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We’ve written a few times about the weekly Girls Night Out Jazz Jam for singers and players that for the past couple of years now has taken place usually at 120 Diner on Church St. (but the first week of the month at Jazz Bistro on Victoria Street).
The event, which has been running 8-12 p.m. and has been going on for 14 years now in various locations, is hosted by singer/flautist Lisa Particelli backed by Ross McIntyre on bass and uber-versatile keys man Peter Hill —about whom we’ve written countless times as an accompanist, as a songwriter, as host of his weekly Tuesday Duos Nights that hits the three-year mark in a few weeks, and as a member of combos such as Laura Hubert Band and Alex Pangman and Her Alleycatz to name just a couple.
But now the 120 Diner schedule now features Particelli’s Jazz jam running 7-11 for the second through fourth Wednesdays, following a 6-7 showcase by various diverse artists. And as of last week it’s now followed by a new Late Night Live” Jazz open stage which also features Hill as part of the mix.
The new 11-1 event, which is also streamed live according to the promo, is hosted by popular singer/comedian and entertainer Mandy Goodhandy, with Hill providing the musical accompaniment on the three nights he’s there for the Particelli affair. On the first night of the month, when Hill and Particelli are at Jazz Bistro (and when Glen Hornblast hosts a new 6-8 Roots cabaret, followed by Heather Luckhart’s new Blues jam till 11) Goodhandy has guitarist Nathan Hiltz backing her.
Tonight will be the second installment of the new arrangement, meaning that now anyone who doesn’t feel they’ve had their fill of musical fun with Lisa, Peter and Ross has the option to stick around and have another go with Mandy and Peter.
As an added bonus, and unusual for events at 120 Diner, there’s no cover for either the jam or the open stage. But that of course also means you’ll want to arrive early to get a good seat, since, especially now that they’re part of a “double-header” night, both events are apt to be busy.
SHOW LISTINGS for Wednesday, March 20, 2022
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ON AIR / ONLINE
3-7> Julian Taylor hosts @ 106.5 ELMNT FM in Toronto & www.elemntfm.ca ~eclectic music 25% indigenous, 35% CanCon
*6-8pm> The Rock-A-Round with Slim Tim @ www.rockabilly-radio.net ~ Rockabilly tracks (from UK, repeat show from previous Friday)
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL -Broadview/Bayview to Ossington
6-7> Heidi Lange @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz/Gershwin tribute; $10-20/pwyc
6> Moscow Apartment @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~original Roots
6-9> The Horables @ Drom Taberna, 458 Queen St. W. ~Worldbeat: female Klezmer band
6> Candice Sand @ Shangri-La Hotel, 188 University Ave. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
6:30> Nathan Hiltz @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
7-11> Girls Night Out Jazz singers’ jam with Lisa Particelli, Peter Hill & Ross McIntyre @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc
**7 (7 p.m. sign-up open stage at 8) with 9 p.m. feature by Pete Janes @ Fat Albert’s, 25 Cecil St. (Steelworkers Hall) ~songwriters
*7> Jim Heineman Trio @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W. ~Jazz
7> Maggie Rogers; Mallrat @ Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St. ~contemporary original; $
7-11:30> (7:30 deadline for sign up) open mic night with Tanya Casole-Gouveia @ Station On Bloor, 866 Bloor St. W.
7> Chai; Haiku Hands @ Velvet Underground, 508 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $
*7-10> Country open mic & karaoke with Matthew Runaway @ Rockin’ Horse Saloon, 250 Adelaide St. W.
*7-10> Blues jam with Voodoo Walters @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St.
7> Elder Island @ Radio/Adelaide Hall, 250 Adelaide St. W. ~contemporary original; $
7:30> Confabulation Toronto & Storytelling Festival present “The Shortest Story” with 35 storytellers @ Tranzac Club (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~spoken word
7:30> Allison Cameron, Mark Zurawinski and Kurt Newman @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St.
