Jazz Music

Join us for an engaging jazz concert in July.  Directed by Michael Wood, the Jazz Ensemble has members from all 6 Faculties, particularly Mathematics. This term they will be featuring the music of Mike Tomaro, Neal Hefti, Dave Wolpe & Rob McConnell.

Tickets will be available at the door, or from Jazz Ensemble members.

We are glad to report that Jazz Music is alive and well at UWaterloo. This ensemble is directed by Michael Wood, an experienced percussionist who performed at the Stratford Festival for many years. Members come from many different UWaterloo Faculties, Math in particular.  The music is lively and always fun. This term Ernie Kalwa, noted local sax player and Computer Science alumni, joined us for the Winter term.

The live concert took place on April 3, and was recorded to be released on the Grebel You-tube Channel on Monday, April 18th at 7pm.  


Please join us for a tribute to the arrangers of big band jazz presented by the University of Waterloo Jazz Ensemble. Directed by Michael Wood, the Jazz Ensemble has been a crowd favourite for many years.  Special guest saxophonist and UW alumni Ernie Kalwa will also join the band. 

Join us for a highlight of the Winter term, the 22 member jazz ensemble concert.  Directed by Michael Wood, the Jazz Ensemble plays a wide range of jazz standards and newer compositions. This term the ensemble is featuring the music of Quincy Jones, Wayne Short, Rob McConnell, and more.

Admission is $10/$5 students and seniors.  Tickets available at the door.  Reception to follow.

Jazz guitaristThe UWaterloo Jazz Ensemble consists of approximately 20 jazz aficionados playing standard and non-standard jazz instruments.  This concert will feature the music of Spyro -Gyra, Al Jarreau, Count Basie, Ernie Watts, and more.   This ensemble is directed by Michael Wood.  Tickets are available at the door, reception to follow. Jazz Ensemble

Mary Catherine PazzanoThis concert is dedicated to the female singers and singer-songwriters who have been influential both to Joni 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.

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

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.