Jazz Weekly-Jan 28
Posted by Mira Riselli

This week in jazz…

Hello hello!

Hope you’re all doing well and staying warm. Here’s what’s on the menu for this week.

Sunday, January 27th


Monday, January 28th

Monday Night at the Rex!

6:30 – Noam Lemish

Voice: Andrea Walker
Sax: Garret Hildebrandt
Trumpet: Lucas Udvarnoky
Piano: Andy Kitusa
Guitar: Adrien Petric
Bass: Max Simpson
Drums: Aiden McConnell

7:20 – Andrew Downing UG

Voice: Brooklyn Bohach
Trumpet: Kaelin Murphy
Trumpet: Maddy Ertel
Trombone: Charlotte McAfee-Brunner
Piano: Max Donaldson
Guitar: Julian Bradley-Combs
Bass: Sam Little
Drums: Nick Donovan

Tuesday, January 29th


Wednesday, January 30th

7:00 – Karl Silveira

Voice: Alyssa Giammaria
Sax: Max Stover
Sax: Aiden Salvati
Piano: Will Hunt
Guitar: Adrien Petric
Bass: Caleb Klager
Drums: Adam Inrig

8:00 – Darren Sigesmund

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


Jazz Jam at the Cavern!
Come out and play some tunes with us at this chill venue with $5 wine. This week’s house band is:

Maddy Ertel (trp)
Noah Franche-Nolan (piano)
Ben Duff (bass)
Ben Green (drums)

PWYC $5, bass/guitar amps, mics provided.


Jenna Marie Sings R&B at the Rex!

Jenna Marie Sings R&B is an electric night of rhythm
and blues classics. We play songs by R&B legends like Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Amy Winehouse and more. Come relax, dance, sing along, enjoy a couple beers and take a ride with us down nostalgia lane!

Jenna Marie – Lead Vox
Hannah Barstow – Keys & Bckg Vox
Patrick Smith – Tenor Sax
Jay Yoo – Electric Guitar
Milan Kozovski – Electric Bass
Nick Donovan – Drums

*The Rex Hotel*
194 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1Z1
9:30 pm start
10$ at the door

Thursday, January 31st

Jazz Composer’s Concert
Walter Hall, 7:30
Featuring student compositions by:

Kaelin Murphy
Patrick O’Reilly
Tom Fleming
Karl Silveira
Jesse Marshall
Meghan Gilhespy
Nathanial Jenkins
Jacob Starling
Ben Frost
Brenden Varty

played by the Hybrid Ensemble:

Hannah Barstow – piano
Sam Little – bass
Jacob Starling – guitar
Aaron Cheung – violin
Devin Wesley – bassoon
Geoff Claridge – woodwinds
Brenden Varty – woodwinds
Ben Frost – trumpet
Nathanial Jenkins – trombone


February is fast approaching and Hart House is pleased to kick off its BLACK FUTURES programming with a special performance by powerhouse vocalist Nicky Lawrence on Friday February 1st!

The Ugly Black Woman one night only performance featuring the songs and stories of female jazz and blues greats—Billie, Ella, Nina, Lena, Etta, Dinah and Sarah. This musical journey and discussion will not only reflect on their histories, but also consider the present realities and emerging futures for Black Canadian women and Black female artists globally. Nicky’s personal experiences and perspectives on the “ugly Black woman”, through her own stories and music, will be part of this unique concert and dialogue. LIMITED TIME DISCOUNT OFFER! To get 20% off tickets you can use the promo code HOTJAZZ. This offer is available until January 26th!

Student tickets $10


Who is responsible for Black Futures, shifting narratives, flipping experiences and crafting new realities? Explore the idea of Afrofuturism as a way to blend the knowledge of the past with a re-imagining of the future. A showcase of intersectional arts and dialogue, this February program series aims to reflect the experiences of today’s Black leaders and artist, providing a platform for real-world knowledge.

Join the Facebook event!



Friday, February 1st

Masterclass! 3:15-4:30pm! John Proulx!


Join us at The Tranzac on February 1st at 9pm for an evening of jazz presented by Thomas Steele’s 5Tet.

The group blends modern and straight ahead jazz offering a contemporary feel on music from popular musicians and composers. Selections will be from artists including Ben Wendel, Seamus Blake, Dick Oatts, and Brynn Roberts amongst others.

Featuring prominent upcoming musicians on the Toronto jazz scene:
Thomas Steele – Alto And Soprano Saxophones
Christian Antonacci – Trumpet
Jennifer Lo – Piano
Alexander Argatoff – Bass
Evan Ng – Drums

Saturday, February 2nd

The Dave Young / Terry Promane Octet @ The REX
9:45 pm

Sunday, February 3rd

Come to The Burdock for a great evening at 9pm. The ensemble looks forward to sharing incredible music with you.

Thomas Steele Group
Thomas Steele – Saxophone
Christian Antonacci – Trumpet
Nick Adema – Trombone
Jennifer Lo – Piano
Teagan Larmand – Bass
Jacob Slous – Drums

Tickets and more information: https://burdockto.com/shows/?show=1667


“I’m thinking, ‘How much jam can I fit into this voicing?’” – Terry Promane

“It’s hard to sound happy and cool at the same time.” – Andrew Gormley

“What if cat’s name’s were chord symbols? Like, ‘Get off the table Cmaj7/Ab!’” – Anonymous

“Unison is a gift from above.” – Terry Promane

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


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