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The Beaches Jazz Festival wraps a month’s worth of weekend shows today in east Toronto with free concerts at Woodbine Park and also at Kew Gardens bandshell in the heart of the Beaches at 2075 Queen St. E.
The Kew Gardens shows look particularly interesting and may intrigue readers who have seen some of our previous articles about Motown/Soul big band BackTrack Band featuring Marty Zatzman on guitar and three or four female sax players among its ensemble.
We most recently wrote about them in connection with their ongoing series of weekly summer shows at Cadillac Lounge before it closed earlier this month.
The group has also been a favourite at festivals for many years and kicks off today’s two-acts show in the sprawling park with a noon-1:45 p.m. set followed by the Joe Bowden Sextet doing Swing Jazz till 5.
SHOW LISTINGS for Sunday, July 28, 2021
Listings are organized by area in which the shows occur and within each area field shows are listed chronologically. For KEY to listings codes and schemata see note at end of shows list.
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ON AIR / ONLINE
*3-5am> The Rock-A-Round with Slim Tim @ www.rockabilly-radio.net ~ Rockabilly tracks (from UK, repeat of Fri show, also runs Wednesdays 6-8am)
*6, 7, 10 & 11am; 5 & 7 pm> “Sunday Morning Soul” with Johnny Max @ www.sundaymorningsoul.com ~Blues
9am> “The Hoose Radio Show” Wee Dan Hoose @ http://www.bluesandrootsradio.
*10am-Noon> “The Big Beat Bar-B-Cue Radio Show” with Matt Allen @88.7 FM, The Bay, Hunters Bay Radio, or tune online @ www.muskokaradio.com ~Rock/R&B
4> “Georgian Bay Roots” official show of Summerfolk Festival @ CFOS AM 560 (simulcast on www.560cfos.ca) ~music & songwriter interviews
*4-5> Sarah Siddiqui live performance & Q&A on Facebook.com LiveStories feed from FB page @ ~songwriter
5-8> “Across The Universe” with Ken Stowar on CIUT 89.5 FM
9pm-midnight> 60s, 70s Soul, Jazz & Funk Cape Town/UK LIVE on FM Radio & Online Worldwide @ https://m.mixcloud.com/
9-10> Soundbath Sundays with Jesse Buck & Friends @ https://theyogahub.ie/what-is-
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL -Broadview/Bayview to Ossington
11am-10> Pedestrian Sundays street parties with Paper Parachutes; Snooky Tynes Soul Express Band; many more @ Kensington Market, various locations
Noon> Claire Coupland @ Distillery District stage, 55 Mill Street ~smooth Pop/Jazz/Rock; $0
Noon-3> Louisiana Havana @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Dixieland Jazz; $0
1> Songwriters meet-up @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
1> “The Lion King” @ Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. W. ~musical theatre; $
1:30-11> Toronto Beer Festival with various acts including Ja Rule and Ashanti; Hunter Brothers; more @ Exhibition Place Bandshell, 210 Princes’ Blvd. ~contemporary original; $
1:30-4:30> Brendan Cassidy Quartet @ Village of Yorkville Park, Bellair/Cumberland Streets ~smooth Pop/Jazz/Rock; $0
3-6> The Daniel Bado Trio @ Vista Bar in Ontario Place, 935 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~Jazz; $0
3-5> Michael Laderoute with Rob Fenton @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~original Roots
3:30-6:30> Butter & Egg Men @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
3:30> Private Matterz @ Toronto Island Marina, Toronto Island ~Rock ‘n’ Roll/Pop
4> AFO @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~Reggae
4> Flavia Nascimento and Tio Chorinho @ Toronto Music Garden Queen’s Quay West at Dan Leckie Way
*4:30-8> New Orleans Connection All Stars & guests @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~New Orleans Jazz
5> Steve-Paul Simms Combo @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~original Roots/Pop; $0
5-8> Fifth Element @ Mount Pleasant Rose, 744 Mount Pleasant Rd. ~Jazz; $10
6-9> Gloria Gift Nankunda & Friends @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~~Blues/Soul; $10-20/pwyc
7-10> Jacques Russell Trio featuring Michel Neray & Abbey Sholzberg @ C’est What, 69 Front St. E. ~smooth Pop/Jazz/Roots-Rock; $?
7-10> Flamenco Sundays @ Drom Taberna, 458 Queen St. W.
7-9> Angie Gunn @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Country
*7-1> Freefall Sundays open stage (2 songs each -signup @ 7 or pre-sign online) @ Supermarket, 268 Augusta St.
7-9:30> Julian Anderson-Bowes @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
7-9:30> John Campbell @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz; $
7-10> Jazz United hosts jam @ Tranzac Club (Tiki Room), 292 Brunswick Ave.
