120 Church St. 416-792-7725
120diner.com (full schedule)
Most shows $10-$20
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.
Sep 5 Johnny Cox & Magnetic Line. Sep 6 Lady Kane. Sep 7 Disco Night w/ Escapade. Sep 12 The Garden. Sep 13 URequest. Sep 14 York Jazz Ensemble (matinee), Red Velvet (eve). Sep 19 20 Flight Rockers. Sep 20 Blonde Ambition. Sep 21 URequest. Sep 26 The Neckties. Sep 27 Gyles Band. Sep 28 Lady Kane.
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.
Sep 1 9:30pm Juice Girls w/ Teleri, Dinosaur Island, Dumb Stupid Liars. Sep 2 9:30pm Palm Haze. Sep 5 6:30pm Lisa Bregneager, 9:30pm The Big Branch Festival Kick-Off Concert feat. Duo Adar & Duo Jonsson Courdroy. Sep 6 9:30pm Sarah Jane Scouten. Sep 7 2:30pm Sebastien Javier w/ BenAnthony LaVoz, 6:30pm Toronto Brass Quintet, 9:30pm Owen Davies. Sep 8 6:30pm ATLAAS. Sep 10 8pm Kveikstokk feat. Lars Marius Garshol. Sep 11 9:30pm Jon Corbin w/ Rodney. Sep 12 6:30pm Matt Lagan, 9:30pm Sarah MacDougall. Sep 14 6:30pm Angie Hilts, 9:30pm Baumber/Cohen/Roth/Obery/Melanson w/ THE HUMAN RACE. Sep 18 9:30pm Roman Clarke. Sep 19 9:30pm TuneTown. Sep 20 9:30pm
Plumes w/ Daily Alice. Sep 21 6:30pm Harry Bartlett and Madeleine Ertel w/ Mingjia Chen and Claire Lee. Sep 22 6:30pm Quote The Raven. Sep 25 9:30pm Roman Clarke. Sep 26 9:30pm Peirson Ross. Sep 27 9:30pm Side Hustle. Sep 30 9:30pm DevilDuck Records Presents Youngbloods: House Panther, Cold Tea, Wrecker.
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.
Sep 8 7pm The Fairest And Best. Sep 14 3pm Victor Monsivais Trio. Sep 15 6pm Too Dumb to Quit. Sep 21 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers. Sep 28 3pm Victor Monsivais Trio. Sep 29 6pm Too Dumb to Quit.
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.
Sep 5 8pm Ethio-Jazz w/ Girma Woldemichael & Daniel Barnes. Sep 12 8pm Bright Lit, Big City w/ Carolyn Bennett, Emil Sher, Daniel Perry, Marcia Johnson, Nadja Lubiw-Hazard. Sep 13 8:30pm Jazz of the Americas w/ Don Naduriak and friends. Sep 20 8pm Steve Koven Trio. Sep 21 8pm Pat Connors & Scarborough Songs Poetry. Sep 27 9pm Hirut Hoot Comedy Cabaret.
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.
Sep 3 T.U. Jazz Fest Opening Night: Robi Botos Trio. Sep 5 In Cash We Trust: A Musical Tribute to Johnny Cash. Sep 6 Alfie Zappacosta. Sep 7 Friends of Fiddler’s Green. Sep 9 Sue Foley. Sep 10 9am-2pm Ravel Event, 8:30pm She’s Listening for Ovarian Cancer Research. Sep 12 Indo-Canadian Slide Project. Sep 13 Soulsville: The Music of Stax Records. Sep 14 Ron Nigrini’s Farewell Performance. Sep 15 Martha Chaves Comedy Brunch. Sep 18 Luke McMaster: Icons of Soul. Sep 19 Les Stroud. Sep 20 Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley. Sep 21 Candyrat Guitar Night with Luca Stricagnoli and Gareth Pearson. Sep 22 Elizabeth Shepherd’s Montreal Project. Sep 23 Matchedash Parish. Sep 24 Tommy Youngsteen’s Nebraska. Sep 25 A Trip Down Abbey Road w/ Greg Wyard. Sep 26 Madison Violet. Sep 27 Patricia Cano + Louis Simão feat. Carlos Bernardo. Sep 28 The Jitters. Sep 30 Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Bob Dylan Story.
