2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865 alleycatz.ca
Every Mon 8pm Salsa Night w/ Frank Bischun and free lessons. Every Tue 8:30pm Carlo Berardinucci Band. No Cover. Every Wed 8:30pm City Soul Swinging Blues & Vintage R&B. No Cover. Every Thu 9pm Soul and R&B (bands alternate weekly). Every Fri/Sat 9:30pmFunk, Soul, R&B, Top 40. $10 after 8:30pm. Dec 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 Lady Kane. Jan 2 Daniella Walters. Jan 3, 4 Ascension. Jan 9 Tonic Soul. Jan 10, 11 Lady Kane. Jan 16 Jee Jee & James. Jan 17, 18 Lady Kane. Jan 19 Electric Soul Circus. Jan 23 Community Soul Project. Jan 24 Ascension. Jan 25 Soular. Jan 30 Blues & Trouble. Jan 31 Lady Kane.
566 Annette St. 647-880-8378
Every Mon 9:30pm Jazz Jam w/ Nick Morgan Quartet. Suggested donation $12/$9(st).
15 Colbourne St., Hamilton.905-543-8512
artword.net (full schedule)
2315 Bloor St. W. 416-767-1315
Dinner & Show: 7-9pm Prix Fix Menu, $35, reservations required.
Dec 12 Hilario Duran Trio. Dec 26 Luis Mario Ochoa’s Cuba Tradicional. Jan 9 Luanda Jones Trio. Jan 30 Luis Mario Ochoa’s Cuba Tradicional.
2116 Queen St. E. 416-699-8272
castroslounge.com No Cover/PWYC.
Every Sun 4pm Live jazz. Every Mon 9pm Rockabilly Night w/ the Cosmotones. Every Tue 8pm rotating bluegrass bands; 10:30pm blueVenus. Every Wed 8pm Mediterranean Stars. Every Thu 9pm Jerry Leger & the Situation. Every Fri 5pm Ronnie Hayward. Every Sat 4:30pm Big Rude Jake.
67 Front St. E. 416-867-9499
Dec 14, 28, Jan 11, 25 2-5pm Hot Five Jazzmakers $5.
Chalkers Pub, Billiards & Bistro
247 Marlee Ave. 416-789-2531
All weekend events: $10 cover; free (under 16).
Every Wed 8pm-midnight Girls Night Out Jazz Jam w/ host Lisa Particelli. PWYC. Dec 1 Michael Brooker Group. Dec 7 6-9pmDave Young Quartet. Dec 14 6-9pm Mike Murley Trio: Murley (tenor sax); Reg Schwager (guitar); Steve Wallace (bass). Jan 4 6-9pmBrian Chahley Quartet: Chahley (trumpet); Dave Restivo (piano); Neil Swainson (bass); Terry Clarke (drums). Jan 5 7-10pmHarry Vetro Quartet: Vetro (drums); Max Foster (trumpet);Victor Xu (piano); Nick Arseneau (bass). Jan 11 6-9pmFern Lindzon Trio: Lindzon (piano/vocals); Ross MacIntyre (bass); Terry Clarke (drums). Jan 18 6-9pm “Boom for Rent” Chris Gale (tenor sax); Reg Schwager (guitar); Brendan Davis (bass); Ted Warren (drums). Jan 25 6-9pm Gene Bertoncini (guitar); Dave Young (bass) $25/$20(adv). Jan 26 3:30-5:30pm Gene Bertoncini Guitar Clinic $25/$20(adv). Jan 26 7-10pm Gene Bertoncini (solo guitar).
Classico Pizza & Pasta
2457 Bloor St. W. 416-763-1313
Every Thu 7pm Nate Renner. No Cover.
Communist’s Daughter, The
1149 Dundas St. W. 647-435-0103
Every Sat 4-7pm Gypsy Jazz w Michael Johnson & Red Rhythm. PWYC.
1079 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-651-2109
Every Thu 8pm-midnight Open Mic Jazz Jam, hosted by Double A Jazz.
