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Volume 24 Issue 9 - June / July / August 2019

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In this issue: The Toronto Brazilian bateria beat goes on; TD Jazz in Yorkville is three years young; Murray Schafer's earliest Wilderness forays revisited; cellist/composer Cris Derksen's Maada'ookkii Songlines to close Luminato (and it's free!); our 15th annual Green Pages summer music guide; all this and more in our combined June/July/August issue now available in flipthrough format here and on stands starting Thursday May 30.

Voltage + DJ Santiago

Voltage + DJ Santiago Valasquez. Jun 9 6pm Friendly Rich book launch + Dominic Mancuso. Jun 11 7pm Red Hot Samba Night. Jun 12 6pm Bianca Gismonti Trio + OKAN, 8:30pm Liniker e os Caramelows. Jun 14 6:30pm Três, 8:30pm Tres Estrellas de Salsa + DJ Suave. Jun 15 6:30pm Lengaia Salsa Brava NG + DJ Santiago Valasquez. Jun 16 1pm Sentir Venezuela, 7pm Kellylee Evans. Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club 951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440 (full schedule) Mezzetta Restaurant 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687 (full schedule) Every Wed 9pm & 10:15pm Wednesday Concert Series. Jun 5 Ron Davis and Ross McIntyre. Jun 12 Jonno Lightstone and Brian Katz Klezmer Duo. Monarch Tavern 12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833 (full schedule) Jun 1 7pm Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, 9pm Bodega w/ Gustaf, Favours. Jun 3 8pm The Tristones w/ Emile d’Eon & Tall Order. Jun 4 8pm Belleville-Ville. Jun 6 7pm Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, 9:30pm Myst Milano, Cherry Hooker, Komodo, & Nolan Waller. Jun 7 7pm Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, 9pm Calvin Lore // Dusted + Side Hustle. Jun 8 7pm Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, 8pm Owen w/ Katie McBride. Jun 10 7:30pm Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils Orchestra. Jun 11 8pm Control Top. Jun 12 8pm Bad Waitress, NOBRO, Dish Pit, Weak Hands. Jun 13 8pm Finn Andrews. Jun 14 7pm Sir Babygirl + more. Jun 15 9pm BLOWUP Summer Social. Jun 16 7pm Shhh, this place is actually the worst, Phong Tran, And Always. Jun 19 8pm Lucy Spraggan. Jun 23 8pm Todor O + The Bakers. Jun 24 8pm Robyn Hitchock. Jun 27 8pm The Mystery Lights. Jun 29 9pm The Topshots w/ Dub Chronicles, Knockout! 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 7pm to 9pm. Jun 5 Farrucas Latino Duo. Jun 19 Zoé Chilco & Danny McErlain. Jul 10 San Murata Duo. Jul 24 Paul Grecco & Laura Gauthier. Aug 7 Farrucas Latino Duo. Old Mill, The 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641 (full schedule) The Home Smith Bar: No reservations. No cover. food/drink minimum. All shows: 7:30-10:30pm unless otherwise listed. Jun 1 Dave Young. Jun 4 Gene DiNovi. Jun 5 Emily Steinwall. Jun 6 Linda Carone. D. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) Jun 7 Canadian Jazz Quartet. Jun 8 Brenda Earle Stokes. Jun 12 John MacLeod. Jun 13 Adrean Farrugia & Sophia Perlman. Jun 14 Duncan Hopkins. Jun 15 Brian Blain. Jun 19 Anthony D’Allesandro. Jun 20 Bob DeAngelis. June 21-29 TD Toronto Jazz Festival and The Home Smith Bar present Heather Bambrick and Friends Jun 21 Elizabeth Shepherd. Jun 22 Barbra Lica. Jun 28 Ranee Lee. Jun 29 Broadsway. Only Café, The 972 Danforth Ave. 416-463-7843 (full schedule) Pilot Tavern, The 22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716 All shows: 2:30pm. No cover. Jun 1 Ewen Farncombe Quartet. Jun 8 Mark Godfrey Quartet. Jun 15 Barry Elmes Quartet. Jun 22 Bob Brough Quartet. Jun 29 Mike Murley Quartet. Jul 6 Alexander Brown Quartet. Jul 13 Richard Underhill Quartet. Jul 20 Sugar Daddies Sextet. Jul 27 Norman Marshall Villeneuve’s Jazz Message. Aug 3 Alex Dean Quartet. Aug 10 Michael Arthurs Quartet. Aug 17 Jake Koffman Quartet. Aug 24 Chris Wallace Quartet. Aug 31 James Brown Trio. 