j o e s o r b a r a [ d o t ] c o m . e v e n t s

september 2018


05
temporary ensembles
jazz at presentation house
anne macdonald studio (333 chesterfield avenue, north vancouver)
8pm

tommy babin - bass
ridley bishop - tenor saxophone
jared burrows - guitar
meredith bates - violin
nikki carter - alto saxophone
bill clark - trumpet
clyde reed - bass
carol sawyer - voice
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
elisa thorn - harp



15
the guelph youth jazz ensemble with special guest joe sorbara
guelph jazz festival
market square (downtown guelph)
2pm



15
silence collective
emmet ray (924 college street)
8pm

matt brubeck - cello
gary diggins - trumpet, etc
daniel fischlin - guitars
lewis melville - pedal steel, banjo, etc
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



august 2018


10
bruno hubert trio
the libra room (1608 commercial drive, vancouver)
7pm

bruno hubert - piano
james meger - bass
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



19
joe sorbara 5 & 4
emmet ray (924 college street)
830 and 930 pm

5 . music by joe sorbara
tania gill- piano
rebecca hennessy - trumpet
michael herring - bass
andrew kay - alto saxophone
joe Sorbara - drums, percussion

4 . music by thelonious monk
irene harrett (bass)
andrew kay (alto saxophone)
jonathan kay (tenor saxophone)
joe sorbara (drums, percussion)



june 2018


23
improvising community: a free improvisation Q'n'A
bill clark, peggy lee, joe sorbara
iicsi/ vancouver international jazz festival colloquium
university of british columbia, robson campus, room C420
10am

bill clark - trumpet
peggy lee - cello
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



april 2018


04
temporary ensembles night
presentation house studio (333 chesterfield avenue, north vancouver)
8pm

saul alviar - vibraphone
ridley bishop - reeds
jared burrows - guitar
jesus caballero - drums
nikki carter - saxophones
bill clark - trumpet
natasha d'agostino - voice
rory hislop - trumpet
john paton - saxophones
clyde reed - bass
carol sawyer - voice
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



21
the john paton quartet
self help
gold saucer studio (211-207 w hastings street, vancouver)
8pm

eli davidovici - bass
kevin elaschuck - trumpet
john paton - tenor saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



25
jeff younger
tangent cafe (2095 commercial drive, vancouver)
7pm

jeff younger - guitar, voice
+
russell sholberg - bass
ron samworth - guitar
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



28
interference 27.2: joe sorbara
kickstand (flagstaff, arizona)
7pm



march 2018


02-11
Two Hours Early, Ten Minutes Late + Mars People
a celebration of the music of Ken Aldcroft

02 March | Montréal | Café Résonance

03 March | Ottawa | Black Squirrel Books (IMOO)

04 March | Hamilton | Artword Artbar (Zula Presents)

07 March | Waterloo | Harmony Lunch (Admission of Guilt)

08 March | Kingston | St Mark’s Lutheran Church (Tone Deaf)

09 March | Guelph | Silence

10 March | Toronto | the TRANZAC

11 March | Toronto | Arrayspace (Somewhere There) *

* a "temporary ensembles night" of free improvisation with local improvisers

jason robinson - tenor saxophone
eric hofbauer - electric guitar
emily denison - trumpet
daniel kruger - acoustic guitar
joe sorbara - drums, percussion

tour information



27
clyde reed, joe sorbara, josh zubot
sawdust collector
gold saucer studio (211-207 w hastings street, vancouver)
9pm

clyde reed - bass
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
josh zubot - violin



february 2018


14
jared burrows, clyde reed, carol sawyer, joe sorbara
presentation house studio (333 chesterfield avenue, north vancouver)
8pm

jared burrows - guitar
clyde reed - bass
carol sawyer - voice
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



24
composing for improvisors: an afternoon of discussion, open rehearsal, and performance
somewhere there creative music festival
tranzac, main hall (282 brunswick avenue)
2pm
brian abbott - guitar, direction
zach clark - bass, electronics, harmonium, direction
bea labikova - alto saxophone, direction
kayla milmine - soprano saxophone
cheryl o - cello
heather saumer - trombone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
kristen theriault - harp
laura swankey - voice



november 2017


11
jared burrows, bill clark, clyde reed, joe sorbara
presentation house studio (333 chesterfield avenue, north vancouver)
8pm

jared burrows - guitar
bill clark -trumpet
clyde reed - bass
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



october 2017


04
friendly rich & the lollipop people
the great blue heron tour
musical chairs (kingtson, ontario)



05
friendly rich & the lollipop people
the great blue heron tour
divan orange (montréal, quebec)



06
friendly rich & the lollipop people
the great blue heron tour
trou du diable brewery (shawinigan, quebec)



07
friendly rich & the lollipop people
the great blue heron tour
bal du lezard (quebec city, quebec)



