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Volume 23 Issue 9 - June / July / August 2018

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PLANTING NOT PAVING! In this JUNE / JULY /AUGUST combined issue: Farewell interviews with TSO's Peter Oundjian and Stratford Summer Music's John Miller, along with "going places" chats with Luminato's Josephine Ridge, TD Jazz's Josh Grossman and Charm of Finches' Terry Lim. ) Plus a summer's worth of fruitful festival inquiry, in the city and on the road, in a feast of stories and our annual GREEN PAGES summer Directory.

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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. Jun 1 Sound Parade. Jun 2 Urban Jive. Jun 8 Lady Kane. Jun 9 3pm The Red Peppers; 9pm Lady Kane. Jun 15 Unrequest Live. Jun 16 3pm Danny’s 11; 9pm Gyles Band. Jun 22 Red Velvet. Jun 23 3pm York Jazz Ensemble; 9pm Lady Kane.Jun 29 Parkside Drive. Jun 30 3pm The Red Peppers; 9pm Von Band. July 6 Red Velvet. July 7 Lady Kane. July 13 Unrequest Live. July 14 3pm York Jazz Ensemble; 9pm Soular. July 20 Lady Kane. July 21 3pm Danny’s 11; 9pm Sound Parade. July 27 Parkside Drive. July 28 Urban Jive. Aug 3 Red Velvet. Aug 4 Gyles Band. Aug 10 Unrequest Live. Aug 11 3pm Boom Jazz Quartet; 9pm Lady Kane. Aug 17 Urban Jive. Aug 18 3pm York Jazz Ensemble; 9pm Soular. Aug 24 Gyles Band. Aug 25 3pm Danny’s 7; 9pm Lady Kane. Aug 31 Parkside Drive. Sep 1 Lady Kane. Sep 7 Gyles Band. Artword Artbar 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton. 905-543-8512 (full schedule) All shows at 8pm unless otherwise noted. 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. Jun 3 Morgan Davis & Al Lerman. Bloom 2315 Bloor St. W. 416-767-1315 All shows 7pm 19+. Call for reservations. Burdock 1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033 (full schedule) Jun 1 Her Crooked Heart & Hayley Sabella. Jun 1 Georgian Bay “Courage” Album Release. Jun 2 NUA. Jun 6 Bloom. Jun 7 Tejas w/ Mali. Cameron House 408 Queen St. W. 416-703-0811 Castro’s Lounge 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. 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. Jun 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 10:00 DJ What chu Want Playing What You Like Weekly Themes. 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 (for full schedule) Every Sun 3pm. Hirut Sundays Open Mic Last Mon of June/July/August 7:30pm: The Tequila Mockingbirds Community Singalong. Free. First and third Tues of June/July/August 8pm: Finger Style Guitar Association PWYC. Second Fri of June/July August 8:30pm: E=Jazz and Latin Jazz w/ Don Naduriak and friends PWYC/By donation. Last Fri of June/July/August 9pm: Hirut Hoot Comedy Cabaret . Jun 30 8pm: 2017 International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Christie Lenée 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. Summer Nights Festival: Jun 15-Aug 23 Jun 2 Byrds, Byrds, Byrds /(adv). Jun 6 Mary Gauthier /(adv). Jun 7 Jordan Officer /(adv). Jun 8 Albert Lee and Band /(adv). Jun 9 The Wildest: A Tribute to Louis Prima and Keely Smith /(adv). Jun 14 Brian Gladstone (CD Release) /(adv). Jun 15 Stevie Wonder Tribute. Jun 16 Jory Nash /(adv). Jun 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day. Jun 22 Wintergarten Orchestra /(adv). Jun 23 The Barra MacNeils /(adv). Jun 24 The John Cleats. Jun 26 Davis Rogan & Chris Butcher. Jun 26 The Dustbowl Revival /(adv). Jun 28 Johnny Burgin & Sugar Brown People Blues Army Band /(adv). Jun 29 Menzie + McCullam + Stewart. Jul 3 Solo Piano Double with Jenie Thai & Hilario Duran. Jul 4 Gord Grdina’s Haram; Jul 4 Mélisande [électrotrad] /(adv). Jul 