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Mar 17 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Kite Trio (Montreal)
8:30 pm
In 2008, three twenty-something musicians found a way to fit a drum kit, an upright bass, a guitar, and a couple amps into a refrigerator-sized practice space at Montreal’s Concordia University. Since then Kite Trio has been engaging the instrumental musical tradition on their own terms, developing a defiantly weird creative voice that Dave King …
Mar 23 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Dave Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana
8:30 pm
Award-winning trumpeter and composer David Buchbinder leads this Juno award-winning, 8-piece orchestra of top jazz and world musicians. David Buchbinder’s Odessa/Havana is an exhilarating, unparalleled project of musical discovery: the creative cross-cultural collusion of Latin and Jewish klezmer musical styles. Originating in Toronto, the Canadian hub of cultural diversity, the group’s sound is truly original. With …
Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 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 …
Mar 24 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Sharon Minemoto (Vancouver)
8:30 pm
  Since the age of sixteen, Vancouver based pianist and composer, Sharon Minemoto has been performing to audiences around the world.​ In 1997, Sharon started her own quintet which performs her original compositions and has recorded four shows for CBC Radio as well as a CD released on Cellar Live Records entitled, “Side A”. In …
Mar 30 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Chelsea and the Cityscape
8:30 pm
Chelsea and the Cityscape is the Toronto-based jazz-pop sextet led by award-winning saxophonist/composer Chelsea McBride. Chelsea and the Cityscape began in 2011 as a way for McBride to express the moods she felt moving away to school in a big city as a bright-eyed millennial musician. Since then, their debut full-length album “What I Do” …
Mar 31 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Alex Goodman Quartet (NYC)
8:30 pm
“a definite musical voice” – Guitar International  “a jazz phenomenon the world over” – Birmingham Times “fluid lyricism” – Downbeat In 2013, Alex’s CD Bridges was nominated for a JUNO, Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year, Canada’s highest musical honor. Since moving to New York in 2012, Goodman has recorded with artists including John Patitucci, …
Apr 6 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Dan Faulk (NYC)
8:30 pm
  Celebrated tenor/soprano saxophonist Dan Faulk has recorded on several CDs with many of jazz’s legendary masters including Barry Harris, Jimmy Heath, J.J. Johnson, Wayne Shorter, and James Spaulding. For nearly 2 years, Dan was a full-time member of the J.J. Johnson Quintet until J.J. retired from music in December ’97. Dan recorded on 2 …
Apr 7 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Sophia Perlman Quartet
8:30 pm
“Perlman’s approach is all at once soulful, gut-wrenching, funky and provocative” -Lesley Mitchell-Clarke, The WholeNote MagazineSince completing her studies at Humber College in Toronto, Sophia Perlman has become a fixture of the Ontario jazz and blues scene. Her musicality, old-soul voice and skill as an improviser have made her a first-call featured singer with some …
Apr 13 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Andriy Tikhonov
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 …
Apr 14 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Rebecca Hennessy FOG Brass Band
8:30 pm
Rebecca Hennessy’s FOG Brass Band, is a New Orleans inspired brass band party with the intricacies of a modern jazz group. This band features the brassy fun-times frontline of tuba (Jay Burr), trombone (Tom Richards) and trumpet (Rebecca Hennessy), that will have toes tapping and bodies grooving alongside energetic electric guitar (Don Scott), rich piano …
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
7:00 pm
Mark Kelso – drums  Ted Quinlan – guitar Mike Downes – bass  Brian Dickinson – piano Singers are a surprise!
Apr 20 @ 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 …
Apr 21 @ 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 …
Apr 21 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Mike Downes Quartet
8:30 pm
“As gifted a composer as he is a bassist.” – Chris Kosky, International Society of Bassists “Mike’s time playing is delightfully inventive…his lines are clear, hip, and agile. His technique and intonation are extraordinary.” Kim Richmond, Jazz Player Magazine “Emotionally direct, profoundly lyrical bass work.” - Stuart Broomer, The Whole Note JUNO award winner Mike Downes …
Apr 27 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Big Band Theory
8:30 pm
Can we fit them all on the stage??? Yes we Can! The Big Band Theory had its genesis in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, without any clear idea where this project might end up. And… WOW! what an explosion of sound when seventeen of Kitchener-Waterloo’s (and beyond) most talented jazzers showed up for that first rehearsal in October …
Apr 28 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Brian Dickinson's "The Rhythm Method"
8:30 pm
  Brian Dickinson has been a mainstay on the Canadian jazz scene for over thirty-five years. His skills as a jazz pianist, composer and arranger have been heard on well over sixty recordings including over ten of his own releases as leader. As a sideman, Brian has performed and recorded with many of the greatest …
Adrean Farrugia (Toronto) and Joel Frahm (NYC) Sunday Matinee
4:00 pm
Award winning pianist and composer Adrean Farrugia is one of Canada’s most distinct voices on the piano. Adrean comes from a musical family. His father Bruno is a professional drummer in the music scene. His grandfather Joseph Ivan Arsenault was a Maritime fiddler. Adrean studied classical piano with Shirley Coit and Donald Cook before discovering …
May 4 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Jerzy Kaplanek and David Braid Duo
8:30 pm
  Internationally renowned violinist Jerzy Kapłanek has established himself as a chamber musician, member of the celebrated Penderecki String Quartet, soloist, dedicated teacher, adjudicator, artistic director of QuartetFest and lately as a jazz violinist He performs throughout Europe, Asia, and North and South America over 80 concerts each season. His album of works by Karol …
Tevert Sela Quartet featuring John Roney (Montreal)
8:30 pm
“An intriguing concert for all who love innovative and exciting jazz … Tevet Sela Quartet presents an intelligent and skillful mix of classical harmonies with a Kleizmer influence and North-African rhythms… ” - Time Out Magazine Tevet Sela is a Montreal-based saxophonist and composer of Israeli origin. In his repertoire, Tevet weaves Jazz with elements …
May 11 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Carey West Band
8:30 pm
Carey West is a dynamic vocalist who has lent her talents to several collaborations.  She has built a reputation energetic and heartfelt performances whether leading her Jazz ensemble “Carey West and The Millionaires”, fronting Carribean Funk group “The Liquidaires” or easing in with alt-bluegrass group “The Jeremiahs”. Her exploits have led to many high profile performances including a …
May 12 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Worst Pop Band Ever
8:30 pm
With influences ranging from Wayne Shorter to Levon Helm to J Dilla, this Toronto based group tries to combine a love of jazz and indie pop. Whether it be blending acoustic bass with turntables or analog synths with the saxophone, the WPBE sets out to twist & bend both originals and covers, straddling genres and …
4:00 pm
Bernie Senensky – Piano Jim Vivian – Bass Greg Pilo – Drums
May 18 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
8:30 pm
May 19 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
8:30 pm
May 25 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
8:30 pm
May 26 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
8:30 pm
WHITNEY ROSS-BARRIS is a Toronto-based jazz singer and actor who has performed on stages all around the world.   She sings an eclectic mix of classic jazz standards, dark and colourful singer-songwriter covers, and vintage-sounding originals with a playful and sultry edge. Following the release of her debut album, “Everybody’s Here,” Ross-Barris recently released her second …
Jun 1 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
8:30 pm
Jun 2 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
8:30 pm
Eliana Cuevas – vocals Jeremy Ledbetter – piano Mark Kelso – bass and percussion
Jun 8 @ 4:04 pm – 5:04 pm
4:04 pm
Jun 9 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
8:30 pm
Mark Kelso – drums, vocals Brian Dickinson – piano Mike Downes – bass


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