Same room but different night for Particelli’s GNO starting this month | 160203We | Shows for Wed., Feb. 03, 2016

Peter Hill and Lisa Particelli toast 8 years of Girls Night Out in January 2013 -Gary 17

Peter Hill and Lisa Particelli toast 8 years of Girls Night Out in January 2013 -Gary 17


We told you five months ago about the latest incarnation of Lisa Particelli’s long-running weekly Girls Night Out singers’ jam series at the new 120 Diner on Church St. downtown.

After seven years at Chalkers Pub and for four years before that in locations in Cabbagetown and east TO, the weekly event continues to attract a talented group of participants, mostly female and mostly singers but sometimes also including instrumental players of both genders sitting in.

(In addition to being open to men and to players as well as singers, the Girls Night Out Singers’ Jazz Jam isn’t restricted to just Jazz either –often vocalists will do R&B, Pop, show tunes or other styles of music, including some originals on occasion.)

The shows, anchored by Particelli with piano man Peter Hill and stand-up bass player Ross McIntyre, moved from Chalkers after the North York pub was sold last summer and also switched nights from Wednesdays to Tuesdays –until now.

As of tonight the shows return to Wednesdays, still at the two-level room at 120 Church Street, and the time frame has been re-tweaked as well, from 7-11 back to the longstanding 8-12 schedule.

-Gary 17,

SHOW LISTINGS for Wednesday, February 03, 2022

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 purchases. /+ indicates stated price is minimum.

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416 – Toronto Central

*5:30> Kama House Band @ Kama, 214 King St. W., TO ~Jazz

6-7:30> Gigi & Friends @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~Jazz; $10

6> Golden Country Classics @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

6:30> Richard Whiteman Four @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

*7> Jim Heineman Trio @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W., TO ~Jazz

7> Ben Riley Trio @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. TO ~ R&B/Jazz; $ MEA 1

7:30> Troubleshooting & guests @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO

**8 (7 p.m. sign-up)> open stage with 9 p.m. feature by Erwin Shack @ Fat Albert’s, 25 Cecil St. (Steelworkers Hall), TO ~Roots

8-10:30> Conor Gains Band @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St., TO ~Blues

8-12> variety night with Jacelyn Holmes @ The Den, 423 College St., TO ~eclectic

9> The Digs @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Funk/Jazz/neo-Soul; $

**8-12> Girls Night Out Jazz singers’ Jazz jam with Lisa Particelli, Peter Hill et al @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO

*9-2> What’s Poppin’ indie jam @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St., TO

9> Good Lookin’ Dog; Grant McMillan; Tradesmen @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., TO ~indie; $5

*9> open mic with Sean Barker @ Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St., TO

9:30> Blues & Troubles @ The Cloak & Dagger Irish Pub, 384 College St. ~Blues

9:30> Gary Versace & Mark Feldman with Darren Sigesmund Quintet album release @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

*10> jam with Groovestone @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Rd., TO North

150921 Support10> HarpAcash & The Morals @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

10> Chris Adriaanse @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO

*10-2> Blues-Rock jam with Bruce Domoney @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. TO

10:30> The Undercovers @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock

*10:30> The LMT Connection @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. TO ~Funk/R&B; $10

416 – Toronto East

*7:30-10:30> The BTBs @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Jazz

8> acoustic jam with Gary LaRocca @ The Only Café, 972 Danforth Ave., TO East

8:30-10:30> Civil Wray (blueVenus) with Jessica Stuart @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East ~indie Pop

*9:30> open stage with Nicola Vaughan @ Black Swan (downstairs), 154 Danforth Ave., TO East

416 – Toronto Etobicoke

8-1> Marshall Dane @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke South ~Country Pop; $

416 – Toronto West

5-8> Jazzforia featuring Claire Riley @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

7> Johnson Crook & Meanwood @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~$10

*8> MFA open mic @ Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W., TO West

8:30> The Mercenaries @ Fat City Blues, 890 College St., TO West ~Rock/Soul revival

8:30> Midge Ure of Ultravox @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Rock songwriter; $40

9-12> Blues Night with Julian Fauth & guests @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~original Juno-winning Blues

9> Ben Sures @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~songwriter

9> John Orpheus & The Molasses Soul Band; Clara Venice; Aron the Alien @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West ~indie; $

10> Good Bad Kid @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~$8

*10> Kristine Schmitt & The Lonesome Ace Stringband @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Pop


9> The Phil & John Show feat. Phil Naro @ Molly Bloom’s Waterloo, 170 University Ave., Waterloo ~acoustic Pop Rock


*7-11> open jam with Wayne Buttery Band @ The Beacon, 146 45th St., Wasaga Beach

9> Sean Conway; Kelly McMichael @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

905 East

8-12> open mic night Feb. 3 @ Fionn MacCool’s Ajax, 32 Kingston Rd. E. Ajax

*8-11> open mic @ Frank’s Pasta, 426 King St. E., Cobourg

*10> Two For The Show @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock

905 North

*7> open mic night with Tanya Joy Senior @ Col. McGrady’s Pub, 44 Brock St. W., Uxbridge

*8-12> jam with Rebelljo Band featuring Dave Girdlestone of Soul Funkshun on guitar @ Fionn MacCool’s Brampton, 11 Ray Lawson Blvd. Brampton

*8:45> open mic jam with Matt Zady @ Magnums, 21 McMurchy Ave. N., Brampton

*9-1> open mic jam with Whiskey Birds @ Sweetz Lounge, 5289 Hwy 7, Woodbridge-Vaughan

*9:30> open mic with The Villagers @ Main’s Mansion, 144 Main St., Markham

*10-2> jam night with Switchbeat Trio @ Maguires, 284 Queen St. E., Brampton

905 South

*7> open mic night @ Donnelley’s Pub, 54 Front St., Thorold ~Blues

**8-1> Boogie N Blues jam with Ian Andrews & Friends @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton

*8:30> Something Country @ The Endzone, 1900 King St. E., Hamilton ~Country

905 West

8:30> The Carson Freeman Diversion @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock

8-12> Maxine Young @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Pop; $

*9> open mic jam with Jack B Nimble @ Blarney’s Gate, 1151 Dundas St. W., Mississauga

*9?> jam with Michael Zane or Pat Dowds @ Shakers, 580 Kerr St., Oakville

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