j o e s o r b a r a [ d o t ] c o m . e v e n t s   a r c h i v e . 2 0 1 3 - 2 0 1 6

december 2016


02
solo + large ensemble improvisation
emily denison's 'kindred' tape release
tranzac, southern cross lounge (292 brunswick avenue)
10pm

emily denison - trumpet
w/
jonathan adjemian - analog synth
josh cole - bass
brad eaton - trumpet
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
laura swankey - voice



04
university of guelph cme
silence (46 essex street, guelph)
130pm

jess barker - trombone
trevor cooke - guitar
nimrod kofman - bass guitar
leon obrascovs - violin
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
graeme steinman - guitar
andre watson - drums
+ guests...
gary diggins - flugelhorn
danielle fernandes - alto saxophone
daniel fischlin - guitar
kathryn ladano - bass clarinet



11
temporary ensembles night
array space (155 walnut avenue)
8pm

colin fisher - saxophones
andrew furlong - bass
jeff luciani - drums
michael lynn - bass
paul newman - saxophones
luan phung - guitar
heather saumer - trombone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
kristen theriault - harp
doug tielli - trombone



14
tania gill, wes neal, joe sorbara trio
(with paul newman + alaniaris)
music by & for ken aldcroft
tranzac, southern cross lounge (292 brunswick avenue)
10pm

tania gill - piano
wes neal - bass
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



november 2016


04
bea labikova, misha marks (MX), joe sorbara
(w/ michael lynn, kayla milmine)
array space (155 walnut avenue)
8pm

bea labikova - woodwinds
misha marks - guitar, baritone horn
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



09-19
the ken aldcroft convergence ensemble
national tour

emily denison - trumpet
andrew furlong - bass
karen ng - alto saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
scott thomson - trombone


09
toronto, ontario
tranzac, southern cross lounge
canadian tour send-off and trio records marketplace
KACE concert w/ special guest nicole rampersaud
8pm
presented by toronto creative orchestra concerts


11
edmonton, alberta
yardbird suite
KACE concert
w/ craig brenan’s modo trio
8pm


12
calgary, alberta
emmedia gallery
KACE concert
830pm


13
calgary, alberta
emmedia gallery
KACE w/ calgary improvisers - bug incision live recording session
830pm


15
vancouver, british columbia
merge
KACE w/ vancouver improvisers: meredith bates, chris gestrin & jeff younger
8pm


16
vancouver, british columbia
fir building, capilano university
KACE concert + Q&A
1130am


16
vancouver, british columbia
anne macdonald studio (presentation house)
KACE concert
730pm


18
montreal, quebec
sala rosa
KACE concert + w/ montreal improvisers: ellwood epps, yves charuest, raphael foisy-couture,
lori freedman, john heward, daniel kruger, aaron lumley, craig pederson + john oswald
8pm
co-presented by suoni per il popolo, l'off festival de jazz, supermusique,
mercredimusics, l'envers, mardi spaghetti, la passe


19
halifax, nova scotia
the presbyterian church of st david
KACE concert
w/ arthur bull
8pm

with thanks to the canada council for the art for their generous support



28
my misshapen ear
the emmett ray (924 college street)
7pm

anthony argatoff - alto saxophone
andrew furlong - bass
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



october 2016


01
friendly rich & the lollipop people
bal du lezard (quebec city, quebec)



september 2016


10
ken aldcroft, linsey wellman, joe sorbara
tranzac (292 brunswick avenue)
10pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
linsey wellman - woodwinds
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



11
temporary ensembles night featuring alain derbez (mexico)
somewhere there second sundays
array space (155 walnut avenue)
8pm

anthony argatoff - alto saxophone
rob clutton - bass
alain derbez - soprano saxophone
michael keith - baritone ukelele
cory latkovich - cello
matt miller - laptop
paul newman - tenor saxophone
heather saumer - trombone
noah sherman - drums, percussion
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
kristen theriault - harp



28
friendly rich & the lollipop people
the garnet (peterborough, ontario)



29
friendly rich & the lollipop people
musical chairs (kingston, ontario)



