Season 9

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Jan 24 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Robin Jessome and Slide Effect
8:30 pm
Trombonists Robin Jessome is currently based in Kitchener/Waterloo and performing around the Tri-Cities as well as Hamilton and Toronto, making loud and intriguing creative music. Robin like things dark, with a quirky sense-of-humour — deeply influenced by the likes of Carla Bley, Tom Waits, Kenny Wheeler and Charles Mingus. Originally from Nova Scotia, Robin received …
Jan 25 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Jason Logue's "Ennead"
8:30 pm
Jason Logue  is a freelance trumpet player, composer, and arranger based in Toronto.  He has performed with jazz greats  Sam Rivers, Carla Bley, The Woody Herman Orchestra, Dave Brubek, Phil Nimmons, Dave Grusin, Louis Belson, Steve Swallow, Kenny Wheeler, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Guido Basso, Jim McNeeley and Rob McConnell. He is best known for his …
Jan 31 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Andrew McAnsh
8:30 pm
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Feb 1 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Amos Hoffman & Noam Lemish Quartet
8:30 pm
     “Listening to the Amos Hoffman and Noam Lemish Quartet, it’s easy to feel like you’ve been transported to a musically intoxicating Garden of Eden” – The WholeNote The Amos Hoffman & Noam Lemish Quartet offers an inspired blend of jazz and Jewish folk melodies. Amos Hoffman is an internationally renowned guitar & oud …
Bernie Senensky Trio featuring, from New York, Eric Alexander
8:00 pm
  Please Note: Thursday night concert Doors open at 6:30 with concert at 8:00 Eric Alexander boasts  a warm, finely burnished tone and a robust melodic and harmonic imagination, tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander has been exploring new musical worlds from the outset.  “The people I listened to in college are still the cats that are …
Feb 7 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Tim Moher Octet
8:30 pm
  This is the compact version of Tim’s 11 piece band, the ‘Clefs of Moher’ (Sun Life Uptown Jazz Festival 2019) who will be releasing their Celtic Jazz inspired CD at the Jazz Room on February 7, 2020. Tim Moher (composer) and Rick Hutt (arranger) have created a catalogue of Celtic Jazz originals, many of …
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 …
Feb 8 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Kevin Breit and The Sisters Euclid
8:30 pm
Kevin Breit is a Canadian guitarist, vocalist, and singer-songwriter from McKerrow, Ontario, Canada. His group, The Sisters Euclid, a quartet, formed in 1996 in Toronto. The members are, Kevin Breit, Ian DeSouza, Gary Taylor and Mark Lalama. The Sisters Euclid has been a fixture at the Orbit Room in Toronto for the past 13 years. …
Feb 14 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Joni Nehrita
8:30 pm
  Toronto-born Jamaican-Canadian singer/songwriter/musician Joni NehRita has become a staple on the regional scene of KW/Guelph since relocating there a decade ago. She is known for steadily releasing great music & being an engaging performer. While her musical tastes are eclectic, she is best known as a soul/R&B artist and as a jazz vocalist. The release of …
Feb 15 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Remy Le Boeuf Group from NY City
8:30 pm
Remy Le Boeuf is a composer of modern American music and an improvising saxophonist. Le Boeuf’s music is rooted in the jazz tradition and overlaps into the modern classical realm drawing on various influences from Aaron Copland to Bjork. The saxophonist and composer has worked with a range of collaborators including the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton …
Feb 21 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
New Vibes
8:30 pm
The New Vibes Jazz Quartet began as a trio in the spring of 1999 and evolved quickly into a quartet with the addition of Gary Tomlin on drums. Andy Macpherson (percussion & vibraphone) leads the NVJQ that features Dan Brennan (bass), John Zadro (piano) and Jerzy Kaplanek (violin). In 2018, the group lost its beloved drummer Gary …
Feb 22 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Patrick Boyle Group
8:30 pm
Dr. Patrick Boyle is a fearless sonic explorer driven by discovery. Curiosity is his compass. His frontiers are in performance (trumpet and guitar), improvisation, composition and education. Patrick is Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Victoria. Originally from Newfoundland, Canada, he appears on over 50 commercial releases and 3 acclaimed solo albums. CBC …
Mar 6 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Mark Godfrey Quintet
8:30 pm
Award-winning bassist Mark Godfrey was raised in rural Southwestern Ontario and is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Undergraduate Jazz Performance Program. He moved to Toronto in 2006 quickly established himself as an active member of the city’s music community. A participant of the 2010 Banff Center for the Arts Workshop in Jazz and …

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