Season 9

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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 …
Mar 7 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Ernesto Cervini's Tetrahedron
8:30 pm
Drummer-composer Ernesto Cervini is making a name for himself as a consummate bandleader and in-demand collaborator, praised for his deep musicality and infectious energy. Downbeat described his fluid style as one that “exemplifies ‘float like a butterfly, sting like a bee’.” Modern Drummer said: “Cervini recalls such old-schoolers as Art Blakey and Billy Higgins… It’s his robust, magnetic personality that fascinates …
Mar 13 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
The Fourth Line
8:30 pm
  The Fourth Line is a new modern jazz trio, based in Guelph and Kitchener-Waterloo. Playing a mix of originals, standards and progressive interpretations of contemporary popular music, The Fourth Line has one foot in the future, and one firmly rooted in the jazz tradition. Consisting of Thomas Hammerton on piano, Tyler Wagler on double bass and Mike Rajna on drums they …
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 …
Mar 14 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Peter Hum's Ordinary Heroes
8:30 pm
  Photo Credit: Randy Cole Based in Ottawa, Peter Hum has played with the leading jazz artists in Canada’s capital, including John Geggie, Rob Frayne, Mike Essoudry, Roddy Ellias, Vince Rimbach and Mike Tremblay. He considers himself very fortunate to have performed with some of Canada’s leading jazz artists, including Sonny Greenwich, Pat LaBarbera, Phil …
Mar 20 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Sonja Gustafson
8:30 pm
London’s award-winning Jazz songstress Sonja Gustafson is a talented vocalist with a unique style and polish.  Her traditional approach reflects an appreciation for the forerunners of vocal jazz, bringing a cool verve to classic and lesser-known standards.  Honest and soulful in her delivery and grace, Sonja Gustafson is dazzling whether performing torch ballads, scatting with …
Mar 21 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Joanna Majoko
8:30 pm
Photo Credit Sean Story Joanna Majoko has been captivating audiences with her voice since the young age of 14. Born to German & Zimbabwean parents, Joanna grew up in a culturally diverse home – a home that moved from Germany to Zimbabwe, South Africa, and finally to Canada in 2001. She  graduated from the University …
Mar 27 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Fresh Water Funk
8:30 pm
  Fresh Water Funk is an 8-piece rock, soul, and funk project based in the Waterloo region of Ontario, Canada. “We play all your funky faves like Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Tower of Power, and more. Come on out and shake your groove thang with us! We also have a few composers of our own …
Mar 28 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
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
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
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 …

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