7:30> Mariah Carey @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. ~contemporary original; $
7:30> Glenn Gould School Opera presents “The Magic Flute” @ Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. ~opera; $
7:30> KISS @ Scotiabank Arena / Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay St. ~contemporary.classic Hard Rock icons; $
7:30> Toronto Symphony Orchestra @ Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. ~“Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” live soundtrack as film screens; $
8-10> Fethi Nadjem & Friends @ Art Square Gallery, 334 Dundas St. W. ~Worldbeat; $0
8-10:30> Noam Lemis Trio with Mike Murley @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz; $
*8-11> open mic with feature by Bad News Bois @ Ram In The Rye, 63 Gould St. (Ryerson University)
8> Silvertone Hills; Beggars Waltz; Rubber Tire Peep Show @ The Hideout, 423 College St. ~eclectic indie; $10+
8-1> open mic with feature by Alexandra Willet @ The Boat in Kensington, 158 Augusta Ave.
*8-11> open Jazz jam @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St.
8> Sue & Dwight’s Folk Revival @ Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. ~ol’ time/traditional Roots
8:30> The Honest Heart Collective; Modern Space; The Wilderness @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~eclectic indie; $15
8:30> Bare Mans; Slow Drags; Sun Junkies; The Bakers @ Cherry Cola’s, 200 Bathurst St. ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $5
9> The Digs @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Funk/Jazz/neo-Soul; $
9> Jazz Manouche Caravan open workshop @ Drom Taberna, 458 Queen St. W. ~Gypsy Jazz
*9> open mic with Graham McI @ Watson’s, 388 Richmond St. W.
9> Jordan John Trio @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~Blues/R&B; $10
*9-2> What’s Poppin’ indie jam @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St.
*9:30-2> The All Nighters open jam @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave.
9:30> Aimee Butcher Group @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~tribute to Joni Mitchell; $
10> Heavy on The Willie @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Country
10> Gordon Grdina @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
10-2> Action Sound Band with Leo Valvassori & Eric Schenkman @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~Blues-Rock; $0
10> Supersucker @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W.
*10:30> The LMT Connection @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. ~Funk/R&B; $10
11-1> Jazz open stage night with host Mandy Goodhandy & accompanist Peter Hill on piano @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St.; pwyc
416 – TORONTO EAST -Broadview/Bayview to Victoria Park
7> Lennon Stella; Valley @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ~contemporary original; $
7-9> acoustic open mic @ Broadview Hotel, , 108 Broadview Ave.
*7-10:30> The BTBs @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; 0$
7:30-10> The Uptown Swing Band @ Hirut Café, 2050 Danforth Ave. ~S\wing Jazz
7:30> ukulele jam night @ Scarboro Music, 1051 Kingston Rd.
8> Sid Sriram @ Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. ~contemporary original; $
*8-11> Paul Reddick Band also featuring Derek Downham @ Sauce on the Danforth,1376 Danforth Ave. ~original Blues; $0
8-10> open mic/jam with host Tony Oldland @ The Salty Dog, 1980 Queen St. E.
*8:30> jam with Copy Machine @ Frog and the Crown, 1871 O’Connor Drive
*9:30> open stage with Nicola Vaughan @ Black Swan Tavern (downstairs), 154 Danforth Ave.
9:30> eclectic open mic with host Matt @ Wayla Bar, 996 Queen St. E.
416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE
2-4> Roger “Pops” Zuraw @ Montgomery Inn Farmer’s Market, 4709 Dundas St. W. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals; $0
7-11> Ricki Ferrier @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line
7:30> Jenna Mrie Pinard with Chase Sanborn & Steve Wallace @ Old Mill, 21 Old Mill Rd. (Home Smith Bar) ~Jazz; $0 (minimum table charge)
*9-1> open mic with Daniel Gagnon @ The Old Sod, 2936 Bloor St. W.
416 – TORONTO SCARBOROUGH
*6-10> Dan Walek hosts open stage/jam @ Working Dog Saloon, 3676 St. Clair Ave. E.
7-9> open mic jam night @ Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre, 93 Birchmount Rd.
