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Volume 23 Issue 5 - February 2018

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D. In the Clubs (Mostly

D. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) As we work towards listing club events with our main listings in an integrated searchable format, some listings here are less complete than they were previously. Please visit the website addresses provided for specific venues or use the phone number provided for more detailed information. We apologize for this temporary inconvenience. 120 Diner 120 Church St. 416-792-7725 (full schedule) All shows: PWYC (- suggested) Every Tue 6pm Leslie Huyler Group; Every Wed 6pm Madoka Murata: Discovery Through the Arts; 8pm Lisa Particelli’s Girls Night Out Jazz Jam. Alleycatz 2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865 All shows: 9pm unless otherwise indicated. Call for cover charge info. Every Mon 8:30pm Salsa Night. Every Tue Bachata Night. Every Wed Midtown Blues Jam. Every Thurs 7:30pm Claudia Lopez Duo Jazz. Feb 2 & Mar 3 Gyles Band. Feb 3 & 10 Soular. Feb 9 Sound Parade. Feb 16, 17 & 24 Lady Kane. Feb 22 Comedy Night. Feb 23 Parkside Drive. Mar 2 Graffitti Park. Artword Artbar 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton. 905-543-8512 (full schedule) All shows at 8pm unless otherwise noted. Feb 3 Alex Fournier Sextet + Dan Pitt Trio. Feb 7 Rapper LTtheMonk (Liam Tyndall) & Friends. Feb 8 Magee/D’Alves Trio + Scott Taplay Group. Feb 9 6:30pm & 9:30pm Willie P. Bennett Tribute. Feb 10 Aubrey Wilson Quartet. Feb 14 Soirée Frenchkiss Feb 15 David Lyttle Trio. Feb 16 The Ault Sisters. Feb 17 The North Enders. Feb 23 Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble. Feb 24 The Kirkendolls. The Blue Goose Tavern 1 Blue Goose St. 416-255-2442 (full schedule) Every Sun 4pm Blues at The Goose. Big Groove featuring Downchild`s Mike Fitzpatrick & Gary Kendall with Special Guests Feb 4 Jesse Whiteley & Emily Burgess. NOTE: Super Bowl Sunday hours are 3-6pm. Feb 11 Darran Poole & Gene Hardy. Feb 18 Paul Reddick & Kyle Ferguson. Feb 25 Steve Marriner & Curtis Chaffey Bloom 2315 Bloor St. W. 416-767-1315 All shows: 19+. Call for reservations. Feb 14 7pm Valentine Dinner – Heather Bambrick Trio. Feb 22 7pm Fern Lindzon Duo. Burdock 1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033 (full schedule) Feb 1 Grizzly Coast & Jacqueline Tucci. Feb 2 Nutrients, Falcon Jane & Jenny Yu. Feb 3 Rose-Erin Stokes; \livingfossil// “Never Die” Album Release w/ ACOTE. Feb 4 9pm Heavy Bell. Feb 5 Willie Thrasher & Linda Saddleback, Trails & King Kimbit. Feb 6 Alice Toner “I Learned the Hard Way” Album Release; Gilliam, Milmine, Pottie. Feb 7 Confabulation Presents: The Shortest Story; SlowPitchSound. Feb 8 Beatrice Keeler; Jason Bajada. Feb 9 Corey Gulkin Album Launch w/ Merival. Feb 10 Jen Schaffer and the Shiners “Games We Play” Album Launch w/ Lain Gray. Feb 12 MUNROE & Neil Haverty. Feb 13 Tiptoes, Pomes & Harper Bizarre. Feb 14 ZOE, Jordaan Mason & Charise Aragoza. Feb 15 Delusions of Grandeur w/ Sea Beau Band & Chronophobe. Feb 16 Marie-Clo & Silver Lining. Feb 17 Harfang & Men I Trust. Feb 18 Longtime Listener; Romeo Romeo, Deanna Petcoff & Slobrina. Feb 19 Genevieve Racette & Danielle Knibbe. Feb 20 Rube & Rake w/ Laura Merrimen; Giant Hand & Blunt Chunks w/ Nick Ferrio. Feb 21 The Lesters. Feb 23 Maya Killtron. Feb 24 Soap Opera w/ Triples & Deanne Petcoff. Feb 25 Christa Couture w/ Tara Williamson; Angie Hilts Video Release w/ Ada Dahli. Mar 1 Graham Nicholas Album Release w/ Grady Kelneck. Mar 3 Emma Cook w/ Julie Neff. Castro’s