*7-10> Brooke Blackburn @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W. ~Blues/Jazz/R&B
7> Starlight Orchestra @ Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St. ~Jazz swing; $0
7:30> Mark Hundevad/Daniel Pencer/Colin Fisher @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~Jazz
7:30> Queen; Adam Lambert @ Scotiabank Arena / Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay St. ~contemporary original; $
8> Derek Young; Gerry C @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. ~songwriters; $0
8> The Fleshtones; Portland TV @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
8> SkolHamm Asylum @ Mod Club, 722 College St. ~contemporary original; $
9> Pterodactyl Problems; more @ The Joint, 55 Colborne St. ~indie; $
9> Simon Outhit; Canyn; MBG; Lenny Bull @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. ~indie; $
9:30> Three Blind Mice @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
*10> Horshack feat. Chris Caddell @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. ~Bluesy contemporary & classic Rock
10> Davis/Grieve/Ballyk et al @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~Jazz
10> Ole Fashion @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.
**10> Blues-Rock jam with Bill Hedefine & guests Paul Polisano on guitar, Al Kavanagh on bass @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave.
416 – TORONTO EAST -Broadview/Bayview to Victoria Park
11am-2pm> Robert Lee @ Relish, 511 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; $0
Noon-8> Beaches Jazz Festival showcases with Meghan Parnell; The Rhythm Express; Liam Russell; Jimmy Stahl Big Band; The Jazz Mechanics; more @ Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen St. E. ~Jazz/Blues; $0linsm
Noon-5> Blues & Jazz in Kew Gardens for Beaches Jazz Festival with BackTrack Band featuring Marty Zatzman (Noon-2); Joe Bowden Sextet @ Kew Gardens, 2075 Queen St. E. ~Blues/Jazz; $0
1-3> Fat Head Hazel & special guest Joel Bodnarchuk @ Old Nick Pub, 123 Danforth Ave. ~original Rock/Pop; $
2-5> Lisa Particelli’s Girls Night Out East Jazz acoustic Jazz jam @ Morgan’s, 1282 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; 0$
4> CATTLE DECAPITATION CARNIFEX THE FACELESS RIVERS OF NIHIL NEKROGOBLIKON LORNA SHORE BRAND OF SACRIFICE @ The Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. ~Metal/Punk/Hard-core; $32+
4> Ivor Simpson Kennedy @ Sauce on Danforth, 1376 Danforth Ave.
4> The Pairs @ Castro’s Lounge, 2116 Queen St. E.
*4:30-8:30> Rock/Blues jam with William A. Miller & The Black Bear All Stars @ Black Bear Pub, 1125 O’Connor Drive
5-8> Cadre @ Relish, 511 Danforth Ave. ~Roots-Rock; $0
5-8:30> One King @ The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E. ~vintage Pop/R&B; $?
5:30-7> Kristy Hagerman @ The Cut/Big Bruce, 1963 Queen St. E. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
7-11> Frank Cosentino Band @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave ~R&B/Blues; 0$
8> open mic with Gwen Beal @ AAA Public House Gerrard, 598 Gerrard St. E.
*9-1> jam with the Stir It Up Band featuring David Macmichael @ Relish, 511 Danforth Ave. ~$0
416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE
3:30-8> The Pepper Shakers featuring Hank Fox @ Lakeshore Moose Lodge, 3753 Lake Shore Blvd. W. Country/Roots-Rock
*4-8> jam with Rocco & friends @ Mimico Pub, 349 Royal York Rd.
5-9> David Love Band also featuring Darrell McNeill @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Pop Rock ~60s Pop Rock dance party
*10-2> jam with Rebecca Matiesen & Phoenix @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
416 – TORONTO SCARBOROUGH
10am-6> Guild Alive with Culture Arts Festival with Sonic Square; Ohana; Derrick Zuber & The Zoomers; OddsFiche @ Guild Park & Gardens, 201 Guildwood Parkway~variety; $; $0
8-12> Copy Macvhine hosts jam @ The Newfoundlander Tavern, 472 Danforth Rd. ~Blues/R&B
416 – TORONTO WEST -Ossington to Etobicoke
*11am-2:30> The Unseen Strangers @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~Bluegrass
*4-8> open jam with hosts Starship Experience @ See-Scape, 347 Keele St.
**5-8> John Borra & Sam Ferrara w. guest @ The Communist’s Daughter, 1149 Dundas St. W. ~Country
5-8> Aline Homzy Trio @ Sapori, 1588 Dundas St. W. ~Jazz
5-8> Alain Richer @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~songwriter
6> Bracken, Veneruz, Ward @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc
7> Brad Stanley, Nick Anton, Ephie Aardema, Grace Stockdale @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~songwriters; $
7-9> Megatable @ Wenona Craft Beer Lodge basement, 1069 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters
5> Forrobodo Jiliono com Junior Dias et al @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. ~Latin
7:30-10:30> YoungmanBenji; Marcus Walker Quartet; The Roughnotes; Junction City Beat @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~eclectic indie; $
8> open mic one-year anniversary show @ Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W.