5 Seems Like Only Yesterday: Jesse Winchester Tribute /(adv). Jul 6 Shuffle Demons + Kandy Guira /(adv). Jul 7 Kruger Brothers /(adv). Jul 9 Ilaria Graziano & Francesco Forni. Jul 10 Songwriter Session featuring Paul Reddick, Noah Zacharin, Tanya Philipovich & Ariana Gillis. Jul 11 Solo Piano Double with Daniella Nardio & Jeremy Ledbetter. Jul 12 Twelfth Day /(adv). Jul 17 Solo Piano Double with Suba Sankaran & Robi Botos. Jul 18 Gabacho Maroc. Jul 19 Jim Lauderaute. Jul 20 Alfie Zappacosta /(adv). Jul 21 SongStudio Faculty Showcase. Jul 22 Sam Baker. Jul 24 Solo Piano Double with Elizabeth Shepherd & Aaron Davis. Jul 26 SongStudio Student Showcase. Jul 27 Jeff Daniels + Ben Daniels Band USA /(adv). Jul 31 Solo Piano Double with Marilyn Lerner & Lance Anderson. Aug 2 Hannah Saunders and Ben Savage. Aug 5 The Hut People. Aug 7 Cantrip + Dan MacDonald. Aug 8 Solo Piano Double with Laura Fernandez & Bob Wiseman. Aug 9 David Bromberg /(adv). Aug 11 Robert Gordon & Chris Spedding /(adv). Aug 13 Solo Piano Double with Treasa Levasseur & Jesse Whiteley. Aug 14 Songwriter Session with Jon Brooks, David Leask, Andrea Ramolo, and Dayna Manning. Aug 16 Calan + Vishten. Aug 17 Jim Kweskin /(adv). Aug 18 Tri- Continental (Madagascar Slim, Bill Bourne, Lester Quitau) /(adv). Aug 21 Solo Piano Double with Sarah Hasgen & Tyler Yarema. Aug 22 Primary Colours (Doug Cox, Linda McRae, Kim Rickey) + Beppe Gambetta. Aug 23 WeBanjo3. 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 -) Jun 1 Tara Kannangara . Jun 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 . LULAWORLD 2018 (JUN 1-10) All concerts at 10:30pm unless otherwise noted. Jun 1 Yani Borrell + Rojitas & DJ Jimmy Suave . Jun 2 Yan Collazo with Sean Bellaviti & Conjunto, Lacalu & DJ Santiago Valasquez. Complimentary dance lesson with Angela Seth at 9:15pm .. Jun 3 9:30pm Sharon Musgrave /(adv). Jun 5 8pm Let Yourself Go: Ori Dagan + Alex Pangman + Natasha Powell from Holla Jazz /(adv). Jun 6 8pm Valeria Matzner CD Release /(adv). Jun 7 8pm Ursula Rucker ; (adv); (early bird). Jun 8 7:30pm Dávila avila Sisters Free(before 8pm); (after 7:30pm). Jun 8 Adan de Dios + Charangon del Norte + DJ Jimmy Suave. Complimentary dance lesson . Jun 9 Ricardo Lemvo & DJ Santiago Valasquez. Complimentary dance lesson . Jun 10 7pm Andrew Collins Trio /(adv). Jun 13 8pm Jeremy Ledbetter Trio CD Release /(adv). Jun 14 7:30pm Regeneration Community Services: Annual Big Band Benefit . Jun 15 Changui Havana + DJ Suave. Dance lesson with Adriana Marichales. . Jun 16 La Borinqueña + DJ Santiago Valasquez . Jun 21 7:30pm Celebrating the Music of Lionel Richie /(adv). Jun 22 Cafe Cubano + DJ Suave. Complimentary dance lesson with Dailyn Martinez. . Jun 23 Charles y sus Estrellas + DJ Santiago Valasquez. Dance lesson with Dance to Live. . Jun 29 Marta Elena & Salsa Star + DJ Suave. Dance lesson with Dailyn Martinez. . Jul 12 8:30pm Liniker e os Caramelos (Early Bird); /.50(adv). Jul 13 Yani Borrell + DJ Suave. Dance lesson with Santos Lee. ; women free before 10pm. Jul 14 Ricky Franco + The P-Crew Orchestra & DJ Santiago Valasquez . Jul 20 10:30pm Papiosco y los Ritmicos & DJ Suave. Dance lesson with Adriana Marichales. ; women free before 10pm. Jul 21 La Gran Colombia Orchestra & DJ Santiago Valasquez . Jul 24 7:30pm Different Trains – New Orford String Quartet . Jul 27 Café Cubano + DJ Suave. Dance lesson with Dailyn Martinez. ; women free before 10pm. Jul 28 La Borinqueña + DJ Santiago Valasquez. Dance lesson with Dance to Live. . Aug 10 Yani Borrell + DJ Suave. Dance lesson with Santos Lee. ; women free before 10pm. Aug 11 10:30pm Ricky Franco + The P-Crew Orchestra & 