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.
Mar 5 Sonic Curators. Mar 6 Lady Kane. Mar 7 Disco Night w/ Escapade. Mar 12 Cheryn Lyn & The Catalysts. Mar 13 Blonde Ambition. Mar 14 Soular. Mar 19 The Neckties. Mar 20 Red Velvet. Mar 21 Blonde Ambition. Mar 26 Richard Henderson. Mar 27 Gyles. Mar 28 Blonde Ambition.
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.
Mar 3 9:30pm Taylor Ashton. Mar 4 7:30pm Replay Storytelling Presents: Who Am I?. Mar 5 8pm Women From Space Festival. Mar 8 5:30pm Jessica Deutsch and Ozere, 9:30pm The Pilot. Mar 11 9:30pm Macaulay Colton + Kim Craig & The Gin Rash. Mar 12 6pm Lexxicon + Tara Kannangara + Saffron A, 9:30pm Sameer Cash w/ Trish Robb. Mar 14 6pm Team Building, 9:30pm Blue Sky Miners. Mar 15 7:30pm Simone Baron & Arco Belo. Mar 16 9pm Joyfultalk + Joyful Joyful. Mar 18 6pm Significant Other w/ Nico Paulo, 9:30pm Rae Spoon and Kim Barlow w/ Mohammad Sahraei. Mar 19 9:30pm Amanda Rheaume w/ Sierra Noble. Mar 20 6pm Safe as Houses & Rory Taillon, 9:30pm Robb Cappelletto & Joseph Anidjar. Mar 21 9:30pm Rebekah Hawker, The Pairs, Basset. Mar 22 2pm and 7pm Asian Riffing Trio. Mar 24 9pm Dave Phillips / Death Kneel / Fleshtone Aura. Mar 28 9:30pm Texas Wayne / Westelaken / Sara Jarvie-Clarke. Mar 29 9pm Nat Baldwin / Charles Spearin / Sandro Perri. Mar 31 9pm Kennedy Road.
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.
Mar 6 9pm James King & The Midnight Hours. Mar 7 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers, 9pm Julia Tynes Band. Mar 8 7pm The Free Spirits. Mar 13 9pm Built for Speed. Mar 14 3pm The Vic Lawrence Seven, 9pm Craig Robertson, James Clark, and Alun Piggins. Mar 20 9pm Bluenatics. Mar 21 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers, 9pm Legion of Saints, Field Study, and Countless Numbers. Mar 26 8pm The Hiltz Family Singers. Mar 27 9pm Fool Hearts. Mar 28 3pm The Boxcar Boys.
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.
Mar 4 8pm BTBs Trio. Mar 6 7pm Tom Reynolds Trio - Mennonite Fundraiser. Mar 8 8pm Brodie West and Eucalyptus. Mar 10 8pm Finger Style Guitar Association Open Stage. Mar 11 8pm Elite Music Academy Open Mic. Mar 13 8:30pm Don Naduriak Jazz of the Americas. Mar 14 8pm Dunstan Morey Quartet. Mar 15 8pm Brodie West and Eucalyptus. Mar 18 8pm BTBs Trio. Mar 19 8pm four.30 Jazz Trio. Mar 20 8pm Steve Koven Trio. Mar 22 8pm Brodie West and Eucalyptus. Mar 24 8pm Finger Style Guitar Association Open Stage. Mar 25 8pm Henry Heiling & Eric St. Laurent Duo. Mar 26 8pm Blues Jam. Mar 27 9pm Hirut Hoot Comedy Night. Mar 29 8pm Brodie West and Eucalyptus.
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.
Mar 2 8pm Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The James Taylor Story. Mar 3 8pm Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The James Taylor Story. Mar 7 Paul James and His Band Pay Tribute to Bob Dylan. Mar 8 2pm Yamaha Presents: Sarah Thawer Band, 8:30pm International Women’s Day w/ Jully Black. Mar 9 Postmodern Jukebox’s Casey Abrams. Mar 10 Yamaha Presents: Jimmy Cobb. Mar 11 8pm Yamaha Presents: Lewis.Brown / Mark McLean’s Playground. Mar 12 Yamaha Presents: TorQ. Mar 13 Yamaha Presents: Ari Hoenig. Mar 14 Yamaha Presents: Jeff “Tain” Watts Quintet. Mar 15 Celebrating Bach’s Birthday. Mar 16 Dan MacDonald and North Atlantic Drift. Mar 19 BluesIn’ Toronto Presents: Tribute to Muddy & The Wolf. Mar 20 A Man Called Wrycraft Presents: A Tribute to Bruce Cockburn. Mar 22 2pm Ken Whiteley Gospel Brunch, 8:30pm Coco Montoya and Ronnie Baker Brooks. Mar 26 An Evening for Jack w/ Paul Reddick. Mar 27 Sharon Robinson: My Time w/ Leonard Cohen. Mar 28 Dan Hill. Mar 29 8pm Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Weavers’ Story.
