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Volume 22 Issue 7 - April 2017

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In this issue: Our podcast ramps up with interviews in March with fight director Jenny Parr, countertenor Daniel Taylor, and baritone Russell Braun; two views of composer John Beckwith at 90; how music’s connection to memory can assist with the care of patients with Alzheimer’s; musical celebrations in film and jazz, at National Canadian Film Day and Jazz Day; and a preview of Louis Riel, which opens this month at the COC. These and other stories, in our April 2017 issue of the magazine!

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Schwager (guitar). April 26 Jonno Lightstone (clarinet, flute), Brian Katz (guitar, piano). Monarch Tavern 12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833 themonarchtavern.com (full schedule) April 3 7:30pm Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils Orchestra . Morgans on the Danforth 1282 Danforth Ave. 416-461-3020 morgansonthedanforth.com (full schedule) All shows: 2pm-5pm. No cover. April 30 Lisa Particelli’s Girls’ Night Out East Jazz Jam. N’awlins Jazz Bar & Dining 299 King St. W. 416-595-1958 nawlins.ca 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 nicebistro.com (full schedule) April 12 Farrucas Latin Duo .99 (dinner included). April 26 Paper Moon .99 (dinner included). Old Mill, The 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641 oldmilltoronto.com The Home Smith Bar: No reservations. No cover. food/drink minimum. All shows: 7:30pm-10:30pm April 1 Don Vickery (drums) Trio with Mark Eisenman (piano), Neil Swainson (bass). April 4 In Concert and Conversation with Gene DiNovi. April 6 Edmonton’s PJ Perry (sax) Trio with Reg Schwager (guitar), Neil Swainson (bass). April 7 Canadian Jazz Quartet: Frank Wright (vibes), Ted Quinlan (guitar), Pat Collins (bass), Don Vickery (drums), feat. John MacMurchy (sax). April 8 Brian Blain (guitar, voice) Blues Campfire with Bill King (piano), Manitoba Hal (ukulele). April 13 Bruce Cassidy (trumpet, flugelhorn, EVI) Trio with Tom Szczesniak (piano, bass), Reg Schwager (guitar, bass). April 15 Lenny Solomon (violin) Trio with Reg Schwager (guitar), Shelly Berger (bass). April 20 Ron Westray (trombone, flugelbone) Trio with Chris Banks (bass), Daniel Barnes (drums). April 21 Sharon Smith (voice) Trio with Jordan Klapman (piano), Shelley Miller (bass). April 22 Gord Sheard’s (piano, accordion) ‘Sinal Aberto’ Quartet D. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) with Luanda Jones (voice), George Koller (bass), Mark Kelso (drums). April 27 Anthony Panacci (piano) Trio with Will Jarvis (bass) Mark Kelso (drums). April 28 Brian Barlow (drums) Trio with Robi Botos (piano), Scott Alexander (bass). April 29 Wendy Lands (voice) Quartet with Steve Hunter (piano), Russ Boswell (bass), Jim Gillard (drums). Only Café, The 972 Danforth Ave. 416-463-7843 theonlycafe.com (full schedule) All shows: 8pm unless otherwise indicated. Paintbox Bistro 555 Dundas St. E. 647-748-0555 paintboxbistro.ca (full schedule) Pilot Tavern, The 22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716 thepilot.ca All shows: 3:30pm. No cover. April 1 Gene Smith (trombone) Quartet with Lorne Lofsky (guitar), Barry Romberg (drums), Jon Maharaj (bass). April 8 Bernie Senensky Quartet. April 15 Steve Amirault (piano) Quartet with Mike Murley (sax), Pat Collins (bass), Ethan Ardelli (drums). April 22 Daniel Barnes (drums) Quartet with William Sperandei (trumpet), Ewen Farncombe (piano), Paul Novotny (bass). Poetry Jazz Café 224 Augusta Ave. 416-599-5299 poetryjazzcafe.com (full schedule) April 11 7pm Ori Dagan feat. Alex Pangman . April 18 7pm Kensington Market Jazz Festival Surprise Event . April 25 7pm Billy Newton-Davis . Reposado Bar & Lounge 136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474 reposadobar.com (full schedule) Every Wed Spy vs. Sly vs. Spy. Every Thu, 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 reservoirlounge.com (full schedule). All shows: 9:45pm Every Tue, Sat Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm. Every Wed The Digs. Every Thu Stacey Kaniuk, Mary McKay. Every Fri Dee Dee and the Dirty Martinis. Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The 194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475 therex.ca (full schedule) Call for cover charge info. Featuring some of Toronto’s best jazz musicians with a brief reflection by Jazz Vespers Clergy Sunday, April 9 at 4:30 pm MIKE MURLEY DUO Mike Murley, saxophone & Reg Schwager, guitar Sunday, April 23 at 4:30 pm AMANDA TOSOFF QUARTET Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211 (north of St. Clair at Heath St.) www.thereslifehere.org Admission is free; donations are welcome. April 1 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm George Lake Big Band; 7pm Teri Parker Quartet; 9:45pm Gene Smith Quintet. April 2 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm R.C.M. Student Recitals; 7pm Autobahn; 9:30pm Jonno Lightstone’s Klezmology. April 3 6:30pm University of Toronto Student Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Brooklyn/Texas’ Ghost Note. April 4 6:30pm TBA; 9:30pm Brooklyn/Texas’ Ghost Note. April 5 6:30pm Justin Gray Trio; 9:30pm New York’s Le Boeuf Brothers. April 6 6:30pm The A/C Unit; 9:30pm New York’s Le Boeuf Brothers. April 7 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Bugaloo Squad; 9:45pm Louis Simao Group. April 8 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Paul Reddick; 7pm Parker Abbott Trio; 9:45pm Dave Young Quintet. April 9 12pm Hart House Student Jazz; 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble; 7pm Autobahn; 9:30pm Harrison Argatoff. April 10 6:30pm University of Toronto Student Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Humber College Student Jazz Ensembles. April 11 6:30pm Kalya Ramu Quintet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam. April 12 6:30pm Justin Gray Trio; 9:30pm New York’s Matt Marantz & Trio De Janeiro. April 13 6:30pm The A/C Unit; 9:30pm Paul DeLong’s Bucket of Fish Orchestra. April 14 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Bugaloo Squad; 9:45pm N.Y.’s Avi Granite Six. April 15 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Advocats Big Band; 7pm Teri Parker Quartet; 9:45pm New York’s Noah Preminger Quartet. April 16 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Mr. Rick’s Tin Pan Alley; 7pm Autobahn; 9:45pm New York’s Noah Preminger Quartet. April 17 6:30pm Peter Hill Quintet; 9:30pm Mike Malone & The Writers Jazz Orchestra. April 18 6:30pm Kalya Ramu Quintet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. April 19 6:30pm Justin Gray Trio; 9:30pm Jesse Malone Quintet. April 20 6:30pm The A/C Unit; 9:45pm Boston’s Carlos Averhoff Jr. Quintet. April 21 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Bugaloo Squad; 9:45pm Boston’s Carlos Averhoff Jr. Quintet. April 22 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Laura Hubert Band; 7pm Parker Abbott Trio; 9:45pm Jake Chisholm. April 23 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Dr. Nick; 7pm Autobahn; 9:30pm Barry Romberg Group. April 24 6:30pm Peter NEW ALBUM OUT 3/3/17 Hill Quintet; 8:30pm John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. April 25 6:30pm Kalya Ramu Quintet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. April 26 6:30pm Justin Gray Trio; 9:30pm Montreal’s Kite Trio. April 27 6:30pm The A/C Unit; 9:45pm Montreal’s Dave Turner Quartet. April 28 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Bugaloo Squad; 9:45pm Montreal’s Dave Turner Quartet. April 29 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Chris Hunt Tentet +2; 7pm Teri & The Dan Dann’s; 9:45pm Steve Koven’s Project Rex. April 30 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Freeway Dixieland; 7pm Autobahn; 9:30pm San Francisco’s Darren Johnston Quintet. Salty Dog Bar & Grill, The 1980 Queen St. E. 416-849-5064 thesaltydog.ca (full schedule) Every Tue, Wed Jazz Night. Sauce on the Danforth 1376 Danforth Ave. 647-748-1376 sauceondanforth.com All shows: No cover. April 1 Ike Cedar and the Day Drinkers. April 8 Matt Morgan. April 15 The Wanted. April 22 Howard Willett. April 29 Melanie Peterson. Seven44 (Formerly Chick n’ Deli/The People’s Chicken) 744 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-489-7931 seven44.com (full schedule) All shows: 7:30pm Every Mon Big Band night. Tranzac 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137 tranzac.org 3-4 shows daily, various styles. Mostly PWYC. Every Mon 10pm Open Mic Mondays. Every Fri 5pm The Friends of Hugh Oliver (folk). April 2, 16 5pm Monk’s Music. April 4 10pm Peripheral Vision. April 11 10pm Michael Davidson. April 16 7:30pm Diane Roblin. April 18 10pm Ken McDonald. April 25 10pm Nick Fraser Presents. April 28 10pm Ryan Driver. JUDITH OWEN Featuring Legendary LELAND SKLAR (Bass) PEDRO SEGUNDO (PERCUSSION) GABRIELLA SWALLOW (CELLO) LIZZIE BALL (VIOLIN) GALLERY 345 345 SORAUREN AVE #3, TORONTO, ON APRIL 2ND 4PM | SHOW SOMEBODY’S CHILD debuted in Toronto on JUDITHOWEN.NET OFFICIALJUDITHOWEN JUDITHOWEN JUDITHOWENMUSIC Photo: Matthew Becker 56 | April 1, 2017 - May 7, 2017 thewholenote.com

