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 10:00pm.
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.
Oct 4 Jasmine Samadhin. Oct 5 Gyles Band. Oct 6 Soular. Oct 11 Shanty Sweets. Oct 12 North of 7 Band. Oct 13 Vision Blue (matinee), Lady Kane (eve). Oct 18 Mel Dube. Oct 19 Red Velvet. Oct 20 Danny’s Eleven (matinee), Von (eve). Oct 25 Alexandra Willett. Oct 26 Lady Kane. Oct 27 York Jazz Ensemble (matinee), Halloween Party w/Escapade (eve).
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)
2315 Bloor St. W. 416-767-1315
All shows 7pm 19+. Call for reservations.
Guaracha Y Son.
1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033
Ticket prices vary by show, but typically $10-$15; check website for individual show prices.
Oct 1 9:30pm Janowskii Album Release w/ Cherry Blaster & Spoils. Oct 2 6:30pm AKKU Quintet & Living Fossil, 9:30 pm Above Ground Pool. Oct 3 7:30pm Confabulation presents: Cringeworthy, 9:30pm Jerusalem In My Heart, Sara Pagé & Moth Ash. Oct 4 7pm Tafelmusik presents Haus Musik: Boccherini, 10pm Laura Swankey EP Release w/ ZOË, b mcc-b & nxmie. Oct 5 6:30pm Date Night Comedy, 9:30pm Owen Meany’s Batting Stance & Megan Nash. Oct 6 6:30pm Trish MacAulay & Kim Craig, 9:30pm Geoff Berner & Orkestar Kriminal. Oct 7 6:30pm & 9:30pm Rae Spoon & respectfulchild. Oct 8 9:30pm TiKA. Oct 9 6:30pm & 9:30pm Pondercast w/ Laurie Brown. Oct 10 9:30pm John Young. Oct 11 6:30pm The Jellyman’s Daughter, Sheila Carabine, 9:30pm Rob Elder. Oct 12 6:30pm Westaway, 9:30pm Thus Owls. Oct 13 6:30pm Tragedy Ann, 9:30pm Graven, The Beachmen. Oct 14 6:30pm Van Larkins, 9:30pm Robert Lee Big Band. Oct 15 6:30pm Don Stevenson, 9:30pm Ford Pier. Oct 16 6:30pm Probably Theatre Cabaret, 9:30pm Madeleine Roger. Oct 17 6:30pm Eliza Bronte, 9:30pm Slow Leaves. Oct 18 6pm Leanne Hoffman, 9:30pm Steve D’Angelo. Oct 19 6:30pm Simon and Wes, 9:30pm Michael Feuerstack. Oct 20 6:30pm & 9:30pm Daniel Champagne. Oct 21 6:30pm David Ward, 9:30pm Debi Botos. Oct 22 8pm Concrete Cabaret. Oct 24 6:30pm Mike Edel, 9:30pm Creature Speak. Oct 25 6:30pm Mary-Kate Edwards, 9:30pm Safia Nolin. Oct 26 6:30pm Nick Price Toyne, 9:30pm El Coyote, Campbell Woods. Oct 27 6:30pm Rob Moir, 9:30pm Softside, Nigel Nigel. Oct 28 9:30pm The World Provider, Canadian Romantic, Marker Starling. Oct 29 9:30 pm Tiptoes. Oct 30 6:30pm Naman Cale, 9:30pm Mike McCormick.
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.
Oct 5 9pm Love Canal. Oct 6 3pm Bossa Tres, 9pm Mponda Kalunga and The Matata 6. Oct 7 7pm Jacques Russell Trio. Oct 11 9pm Kevin Zarnett & The Blue Nights. Oct 12 9pm The Tailbreakers. Oct 13 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers. Oct 14 7pm The Fairest and Best. Oct 19 9pm Surefire Sweat. Oct 20 3pm Thelonious Hank, 9pm Eric Frisch. Oct 21 7pm Women in Music: A Singer/Songwriter Showcase Vol. 7. Oct 26 9pm Felix’s Belt. Oct 27 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
hirut.ca (for full schedule)
Every Sun 3pm Hirut Sundays Open Mic.
2nd Friday Each Month 8:30pm and 10pm Don Naduriak and Jazz of The Americas
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.
