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.
Dec 1 Gyles Band. Dec 7 Lady Kane. Dec 8 Soular. Dec 14 Lady Kane. Dec 15 York Jazz Ensemble (matinee), Sound Parade (evening). Dec 21 Parkside Drive. Dec 22 Gyles Band. Dec 28 URequest Band. Dec 29 Gyles Band. Dec 31 New Year’s Party w/ Gyles Band. 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.
Dec 1 6:30pm Quirks, 9:30pm Big Lonely w/ Huttch, The Bandicoots. Dec 2 6:30pm Jesse Parent w/ Lucas Stagg, 9pm On Healing – A With/out Pretend Event. Dec 3 6:30pm Elliot Maginot w/ LeRiche, 9:30pm The Hope State. Dec 5 7:30pm Confabulation presents: Family, 9:30pm Eamon McGrath, Will Whitwham & Joyful Joyful. Dec 6 6:30pm Ben Rosenblum Trio feat. Sam Kirmayer, 9:30pm Jesse Matas. Dec 7 6:30pm David Krystal. Dec 8 9pm Gabriel Kahane Dec 9 9:30pm LUKA & Jenny Berkel. Dec 10 9:30pm MONEYPHONE & Jonah Yano. Dec 12 9:30pm Vince Maccarone’s Los Variants. Dec 13 9:30pm The Lesters Holiday Show. Dec 14 9:30pm Jessica Moss, Völur & Qarafa. Dec 15 6:30pm Dumb Angel & Special Guests. Dec 16 6:30pm Stewart Legere & Kim Harris, 9:30pm Stefan Hegerat Album Release w/ Laura Swankey & Karen Ng. Dec 17 9:30pm The Old Salts. Dec 18 9:30pm Construction & Destruction / Steven Lambke. Dec 21 6:30pm Clara Engel, 9:30pm Debi Botos Quintet. Dec 22 6:30pm Braden Lam & Brooklyn Doran, 9:30pm ELJAY. Jan 11 6:30pm Shanika Maria. Jan 12 9:30pm Akage No Anne & TV SETS. Jan 13 9:30pm Naomi Froese. Jan 15 9:30pm Chelsea and the Cityscape. Jan 23 6:30pm Alexandra Stréliski.
Jan 21-28 Burdock Piano Fest 2019 – check Burdock website for complete listings when available.
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.
Dec 1 3pm Thelonious Hank, 9pm Jacques Russell Trio. Dec 2 7pm Chris Bjorkquist, D.B. Buxton. Dec 7 9pm Big Rude Jake. Dec 8 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers, 9pm Julia Tynes. Dec 9 7pm Kristin Lindell and Friends. Dec 14 9pm Metronome Chomsky. Dec 15 3pm Victor Monsivais Trio, 9pm Richard Malouin. Dec 22 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers, 9pm Jack Walker’s Festivus Miracle. Dec 29 3pm Thelonious Hank. Jan 5 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers. Jan 12 9pm Julia Tynes. Jan 13 7pm Bob Wegner. Jan 19 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers. Jan 26 3pm The Boxcar Boys. 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.
Dec 7 8pm Marty Harris Jazz Quintet. Dec 13 8pm Uptown Jazz Swing Band. Dec 14 8:30pm Jazz of the Americas w/ Don Naduriak and Friends. Dec 15 8pm Andrea Kuzmich presents: Holiday Spirit Cabaret. Dec 20 8pm John Findlay Holiday Jazz & Blues & Originals. Dec 22 8pm Bruce Cassidy Jazz Trio. Dec 28 9pm Hirut Hoot Pre-New Year’s Eve Comedy. 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.
