Jazz Weekly: Oct 8
Posted by Mira Riselli

This week in jazz…

Hello hello!

I’m back! Hope you’re all doing well and that you’re having a great thanksgiving!


Sunday, October 8th

Saorsa – The Emmet Ray (College and Dovervourt) – 8:30 (two sets) – PWYC (10$ suggested)

Patrick Smith – Saxophones
Dan Pitt – Guitar and FX
Harry Vetro – Drums

After a lengthy hiatus, we are back in performance mode! We have been slowly working behind the scenes on new sounds and new developments in our playing and in our conception of music. We our excited to present an evening of improvised music in two sets.

Monday, October 10th

Monday Night at the Rex!

6:30 – Bernard Dionne Independent

Anthony D’Alessandro – Piano
Alex Fridman – Guitar
Bernard Dionne – Bass

We will be playing standards.

7:20 – JWQuintet

Jackson Welchner – Voice
Kaelin Murphy – Trumpet
Irene Harrett – Bass
Anthony D’Alessandro – Keys
Harrison Vetro – Drums

Friends! I’m playing a set of music with some wonderful people next Monday. Quintet. Simple arrangements of some of my favorite songs I’ve picked up over the years, from Eric Whitacre to Frank Sinatra. Also, GUARANTEED HANG!

8:10 – Noah Franche-Nolan


The Phil Albert Calamity – The Emmet Ray – 9pm – PWYC (suggested $5-10)

Come join in all the splendor of the harvest by consuming compositions and improvised extrapolations by:

Allison Au – Alto Sax
Harley Card – Guitar
Derek Gray – Drumset (DMA drums student)
Phil Albert – Bass and Compositions (DMA bass student)


Tuesday, October 11th

Ornate Ornette – The music of Ornette Coleman – Trazac 7:30pm – PWYC (suggested $5-10)

Join us once again for the second Tuesday monthy night of Ornette Coleman interpretations by various improvising musicians. This edition featuring:

Karen Ng – Saxophone
Jeff LaRochelle – Saxophone
Phil Albert – Bass
Harry Vetro – Drumset


Wednesday, October 12th

Graffiti’s Jazz Jam – Graffiti’s Bar & Grill – 8pm – PWYC

Play an instrument and want to jam? You’ve came to the right place. Want to just hang out, listen to music and have a beer in Kensington? Whoa, you’ve also came to the right place. crazy.

Join us for an awesome hang with Nick Lavkulik and the house band opening up the night!

Harrison Argatoff – Tenor Sax
Nick Lavkulik – Guitar
Ben Isenstein – Piano
David Maclean – Upright Bass
Harry Vetro – Drums

This will be an incredible night of music and laughs! Bring your horn, flute, voice or whatever else and join in!

No Cover – Pass The Hat
Please consider supporting our venue’s staff.

Thursday, October 13th

Listening Lecture – Upper Jazz – 12:00pm – Free

Jacob Starling

Friday, October 14th

Masterclass – Synthesis


Saturday, October 15th



“I want to build a wall and make the classical students pay for it.” – Josh Sinclair

“I intend to do my worst with this position.” – Mira Riselli

“That’s a spicey amount of money.” Caelan Roberge-Toll

“We don’t have time to focus on the weekly; we need to focus on the yearly.” – Josh Sinclair

“My name is Leighton and I love jazz.” – Leighton Harrell

“Open Bari solo at bar 17.” – Marie Goudy
“…WHAT?!” – Caelan Roberge-Toll

“Swing was the old word for Lit.” – Phil Albert

From Harrison Vetro:

Great resource for drummers and anyone who is interested:


Photo of the week (submitted by Harrison Bartlett):


That’s all folks! Take care of yourselves and I’ll see you next week.


“Uh-Oh” – Murley in response to seeing Caelan down 2 shots of tequila

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