120 Church St. 416-792-7725
120diner.com (full schedule)
All shows: PWYC ($10-$20 suggested)
2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865
All shows: 9pm unless otherwise indicated. Call for cover charge info.
Every Mon 8:30pm Salsa Night with DJ Romantico with free lessons. Every Tue Bachata Night with DJ FR Bischun with free lessons. Every Wed 7pm Midtown Blues Jam hosted by Andrew “Voodoo” Walters. Every Thurs 7:30pm Claudia Lopez Jazz Duo.
Apr 5 Stepping Out with Tasha Blues Jazz Soul. Apr 6 Red Velvet. Apr 7, 28, May 5 Lady Kane. Apr 12 Country Hoe Down w/Tasha w/lessons. Apr 13 Gyles Band. Apr 14 & 21 Soular. Apr 19 Blues. Apr 20 Sound Parade. Apr 26 Feelin Da Heat w/ Ammoye Reggae R&B. Apr 27 North of 7 Band. May 4 All Request Band.
15 Colbourne St., Hamilton. 905-543-8512
artword.net (full schedule)
All shows at 8pm unless otherwise noted.
The Blue Goose Tavern
1 Blue Goose St. 416-255-2442
thebluegoosetavern.com (full schedule)
Every Sun 4pm Blues at The Goose. Big Groove featuring Downchild`s Mike Fitzpatrick & Gary Kendall with Special Guests: Apr 1 Jerome Godboo & Eric Schenkman, Apr 8 Matt Allen & Larry Bodner. Apr 15 Maria Aurigema & Michael Fonfara. Apr 22 Harpdog Brown & Jordie Edmunds. Apr 29 Terry Gillespie & Jesse Whiteley.
2315 Bloor St. W. 416-767-1315
All shows: 19+. Call for reservations.
Apr 10 The Willows Trio. Apr 26 Louis Simao Trio.
1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033
burdockto.com (full schedule)
Apr 2 Town House w/ New You. Apr 3 Slow Leaves. Apr 4 Confabulation presents: Eye of the Storm; Motherhood, Baby Cages & Slurry. Apr 5 Bazarian & Dillon Baldassero. Apr 6 Les Petits Nouveaux. Apr 7 Annie Sumi. Apr 8 Tullstars w/ Joëlle. Apr 9 Side Hustle. Apr 10 Tavis Weir w/ Lucas Penner. Apr 11 Trace Mountains, Rachael Cardiello & LUKA. Apr 12 Violin and Voice / Cassie Norton + Olio&I; Ellen Doty. Apr 14 Irish Mythen. Apr 15 Jom Comyn & Rich Burnett; Emily Burgess w/ Ryan “Rico” Brown & Marcus Browne. Apr 16-17 David Hamilton’s Solar System Social Fest / Monday Early & Late Shows. Apr 18 Charming Disaster w/ Sarah Greene. Apr 20 The LYNNeS; Brooklyn Doran, Dana Sipos & Hello Delaware (duo). Apr 22 Raine Hamilton w/ Piper Hayes. Apr 24 Shawn James. Apr 25. Aestrid, Paper Ladies & Leonids. Apr 26 Ava Wild and Brodie Moniker. Apr 27 Togetherness! Apr 28 Mike Evin with special guest Jennifer Foster. Apr 29 Mindful Audacity. Apr 29 The Koopa Troop Presents: The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. Apr 30 The Story Collider. May 1 Tyler Sweet. May 2 Creature Speak, Wired To The Sky & Anna Mernieks (Beams). May 3 Major Love. May 3 BLESS YOUR PURPLE HEART. May 6 Dan McKinnon. May 7 Adam Wendler.
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.
Apr 7 & May 5 3pm Thelonious Hank. Apr 8 7pm Chris & Nicole 19+. Apr 12 10pm Ambre Mclean. Apr 13 10pm Metronome Chomsky 19+. Apr 14 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers; 9pm Bring Your Own Vinyl Party Free 19+. Apr 15 5pm Pop Goes the World: James Clark Institute, The Beat Club 19+. Apr 21 3pm The Boxcar Boys 19+; 9pm Jamie Reaume & Charlie McKittrick split EP release 19+. Apr 22 7pm Danny Webster / Hugh Wilson 19+. Apr 28 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers. Apr 29 7pm Owen Davies and Zoubi Arros $10 19+. May 4 10pm Surefire Sweat Suggested contribution $10 19+.
