120 Church St. 416-792-7725
120diner.com (full schedule)
Every Tue 7pm Lisa Particelli's GNO jazz jam PWYC.
January 2 6pm Natasha Roldan; 9pm Ori Dagan. January 3 6pm James Dunbar; 8pm Virginia McDonald Trio. January 6 6pm Ron Davis & Jennifer Ryan. January 7 6pm Ryley Murray Trio. January 8 6pm Sophia Perlman & Adrean Farrugia. January 9 6pm Kate Unger January 10 Joyce Aldrich; 8pm Emma Cava. January 13 6pm Ron Davis & Shelley Hamilton; 9pm Genevieve Marentette. January 14 6pm Zeynep Ozbilen. January 15 6pm Chelsey Bennett. January 16 6pm Hisaka. January 17 6pm Thaller Family Klezmer Band; 8pm Brough-Davis Ensemble. January 20 6pm Ron Davis & Shannon Butcher; 9pm Genevieve Marentette. January 21 6pm Chelsea McBride Group. January 22 6pm George Koller & Julie Michels. January 23 6pm Mel Cote & Donavon LeNabat. January 24 6pm PerlHaze; 8pm Tracey Gallant. January 27 6pm Ron Davis & Daniela Nardi; 9pm Genevieve Marentette. January 28 6pm LJ Folk. January 29 6pm Kevin Barrett & Melissa Boyce. January 31 6pm Heart & Soul; 8pm Tim Boyle.
2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865
All shows: 9pm unless otherwise indicated. Call for cover charge info.
January 2 Jamesking. January 8 Taxi. January 9, 30 Soular. January 14 Molly’s Chamber. January 15, 16, 23 Lady Kane. January 22 Universal Boogie Band. January 28 Soulidified. January 29 The Moonwalks.
566 Annette St. 647-880-8378
Every Mon 9:30pm Jazz Jam w/ Jared Goldman Quintet. Suggested donation $12/$9(st).
15 Colbourne St., Hamilton. 905-543-8512
artword.net (full schedule)
January 29 8pm Blues, Funk, Groove w/ Wayne Janus Trio. January 30 8pm ON TOPIC Trio $10.
812b Bloor St. West 647-344-7225
theblakbird.com (full schedule)
2315 Bloor St. W. 416-767-1315
All shows: 19+. Call for reservations.
January 28 7pm Hilario Duran (piano) Trio with Amhed Mitchell (drums), Justin Gray (bass) $45 (with dinner).
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.
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)
January 2, 16, 30 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers. January 9, 23 3pm The Boxcar Boys.
Chalkers Pub, Billiards & Bistro
247 Marlee Ave. 416-789-2531
chalkerspub.com (full schedule)
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
January 3 8:30pm Nick Morgan (sax) Quartet with Florian Hoefner (piano), Jon Maharaj (bass), Adam Arruda (drums). January 4 9:30pm Adam Arruda/Lucian Gray Quartet: Tribute to Blue Note Records. January 7 9pm John-Wayne Swingtet: Wayne Nakamura (guitar), Abbey Sholzberg (bass), John Farrell (guitar). January 10, 24 6pm Michael Davidson (vibraphone): Monk’s Music. January 10 8:30pm Adrean Farrugia Quartet. January 11 7pm Adam Teixeira’s Texture: Adam Teixeira (drums), Chris Pruden (piano); 9:30 Trevor Falls Collective. January 17 6pm Trevor Giancola; 8:30pm Phill Albert. January 24 8:30pm Ian Sinclair Quartet. January 25 7pm Karl Silveira; 9:30pm David Occhipinti (guitar) & Michael Davidson (vibraphone).
Fat City Blues
890 College St. 647-345-8282
Every Sun 8:30pm Fraser/Melvin Band. Every Wed 8:30pm The Mercenaries. Every Thurs 8:30pm Tyler Yarema & The Fat Boys. January 2 9:30pm Fraser/Melvin Band. January 5 8:30pm Sinner Choir. January 8 9:30pm Raoul & The Big Time. January 9, 30 9:30pm Big Rude Jake. January 12 8:30pm Frog & Henry. January 16 9:30pm Pudding Band. January 19 8:30pm Jazz Money. January 22 9:30pm Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party. January 23 9:30pm Tom Reddick. January 26 8:30pm Tom Waits Appreciation Congregation.
403 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-588-2930
All shows: PWYC.
