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Volume 27 Issue 6 | April 15 - May 27, 2022

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Vol 27 No. 6. Here’s some of it: “Growing up in a house full of riches” – the Kanneh-Masons; “As if the music knows what it is doing” – J.S. Bach; “Better experienced than described” – Women from Space; “Stories set in prehistoric times are notoriously difficult to pull off without invoking nervous laughter” – Orphan Song; “To this day when I look at an audience, there’s some part of me that sees a whole bunch of friendly teddy bears wearing bow-ties” – Boris Brott. …. etc

The ETCeteras |

The ETCeteras | April 15 to May 27, 2022 MAINLY CLUBS, MOSTLY JAZZ ONLINE ON DEMAND & PODCASTS ● Arts@Home. A vibrant hub connecting Torontonians to arts and culture. Designed to strengthen personal and societal resilience through the arts. Click on www.artsathome.ca ● Canadian Opera Company. Gianni Schicchi. Click on www.coc.ca/watch. Available until Apr 30. ● Canadian Opera Company. In Winter. Click on www.coc.ca/watch. ● Canadian Opera Company. Voices of Mountains. Click on ww.coc.ca/stream. Free. Available until Jun 15. ● Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir. Choral Concerts. Available at www.youtube.com/ user/capellaregalis ● Glenn Gould Foundation. Nahre Sol: Reinventing the Classical, Part I. In this first part of an expansive interview, Nahre discusses her classical training and transition to multimedia forms of creative expression, as well as her wide range of musical influences. Listen on our website at www.glenngould.com ● Kevin Barrett. Live from Lockdown. Kevin Barrett does a livestreamed set of solo guitar tunes, coming directly from his Lockdown studio. Tune in to Kevin’s Facebook page on Friday at 4pm at www.m.facebook.com/KevinBarrett. ● Off Centre Music Salon. Shostakovich 24 Preludes, a Bechstein Piano and Boris: Telling Life Stories. Shostakovich: 24 Preludes. Boris Zarankin, piano; Julia Zarankin, host. Click on www.offcentremusic.com/shostakovich-24-preludes. Available until June 30. LIVE REHEARSAL OPPORTUNITIES ● Etobicoke Community Concert Band. Full rehearsals every Wednesday night at 7:30pm. 309 Horner Ave. Open to all who are looking for a great band to join. Text Rob Hunter at 416-878-1730. ONGOING EVENTS ● Mix 669. Beyond the B-side: Open Mic @ The Mix 669. Adam Golding, host. 669 College St. 647-909-2109. cover. Weekly on Wed at 7pm. ONLINE GROUPS ● Recollectiv: A unique musical online meeting group made up of people affected by memory challenges caused by illness (such as dementia) or brain injury (stroke, PTSD, etc.) and their care partners. Participation is free with pre-registration. Email info@recollectiv.ca for meeting times, information and registration. Free event listings: listings@thewholenote.com Robert Horvath Quartet on the Drom Patio “Drom’s Safe Journey,” from page 25 Open since 2018 in the space previously occupied by Tortilla Flats, at 458 Queen St. W. – Drom Taberna has quickly become one of the city’s most exciting new destinations for live music, inventive drinks and, in the warmer months, an expansive outdoor patio space. Described as a “heartfelt homage” to “the lands that stretch from the Baltic to the Balkans to the Black Sea,” Drom Taberna celebrates Eastern European culture and heritage, with a special emphasis on the contributions of the Romani. (In the Romani language, “latcho drom” means “safe journey.”) Throughout pandemic lockdowns, Drom Taberna operated as a deli and was one of the first clubs to jump back on live music, first on its patio and then back inside, as restrictions allowed. Recently, on March 31, the venue hosted a belated New Year’s Eve party. Yes, you’ve read that correctly: a New Year’s Eve party, complete with multiple In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) ORI DAGAN LIVE MUSIC IS BACK! As venues begin to reopen, please consult their websites and social media directly to confirm their reopening plans, COVID-19 policies, and any other pertinent information to make your visit fun, safe, and enjoyable. Please remember to be kind and patient with venues, servers, and musicians as they reorient themselves. Enjoy! Live Concert June 5th 3:00 pm at Trinity-St. Paul’s For more details visit: www.offcentremusic.com ● Burdock 1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033 burdockto.com ● Cameron House 408 Queen St. W. 416-703-0811 thecameron.com ● Castro’s Lounge 2116 Queen St. E. 416-699-8272 castroslounge.com ● C’est What 67 Front St. E. 416-867-9499 cestwhat.com ● Drom Taberna 458 Queen St. W. 647-748-2099 dromtaberna.com ● Emmet Ray, The 924 College St. 416-792-4497 theemmetray.com ● Grossman’s Tavern 379 Spadina Ave. 416-977-7000 grossmanstavern.com ● Hirut Cafe and Restaurant 2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560 hirut.ca ● Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The ● Hugh’s Room 2261 Dundas St. W 416-533-5483 hughsroom.com ● Jazz Bistro, The 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299 jazzbistro.ca ● Jazz Room, The Located in the Huether Hotel, 59 King St. N., Waterloo. 226-476-1565 kwjazzroom.com ● Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307 lula.ca ● Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club 951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440 manhattans.ca ● Mezzetta Restaurant 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687 mezzettarestaurant.com ● Monarch Tavern 12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833 themonarchtavern.com 34 | April 15 - May 27, 2022 thewholenote.com

