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 10:00pm.
Tuesdays 8:30pm Bachata Night with Weekly Guest DJ with free lessons Ladies free before 10:30pm.
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.
Nov 1 Alicia Cinnamon. Nov 2 Gyles Band. Nov 3 Lady Kane. Nov 8 Ray Robinson. Nov 9 Parkside Drive. Nov 10 Sound Parade. Nov 15 Veronica Tynes. Nov 16 Gyles Band. Nov 17 York Jazz Ensemble (matinee), Disco Party w/Escapade (evening). Nov 22 Mel Dube. Nov 23 Lady Kane. Nov 24 Blonde Ambition. Nov 29 Carlos Morgan. Nov 30 Lady Kane.
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.
Nov 29 Michael Dunston Trio.
1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033
Ticket prices vary by show, but typically $10-$20; check website for individual show prices.
Nov 1 9:30pm Jeff LaRochelle w/ Sabine Ndalamba. Nov 2 9:30pm Chris Antonik & Ashley Belmer. Nov 3 3:30pm Space Chums w/ The Freckles, 6:30pm Alex Mason w/ Clementine, 10pm Minor Empire. Nov 4 3:30pm The Fuddles, 6:30pm Emm Gryner, Luke Michielsen & Chris Trapper, 9:30pm Jerelle w/ Special Guests. Nov 5 6:30pm Stephanie Laing, 9:30pm Highgate Road. Nov 6 9:30pm Rabbys World. Nov 7 9:30pm Andrea Ramolo. Nov 8 9:30pm Ten Kills The Pack w/ Jena Gogo & Jay Mitchell Nov 9 6:30pm Danielle Knibbe w/ Alyson McNamara, 9pm Tamara Williamson w/ Charles Spearin (9pm show at 201 Geary). Nov 10 6:30pm Jordan Hart & Emily Shultz. Nov 12 8pm Dark Day Monday 09 / Everyday Magic. Nov 13 9:30pm Charlie Looker (Psalm Zero), Tryal & Clarinet Panic. Nov 16 6:30pm Ken Tizzard. Nov 17 6:30pm Marshall Veroni w/ Cold Tea. Nov 19 6:30pm Will Melville. Nov 21 6:30pm Rachel Beck, Mark Fossen & Annie Sumi, 9:30pm Daniel Isaiah & Blunt Chunks. Nov 24 6:30pm Gregg Lawless. Nov 25 6:30pm and 9:30pm Christine Fellows w/ John K. Samson. Nov 26 9:30pm Mayer/Purcell, Jeremy Voltz & Taylor Hubbard. Nov 28 9:30pm The Koven Collective.
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.
Nov 2 9pm George Westerholm & The Wild Wildcats. Nov 3 3pm Victor Monsivais Trio. Nov 4 7pm Roveena w/ Ben Pelchat. Nov 8 9pm Jack Walker. Nov 9 9pm Metronome Chomsky. Nov 10 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers, 9pm Julia Tynes. Nov 16 9pm Surefire Sweat. Nov 18 7pm The Fairest and Best. Nov 22 8pm Shawn Kerr. Nov 23 9pm Felix’s Belt. Nov 24 3pm Little Rambunctious ft. Tom Moffett, 9pm John Lewitt. Nov 25 7pm Marcus Starr. Nov 30 9pm Malibu Love.
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 Sat 4:30pm The Happy Pals Dixieland Jazz Jam. Every Sun 4:30pm New Orleans Connection All Star Band; 10pm Sunday Jam with Bill Hedefine. Every Wed 10pm Action Sound Band w/ Leo Valvassori.
Hirut Cafe and Restaurant
2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560
Every Sunday 3pm Hirut Sundays Open Mic. First and Third Tuesday 8pm Fingerstyle Guitar Association.
Nov 2 8pm Marty Harris Jazz Quintet. Nov 3 8pm Enku Scholarship Fundraising. Nov 9 8:30pm Jazz of the Americas w/ Don Naduriak & Friends. Nov 10 8pm Ohio Fingerstyle Guitar Club. Nov 16 8pm Country and Folk. Nov 23 8pm Daniel Barnes & the Low Stress Jazz Trio. Nov 24 8pm The Concord Jazz Quintet. Nov 26 7:30pm Tequila Mockingbirds Community Singalong. Nov 29 8pm Daniel Barnes / Girma Woldmichael Ethio Jazz. Nov 30 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.
