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May 25 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Andy Klaehn
8:30 pm
Andy Klaehn is a dynamic, multi-talented, professional musician, bandleader, and master teacher. He is a highly sought after alto, soprano, and tenor sax player, as well as a flute and clarinet player performing with various artists in a wide array of collaborations from duos to sextets. Andy is also a founding member of the renowned …
May 26 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Whitney Ross Barris
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
Tara Kannangara
8:30 pm
“Tara has the goods to back up the ambitious scope of her musical projects: clarion voice, solid lyrics, heavy trumpet chops and the kind of depth and sincerity that will keep you interested and wanting to dig deeper into what it is she’s offering.” -Elizabeth Shepherd Categorizing her diverse sound is a difficult proposition. Juno- …
Jun 2 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Eliana Cuevas
8:30 pm
  Through years of touring around the world, across Canada, and collaborating with Juno Award-winning performers, Eliana Cuevas has grown into an accomplished singer-songwriter and bandleader with unlimited colours in her compositional and lyrical palette. Among her honours are the National Jazz Award for Latin Jazz Artist of the Year (2009), a nomination for Best …
Jun 8 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Bernie Carroll Project
8:30 pm
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 9 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Mark Kelso Trio
8:30 pm
  Originally hailing from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Canadian drummer Mark Kelso has made Toronto, Canada his home for quite some time. Not only is he a skilled musician who plays drums and percussion, but he is also a singer, producer, composer and band leader as well. Mark has also been the Head of the percussion …
Jun 15 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Stubble Jumpers Organ Trio
8:30 pm
Ted Warren – drums Kelly Jefferson – tenor sax Jeff McLeod – organ
Jun 16 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Jocelyn Barth Trio
8:30 pm
Jocelyn Barth is one of Canada’s exciting emerging vocalists. As a jazz singer, Jocelyn is known for her emotional expressiveness and sensitivity. She delivers a lyric with intention, depth and authenticity while maintaining the playfulness of phrasing that comes from her instinctively instrumentalist-like approach to singing. While happy to keep it simple, she loves to stretch …
Jun 22 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
William Mukuna Trio
8:30 pm
William Mukuna is a guitarist based in the Greater Toronto Area. Fusing elements of World music, Afro-beat, Latin rhythms, Hip-hop and Jazz improvisation - the trio takes you through a musical journey that brings music from the World together.  The guitarist was featured on Jazz FM 91.1 on the jazzology program hosted by Larry Green.  Deeply influenced by …
Jun 23 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Dave Young Quintet
8:30 pm
“To my way of thinking, Dave Young is one of the most talented bassists on the jazz scene. His harmonic sympatico and unerring sense of time have kept him in the foreground of the jazz picture.”   –Dr. Oscar Peterson “…Flawless time, big buoyant tone and bold solo ideas…keen instincts and depth of musicality. The results …
Jazz Festival!! Sienna Dahlen and Amanda Tosoff
8:00 pm
Sienna Dahlen “My first thought when hearing her enigmatic swooping vocals was of Jeff Buckley… The whole album has an enchanted feel; the songs are personal but not confessional, and the orchestration develops them perfectly. There’s unflinching clarity and also beauty in these songs of love and loss.“  -Alison Bentley, London Jazz News, UK Amanda …
Jazz Festival!! Geoffrey Keezer and Gillian Margot
8:00 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. A native of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Keezer was playing in jazz clubs as a teenager, holding down the piano chair for Art Blakey at …
Jun 29 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Jazz Festival!! Jaron Freeman-Fox Quartet
8:30 pm
  Show update!!  This will be a cross disciplinary artistic performance. We will have visual artist Laurie Wanfor-Nolan painting a mural of the Jaron Freeman-Fox show in real time. If you missed him last season,  you should take advantage of this opportunity.  Jaron and his band were a big hit with the Jazz Room audience with …

 


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