120 Diner

120 Church St. 416-792-7725

120diner.com (full schedule)

Every Tue 7-11pm Lisa Particelli’s Girls’ Night Out jazz jam with Peter Hill (piano), Ross MacIntyre (bass) PWYC.

Alleycatz

2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865

alleycatz.ca
All shows: 9pm unless otherwise indicated. Call for cover charge info.

Annette Studios

566 Annette St. 647-880-8378

annettestudios.com

Every Mon 9:30pm Jazz Jam w/ Jared Goldman Quintet. Suggested donation $12/$9(st).

Artword Artbar

15 Colbourne St., Hamilton. 905-543-8512

artword.net (full schedule)

September 13 4pm It Is What it Is: Doug Murphy (guitar), Tim Kulakowsky (guitar), Alanna Gunn (bass), Brian Ropcean (drums). September 18 8pm Beg to Differ Trio: Tim Ninehouse (keys, voice), Doug Sikma (guitar), Steve Foster (drums). September 24 8pm Sue Ramsay (voice) Trio with Bob Shields (guitar), Clark Johnston (bass) $10.

Blakbird, The

812b Bloor St. West 647-344-7225

theblakbird.com (full schedule)

September 25 African D’Jelly.

Bloom

2315 Bloor St. W. 416-767-1315

bloomrestaurant.com

All shows: 19+. Call for reservations.

September 24 7pm Alison Young (sax) Trio with Jeff McLeod (keys), Ross MacIntyre (bass) $45 (with dinner).

Castro’s Lounge

2116e Queen St. E 416-699-8272

castroslounge.com (full schedule)

All shows: No cover/PWYC

Every Wed 6pm The Mediterranean Stars.

C’est What

67 Front St. E (416) 867-9499

cestwhat.com (full schedule)

Chalkers Pub, Billiards & Bistro

247 Marlee Ave. 416-789-2531

chalkerspub.com (full schedule)

Every Wed 8pm Girls Night Out Jazz Jam w/ host Lisa Particelli PWYC. May 2 6pm Steve Amirault (voice, piano) Trio with Jim Vivian (bass, Barry Elmes (drums) $15.

DeSotos

1079 St. Clair Ave. W 416-651-2109

desotos.ca (full schedule)

Every Sun 11am-2pm Sunday Live Jazz Brunch hosted by Anthony Abbatangeli No cover.

Dominion on Queen

500 Queen St. E 416-368-6893

dominiononqueen.com (full schedule)

Call for cover charge info.

Emmet Ray, The

924 College St. 416-792-4497

theemmetray.com (full schedule)

All shows: No cover/PWYC

September 3 9pm John-Wayne Swingtet: Wayne Nakamura (guitar), Abbey Sholzberg (bass), John Farrell (guitar).

Fat City Blues

890 College St. 647-345-8282

Garage @ CSI Annex, The

720 Bathurst St. 416-619-4621

livefromtheannex.com

September 1 ‘Live From the Annex’ monthly Cabaret $15(adv).

Gate 403

403 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-588-2930

gate403.com

All shows: PWYC.

September 1 5pm Howard Willett Blues Duo; 9pm Kristin Lindell Jazz Band. September 2 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. September 3 5pm Amber Leigh Jazz Trio; 9pm Mélanie Brûlée’s Band. September 4 5pm Ken Taylor: Fixin’s Jazz Trio; 9pm Fraser Melvin Blues Band. September 5 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm Melissa Boyce Jazz & Blues Band. September 6 5pm Suela Mero Jazz Trio; 9pm Johnny Cox and the Magnetic Line. September 7 5pm Mike Daley Jazz Trio; 9pm Bruce Chapman Blues Duo with feature guests. September 8 9pm Ben Young Jazz Duo. September 9 5pm Michelle Rumball with Friend; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. September 10 5pm John Wayne Swingtet; 9pm Kevin Laliberté Jazz & Flamenco Trio. September 11 5pm Denise Leslie Jazz Band; 9pm Denielle Bassels Jazz Band. September 12 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm Tiffany Hanus Jazz Band. September 13 5pm Six Points Jazz Orchestra; 9pm Laura Swankey Jazz Quartet. September 14 5pm Conrad Gayle Jazz Band; 9pm Chris Staig Trio. September 15 5pm Sarah Kennedy and Matt Pines Jazz Duo; 9pm Mike Nagoda Blues Band. September 16 5pm Concord Jazz Quintet; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. September 17 5pm Roger Chong Jazz Band; 9pm Annie Bonsignore Jazz Duo or Trio. September 18 5pm Sam Broverman Jazz Duo; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. September 19 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm Sweet Derrick Blues Band. September 20 5pm Kim Lum-Danson Jazz Duo; 9pm Sean Bellaviti Latin Jazz Trio. September 21 9pm Rob Davis Blues Duo. September 22 5pm Christopher Platt: “CP3”; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. September 23 5pm Larry Bond Jazz Duo; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. September 24 5pm G Street Jazz Trio; 9pm Cyndi Carleton: At Ease Music. September 25 9pm Donné Roberts Band. September 26 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm Angie Gunn and Nichol Robertson Duo. September 27 5pm Cheryl White Rhythm & Blues Band; 9pm The Bentley Collective. September 28 5pm Chris Gale Jazz Band; 9pm Kalya Ramu Jazz Band. September 29 5pm Ali Berkok Jazz Trio; 9pm Gary Cain Blues Band. September 30 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night.

