120 Church St. 416-792-7725
120diner.com (full schedule)
May 1 6pm Alyson McNamara; 8pm Peter Campbell Sings Shirley Horn. May 3 6pm Miray; 8pm Lazersuzan; 10pm Weatherstone. May 5 6pm Mandy Lagan; 8:30pm Lilly Mason; 10:30pm Robert Scott. May 6 6pm Faith Amour & Friends. May 7 6pm SING! Festival: Duly Noted; 8:30pm SING! Festival: Hampton Avenue; 10pm SING! Afterparty. May 8 6pm SING! Festival: 4SKÖR; 8pm SING! Festival: Beatsync. May 10 8pm Arlene Paculan; 10pm Cityscape. May 12 6pm The Owls; 9pm Wonderfest. May 13 6pm Adrean Farrugia. May 14 6pm Linda Carone. May 15 6pm Chris Hercules; 8pm The Ault Sisters. May 17 6pm Michelle Lecce; 10pm Carlie Howell and the Deharms. May 19 6pm Janet Whiteway. May 20 8pm Kevin Quain. May 21 6pm Ben & Brynne $15. May 22 6pm Joel Sheridan; 8pm Caroline Martin-Rowe. May 24 6pm Christine Gaidies; 8pm Emily Rockarts; 10pm The Koopa Troop. May 26 6pm Natasha Roldan. May 27 6pm Kevin Barrett + One. May 28 6pm Denise Leslie Sings Ray Charles; 8:30pm Emma Cava. May 29 6pm Liane Fainsinger; 8:30pm Jeni Walls. May 31 6pm Tova Kardonne; 8pm iSpy; 10pm Aijia Waithe.
2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865
All shows: 9pm unless otherwise indicated. Call for cover charge info.
May 5 Von. May 6 Jamesking. May 7, 21 Soular. May 12, 26 Solo & Duets Concert Series. May 13, 14, 27, 28 Lady Kane. May 19 Carlos Morgan & The Flow. May 20 Taxi.
15 Colbourne St., Hamilton. 905-543-8512
artword.net (full schedule)
May 11 8pm Kite Trio: Eric Couture (guitar), Eric Dew (drums), Paul Van Dyk (bass) $10. May 12 8pm Jazz vocal jam with Sue Ramsay Trio PWYC ($10 suggested). May 13 8pm The Aubrey Wilson (voice) Quartet with Chris Bruder (piano), Tom Altobelli (bass), Sean Bruce Parker (drums) $10. May 21 8pm Hans Luchs Trio.
2315 Bloor St. W. 416-767-1315
All shows: 19+. Call for reservations.
May 8 7pm Amanda Martinez (voice) with Kevin Laliberte (guitar) $85 (dinner included). May 26 7pm Alana Bridgewater Trio $45 (dinner included).
Blue Goose Tavern, The
1 Blue Goose St. 416-255-2442
Every Sun 4pm Blues At the Goose with the Big Groove Rhythm Section and special guests.
1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033
burdockto.com (full schedule)
2116e Queen St. E. 416-699-8272
castroslounge.com (full schedule)
All shows: No cover/PWYC
67 Front St. E. (416) 867-9499
cestwhat.com (full schedule)
May 7, 21 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers. May 8 The Wintergarden Orchestra. May 14, 28 3pm The Boxcar Boys.
1079 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-651-2109
desotos.ca (full schedule)
Every Sun 11am Sunday Live Jazz Brunch No cover.
Emmet Ray, The
924 College St. 416-792-4497
theemmetray.com (full schedule)
All shows: No cover/PWYC
May 15 6pm Jake Hannon Quartet PWYC.
Fat City Blues
890 College St. 647-345-8282
Every Sun 8:30pm Fraser/Melvin Band. Every Thurs 8:30pm The Mercenaries. May 6 9:30pm Paul Reddick $5.
403 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-588-2930
All shows: PWYC.
