Monthly Archive: September 2012

Sep 25

Friday, Oct 19 – Big Band Theory

BigBandTheory

This is the moment when theory and practice combine to blow out the walls. Last March, Big Band Theory had it’s debut at the Jazz Room, and left no questions about tight, demanding tone. Paul Ellingham on trombone was a catalyst for the ensemble. Saxophonist and singer Robin Habermehl leads the group musically. Here’s that …

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Sep 25

Saturday, Oct 13 – Dave Wiffen Quintet

Dave Wiffen

Dave Wiffen simply lights it up in Keep the Faith. A saxophonist that lifts off while remaining grounded in solid tune and rhythm. Dave has shared the stage with artists such as Aretha Franklin and Natalie Cole, toured extensively with the Tommy Dorsey and Peter Appleyard orchestras, and played with Manteca. Equally comfortable playing jazz, …

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Sep 25

Friday, Oct 12 – Florian Hoefner Quartet

Florian Hofner

Spanning influences from Bavaria to Manhattan, Florian Hoefner‘s voicings bring intricate chorus and flow to the keys. “The quartet displays verve while executing delicate sound mosaics, pumping Latin beats and fluidly crafted unison choruses.” – allaboutjazz.com He has been heard at major festivals across Europe including the Tremplin Jazz Festival in Avignon, France, where his …

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Sep 24

Saturday, Oct 6 – Fernanda Cunha

Fernanda Cunha

Fernanda Cunha‘s luring vocals are spiced with an irresistible accent that defines each word. This is vocal Candy of a Brazilian persuasion. In Portuguese, with English subtitles. “Brazil from the heart” – musicabrasileira A cantora Fernanda Cunha apresenta um repertório de musica popular brasileira e vem conquistando o publico de vários países. Fernanda draws from …

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Sep 18

Friday, Oct 5 – 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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Sep 18

Sophia Perlman – Where the West Begins

Sep 18

Saturday, Sept 29 – Sophia Perlman Quartet

Sophia Perlman has made a name for herself as one of Canada’s most promising young vocalists. Her musical maturity and impressive ability as an improviser has made her a first call not only as a bandleader but also as a frequent guest with many of Toronto’s top musicians and ensembles. “Perlman’s approach is all at …

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Sep 16

Friday, Sept 28 – Andriy Tykhonov Quartet: Russian Roulette

Andriy Tykhonov’s piano lead is inspired by two decades of performances both in the Ukraine, where he is recognized as one of the country’s leading jazz pianists, to southern Ontario where he has commanded concert halls in Toronto and across Waterloo region. Andriy’s performing genres include swing, bossa nova, samba, ballad, movie themes, ragtime, rock, …

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Sep 12

Saturday, Sept 22 – Frank Botos Trio

Frank Botos

Some say that the best school of music has no walls. That would be true of Hungarian musicians that play from the heart, with wisdom of travels, a parallel with the greatest of jazz musicians. Beyond what raw skill can do for a performer, Frank and Jozsef Botos have a depth of connection that only …

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Sep 02

Friday, Sept 21 – Glenn Buhr Trio: Bill Evans Tribute

Glenn Buhr’s decorated career in composition and piano performance has spanned genres from symphonic and film to the jazz quartet.  This evening, Glenn brings the musical genius of Bill Evans to the stage in a tribute to the man behind the standards. Buhr and Evans share a skill with truly distinctive tune-smithing. The kind of talent …

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