30
friendly rich & the lollipop people
trou du diable (shawinigan, quebec)
8pm



august 2016


13
teaching creative jazz and improvising guitar symposium concert series
silence (46 essex street, guelph)
8pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
jared burrows - guitar
janet feder - guitar
ava mendoza - guitar
sam shalabi - guitar
w/
jonathan adjemian - analog synth
emily denison - trumpet
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



19
short story music
silence (46 essex street, guelph)
8pm

danielle fernandes - alto saxophone
aldwyn hogg, jr - piano
doris kramer - reading
daniel kruger - stories, guitar
wes neal - bass
kathryn ladano - bass clarinet
john moyer - reading
dylan siebert - stories, reading
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
victoria sorbara-parsons - reading
anna weibe - reading
dylan white - bass guitar



july 2016


01
ken aldcroft's convergence ensemble
zula fundraiser
workers arts & heritage centre (51 stuart street, hamilton)
8pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
emily denison - trumpet
wes neal - bass
karen ng - alto saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
scott thomson - trombone



30
ken aldcroft's convergence ensemble w/ peter van huffel
tranzac (292 brunswick avenue)
10pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
emily denison - trumpet
wes neal - bass
karen ng - alto saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
scott thomson - trombone
w/
peter van huffel (woodwinds)



june 2016


12
cobra // temporary ensembles
array space (155 walnut avenue)
9pm

chris adriaanse - bass
mark ballyk - drums
robert diack - drums
andrew furlong - bass guitar
jay hay - woodwinds
cory latkovich - cello
peggy latkovich - piano
jonathan luke - cornet
matt miller - laptop
paul newman - saxophones
chris pruden - keyboards
joe sorbara - drums, percussion, cobra prompter
laura swankey - voice



may 2016


08
christian ferlaino & friends
array space (155 walnut avenue)
8pm

christian ferlaino - saxophones
w/
ali berkok - piano
rob grieve - guitar
paul newman - saxophones
heather saumer - trombone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



14
douglas ewart's crepuscule
guelph arboretum
2pm

nico, reine, and victoria sorbara-parsons - percussion
joe sorbara - percussion



14
rob wallace & friends
silence (46 essex street, guelph)
8pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
daniel fischlin - guitar
david lee - bass
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
rob wallace - drums, percussion



18
the massey hall band
the rivoli (194 queen street west)
9pm

alison au - alto saxophone
kyle brenders - tenor saxophone
michael davidson - vibes
ben dietschi - tenor saxophone
rebecca hennessy - trumpet
peter katz - voice
jeff larochelle - alto saxophone
jim lewis - trumpet
peter lutek - woodwinds
scott peterson - bass
chris pruden - piano
nicole rampersaud - trumpet
tom richards - trombone
heather saumer - trombone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
steve ward - trombone



april 2016


13
ken aldcroft trio + allison cameron & daniel fernandes
tranzac (194 queen street west)
10pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
andrew furlong - bass
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
...and then:
w/
allison cameron - piano
daniel fernandes - alto saxophone



march 2016


06
ken aldcroft's convergence ensemble
the rex (194 queen street west)
7pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
emily denison - trumpet
wes neal - bass
karen ng - alto saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
scott thomson - trombone



09
ken aldcroft's convergence ensemble
tranzac (292 brunswick avenue)
10pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
emily denison - trumpet
wes neal - bass
karen ng - alto saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
scott thomson - trombone



february 2016


20
ken aldcroft/ james harley/ joe sorbara
silence (46 essex street, guelph)
8pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
james harley - laptop, samples, percussion
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



27
solo improvisation roundtable
somewhere there creative music festival
tranzac (292 brunswick avenue)
2pm

joe sorbara, moderator
w/
ken aldcroft
kyle brenders
germaine liu
peter lutek
paul newman
nicole rampersaud



27
interstellar tentet
somewhere there creative music festival
tranzac (292 brunswick avenue)
7pm

jay hay (baritone saxophone)
w/
nick buligan (trumpet)
karen ng (alto saxophone)
scott peterson (bass)
nicole rampersaud (trumpet)
tom richards (trombone)
heather saumer (trombone)
mike smith (synth)
joe sorbara (drums)
jeremy strachan (tenor saxophone)



january 2016


23
adam rudolph's go: organic
the music gallery (197 john street)
8pm

simeon abbott - piano
zoe alexis-abrams - voice
lina allemano - trumpet
rob clutton - bass
jay hay - tenor saxophone
aline homzy - violin
tova kardone - voice
karen ng - alto saxophone
luan phung - guitar
raphael roter - percussion
araz salek - tar
heather segger - trombone
slowpitchsound - turntables
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
rakesh tewari - percussion
illana waniuk - violin


