120 Diner

120 Church St. 416-792-7725

120diner.com (full schedule)

All shows: PWYC ($10-$20 suggested)


2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865


All shows: Call for cover charge info.

Mondays 8:30pm Salsa Night with DJ Romantico with free lessons.

Tuesdays 8:30pm Bachata Night with Weekly Guest DJ with free lessons.

Wednesdays 7pm Midtown Blues Jam hosted by Andrew “Voodoo” Walters.

Thursdays 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.

Feb 1 Lady Kane. Feb 2 Soular. Feb 8 Red Velvet. Feb 9 URequest. Feb 15 Gyles Band. Feb 16 Lady Kane. Feb 22 Graffiti Park. Feb 23 York Jazz Ensemble (matinee), Soular (evening).

Artword Artbar

15 Colbourne St., Hamilton. 905-543-8512

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The Black Swan

154 Danforth Ave. 416-469-0537

Winterfolk XVII Blues and Roots Festival

$25 wristband

Ground Floor

Feb 22 7pm Sebastian Agneto; 8pm Jerome Tucker Band; 9pm Glen Hornblast Band; 10pm Gary Kendall Band; 11pm Wayne Neon and the Amazing Tubular Orchestra. Feb 23 1pm Ken Yoshioka; 2pm Doris Folkens; 3pm STAV; 4pm The Lifers; 5pm Peter Verity; 6pm Maggie & Mr. Rogers; 7pm The Barrel Boys Trio; 8pm Sue & Dwight; 9pm HOTCHA!; 10pm Brian Gladstone; 11pm Q&A - Tony Quarrington & Zoe Adams. Feb 24 1pm Brampton Folk Club. Glenn McFarlane, David MacLachlan, Karl Widmeyer, Mark Yan & Barry Mulcahy, Sally Campbell, Jamie Reilly; 3pm Seneca College Independent Music Program; 6pm Noah Zacharin; 7pm Lynn Harrison; 8pm Danny Marks; 9pm Alessia Cohle.

2nd Floor

Feb 22 11pm Jack de Keyzer Band. Feb 23 3pm Harpin’ Norm Lucien & Friends; 4pm STAV; 10pm David Storey CD release with the Side Road Scholars. Feb 24 4pm Donné Roberts; 5pm Brian Blain & Friends; 6pm Jon Brooks; 7pm D’Arcy Wickham CD Release; 9pm Cassie & Maggie

3rd Floor

Feb 23 1pm Become a One-Man Band. Sammy Duke shows how to play 8 instruments at once; 2pm Fingerpicking the Blues with Brian Blain, D’Arcy Wickham; 3pm Accordion Summit. Dwight Peters, Liv Cazzola, Bev Kreller; 4pm Songs of Canada. David Storey, Maggie MacDonald, James Gordon; 5pm Fiddle Styles and Traditions. Emilyn Stam, Cassie MacDonald and Alana Cline. Feb 24 5pm Songs of Protest and Social Change. Sebastian Agnello, Jon Brooks, Sue and Dwight; 6pm Songs of Canada. David Storey, Maggie MacDonald, and James Gordon; 7pm Harmonica Workshop. Harpin’ Norm Lucien and Ken Yoshioka; 8pm Masters of Guitar. In the style of old guitar masters. Brian Gladstone; Lynda Kraar, and D’Arcy Wickham; 9pm Simone Morris.

See also Mambo Lounge and Dora Keogh.

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.

