November – December 2014

November 28, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
David Braid Sextet @ 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's "HoneyComb" (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
Boom For Rent is a collection of some of the finest musicians Toronto has to offer and the band plays straight ahead, classic jazz. A guitarist of significant musical relevance, Reg Schwager has spent much of his professional career living in relative obscurity in Toronto, Canada. A distinctly singular voice on his instrument, Schwager’s playing …
The Legendary Harold Mabern (from NYC) with Kirk MacDonald - Special Sunday Matinee Show @ The Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
“With the wind at his back, he can sound like an ocean roar” - Gary Giddens on Harold Mabern “One of the great post-bop pianists”  – Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings The Jazz Room presents a special Sunday afternoon duo performance with legendary pianist Harold Mabern and Toronto Saxophonist Kirk MacDonald. (Click here to read Terry …
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
“Eisenman’s heart belongs to the golden age of jazz… This kind of playing can only come from the inside, after having spent decades listening and playing. Your foot may just start tapping, your head may rhythmically nod, and your fingers may snap on the two and four.” – All About Jazz.com Mark Eisenman is one …
December 14, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
John Tank Quartet (NYC) - non-GRJS show @ The Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
A special, non-Jazz Society presentation, but Jazz Society pass-holders get in for free!  Bonus concert! Hometown musical hero John Tank returns for his annual Christmas concert. The tenor sax player will be joined by some of the best loved musicians to ever play The Jazz Room — Robi Botos on piano, Dave Young on bass …
December 19, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Tom Nagy Christmas Experience - "The Ghost of Christmas Specials Past" @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
Tom’s Holiday shows are always a little irreverent, and this one will be no exception. “The Ghost of Christmas Specials Past,” will feature pieces from many of your favorite classic TV Christmas specials, including Rudolf, Frosty, and of course, “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. The band will mix it up with beloved Christmas classics with a …
December 20, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Soul Music Meets Jazz, Boxing Day Party -- Michael Dunston Sings the Music of Donny Hathaway, with the Dave Young Sextet @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
Grammy Award winning  jazz and soul musician Donny Hathaway was born in Chicago in1945.He signed with Atlantic Records in 1969, and with his first single “The Ghetto” (1970), Rolling Stone magazine marked him as “a major new force in soul music.” His collaborations with Roberta Flack took him to the top of the charts and …
Jason White @ Jazz Room
December 27, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Jason White @ Jazz Room | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
With out a doubt, the expression “something for everyone” applies to a Jason White Trio concert.  In its third incarnation, consisting of Jason White (piano), Paul VanDyk (bass), and Joe Ryan (drums), the trio has found an exciting, intuitive dynamic. They draw extensively on jazz, avant garde and progressive rock, minimalism, and even Friedrich Nietzsche …


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