31
joe sorbara's abakos
silence (46 essex street, guelph)
6pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
germaine liu - vibraphone, percussion
tom richards - trombone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



december 2015


06
amanda acorn, ryan cassidy, joe sorbara, scott thomson
movement42 (42 quebec street, guelph)
2pm

amanda acorn - movement
ryan cassidy - visuals
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
scott thomson - trombone


06
ken aldcroft's convergence ensemble
silence (46 essex street, guelph)
8pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
emily denison - trumpet
wes neal - bass
karen ng - alto saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
scott thomson - trombone


09
ken aldcroft's convergence ensemble
tranzac (292 brunswick avenue)
10pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
emily denison - trumpet
wes neal - bass
karen ng - alto saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
scott thomson - trombone


10
kathryn ladano, craig pederson, joe sorbara
admission of guilt concert series
the yeti cafe (14 eby street north, kitchener)
8pm

kathryn ladano - bass clarinet
craig pederson - trumpet
joe sorbara - drums, percussion


12
marcin kedzior & joe sorbara
long winter
the great hall (1087 queen street west)


13
temporary ensembles/ renegade COBRA
array space (155 walnut street)
8pm

chris adriaanse - bass
ken aldcroft - guitar
anthony argatoff - alto saxophone
emily denison - trumpet
robert diack - drums
andrew furlong - bass guitar
cory latkovich - cello
richard marsella - guitar, clarinet
matt miller - laptop
paul newman - soprano saxophone
karen ng - alto saxophone
rob piilonen - flutes
joe sorbara - drums, COBRA prompter
andy yue - keyboards



november 2015


20
friendly rich & the lollipop people
w/ jack breakfast
the cameron house (408 queen street west)
10pm

friendly rich marsella - voice, guitar, clarinet
w/
matt fong - bass
benjamin mueller-heaslip - piano
nichol robertson - guitar
joe sorbara - drums
steve ward - trombone


29
ken aldcroft's convergence ensemble
the emmet ray (924 college street)
8pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
emily denison - trumpet
wes neal - bass
karen ng - alto saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
scott thomson - trombone



october 2015


03
audiopollination #35.1 ft: bill gilliam & glen hall
array space (155 walnut street)
8pm

bill gilliam - piano
glen hall - woodwinds
michael lynn - bass
joe sorbara - drums, percussion


18
the imperative
the emmet ray (924 college street)
530pm

jay hay - tenor saxophone
karen ng - tenor saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion


23
home sweet home: a concert in support of syrian refugees
daniels spectrum (585 dundas street east)
8pm

zorana sadiq - voice
joe sorbara - ugly stick
+ many, many others


25
a rather large acoustic improvising ensemble
plays the grand festival of autumnal happiness
church of st andrew by-the-lake (toronto island)
3pm

anne bourne - cello, voice
aidan closs - melodica
emily denison - trumpet
rebecca hennessey - trumpet
michelangelo iaffaldano - clarinet, accordion, etc
tina kiik - accordion
john oswald - alto saxophone
tim posgate - banjo
david prentice - violin
david sait - guzeng
heather segger - trombone
casey sokol - piano
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
bob stevenson - bass clarinet
scott thomson - trombone
david woodhead - banjo



29
ken aldcroft's convergence ensemble
tranzac (292 brunswick avenue)
10pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
emily denison - trumpet
wes neal - bass
karen ng - alto saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
scott thomson - trombone



september 2015


03
brick quartet (montréal/ new zealand) + joe sorbara
ratio (283 college street)
8pm

raphaël foisy-couture - bass
jeff henderson - saxophone
jacob desjardins - drums
vicky mettler - guitar
+ joe sorbara - drums, percussion


