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Sonja Gustafson sponsored by Diva international
8:30 pm
  London’s award-winning Jazz songstress Sonja Gustafson is a talented vocalist with a unique style and polish.  Her traditional approach reflects an appreciation for the forerunners of vocal jazz, bringing a cool verve to classic and lesser-known standards.  Honest and soulful in her delivery and grace, Sonja Gustafson is dazzling whether performing torch ballads, scatting …
Dec 15 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
David Restivo quintet
8:30 pm
David Restivo is one of Canada’s most respected and influential jazz artists. He is a 3-time winner of the National Jazz Awards’ Pianist of the Year Award, and is listed in the current edition of Canadian Who’s Who. His all-star quintet will deliver a collection of original compositions from his 2016 Modica Music release, The …
Woodhouse + Barbra Lica sponsored by Diva International
4:00 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 was …
The Tom Nagy Christmas Experience sponsored by Norton Engineering
8:30 pm
      Have you heard the Fake News? Join Derek HInes, Rob Gellner, Jason White, Don McDougall and, yes, Tom Nagy for what the Globe and Mail may one day refer to as “perhaps one of… the top 18 biggest frauds perpetuated on an unsuspecting public in ( Tom Nagy’s) history”.  With dancing bears …
Jason White plays the complete "A Charlie Brown Christmas"
8:30 pm
Jason White operates at the forefront of music-making and teaching in Waterloo Region. A co-founder of the acclaimed Jazz Room music venue, a resident pianist with the K-W Symphony, and a frequent collaborator with dancers, visual artists, architects, actors, and playwrights, his various performance projects have been seen in many venues running from jazz clubs …
Dec 28 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Steve McDade All-Star Sextet
8:30 pm
Steve McDade – Jazz Trumpeter | Flugelhornist Steve McDade (trumpet / flugelhorn) has become an integral name on the list of top Canadian trumpet players. Born in Glasgow, Scotland and raised in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, McDade began playing the trumpet at the age of 12 with the Burlington Teen Tour Band, touring Europe and North …
Dec 29 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Juliet Dunn sponsored by Diva International
8:30 pm
  Juliet is quite world experienced with many global connections making her an eclectic and seasoned performer. Originally hailing from the UK and half Jamaican, Juliet has lived in Vancouver BC, Niagara-on-the-Lake and St. Catharines, Ontario as well as Paris, France where she lived for 13 years.  She now resides in the Niagara region of …
New Years Eve with Mark Kelso's Groove Merchants  featuring Micheal Dunston (Andriy Tykhonov on Keys for Dinner Hour)
7:00 am
    Jazz Room Passes do not apply for this event Doors – 7 PM for dinner, Limited seating for 50 Door s- 8:45 PM for show for those not attending dinner Optional 2 course Gourmet  Meal – $45 pp (tax incl) After ticket purchase, purchasers will receive an e-mail requesting information on whether they …
Tim Louis and the Ambassadors Annual New Year's Jazz Levee
8:30 pm
As a jazz singer and pianist, Tim Louis offers something very special. His voice is his own and his talents appeal to those of us who crave warm retro feelings but want something fresh and new. Louis has been described as a triple-threat talent: singer, songwriter and pianist. As a performer, Louis connects with his …
Jan 5 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Larnell Lewis Group
8:30 pm
  Toronto native Larnell Lewis is a musician, composer, producer, educator and clinician. One of Canada’s most well-known and in-demand drummers, Lewis has garnered international status with his most recent works with the three-time Grammy Award winning band, Snarky Puppy. He is a part-time music professor at Humber College, has been featured on the cover …
Jan 11 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
8:30 pm
Matthew Rait – guitar Artie Roth – bass Barrie Elmes – drums Kelly Jefferson – tenor sax
Jan 12 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Kalabash sponsored by Diva International
8:30 pm
  The rich Latin Jazz genre evolved as the result of a fusion of the folk and popular music traditions of the Spanish speaking Caribbean, particularly Cuba, with the great American jazz tradition. While not as well known to jazz enthusiasts, the same type of fusion has also been taking place in the French, English …
Jan 18 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Phoenix Jazz Group
8:30 pm
The Phoenix Jazz Group performs jazz in a melodic fusion style. Group members are very versatile in a number of different genres. A review from The Jazz Society of Oregon stated ” they’re a Canadian quartet of musicians with impressive credentials whose program of all original music swings with ease. ” Since their debut album …
Jan 19 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Steve Koven Trio
8:30 pm
  The Steve Koven Trio is a Canadian, Toronto-based jazz group.  Pianist Koven is joined by long time members, Anthony Michelli on drums and Rob Clutton on bass. Formed in 1993, the trio is one of Canada’s longest standing trio’s, performing, touring and recording together for over twenty-five years. They have performed world-wide, and have …
Jan 25 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
The Delegation (NYC)
8:30 pm
★★★★½ “a fascinating form of sonic installation blending wild improvisation, classical strings, disciplined unison passages and untrammeled solo excursions.” — Carlo Wolff, Downbeat “In Zucker’s almost confrontational writing I find the vision of one who is hugely expressive. Here is a young man with a profound sense of tone and colour and how it can …
Jan 26 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Andrew Scott Quartet
8:30 pm
  Andrew Scott is a guitarist/arranger, composer and educator. He has released three internationally recognized CDs as a leader (This One’s for Barney; Blue Mercer; Nostalgia). His most recent recording project, Strange Music, features fellow guitarist Randy Napoleon, Neil Swainson and Archie Alleyne. Andrew is a Professor of Music in 
Humber’s School of Creative and …
Feb 1 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
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Feb 2 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
William Sperandei Quintet
8:30 pm
1620 × 1076Images may be subject to copyright. Find out more WILLIAM SPERANDEI (trumpeter, pianist) is a Toronto musician, composer, arranger, and bandleader. His love of the trumpet began in grade school where he studied privately with Bram Smith. He continued his education at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, on a full scholarship and for two and …
David Braid + Penderecki Quartet sponsored by Diva International
4:00 pm
“Sophisticated and authentic” – New York Observer “Refreshingly uncategorizable” – Paris Transatlantic Hailed in the Canadian press as “one of his country’s true renaissance men when it comes to music” (The Ottawa Citizen), and “a jazz genius to call our own” (Maclean’s Magazine), composer and pianist, David Braid is an eight-time Juno nominee, and winner …
Feb 9 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Robi Botos Trio
8:30 pm
ROBI BOTOS has been hailed as one of the most diverse multi-instrumentalists  of this generation. From the hard-bop style of Bill Evans and Herbie Hancock, to the swing of Oscar Peterson and the heartfelt melodic expression of Mulgrew Miller and Cedar Walton, Robi has managed to master the technique of his idols, all while showcasing …
Derek Hines Quartet sponsored by Diva International
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 – vocals Adrean …
Feb 16 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Richard Whiteman Quartet
8:30 pm
Toronto native Richard Whiteman is an extremely versatile player, fluent in styles ranging from the stride masters of the twenties, through Bud Powell and Bill Evans, to modern giants like Keith Jarrett and Herbie Hancock. As a leader, he has released five CDs (with a sixth on the way), and has received raves from as …
Feb 22 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
8:30 pm
Florian Hoffner Andrew Downing Nick Fraser
Feb 23 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Steve D'Angelo Group
8:30 pm
To describe Steve D’Angelo accurately, the phrase “musical chameleon” springs to mind. He is a genuinely fully-rounded artist, with well-honed skills that have proved adaptable in a wide range of roles and musical genres. The combination of intellect and passion Steve brings to every situation and role has placed him in great demand on the …
Mar 1 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
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Mar 2 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
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