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May 30

First “Live At The Jazz Room” album, Andrew McAnsh Sextet Live at the Jazz Room, now available online!

We were very proud and happy to launch “Andrew McAnsh Sextet Live at the Jazz Room,” our new label’s first album, back in April.  The performance, recorded live at the Jazz Room in April 2014, showcases the brilliant performing and composition abilities of some of Canada’s finest musicians in the Andrew McAnsh Sextet.  Copies of …

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Apr 10

Richard Whiteman: Straight-Ahead Jazz of the Highest Calibre

By Terry Pender http://terrypender.blogspot.ca/2015/04/richard-whiteman-straight-ahead-jazz-of.html WATERLOO Ont., Wednesday, April 8, 2015 —- The last time Richard Whiteman was on stage at The Jazz Room he played the double bass, which he picked up 10 years ago, but this Saturday Whiteman leads his trio from the piano bench. Whiteman plays with Ted Warren on drums, and Kurt …

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Apr 10

Inspiration from Charlie Hayden, Dave Holland, The Bad Plus

By Terry Pender http://terrypender.blogspot.ca/2015/04/inspiration-from-charlie-hayden-dave.html WATERLOO Ont., April 8, 2015 —- The Kite Trio is a Montreal-based alt-jazz group that worships at the altar of The Bad Plus. With Eric Couture on guitar, Eric Dew on drums and Paul Van Dyk on bass, the young musicians have so far released two CDs, and gig regularly in  Montreal …

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Mar 26

Robi Botos Launches New CD With a Band of the Best of Jazz Cats in the Business

By Terry Pender http://terrypender.blogspot.ca/2015/03/robi-botos-launches-new-cd-with-band-of.html WATERLOO, March 25, 2015 —- The celebrated jazz pianist and composer Robi Botos will celebrate the launch of his latest CD - Moving Forward - with special shows at the Jazz Bistro in Toronto, Upstairs in Montreal and The Jazz Room in Waterloo. These are the only three venues selected by Botos, and a440/Universal …

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Mar 20

The Amazing Trumpet Playing of Ingrid Jensen Returns to The Jazz Room

By Terry Pender http://terrypender.blogspot.ca/2015/03/the-amazing-trumpet-playing-of-ingrid.html   WATERLOO, March 20, 2015 — The internationally-acclaimed trumpet sensation Ingrid Jensen returns to The Jazz Room for a show Saturday night with Gray Matter. The Grammy-Award-winning Jensen will be soloing on the grooves of Justin Gray (bass), Derek Gray (drums) Eli Bennett (tenor sax).  She is the senior musician on this …

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Mar 20

The Murley-Braid Nordic Project

By Terry Pender http://terrypender.blogspot.ca/2015/03/the-murley-braid-nordic-project.html   WATERLOO, March 20, 2015 —- One of Canada’s leading jazz pianists and composers, David Braid, brings a new, international project to the stage tonight at The Jazz Room. Braid teamed up with tenor-sax master Mike Murley for trips to Denmark, Sweden and Finland in recent years to teach master classes and …

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Mar 20

Boundary Busting Exuberance on a Five String Fiddle

By Terry Pender http://terrypender.blogspot.ca/2015/03/boundary-busting-exuberance-on-five.html   WATERLOO, March 10, 2015 — The violinist and composer Jaron Freeman-Fox hopes the exuberance of yelling from mountain tops and along ocean beaches comes through in his music. “I hope it maintains that same feeling of freedom,” Freeman-Fox said. The genre-defying musician leads a quintet Friday, March 13, at The Jazz …

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Dec 10

Mark Eisenman only gigs when he can do justice to the music

By Terry Pender http://terrypender.blogspot.ca/2014/12/mark-eisenman-only-gigs-when-he-can-do.html WATERLOO, Tuesday Dec. 9, 2014 — Mark Eisenman brings his trio to The Jazz Room Saturday night and a lifetime of respect for the music. Eisenman, a veteran jazz pianist from the  Toronto scene, plays with Steve Wallace on bass and Terry Clarke on drums. All played The Jazz Room in the …

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Dec 04

Boom for Rent comes to The Jazz Room Saturday night

By Terry Pender http://terrypender.blogspot.ca/2014/12/boom-for-rent-comes-to-jazz-room.html WATERLOO ON., Dec. 3, 2014 — When Brendan Davis plays jazz he wants toes tapping and people singing at least one of the tunes by the end of the night. Boom for Rent comes to town Saturday night at The Jazz Room. This quartet is comprised of veterans from the Toronto scene. …

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Dec 04

John Tank and his all star band set for special show

By Terry Pender http://terrypender.blogspot.ca/2014/12/john-tank-and-his-all-star-band-set-for.html NEW YORK CITY, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 — John Tank settles into a chair in a trendy coffee shop on The Bowery, looks around and shakes his head. “I feel like a tired old man sometimes,” Tank says. The over-priced java, and the gleaming cafe around him are unwelcome reminders of how …

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