Lounge 2116 Queen St. E. 416-699-8272 (full schedule) All shows: No cover/PWYC C’est What 67 Front St. E. (416) 867-9499 (full schedule) All concerts are PWYC unless otherwise noted. Feb 3 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers w/ Swamperella PWYC. Feb 4 7pm Gordon Shawcross, Pale Criminal & Ron21. PWYC. Feb 8 10pm Ambre Mclean. PWYC. Feb 9 10pm Metronome Chomsky. PWYC. Feb 10 3pm Theolonius Hank. PWYC; 30th Anniversary Series: C’est What’s Roots. Feb 11 Kristin Lindell and Friends: The Cinnamon Hearts Cabaret. PWYC. Feb 15 9pm 30th Anniversary Series: C’est What’s Roots. Feb 16 10pm 30th Anniversary Series: Jeff Buckley Tribute. Feb 17 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers; 9pm 30th Anniversary Series: Quique Escamilla and Daniel Greaves. . Feb 18 7pm Bob Wegner. Feb 23 10pm Felix’s Belt. Feb 24 3pm The Boxcar Boys. Mar 3 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers. Mar 4 7pm Women in Music, Vol. 4. . Emmet Ray, The 924 College St. 416-792-4497 (full schedule) All shows: No cover/PWYC Feb 1 9pm John-Wayne Swinglet. Feb 4 & 18 6pm Alex Lakusta Trio Residency. Feb 4 8:30pm Rob Clutton Trio. Feb 5 9:30pm Justin Haynes Quartet. Feb 7 9pm Alex Fournier/ Tom Fleming. Feb 8 9pm Bossa Tres. Feb 11 & 25 6pm Monk’s Music; 8:30pm David Riddel/Colleen Allen Duo. Feb 12 7pm The Bibliofiles; 9:30pm The Hughes/Smith Quartet. Feb 18 8:30pm Ali Berkok Trio feat. Andrew Downing. Feb 19 7pm Jacob Damelin Quartet; 9:30pm David Lyttle Quintet. Feb 25 8:30pm Patrick Smith Quintet. Feb 26 7pm Alex Guindon Quintet; 9:30pm Riverrun. Mar 4 6pm Robert Chapman Trio. Gate 403 403 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-588-2930 (full schedule) All shows: PWYC. Every Mon 7pm Jazz Mondays with the Jim Hamel Trio and featured guests. Every Wed 7pm Blues Night with The Gatekeepers. Every Sat 5pm Bill Heffernan’s Saturday Sessions. Grossman’s Tavern 379 Spadina Ave. 416-977-7000 (full schedule) All shows: No cover (unless otherwise noted). Every Sat 4.30 The Happy Pals Dixieland jazz jam. Every Sun 4pm New Orleans Connection All Star Band; 10pm Sunday Jam with Bill Hedefine. Every Wed 10pm Action Sound Band w/ Leo Valvassori. Hirut Cafe and Restaurant 2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560 Every Sun 3pm Hirut Sundays Open Mic. Feb 1 Franklin Ave Swingtet. PWYC. Feb 6 20 8pm Finger Style Guitar Association. PWYC. Feb 9 8:30pm: E=Jazz and Latin Jazz w/ Don Naduriak. PWYC or by donation. Feb 22 8pm The Daniel Barnes Low Stress Trio. PWYC/ suggested . Feb 26 8pm: The Tequila Mockingbirds Community Singalong. Free. Feb 23 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 Feb 2 The Confabulation (CD Release) /(adv). Feb 3 The Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band: 30th Anniversary Concert /(adv). Feb 8 Willie P. Bennett Tribute /(adv). Feb 9 Albert Lee /(adv). Feb 10 Carlos Morgan - The Duet Songbook /(adv). Feb 11 1pm 2018 Stories and Songs of Stompin’ Tom /(adv). Feb 13 Toronto Ravel (cash at door). Feb 14 Old Man Luedecke /(adv). Feb 15 Alfie Zappacosta /(adv). Feb 16 & 17 Corb Lund /(adv). Feb 21 Jazz.FM91: President’s Choice Concert Series - Don Thompson . Feb 22 Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley CD Launch /(adv). Feb 24 Black Umfolosi /(adv). Feb 25 2pm Ken Whiteley’s Sunday Gospel Matinée - Songs for Joy w/ Coco Love Alcorn, Pat Patrick and Ali Matthews /(adv). Mar 1 Maria Doyle Kennedy /(adv). Mar 2 & 3 Songs Are Like Tattoos - A Tribute to Joni Mitchell /(adv). Jazz Bistro, The 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299 Feb 8 8pm L J Folk - CD Release “Near Me” . 