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October 2018

The Marie Goudy 12tet feat. Jocelyn Barth – ‘The Bitter Suite’ CD Release!

Marie Goudy – Trumpet & Voice
Jocelyn Barth – Voice
Brad Eaton – Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Matt Woroshyl – Alto & Soprano Saxophones
John Nicholson – Tenor Saxophone & Voice
Conrad Gluch – Baritone Saxophone
Charlotte Alexander – French Horn
Paul Tarussov – Trombone
Zach Smith – Trombone
Chris Platt – Guitar
Josh Smiley – Piano
Alex Lakusta – Bass
Keagan Eskritt – Drums
Andrés Gándara – Vihuela

Toronto trumpeter and composer Marie Goudy’s debut album The Bitter Suite is an ambitious and beautiful act of storytelling – a vivid depiction of young love as reflected in the distinct character of each of the year’s four seasons. This haunting, lyrical song cycle features her lifelong friend, vocalist Jocelyn Barth, and 10 of Toronto’s most exciting young instrumentalists.

In four movements, the lyrics express the excitement of new summer love; the warmth and comfort of a new partnership in autumn; the distinctive chill that only heartbreak in winter can bring; and the wistfulness of spring, when new growth brings a reminder of past loves now lost.

The Bitter Suite is an exciting addition to Canada’s large jazz ensemble tradition. Producer John MacLeod – one of Canada’s best known big band leaders and trumpeters – helps connect it to that storied history. In addition to jazz influences, The Bitter Suite is also heavily informed by mariachi music, a style in which Marie has worked for years – it features pieces written in the Son Jailciense and Huapango styles.

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October 18 @ 9:30 pm - October 19 @ 12:00 am
The Rex Hotel, 194 Queen St W
Toronto, Ontario M5V 1Z1 Canada

Harry Vetro – Northern Ranger CD Release!

Emily Denison – Trumpet
Harrison Argatoff – Sax
Dan Pitt – Guitar
Noah Franche-Nolan – Piano
Andrew Downing – Bass
Harry Vetro – Drums

In 2017, as Canada celebrated 150 years of confederation, 23 year old Hamilton drummer Harry Vetro took to the road. He traveled coast to coast, visiting communities in Canada’s six indigenous cultural areas (Arctic, Subarctic, Northwest Coast, Plateau, Plains, and Eastern Woodlands) in an effort to connect with musicians and artists from different backgrounds, and to better understand the land’s long cultural history.
Northern Ranger – Vetro’s debut album – tells the story of his travels. A jazz musician by training, Harry melded his own style of improvised music with folk and classical influences to create a deeply personal statement, one that speaks to the country as a whole.
A recent graduate of the University of Toronto Jazz program, Vetro leads an active performing career, Past performances include the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Ottawa Jazz Festival and Orillia Jazz Festival.
Proceeds from this album will assist in starting an outreach initiative for youth with limited access to music education. The program will be titled “Northern Ranger Outreach” and Vetro will be partnering with his father, who is an educator and musician with connections in the school system.

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October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave #3
Toronto, ON M6R 2G5 Canada
November 2018

Ethan Ardelli – The Island of Form CD Release Tour!

Nov 2nd – Clinic at the University of Toronto – 3:15PM
Nov 3rd – Clinic at Humber College – 11AM
Nov 5th – Brandon University (Brandon, MB) – 8PM
Nov 6th – Clinic at the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB) – 4PM
Nov 6th – Forth (Winnipeg, MB) – 7:30PM
Nov 7th – Yardbird Suite (Edmonton, AB) – 8PM
Nov 8th – The Nexus at First United (Salmon Arm, BC) – 7PM
Nov 10th – Clinic at Long & McQuade (Calgary, AB) – 12PM
Nov 10th – Jazz YYC: Ironwood Stage & Grill (Calgary, AB) – 7PM
Nov 11th – Frankie’s Jazz Club (Vancouver, BC) – 8PM
Nov 13th – Hermann’s Jazz Club (Victoria, BC) – 8PM
Nov 14th – Denman Island Community Hall (Denman Island, BC) – 7:30PM
November 15th – Avalanche Bar (Courtney, BC) – 7:30PM
Nov 16th – Lighthouse Bistro (Nanaimo, BC) – 6:30PM
Nov 17th – The Jazz Room (Waterloo, ON) – 8:30PM
Nov 19th & 20th – The Rex (Toronto, ON) – 9:30PM
November 21st – Obladee (Halifax, NS) – 8PM
November 22nd – Sydney Curling Club (Sydney, NS) – 9PM
Nov 23rd – Schwartz Auditorium – St. F.X. University (Antigonish, NS) – 8PM
November 24th – Gigspace (Ottawa, ON) – 7:30PM

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November 2 @ 3:00 pm - November 24 @ 11:00 pm
Cross-Canada Tour, Canada

Harry Vetro – Northern Ranger CD Release Tour!

