120 Church St. 416-792-7725
120diner.com (full schedule)
All shows: PWYC ($10-$20 suggested)
2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865
All shows: 9pm unless otherwise indicated. Call for cover charge info.
Every Mon 8:30pm Salsa Night with DJ Romantico with free lessons No cover before 9pm. Every Tue 8:30pm Bachata Night with DJ FR Bischun with free lessons Ladies free before 10:30pm. Every Wed 7pm Midtown Blues Jam hosted by Andrew “Voodoo” Walters. Every Thurs 7:30pm Canadian Discovery Series. Fri & Sat 9:30pm Funk, Soul, R&B Top 40 $10 cover after 9pm.
May 4 Urequest Live. May 5 Octkats (matinee); Lady Kane (eve). May 11 Gyles Band. May 12 Disco Night with Escapade. May 18 & June 1 Sound Parade. May 19 Danny’s 11 (matinee); Soular (eve). May 25 Red Velvet. May 26 York Jazz Ensemble (matinee); Lady Kane (eve). June 2 Urban Jive.
15 Colbourne St., Hamilton. 905-543-8512
artword.net (full schedule)
All shows at 8pm unless otherwise noted.
May 2 Cabaret Evening with John Millard and Sophia Perlman $10; $5(st). May 3 60s Where Have All the Folk Songs Gone? $15. May 4 Tia McGraff and Tommy Parham $15; $10(st). May 5 Andre Bisson Acoustic Show $20/$15(adv). May 6 7:30pm Linda McRae, folk-country-roots songs, + Deni Gauthier $15. May 11 World Music: William Mukuna Trio $10. May 12 Bluegrass with New Cumberland $15. May 16 Sympoesis: singer-songwriter Glenn Macdonald & poet John Terpstra. May 18 Jennis: Jen Gillmor and Dennis Gaumond, folk-blues.
The Blue Goose Tavern
1 Blue Goose St. 416-255-2442
thebluegoosetavern.com (full schedule)
Every Sun 4pm Blues at The Goose. Big Groove featuring Downchild’s Mike Fitzpatrick & Gary Kendall with Special Guests.
2315 Bloor St. W. 416-767-1315
All shows 7pm 19+. Call for reservations.
May 13 Amanda Martinez: Mother’s Day Dinner & Concert. May 31 Jorge Torres Papiosco Quartet. $55.
1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033
burdockto.com (full schedule)
May 1 Tyler Sweet. May 2 Creature Speak, Wired To The Sky & Anna Mernieks (Beams). May 3 Major Love. May 3 BLESS YOUR PURPLE HEART. May 4 Kira May SENSE Album Release Party w/ Most People. May 5 Oliver Swain w/ Jason Freeman-Fox. May 5 Night of Ballads & Bossas w/ Roy Patterson & Sundar Viswanathan. May 6 May Cheung & Drew Yowell w/ Lauren Falls. May 6 Dan McKinnon. May 7 Adam Wendler. May 8 Carolina East. May 8 Property// + ZOE & Charise Aragoza. May 9 CHANCES Album Release + Chelsea Reed with David Macmichael. May 10 Amos the Transparent Anniversaries Album Release w/ Rum Fit. May 12 & 13 Major/Minor Fest Matinee for kids and their parents/guardians. May 12 Major/Minor Emerging Artists All Ages Showcase. May 13 Sing Leaf “Shu Ra” Album Release w/ Andre Ethier & Marker Starling. May 14 Lori Cullen w/ Swinghammer & Chris Gartner. May 16 Jenny Banai, Kuri & Moscow Apartment. May 17 Rosie & The Riveters. May 17 Sam Tudor w/ Julie Arsenault. May 18 Ben Heffernan w/ Moscow Apartment & Georgia Harmer. May 20 Brandyn Leo. May 22 Dana Sipos “Trick of the Light” Album Release w/ special guest. May 23 Ace of Wands & Ron Hawkins. May 23 The Old Salts with Luke Michielsen. May 25 The Draughtsman, Not For Function & special guests. May 26 Turkwaz. May 27 Laii “Blasé” EP Release w/ special guest Ky Charter. May 29 Origins. May 30 Animal Parts Double Release Party w/ LUKA. May 31 She’s Listening. Benefit for Ovarian Cancer Canada. June 1 Her Crooked Heart & Hayley Sabella. June 1 Georgian Bay “Courage” Album Release. June 2 NUA. June 6 Bloom. June 7 Tejas w/ Mali.
