Monthly Archive: October 2014

Oct 29

Brooklyn jazz meets Mississippi blues in The Jazz Room

By Terry Pender http://terrypender.blogspot.ca/2014/10/brooklyn-jazz-meets-mississippi-blues.html WATERLOO ON., Sept. 29, 2014 — About four years ago the Brooklyn-based tenor saxophonist and composer Petr Cancura made a life-changing trip to Senatobia County, Mississippi for the annual Otha Turner Family Goat Roast & Picnic.The music Cancura heard that August weekend inspired him like nothing else. After returning to Brooklyn, he …

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Oct 29

First Manhattan, then Berlin, now Waterloo.

By Terry Pender http://terrypender.blogspot.ca/2014/10/first-manhattan-then-berlin-now-waterloo.html   WATERLOO ON., Oct., 27, 2014 — Peter Van Huffel brings the sounds of Toronto, New York and Berlin to the The Jazz Room on Friday night, fresh from a gig in the Cornelia Street Cafe in the West Village. The alto-saxophonist and composer is nearing the end of his most productive …

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Oct 22

Joe Sullivan’s long apprenticeship pays off big time

Joe Sullivan’s long apprenticeship pays off big time by Terry Pender http://terrypender.blogspot.ca/2014/10/joe-sullivans-long-apprenticeship-pays.html WATERLOO ON., Oct. 21. 2014 — When Joe Sullivan auditioned at the Berklee School of Music in Boston in 1982 the music he played changed his life and enriched the lives of jazz fans for the past generation. On Saturday night, Sullivan and …

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Oct 22

Seats will be scarce when Big Band Theory hits the stage Friday

Seats will be scarce when Big Band Theory hits the stage Friday by Terry Pender http://terrypender.blogspot.ca/2014/10/seats-will-be-scarce-when-big-band.html WATERLOO, ON., Oct.  20, 2014 — A hard-driving, loud and joyous celebration of complex music comes Friday night to The Jazz Room with the return of Big Band Theory. The Musical Director and Conductor, Robin Habermehl, wants you to know …

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Oct 16

Haruka-Ettun Project from NYC plays two gigs in Waterloo this weekend

WATERLOO, ON., OCT. 15, 2014 —  Ehud Ettun played the double bass and spoke Hebrew. Haruka Yabuno played piano and spoke Japanese. But the two classically-trained musicians instantly found a common language in jazz. Ehud traveled from his home in Israel four years ago to do a Master’s Degree in jazz at the New England Conservatory …

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Oct 14

KOGGING Returns With Songs of Every Day Life

WATERLOO, OCT. 14, 2014 — In a small Dutch village near the German border a boy picked up a saxophone, and started a musical journey many years ago that brings him back to The Jazz Room on Friday, Oct. 17th. The composer, lyricist and vocalist Norbert Kogging begins a six-city tour of Canada with his gig …

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