Jazz Bistro, The
251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299
jazzbistro.ca (full schedule)
Sep 5 8:30pm Colin Hunter and The Anthony Terpstra Seventet. Sep 6 8:30pm Colin Hunter w/ The Joe Sealy Quartet. Sep 7 8:30pm Colin Hunter w/ The Joe Sealy Quartet. Sep 8 7pm Tracey Gallant. Sep 11 8pm The 251 Jam w/ The David Rubel Quartet. Sep 12 8:30pm James Brown Trio. Sep 13 9pm Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo: Brown Jazz Trio. Sep 14 9pm Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo: Brown Jazz Trio. Sep 15 7pm Adi Braun: “Everyone Prefers Blondes.” Sep 18 8pm Moshe Hammer and San Murata. Sep 19 9pm Alexander Brown. Sep 20 9pm Irwin Hall. Sep 21 9pm Irwin Hall. Sep 25 8pm The 251 Jam w/ The David Rubel Quartet. Sep 26 9pm Paul Marinaro. Sep 27 9pm Paul Marinaro. Sep 28 9pm Paul Marinaro. Sep 29 7pm Andrew Beg.
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)
Sep 6 La Banda Local. Sep 7 Alexis Baro Quintet. Sep 12 8pm Carol Welsman. Sep 13 Rebecca Binnendyk. Sep 14 Alison Young. Sep 20 David Cheon Trio. Sep 21 Rémi-Jean Leblanc Quartet. Sep 27 Jill McKenna Trio. Sep 28 Gabriel Palachi Trio. Sep 29 8pm Simão/Bernardo Group.
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.
Sep 5 7pm 14th Annual Patsy Cline Birthday Show. Sep 12 6pm Best of R&B and Soul, Vol. 4. Sep 16 6pm Cherie Dimaline Book Launch. Sep 17 5:30pm Speaker Slam: Gratitude. Sep 19 One-Stop Jazz Safari. Sep 26 6pm Women in Percussion Festival – Opening Night. Sep 29 6pm Women in Percussion Festival: Kim So Ra & Rajna Swaminathan.
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 9pm & 10:15pm Wednesday Concert Series.
Sep 18 David Occhipinti & Dan Fortin. Sep 25 Julie Michels & Ted Quinlan.
12 Clinton St. 416-531-5833
themonarchtavern.com (full schedule)
Sep 3 8pm Belleville-Ville. Sep 27 8:30pm FIST. Sep 8 8pm ZA / Neon Bloom / Hedgehog Eyes. Sep 9 7:30pm Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils Orchestra. Sep 10 8pm Dehd w/ Deeper & Media Jeweler. Sep 14 8:30pm Rose of the West. Sep 15 8pm Luke Temple. Sep 16 8:30pm Martian Crisis Unit, Your Grandad, New Sky. Sep 18 8pm BAILEN. Sep 20 8:30pm Yoo Doo Right w/ Sahara, Sunglaciers, Pacer. Sep 22 8pm Lola Kirke. Sep 25 8pm Maggie Koerner. Sep 28 8:30pm Billy Moon w/ Feels Fine, Mata Raze, & More.
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.
Sep 18 Paper Moon (Zooey Adams & Tony Quarrington). Sep 28 Ben Bishop & San Murata.
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.
Sep 6 Canadian Jazz Quartet w/ Mike Murley. Sep 7 Rosemary Galloway. Sep 12 Sophia Perlman & Adrean Farrugia Co-Host Thursday Night Jazz Party. Sep 13 Vern Dorge Quartet. Sep 14 Brian Blain. Sep 18 John MacMurchy. Sep 19 Bob DeAngelis & Friends. Sep 20 Jim Clayton Trio. Sep 21 Steve McDade Quartet. Sep 25 Hilario Duran Trio. Sep 26 Bruce Cassidy. Sep 27 Hannah Barstow Quartet. Sep 28 David Buchbinder Quartet.