Grossman’s Tavern

379 Spadina Ave. 416-977-7000

grossmanstavern.com (full schedule)

All shows: No cover (unless otherwise noted).

Habits Gastropub

928 College St. 416-533-7272

habitsgastropub.com (full schedule)

Harlem Restaurant

67 Richmond St. E. 416-368-1920

harlemrestaurant.com (full schedule)

All shows: 7:30-11pm (unless otherwise noted). Call for cover charge info.

September 4 Madette. September 5 Dirty Jazz. September 11 Zimzum. September 12 Liz Loughrey & Adrian X. September 19 Gyles. September 24 Mike Field. September 26 Kristin Fung.

Hirut Cafe and Restaurant

2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560

Every Sun 3pm Open Mic with Nicola Vaughan: folk/country/jazz/world/R&B. September 5 Jazzforia. September 8, 22 8pm Finger Style Guitar Association PWYC. September 11 Arlene Paculan. September 12 8pm Open Mic Brigade hosted by Robbie Patterson PWYC. September 18 Sharon Katz & Friends. September 19 DEOP musicians from Danforth East. September 25 9pm Hirut Hoot Cabaret/Comedy Night $5. September 26 Poetry Night.

Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The

Hugh’s Room

2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604

hughsroom.com

All shows: 8:30pm (unless otherwise noted).

September 2 Karine Polwart $25(adv)/$27.50(door). September 5 Greg Brown $37.50(adv)/$40(door). September 10 Comedy Show: You Can’t Be Serious $25(adv)/$30(door). September 11 Ron Nigrini $20(adv)/$22.50(door).  September 12 Friends of Fiddler’s Green – CD Release, “Old Inventions” $20(adv)/$22.50(door). September 15 10am Toronto Ravel $15. September 17 Mike Peters (of The Alarm & Big Country) $30(adv)/$32.50(door). September 18 A Man called Wrycraft presents Share the Land – A Live Concert Tribute to The Guess Who $25(adv)/$30(door). September 19 Rita Chiarelli $30(adv)/$32.50(door). September 20 Jon Gomm & Don Ross $32.50(adv)/$35(door). September 25 Elvis at Sun Records $25(adv)/$30(door). September 26 Dick Gaughan with Jason Wilson $27.50(adv)/$30(door). September 27 8pm Christine Gadies – Debut CD “Just Love” $25(adv)/$30(door).

Jazz Bistro, The

251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299

jazzbistro.ca

September 1 8pm Jill Peacock (voice) Quartet with Adrean Farrugia (piano), Pat Collins (bass), 4th member TBA $12. September 2 8pm Hump Day Blues with Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley. September 3, 4, 5 8pm(Thurs)/9pm(Fri, Sat) Howie Silverman (piano) Quartet with David Caldwell (sax), Steve Wallace (bass), Don Vickery (drums) $15(Thurs, Fri)/$20(Sat). September 6 7pm Arash Behzadi CD Release $10. September 9 8pm Hump Day Blues with Scott Cushnie – Professor Piano $10. September 11, 12 9pm Levon Ichkhanian (guitar) Quartet with David Atkinson (keys), Pat Kilbride (bass), Wilson Laurencin (drums) $20. September 16 8pm Hump Day Blues with Jack de Keyser $10. September 17, 18, 19 9pm Joe Sealy: The Nearness of You $15(Thurs)/$20(Fri, Sat). September 20 7pm The Sondheim Project: Alex Samaras (voice), Bobby Hsu (sax), Adrean Farrugia (piano), James McEleney (bass), Morgan Childs (drums) $15. September 22 8pm Lily Frost residency $15. September 23 8pm Hump Day Blues with Harrison Kennedy $10. September 27 7pm Whitney Ross-Barris (voice) with Mark Keiswetter (piano), Ross MacIntyre (bass), Morgan Childs (drums) $15. September 29 8pm Andra Henderson $15. September 30 8pm Sugar Brown CD release $10.