Dominion on Queen
500 Queen St. E. 416-368-6893
dominiononqueen.com (full schedule)
Every Sat 4-7:30pm Ronnie Hayward. Every Sun 11am-3pm Rockabilly Brunch w/ Alistair Christl and the Cosmotones. No Cover. Every Tue 8:30pmHot Club of Corktown Django Jam w/ host Wayne Nakamura. PWYC. Every Wed 8pmCorktown Ukelele Jam $5. Every Sat 4-7:30pm Ronnie Hayward. Every Sun 11am-3pm Rockabilly Brunch w/ Alistair Christl and the Cosmotones. No Cover. Every Tue 8:30pmHot Club of Corktown Django Jam w/ host Wayne Nakamura. PWYC. Every Wed 8pmCorktown Ukelele Jam $5. Dec 6 9pm Havana to Toronto: Live Afrocuban Jazz feat Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo (percussion). Dec 8 4:30pm Wintergarten Orchestra $10. Dec 9 8pm Good Neighbours Open Mic. Dec 27 9:30pm Paul James $10. Dec 28 9:30pm Daniel Buxton $10.
805 Dovercourt Rd. 416-537-3337
odd-socks.org (full schedule)
Every Sat 9pm-1am Saturday Night Swing: Dance featuring Live Swing Bands and two pre-party dance classes. Dance $13; $15 with one class, $18 with both.
Emmet Ray, The
924 College St. 416-792-4497
theemmetray.com (full schedule)
All shows: No Cover/PWYC.
181 University Ave. 416-363-1944
Every Sun 8-11pm Classical Social, hosted by Simon Capet. No Cover.
Flying Beaver Pubaret, The
488 Parliament St. 647-347-6567
pubaret.com (full schedule)
Dec 1 8pm Kevin Morris $15/$10(adv). Dec 8 7pm Scott Pietrangelo $15/$10(adv). Dec 13, 14 7pm Broadsway $25/$20(adv). Dec 18 7pm John Alcorn: Happy Holidays Songbook $20/$15(adv).
403 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-588-2930
gate403.com All shows: PWYC.
Dec 1 5pm Yoko Hase Jazz Band; 8pm Tiffany Hanus / Sean Bellaviti Jazz Band. Dec 2 5pm Mike Daley Trio; 9pm Richard Whiteman Band feat. Terra Hazelton . Dec 3 5pm Bruce Chapman Blues Duo; 9pm James Thomson Blues Night. Dec 4 5pm Hojin Jang Jazz Quartet; 9pm Sarah Calvert Jazz Duo. Dec 5 5pm Danny B & Brian Gauci Blues Duo; 9pm Melanie Brulee Band. Dec 6 5pm Roberta Hunt Jazz & Blues Band; 9pm Donne Roberts Band. Dec 7 5pm Bill Heffernan & Friends; 9pm Jason Raso Jazz Quartet. Dec 8 5pm Whitney Ross Barris Jazz Band; 9pm Toronto Jazz Collective. Dec 9 5pm Denis Schigh; 9pm Richard Whiteman Band feat. Terra Hazelton. Dec 10 5pm Howard Willett Blues Duo; 9pm James Thomson Blues Night. Dec 11 5pm Ken Skinner Jazz Trio; 9pm String Theory Collective. Dec 12 5pm Felix Wong Jazz Trio; 9pm Kevin Laliberte Jazz & Flamenco Trio. Dec 13 5pm Bobby Hsu Jazz Band; 9pm Kathleen Gorman Group. Dec 14 5pm Bill Heffernan & Friends; 9pm Jim Gelcer Group. Dec 15 5pm Rob Thaller & Joanna Reynolds; 9pm Brownman Akoustic Trio. Dec 16 5pm Tom McGill; 9pm Richard Whiteman Band feat. Terra Hazelton. Dec 17 5pm Andy Malette; 9pm James Thomson Blues Night. Dec 18 5pm Michael Brooker Jazz Quartet; 9pm Leigh Graham Jazz Duo. Dec 19 5pm Sam Broverman Jazz Duo; 9pm Annie Bonsignore & Dunstan Morey. Dec 20 5pm G Street Jazz Trio; 9pm Fraser Melvin Blues Band. Dec 21 5pm Bill Heffernan & Friends; 9pm Tevlin Swing Band. Dec 22 5pm Jeff Taylor and the SLT; 9pm Dwight Grant Solo. Dec 23 1pm Nathan Hiltz Adults Ensemble. Dec 24, 25 closed. Dec 26 5pmJazzforia feat. Claire Riley. Dec 27 5pm Mikey Daley Jazz Trio; 9pm Brown-Talsky Jazz Quintet. Dec 28 9pm Sweet Derrick blues Band. Dec 29 5pm Jay Danley: Ethiojazz Project; 9pm Root Down Trio. Dec 30 TBA. Dec 31 5pm Jonny Chapman Jazz Band; 9pm New Year’s Eve w/ Denielle Bassels $10.