Dec 1 Carlos del Junco. Dec 3 7:30pm The Cherry Trees Band + Friends Fundraiser. Dec 4 China Crisis. Dec 5 Dr. Draw. Dec 6 The Milestones. Dec 6 The Mistletones. Dec 7 The Arrogant Worms. Dec 8 Glendale One. Dec 9 12:30pm Gospel Brunch – A Whiteley Family Special. Dec 12 Songwriter Sessions December. Dec 13 A Bluesy Christmas. Dec 14 John Sheard’s British Invasion. Dec 15 Ha-Ha Happy Holidays w/ Martha Chaves + Friends. Dec 16 1pm The Ault Sisters. Dec 18 Quartette. Dec 20, 21 Craig Cardiff. Dec 22 A Very Tiki Christmas. Dec 28 Don Ross. Dec 29 Suzie Vinnick. Dec 30 Wintergarten Orchestra. Dec 31 Diana Braithwaite + Chris Whiteley. Jan 5 Rob Tardik. Jan 6 Martin Taylor. Jan 10, 11, 12, 13 The 15th and Final Edition of “The Way We Feel”: a Celebration of the Music of Gordon Lightfoot. Jan 18 Dan Hill. Jan 19 Garnet Rogers. Jan 25 Poor Angus. Jan 26, 27 Rik Emmett & Dave Dunlop.
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)
Dec 1 Hilario Durán’s “Contumbao.” Dec 7 Joni NehRita. Dec 8 John MacMurchy. Dec 14 Sonja Gustafson. Dec 15 David Restivo Quintet. Dec 16 Woodhouse + Barbra Lica. Dec 21 The Tom Nagy Christmas Experience. Dec 22 Jason White. Dec 28 Steve McDade Sextet. Dec 29 Juliet Dunn.
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.
Dec 2 2:30pm Intensive Carolling – Benefit for Sunnybrook’s Neonatal ICU, 6:30pm Greg Stafford – New Orleans Stomp! Dec 9 6pm We Sing For Their Supper. Dec 11 8pm Red Hot Samba Night. Dec 12 6:30pm The Double Cuts Western Swing Band Presents: Let Us Be Frank. Dec 16 7pm Venus Fest Presents Bernice, Kith & Kin, and Winter Bingo. Dec 19 7pm Tongue in Cheek Productions Presents Verbotenlieder. Dec 20 9pm Christmas Dance Party – Nyssa w/ John Orpheus, Ice Cream and Rapport. Dec 30 Gary Morgan and PanAmericana. Dec 31 6:30pm New Year’s Eve Salsa Party w/ Salsa del Norte. 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)
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.
12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833
themonarchtavern.com (full schedule)
Dec 4 8pm Belleville-Ville. Dec 5 8pm David McFarlane. Dec 6 8pm Ava Luna w/ Carmen Elle, Prince Ness. Dec 7 9pm Shade /// Brenda // Vypers. Dec 8 8:30pm Fried Dough w/ Let There Be Light, Autumn Stones + DJs. Dec 10 7:30pm Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils Orchestra. Dec 13 Howlin’ Circus w/ Dorjee Sounds, Mango Reinhardt. Dec 14 9pm Only Yours & Friends Holiday Fundraiser. Dec 15 7pm Blowup – 24th Annual Christmas Britpop Ball. Dec 20 8:30pm After The Mountain, Prancer, BUCK. Dec 21 9pm All Seeing Eyes w/ Catl, Pat McCormack. Jan 1 8pm Belleville-Ville. Jan 5 8pm Class of 2019: Orville Peck, Gloin, Nikki Fierce, The Effens, Weak Hands. Jan 14 7:30pm Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils Orchestra.
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.
Dec 5 Farrucas Latino Duo. 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.
Dec 1 Chris Wallace Quartet. Dec 4 Gene DiNovi. Dec 5 Chris Gale Quartet. Dec 6 Sophia Perlman and Adrean Farrugia. Dec 7 Canadian Jazz Quartet & Chase Sanborn. Dec 8 Brian Blain. Dec 13 Ben Dwyer Trio. Dec 14 Jordana Talsky Trio. Dec 15 Dave Caldwell Quartet. Dec 19 Dan McCarthy Quartet. Dec 20 Richard Whiteman. Dec 21 Joanne Morra Trio. Dec 22 Amy McConnell & William Sperandei. Dec 31 Alex Pangman and her Alleycats New Year’s Event.
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.