Jazz Room, The

Located in the Huether Hotel, 59 King St. N., Waterloo. 226-476-1565

kwjazzroom.com (full schedule)

All shows: 8:30pm-11:30pm unless otherwise indicated. Attendees must be 19+.

September 4 Larry Larson’s Jazz Guys $20. September 5 Kieran Overs’ Eleven $25. September 11 Jaron Freeman-Fox and the Opposite of Everything (Vancouver) $20. September 12 Andrew Downing’s “Otterville” $18. September 18 Dave Wiffen Quartet $15. September 19 A Sondheim Jazz Project $18. September 25 Monsoon $18. September 26 Peter Hum Quintet (Ottawa) CD release – “Alpha Moment” $18. September 27 4pm Special Sunday Matinee: Dave Young Quintet $20.

Joe Mama’s

317 King St. W 416-340-6469

joemamas.ca

Every Tue 6pm Jeff Eager. Every Wed 6pm Thomas Reynolds & Geoff Torrn. Every Thurs 9pm Blackburn. Every Fri 10pm The Grind. Every Sat 10pm Shugga. Every Sun 6:30pm Organic: Nathan Hiltz (guitar); Bernie Senensky (organ); Ryan Oliver (sax), Morgan Childs (drums).

KAMA

214 King St. W. 416-599-5262

kamaindia.com (full schedule)

All shows: 5pm-8pm.

La Revolucion

2848 Dundas St. W 416-766-0746

restaurantlarevolucion.com (full schedule)

Local Gest, The

424 Parliament St. 416-961-9425

Lula Lounge

1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307

lula.ca (full schedule)

September 11 7:30pm Plakaso Free. September 17 7:30pm Jordana Talsky Trio + Fern Lindzon Trio $15; 9:30pm Mar Aberto: Passage on an open sea of sound $10. September 18 7:30pm Carlos Cardozo Trio Free. September 24 7:30pm Oh Symphronica Music & Words of Canada $20; 10pm 47SOUL $20.September 25 Adis Rodriguez Quartet Free. September 30 Santeries + Picadillo (Spain) $20

Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club

951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440

manhattans.ca (full schedule)

All shows: PWYC.

September 2 John Zadro. September 5, 20 David Hollingshead (5th with Alyssa Dupuis). September 6, 17 Stan Chang. September 8, 22 Brad Halls September 9, 23 Jokela & Vogan (9th with Charlie Cooley). September 10 Karyn Kirkwood Trio. September 12 Soulphonic. September 15, 29 Thomas Hammerton. September 24 Joni Nehrita Duo.

Mezzetta Restaurant

681 St. Clair Ave. W 416-658-5687

mezzettarestaurant.com (full schedule)

All shows: 9pm, $8 (unless otherwise noted).

Monarch Tavern

12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833

themonarchtavern.com (full schedule)

September 14 7:30pm Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils Orchestra $10.

Monarchs Pub

At the Eaton Chelsea Hotel

33 Gerrard St. W. 416-585-4352

monarchspub.ca (full schedule)

All shows: 8pm-midnight. No cover.

September 2 Sean Meredith-Jones. September 3 The Gary Kendall Band. September 9 The Ault Sisters. September 10 JW-Jones. September 16 Fergus Hambleton. September 17 Harpdog Brown. September 23 The Patrick Panus Quartet. September 24 Jack de Keyzer. September 30 Brownman’s tribute to Freddie Hubbard.

Morgans on the Danforth

1282 Danforth Ave. 416-461-3020

morgansonthedanforth.com (full schedule)

All shows: 2pm-5pm. No cover.

September 27 Lisa Particelli’s ‘Girls Night Out’ Jazz Jam.

Musideum

401 Richmond St. W., Main Floor 416-599-7323

musideum.com (full schedule)

September 1 8pm Russ Nerwich $20. September 20 8pm The Steve Koven (piano) Trio with Rob Clutton (bass), Anthony Michelli (drums) $20. September 23 8pm Fawn Fritzen $20.

Nawlins Jazz Bar & Dining

299 King St. W. 416-595-1958

nawlins.ca

All shows: No cover/PWYC.

