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 Laura Hubert; 8pm Lisa Particelli’s GNO Jazz Jam. February 2 6pm Julie Michels; 9pm Genevieve Marentette & Robert Scott. February 3 6pm John Amato & Joe Amato. February 4 6pm John Alcorn Sings George Gershwin $20. February 5 6pm The Jeni Show: Real People, Real Talk, Real Music $20; Kim Boulter: Just Sayin’ $20. February 9 6pm Cynthia Fay; 9pm Nashville-Style Songwriters in the Round. February 10 6pm Caroline Martin-Rowe. February 11 6pm John Alcorn Sings Chet Baker $20. February 12 6pm Susan Cuthbert & JP Gedeon $20; 8:30pm The Ault Sisters $20. February 16 6pm Ryley Murray Trio; 9pm Mandy Goodhandy’s Music & Madness Show feat. Whitney Ross-Barris, Sam Broverman, Arlene Cohen, Darryl Palmer. February 17 6pm LJ Folk. February 18 6pm John Alcorn Sings Jerome Kern $20. February 19 6pm A.J. Stewart; 8:30pm Merle Garbe Presents. February 23 6pm Stu Harrison & Stu MacDonald. February 24 6pm Sue & Dwight. February 25 6pm John Alcorn Sings Billie Holiday $20. February 26 5:30pm Quinn Dooley & Shania Silver-Baird $20; 7pm OSCAR PARTY! Hosted by Jeni Walls & Jenna Warriner.
2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865
All shows: 9pm unless otherwise indicated. Call for cover charge info.
February 3 Urban Jive. February 4 Soular. February 10 Parkside Drive. February 11, 25 James King. February 17, 18 Lady Kane. February 24 Universal Boogie Band.
15 Colbourne St., Hamilton. 905-543-8512
artword.net (full schedule)
February 2 8pm The Distillery. February 8 8pm Mohawk Music Showcase hosted by Adrean Farrugia (piano) with Clark Johnston (bass) and feat. students Michael Morabito (sax), Alyssa Giammaria (voice). February 11 8pm Beg to Differ Trio: Tim Ninehouse (keys, voice), Doug Sikma (guitar), Steve Foster (drums) PWYC. February 17 8pm The Kirkendalls: Mark Caruana (voice, guitar), Tom Shea (bass), Jamie Shea (guitar), Mario Laquintana (drums). February 18 8pm The Ault Sisters $15(general)/$10(students). February 25 8pm Santerias.
2315 Bloor St. W. 416-767-1315
All shows: 19+. Call for reservations.
February 14 7pm Elizabeth Shepherd Trio $85 (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.
1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033
burdockto.com (full schedule)
All shows: 9pm
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
February 12 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)
February 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
February 2 9pm John-Wayne Swingtet: John Farrell (guitar), Abbey Sholzberg (bass), Wayne Nakamura (guitar), Alexander Tikhonov (clarinet). February 9 9pm Bossa Tres PWYC. February 16 9pm Vokurka’s Vicarious Virtuoso Violin PWYC.
Garage, The @ CSI Annex
720 Bathurst St. 416-515-0200
February 16 7:30pm Jim Galloway’s Wee Big Band, feat. Warren Vache (cornet) $25.
403 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-588-2930
All shows: PWYC.
Gift Shop Gallery
21 Rebecca St., Hamilton, ON
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.
February 3 Madette. February 4 JWT. February 10 Gyles. February 17 Fibralou. February 18 Jan-Jan. February 25 Kristin Fung.
Hirut Cafe and Restaurant
2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560
Every Sun 3pm Open Mic with Nicola Vaughan PWYC. February 3 8:30pm In the Round Concert Series: Mark Ripp, Pete Merilovich and Boris Buhot PWYC. February 4 8pm Ernest Lee & Cotton Traffic $10. February 7, 21 8pm Finger Style Guitar AssociationPWYC. February 10 8pm E=MC2 with Don Naduriak & friends PWYC. February 11 8pm Smooth Jazz PWYC. February 17 8pm Sharron Katz Valentine Show PWYC. February 188pm Earnest Lee & Cotton Traffic $10. February 24 9pm Hirut Hoot Cabaret $5.
Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The
Jazz Bistro, The
251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299
February 2, 3, 4 9pm Russ Little (trombone) Quintet with Michael Stuart (sax), Tom Szczesniak (piano), Scott Alexander (bass), Brian Barlow (drums) $15(Thurs)/$20(Fri, Sat). February 5 7pm Elvira Hopper: Body & Soul (& Bass) $15. February 7 7pm JAZZ FM’s Sounds of Italy Piano Series feat. Giovanni Guidi Tickets available through Jazz FM. February 10, 11 9pm Micah Barnes with featured guests Shakura S’aida (Saturday) and Alex Pangman (Sunday) accompanied by Michael Shand (piano), Russ Boswell (bass), Al Cross (drums) $20. February 12 12pm Steven Taetz and Melissa Lauren sing the music of Lorenz Hart $15; 7pm Kevin Morris $15. February 14 9pm Jackie Richardson & Micah Barnes accompanied by Michael Shand (piano), Russ Boswell (bass), Al Cross (drums). February 16 9pm Galen Westen (guitar) Quintet with Michael Medrano Brindis (drums), Lukas Kytnar (bass), Danny Lerman (sax), Matt Horner (piano) $15. February 17, 18 9pm The Roberto Occhipinti Quintet $15(Fri)/$20(Sat). February 23 9pm Irene Jacob $20.
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+.
February 3 Brenda Lewis (voice) feat. Margaret Stowe (guitar) $16. February 4 Alexis Baro & Pueblo Nuevo Jazz Project $20. February 9 8pm Winter Jazz Festival: The Bernie Carroll Project. February 10 Winter Jazz Festival: Tim Moher Quintet $16. February 11 Winter Jazz Festival: Steve Holt Quartet $18. February 12 4pm Winter Jazz Festival: Ian Shaw (UK) $20; 8pm Winter Jazz Festival: Dave Young Trio with the Penderecki String Quartet. February 17 Jeff Daniels (piano) Group with Rob Gellner (trumpet), Ken Foster (sax), Jesse Turton (bass), Andy McPherson (drums) $18. February 18 Dapp Theory (NYC) $20. February 24 Randy Lyght Octet $16. February 25 Larnell Lewis Group $25.
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
February 12 4:30pm Levi Collins Trio.
Local Pub, The
396 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-535-6225
localpub.ca (full schedule)
1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307
lula.ca (full schedule)
February 5 7:30 Brother Levon and The Achromatics $10(adv)/$15(door).
Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club
951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440
manhattans.ca (full schedule)
All shows: PWYC.
876 Dundas St. W. 647-607-2032
maytoronto.com (full schedule)
February 14 Brownman Ali.
681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687
mezzettarestaurant.com (full schedule)
All shows: 9pm, $8 (unless otherwise noted).
February 1 Lorne Lofsky & David Occhipinti guitar duo. February 8 Dave Young (bass) & Reg Schwager (guitar). February 15 Dan Ionescu (guitar) & John MacMurchy (clarinet, sax). February 22 Brazilian Jazz: Bill McBirnie (flute) & Bernie Senensky (piano).
12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833
themonarchtavern.com (full schedule)
February 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.
February 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)
February 22 Barry Sears Trio $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
February 2 Lynn McDonald (voice) Trio with Dave Restivo (piano), Bill McBirnie (flute). February 3 Canadian Jazz Quartet: Frank Wright (vibes), Nathan Hiltz (guitar), Pat Collins (bass), Don Vickery (drums) feat. Mike Murley (sax). February 4 Adrean Farrugia (piano) Trio with Colorado’s Brad Goode (trumpet), Neil Swainson (bass). February 7 In Concert & Conversation with Gene DiNovi. February 9 Barry Elmes (drums) Quartet with Mike Murley (sax), Mark Eisenman (piano), Steve Wallace (bass). February 10 Lara Solnicki (voice) Trio with Ted Quinlan (guitar), Mike Downes (bass). February 11 Jake Koffman (sax) Trio with Bernie Senensky (piano), Steve Wallace (bass). February 16 Genevieve Marentette (voice) Trio with Carl Bray (piano), George Koller (bass). February 17 Terry Clarke (drums) Trio with John Sherwood (piano), Steve Wallace (bass). February 18 Brian Dickinson (piano) Trio with Jim Vivian (bass), Ethan Ardelli (drums). February 23 David Buchbinder (trumpet) Trio with Jeremy Ledbetter (piano), Artie Roth (bass). February 24 Don Thompson (piano) & Reg Schwager (guitar). February 25 Amy McConnell (voice) Trio with Mark Kieswetter (piano), Ross MacIntyre (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.