Dec 1 Ernie Tollar Quartet. Dec 8 Doug Watson Quintet. Dec 15 Sugar Daddies Sextet. Dec 22 Adrean Farrugia Quintet. Dec 29 Nick Morgan Quintet. 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 & 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.
Dec 31 New Year’s Eve w/ Tyler Yarema and Janice Hagan.
Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The
194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475
therex.ca (full schedule)
Call for cover charge info.
Dec 1 12pm The Sinners Choir, 3:30pm Paul Reddick, 7pm Neon Eagle, 9:45pm Steve Koven’s Project Rex. Dec 2 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Club Django, 7pm Whitney Ross-Barris, 9:30pm Lerner / Filliano / Grassi. Dec 3 6:30pm U of T Student Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Dave Restivo & Friends. Dec 4 6:30pm John Hollenbeck’s “Claudia” Sextet, 9:30pm Kandinsky Effect. Dec 5 6:30pm JV’s Bugaloo Squad, 9:30pm Kandinsky Effect. Dec 6 6:30pm Artie Roth Quartet, 9:30pm Barry Elmes Quintet. Dec 7 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Laura Hubert Band, 9:30pm Barry Elmes Quintet. Dec 8 12pm The Sinners Choir, 3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band, 7pm Neon Eagle, 9:45pm Paris Monster. Dec 9 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble, 7pm Whitney Ross-Barris, 9:45pm Paris Monster. Dec 10 6:30pm U of T Student Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Bob Rice’s Latin Jazz Big Band. Dec 11 6:30pm Chris Banks Trio, 9:30pm Joe Williams 100th Anniversary: Blue Standard w/ All-Star Big Band. Dec 12 6:30pm JV’s Bugaloo Squad, 9:30pm Big Smoke Brass. Dec 13 6:30pm Artie Roth Quartet, 9:30pm Pete McCann Quartet. Dec 14 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Peter Hill Quintet, 9:30pm Pete McCann Quartet. Dec 15 12pm The Sinners Choir, 3:30pm Jake Chisholm Group, 7pm Neon Eagle, 9:45pm Pete Mills Quartet. Dec 16 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Buddy Aquilina Quintet, 7pm Groove Connection, 9:30pm Geoffrey Keezer Trio. Dec 17 6:30pm Annual Be-Bop Christmas Show, 9:30pm Norbert Botos Quintet. Dec 18 6:30pm Chris Banks Trio, 9:30pm Virginia MacDonald. Dec 19 6:30pm JV’s Bugaloo Squad, 9:30pm Kirk MacDonald Quintet. Dec 20 6:30pm Artie Roth Quartet, 9:30pm Kirk MacDonald Quintet. Dec 21 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Laura Hubert Band, 9:45pm Bob Brough Quartet. Dec 22 12pm The Sinners Choir, 3:30pm Jerome Godboo, 7pm Justin Bacchus, 9:45pm Ferguson/Tremblay. Dec 23 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Dr. Nick, 7pm Whitney Ross-Barris, 9:30pm Jonathan Lindhorst. Dec 26 8pm A Very Teehan & Juhas Holiday Extravaganza. Dec 27 6:30pm Artie Roth Quartet, 9:30pm Florian Hoefner Trio. Dec 28 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Laura Hubert Band, 9:45pm Dave Young Quintet. Dec 29 12pm The Sinners Choir, 3:30pm George Lake Big Band, 7pm Neon Eagle, 9:45pm Alex Dean Quintet. Dec 30 12pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 3:30pm Need To Know, 7pm Whitney Ross-Barris, 9:30pm Three-Fifths Baked. Dec 31 7pm Annual New Year’s Eve Funk Bash w/ Grooveyard.
January 1-31: Dave Young w/ Terry Clarke, Joanna Majoko, Matt Woroshyl, Robert Diack, Vinnie Sperrazza, Anthony Fung Group, John Raymond w/ Gilad Hekselman & Colin Stranahan, and more (check The Rex website for complete listings when available).
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)
Dec 1 Alex Pangman. Dec 7 Julian Fauth. Dec 8 Kevin Quain. Dec 14 Julian Fauth & Dr. Nick. Dec 15 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.