120 Church St. 416-792-7725
120diner.com (full schedule)
Most shows $10-$20
Apr 3 6pm Glen Hornblast & Friends, 8pm Blues Night w/ Heather Luckhart, 11pm Late Night Live w/ Mandy Goodhandy. Apr 4 6pm Rita di Ghent. Apr 5 6pm Fifth Element Quintet. Apr 6 6pm Mike and Jill Daley. Apr 7 6pm John Alcorn, 8:30pm Heather Christine. Apr 10 6pm Fuat Tuaç, 7pm Lisa Particelli’s GNO Jazz Jam, 11pm Late Night Live w/ Mandy Goodhandy. Apr 11 6pm Julian Fauth w/ Faith Amour & Russell Sleaper. Apr 12 6pm Reg Schwager & Jeanette Lambert. Apr 13 6pm Pat Murray & Ryler Murray. Apr 14 6pm Kevin Morris, Jennifer Walls. Apr 15 9pm Singular Sensation open mic w/ Jennifer Walls. Apr 17 6pm KarenR, 7pm Lisa Particelli’s GNO Jazz Jam, 11pm Late Night Live w/ Mandy Goodhandy. Apr 18 6pm Gerri Trimble. Apr 19 6pm Richard Whiteman Sings. Apr 20 6pm Joel Sheridan. Apr 24 6pm GNO Opener, 7pm Lisa Particelli’s GNO Jazz Jam, 11pm Late Night Live w/ Mandy Goodhandy. Apr 25 6pm Sue and Dwight. Apr 26 6pm Jessica Lalonde and John MacMurchy Trio. Apr 27 6pm Alex Bird. Apr 28 6pm, 8:30pm (two shows) Derrick Chua Presents.
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.
Apr 5 URequest Band. Apr 6 Red Velvet. Apr 12 Blonde Ambition. Apr 13 Vision Blue (matinee), Disco Party w/ Escapade (eve). Apr 18 Riff Raff. Apr 19 Lady Kane. Apr 20 URequest Band. Apr 26 North of 7. Apr 27 York Jazz Ensemble (matinee), Sound Parade (eve).
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.
Apr 1 6:30pm Suitcase Sam w/ Ada Dahli. Apr 2 9:30pm Typical Sisters & Future Machines. Apr 3 6:30pm Matt Epp & Bomgiizhik, 9:30pm Nicolette & The Nobodies. Apr 4 9:30pm Megan Bonnell. Apr 5 9:30pm pomes w/ Mingjia. Apr 6 6:30pm Jen Schaffer & The Shiners, 9:30pm Grizzly Coast w/ Brighter Green & Cassidy Mann. Apr 7 6:30pm Jeff Gunn. Apr 8 6:30pm Book Launch: The People’s Republic of Walmart. Apr 9 6:30pm Tim Moxam w/ Kelly Sloan. Apr 10 6:30pm Ian Bell & BanjoGo Boom!, 9:30pm Dante Matas, Zinnia & more. Apr 11 8:30pm Haus Musik: Strangers in Strange Lands. Apr 12 9:30pm Ian Daniel Kehoe & Steven Lambke w/ Joyful Joyful. Apr 13 6:30pm Richard Garvey w/ The Sun Harmonic. Apr 14 6:30pm Bruno Merz, 9:15pm Ellen Doty. Apr 16 8pm MAW: A Community Celebration of the Vocal Arts. Apr 17 6:30pm Quote The Raven. Apr 18 9:30pm Nadah El Shazly, ZOE & Qarafa. Apr 19 6:30pm Diar. Apr 20 9:30pm Hua Li & Crystal Light Collective. Apr 21 9:30pm Siggi. Apr 23 9:30pm Glands of External Secretion, Brian Ruryk, Agar Agar & 6 Heads. Apr 26 6:30pm Sherry Ryan, 9:30pm Saxsyndrum & Sorry Girls. Apr 27 9:30pm Friendly Rich.
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.
Apr 5 9pm STEED! Apr 6 3pm Don Valley Stompers. Apr 7 7pm Women in Music: A Singer/Songwriter Showcase. Apr 12 9pm Big Rude Jake. Apr 13 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers, 9pm Julia Tynes Band. Apr 14 5pm Power Pop Goes The Weasel Vol. 3. Apr 19 9pm Felix’s Belt and Big Name Actors. Apr 20 3pm The Boxcar Boys. Apr 21 7pm Chris B.J. and Friends. Apr 25 9pm The Escapist Music, Jesse Daniel and Craig Alan. Apr 27 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers. Apr 28 7pm Matt Gabriel and Shanika Maria Live at C’est What.
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.
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.
