to Oct 2

Jacob Do Quintet // Nick Adema's Low Quartet

Coming in all the way from Toronto, Nick Adema's Low Quartet will be teaming up with Jacob Do's Montreal Based Quintet for a night of Jazz Standards and Orginals. Nick and Jacob first met when they attended the Ottawa Jazz Festival's Youth Summit, where they performed alongside eachother at the festival's mainstage. Don't miss this opportunity to watch some of Canada's most promising Jazz Artists perform at Café Résonance.

Jacob Do Quintet:

Jacob Do -Tenor Saxophone
Alex Muscalu - Guitar
Sam Jacques - Piano
Mathieu McConnell-Enright - Bass
Daniel Verdecchia - Drums

Nick Adema's Low Quartet

Nick Adema - Trombone
Alex Manoukas - Baritone Saxophone
Alex Argatoff - Double Bass
Keith Barstow - Drums.

October 1st, 9:00 PM Café Résonance. ($8 Cover)

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6:30 PM18:30

Thomas Steele Group

Join us at The Rex for some contemporary jazz performed by some of Toronto’s finest young musicians. Selections will be pulled from originals and arrangements by the band members.

Thomas Steele: Alto/Soprano Sax, Compositions
Nick Adema: Trombone, Compositions
Josh Sinclair: Piano
Evan Gratham: Upright Bass
Jacob Slous: Drum Set

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2:00 PM14:00

Dennis Kwok Jazz Orchestra at T.U. Jazz Fest 2019

One of the TUJF's highlighted showcases at the Main Stage!

Woodwinds: Thomas Steele, Brenden Varty, Kyle Tarder-Stoll, Conrad Gluch

Trumpets: Megan Jutting - Trumpet, Alexei Ozerov, Paul Callander

Trombones: Nicholas Adema, Andrew Gormley, Charlotte McAfee-Brunner, Inayat Kassam

Rhythm & Voice: Aidan Funston, Caity Gyorgy Music, Jacob Wutzke, Augustine Yates

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8:10 PM20:10

Adema/Manoukas Octet

The Adema/Manoukas Octet is back at the Rex! Returning with just one set, the Octet is going to be presenting brand new arrangments from Nick (Adema), and Alex (Manoukas).

Evan Dalling - Trumpet
Brenon Parmar - Alto
Griff Vona - Tenor
Nick Adema - Trombone
Alex Manoukas - Bari
Carter Brodkorb - Piano
Alex Argatoff - Bass
Keith Barstow - Drums

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to Aug 30

Nick Adema Group: End of Summer Jamboree (Toronto)


The Nick Adema group will playing a variety of Original Compositions, and Jazz Standards you won't want to miss! Come join us in celeberating the end of summer, and the beginning of the new work/school year!

Also! Please help us in welcoming our very special guest Sam Cousineau coming in from Ottawa. Sam has just finished up his masters from the University of North Texas, owning the Lead Alto seat in the 1 O'Clock Lab Band.

The Band:

Nicholas Adema - Trombone
Sam Cousineau - Alto Saxophone
Felix Fox-Pappis - Piano
Alex Argatoff - Bass
Keith Barstow - Drums

The Emmet Ray, August 29th 9:30 PM.(PWYC)

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to Aug 25

Nicholas Adema / Evan Dalling Quintet at Irene's

Ottawa Natives Nicholas Adema and Evan Dalling are teaming up to present a night of jazz standards and original compositions. Come check out the show before they go back to Toronto in September!

Evan Dalling - Trumpet
Nicholas Adema - Trombone
Clayton Connell - Piano
Szymon A. Szańczuk - Bass
Jamie Holmes - Drums

August 24th, 9:30 PM. $10.

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to Aug 8

Nick Adema / Alex Manoukas Octet At The Rex

Come see the world premier of the Nick Adema/Alex Manoukas Octet at the Rex! We will be playing a selection of Standards arranged by members of the band.

Christian Antonacci - Trumpet
Brenon Parmar - Alto
Griff Vona - on Tenor
Nicholas Adema- Trombone
Alex Manoukas - Bari
Josh Smiley - Piano
Devin Patten - Bass
Keith Barstow-Drums

August 7th, 9:30 PM.

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8:30 PM20:30

Ottawa Jazz Orchestra : Symphony in Riffs

Saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader Benny Carter was one of the greatest legends of jazz. In this programme the OJO celebrates Carter’s music with an 18-piece big band featuring an array of solo spots that pay homage to his sound on the alto saxophone. The jewel amongst myriad gems will be Carter’s Central City Sketches, a six-movement suite that recalls Kansas City and the swing era. Join us for this swinging and thrilling finale to our season with a sound that only a band of this size can deliver.

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1:00 PM13:00

University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra at Hugh's Room w/ Jazz FM and Nepean All-City Jazz Band


Saxophones : Zach Griffin, Griff Vona, Geoff Claridge, Alex Manoukas

Trombones: Nick Adema, Vonne Aguda, Charlotte Mcafee-Brunner, Kyle Orlando

Trumpets: Evan Dalling, Kaelin Murphy, Christian Antonacci, Ben Frost

Rhythm: Anthony D'Alessandro, Julien Bradley-Combs, Evan Gratham, Jacob Slous

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