120 Diner

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.

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.

May 3 Lady Kane. May 4 Soular. May 10 Gyles Band. May 11 Lady Kane. May 17 URequest Band. May 18 Soular. May 24 Red Velvet. May 25 York Jazz Ensemble (matinee), Disco Party w/ Escapade (evening). May 31 Lady Kane.

Artword Artbar

15 Colbourne St., Hamilton. 905-543-8512

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The Blue Goose Tavern

1 Blue Goose St. 416-255-2442

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2315 Bloor St. W. 416-767-1315

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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.

May 1 9:30pm Burhan Berken. May 2 9:30pm Emily Reo, Foxes in Fiction & Hush Pup. May 4 6:30pm Saffron A w/ Wax Mannequin. May 5 6:30pm Donna Linklater & Jennifer Foster, 9:30pm Izzy Heltai, Yitzy, Marla & David Celia. May 6 9:30pm Merin, Drago Dit Dragon & Cam Kirk Band. May 8 9:30pm Silver Pools & Sing Leaf. May 9 6:30pm & 9:30pm (two shows) Jadea Kelly w/ Kennedy Road. May 10 9:30pm Efrim Manuel Menuck & Kevin Doria + Mimico. May 11 6:30pm Ken McCaw & John McMillan. May 12 6:30pm The Party Ball ft. FLOSS, Optical Flow, Nadia and the Half-Dozen. May 15 9:30pm Emma Beckett & Grace Bakker. May 16 9:30pm Kennedy Road. May 17 6:30pm Meg Tennant, 9:30pm Sparklesaurus, Tange & The Monotymes. May 18 6:30pm Eybler Quartet, 9:30pm SHADES: Another Black Experience. May 19 9:30pm Merival, Yum & Tiptoes. May 20 9:30pm Soda Pony w/ Kitty & The Rooster. May 21 6:30pm Jane Cory & Kyle Burghout, 9:30pm Poolblood & Louie Short. May 22 6:30pm Leanne Hoffman, Kate Boothman & Kellie Loder. May 29 6:30pm Peter Serrado, 9:30pm Jiants, Rogue Tenant & Feather Weight.

Cameron House

408 Queen St. W. 416-703-0811


Castro’s Lounge

2116 Queen St. E. 416-699-8272

castroslounge.com (full schedule)

All shows: No cover/PWYC

C’est What

67 Front St. E. (416) 867-9499

cestwhat.com (full schedule)

All concerts are PWYC unless otherwise noted.

May 4 3pm The Boxcar Boys, 9pm Mary Beth’s Birthday Show w/ Special Guests. May 10 9pm Metronome Chomsky. May 11 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers, 9pm Julia Tynes Band. May 15 8pm Water Cooler Trivia. May 18 3pm Don Valley Stompers. May 19 7pm Pale Criminal and The Living Street. May 23 9pm Kevin California and Bernadette Connors. May 24 9pm Bob Dylan Birthday Bash w/ Virgil Kinsley and The Complete Unknowns. May 25 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers. May 26 7pm Bob Wegner. May 30 8pm Sing! Retro-Oke with Retrocity.

Emmet Ray, The

924 College St. 416-792-4497

theemmetray.com (full schedule)

All shows: No cover/PWYC

Grossman’s Tavern

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.

Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The

Hugh’s Room

2261 Dundas St. W 416 533 5483


All shows at 8:30pm unless otherwise noted. See website for individual show prices.

May 1 Martha Chaves. May 2 Raine Hamilton + Campbell Woods. May 5 Zoe Chilco. May 6 Valdy w/ Doris Mason. May 9 Martyn Joseph. May 10 Leela Gilday. May 11 Big Dave McLean + Raoul And The Big Time. May 12 2pm Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch w/ Tiki Collective. May 15 James Hill & Anne Janelle. May 16 Tom Wilson aka Lee Harvey Osmond. May 17 Rob Tardik. May 18 Judy Collins. May 19 Cathy Fink + Marcy Marxer. May 21 Martin Taylor. May 22 Anthony Gomes. May 25 Tin Pan North 2019. May 26 Manuel Valera Trio. May 28 SING! Songs and Stories of Migration. May 30 Vernon Reid. May 31 Jane Siberry.

