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Volume 24 Issue 2 - October 2018

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  • October
  • Toronto
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  • Jazz
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  • Theatre
Presenters, start your engines! With TIFF and "back-to-work" out of the way, the regular concert season rumbles to life, and, if our Editor's Opener can be trusted, "Seeking Synergies" seems to be the name of the game. Denise Williams' constantly evolving "Walk Together Children" touching down at the Toronto Centre for the Arts; the second annual Festival of Arabic Music and Arts expanding its range; a lesson in Jazz Survival with Steve Wallace; the 150 presenter and performer profiles in our 19th annual Blue Pages directory... this is an issue that is definitely more than the sum of its parts.

D. In the Clubs (Mostly

D. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) 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 -) Oct 5 Mary Catherine Quartet. Oct 6 Jeremy Ledbetter Trio. Oct 12 New Vibes Quintet. Oct 13 Roddy Elias Trio. Oct 19 Top Pocket COREtet. Oct 20 P.J. Perry Oct 26 Kellylee Evans. Oct 27 Joe Sullivan. Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307 (full schedule) Every Fri 7:30pm Afterwork Global Party Series free before 8pm; Every Fri 10:30pm Havana Club Fridays ; Every Sat 10:30pm Salsa Saturdays . 8pm Mandy Lagan – The Joni Book CD Release. Oct 21 7:30pm OKAN Record Release. Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club 951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440 (full schedule) All shows: PWYC. Every Tue Open Stage hosted by Paul and Jamie. Mây Cafe 876 Dundas St. W. 647-607-2032 (full schedule) Mezzetta Restaurant 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687 (full schedule) Every Wed 9 & 10:15pm Wednesday Concert Series. Oct 3 Lorne Lofsky & Rob Piltch. Monarch Tavern 12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833 (full schedule) Oct 2 Belleville-Ville. Oct 4 Active Bird Community. Oct 5 Doldrums w/David Kleiser’s “Crying High” + Tenderness, Miraj. Oct 6 Neon Bloom (EP Release) w/ John Orpheus, Liam Martini. Oct 11 Eric Bachmann. Oct 12 Paul Jacobs (LP Release) w/ Sauna, The Effens, + Night Lunch. Oct 15 Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils Orchestra. Oct 21 Autogramm w/ Comet Control. Oct 24 Avi Buffalo & Haunted Summer. Oct 26 Living Hour. Oct 28 The Holydrug Couple. Oct 29 Mirah. Sunday, October 14 at 4:30pm Drew Jurecka Trio Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. (north of St. Clair at Heath St.) Admission is free; donations are welcome. 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, .00 per person. Dinner from 6pm and music from 7 to 9pm. Larry Bond and Bob Mills. 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. Oct 2 Gene DiNovi. Oct 4 Mike Cadó Trio. Oct 5 Canadian Jazz Quartet & Friends. Oct 6 Scott Routenberg Trio. Oct 9 David Restivo. Oct 10 Julie Michels Duo. Oct 11 Ernesto Cervini’s “Tune Town” Trio. Oct 12 Hannah Barstow Quartet. Oct 13 Brian Blain’s Blues Campfire Jam. Oct 16 Danny McErlain. Oct 17 Alison Young Quartet. Oct 18 Bob DeAngelis & Friends. Oct 19 Ron Westray Trio. Oct 20 Stevie Vallance Quartet. Oct 23 Bernie Senensky. Oct 24 Chris Platt Trio. Oct 25 Irene Atman Trio. Oct 26 Andrew Scott Trio. Oct 27 Jim Vivian Quartet. Oct 30 Tom Szczesniak. Oct 31 Jonathan Wong & Jesse Whiteley Duo. 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. Oct 6 Stefan Bauer Trio. Oct 13 Sugar Daddies. Oct 20 Mike Murley Quartet. Oct 27 Bob Brough Quartet. Poetry Jazz Café 224 Augusta Ave. 416-599-5299 (full schedule) Reposado Bar & Lounge 136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474 (full schedule) Featuring some of Toronto’s best jazz musicians with a brief reflection by Jazz Vespers Clergy Sunday, October 28 at 4:30pm A Tribute To Clifford Brown Steve McDade (trumpet) 416-920-5211 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 Thurs 9:45pm Stacey Kaniuk. Every Fri 9:45pm Dee Dee and the Dirty Martinis. Oct 4 7pm Alex Pangman. Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The 194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475 (full schedule) Listings not available at time of publication. 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. Every Sat 3pm Salty Dog Saturday Matinée Sauce on Danforth 1376 Danforth Ave. 647-748-1376 Art Exhibitions NANCY NEWTON Sound Scape inspired by R. Murray Schafer’s “Dream-e-scape” PROPELLER GALLERY Oct 17 – Nov 4 ●●Oct 20 1:00: Propeller Gallery. Sound Scape. Inspired by R. Murray Schafer’s Dream-e-scape. Opening reception with artist Nancy Newton attending. Artscape Building, 30 Abell St. Artist talk on Nov 4 at 2:00. Exhibition from Oct 17 to Nov 4. Galas and Fundraisers ●●Oct 12 7:00: Magisterra Soloists. Kaleidoscope: Fundraiser Gala and Silent Auction. Hors d’oeuvres, desserts, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. Special guests: Allison Walmsley, soprano; Chad Louwerse, baritone; Young Performer’s Award recipients Tina Huan and Raina Welburn. Design House London, 165 York St., London. ; (online). 