Emmet Ray, The
924 College St. 416-792-4497
theemmetray.com (full schedule)
All shows: No cover/PWYC
Every Fri 10:00 DJ What chu Want Playing What You Like Weekly Themes.
Apr 4 9pm Peter Boyd: Cruel & Unusual. Apr 5 & May 3 9pm John-Wayne Swingtet. Apr 7 & May 5 10pm DJ Sawtay: Hip Hop, Soul, & Classics. Apr 12 9pm Bossa Tres. Apr 14 10pm DJ Cruz Controlla: Soul, Hip Hop, & Classics. Apr 19 9pm Vokurka’s Vicarious Virtuoso Violin. Apr 21 10pm DJ: Soul, Hip Hop, & Classics. Apr 25 9pm Peter Boyd & Noah Zacharin. Apr 28 10pm DJ: Soul, Hip Hop, & Classics. Apr 29 8:30pm Steve D’angelo.
403 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-588-2930
gate403.com (full schedule)
All shows: PWYC.
Every Wed 5pm Passport Trio with Kurt Nielsen; 9pm Blues Night with The Gatekeepers. Every Sat 5pm Bill Heffernan’s Saturday Sessions (Roots Music).
Apr 3 5pm Celtic & Croon; 9pm Maria Ryan Solo. Apr 5 5pm Howard Willet & Alan Cohen. Apr 6 5pm Roberta Hunt Trio; 9pm Melissa Joyce Jazz & Blues. Apr 7 9pm The Tin Pan Jazz Band. Apr 8 5pm Fifth Element; 9pm Boogaloo Banzai. Apr 9 5pm Chelsea McBride Jazz Trio. Apr 10 5pm Bruce Chapman Blues Trio; 9pm Robert Lee Trio. Apr 12 5pm Nick Arsenau Jazz Trio. Apr 13 5pm Sam Broverman & Friends. Apr 16 5pm Mike and Jill Daley Jazz Trio.
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 4pm New Orleans Connection All Star Band; 10pm Sunday Jam with Bill Hedefine. Every Wed 10pm Action Sound Band w/ Leo Valvassori.
Apr 1 4:30pm New Orleans Connection All Star Band. Apr 5 10pm Mike Sedgewick Jam. Apr 6 6pm Hold the Bus; 10pm Combo Royale. Apr 7 4:30pm The Happy Pals; 10pm Pearl Motel. Apr 9 9:30pm No Band Required - Jam Night.
Hirut Cafe and Restaurant
2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560
Every Sun Eucalyptus Ethio-Jazz Ensemble Residency (call for details).
Apr 3 & 17 8pm Finger Style Guitar Association PWYC. Apr 5 8pm Franklin Ave Jazz Swingtet PWYC. Apr 13 8:30pm E=Jazz and Latin Jazz w/ Don Naduriak. Apr 26 8pm The Daniel Barnes Low Stress Trio. PWYC/Suggested $10. Apr 27 9pm Hirut Hoot 6th Anniversary Cabaret Show. $5. Apr 30 8pm The Tequila Mockingbirds Community Singalong. Free.
Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The
2261 Dundas St. W 416 533 5483
All shows at 8:30pm unless otherwise noted.
Apr 4 Suzie Vinnick (CD Release) $35/$30(adv). Apr 5 Tamar Ilana & Ventanas + Quique Escamilla $30/$25(adv). Apr 8 Tom Rush $55/$50(adv). Apr 12 James Keelaghan $35/$30(adv). Apr 14 Laura Smith $35/$30(adv). Apr 15 Martin Taylor $35/$30(adv). Apr 18 Dave Gunning and J. P. Cormier $35/$30(adv). Apr 19 Little Miss Higgins (CD Release) $30/$25(adv). Apr 20 Stephen Fearing $35/$30(adv). Apr 21 RPR (Ritchie-Parrish-Ritchie) $30/$25(adv). Apr 22 Levon Helm - 5th Anniversary Celebration $45/$40(adv). Apr 27 Russell deCarle $30/$25(adv). May 2 Jazz.FM91: President’s Choice Concert Series - June Garber $55. May 3 Martyn Joseph $30/$25(adv). May 4 Rawlins Cross $35/$30(adv). May 5 Soulsville - The Music of STAX $45/$40(adv).
