In The Clubs: Mostly Jazz
120 Church St. 416-792-7725
120diner.com (full schedule)
All shows: PWYC ($10-$20 suggested)
Every Tue 6pm Leslie Huyler; 8pm Annie Bonsignore; 10pm Chris Brikett. Every Wed 6pm Kathleen Gorman; 8pm Lisa Particelli’s GNO Jazz Jam. Every Sat 6pm John Alcorn Songbooks Series: Cole Porter (March 4), Dorothy Fields (March 11), Johnny Mercer (March 18), Best of (March 25) $20. March 2 6pm Julie Michels & Kevin Barrett; 9pm Genevieve Marentette. March 3 6pm Bianca. March 5 6pm Jacob Macinnis: The Woman in Me $20; 8:30pm Eliza Blue Musselwhite $20. March 9 6pm Paul Lamarche; 9pm Nashville-Style Songwriters In The Round. March 10 6pm Howard Willett & Denise Leslie: The Music of Ray Charles. March 12 3pm Jazz Vocal Workshop with Renee Yoxon; 6pm Renee Yoxon & Ilana Waldston sing Dave Frishberg $20; 8:30pm Whit 4 Waits: Whitney Ross-Barris sings Tom Waits $20. March 16 6pm Bobby Hsu (sax) Trio with Bob Ben (drums, piano), Chris Adriaanse (bass); 9pm Mandy Goodhandy’s Music & Madness Show. March 17 6pm Levi Collins Band. March 19 6pm Tracy Michailidis $20; 8:30pm A Rat Pack Cabaret: Daniel Abrahamson, Jeremy Carver, Sayer Roberts $20. March 23 6pm Jessica Lalonde. March 24 6pm Carolyn Dawe. March 26 6pm Bobby Hsu’s Ob-Sessions feat. Michael Hughes $20; 8:30pm Mary Pitt & David Warrack $20. March 30 6pm Laura Fernandez. March 31 6pm Valeria Matzner.
2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865
All shows: 9pm unless otherwise indicated. Call for cover charge info.
15 Colbourne St., Hamilton. 905-543-8512
artword.net (full schedule)
March 1 8pm Alex Tomowich & Jesse Martel $5. March 2 8pm Samuel Bonnet Trio feat. Brad Cheeseman $15. March 8 8pm Adrean Farrugia hosts Mohawk Music Showcase $10. March 17 8pm Adrean Farrugia Trio feat. Drew Jurecka $15. March 18 8pm Sufjan Stevens Tribute Night with Brad Cheeseman $10. March 23 8pm Hisaka with George Koller $15.
2315 Bloor St. W. 416-767-1315
All shows: 19+. Call for reservations.
March 30 7pm Eliana Cuevas Trio $45 (includes dinner).
Blue Goose Tavern, The
1 Blue Goose St. 416-255-2442
Every Sun 5pm Blues at the Goose with the Big Groove Rhythm Section w/ Steve Grisbrook & Jenie Thai (March 5)/ Michael Schatte & Shakey Dagenais (March 12)/Sugar Brown & Rockin’ Johnny Burgin (March 19)/Jerome Godboo & Eric Schenkman (March 26).
1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033
burdockto.com (full schedule)
All shows: 9pm
March 19 8:30pm Six Saxes Sing for Spring with Monsoon Trio & Dialectica $15(adv)/$20(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
Cavern Bar, The
76 Church St. 416-971-4440
thecavernbar.ca (full schedule)
67 Front St. E. (416) 867-9499
cestwhat.com (full schedule)
March 4, 18 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers.
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
March 2 9pm John-Wayne Swingtet: John Farrell (guitar), Abbey Sholzberg (bass), Wayne Nakamura (guitar), Alexander Tikhonov (clarinet). March 9 9pm Bossa Tres PWYC.
403 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-588-2930
All shows: PWYC.
Gift Shop Gallery
21 Rebecca St., Hamilton
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.
March 3 JWT. March 4 Gyles. March 11 Fibralou. March 17 Madette. March 18 Kristin Fung. March 25 Jan-Jan.
Hirut Cafe and Restaurant
2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560
Every Sun 3pm Open Mic with Nicola Vaughan PWYC. March 3 8pm In The Round Master Concert Series with Tony Quarrington, Herb Dale, Boris Buhot PWYC. March 7 8pm Finger Style Guitar Association PWYC. March 10 8pm Don Naduriak & Friends PWYC. March 11 8pm Ernest Lee Band PWYC/$10. March 30 9pm Hirut Hoot Cabaret $5.
Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The
Jazz Bistro, The
251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299
March 2 8:30pm Colin Hunter & the Anthony Terpstra Seventet - Mostly Frank $15. March 3, 4 8:30pm Colin Hunter & the Joe Sealy Quartet $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+.
March 5 4pm Canefire $20. March 10 $16 Dave Wiffen. March 11 $18 Beverly Taft. March 17 $16 Phoenix Jazz Group. March 18 $18 Peripheral Vision. March 24 $16 Carey West. March 25 $18 Mica Barnes. March 31 $16 Andy Klaehn.
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
March 5 4:30pm Sherie Marshall & Mike Cado.
Local Pub, The
396 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-535-6225
localpub.ca (full schedule)
March 1 9pm Kitchen Orkestra.
1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307
lula.ca (full schedule)
March 1 7:30pm Mardis Gras Madness feat. Alex Pangman & Her Alleycats, Red Hot Ramble $15(adv)/$20(door). March 2 7:30pm Vanito Brown $20(adv)/$22(door). March 3 7:30pm Samuel Bonnet Trio $15; 10:30pm Yani Borrell & DJ Suave $15. March 4 10:30pm Viva Colombia & DJ Santiago Valasquez $15. March 5 7pm SHINE! Concert in support of the Shine Music Bursary. $25. March 7 7pm JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band Meets the U of T Jazz Orchestra $10(general)/$8(students). March 9 7:30pm Swingin’ With Oscar with The Remi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble $22(adv)/$30(door). March 10 7:30pm Evaristo Machado $15; 10:30pm Marta Elena & Salsa Star & DJ Suave $15. March 11 10:30pm Conjunto Lacalu & DJ Santiago Valasquez $15. March 17 7:30pm Bob Brough $15; 10:30pm Cafe Cubano $15. March 18 10:30pm Ricky Franco & The P-Crew Orchestra & DJ Santiago Valasquez $15. March 22 7:30pm Influenced: A Tribute to Neo-Soul $12(adv)/$18(door). March 24 7:30pm Diane Roblin’s RECONNECT $15; 10:30pm Papiosco y los Ritmicos & DJ Suave $15. March 25 10:30pm La Borinqueña & DJ Santiago Valasquez $15. March 31 7:30pm Joanna Moon $15; 10:30pm Charangón del Norte & DJ Suave $15.
Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club
951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440
manhattans.ca (full schedule)
All shows: PWYC.
March 4 Samuel Bonnet Trio.
876 Dundas St. W. 647-607-2032
maytoronto.com (full schedule)
March 24 Snaggle: Snarky Puppy Tribute.
681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687
mezzettarestaurant.com (full schedule)
All shows: 9pm, $8 (unless otherwise noted).
March 1 Roland Hunter Duo. March 8 Joel Sheridan (voice) with Nathan Hiltz (guitar).
12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833
themonarchtavern.com (full schedule)
March 13 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.
March 5 Tania Gill & Beverly Taft. March 26 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)
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
March 2 Hilario Duran (piano) Trio with Roberto Occhipinti (bass), Amhed Mitchel (drums). March 3 Canadian Jazz Quartet: Frank Wright (vibes), Nathan Hiltz (guitar), Pat Collins (bass), Don Vickery (drums) feat. Alison Young. March 4 Shannon Butcher (voice) Trio with Michel Shand (piano), Ross MacIntyre (bass). March 7 In Concert & Conversation with Gene DiNovi. March 9 Alex Pangman (voice) & Her Alleycats: Peter Hill (piano), Brigham Phillips (trumpet), Glenn Anderson (drums). March 10 Vaughan Misener (bass) Trio with Ted Quinlan (guitar), Kevin Dempsey (drums). March 11 Brian Blain’s ‘Second Saturdays’ Blues Campfire feat. Ken Whiteley (piano, guitar, mandolin), Paul Reddick (harmonica). March 16 Brigham Phillips (piano) Trio with Ted Quinlan (guitar), John Maharaj (bass). March 17 Andrew Scott (guitar) Trio with Jake Wilkinson (trumpet, piano), Jon Meyer (bass). March 18 Whitney Ross-Barris (voice) Trio with Attila Filas (piano), Jordan O’Connor (bass). March 23 Bernie Senensky (piano) Trio with Dave Young (bass), Ben Riley (drums). March 24 Zoe Chilco (voice) Quartet with John Deehan (sax), Danny McErlain (piano), Ron Johnston (bass). March 25 Pat Collins (bass) Trio with Tom Szczesniak (accordion, piano), Reg Schwager (guitar). March 30 Fern Lindzon (piano, voice) Trio with George Koller (bass), Nick Fraser (drums). March 31 Terry Promane (trombone) Trio with Ted Quinlan (guitar), Pat Collins (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.
