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Volume 9 Issue 1 - September 2003

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Alleycatz 2409 Yonge St.

Alleycatz 2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865 Mon Bpm Salsa Night w/ DJ Frank Bischun Tue 9pm Christopher Plock Jazz Trio Wed 9pm The Outlaws Jazz, Blues and Motown Thu 9:30pm The Flow w/ Carlos Morgan Sun 9:30pm Jam Session w/ Tony Springer Band Sept 5, 12, 19, Soular Sept 6 Motor City w/ Corey Brannigan, Sept 13, 26, 27, Lady Kane Sept 20 The Flow Ben Wicks 424 Parliament 416-961-9425 Sept 6 Jall Extension Sept 13 Georgia Ambros Sept 20 Wisky Jack Blue Grass Sept 27 Janine Gram Cameron House 408 Queen St. W. 416-703-0811 C'est What 67 Front St. E..416-867-9499 Saturday afternoon traditional jazz from the Hot Five Jazzmakers The Coffee Mill 99 Yorkville Ave. 416-920-2108 Gate 403 403 Roncesvalles 415.588 2930 Live jazz and blues in an intimate setting with a jam every Sunday night. Grossmans 279 Spadina Ave. 416-977-7000 Hot House Cafe Market Square 416-366· 7800 Jazz brunch every Sunday, alternating weeks: Ken Churchill Quartet, 5spot Hugh's Room 2261 Dundas West 416-531-6604 L' Arte Bar and Gallery 416-535-3181 Lisa's Cafe 245 Carlaw Ave. 416-406-6470 . Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas West. Call 416· 588-0307 for further times and info. Mezzetta 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416·658-5687 "Wednesday Concerts in a Cafe" Sets at 9:00 and 10:15 pm. Sept 4 Don Ross Sept 11 Allan Meroviu & Friends Sept 18 Kirk MacDonald. sax, Neil Swainson, bass Sept 25 Mike Murley, sax, David Occhipinti, guitar Oct 2 Ted Ouinlan, guitar, Kieran Overs, bass. Reservations recommended for first set. Mezzrows 1546 Queen St. W. 416-535-4906 Parkdale neighborhood pub featuring jazz and blues on Saturday afternoons, Sunday evenings and a live jam every other Wednesday. Montreal Bistro 65 Sherbourne 416-363-0179 Sept 2·6 Dave Young Ouartet w/ Marty Morell Kevin Turcotte & Gary W1Yliamson Sept B Kevin Brow Ouartet w/ Adrean Farrugia, Mike Murley and Jim Vivian Sept 9-13 Sonny Greenwich Ouartet w/ Barry Elmes, Don Thompson and Jim Vivian, Sept 15 Special Piano Trio Presentations: Laila Biali Trio w/ Jesse Bair and Mike Mclennan Sept 16, 17 Steve Koven Trio w/ Rob Clutton &" · Anthony Michelli and special guest, 46 JAZZ: CLUBS vocalist Linnzi laorski from New Orleans, Sept 18·20 Kenny Barron Trio w/ Terry Clarke & Dave Young Sept 22 Rhonda Stakich Quartet, Sept 23-27 Jane Fair/ Rosemary Galloway Quintet w/ Liha Allemano, Terry Clarke and Nancy Walker, Sept 29 CD Release: Lina Allemano FOUR w/ Andrew Downing, Anthony Michelli & David Occhipinti; Sept 30-0ct 4 Brian Browne Trio w/ Barry Elmes &. Paul Novotny N'Awlins Jazz Bar and Dining 299 King St. W. 416-595-1958 Cajun style cooking and New Orleans style jazz Oasis 294 College St. Occasional Jazz. Call for details. Orbit Room 508A College St. . 416-763-34 70 Pilot Tavern 22 Cumberland 416-923-5716 One of Toronto's oldest watering holes, established in 1944 with a tradition of live jazz every Saturday afternoon. Ouigleys 2232 Queen E. 416-699-9998 Sept 7 Beverly Taft Quartet Reservoir Lounge 52 Wellington 416·955-0887 Rex Jazz and Blues Bar 194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475 Mon-Fri 2 shows/evening, Sat/Sun 3 shows/evening Sept 1 Carey West, Marc Rogers Quartet, Sept 2 Swing Street, Classic Rex Jazz Jam, Sept 3 Jamie Reynolds & Exitman, Thyron Lee Whyte, Sept 4 Kevin Ouain, Tara