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.
May 4 10pm Surefire Sweat. Suggested contribution $10. 19+. May 5 3pm Thelonious Hank. 19+; 9pm Sean Bertram “The Right Place” Album Release. 19+. May 10 8:30pm The Escapist Music and The Benihanas. 19+. May 11 10pm Metronome Chomsky. Contribution. 19+. May 12 & 26 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers; 9pm Bring Your Own Vinyl Party. Free. 19+. May 13 7pm Bob Wegner. 19+. May 19 3pm The Boxcar Boys. 19+. May 19 9pm Bring Your Own Vinyl Party. Free. 19+. May 24 8:30pm 18th Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Tribute. 19+. May 25 9pm Serenades for Special Hearts II. $20. 19+. May 27 7pm Women in Music, Vol. 5. $10-$15. 19+. May 31 8:30pm Gun Hill Royals. 19+. June 1 10pm Das Klün Presents “Velvet Underground & Nico” & “White Light/White Heat” Suggested contribution $10. 19+. June 3 7pm Song Studio Open Mic. Free. 19+.
Emmet Ray, The
924 College St. 416-792-4497
theemmetray.com (full schedule)
All shows: No cover/PWYC
Every Fri 10pm DJ What chu Want Playing What You Like Weekly Themes.
May 3 9pm John-Wayne Swingtet. May 5 10pm DJ Sawtay: Hip Hop, Soul & Classics
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 4pm 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 Sun 3pm. Hirut Sundays Open Mic; 7pm Eucalyptus Ethio-Jazz Ensemble Residency (call for details).
May 8 & 22 8pm: Finger Style Guitar Association PWYC. May 11 8:30pm: E=Jazz and Latin Jazz w/ Don Naduriak and friends PWYC/By donation. May 17 8pm: The Daniel Barnes and Gima Woldemichael Ethio-Jazz Quartet PWYC/Suggested $10. May 18 8pm: Stephen Bennett Fingerstyle Guitar SOLD OUT. May 19 8pm: Stephen Bennett Fingerstyle Guitar. May 24 7pm: Thank You for Dreaming Poetry Night w/Jeannine Pitas, Hoa Nguyen and Sonia Di Placido. Poetry night and chapbook launch PWYC. May 25 9pm: Hirut Hoot Comedy Cabaret $5. May 26 8pm: Concord Jazz Quintet w/ Wally Brooker, saxophone; Jay Steeves, trumpet; Jarl Anderson, piano; Paul O’Connell, bass; Kevin Ball, drums PWYC. May 28 7:30pm: The Tequila Mockingbirds Community Singalong. Free.
Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The
2261 Dundas St. W 416 533 5483
All shows at 8:30pm unless otherwise noted.
May 2 Jazz.FM91: President’s Choice Concert Series - June Garber $55(adv). May 3 Martyn Joseph $30/$25(adv). May 4 Rawlins Cross $35/$30(adv). May 5 Soulsville - The Music of STAX $45/$40(adv). May 9 & 10 Carole Pope $35/$30(adv). May 11 & 12 Harry Manx $65/$60(adv). May 13 Catherine MacLellan + Tanya Davis $30/$25(adv). May 17 Dálava + Lenka Lichtenburg $30/$25(adv). May 18 World Fiddle Day Concert w/ OKAN, Abebe Fikade & Shane Cook $35/$30(adv). May 19 Chris Smither (CD Release) $35/$30(adv). May 19 World Fiddle Day: Workshops and Jam $20. May 22 Slaid Cleaves $35/$30(adv). May 23 Don’t Think Twice: The Songs of Bob $35/$30(adv). May 25 David Rotundo $38/$35(adv). May 27 Kadri Voorand Quartet + Elizabeth Shepherd + Kaili Kinnon $30/$25(adv). May 29 Highgate Road $25/$20(adv). May 30 Jazz.FM91: President’s Choice Concert Series - Ian Shaw $55. May 31 Loopers Delight: Free Play Duo with Alisa Vox Raw, Damien Alexander $25/$20(adv). June 2 Byrds, Byrds, Byrds $30/$25(adv). June 6 Mary Gauthier $35/$30(adv).