January 1 5pm Mike and Jill Daley Jazz Duo. January 3 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. January 4 5pm Bruce Chapman Blues Duo with feature guests; 9pm Darcy Windover Band. January 6 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends. January 7 5pm Grateful Sunday featuring Trevor Cape and the Field. January 8 9pm Chris Staig Trio. January 10 5pm Michelle Rumball with friend; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. January 11 9pm Kevin Laliberté Jazz & Flamenco Trio. January 13 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Quartet. January 14 5pm Hello Darlings. January 16 5pm Sarah Kennedy and Matt Pines Jazz Duo. January 17 5pm Rick Maltese: Rick's Three in One; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. January 18 5pm Concord Jazz Quintet. January 20 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm Sweet Derrick Blues Band. January 23 9pm Kalya Ramu Jazz Band. January 24 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. January 25 5pm Mark Rainey Jazz Band; 9pm Annie Bonsignore Jazz Duo or Trio. January 26 9pm Fraser Melvin Blues Band. January 27 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm Donné Roberts Band. January 28 5pm Six Points Jazz Orchestra.
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.
67 Richmond St. E. 416-368-1920
harlemrestaurant.com (full schedule)
All shows: 7:30-11pm (unless otherwise noted). Call for cover charge info.
January 2 Jazzbizcuit. January 8 The Jay Danley Ethiojazz Group. January 15 Zimzum. January 16 Kristin Fung. January 22 Madette. January 29 Gyles. January 30 Quisha Wint.
Hirut Cafe and Restaurant
2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560
Every Sun 3pm Open Mic with Nicola Vaughan PWYC.
Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The
2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604
All shows: 8:30pm (unless otherwise noted).
January 5 10am Toronto Ravel $15. January 6 Kevin Clarke and Alex Pangman $25(adv)/$30(door). January 8 A Man called Wrycraft presents Sweet Baby James – The 4th Annual Live Concert Tribute to James Taylor $25(adv)/$30(door). January 9 Joanna Chapman-Smith $18(adv)/$20(door). January 15, 16, 17 14th Annual “Way We Feel”: A Celebration of the Music of Gordon Lightfoot $36(adv)/$38.50(door). January 20 Eric Bibb accompanied by Michael Jerome Browne $25(adv)/$27.50(door). January 22 Poor Angus $22.50(adv)/$25(door). January 23 Fathead $22.50(adv)/$25(door). January 27 8pm The JAZZ.FM91 Songwriters Series – The Music of Paul Simon $40. January 29 David Owen $20(adv)/$22.50(door). January 30 Garnet Rogers $25(adv)/$27.50(door). January 31 2pm Ken Whiteley’s Sunday Gospel Matinee $20(adv)/$22.50(door).
Jazz Bistro, The
251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299
January 5 8pm Matt Lagan Quartet $12. January 8, 9 9pm Christopher Simmons (piano) Trio with Artie Roth (bass), Kevin Dempsey (drums) $15(Fri), $20(Sat). January 10 8pm Tracey Gallant $12. January 14 8:30pm Colin Hunter and the Anthony Terpstra Seventet $15. January 15, 16 8:30pm Colin Hunter and the Joe Sealy Quartet $15. January 17 7pm Daniela Nardi’s Espresso Manifesto: Daniela Nardi (voice), Ron Davis (piano), Kevin Barrett (guitar), Steve Heathcote (drums, percussion), Louis Simao (bass, accordion) $20. January 21 9pm Rockabilly Legend Robert Gordon (voice) with Jackson Smith (guitar), Phil Carlisi (bass), Todd Glass (drums) $30. January 23 9pm The Reposadists $20. January 24 7pm Heillig Manoeuvre: Henry Heillig (bass), Alison Young (sax), Stacie McGregor (piano), Charlie Cooley (drums) $15. January 28, 29, 30 9pm Russ Little (trombone) Sextet with Michael Stuart (sax), Tom Szczesniak (piano), Scott Alexander (bass), Brian Barlow (drums) $15(Thurs), $20(Fri, 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+.
January 2 Paul DeLong’s Bucket OF Fish Orchestra $18. January 3 4pm Tim Louis Sextet $20. January 8 Hammerton/Wagler/O’Neill $15. January 9 Norbert Botos $18. January 15 Mary-Catherine Group $15. January 16 Yvette Tolar Band $18. January 22 Olivier Babaz Trio (Montreal) $15. January 23 Heillig Manoeuver $18. January 29 Florian Hoefner + Seamus Blake Quartet (New York City) “Luminosity” CD Release $20. January 30 Glenn Buhr Band $15.
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. Every Sun 6:30pm Organic: Nathan Hiltz (guitar); Bernie Senensky (organ); Ryan Oliver (sax), Morgan Childs (drums).
214 King St. W. 416-599-5262
kamaindia.com (full schedule)
Every Wed 5:30pm Jazz with the Kama House Band.
2848 Dundas St. W 416-766-0746
restaurantlarevolucion.com (full schedule)
Local Gest, The
424 Parliament St. 416-961-9425
January 3 4:30pm Boom for Rent: Chris Gale (sax), Reg Schwager (guitar), Brendan Davis (bass), Ted Warren (drums). January 10 4:30pm Sherie Marshall.