Feb 1 6:30pm RedFox, 9:30pm Paddy N’ Rob + The Harmony Heroes. Feb 2 6:30pm Sikuris St. Lawrence, 9:30pm Cold Tea & Marshall Veroni. Feb 3 9:15pm Thomas Steele Group. Feb 4 6:30pm Michael Eckert, Christine Bougie, Joshua Van Tassel & Hugh Marsh. Feb 5 6:30pm Probably Poetry: An Evening of New Work, 9:30pm Carl Lorusso Jr., Noah Zacharin & MIP Power Trio. Feb 6 7:30pm Confabulation presents Good Date / Bad Date, 9:30pm Aerialists with Robert Alan Mackie. Feb 7 6:30pm Pugs & Crows w/ Sam Tudor. 9:30pm The Techno Hall of Fame & Merival. Feb 8 9:30pm Sunshine State Album Release. Feb 9 6:30pm Deep Waters EP Release. Feb 10 2pm 4th Ave Initiation Tour 2.0 w/ Aja9, 6:30pm Carly Dow & Madeleine Roger. Feb 14 and 15 6:30pm Khari Wendell McClelland. Feb 16 6:30pm Alanna Matty EP Release, 9:30pm Marker Starling Album Release w/ Sing Leaf. Feb 19 6:30pm Kaili Kinnon. Feb 20 6:30pm Massey Hall Presents: Martin Kerr. Feb 23 9:30pm Lula Wiles. Feb 24 6:30pm Lunar Bloom + Jessica Pearson And The East Wind. Feb 27 9:30pm Abigail Lapell LP Release w/ Bird City. Feb 28 6:30pm and 9:30pm (two shows) Murray A. Lightburn.

Cameron House

408 Queen St. W. 416-703-0811


Castro’s Lounge

2116 Queen St. E. 416-699-8272

castroslounge.com (full schedule)

All shows: No cover/PWYC

C’est What

67 Front St. E. (416) 867-9499

cestwhat.com (full schedule)

All concerts are PWYC unless otherwise noted.

Feb 1 9pm Blueswinder. Feb 2 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers, 9pm Jay Dee Band and Michelle Rubinov. Feb 9 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers. Feb 10 7pm Pale Criminal. Feb 16 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers. Feb 23 3pm The Boxcar Boys.

Dora Keogh

141 Danforth Ave. 416-778-1804


Winterfolk XVII Blues and Roots Festival

$25 wristband

Feb 23 1pm The Best of Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show with Steve Raiken, Roger Zuraw, Josh Walker; 2pm Mike Weidman, Dougal Bichan, Bill Isen; 3pm Black Suit Devil; 4pm HOTCHA! & Shake the Bellows; 5pm Lynn Harrison presents The Bridge with the theme of Life Stores with Chloe Watkinson and others; 7pm Howard Gladstone; 8pm Vocal Jazzercise with Ori Dagan and Simone Morris; 9pm Mr. Rick; 10pm Cassie & Maggie; 11pm Alessia Cohle. Feb 24 1pm Brian Gladstone; 2pm Moscow Apartment; 3pm Sammy Duke; 4pm Lynda Kraar; 5pm Tragedy Ann; 6pm Dual Guitars and Yorkville Stories with Mike McKenna and Danny Marks; 7pm The Guitar Boys of Alderon with Noah Zacharin, Mr. Rick, and Brian Gladstone; 8pm Americana Pie with HOTCHA!, Mr. Rick and The Barrel Boys.

See also The Black Swan and Mambo Lounge.

Emmet Ray, The

924 College St. 416-792-4497

theemmetray.com (full schedule)

All shows: No cover/PWYC

Grossman’s Tavern

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.

Dec 7 8pm Marty Harris Jazz Quintet. Dec 13 8pm Uptown Jazz Swing Band. Dec 14 8:30pm Jazz of the Americas w/ Don Naduriak and Friends. Dec 15 8pm Andrea Kuzmich presents: Holiday Spirit Cabaret. Dec 20 8pm John Findlay Holiday Jazz & Blues & Originals. Dec 22 8pm Bruce Cassidy Jazz Trio. Dec 28 9pm Hirut Hoot Pre-New Year’s Eve Comedy. Jan 10 8pm Bright Lit, Big City. Jan 11 8:30pm Jazz of the Americas w/ Don Naduriak and friends. Jan 25 9pm Hirut Hoot Comedy.

Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The

Hugh’s Room

2261 Dundas St. W 416 533 5483


All shows at 8:30pm unless otherwise noted. See website for individual show prices.

Feb 1 Western Swing Authority. Feb 2 8pm French Squeeze. Feb 5 10am Toronto Ravel Study, 8:30pm The Ward Cabaret. Feb 7 John McDermott Ft. Paul Langlois. Feb 8 John McDermott Ft. Dala. Feb 9 John McDermott Ft. Chad Matthews. Feb 11 MOXIE. Feb 12 Rory Block. Feb 14 Wintergarten Orchestra. Feb 15 Alfie Zappacosta. Feb 17 Willie Nile. Feb 18 Tim Booth’s Toronto Art Orchestra. Feb 22 Michael Jerome Browne w/ Harrison Kennedy. Feb 23 Van Morrison Tribute w/ Matt Weidinger. Feb 24 2pm Ken Whiteley’s Gospel Brunch, 8:30pm Don Ross: Louder Than Usual. Feb 25 Romani Jazz. Feb 26 Jeff Lang.