8> Harriet Brown; New Chance; Swanes; more @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. ~contemporary original; $
8:30> Nico Dann Trio @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc
8:30> Messdup @ Duffy’s Tavern, 1238 Bloor St. W. ~indie; $
9> Steve Sloane; Julie Arsenault & Shopkeeper @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters; $
9> Dead Root Revival @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~original Roots
*10:30> The Mercenaries @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~retro Rock/Soul/Funk; $0
519 EAST -Guelph, K-W & vicinity
2-4> Traditional English Music Folk Sessions @ The Argyle Arms, 210 King St. E., Cambridge
3-6> Brendan O’Halloran; Drunken Uke with Kent @ Sip Club, 91 Wyndham St. N., Guelph
*3-7> acoustic open mic with Scott Rhodes @ The Pick and Shovel, 30 Water St., Cambridge
6-9> Olivia Borkosky @ Manhattan’s, 951 Gordon St., Guelph
6-8> Sandy Harron @ Sip Club, 91 Wyndham St. N., Guelph
8> Karloff; Burial Etiquette; Baby Labour; DFC @ ANAF Club 322 Guelph, 32 Gordon St., Guelph ~eclectic indie; $
9> Brendan O’Halloran @ McCabe’s Irish Pub, 9 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
9:30> Romeo Sex Fighter @ Duke of Wellington, 33 Erb St. W. Waterloo
12-3:30> Blaine Burnie, Gene and Fat Fingers Slimm @ Dominion Hotel, 113 Main St. Minden ~Gospel Blues
12-9> “Elvis Festival” at various locations in Collingwood
1-11> “A Celebration of Life for Charlie Earle” with The Weber Brothers and many other local acts + silent auction of Charlie’s original art pieces @ Red Dog, 189 Hunter St. W., Peterborough ~songwriters; $10 proceeds to Charlie’s family GOFUNDME campaign
*2-6> open mic @ RCL (Royal Canadian Legion) #103, 34 Bridge St. W., Campbellford
*2> open mic @ The Barn Co-operative, 121 Old Highway 26, Meaford
2-5> Deep Dark River @ Kawartha Coffee Co. 59 Bolton St., Bobcaygeon
3> Washboard Hank & The Wringers @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough ~Roots-Rock
3-6> Ace & The Kid @ Publican House Brewery, 300 Charlotte St., Peterborough
4> open jam with Mike Pulkinghorn @ Malone’s Pint House, 118 Bradford St., Barrie
6 & 9 (2 shows)> Julie Doiron, Jose Contreras, Apollo Ghosts @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St., W., Peterborough ~indie; $15
6:30-9:30> Paige Warner @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
*8> open stage with Ryan Van Loon @ McThirsty’s Pint, 155 Charlotte St., Peterborough
8> Ian Reid @ Dominion Hotel, 113 Main St. Minden
9 (2nd show)> Julie Doiron, Jose Contreras, Apollo Ghosts @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St., W., Peterborough ~indie; $15
905 EAST –Pickering to Cobourg
2-5> open mic @ Falcon Brewing Company, 30 Barr Rd., Ajax
*3:30-7:30> Jon McCann & JD Bass host jam @ West Shore, 893 Bayly Ave., Pickering
*4-6> eclectic open mic with Keith @ Cork & Bean, 8 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
4:30> jam with Matt D @ Cocoa & Joe Café, 44 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
4:30-8> Busker Brothers @ Arthur’s Pub, 930 Burnham St., Cobourg ~Celtic
*5:30> Phlo @ Oasis Bar, 31 King St. E., Cobourg ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*6-10> bi-weekly open jam with Juggernaut @ The Edge Lounge, 250 Bayly St. W., Ajax
*6-9> open jam with Dino and the Dogs @ Colonel Mustard’s Port Perry, 15 Water St., Port Perry
*8> Gibran & Matt “Smokey” Wildfong @ Harwood Blues, 7 Harwood Ave., Ajax ~Blues
9:30-1:30> open mic with Will Surphlis @ The Stag’s Head Pub, 27 Bond St. E., Oshawa
*10> Another Round @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock
905 NORTH-EAST -east of Highway #400
5-11> Thornhill Ribfest with various tribute acts @ Thornhill, 1441 Clark Ave. W.
