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2016-2017 Jazz Pass now available for $350!

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 …
Aura and the Elora House Band featuring "Lighthouse" founder - Paul Hoffert
  Aura’s incredible voice has been stunning audiences and critics alike for over four decades. As Nat Hentoff said in his book The Grove International Encyclopedia of Jazz, “She is a phenomonel singer!” As well as building a formidable discography, Aura has performed extensively around the world with jazz giants – she toured the US and …
Christine Jensen/Maggi Olin "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! Collectively, these musicians have performed with many top artists including Robbie Lane and the Disciples, …
Oct 15 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Jonathan Lindhorst (Germany)
Jonathan Lindhorst is a Berlin based saxophonist and composer who is not only an active member of the Berlin jazz and free improvised music scene, but also plays regularly in New York and in his home country of Canada. In addition to leading his own band The Limerence Quartet, he is a member of Innocent …
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) …
Oct 21 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Elaine Ruddock
  A native of Waterloo Region, Elaine Ruddock is a remarkable jazz singer who has been singing since childhood. She has studied both instrumental and choral music, and performed in theatrical and musical productions. Her focus now is on small jazz ensembles from duos to quintets, where she sings some of the most beautiful music …
Norman Marshall Villeneuve's Jazz Message Sextet - Tribute to Art Blakey
  Félix Award winner, band leader, recording artist and jazz master, hard driving bebop drummer NORMAN MARSHALL VILLENEUVE is an iconic and much beloved figure in Canadian jazz history. This veteran player has a successful career history spanning more than six decades. Norm has worked with a legion of jazz greats, including Duke Ellington, Oliver …
Oct 28 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
New Vibes Quintet
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 The New Vibes Jazz Quartet  returns to the Jazz Room to celebrate their …
Oct 29 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Ted's Warren Commission
An active member of Canada’s jazz scene, Ted Warren has a solid reputation as a musical, versatile drummer. He was the latest drummer with Rob McConnell’s famed The Boss Brass and can be heard on six of their recent CDs, including Velvet and Brass (with Mel Torme), From Lush to Lively (with Oliver Jones), Even …
Nov 4 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
 
Nov 5 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Eliana Cuevas
  “Reina Latina – Canada’s emerging Latin music queen.” 680 News, Toronto Through years of touring around the world, across Canada, and collaborating with Juno Award-winning performers, Eliana Cuevas has grown into an accomplished singer-songwriter and bandleader with unlimited colours in her compositional and lyrical palette. Among her honours are the National Jazz Award for …
Nov 11 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Andriy Tikhonov
  Andriy Tykhonov has become a Jazz Room favourite having performed to capacity crowds numerous times since the venue’s inception.  Andriy’s enthusiasm, energy and musicianship are infectious and always leave the crowd smiling.  A graduate of the Jazz Department of the Glier State Music College of Kiev in 1995, Andriy Tykhonov is recognized as a …
Nov 12 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Pat LaBarbera Quartet
“Pat has tremendous musical ability beyond technical facility. He has great power of concentration to detail and is totally committed with body and soul.”  - Elvin Jones Pat Labarbera (alto & tenor saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist, composer, jazz educator) was born in Warsaw, New York on April 7, 1944, and spent the first thirty years of …
Nov 18 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
 
Nov 19 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
 
Nov 25 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
 
Nov 26 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

 


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