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+. Cover charge varies (generally -) Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307 (full schedule) Every Fri 7:30pm Early Jazz & World Sessions free before 8pm; Every Fri 10:30pm Havana Club Cuba Libre Fridays ; Every Sat 10:30pm Salsa Saturdays . Feb 1 6:30pm SymphRONica: Into the Studio /. Feb 2 7:30pm DoVira ; 10:30pm Yani Borrell + DJ Suave . Feb 3 10:30pm El Gran Combo Tribute + DJ Santiago Valasquez . Feb 9 7:30pm Rowe and Edge Trio ; 10:30pm Papiosco y Los Ritmicos + DJ Suave . Feb 10 10:30pm Ricky Franco + The P-Crew Orchestra + DJ Santiago Valasquez . Feb 13 6:30pm Mardi Gras Madness Redux with Alex Pangman’s Alleycats and Red Hot Ramble /(adv). Feb 16 7:30pm Max Senitt ; 10:30pm Marta Elena & Salsa Star + DJ Suave . Feb 17 10:30pm Conjunto Lacalu + DJ Santiago Valasquez . Feb 23 10:30pm Cafe Cubano + DJ Suave . Feb 24 10:30pm La Borinqueña + DJ Santiago Valasquez . Mar 1 Harley Card Sunset Ensemble /(adv). 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. 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). Every Wed 9 & 10:15pm Wednesday Concert Series. Cover . Feb 7 Lorne Lofsky & Kieran Overs. Feb 21 Dan Ionescu & Stacie McGregor. Feb 28 David Young & Reg Schwager Monarch Tavern 12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833 (full schedule) Every Tues 9pm Vinyl Night ; Every Thu 10pm Monarch Karaoke . 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 The Jim Heineman Trio. Every Thur 8pm Nothin’ But the Blues with Joe Bowden. 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) Feb 28 Barry Sears Duo 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 Every Tues, Thu, Fri, and Sat. Feb 1 Chris Platt Trio. Feb 2 & Mar 2 Canadian Jazz Quartet & Friends. Feb 3 Amy McConnell Trio. Feb 6 In Concert and Conversation with Gene DiNovi. Feb 8 David Occhipinti Trio. 58 | February 1 - March 7, 2018

Feb 9 Ros Kindler Trio. Feb 10 Brian Blain’s Second Saturdays Blues Campfire Jam. Feb 15 Denise Leslie Trio. Feb 16 Brian Dickinson Trio. Feb 17 Nathan Hiltz Trio. Feb 22 Bob DeAngelis Quartet. Feb 23 Lara Solnicki Trio. Feb 24 Brownman Akoustic Quartet. Mar 1 Michael Dunston Trio. Mar 3 Toivu Unt Trio, Mar 6 In Concert and Conversation with Gene DiNovi. Only Café, The 972 Danforth Ave. 416-463-7843 (full schedule) All shows: 8pm unless otherwise indicated. Feb 1 In Betyween Sounds. Feb 3 Mudpunch. Feb 4 Brian Passmore. Feb 7 Jamick w/ Gary LaRocca. Pilot Tavern, The 22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716 All shows: 3:30pm. No cover. Every Sat 3pm Saturday Jazz. Feb 3 Dave Young Quartet. Feb 10 Steve Holt Quartet. Feb 17 Luis Deniz Quartet. Feb 24 Landen Vieira Quartet. Mar 3 Sugar Daddies. 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). Every Tue, 8:45pm Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm. Every Wed 9pm The Digs. Every Thursday 9:45pm Mary McKay. Every Fri 9:45pm Dee Dee and the Dirty Martinis. Every Sat 9:45pm Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm. Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The 194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475 (full schedule) Call for cover charge info. Every Mon 6:30pm University of Toronto Student Jazz Ensembles. Every Tue 6:30pm Alex Coleman’s A/C Unit. Every Wed 6:30pm JV’s Bugaloo Squad. Every Thu 6:30pm Michael Herring Quartet. Every Fri 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm KJ’s Tune Town. Every Sat 12noon The Sinners Choir; 7pm Artie Roth Quartet. Every Sun 12noon Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 7pm