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)
May 4 Jerzy Kaplanek and David Braid Duo $20. May 5 Tevert Sela Quartet featuring John Roney $18. May 11 Carey West Band $16. May 12 Worst Pop Band Ever $18. May 13 4pm John Tank Quartet – Special Mother’s Day Show $18. May 18 Florian Hoefner and Subtone $20. May 19 Barry Romberg Quartet $18. May 26 Whitney Ross Barris $18. June 1 Tara Kannangara $20. June 2 Eliana Guevas $20.
1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307
lula.ca (full schedule)
Every Fri 7:30pm Early Jazz & World Sessions free before 8pm; Every Fri 10:30pm Havana Club Cuba Libre Fridays $15; Every Sat 10:30pm Salsa Saturdays $15.
May 4 7:30pm Dánae Olano Trio; 10:30pm Yani Borrell & DJ Suave. May 5 10:30pm Conjunto Lacalu & DJ Santiago Valasquez. May 11 7:30pm Roberta Hunt Trio; 10:30pm Papiosco y los Ritmicos & DJ Suave. May 12 10:30pm Ricky Franco + The P-Crew Orchestra & DJ Santiago Valasquez. May 17 6:30pm: Lorraine Klaasen & June Garber present In Their Blood … Sisters in Song $30. May 18 10:30pm Marta Elena & Salsa Star + DJ Suave. May 19 10:30pm Manny Cardenas & DJ Santiago Valasquez. May 25 7:30pm Yoser Rodriguez Trio; 10:30pm Cafe Cubano + DJ Suave. May 26 10:30pm La Gran Colombia Orchestra + DJ Santiago Valasquez $20. May 27 Jewish Music Week. May 29 6pm Estonian Voices $25(adv). May 31 7pm Lulaworld 2018 Opening Night: Paloma Castro + Leang Manjarras with Ruben Esguerra & New Tradition + TDot Batu & Olodum’s Mestre Memeu $20/$15(adv).
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, Pete & Ron.
876 Dundas St. W. 647-607-2032
maytoronto.com (full schedule)
681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687
mezzettarestaurant.com (full schedule)
All shows: 9pm, $8 (unless otherwise noted).
Every Wed 9 & 10:15pm Wednesday Concert Series. Cover $12.
Mezzetta Jazz Music Festival
May 22 Lorne Lofsky & Rob Piltch, guitar duet. May 23 Tres Kilos Trio. May 24 David Young (bass) & Reg Schwager (guitar). May 25 All Brazilian Jazz Night: Bill McBirnie, flute; Bernie Senensky, piano. May 26 Ted Quinlan, guitar & Mike Downes, bass. May 27 Mike Murley Trio $15 cover.
12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833
themonarchtavern.com (full schedule)
Every Tues 9pm Vinyl Night $5; Every Thu 10pm Monarch Karaoke $5.
May 1 8pm Belleville Ville. May 5 8:30pm Spectre Hearts Album Release Party. May 6 6pm Rusty McCarthy CD Release. May 12 7:30pm CMW; shy kids, Fleece, Good Kid, Florda Well. 11:30pm CMW: Un Blonde w/ Mimico, Scott Hardware, Mother Tongues. May 14 7:30pm Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils Orchestra. May 20 7:30pm FACS (ex Disappears) w/ Vanishing Hand. June 5 8pm Belleville Ville.
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 @ $39.99 per person. Dinner from 6pm and music from 7 to 9pm. May 9 San Murata Duo. May 30 Barry Sears Trio. June 6 Zoé Chilco 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
Every Tues, Thu, Fri, and Sat.
