In The Clubs (Mostly Jazz) - December 2014

120 Diner

120 Church St. 416-792-7725 (full schedule)

80 Gladstone

80 Gladstone Ave. 416-516-7199 (full schedule)


2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865
All shows: 9pm unless otherwise indicated. Call for cover.

Every Mon 8pm Salsa Night w/ Frank Bischun and free lessons. Every Tue 8:30pm Bachata Night w/ DJ Frank Bischun and free lessons. Every Wed 8:30pm Carlo Berardinucci Band. No Cover. December 5, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 Lady Kane. December 6 Taxi. December 18 Shahi Teruko Band.

Annette Studios

566 Annette St. 647-880-8378

Every Mon 9:30pm Jazz Jam w/ Nick Morgan Quartet. Suggested donation $12/$9(st).

Artword Artbar

15 Colbourne St., Hamilton.905-543-8512 (full schedule)

December 13 8pm Hamilton Dixieland All-Stars Christmas Special: Frank Musico (trumpet), Don Templeton (trombone), Don Hall (clarinet), Matt Kennedy (piano), Jimmy Howard (bass), Steve Wilson (drums).

Axis Gallery and Grill

3048 Dundas St. W 416-604-3333 (full schedule)

All shows: No cover/PWYC

Blakbird, The

812b Bloor St. West 647-344-7225 (full schedule)

Every Tue 8pm Night Bird Vocal JAZ Jam Session with the Kayla Ramu Quartet. December 3, 10, 17 8pm “Tresor Otshudi”: R&B Soukouss and French Cabaret Music. December 5 10pmOverfunk’d – James vs. Fela DJ. December 6pmSonia Aimy. Lazursuzan 8pm Lazursuzan. December 13 9pm Turbo Street Funk. December 14, 28 8pm Clifton Joseph presents: Negus and the Platinum Records Crew. December 18 8pm Harry Vetro Trio. December 19 8pmJanel Jones Quartet. December 20, 27 8pm YX Projekt.


2315 Bloor St. W. 416-767-1315

All shows: No minors. Call for reservations.

December 11 7pm Mike Downes Trio $45 (with dinner).

Boat Restaurant, The

158 Augusta Ave. 416-593-9218 (full schedule)

December 2 7:30pm A Kensington Bohemian Cabaret with Guy Moreau (voice), Jordan Klapman (keyboards), Carrie Chestnutt (saxophone), Kevin Barrett (guitar) $15(adv)/$20(door). December 19 7:30pm Taste of Motown with The Barrymores.

Castro’s Lounge

2116e Queen St. E 416-699-8272 (full schedule)

All shows: No cover/PWYC

Every Wed 6pm The Mediterranean Stars. Every Saturday 4:30 Big Rude Jake.

C’est What

67 Front St. E (416) 867-9499 (full schedule)

December 6, 20 3pm The Boxcar Boys No cover/PWYC. December 13 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers No cover/PWYC.

Chalkers Pub, Billiards & Bistro

247 Marlee Ave. 416-789-2531 (full schedule)

Every Wed 8pm-+midnight Girls Night Out Jazz Jam w/ host Lisa Particelli. PWYC.
Saturday Dinner Jazz Series. All shows 6pm December 6 Dave Young Quartet. December 13 Robi Botos Trio. December 20 Brian Chahley Quartet. $15 Artist Fee.

Classico Pizza & Pasta

2457 Bloor St. W 416-763-1313 (Full schedule)


1079 St. Clair Ave. W 416-651-2109 (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 (full schedule)

Call for cover charge info.

Emmet Ray, The

924 College St. 416-792-4497 (full schedule)

All shows: No Cover/PWYC

December 4 9pm John Wayne Swingtet: Alexander Tikhonov (clarinet), Wayne Nakamura (guitar), Abbey Sholzberg (bass), John Farrell (guitar).

Flying Beaver Pubaret, The

488 Parliament St. 647-347-6567 (full schedule)

Free Times Cafe

320 College St. 416-967-1078 (full schedule)

Gate 403

403 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-588-2930 All shows: PWYC.