Every Tue 6:30pm Stacie McGregor. Every Wed 7pm Jim Heineman Trio. Every Thu 8pm Nothin’ But the Blues w/ guest vocalists. Every Fri 8:30pm All Star Bourbon St. Band. Every Sat 6:30pm Sam Heinman; 9pm All Star Bourbon St. Band. Every Sun 7pm Brooke Blackburn.

Nice Bistro, The

117 Brock St. N., Whitby. 905-668-8839

nicebistro.com (full schedule)

Old Mill, The

21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641 

oldmilltoronto.com

The Home Smith Bar: No reservations. No cover. $20 food/drink minimum. All shows: 7:30pm-10:30pm

September 4 Fern Lindzon (piano, voice) Trio with George Koller (bass), Nick Fraser (drums). September 5 Adrean Farrugia (piano) Trio with Pat Collins (bass), Ernesto Cervini (drums). September 10 Bob DeAngelis (clarinet, sax), Trio with Danny McErlain (piano), Ron Johnston (bass). September 11 John MacMurchy (sax, flute) Trio with Mark Kieswetter (piano), Ross MacIntyre (bass). September 12 Lina Allemano (trumpet) Trio with Ryan Driver (voice, piano), Rob Clutton (bass). September 17 Jesse Barksdale (guitar) Trio with Jon Meyer (bass), Ethan Ardelli (drums). September 18 Broadsway: Heather Bambrick (voice), Julie Michels (voice), Diane Leah (piano, voice). September 19 Dave Caldwell (sax, flute) Quartet with Mike Allen (guitar), Pat Collins (bass), Don Vickery (drums).  September 24 Sophia Perlman (voice) Trio with Adrean Farrugia (piano), Mark Cashion (bass). September 25 John Alcorn (voice) Trio with David Restivo (piano), Steve Wallace (bass). September 26 Mark Kelso (drums vocals) Trio with Brian Dickinson (piano), Kieran Overs (bass).

Paintbox Bistro

555 Dundas St. E. 647-748-0555

paintboxbistro.ca (full schedule)

Pilot Tavern, The

22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716

thepilot.ca

All shows: 3:30pm. No cover.

September 5 Alexis Baro (trumpet, flugelhorn) Quintet CD RELEASE PARTY with Stan Fomin (piano), Yoser Rodriguez (bass), Jeff King (sax), Amhed Mitchel (drums). September 12 Steve Holt (piano) Quartet with Kirk MacDonald (sax), Kieran Overs (bass), Barry Romberg (drums). September 19 The Travelling Wall-Baries: Alex Dean (bari sax), Shirantha Beddage (bari sax), Chris Gale (bari sax), Jeff McLeod (organ), Andy Scott (guitar), Morgan Childs (drums). September 26 Sugar Daddies.

Poetry Jazz Café

224 Augusta Ave. 416-599-5299

poetryjazzcafe.com (full schedule)
All shows: 9pm

Reposado Bar & Lounge

136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474

reposadobar.com (full schedule)

September 2 9:30pm Spy vs. Sly vs. Spy: James Robertson (guitar), Sly Juhas (drums), Michael Herring (bass). September 3, 4 10pm Reposadists Quartet: Tim Hamel (trumpet), Jon Meyer (bass), Jeff Halischuck (drums), Roberto Rosenman (guitar), with Sandy Alexander (voice).

Reservoir Lounge, The

52 Wellington St. E. 416-955-0887

reservoirlounge.com (full schedule).

Every Tue 9:45pm Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm. Every Wed 9:45pm Bradley and the Bouncers. Every Thu 9:45pm Mary McKay. Every Fri 9:45pm Dee Dee and the Dirty Martinis. Every Sat 9:45pm Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm.

Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The

194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475

therex.ca (full schedule)

Call for cover charge info.

