A compelling performer and absorbing songwriter, Myke Mazzei first came to my attention as the sideman of first choice for artist and songstress Sharron Katz. In December I was also lucky enough to have him visit me at the open stage I was running, when we got to really hear his own impressive material.
continues to rise and yesterday he hosted what by all accounts (on Facebook) was a very successful afternoon of song at the Full Of Beans coffee emporium in west TO, where he mostly seems to pop up on stages in various rooms.
Tonight he’s downtown at C’est What on Front St., however, doing the 8:30 kick-off set for a cavalcade of artists (also including Jessica Stuart of the Jessica Stuart Few) helping celebrate Ryan Ayukawa’s birthday. Cover charge isn’t listed but it’s probably pwyc. -17
*12> free lunchtime Jazz with tba @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz
5-8> Toby Hughes Jazz Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO W. ~Jazz
6> Chris Weatherstone @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO
*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
7-9> Danny Michel Band & guests @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO W.
*7:30> M Factor Mondays with host Elana Harte & features Brad Alexander; Katey Morley @ Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave. E.
7:30> Marcus Walker Quartet; Arthur Renwick; Shikha; Alissa Vox Raw @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. ~indie Pop
7:30> Mega City Swing Band @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Blvd., TO N. ~R&B/Swing
*7:30> Saxy Sady T Trio @ Melange, 172 Main St., TO E. ~Jazz
*8-11> tba @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., Toronto E. ~Swampy Southern Blues-Rock
8-12> open stage with Julian Taylor & 9:30 feature by Justin Howlett @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave. TO E.
8-12> BBQ & jam night @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; ($8.95 with BBQ dinner special starts at 6)
8> Cindy Doire @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO
*8-12> open stage @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
*8-11> open stage @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave., Scarborough
**8-1> open stage with host Christian Bridges @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO
*8:30-12:30> open stage with various hosts @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W., TO W.
8:30> Ryan Ayukawa (birthday party) with Myke Mazzei; Angela Saini; Jessica Stuart; A Black Start @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E., TO ~original indie Rock
**9-1:30> jam with No Band Required @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO
*9-1> Hamstrung Stringband @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO W. ~Bluegrass
*9-1> jam with Tom Barlow @ The Harp, 55 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit
*9-1> Andrea Henderson Jazz Duo @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO W. ~Jazz
*9-1> eclectic open stage/jam @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO W.
*9> open mic (2 songs; signup starts 8p.m.) @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO
*9:30-2> Sebastian Agnello & friends @ Black Swan (ground floor), 154 Danforth Ave., TO E.
9:30> John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz
*10-2> jam with Kimberley Wetmore & Company feat. Dave Girdlestone of Soul Funkshun @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore E., Port Credit
10> Rucksack Willies @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO
10> Dani Nash Band @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO W.
10:30> Big Otter Creek @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock
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