Davidson Quartet, Sept 5 Melissa Stylianou, "Creation Dream" Sept 6 Pete Special & Bruce Payne, lam Cab, Kol/age, Sept 7 From B.C.: The Twisters, Ouadruped, From New York: Mark Taylor Trio Sept B Carey West, From B.C.: Tony Wilson Quartet, Sept 9 Swing Street, Classic Rex Jam, Sept 10 Jamie Reynolds & Exitman, Nick Fraser Quartet, Sept 11 Kevin Ouain, Dave Young Quartet, Sept 12 Melissa Stylianou, Dave Young Quartet, Sept 13 Pat Carrey's Jazz Navigators, lam Cab, McBirnie Bros. Sept 13 From B.C.: Ana Bon Bon, Botos Bros, "Endangered Species" (Wayne Shorter Tribute}, Sept 15 Carey West, From England: Clare Foster Quartet, Sept 16 Swing Street, Classic Rex Jau Jam Sept 17 Jamie Reynolds & Exitman, Patrice Barbanchon Ouintet CD Release, Sept 1 B Kevin Quain, Dan McCarthy Trio, Sept 19 Melissa Stylianou, 2003 Prix du Jazz Montreal Jau Festival: Nancy Walker Sept 20 From Montreal: Gods of Taste, lam Cab, Bernie Senensky, Sept 21 Beverly Taft Quartet, Quadruped, From Montreal: Alex Belgrade, Sept 22 Carey West, The Four Mikes, Sept 23 Swing Street, Classic Rex Jazz Jam, Sept 24 Jamie Reynolds & Exitman, Special Event: Word on the Street Launch Party, Sept 25·27 Annual Birthday Tribute to John Coltrane: Kirk Macdonald and Pat LaBarbera Quintet Sept 25 Kevin Quain, Sept 26 Melissa Stylianou, Sept 27 Laura Hubert Band, Sept 28 Freeway Dixieland Septet, Botos Bros. Paul Pacanowski Ouartet Sept 29 Carey West, The Jazz Mechanics, Sept 30 · Swing Street, Classic Rex Jau Jam Rhodes Re~taurant 1496 Yonge St. 416-968-9315 Sept 3 David Occhipinti (guitar} Sept 4 Kelly Jefferson (sax} Adrean Farrugia (piano} Sept 5 Bill McBirnie (flute} David Occhipinti (guitar} Sept 6 San Murata (violin} Roy Patterson (guitar} Sept 10 Tony Ouarrington (guitar} Sept 11 Fred Duligal (sax} Ian Bargh (piano} Sept 12 Frank Wright (vibes} Ian Bargh (piano} Sept 13 Norman Amadio (piano} Diane Miller (vocals} Sept 17 Gord Webster (piano} Sept 1 B Shawn Nyquist (sax} Peter Hill (piano}, Sept 19 Danny McE/ain (piano} Jack lorawski (bass} Sept 20 Simone Johnson (vocals} Jim McBirnie (piano} Sept 24 David Occhipinti /guitar}, Sept 25 San Murata (violin} Neville Barnes (guitar} Lenny Boyd (bass} Rock it 120 Church St. 416-306-9922 . Downtown club featuring contemporary jazz and blues every night except Sunday and Monday. Sassafraz 100 Cumberland 416-364 7517 Located in the heart of fashionable Yorkville is this European style bistro with live jazz on weekends. Top O' the Senator 416-364· 7517 Sept 2· 7 Heather Bambrick Ouintet ·sept 9-14 Rez Abbasi Ouartet Sept 16·21 Phil Dwyer Quintet Sept n.2e Denzal Sinclaire Quintet Sept 30-0ct 5 Mike Murley Quintet featuring Guido Basso The Tranzac 292 Brunswick Ave. 416·923·813i Mon 9pm-12 Open mike w/ adam blair, Thu 10·1 Mighty Gill (Show jazz originals} Fri 5· 7 Classic jazz matinee w. The Foolish Things Victory Cafe 581 Markham St. 416-516-5787 Located beside Honest Ed's this spot is the Thursday night home of Club Django. Wildfire Steakhouse.and Wine Bar 3438 Yonge St. 416-483-4800. Every Tues. 6:30-9:30 Dick Felix/Dan Ionescu I • I • TOGETYOURGIG(S) LISTED HERE E-MAIL INFO TO JAZZLIST@ THEWHOLENOTE.COM 8YTHE18TH OF THE lNTH BEFORE. Education Front continued.from page 35 COMPOSER . COMPANION RE-LAUNCHED! Of interest both to students and to the rest of us life-long learners alike, page 22 of this issue has a column a'nnouncing the re vi val of the Canadian Music Centre's Composer Companion program, which helps pair off small groups of concert-goers with a (living) composer! This issue also sees the launch of another new regular column, Book Shelf by Pam Margles, on page 36. AND THEN THERE Is ALL THE REST OF IT! Merlin Williams' Survey of Community and Concert Bands, page 26, lists over 40 bands offering opportunities for membership .... Jim Galloway's Jazz Notes, page 29, covers some jazz basics, whether you're listening or looking to dive in and play . ... Larry Beckwith's Choral Scene, page 18, is almost drowning in ads from choirs looking for new members! And Announcements, ... Etcetera, page 47, is as usual alive with opportunity. Music AND PUBLIC EDUCATION was a hot topic in this column last sp(ing ... lots of dire premonitions for what would happen in the fall. Keep us posted, and we'll report. GET BEHIND THE EDUCATION FRONT Education Front is a regular column. We welcome your comments, suggestions and contributions. Please e-mail them to Se ptembe r 1 - Octobe r 7 2003

ANNOUNCEMENTS.LECTURES, ETCETERA ... *September 4 5:00: Montgomery's Inn. Annual Organic Corn Roast Featuring Sandy Mcintyre, Maritime fiddler. 4 709 Dundas West. 416·394· 8113. Free (refreshments $ 2/item). *September &·October 5: Canadian Opera Company/ArtsWeek. Multi· Talented: Multi-Media II. Display of art works by CDC employees in many different media including oil, acrylic & watercolour paintings, photography, sculpture and stained glass. Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, 227 Front St. East. 416-363-6671. *September 7 2:00·5:00: Viva Voce Voice Studio. Open House. Join us for. refreshments and song. Instruction in Pop, Jazz, Classical & Broadway. Deborah Jeans and Andree Bernard, artistic directors. 7 Pleasant Blvd. 416· 323· 14 J,7. •September 13 6:00: Rosel awn Centre Jazz & Blues Series/Toronto All-Star Big Band. Gala dinner & · dance. Roselawn Centre, 296 Fielden Ave., Port Colborne. 905-834-7572. . *September 18-2 1: Mississauga Symphony. Used Book Sale. Books, records, CDs. videos, tapes & jigsaw puzzles. Sheridan Centre, 2225 Erin · Mills Parkway. 905-274·0653. •September 19,20,21: All-Canadian Jazz Festival. 21 events and 120 musicians. Performances in the Club Tent, Concert T.ent, pubs & restaurants & sidewalks of Port Hope. 866-565· · 5009. See also daily listings. further • afield. *September 20 12:00 noon: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Eariy Music· Fair. Displays of early keyboard instruments, historical woodwinds & other period ins_tru'ments; CDs & books; performances by members of the Recorder Players' Society & TEMPO. Montgomery's Inn, 4709 Dundas West. 416-394-8113. *September 26 7:00: Westben Arts Festival Theatre. Not-So-Silent Screen: The Circus. Film . by Charlie Chaplin; improvised accompaniment by pianist Sign up now at The North Toronto Institute of Music • NEW! Jazz Program • NEW! Scene Study and Acting • Private Lessons & Theory Classes · William O'Meara. The Barn, Cal)lpbellford. 705-653-5508. , . *September 27 2:00: Canadian Opera CompanylArtsWeek. Bathroom Divas (and Divas}. Opportunity for amateur opera singers to audition for professionals. Bring your best aria; pianist provided. Constructive feedback . by CDC Artistic Administrator Philip Boswell & Music Administrator Sandra Gavinchuk. Registration by September 18. Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, 227 Front St: East. 416-363· 6671 . *October .3 3:00·7:30: .University Settlement Music and Arts School. Friday Fiesta! Celebration of the Latin & Spanish communities in the GTA with music, dance & food. 23 Grange Rd. 416·598·3444 x243 or 232. , · under 10 free. •October 5 6:00: Canadian Opera · Volunteer Committee/BMO Financial Group. Opera Ball 2003: Mystery & Magic of the Orient. Cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, entertainment, live & silent auctions, dancing. Fairmont , Royal Y9rk Hotel, 100 Front St. West. 416-863-0364. Proceeds to support the CDC and U of T's Opera Division scholarships. • Amadeus Choir. 17th Annual Christmas Carol and.Chanukah Song Writing Competition. Open to composers of all ages and experience, individually or in groups. Entries must be postmarked by September 22, 2003 . For further information or entry forms, phone 416·446-0188 or email *Toronto Music, Garden. Guided Tours through the Garden. Walking tours led by Toronto Civic Garden Centre volunteer guides, 11 am through September. 475 Queens Quay West. To book: 416;397· 1340. Self-guided audio tours also available: rental fee. LECTURES/SYMPOSIA *September 14 2:00: Opera Club. Seven Reasons for Being an Opera Buff. Audio/visual presentation by lain Scott. Room 330, Edward Johnson Musical instruction by highly qualified te· in the heart of Toronto · CONTINUED NEXT PAGE WholeNote's Editorial Special Focuses and Publication Schedule: Oct. 2003 to June 2004 OCTOBER 1 TO NOVEMBER 7, 2003 Editorial Focus: Wh.oleNote Memb.ers 2003-2004 This annual WholeNote Members Supplem~nt will present profiles of the majority of concert presenters in the GTA. Published: Thursday, September 25", 2003 NOVEMBER 1 TO DECEMBER 7 Editorial focus: New Music The state of music as a living art form in Toronto, Canada and the world · Published: Thursday, October 30, 2003 DECEMBER 1, 2003 TO FEBRUARY 7, 2004 The combined December/January holiday edition Published: Thursday, November 27, 2003 FEBRUARY 1 TQ MARCH 7, 2004 Editorial Focus: Music and Healfh The physical, mental and financial health of musicians: maintaining one's body and one's instrument, a supportive frame of mind and looking after business. Published: Thursday, January 29, 2004 MARCH 1 TO APRIL 7, 2004 ' Editorial Focus: Summer Music Education Summer camps, workshops and courses for personal and professional growth for musicians of all ages and levels of development. Published: Thursday, February 26, 2003 APRIL 1 TO MAY 7, 2004 Editorial Focus: Opera . A look at opera at the climax of its season Published: Thursday, March 25, 2004 MAY 1 TO JUNE 7, 2004 Editorial Focus: WholeNote's Choral Celebration Count Your Choir In! WholeNote Magazine invites all choirs in .Southern and Southwestern Ontario to participate in Choral Celebration, a special feature which will appear in our May 2004 edition. Published: Thurday., April 29, 2004 JUNE 1 TO JULY 7, 2004 Editorial Focus: . Overview of Summer Music Festivals Festivals that were in The WholeNote last June will be contacted. If your festival is new or Wf1$ not in the magazine last year, please contact us to be added to the summer festival list. Published: Thursday, May 27, 2004 JULY 1 TO SEPTEMBER 7, 2004 Editorial Focus: Summer Music Festivals: Detailed Listings Published: Friday, June 25, 2004 For details and deadlines, please contact David Perlman· at 416-603-3786 or With a monthly circulation of 32,500 copies, WholeNote provides reliable monthly live concert listings to an enthusiastic circle of readers in Southern Ontario, many of whom are also active participants in choirs, ensembles and orchestras. 47

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