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 Thurs 9:45pm Stacey Kaniuk. 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. Jun 1 12pm The Sinners Choir, 3pm Conor Gains, 7pm Jenna Marie R&B, 9:45pm Raoul and the BIGGER Time. Jun 2 11am Humber Community Music Student Recitals, 7pm Jacob Gorzhaltsan, 9:30pm Alex Fournier. Jun 3 6:30pm Peter Hill Quintet, 9:30pm Brigham Philips. Jun 4 6:30pm Matt Newton, 9:30pm Hannah Barstow. Jun 5 6:30pm Kalya Ramu Four, 9:30pm Mike Milligan Group. Jun 6 6:30pm The Jive Bombers, 9:45pm Mike Murley SAXtet. Jun 7 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm James Brown Trio, 9:45pm Mike Murley SAXtet. Jun 8 12pm The Sinners Choir, 3:30pm Jerome Godboo, 7pm Jenna Marie R&B, 9:45pm Becca Stevens. Jun 9 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble, 7pm Jacob Gorzhaltzan, 9:45pm Becca Stevens. Jun 10 6:30pm Kevin Barrett & Susanna Macdonald Duo, 9:30pm Bryn Roberts Quartet. Jun 11 6:30pm Matt Newton, 9:30pm Bryn Roberts Quartet. Jun 12 6:30pm Kalya Ramu Four, 9:30pm Russ Nolan Quartet. Jun 13 6:30pm The Jive Bombers, 9:30pm Russ Nolan Quartet. Jun 14 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm James Brown Trio, 9:45pm Barry Romberg’s THREE BLIND MICE. Jun 15 12pm The Sinners Choir, 3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band, 7pm Jenna Marie R&B, 9:45pm Bob Brough Quartet. Jun 16 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters, 7pm Jacob Gorzhaltsan, 9:30pm TJO Big Band & Radiohead Jazz Project. Jun 17 6:30pm Peter Hill Quintet, 8:30pm John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. Jun 18 6:30pm Matt Newton, 9:30pm Virginia MacDonald. Jun 19 6:30pm Kalya Ramu Four, 9:30pm Annual Player’s Party (Closed to the Public). Jun 20-30 TD Toronto Jazz Festival Cooperative Concert Series at The Rex Jun 20 5pm Laura Swankey Group, 8pm Pat LaBarbera Group, 10pm Dayna Stephens’ PLUTO JUICE. Jun 21 3pm Hogtown Syncopators, 5pm Hector Quartet, 8pm Brodie West, 10pm Dayna Stephens’ PLUTO JUICE. Jun 22 12pm The Sinners Choir, 3:30pm Laura Hubert Group, 8pm Dave Young, 10pm Michelle Willis. Jun 23 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Chris Hunt Tentet + 2, 8pm Mike Murley, 10pm FORQ. Jun 24 5pm Neon Eagle, 8pm Paris Monster, 10pm FORQ. Jun 25 5pm Emily Steinwall, 8pm Joanna Majoko, 10pm Dave Binney. Jun 26 5pm Gord Mowat’s Skeleton Crew, 8pm Mark McLean, 10pm Dave Binney. Jun 27 5pm JV’s Boogaloo Squad, 8pm Jeremy Ledbetter, 10pm Donny McCaslin. Jun 28 12pm Big Band Slam, 3pm Hogtown Syncopators, 5pm Patrick Smith, 8pm Alison Young, 10pm Donny McCaslin. Jun 29 12pm The Sinners Choir, 3:30pm Paul Reddick Blues, 8pm Autobahn, 10pm Chris Potter Circuits Trio. Jun 30 12pm Dixieland: Louisiana Havana, 3:30pm SUPERBREAK- FAST, 8pm Melissa Stylianou + Heart, 10pm Choral Festivals ●●June 20: Choral Mosaic. The Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 416- 508-9639. Ticket prices include keynotes, workshops, concerts and performance opportunities. See for more information. Early Bird registration 0. Discount for Mississauga-based choirs and choristers 5 Competitions ●●Aug 23-29: Fifth Canadian Chopin Piano Competition and Festival For concert information, venues, and ticket pricing, see daily listings in Section A or visit Festival Pass available on website and at door: 0; (st). Aug 23 7:00: Opening Concert. Previous Canadian Chopin Piano Competition winners.; Aug 24 10:00am: