Jazz Weekly-April 8
Posted by Mira Riselli

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Hello hello!

Monday, April 8th

Recitals!

5:00 Ian McGimpsey-guitar

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Big band night at the Rex!

6:30 – 11 O’Clock Jazz Orchestra

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

TRUMPET
Shannon McDougall
Lucas Udvarnoky
Evan Garner
Madeleine Ertel

TROMBONE
Blair Scanling
Andrew Gormley
Ray Sun
Bien Carandang

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

7:45 – University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra

Dir: Gordon Foote

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

TRUMPET
Evan Dalling
Kaelin Murphy
Christian Antonacci
Ben Frost

TROMBONE
Nick Adema
Vonne Aguda
Charlotte McAffee-Brunner
Kyle Orlando

RHYTHM SECTION
Piano: Anthony D’Alessandro
Guitar: Julien Bradley-Combs
Bass: Evan Gratham
Drums: Jacob Slous

9:30 – 12tet

Dir: Terry Promane

Voice: Brooklyn Bohach
Voice: David Bruce
Trumpet: Kaelin Murphy
Trumpet: Ben Frost
Alto: Zack Griffin
Tenor: David Hodgson
Tenor: Austin Basserath
Bari: Alex Manoukas
Trombone: Nathaniel Jenkins
Piano: Hannah Barstow / Carter Brodkorb Guitar: Max Filazek Bass: Alex Argatoff Drums: Keith Barstow

Tuesday, April 9th

Recitals!

5:00 Nick Donovan-drums

Evan Gratham – Bass
Kaelin Murphy – tpt
Kieran Murphy – sax
Ben Isenstein – pno

7:00 Zach Griffin-sax

This 4th year recital will feature new music written by Zach and compositions by Canadian Yamaha Sponsored Artist Craig Thomson and Icelandic saxophonist Oskar Guojonsson.

The band:
David Bruce, Voice
Evan Dalling, Trumpet
Zach Griffin, Alto Saxophone
Griff Vona, Tenor Saxophone
Nathaniel Jenkins, Trombone
Noah Franche-Nolan, Piano
Alexander Argatoff, Bass
Keith Barstow, Drum set

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6:30pm (and every other Tuesday in April)
The Rex Hotel & Jazz Bar

World debut of a BRAND NEW GROUP w 3 U of T Faculty, and all U of T Alumni
PlayDate
Alex Samaras – Vocals
Tara Davidson – Alto Saxophone
Adrean Farrugia – Piano
Dan Fortin – Bass
Ernesto Cervini – Drums

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9:30pm
The Rex Hotel & Jazz Bar

Ernesto Cervini’s Tetrahedron, featuring Nir Felder
Nir is coming from NYC to perform and record with this group. He’s killing…definitely worth checking out!

Luis Deniz – Alto Saxophone
Nir Felder – Guitar
Rich Brown – Electric Bass
Ernesto Cervini – Drums
Wednesday, April 10th

7:00 Sam Little-bass

John Nicholson – Sax
Julien Bradley-Combs – Gtr
Evan Ng – Drums
Ben Isenstein – Pno
Meghan Noelle Gilhespy – Voice

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Avery Cantello Blues Band @ The Jazz Bistro!

8-10:30

Featuring:

Avery Cantello – Voice
David Cruz – Guitar
Jason Martin – Drums
Matt Coldwell – Bass
Alex Manoukas – Sax

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9:30pm
The Rex Hotel & Jazz Bar

Ernesto Cervini’s Tetrahedron, featuring Nir Felder
Nir is coming from NYC to perform and record with this group. He’s killing…definitely worth checking out!

Luis Deniz – Alto Saxophone
Nir Felder – Guitar
Rich Brown – Electric Bass
Ernesto Cervini – Drums
Thursday, April 11th

Recitals!

5:00 Avery Cantello-voice

Jenna Marie – Voice
Brittany Craig – Sax
Christian Antonacci – Trumpet
Jason Martin – Vibes
Miles Fuller – Drums
Harry Bartlett – Guitar
Ben Isentstein- Piano
Matt Coldwell – Bass

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8:30pm

HYBRID & DOG @TRANZAC
Andrew Downing’s University of Toronto HYBRID ensemble plays original music by members of the group to accompany the silentfilm Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
The University of Toronto’s D.O.G. ensemble discovers the sound of here and now.
Doors: 8pm
HYBRID & DOG: 8:30pm & 10pm

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Friday, April 12th

Recitals!

7:00 Ben Frost-trumpet

Alex Argatoff – Bass
Devin Wesley – Bassoon
Geoff Claridge – Wood Winds
Keith Barstow – Drums
Nathaniel Jenkins – Trombone
Noah Franche-Nolan – Piano

Saturday, April 13th

Recitals!

12:00 Kaelin Murphy-trumpet

Kaelin Murphy’s Spaceship Earth Ensemble: Third Year Recital

I wrote a 50 minute suite of electronic hip-hop/jazz for 9 musicians. Hope it’ll be fun!

Kaelin Murphy – Trumpet and electronics
Patrick Smith – Tenor sax and EWI
Max Donaldson – Piano and synthesizer
Noah Franche-Nolan – Piano and synthesizer
Jay Yoo – Guitar and electronics
Caleb Klager – Electric Bass
Jon Catanus – Drums
Jacob Slous – Drums
Nolan Murphy – ??? who knows
There might be snacks.

April 13: 1:00 Evan Gratham-bass

Jacob Slous – Drums
Ben Isenstein – Piano
David Hodgson – Tenor Saxophone
Alex Manoukas – Baritone Saxophone
April 13: 2:00 Will Hunt-piano

Madeleine Ertel -Tpt
Aiden Salvati -Sax
Evan Gratham – Bass
Nick Donovan – Drums

April 13: 3:00 Blair Scanling-trombone

Andrew Gormley – Trombone
Alex Manoukas – Bari
Leighton Harrel – Bass
Josh Smiley – Piano
Evan Ng – Drums

April 13: 4:00 Miles Fuller-drums

Will Hunt – Piano
Evan Gratham – Bass
Alex Manoukas – Bari
Griff Vona – Alto

April 13: 7:00 Jesse Marshall-guitar

Original compositions and arrangements for nonet! + 1 classical guitar piece.

Brenden Varty (woodwinds), Geoff Claridge (clar.), David Hodgson (tenor sax/clar.), Ben Frost (trumpet), Nathaniel Jenkins (trombone), Alex Manoukas (bari sax/bass clar.), Darin Nicole (bass), Evan Ng (drums)

Sunday, April 14th

Women In Jazz Podcast : With Avery Cantello ft. Madeleine Ertel

Available on Spotify and Soundcloud at noon!
Quotes:

“1, 2, a 1 2 friggity fresh.” – Britanny Craig

“Irving Berlin = Canadian psychologist” – Will Hunt

“Ahmad Jamadulate.” – Avery Cantello

“It’s about the power placement. You can quote me on that” – Gord Foote

“Euro jazz had its place.” – Leighton Harrell

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

Mira

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