May 1 5pm Grateful Sunday feat. Trevor Cape & The Field. May 2 5pm Mike and Jill Daley Jazz Duo. May 3 9pm Jazz Forge. May 4 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. May 5 5pm Bruce Chapman Blues Duo with feature guests; 9pm Darcy Windover Band. May 7 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm Melissa Boyce Jazz & Blues Band. May 8 5pm Hello Darlings. May 9 9pm Chris Staig Trio. May 11 5pm Michelle Rumball with friend; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. May 12 9pm Kevin Laliberté Jazz & Flamenco Trio. May 14 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Quartet. May 15 5pm Rob Thaller & Joanna Reynolds Jazz Duo. May 17 5pm Sarah Kennedy and Matt Pines Jazz Duo. May 18 5pm Rick Maltese: Rick’s Three in One; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. May 19 5pm Concord Jazz Quintet. May 20 9pm Tiffany Hanus Jazz Band. May 21 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm Sweet Derrick Blues Band. May 24 9pm Kalya Ramu Jazz Band. May 25 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. May 27 9pm Fraser Melvin Blues Band. May 28 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm Donné Roberts Band. May 29 5pm Six Points Jazz Orchestra. May 30 5pm Mark Rainey Jazz Band.
379 Spadina Ave. 416-977-7000
grossmanstavern.com (full schedule)
All shows: No cover (unless otherwise noted).
Every Sat The Happy Pals Dixieland jazz jam. Every Sun 10pm The National Blues Jam with Brian Cober.
67 Richmond St. E. 416-368-1920
harlemrestaurant.com (full schedule)
All shows: 7:30-11pm (unless otherwise noted). Call for cover charge info.
May 6 The Sean Stanley Trio & Sokhna-Dior. May 7 Gyles. May 13 Simone Morris & Mike Freedman Jazz Duo. May 14 Jazzbiscuit. May 20 Lisa Michelle. May 21 Madette. May 27 Jennie Laws. May 28 Kristen 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 PWYC. May 3, 17, 31 8pm Finger Style Guitar Association PWYC. May 7 8pm Tim Maxwell and Friends PWYC. May 13 8pm Don Naduriak (piano) Quintet with Bob Rice (trumpet), John ‘JJ’ Johnson (sax), George Koller (bass), Joaquin Hidalgo (drums) PWYC. May 14 8pm Eric Walker Band PWYC. May 20 8pm Arlene Paculan Music & Poetry $10. May 27 9pm Hirut Hoot Cabaret: 4 year anniversary $5. May 28 Arlene Paculan ENKU Scholarship Fundraiser Launch $10 or PWYC.
Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The
2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604
All shows: 8:30pm (unless otherwise noted).
May 1 Rock the MonSter – A Benefit for MS $25(adv)/$30(door). May 3 10am Toronto Ravel $15; 8:30pm Jane Harbury presents Discoveries $15(adv)/$17(door). May 5 De Temps Antan $20(adv)/$22.50(door). May 6 Lynn Miles accompanied by Keith Glass $22.50(adv)/$25(door). May 7 David Rotundo $25(adv)/$30(door). May 12, 13 Skydiggers – CD Release $32(adv)/$35(door). May 14 Positively 4th Street – A Tribute to Bob Dylan $25(adv)/$27.50(door). May 15 John Gorka $22.50(adv)/$25(door). May 17 Tony Furtado $18(adv)/$20(door). May 19 NEeMA – CD Release $22.50(adv)/$25(door). May 20 Crystal Shawanda $30(adv)/$35(door). May 26 7:30pm Regeneration Community Services presents Annual Big Band Benefit $30(adv)/$35(door). May 27 Mad Dogs and Englishmen – The Music of Joe Cocker & Leon Russell $40(adv)/$45(door). May 28 7:30pm Tin Pan North $20(adv)/$22.50(door). May 29 2pm Ella & Louis Remembered 60th Verve Anniversary Celebration – Matinee $25(adv)/$27.50(door).
