April 2012 archive

Saturday, May 19 – Lorne Lofsky/Roddy Elias Quartet

A duet for two of Canada’s finest guitarists within a quartet of Toronto’s finest jazz exports. It was Oscar Petersen that offered to produce Lorne’s first CD, and since this debut, his discography has grown to no fewer than 19 CDs including two Juno awards and three more Juno nominations. Based in Toronto for much …

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Friday, May 18 – Mark Segger Sextet

Canadian drummer, composer and bandleader Mark Segger heads a formidable sextet of improvisers who live and deliver innovative jazz.  Their broadly reviewed music is refreshing take on 20th century music and jazz spans the best of the avant guard and chamber jazz. “one of Canada’s most noteworthy emerging voices in jazz and creative music” – Dennis …

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Saturday, May 12 – Terry Clarke Trio

Terry Clarke is a Canadian drummer.  He has recorded well over 300 albums with various jazz artists including Jim Hall, Oscar Peterson, Rob McConnell, The Singers Unlimited, Frank Rossolino, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Lew Tabackin, Freddie Hubbard, Jay McShann, Buddy Tate, Emily Remler, John Handy III, Ed Bickert, Helen Merrill and Roger Kellaway. Terry won a Juno …

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Friday, May 11 – Tesseract Quintet

Tesseract is a jazz collective in every sense of the word – a band where every member composes and performs each other’s originals. This modern music quintet has been called captivating and meaningful.  At every opportunity, the members of Tesseract challenge each other to explore new territory, taking the audience on a thrilling journey through the endless possibilities of improvised …

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Saturday, May 5 – Michael Wood Quartet

Michael Wood’s vibes are the magic behind this career percussionist at the Stratford festival. Jim Hodgkinson is known across Canada as a soloist in jazz piano and composer.  The two masters of harmony are joined by Terry Clarke on the kit and Mike Downes on bass. Jim has performed with orchestras in Canada and the U.S., …

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Friday, May 4 – New Vibes Quartet

The New Vibes Jazz Quartet began as a trio in the spring of 1999 and evolved into a quartet with the addition of Gary Tomlin on drums and is now celebrating 12 years of live jazz in the Waterloo Region. Andy Macpherson (percussion & vibraphone) leads the quartet that features Dan Brennan (bass), Gary Tomlin …

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Avi Granite’s CD release tour!

Avi Granite will start his CD release tour with the KW Jazz Room on Friday April 20th!

Sophie Millman – Jazz Festival Gala

The Uptown Waterloo Jazz festival is celebrating it’s 20th year in style on Thursday May 10th, 2012 at Bingeman’s.  Sophie Milman is a charismatic young Russian-born, Israeli-raised, Toronto-based jazz vocalist who’s well on her way to becoming an international sensation.  Her work has earned a  Juno while still in her 20’s! For details and tickets, …

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Saturday, April 28 – Mike Downes Quartet

Mike Downes is respected as one of Canada’s finest jazz musicians. Since his career began in the 1980s he has performed worldwide and been featured on a large discography of Juno-nominated and Juno-winning CDs. He has performed with virtually all of Canada’s top jazz musicians, including Oliver Jones, Diana Krall, PJ Perry and Don Thompson. …

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Friday, April 27 – Jaclyn Guillou Quartet

Emerging sensation, Jaclyn Guillou, is in demand from the jazz district of Manhattan, to stages across Canada and Europe.  As a lyricist, Jaclyn’s vocal phrasing is truly compelling and carefree: “Guillou puts a contemporary jazz spin on music steeped in tradition and thus makes old school become new cool, the sign of a true artist. …

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