09
ken aldcroft & co. play captain beefheart's 'doc at the radar station'
tranzac (292 brunswick avenue)
10pm

jonathan adjemian - analogue synth
ken aldcroft - guitar
ian bain - guitar
kyle brenders - woodwinds
rob piilonen - flute
mike smith - bass guitar
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
steve ward - trombone
felicity williams - voice


13
temporary ensembles/ renegade COBRA
array space (155 walnut street)
8pm

chris adriaanse - bass
ken aldcroft - guitar
anthony argatoff - alto saxophone
ali berkok - piano
robert diack - drums
andrew furlong - bass guitar
cory latkovich - cello
paul newman - soprano saxophone
rob piilonen - flutes
heather segger - trombone
joe sorbara - drums, COBRA prompter
andy yue - keyboards


18
joe sorbara/ rob wallace duo
silence (46 essex street, guelph)
8pm

joe sorbara - drums, percussion
rob wallace - drums, percussion


18
the imperative
silence (46 essex street, guelph)
9pm

jay hay - tenor saxophone
karen ng - tenor saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion


27
audiopollination #34.2 ft: ellwood epps + yves charuest (montréal)
array space (155 walnut street)
8pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
yves charuest - alto saxophone
nicole rampersaud - trumpet
joe sorbara - drums, percussion


30
ken aldcroft's convergence ensemble
tranzac (292 brunswick avenue)
10pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
emily dennison - trumpet
wes neal - bass
karen ng - alto saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
scott thomson - trombone



july 2015


14
friendly rich and the lollipop people
cameron house (292 brunswick avenue)
10pm


28
friendly rich and the lollipop people
cameron house (292 brunswick avenue)
10pm



june 2015


10
ken aldcroft's convergence ensemble
tranzac (292 brunswick avenue)
10pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
emily dennison - trumpet
wes neal - bass
karen ng - alto saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
scott thomson - trombone


14
temporary ensembles + COBRA
array space (155 walnut avenue)
8pm

chris adriaanse - bass
ken aldcroft - guitar
anthony argatoff - alto saxophone
ali berkok - piano
emily denison - trumpet
robert diack - drums
andrew furlong - bass guitar
jay hay - baritone saxophones
susanna hood - voice
matt miller - laptop
paul newman - soprano saxophone
karen ng - alto saxophone
rob piilonen - flute
heather segger - trombone
joe sorbara - drums, COBRA prompter
laura swanky - voice
scott thomson - trombone
andy yue - electric piano


20
ken aldcroft & joe sorbara
open ears' "dreamworld jukebox"
kitchener city hall (200 king street west, kitchener)
11pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
w/ kathryn ladano & michael borkovic, ben grossman, jason white,
david jensenius, james harley, colin labadie, supercollider (lori
freedman & marc boivin), the freeplay duo (suba sankaran & dylan bell)


10
hennessy/ michael herring/ karen ng/ joe sorbara
musideum (401 richmond street west, suite 133)
8pm

rebecca hennessy - trumpet
michael herring - bass
karen ng - alto saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



april 2015


08
ken aldcroft's convergence ensemble
tranzac (292 brunswick avenue)
10pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
emily dennison - trumpet
wes neal - bass
karen ng - alto saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
scott thomson - trombone


18
'tunes we like a lot'
denison/ davis/ sorbara
tranzac (292 brunswick avenue)
10pm

emily dennison - trumpet
brandon davis - bass
joe sorbara - drums, percussion


24
friendly rich
w/ run with the kittens, ever-lovin' jug band, gordon shawcross
burdock music hall (1184 bloor street west)
9pm

friendly rich - voice, guitar, clarinet
w/
jeff burke - bassoon
colin couch - tuba
ben grossman - hurdy-gurdy
henry muth - bagpipes, recorders
eden siegal-grossman - electronics
joe sorbara - junk percussion


25
friendly rich
in the soil arts festival
the merchant ale house (st catherines)
9:30pm

friendly rich - voice, guitar, clarinet
w/
jeff burke - bassoon
colin couch - tuba
ben grossman - hurdy-gurdy
henry muth - bagpipes, recorders
eden siegal-grossman - electronics
joe sorbara - junk percussion



march 2015


14
christine duncan & joe sorbara
NAISA sound bash
new adventures in sound art (601 christie street, suite 252)
8pm

christine duncan - voice
joe sorbara - percussion



february 2015


12
zorana sadiq
nothing compares to you: songs of kate bush, prince, and radiohead
lula lounge (1585 dundas west)
8pm

zorana sadiq - voice
w/
joe macerollo - accordion
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
peter tiefenbach - piano, voice