Jazz Bistro, The
251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299
jazzbistro.ca (full schedule)
Apr 28 7:30pm Last Weekend Jazz Party w/ Faith Amour & Friends - Spring Edition. $15.
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)
Apr 6 Dan Faulk $18; $10(under 30). Apr 7 Sophia Perlman Quartet. Apr 13 Andriy Tikhonov $16; $8(under 30). Apr 14 Rebecca Hennessy FOG Brass Band $18; $10(under 30). Apr 19 7:00 Jazz FM Fundraiser. Apr 20 Alysha Brylla and the Brillion Dollar Band $30; $15(under 30). Apr 21 3:00 Jam Session!!; 8:30 Mike Downes Quartet $22; $11(under 30). Apr 27 Big Band Theory $25; $15(under 30). Apr 28 Brian Dickinson’s “The Rhythm Method”. Apr 29 4:00 Adrean Farrugia and Joel Frahm Sunday Matinee. May 4 Jerzy Kaplanek and David Braid Duo. May 5 Tevert Sela Quartet featuring John Roney.
1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307
lula.ca (full schedule)
Every Fri 7:30pm Early Jazz & World Sessions free before 8pm; Every Fri 10:30pm Havana Club Cuba Libre Fridays $15; Every Sat 10:30pm Salsa Saturdays $15.
Apr 4 7pm OKAN & Kobo Town $25/$20(adv). Apr 6 7:30pm Elena Kapeleris $15. Apr 6 10:30pm Charangón del Norte + DJ Suave $15. Apr 7 10:30pm Lula All Stars + DJ Santiago Valasquez $15. Apr 12 7:30pm Robert Scott and Genevieve Marentette; 8:30pm The Tiki Collective CD Launch Release “Muse”. $25/$20; 10:30 The Jay Danley Ethiojazz Band featuring Hilario Duran. Apr 13 7:30pm Tio Chorinho $15; 10:30pm Papiosco y los Ritmicos & DJ Suave $15. Apr 14 10:30pm Ricky Franco + The P-Crew Orchestra & DJ Santiago Valasquez $15. Apr 16 6pm Don Mills C.I. Jazz Night $15; $10(sr); $5(st). Apr 20 7:30pm Scott Kemp Trio $15; 10:30pm Yani Borrell + DJ Suave $15. Apr 21 10:30pm La Borinqueña + DJ Santiago Valasquez $15. Apr 25 6:30pm The Composers Collective Big Band Toronto Project $25; $15(st). Apr 27 7:30pm Mark Kelso Trio $15. Apr 27 10:30pm Café Cubano + DJ Suave $15. Apr 28 10:30 pm Salsotika + DJ Santiago Valasquez $15.
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, Pete & Ron.
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).
Every Wed 9 & 10:15pm Wednesday Concert Series. Cover $10: Apr 11 Rebecca Enkin, vocals; Mike Allen, guitar. Apr 18 David Occhipinti, guitar; Dan Fortin, bass. Apr 25 Joel Sheridan, vocals;, Eric St. Laurent, guitar.
12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833
themonarchtavern.com (full schedule)
Every Tues 9pm Vinyl Night $5; Every Thu 10pm Monarch Karaoke $5.
Apr 2 6pm Purdy Drinks – Poetry & Music. Apr 9 7:30pm Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils Orchestra. Apr 27 7pm Incase We Crash. May 5 8:30pm Spectre Hearts Album Release Party.
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)
Old Mill, The
21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641
The Home Smith Bar: No reservations. No cover. $20 food/drink minimum. All shows: 7:30-10:30pm
Every Tues, Thu, Fri, and Sat.
