Jazz Weekly: Nov 12
Posted by Mira Riselli

This week in jazz…

Hello hello!

Hope everyone had a great reading week! There’s a lot going on this week so hopefully you can find some time to check out some of these great events!

Sunday, November 12th

Madeleine Ertel hosts the Jazz United Jam at the Tranzac
House band:
Madeleine Ertel (trumpet, voice)
Nelson Moneo (violin)
Kristian Podlacha (piano)
Travis Knights (tap dance)
Alexander Argatoff (bass)
Keith Barstow (drums)

Come be a part of this warm & welcoming jam! Everyone is welcome, whether you want to sing, play, dance, recite poetry, or whatever else!

Monday, November 13th

Monday Night at the Rex!

6:30 – Bernard Dionne

Dawson Chamberlain – Guitar
Matt Coldwell – Bass
Brittany Craig – Saxophone
Evan Garner – Trumpet
Ryan Henry – Drums

7:20 – Darren Sigesmund

Vonne Aguda – Trombone
Steffan Bello – Saxophone
Kieran Dicke – Bass
Alex Fridman – Guitar
Andy Kitusa – Piano
Jonathan Pascoal – Drums

8:10 – Kelly Jefferson

Alex Argatoff – Bass
Keith Barstow – Drums
Harry Bartlett – Guitar
Andrew Gormley – Trombone
Ben Isenstein – Piano
Alex Manoukas – Saxophone
Griff Vona – Saxophone


The Sonuskapos Jazz Orchestra is extremely pleased to announce IMAGINE WE’RE SAILING our first FULL-LENGTH CD. The SSJO is joined by esteemed Canadian trumpeteer Brian O’Kane and Oscar Peterson Award in Jazz Performance recipient Matt Lagan in 6 original compositions by bandleader Mason Victoria and one orchestrated arrangement by Mingjia Chen.

Join us as we perform some new works as well as the entire album live to celebrate the release of our album at the Rex Hotel.


Tuesday, November 14th

Upper Jazz!

The U of T Small Vocal Jazz Ensemble is having its first performance of the year! Come support your peers and check out what we’ve been working so hard on. We’ll be performing some standards and some original music, some swing and some free, and we are super excited to be sharing all of it with you!

Abigail Mathew
Avery Corynn Cantello
Chrissy Vrijenhoek
Jackson Welchner
Vannessa Gad

PIANO – Jennifer Lo
GUITAR – Harry Bartlett
BASS – Mira Riselli, Leighton Harrell
DRUMS – Miles Fuller

dir. Jacqueline Teh


Chris Platt Trio at the Rex
Every Tuesday in November, 6:30-8:30pm
We’ll be playing tunes from our new album, Sky Glow, along with our favourite standards and maybe a Tragically Hip song.

Chris Platt – Guitar
Phill Albert – Bass
Robin Claxton – Drums

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/703069193236985/
Website: http://www.chrisplattmusic.ca/
The album!: https://chrisplatt.bandcamp.com/

Wednesday, November 15th

Walter Hall! 7:30! UTJO! Dir: Gordon Foote!

Thursday, November 16th

Listening Lecture! Noon! Upper Jazz! Simone Baron!

Friday, November 17th

Masterclass! Upper Jazz! 3:15-4:30! Frank Lozano!

Saturday, November 18th

The Orchard Jazz Jam

Dufferin Station / 9pm – 12am / Cover $5

James Bayford – Tenor Sax
Nick Lavkulik – Guitar
Ben Isenstein – Piano
Nick Arseneau – Upright Bass
Harry Vetro – Drums


“The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.” – Duke Ellingon
“I’m not playing for other musicians. We’re trying to reach the guy who works all day and wants to spend a buck at night. We’ll keep him happy.” – Nat King Cole
“The only thing better than singing is more singing.” – Ella Fitzgerald
“So much of what we do as artists is a combination of personal experience and imagination, and how that all creeps into your work is not so linear.” – Diana Krall
“I am the worlds laziest writer.” – Oscar Peterson

Photo of the Week – “The Stargazer” c. 3000 BCE:
Image result for the stargazer cleveland museum

Video of the Week – Wynton Marsalis Addresses Congress (this has to do with the photo):

Have a great week everyone, talk soon.


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