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Volume 23 Issue 8 - May 2018

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In this issue: our sixteenth annual Choral Canary Pages; coverage of 21C, Estonian Music Week and the 3rd Toronto Bach Festival (three festivals that aren’t waiting for summer!); and features galore: “Final Finales” for Larry Beckwith’s Toronto Masque Theatre and for David Fallis as artistic director of Toronto Consort; four conductors on the challenges of choral conducting; operatic Hockey Noir; violinist Stephen Sitarski’s perspective on addressing depression; remembering bandleader, composer and saxophonist Paul Cram. These and other stories, in our May 2018 edition of the magazine.

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The Panto. King’s Wharf Theatre. King’s Wharf Theatre, 97 Jury Dr., Penetanguishene. 1-855-372-9866. -. Opens Jun 6, 10:30am. Runs to Jun 30. Tues- Wed(10:30am), Thurs/Sat/Sun(2pm), Thurs-Sat(7:30pm). ●●Drayton Entertainment. West Side Story. Music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Arthur Laurents, conception by Jerome Robbins. Huron County Playhouse, RR1, 70689 B Line, South Huron. 1-855-372-9866. -. Opens Jun 7, 2pm. Runs to Jun 23. Days and times vary. Visit for details. ●●Grease Toronto. Grease. Music, lyrics and book by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 416-314- 2884. -9. Opens May 24, 7:30pm. Runs to June 17. Tues-Sat(7:30pm), Wed/Sat/ Sun(1:30pm). ●●Italian Canadian Heritage Foundation. Omaggio a Puccini. Puccini: selection of arias from his operas. Jonelle Sills, soprano; Christopher Dall, tenor; Coro San Marco; Rolando Nicolosi, conductor. St. Peter’s Church (Woodbridge), 100 Bainbridge Ave., Woodbridge. 905-850-2269. or PWYC. Jun 1, 7:30pm. ●●Kempenfelt Community Players. Closer Than Ever. Music by David Shire, words by Richard Maltby, Jr. Ferndale Banquet Hall, 24 Ferndale Industrial Dr., Barrie. 705- 739-4228. ; (sr/st). Opens May 2, 8pm. Runs to May 5. Wed/Thurs(8pm), Fri/ Sat(7:30pm), Sat(2pm). ●●Lower Ossington Theatre. Cabaret. Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb. Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Ave. 1-888-324-6282. .99-.99. Opens Feb 16, 7:30pm. Runs to May 6. Fri/ Sat(7:30pm), Sat(3:30pm), Sun(4pm). ●●Lower Ossington Theatre. Beauty and the Beast. Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton. Randolph Theatre, 736 Bathurst St. 1-888-324-6282. .99-.99. Opens Mar 3, 7:30pm. Runs to May 13. Fri/ Sat(7:30pm), Sat(3:30pm), Sun(12pm/4pm). ●●Lower Ossington Theatre. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice. Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Ave. 1-888-324-6282. .99-.99. Opens Mar 9, 7:30pm. Runs to May 20. Fri/ Sat(7:30pm), Sat(3:30pm), Sun(12pm, 4pm). ●●Mirvish. Come From Away. Music, lyrics and book by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St. W. 416- 872-1212. and up. Opens Feb 13, 8pm. Runs to Oct 21. Tues-Sat(8pm), Wed(1:30pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●Mirvish. Annie. Music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, book by Thomas Meehan. Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria St. 416-872-1212. -0. Opens Apr 24, 7:30pm. Runs to May 27. Tues-Sat(7:30pm), Wed/Sat/Sun(1:30pm). ●●Mirvish. Motown the Musical. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. W. 416-872-1212. -9. Opens May 22, 8pm. Runs to Jun 3. Tues-Sat(8pm), Wed(1:30pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●Mirvish. The Phantom of the Opera. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. W. 416-872-1212. - 0. Opens Jun 7, 1:30pm. Runs to Jun 30. C. Music Theatre Tues-Sat(8pm), Wed(1:30pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●Mirvish/Musical Stage Co. Fun Home. Music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics and book by Lisa Kron, based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. CAA Theatre, 651 Yonge St. 416- 872-1212. -. Opens Apr 13, 8pm. Runs to May 20. Tues-Sat(8pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●National Ballet of Canada. Frame by Frame. Created by Robert Lepage and Guillaume Côté, based on work of Norman McLaren. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-345-9595. -5. Opens Jun 1, 7:30pm. Runs to Jun 10. Thurs/ Sat/Sun(2pm), Tues-Sat(7:30pm). ●●One Little Goat Theatre Company. Music Music Life Death Music: An Absurdical. Created by Adam Seelig. Tarragon Theatre Extra Space, 30 Bridgman Ave. 416-531-1827. - . Opens May 25, 8pm. Runs to Jun 10. Tues-Sat(8pm), Sun(2:30pm). ●●Opera by Request. La Favorita. Music by Gaetano Donizetti, libretto by Alphonse Royer and Gustave Vaëz. Catharin Carew, mezzosoprano (Leonora); Cian Horrobin, tenor (Fernando); Michael Robert-Broder, baritone (King Alfonso); Will Ford, tenor (Don Gasparo); and others; William Shookhoff, piano and conductor. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . May 12, 8pm. ●●Opera by Request. Le Nozze di Figaro. Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. John Holland, baritone (Figaro); Jessica Clark, soprano (Susanna); Cristina Pisani, soprano (Countess Almaviva); Norman E. Brown, baritone (Count Almaviva); and others; Natasha Fransblow, piano and conductor. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . May 25, 7pm. ●●Opera by Request. Don Giovanni. Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. Carrie Gray, soprano (Donna Anna); Reese de Rege, soprano (Zerlina); Laura Schatz, soprano (Donna Elvira); Jay Lambie, tenor (Don Ottavio); and others; Kate Carver, piano and conductor. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416- 455-2365. . Jun 2, 7:30pm. ●●Port Hope Festival Theatre. Fiddler on the Roof. Music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, book by Joseph Stein. Cameco Capitol Arts Centre, 20 Queen St., Port Hope. 1-888-732-1680. -. Opens May 29, 2pm. Runs to Jun 24. Tues-Thurs/Sat- Sun(2pm), Thurs-Sat(8pm). ●●Rezonance Baroque Ensemble. Handel’s Heroines. Opera arias by Handel for soprano; and other works. St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. 647-779-5696. /(adv); (st). May 6, 2pm. ●●Scarborough Music Theatre. Crazy for You. Music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, book by Ken Ludwig. Scarborough Village Community Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. 416-267-9292. ; (sr/st). Opens May 3, 8:00pm. Runs to May 19. Wed-Sat(8pm), Sun(2pm). Note: May 19 show at 2pm. ●●Shaw Festival. Grand Hotel. Music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest, additional music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, book by Luther Davis. Festival Theatre, 10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-lake. 1-800-511-7429. and up. Previews begin May 3, 2pm. Runs to October 14. Days and times vary. Visit for details. ●●Stratford Festival. The Music Man. Music, lyrics and book by Meredith Willson. Donna Feore, director and choreographer. Festival Theatre, 55 Queen St., Stratford. 1-800- 567-1600. and up. Previews begin Apr 17, 2pm. Runs to Nov 3. Days and times vary. Visit for details. ●●Stratford Festival. The Rocky Horror Show. Music, lyrics and book by Richard O’Brien. Donna Feore, director and choreographer. Avon Theatre, 99 Downie St., Stratford. 1-800-567-1600. and up. Previews begin Apr 27, 8pm. Runs to Oct 31. Days and times vary. Visit for details. ●●Tapestry Opera. Songbook VIII. Highlights from Tapestry’s 38-year collection of Canadian repertoire. Emerging artists perform alongside operatic masters. Ernest Balmer Studio (315), Distillery District, 9 Trinity St. 416-537-6066 x243. . Limited seating. Opens May 10, 8pm. Also May 11, 12. ●●Teac Damsa/Luminato. Swan Lake/Loch na hEala. Created by Michael Keegan-Dolan. Bluma Appel Theatre, 27 Front St. E. 416-368- 4849. -. Opens Jun 6, 8pm. Runs to Jun 10. Wed-Sat(8pm), Sun(2pm). ●●Theatre Ancaster Chorus. From Screen to Stage. Old Firehall Arts Centre, 334 Wilson St. E., Ancaster. 