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Volume 23 Issue 1 - September 2017

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In this issue: a look at why musicians experience stage fright, and how to combat it; an inside look at the second Kensington Market Jazz Festival, which zeros in on one of Toronto’s true ‘music villages’; an in-depth interview with Elisa Citterio, new music director of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; and The WholeNote’s guide to TIFF, with suggestions for the 20 most musical films at this year’s festival. These and other stories, in our September 2017 issue of the magazine!

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Sessions; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Quartet. September 16 5pm Bill Heffernan’s Saturday Sessions. September 23 5pm Bill Heffernan’s Saturday Sessions; 9pm Tiffany Hanus Jazz Band. September 28 9pm The Penny Pressers. 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. Every Sun 10pm The National Blues Jam with Brian Cober. Every Wed 10pm Bruce Domoney. September 26 7pm 6th Annual Amy Louie Grossman’s Music Scholarship. Harlem Restaurant 67 Richmond St. E. 416-368-1920 (full schedule) All shows: 7:30-11pm (unless otherwise noted). Call for cover charge info. Hirut Cafe and Restaurant 2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560 Every Sun 3pm Nicola Vaughan’s Hirut Sundays. September 5, 19 8pm Finger Style Guitar Association PWYC. September 8 8pm Don Naduriak PWYC. September 29 9pm Hirut Hoot Cabaret . Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The Hugh’s Room 2261 Dundas St. W 416 533 5483 All shows: 8:30pm unless otherwise noted September 6 JP Cormier (adv)/(door). September 7 JW Jones (adv)/(door). September 8 It’s Gonna Be a Beautiful Night: celebrating the music of Prince (adv)/(door). September 9 Friends of Fiddlers Green (adv)/(door). September 10 Heather Rankin (adv)/(door). September 15 Ron Nigrini (adv)/(door). September 20 Valdy (adv)/(door). September 21 Steve Strongman (adv)/(door). September 22 David Vest & The Willing Victims (adv)/(door). September 23 Jack de Keyzer (adv)/(door). September 26 Peter Asher & Albert Lee (adv)/(door). September 27 Dan Bern (adv)/(door). September 28 Matthew Byrne (adv)/(door). September 29 Ariana Gillis CD Launch (adv)/(door). September 30 Three Kings (adv)/(door). Jazz Bistro, The D. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299 Every Wed 6pm James Dunbar. September 1, 2 9pm Jim Clayton Quartet (Fri)/(Sat). September 5 6pm Robert Scott. September 7 8:30pm Colin Hunter and the Anthony Terpstra Big Band Show: Mostly Frank . September 8, 9 8:30pm Colin Hunter and the Joe Sealy Quartet . September 12 8pm Michele Mele: In the Kitchen With Friends . September 13 8pm Vaughan Misener Trio . September 14, 15, 16 9pm Stefan Bauer: Voyage West (Thurs, Fri)/(Sat). September 17 7pm Mary Catherine Pazzano . September 19 9pm Stu Mac CD Release . September 20 8pm The Willows. September 21, 22, 23 9pm Russ Little Quintet (Thurs, Fri)/(Sat). September 24 7pm Beverly Taft . September 26 8pm Whitney Ross-Barris CD Release: The Bright Lunch Trio . September 27 8pm The Jocelyn Barth Trio . September 28 9pm The Distillery . September 29, 30 9pm Marc Jordan . 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+. September 8 Larry Larson’s Jazz Guys . September 9 Morgan Childs Quintet . September 15 Joni Nehrita . September 16 Rinse the Algorhythm . September 22 Rob Fekete Quintet . September 23 Synthesis . September 29 Benjamin Deschamps (Montreal) . September 30 Heather Bambrick . La Revolucion 2848 Dundas St. W. 416-766-0746 Every Tue 9pm Duets with Peter Hill and featured guests. Every Fri Les Petits Noveaux. Every Sat 7:30pm Saturday Night Jazz (lineup TBA). Every Sun Solo piano Sundays (lineup TBA). Local Gest, The 424 Parliament St. 416-961-9425 Local Pub, The 396 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-535-6225 (full schedule) Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307 (full schedule) September 7 8pm The 12th Annual Patsy Cline Birthday Show . September 8 7:30pm Louis Simao ; 10:30pm Yani Borrell & DJ Suave . September 9 10:30pm Ricky Franco & The P-Crew Orchestra & DJ Santiago Valasquez . September 10 8pm Michelle Gurevich: New Decadence Tour (adv)/(door). September 15 7:30pm David Buchbinder Trio ; 10:30pm Papiosco y los Ritmicos & DJ Suave . September 16 10:30pm La Borinquena & DJ Santiago Valasquez . September 21 7:30pm Influenced: A Tribute to R&B Legends (adv)/(door). September 22 7:30pm Kervin Barreto ; 10:30pm Café Cubano & DJ Suave . September 23 10:30pm Charangon del Norte & DJ Santiago Valasquez . September 26 9pm Rebel Vibez Presents STAGES . September 27 7:30pm Selcuk Suna CD Release Concert with opening band Do Vira (adv). September 28 7:30pm Salsa for Smiles 2017 . September 29 7:30pm Will Jarvis Grupo ‘Con Gracias’ ; 10:30pm Changui Havana & DJ Suave . September 30 10:30pm Conjunto Lacalu & DJ Santiago Valasquez . Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club 951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440 (full schedule) All shows: PWYC. Every Tue Open Stage hosted by Paul, Pete & Ron September 1, 2 Jacelyn Holmes Trio. September 3 The Altered Trio. September 6, 20 John Zadro. September 7 Olivia Borkosky. September 8 Tom Altobelli Trio. September 10, 24 Stan Chang & Erick Bruck. September 13 Jeff Daniels Quintet. September 14 Nick MacLean Quartet feat. Brownman Ali. September 15, 28 Carmen Spada. September 16 Chris Wallace’s “Many Names” Quartet. September 17 Joe Lucchetta Trio. September 22 Phoenix Jazz Group. September 23 The Willows. September 27 Harry Follon. Mây Cafe 876 Dundas St. W. 647-607-2032 (full schedule) Mezzetta Restaurant 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687 (full schedule) All shows: 9pm, (unless otherwise noted). September 20 Dave Young (bass) & Rob Piltch (guitar). September 27 Lorne Lofsky (guitar) & David Occhipinti (guitar). Monarch Tavern 12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833 (full schedule) September 18 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. September 24 Lisa Particelli’s Girls’ Night Out East 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 14 San Murata .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 September 1 Mike Murley (sax) Trio with Reg Schwager (guitar), Steve Wallace (bass). September 2 Dave Restivo (piano) Trio with Dan Fortin (bass), David Richards (drums). September 7 Carol McCartney (voice) Quartet with Brian Dickinson (piano), Kieran Overs (bass), Ethan Ardelli (drums). September 8 Canadian Jazz Quartet: Frank Wright (vibes), Andrew Scott (guitar), Pat Collins (bass), Don Vickery (drums) feat. Bob DeAngelis (clarinet, sax). September 9 Brazil’s Irinea Maria Ribeiro (guitar, voice) Quartet with Gord Sheard (piano), Ezequiel ‘Zicaman’ Silva (bass), Luanda Jones (voice). September 14 Lou Pomanti (piano) Trio with Marc Rogers (bass), Davide DiRenzo (drums). September 15 Irene Atman (voice) Trio with Danny McErlain (piano), Dave Young (bass). September 16 Brian Blain (guitar, bass, voice) Quartet. September 21 Paul Hoffert (piano) Trio with Paul Novotny (bass), Jim Gelcer (drums). September 22 Ross Wooldridge (clarinet, sax) Quartet with Bernie Senensky (piano), Pat Collins (bass), Terry Clarke (drums). September 23 Melissa Lauren (voice) Trio with Eric St. Laurent (guitar), Tyler Edmond (bass). September 28 John MacMurchy (sax, clarinet) Quartet with David Restivo (piano), Ross MacIntyre (bass), Charlie Cooley (drums). September 29 Jeff Jones (voice) with the Tom Szczesniak (piano) Trio. September 30 Jim Clayton (piano) Trio with Andrew Scott (guitar), Peter Telford (bass). Only Café, The 972 Danforth Ave. 416-463-7843 (full schedule) All shows: 8pm unless otherwise indicated. 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. September 2 Allison Au (sax) Quartet with Jon Maharaj (bass), Amanda Tosoff (piano), Fabio Ragnelli (drums). September 9 Steve Holt (piano) Quartet with Kevin Turcotte (trumpet), Kieran Overs (bass), Terry Clarke (drums). September 16 Frank Botos (drums) Quartet with Josef Botos (guitar), Matt Newton (piano), Attila Darvas (bass). September 23 Richard Underhill (sax) Quartet with Eric St. Laurent (guitar), John Meyer (bass), Chris Lamont (drums). September 30 Barry Elmes (drums) Quartet with Kelly Jefferson (sax), Ted Quinlan (guitar), Pat Collins (bass). Poetry Jazz Café 224 Augusta Ave. 416-599-5299 (full schedule) Reposado Bar & Lounge 136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474 (full schedule) Reservoir Lounge, The 52 Wellington St. E. 416-955-0887 (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 (full schedule) Call for cover charge info. September 1 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Hector Quartet; 9:45pm Alex Dean Quartet. September 2 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Laura Hubert Band; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm Jake Chisholm Blues. September 3 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Club Django; 7pm Colin Story Quartet; 9:30pm Harry Vetro Quartet. September 4 6:30pm Peter Hill Quintet; 9:30pm Alec Trent’s Triple Bari Ensemble. September 5 6:30pm Nathan Hiltz Quartet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. 