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 No cover before 10pm.
Tuesdays 8:30pm Bachata Night with Weekly Guest DJ with free lessons Ladies free before 10:30pm.
Wednesdays 7pm Midtown Blues Jam hosted by Andrew “Voodoo” Walters.
Thursdays 8pm Canadian Discovery Series.
Fri & Sat 9:30pm Funk, Soul, R&B Top 40 $10 cover after 9pm.
Sat 3pm-6pm Matinee Jazz.
Jan 4 URequest Band. Jan 5 Lady Kane. Jan 11 Blonde Ambition. Jan 12 Soular. Jan 18 URequest Band. Jan 19 Soular. Jan 25 Graffiti Park. Jan 26 York Jazz Ensemble (matinee), Lady Kane (evening).
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.
Jan 4 6:30pm Pirate Radio w/ Mrtha. Jan 5 9:30pm Andrew Scott & Braeden Mitchell. Jan 6 9:30pm Tange w/ Hex. Jan 7 9:30pm Geordie Gordon w/ R. Flex. Jan 9 7:30pm Best of #ConfabTO. Jan 10 9:30pm Inessa Frantowski. Jan 11 9:30pm Shanika Maria. Jan 12 6:30pm Solar System Social, 9:30pm Akage No Anne & TV SETS. Jan 13 9:30pm Naomi Froese. Jan 15 9:30pm Chelsea and the Cityscape. Jan 17 6:30pm Kaili Kinnon, 9:30pm Unbridled Futurism. Jan 18 6:30pm The Confabulation. Jan 19 9pm Soundtrack For The Night feat. Sons of Rhythm. Jan 21-28 Burdock Piano Fest (see below for full listings). Jan 30 9:30pm Compass of Intuition w/ Autobahn
Burdock Piano Fest – January 21-28
Jan 21 6:30pm Donald Quan & Rêves Sonores, 9:30pm Jay McCarrol & Wax Atlantic
Jan 22 6:30pm and 9:30pm (two shows) Royal Wood
Jan 23 7pm Alexandra Stréliski, 9:30pm The Holy Oak Family Singers
Jan 24 6:30pm Alexa Belgrave, 9:30pm Valery Gore & Aaron Comeau
Jan 25 6:30pm Laura Gladwell & Joel Harrower, 9:30pm Panqueque
Jan 26 6:30pm Morgan-Paige Melbourne w/ Dawn Davi, 9:30pm Alli Sunshine & Caroline Keating
Jan 27 6:30pm Moulann & Noah Reid, 9:30pm Tara Kannangara & James Hill
Jan 28 6:30pm Johnny Spence & Ryland Dinneen, 9:30pm Colin Story & Penumbra
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.
Jan 5 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers, 9pm Blind Cats and People Walking By. Jan 6 7pm Lauren Mayer, Bernadette Connors and Jordan Paul. Jan 10 9pm The Bowling Club w/ Droo, Cat Nap. Jan 11 9pm Metronome Chomsky. Jan 12 9pm Julia Tynes. Jan 13 3pm Venture School of Music. Jan 17 9pm Laurelle Augustyn. Jan 18 9pm The Pale Light & Neon Wave. Jan 19 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers. Jan 24 9pm Matt Bentley. Jan 26 3pm The Boxcar Boys. Jan 27 7pm Bob Wegner. Jan 31 9pm Shikha Sehgal, Bernadette Connors.
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.
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
2261 Dundas St. W 416 533 5483
All shows at 8:30pm unless otherwise noted. See website for individual show prices.
Jan 10, 11, 12, 13 The 15th and Final Edition of “The Way We Feel”: a Celebration of the Music of Gordon Lightfoot. Jan 16 David Buchbinder’s Odessa/Havana. Jan 18 Dan Hill. Jan 19 Garnet Rogers. Jan 24 Eliana Cuevas & Jeremy Ledbetter Trio Jan 25 Poor Angus. Jan 26 Rik Emmett & Dave Dunlop. Jan 27 2pm Ken Whiteley’s Gospel Brunch, 8:30pm Rik Emmett & Dave Dunlop. Jan 30 Autorickshaw. Jan 31 The Shuffle Demons.
Jazz Bistro, The
251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299
jazzbistro.ca (full schedule)
Cover charge varies; generally $15-$20.
Jan 4, 5 9pm June Garber. Jan 6 7pm Eliza Pope. Jan 9 7pm Girls Night Out Jazz Jam (hosted by Lisa Particelli). Jan 10 8:30pm Colin Hunter and The Anthony Terpstra Seventet. Jan 11, 12 8:30pm Colin Hunter and The Joe Sealy Quartet. Jan 13 7pm Ros Kindler. Jan 17 8:30pm Raoul Bhaneja and Jesse Whiteley. Jan 18, 19 9pm Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo and Havana Toronto Safari. Jan 25, 26 9pm Mark Kelso Jazz Trio.
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)
Jan 4 Tim Louis and the Ambassadors Annual New Year’s Jazz Levee. Jan 5 Larnell Lewis Group. Jan 11 Matthew Rait Group. Jan 12 Kalabash. Jan 18 Phoenix Jazz Group. Jan 19 Steve Koven Trio. Jan 25 The Delegation. Jan 26 Andrew Scott 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 10:30pm Havana Club Fridays $15; Every Sat 10:30pm Salsa Saturdays $15.
