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Feb 23 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Tim Moher Octet
8:30 pm
The Tim Moher Octet will be playing jazz and some “Celtic Jazz” originals with a sprinkling of favourite standards in this evening of eclectic music from funk, soft jazz, to straight ahead jazz tunes. Tim (soprano, alto, tenor saxes and EWI – electric wind instrument) will be joined by Paul Stouffer (keys), Rich Brown (Bass), …
Feb 24 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Juliet Dunn
8:30 pm
  Juliet Dunn’s vast career thus far includes jazz vocalist, recording artist, radio host, actress, producer, booking agent, emcee, public speaker and much more.  In 2014 she started up the TD Niagara Jazz Festival which is now in its 5th year.   She runs the festival with her life partner and musical partner Peter Shea along …
Robin Jessome's "Blunt Object" Sunday Matinee
4:00 pm
Blunt Object is a Toronto-based 11-piece jazz ensemble performing energetic, creative music; balancing unique improvisors with quirky and compelling arrangements. Featuring the music of Carla Bley, the ensemble presents engaging music with a refreshing sense of humour. Featuring: Ben Dietschi, Gordon Hyland, Conrad Gluch – saxophone Jesse Malone, Tara Kannangara  – trumpet Josh Bird, Robin …
Mar 2 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Jason White
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 …
Mar 3 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Bernie Senensky
8:30 pm
  Bernie began playing piano at the age of eight, settling into his interest in jazz when he was 14, studying with Winnipeg jazz eminence Bob Erlendson. He began sitting in with local Winnipeg groups which included guitarist Lenny Breau and bassist Dave Young, eventually taking his considerable talent to Edmonton. His work leading a …
Mar 9 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Derek Hines Big Band
8:30 pm
Derek, who lives in downtown Kitchener, said he wakes up singing. Sings while cooking breakfast, while working on anything. Hines interprets his world through music and he pays tribute to those who have passed with song, people such as his mother who died of cancer but had always wanted her son to record the church …
Ineke van Doorn and Marc van Vugt  (Netherlands)
8:30 pm
EACH LETTER, EACH PICTURE, EACH MEMORY Dutch Grammy winners jazz singer Ineke van Doorn and guitarist Marc van Vugt return to Canada in the spring of 2018. Inspired by the French Provence countryside they wrote news songs about friends, friendships and their loved ones. Vandoorn and van Vugt have taken the duo playing to a …
Mar 16 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
HWO + Joni NeRita
8:30 pm
    HWO is original music penned by Thomas Hammerton, Tyler Wagler, and Dave O’Neill. In the mix are tunes by Radiohead, the Beatles, Tears for Fears, Genesis, Tom Waits, St. Vincent, Joni Mitchell, as well as favourite songs from the massive catalogue of the standards repertoire. We are excited to be joined by Joni …
Mar 17 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Kite Trio (Montreal)
8:30 pm
Kite has been establishing an alternative path for the modern jazz trio since it was formed by guitarist Eric Couture, drummer Eric Dew, and upright bassist Paul Van Dyk in Montreal in 2008. Five years of relentless rehearsing, composing, and touring have created a bold sound that often elicits comparisons to both 70s prog icons, …
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
Cityscape Band
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
Benny Lackner Trio (Germany)
8:30 pm
  “Benny Lackner has a distinctive compositional voice that sounds lucid and fresh. He’s found a cool way to write for this trio.”-Brad Mehldau Born in Berlin to an American father and a German mother, Benny Lackner, moved to California at the age of 13. He received his BFA from the California Institute of the …
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 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
8:00 pm
 
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
8:30 pm
 
4:00 pm
Bernie Senensky – Piano Jim Vivian – Bass Greg Pilo – Drums

 


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