Welcome!

2016-2017 Jazz Pass now available for $350!

Have a wonderful summer – we will see you when we re-open for Season 6, on September 9th, with Larry Larson!

Sep 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Thank you, one and all, for your fantastic support in our first half-decade!  We will host a couple of Uptown Jazz Festival events on July 16th, and then re-open with a triple header on Sept 9 / 10 / 11 … Stay tuned for all the details!
Sep 9 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Larry Larson's Jazz Guys
KW’s favorite trumpeter brings his “Jazz Guys” band back to the Jazz Room to open the season.  The “Jazz Guys” have opened every season but one and we are thrilled that he can do it again for our sixth year. Larry Larson has been Principal Trumpet of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony since 1993. He is a …
Sep 10 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Robi Botos Trio
Juno Award – “jazz Album of the Year” for Movin’ Forward “Robi is one of the most swingin’, soulful, funky, world class players I’ve ever heard, and he has a technique like you can’t believe. Definitely one of my very favorite players!!!”   -Joey DeFrancesco Hungarian born Romani/ Musician Robi Botos was raised in a musical …
Sep 16 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Paul Mitchell Group
Paul Mitchell is a very talented trumpet and flugel horn player who has played extensively in the region and toured throughout North America. His show will surface some of the gems from some of the best trumpet players from the mid ’40s to the mid ’50s including Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Dizzy Gillespie and Freddie …
Sep 17 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Allison Au Quartet
Since it’s formation in 2009, The Allison Au Quartet has toured across Canada and the U.S. The ensemble recently earned a JUNO Award for their 2016 release “Forest Grove” and also garnered a JUNO Award nomination for their debut release in 2013 entitled “The Sky Was Pale Blue, Then Grey.” The group was also awarded the TD Jazz Fellowship Scholarship (2011),The …
Sep 23 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Sep 24 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Hilario Duran Quartet
Hilario Durán is an unparalleled pianist, as well as being a composer and arranger of the first order…one of the greatest Cuban pianists of the 20th century”. —Chucho Valdés  ”one of the world’s contemporary Cuban pianists that moved jazz into the 21st century”. – Latin Jazz Corner Juno Award winner, National Jazz Award winner and …
Shirantha Beddage  Sunday Matinee  CD Release - "Momentum"
Shirantha Beddage – “Momentum” CD Release with special guest Will Kennedy Following the success of his JUNO-nominated album Identity, baritone saxophonist Shirantha Beddage continues to deliver his brand of high-octane modern jazz on the new album, Momentum, featuring Will Kennedy of the Yellowjackets. Having won numerous accolades in Canada as a performer and composer, including …
Sep 30 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Hannah Burge and Hendrik Meurkins (NYC)
  Singer, Hannah Burgé (bur-jeh) has just released her debut album, Green River Sessions. A synthesis of contemporary jazz and world music elements, GRS is a record of all heart. Heart for the urban spaces and the quiet peace that forests bring. Burgé has been a city girl since 1999, when she moved to Toronto …
Oct 1 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Odessa/Havana
“A solid sonic shot of festive fun!!  – Downbeat Award-winning trumpeter and composer David Buchbinder teams up with a crew of top Jazz and World musicians to present this unprecedented project of musical discovery: the Jewish-Cuban connection. David Buchbinder’s Odessa/Havana presents “delicately textured and dazzlingly tuneful music, with powerful, swinging and lyrical playing”, that is …
Oct 7 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Joni NehRita
  Joni NehRita is a Jazz Room favorite. Since re-locating to Guelph from Toronto, this soul/jazz artist has become a staple on the local scene, known for steadily releasing great music, being fiercely loyal to her community and having a heck of a live show. It’s no surprise that she has become one of the …
Christine Jensen's "Transatlantic Conversations"  (Montreal and Sweden)
“an original voice on the international jazz scene… [and] one of Canada’s most compelling composers,” - Mark Miller, Globe and Mail. “Jensen writes in three dimensions, with a quiet kind of authority that makes the many elements cohere. Wayne Shorter, Maria Schneider and Kenny Wheeler come to mind.” - Downbeat Magazine Multiple Juno Award winner …
Oct 14 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Top Pocket
Top Pocket returns to the Jazz Room on October 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, and traditional jazz. These guys play with tremendous versatility and depth! The original line-up at the Coyote and the Circus Room included current members Michael Bergauer …
Roger Kellaway (Los Angeles) Sunday Matinee
Roger Kellaway is a giant of modern American music. An incomplete list of his many accomplishments includes: Academy Award Nomination, Film Score – “A Star is Born”, Barbra Streisand Director Grammy Award  -”Memos from Paradise” with Eddie Daniels Honorary Doctorate – New England Conservatory of Music 2010 Grand Prix du Jazz (Record Of The Year) …

 


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