral Vision; 8pm Mark Kelso’s Jazz Exiles; 11pm LA’s Knower. June 29 5pm Allison Young; 8pm Allison Au Quartet; 11pm LA’s Knower. June 30 5pm Fog Brass Band; 8pm Mike Downes Quartet; 10pm Nashville/NYC’s Progger w/ Special Guest Melissa McMillan. July 1 12pm Berklee Students; 5pm Justin Bacchus; 8pm Rich Brown’s rinsethealgorithm; 10pm Nashville/NYC’s Progger w/ Special Guest Melissa McMillan. July 2 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Laura Hubert; 8pm Rich Brown’s The Abeng; 10pm Tara Kannangara Group. July 3 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Freeway Dixieland Band; 8pm Radiohead Jazz Project - T.J.O. Toronto Jazz Orchestra. Salty Dog Bar & Grill, The 1980 Queen St. E. 416-849-5064 (full schedule) 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. June 11 4pm The Lesters. Seven44 (Formerly Chick n’ Deli/The People’s Chicken) 744 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-489-7931 (full schedule) All shows: 7:30pm June 6 Advocats Big Band. June 13 Metro Big Band. June 20 George Lake Swing Band. June 27 Mega City Swing Band. Tranzac 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137 3-4 shows daily, various styles. Mostly PWYC. Every Mon 10pm Open Mic Mondays. Every Fri 5pm The Friends of Hugh Oliver (folk). This month’s shows include: June 7 7:30pm Ali Berkok. June 8 10pm Ken Aldcroft. June 14 10pm Michael Davidson. June 19 7:30pm Diane Roblin. June 24 10pm The Ryan Driver Sextet. Galas and Fundraisers ●●June 05 3:00-5:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Annual Fundraising Tea and Silent Auction. Live music, free food and beverages; CDs, books and sheet music for sale. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-927-8699. Admission by tax-deductible donation. June 11, 2016 Noon-5pm 1 Laird Drive ●●June 11 12:00 noon-5:00: Opera Atelier. Costume Sale: Burgers, Burgundy and Baroque. Fundraising event offering members of the public the rare opportunity to buy their very own Opera Atelier costumes; includes wine and food. All Canadian Self-Storage, 1 Laird Drive. Tickets purchased at the door or through (suggested donation). ●●June 12 2:00-5:00: Dundas Valley Orchestra. Strawberry Social Fundraiser. Includes music, food, silent auction. St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park Street W. Dundas. www.dundasvalleyorchestra Entry by donation. ●●June 12 3:00-5:00: Upper Canada Choristers. Strawberry Social. Nibble on E. The ETCeteras taste-tempting finger foods and strawberry shortcake; enjoy some bubbly and listen to delectable musical selections performed by the choir under its director, Laurie Evan Fraser. Parish Hall, Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. (door) or reserved by calling 416-256-0510. Cash bar. ●●June 18 5:00: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. 4th Annual Black & White Gala. Superb music by the Niagara Symphony Orchestra; sumptuous cuisine and wine; auction. Ridley College, 2 Ridley Rd. St. Catharines. 905-687-4993 x221. 5 (individual); ,560 (table of 8). Festivals, Fairs, Festivities ●●June 26 10:00am-4:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. 3rd Annual Wide Open House. Fun for the entire family: drop-in music lessons, Smart Start TM class for babies and toddlers; summer camp activity room; courtyard party. Free Koerner Hall concerts and activities throughout the day! 273 Bloor St. W. For more information: Lectures, Salons, Symposia ●●June 09 7:00: Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Our Musical Brain. Join the Gryphon Trio and CIFAR fellows Robert Zatorre and Laurel Trainor for an evening of performances and scientific insights revealing music’s connection to consciousness. Hosted by CBC’s Julie Nesrallah. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208; events/our-musical-brain ; (st). ●●June 09 7:30: Darchei Noam Synagogue. Jews’ Muse: Leonard Bernstein. A mix of lecture, music and discussion with lecturer Rick Phillips as he explores the music of Bernstein - the influences that shaped his music, the impact he left on his times, and his lasting legacy. 864 Sheppard Ave. W. 416-638-4783; Composers . ●●June 13 12:00 noon-1:00: The Study at St. Barnabas Church. Lecture by composer and music theorist Dr. Konrad Harley on the music of Sergei Prokofiev. 361 Danforth Ave. 416-463-1344. Free. Summer Choir Camp Aug. 29 - Sept. 2, 9am-5pm for Girls and Boys, ages 6-16 “Singing, Music Theory, Games, Sports, and Excursions“ Nominal Registration Fee • For details and registration, please visit June 1, 2016 - September 7, 2016 | 65

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