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Feb 27 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Rachel Therrien (Montreal)
“Rachel is a young trumpet player with a luxurious opus in her compositions and her multicultural rhythms. A musical, fluid and mature phrasing” – Lionel Loueke The Rachel Therrien Quartet is a fantastic emerging Jazz ensemble. Rachel is a graduate of Universite de Montreal where she completed a degree in Jazz interpretation under the direction …
Feb 28 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Turboprop Sextet
“clean, buoyant playing…effervescent swing” – Time Out NY Led by Toronto based drummer Ernesto Cervini, Turboprop is a hard-driving sextet featuring the stellar front line of Kelly Jefferson and Tara Davidson on saxophones with William Carn, trombone, and supported by Adrean Farrugia on keys. Downbeat Magazine describes Cervini’s drumming as exemplifying, ‘float like a butterfly, …
Jaron Freeman-Fox and The Opposite Of Everything
“like a fiddling Frank Zappa or Sun Ra and his Arkestra, changing pace and styles on a dime but always with consummate musicality…” – Penguin Eggs (Summer 2013) “….veers happily from traditional Indian raga riffs to Celticreels to suave Latin jazz before arriving at — wait for it — “People Are Strange,” where the Doors’ …
Mar 14 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Canadian Jazz Quartet
  The original CANADIAN JAZZ QUARTET was founded in 1987, the result of a musical collaboration among four of the best musicians on the Toronto club and studio scene. The band plays mainstream jazz with a swinging and graceful treatment of standards and original material. The CJQ The lineup has evolved somewhat over the years, …
Mar 19 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Aviva (Non Jazz Society event)
Toronto’s Aviva Chernick has garnered critical acclaim and a devoted following as the charismatic lead singer of the twice JUNO-nominated group Jaffa Road. Now, with her solo project and CD release, “When I Arrived You Were Already There,” Aviva has revealed the stunning range of her musical persona. Nominated for a 2013 Canadian Folk Music …
Murley-Braid Nordic Project  (Finland, Denmark, Canada)
Anders Mogensen, Drums (Denmark) Johnny Aman, Bass (Finland) Johnny Åman was born in the Finnish town Jakobstad. He moved to Malmö, Sweden in the fall of 2005 in order to begin his studies at the Music Conservatory. Åman performs in many different settings in Sweden, Finland and Denmark. He has played with many Scandinavian artists, such as Anders Bergcrantz, Fredrik Kronkvist, Mika Mylläri, Niklas Winter, …
Mar 21 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Gray Matter with Ingrid Jensen (NYC)
      Gray Matter brings a unique blend of modern jazz and groove-based music, with influences ranging from John Coltrane to James Brown. This contemporary jazz group co-led by the bass/drum duo of Justin Gray– bass and Derek Gray- percussion were born and raised in Toronto’s east end.  For the Jazz Room performance, they …
Mar 27 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Alysha Brilla Sextet
“Step aside Torontonians; we got ourselves the next Amy Winehouse.” – Music Vice Magazine “There is something remarkably bonafide and refreshing about Brilla as an artist, storyteller, and composer. A definite breath of fresh air doing Tanzania and Canada proud.” – Okay Africa Magazine Alysha Brilla -  2014 Juno Nominee  – is a critically acclaimed …
Special Event - Robi Botos Quartet Universal Music CD Release (Toronto and NYC)
Arrive early for this one!! The rhythm section alone owns 14 Grammy Awards. This is the best in NYC Jazz together with a Canadian piano treasure. Robi Botos – Piano Since immigrating to Canada in 1998, Robi has made great contributions to Canada’s jazz scene. He has been featured with many local and international greats …
Apr 3 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Apr 4 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Shirantha Beddage Quartet
“Beddage has a well-developed identity on the demanding baritone, playing with real power…”  -The Whole Note Magazine “…An example of what a powerful and modern baritone could be… ” – modernbarisax.com JUNO-nominated and Galaxie award-winning musician Shirantha Beddage is a saxophonist, composer and educator from Toronto, Canada. Drawing inspiration from jazz greats such as John …
Apr 10 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Kite Trio (Montreal)
“Jazz, you say? Oh yeah, and a robust jazz at that! …Hypnotic, muscular rock on the same page as The Bad Plus. In brief, something that will make you move!” -Le Journal de Montréal “Ambient music bordering the experimental, with a touch of rock. Really a young trio to look out for.”       …
Apr 11 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Richard Whiteman Trio
“a fabulous mainstream approach, with great technique and ideas” – Kitchener-Waterloo Record “In addition to his evident skills as a pianist, Whiteman has a knack for composition, crafting bold post-bop tunes and elegant ballads that feel right at home with the group’s versions of standards.”- Stuart Broomer, Toronto Life “accessible, melodic and charming” – L.A. …
Apr 17 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Apr 18 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Apr 24 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Joni NehRita Quintet
                  
Apr 25 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Allison Au Quartet
Allison Au – Tenor Saxophone Todd Pentley- piano, Jon Maharaj – Bass, Fabio Ragnelli- drums
May 1 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
May 2 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
May 8 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
May 9 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Adrean Ferrugia Trio
 
May 22 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
*VICO: Sound of Dragon (Non Jazz Society Show)
VICO: Sound of Dragon “Representing the spirit of Vancouver’s Sound of Dragon Festival.” VICO represents the mandate and spirit of Vancouver’s Sound of Dragon Music Festival. The Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra (VICO) VICO consists of several smaller groups including the VICO small ensemble, the Cloud Bell Ensemble and the Orchid Ensemble. The Orchestra performs some of …
May 29 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

 


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