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.
Nov 1 Lady Kane. Nov 2 Lady Kane. Nov 7 The Garden. Nov 8 Gyles Band. Nov 9 URequest. Nov 14 Where it Zat. Nov 15 Red Velvet. Nov 16 Lady Kane. Nov 21 The Garden. Nov 22 Blonde Ambition. Nov 23 York Jazz Ensemble (matinee), Disco Night w/ Escapade (evening). Nov 28 20 Flight Rockers. Nov 29 Gyles Band. Nov 30 Lady Kane.
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.
Nov 1 6:30pm Jeffrey Martin w/ Ada Dahli. Nov 2 6:30pm Tony McManus and Julia Toaspern w/ John McMillan, 9:30pm Mateo Mancuso. Nov 3 6:30pm BanjoGoBoom! w/ Bob Cohen, 9:30pm Federico Luiu. Nov 4 9pm Monday Night Madness – Creo, Stretch, & Scotty IV. Nov 6 6:30pm Annie Lou, 9:30pm Picastro w/ Jason Anderson. Nov 7 6:30pm Priya & Belinda Corpuz, 9:30pm Aphrose w/ DJ Ree. Nov 8 6:30pm Jenna Marie Pinard and Jay Yoo, 9:30pm JORDANN w/ Joyia. Nov 11 9:30pm Ami Dang / Kat Estacio / Memory Pearl. Nov 12 6:30pm Rayannah, 9:30pm IDP Toronto 4 w/ ilkae, Zachary Gray, and bioMecanico. Nov 13 6:30pm OXALA, 9:30pm Aleksi Campagne. Nov 14 6:30pm Raine Hamilton, 9:30pm Nick Sherman + G.R. Gritt. Nov 15 6:30pm, 9:30pm Daniel Champagne (two shows). Nov 16 6:30pm Terry Cade Quartet, 9:30pm Awolk w/ My Father’s Son. Nov 17 9:30pm Germain Carter. Nov 19 9:30pm Luke Winslow-King. Nov 20 6:30pm Gabrielle Papillon. Nov 21 8pm Kaurna Cronin w/ Siydock. Nov 22 9:30pm For Esmé w/ Joel in Blue. Nov 23 9:30pm May Have w/ TOVI. Nov 24 9:30pm Aaron Dolman w/ Emily Steinwall. Nov 27 6:30pm SHANEICE, 9:30pm KRUTb. Nov 29 9:30pm Running Red Lights and Mike Celia.
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.
Nov 1 9pm Fraser Melvin Band. Nov 2 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers, 9pm Mr! Mouray and Clockwise. Nov 8 9pm Metronome Chomsky. Nov 9 3pm The Victor Monsivais Trio, 9pm James Clark Institute, Erika Werry & The Alphabet, Cassie Norton. Nov 10 6pm Too Dumb to Quit Nov 16 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers. Nov 17 7pm Emerald Bay. Nov 22 9pm The Mark T Band. Nov 23 3pm The Victor Monsivais Trio. Nov 24 6pm Too Dumb to Quit. Nov 30 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers.
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.
Nov 1 8pm Daniel Barnes Ethio Jazz Quartet. Nov 2 8pm Marty Harrison Jazz Quintet. Nov 5 8pm Finger Style Guitar Association Open Stage. Nov 8 8:30pm Don Naduriak Jazz of the Americas. Nov 10 7pm The Dunstan Morey Trio. Nov 15 8pm Steve Koven Trio. Nov 16 8pm Enku Scholarship Fund Raising Party. Nov 19 8pm Finger Style Guitar Association Open Stage. Nov 20 8pm The BTB’s Band. Nov 22 8pm The Ian White Quartet. Nov 26 8pm Poetry Night. Nov 27 8pm John Fraser Findlay. Nov 28 8pm Blues Jam. Nov 29 9pm Hirut Hoot Comedy Night.
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.
Nov 2 Johnny A. Nov 3 Jessica Rhaye Presents: The Dylan Project. Nov 4 Myles Goodwyn and Friends of the Blues. Nov 5 8pm Diane Roblin. Nov 6 Fergus Hambleton. Nov 7 Johannes Linstead. Nov 8 The Songs of Nick Drake. Nov 9 The Songs of Nick Drake. Nov 10 7pm Jane Bunnett and Maqueque. Nov 12 8pm Dave Woods Presents: Storytellers. Nov 13 Aerialists. Nov 14 6pm Indie Week. Nov 15 8pm Dayna Manning CD Release. Nov 16 Wolfe Island Records Show. Nov 17 2pm The World of Jackie Washington, 8:30pm Bywater Call. Nov 18 Linda McRae, Barry James Payne, Deni Gauthier. Nov 19 9am Ravel, 8:30pm Christina Martin, Crissi Cochrane, Mary Stewart. Nov 20 7:30pm The Redeemers. Nov 21 Al Lerman and Northern Bayou. Nov 22 Musical Tribute to Tom Waits. Nov 23 Musical Celebration of The Band. Nov 24 Musical Celebration of The Band. Nov 5 8pm Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Aretha Franklin Story. Nov 27 Steve Strongman. Nov 28 David Celia Presents: Pink Floyd’s The Wall. Nov 29 Leahy. Nov 30 Leahy.