December 1 5pm Mike Daley Jazz Trio; 9pm Chloé Watkinson Jazz Band. December 2 5pm Chris Platt Trio; 9pm Danny Marks and Alec Fraser Duo. December 3 5pm Howard Willett Blues Duo; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. December 4 5pm Roberta Hunt Jazz & Blues Band; 9pm Mélanie Brûlée’s Band. December 5 5pm Annie Bonsignore Jazz Duo or Trio; 9pm Tevlin Swing Band. December 6 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm Donné Roberts Band. December 7 5pm Carter Brodkorb Jazz Quintet; 9pm Ken Kawashima: Sugar Brown Blues Band. December 8 5pm Mason Victoria Jazz Trio; 9pm Rob Davis Blues Duo. December 9 5pm Jazzforia feat. Clarie Riley; 9pm Danny Marks and Alec Fraser Duo. December 10 5pm Paul O’Conner: Concord Jazz Quintet; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. December 11 5pm Roger Chong Jazz Band; 9pm Kevin Laliberté Jazz & Flamenco Trio. December 12 5pm Doc. Barrister Jazz Band; 9pm Denielle Bassels Jazz Band. December 13 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm Sweet Derrick Blues Band. December 14 5pm Ejay: Motown/Soul/R&B/Funk Band; 9pm Root Down Trio. December 15 5pm Ashley St. Pierre Jazz Band; 9pm The Sleaper Group. December 16 5pm Leigh Graham Jazz Duo; 9pm Danny Marks and Alec Fraser Duo. December 17 5pm Danny B and Brian Gauci Blues Duo; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. December 18 5pm G Street Jazz Trio; 9pm Annie Bonsignore Jazz Duo or Trio. December 19 5pm Whitney Ross-Barris Jazz Band; 9pm Fraser Melvin Blues Band. December 20 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm Juno Award Winner: Brownman Akoustic Trio. December 21 5pm The Gypsy Rebels; 9pm Cyndi Carleton Jazz & Swing Band. December 22 5pm Everloin Jugband; 9pm Bruce Chapman Blues Duo. December 27 5pm Felix Wong Jazz Trio; 9pm Lisa Hutchinson Blues Quartet. December 28 5pm David Buchbinder Jazz Band; 9pm Alex Maksymiw Jazz Trio. December 29 7pm Cheryl White Rhythm & Blues Band. December 30 5pm Lawrence Cotton Jazz Duo; 9pm Danny Marks and Alec Fraser Duo. December 31 9pm Fraser Melvin Blues Band.

Grossman’s Tavern

379 Spadina Ave. 416-977-7000 (full schedule)

All shows: No cover (unless otherwise noted.)
December 1 10pm No Band Required. December 2 9:30pmMs. Debbie & the Don Valley Stompers. December 3 9:30pm Bruce Domoney.

Habits Gastropub

928 College St. 416-533-7272 (full schedule)

December 4 9pm Wonderfest PWYC ($10 suggested). December 6 9pm Jessica Blake & the Dinner Club $10.

Harlem Restaurant

67 Richmond St. E. 416-368-1920 (full schedule)

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

December 5 Zimzum. December 6 Liz Loughrey & Adrian X. December 12 Neil Brathwaite. December 13 Kristen Fung. December 19 Jazz Lovers Society. December 27 Gyles.

Hirut Cafe and Restaurant

2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560

All shows: PWYC / $5 / $10

Every Sun 3pm Open Mic with Nicola Vaughan: folk/country/jazz/world/R&B. December 2, 23 8pm Finger Style Guitar Association. December 3 8pm The Best Originals: Singer/Songrwriter/Spoken Word Competition.

Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The

Hugh’s Room

2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604

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

December 1 Holly Days – Luke McMaster $20(adv)/$25(door). December 2 10am Toronto Ravel $15; 8:30pm Ron Hynes & Friends – CD Re-Release – Standing in Line in the Rain $27.50(adv)/$30(door). December 3 8pm The 2014/15 JAZZ.FM91 Songwriters Series – A Kosher Christmas $39(general)/$35(students)/$135(subscription). December 4 Rant Maggie Rant – Frost & Fire: A Celtic Christmas Celebration$25(adv)/$27.50(door). December 5 Rik Emmett with Dave Dunlop $35(adv)/$40(door). December 6 The Arrogant Worms $30(adv)/$35(door). December 7 Sacha Williamson CD Release: “Love Life” $18(adv)/$20(door). December 8 Stringband’s Bob Bossin & Marie-Lynn Hammond: Together Again $20(adv)/$22.50(door). December 9 Al Tuck and No Action $17.50(adv)/$20(door). December 10 Steve Bell CD Release: “Pilgrimage” (Solo Show) $20(adv)/$22.50(door). December 12 The Foggy Hogtown Boys CD Release: “Animals, Insects and People” $22.50(adv)/$25(door). December 13 Paul DesLauriers Band & Chris Antonik $30(adv)/$32.50(door). December 14 Sharon Robinson $25(adv)/$30(door). December 16 John McDermott & Special Guests $45(adv)/$50(door). December 17 A Quartette Christmas $42(adv)/$47(door). December 18 Ladies in Waiting CD Release: “Jingle Ma Belle” $20(adv)/$22.50(door).  December 19 Kevin Kane (of The Grapes of Wrath) & Bryan Potvin (of The Northern Pikes) $20(adv)/$22.50(door). December 20 Craig Cardiff $20(adv)/$22.50(door). December 21 1pm The Ault Sisters Celebrate the Season Concert – Matinee Performance $20(adv)/$22.50(door) children under 12: $10(adv)/$12(door); 8:30pm Dr. Draw $40(adv)/$45(door). December 22, 23 Have a Bluesy Christmas $25(adv)/$30(door). December 27 8amDon Ross $30(adv)/$32.50(door). December 28 Suzie Vinnick $22.50(adv)/$25(door). December 30 The Fred Eaglesmith Travelling Steam Show $35(adv)/$40(door). December 31 9:30pm Chris Whiteley & Diana Braithewaite – New Year’s Eve Extravaganza $45(adv)/$50(door).

Jazz Bistro, The

251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299

December 2 8pm Matt Lagan (saxophone) Quartet with Ewen Farncombe (piano), Holt Stuart-Hitchcox (bass), Louis Baranyi-Irvine (drums) $10. December 6 9pm An Evening with Robi Botos $20. December 7 12pm “Sundays in New York” Brunch with Micah Barnes and his Trio $15; 7pm Sunday Cabaret with Glenda del E (piano) featuring Juan Pablo Dominguez (bass), Ahmed Mitchel (drums) $15. December 9 8pm Paula Gardin “Two of Cups” CD Release: Paula Gardin (voice), Nancy Walker (piano), Kieran Overs (bass), Steve Heathcote (drums) Kirk MacDonald (saxophone) $15. December 10 9pm Cocktails and Candy Canes $10. December 11 9pm Natasha Buckeridge (voice) Quartet with Chris Tsujiuchi (piano), Jeff Deegan (bass), Robin Claxton (drums) $15. December 13 9pm Ori Dagan (voice) Quartet with Dave Restivo (piano), Jordan O’Connor (bass), Sly Juhas (drums) $15. December 14 12pm “Sundays in New York” Brunch with Micah Barnes and his Trio $15; 7pm Sam Broverman Presents: “A Jewish Boy’s Christmas”: Sam Broverman (voice), Peter Hill (piano), Jordan O’Connor (bass), featuring Whitney Ross-Barris (voice) and members of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir $15. December 16 8pm The Woodhouse “Home for Christmas” CD Release: Jennah Barry (voice), Nevin Dunn (saxophone), James Ervin (trumpet), Matt Giffin (piano), Soren Nissen (bass), Will Fisher (drums) $15. December 19, 20 9pm Mark Eisenman (piano) Quartet with Kelly Jefferson (saxophone), Neil Swainson (bass), Morgan Childs (drums) $15. December 21 12pm “Sundays in New York” Brunch with Micah Barnes and his Trio $15; 7pm Sunday Cabaret: Rita’s Parlour: Rita di Ghent (voice, piano), Mike Daley (guitar), Rich Brisco (drums) $15. December 27 9pm Chris Gale (saxophone) Quartet with Amanda Tosoff (piano), Jon Maharaj (bass), Joel Haynes (drums) $15. December 28 12pm “Sundays in New York” Brunch with Micah Barnes and his Trio $15; 7pm Sunday Cabaret with hisaka: hisaka (voice), Mark Kieswetter (piano), George Koller (bass), Davide DiRenzo (drums) $20. December 31 New Year’s Eve at Jazz Bistro with Soul Stew $150 (with dinner).