1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307
lula.ca (full schedule)
January 2 10:30pm Ricky Franco & The P-Crew Orchestra $15. January 8 7:30pm Wagner Petrilli Trio Free before 8pm; 10:30pm Café Cubano $15. January 9 10:30pm Yani Borrell $15. January 15 7:30pm Bartosz Hadala Trio Free before 8pm; 10:30pm Roberto Linares Brown $15. January 16 10:30pm Lula All Stars $15. January 18, 20 7:30pm Jan Kudelka Presents Janis Joplin’s Birthday Celebration $20(adv)/$25(door). January 21 8pm Hilario Duran $15(adv)/$20(door). January 22 7:30pm Joanna Moon Free before 8pm; 10:30pm Changui Havana Free for women until 10pm, $15. January 23 10:30 Orqesta Fantasia $15. January 24 8pm The 2nd Annual Soul Slam Singers Competition $20(adv)/$25(door). January 29 7:30pm Erez Trio Free before 8pm; 10:30pm Café Cubano Free for women until 10pm, $15. January 30 10:30pm El Quinto $15.
Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club
951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440
manhattans.ca (full schedule)
All shows: PWYC.
January 2, 6, 20 Paul Taylor (on Jan 2nd with trio). January 3, 17 Grace Peters. January 5, 19 Brad Halls. January 7 Thomas Hammerton. January 8 Gary Beck & Sideways. January 9 ¡DO! – drums and organ. January 10 Stan Chang. January 12 Carmen Spada (on Jan 30th with trio). January 13, 27 Jamie 'Giggles' Mitges. January 15 Alex Price. January 22 Thomas Altobelli Trio. January 23 Carey West Quartet. January 28 David Hollingshead. January 29 Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra.
681 St. Clair Ave. W 416-658-5687
mezzettarestaurant.com (full schedule)
All shows: 9pm, $8 (unless otherwise noted).
12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833
themonarchtavern.com (full schedule)
January 11 7:30pm Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils Orchestra $10.
At the Eaton Chelsea Hotel
33 Gerrard St. W. 416-585-4352
monarchspub.ca (full schedule)
Wednesday shows: 7pm. Thursday shows: 8pm. All shows: No cover.
Morgans on the Danforth
1282 Danforth Ave. 416-461-3020
morgansonthedanforth.com (full schedule)
All shows: 2pm-5pm. No cover.
January 3 Hello Darlings. January 10 The 501 East feat. Carlos Lopes, Russ Boswell, and Aidan Mason. January 17 Beverly Taft & David Restivo. January 24 Annie Audrey Bonsignore with Mike Conto. January 31 Lisa Particelli’s Girls Night Out Jazz Jam.
401 Richmond St. W., Main Floor 416-599-7323
musideum.com (full schedule)
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/ 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)
January 27 Paul Grecco & Laura Gauthier $39.99.
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
January 7 Wendy Lands (voice) Quartet with Lou Pomanti (piano), Marc Rogers (bass), Jim Gillard (drums). January 8 Canadian Jazz Quartet & Friends: Frank Wright (vibraphone), Ted Quinlan (guitar), Pat Collins (bass), Don Vickery (drums), feat. Alison Young (sax). January 9 Myriad3: Chris Donnelly (piano), Dan Fortin (bass), Ernesto Cervini (drums). January 14 John Sherwood (piano) Trio with Steve Wallace (bass), Terry Clarke (drums). January 15 Steve McDade (trumpet, flugelhorn) Trio with Rob Piltch (guitar), Scott Alexander (bass). January 16 Geneviève Marentette Trio. January 21 Bill McBirnie (flute) Trio with Bernie Senensky (piano), George Koller (bass). January 22 Amy McConnell (voice) Trio with Dave Restivo (piano), Marc Rogers (bass). January 23 Colleen Allen (sax, flute) Trio with Mark Hukezalie (piano), Peter Telford (bass). January 28 Richard Whiteman (piano) Trio with Kurt Nielsen (bass), Morgan Childs (drums). January 29 Zoe Chilco (voice) Quartet with John Deehan (sax), Danny McErlain (piano), Ron Johnston (bass). January 30 Mike Downes (bass) Trio with Dave Restivo (piano), Larnell Lewis (drums).
Only Café, The
972 Danforth Ave. 416-463-7843
theonlycafe.com (full schedule)
All shows: 8pm unless otherwise indicated.
January 13, 29 Lazersuzan.
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.
January 2 Bernie Senensky Quartet. January 9 Kevin Turcotte Quartet. January 16 Gene Smith Quartet. January 23 Jake Koffman (sax) Quartet with Bernie Senensky (keys), Terry Clarke (drums), Neil Swainson (bass). January 30 Dave Young (bass) Quartet with Kevin Turcotte (trumpet), Reg Schwager (guitar), Terry Clarke (drums).