Nov 1 Ray Montford. Nov 2 Pierre Schryer. Nov 3 Raoul and The Big Time. Nov 4 Barbra Lica. Nov 5 Frander & Ariko. Nov 8 Jordan Officer. Nov 9 Leonard Cohen Tribute. Nov 10 Leonard Cohen Tribute. Nov 11 For King and Country. Nov 13 Songwriter Sessions: Rob Lutes, Dayna Manning, Soozie Schlanger, Wendell Ferguson. Nov 16 A Stan Rogers Tribute. Nov 17 A Stan Rogers Tribute. Nov 18 John Stetch & Vulneraville. Nov 21 Morgan Davis w/ Al Duffy. Nov 22 Lori Cullen. Nov 23 Tom Waits Tribute. Nov 24 The Last Waltz: A Musical Celebration of The Band. Nov 25 The Last Waltz: A Musical Celebration of The Band. Nov 30 Fred Eaglesmith.
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)
Nov 2 Fresh Water Funk. Nov 3 Fawn Fritzen. Nov 9 David Cheon Trio. Nov 10 Avi Granite’s Verse. Nov 16 Larry Larson and the Jazz Guys. Nov 17 Ethan Ardelli Quartet. Nov 18 Alain Caron Trio. Nov 23 Andriy Tykhonov. Nov 24 Joy Lapps – Larnell Lewis Group. Nov 30 The R&B Jazz Songbook feat. Carlos Morgan.
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.
Nov 1 6pm The Best of R&B Soul – Vol. 2. Nov 4 6:30pm Blues For The Red Door 2018. Nov 5 6:30pm Tribe Chocolate Launch Party. Nov 6 7pm Massey Hall presents Kandle. Nov 7 6:30pm Yosvanii. Nov 8 7pm Russell Drago and His Classic Jazz Combo. Nov 11 6:30pm Kollage w/ Special Guests. Nov 14 6pm Benefit Concert to End Abuse to Women and Girls. Nov 15 6:30pm John MacMurchy. Nov 17 12:30pm Miroca Paris. Nov 18 6:30pm The Vagabonds. Nov 29 6:30pm and 8:30pm Anonymous.
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.
Nov 7 Dave Young & Reg Schwager. Nov 14 Ted Quinlan & Mike Downes. Nov 21 Maureen Kennedy & Ben Bishop. Nov 28 Rebecca Enkin, Mike Allen, & Artie Roth.
12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833
themonarchtavern.com (full schedule)
Nov 1 8pm Ian Sweet. Nov 5 8pm Belleville-Ville. Nov 6 8pm Madeline Kenney w/ Babygirl. Nov 7 8:30pm CT-X. Nov 8 8:30pm Calvin Love w/ Nyssa, Katie McBride. Nov 10 9pm Weakened Friends, Nervous Dater w/ Feels Fine. Nov 12 7:30pm Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils Orchestra. Nov 14 8:30pm Mother Tongues & Matt “Doc” Dunn. Nov 16 9pm Sahara, Mimico, Mr. Joy. Nov 20 8pm Material Girls w/ B-17, Wave Of Terror, Besties. Nov 28 8pm Robert Davis. Nov 29 8:30pm Helena Deland. Nov 30 9pm SOTW w/ Yellow Magnolia, J.W. Crosby, Numb Tongues.
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, $45.00 per person. Dinner from 6pm and music from 7pm to 9pm.
Nov 14 Laura Gauthier and Paul Grecco. Nov 28 San Murata Duo.
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 otherwise listed.
