Jazz Weekly: March 11
Posted by Mira Riselli

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This week in jazz…

Sunday, March 11th

Nope.

Monday, March 12th

Monday Night at the Rex!

6:30 – Bernard Dionne

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

7:20 – Phill Albert

Alex Fridman – Guitar
Dom Lalama – Voice
Cole Mendez – Piano
Kaol Porter – Drums
Bennett Rouleau – Sax
Jake Rowinski – Bass
Blair Scanling – Trombone

8:10 – Kelly Jefferson

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

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Monday March 12 2018
8:30pm-12am
Zach Griffin Trio
The Cavern Bar (76 Church)
PWYC (Suggested $5)

Original music!

Zach Griffin: Alto Sax
Nathaniel Jenkins: Trombone
Jason Martin: Drums

Tuesday, March 13th

Ornate Presets: The Unknown Guitar Quartet
Featuring:
Rob Grieve, Brian Abbott, Luan Phung, Patrick O’Rielly, guitars.
Maybe a drummer, too.
Sliding scale (PWYC, suggested $5-10)

The Unknown Guitar Quartet plays amazing, experimental music composed by members, as well as other. The group is truly unique, and words don’t do it justice; it will be something like a cake made of density and space, texture and timbre, with a thick layer of experimental icing.
Like the Page, please https://www.facebook.com/ornatepresents

—about the “ORNATE PRESENTS series—-

Ornate Presents is a new music series dedicated to creative music steeped in the jazz tradition, curated by Alex Fournier and Phill Albert. Each month, on the second Tuesday at 7:30 different groups will perform creative original music, featuring many local musicians, and out-of-towners, too.

FB Link
https://www.facebook.com/events/209335099812073/

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DKJO is an 18 piece big band lead by composer/saxophonist Dennis Kwok. The band consists of young and upcoming musicians/composers from the Greater Toronto Area and endeavors to constantly present new original works as well as classic repertoire of this endearing tradition.

Dennis Kwok – Composer/Arranger

VOX:
Caity Gyorgy

REEDS:
Ben McCarroll-Butler
Sophia Smith
Matt Lagan
Kyle Tarder-Stoll
Jonathan Lau

TROMBONES:
Aidan Sibley
Nick Marshall
Andrew Gormley
Inayat Kassam

TRUMPETS:
Megan Jutting
Alexei Ozerov
Paul Callander
Mason Victoria

RHYTHM:
Augustine Yates
Jon Wielebnowski
Jacob Wutzke

https://www.facebook.com/events/122332801842325/“>https://www.facebook.com/events/122332801842325/

Wednesday, March 14th

Wednesday Night at Upper Jazz

7:00 – Derek Gray’s Hand Drumming Ensemble!

Featuring:

Petros Anagnostakos
David Carr
Jason Martin
Ian McGimpsey
Cole Mendez
Evan Ng
Mira Riselli
Chrissy Vrjienhoek

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Robin Jessome’s Blunt Object at the Burdock, March 14 Doors at 8:30pm, Show at 9pm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/914240478753859/“>https://www.facebook.com/events/914240478753859/

$8 in advance, $10 at the door

Blunt Object is a Toronto-based 11-piece jazz ensemble performing energetic, creative music; balancing unique improvisors with quirky and compelling arrangements. Featuring the music of Carla Bley, the ensemble presents engaging music with a refreshing sense of humour.

Featuring:
Ben Dietschi, Gordon Hyland, Conrad Gluch (saxophone)
Jesse Malone, Thomas Houlden (trumpet)
Heather Saumer, Robin Jessome (trombone)
Josh Bird (sousaphone)
Tom Altobelli (bass), Andy Slade (piano), Robin Claxton (drums).

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Ineke Vandoorn, vocals
Marc van Vugt, guitar
with guest Mike Murley, saxophone
MARCH 14, 12:00-1PM

Canadian Opera Company Free Concert Series
Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre
145 Queen St. W.

https://www.coc.ca/plan-your-visit/free-concert-series?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwvahtebi2QIVEqvsCh2jTgF0EAAYASAAEgJg5vD_BwE“>https://www.coc.ca/plan-your-visit/free-concert-series?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwvahtebi2QIVEqvsCh2jTgF0EAAYASAAEgJg5vD_BwE

Thursday, March 15th

Nada.

Friday, March 16th

Zilch.

Saturday, March 17th

Goose eggs.

Quotes:

“Did this noise just get louder or did our ears just get quieter?” – Andrew Gormley

“This coke (as in the soft drink Coca-Cola, not the other thing) is extra spicy.” Caleb Klager

“Can Wayne Gretzky walk a burning bass line at 300bpm? I don’t [censored] think so!” – Leighton Harrell

“Drum duo?! That’s worse than anything else duo!” – Cole Mendez

“I’ll play the dynamics of the room; that’s what I do.” – Petros Anagnostakos

“You ever sword fighted your brother?” Alex Manoukas

“Here, remember that dominant chords are waterfalls.” – Chase Sanborn
“Don’t go Chasing waterfalls.” – Alex Argatoff

“… the rest of that stuff nobody else knows. Except those who do.” – Jim Lewis

“I can hardly live with myself I’m so [censored] great.” – Phil Nimmons

“Grease cannot be created nor destroyed. It can only pass from one individual to another. Grease is constant.” – Andrew Gormley and Caleb Klager

“A friend of mine said Ben looked like Neil Swainson and I wanted to see for myself.” – Caleb Klager

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