1214 Queen St. W. 416-531-4635
gladstonehotel.com (full schedule)
Dec 5 9pm Jake Chisholm. No Cover. Dec 8 4pm Christmas Cabaret w/ Jennifer Potter $15. Dec 27 9pm Arlene Paculan. No Cover. Dec 28 9pm We Walk the Line. No Cover.
379 Spadina Ave. 416-977-1210
grossmanstavern.com (full schedule)
Every Sat 4:30pmThe Happy Pals; 10pm featured band. Every Sun 4:30pmNew Orlean Connection Allstars; 10pm The Nationals. Every Mon 10pmNo Band Required. Every Wed 10pm Bruce Domoney. Every Thu 10pm The Responsibles. Every Fri 10pm featured band.
928 College St. 416-533-7272
No Cover, $20 food or drink minimum.
Dec 7 9pm Kohen Hammond Quartet.
67 Richmond St. E. 416-368-1920
harlemrestaurant.com (full schedule)
All shows: 7:30-11pm. No Cover/PWYC.
Dec 6 Mike Field. Dec 7 Zim Zum. Dec 13 Kristin Fung. Dec 14, Dec 20 Wade O. Brown. Dec 21 Gyles feat. James King Trio. Dec 27 Natasha Waterman. Dec 28 Jazz Lovers Society.
2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560
All events: PWYC.
Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The
2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604
hughsroom.com (full schedule)
All shows: 8:30pm (unless otherwise noted).
Dec 1 Jully Black $27.50/$25(adv). Dec 2 Kruger Brothers $30/$27.50(adv). Dec 3 Blackie and the Rodeo Kings: CD Preview $52.50/$50(adv). Dec 4, 5 Craig Cardiff $25/$22.50(adv). Dec 6, 7 Leon Redbone w/ Paul Asaro and Colin Linden $55/$47.50(adv). Dec 8 LeE HARVeY OsMOND and Harlan Pepper $32/$30(adv). Dec 9 Tribute to Sam Larkin w/ Ron Sexsmith, Kurt Swinghammer, Michael Johnston, Laura Hubert, Noah Zacharin and others $17.50/$15. Dec 10 Tribute to David Bowie feat. STARDUST $23/$18.50(adv). Dec 11 Rucksack Willies CD Release feat. The O’Pear $20/$18(adv). Dec 12 Dan Whiteley CD Release $22/$20(adv). Dec 13 Arrogant Worms $30/$27.50(adv). Dec 14 Diane Lee-Clemons $25/$22.50(adv). Dec 15 2pm The Ault Sisters: Celebrate the Season Concert $22.50/$20(adv); $12(child)/$10(adv); 8:30pm Darrelle London’s Ho Ho Holiday Jam. Dec 16, 17 Have a Bluesy Christmas: Tribute to Etta James w/ Danny Marks, Jesse Whiteley and others $25/$22.50(adv). Dec 18 Quartette Christmas Show $47/$42(adv). Dec 19 Wendell Feguson $25/$22.50(adv). Dec 20 Rik Emmett $37.50/$35(adv). Dec 21 Christmas at Hugh’s Room: Diana Braithwaite, Chris Whiteley, Ken Whiteley and Ali Matthews $25/$22.50(adv). Dec 23 John McDermott & Friends Christmas Show $45/$40(adv). Dec 27 Don Ross $32.50/$30(adv). Dec 28 Suzie Vinnick $25/$22.50(adv). Dec 29 Laughter for the Arts $35/$30(adv). Dec 30 It’s New Year’s Eve Somewhere: Andria Simone & Band $12/$10(adv). Dec 31 New Year’s Eve w/ Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana w/ Hilario Duran $50/$45(adv). Jan 4 Connie Kaldor $30/$27.50(adv). Jan 10 Tribute to James Taylor $30/$25(adv). Jan 11 Joanna Chapman-Smith $20/$18(adv). Jan 16 African Jazz in January: Benefit for Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers Campaign feat. Bruce Cassidy, Sophia Perlman and others $45/$40(adv). Jan 17, 18, 19 Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot w/ Lori Cullen, Kevin Fox, Jacob Moon, Layah Jane and Ollie Johnson, and others $38.50/$36(adv). Jan 24 The DoneFors CD Release $20/$15(adv)/$10(st with ID). Jan 25 Gregg Lawless CD Release $30/$25(adv). Jan 26 Candyrat Guitar Night CD Release $25/$22.50(adv). Jan 28 Garland Jeffreys $25/$22.50(adv). Jan 31 Garnet Rogers $27.50/$25(adv).
