Nykwist & Hill duo will spin Jazz web at La Rev tonight | TorontoMoon.ca 161115Tu | Shows for Tues. Nov. 15, 2016

Shawn Nykwist -GARY 17

Shawn Nykwist -GARY 17


Sidemen often get the short end of the stick in terms of public notice, usually sort of fading into the background as the limelight shines on singers, lead guitarists and the like, only occasionally taking a turn in the spotlight doing solos.

Taken for granted they may be, but players such as piano man Peter Hill and versatile saxophonist Shawn Nykwist are indispensable to the success of frontline headliners like Laura Hubert.

Creating the moods and sonic platforms that allow artists like Hubert to hit full throttle, the sidemen percolate and punctuate to weave the strands of the cradle of the sonic catapult that helps bring the moment to a zenith, enabling the star to shine and glisten against its nearly invisible strands.

Both of these two have appeared with Laura for countless shows over several years, as I’ve described on many occasions, including most recently this past July.  At this point I have no doubt that the pair, who’ve also teamed up supporting various other artists over the years, can probably pretty much read each others’ minds.

Peter Hill -GARY 17

Peter Hill -GARY 17

Having seen that in action, it was not a big surprise to me that, when Hill started up his weekly Tuesday Duos at La Rev shows back in April —in which he appears on the 88s teamed up with another player of various instruments— it was Nywkist he chose to help kick off the series.

Like Hill, whose multitudinous assignments supporting a wide range of performers I’ve recounted in detail previously, Nykwist has, over a 20-plus year career, also appeared with a variety of artists not just here in Canada but while touring and recording with Jazz, Blues and Funk bands in France, England, Egypt, Austria, Greece, Germany, Japan, India and the U.S.A.

Locally, in addition to often backing Hubert, he’s a staple with acts such as The Hogtown Syncopators, The Shuffle Demons, Terra Hazelton, Julian Fauth and Norman Marshall Villeneuve to name just a few. He also has his own combo that’s appeared in various Jazz rooms such as Old Mill, The Rex, The Local Gest and as part of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival.

So when Shawn returns tonight to team up with Peter again for the 8-10:30 show, you can bet the eight-limbed entity they become will be spinning one impressive instrumental web of enchantment in the room at 2848 Dundas St. W. (practically on the corner of Keele).

This is a no-cover show as the proprietors of the small but welcoming and very music-friendly restaurant hope people will sample their authentic Mexican food while they’re there enjoying the entertainment.  And I’m told by those who have that it’s well worth doing exactly that.

-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca

SHOW LISTINGS for Tuesday, November 15, 2021

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7-9> “Unsung and On The Side” with Carolyn Fe on Rock-Fm.ca


6> Ariana Gillis @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~Roots-Pop songwriter

6-7:30> Leslie Huyler @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~indie; $10-$20/pwyc

6:30> Ernesto Cervini Trio @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

*6:30-9:30> Stacie McGregor @ Nawlin’s, 299 King St. W. TO ~Jazz piano

7> K. Flay @ Adelaide Hall, 250 Adelaide St. W., TO ~$15.50

7> Zemfira @ Revel, 11 Poulson St., TO ~Russian indie Rock; $80-$200

7> Kiiara; Cruel Youth; Lil Aaron @ The Hoxton, 69 Bathurst St., TO ~indie; $17

*7> open mic with Revel York @ The Central, 603 Markham St., TO

7:30> “3ringcircus music4you” with Bob Cohen; Frank Hart; Liz Acker; Doug Wilde; Glen Hornblast  @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St., TO

7:30-10> Wrabel @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W., TO ~indie; $

7:30> Caspian; The Appleseed Cast @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W., TO ~$15

8> Jon Antoniuk; Jen Lane @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~songwriters

8-10:30> Dan Dwoskin of The Honeyrunners @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St., TO ~piano Jazz/Pop; $12

8-11> Stacey Dowswell & Darcy Windover @ Wolf Like Me, 834 Bloor St. W., TO ~

8> Marc E Bassy @ Velvet Underground, 508 Queen St. W., TO ~$20

8-9:30> Annie Bonsignore @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~indie; $10-$20/pwyc

*8> eclectic open mic @ Cavern Bar, 76 Church St., TO

8:30> Art Bar poetry showcase & open stage @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO

8:30> L’ombre; Shimmer Crush; No Seas @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave., TO ~indie; $10

8:30-12> Indie Week Canada kickoff party [see also Bovine Sex Club] with Caleb Lovely; Grace Park; Joshua David; hey dw; WUZI; Ascot Royals @ The Burroughes, 639 Queen St. W., TO ~eclectic indie; $25

*8:45> Tyler Yarema & His Rhythm @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Jazz/Blues; $

9> Talk Show Host; Gabriella Cohen; Mattie Leon @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., TO ~indie; no cover

*9> Chris Caddell Blues Band @ Lou Dawgs, 598 King St. W., TO ~Blues

9:30> The Waring Blues Band @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO ~Blues; no cover

*9:30> open mic @ The Paddock, 178 Bathurst St., TO

**9:30> Jazz jam hosted by Chris Gale @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

*10-2> The Sattalites @ Orbit Room, 580 College St., TO ~original & cover Reggae/Funk; $

10> Kristian Podlacha @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St., TO ~Jazz

*10> The Hit Pickers @ Cloak & Dagger, 294 College St., TO

10> Indie Week Canada kickoff party late sets with Dick Rodan; Blackie Jackett Jr.; Don Silvestre; Trampa @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W., TO ~eclectic indie; $10

