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.
Mar 1 Blonde Ambition. Mar 2 Lady Kane. Mar 8 Red Velvet. Mar 9 Gyles. Mar 15 Lady Kane. Mar 16 Soular. Mar 22 Gyles. Mar 23 Lady Kane. Mar 29 URequest Band. Mar 30 York Jazz Ensemble (Matinee), Soular (Evening). Apr 5 URequest Band. Apr 6 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.
Mar 1 6:30pm Tom West, 9:30pm Carpé Toronto Presents: Seize The 6ix Showcase. Mar 2 6:30pm Glenn Skuthorpe, 9:30pm Ghostly Kisses. Mar 3 8pm Coax Show: Kristi Lane Sinclair, Wax Mannequin, LAL, Rae Spoon. Mar 5 6:30pm Parmida Vand, Alexandra Willett, Emily Shultz, 9:30pm “Freaks and Geeks 20th” Anniversary Tribute Show & Live Reading. Mar 7 9:30pm L CON, Synne Sanden, Raf Wilcot. Mar 8 9:30pm Venus Fest presents Ivy Mairi w/ Carmen Elle. Mar 9 6:30pm Pete Eastmure, 9:30pm Dave McEathron w/ HOTCHA!. Mar 10 9:30pm Mimi O’Bonsawin & Nigel Irwin. Mar 11 9:30pm Women From Space Festival. Mar 12 9:30pm Abraham Brody w/ Obuxum & Boio. Mar 14 6:30pm Noah Derksen w/ Naomi Froese, 9:30pm Small Town Get Up, Minority 905, The Classy Wrecks & Contra-Band. Mar 15 6:30pm Fides Krucker & Tim Motzer-Vanishing. Mar 16 6:30pm Fides Krucker & Tim Motzer-Vanishing, 9:30pm LoungeFM w/ Nutrients & Jagguar. Mar 18 9:30pm Nikki Joshi Presents: The Yellow Wallpaper. Mar 21 6:30pm Kerri Ough w. Ben Whiteley + Caroline Brooks & Sue Passmore. Mar 22 6:30pm The Lifers & Moonfruits, 9:30pm Digawolf Album Release w/ Hex. Mar 24 6:30pm Maya Killtron, Kari van der Kloot & Maya Cheung. Mar 28 9:30pm CWC Project Presents: Laura Swankey, Belinda Corpux, Lieke Van Der Voort, Germaine Liu.
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 1 9pm Metronome Chomsky. Mar 2 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers, 9pm Summer and Youth. Mar 8 9pm George Westerholm and The Wild Wildcats. Mar 9 3pm Don Valley Stompers, 9pm Crowfoot. Mar 15 9pm William K-Tell Orchestra. Mar 16 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers, 9pm Julia Tynes Band. Mar 23 3pm The Boxcar Boys. Mar 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.
Mar 2 8pm Mbanqanga. Mar 5 8pm Paul Novotny. Mar 7 8pm Uptown Jazz Swing Band. Mar 8 8:30pm Jazz of the Americas w/ Don Naduriak. Mar 14 8pm Bright Lit, Big City: Fiction, Poetry, Monologues w/ Carolyn Bennett, Jennifer McKinley, Edward Kay, Lisa de Nikolits, Rocco de Giacomo. Mar 19 8pm Paul Novotny. Mar 28 8pm Daniel Barnes & The Low Stress Trio. Mar 29 9pm Hirut Hoot Comedy Cabaret.
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 1 Mia Sheard’s Joni Mitchell Tribute. Mar 2 Mia Sheard’s Joni Mitchell. Mar 3 David Celia presents Pink Floyd’s The Wall. Mar 5 8am-1pm Toronto Ravel Study, 8pm Jaymz Bee Winter Tiki Party. Mar 6 Cynthia Tauro. Mar 8 International Women’s Day: Laila Biali, Elian Cuevas, Miss Emily, Joni Nehrita, Suzie Vinnick. Mar 13 Steven Bowers w/ Mary Stewart. Mar 14 Avataar + Surefire Sweat. Mar 15 James Taylor Tribute w/ Michael Wyrcraft. Mar 16 Rant Maggie Rant. Mar 17 Rory Block. Mar 19 Rosie + The Riveters. Mar 20 Douglas Cameron + David MacFarlane. Mar 21 Paul Reddick. Mar 22 Stephen Fearing. Mar 23 Jully Black. Mar 24 Don Stevenson Presents the Music of Moby Grape. Mar 25 The Life and Music of Joni Mitchell. Mar 26 Enter The Haggis. Mar 27 Danielle Knibbe CD Release. Mar 28 Brock Zeman + David Olney. Mar 29 Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost. Mar 30 Allison Lupton. Mar 31 2pm Ken Whiteley’s Gospel Brunch.