Jazz Bistro, The

251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299

jazzbistro.ca (full schedule)

Feb 1, 2 9pm Irwin Hall. Feb 6 7pm Lisa Particelli’s GNO Jazz Jam. Feb 7 8:30pm Colin Hunter and The Anthony Terpstra Seventet. Feb 8, 9 8:30pm Colin Hunter and The Joe Sealy Quartet. Feb 12 7pm Christine & Tom Sing The Mildly Amusing Songs of Eli Pasic. Feb 14 9pm Valentine’s Day w/ John Alcorn and Alex Samaras.

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)

Feb 1 Paul Mitchell and the Jitterbugs. Feb 2 William Sperandai Quintet. Feb 3 David Braid + Penderecki Quartet. Feb 7 Steve McDade Sextet. Feb 8 Glen Buhr and Margaret Sweatman + Penderecki Quartet. Feb 9 Robi Botos Trio. Feb 15 Derek Hines Quartet. Feb 16 Richard Whiteman Quartet. Feb 22 Florian Hoefner Trio. Feb 23 Steve D’Angelo Quintet.

Lula Lounge

1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307

lula.ca (full schedule)

Every Fri 7:30pm Afterwork Global Party Series free before 8pm; Every Fri 10:30pm Havana Club Fridays $15; Every Sat 10:30pm Salsa Saturdays $15.

Feb 4 6:30pm Launch of Socialist Register 2019: The World Turned Upside Down. Feb 5 6:30pm Book Launch: Managing Without Growth. Feb 7 6:30pm Lorraine Klaasen w/ Special Guests. Feb 10 12pm Lula’s Drag Brunch Extravaganza. Feb 10 6:30pm The Heart of a Man. Feb 11 6:30pm The Jazz-Poetry Exchange. Feb 12, 13 6:30pm Spectacle Cabaret. Feb 14 Valentine’s Day w/ Payadora Tango Ensemble + special guest Elbio Fernandez. Feb 17 7pm The Salida Project CD Release Party. Feb 19 6:30pm Richard Herfeld and Sascha Kommer: An Evening of The American Songbook. Feb 23 12pm African Dancing and Drumming Workshop In French (free). Feb 24 4pm Projeto Forrobodó.

Mambo Lounge

120 Danforth Ave. 416-778-7004.


Winterfolk XVII Blues and Roots Festival

$25 wristband

Feb 22 7pm Black Suit Devil; 8pm Maggie & Mr. Rogers; 9pm Emilyn Stam & John David Williams; 10pm Alana & Leigh Cline; 11pm Simone Morris. Feb 23 1pm David McLachlan; 2pm Sammy Duke; 3pm Moscow Apartment; 4pm Steve Raiken; 5pm Tragedy Ann; 6pm Doris Folkens; 7pm Evaristo Machado; 8pm Donné Roberts; 9pm Alfie Smith; 10pm Lynda Kraar; 11pm Glen Hornblast; Feb 24 1pm Peter Verity; 2pm Harpin’ Norm Lucien; 3pm Ken Yoshioka & Donné Roberts; 4pm Howard Gladstone; 5pm TBA; 6pm Sue & Dwight; 7pm Ori Dagan; 8pm The Lifers; 9pm Q&A with Tony Quarrington and Zoe Adams.

See also The Black Swan and Dora Keogh.

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 and Jamie.

Mây Cafe

876 Dundas St. W. 647-607-2032

maytoronto.com (full schedule)

Mezzetta Restaurant

681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687

mezzettarestaurant.com (full schedule)

Every Wed 9 & 10:15pm Wednesday Concert Series.

Monarch Tavern

12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833

themonarchtavern.com (full schedule)

Feb 1 8:30pm The Lay Awakes w/ Drew Brown, David Krystal. Feb 5 8pm Belleville-Ville. Feb 11 7:30pm Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils Orchestra. Feb 15 9pm Yellow Magnolia, Feather Weight, Hollow Graves.