Jazz Bistro, The

251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299

jazzbistro.ca (full schedule)

May 1 7pm GNO Jazz Jam w/ Lisa Particelli. May 2 8pm Colin Hunter and The Anthony Terpstra Seventet. May 3 8:30pm Colin Hunter and The Joe Sealy Quartet. May 4 8:30pm Colin Hunter and The Joe Sealy Quartet. May 5 7pm Payadora Tango Ensemble w/ Elbio Fernandez. May 8 8pm Richard Hadfield. May 9 9pm Armenia Meets Cuba. May 10 9pm Svetlana. May 11 9pm Svetlana. May 12 7pm Mother’s Day w/ The Fern Lindzon Trio. May 14 8pm Kalya Ramu. May 15 8pm Whiteley Wednesday. May 16 8pm Jeremy Walmsley Trio and Friends. May 17 9pm Fernanda Cunha. May 18 9pm Fernanda Cunha. May 19 7pm Bob Brough Quartet. May 23 9pm The North, w/ David Braid and Mike Murley. May 23 9pm The North, w/ David Braid and Mike Murley. May 24 9pm The North, w/ David Braid and Mike Murley. May 25 9pm The North, w/ David Braid and Mike Murley. May 26 7pm Allyson Morris. May 29 8pm Janet Whiteway & Friends. May 30 8pm Arnold Faber’s Gold Monster w/ The L’il Monsters. May 31 9pm Coldjack.

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)

May 3 Brenda Lewis Quintet. May 4 Michelle Mele Trio. May 10 Ted Gibbons Quartet. May 11 Mark Kelso & The Jazz Exiles. May 17 Christian Howes. May 18 Andrea Superstein Quartet. May 25 Barbra Lica. May 25 Manuel Valera Trio. May 29 8pm Saina Singer and George Koller + Mark Mosca. May 31 David Tiviluk Quintet.

Lula Lounge

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.

May 1 6:30pm Democracy In Action. May 2 6:30pm The Outlaw Divas sing Willie Nelson. May 5 6:45pm Harrison Craig. May 6 6pm Adrienne Maree Brown Book Launch. May 8 7pm ÌFÉ. May 9 6:30pm Records Mama Used to Play feat. Carlos Morgan, 9pm Dream More Festival. May 12 10:30am Mother’s Day Brunch. May 28 5:30pm Speaker Slam: Power of Beliefs.

Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club

951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440

manhattans.ca (full schedule)

Mezzetta Restaurant

681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687

mezzettarestaurant.com (full schedule)

Every Wed 9 & 10:15pm Wednesday Concert Series.

May 1 Dino Toledo & Tamar Ilana. May 8 Julie Michels & Kevin Barret. May 15 Dan Ionescu & John McMurchy. May 22 Brian Katz & Ernie Tollar.

Monarch Tavern

12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833

themonarchtavern.com (full schedule)

May 1 8pm Sam Amidon. Mat 3 9pm Kirin J Callinan. May 6 7:30pm Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils Orchestra. May 7 8pm Belleville-Ville. May 9 7:30pm Hooded Fang w/ Luge, Body Lens, Nikki Fierce. May 10 7:30pm Red Mass w/ Brenda, Pink Acid Wash + World News. May 11 7:30pm Good Kid w/ For Jane, the Mooks, The Dead Projectionists. May 13 8pm Matthew Logan Vasquez. May 16 8:30pm Arkson w/ Sara Fazackerely, Say Ritual. May 18 9pm Molly Burch. May 23 8pm Language Arts w/ Group Therapy, LISA + Cold Tea.

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.

May 1 Zoey Adams & Tony Quarrington. May 22 Larry Bond and Bob Mills.

Old Mill, The

21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641

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The Home Smith Bar: No reservations. No cover. $20 food/drink minimum. All shows: 7:30-10:30pm unless otherwise listed.

May 1 Denielle Bassels Trio. May 2 John MacMurchy & Alison Young Quintet. May 3 Canadian Jazz Quartet & Friends. May 4 Mandy Lagan Quartet. May 7 Gene DiNovi. May 8 John MacLeod & Friends. May 8 Worst Pop Band Ever. May 10 Lenny Solomon’s Hot Club Experience. May 11 The Heillig Manoeuvre. May 15 Jules Estrin Quartet. May 17 Bob DeAngelis & Friends. May 17 Andrea Superstein Quartet. May 18 Brian Blain’s Blues Campfire Jam. May 22 Russ Little Quartet. May 23 Adrean Farrugia & Sophia Perlman’s Jazz Party. May 24 Ted’s Warren Commission. May 25 Sharon Smith Trio. May 29 Carol McCartney Quartet. May 30 Jeremy Ledbetter Trio. May 31 Bonnie Brett Trio.