Jazz Room, The

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

All shows: 8:30-11:30. Attendees must be 19+.

December 5 Mary-Catherine Quartet: Mary-Catherine McNinch-Pazzano (voice), Don Buchanan (piano), Mike Grace (bass), Steve James (drums) $15. December 6 Boom For Rent: Chris Gale (saxophone), Reg Schwager (guitar), Brendan Davis (bass), Ted Warren (drums) $16. December 7 4pm Kirk MacDonald and Harold Mabern – Special Duo presentation $20/$10(st). December 12 Randy Lyght Band $20. December 13 Mark Eisenman Trio $16. December 14 Tom Nagy Christmas Experience – “The Ghost of Christmas Specials Past”: Derek Hines (voice), Rob Gellner (trumpet), Jason White (piano), Don McDougall (drums), Tom Nagy (bass) $15. December 26 Michael Dunston Sings the Music of Donny Hathaway, with the Dave Young Sextet: Michael Dunston (voice), Dave Young (bass), Kevin Turcotte (trumpet), Bernie Senensky (piano), Brian Legere (guitar), Mark Kelso (drums), Perry White (saxophone). December 27 Jason White (piano) with Joe Ryan (drums) and Paul VanDyk (bass) $19.

Joe Mama’s

317 King St. W 416-340-6469

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).


214 King St. W. 416-599-5262 (full schedule)

All shows: 5-8pm.

December 11 Steve McDade (trumpet, flugelhorn) with Lorne Lofsky (guitar). December 18 Bob DeAngelis (clarinet, saxophone) with John Sherwood (piano).

Local Gest, The

424 Parliament St. 416-961-9425 (call for concert schedule)

Jazz Sundays 4:30-7:30pm. No Cover.

December 7 Joanne Morra (voice) Trio with Jeff Hewer (guitar), Rachel Melas (bass).

Lula Lounge

1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307 (full schedule)

December 5 7:30pm Max Sennit Trio Free before 8pm; 10:30pm Café Cubano $15 (Free for ladies before 10pm). December 6 10:30pm Conjunto Lacalu $15. December 7 8pm The Big Band Tap Revue $20. December 12 7:30pm Tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim with The Victor Monsivais Quartet Free before 8pm. December 12 10:30pm Yani Borrell $15 (Free for ladies before 10pm). December 13 10:30pm Tipica Toronto $15. December 19 7:30 Eliana Cuevas Trio Free before 8pm. December 19 10:30pm Changui Havana $15 (Free for ladies before 10pm). December 20 10:30pm Orquesta Fantasia $15. December 26 7:30pm Guaracha y Son Free before 8pm; 10:30pm Havana Norte with Roberto Linares Brown and special guest Jane Bunnett $15. December 27 10:30pm Ricky Franco $15. December 28 8pm Gary Morgan Panamericana with Hilario Duran $20. December 31 10:30pm New Year’s Eve Salsa Party with The Lula All Stars $35 (includes champagne and dance lesson).

Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club

951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440 (full schedule)

All shows: PWYC

December 2, 16, 30 Brad Halls. December 9 Carmen Spada. December 17 Jokela & Vogan feat. Charlie Cooley CD Release. December 10 John Zadro. December 13 Bernie Senensky Trio. December 18 Jazz/Funk Trio. December 19 Soulphonic. December 20 Steve Koven Trio. December 26 Jason Raso Funktet. December 27 Paul Taylor Duo.

Mezzetta Restaurant

681 St. Clair Ave. W 416-658-5687 (full schedule)

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

December 3 Klezmology: Jonno Lightstone (clarinet), David Mott (sax). December 10 8pm Flamenco performance: Dino Toledo (guitar), Fernando Gallego (voice) No cover. December 17 David Young (bass), Robi Botos (piano).