905-304-7469. ; (sr), (ch/st). Opens May 25, 8pm. Runs to May 27. Fri/Sat(8pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●Theatre Aquarius. Million Dollar Quartet. Features music of Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley. Theatre Aquarius, 190 King William St., Hamilton. 905-522-7529. and up. Opens Apr 18, 8pm. Runs to May 12. Tues-Sat(8pm), Sat/ Sun(2pm). ●●Toronto Consort. Monteverdi’s Orfeo. Opera in concert. Charles Daniels, tenor (Orfeo); La Rose des Vents. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -. Opens May 25, 8pm. Also May 26, 27(3:30pm). ●●Toronto Lyric Opera Centre. Così fan tutte. Music by Mozart. Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. Gwenna Fairchild-Taylor, soprano; Martina Myskohlid, soprano; Danielle Nicholson, mezzo; Jean-Phillipe Lazure, tenor; Jacob Feldman, baritone; Korin Thomas- Smith, baritone; David Bowser, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor St. W. 647-865-4040. ; (sr/under 30). May 6, 7pm. ●●Toronto Masque Theatre. The Last Chaconne: A Celebration. Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. -. May 12, 8pm. ●●Windsor Light Music Theatre. Singin in the Rain. Music by Nacio Herb Brown, lyrics by Arthur Freed, book by Adolph Green and Betty Comden. St. Clair College Centre for the Arts: Chrysler Theatre, 201 Riverside Dr. W., Windsor. 519-974-6593. ; (sr/st); (ch). Opens May 4, 8pm. Runs to May 13. Fri/Sat(8pm), Sun(2pm). 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) Alleycatz 2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865 All shows: 9pm unless otherwise indicated. Call for cover charge info. Every Mon 8:30pm Salsa Night with DJ Romantico with free lessons No cover before 9pm. Every Tue 8:30pm Bachata Night with DJ FR Bischun with free lessons Ladies free before 10:30pm. Every Wed 7pm Midtown Blues Jam hosted by Andrew “Voodoo” Walters. Every Thurs 7:30pm Canadian Discovery Series. Fri & Sat 9:30pm Funk, Soul, R&B Top 40 cover after 9pm. May 4 Urequest Live. May 5 Octkats (matinee); Lady Kane (eve). May 11 Gyles Band. May 12 Disco Night with Escapade. May 18 & June 1 Sound Parade. May 19 Danny’s 11 (matinee); Soular (eve). May 25 Red Velvet. May 26 York Jazz Ensemble (matinee); Lady Kane (eve). June 2 Urban Jive. Artword Artbar 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton. 905-543-8512 (full schedule) All shows at 8pm unless otherwise noted. May 2 Cabaret Evening with John Millard and Sophia Perlman ; (st). May 3 60s Where Have All the Folk Songs Gone? . May 4 Tia McGraff and Tommy Parham ; (st). May 5 Andre Bisson Acoustic Show /(adv). May 6 7:30pm Linda McRae, folk-country-roots songs, + Deni Gauthier . May 11 World Music: William Mukuna Trio . May 12 Bluegrass with New Cumberland . May 16 Sympoesis: singer-songwriter Glenn Macdonald & poet John Terpstra. May 18 Jennis: Jen Gillmor and Dennis Gaumond, folk-blues. 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. Bloom 2315 Bloor St. W. 416-767-1315 All shows 7pm 19+. Call for reservations. May 13 Amanda Martinez: Mother’s Day Dinner & Concert. May 31 Jorge Torres Papiosco Quartet. . Burdock 1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033 (full schedule) May 1 Tyler Sweet. May 2 Creature Speak, Wired To The Sky & Anna Mernieks (Beams). May 3 Major Love. May 3 BLESS YOUR PUR- PLE HEART. May 4 Kira May SENSE Album 60 | May 1 – June 7, 2018

