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Live Music at The Jazz Room

Featuring International jazz acts that play the world’s top clubs (the Saturday program features artistic direction from Mark Kelso). For the latest news and & promotions, click here.

Please note that only Grand River Jazz Society events are shown below
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Dan Faulk (NYC) with Dave Young 8:30 pm
Dan Faulk (NYC) with Dave Young
Apr 6 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Dan Faulk (NYC) with Dave Young
  Celebrated tenor/soprano saxophonist Dan Faulk has recorded on several CDs with many of jazz’s legendary masters including Barry Harris, Jimmy Heath, J.J. Johnson, Wayne Shorter, and James Spaulding. For nearly 2 years, Dan was a full-time member of the J.J. Johnson Quintet until J.J. retired from music in December ’97. Dan recorded on 2 …
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Sophia Perlman + Joni NehRita 8:30 pm
Sophia Perlman + Joni NehRita
Apr 7 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Sophia Perlman + Joni NehRita
 Sophia Perlman and Joni NehRita met at the jazz room almost a year ago, during a Jazz FM one stop safari,  exchanged approximately three sentences and decided that they’d just agree to be friends first and get to know each other later. In the time since, they have been penpals and mutual sounding boards, but …
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Andriy Tikhonov 8:30 pm
Andriy Tikhonov
Apr 13 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Andriy Tikhonov
Andriy Tykhonov has become a Jazz Room favourite having performed to capacity crowds numerous times since the venue’s inception.  Andriy’s enthusiasm, energy and musicianship are infectious and always leave the crowd smiling.  A graduate of the Jazz Department of the Glier State Music College of Kiev in 1995, Andriy Tykhonov is recognized as a prominent …
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Rebecca Hennessy FOG Brass Band – CANCELLED due to weather. The Jazz Room will be closed this evening. 8:30 pm
Rebecca Hennessy FOG Brass Band – CANCELLED due to weather. The Jazz Room will be closed this evening.
Apr 14 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Rebecca Hennessy FOG Brass Band - CANCELLED due to weather. The Jazz Room will be closed this evening.
Rarely do performers shine in all their radiant apparel, creating an unmatched nimbleness of sound, as Hennessy and her ensemble.  – The WholeNote It’s a one-two punch beginning that says this is a different type of brass band… a uniquely enchanting recording.  – All About Jazz (4.5/5 Stars) Rebecca Hennessy is a highly sought-after Toronto-based …
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Jazz FM Fundraiser 7:00 pm
Jazz FM Fundraiser
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mark Kelso – drums  Ted Quinlan – guitar Mike Downes – bass  Brian Dickinson – piano Singers are a surprise!
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Alysha Brilla and the Brillion Dollar band 8:30 pm
Alysha Brilla and the Brillion Dollar band
Apr 20 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Alysha Brilla and the Brillion Dollar band
“Alysha’s music is the sound of summer. It’s pop, a bit jazzy and bit bluesy. That’s what makes it fun.’ – James Keelaghan Twice Juno Award nominated singer-songwriter, producer and community organizer Alysha Brilla is a critically acclaimed Indian-Tanzanian Canadian artist who just released her third self produced album, “HUMAN”. Brilla’s new music draws on …
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Mike Downes Quartet – 2018 Juno Award!! 8:30 pm
Mike Downes Quartet – 2018 Juno Award!!
Apr 21 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Mike Downes Quartet - 2018 Juno Award!!
“As gifted a composer as he is a bassist.” – Chris Kosky, International Society of Bassists “Mike’s time playing is delightfully inventive…his lines are clear, hip, and agile. His technique and intonation are extraordinary.” Kim Richmond, Jazz Player Magazine “Emotionally direct, profoundly lyrical bass work.” - Stuart Broomer, The Whole Note JUNO award winner Mike Downes …
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Blue Moon Marquee – Jazz Room Passholders – 1/2 price at the door! 7:30 pm
Blue Moon Marquee – Jazz Room Passholders – 1/2 price at the door!
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Blue Moon Marquee - Jazz Room Passholders - 1/2 price at the door!
  “Whiskey soaked Cab Calloway” Blues Matters UK Blue Moon Marquee is a Gypsy Blues band born of the wild rose country. They currently make their home in an island shack on the coast of the Salish Sea. A.W. Cardinal (vocals/guitar) and Jasmine Colette a.k.a. Badlands Jass (vocals/bass/drums) write and perform original compositions influenced by …
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Big Band Theory 8:30 pm
Big Band Theory
Apr 27 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Big Band Theory
Can we fit them all on the stage??? Yes we Can! The Big Band Theory had its genesis in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, without any clear idea where this project might end up. And… WOW! what an explosion of sound when seventeen of Kitchener-Waterloo’s (and beyond) most talented jazzers showed up for that first rehearsal in October …
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Jam Session!! 3:00 pm
Jam Session!!
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jam Session!!
  Saturday afternoon from 3 – 5 PM, practice your improvisation by playing jazz on the Jazz Room stage at the monthly Jazz Room jam session. It’ is a great opportunity for local musicians to meet and play together, share ideas and learn new tricks. If you ever wanted to play jazz music, but don’t …
Brian Dickinson’s “The Rhythm Method” 8:30 pm
Brian Dickinson’s “The Rhythm Method”
Apr 28 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Brian Dickinson's "The Rhythm Method"
  Brian Dickinson has been a mainstay on the Canadian jazz scene for over thirty-five years. His skills as a jazz pianist, composer and arranger have been heard on well over sixty recordings including over ten of his own releases as leader. As a sideman, Brian has performed and recorded with many of the greatest …
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Adrean Farrugia (Toronto) and Joel Frahm (NYC) Sunday Matinee CD Release – “Blued Dharma” 4:00 pm
Adrean Farrugia (Toronto) and Joel Frahm (NYC) Sunday Matinee CD Release – “Blued Dharma”
Apr 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Adrean Farrugia (Toronto) and Joel Frahm (NYC) Sunday Matinee CD Release - "Blued Dharma"
    Award winning pianist and composer Adrean Farrugia is one of Canada’s most distinct voices on the piano. Adrean comes from a musical family. His father Bruno is a professional drummer in the music scene. His grandfather Joseph Ivan Arsenault was a Maritime fiddler. Adrean studied classical piano with Shirley Coit and Donald Cook …
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