416 – TORONTO WEST -Ossington to Etobicoke
7-11> Hump Night Blues with Julian Fauth solo 7-8; set with Julian Fauth & guests 8-9; set with Julian Fauth & Krewe de Bleu featuring George Baumann & Dave McManus plus guest Fergus Hambleton 9-11 @ La Rev, 2848 Dundas St. W. ~Blues/R&B; $0
7> Max Frost; Upsahl @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. ~indie
8-10> Tiffany Hanus & Friends @ Alchemy, 890 College St. ~Jazz; $0
8> Flohio @ Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $
*8-11> Fraser/Daley @ Inter Steer, 357 Roncesvalles Ave. ~original Rootsy Blues
8:30> Douglas Cameron & John MacFarlane present “The Door You Came In” @ Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W. ~musical theatre; $30
8:30> open stage with host Chris Staig @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W.
9> Robert Lee Group @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc
9> Zoe; Crying High @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters; $10/pwyc
9> Ted Quinlan and Mike Downes @ Mezzetta, 681 St. Clair Ave. W. ~Jazz; $10
9> “La Noche” open jam @ L & T Bar, 1068 St. Clair Ave. W.
*9-1> open mic with backline @ 420 Lounge, 1530 Queen St. W.
9> Lonesome Ace Stringband @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~ol’ time/traditional Roots
*9:30> Burke Carroll’s The Hulagoons @ Skyline Restaurant, 1426 Queen St. W. ~Hawaiian Surf Swing with steel guitar; pwyc
10> Peter Elkas @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave.
10> open mic night @ T.O. Lounge, 1384 Queen St. W.
*10:30> Luke Vajsar @ Motel Bar, 1235 Queen St. W. ~Jazz
519 EAST -Guelph/K-W & vicinity
*5> James Anthony @ The Temple Bar Milton, 161 Chisholm Dr., Milton
6> Brad Halls @ Manhattan’s Guelph, 951 Gordon St., Guelph ~smooth Rock/Pop
*6-9> Dano & Jaye @ Ray’s Bistro, 1475 Queen St. W., Alton ~smooth Pop/Jazz
7> Jesse Stewart; Critical Miss @ Dstrct, 10 Wyndham St. (main floor), Guelph ~Punk/Thrash; $
7> open mic/jam with Stonegrown @ Taste at The Tannery, 121 Charles St. W., Kitchener
7:30> Celtic Session @ Penny Whistle, 2 Quebec St., Guelph
8> jam night with Ian Taylor @ Pops & Ruby’s Tap & Grill, 200 Preston Pkwy., Cambridge
8-11> John Lee & The Hookers host Blues jam with guest Mackenzie Jordan @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 179 King St. W., Kitchener
8> Matt Weidinger Band @ Lancaster Smokehouse, 574 Lancaster St. W., Kitchener
*8-11> A New Ground @ Churchill Arms, 355 Erb St. W., Waterloo ~Celtic
8:30-11:30> Dave Huber @ Royal Electric Bar, 52 Macdonell St., Guelph ~acoustic Pop covers & originals; $0
*10> Mike Todd @ The Duke, 33 Erb St., Waterloo
*5-9> Barry McMullen @ Chemong Lodge dining room, 764 Hunter St., Bridgenorth ~smooth Rock/Pop
*5-9> open mic with Rodina Patrick @ Vidya’s, 238 Barrie St., Thornton
*7> open mic with hosts Jazz Collective @ Coffee Culture Café, 36 Young St., Alliston
7-10> open mic with Jamie Drake @ Flying Monkeys, 107 Dunlop St. E., Barrie
7-11> open jam with The Freakin’ Band featuring Virgil Scott & Dave Breckels @ The Beacon, 146 45th St., Wasaga Beach ~ Blues, Jazz; $5
7-9> Nicholas Campbell & Friends @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
*7:30> open jam with host Aaron Casey @ Foxx Lounge, 16 Dunlop Street East, Barrie
*8-10> open mic with Drew McIvor @ Bruce Wine Bar, 8 Bruce St., Thornbury
*8> Ken Tizzard @ Church-key Pub, 26 Bridge St. W., Campbellford
9> Kevin Foster @ McThirsty’s Pint, 166 Charlotte St., Peterborough
