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For some time now Jazz drummer and composer Daniel Barnes and various combos he anchors has showcased on the last Thursday each month on the well appointed low-rise stage in the acoustically superior room at Hirut Café Ethiopian restaurant and music bistro in East York.
Hirut co-owner Tibebe Woldemichael, who also does sound duty and helps his wife with kitchen and serving duties most nights when there’s live music, is musically savvy himself (not to mention a gifted multi-instrumentalist) and a big fan of Barnes, who has made the cozy his musical home.
Barnes’s default group for the 8-11 monthly shows with a pwyc cover is his Low Stress Trio, though often he ends up bringing in more players than that name would suggest.
Tonight he appears as part of a stellar four-piece teamed up with another Woldemichael, saxophonist Girma Woldemichael, as the Barnes & Woldemichael Quartet that also features keyboardist Jeremy Ledbetter and bassist Tyler Emond.
Ethiopian-born Girma Woldemichael is a feature attraction in his own right and he has also appeared at Hirut many times over the past several years teamed up with a variety of artists doing a blend of Ethiopian and North American Jazz, including with Barnes in this unique four-piece arrangement.
Together with versatile Barnes, once again the pair tonight will deliver a Worldbeat blend of Ethio-Jazz classics and also “new original World music” compositions in what the call their “international Jazz sound” that is distinctively charming and captivating.
-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca
SHOW LISTINGS for Thursday, April 26, 2022
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ONLINE / ON AIR
9-10am> “The Bill King Show” with host Bill King & guests @ CIUT 89.5 FM ~Blues/Jazz
Noon-2> Blues on Rock Radio UK with Carolyn Fe
1> “Liquid Lunch” with Hugh Reilly @ www.thatchannel.com ~songwriter interviews & performances
8> Ken Wallis show with tracks and interviews @ www.bluesandrootsradio.com
10> “Under The Radar” with Stevie Connor @ www.BluesandRootsRadio.com
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL
5> Shane Pendergast @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St. ~Roots-Rock
*5-9> open jam @ Steve’s Music, 415 Queen St. W.
6-9> Tom Hamilton; Boris Buhot for Urban Folk Art Salon @ Toronto Public Library Mount Pleasant Branch, 599 Mount Pleasant Rd. ~songwriters & poets; $?
6> Blue Moon Marquee @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.
6-8> Generation Why? @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~tribute to Canadian “boy bands”; $15
6:30> Glenn Gould School’s Chamber Competition finals @ Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. ~Classical; $
6:30> Jake Koffman Quartet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
*7:30-9:30> Bluegrass Thursdays with Houndstooth @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
*7:30> Ammoye @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St. ~Reggae/R&B; $?
8-1> Fourth Thursday jam featuring Kevin Jeffrey, Diane Baker Mason, Phil Ciglen on guitar, Nicola Vaughan @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave.
8> Toronto Symphony Orchestra @ Roy Thomson Hall, TO Central, 60 Simcoe St. ~Classical; $
8> George Thorogood and The Destroyers @ Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. ~classic Rock; $
*8-12> Joe Bowden’s Nothin’ But The Blues @ N’awlin’s, 299 King St. W. TO ~Blues
8> open mic @ 1 Tonamara Smokers Lounge, 202 Spadina Ave.; $10/free for performers
8> Cause for Alarm; Live Animals; Plants; Faiyaz & The Wasted; Chance @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W. ~contemporary Rock; $
8-12> Sabrina Soares Trio; Charmie @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St. ~indie; $10
8> Burning Jerusalem (recording release for cd) @ Mod Club, 722 College St. ~contemporary original; $
8> Goodbye Honolulu; Miss World; Mother Tongues @ Hard Luck Bar, 812 Dundas St. W. ~contemporary Rock; $10
8:30-11:30-> Richard Malouin; Kevin Zarnett; Kelly Jamieson; Mark Thackway @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E. ~songwriters; $?
9-12> John Amato hosts open stage jam @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~$10-20 /pwyc
9> Monica Paezl Emily Rose Parish; Henry Nozuka @ Cameron House (rear), 408 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
9> Uforia @ Cherry Cola’s, 200 Bathurst St.
9> Jojo Bowden @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave.
