120 Church St. 416-792-7725
120diner.com (full schedule)
All shows: PWYC ($10-$20 suggested)
2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865
All shows: Call for cover charge info.
Mondays 8:30pm Salsa Night with DJ Romantico with free lessons No cover before 9:30pm.
Tuesdays 8:30pm Bachata Night with Weekly Guest DJ with free lessons
Wednesdays 7pm Midtown Blues Jam hosted by Andrew “Voodoo” Walters.
Thursdays 8pm Canadian Discovery Series.
Fri & Sat 9:30pm Funk, Soul, R&B Top 40 $10 cover after 9pm.
Sat 3pm-6pm Matinee Jazz.
Sep 1 Ms Jo’s Little Big Band (matinee), Lady Kane (eve). Sep 7 Gyles Band. Sep 8 Octokats (matinee), Latisha and Musical Friends (eve). Sep 14 URequest Live. Sep 15 Danny’s 11 (matinee), Red Velvet (eve). Sep 21 Lady Kane. Sep 22 York Jazz Ensemble (matinee), Disco Night w/Escapade (eve). Sep 28 Gyles Band. Sep 29 The Metro Big Band (matinee), Lady Kane (eve).
15 Colbourne St., Hamilton. 905-543-8512
artword.net (full schedule)
All shows at 8pm unless otherwise noted.
The Blue Goose Tavern
1 Blue Goose St. 416-255-2442
thebluegoosetavern.com (full schedule)
2315 Bloor St. W. 416-767-1315
All shows 7pm 19+. Call for reservations.
Sep 27 Allison Au Trio
1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033
burdockto.com (full schedule)
Sep 1 Zoe Guigueno w/ Alex Lukashevsky. Sep 6 Colin Story w/ Mack Longpré. Sep 23 Dennis Kwok Jazz Orchestra.
408 Queen St. W. 416-703-0811
2116 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)
All concerts are PWYC unless otherwise noted.
Sep 8 Bossa Tres. Sep 15 The Hot Five Jazzmakers. Sep 28 Felix’s Belt. Sep 29 The Hot Five Jazzmakers.
Emmet Ray, The
924 College St. 416-792-4497
theemmetray.com (full schedule)
All shows: No cover/PWYC
379 Spadina Ave. 416-977-7000
grossmanstavern.com (full schedule)
All shows: No cover (unless otherwise noted).
Every Wed 10pm Action Sound Band w/ Leo Valvassori. Every Sat 4:30pm The Happy Pals Dixieland Jazz Jam. Every Sun 4pm New Orleans Connection All Star Band; 10pm Sunday Jam with Bill Hedefine.
Sep 25 7th Annual Amy Louie Grossman’s Music Scholarship
Hirut Cafe and Restaurant
2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560
hirut.ca (for full schedule)
Every Sun 3pm Hirut Sundays Open Mic.
Sep 4 8pm Finger Style Guitar Association. Sep 14 8pm E=Jazz and Latin Jazz w/Don Naduriak & Friends. Sep 18 8pm Finger Style Guitar Association. Sep 22 6pm 100,000 Poets for Change Literary Fundraiser. Sep 28 9pm Hirut Hoot Comedy Cabaret
Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The
2261 Dundas St. W 416 533 5483
All shows at 8:30pm unless otherwise noted. See website for individual show prices.
Sep 5 Don MacLean & Albert Frost AKA CanAfrica Blues & Tim Bastmeyer. Sep 6 Luca Ciarla & Etnopolois. Sep 7 Songs In The Key Of Stevie Wonder. Sep 8 Friends of Fiddlers Green. Sep 11 Songwriter Sessions. Sep 12 Emily Stam & Filippo Gambetta. Sep 15 Ron Nigrini. Sep 19 Oakland Stroke. Sep 20 Martha Chaves. Sep 21 Bobby Dean Blackburn. Sep 22 Micah Barnes. Sep 23 Darcy Stamp. Sep 25 Folk Music Ontario Fundraiser feat. Julian Taylor. Sep 26 Christina Martin Sep 27 Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys. Sep 28 The Occasional Angels. Sep 29 Jenie Thai w/ Dala and Jane Siberry. Sep 30 Skerryvore.
