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Jan 19 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Ted Gibbons Quartet
8:30 pm
Ted Gibbons is the quintessential gentleman jazz player.  His guitar and band-leading chops are impeccable as this group promises to wind their way around known and less-known standards in what will be a night to remember.  As an educator, Ted is beloved in the community, and this is an opportunity for teacher to shine.  Gibbons …
Jan 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jazz Jam!!
3:00 pm
  Saturday afternoon from 3 – 5 PM, practice your improvisation by playing jazz on the Jazz Room stage at the monthly Jazz Room jam session. It’ is a great opportunity for local musicians to meet and play together, share ideas and learn new tricks. If you ever wanted to play jazz music, but don’t …
Jan 20 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Dominic Mancuso Group
8:30 pm
After 25 years committed to a vision influenced by his culturally diverse world, Dominic sees himself sitting at the table with the 21st century and the global village. His resume takes in several CDs, as well as several written scores for TV, films and theatre performances, numerous artistic collaborations and a great number of live shows in …
Glenn Buhr and the Button Factory Band featuring Jerzy Kaplanek and Margaret Sweatman
8:30 pm
Glenn Buhr (Genie award-winner and 4-time Juno nominee) is a singer/songwriter and guitarist/pianist; a powerful performer of his own music.  Music lovers will remember him as front man – with conductor Bramwell Tovey – of Winnipeg’s New Music Festival.   He’s well traveled as a composer, having written music on commission for orchestras, ballet companies, choirs, …
Mike Murley/JIm Vivian Quartet  - CD Release "Some Time Ago"
8:30 pm
Jim Vivian has been at the forefront of music making in Canada for over 25 years, with more than 25 recordings nominated for a Juno. Collaborators include national artists Mike Murley, Don Thompson and Steve Amirault, international artists including Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone and Dave Leibman. Originally from Newfoundland, Jim moved from St. John’s to …
Feb 2 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
The Dave Wiffen Electric Band
8:30 pm
  David Wiffen is one of our favourite jazz players in the local music scene–though his musical reach extends far beyond Waterloo Region.  In addition to being on faculty at WLU’s music school, he has toured with the Tommy Dorsey Big Band, and the Peter Appleyard Orchestra, also sharing the stage with Aretha Franklin and …
Ross Wooldridge "Benny Goodman Tribute" featuring Alex Pangman
8:30 pm
“ROSS WOOLDRIDGE IS THE BEST JAZZ CLARINETIST THAT CANADA HAS EVER PRODUCED…AMEN!” – Bernie Turcotte, Executive Director of the IAJE Canada (International Association of Jazz Educators) Hamilton native ROSS WOOLDRIDGE (pianist, clarinetist, saxophonist, flutist, arranger, producer, composer, writer, copyist, teacher) currently leads the Tribute to Benny Goodman Sextet, the Ross Wooldridge Trio, and the Ross Wooldridge …
Tatania Eva Marie and the Avalon Jazz Band (NYC) Gipsy Jazz at it finest!!
8:30 pm
  “one of the best young singers around”  – Wall Street Journal Tatiana Eva-Marie is a singer and actress living in New York City. She is the lead singer of the Gypsy-French Avalon Jazz Band and was recently included, alongside Cyrille Aimée and Cecile McLorin Salvant, in a list of 37 rising jazz stars by …
Adrean Ferrugia  featuring Adam Nussbaum (NYC)
8:30 pm
Award-winning pianist ADREAN FARRUGIA, regarded as one of Canada’s most distinctive voices on the piano, has performed with leading jazz names in every major city in North America, France, Switzerland, Poland, and Japan. As a leader Farrugia has released three albums (his second album ‘Ricochet’ was nominated for a 2011 Juno Award for Best Contemporary …
Feb 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Laila Biali - Sunday Matinee
4:00 pm
    Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist Laila Biali melds “traditional jazz with contemporary pop so effortlessly that neither style seems out of place on the same record” (Spinner Magazine). Sought after for tours with GRAMMY winning artists Chris Botti, Paula Cole, Suzanne Vega and Sting, Laila has also headlined festivals and venues spanning five …
Feb 16 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
The Rob Gellner Tentet!!
