Category Archives: music

Grand Porch Party 2012–this is *my* Waterloo

Did you need another reason to love living in Waterloo Region?  How about the completely awesome Grand Porch Party that lit up a core neighbourhood Sunday afternoon with something like 33(!) music acts?  Dreamt up and made real by Tenille … 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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Got my jazz injection Saturday…

at THE JAZZ ROOM, of course.  (Mike Malone on horn here) A 3-hour photo-shooting-orgy ensued because 1. we got there at doors open 6pm for a front row seat, 2. instruments and musicians are interesting subject matter, 3. I had … Continue reading

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Nothing says thank you like wine and amazing flamenco

On Wednesday, Cathy and Roger Farwell hosted an amazing thank you event for the BOX11 volunteers.  We all assembled at the fabulous Registry Theatre in Kitchener, drank wine, ate some really great hors d’oeuvres, and then Ishra Blanco danced…

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The Jazz Room on the launch pad

It turns out I love jazz.  Sure, I’ve picked up Billie Holiday, Chet Baker, and Miles Davis and loved their catalogues, but there’s *nothing* like sitting 10 feet from a trio of crazy-talented musicians in a joint as cool as … Continue reading

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Ben Grossman’s inaugural Handmade Music meetup

On Monday night, Mr. James Bastow and I headed out on a field trip to Guelph…

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The Jazz Room–rebirth of a piano

Been checking back on the awesome progress The Jazz Room crew has made since I shot some pics of their new stage being built earlier this month.  It was my makerly privilege to get a peek at the in-progress rebuild … Continue reading

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Maxwell’s Music House rocked chiptunes on Wednesday

My introduction to both Maxwell’s and chiptunes this week.  Double thumbs up!  Chiptunes is a genre I was originally introduced to by the ever-cool Mr. Alex Williams on a trip to Maker Faire last year.  This music form leverages the … Continue reading

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Setting the stage for a local jazz club

Yes, literally setting the stage for a cool new jazz club called The Jazz Room, set to open in September right here in Waterloo.

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