Jazz Bistro, The
251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299
jazzbistro.ca (full schedule)
Mar 1, 2 9pm Paul Marinaro – Honouring Nat ‘King’ Cole. Mar 6 7pm Lisa Particelli’s GNO Jazz Jam. Mar 7, 8, 9 9pm Mark Eisenman Quartet. Mar 10 7pm Sasha Williamson. Mar 14 8:30pm Cornelia Luna w/ Bill King Trio. Mar 15, 16 9pm Steve Koven Trio. Mar 17 7:30pm Tracey Gallant – Tribute to Nancy Wilson. Mar 20 8pm Noam Lemish Trio feat. Mike Murley. Mar 21 8:30pm Colin Hunter and The Anthony Terpstra Seventet. Mar 22, 23 8:30pm Colin Hunter and The Joe Sealy Quartet. Mar 27 8pm Janet Whiteway and Friends. Mar 28 8pm Payadora. Mar 29 9pm Sean Harkness / Mike Herriot Quartet. Mar 30 9pm Ori Dagan Variety Show.
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)
Mar 1, 2 Comedy Festival. Mar 2 Brownman Plays the Music of Miles Davis (in the Walper Hotel). Mar 3 Marie Goudy 12tet feat. Jocelyn Barth. Mar 8 Tim Moher Octet. Mar 9 David Occhipinti’s Camera Ensemble. Mar 15 Joni NehRita, Mary Catherine Pazzana, and Penderecki Quartet. Mar 16 Philippe Lemm Trio. Mar 22 The Mingus Appreciation Society. Mar 23 Laila Biali Quartet. Mar 29 Denise Pelley. Mar 30 Sean Harkness – Mike Herriot Quartet.
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 3 6pm SHINE Concert 2019. Mar 5 6:30pm Alex Pangman and her Alleycats, Red Hot Ramble. Mar 7 7pm IMPRINTS w/ Hannah Georgas and Special Guests. Mar 10 5:30pm Mandy Lagan with Origins. Mar 17 12pm Lula’s Drag Brunch Extravaganza. Mar 21 6:30pm The Best Of R&B Soul Vol. 3. Mar 24 4pm Projeto Forrobodó. Mar 26 5:30pm Speaker Slam: Love Lessons. Mar 31 9:45am (morning show) and 1:45pm (afternoon show) 12th Annual MJMS Spring Recitals and Celebrations.
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.
876 Dundas St. W. 647-607-2032
maytoronto.com (full schedule)
681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687
mezzettarestaurant.com (full schedule)
Every Wed 9 & 10:15pm Wednesday Concert Series.
Mar 6 Bill McBirnie & Bernie Senensky. Mar 13 Mike Murley & Reg Schwager. Mar 20 Ted Quinlan & Mike Downes. Mar 27 Julia Pal & Eric St. Laurent.
12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833
themonarchtavern.com (full schedule)
Mar 1 7:30pm The Good You’s w/ Guests. Mar 2 9pm Omhouse w/ Luge, Slurry. Mar 3 3pm Ragtime Orioles. Mar 5 8pm Belleville-Ville. Mar 7 8pm Bleary Eyed, Poor You, BabyBand. Mar 8 9pm Mark T Band tribute to Jerry Garcia & The Grateful Dead. Mar 9 9pm The High Loves, Knifey, Pretty Matty, Jack The Lads. Mar 11 7:30pm Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils Orchestra. Mar 14 9pm The High Dials w/ B-17, Lacquer. Mar 15 9pm VERSA, Neon Bloom, Neon Wave, For Keeps. Mar 16 9pm Bamboo w/ Boonie, She Wears Black. Mar 21 9pm Psychic Void w/ Dark Trip, Good Grief. Mar 23 9pm Cherry Garcia Band. Mar 28 8:30pm Matt Maltese. Mar 29 9pm The Gooch Palms w/ The Effens, Pacer.
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 27 Paul Grecco 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.