Oct 1 Miss Emily. Oct 2 Fundraiser. Oct 3 Mike Plume. Oct 5 The Small Glories. Oct 6 Pee Wee Ellis & Jason Wilson. Oct 7 Tom Wilson Presents Beautiful Scars: A Literary Recital. Oct 9 Songwriter Sessions I. Oct 10 Fraser Anderson w/Special Guest Arlene Bishop. Oct 11 Mad Dogs and Englishmen – The Music of Joe Cocker & Leon Russell. Oct 12 Jack de Keyzer. Oct 13 Tom Paxton and The Don Juans. Oct 14-15 Strawbs. Oct 17 Holly Near. Oct 18 The Young’uns. Oct 19 Monkey Junk. Oct 20 The Tiki Collective. Oct 21 Rum Ragged. Oct 23 April Verch + Annie Lou. Oct 24 Ramblin’ Jack Elliot. Oct 25 Maria Dunn & Joe Jencks. Oct 26 Oysters 3. Oct 27 The Songs of Nick Drake. Oct 28 Georgian Bay CD Release + The O’Pears.
Jazz Bistro, The
251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299
jazzbistro.ca (full schedule)
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)
Oct 5 Mary Catherine Quartet. Oct 6 Jeremy Ledbetter Trio. Oct 12 New Vibes Quintet. Oct 13 Roddy Elias Trio. Oct 19 Top Pocket COREtet. Oct 20 P.J. Perry Oct 26 Kellylee Evans. Oct 27 Joe Sullivan.
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.
8pm Mandy Lagan – The Joni Book CD Release. Oct 21 7:30pm OKAN Record Release.
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.
Oct 3 Lorne Lofsky & Rob Piltch.
12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833
themonarchtavern.com (full schedule)
Oct 2 Belleville-Ville. Oct 4 Active Bird Community. Oct 5 Doldrums w/David Kleiser’s “Crying High” + Tenderness, Miraj. Oct 6 Neon Bloom (EP Release) w/ John Orpheus, Liam Martini. Oct 11 Eric Bachmann. Oct 12 Paul Jacobs (LP Release) w/ Sauna, The Effens, + Night Lunch. Oct 15 Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils Orchestra. Oct 21 Autogramm w/ Comet Control. Oct 24 Avi Buffalo & Haunted Summer. Oct 26 Living Hour. Oct 28 The Holydrug Couple. Oct 29 Mirah.
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 7 to 9pm.
Larry Bond and Bob Mills.
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.
Oct 2 Gene DiNovi. Oct 4 Mike Cadó Trio. Oct 5 Canadian Jazz Quartet & Friends. Oct 6 Scott Routenberg Trio. Oct 9 David Restivo. Oct 10 Julie Michels Duo. Oct 11 Ernesto Cervini’s “Tune Town” Trio. Oct 12 Hannah Barstow Quartet. Oct 13 Brian Blain’s Blues Campfire Jam. Oct 16 Danny McErlain. Oct 17 Alison Young Quartet. Oct 18 Bob DeAngelis & Friends. Oct 19 Ron Westray Trio. Oct 20 Stevie Vallance Quartet. Oct 23 Bernie Senensky. Oct 24 Chris Platt Trio. Oct 25 Irene Atman Trio. Oct 26 Andrew Scott Trio. Oct 27 Jim Vivian Quartet. Oct 30 Tom Szczesniak. Oct 31 Jonathan Wong & Jesse Whiteley Duo.
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.
Oct 6 Stefan Bauer Trio. Oct 13 Sugar Daddies. Oct 20 Mike Murley Quartet. Oct 27 Bob Brough 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.
Oct 4 7pm Alex Pangman.
Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The
194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475
therex.ca (full schedule)
Listings not available at time of publication.
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 The Out of Towners. Every Tue 6pm Julian Fauth. Every Thurs 8pm Steven 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)
Oct 5 Julian Fauth & Danny B. Oct 6 Alex Pangman. Oct 12 Julian Fauth & Guest. Oct 13 Jesse Whiteley and Kalya Ramu. Oct 19 Julian Fauth & Brian Blain. Oct 20 Johnny Blue with Almo. Oct 26 Julian Fauth & Ken Yoshioka. Oct 27 Lance Anderson with Quisha Wint.
292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137
tranzac.org (full schedule)
3-4 shows daily, various styles, in four different performance spaces. Mostly PWYC.