In The Clubs: Mostly Jazz
120 Church St. 416-792-7725
120diner.com (full schedule)
All shows: PWYC ($10-$20 suggested).
Every Tues 6pm Leslie Huyler & Guests; 7:30pm Annie Bonsignore; 9pm Chris Birkett & Guests. Every Wed 6pm Ori Dagan & Friends; 8pm Lisa Particelli’s Girls’ Night Out Jazz Jam.
May 4 6pm Julie Michels & Kevin Barrett. May 5 6pm Reg Schwager Songbook CD Release $20. May 6 6pm Laura Hubert Band. May 7 6pm Renee Strasfeld $20; 8:30pm Heath Salazar $20. May 11 6pm Paul LaMarche. May 12 6pm Bitch Diva Birthday Party $20. May 13 6pm Lady Be Good. May 14 6pm David Warrack Presents $20; 8:30pm Marion Abbott $20. May 18 6pm On the Dial. May 19 6pm SING! Festival: Supertonic. May 20 6pm, 8:30pm SING! Festival: Hampton Avenue & the Ault Sisters. May 21 6pm, 8:30pm Merle Garbe Presents $20. May 25 6pm James Bruce Moore. May 26 6pm Sue & Dwight. May 27 6pm SING FEST!; 9pm 4 Skor. May 28 6pm Brittany Banks & Kevin Forestell $20; 8:30pm Bobby Hsu’s Ob-Sessions $20.
2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865
All shows: 9pm unless otherwise indicated. Call for cover charge info.
Every Wed Blues Jam. Every Thurs Jazz Night. May 5 Parkside Drive. May 6, 13 Soular. May 12 Universal Boogie Band. May 19, 20 Lady Kane. May 26 Gyles. May 27 Urban Jive.
15 Colbourne St., Hamilton. 905-543-8512
artword.net (full schedule)
May 3 8pm Vittorio Mezza (piano) Trio with George Koller (bass), Ben Riley (drums). May 4 8pm The Acoustics $10. May 5 8pm Waleed Abdulhamid $15(adv)/$25(door). May 6 8pm Julie Michels & Adrean Farrugia. May 10 8pm Mohawk College showcase organized by Adrean Farrugia $10. May 12 8pm MOJO: Men of Jazz Octet $15.
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 5pm Blues at the Goose with the Big Groove Rhythm Section.
1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033
burdockto.com (full schedule)
All shows: 9pm.
May 2 9pm EMS: Emergency Musical Services feat. Kelly Jefferson $10(adv)/$12(door). May 3 8pm Stephen Crump’s (bass) Rosetta Trio with Jamie Fox (e. guitar), Liberty Ellman (a. guitar). May 27 9pm Hans Luchs Quartet with The Shraggs $8(adv)/$10(door).
Cameron House, The
408 Queen St. W. 416-703-0811
thecameron.com (full schedule)
2116e Queen St. E. 416-699-8272
castroslounge.com (full schedule)
All shows: No cover/PWYC.
May 21 4pm Fraser & Daley.
Cavern Bar, The
76 Church St. 416-971-4440
thecavernbar.ca (full schedule)
67 Front St. E. 416-867-9499
cestwhat.com (full schedule)
May 13, 27 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers. May 6, 20 3pm The Boxcar Boys.
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.
May 4 9pm John-Wayne Swingtet: John Farrell (guitar), Abbey Sholzberg (bass), Wayne Nakamura (guitar), Alexander Tikhonov (clarinet).
403 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-588-2930
All shows: PWYC.
May 1 5pm Mike & Jill Daley Jazz Duo; 9pm Tim Hamel Trio. May 2 5pm Roots & Branches Blues Band; 9pm Bruce Chapman Blues Duo. May 3 5pm Rob Davis Blues Trio; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. May 4 9pm Ilios Steryannis Jazz Band. May 5 5pm Roberta Hunt Trio; 9pm The Pearl Motel. May 6 5pm Bill Heffernan’s Saturday Sessions; 9pm The Tin Pan Jazz Band. May 7 5pm Grateful Sunday; 9pm Berman Billings Duo. May 8 9pm Tim Hamel Trio. May 10 5pm Mr. Rick Solo; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. May 13 5pm Bill Heffernan’s Saturday Sessions; 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Quartet.
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. Every Sun 10pm The National Blues Jam with Brian Cober. Every Wed 10pm Bruce Domoney.