11-7> Richmond Hill Ribfest with many acts including Jack DeKeyzer Band; @ Richmond Green Sports Centre & Park, 1300 Elgin Mills Rd., Richmond Hill
*1-4> open mic with host Steffi Postol Goodfield @ Cosmo Music, 10 Via Renzo Dr., Richmond Hill
*3-7> Neil Numminen & Rob host jam with guest @ C.J. Barley’s, 213 The Queensway S., Keswick
4> Tal Davidson, Daniel Korn, Jordan Mills, Sean Traczyk Quartet @ Rouge River Brewing Company, 50 Bullock Dr., Markham ~Jazz
*9> King Henry’s open mic (sign-up starts 8:45) with host Shane Joseph @ King Henry’s Arms, 9301 Yonge St., Richmond Hill
905 NORTH-WEST -west of Highway #400
2-6> open mic @ Appalachian Public House, 68 Main St. N., Georgetown
*4-8> JJ Millstone @ Symposium, 235 Guelph St., Georgetown ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
5:30-8:30> Carmen Spada & Friends @ J. Red & Co., 341 Main St., Brampton ~Jazz
*5:30-9:30> open jam with host band Faces For Radio & guest @ Crown and Anchor Pub, 389 Main St. N., Brampton
*7-11> open mic @ Green Leaf Vapour Lounge, 85 Rosedale Ave. W., Brampton
7:30> “Candlelit Church” sessions @ St. Alban’s, 537 Main St., Glen Williams-Georgetown ~Roots
*9-1> jam @ Ivy Arms Pub, 201 Main Street E., Milton
905 SOUTH -Hamilton & vicinity
1-4> Christopher Clause @ Thirsty Cactus, 2 King St. E., Dundas ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
2-3> Mr. Ben @ Shawn & Ed Brewery, 65 Hatt St., Dundas ~children’s music; $0
2-5> Rocket & Rick @ Lou Dawgs Hamilton, 116 George St., Hamilton ~Blues
*3> Brother Tom Finochio hosts kitchen party jam @ Rebel’s Rock, 537 King St. E., Hamilton
3-7> “Sunday Slamfest” with Nailheads; Jonesy; Poison Boys; Barbed Wire Braces; TFS; Adelleda; Decomposeur; Scabs Off; @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~Punk/Thrash; $6
5> Blues jam & show by Wayne Janus and the Backline @ Masque Wine Bar Hamilton, 13 Hess St. S. Hamilton
6> Jeremy Guther @ Coach & Lantern, 384 Wilson St. E., Ancaster ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
6-9> Karen Thorton; Bill Mays @ Fieldcote, 64 Sulphur Springs Rd., Ancaster ~songwriters
7> Holy Grinder; Anneliese; Band Against Humanity; The Slime; Slightly Intoxicated; Vinyl Ambush featuring Belle Matthews @ Doors Pub, 56 Hess St. S., Hamilton ~eclectic indie; $10
8-11> John’son & Jon’son @ Augusta House, 17 Augusta St., Hamilton ~contemporary Rock
9-12> Adam Ostrosser & guest @ Cat ‘N’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton
9> Shari Dunn & Jonny Kerr @ Lionshead Pub, 137 John St. S., Hamilton
*10> open mic with Kim Koren @ West End House, 151 Emerson St., Hamilton
905 WEST -southern Peel, Halton
*10:30am-3> Mike Maguire @ Pepperwood Bistro, 1455 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington ~Jazz
2-5> John Brosseau @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington ~Roots-Rock
2-6> Dean James @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington ~Country
*3> open jam with Mike Catania @ Saucy, 231 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga
*3-6> Chris Partland @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga ~Pop Rock
3> Chris Chambers @ The Queen’s Head, 400 Brant St., Burlington ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
3-6> Fiddlestix Duo @ 5 West Brewpub, 3600 Dundas St., Burlington ~ol’ time/traditional Roots/Celtic
3:30> James Anthony & guest @ Abbey Arms, 481 North Service Rd., Oakville ~Blues
*4-7:30> The Stew @ Mulligan’s, 2458 Dundas St. W., Mississauga ~R&B/Rock; $5
*4-8> Rebelljo band @ West End Social, 2432 Lakeshore Rd. W., Oakville ~Blues/R&B
*4:30-8> Chuck Jackson’s All Stars @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~Blues
*7-12> Tony Paglia & Co. @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~Pop Rock/Blues; $0
8> Sweet Country @ Caven’s Alley, 585 Lakeshore Rd. E., Mississauga ~Country
10> Brad Sumak and Mike Olivieri @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington ~Roots-Rock
Listings are organized by area in which the shows occur and within each area field shows are listed chronologically. Listings preceded by an asterisk (*) are repeating weekly events. (Double asterisk indicates repeating event with different hosts/guest/etc.). Events preceded by question mark (?) usually take place but have not been confirmed. Admission prices followed by a slash and minus (/-) after the amount indicates door charge with availability of cheaper rates for some purchasers (eg.: seniors, students, members, kids, etc). /+ indicates stated price is minimum.
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