Jazz Bistro, The
251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299
jazzbistro.ca (full schedule)
Mar 1 7pm Bartosz Hadala Group. Mar 3 8pm Mary Margaret O’Hara & Friends. Mar 4 8pm David Rubel’s 251 Jam Session. Mar 5 9pm Mark Eisenman Quartet. Mar 6 9pm Mark Eisenman Quartet. Mar 7 9pm Heather Luckhart Birthday w/ Attila Fias Quartet. Mar 8 7pm Carolyn Credico w/ Ross Wooldridge and Clark Johnson. Mar 10 8pm Gia Ionescu & The Update. Mar 11 David Rubel’s 251 Jam Session. Mar 12 9pm Daniel Barnes Ethio Jazz. Mar 13 9pm Aldo Lopez-Gavilan Trio. Mar 14 9pm Yvette Tollar 50th Birthday Concert. Mar 15 7pm Alex Samaras & Bobby Hsu. Mar 17 8pm Gia Ionescu & The Update. Mar 18 8pm David Rubel’s 251 Jam Session. Mar 19 9pm The Koffman-Hiltz Quartet. Mar 20 9pm Jacek Kochan. Mar 21 9pm Rich Brown. Mar 22 7pm Eric Yves Garcia. Mar 25 8pm David Rubel’s 251 Jam Session. Mar 26 9pm Kristjan Randalu w/ Mike Murley. Mar 27 9pm Kristjan Randalu w/ Genevieve Marentette. Mar 28 9pm Lori Cullen. Mar 29 7pm Tracy Michailidis.
Jazz Room, The
Located in the Huether Hotel, 59 King St. N., Waterloo. 226-476-1565
kwjazzroom.com (full schedule)
Attendees must be 19+. Cover charge varies (generally $12-$25)
Mar 6 8:30pm Mark Godfrey Quintet. Mar 7 8:30pm Ernesto Cervini’s Tetrahedron. Mar 13 8:30pm The Fourth Line. Mar 14 3pm Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam, 8:30pm Peter Hum’s Ordinary Heroes. Mar 20 8:30pm Sonja Gustafson. Mar 21 8:30pm Joanna Majoko. Mar 27 8:30pm Fresh Water Funk. Mar 28 8:30pm Barry Elmes Quintet.
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.
Mar 1 6pm SHINE Concert. Mar 6 6:30pm Son de Lula. Mar 8 3pm Terreiro do Samba. Mar 12 6:30pm Hilario Duran Solo Concert. Mar 13 6:30pm Son de Lula. Mar 15 12pm Lula’s Drag Brunch Extravaganza: Clash of the Queens. Mar 16 6:30pm Doox of Yale. Mar 18 7pm Amy Helm. Mar 20 6:30pm Son de Lula. Mar 22 4pm Dang Show - Nowruz 99. Mar 26 8pm Aaron Davis Circle of Friends. Mar 27 6:30pm Son de Lula.
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)
12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833
themonarchtavern.com (full schedule)
Mar 3 8pm Belleville-Ville. Mar 4 7pm John Kameel Farah. Mar 6 9pm PAX w/ Danika Vandersteen, Hobby. Mar 7 8:30pm No $ignal. Mar 9 7:30pm Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils Orchestra. Mar 11 8pm Control Top. Mar 12 8:30pm Larkins. Mar 15 8pm Combo Chimbita. Mar 20 8:30pm GirlonGirl LP Release w/ Man Crush, Uncola. Mar 21 9pm Dave Schoonderbeek + BDR w/ The Fern Tips, Flowers of Hell. Mar 27 9pm Praises EP Release w/ Queen of Swords, Secret Sign. Mar 31 8pm Shopping.
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.
Mar 11 Suzi and Doug. Mar 25 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.