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Unit; 9:30pm New York’s Jeremy Pelt with Johnny Griffith Quintet. September 7 6pm Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Festival; 9:45pm Colombus, Ohio’s Tony Monaco Organ Trio. September 8 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Hector Quartet; 9:45pm Colombus, Ohio’s Tony Monaco Organ Trio. September 9 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Neon Eagle; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm Freeman Dre. September 10 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble; 7pm Colin Story Quartet; 9:30pm Alex Fournier’s Triio. September 11 6:30pm University of Toronto Student Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Mike Malone & The Writers Jazz Orchestra. September 12 6:30pm Nathan Hiltz Trio; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Lucien Grey. September 13 6:30pm Alex Coleman’s A/C Unit; 9:30pm Robert Lakatos Quartet feat. Robi Botos (drums). September 14 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:45pm Lorne Lofsky Quartet. September 15 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Hector Quartet; 9:45pm Lorne Lofsky Quartet. September 16 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Chris Hunt Tentet +2; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm Raoul & The Bigger Time. September 17 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters; 7pm Colin Story Quartet; 9:30pm Jonno Lightstone’s Klezmology. September 18 6:30pm University of Toronto Student Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Josh Grossman’s TJO Big Band. September 19 6:30pm Nathan Hiltz Sextet; 9:30pm New York & Vancouver’s Hendrick Meurkens with Jeremy Price Quintet. September 20 6:30pm Laura Swankey & Star Triptych; 9:30pm New York & Vancouver’s Hendrick Meurkens with Jeremy Price Quintet. September 21 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:45pm The Rex’s Annual John Coltrane Tribute with the Pat Labarbera and Kirk MacDonald Quintet. September 22 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Hector Quartet; 9:45pm The Rex’s Annual John Coltrane Tribute with the Pat Labarbera and Kirk Mac- Donald Quintet. September 23 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Jerome Godboo; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm The Rex’s Annual John Coltrane Tribute with the Pat Labarbera and Kirk MacDonald Quintet. September 24 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Freeway Jazz Band; 7pm Colin Story Quartet; 9:30pm Cuba’s Kervin Barreto First Impulse Quartet. September 25 6:30pm University of Toronto Student Jazz Ensembles; 8:30pm John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. September 26 6:30pm Kalya Ramu’s Hot Four; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Humber College Faculty. September 27 6:30pm Alex Coleman’s A/C Unit; 9:30pm Buddy Aquilina. September 28 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:45pm Mike Downes Quartet. September 29 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Hector Quartet; 9:45pm Mike Downes Quartet. September 30 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm John Cheeseman Big Band; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm Dave Young Quintet. Salty Dog Bar & Grill, The 1980 Queen St. E. 416-849-5064 (full schedule) Every Tue Jazz Night. Sauce on the Danforth 1376 Danforth Ave. 647-748-1376 All shows: No cover. September 9 The Lesters. September 16 Tommy Hawk. September 23 John Borra & Sam Ferrera. September 30 Catfish. 