Mar 1 Canadian Jazz Quartet & Friends. Mar 2 June Garber Quartet. Mar 5 Gene DiNovi. Mar 6 Alexis Baro Quartet. Mar 7 Sam Broverman Trio. Mar 8 Roy Patterson / Brian Dickinson Duo. Mar 9 Brian Blain’s Blues Campfire Jam. Mar 13 John MacLeod + 3. Mar 14 LJ Folk Quartet. Mar 15 Steve D’Angelo Quartet. Mar 16 Nathalie Kraemer Trio. Mar 20 Jenna Marie Pinard. Mar 21 Bob DeAngelis and Friends. Mar 22 Patricia Murray Trio. Mar 23 Steven Cole Group. Mar 27 Russ Little Quartet. Mar 28 Adrean Farrugia’s Jazz Party. Mar 29 Jocelyn Barth Trio. Mar 30 Mike Murley 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: 3pm. No cover.
Mar 2 Steve Holt Quartet. Mar 9 Steve Koven Trio. Mar 16 Jeremy Price Quartet. Mar 23 Dan Faulk Quartet. Mar 30 Norbert Botos 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 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Tetrahedron, 9:45pm Jake Chisholm. Mar 2 12pm The Sinners Choir, 3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band, 7:30pm Justin Bacchus, 9:45pm Kevin Breit’s FolkAlarm. Mar 3 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Club Django, 7pm Wire Circus, 9:30pm Dave Young Quartet. Mar 4 6:30pm U of T Student Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Mike Malone & Writers Jazz Orchestra. Mar 5 6:30pm Sammy Jackson Duo, 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Mar 6 6:30pm Nathan Hiltz, 9:30pm Patrick Smith Quintet. Mar 7 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Tony Malaby w/ Nick Fraser Quartet. Mar 8 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Tetrahedron, 9:45pm BMC Organ Trio. Mar 9 12pm The Sinners Choir, 3:30pm TJO Big Band, 7:30pm Justin Bacchus, 9:45pm Carn / Davidson Nine. Mar 10 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble, 7pm Wire Circus, 9:45pm Carn / Davidson Nine. Mar 11 6:30pm U of T Student Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Sam Dickinson Quartet. Mar 12 6:30pm Sammy Jackson Duo, 9:30pm Michael Eckert’s Neon Eagle. Mar 13 6:30pm Nathan Hiltz, 9:30pm Jeremy Price Quintet. Mar 14 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Kelsley Grant & Brian O’Kane Quintet. Mar 15 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Tetrahedron, 9:45pm Nir Felder w/ Remi-Jean LeBlanc. Mar 16 12pm The Sinners Choir, 3:30pm Jerome Godboo, 7:30pm Justin Bacchus, 9:45pm Turcotte & O’Kane. Mar 17 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Beverly Taft Quart, 7pm Wire Circus, 9:30pm Philippe Lemm. Mar 18 6:30pm U of T Student Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Brigham Phillips Big Band. Mar 19 6:30pm Sammy Jackson Duo, 9:30pm Chris Wallace’s Many Names. Mar 20 6:30pm Nathan Hiltz, 9:30pm Aimee Butcher’s Joni Mitchell Tribute. Mar 21 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Paul DeLong’s One Word. Mar 22 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Tetrahedron, 9:45pm Montuno Police. Mar 23 12pm The Sinners Choir, 3:30pm Laura Hubert Band, 7:30pm Justin Bacchus, 9:45pm Anti-Gravity Machine. Mar 24 12pm Hart House Jazz Ensemble, 3:30pm Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters, 7pm Wire Circus, 9:45pm Terra Hazelton. Mar 25 6:30pm U of T Student Jazz Ensembles, 8:30pm John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. Mar 26 6:30pm Sammy Jackson Duo, 9:30pm Nick Teehan Group. Mar 27 6:30pm Nathan Hiltz, 9:30pm Nick Teehan Group. Mar 28 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Mark Eisenman Quintet. Mar 29 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Tetrahedron, 9:30pm Mark Eisenman Quintet. Mar 30 12pm The Sinners Choir, 3:30pm Chris Hunt Tentet + 2, 7:30pm Justin Bacchus, 9:45pm Al Henderson Quintet. Mar 31 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Woodshed Orchestra, 7pm Wire Circus, 9:30pm Sophia Perlman.
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)
Mar 1 Julian Fauth and Dan Munro. Mar 2 Alex Pangman. Mar 8 Julian Fauth and Michelle Rumball. Mar 9 The Blackburn Brothers. Mar 15 Julian Fauth and Ron Winn. Mar 16 Ori Dagan. Mar 22 Julian Fauth and Maia Waern. Mar 23 Jesse Whiteley and Kalya Ramu. Mar 29 Julian Fauth and Ken Yoshioka. Mar 30 The Lesters.
292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137
tranzac.org (full schedule)
3-4 shows daily, various styles, in four different performance spaces. Mostly PWYC.