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. Mây Cafe 876 Dundas St. W. 647-607-2032 (full schedule) Mezzetta Restaurant 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687 66 | June 1 - September 7, 2018 (full schedule) All shows: 9pm, (unless otherwise noted). Every Wed 9 & 10:15pm Wednesday Concert Series. Cover . Mazetta’s Musical Festival Jun 6 Angela Turone & Chris Platt Bossa Duo. Jun 13 Jorge Miguel. Monarch Tavern 12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833 (full schedule) Every Tues 9pm Vinyl Night ; Every Thu 10pm Monarch Karaoke . Jun 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. Jun 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. Jun 1 Canadian Jazz Quartet & Friends. Jun 2 Jake Wilkinson Trio. Jun 5 Gene DiNovi, piano & vocals. Jun 7 Bonnie Brett Trio. Jun 8 Alexis Baro Quartet. Jun 9 Brian Blain’s Blues Campfire Jam with Guests. Jun 14 Andrew Scott Trio. Jun 15 Shannon Gunn Trio. Jun 16 Dave Young Quartet. Jun 21 Luis Mario Ochoa Quartet. Jun 22 & 23, 29 & 30 Heather Bambrick & Friends. Jul 6 Drew Jurecka Trio. Jul 7 Duncan Hopkins Homecoming Trio. Jul 13 Vern Dorge Quartet. Jul 14 Lisa Martinelli & Kevin Turcotte Quartet in Tribute. Jul 20 Will Jarvis “Con Gracias” Quartet. Jul 21 Steve Amirault Trio. Jul 27 Alex Dean Quartet. Jul 28 Morgan Childs Quartet. Aug 3 Pat Collins Trio. Aug 4 Jake Koffman Trio. Aug 10 Lina Allemano. Aug 11 Jay Danley Trio. Aug 17 Vaughan Misener Trio. Aug 18 Emily Steinwall Quartet. Aug 24 Jack McFadden Trio. Aug 25 Worst Pop Band Ever. Aug 31 William Carn Quartet. Sep 1 Lenny Solomon 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. 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 Fri 4pm (3pm on Jun 22 & 29) Hogtown Syncopators. Jun 1 9:45pm Jenna Marie – R&B. Jun 2 12noon The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Chris Hunt Tentet + 2; 7pm Alex Coleman A/C Unit; 9:45pm Joe Bowden Sextet. Jun 3 12noon Humber Community Music Student Jazz Recitals; 4:30pm Club Django; 7pm Julian Anderson-Bowes; 9:30pm Ilios Steryannis Quartet. Jun 4 6:30pm Peter Hill Quintet; 9:30pm Mike Malone & Writers Jazz Orchestra. Jun 5 6:30pm Trevor Giancola Quartet; 9:30pm PSC Trio. Jun 6 6:30pm Worst Pop Band Ever; 9:30pm Jesse Ryan’s Bridges. Jun 7 6:30pm JV’s Bugaloo Squad; 9:30pm Kandinsky Effect. Jun 8 6:45pm The Jivebombers; 9:45pm Soul Stew. Jun 9 12noon The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Jerome Godboo; 7pm Alex Coleman’s A/C Unit; 9:45pm Jake Chisholm Group. Jun 10 12noon Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble; 7pm Julian Anderson-Bowes; 9:30pm Barry Romberg Group. Jun 11 6:30pm Peter Hill Quintet; 9:30pm Steve Farrugia & Big City Band. Jun 12 6:30pm Trevor Giancola Quartet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Jun 13 6:30pm Worst Pop Band Ever; 9:30pm Brad Cheeseman. Jun 14 6:30pm JV’s Bugaloo Squad; 9:30pm Uncertainty Principle. Jun 15 6:45pm The Jivebombers; 9:45pm Russ Nolan. Jun 16 12noon The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band; 7pm Alex Coleman’s A/C Unit; 9:45pm Alex Pangman. Jun 17 12noon Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Dr. Nick – Blues; 7pm Julian Anderson-Bowes; 9:30pm Gabriel Palatchi Trio. Jun 18 6:30pm Peter Hill Quintet; 9:30pm Mike Hunt’s OTR Big Band. Jun 19 6:30pm Trevor Giancola Quartet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Jun 20 6:30pm Worst Pop Band Ever. Jun 21 5pm Emily Steinwall; 8pm Will Vinson Trio; 10pm Shaun Martin Go Go Party. Jun 22 5pm The Jivebombers; 8pm Pat LaBarbera Quartet; 10pm Paris_Monster. Jun 23 12noon The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Laura