Senior Division Preliminary Round; Aug 24 7:00: Insights: An Evening with Alan Walker, Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W., ; (st); Aug 25 10:00am: Senior Division Preliminary Round; 7:00: Conversations: An Evening with the Jury, Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W., ; (st); Aug 26 10:00am: Senior Division Semi-Finals; 7:00: Portraits: Words and Music, Mazzoleni Concert Hall, ; (st); Aug 27 10:00am: Junior Division Preliminary Round; Aug 28 7:00: Piano Recital. Krzysztof Jablonski, piano; Aug 29 2:00: Junior Division & Senior E. The ETCeteras Chris Potter Circuits Trio. 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 All shows: No cover. Every Mon 9pm Gareth Parry’s Book Club. Every Tue 6pm Julian Fauth. Every Wed Paul Reddick & Friends. Every Thu 8pm Steve Koven and Artie Roth. Sat and Sun Matinees 4pm various performers. The Senator Winebar 249 Victoria St 416 364-7517 (full schedule) All shows with cover charge ( after 10pm arrival, free after 11pm arrival) Jun 1 Alex Pangman. Jun 7 Julian Fauth and Brooke Blackburn. Jun 8 Danny Marks. Jun 14 Julian Fauth and Donné Roberts. Jun 15 Prakash John and Jordan John. Jun 21 Julian Fauth and Poor Charlie & Beverlie Robertson. Jun 22 Kalya Ramu & Jesse Whiteley. Jun 28 Julian Fauth and Ken Yoshioka. Jun 29 Zoey Adams and Tony Quarrington. Jul 7 Alex Pangman. Tranzac 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137 (full schedule) 3-4 shows daily, various styles, in four different performance spaces. Mostly PWYC. Division Finals; 7:00 Senior Division Finals & Awards Ceremony. ●●Sep 1: Azrieli Music Prizes. Celebrating Excellence in New Composition. Call for submissions closes Sep 1. music. Film Screenings ●●Jul 22 7:00: Stratford Summer Music. Three Silent Films: The Surreal, the Suspenseful and the Silly – Scored by Stephen Prutsman. The Avondale, 194 Avondale Ave., Stratford. Tickets: stratfordsummermusic. ca or call 1-866-288-4313. /(adv). ●●Jul 25 10:00am: Festival of the Sound. 10. Directed by Blake Edwards, 1979. Ravel’s Boléro is the backdrop to this American romantic comedy film. Charles W. Stockey Centre, 2 Bay St., Parry Sound. For information, call 705-746-2410 or 1-866-364- 0061. . ●●Jul 25 10:00am: Festival of the Sound. Death in Venice. Directed by Luchino Visconti, 1971. Charles W. Stockey Centre, 2 Bay St., Parry Sound. For information, call 705-746- 2410 or 1-866-364-0061. . ●●Jul 26 7:30: Elora Festival. Voices of Light. This presentation merges the legendary 1928 silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc with a live performance Voices of Light by Richard Einhorn. Performed by the Elora Singers, solo voices, and orchestra. Gambrel Barn, corner of County Roads 7 & 21, Elora. 519-846-0331 80 | June | July | August 2019

or 1-888-747-7550. ; (st); (child). ●●Jul 27 3:00: Festival of the Sound. Celebration at Big Sur. Directed by Baird Bryant and Johanna Demetrakas, 1971. A documentary of the 1969 Big Sur Folk Festival in California with footage of some of the best performers of the 60s, including Joan Baez; Joni Mitchell; and Crosby, Stills and Nash. Charles W. Stockey Centre, 2 Bay St., Parry Sound. For information, call 705-746-2410 or 1-866-364- 0061. . ●●Aug 18 6:00 Wellington Water Week. Concert & Dinner Series: HARPSIC*HORROR*D! Go back in time to the era of silent movies and experience Stephen Hargreaves as he improvises a score on a harpsichord to the silent horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, directed by Robert Wiene. 