Double bass player Abbey Sholzberg was gone for a stint in western Canada for over a month in late November through the holiday period and no doubt all of the several groups he performs with missed his solid musicianship and amiable presence on their gigs during that time.
He’s versatile, as we’ve written before, backing a wide variety of performers in different genres that I’ve seen over the years, most recently holding down the bottom end for the eclectic Jazz/Pop Jacques Russell Trio featuring Michel Neray.
But Abbey is particularly drawn to Gypsy Swing Jazz, of the Django Reinhart style and is a member of both Django Gypsy Jam and Django Gypsy Jam in that genre, both of which have performed often at Relish at 2152 Danforth Ave. in TO’s east end.
He’s also the stand up basist for another group that peforms similarly Gypsy Jazz styled tunes, the John Wayne Swingtet, which appears at Relish tonight for the early 7-9 show. No cover and a very enjoyable outing.
SHOW LISTINGS for Thursday, January 10, 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
3-7> Julian Taylor hosts @ 106.5 ELMNT FM in Toronto & www.elemntfm.ca ~eclectic music 25% indigenous, 35% CanCon
8> Ken Wallis show with tracks and interviews @ www.bluesandrootsradio.com
10> “Under The Radar” with Stevie Connor @ www.BluesandRootsRadio.com
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL – Broadview/Bayview to Ossington
4-8> Danny Blue; Rob Minderman @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave. ~songwriters; $0
6> Corin Raymond @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~songwriter
6-8> Jenna Marie Quintet @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc
6-9> Rich Roxborough @ Tundra Restaurant in Hilton Hotel, 145 Richmond St. W. ~smooth Rock/Pop
6:30> Kevin Quain @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~moody Blues; $
7> Alex Pangman & Her Alleycatz also featuring Peter Hill on keys @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Jazz/Blues; $
7> 20 Flight Rockers @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St. ~contemporary original; $
*7:30-9:30> Bluegrass Thursdays with Houndstooth @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
8> Toronto Symphony Orchestra @ Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. ~Classical: “Sibelius Symphjony 2”; $
*8-12> Joe Bowden’s Nothin’ But The Blues @ N’awlin’s, 299 King St. W. ~Blues
8> open mic @ 1 Tonamara Smokers Lounge, 202 Spadina Ave.; $10/free for performers
8-12> The Liquorice Babies; Bryan and Ruza; Alex Southey @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St. ~indie; $?
9> Chris Lord Band featuring Rob Minderman @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave. ~original Blues; $0
9> Mopral @ Drom Taberna, 458 Queen St. W. ~party brass band
9> Good Enough @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. ~live karaoke band
9-11:30> Colin Hunter and The Anthony Terpstra Seventeet @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz/tribute to Frank Sinatra; $
9> JJ and The Pillars; Tom Boy; Brothers of North @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
*9-1> Blackburn @ Jo Mamas, 317 King St. W. ~Blues
9> Kilowatt Band @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~Funk/R&B/Soul; $0
9> open mic with Brad Cooper @ Originals, 1660 Bayview Ave.
9:30> Anderw Boniwell & The Uncertainty Principle (recording release for album) @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
*9:45> Stacey [email protected] Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Jazz/Pop Rock; $
10> Bywater @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~original Rock/Pop
10-2> Phill Hood @ The Hideout, 423 College St. ~contemporary Rock
10> Collette Savard and The Savangs @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
10:30> open jam @ Pauper’s Pub, 539 Bloor St. W. ~acoustic Pop
10:30> East Side Shuffle @ Orbit Room, 480 College St. ~Funk/R&B/Soul; $
416 – TORONTO EAST – Broadview/Bayview to Victoria Park
7-9:30> John Wayne Swingtet featuring Abbey Sholzberg on bass @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~songwriter; 0$
7> Ensiferum; Septic Fish; Arsisa @ Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $
8-10> Jazz open stage with Artie Roth & Steve Koven @ Sauce, 1376 Danforth Ave.
8> Hatchetmen @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave. ~contemporary Rock
*8:30-10:30> The Del Fi’s @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E. ~original Rock/Pop; $0
9:30> open mic with Noble @ Caribbean Sunset, 753 Queen St. E.