Release Party w/ Most People. May 5 Oliver Swain w/ Jason Freeman-Fox. May 5 Night of Ballads & Bossas w/ Roy Patterson & Sundar Viswanathan. May 6 May Cheung & Drew Yowell w/ Lauren Falls. May 6 Dan McKinnon. May 7 Adam Wendler. May 8 Carolina East. May 8 Property// + ZOE & Charise Aragoza. May 9 CHANCES Album Release + Chelsea Reed with David Macmichael. May 10 Amos the Transparent Anniversaries Album Release w/ Rum Fit. May 12 & 13 Major/Minor Fest Matinee for kids and their parents/guardians. May 12 Major/ Minor Emerging Artists All Ages Showcase. May 13 Sing Leaf “Shu Ra” Album Release w/ Andre Ethier & Marker Starling. May 14 Lori Cullen w/ Swinghammer & Chris Gartner. May 16 Jenny Banai, Kuri & Moscow Apartment. May 17 Rosie & The Riveters. May 17 Sam Tudor w/ Julie Arsenault. May 18 Ben Heffernan w/ Moscow Apartment & Georgia Harmer. May 20 Brandyn Leo. May 22 Dana Sipos “Trick of the Light” Album Release w/ special guest. May 23 Ace of Wands & Ron Hawkins. May 23 The Old Salts with Luke Michielsen. May 25 The Draughtsman, Not For Function & special guests. May 26 Turkwaz. May 27 Laii “Blasé” EP Release w/ special guest Ky Charter. May 29 Origins. May 30 Animal Parts Double Release Party w/ LUKA. May 31 She’s Listening. Benefit for Ovarian Cancer Canada. June 1 Her Crooked Heart & Hayley Sabella. June 1 Georgian Bay “Courage” Album Release. June 2 NUA. June 6 Bloom. June 7 Tejas w/ Mali. Cameron House 408 Queen St. W. 416-703-0811 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. May 4 10pm Surefire Sweat. Suggested contribution . 19+. May 5 3pm Thelonious Hank. 19+; 9pm Sean Bertram “The Right Place” Album Release. 19+. May 10 8:30pm The Escapist Music and The Benihanas. 19+. May 11 10pm Metronome Chomsky. Contribution. 19+. May 12 & 26 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers; 9pm Bring Your Own Vinyl Party. Free. 19+. May 13 7pm Bob Wegner. 19+. May 19 3pm The Boxcar Boys. 19+. May 19 9pm Bring Your Own Vinyl Party. Free. 19+. May 24 8:30pm 18 th Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Tribute. 19+. May 25 9pm Serenades for Special Hearts II. . 19+. May 27 7pm Women in Music, Vol. 5. -. 19+. May 31 8:30pm Gun Hill Royals. 19+. June 1 10pm Das Klün Presents “Velvet Underground & Nico” & “White Light/White Heat” Suggested contribution . 19+. June 3 7pm Song Studio Open Mic. Free. 19+. Emmet Ray, The 924 College St. 416-792-4497 (full schedule) All shows: No cover/PWYC Every Fri 10pm DJ What chu Want Playing What You Like Weekly Themes. May 3 9pm John-Wayne Swingtet. May 5 10pm DJ Sawtay: Hip Hop, Soul & Classics Grossman’s Tavern 379 Spadina Ave. 416-977-7000 (full schedule) All shows: No cover (unless otherwise noted). Every Sat 4:30pm 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; 7pm Eucalyptus Ethio-Jazz Ensemble Residency (call for details). May 8 & 22 8pm: Finger Style Guitar Association PWYC. May 11 8:30pm: E=Jazz and Latin Jazz w/ Don Naduriak and friends PWYC/ By donation. May 17 8pm: The Daniel Barnes and Gima Woldemichael Ethio-Jazz Quartet PWYC/Suggested . May 18 8pm: Stephen Bennett Fingerstyle Guitar SOLD OUT. May 19 8pm: Stephen Bennett Fingerstyle Guitar. May 24 7pm: Thank You for Dreaming Poetry Night w/Jeannine Pitas, Hoa Nguyen and Sonia Di Placido. Poetry night and chapbook launch PWYC. May 25 9pm: Hirut Hoot Comedy Cabaret . May 26 8pm: Concord Jazz Quintet w/ Wally Brooker, saxophone; Jay Steeves, trumpet; Jarl Anderson, piano; Paul O’Connell, bass; Kevin Ball, drums PWYC. May 28 7:30pm: The Tequila Mockingbirds Community Singalong. Free. Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The Hugh’s Room 2261 Dundas St. W 416 533 5483 All shows at 8:30pm unless otherwise noted. May 2 Jazz.FM91: President’s Choice Concert Series - June Garber (adv). May 3 Martyn Joseph /(adv). May 4 Rawlins Cross /(adv). May 5 Soulsville - The Music of STAX /(adv). May 9 & 10 Carole Pope /(adv). May 11 & 12 Harry Manx /(adv). May 13 Catherine MacLellan + Tanya Davis /(adv). May 17 Dálava + Lenka Lichtenburg /(adv). May 18 World Fiddle Day Concert w/ OKAN, Abebe Fikade & Shane Cook /(adv). May 19 Chris Smither (CD Release) /(adv). May 19 World Fiddle Day: Workshops and