Monthly Archive: December 2012

Dec 31

Saturday, Jan 26 – Spike Wilner

Joining us by special invitation, pianist Spike Wilner is one of the brightest lights in the New York City jazz scene.  With Spike in high demand in NYC, we’re very pleased to be able to bring him to Waterloo Region for his first ever Canadian date.  To hear why Spike has earned such a reputation for …

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Dec 12

Saturday, Feb 23rd – Geoff Young Quartet

Geoff Young

Guitarist and composer Geoff Young has improvised at festivals and clubs on three continents. Geoff is renowned for his acoustic trio that has received acclaim from critics around the world for it’s ability to create a compelling sense of foreboding and desolation. “Young and Vivian … have a unity of sound and purpose, Vivian burbling …

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Dec 12

Friday, Feb 22nd – Eric DiVito Quartet with Derek Hines

Eric Di Vito

Eric DiVito is pivotal on the New York jazz scene as composer, educator and guitarist. His music is demanding and compelling, drawing in bop, pop, classical, Latin and other styles into rhythmically shifting tunes. “His acumen without a pick carries over to a smokin’ fingerpicked solo featured on “Shoot The Messenger.” “Pass Time,” written with …

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Dec 12

Saturday, Feb 16 – Rob Gellner Septet

There’s a better option than beating the winter blues – join ‘em! When Rob Gellner takes the lead, his groove ranges from Miles Davis Kind of Blue to Oliver Nelson’s Blues and the Abstract Truth.   Rob Gellner brings a fresh and exciting approach to his arrangements of a number of standards as well as a …

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Dec 12

Friday, Feb 15 – Paul Mitchell Quintet

Paul Mitchell

Returning by popular demand!!! Paul Mitchell is a very talented trumpet and flugel horn player that has played extensively in the region and toured throughout North America. His show will surface some of the gems from some of the best trumpet players from the mid ’40s to the mid ’50s including Miles Davis, Chet Baker, …

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Dec 12

Saturday, Feb 9 – Jamie Reynolds Trio

Jamie Reynolds

Toronto born, Brooklyn based pianist, Jamie Reynolds is touring Canada with a rising star trio on the New York jazz scene. Jamie draws from mentorship with greats like Fred Hirsch and Craig Taborn to innovate as a composer at that point where flowing lines meet improvisation. “This acoustic-minded trio nails technique and methodology. Such is the intense …

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Dec 12

Friday, Feb 8 – Barb Fulton Quintet – Cancelled!

Barbara Fulton

Barb Fulton has cancelled due to illness! Please stay tuned for a rescheduled show Any advance ticket purchases for this show can be used at any upcoming show in this season’s calendar.   The power and range of theater meets the heart and voice in Barb Fulton. A truly captivating artist, dedicated to the stage, …

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Dec 12

Saturday, Feb 2 – Steve McDade Quartet

Steve McDade

Now what do Ella Fitzgerald and The Temptations have in common? Steve McDade, the Canadian jazz trumpeter! The JUNO and Grammy awards started piling up with Manteca and the Boss Brass. In over three decades of music, Steve has played with the likes of Ray Charles, Diana Krall, The Manhattan Transfer, and Aretha Franklin, and …

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Dec 12

Friday, Feb 1 – Shafton Thomas Group

Shafton Thomas

The sheer creative joy of this music is compelling. Led by bassist and composer Shafton Thomas, the band’s vitality is it’s diversity. “If you’re not excited about that, then you don’t have a soul.” – Shafton Thomas Group Mackenzie Longpre delivers up swing, soul, R&B, funk and even rock grooves to accompany Thomas’ driving pulse, …

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Dec 08

Friday, Jan 25 – Cory Weeds/Steve Davis Quintet

Vancouver’s jazz elite has heard the buzz about The Jazz Room, and that rush will bring Cory Weeds straight out of The Cellar, joined by very special guest Steve Davis! One of Canada’s finest saxophonists (while also running the Cellar Jazz Club in Vancouver), Cory Weeds returns to The Jazz Room after last year’s stellar outing. …

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