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Nov 24 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Lily Frost
8:30 pm
A prolific songwriter, Lily Frost currently has 12 albums under her belt, under 5 different labels — Warner, Nettwerk, Aporia, Boxton and Marquis.  Lily Frost comes from the Montreal underground mod scene.  She moved to Vancouver and went from busking rockabilly to spearheading the Cocktail nation with her band The Colorifics who led the Blue …
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jam Session!!
2:00 pm
  Saturday afternoon from 2 – 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 …
Nov 25 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Trevor Giancola trio
8:30 pm
Guitarist Trevor Giancola is becoming a staple of Toronto’s thriving jazz and creative music scene. He has performed as a member the Mike Murley Quartet, the Kelly Jefferson Quartet, Boptarts featuring Seamus Blake, Trevor Falls Collective, The Trevor Giancola Quartet and Trio, Josh Cole 4tet, Monk’s Music, and others. He has shared the stage with …
Dec 1 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
New Vibes +Penderecki Quartet
8:30 pm
Hailed by The Toronto Star as Canada’s Gershwin brothers and with songs “worthy of inclusion in the Great American Songbook,” according to CBC Radio, the Breithaupt Brothers – Don (music), Jeff (lyrics) – released the universally acclaimed Just Passing Through: The Breithaupt Brothers Songbook Vol. II on Alma Records in 2014. Brothers Jeff and Don …
Dec 2 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Louis Simao Ensemble
8:30 pm
    “Utterly unique” - CBC Radio One Toronto-based musician, Louis Simão has been composing, performing and recording as a multi-instrumentalist in a variety of genres for twenty years. 2016 marked the release of his much-anticipated solo album, “A Luz” (The Light) – a collection of Simão’s own compositions and arrangements. Joined by the best …
Dec 8 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Elaine Ruddock
8:30 pm
A native of Waterloo Region, Elaine Ruddock is a remarkable jazz singer who has been singing since childhood. She has studied both instrumental and choral music, and performed in theatrical and musical productions. Her focus now is on small jazz ensembles from duos to quintets, where she sings some of the most beautiful music ever …
Dec 9 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Yvette Tollar Group
8:30 pm
Toronto vocalist Yvette Tollar is a mainstay on the Canadian jazz and world music scenes. She studied in New York with Sheila Jordan and participated in workshops at the Banff Centre for the Arts, working with Dave Holland, Kenny Werner and Joe Lovano. Tollar started her professional career at 16, and has been a regular …
Dec 15 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
The Woodhouse with Barbra Lica
8:30 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 …
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
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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
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 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
New Years Eve!  Rufus+Guests
8:30 pm
That D.A.M Soul Tribute is a tribute show that celebrates the music of Donny Hathaway, Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye. Come out and enjoy a night of timeless hits, let us take you down memory lane with the songs that have been the soundtrack to many of our lives. Songs like“Respect”, “Natural Women”, “Let’s Get …

 


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