120 Church St. 416-792-7725
120diner.com (full schedule)
Most shows $10-$20
All shows: PWYC ($10-$20 suggested)
2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865
All shows: Call for cover charge info.
Mon 8:30pm Salsa Night with DJ Romantico with free lessons.
Tues 8:30pm Bachata Night with Weekly Guest DJ with free lessons.
Wed 7pm Midtown Blues Jam hosted by Andrew “Voodoo” Walters.
Thurs 7pm Spotlight Thursdays.
Fri & Sat 9:30pm Funk, Soul, R&B Top 40 $10 cover after 9pm.
Sat 3pm-6pm Matinee Jazz.
Sun 4pm Blues in The Alley w/ Big Groove.
Oct 3 Johnny Cox & Magnetic Line. Oct 4 Von. Oct 5 URequest. Oct 10 Where it Zat. Oct 11 Red Velvet. Oct 12 Lady Kane. Oct 17 Mark Harding. Oct 18 North of 7. Oct 19 Disco Night w/ Escapade. Oct 24 Johnny Cox & Magnetic Line. Oct 25 Gyles. Oct 26 York Jazz Ensemble (matinee), Halloween Party w/ URequest (eve). Oct 31 Halloween Party w/ DJ Marlon.
15 Colbourne St., Hamilton. 905-543-8512
artword.net (full schedule)
The Blue Goose Tavern
1 Blue Goose St. 416-255-2442
thebluegoosetavern.com (full schedule)
2315 Bloor St. W. 416-767-1315
bloomrestaurant.com (full schedule)
All shows 7pm 19+. Call for reservations.
1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033
Ticket prices vary by show, but typically $10-$20; check website for individual show prices.
Oct 1 9pm Jom Comyn w/ Sam Tudor. Oct 2 6:30pm Kaili Kinnon, 9:30pm Field Guide & Georgia Harmer. Oct 3 9:30pm David Krystal. Oct 4 6:15pm Fintan, 9:30pm Silver Pools w/ Leucrocuta and Bazarian. Oct 5 6:30pm Matthew Byrne, 9:30pm Burhan Berken. Oct 6 6:30pm Jennis, 9:30pm Louise Landes Levi. Oct 7 9:30pm Burrows and Company w/ Graham Young. Oct 8 9pm Above Ground Pool. Oct 9 9:30pm Field Guide & Dani Nash. Oct 10 8:30pm Café Counterculture. Oct 12 3pm Manus McGuire and Emily Flack, 6:30pm Diar. Oct 12 9:30pm Emma Frank w/ Thom Gill and Ryan Driver. Oct 15 6:30pm Mike Evin. Oct 16 9:30pm Laurent Bourque. Oct 17 9:30pm Li’l Andy. Oct 18 9:30pm Blonde Elvis and Lake Versions. Oct 19 6:30pm Darling Cora w/ La Faute, 9:30pm Rebecca Binnendyk. Oct 21 6:30pm Rob McLaren, 9:30pm Dan Pitt Trio w/ SALT. Oct 22 9:30pm Paris Pick & The Pricks. Oct 23 8:30pm Maintoba Music Showcase. Oct 25 9:30pm Most People w/ Crystal Light Collective. Oct 26 9:30pm Dylan Perkons, Animal Parts, James Irwin. Oct 29 9:30pm Bernice. Oct 30 6:15pm Eybler Quartet.
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.
Oct 4 9pm Fraser Melvin Band. Oct 5 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers. Oct 6 7pm The ReCaps. Oct 10 9pm VETS Canada. Oct 12 3pm The Boxcar Boys. Oct 13 6pm Too Dumb To Quit! Oct 19 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers. Oct 26 3pm Kristin Lindell w/ Jesse Whiteley. Oct 27 5pm Too Dumb To Quit!.
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.
Oct 5 8:30pm Tanya Wills Quartet.
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.
Oct 1 8pm Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Bob Dylan Story. Oct 2 Yamaha Presents: Bobby Shew. Oct 3 Gathering Sparks CD Release. Oct 4 Martin Simpson. Oct 5 Bill Durst. Oct 6 David Francey. Oct 7 Joan Bessie. Oct 8 The Stanfields. Oct 9 Lloyd Spiegel. Oct 10 Mad Dogs and Englishmen: Music of Joe Cocker & Leon Russell. Oct 11 Dar Williams. Oct 12 Claire Lynch. Oct 16 8pm Steve Goldberger & The Gentle Spirits. Oct 17 Tom Rush. Oct 18 Old Man Luedecke. Oct 19 Ray Montford. Oct 20 Mary Fahl. Oct 22 9am Ravel, 8:30pm The Al Purdy Songbook. Oct 23 8:30pm John Wort Hannam. Oct 24 8:30pm Etta James Tribute. Oct 25 The French Connection. Oct 26 Sheila Jordan. Oct 27 Russel DeCarle w/ Paul Pigat & Steve Briggs. Oct 30 Coco Love Alcorn. Oct 31 Shrinehouse and Stardust.