September 1 6:30pm Harley Card Quintet; 9:30pm Chris Gale Hosts Classic Rex Jam. September 2 6:30pm Richard Whiteman Group; 9:30pm Steve Amirault’s 70s Project. September 3 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:45pm Manuel Valera (NYC) & Groove Square. September 4 4pm Hogtown Syncopators feat. Terra Hazleton; 6:30pm Sara Dell Group; 9:45pm Manuel Valera (NYC) & Groove Square. September 5 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Chris Hunt Tentet; 7:30pm The Bacchus Collective; 9:45pm NYC’S Arthur Sadowsky. September 6 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Club Django; 7pm Victor Bateman Trio; 9:30pm Ethio-Jazz Project. September 7 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Brooklyn’s Progger. September 8 6:30pm Harley Card Quintet; 9:30pm Chris Gale Hosts Classic Rex Jam. September 9 6:30pm Richard Whiteman Group; 9:30pm Steve Cole. September 10 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:45pm New York’s Joel Frahm & Dan Loomis with Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop. September 11 4pm Hogtown Syncopators feat. Terra Hazleton; 6:30pm Sara Dell Group; 9:45pm New York’s Joel Frahm & Dan Loomis with Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop. September 12 12pm Laura Marks & Friends; 3:30pm Paul Reddick - Blues; 7:30pm The Bacchus Collective; 9:45pm Eric St. Laurent Group. September 13 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters; 7pm Victor Bateman Trio; 9:30pm Jacob’s Cattle. September 14 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Mike Malone & The Writers Jazz Orchestra. September 15 6:30pm Harley Card Quintet; 9:30pm Chris Gale Hosts Classic Rex Jam. September 16 6:30pm Richard Whiteman Group; 9:30pm Andrew Boniwell Group. September 17 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:45pm Annual Birthday Tribute to John Coltrane -- Pat LaBarbera & Kirk MacDonald Quintet. September 18 4pm Hogtown Syncopators feat. Terra Hazleton; 6:30pm Sara Dell Group; 9:45pm Annual Birthday Tribute to John Coltrane -- Pat LaBarbera & Kirk MacDonald Quintet. September 19 12pm Danny Marks & Friends; 3:30pm Jerome Godboo; 7:30pm The Bacchus Collective; 9:45pm Annual Birthday Tribute to John Coltrane -- Pat LaBarbera & Kirk MacDonald Quintet. September 20 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble; 7pm Victor Bateman Trio; 9:30pm Three Blind Mice. September 21 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Dave Young / Terry Promane Octet. September 22 6:30pm Harley Card Quintet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam - Hosted by Humber College Faculty Ensemble. September 23 6:30pm Richard Whiteman Group; 9:30pm Nick Fraser Four. September 24 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:30pm Dave Neill CD Quintet. September 25 4pm Hogtown Syncopators feat. Terra Hazleton; 6:30pm Sara Dell Group; 9:45pm Mike Downes Quartet. September 26 12pm Danny Marks & Friends; 3:30pm Laura Hubert Group; 7:30pm The Bacchus Collective; 9:45pm Mike Downes Quartet. September 27 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Freeway Dixieland Band; 7pm Victor Bateman Trio; 9:30pm Peter Hum (Ottawa). September 28 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles; 8:30pm John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. September 29 6:30pm Harley Card Quintet; 9:30pm Danjam Orchestra (New York). September 30 6:30pm Richard Whiteman Group; 9:30pm Danjam Orchestra (New York).

Salty Dog Bar & Grill, The

1980 Queen St. E. 416-849-5064 (full schedule)

Sauce on the Danforth

1376 Danforth Ave. 647-748-1376

sauceondanforth.com

All shows: No cover.

Every Mon 9pm The Out Of Towners: Dirty Organ Jazz. Every Tue 6pm Julian Fauth.

Seven44

(Formerly Chick n’ Deli/The People’s Chicken)

744 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-489-7931

seven44.com (full schedule)

September 7 7:30pm Advocats Big Band No cover. September 14 7:30pm The Big City Big Band No cover. September 21 7:30pm George Lake Big Band No cover. September 28 7:30pm Mega City Swing Band.

Stori Aperitivo

95 King St. E 416-361-0404

stori.ca (full schedule)

Toni Bulloni

156 Cumberland St. 416-967-7676

tonibulloni.com (full schedule)

No cover. Saturday shows: 9pm. $30 food/drink minimum. Sunday shows: 6pm. $25 food/drink minimum.

Tranzac

292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137

tranzac.org (full schedule)

3-4 shows daily, various styles. Mostly PWYC.

Every Mon 10pm Open Mic Mondays. Every Thurs 7:30pm Bluegrass Thursdays: Houndstooth. Every Fri 5pm The Foolish Things (folk). This month’s shows include: September 1 10pm Peripheral Vision. September 4 7:30pm Tania Gill, with special guests Lina Allemano, Rob Clutton, Nico Dann. September 6, 20 5pm Monk’s Music. September 8 7:30pm Aurochs; 10pm Bedroom. September 13 10pm The Lina Allemano Four. September 15 10pm The Ken McDonald Quartet. September 16, 30 7:30pm Tom Richards Quartet. September 25 10pm The Ryan Driver Sextet. September 29 10pm Nick Fraser Presents. 

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