20
numus 'mix series'
improvising soloists triple bill (w/ kathryn ladano + allison cameron)
the button factory (25 regina street, waterloo)
8pm

joe sorbara - drums, percussion

tickets and information


22
the imperative
somewhere there creative music festival
tranzac main hall (292 brunswick avenue)
7pm

jay hay - tenor saxophone
karen ng - tenor saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion


27
ken aldcroft's convergence ensemble
imperial pub (54 dundas street east)
8:30pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
emily dennison - trumpet
wes neal - bass
karen ng - alto saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
scott thomson - trombone



january 2015


02
ken aldcroft's convergence ensemble
imperial pub (54 dundas street east)
8:30pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
emily dennison - trumpet
wes neal - bass
karen ng - alto saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
scott thomson - trombone


17
jay hay, wes neal & joe sorbara
gerrard art space (1390 gerrard street east)
8:30pm

jay hay - woodwinds
wes neal - bass
joe sorbara - drums, percussion


23
ken aldcroft's convergence ensemble
imperial pub (54 dundas street east)
8:30pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
emily dennison - trumpet
wes neal - bass
karen ng - alto saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
scott thomson - trombone


27
ken aldcroft's convergence ensemble
imperial pub (54 dundas street east)
8:30pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
emily dennison - trumpet
wes neal - bass
karen ng - alto saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
scott thomson - trombone



december 2014


12
interstellar orchestra
the great hall (1087 queen street west)
8pm

nick buligan - trumpet
jay hay - tenor, baritone saxophones
karen ng - alto saxophone
scott peterson - bass
nicole rampersaud - trumpet
tom richards - trombone
heather segger - trombone
mike smith - synth
jeremy strachan - tenor saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion


14
the imperative
(w/ denison/diack/furlong/swankey)
array space (155 walnut street)
7pm (doors)

jay hay - tenor saxophone
karen ng - tenor saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



november 2014


15-17
ken aldcroft's convergence ensemble
14: the surgery series, fredericton
15: la coopérative de soliderité paradis, rimouski
16: bar-coop l'agitéE, quebec city
17: casa del popolo, montreal
18: pressed, ottawa
29: zula house, hamilton
30: tranzac main hall, toronto

ken aldcroft - guitar
emily dennison - trumpet
wes neal - bass
karen ng - alto saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
scott thomson - trombone



september 2014


15-17
the imperative
(w/ see through trio)
tranzac (292 brunswick avenue)
7:30pm

jay hay - tenor saxophone
karen ng - tenor saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



august 2014


03
craig pederson's silence workshop
silence (46 essex street, guelph)
8pm

ian bain - guitar
oren cantor - bass guitar
danielle fernandes - alto saxophone
dan loughrin - guitar, pedals
mark molnar - cello
craig pederson - trumpet
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



july 2014


15
the imperative
tranzac (292 brunswick avenue)
10pm

jay hay - tenor saxophone
karen ng - tenor saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



june 2014


07
friendly rich & the lollipop people
friendly rush: a farewell to kings
open ears festival
the church of st. john the evangelist (23 water street north, kitchener)
10pm

friendly rich marsella- voice, direction
w/
jeff burke - bassoon, theremin
matt fong - bass
tania gill - pipe organ
julia hambleton - clarinet
kelsey mcnulty - accordion
gregory oh - harpsichord
tim posgate - banjo
carli quigg - harp
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
steve ward - trombone


21
joe sorbara's abakos
somewhere there presents...
array space (155 walnut avenue)
8pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
keegan lutek - trumpet
wes neal - bass
paul newman - saxophones
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



may 2014


23
Ronda Rindone's Quorum
'Gestation' CD RELEASE!!!
pia bouman school for ballet and creative movement (6 noble street)
7pm

anne bourne - cello
rob clutton - bass
nick fraser - drums, percussion
tilman lewis - cello
aaron lumley* - bass
ronda rindone - bass clarinet
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
scott thomson* - trombone