Mar 3 Gene DiNovi. Mar 4 Karl Silveira Quartet. Mar 5 Maureen Kennedy Quartet. Mar 6 Canadian Jazz Quartet and Friends. Mar 7 Mandy Lagan Quartet. Mar 11 Denise Leslie Quartet. Mar 12 Mark Kelso Quartet. Mar 13 Melissa Lauren Trio. Mar 14 Brian Blain’s Blues Campfire Jam. Mar 18 Russ Little Quartet. Mar 19 Sophia Perlman & Adrean Farrugia’s Thursday Night Jazz Party. Mar 20 Kalya Ramu Quartet. Mar 21 Bill McBirnie Trio. Mar 25 John MacMurchy’s Wednesday Night Jazz Party. Mar 26 Bob DeAngelis and Friends. Mar 27 Barry Elmes Quartet. Mar 28 Jordana Talsky 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: 2:30pm. No cover.
Mar 7 Morgan Childs Trio. Mar 14 Mike Murley Quartet. Mar 21 Sugar Daddies. Mar 28 Michael Arthurs 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.
Mar 1 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Club Django, 7pm Julia Cleveland Trio, 9:30pm JV’s Boogaloo Squad. Mar 2 6:30pm U of T Student Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Tangent. Mar 3 6:30pm Melissa Lauren Quartet, 9:30pm Tangent. Mar 4 6:30pm Worst Pop Band Ever, 9:30pm Jenna Marie R&B. Mar 5 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:45pm Tetrahedron Album Release. Mar 6 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm James Hill’s Local Talent, 9:45pm Tetrahedron Album Release. Mar 7 12pm Terry Wilkins’ Uncle Bass, 3:30pm Laura Hubert Band, 7pm Lester McLean Trio+, 9:45pm O’Kane & Turcotte. Mar 8 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble, 7pm Julia Cleveland Trio, 9:30pm Scotch. Mar 9 6:30pm U of T Student Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Josh Grossman’s Toronto Jazz Orchestra. Mar 10 6:30pm Melissa Lauren Quartet, 9:30pm Chris Gale hosts the Rex Jazz Jam. Mar 11 6:30pm Worst Pop Band Ever, 9:30pm Peter Hum Sextet. Mar 12 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Peter Hum Sextet. Mar 13 12pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm James Hill’s Local Talent, 9:45pm Hannah Barstow 6. Mar 14 12pm Terry Wilkins’ Uncle Bass, 3:30pm George Lake Big Band, 7pm Lester McLean Trio+, 9:45pm Roberto Occhipinti. Mar 15 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Beverly Taft Quartet, 7pm Julia Cleveland Trio, 9:30pm Alex Kapo Quintet. Mar 16 6:30pm U of T Student Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Terry Promane’s U of T 12tet. Mar 17 6:30pm Melissa Lauren Quartet, 9:30pm Curtis + Garabedian + Sperrazza. Mar 18 6:30pm Worst Pop Band Ever, 9:30pm Curtis + Garabedian + Sperrazza. Mar 19 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Mark Kelso’s Jazz Exiles. Mar 20 12pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm James Hill’s Local Talent, 9:30pm Mark Kelso’s Jazz Exiles. Mar 21 12pm Terry Wilkins’ Uncle Bass, 3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band, 7pm Lester McLean Trio+, 9:45pm Elizabeth Shepherd. Mar 22 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Dr. Nick and The Rollercoasters, 7pm Julia Cleveland Trio, 9:30pm Jacob’s Cattle. Mar 23 6:30pm U of T Student Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Chris Hunt Tentet + 2. Mar 24 6:30pm Melissa Lauren Quartet, 9:30pm Chris Gale hosts the Rex Jazz Jam. Mar 25 6:30pm Worst Pop Band Ever, 9:30pm Noah Franche-Nolan Trio. Mar 26 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Spin Cycle. Mar 27 12pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Autobahn Trio, 9:30pm Spin Cycle. Mar 28 12pm Terry Wilkins’ Uncle Bass, 3:30pm Paul Reddick Blues, 7pm Neon Eagle, 9:45pm Dave Young Quintet. Mar 29 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Murphy Bros. All-Stars, 7pm Julia Cleveland Trio, 9:30pm Barry Romberg Group. Mar 30 6:30pm U of T Student Jazz Ensembles, 8:30pm John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. Mar 31 6:30pm Melissa Lauren Quartet, 9:30pm Chris Gale hosts the Classic Rex Jazz Jam.
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.