Jazz Bistro, The
251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299
May 5, 6, 7 9pm Steve Koven (piano) Trio with Rob Clutton (bass), Anthony Michelli (drums) $15. May 8 12pm Mother’s Day Brunch With June Garber and Steven Taetz – Songs My Mother Sang to Me $15; 7pm Fawn Fritzen $15. May 10 8pm SING! Swings: A Cappella Jazz with the O’Pears, The Watch, Freeplay Duo, 4Skor & Retrocity $15. May 12 9pm Mike Murley Trio $15. May 13, 14 9:30pm(Fri)/9pm(Sat) Mike Murley Septet $15(Fri)/$20(Sat). May 15 7pm Brenda Lewis $15. May 17 8pm Ori Dagan: A Tribute to Nat King Cole $15. May 18 9pm SOA: Chrystelle Maechler (voice), Thompson Egbo Egbo (piano), Sarah Thawer (percussion) $15. May 19 8:30pm Colin Hunter and The Anthony Terpstra Seventet $15. May 20, 21 9pm Colin Hunter and The Joe Sealy Quartet $15. May 22 7pm John Alcorn and Alex Samaras $15. May 24 8pm Kathleen Gorman (piano) with George Koller (bass), Mark Kelso (drums), Colleen Allen (sax), Alexander Brown (trumpet) $15. May 27, 28 9pm Ameranouche $12(Fri)/$20(Sat).
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+.
May 6 Phoenix Jazz Group: Andy Klaehn (woodwinds), John Goddard (drums), John McLelland (piano), Art Lang (bass), Mary-Catherine McNinch-Pazzano (voice) $15. May 7 Trevor Giancola $18. May 10 Fawn Fritzen $15. May 13 Kevin Breit and Folkalarm $20. May 14 Morgan Childs Quartet $18. May 19 Brad Goode & Adrean Farrugia $20. May 20 Carmine Ioanna Trio $20. May 21 Luca Ciarla (violin) Quartet with Carmine Ioanna (accordion), Maurizio Perrone (bass), Francesco Savoretti (percussion) $22. May 27 Big Band Theory presents: Birth of Cool Orchestra $20. May 28 6:30pm Patrick Duxbury and Jack Pender Free with admission to 8:30pm show; 8:30pm Lorne Lofsky $18.
317 King St. W 416-340-6469
Every Tue 6pm Jeff Eager. Every Wed 6pm Thomas Reynolds. Every Thurs 9pm Blackburn. Every Fri 10pm The Grind. Every Sat 10pm Shugga.
214 King St. W. 416-599-5262
kamaindia.com (full schedule)
Every Wed 5:30pm Jazz with the Kama House Band.
Local Gest, The
424 Parliament St. 416-961-9425
1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307
lula.ca (full schedule)
May 4 8pm Will Jarvis y Amigos $15(adv)/$20(door). May 6 7:30pm Jay Danley Ethiojazz Project $15 after 8pm; 10:30pm Yani Borrell $15. May 7 10:30pm Moda Eterna $15. May 12 8:30pm Danny Michel: Matadora Album Launch $20(adv)/$25(door). May 13 7:30pm Brownman Akoustic Trio $15 after 8pm; 10:30pm Roberto Linares Brown $15. May 14 10:30pm El Quinto $15. May 15 7pm For the Redwood benefit concert feat. Crooked House Road, New Country Rehab, Los Dobros $25 minimum donation. May 20 7:30pm Richard Whiteman Trio $15 after 8pm; 10:30pm Guaracha y Son $15. May 26 7pm Euphonia $20; 9:30pm Sonic Plate Vol. 1 $10. May 27 7:30pm Alexander Brown Trio $15 after 8pm; 10:30pm Café Cubano $15. May 28 10:30pm Orquesta Fantasia $15. May 29 8pm Mekaal & Haniya $20(adv)/$30(door).
Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club
951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440
manhattans.ca (full schedule)
All shows: PWYC.
