In The Clubs: Mostly Jazz
120 Church St. 416-792-7725
120diner.com (full schedule)
Every Tue 7pm Lisa Particelli’s GNO jazz jam PWYC. December 2 6pm Alan Cohen feat. Tracey Gallant $10; 9pm Zoe Ackah & Carl Harvey PWYC. December 3 6pm Laura Fernandez $10. December 4 6pm Annie Bonsignore $10. December 5 6pm Denielle Bassels $10. December 6 6pm Ambre McLean $10; 8pm Chris Hercules $10. December 9 6pm Alan Cohen feat. Bob Brough $10; 9pm Zoe Ackah & Carl Harvey PWYC. December 10 6pm Melissa Lauren & Nathan Hiltz $10. December 11 6pm Eliza Pope $10. December 12 6pm Cynthia Tauro $10. December 13 6pm Samantha Windover $10; 8pm Emily Steinwall & Youngchan Na $10. December 16 6pm Alan Cohen feat. Bob Cohen $10; 9pm Zoe Ackah & Carl Harvey. December 17 6pm Sheri Marshall $10. December 18 6pm Guy Moreau $10. December 19 6pm Patricia Cano & Kevin Barrett $10. December 20 6pm Renee Yoxon & Ori Dagan $10; 8pm Sheila Soares $10. December 23 6pm Alan Cohen feat. Tracey Gallant $10; 9pm Zoe Ackah & Carl Harvey PWYC. December 27 6pm Jill Peacock $10; 8pm Andrea Pang $10. December 30 6pm Alan Cohen with guests $10; 9pm Zoe Ackah & Carl Harvey PWYC.
2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865
All shows: 9pm unless otherwise indicated. Call for cover charge info.
December 2 Ben & Glen. December 4 Taxi. December 5 Soular. December 9 Yoyo Mama. December 11, 12, 18, 19, 26 Lady Kane. December 16 The Brad Harrison Quintet. December 17 Rock Therapy. December 23 Carlos Morgan Jazz. December 31 New Years Eve Party with Jamesking.
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)
December 2 8pm Matthew Pullicino (drums), Olivia Brown (bass), & more. $5/PWYC. December 9 8pm A Charlie Brown Christmas with the Aaron Zukewich Trio $10. December 12 8pm Brad Cheeseman (bass) Trio with Robert Chapman (guitar), Adam Fielding (drums) $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.
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
Every Wed 6pm The Mediterranean Stars.
67 Front St. E. 416-867-9499
cestwhat.com (full schedule)
December 5 3pm The Boxcar Boys. December 12 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers.
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-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
Fat City Blues
890 College St. 647-345-8282
Garage @ CSI Annex, The
720 Bathurst St. 416-619-4621
December 1 ‘Live From the Annex’ monthly Cabaret $15(adv).
403 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-588-2930
All shows: PWYC.
December 1 5pm Howard Willett Blues Duo. December 2 5pm Lisa Angela: Sultant of Soul; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. December 3 5pm Joanne Morra & The France St. Jazz Ensemble; 9pm Darcy Windover Band. December 4 5pm Evan Desaulnier Jazz Trio; 9pm Fraser Melvin Blues Band. December 5 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm Melissa Boyce Jazz & Blues Band. December 6 5pm Rob Thaller & Joanna Reynolds Jazz Duo; 9pm Simone Morris Jazz Trio. December 7 5pm Mike and Jill Daley Jazz Duo; 9pm Bruce Chapman Blues Duo. December 8 5pm Thom Mason Jazz Trio; 9pm Kristin Lindell Jazz Band. December 9 5pm Michelle Rumball with friend; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. December 10 5pm Heather Luckhart: Blues/Roots/Jazz Band; 9pm Kevin Laliberté Jazz & Flamenco Trio. December 11 5pm Jazz Forge; 9pm Denielle Bassels Jazz Band. December 12 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends; 9pm Donné Roberts Band. December 13 5pm Six Points Jazz Orchestra; 9pm Ilios Steryannis Jazz Trio. December 14 5pm Chris Wallace Jazz Quartet; 9pm Chris Staig Trio. December 15 5pm Sarah Kennedy and Matt Pines Jazz Duo; 9pm The Ault Sisters. December 16 5pm Concord Jazz Quintet; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. December 17 5pm Firm Farm Trio; 9pm Annie Bonsignore Jazz Duo or Trio. December 18 5pm Denise Leslie Jazz Band; 9pm Tiffany Hanus Jazz Band. December 19 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends. December 20 5pm Jeff Taylor and the SLT; 9pm Hello Darlings. December 21 9pm Rob Davis Blues Duo. December 22 5pm Clair Lee Jazz Trio; 9pm K.C Bower: The Cooling Agents. December 23 5pm Amber Leigh Jazz Trio; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. December 27 5pm Cheryl White Rhythym & Blues Band; 9pm The Grace San Andres Group. December 28 9pm Kalya Ramu Jazz Band. December 29 5pm Abbey Sholzberg Jazz Trio; 9pm Tim Shia Jazz Band. December 30 5pm Linda Carone Jazz Band; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. December 31 5pm Whitney Ross-Barris 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.