Jazz Bistro, The
251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299
jazzbistro.ca (full schedule)
Nov 1 9pm Rossanno Sportiello. Nov 2 9pm Rossanno Sportiello. Nov 3 7pm Mandy Lagan Trio. Nov 5 8pm Music Can Heal Fundraiser. Nov 6 8pm David Rubel’s 251 Jazz Jam Session. Nov 7 9pm Levon Ichkhanian. Nov 8 9pm Levon Ichkhanian. Nov 9 9pm Levon Ichkhanian. Nov 10 7pm Ros Kindler. Nov 12 8pm Linda Carone. Nov 13 8pm David Rubel’s 251 Jazz Jam Session. Nov 14 9pm Gentiane MG Trio. Nov 15 9pm Gentiane MG Trio. Nov 16 9pm Ranee Lee. Nov 17 7pm Mandy Goodhandy and Sebastian Ellis. Nov 20 8pm David Rubel’s 251 Jazz Jam Session w/ John Fedchock. Nov 21 9pm Sheila Jordan. Nov 22 9pm Sheila Jordan. Nov 23 9pm Sheila Jordan. Nov 24 7pm Tracy Michailidis. Nov 26 8pm Dan McCarthy Quartet. Nov 27 8pm David Rubel’s 251 Jazz Jam Session. Nov 28 8:30pm Colin Hunter and the Anthony Terpstra Seventet. Nov 29 8:30pm Colin Hunter and the Joe Sealy Quartet. Nov 30 Colin Hunter and the Joe Sealy Quartet.
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)
Nov 1 6:30pm Glenn Buhr and the Button Factory Band. Nov 2 8:30pm Marieke Weining. Nov 7 8pm Michael Coghlan Group feat. Daniel Lichti. Nov 8 8:30pm Jonathan Chapman Trio w/ Laura Anglade. Nov 9 3pm Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam. Nov 10 8pm Pilar (Ilaria Patassini) and Michael Occhipinti’s Sicilian Jazz Project. Nov 15 8:30pm Top Pocket. Nov 16 8:30pm Gentiane MG Trio. Nov 22 8:30pm Rob Gellner’s Herbie Hancock Tribute. Nov 23 8:30pm Mark Kelso’s Fezziwig Project. Nov 24 8pm Jane Bunnett and Maqueque. Nov 29 8:30pm Emile d’Eon Trio. Nov 30 8:30pm Emile Claire Barlow.
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.
Nov 3 6:30pm 6th Annual Blues for the Red Door Family Shelter. Nov 4 6pm Michael St. George. Nov 5 6:30pm Dayramir Gonzalez & OKAN. Nov 6 6pm 5th Annual Benefit Concert to End Abuse to Women and Girls. Nov 7 6pm Great Songs of the Folk Revival. Nov 14 6:30pm Influenced: A Tribute to Neo Soul. Nov 14 9pm Samba Reggae Fest. Nov 18 6pm Avalon’s Garden Swings for SickKids Nov 19 7pm Novalima. Nov 20 7pm CIUT-FM The Sound of Your City Fundraiser. Nov 28 6pm Reina del Cid. Nov 28 9:30pm Wife.
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)
Nov 1 8:30pm Haunting The Monarch: Love Wagon, Averages & Rikashay. Nov 3 7:30pm Pomes w/ Mustardmind, Animal Party, Torandaga. Nov 4 7:30pm Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils Orchestra. Nov 5 8pm Belleville-Ville. Nov 6 8:30pm Motherhood w/ Pete Carmichael & The Volts, Maybelleen Nov 7 8:30pm Mimico w/ Vallens, Bart. Nov 8 8:30pm Sorry Girls w/ Favours & More. Nov 9 8:30pm Pale Lips w/ Prancer, Terrastray. Nov 10 8:30pm Stuyedeyed w/ Mother Tongues + Your Grandad. Nov 15 9:30pm Beans on Toast. Nov 17 8:30pm Brooke Lanziner. Nov 20 8pm Ringo Deathstarr. Nov 21 9pm Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet. Nov 21 9pm Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet. Nov 22 9pm Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet.
