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May 8 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Brad Cheesman Group
Brad Cheeseman has been a performing musician in the GTA for nearly a decade. He is an Honours graduate of Mohawk College’s Jazz Performance program, where he studied under the likes of Kieran Overs, Will Jarvis, Dave McMurdo and Mike Malone. He later moved to Toronto to continue his studies at Humber, studying with Vaughan …
May 9 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Adrean Farrugia Trio
  “…Farrugia proves himself to be one of the current scene’s most imaginative pianists.”-Nic Jones, ALL ABOUT JAZZ.COM “Pianist Adrean Farrugia is in superb form” -Downbeat Magazine “Pianist Adrean Farrugia’s disc reflects an expansive musical vision and the talent and craft to combine elements from a range of influences”-Peter Hum, The Ottawa Citizen “Pianist Farrugia …
Tower of Song - A Creative Tribute to Leonard Cohen (non-GRJS show) @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
Doors open 6:30pm, show 7:30pm.  Enjoy dinner at this lovely venue! Tower of Song is a creative tribute to the music of Leonard Cohen, presented by two celebrated BC singer-songwriters: Juno award-nominee Oliver Swain and Glenna Garramone. Join us for a night of rare and classic selections from the Leonard Cohen cannon celebrating the music of Canada’s …
May 15 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
John Zadro Trio + Guests
After numerous performances  as a sideman in ensembles over the past several years at the Jazz Room, this long awaited appearance features John on keyboard at center stage.  He will be showcasing original compositions and arrangements in which he attempts to capture the stylistic character of the great composers of jazz, ranging from master writers …
May 22 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Rob Fekete Quintet
Rob Fekete is a Canadian Jazz pianist and composer who shares his musical philosophy with others through performance and audio recording. His roots are planted firmly in classical and jazz traditions; however he aspires to build a bridge between modern popular music and older musical art forms without losing his focus on the relevance and …
May 23 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Melissa Stylianou Quartet (NYC)
  “Her subtle charms are in abundance on her latest album, ‘No Regrets’.” – The New Yorker   “Smart. Seamless. Stunning.” - JazzTimes Singer Melissa Stylianou has been turning heads and capturing hearts since the turn of this century, from her native Toronto to her adopted home of New York City, from intimate club residencies …
*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
May 30 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Elizabeth Shepherd Quartet (Montreal)
Some  praise for The Signal – Elizabeth’s latest release: “A soul-groove masterpiece”….”one of the big releases of 2014.” Radio Cologne (Germany) “Top 10 Soul/R&B Album of 2014″ EXCLAIM “An important work” London Evening Standard “An enchanting album” Radio France Velvety-voiced pianist Elizabeth Shepherd arrived on the international scene in 2006 when her debut album Start To Move was voted one of the top …
Jun 5 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Andy Klaehn Quartet
Andy Klaehn is a dynamic, multi-talented, professional musician, bandleader, and master teacher. He is a highly sought after alto, soprano, and tenor sax player, as well as a flute and clarinet player performing with various artists in a wide array of collaborations from duos to sextets. Andy is also a founding member of the renowned …
Jun 6 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Phil Dwyer Quartet (BC)
”Phil Dwyer, in my estimation, is one of the great tenor players of jazz.” -Dave Young On Dec. 30, 2013 Phil was appointed as a Member of the Order Of Canada. He was cited for “his contributions to jazz as a performer, composer and producer, and for increasing access to music education in his community.” …
Jun 12 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Jun 13 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Bernie Senensky Quartet
“I’m essentially a bebop player, and beyond. My heroes are anyone from Bud Powell to McCoy Tyner to Keith Jarrett and Herbie Hancock.” – Bernie Senensky Toronto keyboardist Bernie Senensky has earned the reputation of being one of Canada’s premier jazz artists. His playing has been featured internationally in many concerts & festivals, and he …
Jun 19 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Pram Trio
Winners of the 2014 TD Grand Prix de Jazz award!  “…it’s not enough to play very well; you have to do something that’s actually going to be compelling and original.  Pram Trio was like that.” – Michael Bourne, Newark New Jersey’s WBGO 88.3 FM Pram Trio is a Toronto-­based ensemble formed in 2009. Awarded the …
2015 Juno Award "Best Jazz Recording" Kirk McDonald Quartet
  2015 Juno Award winner for “Best Jazz Recording -Solo”! Vista Obscura is the latest album by saxophonist Kirk MacDonald. It is his sixth release on Addo Records and features the legendary Harold Mabern, along with Canadian jazz greats Neil Swainson, Andre White, and Pat LaBarbera. Vista Obscura is Kirk’s second Juno Award winner and sixth Juno Award nomination. With …
Jun 26 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Rebecca Binnendyk Band
Perennial Jazz Room favourite vocalist Rebecca Binnendyk returns to the club for her annual show. Rebecca started singing as a child and started performing by the age of 7. She played roles in musicals and dramas whenever she could and at 10,  started studying private voice lessons with Jeanette Steeves. she has performed in the …
Jun 27 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Special Event--Guido Basso Quintet
“Guido Basso is one of the best musicians this country has ever produced. Period.” – Jazz FM “He is credited with the theory that one attacks the trumpet and makes love to a flugelhorn.” – Justin Time Records Basso began playing trumpet at nine, studied at the Conservatoire de musique du Quebec a Montreal,   …

 


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