Season 8!!!!

The Jazz Room is presented by the Grand River Jazz Society. We are a registered charity – donations can be made to the Grand River Jazz Society or by clicking the button.
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Oct 19 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Top Pocket
8:30 pm
Throughout Top Pocket’s 33 year storied history the band has endured an early change of focus (from R&B to Jazz), one break up, one reunion (that has lasted 15 plus years to the present day), a few members leaving to be replaced by the two current members, an expansion from 4 members to 6 and …
Masterclass with PJ Perry sponsored by Long and McQuade and Sea Wind Saxophones
3:00 pm
Long and McQuade and Sea Wind Music company are proud to present, a clinic featuring Sea Wind Saxophone endorsing artists PJ Perry, and local endorsing artist Robin Habermehl. Co-sponsoring this event is the KW Jazz Society. Canada’s sax legend PJ Perry from Edmonton, will be performing at the Jazz Room Huether Hotel King St Waterloo …
Oct 20 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
P.J. Perry
8:30 pm
PJ Perry has shared the stage with countless jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Michel LeGrand, Pepper Adams, Kenny Wheeler, Tom Harrell, Rob McConnell, Slide Hampton, Herb Spanier, Bobby Shew, Fraser McPherson, Tommy Banks, Joe LaBarbera, Clarence “Big” Miller, Red Rodney and many more talented artists, too numerous to list here. Recently, he was …
Kellylee Evans sponsored by Diva International
8:30 pm
Six albums deep and Juno Award winner Kellylee Evans is still shaking it up on Come On, her latest Decca album. The stylistic connoisseur has tackled everything from jazz to R&B and pop in such previous tasty classics fight or flight?, Nina – her Juno-winning tribute to the legendary Nina Simone – and I Remember …
Oct 27 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Joe Sullivan (Montreal)
8:30 pm
Joe Sullivan comes from the Northern Ontario town of Timmins. He grew up in a large franco-ontarian family, where music was a part of daily life. He began his formal training on piano and later, at the age of fifteen, started playing the trumpet. During his youth, he led an active musical life that included …
Nov 2 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Fresh Water Funk
8:30 pm
Fresh Water Funk is an 8-piece rock, soul, and funk project based in the Waterloo region of Ontario, Canada. We play all your funky faves like Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Tower of Power, and more. Come on out and shake your groove thang with us! We also have a few composers of our own and …
Fawn Fritzen (Yukon) sponsored by Diva International
8:30 pm
Winner of the The Julian Award of Excellence For Emerging Jazz Artists with her debut album “Bedroom Voice”. “Fawn’s CD is lovely. She has a warm, relaxed sound and she knows how to communicate. Her accompaniment here is perfect – clear and economical – always supporting, never overwhelming as she tells her story.” — Reg …
David Cheon Trio sponsored by Norton Engineering
8:30 pm
        David Cheon is a 16 year old jazz guitarist studying with Lorne Lofsky who is hoping to be a multi-faceted guitarist rooted in jazz, able to provide the right sound on multiple settings. He presently performs with The Jazz FM Youth Big Band in Toronto and the KW Big Band Theory …
Nov 10 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Avi Granite (NYC)
8:30 pm
  Avi Granite is a guitarist and composer of questionable pedigree and curious intent. Best known for his ferocious improvisational sextet AG:6 based in Toronto who will be releasing Orbit on March 15 2018. Granite calls Brooklyn home where his work is performed by his NYC based quartet Verse and experimental project Graphic Tongue. Avi’s music has been synced to …
Nov 16 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Larry Larson and the Jazz Guys
8:30 pm
Comments from KW’s favorite Trumpeter… Although most people know of me as a “legit” trumpet player who is most comfortable exploring the symphonic repertoire, I have an equally gregarious “other side” that yearns to continue the development of my early jazz training – a path that took a 20-year detour!  Thus began “Larry’s Jazz Guys.” …
Nov 17 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Ethan Ardelli Quartet
8:30 pm
Originally from Sydney, Nova Scotia, Ethan Ardelli is a Juno award winning drummer and composer based in Toronto. Ethan graduated from the University of Toronto in 2006, and has since been one of the most in demand jazz artists in Canada.  Ethan has had the pleasure of working with acclaimed international artists Dewey Redman, Mark …
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Alain Caron (UZEB) Trio (Montreal)
4:00 pm
Canadian bassist Alain Caron’s musical career began at the early age of 11 when he won an amateur contest, he soon joined some top 40 bands performing American, south-American and French standards. AT the age of 14 he discovered the music which would become his life’s passion – jazz. Opportunity knocked in 1977 when he …
Nov 23 @ 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 …
Joy Lapps - Larnell Lewis Group sponsored by Diva International
8:30 pm
  Joy Lapps is a musician, composer and arts educator. Her efficiency with the tenor pan and her diverse performance range have led to great audience receptions, and flattering recognition from seasoned professional pannists. She performed at various festivals including Toronto’s Afrofest, Muhtadi’s International Drumming Festival, Toronto’s TD Jazz Festival and Antigua’s Moods of Pan Festival. …
Nov 30 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Carlos Morgan
8:30 pm
  Solroc Music and Juno Award winning recording artist, Carlos Morgan, perform his newly created, Jazz interpreted renditions of classic R&B and Pop songs, as well as, his award winning music and favorite Jazz standards inside Waterloo’s prestigious and world renowned Jazz venue. You don’t want to miss this concert. We hope to see you …
Dec 8 @ 11:22 pm – Dec 9 @ 12:22 am
11:22 pm
Dec 15 @ 11:25 pm – Dec 16 @ 12:25 am
11:25 pm
Dec 22 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
8:30 pm
Dec 28 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
8:30 pm


Special Thanks

Some of our proud sponsors and funding partners include:

Wall’s Piano Gallery

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