*9:30> open jam with host Kar Wong @ Sportsters, 1430 Danforth Ave.
*10-2> karaoke with Shane Taylor @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave.
416 - TORONTO ETOBICOKE
7:30> Juliann Kuchochki Trio @ Old Mill Inn (Home Smith Bar), 21 Old Mill Rd. ~Jazz; ; $0 (min table charge)
8> Kimberley Wetmore Band @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Pop Rock
8> Indie Night with bands no one can be bothered to name @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W.
9> Rob Watts Band @ Dakota’s Sports Bar, 2814 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~Country
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
9:30> Dino & The Dogs @ Black Dog Pub, 87 Island Rd. ~Rock/Top 40 covers
416 – TORONTO WEST – Ossington to Etobicoke
7> Nina Lynn @ Gin Mill, 2202 Bloor St. W. ~original Jazz; $0
*8-12> open mic with Annette Shaffer @ Bloor Bar Café, 1050 Bloor St. W.
8> Ted Crosby Trio @ Alchemy, 890 College St. ~Jazz
8> Jack de Keyzer @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W. ~original Blues; $
8-1> EMO Rap night @ The Rain Cloud, 252 Lansdowne Ave. TO West ~original Rap/Hip-Hop; $
8> David Madras; People Walking By @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $5
8:15> Blues jam with Paul Jones @ Café Embargo, 1521 Queen St. W.
8:30> “The Way We Feel 15” with various artists @ Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W. ~tribute to Gordon Lightfoot (first of 4 nights); $45
9> Bossa Tres @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Latin Jazz; pwyc
*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> Manage; The Valhounds; Siggi @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~indie; $
9> Po Boy Jeffries @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~songwriter
10> Wax Atlantic & guests @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave.
519 EAST -Guelph, K-W & vicinity
6> Dave Menard @ Strykerz Kitchen, 120 Ottawa St. N., Kitchener
*6> acoustic jam with Dave Pike @ TWB Co-operative Brewing, 300 Mill St., Kitchener
7> Robert Lee Duo @ Manhattan’s, 941 Gordon St., Guelph ~original Jazz; $?
*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
*7> open stage with Paul and Sue @ Commercial Tavern, off Notre Dame Dr. South, Maryhill-Breslau
*8-12> open mic with Mike Meacher & Vic Freitas @ Rhythm & Brews Brewing Co., 1000 Bishop St. N., Cambridge
*8> Jonathan Knight & Chris Latta @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 179 King St. W., Kitchener ~Blues/Soul
*8:30-12:30> acoustic jam with Dennis Napper & Joe Lopez @ Fiddle & Firkin, 707 King St. E., Cambridge
*9> Brendan O’Halloran @ Taphouse/Trappers Alley, 98 Macdonnell St., Guelph ~acoustic Pop covers & original
9> Carm Lamont @ Black Wolf Smokehouse, 139 Broadway Ave., Orangeville
9:30> Jeff Holdridge @ McCabe’s Irish Pub, 9 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*10-2> Mike Something @ Royal Electric, 52 Macdonell St., Guelph ~acoustic Pop
5-9> Barry McMullen @ Chemong Lodge, 764 Hunter St., Bridgenorth-Selwyn ~smooth Rock/Pop
7> Dylan Ireland; Ryan Van Loon @ The Twisted Wheel, 379 Water St., Peterborough ~acoustic Pop covers & originals; $0
7> open mic @ Champs Sports Bar, 203 Simcoe St., Peterborough
7> open mic @ Pappas Billiards, 407 George St. N., Peterborough
*7:30> Rob Phillips Jazz/Blues Trio and Marsala Lukianchuk @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
7:30> open mic @ Murphy’s Lockside Pub, 3 May St., Fenelon Falls
7:30> The Crew featuring singer Johnny Wright @ Harbour Street Fish Bar, 10 Keith Ave., Collingwood ~Blues; $5
7:30> Shipyard Kitchen Party @ The Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood
8> Paper shakers; Basic White; Huttch; Niall @ Red Dog Tavern, 189 Hunter St. W., Peterborough ~indie; $5/10
*8> The Quickshifters @ Hot Belly Mama’s, 378 George St., Peterborough ~pwyc
