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Friday & Saturday jazz.

Nov 13

Childhood trips to Village Vanguard had huge impact

By Terry Pender - http://terrypender.blogspot.ca/2014/11/childhood-trips-to-village-vanguard-had.html   WATERLOO ON., NOV. 13, 2014 — The musical journey that brings alto-sax sensation Tara Davidson to the stage of The Jazz Room started decades ago with trips the legendary Village Vanguard in Greenwich Village. “My dad took us to New York a lot,” Davidson says.  “Lucky us, for sure.” Davidson is …

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Oct 22

Joe Sullivan’s long apprenticeship pays off big time

Joe Sullivan’s long apprenticeship pays off big time by Terry Pender http://terrypender.blogspot.ca/2014/10/joe-sullivans-long-apprenticeship-pays.html WATERLOO ON., Oct. 21. 2014 — When Joe Sullivan auditioned at the Berklee School of Music in Boston in 1982 the music he played changed his life and enriched the lives of jazz fans for the past generation. On Saturday night, Sullivan and …

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Oct 22

Seats will be scarce when Big Band Theory hits the stage Friday

Seats will be scarce when Big Band Theory hits the stage Friday by Terry Pender http://terrypender.blogspot.ca/2014/10/seats-will-be-scarce-when-big-band.html WATERLOO, ON., Oct.  20, 2014 — A hard-driving, loud and joyous celebration of complex music comes Friday night to The Jazz Room with the return of Big Band Theory. The Musical Director and Conductor, Robin Habermehl, wants you to know …

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Oct 22

November Early Performer Series – curated by Mike Downes

This November, our Saturday opening bands (playing 6:30 – 8 PM) will have been chosen by none other than renowned bassist Mike Downes.  Mike has curated this series featuring some fantastic emerging artists, jazz students and recent graduates.  The levels of performance and innovation you will find showcased in this series are second to none. …

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Feb 19

Friday, Mar 15 – Andrew McAnsh Quintet

Andrew McAnsh

Andrew takes the lead of a broadly engaging quintet that features Toronto’s most exciting new talent.  Back by popular demand, Andrew’s bold trumpet lines are testament to his dedication as a composer, performer and arranger.  From forays into jazz, classical, funk, Latin, world, and folk music, his ensemble promises diversity and a fresh attack. His original …

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Feb 19

Saturday, Mar 9 – Bob Brough Quartet

Bob Brough

Canadian jazz saxophonist Bob Brough is an established composer and performer with three JUNO nominations, one JUNO award and three CD releases. “Charming and sophisticated new melodies, interesting lyrics, top quality musicianship and wonderful performance values.” – Artistic Director, Distillery Jazz Festival From the stirring lines of Poinciana to the contemplative phrasing of In a …

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Feb 18

Friday, Mar 8 – Elizabeth Shepherd Trio

Elizabeth Shephard

Elizabeth Shepherd’s soulful coolness has received nothing but praise from her tour of Rewind – London.Montreal.Tokyo.Toronto.New York.Sleep. “A jazz virtuoso blessed with a pop sensibility” – Real Detroit Weekly “Displays a profound understanding of the expressive power of the human voice” – Helsingborgs Dagblad (SWE) You want the soul behind Love for Sale, look no …

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Feb 11

Friday, Mar 1 – Will Fisher Coastal Quartet

Will Fisher

Rising star Will Fisher is a drummer of the East coast jazz scene that has toured central and eastern Canada with a dynamic mix of Canadian jazz. “Whereas some drummers lead the charge and others spur on the ensemble from behind, Will Fisher takes the approach of examining the landscape from above and letting his rhythms …

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Feb 10

Saturday, Mar 2 – Myriad 3

Myriad 3

Toronto-based jazz trio Myriad 3 is made up of Chris Donnelly on piano, Daniel Fortin on bass, and Ernesto Cervini on drums, and brings with it a unique mix of “modern jazz, meets classical, meets pop, meets Oscar Peterson.” Time Out New York encapsulated Ernesto Cervini as “a buoyant drummer as well as a sharp …

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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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