9> Joanne Pollock; Sages; Leucrocuta; Anna Modo @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. ~electronica; $
9-11:30> Colin Hunter with Anthony Terpstra 7tet @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz; $
9> The Cactus Blossoms @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
*9-1> Blackburn @ Jo Mamas, 317 King St. W. ~Blues
9> Empire; Earth’s Yellow Sun; Parliament Owls; Grey Eyes @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
9> Amanda Jean @ Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade
*9:30> jam with host band The Regulators @ College St. Bar, 574 College St.
9:45> Colin Stranahan with John Frahm @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
*9:45> Mary McKay @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Jazz/Blues; $
10> Devin Cuddy Band @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Country
10-2> Skrou (recording release for ep) @ The Hideout, 423 College St. ~original Rock; $
10> Josh Cole Quintet @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~Jazz
*10:30> Mike Barnes @ Pauper’s Pub, 539 Bloor St. W. ~acoustic Pop
10:30> Pretzel Logic @ Orbit Room, 480 College St. TO ~tribute to Steely Dan; $
416 – TORONTO EAST
7-9:30> Amelie et Les Singes Blue @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~French Blues; 0$
7> Gramatik @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ~contemporary original; $
8-12> open mic with Amber Durette & Gary Edward Allen & feature by Shannon Roszell @ Legends, 774 Danforth Ave.
8> The Marwills @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave. ~Roots-Rock
8-10> open stage with Artie Roth & Steve Koven @ Sauce, 1376 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz
*8:30-10:30> Tim Bradford & The Bandits @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E. ~original Country/Roots-Rock
*9:30> open jam with host Kar Wong @ Sportsters, 1430 Danforth Ave.
*10-2> karaoke with Shane Taylor @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave.
*10-1> open jam with host Michael Villamor @ Breakwall, 1910 Queen St. E.
*4-6> Jacques Russell Trio featuring Michel Neray @ Tartistry, 1252 The Queensway ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
7-11> open mic @ Fair Grounds Café & Roastery, 3785 Lakeshore Blvd. W.
7:30> Brian Barlow Trio @ Old Mill Inn (Home Smith Bar), 21 Old Mill Rd. ~Jazz; min table charge
8> Bare Bones; Napoleon Bruhaha; Rotten Candy @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W. ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $
9:30> Bryan Tyrell @ The Old Sod, 2936 Bloor St. W. ~Pop
*10-2> Skip Tracer @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lakeshore Blvd. ~Rock/Pop
416 – TORONTO SCARBOROUGH
*8-12> jam with Copy Machine @ Muckish Irish Pub, 74 Hymus Ave.
9:30> High Rollers @ Black Dog Pub, 87 Island Rd. ~Pop Rock
416 – TORONTO WEST
6> Ava Wild; Brodie Moniker @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters; $
7> Mathew V @ Drake Hotel Lounge, 1150 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $
7:30> Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble for Romero House for Refugees fundraiser @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. ~Worldbeat
8> Ivy Mairi; Amalia Mamalia @ Burdock Warehouse, 201 Geary Ave. ~songwriters; $12
8> Robert Silverman @ Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. ~Classical (Chopin); $
8-12> jam with Annette Shaeffer @ Bloor Bar Cafe, 1050 Bloor St. W.
*8> Jean Baptiste De Collier & Donn Dixon @ The Station, 2457 Bloor St. West ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
8> Monique Barry; Marc Merilainen; Emma Campbell @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~original Rock/Pop; $
8> Neighbouring; Beach Fox; Black Creek Reign @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $
8> Sisters Euclid @ 3030 Dundas West, 3030 Dundas St. W. ~Jazz-Rock fusion; $
8:30> Michael Paradise; Avery Florence @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters; $
*8:30-11> open mic with Tanya Philipovich @ Axis Gallery & Grill, 3048 Dundas St. W.
9> Sirenia; Threat Signal; Valinor Excelsior; Dire Peril @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W.
9> Miles Finlayson Trio @ Alchemy, 890 College St. ~Jazz
*9-12> open mic night with Anthony Abbatangeli @ DeSoto’s, 1079 St. Clair Ave. W.