8:30 pm
  Rob studied Composition at Wilfrid Laurier and has a B Mus in Composition.  He has studied arranging privately with Rob McConnell as well as Mike Malone and  Dave McMurdo for a number of years.  Rob arranges for other groups in the area including a recent Jazz Room release of Jason Raso’s Funktet arranging 6 …
Feb 17 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Heillig Maneuver
8:30 pm
  “Heillig Manoeuver brought down the house… We were treated to a dynamic performance with beautiful arrangements performed by extremely talented musicians.” -Peter Shea & Juliet Dunn Twilight Jazz Festival- St. Catherines, ON In 1979, Bassist Henry Heillig and  Matt Zimbel formed the legendary nine piece latinfunksalzajazz band Manteca and went on to record 10 …
Feb 23 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Tim Moher Octet
8:30 pm
Tim Moher – saxes, EWI Paul Stouffer – keys Rich Brown -bass Shane Guse – fiddle Robin Jessome on trombone. Andy Macpherson  – drums David Cheon – guitar Rob Gellner – trumpet/Chapman Stick Derek Hines – vocals Candy Young – vocals Here is Tim with the Celtic influenced “Cliffs”
Feb 24 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Juliet Dunn
8:30 pm
  Originally hailing from the UK and half Jamaican, Juliet has lived in Vancouver BC, Niagara-on-the-Lake and St. Catharines, Ontario as well as Paris, France where she lived for 13 years. Unlike most, Juliet submerged herself in the world of music and theatre at a later age (in her 20’s), which took place for the …
Mar 2 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Jason White
8:30 pm
  Jason White operates at the forefront of music-making and teaching in Waterloo Region. A co-founder of the acclaimed Jazz Room music venue, a resident pianist with the K-W Symphony, and a frequent collaborator with dancers, visual artists, architects, actors, and playwrights, his various performance projects have been seen in many venues running from jazz …
Mar 3 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Bernie Senensky
8:30 pm
  Bernie began playing piano at the age of eight, settling into his interest in jazz when he was 14, studying with Winnipeg jazz eminence Bob Erlendson. He began sitting in with local Winnipeg groups which included guitarist Lenny Breau and bassist Dave Young, eventually taking his considerable talent to Edmonton. His work leading a …
Mar 9 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Derek Hines Big Band
8:30 pm
Derek, who lives in downtown Kitchener, said he wakes up singing. Sings while cooking breakfast, while working on anything. Hines interprets his world through music and he pays tribute to those who have passed with song, people such as his mother who died of cancer but had always wanted her son to record the church …
Ineke Van Doorn and Marc van Vugt  (Netherlands)
8:30 pm
EACH LETTER, EACH PICTURE, EACH MEMORY Dutch Grammy winners jazz singer Ineke Vandoorn and guitarist Marc van Vugt return to Canada in the spring of 2018. Inspired by the French Provence countryside they wrote news songs about friends, friendships and their loved ones. Vandoorn and van Vugt have taken the duo playing to a different …
Mar 16 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
HWO
8:30 pm
Piano/Bass/Drums – a classic jazz trio format. HWO is original music penned by Thomas Hammerton, Tyler Wagler, and Dave O’Neill. In the mix are tunes by Radiohead, the Beatles, Tears for Fears, Genesis, Tom Waits, and favourite songs from the massive catalogue of the standards repertoire.
Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Jam Session!!
3:00 pm
  Saturday afternoon from 3 – 5 PM, practice your improvisation by playing jazz on the Jazz Room stage at the monthly Jazz Room jam session. It’ is a great opportunity for local musicians to meet and play together, share ideas and learn new tricks. If you ever wanted to play jazz music, but don’t …
Apr 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jam Session!!
3:00 pm
  Saturday afternoon from 3 – 5 PM, practice your improvisation by playing jazz on the Jazz Room stage at the monthly Jazz Room jam session. It’ is a great opportunity for local musicians to meet and play together, share ideas and learn new tricks. If you ever wanted to play jazz music, but don’t …

 


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