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Dec 16 @ 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 …
Dec 16 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Bob Brough Quartet
8:30 pm
Bob Brough is best known as a tenorman who’s appeared over the years with various rock, jazz, and classical artists and has recorded as a sideman on many recordings including 2 Juno-nominated CDs with ‘Time Warp’ during the 1980’s. More recentlyrecorded examples of particular note arehis solo and ensemble performances on tenor saxophone on Richard …
Dec 22 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
The Tom Nagy Christmas Experience
8:30 pm
    The all-star lineup is back! Derek Hines – vocals Rob Gellner – trumpet Jason White – piano Don McDougall – drums Tom Nagy – bass This year, they are redeeming the worst Christmas music ever since 2017.  Plus they will bring back some of the great arrangements that have made this, in their …
Dec 23 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Lorne Lofsky Trio
8:30 pm
  Lorne Lofsky is an internationally recognized jazz guitarist. Born and raised in Toronto, he has been playing professionally for the last 42 years. He has played/toured or recorded with a who’s who of the jazz world, including Oscar Peterson, Ed Bickert, Rob McConnell, Chet Baker, Joey DeFrancesco, Pepper Adams, Ray Brown, Neils Henning Orsted  …
Dec 29 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Rebecca Binnendyk
8:30 pm
Hailing from Kitchener/Waterloo, Rebecca is an adult contemporary artist with crossover jazz and pop influences. Her 2016 album, Some Fun Out of Life, was distributed by Universal/Alma throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. It’s an upbeat, effervescent listen with a mix of covers and original tunes available on Spotify, Youtube, iTunes and Google Play. …
Dec 30 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Phoenix Jazz Group CD Release "Amparo"
8:30 pm
The Phoenix Jazz Group performs original acoustic mainstream jazz in a contemporary vein, acknowledging the great traditions in jazz that have gone before it. The spirit of improvisation is alive and well within the PJG as it spreads its jazz message through club and festival appearances as well as music clinics and jazz workshop performances …
Dec 31 2017 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 1 2018 @ 12:30 am
New Years Eve!  Rufus+Guests  Doors at 7 Band at 9
9:00 pm
  Rufus and his band Momma’s Kitchen will bring in the New Year by celebrating the music of legendary Soul artist and groups such as:Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, The O’Jays, The Isley Brothers, The Supremes, Jackson 5, Earth Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder and many more. This show will be filled with timeless hits that …
Jan 5 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Tim Louis
8:30 pm
As a jazz singer and pianist, Tim Louis offers something very special. His voice is his own and his talents appeal to those of us who crave warm retro feelings but want something fresh and new. Louis has been described as a triple-threat talent: singer, songwriter and pianist. As a performer, Louis connects with his …
Jan 6 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Mark Kelso & the Jazz Exiles
8:30 pm
The Juno nominated Jazz Exiles have arrived with their second recording, entitled “ELEMENTALS”.  Once again we have drummer/composer Mark Kelso leading the way on the drums, Rich Brown on the electric bass, Luis Deniz on alto saxophone, Joey Martel on electric guitar and the newest member on keyboards, Jeremy Ledbetter. With their original Jazz/Funk/Fusion sound …
Jan 12 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
8:30 pm
  Bassist and multi-instrumentalist David Woodhead is one of the most accomplished and truly original musicians in Canada, and his whimsical and rambunctious Confabulation is a thrill-ride for players and audiences alike. As a versatile and sympathetic session player, his work can be heard on well over 250 albums including many by Canada’s finest contemporary …
Jan 13 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Artie Roth quartet
8:30 pm
Toronto-born jazz bassist Artie Roth has been an active composer, bandleader, performer and educator in the national and international jazz communities, since his graduation from York University in 1992 with the Oscar Peterson Scholarship. After two Canada Council sponsored study tenures in New York City (1993 and 1997), Artie returned to Toronto establishing himself as …
Jan 14 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
4:00 pm
  What happens when you combine a powerful female horn section, Motown-style vocals, a Latin-influenced rhythm section and a Top-40-calibre stage show? The Achromatics: Music to be appreciated by the mind and body. Think Earth, Wind & Fire meets Enrique Iglesias or The Supremes meet Carlos Santana. The Achromatics are a nine-person superband creating a …
Jan 19 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Ted Gibbons Band
8:30 pm
Ted Gibbons is the quintessential gentleman jazz player.  His guitar and band-leading chops are impeccable as this group promises to wind their way around known and less-known standards in what will be a night to remember.  As an educator, Ted is beloved in the community, and this is an opportunity for teacher to shine.  Gibbons …
Jan 20 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
8:30 pm
Jan 26 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
8:30 pm


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