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The R&B Jazz Songbook Concert featuring Carlos Morgan and the Soul Patrol
8:30 pm
  Solroc Music and Juno Award winning recording artist, Carlos Morgan, perform his newly created, Jazz interpreted renditions of classic R&B and Pop songs, as well as, his award winning music and favorite Jazz standards inside Waterloo’s prestigious and world renowned Jazz venue. You don’t want to miss this concert. We hope to see you …
Oct 21 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Nancy Walker Quintet
8:30 pm
  Nancy Walker is a Canadian musician based in the Toronto area. Her work as a pianist and composer reflects her view of the times we live in – at times intense, at times poignant, at times cerebral. Her most recent recording as leader is ‘Til Now Is Secret (Addo Records). Showcasing ten of her …
Mary Catherine Quartet - CD Release "You're Gonna Hear From Me"
8:30 pm
  Described as a performer who “hits the high notes on jazz history” (therecord.com), and a musician who sings as if she is “reciting poetry” (Meaford Express), Mary-Catherine Pazzano is a jazz vocalist based in Kitchener, Ontario. Mary-Catherine’s performance highlights include headlining at: Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival, The Rex (Toronto), Jazz Bistro (Toronto), The Jazz …
Oct 28 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Joe Sullivan Quintet (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 …
Francois Jalbert & Jerome Beaulieu Duo (Montreal)
8:30 pm
Modeled after the great Django Reinhardt, François Jalbert made his own name by taking first place in the Montreal Guitar Grand Prix in 2006 and 2008 in the jazz category.  The  young Québécois musician and composer returns to the Jazz Room with his quartet and compositions from Sens unique, his first album as a bandleader. …
Nov 4 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Ted Quinlan Quartet
8:30 pm
  Ted Quinlan is regarded as one of the most versatile guitar players in Canada. His skills are highly in demand as a jazz player, session musician, writer and educator. Ted is the Head of the Guitar Department at Humber College’s Music Program in Toronto. As a busy sideman Ted has performed with Chet Baker, …
Nov 10 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Top Pocket
8:30 pm
Top Pocket makes their annual visit to the Jazz Room . 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 …
Nov 11 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Harley Card Quintet
8:30 pm
  “Card’s musical sensibility is fully formed and urbane. His writing reflects a sense of history and is therefore worldly wise.”  -Raul d’Gama Rose- All About Jazz Harley Card is a Toronto based guitarist and composer. In addition to leading his own groups, Harley is a member of  and co-composer for the innovative Canadian bands; …
Jason Raso Funktet (Very Special CD launch show!)
8:00 pm
Join us for a very special show, featuring not only Jason’s one and only Funktet doing a full live show, but the launch of the new CD “The Jason Raso Funktet Live At The Jazz Room”!  Recorded live earlier this year, the new album brings together the same Funktet that will be performing at this …
Nov 17 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Nick Maclean Quartet featuing Brownman Ali
8:30 pm
NICK MACLEAN is “one of the most gifted young Toronto pianists to come along in the last few years ” (Adrean Farrugia, Juno winning jazz pianist) and has quickly become one of the most in demand 20-something piano players in that city’s bustling jazz scene.  Nick received his Bachelors of Music from Humber College in …
Nov 18 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Johanna Sillanpaa (Calgary)
8:30 pm
It’s smart, it’s soulful, it’s jazz. For every style of music that Johanna Sillanpaa explores, there’s a vibrant color in her voice to match. Sillanpaa’s vocals are expertly clear, gently raw, and yet intensely bold. She performs thoughtful jazz you can dig your heels into. She and her ensemble have played everywhere from intimate jazz …
Nov 24 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Lily Frost
8:30 pm
A prolific songwriter, Lily Frost currently has 12 albums under her belt, under 5 different labels — Warner, Nettwerk, Aporia, Boxton and Marquis.  Lily Frost comes from the Montreal underground mod scene.  She moved to Vancouver and went from busking rockabilly to spearheading the Cocktail nation with her band The Colorifics who led the Blue …
Nov 25 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Trevor Giancola trio
8:30 pm
Guitarist Trevor Giancola is becoming a staple of Toronto’s thriving jazz and creative music scene. He has performed as a member the Mike Murley Quartet, the Kelly Jefferson Quartet, Boptarts featuring Seamus Blake, Trevor Falls Collective, The Trevor Giancola Quartet and Trio, Josh Cole 4tet, Monk’s Music, and others. He has shared the stage with …


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