Hubert Band; 8pm Joy Lapps Project; 10pm Paris_Monster. Jun 24 12noon Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Freeway Dixieland; 8pm Becca Stevens; 10pm Rinse the Algorithm. Jun 25 5pm Robert Diack; 8pm Soul Jazz Revue; 10pm Breastfist. Jun 26 5pm Harley Card; 8pm Mike Murley; 10pm Breastfist. Jun 27 5pm Alison Au; 8pm Geoffrey Keezer Trio; 10pm Dan Weiss & Starbaby. Jun 28 5pm Neon Eagle; 8pm Gray Matter; 10pm Dan Weiss & Starbaby. Jun 29 10pm Ghost Note. Jun 30 12noon Humber Community Music; 3:30pm Paul Reddick; 8pm Joe Policastro; 10pm Gogo Penguin. Jul 1 12noon Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Club Django; 7pm Alison Young Quintet; 9:30pm Radiohead Jazz Project. Salty Dog Bar & Grill, The 1980 Queen St. E. 416-849-5064 Galas and Fundraisers ●●Jun 9 11am: Dundas Valley Orchestra. Musical Café Fundraiser. Musical entertainment by members of the Dundas Valley Orchestra and friends. Includes Silent Auction. The Healthy and Happy Food Market, 24 King St. W., Dundas. ●●Jun 9 7:30pm: Symphony on the Bay. A Summer Serenade: Fundraising Chamber Concert. Musicians and friends of Symphony on the Bay playing works by Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Warlock, Kevin Lau and others. Reception to follow. Brant Hills Presbyterian Church, 2138 Brant St., Burlington. Tickets available through or at the door (families); (adults); (12 and under). ●●Jun 9 8pm Arraymusic. Come Feel the Beat with Us. Featuring Rick Sacks, re-creating “Life in the Factory.” This piece features a conveyor belt that Sacks outfitted himself with found objects. There will be food, a cash bar, silent auction, and a surprise interactive art piece to which you are invited to contribute. E. The ETCeteras (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. Jun 2 Michelle Rumball. 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. Arraymusic, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. . ●●Jun 10 1pm: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Face to Face and Fabulous. Meet Toronto Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Jonathan Crow at an intimate gathering in a charming vineyard setting for a memorable afternoon to benefit the NSO. Hosted by NSO music director Bradley Thachuk, guests and friends will revel in an elegant 3-course luncheon, sample a selection of marvellous wines, meet and chat with Jonathan Crow, and enjoy Jonathan’s fabulous performances! The Pavilion Trius Winery at Hillebrand, 1249 Niagara Stone Rd., Niagara-on-the- Lake. Seating is limited. For reservations call 905-687-4993 ext. 221. 5. ●●Jun 10 7:30pm: Storytelling Toronto. Fundraising Benefit for Storytent. Curated program and open stage featuring Rubina Sinha, Sarah Abusarar, Ruth Danziger and others. Contact Pat Bissett at 647-346-1907 for tickets. . For dining reservations call 416-967- 1078. Free Times Café. 320 College St, . Sunday, June 10 at 4:30pm William Carn Trio: William Carn (trombone) Nancy Walker (piano) Kieran Overs (bass) Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. (north of St. Clair at Heath St.) Admission is free; donations are welcome. Featuring some of Toronto’s best jazz musicians with a brief reflection by Jazz Vespers Clergy Sunday, June 24 at 4:30pm Brian Barlow Big Band “The Sacred Music of Duke Ellington” (Beginning of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival) 416-920-5211 SUMMER CAMP AUGUST 20—26, 2018 GRAFTON, ONTARIO REGISTER AT FOLKCAMP.CA ADULTS WORKSHOPS IN TRADITIONAL SINGING, CRAFT, DANCE, FOOD + KIDS PROGRAMMING CONNECT @FOLKCAMP June 1 - September 7, 2018 | 67

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