Five-time Juno Award winner, Jane Bunnett has turned her bands and recordings into showcases for the finest musical talent from Canada, the US, and Cuba. She has been nominated for three Grammy Awards, received The Order of Canada, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and, most recently, The Premier’s Award for Excellence
With Maqueque, Bunnett has created something new and phenomenal in the world of jazz. What started out five years ago as a project to record and mentor young brilliant Cuban female musicians Maqeque have played in major jazz festivals like Newport and Monterey, been featured on NPR’s program Jazz Night in America, were nominated for a Grammy Award for their newest release, Oddara, and, most recently, were voted as one the top ten jazz groups by the prestigious DownBeat magazine’s critics poll.
The Jazz Room is a welcoming music venue dedicated to the best in jazz music presentations. Home to the Grand River Jazz Society (GRJS), the club has a dual mandate—to support exceptional musicians from our own community and to invite talent from elsewhere for local audiences to hear.
Ticket Holders: Most nights you will find excellent seats in the Jazz Room. To ensure a seat, please plan on arriving by 7:30 pm.
The Jazz Room is a family friendly venue.
Located at the Huether Hotel in Uptown Waterloo, the Jazz Room presents live music on Friday and Saturday nights on a continuous rotation of professional musicians.
Doors open at 7:00 pm.
Friday and Saturday headline events
cover charges vary*
3 sets from 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm.
Come for dinner, stay for the music!
* Cover charges at the door typically range from $15 to $20 and general admission seating is on a first-come first-served basis. Come out and experience the magic of live jazz in a prime spot for fun on the weekend!