March 2012 archive

Saturday, April 14 – Tara Davidson Quartet

Toronto-born alto and soprano saxophonist Tara Davidson has performed around the world at such prestigious venues as New York City’s Carnegie Hall, the acclaimed North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands, and The Kennedy Center, in Washington, D.C. Tara has produced three recordings as a leader since 2003 and performed on over a dozen recordings. Davidson’s sophomore …

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Friday, April 13 – Paul Morrison Quintet

Paul Morrison’s dedication to performance and composition stems from his teen years in B.C. His innate talent and creativity were tuned at Humber where he earned the school’s highest award in honor of Oscar Petersen.  He now leads two innovative jazz ensembles in the Toronto area. Always a musical exploration, his composition ranges from intricate …

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What’s a Virtual music festival?  Some of the best music in the region on demand! VFest!

Saturday, April 7 – Kim Ratcliffe Quartet

Kim Ratcliffe was in demand, playing six nights a week in Victoria B.C., even as as teen.  Now based in Toronto, his jazz guitar leads a meeting of the minds in the Kim Ratcliffe quartet – Rat4. Kim Ratcliffe – Guitar Pat Collins – Bass Jim Lewis – Trumpet and Flugelhorn Ted Warren – Drums …

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Friday, Mar 30 – Big Band Theory

This is the moment when theory becomes practice. This is the debut of Big Band Theory.  The premise is simple: you put the most talented jazz’ers together in rehearsal and wait for an explosion of sound. Paul Ellingham on trombone was a catalyst for the ensemble. Saxophonist and singer Robin Habermehl leads the group musically. …

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Friday, April 6 – Rebecca Binnendyk Quintet

Drawing on her lead of the Phoenix Jazz Group, Rebecca’s soulful and playful alto hits the stage at the jazz room.   The quintet’s playlist is a perfect mix of swing, ballads, Latin Jazz and funk. Rebecca’s ballads are candid and personal including touching performances of  The Way You Are and You’ve Changed.  Fronting the jazz …

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2 for 1 Student Saturdays in March!

STUDENTS AT THE JAZZ ROOM TWO-FOR ONE SATURDAYS DURING MARCH (2012) The Saturday program (Artistic Director Ted Warren) features some of Canada’s best jazz talent at THE JAZZ ROOM. Students are invited to take advantage of a special offer (two admissions for the price of one) during March to come experience jazz at its finest …

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