Apr 2 Diyet & The Love Soldiers. Apr 5 Alyth w/ Tony McManus & Friends. Apr 6 Benjamin Dakota Rogers. Apr 7 Oakland Stroke: A Tribute to Tower of Power. Apr 10 Lennie Gallant. Apr 11 Sweet Jane. Apr 12 Preston Reed. Apr 13 Jack de Keyzer. Apr 14 A Tribute to Levon Helm. Apr 15 10am Toronto Ravel Study, 8pm Eric Andersen & Scarlet Rivera w/ Cheryl Prashker. Apr 16 Lance & Jason Fowler. Apr 17 Joe Crookston. Apr 18 Byrds Byrds Byrds. Apr 20 Talent & Soul: 100 Years of Nat King Cole. Apr 24 Tim Booth’s Toronto Art Orchestra. Apr 25 A Tribute to Chess Records. Apr 26 David Newland CD Release. Apr 27 Còig. Apr 28 Cootes Paradise. Apr 29 The Simon and Garfunkel Story.
Jazz Bistro, The
251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299
jazzbistro.ca (full schedule)
Apr 3 7pm Lisa Particelli’s Girls Night Out Jazz Jam. Apr 4 8:30pm Ben D’Cunha. Apr 5 9pm Amy McConnell / William Sperandei Quintet. Apr 6 9pm Amy McConnell / William Sperandei Quintet. Apr 7 7pm Jim Betts. Apr 11 9pm Low Overhead. Apr 12 8:30pm Charles Di Raimondo. Apr 13 8:30pm Charles Di Raimondo. Apr 14 7pm Linda Covello’s Tribute to Eve Cassidy. Apr 17 8pm Whiteley Wednesday. Apr 18 9pm Dan McCarthy Quartet. Apr 19 9pm Dan McCarthy Quartet. Apr 20 9pm Carmen Spada Trio feat. Jerry Weldon. Apr 23 8pm The Willows. Apr 24 8pm Janet Whiteway and Friends. Apr 25 8:30pm Whitney Ross-Barris. Apr 26 9pm Ilana Waldston and the Jazz n’ Laughs Band. Apr 27 9pm Ilana Waldston and the Jazz n’ Laughs Band. Apr 28 7pm Adi Braun.
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)
Apr 4 8pm Alysha Brilla. Apr 5 Jerzy Kaplanek Quartet. Apr 6 Rebecca Hennessy and FOG Brass Band. Apr 12 John Zadro Quartet. Apr 13 Kevin Breit and the Sisters Euclid. Apr 19 Carmen Spada Trio feat. Jerry Weldon. Apr 20 The Willows. Apr 26 Fern Lindzon. Apr 27 Igor Willcox 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.
Apr 3 7pm Of Glitches and Machines. Apr 4 6:30pm Three Holy Thursdays in Hell: Circles in Concert. Apr 7 9:45am, 1:45pm 12th Annual MJMS Spring Recitals and Celebrations, 6:30pm 12th Annual Benefit for Bennie. Apr 11 6:30pm Three Holy Thursdays in Hell: Circles in Concert. Apr 14 9:45am, 1:45pm 12th Annual MJMS Spring Recitals and Celebrations. Apr 17 6:30pm The Big Sing. Apr 18 6:30pm Three Holy Thursdays in Hell: Circles in Concert. Apr 23 6pm Sid Ryan’s Book Launch – A Grander Vision. Apr 25 6pm Ray Montford. Apr 28 4pm Moses Revolution Concert & Fundraiser, Apr 30 6:30pm Speaker Slam: Body Beautiful.
Manhattans Pizza Bistro & Music Club
951 Gordon St., Guelph 519-767-2440
manhattans.ca (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)
Apr 1 8:30pm Bad Sports w/ First Base & Beef Boys. Apr 2 8pm Belleville-Ville. Apr 3 8:30pm Eliza Niemi of Mauno w/ Le Ren, LUKA. Apr 4 8:30pm The Faps w/ The Mature Themes, Secret Wars. Apr 5 9pm Standards / Milhouse. Apr 7 8:30pm Bart // Mother Tongues / Carinae. Apr 8 7:30pm Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils Orchestra. Apr 10 8:30pm Motherhood w/ Tange, GirlOnGirl. Apr 11 9pm Moon King w/ Nyssa, Praises. Apr 12 8:30pm Aaron Lee Tasjan. Apr 14 8pm New Candys w/ Crazy Bones, The Blue Lights. Apr 15 7:30pm KOLARS. Apr 17 8pm Floss / Substrata / Low Kites. Apr 18 8:30pm Freedom Baby /// Waxlimbs // Animatist / Bingo Day. Apr 19 9pm Bat House w. Labradoodle, Spoils, HomeEc. Apr 23 8pm Bayonne. Apr 26 9pm Urkimsher w/ Bunny, Dorothea Paas. Apr 27 8pm Sarah Squirm presents Helltrap Nightmare w/ Mister Wallace. Apr 28 8:30pm Valley Maker.