Only Café, The

972 Danforth Ave. 416-463-7843

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Pilot Tavern, The

22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716


All shows: 2:30pm. No cover.

May 4 Pat LaBarbera Quartet. May 11 Dave Young Quartet. May 25 Steve McDade Quartet.

Poetry Jazz Café

224 Augusta Ave. 416-599-5299

poetryjazzcafe.com (full schedule)

Reposado Bar & Lounge

136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474

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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.

May 1 6:30pm JV’s Boogaloo Squad, 9:30pm Dave Young Quartet. May 2 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Dave Young Quintet. May 3 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Hannah Barstow, 9:45pm Chuck Jackson’s Big Bad Blues Band. May 4 12pm Sinners Choir, 7pm Elena Kapeleris Group. May 5 12pm Humber College Community Music School Recitals, 7pm Winona Collective, 9:30pm Jacob’s Cattle. May 6 6:30pm Peter Hill Quintet, 9:30pm Mike Malone & The Writers Jazz Orchestra. May 7 6:30pm Victor Bateman Trio, 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam. May 8 6:30pm Carlo – Surf & Soul, 9:30pm Kirk MacDonald Quartet. May 9 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Kirk MacDonald Quartet. May 10 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Ben Edgecombe & Super Breakfast, 9:45pm Steve Koven’s Project Rex. May 11 12pm Sinners Choir, 3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band, 7pm Neon Eagle, 9:45pm Marito Marques. May 12 12pm Tom Richards’ The Big Butter & Egg Men, 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble, 7pm Winona Collective, 9:30pm Janice Mitchell. May 13 6:30pm Peter Hill Quintet, 9:30pm Mike Herriot & the OTR Band. May 14 6:30pm Victor Bateman Trio, 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam. May 15 6:30pm Carlo – Surf & Soul, 9:30pm Attila Fias Trio. May 16 6:30pm Andrew Superstein, 9:30pm Brian Charette Organ Trio. May 17 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Ben Edgecombe & Super Breakfast, 9:30pm William Sperandei. May 18 12pm Sinners Choir, 3:30pm York University Big Band, 7pm Triple Bari Ensemble, 9:45pm Brian Krock’s Liddle. May 19 12pm Tom Richards’ The Big Butter & Egg Men, 3:30pm Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters, 7pm Winona Collective, 9:30pm Christian Howe & Canadian Creative Strings. May 21 6:30pm Victor Bateman Trio, 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam. May 22 6:30pm Carlo – Surf & Soul, 9:30pm Larry Graves & Surefire Sweat. May 23 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Mark Kelso’s Fezziwig Project. May 24 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Ben Edgecombe & Super Breakfast, 9:45pm Mark Kelso’s Jazz Exiles. May 25 12pm Sinners Choir, 3:30pm Laura Hubert Group, 7pm Triple Bari Ensemble, 9:45pm Nuf Said. May 26 12pm Tom Richards’ The Big Butter & Egg Men, 3:30pm Need to Know. May 27 6:30pm Peter Hill Quintet, 8:30pm John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. May 28 6:30pm Victor Bateman Trio. May 29 2pm Afro-Semitic Experience, 6:30pm Carlo – Surf & Soul, 9:30pm Andrew Scott Group. May 30 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Teri Parker’s Free Spirits. May 31 2pm Direct from Israel – Jazz Central, 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Ben Edgecombe & Super Breakfast, 9:30pm Teri Parker’s Free Spirits.

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)

May 3 Julian Fauth and Danny B. May 4 Alex Pangman. May 10 Julian Fauth and Bill Heffernan. May 11 Freeman Dre. May 17 Julian Fauth and Fraser Melvin. May 18 QuiQue Escamilla. May 24 Julian Fauth and Ken Whiteley. May 25 Sinners Choir. May 31 Julian Fauth and Ken Yoshioka.


292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137

tranzac.org (full schedule)

3-4 shows daily, various styles, in four different performance spaces. Mostly PWYC.

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