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Apr 28 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Derek Hines Quintet
8:30 pm
Wonderful local singer and chef brings an amazing band to his yearly Jazz Room show.  Derek sings jazz as it should be sung, with skill and emotion.  Year of touring have honed Derek’s art to a fine edge. For this show, Derek has assembled an all star cast of musicians… Derek Hines – vocais Adrien …
Apr 29 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
On Topic Trio
8:30 pm
On Topic is a perfect mixer of the maturity that comes from experience and the fire of Youth. Drummer Aubrey Dayle (Vernon Reid, John Popper, James ‘Blood’ Ulmer, David Murray), guitarist Kim Ratcliffe (Ron Sexmith, David Clayton Tomas) And Bassist Brad Cheeseman (Nancy Walker, Terry Clarke) have joined forces to produce some truly expressive jazz …
May 5 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
HWO
8:30 pm
Piano/Bass/Drums – a classic jazz trio format. HWO is original music penned by Thomas Hammerton, Tyler Wagler, and Dave O’Neill. In the mix are tunes by Radiohead, the Beatles, Tears for Fears, Genesis, Tom Waits, and favourite songs from the massive catalogue of the standards repertoire. HWO are excited to expand the trio to a …
May 6 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Avataar
8:30 pm
Avataar is lead by saxophonist/flutist/composer Sundar Viswanathan.  He marries modern jazz, Classical Indian music, Brazilian lyricism, atmospheric textures and ambiance, Javanese gamelan, and contemporary improvisation. Avataar’s music has drawn comparison to Mahavishnu Orchestra, Keith Jarrett with Jan Garbarek, late Coltrane, and Oregon. The resulting confluence is a mesmerizing blend of rhythmic hypnotism, sonic landscapes and …
May 12 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Alysha Brilla and the Brillion Dollar Band
8:30 pm
“Alysha’s music is the sound of summer. It’s pop, a bit jazzy and bit bluesy. That’s what makes it fun.’ – James Keelaghan Twice Juno Award nominated singer-songwriter, producer and community organizer Alysha Brilla is a critically acclaimed Indian-Tanzanian Canadian artist who just released her third self produced album, “HUMAN”. Brilla’s new music draws on …
May 13 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Kirk MacDonald Quartet
8:30 pm
With an established reputation as one of Canada’s leading saxophonists, Kirk MacDonald cut his first record at the age of thirteen. Throughout his career, he has received numerous awards, and has worked with many leading musicians in a variety of musical genres. He has performed on over fifty CDs as both leader and sideman, and …
May 19 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Dave Young Trio with Jerzy Kaplanek
8:30 pm
Don’t miss this one!! Jerzy Kaplanek of the Pendereki String quartet, and fine jazz fiddler, teams up with three of the Jazz Room’s favorite players – Dave Young, Robi Botos and Ethan Ardelli  for this concert. Internationally renowned violinist Jerzy Kapłanek has established himself as a chamber musician, member of the celebrated Penderecki String Quartet, …
May 20 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Rudy Smith Quartet Denmark/Toronto
8:30 pm
In a career spanning six decades, alto steel pan player Rudy Smith has built a reputation exploring and bridging the world of jazz with his native instrument, the steel pan, finding in each a sincere spirit of musical expression. In the process, he has performed and recorded with many jazz musicians and artists from almost …
May 26 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Dave Woodhead's Confabulation
8:30 pm
“complex, orchestrated music, complete with unusual time signatures, backed by the stellar Confabulation…There’s a lot to absorb, but the melodies get embedded in your head.”  – Penguin Eggs 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 …
May 27 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Andrea Superstein Quartet Vancouver
8:30 pm
“if you thought that no vocalist could ever bring anything new to a classic, think again.” – The Whole Note You have to know the rules in order to break them. Andrea Superstein knows the rules. And she breaks them. Gleefully,taking swing, blues, Latin and ballad and subtly infusing pop, indie rock and other unexpected …
Jun 2 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
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Jun 3 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
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Juno award winning musician Jeff King is a Toronto-based saxophonist and woodwind specialist that performs all over Canada, the U.S., and internationally. As a student in university he studied classical saxophone, flute and clarinet. After finishing his degree he quickly moved to Toronto to study jazz he has been based there ever since. Along with …
Jun 9 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
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Jun 23 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Montuno Police
8:30 pm
Six accomplished musicians playing original instrumental compositions, combining wicked grooves and creative interplay. They mix the harmonic and improvisational traditions of North American Jazz with the rhythmic influences of Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Arabic music. The result is an aural explosion of global grooves taking the ear in new and riveting musical directions. The core band …
Jun 24 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Geoff Keezer and Gillan Margot
8:30 pm
With his highly regarded discography, unique compositions, and acclaimed performances in a variety of configurations, multiple GRAMMY®-nominated pianist Geoffrey Keezer commands the attention typically reserved for the living legends of jazz. Whether recording with jazzy chanteuses Diana Krall or Dianne Reeves, touring with trumpet king Chris Botti, or collaborating with pop icon Sting, sax legend …

 


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