Inter Steer Tavern
357 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-588-8054
All events: PWYC.
Every Wed 8-11pm Fraser Daley. Every Wed 8-11pm Ronnie Hayward. Dec 7, 21 4-7pm Laura Hubert Trio.
Jazz Bistro, The
251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299
Dec 1 12:30pm Micah Barnes Trio: Holiday in New York $15; 7pm Judith Lander and “The Watch” $20. Dec 2 8pm Bob Dorough feat. Barbra Lica $40. Dec 3 Unison Benevolent Fund Evening w/ Florence K and Alex Pangman. PWYC (suggested $20). Dec 6 9pm Mark McLean (drums); Robi Botos (piano); Marc Rogers (bass); Ted Quinlan (guitar); Kelly Jefferson (sax) $15. Dec 7 12:30pm Sing Sing Sing: Swing-Along Saturday Brunch w/ Jenni Burke. No Cover with non-perishable food donation; 9pm Mark McLean (drums); Robi Botos (piano); Marc Rogers (bass); Ted Quinlan (guitar); Kelly Jefferson (sax) $20. Dec 10 8pm Diane Lee-Clemons $20. Dec 13, 14 Hilario Duran Trio $15. Dec 17 9pm Mantini Sisters Christmas $20. Dec 20, 21 Duncan Hopkins Trio. Dec 27, 28 Dave Restivo Quintet: Restivo (piano); Luke Sellick (bass); Maxwell Roach (drums); Kelly Jefferson (sax); Alexander Brown (trumpet). Dec 31 New Year’s Eve w/ the Soul Nannies $TBA. Jan 2, 3, 4 Bernie Senensky. Jan 9, 10, 11 Neil Swainson & Don Thompson. Jan 16, 17, 18 Dave Young Quartet. Jan 23, 24, 25 Grant Stewart Quartet. Jan 30, 31 Mike Francis.
Jazz Room, The
Located in the Huether Hotel, 59 King St. N., Waterloo. 226-476-1565
kwjazzroom.com (full schedule)
Attendees must be 19+
Dec 6 8:30pm Francois Jalbert $15. Dec 7 8:30pm Eliana Cuevas $20. Dec 13 8:30pm Rebecca Binnendyk Quintet $18. Dec 14 4pm Workshop w/ Ted Quinlan $5; 8:30pm Ted Quinlan Trio $15. Dec 20 8:30pm Tom Nagy’s Seasonal Quintet $15. Dec 27 8:30pm Alysha Brilla Sextet $15. Dec 28 8:30pm Connor Gains Band $15. Dec 31 7pm New Year’s Eve w/ Big Rude Jake $50.
317 King St. W. 416-340-6469
Live music every night; All shows: No Cover.
Every Mon 7:30-11:30pm Soul Mondays. Every Tue 7-11pm Blue Angels. Every Wed 8pm-12am Blackburn. Every Thu 8:30pm-12:30am Blackburn. Every Fri 10pm-2am The Grind. Every Sat 10pm-2am Shugga. Every Sun 6-10pm Organic: Nathan Hiltz (guitar); Bernie Senensky (organ); Ryan Oliver (saxophone); Morgan Childs (drums).
214 King St. W. 416-599-5262
All shows: 5-8pm. No Cover, $20 food/beverage minimum.
Every Thu Thursday at Five: Canadian Jazz Quartet: Gary Benson (guitar); Frank Wright (vibraphone); Duncan Hopkins (bass); Don Vickery (drums) and special guest: Dec 5 Vern Dorge (sax). Dec 12 Alastair Kay (trombone). Dec 19 Mike Murley (sax).