67 Richmond St. E. 416-368-1920
harlemrestaurant.com (full schedule)
All shows: 7:30-11pm (unless otherwise noted). Call for cover charge info.
December 4 Madette. December 5 Gyles. December 11 Danica Bucci. December 12 Kristen Fung. December 18 Quisha Wint.
Hirut Cafe and Restaurant
2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560
Every Sun 3pm Open Mic with Nicola Vaughan PWYC. December 4 Arlene Paculan: Wonder Women Jazz Music and Poetry $10/PWYC. December 5 Open Mic Brigade Jazz/world/folk hosted by Robbie Patterson PWYC. December 11 8pm Don Naduriak Quintet – Coose Happy $10/PWYC. December 12 8pm Jazzforia $10/PWYC. December 19 8pm Lizzie Violet Music and Poetry Night PWYC. Dec 31 9pm Hirut Hoot Cabaret: music & comedy $5/$10.
Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The
2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604
All shows: 8:30pm (unless otherwise noted).
December 1 5:30pm Texas Holdem Poker Tournament Players: $65(adv)/$70(door); Non-players $30(adv)/$35(door). December 2 Trent Severn – CD Release $25(adv)/$28.50(door). December 4 Three Dog Night Tribute – Just An Old Fashioned Rock Show $25(adv)/$30(door). December 5 Rik Emmett with Dave Dunlop $35(adv)/$40(door). December 7 Johnny A $25(adv)/$28.50(door). December 8 Home for Christmas – The Woodhouse $20(adv)/$22.50(door). December 9 8pm The JAZZ.FM91 Songwriters Series – A Kosher Christmas $40. December 10 A Quartette Christmas $42(adv)/$47(door). December 11 Dala $37.50(adv)/$40(door). December 12, 13 8:30pm(Sat)/7:30pm(Sun) Songs in the Key of Cree – A Retrospective Cabaret Celebrating the Music of Tomson Highway $22.50(adv)/$25(door). December 14 Catherine MacLellan $22.50(adv)/$25(door). December 15 The Arrogant Worms $30(adv)/$35(door). December 16 Boreal – Songs for the Snowy Season $22.50(adv)/$25(door). December 17 China Crisis $27.50(adv)/$30(door). December 18 Foggy Hogtown Boys Christmas $22.50(adv)/$25(door). December 19 Craig Cardiff $20(adv)/$22.50(door). December 20 1pm The Ault Sisters Celebrate the Season – Matinee Performance $20(adv)/$22.50(door). December 23 Have a Bluesy Christmas $25(adv)/$30(door). December 27 Don Ross $32.50(adv)/$35(door). December 30 Suzie Vinnick $22.50(adv)/$25(door). December 31 9:30pm New Year’s Eve with Chris Whiteley & Diana Braithwaite and their All Star Band – Special guest Sam Broverman $45(adv)/$50(door).
Jazz Bistro, The
251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299
December 1 8pm Rob Tardik – CD Release Evening for ‘Moments’ $20. December 5 9pm Sophia Perlman & The Vipers $15. December 6 7:30pm Sam Broverman: A Jewish Boy’s Christmas $15. December 10 9pm Julie Michels $15. December 13 7pm The Nathan Hiltz Trio plays Richard Rogers $15. December 15 9pm Cocktails & Candy Canes Cabaret $15. December 19 9pm Hilario Duran and Robi Botos $20. December 20 11:59am The Canadian Men’s Chorus. December 31 10pm New Year’s Eve with the Jeanine Mackie Band.