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.
Nov 13 Suzi and Doug. Nov 27 Paul Greco and Laura Gauthier.
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.
Nov 1 Canadian Jazz Quartet & Friends. Nov 2 Wendy Lands Quartet. Nov 5 Gene DiNovi. Nov 6 Mike Murley Trio. Nov 7 Libor Smoldas Trio. Nov 8 Dave Young Quartet. Nov 9 Brian Blain’s Blues Campfire. Nov 13 John MacLeod and Friends. Nov 14 Sophia Perlman & Adrean Farrugia’s Thursday Night Jazz Party. Nov 15 James Brown Trio. Nov 16 Tunetown. Nov 20 Russ Little Quartet. Nov 21 Bob DeAngelis & Friends. Nov 22 Richard Whiteman Trio. Nov 23 Monica Chapman Trio. Nov 27 John MacMurchy’s Wednesday Night Jazz Party. Nov 28 Daniel Bado Quartet. Nov 29 Amy McConnell Quartet. Nov 30 Don Vickery 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.
Nov 2 Nick Morgan Quartet. Nov 9 Sugar Daddies Sextet. Nov 16 Kirk MacDoanld Quartet. Nov 23 Free Spirits. Nov 30 A Tribute to Randy Sorrell.
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.
Nov 1 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Lester McLean Trio, 9:45pm Andy Ballantyne’s Sidewinders. Nov 2 12pm Terry Wilkins’ Uncle Bass, 3:30pm Conor Gains, 7pm Elena Kapeleris Group, 9:45pm Bernie Senensky Sextet. Nov 3 12pm Excelsior Dixieland, 3:30pm Club Django, 7pm Marilyn Lerner Duo, 9:30pm Barry Romberg Group. Nov 4 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Jazzlab Orchestra. Nov 5 6:30pm Brodie West Quintet, 9:30pm JazzLab Orchestra. Nov 6 6:30pm Chris Platt Trio, 9:30pm Chet Doxas’ Landline. Nov 7 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Chet Doxas’ Landline. Nov 8 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Lester McLean Trio, 9:45pm Alex Dean Jazz Orchestra. Nov 9 12pm Terry Wilkins’ Uncle Bass, 3:30pm Laura Hubert Band, 7pm Jenna Marie R&B, 9:45pm Alex Dean Jazz Orchestra. Nov 10 12pm Excelsior Dixieland, 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble, 7pm Marilyn Lerner, 9:30pm JV’s Boogaloo Squad. Nov 11 6:30pm U of T Student Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Brigham Phillips Jazz Orchestra. Nov 12 6:30pm Brodie West Quintet, 9:30pm Harry Bartlett Trio. Nov 13 6:30pm Chris Platt Trio, 9:30pm Lauren Falls Quintet. Nov 14 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Robb Cappelletto Group. Nov 15 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Lester McLean Trio, 9:45pm Avi Granite. Nov 16 12pm Terry Wilkins’ Uncle Bass, 3:30pm Chris Hunt Tentet + 2, 7pm Justin Bacchus, 9:45pm Dave Young Quintet. Nov 17 12pm Excelsior Dixieland, 3:30pm Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters, 7pm Marilyn Lerner Trio +, 9:30pm Dan Pitt Trio. Nov 18 6:30pm U of T Student Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Humber College Jazz Orchestras. Nov 19 6:30pm Brodie West Quintet, 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Nov 20 6:30pm Chris Platt Trio, 9:30pm Dan Weiss Trio. Nov 21 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Dan Weiss Trio. Nov 22 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Lester McLean Trio, 9:45pm Michael Dunston. Nov 23 12pm Terry Wilkins’ Uncle Bass, 3:30pm Advocats Big Band, 7pm Justin Bacchus, 9:45pm Roberto Occhipinti 4. Nov 24 12pm Hart House Jazz Ensemble, 3:30pm Excelsior Dixieland, 7pm Chris Banks Trio, 9:30pm Michael Eckert’s Neon Eagle. Nov 25 6:30pm U of T Student Jazz Ensembles, 8:30pm John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. Nov 26 6:30pm Brodie West Quintet, 9:30pm Gymnoped. Nov 27 6:30pm Chris Platt Trio, 9:30pm Carn / Davidson 9. Nov 28 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Carn / Davidson 9. Nov 29 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Lester McLean Trio, 9:45pm Brad Shigeta w/ David Braid. Nov 30 12pm Terry Wilkins’ Uncle Bass, 3:30pm Paul Reddick, 7pm Justin Bacchus, 9:45pm Joe Bowden 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.