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Friday, October 13, 2017 12:30 pm - 12:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Noon Hour Concert: The Three Tenors

No, not those three tenors, but our own instrumental version.  This concert will feature the musical legacy of Tenor Saxophonists: Jimmy Heath, Hank Mobley, and Stan Getz.

Presented by Michael Wood on the Vibraphone, Ernie Kalwa on Tenor Saxophone, and Bassist Greg Prior.Ernie Kalwa saxophone

Sunday, December 3, 2017 2:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

University of Waterloo Jazz Ensemble: Dreamin

A concert to cure those winter blues featuring the uwaterloo Jazz Ensemble playing the music of the Gordon Goodwin’s  Big Phat Band, Sammy Nestico, Antonio Carlos Jobim and more …

This concert features students from all faculties on campus sharing their talents.  Come check out these great players!

Jazz Ensemble

Sunday, March 25, 2018 2:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

UWaterloo Jazz Ensemble Concert

jazz musiciansThe UWaterloo Jazz Ensemble will perform a mix of jazz standards from Gordon Goodwin, Count Basie, Wayne Shorter, Duke Ellington, and more.  Directed by well know percussionist Michael Wood, the ensemble consists of 15 UW jazz aficionados. 
Reception to follow, complimentary parking for the event.

Friday, September 7, 2018 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Music by the Rocks

Balinese Gamelan

Please join us for an impromptu music concert in the beautiful UWaterloo Rock Garden.  The concert will start at noon and go for approximately an hour, weather permitting.  Members of our Balinese Gamelan Ensemble will perform.  You may even get a chance to try out an instrument yourself.  Bring your lunch and stay a while.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 12:30 pm - 12:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Noon Hour Concert: Like Minds

Michael Wood TrioThis concert will feature an eclectic mix of music by Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, and Monk.  Performers Michael Wood on vibes/percussion, Steve Clark on bass, and Rob LaRose on percussion have a wealth of experience between them.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12:30 pm - 12:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Noon Hour Concert: Women Music Revolutionaries

Mary Catherine PazzanoThis concert is dedicated to the female singers and singer-songwriters who have been influential both to Joni NehRita and I as artists, but also to the culture at large. For Joni and I, as female leaders in this music business, paying tribute the female musical heroes who have come before us is both an honour, and feels extremely important and relevant in this current awakening of women's voices, with #metoo and #timesup.

Sunday, March 31, 2019 2:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Jazz Ensemble Concert

Jazz Ensemble

The UWaterloo Jazz Ensemble consists of approximately 20 jazz aficionados playing standard and non-standard jazz instruments.  Directed by Michael Wood, this ensemble will play a wide selection of popular jazz music. 

Tickets available at the door.  Reception to follow. 

Sunday, December 1, 2019 2:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

CANCELLED - That's How We Roll: UWaterloo Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Ensemble


Thisconcert will feature the music of the Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band.  The 17 member band includes students from 5 different faculties, and is directed by Michael Wood - a well known timpanist and jazz adjudicator. 
Tickets are available at the door.  Reception to follow in the downstairs atrium.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 12:30 pm - 12:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Noon Hour Concert: Calgary Connection

Ralf Buschmeyer

Ralf Buschmeyer celebrates his return to Ontario with friends new and old. Michael Wood is a Stratford vibes player Ralf worked with while a faculty member of Ambrose University Calgary. Over the past few years, Michael and Ralf have played together frequently and have developed a sound inspired by the great Gary Burton Quartets. Clark Johnston is an old school chum of Ralf’s, both having graduated from Hamilton’s Mohawk College Applied Music program in the 90’s. 

The concert will be a mix of original material, Jazz Standards with new arrangements and classic Jazz-Vibes repertoire. 

  • Ralf Buschmeyer, Guitar
  • Michael Wood, Vibraphone
  • Clark Johnston, Upright Bass
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 12:30 pm - 12:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Noon Hour Concert: Bernstein 101

Mary Catherine PazzanoFeaturing singer Mary-Catherine Pazzano and pianist Paul Stouffer, the program will be a jazzy exploration of Bernstein's iconic West Side Story, while also delving into his various musicals (On the Town, Wonderful Town), and classical works as well such as MASS, Peter Pan, and Candide.


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