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 Students from Hannah Burge’s Centennial College Studio; 8pm Lisa Particelli’s GNO Jazz Jam. Every Sat 6pm John Alcorn $20. April 2 6pm Femme Fatale Musicale w/ Sarah Gibbons $20; 8:30pm Nicky’s Solo Improvised Musical w/ Nicky Nasrallah $20. April 6 6pm Laura Hubert & Nathan Hiltz; 9pm Carla Casanova, Heather Christine, Arlene Paculan, Kat Leonard. April 7 6pm Denielle Bassels: Tribute to Billie Holiday. April 9 6pm Robyn Harrison & Lea Beauvais $20; 8:30pm The Sedina Show: In These Trying Times $20. April 13 6pm Paul Lamarche & TIMA. April 14 6pm Irene Harrett Group. April 16 7pm Sienna Dahlen & Francois Jalbert. April 20 6pm Ryley Murray Trio. April 21 6pm Christian Bell-Young. April 23 6pm David Warrack Presents $20; 8:30pm David Warrack Presents $20. April 27 6pm Karen Racicot & Aniko Myles. April 28 6pm Ros Kindler & Lynda Covello. April 30 6pm Sam Broverman: International Jazz Day Cabaret $20; 8:30pm Bobby Hsu’s Ob-Sessions $20.
2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865
All shows: 9pm unless otherwise indicated. Call for cover charge info.
April 1, 29 Soular. April 7, 15, 22 Lady Kane. April 8 Jamesking. April 14 Universal Boogie Band. April 21 Jamesking. April 28 North of 7 Band.
15 Colbourne St., Hamilton. 905-543-8512
artword.net (full schedule)
April 6 8pm The Amy Project: the music of Amy Winehouse with Marni Shuster (voice), Anthony Caradonna (guitar), Ian Taylor (bass), Bob DiSalle (drums) $10. April 7 8pm So Long Seven: Neil Hendry (guitar, mandolin), William Lamoureux (violin), Ravi Naimpally (tabla), Tim Posgate (banjo) $15. April 14 8pm Beg to Differ Trio: Tim Ninehouse (keys, voice), Doug Sikma (guitar), Steve Foster (drums).
2315 Bloor St. W. 416-767-1315
All shows: 19+. Call for reservations.
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
April 7 9pm Kitchen Orkestra Album Release $20(adv)/$25(door). April 15 9pm Different Era EP Release $8(adv)/$10(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
April 8 9pm Paul Reddick. April 9 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)
April 1, 15, 29 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers. April 8, 22 3pm The Boxcar Boys.
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
April 6 9pm John-Wayne Swingtet: John Farrell (guitar), Abbey Sholzberg (bass), Wayne Nakamura (guitar), Alexander Tikhonov (clarinet). April 13 9pm Bossa Tres PWYC. April 20 9pm Vokurka’s Vicarious Virtuoso Violin.
403 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-588-2930
All shows: PWYC.
April 1 5pm Bill Heffernan’s Saturday Sessions; 9pm The Tin Pan Jazz Band. April 2 5pm Grateful Sunday; 9pm Evan Desaulnier Jazz Trio. April 3 5pm Mike and Jill Daley Jazz Duo; 9pm Jazz Mondays with the Tim Hamel Trio and featured guests.
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. April 2 4:30pm New Orleans Connection All Star Jazz Band.
67 Richmond St. E. 416-368-1920
harlemrestaurant.com (full schedule)
All shows: 7:30-11pm (unless otherwise noted). Call for cover charge info.
Every Mon Neil Brathwaite. April 7, 14 Gyles. April 21 JWT.
Hirut Cafe and Restaurant
2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560
Every Sun 3pm Open Mic with Nicola Vaughan PWYC. April 2, 9, 23, 30 7:30pm Eucalyptus Calypso/Dancehall/Reggae/Bossa Nova ensemble residency. April 7 8pm Wally Brooker and the Concord Jazz Quintet PWYC. April 8 12pm Sharron Katz & Friends PWYC; 8pm Ernest Lee & Cotton Traffic PWYC ($10 suggested). April 4, 18 8pm Finger Style Guitar Association PWYC. April 14 8pm Don Naduriak PWYC. April 28 9pm Hirut Hoot Cabaret 5 year anniversary $5.
Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The
Jazz Bistro, The
251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299
April 1 9pm rinsethealgorithm $20. April 2 7pm Stephanie Martin $15. April 4 7pm Jazz FM Sounds of Italy series with Franco D’Andrea $40. April 6, 7 9pm Eliana Cuevas Quintet. April 8 9pm Coldjack $20. April 9 7pm Adi Braun $20. April 11, 18 6pm Robert Scott; 8:30pm Robert Scott (piano) & Genevieve Marentette (voice). April 14, 15 9pm The Nightporters $15(Fri)/$20(Sat). April 16 7pm Nathan Hiltz Trio. April 19 8pm Aj Bridel $20. April 20 8:3pm Colin Hunter & The Anthony Terpstra Seventet - Mostly Frank $15. April 21, 22 8:3pm Colin Hunter & The Joe Sealy Quartet $15. April 23 7pm Jim Betts: The Betts Yet Tickets purchased through Smile Theatre. April 25 8pm DUFFMUSIQ $10. April 26 8pm John MacMurchy $15. April 28, 29 9pm The Christopher Simmons Trio $15(Fri)/$20(Sat).