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: September 3, 17 5pm Monk’s Music. September 5 10pm Peripheral Vision. September 10 10pm The Lina Allemano Four. September 12 10pm Michael Davidson. September 13 7:30pm Brodie West Quintet. September 17 7:30pm Diane Roblin. September 19 10pm Ken McDonald. September 29 10pm Ryan Driver. E. The ETCeteras Festivals ●●Sep 01 12:00 noon. Toronto Busker- Fest. 18th Annual Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy. Musicians, acrobats, breakdancers, comedians, clowns, jugglers and other street performers. Woodbine Park in the Beach, 1695 Queen St E. Admission by donation to Epilepsy Toronto. Festival runs Sep 1-4; Visit Galas and Fundraisers ●●Sep 15 7:30-11:00. Labyrinth Ontario. Launch Event and Fundraiser. Performances by Bassam Bishara, Bulgarian/Balkan vocal and instrumental ensemble Meden Glas; and the Iranian Modal Music Ensemble of Toronto. Great Hall, 918 Bathurst St. Further information at ●●Sep 17 2:00. Westben Concerts at The Barn. At Your Service Concert. Fundraising concert for Warkworth Community Service Club and Rotary Club of Campbellford. The Good Lovelies. The Barn, 6688 County Road 30, Campbellford. 705-653-5508 or 1-877- 883-5777. . Noon: BBQ(). ●●Oct 06 7:30. The Way We Feel Gala Concert. In support of McDermott House Canada. Artists scheduled to appear include Jory Nash, The Legendary Good Brothers, DALA, Lori Cullen, and others. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-205-5000. . Lectures, Salons, Symposia ●●Sep 06 3:00-4:40. Southern Ontario Lyric Opera. Lecture on La Bohème. Burlington Public Library Central Branch, 2331 New St., Burlington. 905-639-4212. Free. ●●Sep 20-24. University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Fall Baroque Academy. Guest lectures and masterclasses by Prof. Mary Ann Parker, Krisztina Szabó, Nancy Argenta, Ingrid Attrot, and Marshall Pynkoski. Trinity College Chapel, 6 Hoskin Ave. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●Sep 24 2:00-5:00. Classical Music Club Toronto. Quatuor Mosaïques. Showcasing the artistry of one of the world’s foremost original-instrument string quartets through CDs and video recordings. Annual membership: (regular); (sr/st). Free for first-time visitors. Donations accepted for refreshments. 416-898-2549. ●●Sep 24 2:00. Toronto Opera Club. Guest Speaker, Wayne Gooding: “Arabella and the Right Man”. Room 330, Faculty of Music, Edward Johnson Bldg, 80 Queen’s Park. . 416-924-3940. Canada in Words and Music: an intimate salon Monday 25 September 7:30 p.m. ●●Sep 25 7:30. Toronto Masque Theatre Salon Series. Canada in Words and Music: An Intimate Salon. Drawing on writings and music of Canadian artists, this salon celebrates the many voices and perspectives of Canada’s story. Shaftesbury Atrium, 21 Shaftesbury Ave. 416-410-4561. . ●●Oct 02 7:00. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Measha Brueggergosman Talks About Her New Book “Something Is Always on Fire”. Rehearsal Hall, Queen Elizabeth Park Community Cultural Centre, 2302 Bridge Rd., Oakville. 905-815-5979. . ●●Oct 02 7:30. University of Toronto Faculty of Music. From Public Stage to Private Parlour: An Introduction to Rarely Performed Piano Works from Rossini’s “Years of Silence”. Join pianist Enrico Elisi for a lecture-recital highlighting the keyboard compositions of Rossini. Interspersed with several played examples and will end with a performance of selections from Péchés de vieillesse (Sins of Old Age). Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. ; (sr); (st). 416-408-0208. Masterclasses ●●Sep 12 12:10pm. University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Tuesday Performance Classes for Singers. Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. Free. Also Sep 19, 26, Oct. 3. 416-408-0208. Open to the public. Free. ●●Sep 23 10:00am–12noon. Organix Concerts. Masterclass. Three organists perform large-scale works for Italian concert organist Mario Ciferri. Free; open to all. Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Ave. W. In collaboration with TEMC, the Royal Canadian College of Organists – Toronto Centre, and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura. For info call or text 416-571-3680 or tweet @gdmansell or visit: From Public Stage to Private Parlour An Introduction to Rarely Performed Piano Works from Rossini’s “Years of Silence” Lecture-Recital Enrico Elisi, piano Mon Oct 2 | 7:30 pm | Walter Hall Tickets: 416.408.0208 September 2017 | 59

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