519-615-0163. ●●Nov 01 5:30: Canadian Opera Company. A Night of Voices: Centre Stage. Experience the country’s most talented young singers as they compete for prizes and a chance to enter the prestigious Ensemble Studio E. The ETCeteras All shows: No cover. Every Mon 9pm The Out of Towners. Every Tue 6pm Julian Fauth. Every Thurs 8pm Steven Koven and Artie Roth. Sat and Sun Matinees 4pm various performers. The Senator WineBar 249 Victoria St 416 364-7517 All shows with cover charge ( after 10pm arrival, free after 11pm arrival) Oct 5 Julian Fauth & Danny B. Oct 6 Alex Pangman. Oct 12 Julian Fauth & Guest. Oct 13 Jesse Whiteley and Kalya Ramu. Oct 19 Julian Fauth & Brian Blain. Oct 20 Johnny Blue with Almo. Oct 26 Julian Fauth & Ken Yoshioka. Oct 27 Lance Anderson with Quisha Wint. Tranzac 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137 (full schedule) 3-4 shows daily, various styles, in four different performance spaces. Mostly PWYC. training progam. Cocktail reception followed by Ensemble Studio Competition at 6:30. Followed by Centre Stage Gala. Tickets start at . 416-363-8231 and or Lectures, Salons and Symposia ●●Oct 04 1:00: Canadian Opera Company. Eugene Onegin: From Novel-in-Verse to Opera. A half-day conference brings together specialists on Russian literarture and opera to discuss Pushkin’s novel in verse and its operatic adaptation and performance history. Victoria College Chapel, University of Toronto, 91 Charles St. W. Reserve free tickets (maximum of 2 per person) at 416-363-8231. ●●Oct 07 2:00pm Classical Music Club Toronto. Schubert’s 1818 Compositions. Throughout his composing career, Schubert was always a prolific composer. We will examine a selection of his works from one hundred years ago. For further information, visit or call John Sharpe at 416-898-2549. Annual membership: (regular); (sr/st). Free for first-time visitors. Donations accepted for refreshments. ●●Oct 09 7:30: The Toronto Chapter of the Duke Ellington Society. Montgomery’s Inn, corner of Dundas St. W. and Islington Ave. Anyone interested in Ellington’s music and his contributions to the art of jazz is welcome. Information at torontodukeellingtonsociety. com or 416-239-2683. Membership fee is per person or per couple, with one free initial visit. ●●Oct 11 1:30: Miles Nadal JCC. Fascinating Rhythms: The Gershwin Brothers. With pianist/musicologist Jordan Klapman. Composer George Gershwin and his brother Ira became one of the most influential songwriting teams in the history of the American musical theatre. Collaborating on more than two dozen of Broadway’s and Hollywood’s most innovative scores, they elevated musical theatre and popular songwriting to unprecedented levels of sophistication. 750 Spadina Ave. Admission: online at or at the door. 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ext 155. ●●Oct 14 10:30am-5:30pm: Canadian Opera Company. Hearing Hadrian: An Opera for Our Time. In partnership with the Faculty of Music at U of T, the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, and the Humanitities Initiative of the Munk School of Global Affairs, this one-day, interdisciplinary confererence focusing on the questions raised by the COC’s production of Hadrian, a new opera by Rufus Wainwright and Daniel MacIvor. The event explores Hadrian and its place within the larger context of 21st-century opera and queer storytelling. Includes a Q&A with members of Hadrian’s cast and creative team, a panel on opera and technology with Against the Grain Theatre’s Joel Ivany and Tapesrty Opera’s Michael Mori, and engaging lectures by eminent scholars in musicology, classics, and gender studies. The 519, 519 Church St. Tickets at Free. ●●Oct 14 6:00: The Music Gallery. X Avant XIII Panel Discussion: Building The Halluci Nation. Curated by Bear Witness (A Tribe Called Red). The Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080. Free. ●●Oct 20 4:00: Canadian Opera Company. Harawi: Song of Love and Death. Simone McIntosh and Rachael Kerr of the COC Ensemble Studio will explore Messiaen’s song cycle. Education Centre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. Reserve free tickets (maximum of 2 per person) at 416-363-8231. ●●Nov 06 09 7:30: The Toronto Chapter of the Duke Ellington Society. Montgomery’s Inn, corner of Dundas St. W. and Islington Ave. Anyone interested in Ellington’s music and his contributions to the art of jazz is welcome. Information at or 416-239-2683. Membership fee is per person or per couple, with one free initial visit. Masterclasses ●●Oct 6 11:00am: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Parsons and Poole Masterclass. Sara Davis Buechner, piano. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661- 3767. Free. Religious Service ●●Oct 26 1:00: Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre. Celebrating Shabbat in Song. We invite you to celebrate Shabbat with us at our monthly Friday afternoon program. Enjoy a Jewish-themed concert featuring popular musicians and renowned cantors, as well as a participatory Shabbat ceremony, challah and traditional treats. Presented in partnership with the Bernard Betel Centre and Healthy at Home. 750 Spadina Ave. Free. For more information call 416-924-6211 ext 155. Screenings ●●Oct 30 6:30: Royal Conservatory. Music on Screen: Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World. Directed by Catherine Bainbridge. 2017. 102 min. A Hot Docs and Sundance award-winner, Rumble reveals an essential missing chapter in the history of popular music: the Indigenous influence by First Nations and Native American musicians including Robbie Robertson, Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Charley Patton, Jimi Hendrix, and others, Blending audio archives, concert footage, and interviews with industry icons from Tony Bennett to Steven Tyler and Martin Scorsese. Q&A hosted by Max Rubino, including short performance by Oneida/Six Nations singer-songwriter Lacey Hill. Information at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. . Tours ●●Oct 14 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 Oct 28. Tours are available in French on select dates. Workshops ●●Oct 05 12:30: Canadian Opera Company. Exploring Opera. This program welcomes families with children of all ages to explore an opera in the COC’s 2018/19 season through accessible music and drama activities. The first one-hour workshop focuses on Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky. No previous experience with opera or the performing arts is required. Education Centre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. (at University Ave.). For more information and to reserve free tickets, visit ●●Oct 09 5:00-9:30: Canadian Opera Company. HadrianYouth Opera Lab: Queerness, Classics and More. This free event for teens and young adults ages 18 to 24 provides an opportunity to explore and dissect an opera being presented on the COC’s mainstage. Participants in this first Lab of the 2018/19 season will explore the many themes of the COC’s world premiere of Hadrian, led by opera educator Bryna Berezowska and special guests. No previous experience with opera is NEW HORIZONS MUSIC NORTH YORK Group Lessons For Adults Ukulele and Concert Band Beginner to Advanced Levels Qualiied Teachers Supportive, friendly environment North York Locations Reawaken your passion for music! 416-721-2748 necessary. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. (at University Ave.). Complete the application available by Oct 4 or email education@ for more information. ●●Oct 13 10:30am: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Singsation Saturday Choral Workshop. For everyone who loves to sing. Guest conductor David Bowser, Founder and Artistic Director of the Mozart Project and Artistic Director of Pax Christi Chorale, will lead participants through Mozart’s Coronation Mass. Bring your voice; we provide the music. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Cameron Hall, 1585 Yonge St. fee includes refreshments. More info: ●●Oct 14 1:00: Thornhill United Church. Rejoice: Expressing Our Faith Through Music. A workshop with singer/hymn-writer Linnea Good and drummer/guitarist David Jonsoon. David will also lead a mini-workshop on drumming in worship from 1 to 2pm. Linnea and David will also lead music in our morning service at 10:30am. Thornhill United Church, 25 Elgin St., Thornhill. 905-889-2131. ; free(children). ●●Oct 14 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop. Coached by viol player Felix Deak. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. St. Leonard’s Church, Canon Dykes Memorial Room, 25 Wanless Ave. 416-779-5750. . ●●Oct 21 2:00: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Haydn’s Creation: Reading for Singers and Iinstrumentalists. Elaine Choi, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416- 551-5183. ; (members). ●●Oct 26 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players Society. Renaissance and Baroque Workshop for Recorders and Other Early Instruments. Coach, Janos Ungvary. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. (entrance off Belsize). 416-480-1853. Guests: . Refreshments included. http://www. ●●Nov 04.1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop. Coached by recorder player Sophie Larivière. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Rd. 416-779-5750. . Do you think you might have a problem with PAINKILLERS/OPIOIDS? e.g. Tylenol 3, Fentanyl, Oxycodone, Percocet, Morphine, Dilaudid, etc. Common names for the above include T3, Oxy, Percs/Tec, Bling, etc. CAMH is performing a research study on treatment for opioid use disorder. Participants are needed for evaluating treatment strategies. Participants will be compensated for their time. Please call 416-535-8501 ext. 39225. For more information about programs and services at CAMH please visit or call 416-535-8501 (or 1-800-463-6273). REB #127/2016 Version 1.0 October 1 - November 7, 2018 | 61

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