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September – December 2014

September 19, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Paul Mitchell Quintet @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
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 …
September 20, 2014 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Outpost Studio Art Opening & Exhibition @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
The Outpost Studio will present a selection of works by local artists, including Dave Fox, Mary Lou Emburgh and Banarama. The works will hang from September 20th through October 31st. There will be no charge for the opening – stop by and talk with the artists! Pianist Maria Kouznetsova will perform your favourite jazz standards. …
September 20, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Brian Dickinson Quintet @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
Juno Award-Winning pianist and Jazz Room favorite, Brian Dickinson is one of Canada’s most versatile introspective and flexible acoustic artists and composers. Born in Guelph, Ontario in 1961, Brain started playing the piano when he was five. In his early teens, he quickly acquired a taste for blues and rock & roll. His father, an …
Derek Hines Trio @ Jazz Room
September 26, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Derek Hines Trio @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
Derek Hines makes his return to the Jazz Room for a show best described as “Just Friends”. Joining him is Canadian phenom pianist Adrean Farrugia and local bass hero made good Jonny Chapman. This evening promises to be a swingin’ affair featuring standards, old and new. Don’t miss this exciting hit! Derek Hines – Vocals …
September 27, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Barry Elmes Quintet @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
Galt native Barry Elmes has occupied a position of prominence on the Canadian jazz scene since the 1980s and has become internationally-respected over the years since, not only as one of Canada’s most talented drummers, but for parallel accomplishments as a composer, producer, recording artist, and dedicated educator. His award-winning work has been documented on …
October 3, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
New Vibes Jazz Quartet with Jerzy Kaplanek @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
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 …
October 4, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Brenda Earle Trio (from NYC) @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
A native of a Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, singer/pianist Brenda Earle sings jazz standards, versions of great pop tunes by the likes of Ron Sexsmith and Joe Jackson, and she has been compared to Carole King. She grew up listening to her father’s old 45s which consisted of everything from Little Richard to Twisted Sister. “Looking …
October 5, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Johnny O'Neil Trio (NYC)--Sunday Performance  @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
“If ever somebody sounded like Art Tatum, it’s him” – Barry Harris “My jaw dropped when I heard him play piano” –Kurt Rosenwinkle “When he first started hanging at Smalls, he’d just sit at the piano and play, and there’d be about 10 piano players gathered about him. Everyone was scared to death to play,” …
Andrea Marcelli/ Kirk MacDonald/ Roberto Occhipinti/ Brian Dickenson - in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Toronto  @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
“Andrea Marcelli’s music is vibrant and thought-provoking as today’s events” – Wayne Shorter “..Marcelli’s compositions transcend simple melody, transporting the listener to places known and unknown, eliciting hidden emotions” – John Kelman www.allaboutjazz.com   Italian drummer Andrea Marcelli plays drums the way Gary Burton plays vibes – music filled with air and space  – a European …
October 11, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Pete Mills Quartet (Ohio) @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
  “(Pete Mills) lets you know that straight ahead jazz is alive and well, juiced up even, in the hands of a younger generation” – All About Jazz “Your playing is wonderful and your writing is superb. I love it.” -Jimmy Heath. Toronto native and Ohio resident Pete Mills plays in the straight ahead, post …
October 17, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Norbert Kogging Band (Netherlands) @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
Norbert Kogging is an unexpected pleasure  – a Dutch jazz singer with very American Sinatra-like phrasing and a voice that would not be out of place in a Broadway musical. His music, affectionately described as singer-songwriter jazz, is inspired by artists like Brad Mehldau, John Mayer and David Linx. The songs are intimate, distinct and …
October 18, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Haruka Yabuno + Ehud Ettun (NYC) @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
“two young masters creating dialogues of mesmerizing possibilities.” – Eliseo Cardona. YEP is a highly creative collaboration between two innovative musicians. Each one an imaginative composer, Ehud and Haruka have created, during the past few years, a unique interaction on stage. Their performances have been described by listeners as “captivating” and “fascinating.”  The music is …
Big Band Theory @ Jazz Room
October 24, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Big Band Theory @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
The Big Band Theory had its genesis in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, without any clear idea where this project might end up. And… WOW! what an explosion of sound when seventeen of Kitchener-Waterloo’s (and beyond) most talented jazzers showed up for that first rehearsal in October 2011.   The band’s music ranges from the danceable swing music …
October 25, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Joe Sullivan Quintet (Montreal) @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
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 …