Jam . May 22 Slaid Cleaves /(adv). May 23 Don’t Think Twice: The Songs of Bob /(adv). May 25 David Rotundo /(adv). May 27 Kadri Voorand Quartet + Elizabeth Shepherd + Kaili Kinnon /(adv). May 29 Highgate Road /(adv). May 30 Jazz.FM91: President’s Choice Concert Series - Ian Shaw . May 31 Loopers Delight: Free Play Duo with Alisa Vox Raw, Damien Alexander /(adv). June 2 Byrds, Byrds, Byrds /(adv). June 6 Mary Gauthier /(adv). Jazz Bistro, The 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299 (full schedule) 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 -) May 4 Jerzy Kaplanek and David Braid Duo . May 5 Tevert Sela Quartet featuring John Roney . May 11 Carey West Band . May 12 Worst Pop Band Ever . May 13 4pm John Tank Quartet – Special Mother’s Day Show . May 18 Florian Hoefner and Subtone . May 19 Barry Romberg Quartet . May 26 Whitney Ross Barris . June 1 Tara Kannangara . June 2 Eliana Guevas . 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 . May 4 7:30pm Dánae Olano Trio; 10:30pm Yani Borrell & DJ Suave. May 5 10:30pm Conjunto Lacalu & DJ Santiago Valasquez. May 11 7:30pm Roberta Hunt Trio; 10:30pm Papiosco y los Ritmicos & DJ Suave. May 12 10:30pm Ricky Franco + The P-Crew Orchestra & DJ Santiago Valasquez. May 17 6:30pm: Lorraine Klaasen & June Garber present In Their Blood … Sisters in Song . May 18 10:30pm Marta Elena & Salsa Star + DJ Suave. May 19 10:30pm Manny Cardenas & DJ Santiago Valasquez. May 25 7:30pm Yoser Rodriguez Trio; 10:30pm Cafe Cubano + DJ Suave. May 26 10:30pm La Gran Colombia Orchestra + DJ Santiago Valasquez . May 27 Jewish Music Week. May 29 6pm Estonian Voices (adv). May 31 7pm Lulaworld 2018 Opening Night: Paloma Castro + Leang Manjarras with Ruben Esguerra & New Tradition + TDot Batu & Olodum’s Mestre Memeu /(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 . Mezzetta Jazz Music Festival May 22 Lorne Lofsky & Rob Piltch, guitar duet. May 23 Tres Kilos Trio. May 24 David Young (bass) & Reg Schwager (guitar). May 25 All Brazilian Jazz Night: Bill McBirnie, flute; Bernie Senensky, piano. May 26 Ted Quinlan, guitar & Mike Downes, bass. May 27 Mike Murley Trio cover. Monarch Tavern 12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833 (full schedule) Every Tues 9pm Vinyl Night ; Every Thu 10pm Monarch Karaoke . May 1 8pm Belleville Ville. May 5 8:30pm Spectre Hearts Album Release Party. May 6 6pm Rusty McCarthy CD Release. May 12 7:30pm CMW; shy kids, Fleece, Good Kid, Florda Well. 11:30pm CMW: Un Blonde w/ Mimico, Scott Hardware, Mother Tongues. May 14 7:30pm Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils Orchestra. May 20 7:30pm FACS (ex Disappears) w/ Vanishing Hand. June 5 8pm Belleville Ville. 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) Live jazz and dinner @ .99 per person. Dinner from 6pm and music from 7 to 9pm. May 9 San Murata Duo. May 30 Barry Sears Trio. June 6 Zoé Chilco Duo. Old Mill, The 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641 The Home Smith Bar: No reservations. No cover. food/drink minimum. All shows: 7:30-10:30pm Every Tues, Thu, Fri, and Sat. 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. May 10 Steve D’Angelo Quartet. May 11 Sharon Musgrave Trio. May 12 Brian Blain’s Second Saturdays Blues Campfire. May 17 Artie Roth Trio. May 18 Bill McBirnie Trio. May 19 Denielle Bassels Trio. May 24 Ori Dagan Trio. May 25 Gord Sheard’s “Sinal Alberto” Quartet. May 26 Emil Viklicky Trio. Only Café, The 972 Danforth Ave. 416-463-7843 (full schedule) Pilot Tavern, The 22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716 All shows: 3pm. No cover. Every Sat 3pm Saturday Jazz: May 5 Diane Roblin Quintet. May 12 John Tank Quartet. May 19 Bob Brough 70th Birthday Party. May 26 Bernie Senensky 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 May 1 – June 7, 2018 | 61

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