67 Richmond St. E. 416-368-1920
harlemrestaurant.com (full schedule)
All shows: 7:30-11pm (unless otherwise noted). Call for cover charge info.
May 1 Neil Brathwaite. May 5, 19 Gyles. May 12 JWT. May 26 Madette.
Hirut Cafe and Restaurant
2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560
Every Sun 3pm Open mic with Nicola Vaughan. May 6 8pm Ernest Lee & Cotton Traffic $10. May 9, 23 8pm Finger Style Guitar Association PWYC. May 12 8pm Don Naduriak PWYC. May 26 9pm Hirut Hoot Cabaret 5 Year Anniversary $5.
Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The
2261 Dundas St. W. 416-533-5483
All shows: 8:30pm unless otherwise noted.
May 4 Garland Jefferies $25(adv)/$30(door). May 5 Paul Nelson Band $25(adv)/$30(door). May 6 Crystal Shawanda $30(adv)/$35(door). May 7 David Bromberg $45(adv)/$50(door). May 13 The Shuffle Demons $20(adv)/$22.50(door). May 20 Alfie Zappacosta $44(adv)/$49(door). May 21 Betty & The Bobs $15(adv)/$20(door). May 24 Don’t Think Twice: The Songs of Bob Dylan $25(adv)/$30(door). May 26 Mad Dogs and Englishmen – The Music of Joe Cocker and Leon Russell $40(adv)/$45 (door). May 27 7:30pm Tin Pan North $20(adv)/$22(door).
Jazz Bistro, The
251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299
May 2 7pm Italy’s Vittorio Mezza Tickets available through JazzFM. May 3 8pm The Heillig Manoeuver $15. May 4 9pm Jeff Jones with the Tom Szczesniak Trio $15. May 5, 6 9pm Heather Bambrick (voice) with Michael Shand (piano), Ross MacIntyre (bass), Daniel Barnes (drums), Chase Sanborn (trumpet) $20. May 9, 16 8:30 Genevieve Marantette (voice) with Robert Scott (piano) $10. May 10, 11 8:30pm Maciek Flont and the Colin Hunter Quartet $15. May 12, 13 9pm Ashley Summers (bass) Quintet with Kelly Jefferson (sax), Chris Baker (drums), Daniel Bruce (guitar), Daniel Murphy (piano) $15(Fri)/$20(Sat). May 14 7pm Fern Lindzon $15. May 18 9pm Linda Carone CD Release: Black Moonlight $20. May 19, 20 9pm Steve Koven (piano) Trio with Rob Clutton (bass), Anthony Michelli (drums) $15(Fri)/$20(Sat). May 21 7pm Laura Marks (voice) with Bernie Senensky (piano) Ross MacIntyre (bass), Ben Riley (drums). May 23 8pm Peter Eldridge. May 24 8:30pm Sing!: Lovin’ That Jazz $25. May 25, 26 9pm Adi Braun & Andrew Beg: Guys & Dolls $20. May 28 7pm Marilyn Lightstone and David Warrack $20. May 31 8:30pm Peter Campbell: Tribute to Shirley Horn $15.
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+.
May 5 HWO: Hammerton, Wagler & O’Neill $16. May 6 Avataar $20. May 12 Alysha Brilla & The Brillian Dollar Band $30. May 13 Kirk MacDonald Quartet $18. May 19 Dave Young Trio with Jerzy Kaplanek $25. May 20 Rudy Smith Quartet $18. May 26 Dave Woodhead’s Confabulation $16. May 27 Andrea Superstein Quartet $18.
2848 Dundas St. W. 416-766-0746
Every Tue 9pm Duets with Peter Hill and featured guests. Every Fri Les Petits Noveaux. Every Sat 7:30pm Saturday Night Jazz (lineup TBA).
