Monthly Archive: November 2012

Nov 26

Friday, Jan 4 – Tim Louis Quartet

Tim Louis

Tim Louis‘ sensitive vocal lead is reminiscent of Nat King Cole, and his beguiling phrasing on keyboard rings through in this performance of All Because Of You. Known for his interpretations of a broad range of styles through a jazz filter, his recent release Snowflakes in Bloom offers touches from Latin to swing. Tim Louis …

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Nov 23

Friday, Dec 21 – Tom Nagy’s “End of the World” Christmas

Tom Nagy

Tom Nagy will hit the stage with the bass lines behind this jazz take on Christmas standards. High ratings on the fresh scale, the show promises to put a twist into the holiday favorites. What more fitting way to celebrate the end of the world! A stellar local line-up of jazz room favorites completes the …

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Nov 23

Saturday, Dec 15 – Dave Restivo Trio

Dave Restivo

Dave Restivo, a critically acclaimed pianist and composer, is one of Canada’s most respected and sought-after jazz artists. “I respond in a way that goes beyond category or genre. I have to connect with it emotionally, and I try not to limit what I allow to influence me.” – Dave Restivo A 3-time winner of …

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Nov 18

Saturday, Dec 8 – Broadview Trio

Ted Warren

Broadview is an exciting new trio featuring Mike Murley, Rich Brown, and Ted Warren. Each a celebrated lead of their own ensemble, this meeting of the minds promises to deliver driving rhythms and innovative phrasing.  Check out their extensive YouTube playlist. Jazz Report’s drummer of the year, Ted Warren demands creativity from every moment.  Meaningful creativity …

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Nov 17

Friday, Dec 14 – Robin Habermehl Quintet

Robin Habermehl is a force in Waterloo region, conducting Big Band theory, playing sax with Top Pocket and Rebecca Binnendyk, singing and writing musicals. This versatility builds a depth and sense of innovative growth in standards like Rob’s Got Rhythm and Wow. Wow! Their sets will be a musical tribute to Frank Sinatra and Tony …

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Nov 12

Saturday, Dec 22 – 2nd Annual Holiday Jam with the Joni NehRita Quintet

A recipe for good music?  First, 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 together some of the finest talent of the region and beyond. Just imagine no …

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Nov 12

Saturday, Dec 1 – Kirk MacDonald Quartet

Kirk MacDonald

Saxophonist of the year, best album of the year in contemporary and mainstream – the list of national jazz and Juno awards and nominations establishes the tenor for Kirk MacDonald. “Over the past decade, Toronto tenor saxophonist Kirk MacDonald has established a national identity.” – The Jazz Report His sound is full bodied and voiced …

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Nov 11

Friday, Dec 7 – Dave O’Neill Tribute to Ed Bickert

Dave O’Neill brings diverse talent as a drummer and vibraphonist to the stage. His extensive contemporary backdrop, festival tours and years accompanying dancers provide the calibre behind the kit. This versatility is combined with an artistry that surfaces gems off the beaten track. Dave has crafted this show as a tribute to the subtle and profound …

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Nov 04

Friday, Nov 30 – New Vibes Quartet

Jerzy Kaplanek

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 13 years of live jazz in the Waterloo Region. The Quartet interprets jazz standards with a polished sound and fluid improvisation – witness Sugar …

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