Season 8!!!!

The Jazz Room is presented by the Grand River Jazz Society. We are a registered charity – donations can be made to the Grand River Jazz Society or by clicking the button.
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Nov 23 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Andriy Tykhonov
8:30 pm
Andriy Tykhonov has become a Jazz Room favourite having performed to capacity crowds numerous times since the venue’s inception.  Andriy’s enthusiasm, energy and musicianship are infectious and always leave the crowd smiling.  A graduate of the Jazz Department of the Glier State Music College of Kiev in 1995, Andriy Tykhonov is recognized as a prominent …
Nov 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jam Session!!
3:00 pm
Saturday afternoon from 3 – 5 PM, practice your improvisation by playing jazz on the Jazz Room stage at the monthly Jazz Room jam session. It’ is a great opportunity for local musicians to meet and play together, share ideas and learn new tricks. If you ever wanted to play jazz music, but don’t have …
Joy Lapps - Larnell Lewis Group sponsored by Diva International
8:30 pm
  Joy Lapps is a musician, composer and arts educator. Her efficiency with the tenor pan and her diverse performance range have led to great audience receptions, and flattering recognition from seasoned professional pannists. She performed at various festivals including Toronto’s Afrofest, Muhtadi’s International Drumming Festival, Toronto’s TD Jazz Festival and Antigua’s Moods of Pan Festival. …
The R & B Jazz Songbook featuring Carlos Morgan
8:30 pm
Solroc Music Presents: “The R&B Jazz Songbook” Ft. Carlos Morgan. “The R&B Jazz Songbook” is a musical concept created, produced, co-arranged and executive produced by Carlos Morgan and co-produced, co-arranged and musically directed by Darryl Joseph-Dennie f/ Solroc Music. Morgan and Dennie arrange and classic, timeless R&B …  
Dec 1 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Hilario Duran's  "Contumbao"
8:30 pm
Hilario Duran’s “Contumbao” explores the entire spectrum Of Cuban music with the authenticity and vibrancy of Duran’s unique musical vision into the foreseeable future. Internationally recognised as a jazz pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader of the highest order, the Cuban-Canadian Duran has been based in Toronto for the past two decades, but his musical heart …
Joni NehRita sponsored by Diva International
8:30 pm
          Toronto-born Jamaican-Canadian singer/songwriter/musician Joni NehRita has become a staple on the regional scene of KW/Guelph since relocating there a decade ago. She is known for steadily releasing great music & being an engaging performer. While her musical tastes are eclectic, she is best known as a soul/R&B artist and as a jazz …
Dec 8 @ 11:22 pm – Dec 9 @ 12:22 am
John MacMurchy
11:22 pm
“It’s an honest sound that John uses to converse with the listener. Nothing is hidden. It’s all there on the table. Heart. Experience. Pleasure. Life.” -Sheldon Zandboer John MacMurchy is a performer, composer and recording artist based in Toronto. A woodwind player, John concentrates on clarinet, tenor saxophone and baritone saxophone and is fluent in …
Sonja Gustafson sponsored by Diva international
8:30 pm
  London’s award-winning Jazz songstress Sonja Gustafson is a talented vocalist with a unique style and polish.  Her traditional approach reflects an appreciation for the forerunners of vocal jazz, bringing a cool verve to classic and lesser-known standards.  Honest and soulful in her delivery and grace, Sonja Gustafson is dazzling whether performing torch ballads, scatting …
Dec 15 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
David Restivo quintet
8:30 pm
David Restivo is one of Canada’s most respected and influential jazz artists. He is a 3-time winner of the National Jazz Awards’ Pianist of the Year Award, and is listed in the current edition of Canadian Who’s Who. He is well known for his work with Rob McConnell’s Boss Brass and Tentet, the Mike Murley …
Woodhouse + Barbra Lica sponsored by Diva International
4:00 pm
 With over 10 years of sold-­out shows throughout Canada, The Woodhouse amazes audiences with their unique arrangements of jazz and holiday classics. Described as a “little big band” with their jazz quintet plus vocals configuration, they have received featured programming and regular rotation on CBC Radio and JazzFM. Their debut album Home for Christmas was …
The Tom Nagy Christmas Experience sponsored by Norton Engineering
8:30 pm
      Have you heard the Fake News? Join Derek HInes, Rob Gellner, Jason White, Don McDougall and, yes, Tom Nagy for what the Globe and Mail may one day refer to as “perhaps one of… the top 18 biggest frauds perpetuated on an unsuspecting public in ( Tom Nagy’s) history”.  With dancing bears …
Dec 22 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Jason White
8:30 pm
Jason White operates at the forefront of music-making and teaching in Waterloo Region. A co-founder of the acclaimed Jazz Room music venue, a resident pianist with the K-W Symphony, and a frequent collaborator with dancers, visual artists, architects, actors, and playwrights, his various performance projects have been seen in many venues running from jazz clubs …
Dec 28 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Steve McDade Sextet
8:30 pm
Steve McDade – Jazz Trumpeter | Flugelhornist Steve McDade (trumpet / flugelhorn) has become an integral name on the list of top Canadian trumpet players. Born in Glasgow, Scotland and raised in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, McDade began playing the trumpet at the age of 12 with the Burlington Teen Tour Band, touring Europe and North …
Dec 29 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Juliet Dunn sponsored by Diva International
8:30 pm
  Juliet is quite world experienced with many global connections making her an eclectic and seasoned performer. Originally hailing from the UK and half Jamaican, Juliet has lived in Vancouver BC, Niagara-on-the-Lake and St. Catharines, Ontario as well as Paris, France where she lived for 13 years.  She now resides in the Niagara region of …


Special Thanks

Some of our proud sponsors and funding partners include:

Wall’s Piano Gallery

Jazz Room Sponsors

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