Local Gest, The
424 Parliament St. 416-961-9425
Local Pub, The
396 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-535-6225
localpub.ca (full schedule)
1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307
lula.ca (full schedule)
May 3 8pm Lula/Panamania Big Band directed by Roberto Occhipinti $20. May 5 7:30pm Equilibrium Trio $15; 10:30pm Yani Borrell & Dj Suave $15. May 6 10:30pm Moda Eterna & DJ Santiago Valasquez $15. May 10 7:30pm Zeynep Ozbilen “ZEST” CD Release $20. May 11 10:30pm Knockout $25. May 12 7:30pm Dominic Mancuso $15; 10:30pm Charangon del Norte & DJ Suave $15. May 13 10:30pm Conjunto Lacalu & DJ Santiago Valasquez $15. May 14 10:30am Mother’s Day Brunch with the Jorge Lopez Quartet $25(adults)/$12(children). May 18 10pm Herbie FABULUS & Friends $30(adv)/$35(door). May 19 7:30pm Valeria Matzner Trio $15; 10:30pm Café Cubano & DJ Suave $15. May 20 10:30pm Ricky Franco & The P-Crew Orchestra & DJ Santiago Valasquez $15. May 24 7:30pm On a Night Like This: Bob Dylan birthday tribute $23(adv)/$25(door). May 26 7:30pm Rowe and Edge Trio $15; 10:30pm Papiosco y los Ritmicos & DJ Suave $15.
Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club
951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440
manhattans.ca (full schedule)
All shows: PWYC.
May 4 Vittorio Mezza (piano) Trio with George Koller (bass), Ben Riley (drums). May 12 Avery Raquel (voice) Trio with Adrean Farrugia (piano), Ross MacIntyre (bass), Ben Riley (drums).
876 Dundas St. W. 647-607-2032
maytoronto.com (full schedule)
May 5 9pm Browntasaurus Records Showcase. May 19 9pm Nick Maclean Rehearsal Showcase.
681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687
mezzettarestaurant.com (full schedule)
All shows: 9pm, $8 (unless otherwise noted).
May 3 Maureen Kennedy & Ben Bishop. May 10 Tres Kilos: Rhythm Dealers with Larry Lewis (guitar), Jonno Lightstone (clarinet, flute), Marcus Chonsky (percussion) $12. May 17 Lorne Lofsky & David Occhipinti. May 24 Bill McBirnie & Bernie Senensky. May 31 Daniela Nardi’s Espresso Manifesto.
12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833
themonarchtavern.com (full schedule)
May 8 7:30pm Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils Orchestra $10.
Morgans on the Danforth
1282 Danforth Ave. 416-461-3020
morgansonthedanforth.com (full schedule)
All shows: 2pm-5pm. No cover.
May 28 Lisa Particelli’s Girls’ Night Out East Jazz Jam.
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 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)
May 17 Zoe Chilco Duo $39.99 (dinner included). May 31 Larry Bond Duo $39.99 (dinner included).
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.
May 2 In Concert & Conversation with Gene DiNovi. May 4 Ilana Waldston (voice) Jazz ‘n’ Laughs Trio with Stu Harrison (piano), Steve Wallace (bass). May 5 Canadian Jazz Quartet: Frank Wright (vibes), Ted Quinlan (guitar), Pat Collins (bass), Don Vickery (drums) feat. Chase Sanborn (trumpet, flugelhorn). May 6 Kevin Dempsey (drums) Trio with Dave Restivo (piano), Vaughan Misener (bass). May 11 Michael Dunston (voice) Trio with Gord Sheard (piano), Roberto Occhipinti (bass). May 12 Ron Davis (piano) Trio with Louis Simao (bass), Roger Travassos (drums). May 13 Brian Blain’s Blues Campfire with Roberta Hunt (piano), Alison Young (sax), Carrie Chesnutt (sax). May 18 Sherie Marshall (voice) Trio with Mike Cado (guitar), Ross MacIntyre (bass). May 19 Alexis Baro (trumpet, flugelhorn) Quartet with Jeremy Ledbetter (piano), Yoser Rodriguez (bass), Amhed Mitchel (drums). May 20 Lorne Lofsky (guitar) Trio with Kieran Overs (bass), Barry Romberg (drums). May 25 Terra Hazelton (voice) Trio with Richard Whiteman (piano), Shawn Nykwist (sax). May 26 Hans Luchs (guitar) Quartet with Chris Madsen (sax), Clark Sommers (bass), Neil Hemphill (drums). May 27 Arlene Smith (voice) Trio with Mark Eisenman (piano), Steve Wallace (bass).
Only Café, The
972 Danforth Ave. 416-463-7843
theonlycafe.com (full schedule)
All shows: 8pm unless otherwise indicated.
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.
May 6 Stefan Bauer Quartet. May 13 Dave Restivo Quartet. May 20 Norbert Botos (drums) Quartet with Kelly Jefferson (sax), Neil Swainson (bass), Lucian Gray (guitar). May 27 Hans Luchs 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)
Every Wed Spy vs. Sly vs. Spy. Every Thu, 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: 9:45pm.
