Jazz Weekly: Nov 12
Posted by Mira Riselli

This week in jazz…

Hello hello!

Sunday, November 11th

Sonic Perfume CD release at the Rex! 7pm


Sonic Perfume is the brainchild of Patrick O’Reilly and Phill Albert, and is an adventurous jazz-garage-rock group that explores opened ended compositions. The group features two exceptional musicians from Michigan, Patrick Booth on Saxes, and Jonathan Taylor on drumset and will be in and around Toronto this week. We’ll be playing the Friday masterclass as well, but it would be great if you can join us at a show!


Somewhere There presents…
The Second Sunday of November: Mike McCormick’s Proxemics (Norway) // Irene Harrett & Josh Sinclair
Sunday 11 November 2018
Array Space (155 Walnut Avenue, Toronto)
8pm (doors @ 7:30)

Irene Harrett & Josh Sinclair: solos & duos
Irene Harrett (bass) Josh Sinclair (piano)

Mike McCormick’s Proxemics
Mike McCormick (electric guitar) with Emily Denison (trumpet) Knut Kvifte Nesheim (drums, vibraphone) Laura Swankey (voice, electronics)

Monday, November 12th

Monday Night at the Rex!

6:30 – Derek Gray

Sax: Thomas Steele
Sax: Brenon Palmer
Piano: Julian Mulhill
Bass: Ian Afif
Drums: Luke Newman

7:20 – Darren Sigesmund

Voice: Emma Gilman
Sax: Sam Demets
Sax: Nick Lieper
Guitar: George Kobty
Bass: Paul Sandberg
Drums: Ryan Henry

8:10 – Kelly Jefferson

Sax: Austin Bassarath
Sax: Jacob Chung
Trombone: Nick Adema
Piano: Carter Brodkorb
Bass: Evan Gratham
Drums: Keith Barstow


TuneTown @ The Emmet Ray
Kelly Jefferson – Tenor Saxophone
Artie Roth – Bass
Ernesto Cervini – Drums


Sonic Perfume @ Emmet, 7pm


Tuesday, November 13th

Sonic Perfume plays Ornette Coleman music at Tranzac, featuring Kaelin Murphy! 7:30pm


Wednesday, November 14th

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

Alto: Zach Griffin
Alto: Griff Vona
Tenor: Geoff Claridge
Tenor: Jacob Chung
Bari: Alex Manoukas

Evan Dalling
Kaelin Murphy
Christian Antonacci
Ben Frost
Nick Adema
Vonne Aguda
Charlotte McAffee-Brunner
Kyle Orlando

Piano: Hannah Barstow / Anthony D’Alessandro
Guitar: Julien Bradley-Combs
Bass: Evan Gratham
Drums: Jacob Slous

Music By & For Ken Aldcroft
Wednesday, November 14
The Tranzac (292 Bruncswick)
Emily Denison (trumpet), Jonathan Adjemian (analog synth/piano), Rob Clutton (bass), Germaine Liu (drums)

Thursday, November 15th

TuneTown @ The Rex
Kelly Jefferson – Tenor Saxophone
Artie Roth – Bass
Ernesto Cervini – Drums

Friday, November 16th

Masterclass! 3:15-4:30pm! Upper Jazz! Sonic Perfume!

Saturday, November 17th

Join us at The Tranzac for a late night of amazing music! Selections will be from originals and of artists such as Dick Oatts, Seamus Blake, Ben Wendel and Will Vinson, arranged by Thomas Steele. Entrance is pay what you can (suggested $10). We are playing from 10:00 PM till 12:00.

Thomas Steele – Alto / Soprano Saxophone
Christian Antonacci – Trumpet
Jennifer Lo – Piano
Leighton Harrell – Bass
Evan Ng – Drums


Dastgah: Go:Organic Orchestra feat Adam Rudolph + Araz Salek
Saturday, November 17
The Music Gallery (918 Bathurst St)
Adam Rudolph’s visit to the MG in 2016 was a memorable encounter between his Go: Organic notation system and the talents of fifteen eclectic Toronto musicians. One member of the ensemble, Araz Salek (This Tale of Ours Quartet, Shiraz Ensemble), was particularly inspired by encounter. Salek was the only musician in the ensemble whose primary background was outside of jazz or Western classical music. He was struck by how easily the format of the composition could be adopted to fit Iranian music, his main field and training. While Rudolph’s scores use an even-tempered 12-note scale, his approach could easily be adapted to include the tunings used in Iranian music. Salek engaged Rudolph with the notion of a follow-up project. More than two years later, Dastgah is the result: a new work for large improvising ensemble made up of musicians whose home practices are in Iranian/Persian music, jazz, and new music.


“I think I shall eat sorbet for breakfast.” – Max Donaldson

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


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