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Volume 23 Issue 7 - April 2018

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In this issue: we talk with jazz pianist Thompson Egbo-Egbo about growing up in Toronto, building a musical career, and being adaptive to change; pianist Eve Egoyan prepares for her upcoming Luminato project and for the next stage in her long-term collaborative relationship with Spanish-German composer Maria de Alvear; jazz violinist Aline Homzy, halfway through preparing for a concert featuring standout women bandleaders, talks about social equity in the world of improvised music; and the local choral community celebrates the life and work of choral conductor Elmer Iseler, 20 years after his passing.

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Miss Higgins (CD Release) /(adv). Apr 20 Stephen Fearing /(adv). Apr 21 RPR (Ritchie-Parrish-Ritchie) /(adv). Apr 22 Levon Helm - 5th Anniversary Celebration /(adv). Apr 27 Russell deCarle /(adv). May 2 Jazz.FM91: President’s Choice Concert Series - June Garber . May 3 Martyn Joseph /(adv). May 4 Rawlins Cross /(adv). May 5 Soulsville - The Music of STAX /(adv). Jazz Bistro, The 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299 (full schedule) Apr 28 7:30pm Last Weekend Jazz Party w/ Faith Amour & Friends - Spring Edition. . Jazz Room, The Located in the Huether Hotel, 59 King St. N., Waterloo. 226-476-1565 (full schedule) All shows: 8:30-11:30pm unless otherwise indicated. Attendees must be 19+. Cover charge varies (generally -) Apr 6 Dan Faulk ; (under 30). Apr 7 Sophia Perlman Quartet. Apr 13 Andriy Tikhonov ; (under 30). Apr 14 Rebecca Hennessy FOG Brass Band ; (under 30). Apr 19 7:00 Jazz FM Fundraiser. Apr 20 Alysha Brylla and the Brillion Dollar Band ; (under 30). Apr 21 3:00 Jam Session!!; 8:30 Mike Downes Quartet ; (under 30). Apr 27 Big Band Theory ; (under 30). Apr 28 Brian Dickinson’s “The Rhythm Method”. Apr 29 4:00 Adrean Farrugia and Joel Frahm Sunday Matinee. May 4 Jerzy Kaplanek and David Braid Duo. May 5 Tevert Sela Quartet featuring John Roney. 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 . Apr 4 7pm OKAN & Kobo Town /(adv). Apr 6 7:30pm Elena Kapeleris . Apr 6 10:30pm Charangón del Norte + DJ Suave . Apr 7 10:30pm Lula All Stars + DJ Santiago Valasquez . Apr 12 7:30pm Robert Scott and Genevieve Marentette; 8:30pm The Tiki Collective CD Launch Release “Muse”. /; 10:30 The Jay Danley Ethiojazz Band featuring Hilario Duran. Apr 13 7:30pm Tio Chorinho ; 10:30pm Papiosco y los Ritmicos & DJ Suave . Apr 14 10:30pm Ricky Franco + The P-Crew Orchestra & DJ Santiago Valasquez . Apr 16 6pm Don Mills C.I. Jazz Night ; (sr); (st). Apr 20 7:30pm Scott Kemp Trio ; 10:30pm Yani Borrell + DJ Suave . Apr 21 10:30pm La Borinqueña + DJ Santiago Valasquez . Apr 25 6:30pm The Composers Collective Big Band Toronto Project ; (st). Apr 27 7:30pm Mark Kelso Trio . Apr 27 10:30pm Café Cubano + DJ Suave . Apr 28 10:30 pm Salsotika + 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 D. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) Apr 28 Kevin Turcotte Quartet. & 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 : Apr 11 Rebecca Enkin, vocals; Mike Allen, guitar. Apr 18 David Occhipinti, guitar; Dan Fortin, bass. Apr 25 Joel Sheridan, vocals;, Eric St. Laurent, guitar. Monarch Tavern 12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833 (full schedule) Every Tues 9pm Vinyl Night ; Every Thu 10pm Monarch Karaoke . Apr 2 6pm Purdy Drinks – Poetry & Music. Apr 9 7:30pm Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils Orchestra. Apr 27 7pm Incase We Crash. May 5 8:30pm Spectre Hearts Album Release Party. 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) Old Mill, The 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641 The Home Smith Bar: No reservations. No cover. food/drink minimum. All shows: 7:30-10:30pm Every Tues, Thu, Fri, and Sat. Apr 3 In Concert and Conversation with Gene DiNovi. Apr 5 Micah Barnes Quartet. Apr 6 Canadian Jazz Quartet & Friends. Apr 7 Sharon Smith Trio. Apr 12 Suzi & Doug Trio. Apr 13 Bernie Senensky Quartet. Apr 14 Brian Blain’s Second Saturdays Blues Campfire. Apr 19 Brenda Lewis Trio. Apr 20 LJ Folk. Apr 21 The Heillig Menoeuvre. Apr 26 Brian Barlow Trio. Apr 26 Shannon Butcher Trio. Apr 28 Roy Patterson Trio. May 1 In Concert and Conversation with Gene DiNovi. May 3 Beverly Taft Trio. May 4 Canadian Jazz Quartet & Friends. May 5 Steven Cole Quartet. Only Café, The 972 Danforth Ave. 416-463-7843 (full schedule) All shows: 8pm unless otherwise indicated. Pilot Tavern, The 22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716 All shows: 3pm. No cover. Every Sat 3pm Saturday Jazz. Apr 7 Frank Botos Quartet. Apr 14 Mike Allen Quartet. Apr 21 Jeff King Quartet. 