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.
Apr 10 Farrucas Latino 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.
Apr 2 Gene DiNovi. Apr 3 Ross Woolridge Trio. Apr 4 Lara Solnicki Trio. Apr 5 Canadian Jazz Quartet & Friends. Apr 6 Zoe Chilco Quartet. Apr 10 John MacLeod + 4. Apr 11 Adrean Farrugia’s Jazz Party w/ Yvette Tollar. Apr 12 Michele Mele Trio. Apr 13 Brian Blain’s Blues Campfire Jam. Apr 17 Virginia & Kirk MacDonald Quartet. Apr 18 Bob DeAngelis and Friends. Apr 20 Mark Kelso Quartet. Apr 24 Russ Little Quartet. Apr 25 TranzitionzJazz. Apr 26 Josh Grossman’s Tiny Big Band. Apr 27 Tom Reynolds 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.
Apr 6 Alexis Baro Quartet. Apr 13 Sugar Daddies. Apr 20 Jon Gordon – Luis Deniz Quintet. Apr 27 Terry Logan 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.
Apr 1 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Mike Malone & The Writers Jazz Orchestra. Apr 2 6:30pm Playdate, 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Apr 3 6:30pm Jake Koffman Quartet, 9:30pm Moderation Station. Apr 4 6:30pm Angela Turone & Chris Platt Duo +, 9:30pm Lorne Lofsky Quartet. Apr 5 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Lester McLean Trio, 9:45pm Lorne Lofsky Quartet. Apr 6 12pm Sinners Choir, 3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band, 7pm Neon Eagle, 9:45pm Alex Goodman Quartet. Apr 7 12pm Louisiana Havana Dixieland, 3:30pm Club Django, 7pm Tom Reynolds Trio, 9:30pm Alex Kapo Quintet. Apr 8 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Terry Promane’s U of T Student 12tet. Apr 9 6:30pm Playdate, 9:30pm Nir Felder and Tetrahedron. Apr 10 6:30pm Jake Koffman Quartet, 9:30pm Nir Felder w/ Tetrahedron. Apr 11 6:30pm Angela Turone & Chris Platt Duo +, 9:30pm Ben Winkelman Trio. Apr 12 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Lester McLean Trio, 9:45pm Andy Milne. Apr 13 12pm Sinners Choir, 3:30pm Advocats Big Band, 7pm Neon Eagle, 9:45pm Alex Dean Quintet. Apr 14 12pm Louisiana Havana Dixieland, 3:30pm Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters, 7pm Tom Reynolds Trio. 9:30pm Dave Young Quartet. Apr 15 6:30pm JV’s Boogaloo Squad, 9:30pm Dan Pitt Quintet. Apr 16 6:30pm Playdate, 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Apr 17 6:30pm Jake Koffman Quartet, 9:30pm Andrew Downing’s Otterville. Apr 18 6:30pm Angela Turone & Chris Platt Duo +, 9:45pm Jon Gordon w/ Luis Deniz Quintet. Apr 19 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Lester McLean Trio, 9:45pm Jon Gordon w/ Luis Deniz Quintet. Apr 20 12pm Sinners Choir, 3:30pm Woodshed Orchestra, 7pm Neon Eagle, 9:45pm Joe Bowden Sextet. Apr 21 12pm Louisiana Havana Dixieland, 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble, 7pm Tom Reynolds Trio, 9:30pm Barry Romberg Group. Apr 22 6:30pm Peter Hill Quintet, 9:30pm Josh Grossman’s TJO Big Band. Apr 23 6:30pm Playdate, 9:30pm Jamie Reynold’s Trio. Apr 24 6:30pm Jake Koffman Quartet, 9:30pm Hutchison Effect. Apr 25 6:30pm Angela Turone & Chris Platt Duo +, 9:30pm JABFUNG. Apr 26 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Lester McLean Trio, 9:45pm Eric St. Laurent Trio + 1. Apr 27 12pm Sinners Choir, 3:30pm Laura Hubert Group, 7pm Neon Eagle, 9:45pm Avi Granite 5. Apr 28 12pm Louisiana Havana Dixieland, 3:30pm Beverly Taft Group, 7pm Tom Reynolds Trio, 9:30pm Igor Wilcox. Apr 29 6:30pm Peter Hill Quintet, 8:30pm John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. Apr 30 6:30pm Playdate, 9:30pm Classic Rex Jazz Jam.
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)
292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137
tranzac.org (full schedule)
3-4 shows daily, various styles, in four different performance spaces. Mostly PWYC.