Monarch Tavern

12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833 (full schedule)

December 8 7:30pm Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils Orchestra $10.

Monarchs Pub

At the Eaton Chelsea Hotel

33 Gerrard St. W. 416-585-4352 (full schedule)

All shows: 8pm-midnight. No Cover.

December 3 The Robin Banks Quartet. December 4 The Swingin’ Blackjacks. December 10 The Vipers. December 11 The 24th Street Wailers. December 17 The Melissa Lauren Quartet. December 18 Irene Torres and the Sugar Devils.

Morgans on the Danforth

1282 Danforth Ave. 416-461-3020 (full schedule)

All shows: 2-5pm, no cover.

December 7 Lara Solnicki and Ted Quinlan. December 14 The Shannon Butcher Duo. December 21 Boom for Rent. December 28 Lisa Particelli’s “Girls’ Night Out East” Jam featuring Mark Kieswetter on piano.


401 Richmond St. W., Main Floor 416-599-7323 (Full schedule)

December 3 8pm Jonathan Feldman $20. December 7 8pm Steve Koven & Jayson Dale $20. December 9 8pm Sunday Wilde $20. December 11 8pm Steve Amirault $20.

Nawlins Jazz Bar & Dining

299 King St. W. 416-595-1958

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 (full schedule)

Old Mill, The

21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641

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

December 4 June Garber (voice) Quartet with Mark Kieswetter (piano), John Johnson (saxophone), Pat Collins (bass). December 5 David Occhipinti (guitar) Trio with Soren Nissen (bass), Ian Wright (drums). December 6 Bruce Cassidy (trumpet, flugelhorn, EVI) Trio with Tom Szczesniak (piano, bass), Pat Collins (guitar, bass). December 11 Sophia Perlman (voice) & Adrean Farrugia (piano) Quartet with Ross MacIntyre (bass), Jeff Halischuk (drums). December 12 MRYIAD3 with Chris Donnelly (piano), Dan Fortin (bass), Ernesto Cervini (drums). December 13 Dave Field (bass) Trio with David Braid (piano), Kelly Jefferson (saxophone). November 15 Fern Lindzon (voice, piano) Trio with George Koller (bass), Nick Fraser (drums). December 19 Gord Sheard (piano) Trio with George Koller (bass), Mark Kelso (drums). December 20 Genevieve Marentette (voice) Trio with Mark Kieswetter (piano), George Koller (bass). December 31 8:30pm-12:30am Annual New Year’s Eve Jazz Party with Alex Pangman and her Alleycats: Alex Pangman (voice), Ross Wooldridge (clarinet, saxophone), Peter Hill (piano), Chris Banks (bass), Glenn Anderson (drums) $125 (with reservations).

Paintbox Bistro

555 Dundas St. E. 647-748-0555 (Full schedule)

Painted Lady, The

218 Ossington Ave. 647-213-5239 (full schedule)

Pilot Tavern, The

22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716 All shows: 3:30pm. No Cover.

December 6 Sugar Daddies. December 13 Dave Young Quartet. December 20 Jake Koffman Quartet. December 27 Brian Chahley Quartet.

Poetry Jazz Café

224 Augusta Ave. 416-599-5299 (full schedule) 

Reposado Bar & Lounge

136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474 (full schedule)

December 3 9:30pm Spy vs. Sly vs. Spy. December 4, 5 10pm Reposadists Quartet. December 6 9:30pmBradley & the Bouncers. December 7 9pm James Robertson Trio.

Reservoir Lounge, The

52 Wellington St. E. 416-955-0887 (full schedule).

Every Tue 9:45pmTyler 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 (full schedule)

Call for cover charge info.

