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Nov 25

Stephen Zurakowsky finds his groove for jazz-classical-contemporary fusion

By Terry Pender http://terrypender.blogspot.ca/2014/11/waterloo-on.html WATERLOO ON., Nov. 14, 2014 —  After celebrating his 50th birthday this past summer Stephen Zurakowsky found a new sound he will share at The Jazz Room on Friday. Nov. 21. The veteran classical-jazz guitarist and composer has a special night of live music planned.  It features 10 funky-jazz compositions he …

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Sep 21

Three Views of a Secret – Lead Sheet

Jun 08

Welcome to the Jazz Room

Hey music fans!  Welcome to the Jazz Room! We’re a great music venue in UpTown Waterloo.  We have killer jazz groups playing here every Friday and Saturday night during Jazz Season (which runs September through June)!  These groups come from KW, across Canada and around the world, to play at what has been called Ontario’s best jazz club! …

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Feb 25

Friday, Mar 22 – Randy Lyght

Randy Lyght

The smooth and smokey voice of renowned jazz vocalist Randy Lyght returns by popular demand to the jazz room! “… just a load of talent and a brilliant sense of the feel of the song.” – randylyght.com/press Fluently surfacing the deep bass in standards of the 40′s to the 60′s, his engaging presence is Steppin’ …

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Feb 25

Saturday, Mar 16 – Alex Dean Quintet

Alex Dean

Alex Dean is known throughout Canada as a highly versatile jazz artist, composer/arranger, musical director, and classical saxophonist. Alex held the tenor saxophone chair with Rob McConnell’s Grammy award winning Boss Brass and the Juno award winning Rob McConnell Tentet producing recordings such as Touch of your Lips. The Alex Dean Quintet is a high …

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Dec 08

Saturday, Jan 5 – Dave Young Quartet with John Tank

Simply among the finest jazz bassists anywhere, Dave Young is as close as we can get to jazz royalty—both in Canada and abroad.     “To my way of thinking, Dave Young is one of the most talented bassists on the jazz scene. His harmonic sympatico and unerring sense of time have kept him in …

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Dec 06

Saturday, Dec 15 – Reg Schwager Trio

Reg Schwager has become one of the hottest of rising Canadian musicians. “Schwager’s solos sprout like vines in the jungle, tangled and tough, and winding through everything. His fluency and jazz literacy are encyclopedic. And his tasteful elaborations of the changes seem to end all too soon.” – Halifax Chronicle Reg’s new releases include his …

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Dec 05

End of the World is Coming

Dec 01

New Year’s Eve with the Rebecca Binnendyk Quintet

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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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