(*unlikely to be there... but you never know...)



april 2014


05
ENGINE
80 gladstone (80 gladstone avenue)
8pm

greg de denus - piano
dan fortin - bass
peter lutek - woodwinds
tom richards - trombone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion


27
liu/ segger/ sorbara/ tielli/ zurawinski
somewhere there presents...
array space (155 walnut avenue)
8pm

germaine liu - vibraphone, percussion
heather segger - trombone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
doug tielli - trombone
mark zurawinski - drums, percussion



march 2014


04
ken aldcroft & joe sorbara
silence (46 essex street, guelph)
9pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
w/
ben grossman - hurdy-gurdy
ajay heble - piano
keegan lutek - trumpet


07
aimtoronto interface w/ mark feldman
upper jazz studio performance space (90 wellesley street west, university of toronto)
8pm

mark feldman - violin
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
w/
university of toronto improvisation students


13
diane roblin & two ninety two
silence (46 essex street, guelph)
8pm

kyle brenders - woodwinds
diane roblin - piano
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
howard spring - guitar


16
diane roblin & two ninety two
tranzac (292 brunswick avenue, toronto)
7:30pm

kyle brenders - woodwinds
diane roblin - piano
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
howard spring - guitar


16
ken aldcroft's convergence ensemble
tranzac (292 brunswick avenue, toronto)
10pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
wes neal - bass
karen ng - alto saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
scott thomson - trombone


18-19
lullaby north
live recording
array space (155 walnut avenue)
7pm

chris adriaanse - bass
emilio guim - guitar
dylan hillyer - voice, electronics
joe sorbara - drums, percussion


21
lullaby north
festival internacional quito jazz (ecuador)

chris adriaanse - bass
emilio guim - guitar
dylan hillyer - voice, electronics
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



february 2014


08
diane roblin's happening
musideum (401 richmond street west, suite 133)
8pm

kyle brenders - woodwinds
diane roblin - piano
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
howard spring - guitar



january 2014


08
paul newman's 50th birthday celebration
somewhere there series
array space (155 walnut avenue)
8pm

paul newman - saxophones
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
...also featuring karen ng (alto saxophone) + heather segger (trombone)


13
lullaby north (trio)
tranzac (292 brunswick avenue, toronto)
10pm

chris adriaanse - bass
emilio guim - guitar
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



december 2013


13
glen hall w/ ken aldcroft, paul dutton, john kamevaar & joe sorbara
tranzac (292 brunswick avenue, toronto)
7:30pm

glen hall - woodwinds, electroacoustic sound
ken aldcroft - guitar
paul dutton - sound singing
john kamevaar - electroacoustic percussion
joe sorbara - drums, percussion


17
audiopollination 1st anniversary celebration
array space (155 walnut avenue)
8pm

james atin-godden- piano, etc
darlene cuevas - piano
andrew lauzon - guitar
ruth levin - movement
aniqa qadir - voice
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
sean traczyle - guitar
victor xu -
w/ visuals by adam rosen & john creson



november 2013


09
happening
416 creative improvisers festival
tranzac (292 brunswick avenue, toronto)
10pm

kyle brenders - woodwinds
diane roblin - piano
howard spring - guitar
joe sorbara - drums, percussion


17
leftover daylight 10th anniversary celebration
array space (155 walnut avenue)
7pm

small groups of your favourite creative musicans playing short pieces of improvised music together
8pm

those same musicians playing john zorn's COBRA


21
ken aldcroft's convergence ensemble
w/ ken aldcroft/ joel leblanc
tranzac (292 brunswick avenue, toronto)
10pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
wes neal - bass
karen ng - alto saxophone
evan shaw - alto saxophone
nicole rampersaud - trumpet
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
scott thomson - trombone


22
ken aldcroft's convergence ensemble
w/ ken aldcroft/ joel leblanc
silence (46 essex street, guelph)
8pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
wes neal - bass
karen ng - alto saxophone
evan shaw - alto saxophone
nicole rampersaud - trumpet
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
scott thomson - trombone