1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307
lula.ca (full schedule)
Dec 6 8pm David Buchbinder Trio $15. Dec 13 8pm Sean Meredith-Jones $15. Dec 16 8pm Euphonia $15. Dec 18 8:30pm Christian Bridges: A Holiday Music Special feat. George Nozuka and JP Saxe $10. Dec 20 8pm Jim Heineman Trio $15. Dec 27 8pm Yoser Rodriguez Trio $15. Dec 29 8pm Gary Morgan & PanAmerica Latin Jazz Orchestra $20. Jan 3 8pm Eliana Cuevas $15. Jan 10 8pm The Ault Sisters $15. Jan 17 8pm Roland Hunter Group $15. Jan 19 7pm Jazz By 3: Lara Solnicki, Fern Lindzon, Luanda Jones w/ Sinal Aberto $15. Jan 24 8pm Laura Fernandez Trio.
Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club
951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440
All shows: PWYC
Dec 1 Stan Chang. Dec 3 Brad Halls. Dec 4 John Zadro. Dec 5 Roarshaq. Dec 6 Daniela Nardi’s Espresso Manifesto. Dec 8 The Chocolate Hot Pockets. Dec 10 Carmen Spada. Dec 11 Jokela & Vogan: Wintersday CD Release. Dec 12 20km Jazz Diet. Dec 13 Rob Cardy Trio. Dec 14 Dan McKinnon Blues Trio. Dec 15 Dave O’Neill & Meredith Nelson. Dec 17 Brad Halls. Dec 18 John Zadro. Dec 19 20km Jazz Diet. Dec 20 Carmen Spada Trio. Dec 22 Stan Chang. Dec 27 Conor Gains. Dec 28 Melissa Lauren Trio. Dec 29 Hammerton/Wagler/I’Neill.
681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687
Sets at 9pm and 10:15pm. Jazz Series: Cover $8-$10.
Dec 4 Rebecca Enkin Trio. Dec 11 Brian Katz.
At the Delta Chelsea Hotel
33 Gerrard St. W. 416-585-4352
monarchspub.ca (full schedule)
All shows: No Cover.
Morgans on the Danforth
1282 Danforth Ave. 416-461-3020
Sunday Brunch, 2-5pm, No Cover
Dec 1 Allyson Morris w/ Robi Botos. Dec 8 Laura Marks w/ Reg Schwager.
401 Richmond St. W., Main Floor 416-599-7323
Dec 1 2pm CoCo ‘Cognac; Brown $20; 8pm Martin Porter $20. Dec 2 7pm Bill Bridges & Lew Mele $20. Dec 3 8pm Monique Barry $15/$10(st). Dec 4 8pm Mike Gennaro $10. Dec 6 8pm Coleman Tinsley: Tribute to Dave Brubeck $20. Dec 8 8pm Steve Koven $20. Dec 9 8pm Andrea Tyniec $20. Dec 10 8pm Judy Marshak, Donald Quan & Bob Cohen $20. Dec 12 8pm Ardene Shapiro $20. Dec 14 8pm Meghan Morrison $20. Dec 15 12pm A Cavanaugh Family Christmas $20. Dec 16 7pm Bill Bridges & Lew Mele: Canadian Icons $20. Dec 17 8pm AIM Toronto: Mike Smith & Matt Miller; See-Through Trio $10. Dec 18 8pm Christmas on the Steel Pan $20. Dec 19 Sunny Choi $20. Dec 20 Sharron McLeod $20. Dec 21 8pm Jesse and the Field Wizards $20. Dec 22 8pm Brownman + 1 $20. Jan 12 Rose Stella. Jan 16 8pm Eliana Cuevas $20. Jan 17 Conrad Gayle $10. Jan 18 8pm Elana Harte & Kim Jarrett $20. Jan 19 8pm Eva Green $20. Jan 20 8pm Nathalie: CD Release $20. Jan 23 8pm Mia Zabelka $TBA. Jan 24 8pm Kathleen Gorman & Samantha Clayton $20. Jan 25 8pm Jeremy Ledbetter and Mark Mosca $20. Jan 26 8pm Steve Koven & Pedro Orrego $20. Jan 30 8pm Shannon Butcher & Ross MacIntyre $20.
Nawlins Jazz Bar & Dining
299 King St. W. 416-595-1958
Every Tue Stacie McGregor; Every Wed Jim Heineman Trio. Every Thu Nothin’ But the Blues w/ guest vocalists. Every Fri/Sat All Star Bourbon St. Band; Every Sun Brooke Blackburn.
Nice Bistro, The
117 Brock St. N., Whitby.905-668-8839
Dec 18 7-9pmLaura Gauthier & Paul Grecco $39.99 (includes dinner).