Kaelin Murphy – Trumpet
Harrison Argatoff – Sax
Dan Pitt – Guitar
Noah Franche-Nolan – Piano
Victor Vrankulj – Bass
Harry Vetro – Drums

Piano Trio:
Sunday November 4th – Frankies Jazz Club (Vancouver, BC)

Sextet:
Thursday Nov 8th – Jazz YYC Winter Jazz Fest (Calgary, AB)
Friday Nov 9th – Yardbird Jazz Fest (Edmonton, AB)
Saturday Nov 10th – The Bassment (Saskatoon, SK)

Guitar Trio:
Tuesday Nov 13th – Pressed Cafe (Ottawa, Ont)
Wednesday Nov 14th – The Bus Stop Theatre (Halifax, NS)
Saturday Nov 17th – The Ship Pub (St. John’s, NL)

In 2017, as Canada celebrated 150 years of confederation, 23 year old Hamilton drummer Harry Vetro took to the road. He traveled coast to coast, visiting communities in Canada’s six indigenous cultural areas (Arctic, Subarctic, Northwest Coast, Plateau, Plains, and Eastern Woodlands) in an effort to connect with musicians and artists from different backgrounds, and to better understand the land’s long cultural history.

Northern Ranger – Vetro’s debut album – tells the story of his travels. A jazz musician by training, Harry melded his own style of improvised music with folk and classical influences to create a deeply personal statement, one that speaks to the country as a whole.

A recent graduate of the University of Toronto Jazz program, Vetro leads an active performing career, Past performances include the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Ottawa Jazz Festival and Orillia Jazz Festival.

Proceeds from this album will assist in starting an outreach initiative for youth with limited access to music education. The program will be titled “Northern Ranger Outreach” and Vetro will be partnering with his father, who is an educator and musician with connections in the school system.

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November 4 @ 8:00 am - November 17 @ 5:00 pm
Cross-Canada Tour, Canada

Lawful Citizen – ‘Internal Combustion’ Album Release Party!

Evan Shay: tenor sax
Aime Duquet: guitar
Antoine Pelegrin: electric bass
Kyle Hutchins: drums

Featuring Special Guest John Hollenbeck, opening the show!

Internal Combustion is the first full-length record from the Montreal-based band, Lawful Citizen. Fueled by a fiery vision, the music takes a deep journey through the entire spectrum of human emotion. This album is influenced by the history of the internal combustion engine, particularly in the early days of motorcycle racing and land speed record attempts. The feeling of grit, brutality and rawness, along with the entire sensory experience surrounding the extreme danger were the largest inspirations for this music.

Fearlessly combining jazz, metal, electronic, and Americana, Lawful Citizen is an explosive force on the Canadian jazz scene. Formed in 2015 after meeting at McGill University, the band name reflects the discord felt by the common man, between remaining complacent and refusing to abide. The pendulum of their music swings from subtle beauty to relentless rage, driven by the musicality and sensitivity of the four musicians.

After developing the music over a course of a year, the tracks were recorded, mixed, and mastered in Montreal. The resulting journey weaves together the somber and the rough. The band’s signature sound is on full display with searing sax, erce guitar, guttural bass, and propulsive drums. Their raucous blend of musical brutality, heavy emotion, and forward momentum is perfect for this moment in time.

 

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November 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Casa del Popolo, 4873 St Laurent Blvd
Montreal, QC H2T 1R6 Canada
December 2018

Collective Order Vol. 3 CD Release!

Chris Adriaanse: bass
Julian Anderson-Bowes: bass
Jocelyn Barth: vocals
Mike Campbell: drums
Belinda Corpuz: vocals
Ewen Farncombe: keys
Jon Foster: drums
Marie Goudy: trumpet
Murray Heaton: saxophone
Joanna Majoko: vocals
Andrew McAnsh: trumpet
Andrew Miller: drums
Liam Stanley: guitar
Emily Steinwall: saxophone
Laura Swankey: vocals
Colin Story: guitar
Sarah Thawer: drums
Ethan Tilbury: bass
Joel Visentin: keys
Connor Walsh: bass
Nebyu Yohannes: trombone

Volume Three marks another important step in the evolution of Toronto’s Collective Order. Having released two volumes of music, they have solidified a vision for the future of the project: “Looking ahead, Collective Order plans to continue to become more inclusive and to better reflect the musical and cultural diversity of Toronto.”

With Volume Three, the band has created a collection of compositions inspired by individual band members’ cultural backgrounds and personal experiences. Toronto is a collection of incredibly diverse and culturally rich communities, and in this collaborative project, the band aims to eliminate imaginary boundaries and establish new musical traditions.

In keeping with the collaborative nature of Collective Order, the opening title is a composition written to accompany a traditional land acknowledgement by Indigenous artist Melanie Montour.

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December 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave #3
Toronto, ON M6R 2G5 Canada
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