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Volume 27 Issue 8 | July 1 - September 20, 2022

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Final print issue of Volume 27 (259th, count 'em!). You'll see us in print again mid-September. Inside: A seat at one table at April's "Mayors Lunch" TAF Awards; RCM's 6th edition "Celebration Series" of piano music -- more than ODWGs; Classical and beyond at two festivals; two lakeshore venues reborn; our summer "Green Pages" festival directory; record reviews, listening room and more. On stands Tuesday July 5 2022.

Burdock 1184 Bloor St.

Burdock 1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033 A sleek music hall with exceptional sound and ambience, featuring a draft list of housemade brews. Cameron House 408 Queen St. W. 416-703-0811 An intimate, bohemian bar with ceiling murals & nightly performances from local roots acts on 2 stages. Capone’s Cocktail Lounge 1573 Bloor St. W. 416-534-7911 A self-described perfect marriage of an intimate cocktail den and comfortable neighbourhood bar, with live music Wednesday through Sunday. Castro’s Lounge 2116 Queen St. E. 416-699-8272 Featuring an ever-changing selection of specialty beers, Castro’s hosts a variety of local live music acts, including bluegrass, jazz, rockabilly, and alt-country. C’est What 67 Front St. E. 416-867-9499 A haven for those who appreciate real cask ale, draught beer from local Ontario breweries, and live music. Drom Taberna 458 Queen St. W. 647-748-2099 A heartfelt homage to the lands that stretch from the Baltic to the Balkans to the Black Sea, with a wide variety of music. Emmet Ray, The 924 College St. 416-792-4497 MAINLY CLUBS 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. Enjoy! A whisky bar with a great food menu, an everchanging draft list, and live jazz, funk, folk and more in the back room. Grossman’s Tavern 379 Spadina Ave. 416-977-7000 One of the city’s longest-running live music venues, and Toronto’s self-described “Home of the Blues.” Hirut Cafe and Restaurant 2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560 A major destination for delicious and nutritious Ethiopian cuisine, with monthly jazz residencies and jam sessions. Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The Hugh’s Room 296 Broadview Ave. 416-533-5483 A dedicated listening room with an intimate performing space, great acoustics, and an attentive audience. Jazz Bistro, The 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299 In an historic location, Jazz Bistro features great food, a stellar wine list, and world-class jazz musicians in airy club environs. Jazz Room, The Located in the Huether Hotel, 59 King St. N., Waterloo. 226-476-1565 A welcoming music venue dedicated to the best in jazz music presentations, and home to the Grand River Jazz Society, which presents regular series throughout the year. Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307 Toronto’s mecca for salsa, jazz, afro-Cuban, and world music, with Latin dance classes and excellent food and drinks. Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club 951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440 An independently owned neighbourhood restaurant boasting a unique dining experience that features live music almost every night of the week. Mezzetta Restaurant 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687 With a cozy atmosphere and a menu of Middle-Eastern cuisine, Mezzetta hosts music on Wednesday evenings. Monarch Tavern 12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833 With a café/cocktail bar on the main floor and a pub with microbrews upstairs, Monarch Tavern regularly hosts indie, rock, and other musical genres on its stage. Nice Bistro, The 117 Brock St. N., Whitby. 905-668-8839 A French restaurant with Mediterranean flair, Nice Bistro hosts ticketed live music events once every month or so. Old Mill, The 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641 The Home Smith Bar: With a stone-lined room and deep, plus seating, the Home Smith Bar provides elevated pub food and cocktails along with straightahead live jazz. Pilot Tavern, The 22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716 With over 75 years around Yonge and Bloor, the Pilot is a multi-level bar that hosts live jazz on Saturday afternoons. Poetry Jazz Café 224 Augusta Ave. 416-599-5299 A sexy, clubby space, Poetry hosts live jazz, hip-hop, and DJs nightly in its home on Augusta Ave in Kensington Market. Reposado Bar & Lounge 136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474 A chic, low-light bar with top-shelf tequila, Mexican tapas, and live music. Reservoir Lounge, The 52 Wellington St. E. 416-955-0887 Toronto’s self-professed original swingjazz bar and restaurant, located in a historic speakeasy near St. Lawrence Market, with live music four nights a week. Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The 194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475 With over 60 shows per month of Canadian and international groups, The Rex is Toronto’s longest-running jazz club, with full bar and kitchen menu. Sauce on Danforth 1376 Danforth Ave. 647-748-1376 With Victorian lighting, cocktails, and an extensive tap and bottle list, Sauce on Danforth has live music Tuesday through Saturday (and sometimes Sunday). The Senator Winebar 249 Victoria St 416 364-7517 An intimate, upscale French-inspired bistro with live music serving hearty, delicious comfort food alongside a curated selection of wine and cocktails. Smokeshow BBQ and Brew 744 Mt. Pleasant Rd 416-901-7469 A laid-back venue with an emphasis on barbecue and beer, Smokeshow hosts cover artists and original music Thursday through Sunday, with Bachata lessons on Tuesdays and Karaoke on Wednesdays. Tranzac 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137 A community arts venue dedicated to supporting, presenting, and promoting creative and cultural activity in Toronto, with live shows in multiple rooms every day of the week. JUL 21 – AUG 4 28 | July 1 - September 20, 2022

2022 GREEN PAGES SUMMER MUSIC GUIDE Welcome to WholeNote’s 18th annual Green Pages guide to summer music! There’s a lot happening in the coming months, Especially compared to the last two years! There's something for everyone here, no matter what your first musical love is (classical, opera, music theatre, jazz, folk, improvised or experimental ... ) Maybe you’ll discover some kind of music you’ve never experienced before! With festivals from June to September, in Toronto, the GTA and all over southern Ontario and beyond, you’ll find many of your favourite performers popping up at more than one festival. We hope the pages that follow will entice you to read the online profiles, provided by the festivals themselves. For direct links to festival websites and other media links Visit us often! New content is arriving all the time. Collingwood Summer Music Festival Brantford Summer Music “…shining a light on one of Ontario’s most beautiful and historically significant cities with a summer music festival presented this summer at the lovingly restored 1919 Sanderson Centre.” Brookside Music Festival of the Bay “Look forward to hearing pianist Cheng Cai, Flute and Harp with Suzanne Shulman and Erica Goodman, the Zodiac Trio and a Festival of the Sound Chamber Ensemble, among others.” Brott Music Festival “Brott Music Festival is one of Hamilton’s four cornerstone arts organizations… delighting audiences for 35 years. Its summer of live, in-theatre concerts begins June 30th” Collingwood Summer Music Festival “The Collingwood Music Festival brings exceptional performances to First Presbyterian Church in Collingwood, featuring award-winning artists in the fields of classical, world, jazz and Indigenous genres.” For more information about our Green Pages, contact or call Karen at 416-323-2232 x26 2022 GREEN PAGES TEAM PROJECT MANAGER Karen Ages PROJECT EDITOR Danial Jazaeri WEBSITE & DESIGN Kevin King July 1 - September 20, 2022 | 29

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