10> The Sinners Choir @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~Country/Rockabilly

10-11:30> Chris Birkett @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~indie; $10-$20/pwyc


*6-9> Julian Fauth solo @ Sauce, 1376 Danforth Ave., TO East ~original Blues piano

7-10> Soul Maitre D’s @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Pop/Soul originals & covers; no cover

8> Vroni; Black Creek Reign; Alexandra Hawse @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave., TO East ~indie; no cover

8:30-10:30> Graham Nicholas @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East

*9-1> jam with Dan Walek @ The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E., TO East

*9> open mic with host Asha Diaz @ Groove Bar, 1952 Danforth Ave., TO East

*9:30> Peter Verity @ Black Swan, 154 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Folk Roots

**9:30-12> open stage hosted by Jay Pennell or Kyle Duffin @ The Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave., TO East


*8> Groovestone @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke South ~Rock/Soul


*9:30> karaoke with The English Rose & The Mad Scotsman @ The Fossil & Haggis, 790 Military Trail, Scarborough


hubert-1611015-8> Sarah Kennedy and Matt Pines Duo @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

7> Alessia Cohle album release party for Talk To Me @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W., TO West ~original Country; $10

8-10:30> Tuesday duos with Peter Hill on keys & guest Shawn Nykwist on sax @ La Rev, 2848 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Jazz/Blues

*8-11> Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party @ The Inter Steer, 357 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~acoustic Folk-Rock originals & covers

8:30> Ken Whiteley and many guests “Playing For Peace” fundraiser for Partera International peacemaking organization @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., TO West ~eclectic Roots; $30

*8> Cody McMillan hosts jam @ The Cat, 3513 Dundas St. W., TO West

8:30> John Wort Hannam @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W., TO West

9> Jenn Fiorentino; Jammer’s Waffle House; Morgan Ross @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W., TO West ~indie; pwyc

9> Bon Fer @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Cajun

9> Rhonda Stakich Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

9> The SUperweaks; Drywall Heels; Triples; Emmet O’Reilly @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St., TO West ~indie; $

9> Rollett; Lovers Touch; Wordplay; Joe Bass @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West ~indie; $5

9> Provincial Lines @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~; $


6> Josh Cairney @ Morty’s Pub, 272 King St. N., Waterloo

*6-8:30> Ukulele jam & workshop @ Idea Exchange, 1 North Square Queen’s Square, Cambridge

*7-10> open mic with Andy Hughes @ The Joint Café, 43 Cork St. E., Guelph

*7-11> Waterloo Wellington Bluegrass Association holds Bluegrass jam @ Galt Legion RCL #121, 4 Veterans Way, Cambridge

*7-9> Juneyt @ Easy Pour Wine Bar, 1660 Blair Rd., Cambridge ~Flamenco guitarist

8> Songwriters Night with host Conor Gains & guest Jerome Godboo @ Kiwi Gastropub, 47 Dickson St., Cambridge

8> Joe Bonamassa @ Centre In The Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener ~Blues

*10> open jam with host Chris Brown @ Brando’s Beach House, 135 Market St., Brantford


7> open mic with Randy Hill @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

8:30> Johnny 2 Fingers & The Deformities; Beautiful Losers @ The Spill, 414 George St. N., Peterborough ~original Rock/punk Cohen covers

9> open mic night @ Red Dog Tavern, 189 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

905 - EAST

*6:30-11> The Woodshed jam with Don Niblett & Frank Zochodne @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

*7-11> open acoustic jam with Darren Smith & Shayne Thomas @ The Thirsty Monk, 21 Celina St., Oshawa

8:30-12:30> open mic with host Cheryl Stiles @ The Pearson Pub, 101 Mary St. W., Whitby

9> Ray Darren @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Country Rock

*10> L&M Jam with host Emerson Ireland @ The General Pub, 21 Celina St., Oshawa

*10> open mic with Josh Beaven @ The Atria, 59 King St. E., Oshawa

905 – NORTH

7-10> open song circle with Patti McLaughlin @ RCL 385, 105 Industrial Pkwy. N., Aurora

7> open mic with Bernadette Connors @ Lake Simcoe Arms, 21089 Dalton Rd., Jackson’s Point

*8> open mic @ The Tickled Toad, 330 Steeles Ave. W., 905 North

*8-11> jam with Matthew Kane & The Brews Brothers @ The Crown, 9580 Yonge St., Richmond Hill

*8:30-12:30> open mic @ Falcon & Firkin, 10300 Yonge St., Richmond Hill

*9> open mic with Manny D, Andy Earle & Dave Breckels @ Big Chris BBQ, 17380 Yonge St., Newmarket

905 - SOUTH

7> Ginger St. James @ Mississippi Queen Foods, 635 King St. E., Hamilton ~Blues; $

*8> Blues & Jazz jam hosted by Wayne Janus & The Syncopaths @ Rebel’s Rock, 537 King St. E., Hamilton

8> The Balconies; Liteyears; Marrakech @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~original Pop; $?

*9:30-1> Traditional Irish jam @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton

905 - WEST

*8> The Phil & John Show @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~acoustic Pop Rock

*8> open stage (signup at 7:30) with host Neil McNaughton @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; $2

*8> open mic night @ Fionn MacCool’s Burlington, 2331 Appleby Line, Burlington

*8:45> open mic with Matt Zadkovich @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga

9-1> Marshall Dane @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~cover & original Country-Pop; $

*10> Chuck Coles of The Organ Thieves and Creepshow hosts open mic @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington

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