9-11> Ace & The Kid @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
905 EAST -Pickering to Cobourg
*8-11> open mic @ Frank’s Pasta, 426 King St. E., Cobourg
*8> open mic @ Arthur’s Pub, 930 Burnham St., Cobourg
*8-10:30> open mic jam with Rob Foreman & Clayton Yates @ Ganaraska Hotel, 30 Ontario St., Port Hope
*9:30-1:30> open mic with Will Surphlis @ Stag’s Head Pub, 22 Bond St. E., Oshawa
*10> Two For The Show @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock
*10> Emerson Ireland hosts open mic jam @ The Gryphon Pub, 114 Dundas St. E., Whitby
905 NORTH-EAST -East of Hwy #400
7-9> open mic night with Tania Joy @ The Second Wedge Brewing Co., 14 Victoria St. N., Uxbridge
*8-11> open mic with Erin Blackstock @ The Lloyd House, 69 Main St., East Gwillimbury
*8:30-12:30> Jared Christopher Stafford @ Falcon & Firkin, 10300 Yonge St., Richmond Hill ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
8:30-11:30> open mic & acoustic jam with Don Fleming & Laurence Walters @ Father’s Moustache Grill, Aurora, 15570 Yonge St.
905 NORTH-WEST -West of Hwy #400
6-9> open mic with David Grossman @ The Barrel, 2180 Steeles Ave. W., Concord-Vaughan
7:30-10:30> acoustic jam with host Erik @ Little London Café, 20 Polonia Ave., Brampton
8> acoustic jam with Frank Logue @ Shepherd’s Crook, 86 Main St. S., Georgetown
*8:45> open mic jam @ Magnums, 21 McMurchy Ave. N., Brampton
*10:30-2> jam night with hosts Carlos, Ry and Jay Leroux @ Maguires, 284 Queen St. E., Brampton
905 SOUTH -Hamilton & vicinity
6:30> Meghan Parnell and Dave Barnes of Bywater Blues @ Mississippi Queen Foods, 635 King St. E., Hamilton ~original Blues; $ (includes dinner)
7> Pavlo @ Westdale Theatre, 1014 King St. W., Hamilton ~instrumental Mediterranean music; $
7:30-11> open mic jam with Dave Gould and Alison Novak @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton
7:30> Marcus Starr @ Mulberry Street Coffeehouse, 193 James St. N., Hamilton
8> Rat Parade; The Hazytones; Electric Dead; Among Monsters @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~eclectic indie stoner Rock; $10
8> Captain Wildchild; Bernie & The Wolf @ Doors Pub, 56 Hess St. Hamilton ~indie; $
8> Day Drunk; more @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~indie; $
8> Jon Bryant @ Mills Hardware, 95 King St. E., Hamilton
8-11> Cory Mercer @ Cause & Effect, 1764 Stone Church Rd. E., Stoney Creek ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
8> Chris Chambers or Adam Ostrosser @ Thirsty Cactus, 2 King St. E., Dundas
9> The Sanjays @ Lazy Flamingo, 19 Hess. St. S., Hamilton ~Rock/Top 40 covers
*10> Jazz jam @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton
905 WEST –south Peel, Halton
*5> Adam Cooke @ SB Prime, 380 Brant St., Burlington
6:30> open mic @ Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga
7> open mic with Gillian Nicola @ Copper Kettle Waterdown, 312 Dundas St. E., Waterdown
*8> Dennis Conn and Linda Wells @ Caven’s Alley, 585 Lakeshore Rd. E., Mississauga
8> jam with The Grindstones @ American House, 324 Dundas St. E., Waterdown
*8:30> The Carson Freeman Diversion @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Jazz
9-1> Dave Woods; more @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~Country; $10
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, members, children, etc.). /+ indicates stated price is minimum.
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