Poetry Jazz Café
224 Augusta Ave. 416-599-5299
poetryjazzcafe.com (full schedule)
January 1 8:30pm David Diao. January 2 9:30pm Jon Foster. January 7 9pm Shafton Thomas. January 8 9:30pm James Hill. January 9, 22 9:30pm Dan McKinnon. January 13 8:30pm Jon Foster & DJ Crate Bugz. January 14 9pm David Rubel. January 15 9:30pm Thompson Egbo. January 16 9:30pm ReVerse. January 21, 30 9pm Jeremy Walmsley. January 23 9:30pm Carlos Morgan. January 28 9pm Jordana Talsky. January 29 9:30pm Robb Cappelletto Group.
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. January 7 Alex Pangman.
Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The
194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475
therex.ca (full schedule)
Call for cover charge info.
January 2 12pm The Sinners Choir; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm Elmer Ferrer Jazz Fusion. January 3 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Club Django; 7pm David Hutchison Quartet; 9:30pm EthioJazz Project. January 4 6:30pm Peter Hill Quintet; 9:30pm Virginia MacDonald. January 5 6:30pm Jake Koffman Quartet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. January 6 6:30pm Nathan Hiltz Trio; 9:30pm Carissa Neufeld Quartet. January 7 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:30pm Brad Cheeseman Group. January 8 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm The Jive Bombers; 9:45pm Montreal's Mike Rud. January 9 12pm Rachel Piscione; 3:30pm Chris Hunt Tentet + 2; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm Vito Rezza's 5 after 4. January 10 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble; 7pm David Hutchison Quartet; 9:30pm Whitney Ross-Barris' Bright Lunch Trio. January 11 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Humber College Jazz Ensembles. January 12 6:30pm Jake Koffman Quartet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. January 13 6:30pm Nathan Hiltz Trio; 9:30pm Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters. January 14 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:30pm Paul DeLong's Bucket of Fish Orchestra. January 15 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm The Jive Bombers; 9:45pm Nova Scotia's Gene Smith w/ David Braid. January 16 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Laura Hubert; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm Pat Collins' "50th Bash". January 17 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Mr. Rick's Tin Pan Alley; 7pm David Hutchison Quartet; 9:30pm Steve Amirault. January 18 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Humber College Jazz Ensembles. January 19 6:30pm Jake Koffman Quartet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. January 20 6:30pm Nathan Hiltz Trio; 9:30pm William Carn / Tara Davidson 9. January 21 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:30pm William Carn / Tara Davidson 9. January 22 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm The Jive Bombers; 9:45pm The Vipers. January 23 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm Olivier Babaz (Montréal). January 24 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Celebrating the Life of Ron Davidson; 7pm David Hutchison Quartet; 9:30pm Laura Swankey. January 25 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles; 8:30pm John MacLeod's Rex Hotel Orchestra. January 26 6:30pm Jake Koffman Quartet; 9:30pm Winnipeg's Steve Kirby. January 27 6:30pm Nathan Hiltz Trio; 9:30pm Florian Hoefner Group feat. Seamus Blake (NYC). January 28 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:30pm Dave Young Quintet. January 29 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm The Jive Bombers; 9:45pm Metalwood Reunion & New CD Recording Event. January 30 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Mississauga Big Band; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm Metalwood Reunion & New CD Recording Event. January 31 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Freeway Dixieland Band; 7pm David Hutchison Quartet; 9:30pm Three Blind Mice.
Salty Dog Bar & Grill, The
1980 Queen St. E. 416-849-5064 (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. January 2 4pm Johnny Canpar & Friends. January 9 4pm Ted Peters Trio. January 16 4pm Geoff Marshall. January 23 4pm John Borra & Sam Ferrera. January 30 4pm The Lesters.
(Formerly Chick n’ Deli/The People’s Chicken)
744 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-489-7931
seven44.com (full schedule)
All shows: 7:30pm
January 4 Advocats Big Band. January 18 Mega City Swing Band. January 25 Metro Big Band.
95 King St. E 416-361-0404
stori.ca (full schedule)
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.
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 Foolish Things (folk). This month’s shows include: January 3, 17 5pm Monk’s Music. January 3 7:30pm Michael Herring. January 5 7:30pm Ali Berkok; 10pm Peripheral Vision. January 10 10pm The Lina Allemano Four. January 12 7:30pm Aurochs; 10pm Bedroom. January 17 7:30pm Diane Roblin. January 19 10pm The Ken McDonald Quartet. January 26 10pm Nick Fraser Presents. January 29 10pm The Ryan Driver Sextet.