Ken McDonald Quartet. Feb 1 9:30pm Kirk McDonald. Feb 2 9:45pm The Vipers. Feb 3 3:30pm Jake Chisholm Quartet; 9:45pm Dave Young Quintet. Feb 4 3:30pm Club Django; 9:30pm Scott Neary Quartet. Feb 5 & 6 9:30pm Tony Malaby w/ Nick Fraser Group. Feb 7 9:30pm François Jalbert Trio. Feb 8 & 9 9:45pm Adam Nussbaum w/ Adrean Farrugia & Brad Goode. Feb 10 3:30pm Laura Hubert Band; 9:45pm Anushka Wright. Feb 11 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble; 9:30pm Barry Romberg Group. Feb 12 9:30pm University of Toronto’s 12tet. Feb 13 9:30pm CD Release: Ian Sinclair Quartet. Feb 14 9:30pm Valentine’s Day Event: Hannah Barstow Trio. Feb 15 & 16 9:45pm Mark Kelso’s Jazz Exiles. Feb 17 Paul Reddick Band; 9:45pm Ted Quinlan Quartet. Feb 18 3:30pm Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters; 9:30pm Justin Hayes Group. Feb 19 & 20 9:30pm Forq. Feb 21 9:30pm Jazz Money. Feb 22 9:30pm Jenna Marie. Feb 23 9:45pm Alex Dean Quartet. Feb 24 3:30pm Neon Eagle; 9:45pm Marito Marques. Feb 25 3:30pm Freeway Dixieland; 9:30pm Dan Pitt Trio. Feb 26 8:30pm Rex Hotel Orchestra. Feb 27 9:30pm Classica Rex Jazz Jam. Feb 28 9:30pm Mike LeDonne w/ Mike Cado. Salty Dog Bar & Grill, The 1980 Queen St. E. 416-849-5064 (full schedule) Every Tue 7-10pm Jazz Night. Every Thu 8:30pm Karaoke. Every Fri 9:30pm Blues Jam - house band with weekly featured guest. Feb 17 3pm Salty Saturday Matinée featuring The X-tra Sauce on Danforth 1376 Danforth Ave. 647-748-1376 All shows: No cover. Every Mon 9pm Funky Mondays. Every Tue 6pm Julian Fauth Plays Barrel-House Jazz. Every Thursday 8pm An Evening of Music with Steven Koven and Artie Roth. Every Sat 4pm Saturday Matinees. Feb 3 Gord Cumming & Tim Armour. Feb 10 Ted Peters Trio - Pre-Mardi Gras Celebration!!! Feb 24 Don Stevenson & Fergus Hambleton. Mar 3 Ike Cedar & the Daydrinkers. Tranzac 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137 3-4 shows daily, various styles, in four different performance spaces. Mostly PWYC. Every Mon 10pm Open Mic Mondays. Every Tuesday 8pm Annex Ukelele Jam Every Thursday 7:30pm Bluegrass Thursdays Every Sunday 7pm The Rhythmicaturgically Syncopated Social Hour Jazz Jam. Feb 2 10pm Heavy Ethics. Feb 4 7:30pm Harrington. Feb 6 10pm Peripheral Vision. E. The ETCeteras Galas and Fundraisers ●●Feb 1 7:30: High Notes Avante. High Notes Gala for Mental Health. Join Luba Goy, Lloyd Robertson, Michael Landsberg, Orlando Da Silva, Giles Tomkins and others for this exciting evening in support of mental health initiatives. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 102868 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. Tickets at 905-787-8811 or -. ●●Feb 17 7:00: Chorus York Richmond Hill. Romantic Melodies: 1st Annual Fundraising Gala. 7pm: Cocktails & appetizers, silent auction, cash bar. 8pm: Concert. An evening of love songs in a cabaret style. Plaza Suite, Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. Tickets available at RHCPA box office, 905-787-8811, or at Further information at 905-884-7922 or Lectures, Salons and Symposia ●●Feb 4 2:00: Toronto Concert Orchestra. Musical Lecture Series: Tchaikovsky (Surcharged Emotionalism). Sharon Lee and Marcus Scholtes, violins. Angus Glen Golf Club, 10080 Kennedy Rd., Markham. . ●●Feb 8 7:00: Canadian Opera Company. Opera Insights: Mozart’s Style – The Abduction from the Seraglio. Explore Mozart’s first big operatic hit with violinist Elizabeth Johnston and other artists from the COC Orchestra. 416-363-8231. Free ●●Feb 13 7:30: The Toronto Chapter of the Duke Ellington Society. Monthly Meeting. Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas St W, Etobicoke. Membership fee per person or per couple, with one free initial visit. Anyone interested in Ellington’s music and his contributions to the art of jazz is welcome. For further information about the society or to purchase concert tickets, visit our website at or phone 416-239-2683. ●●Feb 15 7:00: Canadian Opera Company. Opera Insights: Opera Trivia – From Beginner to Expert. Join trivia master Russel Harder of Trivia Club! for this fun, gameshow-inspired opera quiz night. 416-363-8231. Free. ●●Feb 25 10:00am: York University. Community Band Festival. Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St., 416-736-5136. ●●Feb 25 2:00-5:00: Classical Music Club Toronto. Boito: Mefistofele. The Faust legend has provided inspiration to many of the famous composers – Gounod, Schumann and others. Our program will examine a 19th-century operatic approach. Brief audio selections followed by a full-length performance on video. For program details, please call John Sharpe at 416-898-2549. Annual membership: (regular); (sr/st). Free for first-time visitors. Donations accepted for refreshments. ●●Feb 25 2:00: Aga Khan Museum. Sephardic Music in the Mediterranean Soundscape. Ethnomusicologist Judith Cohen will discuss her work with the Crypto-Jews (“Marranos”) in the villages of Portugal over the past 20 years. Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. Master Classes ●●Feb 8 2:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz Master Class/Drum Clinic with Adam Nausbaum. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●Feb 15 2:00: University of Toronto, Faculty of Music. Riki Turofsky Master Class in Voice. Johanne Debus, Music Director of the Canadian Opera Company. Faculty of Music, Edward Johnson Building, Geiger-Torel Room, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●Feb 24 1:00: Tafelmusik. Voice Master Class. Thomas Hobbs. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416- 964-9562 x241. Free admission for auditors. Suggested donation . Open to the public. ●●Mar 6 7:30: University of Toronto, Faculty of Music. Louis Applebaum Distinguished Visitor in Film Composition. Lecture by Howard Shore. Faculty of Music, Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●Mar 7 1:00: University of Toronto, Faculty of Music. Collaborative Pianist. Master Class by John Hess. Faculty of Music, Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Screenings ●●Feb 24 3:00: Orpheus Choir of Toronto. Nordic Light: A Composer’s Diary + One- On-One with Ēriks Ešenvalds. The Canadian premiere screening of the documentary film about the making of Ēriks Ešenvalds’ 2018 MUSIC RETREAT MUSIC, IT’S IN OUR NATURE MUSICAL SPRING BREAK March 4 to 9, 2018 at Lake MacDonald, in the Laurentians multi-media symphony. Immediately following the screening, Ēriks Ešenvalds in conversation. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E. Toronto. Tickets: or 416-530-4428. . ●●Feb 27 6:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music on Film: Mama Africa. Directed by Mika Kaurismäki. 90 min. Miriam Makeba was one of the first African musicians who won international stardom and whose music was always anchored in her traditional South African roots. Forced into exile in 1959, this documentary traces 50 years of her music and her performing life. Special guest to be announced. Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. or 416-637-3123. . Music retreat for all!* Music, dance, crafts, the outdoors and more! *Adults, children and teens February 1 - March 7, 2018 | 59

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