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 & Sat, 8:45pm Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm. Every Wed 9pm The Digs. Every Fri 9:45pm 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. Every Mon 6:30pm University of Toronto Student Jazz Ensembles. Every Tue 6:30pm Morgan Childs. Every Wed 6:30pm Chris Wallace’s Many Names. Every Thu 6:30pm Jane Koffman Quartet. Every Fri 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm James Brown Trio. Every Sat 12noon The Sinners Choir. Every Sun 12noon Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 7pm Sounds of Brazil. Apr 1 9:30pm Phillipe Lemm Trio. Apr 2 9:30pm Humber College Brazilian Jazz Ensemble. Apr 3 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Apr 4 9:30pm Virginia MacDonald. Apr 5-6 9:45pm Lorne Lofsky Quartet. Apr 7 7pm Teri Parker Trio; 9:45pm Kelsey & Kelly. Apr 8 9:30pm Aaron Irwin. Apr 9 9:30pm Humber College Jazz Orchestra. Apr 10 9:30pm Progger. Apr 11 9:30pm Darryl Orr. Apr 12-13 9:45pm Mark Eisenman Quartet. Apr 14 3:30pm The Swing Shift Big Band; 7pm Parker/Abbott Duo; 9:45pm Dave Young Quintet. Apr 15 9:30pm Jazzamboka. Apr 16 9:30pm Robert Black Quartet (CD Release). Apr 17-18 9:30pm Manuel Valera Trio. Apr 19 9:30pm Eric St-Laurent. Apr 20 9:45pm Luis Deniz Quartet. Apr 21 7pm Teri Parker Trio; Galas and Fundraisers ●●Apr 07 11:30am: La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra. Fundraising Event. Enjoy delicious soups donated by local restaurants while you listen to an orchestra rehearsal. Silent auction. . For more information visit our website at or call 1-866-460-5596. ●●Apr 07 7:00: Sistema Toronto. Red Violin Gala. Come together as a community to celebrate over food, drink, and amazing performances and raise vital funds for Sistema Toronto as we work toward welcoming more students into our program. The Spoke Club, 600 King St. W. . the-red-violin-2018-tickets-42583465291. ●●Apr 11 7:30: JAZZ.FM91. Jazz Lives: A Century of Nat “King” Cole. An evening to pay homage to this iconic 20th-century musician. Jackie Richardson, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Robi Botos, Tom Wilson, Jazz Lives House Band and others. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up. Fundraiser to support JAZZ.FM91’s youth education programs. ●●Apr 12 6:00: Canadian Opera Company. Fine Wine Auction. Bid on rare vintages at both the live and silent auction. Stephen E. The ETCeteras 9:45pm Project Rex. Apr 22 9:30pm Alex Fournier. Apr 23 9:30pm The T.J.O. Big Band. Apr 24 9:30pm Classic Rex Jam. Apr 25 9:30pm David Hutchison. Apr 26-27 9:45pm Colin Stranahan Trio + Brian Chahley, Trumpet. Apr 28 3:30pm A/C Unit; 7pm Teri Parker Quartet; 8:45pm Roberto Occhipinti. Apr 29 9:30pm Jacob’s Cattle. Apr 30 6:30pm John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. 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. 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. Apr 7 The Lesters. Apr 14 Stephen Stanley. Apr 21 Michelle Rumball. Apr 28 TBA. May 5 Johnny Canpar & Friends The Senator WineBar 249 Victoria St 416 364-7517 All shows with cover charge Tranzac 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137 (full schedule) 3-4 shows daily, various styles, in four different performance spaces. Mostly PWYC. Every Mon 10pm Open Mic Mondays. Every Tues 8pm Annex Ukelele Jam Every Thur 7:30pm Bluegrass Thursdays Every Sun 7pm The Rhythmicaturgically Syncopated Social Hour Jazz Jam. Ranger will lead the live auction which features an impressive array of exquisite and hard-to-find wines from private collections. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. 0. ●●Apr 22 1:30: Classical Music Conservatory. Music For A Cause: Benefit Concert for SickKids. Teiya Kasahara, soprano; Eslin McKay, violin; Hannah Bussière; Arkose (Erik Ross, Torrie Seager and Rob Mac- Donald); and others. Roncesvalles United Church, 214 Wright Ave. 416-537-5995. PWYC; /(kids) suggested. All proceeds to SickKids Hospital. ●●Apr 26 8:00: Room 217 Foundation. Voices That Care. A musical evening to benefit Room 217 Care Through Music. Dan Hill, Jill Barker, Murray McLauchlan, Sylvia Tyson, Ezra Jordan and special guests. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 705-852-2499 or 844-985- 0217. 5. 7pm hors d’oeuvres and cocktail reception. Lectures, Salons and Symposia ●●Apr 04 7:00: Canadian Opera Company. Trapping the Queen. Join eminent musicologist Wayne Gooding for an engaging exploration of Anna Bolena in anticipation 62 | April 1 – May 7, 2018