Jazz Bistro, The
251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299
jazzbistro.ca (full schedule)
Oct 2 8pm Sam Kirmayer Trio. Oct 3 9pm Latin Festival: Amanda Martinez. Oct 4 9pm Latin Festival: Rafael Zaldivar. Oct 5 9pm Latin Festival: Santerias. Oct 6 7pm Payadora. Oct 9 8pm David Rubel’s 251 Jazz Jam. Oct 10 9pm Halie Loren. Oct 11 9pm Lew Tabackin w/ The Bernie Senensky Trio. Oct 12 9pm Lew Tabackin w/ The Bernie Senensky Trio. Oct 13 7pm Simone Morris. Oct 15 8pm Chandrika Tandon / Kenny Werner Duo, w/ Collen Allen Trio. Oct 16 8pm David Rubel’s 251 Jazz Jam. Oct 17 9pm Mark Eisenman / Mike Murley Quartet. Oct 18 9pm Mark Eisenman / Mike Murley Quartet. Oct 19 9pm Mark Eisenman / Mike Murley Quartet. Oct 20 7pm Mary Kelly. Oct 23 8pm David Rubel’s 251 Jazz Jam. Oct 24 8:30pm Colin Hunter and The Anthony Terpstra Seventet. Oct 25 9pm Colin Hunter w/ The Joe Sealy Quartet. Oct 26 Colin Hunter w/ The Joe Sealy Quartet. Oct 30 8pm David Rubel’s 251 Jazz Jam. Oct 31 9pm William Carn Quintet.
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)
Oct 4 Sam Kirmayer. Oct 5 Luis Deniz Group. Oct 6 4pm Sonic Perfume. Oct 11 Venuti String Quartet, Dialectica Saxophone Quartet. Oct 12 Norman Marshall Villeneuve’s Art Blakey Celebration. Oct 18 Jon Crespo Quartet. Oct 19 The Ault Sisters. Oct 25 Dave Young Trio w/ The Penderecki String Quartet. Oct 26 Thompson Egbo-Egbo.
1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307
lula.ca (full schedule)
Every Fri 7:30pm Afterwork Global Party Series free before 8pm; Every Fri 8:30pm Havana Club Fridays $15; Every Sat 10:30pm Salsa Saturdays $15.
Oct 2 8:30pm Juan Wauters. Oct 3 6:30pm Tia Brazda. Oct 6 6pm Celebrating The Music of Gladys Knight. Oct 8 7pm Dwayne Morgan 26th Anniversary Celebration. Oct 9 7pm Tiki Collective and John Finely. Oct 10 6:30pm JV’s Boogaloo Squad. Oct 16 6pm Hustling Verse Book Launch. Oct 17 6:30pm Toronto Witches’ Ball 2019. Oct 22 7pm Renascent Laughs: Comedy Fundraiser. Oct 25 10am Pure Expansion Fall Summit.
Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club
951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440
manhattans.ca (full schedule)
681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687
mezzettarestaurant.com (full schedule)
Sets at 9pm & 10:15pm
Oct 2 Kye Marshall & Dan Ionescu. Oct 9 Julia Pal & Kevin Barrett. Oct 15 Lorne Lofsky & David Occhipinti. Oct 16 Ted Quinlan & Mike Downes. Oct 17 Brian Katz & Jonno Lightstone. Oct 18 Dave Young & Reg Schwager. Oct 19 Tres Kilos Trio. Oct 20 Mike Murley Trio. Oct 30 Maureen Kennedy & Ben Bishop.
12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833
themonarchtavern.com (full schedule)
Oct 1 8pm Belleville-Ville. Oct 2 8pm Sequoyah Murray w/ cutsleeve. Oct 3 7pm Biblioasis 15th Anniversary. Oct 4 8:30pm Bodywash w/ For Keeps, Roach, Spirit Josh. Oct 5 9pm William Tyler w/ Joseph Shabason. Oct 7 7:30pm Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils Orchestra. Oct 11 8pm Grizzly Coast w/ Lenny Bull. Oct 12 9pm Operator Music Band w/ Fresh Snow. Oct 16 8:30pm Tsushimamire w/ Vipers, Nikki Fierce. Oct 17 8pm Calliope Musicals. Oct 18 8pm BENEE. Oct 19 8:30pm Safia Nolin. Oct 24 8:30pm Paper Beat Scissors w/ Merival. Oct 25 9pm Biblical w/ Witchrot, Fake Humans. Oct 29 8pm Quintron & Miss Pussycat. Oct 31 8pm Ryan McMullan.
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.
Oct 9 Larry Bond & Bob Mills. Oct 23 Farrucas Latin Duo.
Old Mill, The
21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641
oldmilltoronto.com (full schedule)
The Home Smith Bar: No reservations. No cover. $20 food/drink minimum. All shows: 7:30-10:30pm unless otherwise listed.
