Jazz Weekly-Dec 3
Posted by Mira Riselli

This week in jazz…

Hello hello!

Welcome to the 2nd last weekly of the year!

Sunday, December 2nd


Monday, December 3rd

Monday Night at the Rex! 6:30pm!

11:00 JO Dir: Jim Lewis
Alto: Garret Hidebrandt
Alto: Brenon Parmar
Tenor: Dermot O’Halloran
Tenor: Sam Demets
Bari: Thomas Steele

Shannon McDougall
Lucas Udvarnoky
Evan Garner
Madeleine Ertel

Blair Scanling
Andrew Gormley
Ray Sun
Bien Carandang

Piano: Max Donaldson
Guitar: Wes White
Bass: Leighton Harrell
Drums: Evan Ng

UTJO Dir: Gordon Foote

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

Mike Murley Quintet

Mike Murley- saxes
John MacLeod – trumpet
Dave Restivo – piano
Jim Vivian – bass
Ted Warren – drums

This band toured extensively and made 4 recordings together in our “younger” days. We will be revisiting our old repertoire in this “farewell to Restivo” gig as he heads off to his new teaching job in BC in January.
The Rex will offer a $5 student cover if you want to hang out after the big bands play.

Tuesday, December 4th

7pm vic chapel

The Toronto Trombone Cooperative, a trombone choir comprised of the combined trombone studios of the University of Toronto and the Glen Gould School, is travelling to the Netherlands and Germany to perform at the Lätzsch Trombone Festival this December, 2018! We are happy to present a preview of our recital, complete with featured soloist Gordon Wolfe of the Toronto Symphony. This concert is also a fundraising effort to cover the remainder of the costs for our trip and while admission to the recital is free we will gladly and gratefully take donations at the door OR ONLINE here: https://donate.utoronto.ca/music. We will have a raffle with some great prizes and are also inviting all alumni and trombone-wielding sponsors to bring your horn and join us for a tune! Hope to see you there and thank you for your support!!!

Noteable members:
Charlotte Mcaffee-Brunner-tbn
Ray Sun-tbn
Andrew Gormley-1957 mint condition conn 88h tbn
Vonne Aguda-tbn?
Nathanial Jenkins-Master of Tbn
Bien Carandang- BIG tbn

Wednesday, December 5th

Upper Jazz!!

7:00pm – Jacqueline Teh

Voice: Kathleen Okeefe
Voice: Annie Elgie
Voice: Maggie Keogh
Voice: Raquel Skilich
Piano: Josh Sinclair
Bass: Kieran Dicke
Drums: Luke Newman

8:00pm – Steve Wallace

Voice: Jenna Pinard
Trombone: Andrew Gormley
Piano: Anthony D’Alessandro
Piano: Ben Isenstein
Drums: Jason Martin
Drums: Aiden McConnell


Jazz Jam at the Cavern! 8-11pm
Come hang & play a tune at the LAST CAVERN JAM OF 2018!! At 8pm you can hear a set by this house band:
Nathaniel Jenkins (trombone)
Madeleine Ertel (trumpet)
Noah Franche-Nolan (piano)
Sam Little (bass)
Keith Barstow (drums)

PWYC ($5), $5 wine special
Bass/guitar amps, microphones provided.

Thursday, December 6th

Ben Rosenblum Quartet at Burdock

Tickets online and at the door.

Ben Rosenblum (NYC)-Piano
Sam Kirmayer (MTL)-Guitar
Jonathan Chapman (MTL)-Bass
Ben Zweig (NYC)-drums



Ben Rosenblum Quartet/Julius Clegg Quartet House Concert in the Annex!

Ben Rosenblum Quartet

Same amazing personnel as above

Julius Clegg Quartet
Julius Clegg-Guitar
John Nicholson-Sax
Hayden Farrar-Bass
Harry Vetro-Drums

Julius has written some cool music and is premiering his new group.

This is at Pat Smith’s place. It’ll be a hang. Doors at 8, Music at 9.
Contact Pat on Facebook to RSVP (the space is small let me know if you’re coming) and he’ll shoot you the address.
It’s $10 at the door. If you’re a broke student waiting on the second round of January OSAP then PWYC.


Friday, December 7th

Bryn Roberts and Lage Lund Duo
“Hide the Moon and the Stars” Canadian Tour
December 7, Gallery 345
345 Sorauren Ave, Toronto
Youtube videos from the recording are HERE and HERE

Saturday, December 8th


Sunday, December 9th

Harry Bartlett Trio at Alchemy

Harry Vetro d., Caleb Klager b., Harry Bartlett gtr.
8pm-10pm PWYC
2 sets of music, playing contrafactish pieces of music. Come hang and celebrate the end of classes!


“I have respect for the not quite dead.” – Paul Callander

“Waking up this early makes me want to commit sudoku.” – Kieran Dicke
“I don’t think that’s right.” – Mackenzie Read

“There was no sign that says you can’t pee here” – Ryan Henry

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


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