11
germaine liu
w/ man forever, luyos mc/reila
x avant/ departures series
918 bathurst
8pm

germaine liu - water, percussion
joe sorbara - water, percussion
mark zurawinski - water, percussion

info



11
andrew furlong, andrew kay, tom richards, joe sorbara
music by & for ken aldcroft
tranzac, southern cross lounge (282 brunswick avenue)
10pm

andrew furlong - bass
andrew kay - alto saxophone
tom richards - trombone
joe sorbara - water, percussion



13
friendly rich & the lollipop people
w/ hawksley workman + kevin breit
the great blue heron tour
the heliconian club (35 hazelton avenue)
9pm



14
friendly rich & the lollipop people
the great blue heron tour
taco metal bar (hamilton)



september 2017


13
allemano/ lukashevsky/ sorbara/ west/ zukerman
like this
tranzac, southern cross lounge (292 brunswick avenue)
730pm

lina allemano - trumpet
alex lukashevsky - guitar
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
brodie west - alto saxophone
andrew zukerman - buchla synth



13
wes neal, patrick o'reilly, joe sorbara
music by & for ken aldcroft
tranzac, southern cross lounge (292 brunswick avenue)
10pm

wes neal - bass
patrick o'reilly - guitar
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



14
friendly rich & the lollipop people
the great blue heron tour
the moonshine cafe (oakville, ontario)



15
friendly rich & the lollipop people
the great blue heron tour
the guelph jazz festival (guelph, ontario)



22
friendly rich & the lollipop people
the great blue heron tour
spot 1 (brampton, ontario)



23
friendly rich & the lollipop people
the great blue heron tour
villain's (windsor, ontario)



27
w/ bellwether4
tranzac, southern cross lounge (292 brunswick avenue)
10pm

anthony argatoff - alto saxophone
emily denison - trumpet
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
victor vrankulj



30
friendly rich & the lollipop people
the great blue heron tour
tipling hall (shelburne, ontario)



august 2017


09
andrew furlong, andrew kay, joe sorbara
music by & for ken aldcroft
tranzac, southern cross lounge (292 brunswick avenue)
10pm

andrew furlong - bass
andrew kay - alto saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



13
now here this
array space (155 walnut avenue)
8pm

paul newman - tenor saxophone
heather saumer - trombone
noah sherman - drums
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



14
friendly rich & the lollipop people
the great blue heron tour
the cameron house (408 Queen Street West)
10pm

friendly rich - voice, guitar, clarinet
philip miles - guitar
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
steve ward - trombone, effects



21
friendly rich & the lollipop people
the great blue heron tour
the cameron house (408 Queen Street West)
10pm

friendly rich - voice, guitar, clarinet
philip miles - guitar
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
steve ward - trombone, effects



28
friendly rich & the lollipop people
the great blue heron tour
the cameron house (408 Queen Street West)
10pm

friendly rich - voice, guitar, clarinet
philip miles - guitar
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
steve ward - trombone, effects



july 2017


09
the imaginary percussion ensemble
array space (155 walnut avenue)
8pm

anthony argatoff, emily denison, tomasz krakowiak, joe sorbara, mark zurawinski



12
daniel kruger + karen ng, joe sorbara
music by & for ken aldcroft
tranzac, southern cross lounge (292 brunswick avenue)
10pm

daniel kruger - guitar
karen ng - alto saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



18
tania gill, ken mcdonald, joe sorbara
tranzac, southern cross lounge (292 brunswick avenue)
10pm

tania gill - piano
ken mcdonald - bass
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



22
tania gill, hafez modirzadeh, joe sorbara
tranzac, southern cross lounge (292 brunswick avenue)
7pm

tania gill - piano
hafez modirzadeh - tenor saxophone
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



23
allison cameron, nicole rampersaud, joe sorbara
array space (155 walnut avenue)
8pm

allison cameron - sounds
nicole rampersaud - trumpet
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



23
bill gilliam, glen hall, joe sorbara
array space (155 walnut avenue)
8pm

bill gilliam - piano
glen hall - woodwinds, laptop
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



june 2017


06
steve sladkowski & joe sorbara
track could bend
the steady (1051 bloor street west)
8pm

steve sladkowski - guitar
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



13
swamp people: music by jimmy giuffre
tranzac, southern cross lounge (292 brunswick avenue)
10pm

michael davidson - vibes
andrew furlong - bass
jay hay - tenor saxophone, clarinet
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



14
joe sorbara & brodie west
w/ fernandes/ nakatani/ posen + tatsuya nakatani solo
tone festival
tranzac, southern cross lounge (292 brunswick avenue)
9pm

joe sorbara - drums, percussion
brodie west - alto saxophone



16
joni nehrita
hope in the street
baker street, guelph
745pm

joni nehrita - voice, piano
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
tyler wagler - bass
nick zubeck - guitar



