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KOGGING Returns With Songs of Every Day Life

WATERLOO, OCT. 14, 2014 — In a small Dutch village near the German border a boy picked up a saxophone, and started a musical journey many years ago that brings him back to The Jazz Room on Friday, Oct. 17th. The composer, lyricist and vocalist Norbert Kogging begins a six-city tour of Canada with his gig …

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Jamie Baum on tour from Manhattan!

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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New Workshop Series!

Join us at THE JAZZ ROOM for our Jazz Workshop Series!   Starting in October 2013 and running throughout the 2013/14 season, the Grand River Jazz Society is offering a series of 16 workshops led by leading jazz musicians right on stage at THE JAZZ ROOM in Waterloo! These Saturday afternoon events will include a …

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Rising Star – Elizabeth Shepherd – on Tour from Montreal!

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In Memoriam, Kevin Muir

It is with much sorrow that we report that Kevin Muir, one of Southern Ontario’s top bassists, succumbed to cancer this Sunday, January 27th.  Kevin was a much loved and admired player, who supported and inspired so many of us with his encouragement and his skills across a range of genres.  A graduate of UWO’s …

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Coming Soon – The Rob Gellner Sextet!

The Shafton Thomas Group

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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Friday, Jan 25 – Cory Weeds/Steve Davis Quintet

Vancouver’s jazz elite has heard the buzz about The Jazz Room, and that rush will bring Cory Weeds straight out of The Cellar, joined by very special guest Steve Davis! One of Canada’s finest saxophonists (while also running the Cellar Jazz Club in Vancouver), Cory Weeds returns to The Jazz Room after last year’s stellar outing. …

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