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 unless noted otherwise. Dec 5 Jazz Party w/ Lenny Solomon (violin/host); Alexandra Tait (vocals); Bernie Senensky (piano); Lew Mele (drums). Dec 6 Julie Michels (vocals); Mark Kieswetter (piano); Jordan O’Connor (bass). Dec 7 Jake Wilkinson (trumpet); Lee Wallace (guitar); Jon Meyer (bass). Dec 12 Jazz Party w/ Barbara Gordon (vocals/host); Mark Eisenman (piano); Jordan O’Connor (bass). Dec 13 Lisa Martinelli (vocals); Kevin Turcotte (trumpet); Robi Botos (piano); Pat Collins (bass). Dec 14 Heillig Manoeuvre: Henry Heillig (bass); Alison Young (sax); Stacie McGregor (piano); Charlie Cooley (drums). Dec 19 Jazz Party w/ Hazel Walker (vocals/host); Graham Howes (piano/host); Perry White (sax); Pat Collins (bass). Dec 20 Dave Statham (vocals); Joe Sealy (piano); Paul Novotny (bass). Dec 21 Frank Wright (vibraphone); Don Thompson (piano); Neil Swainson (bass). Dec 31 8:30pm-12:30am New Year’s Eve w/ Heather Bambrick (vocals); Mark Kieswetter (piano); Chase Sanborn (trumpet/flugelhorn); Michael McLennan (bass) $125 includes dinner. Jan 3 Joe Sealy. Jan 4 John Sherwood. Jan 10 Mark Eisenman. Jan 11 Brigham Phillips. Jan 17 Richard Whiteman. Jan 18 Bruce Harvey. Jan 24 Adrean Farrugia. Jan 25 Joe Sealy. Jan 31 John Sherwood.
555 Dundas St. E. 647-748-0555
Dec 14 10am Junior Jazz Jam w/ Richard Marsella. Jan 11 8pm Randy Weston $30. Jan 18 8pm Kelly Jefferson – Kelsley Grant Quintet: Jefferson (sax); Grant (trombone); Dave Restivo (piano); Michael Davidson (vibes); Rich Brown (bass); Larnell Lewis (drums) $20. Jan 25 8pmDiana Panton (vocals); Don Thompson (bass/piano); Reg Schwager (guitar) $20.
Pilot Tavern, The
22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716
thepilot.ca All shows: 3:30pm. No Cover.
Dec 7 Kollage. Dec 14 Sugar Daddies. Dec 21 Dave Young Quartet. Dec 28 Alex Baro Quintet.
Poetry Jazz Café
224 Augusta Ave. 416-599-5299
poetryjazzcafe.com (full schedule)
Reposado Bar & Lounge
136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474
reposadobar.com All shows: PWYC.
Every Wed 9:30pmSpy vs Sly vs Spy. Every Thu, Fri 10pm The Reposadists Quartet.
Reservoir Lounge, The
52 Wellington St. E. 416-955-0887
reservoirlounge.com (full schedule).
Every Tue 7-9pm Apres Work Series; 9:45pmTyler Yarema and his Rhythm. Every Wed 7-9pm Apres Work Series; 9:45pm Bradley and the Bouncers. Every Thu 7-9pm Apres Work Series 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 (call for cover charge info)
Dec 1 12pm Hart House / Jazz.FM Youth; 3:30pm Dr. Nicke Blues; 7pm Tim Posgate & Friends; 9:30pm Jay Danley’s Ethio-Jazz Project. Dec 2 6:30pm U of T Student Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Mike Malone & the Writers Jazz Orchestra. Dec 3 6:30pm Brian de Lima Quartet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Dec 4 6:30pm private event; 9:30pm Buddy Aquilina. Dec 5 6:30pm Amanda Tosoff Trio; 9:30pm Don Byron w/ Michael Occhipinti. Dec 6 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Aimee Butcher; 9:45pm Hansford Rowe & HR3. Dec 7 12pm Danny Marks & Friends; 3:30pm Chris Hunt Tentet + 2; 7:30pm Ugly Beauties; 9:45pm Raoul & the Bigger Time. Dec 8 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble; 7pm Tim Posgate & Friends; 9:30pm Francois Jalbert Quartet. Dec 9 6:30pm Jim Gelcer Groups; 9:30pm Chocolate Hot Pockets. Dec 10 6:30pm Brian de Lima Quartet. Dec 11 6:30pm Junik; 