17
paul dutton & joe sorbara
raw space (221 sterling road, studio 5)
8pm

paul dutton - mouth
joe sorbara - percussion



18
CeramiX
ceramic instruments by chiho tokita, music by germaine liu
something else! festival
worker's arts and heritage centre (51 stuart street, hamilton)
2pm

tomasz krakowiak - percussion
joe sorbara - percussion
mark zurawinski - percussion



20
my misshapen ear
tranzac, southern cross lounge (292 brunswick avenue)
10pm

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



may 2017


04+05
when you were gone
text by thomas king, music by rebecca hennessy
silence guelph (46 essex street, guelph)
8pm

jeff bird, matt brubeck, colin couch, gary diggins,
daniel fischlin, rebecca hennessy, thomas king,
lewis melville, + joe sorbara



18
friendly rich & the lollipop people
the rivoli (334 queen street west)
9pm
friendly rich marsella - voice, guitar, clarinet
w/
jon meyer - bass
nichol roberston - guitars
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
steve ward - trombone



april 2017


02
CME
silence guelph (46 essex street, guelph)
12pm

anneliese belder - acoustic guitar
trevor cooke - electric guitar
ryan cosman - piano
andy miller - melodica, preparations
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
graeme steinman - clarinet
andre watson - drums, percussion
tim wilson - banjo
+
matt brubeck - cello
daniel fischlin - gruitar



12
jonathan adjemian, andrew furlong, jay hay & joe sorbara
music by & for ken aldcroft
tranzac, southern cross lounge (292 brunswick avenue)
10pm

jonathan adjemian - piano
andrew furlong - bass
jay hay - tenor saxophone, clarinet
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



15
gordon shawcross & the burke carroll singers
w/ the new grease revival
spot 1 (brampton)
8pm



16
swamp people: music by jimmy giuffre
somewhere there presents...
the emmet ray (924 college street)
830pm

michael davidson - vibes
andrew furlong - bass
jay hay - tenor saxophone, clarinet
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



21
CeramiX
ceramic instruments by chiho tokita, music by germaine liu
the gardiner museum (111 queens park)
7pm

tomasz krakowiak - percussion
joe sorbara - percussion
mark zurawinski - percussion



26
bellwether4 w/ joe sorbara
tranzac, southern cross lounge (292 brunswick avenue)
10pm

anthony argatoff - alto saxophone
emily denison - trumpet
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
victor vrankulj - bass



28
my misshapen ear
w/ lori freedman, daniel kruger & sandro manzon
résonance (5175a av. du parc, montréal)
6pm
anthony argatoff - alto saxophone
andrew furlong - bass
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



29
my misshapen ear
w/ special guests
silence (46 essex street, guelph)
8pm
anthony argatoff - alto saxophone
andrew furlong - bass
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



march 2017


19
paul dutton & joe sorbara
zula presents... voice will be voice
art gallery of hamilton
2pm

paul dutton - mouth
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



february 2017


09
friendly rich & the lollipop people
altspace vr (altvr.com)
7pm

friendly rich marsella - voice
jon meyer - bass
gregory oh - melodica
nichol robertson - banjo
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
steve ward - trombone



10
my misshapen ear
tranzac, southern cross lounge (292 brunswick avenue)
730pm

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



11
glen hall, michael lynn, joe sorbara
audiopollination
arrayspace (155 walnut avenue)
8pm

glen hall - tenor saxophone, flute
michael lynn - bass
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



18
denison/ rampersaud/ sorbara
celebrating ken aldcroft
silence (46 essex street, guelph)
8pm

emily denison - trumpet
nicole rampersaud - trumpet
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



january 2017


11
my misshapen ear + emily denison
(w/ mike gennaro)
music by & for ken aldcroft
tranzac, southern cross lounge (292 brunswick avenue)
10pm

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



13
my misshapen ear
tranzac, southern cross lounge (292 brunswick avenue)
730pm

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



19
UofG faculty concert
the goldschmidt room (mackinnon 107)
12pm

howard spring - guitar
al gorman- guitar
joe sorbara - music stand, brushes

james harley - electronics
joe sorbara - satellite dish



19
friendly rich & the lollipop people
the moonshine cafe (137 kerr street, oakville)
9pm

friendly rich - voice, guitar, clarinet
w/
john meyer - bass
nichol robertson - guitar
joe sorbara - drums, percussion



22
michael herring, luan phung, joe sorbara
the emmet ray (924 college street)
830pm

michael herring - bass
luan phung - guitar
joe sorbara - drums



26
pencer/ sorbara/ tielli
tranzac, southern cross lounge (292 brunswick avenue)
10pm

daniel pencer - woodwinds
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
doug tielli - trombone



29
nicole rampersaud, joe sorbara & linsey wellman
(with lina allemano, solo)
array space (155 walnut avenue)
8pm

nicole rampersaud - trumpet
joe sorbara - drums, percussion
linsey wellman - alto saxophone





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