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+.
April 1 LaBoeuf Brothers $18. April 7 Mike Murley Trio $20. April 8 Michael Occhipinti’s Creation Dream – The Music of Bruce Cockburn – featuring Elizabeth Sheppard (voice) $25. April 14 Oliver Babaz Trio $16. April 15 Eliana Cuevas $25. April 21 Jason White Trio $20. April 22 Kite Trio $16. April 28 Derek Hines Quintet $18. April 29 On Topic Trio $16.
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
Local Pub, The
396 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-535-6225
localpub.ca (full schedule)
1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307
lula.ca (full schedule)
April 1 10:30pm Lula All Stars & DJ Santiago Valasquez $15. April 2 10am Michael Johnston Music Studio’s 10th Annual Recital & Spring Celebrations $18(adv)/$20(door). April 4 7pm Salsa Loca $20(adv)/$25(door). April 6 7:15pm Marvin Gaye & Luther Vandross birthday bash $10(adv)/$15(door). April 7 7:30pm Lula Music and Arts Centre $15; 10:30pm Yani Borrell & DJ Suave $15. April 8 10:30pm Manny Cardenas & DJ Santiago Valasquez $15. April 9 10am Michael Johnston Music Studio’s 10th Annual Recital & Spring Celebrations $18(adv)/$20(door). April 14 7:30 Sonia Aimy $15; 10:30pm Papiosco y los Ritmicos and DJ Suave $15. April 15 10:30pm La Borinqueña plus DJ Santiago Valasquez $15. April 18 7pm Don Mills Collegiate Jazz Night $15(gen)/$10(sr)/$5(st). April 21 7:30pm Fern Lindzon $15; 10:30pm Café Cubano & DJ Suave $15. April 22 10:30pm Ricky Franco & The P-Crew Orchestra and DJ Santiago Valasquez $15. April 23 2:45pm Fred Penner $15(adv)/$20(door). April 28 7:30pm Scott Kemp Trio $15.
Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club
951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440
manhattans.ca (full schedule)
All shows: PWYC.
Every Mon Sandy Macdonald. April 1, 13 Joe Lucchetta. April 2 Stan Chang & Erick Bruck. April 4 Kent & Harry’s Sidewalk Revival. April 5, 25 Brad Halls. April 6 Brad Cheeseman Trio. April 7, 19 Giggles. April 8 Jazz meets blues. April 9, 23 Grace Peters. April 11, 30 David Hollingshead & guests. April 12, 26 Paul Taylor. April 14 Hammerbomb. April 15 Practical Spark. April 18, 28 John Zadro. April 20 Hammerton/Wagler/O’Neill. April 21 Tom Altobelli Trio. April 22 Kevin Dempsey Trio. April 27 Carmen Spada.
876 Dundas St. W. 647-607-2032
maytoronto.com (full schedule)
681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687
mezzettarestaurant.com (full schedule)
All shows: 9pm, $8 (unless otherwise noted).
April 5 Jordan Saull & James Brown (guitars). April 12 Kyle Marshall (cello) & Don Ionescu (guitar). April 19 Dave Young (bass), Reg Schwager (guitar). April 26 Jonno Lightstone (clarinet, flute), Brian Katz (guitar, piano).
12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833
themonarchtavern.com (full schedule)
April 3 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.
April 30 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)
April 12 Farrucas Latin Duo $39.99 (dinner included). April 26 Paper Moon $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
April 1 Don Vickery (drums) Trio with Mark Eisenman (piano), Neil Swainson (bass). April 4 In Concert and Conversation with Gene DiNovi. April 6 Edmonton’s PJ Perry (sax) Trio with Reg Schwager (guitar), Neil Swainson (bass). April 7 Canadian Jazz Quartet: Frank Wright (vibes), Ted Quinlan (guitar), Pat Collins (bass), Don Vickery (drums), feat. John MacMurchy (sax). April 8 Brian Blain (guitar, voice) Blues Campfire with Bill King (piano), Manitoba Hal (ukulele). April 13 Bruce Cassidy (trumpet, flugelhorn, EVI) Trio with Tom Szczesniak (piano, bass), Reg Schwager (guitar, bass). April 15 Lenny Solomon (violin) Trio with Reg Schwager (guitar), Shelly Berger (bass). April 20 Ron Westray (trombone, flugelbone) Trio with Chris Banks (bass), Daniel Barnes (drums). April 21 Sharon Smith (voice) Trio with Jordan Klapman (piano), Shelley Miller (bass). April 22 Gord Sheard’s (piano, accordion) ‘Sinal Aberto’ Quartet with Luanda Jones (voice), George Koller (bass), Mark Kelso (drums). April 27 Anthony Panacci (piano) Trio with Will Jarvis (bass) Mark Kelso (drums). April 28 Brian Barlow (drums) Trio with Robi Botos (piano), Scott Alexander (bass). April 29 Wendy Lands (voice) Quartet with Steve Hunter (piano), Russ Boswell (bass), Jim Gillard (drums).
