Peter Hill slides out of the shadows for a night - Shows for Monday, January 05, 2022




Jazz-Blues piano man Peter Hill is so well known as an accompanist with several highly regarded TO acts that people may forget he’s also a composer and band leader in his own right.

Peter Hill -Gary 17

Peter Hill -Gary 17

His main gig is with the Laura Hubert Band, with whom he’s been tickling the ivories and audiences’ music bones for 15 years now since she first switched genres from Rock. But he’s also a regular accompanist to newly rejuvenated “Swing Sweetheart” Alex Pangman in her Alleycats band, the regular 88s man for the house band at Chalkers Pub for the weekly Wed. Jazz singers jam and also often gigs with  Shannon Butcher and Colonel Tom and The American Pour, to name just a couple.

It’s been over five years now since he released his debut album, For Now, at The Rex, where he has been appearing with his quintet on a semi-regular basis before and since, so maybe it’s time for him to think about recording another. You can ask him about that at the club tonight when his band features starting at 9:30. -Gary 17

SHOW LISTINGS for Monday, January 05, 2022

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5-8> Mike Daley Jazz Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

*6-9> Calliope’s Nest open stage/jam for women @ Lola Pub, 40 Kensington Ave., TO

6:30> U of T Jazz Ensembles @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

*7> Hard Time Mondays with Rick & Gailie @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

**7:30> M Factor Mondays with host Elana Harte & features Sarah Burton; Cheryl Beatty @ The Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave., TO East

7:30> Advocats Big Band @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Road, TO North ~R&B/Swing

8-10> Arthur Renwick @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., Toronto East ~Roots-Blues originals

8-12> open stage with Julian Taylor & 9:30 feature by Zack Warner @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave. TO East

8> John K & The Outfit @ The Only Café, 972 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Rock

**8-1> open stage with host Dylan Hennessy @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO

*8-11> open stage @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave., Scarborough

**8-12> BBQ & jam night with Mimico Bill @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; ($8.95 with BBQ dinner special starts at 6)

*8-12> open stage @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

*8:30> Songbird Mondays with Nicole “Songbird” Coward online live @ ~Roots/Folk

**9-1:30> jam with No Band Required @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO

*9-1> Hamstrung Stringband @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Bluegrass

9> blueVenus @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East ~original Pop

9-1> Michael O’Grady & Friends @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Celtic Roots-Rock

9-12> Geoff Willingham @ The Roncy, 390 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~acoustic solo

*9-1> eclectic open stage/jam @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West

*9-1> jam with Tom Barlow @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit

Hubert 1501029:30> Peter Hill Quintet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

*9:30-2> Sebastian Agnello & friends @ Black Swan (ground floor), 154 Danforth Ave., TO East

10> Jordan John @ The Orbit Room, 580 College St., TO ~R&B/Blues

*10> open mic (2 songs; signup starts 8p.m.) @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

*10-2> Danckosmith Duo @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore E., Port Credit

10:30> The Ascot Royals; Big Otter Creek Unplugged @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock

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