ands, a grill operating on the patio and champagne at midnight. It was, as the venue put it, an opportunity to party, for artists to play and make money, and for patrons to “look all hot and fancy.” The vibe at Drom Taberna, as one might surmise, is decidedly fun and high energy, with an emphasis on good times, good food and drink, and good music. Drom Taberna regularly presents jazz, world music, klezmer and many other styles of music, with a special emphasis on music of Eastern European origin. Performances in April include violinist Ed Vokurka, whose music is influenced by the 1930s Quintette du Hot Club de France, a group that included famed guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stéphane Grappelli; Tara Moneka, an Arabic singer, dancer, and percussionist, originally from Iraq; and Debi Botos, a Toront-based jazz manouche guitarist (and member of the illustrious musical Botos family) with roots in Hungary. Colin Story is a jazz guitarist, writer and teacher based in Toronto. He can be reached at colinstory.com on Instagram and on Twitter. WHO’S WHO? ONLINE DIRECTORIES INDEX The WholeNote has a wealth of information online that is not included in our print issues. Our Who's Who section at thewholenote.com is where you'll find detailed profiles of music presenters (the Blue Pages), choirs (the Canary Pages) Summer Music Education, and Summer Music Festivals (the Green Pages). These directories are updated online as new submissions are received. As you start to make plans for musical activities over the summer, whether for yourself, your children, as amateurs or professionals, take a look below at the submissions to our annual Summer Music Education directory received by time of publication of this print issue. Full profiles are available online under our Who's Who tab, and more will be added as they come in, so check back often! thewholenote.com/whoswho BLUE PAGES DIRECTORY 2021-22 ORI DAGAN Viper’s Cloud performing at Drom Taberna ● Nice Bistro, The 117 Brock St. N., Whitby. 905-668-8839 nicebistro.com ● Old Mill, The 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641 oldmilltoronto.com The Home Smith Bar: ● Pilot Tavern, The 22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716 thepilot.ca ● Poetry Jazz Café 224 Augusta Ave. 416-599-5299 poetryjazzcafe.com ● Reposado Bar & Lounge 136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474 reposadobar.com ● Reservoir Lounge, The 52 Wellington St. E. 416-955-0887 reservoirlounge.com ● Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The 194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475 therex.ca ● Sauce on Danforth 1376 Danforth Ave. 647-748-1376 sauceondanforth.com ● The Senator Winebar 249 Victoria St 416 364-7517 thesenator.com ● Smokeshow BBQ and Brew 744 Mt. Pleasant Rd 416-901-7469 Smokeshowbbqandbrew.com ● Tranzac 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137 tranzac.org ● Aga Khan Museum www.agakhanmuseum.org ● Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto www.amadeuschoir.com ● Amici Chamber Ensemble www.amiciensemble.com ● Art of Time Ensemble www.artoftimeensemble.com ● Attila Glatz Concert Productions (Salute to Vienna) www.salutetovienna.com ● Azrieli Foundation www.azrielifoundation.org/amp ● Barrie Concert Association www.barrieconcerts.org ● Barrie Concert Band www.barrieconcertband.org ● Canadian Music Centre www.cmccanada.org ● Canadian Opera Company www.coc.ca ● Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra www.cathedralbluffs.com ● Chorus Niagara www.chorusniagara.org ● Church of St. Mary Magdalene www.stmarymagdalene.ca ● COSA Canada (Centre for Opera Studies & Appreciation) www.cosacanada.org ● Counterpoint Community Orchestra www.ccorchestra.org ● DaCapo Chamber Choir www.dacapochamberchoir.ca ● Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western U music.uwo.ca ● Edison Singers www.theedisonsingers.com ● Elmer Iseler Singers www.elmeriselersingers.com ● Ensemble Vivant www.ensemblevivant.com ● Estonian Studies Centre www.vemu.ca ● Etobicoke Centennial Choir www.etobcokecentennialchoir.ca ● Etobicoke Community Concert Band www.eccb.ca ● Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra www.eporchestra.ca ● Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan www.evergreenclubgamelan.com ● Glionna Mansell Corporation www.glionnamansell.com ● Hannaford Street Silver Band www.hssb.ca JOIN THE CLUBS! IS YOUR VENUE • an informal listening room, • where food and/or drink may be part of the mix, • with listening to music the primary focus? “Mostly jazz” is not a rule! If you’re not listed above, and think you belong: clublist@thewholenote.com thewholenote.com April 15 - May 27, 2022 | 35

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