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.
April 1 Gene Smith (trombone) Quartet with Lorne Lofsky (guitar), Barry Romberg (drums), Jon Maharaj (bass). April 8 Bernie Senensky Quartet. April 15 Steve Amirault (piano) Quartet with Mike Murley (sax), Pat Collins (bass), Ethan Ardelli (drums). April 22 Daniel Barnes (drums) Quartet with William Sperandei (trumpet), Ewen Farncombe (piano), Paul Novotny (bass).
Poetry Jazz Café
224 Augusta Ave. 416-599-5299
poetryjazzcafe.com (full schedule)
April 11 7pm Ori Dagan feat. Alex Pangman $20. April 18 7pm Kensington Market Jazz Festival Surprise Event $20. April 25 7pm Billy Newton-Davis $20.
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.
April 1 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm George Lake Big Band; 7pm Teri Parker Quartet; 9:45pm Gene Smith Quintet. April 2 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm R.C.M. Student Recitals; 7pm Autobahn; 9:30pm Jonno Lightstone’s Klezmology. April 3 6:30pm University of Toronto Student Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Brooklyn/Texas’ Ghost Note. April 4 6:30pm TBA; 9:30pm Brooklyn/Texas’ Ghost Note. April 5 6:30pm Justin Gray Trio; 9:30pm New York’s Le Boeuf Brothers. April 6 6:30pm The A/C Unit; 9:30pm New York’s Le Boeuf Brothers. April 7 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Bugaloo Squad; 9:45pm Louis Simao Group. April 8 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Paul Reddick; 7pm Parker Abbott Trio; 9:45pm Dave Young Quintet. April 9 12pm Hart House Student Jazz; 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble; 7pm Autobahn; 9:30pm Harrison Argatoff. April 10 6:30pm University of Toronto Student Jazz Ensembles; 9:30pm Humber College Student Jazz Ensembles. April 11 6:30pm Kalya Ramu Quintet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam. April 12 6:30pm Justin Gray Trio; 9:30pm New York’s Matt Marantz & Trio De Janeiro. April 13 6:30pm The A/C Unit; 9:30pm Paul DeLong’s Bucket of Fish Orchestra. April 14 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Bugaloo Squad; 9:45pm N.Y.’s Avi Granite Six. April 15 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Advocats Big Band; 7pm Teri Parker Quartet; 9:45pm New York’s Noah Preminger Quartet. April 16 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Mr. Rick’s Tin Pan Alley; 7pm Autobahn; 9:45pm New York’s Noah Preminger Quartet. April 17 6:30pm Peter Hill Quintet; 9:30pm Mike Malone & The Writers Jazz Orchestra. April 18 6:30pm Kalya Ramu Quintet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. April 19 6:30pm Justin Gray Trio; 9:30pm Jesse Malone Quintet. April 20 6:30pm The A/C Unit; 9:45pm Boston’s Carlos Averhoff Jr. Quintet. April 21 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Bugaloo Squad; 9:45pm Boston’s Carlos Averhoff Jr. Quintet. April 22 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Laura Hubert Band; 7pm Parker Abbott Trio; 9:45pm Jake Chisholm. April 23 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Dr. Nick; 7pm Autobahn; 9:30pm Barry Romberg Group. April 24 6:30pm Peter Hill Quintet; 8:30pm John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. April 25 6:30pm Kalya Ramu Quintet; 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam hosted by Chris Gale. April 26 6:30pm Justin Gray Trio; 9:30pm Montreal’s Kite Trio. April 27 6:30pm The A/C Unit; 9:45pm Montreal’s Dave Turner Quartet. April 28 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm Bugaloo Squad; 9:45pm Montreal’s Dave Turner Quartet. April 29 12pm The Sinners Choir; 3:30pm Chris Hunt Tentet +2; 7pm Teri & The Dan Dann’s; 9:45pm Steve Koven’s Project Rex. April 30 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band; 3:30pm Freeway Dixieland; 7pm Autobahn; 9:30pm San Francisco’s Darren Johnston Quintet.
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.
April 1 Ike Cedar and the Day Drinkers. April 8 Matt Morgan. April 15 The Wanted. April 22 Howard Willett. April 29 Melanie Peterson.
(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). April 2, 16 5pm Monk’s Music. April 4 10pm Peripheral Vision. April 11 10pm Michael Davidson. April 16 7:30pm Diane Roblin. April 18 10pm Ken McDonald. April 25 10pm Nick Fraser Presents. April 28 10pm Ryan Driver.