Lectures, Salons, Symposia ●●Apr 9 2:00: Classical Music Club of Toronto. Mozart Mass in C Minor. A selection of recordings (audio and video) relative to one of the great masterpieces of the choral repertoire. For information and location contact John Sharpe 416-898-2549. (annual membership fee); no charge for first-time visitors. Nominal donation accepted to cover cost of refreshments. ●●Apr 12 7:00: North York Central Library. Opera and Revolution: Rebel without a Chance: How Does Louis Riel Draw the Line between Hero and Anti-hero? Audio-visual presentation by Opera Canada editor Wayne Gooding. Harry Somers’ Louis Riel follows seminal political upheavals in Canadian history immediately after confederation in 1867; these events helped build the young country but also led to the execution of its titular hero. Don Mills Library, 888 Lawrence Ave. E. To register: 416-395-5710. Free. ●●Apr 21 9:00am-7:30pm: 35th Annual Canadian Music Week. Music Cities Summit: The Mastering of a Music City. Exploring the relationship between creative city planning and the role music plays in quality-of-life for city residents, with speakers from municipal governments and music industries from around the world including Toronto, Nashville, Milan, Bogota, Detroit, Brooklyn and beyond. Sheraton Centre, 123 Queen St. W. To register: musiccitiessummit.com/register/ cmw.net/conferences/ music-summit/3-day-music-summit ●●Apr 21 9:00am-6:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music / Munk School of Global Affairs. Hearing Riel. Major interdisciplinary symposium investigating the fraught historical subject matter contained in Harry Somers’ opera Louis Riel and its political implications for today. Speakers include Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, author John Ralston Saul, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, Canadian Opera Company Director Peter Hinton, Métis scholar Adam Gaudry and Indigenous rights lawyer Jean Teillet, great-grand niece of Riel. Innis College Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave. Free tickets may be reserved in advance, beginning April 4, by visiting coc.ca/HearingRiel or by calling the COC Box Office at 416- 363-8231. Limit of one ticket per person. ●●Apr 22 10:30am-12:00 noon: Guitar Society of Toronto. Toronto Guitar Weekend: Train like an athlete – Mental and physical strategies from athletics, adapted for musicians. Lecture by Brent Crawford, DMA Candidate, U of Toronto. Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E. 416- 964-8298; http://guitarsocietyoftoronto. com/concert-season/#weekend or allevent registration 5. ●●Apr 22 1:30-3:00: Guitar Society of Toronto. Toronto Guitar Weekend: The Art of Takemitsu: Examining his Guitar Music and the Connection to the Visual Art of Klee and Miro. Lecture by Shawn Pickup, DMA Candidate, U of Toronto. Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E. 416-964- 8298; http://guitarsocietyoftoronto.com/ concert-season/#weekend or all-event registration 5. ●●Apr 25 6:00: The Music Gallery / Revolutions Per Minute. What Sovereignty Sounds Like: Towards a New Music In Indigenous E. The ETCeteras Tkaronto. A forum for Tkaronto’s Indigenous musical artists to share their perspective on the sounds of sovereignty and emerging musical communities in Canada’s cultural capital. Moderated by classically trained Wolastoq First Nation vocal artist, Jeremy Dutcher; featuring emerging Anishinaabe electronic artist and Tkaronto resident, Ziibiwan. The Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-204-1080. Free. Masterclasses ●●Apr 08 1:00: Tafelmusik. Guest Artist Masterclass with oboist Alfredo Bernardini. Working with emerging artists on baroque flute, oboe and bassoon. Open to the public. Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-9562 x235. Free (donations appreciated). ●●Apr 23 1:00-4:00: Guitar Society of Toronto. Toronto Guitar Weekend: Master Class with The Eden Stell Duo. Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E. 416-964-8298; guitarsocietyoftoronto. com/concert-season/#weekend or allevent registration 5. Open Houses ●●Apr 01 10:00am: Canadian Children’s Opera Company. Open House. First Unitarian Congregation of Ontario, Sunderland Hall, 175 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-366-0467. Free. Singalongs, Circles ●●Apr 01 7:00: Toronto Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Join us for a fun evening of music and song. St. Andrew’s United Church, 117 Bloor St. E. 416-763-0832. (non-members). ●●Apr 07 5:30: Rusty Musicians. Baroque Jam. For all woodwinds, strings and keyboard to meet and play together. St. Michael’s and All Angels, 611 St. Clair Ave. W. 647-303- 2199. Free. ●●Apr 19 7:30: Toronto Shape Note Singing Community. Monthly Sacred Harp Singing. Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary. There are songbooks to borrow. Music room, Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W. 647-838-8764. PWYC donation. 7:00: Short introductory workshop. Tours ●●Apr 02 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. Led by a trained docent; includes information and access to the Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room, the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and R. Fraser Elliott Hall, as well as backstage areas like wig rooms and dressing rooms, the orchestra pit, and other spaces that only a stage door pass could unlock. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231; coc.ca (adults); (sr/st). Also Apr 09, 23, 30, May 07. ●●Apr 09 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. See Apr 02 listing. Also Apr 23, 30, May 07. ●●Apr 23 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. See Apr 02 listing. Also Apr 09, 30, May 07. ●●Apr 30 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. See Apr 02 listing. Also Apr 09, 23, May 07. ●●May 07 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. See Apr 02 listing. Also Apr 09, 23, 30. Workshops ●●Apr 02 1:30-4:00: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by recorder player Matthias Maute. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Rd. 416-779-5750. . ●●Apr 08 10:30am-1:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Singsation Saturday. Sing gospel music under the direction of Karen Burke, cofounder of the Toronto Mass Choir and associate professor of gospel choir and jazz vocals at York U. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Cameron Hall, 1585 Yonge St. 416-598-0422; tmchoir.org (includes refreshments). Register at the door. ●●Apr 13 5:00-9:30pm: Canadian Opera Company. Youth Opera Lab. Workshop exploring the traditional music of the Métis people. Led by musician and educator Conlin Delbaere-Sawchuk of the Métis Fiddler Quartet. For teens and young adults ages 16-24; includes the opportunity to observe an on-stage rehearsal of the COC’s production of Somers› Louis Riel. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. Free; advance application is required at coc.ca/YOL to secure one of the 25 spots available. ●●Apr 21 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players’ Society. Amateur recorder players are invited to join in the playing of early music. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-597-0485; torecorder.wordpress.com/ (non-members). Refreshments. JOIN THE CHORUS! Celebrating 40 years as Toronto’s Voice of Excellence Learn sight-singing, ear-training and theory ●●Apr 23 2:00: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Reading for singers and instrumentalists of Berlioz’s Te Deum. Ori Siegel, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416- 386-0258. ; (members). ●●Apr 23 2:30: Southern Ontario Chapter of the Hymn Society. Exploring Sacred Song in Canada from over 150 Years with Margaret Leask. We will sing songs from pre- Confederation to Canadian congregational songs of our time. Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. 416-694-6436. Free admission. Perform at world-renowned venues Make life-long friends Children between the ages of 6 and 16 are invited to audition for placement into the appropriate choir based on age and skill level. Auditions dates: SATURDAY, MAY 13 SATURDAY, MAY 27 Register: torontochildrenschorus.com/join-us/ thewholenote.com April 1, 2017 - May 7, 2017 | 57

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