Season 8!!!!

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Jason Razo and The Standard Fusion Company
8:30 pm
Over the past two decades, eight albums and countless live performances, Jason Raso has shown that he not only has the skills to pay the bills, but more often than not, enough musical currency left over at the end of the month to make good on the debts other musicians have welched on.A Hartke Canadian …
Sep 8 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Luca Ciarla Quartet (Italy)
8:30 pm
A creative and surprising violinist, Luca Ciarla easily transcends the boundaries among genres to trace an innovative musical path, a magical acoustic seduction in perfect balance between written compositions and improvisation, traditional and contemporary sounds. He has successfully performed in jazz, classical and world music festivals and concert series in more than fifty countries in the world; …
Sep 9 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Antonino De Luca Trio (Italy)
4:00 pm
“There Will Never be Another You”
Sep 14 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Mike Murley/David Braid Quartet
8:30 pm
An engaging, lyrical saxophonist, Mike Murley is one of Canada’s most celebrated and well-respected jazz artists. Currently active as a leader in various formations from duo to septet, Murley also maintains a busy schedule as both a sideman and an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto Jazz Program.  He has played on fourteen Juno Award-winning recordings since …
Sep 15 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Dave Thompson Quintet
8:30 pm
delicate jazz guitar that dances at the right moments” – Dave Thompson is one of Kitchener-Waterloo’s finest musicians of any musical gendre. This man can play any style with anyone and can hold his own with the best guitarists in the country.  He began as a freelance guitarist in the late 1980s and currently tours …
Sep 21 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Rob Fekete Quintet Featuring Laura McNabb
8:30 pm
Robert C. Fekete is a Canadian Jazz pianist and composer who shares his musical philosophy with others through performance and audio recording. His roots are planted firmly in classical and jazz traditions; however he aspires to build a bridge between modern popular music and older musical art forms without losing his focus on the relevance …
Sep 22 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Mike Downes Quartet
8:30 pm
Sep 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Samuel Blais Quartet (Montreal)
8:00 pm
Recently awarded with the “Jazz Revelation for 2011-2012 by Radio-Canada” Samuel Blais has won several classical music competitions starting around age 15. He studied at the Montreal Conservatory of Music for 3 years after which he moved on to Jazz at McGill University where he completed a bachelors degree in Jazz Performance which led him …
Sep 28 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Elizabeth Sheppard Quartet
8:30 pm
Velvety-voiced pianist Elizabeth Shepherd arrived on the international scene in 2006 when her debut album Start To Move was voted one of the top jazz albums of the year by the listeners of the influential Gilles Peterson Show on BBC Radio Worldwide. Since then, the Montreal-based soul-jazz innovator has established herself as one of the most alluring and imaginative artists …
Sep 29 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Stefan Bauer Quintet (NYC)
8:30 pm
His eight CD’s to date bear witness to his flexibility and his productivity (with Adam Nussbaum, Barry Romberg, Bernie Senensky, Charlie Mariano, Chris Bacas, Christoph Haberer, Claudio Puntin, Howard Levy, Kenny Wheeler, Laurent Roy, Todd Isler, Marcio Doctor, Matthias Nadolny, Michal Cohen, Mick Goodrick, Paul McCandless, Pepe Berns, Ramesh Shotham, Rick Shadrach Lazar, Roland Schneider, …
Oct 5 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Mary Catherine Quartet
8:30 pm
“As impressive as these artists were…  it was singer Mary-Catherine Pazzano who truly stole the show. Whether she was scatting her way through a fast number or slowing things down for a powerfully belted tune, Pazzano had the audience enthralled throughout the entire show. Her performance was probably best summed up in the quiet moments …
Oct 6 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Jeremy Ledbetter Trio
8:30 pm
Oct 12 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
New Vibes Quintet
8:30 pm
There are very few vibes players around that inspire me the way that Andy Macpherson does with the creative lines that he weaves. Andy, Tom, Dan and Gary put me in a mood that I definitely did not want to leave…” – Larry Larson New Vibes  returns to the Jazz Room to celebrate their 15th year of …
Oct 13 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Roddy Elias Trio (NYC)
8:30 pm
Oct 19 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Top Pocket COREtet
8:30 pm
Entering its 33rd year as a band, Top Pocket has been a big draw on the local (Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph) music scene for many years. With two albums to their credit [2014’s “11:11” and 2016’s “rocket in my (top) pocket”] they are known for performing ALL ORIGINAL material that runs the gamut from bebop, to …
Oct 20 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Manuel Valera (NYC)
8:30 pm
Oct 26 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Kellylee Evans
8:30 pm
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 …


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