October 31, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Peter Van Huffel Quartet (Berlin) @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
  Originally from Kingston, Ontario, saxophonist Peter van Huffel has been creating a growing body of work in New York and Berlin, much of it integrating improvised music, expanded jazz harmonies, and sometimes chamber music dynamics.  His new group Gorilla Mask—Roland Fidezius, acoustic bass and noise, and Rudi Fischerlehner drums and percussion—marks a significant departure, …
November 1, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Petr Cancura Band (NYC) @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
  “The saxophonist/banjoist’s Down Home is three parts roots music, two parts jazz, one part blues, mixed on a country porch, and, pardon the cliché, it cooks.”  - Mark Corroto, All About Jazz  Born in Eastern Europe, brought up in the wilderness of the Great White North, and later thrusting into the urban Jungle of New …
November 7, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Stretch Orchestra @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
“Yes, guitarist Kevin Breit, cellist Matt Brubeck and drummer-percussionist Jesse Stewart are decidedly tall drinks of water, and together they have cooked up a refreshing new spin on the jazz-rock-world-groove vibe.”                           – Josef Woodard, Jazz Times In addition to being perhaps the tallest band in Canada (average height =6’5”), Stretch Orchestra is also one of …
November 8, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Top Pocket @ Jazz Room
November 14, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Top Pocket @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
Top Pocket returns to the Jazz Room on November 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, traditional and jazz these guys with tremendous versatility and depth! The original line-up at the Coyote and the Circus Room included current members Michael Bergauer on bass and …
November 15, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Tara Davidson + Friends @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
…a fine player with a fertile imagination who most definitely bears watching…” - AllAboutJazz.com Tara Davidson is regular visitor to the Jazz Room as a sideperson in various ensembles. She played the opening weekend as a member of the Mike Murley Octet. Tara  is a JUNO Award nominated alto and soprano saxophonist who has performed …
November 21, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Stephen Zurakowski Quartet @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
Stephen Zurakowsky (www.anumi.ca) is a graduate from The University of Toronto.
 He has studied with Norbert Kraft, Eli Kasner, David Russell, Stepan Rak and Phil Nimmons.
 He plays composed music in the European tradition, but he is also a brilliant jazz player. Recently he has been awarded an International CD Distribution grant from The SOCAN …
November 22, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Don Thompson Trio @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
Multi Instrumentalist (Vibraphone, Bass, Piano) Don Thompson is a jazz legend.  He has won Eight Jazz Report Awards for Vibraphonist of the Year, Six National Jazz Awards for Instrumentalist of the Year, Three Socan Awards for Best Composition of the Year, Three Juno Awards and achieved the Officer of the Order of Canada in 2009. …
November 28, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
David Braid Septet @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
 “A jazz genius to call our own” - Macleans’ Magazine Combining harmonic intricacies fundamental to his training in European classical music and the spontaneity of American jazz, Braid’s original music engages audiences with a quiet, thoughtful, lyrical voice that does not conform neatly to any one musical genre. His work has been described as “refreshingly …
November 29, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Joel Miller Quintet (Montreal) @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
Winner of the 2013 Juno Award  – Best Contemporary Jazz Recording for “Honeycomb”!! “Passionate and creative, melodic yet exploratory” — Sharonne Cohen, Downbeat Magazine “positively engaging”— Donald Elfman, The New York City Jazz Record “…album excellent parce que virevoltant de la nanoseconde numéro 1 à la dernière.” — Serge Truffaut, Le Devoir Montreal saxophonist Joel …
December 5, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Mary-Catherine Quartet @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
A recent University of Waterloo Music grad, Mary-Catherine has burst onto the jazz scene with particular verve and style, performing in such venues as Toronto’s Rex Hotel and Gate 403.  Mary-Catherine has a penchant for classic films, and her musical preferences for many of the favorite jazz standards follows her vintage style. Not content to …
Boom for Rent @ Jazz Room
December 6, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Boom for Rent @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
Chris Gale – Saxophones Reg Schwager – Guitar Brendan Davis – Bass Ted Warren – Drums Boom For Rent plays the Gershwin standard – “Soon”
Randy Lyght Band @ Jazz Room
December 12, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Randy Lyght Band @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
  “Who says Romance is passé?  These fresh arrangements of timeless standards sung in Randy’s warm, lyrical style … will light the fire of romance again and again, especially for jazz lovers.  A Return To Romance  is our kind of music… five out of five stars.”     Rich Germaine, Jazz Radio Network( www.jazzradionetwork.com) For all of …
December 13, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Mark Eisenman Trio @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
December 19, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Tom Nagy Christmas Experience @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
December 20, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

 


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