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Rufus Septet: Jazz Meets Soul (That D.A.M. Soul Tribute)
8:30 pm
That D.A.M Soul Tribute is a tribute show that celebrates the music of Donny Hathaway, Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye. Come out and enjoy a night of timeless hits, let us take you down memory lane with the songs that have been the soundtrack to many of our lives. Songs like“Respect”, “Natural Women”, “Let’s Get …
Jan 28 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Mike Downes Quartet featuring Robi Botos
8:30 pm
Juno award winner Mike Downes has earned a reputation as one of Canada’s finest jazz artists. Based in Toronto, he has been active as a bassist, composer, arranger and educator in the Canadian music scene since the early 1980s. His musicality, emotional depth and melodic approach to the bass have thrilled audiences in Europe, Japan, …
The Brenda Lewis Vocal-Guitar Duo Featuring Margaret Stowe - Jazz Guitar
8:30 pm
    “Her adept jazz sensibility (as well as her variegated alto voice) is beautifully displayed … Lewis is refreshingly fearless, committed and transparent in her approach and taste; her consummate vocal skill shines throughout” -Lesley Mitchell-Clarke, The WholeNote – CD Review for “Far & Near” “Between Lewis’ always strong singing, expert choice of material, …
Feb 4 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Alexis Baro & Pueblo Nuevo Jazz Project
8:30 pm
Alexis Baro was born into a musical family in Havana, Cuba. Classically trained, he took up the trumpet at the age of age 8 and completed his musical education receiving a teaching certification at the prestigious Amadeo Roldán Music Conservatory in Havana. While in school he became a member of the Buena Vista Social Club …
8:00 pm
Not Included with your Jazz Room Pass   Fot tickets, please visit the Registry Theatre website. http://www.registrytheatre.com/
8:00 pm
Not included with your Jazz Room Pass   For tickets please visit the Registry Theatre website  http://www.registrytheatre.com/
Feb 10 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Winter Jazz Festival - Tim Moher Quintet
8:30 pm
  “Moher expertly displayed his full plummy sound, and even had the sax laughing in the end” – Colleen Johnson, The Record The Tim Moher Quintet has been invited to be part of the Winter Jazz Festival at The Jazz Room on Friday, Februrary 10, 2017.  Tim is sure to delight his audience with many …
Feb 11 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Winter Jazz Festival  - Steve Holt Quartet
8:30 pm
  STEVE HOLT was a child prodigy who began to play piano at the age of four. Born in Montreal, he began his professional career at the age of 17, playing the clubs in and around Montreal.  Since that time, he has built a reputation as one of Canada’s premier Jazz pianists, working with leading …
Winter Jazz Festival - Ian Shaw (UK) - Piano and Voice, Sunday Matinee Performance
4:00 pm
“Praised far and wide as the single greatest male jazz vocalist Britain has to offer”  - Jazz Times “the incomparable Ian Shaw… absolutely fantastic” – Jamie Cullum Best Jazz Vocalist” at the BBC Jazz Awards in 2007 and 2004, and nominated in the Best UK Vocalist category at the JazzFM awards in 2013, Ian Shaw has …
8:00 pm
Not included with your Jazz Room pass.   For ticketing information, please visit the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society website. http://www.k-wcms.com/KWCMS/Home.html
Feb 17 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
8:30 pm
Jeff Daniels – Piano Rob Gellner – Trumpet Ken Foster – Sax Jesse Turton – Bass Andy McPherson – Drums
Feb 18 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Dapp Theory (NYC)
8:30 pm
Dapp Theory is a quintet that blends “contemporary funk, groove and hip-hop into jazz with such seamless, casual precision it’s almost freaky.”   – LA Weekly remarkable chemistry . . . [as] . . . so impeccable, it’s practically a musical Unified Field Theory”. – Jazz Times Leader, pianist/composer Andy Milne is one of the most …
Feb 24 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Randy Lyght Octet
8:30 pm
  Randy Lyght is a jazz and pop singer/songwriter and has been involved in the Canadian music and entertainment industry for many years. Currently Randy is recording a CD of all of his own original music and lyrics compliments of a FACTOR grant.  For the last five years Randy has successfully performed and recorded three …
Feb 25 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Larnell Lewis group
8:30 pm
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Larnell Lewis was first introduced to drums in church at a very young age. This is where he began to learn to play a variety of styles including gospel music. He worked tirelessly to not only develop his understanding of rhythm, but also studied electric bass and piano to further his …
Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Canefire - Sunday Matinee
4:00 pm
“CaneFire is sweeter than Caroni brown sugar and don’t doubt me” – Trinidad Guardian “Edge is what separates CaneFire from their contemporaries in the Caribbean jazz scene” – Errol Nazareth CaneFire was formed in 2005 by Ledbetter, who had cut his chops as musical director for Trinidadian calypso legend David Rudder.  Jeremy wanted to shatter …
Mar 10 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Dave Wiffen
8:30 pm
David Wiffen is one of our favourite jazz players in the local music scene–though his musical reach extends far beyond Waterloo Region.  In addition to being on faculty at WLU’s music school, he has toured with the Tommy Dorsey Big Band, and the Peter Appleyard Orchestra, also sharing the stage with Aretha Franklin and Nathalie …
Mar 11 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Beverly Taft
8:30 pm
“If you’re a fan of the jazz standard and swing era, love a voice that envelopes you like a warm embrace, and music that’s executed perfectly by some of Toronto’s finest jazzers, pick up the new record.” – Errol Nazareth, CBC Radio’s Big City, Small World Although she loves the sweet melodies and hot rhythms …
Mar 17 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
8:30 pm
 
Mar 18 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Peripheral Vision
8:30 pm
  Peripheral Vision is one of the most exciting and innovative jazz quartets to have recently appeared on the international jazz scene. Based in Toronto, the creative leaders of the group are long time musical collaborators, guitarist Don Scott and bassist Michael Herring. They have assembled a synergistic musical unit designed to push the boundaries …
Mar 24 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
8:30 pm
 
Mar 25 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Micah Barnes
8:30 pm
  “Following his time with the a cappella act The Nylons, Micah Barnes has found his own voice, that of a highly personal singer/songwriter with a strong jazz sensibility.” - Montreal Mirror Having cut his teeth in the cabarets and jazz clubs of Toronto while still a teenager Micah Barnes became a well loved singer …
Mar 31 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
8:30 pm
 

 


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