Jan 15 6:30pm Tune Up Toronto: Getting Prepared for Folk Alliance International. Jan 16 6:30pm Ladom Ensemble and VC2 Cello Duo: Double Album Release Party. Jan 17 6:30pm A Night Like This: Bob Dylan Tribute feat. Robert Morgan and Friends. Jan 20 12pm Peña Criolla II, 1pm Free Cuban Dance Workshop in Spanish with Barbarito Montagne, 6:30pm The Soul Slam. Jan 22 6:30pm Mendelssohn and Chill. Jan 24 7pm At Last – A Tribute to Etta James.
Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club
951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440
manhattans.ca (full schedule)
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 9pm and 10:15pm Wednesday Concert Series.
12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833
themonarchtavern.com (full schedule)
Jan 1 8pm Belleville-Ville. Jan 4 8:3pm Your Granddad / BrekFist / Blanks / The Meringues. Jan 5 8pm Class of 2019: Orville Peck, Gloin, Nikki Fierce, The Effens, Weak Hands. Jan 12 8:30pm Moscoe / Neavy / Dog Drive Mantis. Jan 14 7:30pm Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils Orchestra. Jan 19 8:30pm Sundecay Record Release Show. Jan 25 8:30pm Ellis, Sorry Girls, Rapport, For Jane.
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.
Jan 23 Zoé Chilco Duo.
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.
Jan 3 Sophia Perlman & Adrean Farrugia. Jan 4 Gord Sheard Trio. Jan 5 Brian Blain. Jan 9 John MacLeod Quartet Jan 10 Juliann Kuchocki. Jan 11 Canadian Jazz Quartet. Jan 12 Christopher Simmons Trio. Jan 16 Terra Dawn Hazelton. Jan 17 Bob DeAngelis. Jan 18 Brian Dickinson. Jan 19 Andy Ballantyne. Jan 23 Jon Amato Jan 24 Russ Little. Jan 25 Steve McDade Quartet. Jan 26 Ron Davis. Jan 30 Steven Taetz. Jan 31 John Proulx 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.
Jan 5 John Pittman Quintet. Jan 12 Frank Botos Quartet. Jan 19 The Hector Quartet. Jan 26 Allison Au 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 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. Every Sat 9:45pm Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm.
Jan 10 7pm Alex Pangman.
Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The
194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475
therex.ca (full schedule)
Call or check website for cover charge info.
Jan 2 6:30pm Richard Whiteman Four, 9:30pm Worst Pop Band Ever. Jan 3 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Dayna Stephens / Anthony Fung Group. Jan 4 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Stubble Jumpers, 9:30pm Dayna Stephens / Anthony Fung Group. Jan 5 12pm Sinners Choir, 3:30pm Paul Reddick Blues, 7pm Justin Bacchus, 9:45pm Terry Promane Sextet. Jan 6 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Club Django, 7pm Elena Kapeleris, 9:30pm Jason Anick w/ Gypsy Muse. Jan 7 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Mike Malone & The Writers Jazz Orchestra. Jan 8 6:30pm Egbo Trio, 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam (hosted by Chris Gale). Jan 9 6:30pm Richard Whiteman Four, 9:30pm Jacek Kochan w/ Kirk MacDonald Quartet. Jan 10 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Andrew Boniwell & Uncertainty Principle. Jan 11 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Stubble Jumpers, 9:45pm New Band. Jan 12 12pm Sinners Choir, 3:30pm Chris Hunt Tentet + 2, 7pm Justin Bacchus, 9:45pm Al Henderson. Jan 13 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble, 7pm Elena Kapeleris, 9:30pm Ilios Steryannis Quartet. Jan 14 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Andrew Jones & Jazz Mechanics Big Band. Jan 15 JV’s Boogaloo Squad, 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam (hosted by Chris Gale). Jan 16 6:30pm Richard Whiteman Four, 9:30pm Robert Diack Group. Jan 17 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm John Raymond Trio ft. Gilad Hekselman & Colin Stranahan. Jan 18 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Stubble Jumpers, 9:30pm John Raymond Trio ft. Gilad Hekselman & Colin Stranahan. Jan 19 12pm Sinners Choir, 3:30pm Woodshed Orchestra, 7pm Justin Bacchus, 9:45pm Joanna Majoko Sextet. Jan 20 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters, 7pm Hannah Barstow Trio, 9:30pm Nate Renner Trio. Jan 21 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm U of T’s Terry Promane Student 12tet. Jan 22 6:30pm JV’s Booglaoo Squad, 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam (hosted by Chris Gale). Jan 23 6:30pm Richard Whiteman Four, 9:30pm Neon Eagle. Jan 24 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Larry Graves & Surefire Sweat. Jan 25 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Stubble Jumpers, 9:45pm Matt Woroshyl Quintet CD Release. Jan 26 12pm Sinners Choir, 3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band, 7pm Justin Bacchus, 9:45pm Vinnie Sperrazza Quartet. Jan 27 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Need to Know, 7pm Elena Kapeleris, 9:45pm Vinnie Sperrazza Quartet. Jan 28 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles, 8:30pm John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. Jan 29 6:30pm JV’s Boogaloo Squad, 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam (hosted by Chris Gale). Jan 30 6:30pm Richard Whiteman Four, 9:30pm Jenna Marie R&B. Jan 31 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Robb Cappelletto Group.
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
All shows with $10 cover charge ($5 after 10pm arrival, free after 11pm arrival)
Jan 11 Julian Fauth. Jan 12 Alex Pangman. Jan 18 Julian Fauth.
292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137
tranzac.org (full schedule)
3-4 shows daily, various styles, in four different performance spaces. Mostly PWYC.