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Featuring International jazz acts that play the world’s top clubs (the Saturday program features artistic direction from Mark Kelso). For the latest news and & promotions, click here.

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Big Band Theory – Special Event!!
May 24 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm


 This is a last minute booking but we are making the show free to passholders!!

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 2011.

The band’s music ranges from the danceable swing music of Benny Goodman’s orchestra and Sammy Nestico to Jazz Rock of the 1970s right up to the extraordinary contemporary sound of the Big Phat Band of L.A. The Big Band Theory is an exciting band to listen to and hear live.

Music Director – Robin Habermehl

Vocals – Robin Habermehl


Ken Hadley Flute, soprano & alto sax

Mark Laver Soprano & alto sax

Robin Habermehl soprano, alto & tenor sax, vocals

Ryan Cassidy Tenor sax

Taylor Ellingham Baritone sax

Tim Moher Alto sax


Bruce Gordon Trumpet

Chris Alcantara Trumpet

Kevin Kalbfleisch Trumpet

Randy Brown Trumpet

Rob Gellner Trumpet

Paul Ellingham Bass Trombone

Robin Jessome Trombone

Ron Schirm Trombone

Steve Hagedorn Trombone


Andriy Tykhonov Piano

Andy Macpherson Drums

Greg Prior Bass

Stephen Zurakowsky Guitar

Can we fit them all on the stage? Yes we can!!

BBT plays “The Count is In”

Jaymz Bee’s One Stop Vocal Jazz Safari @ The Jazz Room
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

JAZZ.FM91 presents The One Stop Vocal Jazz Safari

24 Stellar Vocalists in One Show!

Produced and hosted by Jaymz Bee

Musical Director John Sherwood (piano) with Mark Kelso (drums), George Koller (bass) and Eric St-Laurent (drums)
vocal-jazz-safari24 vocalist in a three hour showcase!
Featuring June Garber, Genevieve Marentette, Jay Douglas, Joni Nehrita, Denielle Bassels and many many more!

Dinner at 6, show at 7.
This show is only available to donors of JAZZ.FM91.
Donate $250 for one, $500 for two or get a $1,000 tax receipt and reserve a table of four.
A full tax receipt for your donation – this concert is a thank you gift for supporting Jazz & The Arts.

For more information visit www.jazz.fm or donate now at 1-800-811-2400