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+.
December 4 Joni NehRita Band $15 . December 5 Steve Wallace’s Lesterdays $18. December 11 Rebecca Binnendyk $20. December 12 Ted’s Warren Commission $18. December 13 4pm Barbra Lica CD Release Party $20. December 18 Tom Nagy’s Christmas Experience – The Jazz Awakens! $20. December 19 Randy Lyght $20. December 26 Jazz Meets Soul Music: Dave Young & Michael Dunston Boxing Day Party $20. December 27 4pm Alysha Brilla Sextet $25.
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
kamaindia.com (full schedule)
All shows: 5pm-8pm.
2848 Dundas St. W 416-766-0746
restaurantlarevolucion.com (full schedule)
Local Gest, The
424 Parliament St. 416-961-9425
1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307
lula.ca (full schedule)
Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club
951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440
manhattans.ca (full schedule)
All shows: PWYC.
December 1, 13, 24, 29 Paul Taylor & Jamie ‘Giggles’ Mitges. December 5 Steve Koven Trio. December 6, 16, 30 John Zadro. December 8, 22 Brad Halls. December 15, 20 David Hollingshead, Tues solo, Sunday with Jena Lampman + Isaiah Farahbakhsh. December 18 Ambre Mclean. December 19 ¡DO! – Drums and Organ. December 23 Jokela/Vogan/Cooley. December 27 Stan Chang. December 31 Soulphonic.
681 St. Clair Ave. W 416-658-5687
mezzettarestaurant.com (full schedule)
All shows: 9pm, $8 (unless otherwise noted).
December 2 8pm Flamenco show, performers TBA No cover. December 9 Ron Davis (piano) & RJ Satchithananthan (trombone, bass). December 16 Klezmology: Jonno Lightstone (clarinet), Nick Fraser (percussion), David Mott (baritone sax) $10.
12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833
themonarchtavern.com (full schedule)
December 14 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.
December 2 David Rubel. December 3 Jerome Godboo. December 10 The Distillery. December 16 Brownman Akoustic. December 17 Wild T & The Spirit. December 18 9pm Turbo Street Funk. December 31 Jack de Keyzer.
Morgans on the Danforth
1282 Danforth Ave. 416-461-3020
morgansonthedanforth.com (full schedule)
All shows: 2pm-5pm. No cover.
December 27 Lisa Particelli’s ‘Girls Night Out’ Jazz Jam.
401 Richmond St. W., Main Floor 416-599-7323
musideum.com (full schedule)
December 1 8pm Chrystelle Maechler’s SOA $20. December 4 8pm Coleman Tinsley $20. December 5 8pm Rose Stella $20. December 17 8pm Steve Koven $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
nicebistro.com (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: 7:30pm-10:30pm
December 3 Yvette Tollar (voice) Trio with David Restivo (piano), George Koller (bass). December 4 Allison Au (sax) Quartet with Todd Pentney (piano), Jon Maharaj (bass), Ethan Ardelli (drums). December 5 Dave Field (bass) Trio with David Braid (piano), Pat LaBarbera (sax). December 10 Alex Samaras (voice) Trio with Harley Card (guitar), Jon Maharaj (bass). December 11 Chris Butcher (trombone) 4 with Jeremy Ledbetter (piano), Artie Roth (bass), Lowell Whitty (drums). December 12 Gord Sheard (piano) Trio with Kieran Overs (bass), Mark Kelso (drums). December 17 Andrew Scott (guitar) Trio with Jake Wilkinson (trumpet, piano), Jon Meyer (bass). December 18 Paul Novotny (bass) with Robi Botos (piano). December 19 Dana LaCroix (voice, guitar) Trio with David Restivo (piano), Jakob Rostboll (drums).
Only Café, The
972 Danforth Ave. 416-463-7843
theonlycafe.com (full schedule)
All shows: 8pm unless otherwise indicated.
December 9, 23 Lazersuzan. December 16, 30 Conrad Gayle.
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.