of the upcoming COC production. The court of Henry VIII is in tumult as the king tires of his second wife, Anne Boleyn, who must now fight for her honour and her life. Don Mills Branch, Toronto Public Library, 888 Lawrence Ave. E. Please register by calling 416-395-5710. ●●Apr 4 7:30: TD Niagara Jazz Festival. Live Learn Jazz Collection Launch. Presented by Ethnomusicologist Michael Morse. Niagaraon-the-Lake Public Library, 10 Anderson Lane, Niagara-on-the-Lake. 905-468-2023. Free. ●●Apr 06 6:00: Music Gallery/Musicworks Magazine. History Series: Creative Music Journalism. Artistic Director David Dacks talks to journalists past and present about the challenges and joys of trying to describe abstract music. Mark Miller (Globe and Mail); Carl Wilson (Slate, The Guardian, Globe and Mail); Katie Jensen (Polaris Music Prize podcast, IMPSTR); Jennie Punter (Musicworks, Toronto Star); Jerry Pratt (Exclaim). 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204- 1080. Free. ●●Apr 10 7:30: Toronto Chapter of the Duke Ellington Society (TDES). Monthly Meeting. Montgomery’s Inn, corner of Dundas St. W. and Islington Ave. Membership fee is single or per couple with one free initial visit. Anyone interested in Ellington’s music and his contributions to the art of jazz is welcome. 416-453-5342. ●●Apr 12 7:00: Tafelmusik. The Listening Club: Blurring the Boundaries. A lecture on innovative early music composers who “sit outside the box”. Musicologist Hanna French and violist Patrick Jordan are the moderators. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, The Chapel, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. . ●●Apr 14 7:15: Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Sullivan Without Gilbert. Followed by a choral lesson for a Sullivan song. Join the chorus! St. Andrew’s Church, 117 Bloor St. E. Free parking below church off Hayden St. All welcome. For further info, call Sheryl at 416-763-0832. Nonmembers . Refreshments provided. ●●Apr 15 2:00: Toronto Opera Club. Guest speaker: Johannes Debus, Music Director, Canadian Opera Company. Room 330, Faculty of Music, Edward Johnson Bldg. 80 Queen’s Park Cr. W. 416-914-3940. . ●●Apr 17 7:00: Canadian Opera Company. Nightingale: Performing With Puppets. Acrobat and puppeteer Noam Markus gives participants a behind-the-scenes peek into the world of puppetry displayed in Robert Lepage’s spectacular production of Stravinsky’s The Nightingale and Other Short Fables. Education Centre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. (at University Ave.). Free. Reserve tickets at 416-363-8231. ●●Apr 21 1:30: Guitar Society of Toronto. Toronto Guitar Weekend: The History of Tango. A journey through tango with Máximo Diego Pujol from its beginnings in the marginal neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires to the present as an “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity”. Historic audio recordings and live performances. Church of St. Peter and St. Simon the Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E. 416-964- 8298. /(st). ●●Apr 23 7:30: Darchei Noam Synagogue. The Brill Building: Great Jewish Songwriters of the 60s. Presented by acclaimed music educator Jordan Klapman. A mix of lecture, music and discussion. 864 Sheppard Ave. W. 416-638-4783. Members Guests: per lecture. Online Registration: ●●Apr 29 2:00: Classical Music Club Toronto. Bernstein: Candide. Based on the writings of Voltaire, this musical by Leonard Bernstein tells the story of an innocent youth and his adventures in the Old and New World. A selection of recordings (both audio and video) will be presented. For information and location contact John Sharpe: 416-898-2549. Annual membership: (regular); (sr/ st). Free for first-time visitors. Donations accepted for refreshments. ●●Apr 30 7:00: Canadian Opera Company. Anna Bolena: The Power of Clothing in the Court of Henry VIII. Join Alexandra Kim, former Historic Royal Palaces Curator at Kensington Palace, as she unpacks the role Tudor court costume played in charting Anne Boleyn’s changing fortunes, as seen in the COC’s new production of Anna Bolena. Education Centre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. (at University Ave.). Free. Reserve tickets at 416-363-8231. ●●May 02 7:30: TD Niagara Jazz Festival. Discover Jazz. Presented by Mark Micklethwaite. Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library, 10 Anderson Lane, Niagara-on-the- Lake. 905-468-2023. Free. ●●May 06 2:00: Toronto Opera Club. Guest speaker: David Fallis. The First Great Opera: Monteverdi’s Orfeo. Room 330, Faculty of Music, Edward Johnson Bldg. 80 Queen’s Park Cr. W. 416-914-3940. ●●May 06 5:00: Nocturnes in the City. 100 Years of Famous Czech Operas. Audiovisual presentation. Iain Scott, opera educator. Restaurant Praha, Masaryktown, 450 Scarborough Golf Club Rd. 416-481-7294. ; (st). Master Classes ●●Apr 07 1:00: Tafelmusik. Voice Masterclass. Dorothee Mields. 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. ●●Apr 22 1:00: Guitar Society of Toronto. Toronto Guitar Weekend: Masterclass with M áximo Diego Pujol. Church of St. Peter and St. Simon the Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E. 416-964- 8298. /(st). ●●Apr 24 2:45: Li Piano Academy. Piano Masterclass with James Anagnoson. James Anagnoson, Dean of the Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School, is one of Canada’s most renowned pianists and pedagogues. Level 6 to ARCT Repertoire. Infinity Strings, 351 Ferrier Str., Markham. 647-822-2931. ; (st). Screenings ●●Apr 07 4:30: Toronto Silent Film Festival. Sensation Seekers (1927). Fern Lindzon, composer, pianist. Royal Cinema, 608 College St. . ●●Apr 24 6:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Song of Lahore (2015). Meet and discover the cultural heritage of Pakistan’s classical musicians. After toiling in obscurity for years, an innovative album leads Sachal Studios to international acclaim and a triumphant concert with Wynton Marsalis and his orchestra at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Toronto-based musicians Anwar Kurshid (sitar), Luis Denis (saxophone), and Matias Recharte (percussion) will join for the post-screening performance and Q&A. . Hot Docs members: , (sr/st), free(child). Tickets can be purchased at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema box office, 506 Bloor St. W. or online at www. Sing-alongs, Jams, Circles ●●April 20 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players Society. Monthly meeting. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Bring your recorders and music stand. 416- 779-5750. Non-members . ●●Apr 24 7:00: Canadian Opera Company. Opera Chorus Sing-Along. Warm up those pipes and join the COC’s Chorus Master Sandra Horst as she guides participants through a sing-along of favourite opera choruses by Mozart and Donizetti, and shares what it takes to be an opera chorister. Open to all levels of experience and musical ability. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. (at University Ave.). Free. Reserve tickets at 416-363-8231. ●●May 04 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players Society. Monthly meeting. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Bring your recorders and music stand. 416- 779-5750. Non-members . Tours ●●April 08 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 such as the 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. (adults); (sr/st). Also Apr 15, 22, 29. Workshops ●●Apr 07 Chorus Niagara. Treble In Niagara: Professional Development Day for Choral Educators. Observe clinics with participating choirs and internationally renowned choral leader Dr. Rollo Dilworth. Participate in a choral reading session with Toronto Children’s Chorus Conductor Elise Bradley. Enjoy an evening concert featuring children’s choirs from across the GTA at 7pm. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. . ●●Apr 08 1:30. Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by recorder player Janos Ungvary. St. Leonard’s Church, 25 Wanless Avenue (Canon Dykes Memorial Room). Bring your early instruments and a music stand. 416-779-5750. . ●●Apr 22 2:00: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Reading for Singers and Instrumentalists. Vivaldi: Gloria and Haydn: Little Organ Mass. David Weaver, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-551-5183. ; (members). ●●May 06 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by recorder player Francis Colpron. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Rd. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. 416-779-5750. www.tempotoronto. net. Join the Chorus! Auditions May 12 & 26 Midtown | North York Register at April 1 – May 7, 2018 | 63

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