23
ken aldcroft's convergence ensemble
w/ ken aldcroft/ joel leblanc + the hood-thomson group
le cagibi (5490 rue st laurent, montreal)
time tba

ken aldcroft - guitar
wes neal - bass
karen ng - alto saxophone
evan shaw - alto saxophone
nicole rampersaud - trumpet
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
scott thomson - trombone


24
ken aldcroft's convergence ensemble
w/ ken aldcroft/ joel leblanc
umi café (610 somerset street w, ottawa)
7pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
wes neal - bass
karen ng - alto saxophone
evan shaw - alto saxophone
nicole rampersaud - trumpet
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
scott thomson - trombone



october 2013


03
daniel kruger quartet
manhattan's (951 gordon street, guelph)
8pm

daniel kruger - guitar
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
brent rowan - woodwinds
dylan white - bass guitar


16
audiopollination presents: bAgg*fiscH
array space (155 walnut avenue)
8pm
marcos baggiani - drums, toys (from Austria)
michael fischer - feedback, saxophones (from amsterdam)
w/
ken aldcroft - guitar
kyle brenders - woodwinds
rob piilonen - flutes
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
+
visuals by SOAR (adam rosen, john creson)


24
dido and aeneas - 21 century remix
global cabaret festival
young centre for the performing arts (50 tankhouse lane, distillery district)
8:15pm
w/ ken aldcroft, mary-katherine finch, mike follert, matt fong,
carol gimbel, larissa koniuk, lucas marchand, john millard,
miranda mulholland, patricia o'callaghan, gregory oh, zorana sadiq,
alex samaras, suba sankaran, joe sorbara


26
dido and aeneas - 21 century remix
global cabaret festival
young centre for the performing arts (50 tankhouse lane, distillery district)
9:30pm
w/ ken aldcroft, mary-katherine finch, mike follert, matt fong,
carol gimbel, larissa koniuk, lucas marchand, john millard,
miranda mulholland, patricia o'callaghan, gregory oh, zorana sadiq,
alex samaras, suba sankaran, joe sorbara



september 2013


05
lullaby north
w/ the jessica stewart few + kira may + delta will
clinton's tavern (693 bloor street west)
9pm

chris adriaanse – bass
dylan hillyer – voice, electro-acoustics
emelio guim - guitar
joe sorbara - drums, percussion


07
friendly rich's scheherazade
st george's church (guelph)
12pm

everyone. for real.


08
friendly rich and the lollypop people
guelph jazz festival: nuit blanche
location tba
3am

friendly rich - voice, guitar, clarinet
w/
benjamin mueller-heaslip - piano
nichol robertson - guitar
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
scott thomson - trombone
tyler wagler - bass


17
ken aldcroft/ glen hall/ joe sorbara
tranzac (292 brunswick avenue)
7:30pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
glen hall - woodwinds, kyma sound design module
joe sorbara - drums, percussion


28
paul dutton/ joe sorbara
w/ larry ochs/ don robinson
jazz avant series
the music gallery @ st george the martyr church (197 john street)
8pm

paul dutton - soundsinging
joe sorbara - drums, percussion


21
tomomi adachi
somewhere there series
array space (155 walnut avenue)
8pm

tomomi adachi - voice
duos w/
lina allemano - trumpet
christine duncan - voice
pete johnston - bass
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



august 2013


17
paul dutton/ matthias mainz/ joe sorbara
musidium (401 richmond street west, suite 133)
7pm

paul dutton - soundsinging
matthias mainz - trumpet, electronics
joe sorbara - drums, percussion


20
friendly rich and the lollypop people
cameron house (408 queen street west)
10pm

friendly rich - voice, guitar, clarinet
w/
john meyer - bass guitar
benjamin mueller-heaslip - piano
nichol robertson - guitar
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
steve ward - trombone


22
paul dutton/ matthias mainz/ joe sorbara
silence (46 essex street, guelph)
8pm

paul dutton - soundsinging
matthias mainz - trumpet, electronics
joe sorbara - drums, percussion