*9-1:30> open stage with Jay Pennell @ Dave’s On St. Clair, 730 St. Clair West ~eclectic
9> Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~original Blues
9:30> The Reposadists Quartet @ Reposado, 136 Ossington Ave. ~Jazz
10> Drake Jensen; Paisley Fields; Patrick Masse for “The Gay Cowboy Roadshow” @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~Country; $
6> Dave Menard @ Strykerz Kitchen, 120 Ottawa St. N., Kitchener ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*6> acoustic jam with Dave Pike @ TWB Co-operative Brewing, 300 Mill St., Kitchener
7-9> kitchen ceilidh with Gwen Potter @ McDougall Cottage, 89 Grand Ave. S., Cambridge
*7-10> Lucas Stagg @ Argyle Arms, 210 King St. E., Cambridge ~Roots-Rock
7> Kenny Munshaw @ Easy Pour Wine Bar, 1660 Blair Rd., Cambridge
*7-9> jam nite @ The Edge Wine Bar, 205467 County Rd. 109, Orangeville
*7:30-12> open mic with K.M. Smith @ Molly Bloom’s Guelph, 91 Wyndham St. N., Guelph
7:30-10> jam night @ RCL #126 Preston Legion, 334 Westminster Dr. N., Cambridge
8-11> Aestrid; Future Peers; Paper Ladies @ Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph ~indie; $
*8:30> acoustic jam hosted by Mike Meacher & Vic Freitas @ Kiwi Gastropub, 47 Dickson St., Cambridge
*8:30-12:30> acoustic jam with Dennis Napper & Joe Lopez @ Fiddle & Firkin, 707 King St. E., Cambridge
9> Tasha and Ryan @ The Boathouse, 97 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener ~songwriters; $
9> jam with Miss Jaye Baxter Band @ Black Wolf Smokehouse, 139 Broadway Ave., Orangeville
9:30> Jeff Holdridge @ McCabe’s Irish Pub, 9 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
9:30> Elyse Saunders @ Stampede Corral, 248 Stirling Ave. S., Kitchener ~Country
*10-2> Mike Something @ Royal Electric, 52 Macdonell St., Guelph ~acoustic Pop
7> open mic with Karl @ Barnstormer Brewing, 384 Yonge St., Barrie
7> The Collective with Donnie Meeker & Steven K. Henry @ Harbour Street Fish Bar, 10 Keith Ave., Collingwood ~Blues; $5
*7:30> Rob Phillips Jazz/Blues Trio and Marsala Lukianchuk @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
8> Joe Huron Trio & guest @ Sticky Fingers, 150 Dunlop St. W., Barrie ~Blues/R&B
*8> The Quickshifters @ Hot Belly Mama’s, 378 George St., Peterborough ~pwyc
8> Blake Berglund @ The Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood
*9> jam with Ted Rusk @ The Sauble Dunes, 11 Southampton Parkway, Sauble Beach
9-1> Shawn Steinhart @ Donaleigh’s Irish Public House, 28 Dunlop St. E., Barrie
9> The Real Shade @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
*10> Tony Silvestri @ McThirsty’s Pint, 166 Charlotte St., Peterborough
10> open mic with Gerald Vanhalteren @ The Coach & Horses, 16 York St., Lindsay
*5-8> Nelson Denis @ Frank’s Pasta, 42 King Street E., Cobourg ~eclectic mix (Folk, Jazz, soft Rock, Latin)
7> Terry & Dave Morrison @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
7-10> open mic @ Cocoa & Joe Café, 44 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
*7-10> eclectic open mic with host Kristen Hare @ The Birch Bistro, 84 King St. W., Bowmanville
*8-11> Rocky Dean Records’ open mic with hosts Brian Pisani & Matt Meraw @ Manantler Craft Brewing Co., 182 Wellington St., Bowmanville
*8-11> open mic night @ George & Orange Taproom, 67 Orange St., Cobourg
8:30> Mellow Dee & guest @ Rum Diaries, 368 Bayly St. W., Ajax ~soft groove Pop/R&B
*?> jam with Darren Smith & Shayne Thomas @ The Corner Pocket, 45 Prince St., Oshawa
*9-12> open jam night @ Brooklin Pub, 15 Baldwin St., Whitby,
*9-2> open mic with Rich With Sin @ Gravity Lounge, 45 Prince St., Oshawa
*9-1> open jam with host Courtney Bowles @ Down Omer, 522 Ritson Rd., Oshawa
9> Deuce @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~acoustic Pop covers & originals duo
*9:30> jam with Billick @ Harp & Crown, 300 Kingston Rd., Pickering