Jazz Bistro, The
251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299
jazzbistro.ca (full schedule)
Jazz Room, The
Located in the Huether Hotel, 59 King St. N., Waterloo. 226-476-1565
kwjazzroom.com (full schedule)
All shows: 8:30-11:30pm unless otherwise indicated. Attendees must be 19+. Cover charge varies (generally $12-$25)
Sep 7 Jason Raso and The Standard Fusion Company. Sep 8 Luca Ciarla Quartet. Sep 9 Antonino De Luca Trio (4pm-7pm). Sep 13 Robi Botos, Mike Downes, Larnell Lewis (8pm-11pm). Sep 14 Mike Murley/David Braid Quartet. Sep 15 Dave Thompson Quintet. Sep 21 Rob Fekete Quintet featuring Laura McNabb. Sep 22 Mike Downes Quartet. Sep 23 Pat LaBarbera’s John Coltrane Tribute (4pm-7pm). Sep 27 Samuel Blais Quartet (8pm-11pm). Sep 28 Elizabeth Sheppard Quartet. Sep 29 Stefan Bauer Quintet.
1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307
lula.ca (full schedule)
Every Fri 7:30pm Afterwork Global Party Series free before 8pm; Every Fri 10:30pm Havana Club Fridays $15; Every Sat 10:30pm Salsa Saturdays $15.
Sep 5 7pm Die Winterreise. Sep 6 7pm 13th Annual Patsy Cline Birthday Show. Sep 9 6:30pm An Evening with Karrin Allyson. Sep 13 9pm A Fantastik Night with Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra.
Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club
951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440
manhattans.ca (full schedule)
All shows: PWYC.
Every Tue Open Stage hosted by Paul and Jamie.
876 Dundas St. W. 647-607-2032
maytoronto.com (full schedule)
681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687
mezzettarestaurant.com (full schedule)
Every Wed 9 & 10:15pm Wednesday Concert Series. Cover $12.
12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833
themonarchtavern.com (full schedule)
Every Tues 9pm Vinyl Night $5; Every Thu 10pm Monarch Karaoke $5.
Sep 10 Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils Orchestra. Sep 15 Ian Moore.
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 The Jim Heineman Trio. Every Thur 8pm Nothin’ But the Blues with Joe Bowden. 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)
Live jazz and dinner, $45 per person. Dinner from 6pm and music 7-9pm.
Sep 19 Paper Moon (Zoey Adams & Tony Quarrington).
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
Sep 1 Lenny Solomon Trio. Sep 4 Gene DiNovi. Sep 5 Allison Au Quartet. Sep 6 Arlene Smith Trio. Sep 7 Canadian Jazz Quartet with Alastair Kay. Sep 8 Brian Blain. Sep 11 John Sherwood. Sep 12 Anthony D’Alessandro Trio. Sep 13 Bob Brough Quartet. Sep 14 Alana Bridgewater Trio. Sep 15 Roberto Occhipinti Trio. Sep 18 Mark Eisenman. Sep 19 Emily Steinwall Quartet. Sep 20 Bob DeAngelis Quartet. Sep 21 Mike Downes Trio. Sep 22 Jocelyn Barth Trio. Sep 25 Adrean Farrugia. Sep 26 Edwin Sheard Trio. Sep 27 Barry Elmes Quartet. Sep 28 Nancy Walker Trio. Sep 29 Yvette Tollar Trio
Only Café, The
972 Danforth Ave. 416-463-7843
theonlycafe.com (full schedule)
Pilot Tavern, The
22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716
All shows: 3pm. No cover.
Sep 1 Chris Wallace Quartet. Sep 8 Dave Restivo Quartet. Sep 15 Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop. Sep 22 Bernie Senensky Quartet. Sep 29 Luis Deniz 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)
Reservoir Lounge, The
52 Wellington St. E. 416-955-0887
reservoirlounge.com (full schedule).
Every Tue & Sat, 8:45pm Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm. Every Wed 9pm The Digs. Every Fri 9:45pm 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.