1920. Dinner and cocktails. Drake Devonshire, 24 Wharf St., Wellington. or 613-476- 1991 or . Galas and Fundraisers ●●Jun 02 3:00: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Annual Fundraising Tea and Silent Auction. Live music, free food and beverages. CDs, books, and sheet music for sale. Parish Hall, Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. For information call 416- 779-5750. Admission PWYC. Suggested donation . ●●Jun 08 7:00: Arraymusic. Benefit Concert. Showcasing some of our communities’ amazing talents. Eat, drink, check out our auction and interactive stations, and meet your fellow Arrayers. Performers include: Michael Snow & Mani Mazinani, The Missing Montgomeries, The Frequency Freaks, Stephen Clarke, David Schotzko & Rick Sacks. Tapas-style food, hands-on interactive fun, silent auction and raffle, cash bar. The Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. at the door or online at universe. com/events/come-get-social-with-us-tobenefit-arraymusic-tickets-toronto-PC1W58. ●●Jun 09 1:00: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Face to Face and Fabulous! Don’t miss this rare chance to meet Canada’s premiere percussion ensemble, TorQ, at an intimate gathering in a charming vineyard setting. Hosted by NSO Music Director Bradley Thachuk, guests will enjoy an elegant 3-course luncheon, sample a selection of marvellous wines and meet and chat with the members of TorQ Percussion and enjoy unique performances. The Pavilion, Trius Winery at Hillebrand, 1249 Niagara Stone Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake. Call 905-687-4993 ext. 225 or visit Tickets are 5 per person. Seating is limited. ●●Jun 09 5:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Peonies & Pinots: A Musical Garden Party. A glorious evening of fine wines, fine dining, classical pops, musical comedy with Millan & Faye, and Art by Tamara live painting. Silent auction with collectors’ wines, wine tours in Prince Edward County, art, gift baskets, gift certificates. Exclusive location in Teddington Park: private residence address provided after reservation. Reserve at or call 416-499-0403. per person with charitable receipt for CRA eligible amount. ●●Jun 23 1:00: Westben. Annual Garden Gala Fundraiser. Blend of musical styles fusing traditional Québécois music with jazz and electronica. Marc Maziade, electric guitar, banjo, vocals; Rémi Pagé, violin, foot E. The ETCeteras percussion; Roxane Beaulieu, keyboards, vocals; Hugo Blouin, double bass. Garden, near Campbellford, Campbellford. 877-883- 5777. 5. Includes luncheon by Chef Ravi Anandappa and wine; silent auction. ●●Jun 27 6:00: Toronto Symphony Volunteer Committee. Beer with a Beat: A Craft Beer Tasting Fundraising Experience. Craft beer by Henderson Brewery, delicious food from Denninger’s, fabulous music (Classic Albums Live performs The Best of Queen), door prizes, surprise guests, and other entertainment. In support of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the music therapy program at the Hospital for Sick Children. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. For more information, visit,, or call 416- 593-7769 X358. A 19+ event. Get your tickets by June 1 and pay only , a savings of . ●●Jul 20 5:30: Festival of the Sound. Come to the Party: Our Anniversary Dinner Gala. Fundraising dinner featuring Russell Braun, baritone; Carolyn Maule, piano; Joseph Petric, accordion; Guy Few, trumpet; and Syrène Saxophone Quartet. Charles W. Stockey Centre, 2 Bay St., Parry Sound. For information, call 705-746-2410 or 1-866-364-0061. 