27
friendly rich and the lollypop people
cameron house (408 queen street west)
10pm

friendly rich - voice, guitar, clarinet
w/
john meyer - bass guitar
benjamin mueller-heaslip - piano
nichol robertson - guitar
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
steve ward - trombone



july 2013


21
ken aldcroft's convergence ensemble
somewhere there summer series
array space (155 walnut avenue)
8pm

ken aldcroft - guitar
wes neal - bass
karen ng - alto saxophone
nicole rampersaud - trumpet
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
scott thomson - trombone


26
happening w/ diane roblin
tranzac (292 brunswick ave)
7:30pm

kyle brenders - woodwinds
diane roblin - piano
howard spring - guitar
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



28
happening w/ diane roblin
somewhere there summer series
array space (155 walnut avenue)
8pm

kyle brenders - woodwinds
diane roblin - piano
howard spring - guitar
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



june 2013


15
friendly rich & the lollypop people
silence (46 essex street, guelph)
8pm

rich marsella - voice, clarinet, guitar
matt fong - bass guitar
benjamin mueller-heaslip - piano
nichol robertson - guitar
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
steve ward - trombone



may 2013


21
hay/ ng/ sorbara
audiopollination
array space (155 walnut avenue)
8pm

jay hay - saxophones, bass clarinet
karen ng - alto saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion


26
joe sorbara's abakos
paul newman CD release party
array space (155 walnut avenue)
8pm

tania gill - piano
pete johnston - bass
keegan lutek - trumpet
wes neal - bass
paul newman - tenor saxophone
karen ng - alto saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



april 2013


06
sandro manzon & edges
cguc: noon hour concert series
conrad grebel university chapel (140 westmount road north, waterloo)
12:30pm

kourosh ghamsari-esfahani
kathryn ladano - bass clarinet
sandro manzon - piano
joe sorbara - drums, percussion


07
university of guelph cme
macdonald stewart art centre (gordon street, guelph)
1pm



march 2013


06
sandro manzon & edges
cguc: noon hour concert series
conrad grebel university chapel (140 westmount road north, waterloo)
12:30pm

kourosh ghamsari-esfahani
kathryn ladano - bass clarinet
sandro manzon - piano
joe sorbara - drums, percussion


07
glen hall & friends
university of guelph creative music symposium
mackinnon 107 (university of guelph)
12pm
ken aldcroft - guitar
glen hall - kyma sound design module, woodwinds
james harley - elecrtoacoustics
joe sorbara - drums, percussion


14
joe sorbara, solo
silence (46 essex street, guelph)
8pm
joe sorbara - drums, percussion


14
carolyn riddell & friends: 'nine moments of nothing and everything'
silence (46 essex street, guelph)
9pm
carolyn riddell - "real-time morphing/reshaping of an artwork"
w/
daniel fischlin - electric guitar
ben grossman - electronics
aldwyn hogg jr - flute
mark laver - alto saxophone
keegan lutek - trumpet
eden segal-grossman - alto saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



february 2013


23
nicholas loess + ben grossman & joe sorbara: medium/format/marker: la jetée in multiples
the somewhere there music festival
tranzac main hall (292 brunswick ave)
1pm
nicholas loess - live, manipulated film & video projection
w/
ben grossman - electronics, triggers
joe sorbara - drums, percussion, triggers


23
tania gill/ ben grossman/ joe sorbara
the somewhere there music festival
tranzac main hall (292 brunswick ave)
2pm
gill/ grossman/ sorbara
w/
tania gill - piano
ben grossman - hurdy-gurdy, electronics
joe sorbara - drums, percussion


23
ken aldcroft's convergence ensemble
the somewhere there festival of creative music
tranzac main hall (292 brunswick ave)
9pm
ken aldcroft - guitar
wes neal - bass
karen ng - alto saxophone
nicole rampersaud - trumpet
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
scott thomson - trombone


24
ken aldcroft's convergence ensemble
silence (46 essex street, guelph)
3pm
ken aldcroft - guitar
wes neal - bass
karen ng - alto saxophone
nicole rampersaud - trumpet
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
scott thomson - trombone





h o m e


[ i ] bio

[ ii ] events

upcoming  

archive  

[ iii ] projects

[ iv ] discography

[ v ] gallery

[ vi ] contact






o w m [ d o t ] o r g

2004            2005            2006            2007            2008            2009-2012            2013-2016            2017