October 2012 archive

Jason Raso and the Head Hunter Tribute

Friday, Nov 23rd – Ron McClure Quartet

Ron McClure first made his mark on the jazz scene for his tenure with the world popular Charles Lloyd Quartet, featuring Keith Jarrett and Jack Dejohnette – Down Beat magazine’s Group of the Year. “McClure’s bass playing is full of exceptional versatility and strange unique subtleties, by turns magical and dreamy, satirical and meditative.” – Tim …

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Saturday, Nov 24 – 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, contemporary and blues. Rebecca Binnendyk – vocals Robin Habermehl – horns Mark McIntyre – bass Jimmy Boudreau – drums Andriy Tykhonov – keys …

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Friday, Nov 9 – Jason Raso Quintet: Head Hunter Tribute

Jason Raso has a funk heart and a jazz head. They are hard wired together by the 4 strings of his bass guitar, and an innate ability to craft music that will tear you from your seat, take you on a journey, nay a trip back to the 70s.  Jason has assembled a quintet paying …

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Sex & All That Jazz!

Saturday, Nov 10 – Trevor Giancola Quartet

Trevor Giancola is master on the guitar. A staple of Toronto’s jazz and creative music scene, he has shared the stage with many of Canada’s finest, including Sophie Milman, Dave Douglas, Seamus Blake, John Abercrombie, John Stowell, Donny McCasline, PJ Perry and Pat LaBarbera. Trevor’s unique sound blends traditional and contemporary sounds into a style …

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Friday, Nov 16 – Greg Prior Quartet

From Montreaux to Havana to Western Canada, join us in welcoming Greg Prior to the Jazz Room. Greg Prior has played 9 major jazz festivals across Canada, and toured and recorded extensively. Comfortable with symphonic, jazz and Latin styles, Greg brings diverse talent to the stage. Greg has toured with artists such as Prairie Ceilidh …

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Greg Prior Quartet at the Jazz Room

On tour from NY – Melissa Stylianou

Toronto-born, Brooklyn-Based Jazz Vocalist Melissa Stylianou brings her New York band north for 4 city tour of Ontario and Quebec “Melissa Stylianou has it all – a gorgeous instrument, superb musicianship, and great taste.” -Fred Hersch   Melissa Stylianou Quintet Saturday November 17, 2012 8:30pm – 11:30pm The Huether Hotel, 59 King St. North, Waterloo, ON Tickets $18 …

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Saturday, Nov 17 – Melissa Stylianou

Rising star jazz vocalist Melissa Stylianou is back with the band! The honor and privilege is all ours as Melissa returns to the jazz room with the band from 55 Bar – which means your ticket to New York’s Greenwich Village is on us this year! “…an unmannered and affecting jazz singer with a taste …

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