Season 9

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Mar 28 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Suspended: Barry Elmes Quintet
8:30 pm
  Photo Credit: Don Vickery “International performer, drummer, composer, record producer, educator and multi-award winning Barry Elmes is a mainstay of the Canadian jazz scene. His work has been documented on over 90 jazz CDs and he has performed all over the world. In 1991 he formed the Barry Elmes Quintet featuring a “who’s who” of the best in Canadian jazz. …
Apr 3 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Suspended: The Phoenix Jazz Group
8:30 pm
The Phoenix Jazz Group performs jazz in a melodic fusion style. Group members are very versatile in a number of different genres. A review from The Jazz Society of Oregon stated ” they’re a Canadian quintet of musicians with impressive credentials whose program of all original music swings with ease. ” Since their debut album …
Apr 4 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Suspended: Jocelyn Gould
8:30 pm
Jocelyn Gould is a jazz guitarist based in New York City and Toronto. She cites Grant Green, Kenny Burrell, Wes Montgomery and Joe Pass as primary influences of the instrument. Jocelyn maintains an active performance career in the U.S. and Canada. She has performed at the St. Lucia Jazz Festival, the Detroit Jazz Festival and …
Apr 10 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
????? Andy Klaehn
8:30 pm
Andy Klaehn is a dynamic, multi-talented, professional musician, bandleader, and master teacher. He is a highly sought after alto, soprano, and tenor sax player, as well as a flute and clarinet player performing with various artists in a wide array of collaborations from duos to sextets. Andy is also a founding member of the renowned Top …
????? Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam – Perform on the Jazz Room stage
3:00 pm
Please join Steve Montgomery and Lukas Bouda as they host and coordinate the jam session at the Jazz Room on Saturday from 3 – 5 PM.Now in Season 9 of the Jazz Room, the Jazz Jams are still free to attend and/or to play on stage. It is still open to all age groups. Both …
Apr 11 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
????? TuneTown
8:30 pm
  TuneTown is an exciting new collective featuring creative Toronto mainstays, Kelly Jefferson on Tenor Saxophone, Artie Roth on Bass and Ernesto Cervini on Drums. All three members are highly-respected Juno-nominated musicians with serious band leading chops, and the combination of the three leads to some breathtaking and powerful musical moments.   The band plays imaginative re-arrangements of standards, and originals …
????? Don Thompson and the Penderecki String Quartet
8:30 pm
  Although his international reputation is that of a bassist having appeared on some landmark recordings including “John Handy Live at The Monterey Jazz Festival” (1965) and “Jim Hall Live” (1975) Don Thompson is also an accomplished pianist, vibraphonist, composer and arranger. He spent many years with George Shearing with whom he appeared playing bass …
Apr 18 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
????? Yvette Tollar Group
8:30 pm
JUNO Award Nominated jazz vocalist, Yvette Tollar, sings vibrant new material worthy of becoming future Canadian standards. Her elegant and highly expressive vocals soar alongside long time collaborator, Dave Restivo (3x winner of The National Jazz Awards). Yvette and Dave are joined by Mike Downes, who Jazz Report Magazine called, “one of Canada’s immensely talented …
????? Rob Fekete Quintet featuring Laura McNabb
8:30 pm
Robert C. Fekete is a Canadian Jazz pianist and composer who shares his musical philosophy with others through performance and audio recording. His roots are planted firmly in classical and jazz traditions; however he aspires to build a bridge between modern popular music and older musical art forms without losing his focus on the relevance …
Apr 25 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
????? Rich Brown & the Abeng
8:30 pm
  Rich Brown & The Abeng is the latest project from Canadian bassist and composer Rich Brown. The band takes its name from an African instrument made from a hollowed out cow horn and used by the Maroons of Jamaica to call the community together for all social gatherings. The music of The Abeng has been …
????? Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam – Perform on the Jazz Room stage
3:00 pm
Please join Steve Montgomery and Lukas Bouda as they host and coordinate the jam session at the Jazz Room on Saturday from 3 – 5 PM.Now in Season 9 of the Jazz Room, the Jazz Jams are still free to attend and/or to play on stage. It is still open to all age groups. Both …
????? Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam – Perform on the Jazz Room stage
3:00 pm
Please join Steve Montgomery and Lukas Bouda as they host and coordinate the jam session at the Jazz Room on Saturday from 3 – 5 PM.Now in Season 9 of the Jazz Room, the Jazz Jams are still free to attend and/or to play on stage. It is still open to all age groups. Both …

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