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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
Multi-faceted guitarist, arranger, composer, educator, and prolific recording artist ANDREW SCOTT’s music has been heard in concerts, on recordings, and in film and television projects for the past twenty years. He swings on a repertoire of blues, ballads and bebop that demonstrates a commitment to the rich tradition of jazz guitar, and entertainment excellence that …
Feb 1 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Paul Mitchell Quintet
8:30 pm
Paul Mitchell is a very talented trumpet and flugelhorn player who has played extensively in the region and toured throughout North America. His show will surface some of the gems from some of the best trumpet players from the mid ’40s to the mid ’50s including Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Dizzy Gillespie and Freddie Hubbard. …
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 …
Steve Mcdade Sextet--Winter Jazz Festival
8:30 pm
  Photo credit – Pat Lacroix 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 America …
Glen Buhr and Margaret Sweatman + Penderecki Quartet sponsored by Diva International--Winter Jazz Festival
8:30 pm
  Glenn Buhr has a broad and various musical life. He’s composer, a jazz pianist and a singer/songwriter. He’s also developed a reputation as creator and performer of unique remixes of classic rock and popular songs, giving them all his own peculiar compositional voice. Recently he’s worked with Madeleine Peyroux, Ron Sexsmith, Kiran Alhuwalia and …
Feb 9 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Robi Botos Trio--Winter Jazz Festival
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
Florian Hoefner Trio
8:30 pm
    “A composer-bandleader of insightful resolve.” New York Times (USA) “A harmonically daring pianist … reaching toward new sonic territory.” Downbeat (USA) “Sublimely evocative music.”  The WholeNote (Canada)   Born  and raised in Germany, trained in New York City and now based in Canada, jazz pianist and composer, Florian Hoefner, draws from a myriad of influences that culminate in his unique brand …
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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The Marie Goudy 12tet featuring Jocelyn Barth Sponsored by Diva International
4:00 pm
A native of Toronto, trumpet player/vocalist Marie Goudy started her professional career at the age of sixteen. By the age of nineteen, she had already played with many notable musicians including Benny Golson, Cleo Laine and Maria Schneider. Since then she has performed with Michael Buble, Donny McCaslin, and many others. She graduated from the …
Mar 8 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Tim Moher Group
8:30 pm
  Born into a musical family, along with his older brother, Peter, an accomplished pianist. In high school, Tim’s music teacher brought the class on a trip to hear Maynard Ferguson’s Big Band in Toronto. This experience ignited Tim’s passion for jazz. He went on to receive an Honours Bachelor of Music, B.A. and B.Ed from …
David Occhipinti's Camera Ensemble sponsored by Diva International
8:30 pm
  “David Occhipinti has created an absolute gem. His writing is unique, his playing is completely original and stunning. I just wanted to keep listening… His music is an absolute work of art!” -Jim Hall David Occhipinti has released five CDs as a leader that feature his unique voice as a composer and as a …
Joni NehRita + Mary-Catherine Pazzano and the Revolutionary Band sponsored by Diva International
4:15 pm
This performance is part of the WOMEN IN JAZZ series, sponsored by DIVA INTERNATIONAL, makers of the Diva Cup
Mar 16 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Phillipe Lemm Trio (NYC)
8:30 pm
New York based drummer Philippe Lemm was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands where he started his musical journey at the age of 16. At the age of 19 he was admitted at The Amsterdam Conservatory. In his second year at the conservatory Philippe started touring internationally with jazz trumpeter Saskia Laroo as well as leading …
Mar 22 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
The Mingus Appreciation Society
8:30 pm
Robin Jessome’s newest project is the Mingus Appreciation Society. “Working on this Mingus thing I have been listening to (jazz trombonist) Jimmy Knepper who plays on a whole lot of Charles Mingus stuff. He is one of those guys that can bridge that early raw emotion with the bebop intricacies. That’s really interesting to me.” …
Laila Biali Quartet Sponsored by Diva International
8:30 pm
Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist Laila Biali melds “traditional jazz with contemporary pop so effortlessly that neither style seems out of place on the same record” (Spinner Magazine). Sought after for tours with GRAMMY winning artists Chris Botti, Paula Cole, Suzanne Vega and Sting, Laila has also headlined festivals and venues spanning five continents including …
Denise Pelley Sponsored by Diva International
8:30 pm
  Denise has performed with many great artists including acclaimed trombonist Ray Anderson, Gospel/Blues legend Jackie Richardson and Flamenco guitarist Jesse Cook.  She has opened for Aretha Franklin at the John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario. Denise has performed with symphony orchestras and festivals which have included the du Maurier Downtown Jazz Festival (Toronto), Ottawa …
Mar 30 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Mike Harriot Quartet
8:30 pm
Canadian trumpeter, Mike Herriott, a respected multi-instrumentalist in both the classical and jazz genres, is in demand as a lead trumpeter, jazz improviser, orchestral soloist, bassist, arranger and composer. He has toured extensively through North America and South East Asia and has shared the stage with a host of luminaries, including Maynard Ferguson, Rob McConnell, …

 


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