May 4, 18, 28 Jamie ‘Giggles’ Mitges (28th with group). May 6 Brian de Lima Trio. May 8, 12, 24, 29 John Zadro. May 11, 25 Paul Taylor. May 17, 31 Carmen Spada. May 19 Thomas Hammerton.
681 St. Clair Ave. W 416-658-5687
mezzettarestaurant.com (full schedule)
All shows: 9pm, $8 (unless otherwise noted).
May 4 Jonno Lightstone (clarinet, flute) and Brian Katz (guitar, piano). May 11 Reg Schwager (guitar) and Luanda Jones (voice). May 18 Rebecca Enkin (voice) with Mark Kieswetter (piano). May 25 Sundar (woodwinds, voice) and Roy Patterson (guitar).
12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833
themonarchtavern.com (full schedule)
May 9 7:30pm Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils Orchestra $10.
Morgans on the Danforth
1282 Danforth Ave. 416-461-3020
morgansonthedanforth.com (full schedule)
All shows: 2pm-5pm. No cover.
May 29 Lisa Particelli’s Girls Night Out Jazz Jam.
N’awlins 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 with Joe Bowden (drums) and featured vocalists. Every Fri, Sat 8:30pm N’awlins All Star Band. Every Sun 7pm Brooke Blackburn.
Nice Bistro, The
117 Brock St. N., Whitby. 905-668-8839
nicebistro.com (full schedule)
May 4 Barry Sears Trio $39.99 (dinner included).
Old Mill, The
21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641
The Home Smith Bar: No reservations. No cover. $20 food/drink minimum. All shows: 7:30pm-10:30pm
May 5 Ryan Oliver (sax) Trio with Bernie Senensky (piano), Steve Wallace (bass). May 6 Canadian Jazz Quartet & Friends: Frank Wright (vibes), Ted Quinlan (guitar), Pat Collins (bass), Don Vickery (drums) feat. Bob DeAngelis (clarinet, sax). May 7 Monica Chapman (voice) Quartet with Nathan Hiltz (guitar), Jordan O’Connor (bass), Chris Wallace (drums). May 12 Fern Lindzon (piano, voice) Trio with Ross MacIntyre (bass), Nick Fraser (drums). May 13 Jake Koffman (sax) Trio with Bernie Senensky (piano), Pat Collins (bass). May 14 Brownman (trumpet) Akoustic Trio with Mike Downes (bass), Ernesto Cervini (drums). May 19 Amanda Tosoff (piano) Trio with Reg Schwager (guitar), Jon Maharaj (bass). May 20 Hans Luchs (guitar) Trio with Aaron Zachary (bass), Peter Manheim (drums). May 21 Eliana Cuevas (voice) Trio with Jeremy Ledbetter (piano), Daniel Stone (percussion). May 26 Terry Clarke (drums) Trio with John Sherwood (piano), Steve Wallace (bass). May 27 Cara Matthew (voice) Trio with Jeremy Ledbetter (piano), George Koller (bass). May 28 Gord Sheard’s (piano, accordion) ‘Sinal Aberto’ Quartet with Luanda Jones (voice), George Koller (bass), Mark Kelso (drums).
Only Café, The
972 Danforth Ave. 416-463-7843
theonlycafe.com (full schedule)
All shows: 8pm unless otherwise indicated.
555 Dundas St. E. 647-748-0555
paintboxbistro.ca (full schedule)
Pilot Tavern, The
22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716
All shows: 3:30pm. No cover.
May 7 Barry Elmes (drums) Quartet with Kelly Jefferson (sax), Lorne Lofsky (guitar), Pat Collins (bass). May 14 Christopher Butcher Quartet.
Poetry Jazz Café
224 Augusta Ave. 416-599-5299
poetryjazzcafe.com (full schedule)
Reposado Bar & Lounge
136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474
reposadobar.com (full schedule)
Every Wed Spy vs. Sly vs. Spy. Every Thurs, Fri 10pm Reposadists Quartet: Tim Hamel (trumpet), Jon Meyer (bass), Jeff Halischuck (drums), Roberto Rosenman (guitar).
