Category Archives: jazz

The Jazz Room–5 years

I meet Stephen Preece back in 2011 at a talking-about-the-arts thing. He said: I’m working with a bunch of people to create a jazz club in Waterloo. Said I: that sounds pretty wicked, how can I help? A day later … Continue reading

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iLL EVANS funk-hip-hop-jazz fusion at AbeErb

Musicians are a lot like photographers: we practice our craft, we put the work out there, we engage the audience, and we try to figure out how to get paid. Just like venues book bands, you can book me for … Continue reading

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Dixieland jazz for Valentine’s Day

Been here twenty years; just discovered the KW Dixieland Jazz Club. How does that happen? Hit the Legion on Regina Street in Uptown Waterloo on Saturday, on the advice of my good friend Tony Reinhart. Said he on Friday: you … Continue reading

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Killer jazz, killer art–all at The Registry Theatre

I love it when musicians lean into their instrument.  The Bernie Senensky Quartet lit up The Registry Theatre last Friday night.  Bernie, himself (above), was positively wringing the music of Dave Brubeck out of this grand. I went down to … Continue reading

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