Apr 3 In Concert and Conversation with Gene DiNovi. Apr 5 Micah Barnes Quartet. Apr 6 Canadian Jazz Quartet & Friends. Apr 7 Sharon Smith Trio. Apr 12 Suzi & Doug Trio. Apr 13 Bernie Senensky Quartet. Apr 14 Brian Blain’s Second Saturdays Blues Campfire. Apr 19 Brenda Lewis Trio. Apr 20 LJ Folk. Apr 21 The Heillig Menoeuvre. Apr 26 Brian Barlow Trio. Apr 26 Shannon Butcher Trio. Apr 28 Roy Patterson Trio. May 1 In Concert and Conversation with Gene DiNovi. May 3 Beverly Taft Trio. May 4 Canadian Jazz Quartet & Friends. May 5 Steven Cole Quartet.
Only Café, The
972 Danforth Ave. 416-463-7843
theonlycafe.com (full schedule)
All shows: 8pm unless otherwise indicated.
Pilot Tavern, The
22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716
All shows: 3pm. No cover.
Every Sat 3pm Saturday Jazz.
Apr 7 Frank Botos Quartet. Apr 14 Mike Allen Quartet. Apr 21 Jeff King Quartet. Apr 28 Kevin Turcotte 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 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.
Every Mon 6:30pm University of Toronto Student Jazz Ensembles. Every Tue 6:30pm Morgan Childs. Every Wed 6:30pm Chris Wallace’s Many Names. Every Thu 6:30pm Jane Koffman Quartet. Every Fri 4pm Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30pm James Brown Trio. Every Sat 12noon The Sinners Choir. Every Sun 12noon Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 7pm Sounds of Brazil.
Apr 1 9:30pm Phillipe Lemm Trio. Apr 2 9:30pm Humber College Brazilian Jazz Ensemble. Apr 3 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Apr 4 9:30pm Virginia MacDonald. Apr 5-6 9:45pm Lorne Lofsky Quartet. Apr 7 7pm Teri Parker Trio; 9:45pm Kelsey & Kelly. Apr 8 9:30pm Aaron Irwin. Apr 9 9:30pm Humber College Jazz Orchestra. Apr 10 9:30pm Progger. Apr 11 9:30pm Darryl Orr. Apr 12-13 9:45pm Mark Eisenman Quartet. Apr 14 3:30pm The Swing Shift Big Band; 7pm Parker/Abbott Duo; 9:45pm Dave Young Quintet. Apr 15 9:30pm Jazzamboka. Apr 16 9:30pm Robert Black Quartet (CD Release). Apr 17-18 9:30pm Manuel Valera Trio. Apr 19 9:30pm Eric St-Laurent. Apr 20 9:45pm Luis Deniz Quartet. Apr 21 7pm Teri Parker Trio; 9:45pm Project Rex. Apr 22 9:30pm Alex Fournier. Apr 23 9:30pm The T.J.O. Big Band. Apr 24 9:30pm Classic Rex Jam. Apr 25 9:30pm David Hutchison. Apr 26-27 9:45pm Colin Stranahan Trio + Brian Chahley, Trumpet. Apr 28 3:30pm A/C Unit; 7pm Teri Parker Quartet; 8:45pm Roberto Occhipinti. Apr 29 9:30pm Jacob’s Cattle. Apr 30 6:30pm John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra.
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.
Sauce on Danforth
1376 Danforth Ave. 647-748-1376
All shows: No cover.
Every Mon 9pm Funky Mondays. Every Tue 6pm Julian Fauth Plays Barrel-House Jazz. Every Thursday 8pm An Evening of Music with Steven Koven and Artie Roth. Every Sat 4pm Saturday Matinees.
Apr 7 The Lesters. Apr 14 Stephen Stanley. Apr 21 Michelle Rumball. Apr 28 TBA. May 5 Johnny Canpar & Friends
The Senator WineBar
249 Victoria St 416 364-7517
All shows with $10 cover charge
292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137
tranzac.org (full schedule)
3-4 shows daily, various styles, in four different performance spaces. Mostly PWYC.
Every Mon 10pm Open Mic Mondays. Every Tues 8pm Annex Ukelele Jam Every Thur 7:30pm Bluegrass Thursdays Every Sun 7pm The Rhythmicaturgically Syncopated Social Hour Jazz Jam.