9:30pm Ricardo Grilli Quintet. Dec 12 6:30pm Amanda Tosoff Trio; 9:45pm Alex Dean Quintet. Dec 13 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6pm Sara Dell; 9:45pm Alex Dean Quintet. Dec 14 12pm Danny Marks & Friends; 3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band; 7:30pm Parker/Abbott Duo; 9:45pm Bob Brough Quartet. Dec 15 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm The Satin Dolls; 7pm Tim Posgate & Friends; 9:30pm Aaron Shragge. Dec 16 6:30pm Jim Gelcer Groups; 9:30pm Ewan Divitt & His Orchestra. Dec 17 6:30pm Brian de Lima Quartet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Dec 18 6:30pm Junik; 9:30pm Matt Stevens Quartet. Dec 19 6:30pm Amanda Tosoff Quartet; 9:30pm Matt Stevens Quartet. Dec 20 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Sara Dell; 945pm Jake Wilkinson’s Christmas. Dec 21 12pm Danny Marks & Friends; 3:30pm Jerome Godboo; 7:30pm Parker/Abbott Duo; 9:45pm Jeff King’s Catalyst. Dec 22 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Club Django; 7pm Tim Posgate & Friends; 9:30pm Bossa Tres. Dec 23 6:30pm Jim Gelcer Groups; 9:00pm Peter Hill Quintet. Dec 26 6:30pm Amanda Tosoff Trio; 9:30pm Teehan, Ernewein & Juhas. Dec 27 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Sara Dell; 9:45pm Leyland Gordon. Dec 28 12pm Danny Marks & Friends; 3:30pm Laura Hubert Band; 7:30pm Teri Parker Quartet; 9:45pm Soul Stew. Dec 29 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Freeway Dixieland; 7pm Tim Posgate & Friends; 9:30pm Strictly From Prehistoric. Dec 30 6pm Jim Gelcer Groups; 9:30pm Hilario Duran Trio. Dec 31 8:30pm New Year’s Eve w/ Grooveyard.
Salty Dog Bar & Grill, The
1980 Queen St. E. 416-849-5064
All shows 7-10pm, No Cover.
Dec 3, 17 Greg Pilo Quartet.
(Formerly Chick n’ Deli/The People’s Chicken)
744 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-489-7931
seven44.com (full schedule)
Every Sat 4-7pmClimax Jazz Band $5. Every Mon 7:30pmBig Band Night. No Cover.
487 Church St. 416-922-0487
All Shows: No Cover/PWYC
Every Mon 9:30pm-1amSINGular Sensation: Musical Theatre Open Mic w/ Jennifer Walls, Donovan LeNabat & Jamie Bird. Every Tue 10pm Top Star Tuesday: Talent Night. Every Wed 6-10pm Kendall Partington. Every Thu 9:30pm Open Mic w/ Donovan LeNabat & Jamie Bird. Every Sat 10pm-1:30am Kendall Partington.
292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137
tranzac.org (full schedule)
3-4 shows daily, various styles. Mostly PWYC.
Every Mon 7pm This is Awesome; 10pm Open Mic. Every Fri 5pm The Foolish Things. Every Sat 3pm Jamzac. This month’s shows include: Dec 2 10pm Peripheral Vision. Dec 4 7:30pm Katie DuTemple. Dec 7 10pmAnna Webber & Evan Tighe. Dec 8 10pm Lina Allemano Four. Dec 10 7:30pm Aurochs; 10pm Stop Time. Dec 13 7:30pm Ken Aldcroft; 10pm Heavy Ethics. Dec 15 10pm Julian Anderson-Bowes Sextet. Dec 17 10pm Ken McDonald Quartet. Dec 20 10pm Jonathan Lindhorst & Friends. Dec 29 10pm Steve Ward Presents. Dec 31 10pm Nick Fraser Presents.
Victory Café, The
581 Markham St. 416-516-5787
Every Wed 9:30pm-12amHot Jazz String Quartet: Drew Jurecka (violin); Jesse Barksdale (guitar); Chris Bezant (guitar); Chris Banks (bass). Every Sun 9pmOpen Mic.
72 Carlton St. 416-921-0066
All shows: No Cover/PWYC.
Every Mon 10pm-12am Roxxie Terrain w/ Adam Weinmann. Every Tue 10-12am Effervescence w/ Donavon LeNabat & Natasha Buckeridge. Every Fri 7-9pm Roxxie Terrain w/ Adam Weinmann.