Every Tue, Sat Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm. Every Wed The Digs. Every Thu Stacey Kaniuk, Mary McKay. Every Fri 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.
May 1 6:30pm Rebecca Hennessey’s FOG; 9:30pm Mike Herriott’s Off the Road Big Band. May 2 6:30pm Trevor Giancola; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. May 3 6:30pm Victor Bateman Trio; 9:30pm Zimzum. May 4 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:30pm Chris Wallace’s Many Names. May 5 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Alex Dean Trio; 9:45pm NYC’S Marcello Pellitteri. May 6 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm Bruce Cassidy’s Anti-Gravity Machine. May 7 12pm Humber Community Music Student Recitals; 5pm Triple Bari Ensemble; 7pm Bugaloo Squad; 9:30pm Brooklyn’s Stefan Bauer. May 8 6:30pm Rebecca Hennessey’s FOG; 9:30pm Steve Farrugia’s Big City Big Band. May 9 6:30pm Trevor Giancola; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. May 10 6:30pm Victor Bateman Trio; 9:30pm Terry Promane & Dave Young Octet. May 11 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:30pm Mexico’s A Love Electric. May 12 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm The A/C Unit; 9:45pm Bernie Senensky. May 13 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Laura Hubert Group; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm NYC’s John Stretch. May 14 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble; 7pm Bugaloo Squad; 9:30pm Jacob’s Cattle. May 15 6:30pm Rebecca Hennessey’s FOG; 9:30pm York University Big Band. May 16 6:30pm Trevor Giancola; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Lucien Gray. May 17 6:30pm Victor Bateman Trio; 9:30pm Denmark’s Rudy Smith with the Kieran Overs Quartet. May 18 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:30pm Denmark’s Rudy Smith with the Kieran Overs Quartet. May 19 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm The A/C Unit; 9:45pm Elmer Ferrer Jazz Fusion Band. May 20 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Conor Gains; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm Joe Bowden Sextet. May 21 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters; 7pm Bugaloo Squad; 9:30pm Justin Haynes’ Best Man. May 22 6:30pm Rebecca Hennessey’s FOG; 9:30pm Mike Malone & The Writers Jazz Orchestra. May 23 6:30pm Trevor Giancola; 9:30pm Dave Young Quintet. May 24 6:30pm Victor Bateman Trio; 9:30pm Carissa Neufeld. May 25 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:45pm New York’s Joel Frahm with Turboprop. May 26 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Vancouver’s Andrea Superstein; 9:45pm New York’s Joel Frahm with Turboprop. May 27 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Mississauga Big Band; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm Bob Brough Quartet. May 28 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Freeway Dixieland Band; 7pm Bugaloo Squad; 9:30pm Chicago’s Hans Luchs. May 29 6:30pm Rebecca Hennessey’s FOG; 8:30pm John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. May 30 6:30pm Trevor Giancola; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. May 31 6:30pm Victor Bateman Trio; 9:30pm Chris Lesso’s Modus Factor.
Salty Dog Bar & Grill, The
1980 Queen St. E. 416-849-5064
thesaltydog.ca (full schedule)
Every Tue, Wed Jazz Night.
Sauce on the Danforth
1376 Danforth Ave. 647-748-1376
All shows: No cover.
May 6 Stephen Stanley. May 13 Ted Peters. May 20 John Borra & Sam Ferrera. May 27 Tommy Hawk.
(Formerly Chick n’ Deli/The People’s Chicken)
744 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-489-7931
seven44.com (full schedule)
All shows: 7:30pm.
Every Mon Big Band night.
292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137
3-4 shows daily, various styles. Mostly PWYC.
Every Mon 10pm Open Mic Mondays. Every Fri 5pm The Friends of Hugh Oliver (folk). This month’s shows include: May 2 10pm Peripheral Vision. May 7, 21 5pm Monk’s Music. May 9 10pm Michael Davidson. May 10, 31 7:30pm Brodie West Quintet. May 12 10pm Nick Mclean Quartet. May 14 10pm The Lina Allemano Four. May 16 10pm Ken McDonald. May 17 10pm Josh Cole Quartet. May 21 7:30pm Diane Roblin. May 26 10pm Ryan Driver. May 30 10pm Tanya Gill Quartet.