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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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Friday, Mar 15 – Andrew McAnsh Quintet

Andrew takes the lead of a broadly engaging quintet that features Toronto’s most exciting new talent.  Back by popular demand, Andrew’s bold trumpet lines are testament to his dedication as a composer, performer and arranger.  From forays into jazz, classical, funk, Latin, world, and folk music, his ensemble promises diversity and a fresh attack. His original …

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Saturday, Mar 9 – Bob Brough Quartet

Canadian jazz saxophonist Bob Brough is an established composer and performer with three JUNO nominations, one JUNO award and three CD releases. “Charming and sophisticated new melodies, interesting lyrics, top quality musicianship and wonderful performance values.” – Artistic Director, Distillery Jazz Festival From the stirring lines of Poinciana to the contemplative phrasing of In a …

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Friday, Mar 8 – Elizabeth Shepherd Trio

Elizabeth Shepherd’s soulful coolness has received nothing but praise from her tour of Rewind – London.Montreal.Tokyo.Toronto.New York.Sleep. “A jazz virtuoso blessed with a pop sensibility” – Real Detroit Weekly “Displays a profound understanding of the expressive power of the human voice” – Helsingborgs Dagblad (SWE) You want the soul behind Love for Sale, look no …

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Friday, Mar 1 – Will Fisher Coastal Quartet

Rising star Will Fisher is a drummer of the East coast jazz scene that has toured central and eastern Canada with a dynamic mix of Canadian jazz. “Whereas some drummers lead the charge and others spur on the ensemble from behind, Will Fisher takes the approach of examining the landscape from above and letting his rhythms …

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Saturday, Mar 2 – Myriad 3

Toronto-based jazz trio Myriad 3 is made up of Chris Donnelly on piano, Daniel Fortin on bass, and Ernesto Cervini on drums, and brings with it a unique mix of “modern jazz, meets classical, meets pop, meets Oscar Peterson.” Time Out New York encapsulated Ernesto Cervini as “a buoyant drummer as well as a sharp …

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