February 4 Steve Holt (piano) Quartet with Kirk Macdonald (sax), Neil Swainson (bass), Terry Clarke (drums). February 11 Frank Botos Quartet. February 18 Jake Koffman Quartet. February 25 Adrean Farrugia (piano) Quartet with Tara Davidson (sax), Mark Godfrey (bass), Ernesto Cervini (drums)
Poetry Jazz Café
224 Augusta Ave. 416-599-5299
poetryjazzcafe.com (full schedule)
February 4 9pm Quincy Bullen Group.
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. February 2 Alex Pangman.
Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The
194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475
therex.ca (full schedule)
Call for cover charge info.
February 1 6:30pm Laura Hubert Band; 9:30pm Vaughan Misener. February 2 9:45pm Mike Downes Quartet CD Release. February 3 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Bugaloo Squad 9:45pm Mike Downes Quartet CD Release. February 4 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band; 7pm Worst Pop Band Ever; 9:45pm Alex Pangman. February 5 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Club Django; 7pm Jake Wilkinson Group; 9:30pm Mostly Monk. February 6 6:30pm University of Toronto Student Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Humber College Student Jazz Ensembles. February 7 6:30pm Ken McDonald Quartet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. February 8 6:30pm Laura Hubert Band; 9:30pm Harris Eisenstadt Old Growth Forest (NYC). February 9 6:30pm Tetrahedron; 9:30pm Harris Eisenstadt Old Growth Forest (NYC). February 10 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Bugaloo Squad 9:45pm New York’s Adam Nussbaum with Kirk MacDonald & Pat LaBarbera Quartet. February 11 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm George Lake Big Band; 7pm Worst Pop Band Ever; 9:45pm New York’s Adam Nussbaum with Kirk MacDonald & Pat LaBarbera Quartet. February 12 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble; 7pm Jake Wilkinson Group; 9:30pm Phil Dwyer Group. February 13 6:30pm University of Toronto Student Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Humber College Student Jazz Ensembles. February 14 6:30pm Ken McDonald Quartet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. February 15 6:30pm Laura Hubert Band; 9:30pm Mark Godfrey Quartet. February 16 6:30pm Tetrahedron; 9:30pm New York’s Andy Milne & Dapp Theory. February 17 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Bugaloo Squad 9:45pm Dave Young Quintet. February 18 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Sonuskapos Big Band; 7pm Worst Pop Band Ever; 9:45pm Ted’s Warren Commission. February 19 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters; 7pm Jake Wilkinson Group; 9:30pm Barry Romberg Group. February 20 6:30pm University of Toronto Student Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Socialist Night School. February 21 6:30pm Ken McDonald Quartet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Scotland’s Graeme Stephen. February 22 6:30pm Laura Hubert Band; 9:30pm Lucien Gray Quartet. February 23 9:45pm Rich Brown’s The Abeng. February 24 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Bugaloo Squad 9:45pm Rich Brown’s The Abeng. February 25 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Connor Gains Band; 7pm Worst Pop Band Ever; 9:45pm Amhed Mitchel & Naciente. February 26 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30pm Freeway Dixieland; 7pm Jake Wilkinson Group; 9:30pm Way North. February 27 6:30pm University of Toronto Student Jazz Ensembles; 8:30pm John McLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. February 28 6:30pm Ken McDonald Quartet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Scotland’s Graeme Stephen.
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.
February 4 Alec Trent. February 11 The Lesters. February 18 Glen Filazek.
(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: February 5, 19 5pm Monk’s Music. February 7 10pm Peripheral Vision. February 12 10pm The Lina Allemano Four. February 14 10pm Michael Davidson. February 19 7:30pm Diane Roblin. February 21 10pm The Ken McDonald Quartet. February 28 10pm Nick Fraser Presents.