Season 8!!!!

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Jan 20 @ 5:57 pm – 6:57 pm
5:57 pm
Igor Wilcox Wagner Barabosa Vini Morales Glecio Nascimento
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 and the Jitterbugs
8:30 pm
Photo Credit – Gee Wong ‘The JitterBugs’ is a swing jazz, jump and jive style combo based in London, Ontario that has been enjoying success since they first formed around the year 2000. Since then, they’ve been a popular favourite in many clubs and festivals with members who are all busy and active pros in …
Feb 2 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
William Sperandei Quintet
8:30 pm
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 a half years studied classical music and played …
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
  Composer, Glenn Buhr and novelist Margaret Sweatman join forces with the Penderecki String Quartet for a jazz cabaret featuring words and music with a jazz twist.  Their original music is a mix of lyrical jazz, tender songwriting, classical modernism, and quite a bit of deft humour.  The cabaret also features words and music by: …
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 Jason …
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 Quintet
8:30 pm
“Delightful , Infectious , Wonderfully Rhythmic and Melodic  This Music is  Fun to Listen to and Definitley Danceable  Sideways or any otherways “   -Ralph Hopper                                             OKCU 93.1 -Ottawa ,Canada Steve D’Angelo is an Emmy award winning composer and guitarist . He has composed and arranged music for hundreds of TV shows ,films and …
Mar 1 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
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Mar 2 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
8:30 pm
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, …
Apr 5 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
8:30 pm
Apr 12 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
8:30 pm
Apr 13 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
8:30 pm
Kevin Breit Ian DeSousa Mark Lalama Gary Taylor Perry White


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