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Shirantha Beddage  Sunday Matinee  CD Release - "Momentum"
Shirantha Beddage – “Momentum” CD Release with special guest Will Kennedy Following the success of his JUNO-nominated album Identity, baritone saxophonist Shirantha Beddage continues to deliver his brand of high-octane modern jazz on the new album, Momentum, featuring Will Kennedy of the Yellowjackets. Having won numerous accolades in Canada as a performer and composer, including …
Sep 30 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Hannah Burge and Hendrik Meurkins (NYC)
  Singer, Hannah Burgé (bur-jeh) has just released her debut album, Green River Sessions. A synthesis of contemporary jazz and world music elements, GRS is a record of all heart. Heart for the urban spaces and the quiet peace that forests bring. Burgé has been a city girl since 1999, when she moved to Toronto …
Oct 1 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
“A solid sonic shot of festive fun!!  – Downbeat Award-winning trumpeter and composer David Buchbinder teams up with a crew of top Jazz and World musicians to present this unprecedented project of musical discovery: the Jewish-Cuban connection. David Buchbinder’s Odessa/Havana presents “delicately textured and dazzlingly tuneful music, with powerful, swinging and lyrical playing”, that is …
Aura and the Elora House Band featuring "Lighthouse" founder - Paul Hoffert
  Aura’s incredible voice has been stunning audiences and critics alike for over four decades. As Nat Hentoff said in his book The Grove International Encyclopedia of Jazz, “She is a phenomonel singer!” As well as building a formidable discography, Aura has performed extensively around the world with jazz giants – she toured the US and …
Christine Jensen's "Transatlantic Conversations"  (Montreal and Sweden)
“an original voice on the international jazz scene… [and] one of Canada’s most compelling composers,” - Mark Miller, Globe and Mail. “Jensen writes in three dimensions, with a quiet kind of authority that makes the many elements cohere. Wayne Shorter, Maria Schneider and Kenny Wheeler come to mind.” - Downbeat Magazine Multiple Juno Award winner …
Oct 14 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Top Pocket
Top Pocket returns to the Jazz Room on October 14. One of Waterloo’s best-known, and most popular Jazz bands since the late 80′s, this quartet has ranged from be-bop, fusion, Latin, and traditional jazz. These guys play with tremendous versatility and depth! Collectively, these musicians have performed with many top artists including Robbie Lane and the Disciples, …
Oct 15 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Jonathan Lindhorst (Germany)
Jonathan Lindhorst is a Berlin based saxophonist and composer who is not only an active member of the Berlin jazz and free improvised music scene, but also plays regularly in New York and in his home country of Canada. In addition to leading his own band The Limerence Quartet, he is a member of Innocent …
Roger Kellaway (Los Angeles) Sunday Matinee
Roger Kellaway is a giant of modern American music. An incomplete list of his many accomplishments includes: Academy Award Nomination, Film Score – “A Star is Born”, Barbra Streisand Director Grammy Award  -”Memos from Paradise” with Eddie Daniels Honorary Doctorate – New England Conservatory of Music 2010 Grand Prix du Jazz (Record Of The Year) …
Oct 21 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Norman Marshall Villeneuve's Jazz Message Sextet - Tribute to Art Blakey
  Norman Marshall Villeneuve, drums Michael Shand, piano Artie Roth, bass Meirion Kelly, trombone Ken Fornetran, alto sax Shawn Nykwist, tenor sax
Oct 28 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Oct 29 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Nov 4 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Nov 5 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm


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