December 5 Alto Madness with PJ Perry, Luis Deniz (alto saxes), Reg Schwager (guitar), Neil Swainson (bass), Ethan Ardelli (drums). December 12 Women in Jazz with Alison Young (tenor sax), Stacey McGregor (keys), Neil Swainson (bass), Greg Pilo (drums). December 19 Sugar Daddies. December 26 Donald Palmer Quartet.
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)
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).
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.
December 1 6:30pm Kieran Overs Quartet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jam hosted by Chris Gale. December 2 6:30pm Worst Pop Band Ever; 9:30pm New York’s Vincent Herring with Derek Gray Quintet. December 3 6:30pm Ashley St. Pierre Trio; 9:30pm New York’s Vincent Herring with Derek Gray Quintet. December 4 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Mark Godfrey Trio; 9:45pm David Braid with Mike Milligan Quartet. December 5 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band; 7:30pm Nick Teehan Group; 9:45pm New York’s Mark McLean. December 6 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Dr. Nick & The Rollercoaster; 7pm Autobahn; 9:30pm Greg DeDenus Trio. December 7 6:30pm University of Toronto Student Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Josh Grossman’s T.J.O. Big Band. December 8 6:30pm Kieran Overs Quartet; 9:30pm New York’s Alex Graham Quartet. December 9 6:30pm Worst Pop Band Ever; 9:30pm New York’s Pete McCann Quintet CD Release. December 10 6:30pm Ashley St. Pierre Trio; 9:30pm New York’s Pete McCann Quintet CD Release. December 11 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Mark Godfrey Trio; 9:45pm Brooklyn’s Huntertones. December 12 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm The Jazz Mechanics; 7:30pm Nick Teehan Group; 9:45pm Brooklyn’s Huntertones. December 13 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble; 7pm Autobahn; 9:30pm Rachel Piscione R&B. December 14 6:30pm University of Toronto Student Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Dave Young & Terry Promane Octet. December 15 6:30pm Kieran Overs Quartet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jam hosted by Chris Gale. December 16 6:30pm Worst Pop Band Ever; 9:30pm Bernie Senensky. December 17 6:30pm Ashley St. Pierre Trio; 9:30pm Italy/New York’s “Step In Trio” with Joe Fonda & Carlo Morena. December 18 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Mark Godfrey Trio; 9:30pm Italy/New York’s “Step In Trio” with Joe Fonda & Carlo Morena. December 19 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Jerome Godboo; 7:30pm Nick Teehan Group; 9:45pm Jake Chisholm blues. December 20 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Club Django; 7pm Autobahn; 9:30pm Nick Scott Quartet. December 21 6:30pm Peter Hill Quintet; 9:30pm Jake Wilkinson’s Bebop Christmas. December 22 6:30pm Kieran Overs Quartet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jam hosted by Chris Gale. December 23 6:30pm Worst Pop Band Ever; 9:30pm Leyland Gordon. December 26 8pm The Sinners Choir. December 27 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Freeway Dixieland; 7pm Autobahn; 9:30pm Three Blind Mice. December 28 6:30pm Peter Hill Quintet; 9:30pm Marie Goudy’s E.M.S.: Emergency Musical Services Big Band. December 29 6:30pm Pete Schmidt - Holiday Blues; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jam hosted by Chris Gale. December 30 6:30pm Worst Pop Band Ever; 9:30pm New York’s Anthony Fung Quartet. December 31 9:30pm Grooveyard.
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.
(Formerly Chick n’ Deli/The People’s Chicken)
744 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-489-7931
seven44.com (full schedule)
December 7 7:30pm Advocats Big Band No cover. December 14 7:30pm Mega City Swing Band No cover. December 21 7:30pm George Lake Big Band No cover.
95 King St. E 416-361-0404
stori.ca (full schedule)
567 Queen St. W 416-703-5488
tattooqueenwest.com (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: December 1 7:30pm Ali Berkok; 10pm Peripheral Vision. December 6 5pm Monk’s Music; 7:30pm Michael Herring. December 8 7:30pm Aurochs; 10pm Bedroom. December 13 10pm The Lina Allemano Four. December 15 10pm The Ken McDonald Quartet. December 20 7:30pm Diane Roblin.