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May 24 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Big Band Theory - Special Event!!
8:30 pm
   This is a last minute booking but we are making the show free to passholders!! 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 …
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 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jaymz Bee's One Stop Vocal Jazz Safari @ The Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
6:00 pm
JAZZ.FM91 presents The One Stop Vocal Jazz Safari 24 Stellar Vocalists in One Show! Produced and hosted by Jaymz Bee Musical Director John Sherwood (piano) with Mark Kelso (drums), George Koller (bass) and Eric St-Laurent (drums) 24 vocalist in a three hour showcase! Featuring June Garber, Genevieve Marentette, Jay Douglas, Joni Nehrita, Denielle Bassels and …
Jun 2 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Ray Podhornik Sextet
8:30 pm
“…his solos and horn section work will drop your jaw” – The Soul Mission. “Ray Podhornik has been “rated as one of the top three trumpet players in Canada” – BarbaraFulton.com The Ray Podhornik  Sextet brings a Latin touch to what approaches a big band sound. A versatile and accomplished artist, Ray’s high energy trumpet …
Jun 3 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Jeff King's "Catalyst"
8:30 pm
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
Ryan Cassidy
8:30 pm
Local multi instrumentalist Ryan Cassidy  grew up with  the tutelage of Robin Habermehl  as well as music staff at Forest Heights Collegiate. Ryan developed his skills to become one of the area’s top young jazz musicians. He continued his formal training through the Applied Music program at Mohawk College, immersed in the musical theory and …
Jun 10 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Joe Bowden Sextet
8:30 pm
A drummer, composer and arranger, Joe Bowden spent his formative years in the projects of Halifax, Nova Scotia. He moved to Toronto in the 80’s to pursue his music career. He toured with Salome Bey from ’84-’88, which included a performance at Expo ’86 in Vancouver. He also performed at the ’99 Barbados Jazz Festival, …
Jun 16 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 pm
Bernie Carroll Project
8:30 am
Following their triumphant performances at The Jazz Room during The Winter Jazz Festival in 2016, and The Registry Theatre in 2017, The Bernie Carroll Project returns to The Jazz Room. Veteran Drummer Bernie Carroll will be joined by outstanding local Jazz musicians Dave Wiffen, Tenor Saxophone, Flutist Doug Wicken, Bassist Al Richardson and Pianist Ralph …
Jun 17 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Turboprop
8:30 pm
Innovative and electrifying, Toronto jazz drummer Ernesto Cervini has energy to burn, whether radiating it from behind his kit or working on any number of musical and educational projects.  With his sextet Turboprop Cervini flexes his arranging muscles, creating a vast landscape of musical textures, and moods on which these monster musicians can play.     The …
Jun 22 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Pilar
8:30 pm
Pilar’s statement…. met my father when I was six, he died when I was eleven, and I only saw him about 12 times in my life.   Without knowing him well as a child, I  seemed to have inherited his love for words. I did not know his story or that he was a poet until my thirties. My parents …
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
Genevieve Marentette
8:30 pm
“She is, to me, the perfect balance of fragile beauty and a burning intensity that makes her and her music irresistible.” – Don Thompson (Canadian Jazz Giant, Order of Canada) “A lovely muse of music…a femme fatale from film noir…jazz improvisation at its best…that’s Geneviève “Gigi” Marentette” - Don Franks (Actor, musician) “This fresh new jazz singer …
Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
In Orbit
4:00 pm
Yamaha Performing Artist and saxophonist with Dave Matthews Band Jeff Coffin rejects all labels and categories other than “music” and “musician” when asking how to describe his playing, writing and himself. Jeff is an internationally recognized saxophonist, bandleader, composer and educator, and has been traveling the globe since the mid-1990′s. He is a three-time Grammy …

 


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