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October – December 2014

October 31, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Boom Crane (Berlin) @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
  Take one listen to the joy and energy of this unpredictable band and try not to get caught up in the excitement. Boom Crane’s rough-and-tumble interplay meets in a place where everything is an option. They veer happily between wide open jazz, the swing tradition and heavy grooves. A trio of long time musical …
November 1, 2014 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Photo Jazz: Come and SEE the music @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
Come one, come all, and SEE what’s been going on at the Jazz Room! Gee Wong, the Jazz Society’s official photographer, begins his exhibition of pictures taken at the Jazz Room, on November 2nd.  The opening will run 5:30 – 7:30 PM, will feature free appetizers and a cash bar, and will also feature the …
November 1, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Petr Cancura Band (NYC) @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
  “The saxophonist/banjoist’s Down Home is three parts roots music, two parts jazz, one part blues, mixed on a country porch, and, pardon the cliché, it cooks.”  - Mark Corroto, All About Jazz (Read Terry Pender’s interview with Petr Cancura right here!)  Born in Eastern Europe, brought up in the wilderness of the Great White North, …
November 7, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Stretch Orchestra @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
“Yes, guitarist Kevin Breit, cellist Matt Brubeck and drummer-percussionist Jesse Stewart are decidedly tall drinks of water, and together they have cooked up a refreshing new spin on the jazz-rock-world-groove vibe.”                           – Josef Woodard, Jazz Times In addition to being perhaps the tallest band in Canada (average height =6’5”), Stretch Orchestra is also one of …
November 8, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Top Pocket @ Jazz Room
November 14, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Top Pocket @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
Top Pocket returns to the Jazz Room on November 14. One of Waterloo’s best-known, and most popular Jazz bands since the late 80′s, this quartet has ranged from be-bop, fusion, Latin, traditional and jazz these guys with tremendous versatility and depth! The original line-up at the Coyote and the Circus Room included current members Michael Bergauer on bass and …
WORKSHOP: Jam with Tara Davidson! @ The Jazz Room @ The Huether Hotel
November 15, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
WORKSHOP: Jam with Tara Davidson!  @ The Jazz Room @ The Huether Hotel | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
Drop in and play with Tara Davidson!   Some things that will be covered: - approach learning standards (melody, form, harmony function) - approach to learning contemporary compositions - composing new originals - arranging originals for different band formations - approach to playing saxophone/woodwinds (beginner to advanced)   All ages and skill levels welcome.
November 15, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Tara Davidson + Friends CD release event -"Duets" @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
…a fine player with a fertile imagination who most definitely bears watching…” - AllAboutJazz.com Tara Davidson is regular visitor to the Jazz Room as a sideperson in various ensembles. She played the opening weekend as a member of the Mike Murley Octet. A JUNO Award nominated alto and soprano saxophonist, Tara has performed around the …
November 21, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Stephen Zurakowski Quartet @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
Stephen Zurakowsky (www.anumi.ca) is a graduate from The University of Toronto.
 He has studied with Norbert Kraft, Eli Kasner, David Russell, Stepan Rak and Phil Nimmons.
 He plays composed music in the European tradition, but he is also a brilliant jazz player. Recently he has been awarded an International CD Distribution grant from The SOCAN …
November 22, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Don Thompson Trio @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
Multi Instrumentalist (Vibraphone, Bass, Piano) Don Thompson is a jazz legend.  He has won Eight Jazz Report Awards for Vibraphonist of the Year, Six National Jazz Awards for Instrumentalist of the Year, Three Socan Awards for Best Composition of the Year, Three Juno Awards and achieved the Officer of the Order of Canada in 2009. …
November 28, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
David Braid Sextet @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
 “A jazz genius to call our own” - Macleans’ Magazine Combining harmonic intricacies fundamental to his training in European classical music and the spontaneity of American jazz, Braid’s original music engages audiences with a quiet, thoughtful, lyrical voice that does not conform neatly to any one musical genre. His work has been described as “refreshingly …
November 29, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Joel Miller Quintet (Montreal) @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
Winner of the 2013 Juno Award  – Best Contemporary Jazz Recording for “Honeycomb”!! “Passionate and creative, melodic yet exploratory” — Sharonne Cohen, Downbeat Magazine “positively engaging”— Donald Elfman, The New York City Jazz Record “…album excellent parce que virevoltant de la nanoseconde numéro 1 à la dernière.” — Serge Truffaut, Le Devoir Montreal saxophonist Joel …
December 5, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Mary-Catherine Quartet @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
A recent University of Waterloo Music grad, Mary-Catherine has burst onto the jazz scene with particular verve and style, performing in such venues as Toronto’s Rex Hotel and Gate 403.  Mary-Catherine has a penchant for classic films, and her musical preferences for many of the favorite jazz standards follows her vintage style. Not content to …
Boom for Rent @ Jazz Room
December 6, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Boom for Rent @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
Chris Gale – Saxophones Reg Schwager – Guitar Brendan Davis – Bass Ted Warren – Drums Boom For Rent plays the Gershwin standard – “Soon”
Randy Lyght Band @ Jazz Room
December 12, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Randy Lyght Band @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
  “Who says Romance is passé?  These fresh arrangements of timeless standards sung in Randy’s warm, lyrical style … will light the fire of romance again and again, especially for jazz lovers.  A Return To Romance  is our kind of music… five out of five stars.”     Rich Germaine, Jazz Radio Network( www.jazzradionetwork.com) For all of …
December 13, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Mark Eisenman Trio @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
“Eisenman’s heart belongs to the golden age of jazz… This kind of playing can only come from the inside, after having spent decades listening and playing. Your foot may just start tapping, your head may rhythmically nod, and your fingers may snap on the two and four.” – All About Jazz.com Mark Eisenman is one …
December 19, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Tom Nagy Christmas Experience @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
December 20, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Soul Music Meets Jazz, Boxing Day Party -- Michael Dunston Sings the Music of Donny Hathaway, with the Dave Young Sextet @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
Michael Dunston – Vocals Dave Young – Electric Bass Kevin Turcotte – Trumpet Bernie Senensky – Piano Brian Legere – Guitar Mark Kelso – Drums Perry White – Saxophone
Jason White @ Jazz Room
December 27, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Jason White @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada

 


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