Tim Louis Sextet

January 2, 2015 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Jazz Room
59 King Street North
Waterloo, ON N2J 2X2

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Tim Louis returns to the Jazz Room for his annual concert, this time with a sextet loaded with the best regional musicians, many of whom have lead their own bands at the Jazz Room. Tim has been described as a triple-threat talent: singer, songwriter and pianist. As a performer, Tim connects with his audience through his warm and inviting personality.  Born in New Jersey, Louis first studied under jazz great Kenny Barron, eventually earning a degree in Music from Rutgers before moving to the New York scene, where he worked alongside Mile Davis’ iconic producer Teo Macero.  He dallied for a time in rock and country bands and it is his appreciation for other genres of music which informs his personal style.  He interprets other artists through his jazz filter – injecting their influence into his definition of contemporary jazz. Tim can deliver a performance as a solo artist, as a member of a small jazz group, or as with his performances with the Canadian Big Band, in front of a 17-piece ensemble. As a singer, his sound is reminiscent of the best of the big band singers, but with a very modern edge.

Here is a fun video with Tim and Jazz Room fav Rebecca Binnendyk doing the Kern, Hammerstein and Harbach classic “I Won’t Dance”.

  • Adam Bowman – drums
  • Tim Louis – vocals and piano
  • Mark McIntyre – bass
  • Paul Mitchell – trumpet
  • Dave Thompson – guitar
  • Dave Wiffen – saxophone