Season 8!!!!

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Rob Fekete Quintet Featuring Laura McNabb sponsored by Diva International
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
    “This bass ace is incapable of letting you down” – Midwest Record JUNO award winner Mike Downes has been a prominent Canadian bassist, composer, arranger and educator since the early 1980s.  His musicality, emotional depth and melodic approach to the bass have thrilled audiences in Europe, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Israel, Iceland, …
 John Coltrane Tribute featuring the Pat La Barbera/Kirk MacDonald Quintet with special guest Joe LaBarbera
4:00 pm
A Celebration of the Music of John Coltrane Pat LaBarbera/Kirk MacDonald Quintet with special guest Joe LaBarbera Kirk and Pat have been performing an annual tribute to the iconic saxophonist/composer John Coltrane for over 25 years. The band focuses on Coltrane’s original music and recorded legacy, covering all periods of his illustrious career. Kirk MacDonald/Pat …
Sep 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Samuel Blais Quartet (Montreal)
8:00 pm
After many tours in Europe, Asia and America, as well as collaborations with some of the biggest names in jazz (D. Liebman, L. Grenadier, D. McCaslin, D. Weiss, D. Binney, Ben Monder P. Woods, etc.), the timing for Samuel Blais’ new record couldn’t be better. Inspired by his travels and numerous collaborations, this new album …
Elizabeth Sheppard Quartet sponsored by Diva International
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
Pazzano shines throughout with energy and luscious tone, as she soars with her quartet. Pazzano possesses a gorgeous, classically trained contralto voice capable of projecting the full gamut of emotions, as well as an uncanny skill with rendering the lyrics of current music, jazz standards and show tunes.” –Lesley Mitchell-Clarke, The WholeNote Magazine (December 2017 …
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 Andy, Jerzy, John and Dan are bringing their style of standards to …
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
P.J. Perry
8:30 pm
PJ Perry has shared the stage with countless jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Michel LeGrand, Pepper Adams, Kenny Wheeler, Tom Harrell, Rob McConnell, Slide Hampton, Herb Spanier, Bobby Shew, Fraser McPherson, Tommy Banks, Joe LaBarbera, Clarence “Big” Miller, Red Rodney and many more talented artists, too numerous to list here. Recently, he was …
Oct 26 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Kellylee Evans
8:30 pm
Six albums deep and Juno Award winner Kellylee Evans is still shaking it up on Come On, her latest Decca album. The stylistic connoisseur has tackled everything from jazz to R&B and pop in such previous tasty classics fight or flight?, Nina – her Juno-winning tribute to the legendary Nina Simone – and I Remember …
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 …
Nov 2 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
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Nov 3 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
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Nov 9 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
David Cheon Trio
8:30 pm
Nov 10 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
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Nov 17 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
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Nov 23 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
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Nov 30 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
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