Oct 1 Gene DiNovi. Oct 4 Canadian Jazz Quartet w/ Brian O’Kane. Oct 9 John MacLeod. Oct 10 Sophia Perlman & Adrean Farrugia’s Thursday Night Jazz Party. Oct 12 Brian Blain’s Campfire Jam. Oct 16 Russ Little. Oct 17 Bob DeAngelis. Oct 18 6pm Groove Night w/ DJ Ian. Oct 19 6pm Enrico Galante. Oct 25 6pm Groove Night w/ DJ Ian. Oct 26 6pm Spooktacular Halloween Party. Oct 30 John MacMurchy.
Only Café, The
972 Danforth Ave. 416-463-7843
theonlycafe.com (full schedule)
Pilot Tavern, The
22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716
All shows: 2:30pm. No cover.
Oct 5 Jim Gelcer Quartet. Oct 12 Aaron Davis Quintet. Oct 19 Bernie Senensky Quartet. Oct 26 Jeff King 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.
Oct 1 6:30pm Chris Wallace Group, 9:30pm Big Smoke Brass. Oct 2 6:30pm Ernest Cervini’s Tetrahedron, 9:30pm Rafael Zaldivar Group. Oct 3 6:30pm Artie Roth Quartet, 9:45pm Barry Elmes Quintet. Oct 4 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Colleen Allen, 9:45pm Barry Elmes Quintet. Oct 5 12pm Adam & Adam’s Remnants, 3:30pm Chris Hunt Tentet + 2, 7pm Jenna Marie R&B, 9:45pm Dave Young Quintet. Oct 6 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Club Django, 7pm Alex Lakusta Electric Trio, 9:30pm Barry Romberg Group. Oct 7 6:30pm U of T Student Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Mike Malone & The Writer’s Jazz Orchestra. Oct 8 6:30pm Chris Wallace Group, 9:30pm Chris Gale Hosts Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Oct 9 6:30pm Ernesto Cervini’s Tetrahedron, 9:30pm Snarky Puppy’s Chris Bullock. Oct 10 6:30pm Artie Roth Quartet, 9:45pm Annual Coltrane Tribute feat. Pat LaBarbera, Kirk MacDonald, Joe LaBarbera. Oct 11 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Colleen Allen, 9:45pm Annual Coltrane Tribute feat. Pat LaBarbera, Kirk MacDonald, Joe LaBarbera. Oct 12 12pm Adam & Adam’s Remnants, 3:30pm Laura Hubert Band, 7pm Neon Eagle, 9:45pm Annual Coltrane Tribute feat. Pat LaBarbera, Kirk MacDonald, Joe LaBarbera. Oct 13 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble, 7pm Alex Lakusta Electric Trio, 9:30pm Dan Willis. Oct 14 6:30pm U of T Student Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Hannah Barstow Trio. Oct 15 6:30pm Chris Wallace Group, 9:30pm Chris Gale hosts Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Oct 16 6:30pm Ernesto Cervini’s Tetrahedron, 9:30pm Andrew Boniwell. Oct 17 6:30pm Artie Roth Quartet, 9:30pm Paul DeLong’s One Word. Oct 18 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Colleen Allen, 9:45pm Joe Policastro Trio. Oct 19 12pm Adam & Adam’s Remnants, 3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band, 7pm Jenna Marie R&B, 9:45pm Joanna Majoko Sextet. Oct 20 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters, 7pm Alex Lakusta Electric Trio, 9:30pm Brian Charette Organ Trio. Oct 21 6:30pm U of T Student Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Chelsea McBride’s Socialist Night School. Oct 22 6:30pm Chris Wallace Group, 9:30pm Chris Gale hosts Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Oct 23 6:30pm Ernesto Cervini’s Tetrahedron, 9:30pm Florian Hoefner Trio. Oct 24 6:30pm Artie Roth Quartet, 9:30pm Florian Hoefner Trio. Oct 25 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Colleen Allen, 9:45pm Dayna Stephens & Pluto Juice. Oct 25 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Colleen Allen, 9:45pm Dayna Stephens & Pluto Juice. Oct 26 12pm Adam & Adam’s Remnants, 3:30pm Paul Reddick Blues, 7pm Neon Eagle, 9:45pm Dayna Stephens & Pluto Juice. Oct 27 12pm Dixieland: Louisiana Havana, 3:30pm The Butter & Egg Men, 7pm Alex Lakusta Electric Trio, 9:30pm Jacob’s Cattle. Oct 28 6:30pm U of T Student Jazz Ensembles, 8:30pm John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. Oct 29 6:30pm Chris Wallace Groups, 9:30pm Chris Gale hosts Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Oct 30 6:30pm Ernesto Cervini’s Tetrahedron, 9:30pm JV’s Boogaloo Squad. Oct 31 6:30pm Artie Roth Quartet, 9:30pm Mareika Weining Quintet.
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
thesenator.com (full schedule)
292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137
tranzac.org (full schedule)
3-4 shows daily, various styles, in three different performance spaces. Mostly PWYC.