9:30> Crazy Babies @ The Edge, 250 Bayly St. W., Ajax ~tribute to Ozzy Osbourne; $
*7-10> Dino Stakos @ Father’s Moustache Grill, 15570 Yonge St., Aurora ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*8> open mic with host Kevin Kerr @ The Duchess of Markham, 53 Main St. N., Markham
*8-11> Jam with Jayme Lynn Reed @ Offsides Sports Bar, 200 Simcoe Ave., Keswick
*6:30-10:30> jam with Faces for Radio @ Coasters, 55 Rutherford Rd. S., Brampton
7> Justin Hill @ Uncorked On Main, 72 Main St. S., Georgetown ~Blues-Roots
*7:30-11:30> jam with house band @ 52nd St. Tap & Grill, 30 Kennedy Rd., S., Brampton
9> open mic (signup starts at 8:30) @ The Barrel, 2180 Steeles Ave. W. Vaughan
*9> open mic with The Almost Cool Band @ St. George Pub, 7 Main St. N., Georgetown
*10:30> jam with Gary White & Friends @ Bryden’s, 270 Main St. E., Milton
7> open mic with David Tabone @ Vicar’s Vice, 2251 Rymal Rd. E., Hamilton
7:30> Banners; more @ Club Absinthe, 38 King William St., Hamilton ~contemporary original; $15
*7:30> open mic @ Station 1 Coffee House, 28 Main St. E., Grimsby
8> Marcelo Puente @ Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton ~Latin music & poetry
*8-1> Sterlin Colvin, Bruce Tournay & Loralee McGuirl @ 33 Bowen, 33 Bowen St., Hamilton ~dueling pianos
*8-10> open mic with The Vaudevillian @ Rust City Brewery, 27 King William St., Hamilton
8> Soulstack @ Pub Fiction, 1242 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster ~original Blues; $
*8-10> Josh Coulter @ Judge and Jester, 17 Main St. E., Grimsby
8:30> Chris Chambers @ Lou Dawg’s Hamilton, 116 George St., Hamilton
9> The Weber Brothers Duo; CJ Altmann; Ty Price @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~original Blues/indie; $
9> open jam with Tim Ninehouse and Mr. Jay @ George Hamilton Restaurant, 152 King St. W., Hamilton,
*9> open mic night with rotating hosts @ Coach & Lantern, 384 Wilson St E., Ancaster
9> The Lazys; guests @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~contemporary original; $
10> Strummers Union @ The Pheasant Plucker, 20 Augusta St., Hamilton ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
10> Matty Simpson @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton
5:30-1> acoustic all-ages open mic @ Marco Polo Restobar, 1971 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga
*7> Fraser/Daley @ Anchor Bar Burlington, 2000 Appleby Line, Burlington ~original Rootsy Blues
*7> Dos Guapos (Killin’ Time Band) @ Maracaz, 386 John St., Burlington ~Rock/Top 40 covers
7> Rob Reed @ Max Resto Lounge, 2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington
*7-10> Clarke County @ Montana’s BBQ Mississauga, 5031 Hurontario St., Mississauga ~Country
*7-11> jam with James Anthony Band @ 5 West Brewpub, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington
*7:30> Bluegrass jam @ RCL #551 Waterdown, 79 Hamilton St. N., Waterdown
8> Sonny Boy Mic @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Top 40 covers
8-12> Benefit for Mind Forward music programs with
Rae Billing, Ginger St James, Shelley Marie & Amy Donaldson @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St. Oakville ~songwriters; $
8> Kent MacMillan @ Bronte Sports Kitchen, 2544 Speers Rd., Oakville
8> Brad Sumak @ Pluckers, 355 Plains Rd. E., Burlington
*8-12> jam hosted by The Personics @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington
*8> Celtic Night @ Fionn MacCool’s Burlington, 2331 Appleby Line
9-1> Freedom Train @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Pop
9> Adam’s Rib @ Black Swan Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington ~Rock/Top 40 covers
*9:30> jam with Jack B Nimble @ Abbey Road Pub, 3200 Erin Mills Parkway, Mississauga
9:30> Chris Partland @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga ~Pop Rock
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