May 1 In Concert and Conversation with Gene DiNovi. May 3 Beverly Taft Trio. May 4 Canadian Jazz Quartet & Friends. May 5 Steven Cole Quartet. May 10 Steve D’Angelo Quartet. May 11 Sharon Musgrave Trio. May 12 Brian Blain’s Second Saturdays Blues Campfire. May 17 Artie Roth Trio. May 18 Bill McBirnie Trio. May 19 Denielle Bassels Trio. May 24 Ori Dagan Trio. May 25 Gord Sheard’s “Sinal Alberto” Quartet. May 26 Emil Viklicky 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.
Every Sat 3pm Saturday Jazz: May 5 Diane Roblin Quintet. May 12 John Tank Quartet. May 19 Bob Brough 70th Birthday Party. May 26 Bernie Senensky 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.
Every Mon 6:30pm Fog Brass Band. Every Tue (except May 8) 6:30pm Mark Godfrey Five. Every Wed 6:30pm Michael Herring Groups. Every Thu 6:30pm Kevin Quain. Every Fri 4pm Hogtown Syncopators. Every Sat 12noon The Sinners Choir; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus.
May 1 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam. May 2 & 3 9:30pm Myriad 3. May 4 6:30pm Hector Quartet; 9:45pm Tevat Sela Quartet. May 5 3:30pm Laura Herbert Band; 9:45pm Dave Young Quintet. May 6 12noon Humber Community Music Student Jazz Recitals; 8pm Israeli Jazz Showcase. May 7 9:30pm Marie Goudy 12tet. May 9 9:30pm Out of Towners. May 10 9:30pm Darren Johnston. May 11 6:30pm Hector Quartet; 9:45pm Raoul & Bigger Time. May 12 9:45pm Roberto Occhipinti. May 13 12noon Excelsior Dixieland Band; 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble; 7pm Harley Card Quintet; 9:30pm Barry Romberg Group. May 14 1pm Musicfest Student Jazz; 9:30pm Brian Dickinson Jazz Orchestra. May 15 1pm Musicfest Student Jazz; 9:30pm Florian Hoefner Group, May 16 1pm Musicfest Student Jazz; 9:30pm Patrick Smith. May 17 1pm Musicfest Student Jazz; 9:30pm Ghost Time. May 18 6:30pm Hector Quartet; 9:45pm Alexis Baro Quartet. May 19 3:30pm Neon Eagle; 9:45pm Alex Dean Quartet. May 20 12noon Excelsior Dixieland Band; 3:30pm Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters; 7pm Harley Card Quintet; 9:30pm Christian Howe & Canadian Creative Strings. May 21 9:30pm N.O.J.O. May 22 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam. May 23 9:30pm Robb Cappalletto. May 24 9:30pm Larry Graves & Surefire Sweat. May 25 9:45pm Big Bad Blues Band. May 26 3:30pm Alex Coleman’s A/C Unit; 9:45pm Don Byron. May 27 12noon Excelsior Dixieland Band; 3:30pm Freeway Dixieland; 7pm Harley Card Quintet; 9:30pm Zimzum. May 28 8:30pm Rex Hotel Orchestra. May 29 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam. May 30 9:30pm Modus Factor. May 31 9:30pm Toronto Jazz Orchestra.
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 Funky Mondays. Every Tue 6pm Julian Fauth Plays Barrel-House Jazz. Every Thursday 8pm An Evening of Music with Steven Koven and Artie Roth. Every Sat 4pm Saturday Matinees.
May 5 Johnny Canpar & Friends. May 12 Don Stevenson & Fergus Hambleton. May 19 Silver Corderos. May 26 John Borra & Sam Ferrara. June 2 Michelle Rumball.
The Senator WineBar
249 Victoria St 416 364-7517
All shows with $10 cover charge
292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137
tranzac.org (full schedule)
3-4 shows daily, various styles, in four different performance spaces. Mostly PWYC.
Every Mon 10pm Open Mic Mondays. Every Tues 8pm Annex Ukelele Jam. Every Thur 7:30pm Bluegrass Thursdays. Every Sun 7pm The Rhythmicaturgically Syncopated Social Hour Jazz Jam.