Nov 1 Sophia Perlman & Adrean Farrugia. Nov 2 Canadian Jazz Quartet & John MacMurchy. Nov 3 Fern Lindzon. Nov 5 8pm Sound of Jazz: Leonard Bernstein Tribute (Dining Room). Nov 6 Gene DiNovi. Nov 7 Debbie Flemming. Nov 8 Chris Greive Quartet. Nov 9 Carol McCartney Quartet. Nov 10 Brian Blain. Nov 14 Dave Young Quartet. Nov 15 Bob DeAngelis. Nov 16 Steve Koven Trio. Nov 17 Wendy Lands Quartet. Nov 19 8pm Sounds of Jazz: Aretha Franklin Tribute (Dining Room). Nov 21 David Steinmetz. Nov 22 Shirantha Beddage Quartet. Nov 23 Don Vickery. Nov 24 Julie Mahendran Trio. Nov 28 Steven Taetz Quartet. Nov 29 Jesse Barksdale Trio. Nov 30 Melissa Lauren 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.
Nov 3 Dave Young Quartet. Nov 10 Jeff King Quartet. Nov 17 Pat LaBarbera Quartet. Nov 24 Barry Elmes 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 Thurs 9:45pm Stacey Kaniuk. 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.
Nov 1 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Geoff Broadfield Quartet. Nov 2 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm James Brown Trio, 9:45pm Huntertones. Nov 3 12pm The Sinners Choir, 3:30pm Laura Hubert, 7pm Neon Eagle, 9:45pm Huntertones. Nov 4 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Club Django, 7pm Hannah Barstow, 9:30pm Jacob’s Cattle. Nov 5 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Way North Nov 6 6:30pm Brodie West Quintet, 9:30pm Way North. Nov 7 6:30pm JV’s Boogaloo Squad, 9:30pm Dave Binney. Nov 8 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Dave Binney. Nov 9 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm James Brown Trio, 9:45pm Avi Granite 6. Nov 10 12pm The Sinners Choir, 3:30pm Fred Spek’s Camp Combo, 7pm Justin Bacchus, 9:45pm Joe Bowden Sextet. Nov 11 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band. 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble, 7pm Sonic Perfume, 9:30pm Lake Affect. Nov 12 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Bob Rice’s Latin Jazz Big Band. Nov 13 6:30pm Brodie West Quintet, 9:30pm Chris Grieve. Nov 14 6:30pm JV’s Boogaloo Squad, 9:30pm Nick Morgan Quintet. Nov 15 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Kelly Jefferson’s Tune Town. Nov 16 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm James Brown Trio, 9:45pm Joe Policastro Trio. Nov 17 12pm The Sinners Choir, 3:30pm The Toronto Jazz Orchestra, 7pm Justin Bacchus, 9:45pm Roberto Occhipinti. Nov 18 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 6pm Private Event. Nov 19 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Ethan Ardelli Quartet. Nov 20 6:30pm Brodie West Quintet, 9:30pm Ethan Ardelli Quartet. Nov 21 6:30pm JV’s Boogaloo Squad, 9:30pm Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop ft. Joel Frahm. Nov 22 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop ft. Joel Frahm. Nov 23 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm James Brown Trio, 9:45pm Hafez Modirzadeh Group. Nov 24 12pm The Sinners Choir, 3:30pm Chris Hunt Tentet +2, 7pm Blue Standard, 9:45pm Mark McLean’s Playground. Nov 25 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Freeway Dixieland Band, 7pm Hannah Barstow Trio, 9:45pm Mark McLean’s Playground. Nov 26 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles, 8pm John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. Nov 27 6:30pm Brodie West Quintet, 9:30pm Claudio de Rosa. Nov 28 6:30pm JV’s Boogaloo Squad, 9:30pm Humber College Jazz Orchestra. Nov 29 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Dave Young Quintet. Nov 30 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm James Brown Trio, 9:30pm Chuck Jackson’s Big Bad Blues Band.
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. Every Sat 3pm Salty Dog Saturday Matinée.
Sauce on Danforth
1376 Danforth Ave. 647-748-1376
All shows: No cover.
Every Mon 9pm Gareth Parry’s Book Club. Every Tue 6pm Julian Fauth. Every Wed Paul Reddick & Friends. Every Thu 8pm Steve Koven and Artie Roth. Sat and Sun 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)
Nov 2 Julian Fauth & Guest. Nov 3 Alex Pangman.
292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137
tranzac.org (full schedule)
3-4 shows daily, various styles, in four different performance spaces. Mostly PWYC.