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 per person. Dinner from 6pm and music from 7pm to 9pm.

Feb 13 Paper Moon Duo (Tony Quarrington & Zoey Adam).

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.

Feb 1 Canadian Jazz Quartet & Friends. Feb 2 Eliana Cuevas Trio. Feb 5 Gene DiNovi. Feb 6 Avery Cantello Blues Band. Feb 7 John Sherwood Quartet. Feb 8 Genevieve Marentette Trio. Feb 9 Brian Blain’s Blues Campfire Jam. Feb 13 John MacLeod + 3. Feb 14 Cal Dodd & The Tom Szczesniak Trio. Feb 15 Steve Amirault Trio. Feb 16 Neil Swainson Trio. Feb 20 Florian Hoefner Trio. Feb 22 Kathleen Gorman Quartet. Feb 23 Griffith/Hiltz Quartet. Feb 27 Russ Little Quartet. Feb 28 Bob DeAngelis & Friends.

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.

Feb 2 Jim Gelcer Quartet. Feb 9 Jake Koffman Quartet. Feb 16 Steve Amirault Quartet. Feb 23 Landen Vieira 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.

Feb 1 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Amanda Tosoff, 9:45pm Raoul and the BIGGER Time. Feb 2 12pm Sinners Choir, 3:30pm Paul Reddick Blues, 7pm Neon Eagle, 9:45pm Dave Young / Terry Promane Octet. Feb 3 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Club Django, 7pm Boogaloo Squad, 9:30pm Tim Hamel Quintet. Feb 4 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Mike Murley & The Jazz Mechanics. Feb 5 6:30pm Lauren Falls Quartet, 9:30pm Bill Todd Trio. Feb 6 6:30pm Trevor Giancola Quartet, 9:30pm Nick Teehan Group. Feb 7 6:30pm Noam Lemish Trio +, 9:45pm Claire Daly w/ Adrean Farrugia. Feb 8 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Amanda Tosoff, 9:45pm Claire Daly w/ Adrean Farrugia. Feb 9 12pm Sinners Choir, 3:30pm Laura Hubert Group, 7pm Neon Eagle, 9:45pm Howard Moore & The Vipers. Feb 10 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble, 7pm Boogaloo Squad, 9:30pm Ethio-Jazz Project. Feb 11 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Ben Edgecombe & Super Breakfast. Feb 12 6:30pm Lauren Falls Quartet, 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Feb 13 6:30pm Trevor Giancola Quartet, 9:30pm Tom Richards’ The Big Butter & Egg Men. Feb 14 6:30pm Noam Lemish Trio +, 9:30pm Marika Galea Group. Feb 15 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Amanda Tosoff, 9:45pm Griffith/Hiltz Trio. Feb 16 12pm Sinners Choir, 3:30pm George Lake Big Band, 7pm Neon Eagle, 9:45pm Jeremy Ledbetter. Feb 17 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble, 7pm Boogaloo Squad, 9:30pm Ethio-Jazz Project. Feb 18 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Chris Hunt Tentet +2. Feb 19 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Feb 20 6:30pm Trevor Giancola Quartet, 9:30pm Kurt Nielsen Trio. Feb 21 6:30pm Noam Lemish Trio +, 9:45pm Dave Turner Quartet. Feb 22 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Amanda Tosoff, 9:45pm Dave Turner Quartet. Feb 23 12pm Sinners Choir, 3:30pm Conor Gains, 7pm Neon Eagle, 9:30pm Bernie Senensky Group. Feb 24 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Heavy on the Willie, 7pm Boogaloo Squad, 9:30pm Barry Romberg Quartet. Feb 25 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. Feb 26 6:30pm Lauren Falls Quartet, 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Feb 27 6:30pm Trevor Giancola Quartet, 9:30pm Vaughan Misener Trio. Feb 28 6:30pm Noam Lemish Trio +, 9:30pm Suyun Kim Memorial Concert & Humber Fundraiser.

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)

All shows with $10 cover charge ($5 after 10pm arrival, free after 11pm arrival)


292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137

tranzac.org (full schedule)

3-4 shows daily, various styles, in four different performance spaces. Mostly PWYC.

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