Reservoir Lounge, The
52 Wellington St. E. 416-955-0887
reservoirlounge.com (full schedule).
All shows: 9:45
Every Tue, Sat Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm. Every Wed The Digs. Every Thu Stacey Kaniuk. Every Fri Dee Dee and the Dirty Martinis.
Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The
194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475
therex.ca (full schedule)
Call for cover charge info.
May 1 12pm Humber Community Music; 4:30pm Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters; 7:30pm Klezkonnection; 9:30pm Jacob’s Cattle. May 2 6:30pm Gord Mowat’s Skeleton Crew; 9:30pm Harley Card Quintet. May 3 6:30pm Ethan Ardelli Quartet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. May 4 6:30pm Trevor Giancola Trio; 9:30pm NYC’s Kris Davis & Tony Malaby feat. Nick Fraser. May 5 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:30pm NYC’s Kris Davis & Tony Malaby feat. Nick Fraser. May 6 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Teri Parker Four; 9:45pm Ross Wooldridge: Benny Goodman tribute. May 7 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm E.M.S.: Emergency Musical Services big band; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm NYC’s Uri Gurvich. May 8 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble; 7pm Michael Herring Quartet; 9:30pm Brian De Lima Trio. May 9 6:30pm Gord Mowat’s Skeleton Crew; 9:30pm Dave Young Quintet. May 10 6:30pm Ethan Ardelli Quartet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. May 11 6:30pm Trevor Giancola Trio; 9:30pm Nichol Robertson Trio. May 12 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:30pm Kieran Overs Quintet. May 13 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Teri Parker Duo; 9:45pm Morgan Childs. May 14 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Josh Grossman’s T.J.O. Big Band; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm Hilario Duran. May 15 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Beverly Taft; 7pm Michael Herring Quartet; 9:30pm Montreal’s Kite Trio. May 16 6:30pm Gord Mowat’s Skeleton Crew; 9:30pm Brampton’s Jazz Mechanics Big Band. May 17 6:30pm Ethan Ardelli Quartet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. May 18 6:30pm Trevor Giancola Trio; 9:30pm Kirk MacDonald. May 19 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:30pm Chicago’s Hans Luchs Trio. May 20 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Teri Parker Four; 9:45pm Brooklyn’s Huntertones. May 21 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Laura Hubert; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm Brooklyn’s Huntertones. May 22 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters; 7pm Michael Herring Quartet; 9:30pm Colorado’s Brad Goode. May 23 6:30pm Gord Mowat’s Skeleton Crew; 9:30pm Don Naduriak Quintet. May 24 6:30pm Ethan Ardelli Quartet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. May 25 6:30pm Trevor Giancola Trio; 9:30pm Vancouver’s Tyler Hornby Quartet feat. David Braid. May 26 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:30pm Vancouver’s Tyler Hornby Quartet feat. David Braid. May 27 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Teri and The Dan Danns; 9:45pm Brian O’Kane Quintet. May 28 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm Kevin Breit’s Folk Alarm. May 29 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Freeway Dixieland Band; 7pm Michael Herring Quartet; 9:30pm David Diao Sextet. May 30 6:30pm Gord Mowat’s Skeleton Crew; 8:30pm John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. May 31 6:30pm Ethan Ardelli Quartet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale.
Salty Dog Bar & Grill, The
1980 Queen St. E. 416-849-5064
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
seven44.com (full schedule)
All shows: 7:30pm
292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137
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 Friends of Hugh Oliver (folk). This month’s shows include: May 1, 15 5pm Monk’s Music. May 3 7:30pm Ali Berkok; 10pm Peripheral Vision. May 4 10pm Twin Talk with Tania Gill. May 8 10pm The Lina Allemano Four. May 10 7:30pm Aurochs; 10pm Bedroom. May 15 7:30pm Diane Roblin. May 17 10pm The Ken McDonald Quartet. May 27 10pm The Ryan Driver Sextet. May 31 10pm Nick Fraser Presents.