Sep 1 12pm The Sinners Choir 3:30pm George Lake Big Band 7pm Justin Bacchus 9:45pm Harrison2. Sep 2 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band 3:30pm Club Django. 7pm Laura Swankey Group 9:30pm Tim Hamel Quintet. Sep 3 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles 9:30pm Trevor Hogg Trio Sep 4 6:30pm Eric West Quartet 9:30pm Montreal’s Deschamps. Sep 5 6:30pm Gord Mowat’s Skeleton Crew 9:30pm Patrick Smith. Sep 6 6:30pm Kevin Quain 9:30pm Tim Ries Group. Sep 7 4pm Hogtown Syncopators 6:30pm Colleen Allen Band 9:45pm Marito Marques. Sep 8 12pm The Sinners Choir 3:30pm Chris Hunt Tentet +2 7pm Justin Bacchus 9:45pm Dave Young Quintet. Sep 9 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble 7pm Laura Swankey Group 9:30pm Alexei Orechin Septet. Sep 10 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles 9:30pm Socialist Night School Sep 11 6:30pm Eric West Quartet 9:30pm Gabriel Palatchi Group. Sep 12 6:30pm Gord Mowat’s Skeleton Crew 9:30pm Tony Malaby w/Nick Fraser Group. Sep 13 6:30pm Kevin Quain 9:30pm Paul DeLong’s Bucket of Fish Orchestra. Sep 14 4pm Hogtown Syncopators 6:30pm Colleen Allen Band 9:45pm Pat Collins Group. Sep 15 12pm The Sinners Choir 3:30pm Paul Reddick Blues 7pm Justin Bacchus 9:45pm O’Kane & Turcotte. Sep 16 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band 3:30pm Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters 7pm Laura Swankey Group 9:30pm The North. Sep 17 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles 9:30pm The North. Sep 18 6:30pm Eric West Quartet 9:30pm Humber College Faculty Jazz Jam. Sep 19 6:30pm Gord Mowat’s Skeleton Crew 9:30pm Nick Maclean Quartet feat. Brownman Ali. Sep 20 6:30pm Kevin Quain 9:30pm The Rex’s Annual Birthday Tribute to John Coltrane: Pat LaBarbera & Kirk MacDonald Quintet. Sep 21 4pm Hogtown Syncopators 6:30pm Colleen Allen Band 9:30pm The Rex’s Annual Birthday Tribute to John Coltrane: Pat LaBarbera & Kirk MacDonald Quintet. Sep 22 12pm The Sinners Choir 3:30pm Laura Hubert 7pm Justin Bacchus 9:30pm The Rex’s Annual Birthday Tribute to John Coltrane: Pat LaBarbera & Kirk MacDonald Quintet. Sep 23 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band 3:30pm Beverly Taft Quintet 7pm Laura Swankey Group 9:30pm Barry Romberg Group. Sep 24 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles 9:30pm John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra Sep 25 6:30pm Eric West Quartet 9:30pm Samuel Blais Quartet. Sep 26 Gord Mowat’s Skeleton Crew 9:30 pm Samuel Blais Quartet. Sep 27 6:30pm Kevin Quain 9:30pm Sam Williams’ Timeless. Sep 28 4pm Hogtown Syncopators 6:30pm Colleen Allen Band 9:45pm Mark Godfrey Five Sep 29 12pm The Sinners Choir 3:30pm David Blake 7pm Neon Eagle 9:45pm Wolfgang Schalk. Sep 30 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band 3:30pm Freeway Dixieland Band 7pm Laura Swankey Group 9:30pm JV’s Boogaloo Squad
Salty Dog Bar & Grill, The
1980 Queen St. E. 416-849-5064
thesaltydog.ca (full schedule)
Every Tue 7-10pm Jazz Night. Every Thu 8:30pm Karaoke. Every Fri 9:30pm Blues Jam - house band with weekly featured guest.
Sauce on Danforth
1376 Danforth Ave. 647-748-1376
All shows: No cover.
Every Mon 9pm The Out of Towners. Every Tue 6pm Julian Fauth. Every Thursday 8pm Steven Koven and Artie Roth. Every 3rd Sunday 4pm Sam Taylor Band Saturday Matinees 4pm various performers.
The Senator WineBar
249 Victoria St. 416 364-7517
All shows with $10 cover charge ($5 after 10pm arrival, free after 11pm arrival)
Sep 7 Julian Fauth & Kim Roberts. Sep 8 Alex Pangman with Julian Fauth. Sep 14 Julian Fauth & Russ Kelley. Sep 15 The Blackburn Brothers. Sep 21 Julian Fauth & Paul Reddick. Sep 28 Julian Fauth & Ken Yoshioka. Sep 29 The Lesters.
292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137
tranzac.org (full schedule)
3-4 shows daily, various styles, in four different performance spaces. Mostly PWYC.