December 1 6:30pm University of Toronto Student Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm N.O.J.O. – Neufeld/Occhipinti Jazz Orchestra. December 2 6:30pm Richard Whiteman Group;9:30pm Classic Rex Jam hosted by Chris Gale. December 3 9:30 New York’s Huntertones. December 4 6:30pm Laura Hubert Band; 9:30 David Buchbinder. December 5 4pm Hogtown Syncopaters; 6:30pm Sara Dell; 9:45 Alex Pangman. December 6 12pm Danny Marks & Friends; 3:30 Swing Shift Big Band; 7:30pm Nick Teehan Group; 9:45 Michael Herring. December 7 12pm Hart House/Jazz FM Youth; 3:30pm Club Django;7pm Brian de Lima Quartet; 9:30pm Sean Bray Quartet. December 8 6:30pm University of Toronto Student Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Michael Brooker & MB10. December 9 6:30pm Richard Whiteman Group;9:30pm Classic Rex Jam hosted by Chris Gale. December 10 6:30 Jim Gelcer Groups; 9:30 The Woodhouse CD Release. December 11 6:30pm Laura Hubert Band; 9:30 Michael Dunston’s Donny Hathaway Tribute. December 12 4pm Hogtown Syncopaters; 6:30pm Sara Dell; 9:45 Eliana Cuevas. December 13 12pm Danny Marks & Friends; 3:30 Tonight @ Noon; 7:30pm Nick Teehan Group; 9:45 Steve Koven’s Project Rex. December 14 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble; 7pm Brian de Lima Quartet; 9:30pm Random Access. December 15 6:30pm Jake Koffman Groups; 9:30pm John Cheeseman Jazz Orchestra. December 16 6:30pm Richard Whiteman Group;9:30pm Classic Rex Jam hosted by Calgary’s John Reid. December 17 6:30 Jim Gelcer Groups; 9:30 Larnell Lewis. December 18 6:30pm Laura Hubert Band; 9:30 Aaron Shragge’s The Music of Tom Waits. December 19 4pm Hogtown Syncopaters; 6:30pm Sara Dell; 9:45 Dave Young. December 20 12pm Danny Marks & Friends; 3:30 Jerome Godboo; 7:30pm Nick Teehan Group; 9:45 Jake Chisholm. December 21 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Dr. Nick & the Rollercoasters; 7pm Brian de Lima Quartet; 9:30pm James Brown. December 22 6:30pm Jake Koffman Groups; 9:30pm Mike Malone & The Writers Jazz Orchestra. December 23 6:30pm Richard Whiteman Group;9:30pm Classic Rex Jam hosted by Chris Gale. December 27 12pm Danny Marks & Friends; 3:30pm The Sinners Choir; 7:30pm Nick Teehan Group; 9:45 Leyland Gordon. December 28 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Freeway Dixieland; 7pm Brian de Lima Quartet; 9:30pm Jake Wilkinson’s Xmas Jazz. December 29 6:30pm Jake Koffman Groups; 8:30pm Terry Lukiwski’s Crusader Rabbit. December 30 6:30pm Richard Whiteman Group;9:30pm Classic Rex Jam hosted by Chris Gale. December 31 9:30pm The Rex’s Annual New Year’s Eve R&B Bash: GROOVEYARD.

Salty Dog Bar & Grill, The

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

Sauce on the Danforth

1376 Danforth Ave. 647-748-1376

All shows: No cover.

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


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

744 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-489-7931 (full schedule)

December 1 7:30pm Advocats Big Band No cover. December 8 7:30pm Bob Cary Big Band No cover. December 15 7:30pm George Lake Big Band No cover. December 22 7:30pm Mega City Swing Big Band No cover.

 Toni Bulloni 

156 Cumberland St. 416-967-7676 (full schedule)

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


292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137 (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: December 2 10pm Peripheral Vision. December 3 10pm John Russon (guitar) with Chris Gale (saxophone), Tom Richards (trombone), Mike Milligan (bass) & Sly Juhas (drums). December 7, 21 5pm Monk’s Music. December 9 7:30pm Aurochs: Ali Berkok (keyboards), Pete Johnston (bass), Jake Oelrichs (drums); 10pm Stop Time. December 14 10pm The Lina Allemano Four. December 16 10pm The Ken McDonald Quartet. December 24 7:30pm Trevor Giancola. December 26 10pm The Ryan Driver Sextet. December 30 10pm Nick Fraser Presents.

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