March 4 Richard Underhill Quartet. March 11 Roberto Occhipinti (bass) Quartet with Luis Deniz (sax), Ewen Farncombe (piano), Ian Wright (drums). March 18 Jazz Collective with Alexis Baro (trumpet), Luis Deniz, Jeff King (saxes), Stu Harrison (piano), Artie Roth (bass), Joel Haynes (drums). March 25 Sugar Daddies.
Poetry Jazz Café
224 Augusta Ave. 416-599-5299
poetryjazzcafe.com (full schedule)
1305 Dundas St. W.
remixlounge.ca (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.
March 1 6:30pm Johnny Griffith Trio; 9:30pm New York’s Harold Mabern with Kirk MacDonald Quartet. March 2 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:30pm New York’s Harold Mabern with Kirk MacDonald Quartet. March 3 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Lester McLean Trio; 9:45pm New York’s Dave Liebman with Mike Murley Quartet. March 4 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm John Cheeseman Big Band; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm Marito Marques Group. March 5 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble; 7pm Chase Sanborn & Bossa Trio; 9:30pm Montreal’s Sam Bonnet Trio. March 6 6:30pm University of Toronto student jazz ensembles; 9:30pm Humber College student jazz ensembles. March 7 6:30pm Julian Anderson-Bowes; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. March 8 6:30pm Johnny Griffith Trio; 9:30pm The Further Adventures of Jazz Money. March 9 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:45pm Mark Eisenman Quintet. March 10 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Lester McLean Trio; 9:45pm Mark Eisenman Quintet. March 11 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm Dave Young Quintet. March 12 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Club Django; 7pm Chase Sanborn & Bossa Trio; 9:30pm TBA. March 13 6:30pm University of Toronto student jazz ensembles; 9:30pm Humber College student jazz ensembles. March 14 6:30pm Julian Anderson-Bowes; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. March 15 6:30pm Johnny Griffith Trio; 9:30pm Soren Nissen. March 16 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:30pm Attila Fias Trio +1. March 17 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Lester McLean Trio; 9:45pm Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party. March 18 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Jerome Godboo; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm New York’s Dave Liebman with Mike Murley Quartet. March 19 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Jake Chisholm Quartet; 7pm Ken Aldcroft’s Hat & Beard Monk Tribute; 9:30pm New York’s Eric Divito Trio. March 20 6:30pm University of Toronto student jazz ensembles; 9:30pm Humber College student jazz ensembles. March 21 6:30pm Tonight @ Noon; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. March 22 6:30pm Ernesto Cervini Trio; 9:30pm New York’s John Raymond Trio. March 23 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:30pm Hannah Barstow Trio. March 24 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Laura Hubert Band; 9:45pm Lorne Lofsky Quartet. March 25 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm George Lake Big Band; 7:30pm Justin Bacchus; 9:45pm William & William Sextet. March 26 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Freeway Dixieland; 7pm Ken Aldcroft; 9:30pm Three Blind Mice. March 27 6:30pm University of Toronto student jazz ensembles; 8:30pm John McLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. March 28 6:30pm Tonight @ Noon; 9:30pm Montreal’s Sam Dickinson Trio. March 29 6:30pm Ernesto Cervini Trio; 9:30pm Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop feat. New York’s Joel Frahm. March 30 6:30pm Kevin Quain; 9:30pm Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop feat. New York’s Joel Frahm. March 31 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Laura Hubert Band; 9:45pm Lorne Lofsky Quartet.
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 .
March 4 Stephen Stanley. March 11 Michelle Rumball. March 18 John Borra & Sam Ferrera. March 25 Catfish Blues.
(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: March 5, 19 5pm Monk’s Music. March 7 10pm Peripheral Vision. March 12 10pm The Lina Allemano Four. March 14 10pm Michael Davidson. March 19 7:30pm Connect. March 21 10pm Ryan Driver. March 28 10pm Nick Fraser Presents; The Brodie West Quintet.