1) BIG BAND THEORY (Late Night Show) 10:30-1:00AM
This is a post main-stage show with doors opening at 9:45 and show start at 10:30. General admission is $10 and this event is not included with your Jazz Room pass.
The Big Band Theory had its genesis in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, without any clear idea where this project might end up. And… WOW! what an explosion of sound when seventeen of Kitchener-Waterloo’s (and beyond) most talented jazzers showed up for that first rehearsal in October 2011.
The band’s music ranges from the danceable swing music of Benny Goodman’s orchestra and Sammy Nestico to Jazz Rock of the 1970s right up to the extraordinary contemporary sound of the Big Phat Band of L.A. The Big Band Theory is an exciting band to listen to and hear live.
Music Director – Robin Habermehl
Ken Hadley Flute, soprano & alto sax
Mark Laver Soprano & alto sax
Robin Habermehl soprano, alto & tenor sax, vocals
Ryan Cassidy Tenor sax
Taylor Ellingham Baritone sax
Tim Moher Alto sax
Bruce Gordon Trumpet
Chris Alcantara Trumpet
Kevin Kalbfleisch Trumpet
Randy Brown Trumpet
Rob Gellner Trumpet
Paul Ellingham Bass Trombone
Robin Jessome Trombone
Ron Schirm Trombone
Steve Hagedorn Trombone
Andriy Tykhonov Piano
Andy Macpherson Drums
Greg Prior Bass
Stephen Zurakowsky Guitar
2) YOUTH JAZZ (early evening shows) 7:00-9:00PM
The killer youth in our community are showcasing their talent Friday night with a performance at 7:00 and a jam session at 8:00. Come hear these up-and-comers show us how it’s done!