8> open mic with Jacques Graveline @ Dreams of Beans, 138 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
9> open mic @ The Church-key Pub, 26 Bridge St. W., Campbellford
*9> Tony Silvestri & Greg Caven @ McThirsty’s Pint, 166 Charlotte St., Peterborough
10> open mic with Gerald Vanhalteren @ The Coach & Horses, 16 York St., Lindsay
905 EAST – Pickering-Cobourg
*6-10> Sticks & Tones @ Fionn MacCool’s Oshawa, 214 Ritson Rd., Oshawa ~Rock/Top 40 covers
*7> open mic with Colin Campbell @ 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
7> Downbeat @ The Mill Restaurant, 990 Ontario St., Cobourg ~Rock/Top 40 covers
8-12> open jam with rotating hosts @ West Shore Bar & Grill, 877 Bayly St., Pickering
*8-11> open mic night @ George & Orange Taproom, 67 Orange St., Cobourg
*8> open mic with Matt Meraw @ Sir Monty’s Brewing, 1540 Durham Regional Highway 2, Clarington
*?> 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 hosts Dan Walek & Steve Madden Band @ Harp & Crown, 300 Kingston Rd., Pickering
*11> jam @ The Players Bench, 1330 Ritson Rd., Oshawa
905 NORTH-EAST – east of Hwy #400
*6:45-11> Marshall Dane @ The Scruffy Duck, 357 Main St., Schomberg ~original Country/alt-Country; $?
*7-10> Kenny V @ Marlowe Restaurant, 155 York Boulevard, Richmond Hill ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*7-10> Dino Stakos @ Father’s Moustache Grill, 15570 Yonge St., Aurora ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*8-12> Ward 5 acoustic open mic/showcase with Steffi Postol Goodfield & Matt Groopie @ London Pub, 9724 Yonge St., Richmond Hill
*8> open mic with host Kevin Kerr @ The Duchess of Markham, 53 Main St. N., Markham
905 NORTH-WEST – west of Hwy #400
*6:30-10:30> jam with Faces for Radio @ Coasters, 55 Rutherford Rd. S., Brampton
7> Steve Royall @ Uncorked On Main, 72 Main St. S., Georgetown ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*7:30-11:30> jam with house band @ 52nd St. Tap & Grill, 30 Kennedy Rd., S., Brampton
8> jam with Linda Nusca Albertyn @ Sammy’s Grill, 15 Allan Drive, Bolton
*8-11:30> open jam with hosts Ramblin’ Soul @ Stratengers Casual Dining, 212 Queen St. S., Bolton
*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
905 SOUTH –Hamilton & vicinity
7> Hanna Bech & Friendes @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton
*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> 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
10> Augusta Ray Duo @ The Pheasant Plucker, 20 Augusta St., Hamilton ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
10> Deeps & Friends @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
905 WEST –south Peel & Halton
*6:30> Bluegrass jam @ RCL #551 Waterdown, 79 Hamilton St. N., Waterdown
*7-10> Clarke County @ Montana’s BBQ Mississauga, 5031 Hurontario St., Mississauga ~Country
7> Kent MacMillan @ Bronte Sports Kitchen, 2544 Speers Rd., Oakville
7> Rob Reed @ Max Resto Lounge, 2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington
*7-11> jam with James Anthony Band @ Uptown Social House, 1900 Walkers Line, Burlington
7:45> all ages open mic with Matt Zaddy @ Failte, 201 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
8> Tomi Swick @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~Rock/Top 40 covers & originals
*8-12> jam hosted by The Personics @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington
9> Idabennna; Petger Dunwoody @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St. Oakville
9-1> Freedom Train @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~Rock/Pop
9:30> Chris Partland @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga ~Pop Rock
*9:30> acoustic open mic with Rich & Matt @ 5 West Brewpub, 3600 Dundas St., Burlington
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