June 2012 archive

Blues Society brings King to Waterloo

American blues-man Chris Thomas King is coming to the Jazz Room at 8 pm on Saturday June 30th! While annual passes do not apply to this event, this show will be steeped in the blues tradition! http://www.therecord.com/whatson/artsentertainment/article/744070–acclaimed-american-bluesman-performs-at-the-jazz-room Advance tickets ($25) available at the Orange Monkey in Waterloo, Encore Records in Kitchener and online at www.ticketscene.ca.

Saturday, July 21 – Jam Session

A recipe for good music?  First, a little fine inspiration with Holly Cole’s headliner at the KW Jazz Festival.  Then, a brilliant set by the swinging Joni Nehrita band that will lift you from your seats just when you thought you could sit awhile.  Then, play away the night in a jam session that brings …

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Friday, July 20 – Ray Podhornik Sextet

Ray’s Sextet brings a Latin touch to what approaches a big band sound. A versatile and accomplished artist, Ray’s high energy trumpet lead can take many turns from soul and blues to rock to swing. “…his solo’s and horn section work will drop your jaw” – The Soul Mission. Ray Podhornik has been “rated as …

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Friday, June 29 – The Chris Tarry Group

Based in New York City, Chris Tarry is an internationally celebrated electric bass player. With four Juno Awards from ten Juno nominations, and many other high profile accolades, he has established himself as one of North America’s leading innovators. “Tarry is a bass guitarist with a Swallow-esque aptitude; a fiery soloist and technician.” – Bass …

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Saturday, June 23 – Matt Brubeck Trio

Juno Award winning jazz ‘cellist Matt Brubeck is celebrated on the Canadian jazz scene. You’ll have to look hard to find a jazz veteran that doesn’t light up at the mention of his name.  The bond is one that is shared by jazz architects – the incredibly responsive improvisation that is the hallmark of a …

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Luca Ciarla – The Jazz Architect

This is shaping up to be the concert of the year at the Jazz Room!

Friday, June 22 – Luca Ciarla Quartet

Luca Ciarla is simply one of the most creative and surprising violinists nowadays. His music easily transcends the boundaries among genres to trace an innovative musical path, a magical acoustic seduction in perfect balance between written compositions and improvisation, traditional and contemporary sounds. His unique style has led him to successfully perform in countless festivals …

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Saturday, June 16 – Shannon Gunn Quartet

Canadian jazz vocalist and composer Shannon Gunn is praised from Vancouver to Toronto for her evocative timbre and beautifully natural rhythm. “Expressive, knowing and intimate voice with a sexy vibrato and rumpled edges, octave leaps and major league versatility, equally comfortable with swing, standards and vocalize.” – Geoff Chapman, Toronto Star. CBC’s Neil Richie calls …

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Friday, June 15 – Joni NehRita Quartet

Joni NehRita’s groove is drawn on that line where classic soul and swing jazz fuse. Her voice speaks soul, her soul speaks of the language of music, and the warmth that she brings to the stage will drawn you right into the show. “What fans need to know is that I am a fan, first …

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