0. ●●Aug 16 7:00: Brookside Music. Fundraiser, Dinner and Dance. Dance and dine under the stars celebrating the music of the golden era of the big bands. The Toronto All Star Big Band revives the spirit, style and sound of the 30s, 40s and 50s. Includes: dinner, raffles and cash bar. Cash Bar at 5pm. Midland Golf and Country Club, 9536 Penetanguishene Rd., Midland. . Lectures, Salons and Symposia ●●Jun 4 6:00: The Music Gallery/Canadian Music Centre/Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives. Nothing to Say and Saying It: Queer Silence in New Music. As part of the Have a Passion for Jazz? Jazz Performance and Education Centre (JPEC) is looking for volunteers for our working Board of Directors. If you’re interested, please contact Ray Koskie, raymondkoskie@ (416) 595-2100 Music Gallery History Series, Jerry Pergolesi, founder of Contact/ContaQt, will be interviewed by journalist and Emergents curator Sara Constant about his research and musical experiences. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. For further information call 416-204-1080. Free. ●●Jun 06 1:30: Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre. 5th Anniversary of Woodstock: Part 1 – Won’tStock – Woodstock and Toronto’s Response. Guest speaker: Music journalist Peter Goddard looks back to August 1969 and dissects the festival that rocked the media. Were those three days truly influential, or did other music events – like Toronto Rock & Roll Revival featuring John and Yoko – have a greater historical impact? 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211. Refreshments at 1pm. (includes refreshments). ●●Jun 06 7:30: Soundstreams. Encounters in Exile. Excerpts from works by Juro Kim Feliz and Hanns Eisler. Juro Kim Feliz, spacialized recording. This event is part of “Encounters”, a free performance and discussion series. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. 416-504-1282. Free(general admission); PWYC(reserved seating). ●●Jun 11 7:30: Toronto Duke Ellington Society. General Meeting. A presentation on the history of the Society and a selection of members’ presentations. Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke. For further information, visit or call 416-239-2683. Membership is (single) or (couple). First visit is free. ●●Jun 22 7:00: Classical Music Club Toronto. Welcome Maestro Gimeno. The incoming music director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra presents a series of concerts from June 28 to 30. To give you a taste of the maestro in action, we will listen to a selection of his recordings. For further information, visit or contact John Sharpe at 416-898-2549 or torontoshi@ Annual membership: (regular); (sr/st). Free for first-time visitors. Donations accepted for refreshments. Please note that our programs during June, July and August are at 7pm on Saturdays rather than our usual time of 2pm on Sundays. ●●Jul 03 3:00: Latvian Festival of Song and Dance in Canada. Latvian Choral Traditions. A seminar with State Choir LATVIJA and conductor Maris Sirmais. Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor St. W. Tickets: . ●●Jul 20 7:00: Classical Music Club Toronto. Gone Fishing!: Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Schubert’s Trout Quintet. We will examine one of the most popular chamber pieces ever as well as other music with a fishy or aquatic theme. For further information, visit or contact John Sharpe at 416-898-2549 or Annual membership: (regular); (sr/st). Free for first-time visitors. Donations accepted for refreshments. Please note that our programs during June, July and August are at 7pm on Saturdays rather than our usual time of 2pm on Sundays. ●●Jul 18 11:00am: Stratford Summer Music. Robert Harris Illustrated Musical Lecture #1: Interview with Mark Fewer, Stratford Summer Music, Artistic Director. University of Waterloo, Stratford Campus, 125 St. June | July | August 2019 | 81

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