Only Café, The
972 Danforth Ave. 416-463-7843
theonlycafe.com (full schedule)
Pilot Tavern, The
22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716
All shows: 2:30pm. No cover.
Sep 7 Turboprop. Sep 15 Gabriel Palatchi Trio. Sep 21 Dave Hutchinson Quartet. Sep 28 Steve Koven Trio.
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.
Sep 1 12pm Dixieland: Louisiana Havana, 3:30pm Club Django, 7pm EGBO Trio, 9:30pm Debi Botos Group. Sep 2 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Hannah Barstow Trio. Sep 3 6:30pm El Blotto Twangueros, 9:30pm Chris Gale hosts the Classic Rex Jam. Sep 4 6:30pm Clock Radio: Michael Davidson / Dan Fortin, 9:30pm Daniel Easty Group. Sep 5 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:45pm Joel Frahm w/ Turboprop. Sep 6 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Jenna Marie R&B, 9:45pm Joel Frahm w/ Turboprop. Sep 7 12pm Adam & Adam’s REMNANTS, 3:30pm Laura Hubert, 7pm Justin Bacchus, 9:45pm Mike Murley Quartet. Sep 9 12pm Dixieland: Louisiana Havana, 3:30pm Red Hot Ramble, 7pm EGBO Trio, 9:30pm Conor Gains. Sep 9 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Mike Malone & The Writers Jazz Orchestra. Sep 10 6:30pm El Blotto Twangueros, 9:30pm Chris Gale hosts the Classic Rex Jam. Sep 11 6:30pm Michael Davidson Trio, 9:30pm Tim Hamel Quintet. Sep 12 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Way North. Sep 13 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Jenna Marie R&B, 9:45pm Dave Young / Terry Promane Octet. Sep 14 12pm Adam & Adam’s REMNANTS, 3:30pm Swing Shift Big Band, 7pm Elena Kapeleris, 9:45pm Dave Young Quintet. Sep 15 12pm Dixieland: Louisiana Havana, 3:30pm LMC w/ John Sherwood, 7pm EGBO Trio, 9:30pm Julian Anderson-Bowes. Sep 16 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Adam Teixeira Quartet. Sep 17 6:30pm El Blotto Twangueros, 9:30pm Annual Back to School Humber College Faculty Jam. Sep 18 6:30pm Michael Davidson Quartet, 9:30pm Jeremy Pelt w/ Johnny Griffith Quartet. Sep 19 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Jeremy Pelt w/ Johnny Griffith Quartet. Sep 20 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Boogaloo Squad, 9:45pm Remi-Jean LeBlanc Group. Sep 21 12pm Adam & Adam’s REMNANTS, 3:30pm Jerome Godboo Autumn Blues Solstice, 7pm Neon Eagle, 9:45pm The Music of John Lennon w/ Michael Occhipinti. Sep 22 12pm Dixieland: Louisiana Havana, 3:30pm Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters, 7pm EGBO Trio, 9:30pm Victoria Yeh’s Spirit Awakens. Sep 23 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles, 9:30pm Chris Hunt Tentet +2. Sep 24 6:30pm El Blotto Twangueros, 9:30pm Chris Gale hosts the Classic Rex Jam. Sep 25 6:30pm Michael Davidson Group, 9:30pm Alan Hetherington’s Mistura Fina. Sep 26 6:30pm Kevin Quain, 9:30pm Gabriel Palatchi Trio. Sep 27 4pm Hogtown Syncopators, 6:30pm Boogaloo Squad, 9:45pm Chuck Jackson’s Big Bad Blues Band. Sep 28 12pm Adam & Adam’s REMNANTS, 3:30pm Paul Reddick Blues, 7pm Neon Eagle, 9:45pm Louis Simão’s Velha Guarda. Sep 29 12pm Dixieland: Louisiana Havana, 3:30pm Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, 7pm EGBO Trio, 9:30pm Barry Romberg Group. Sep 30 6:30pm U of T Jazz Ensembles, 8:30pm John McLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra.
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)
292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137
tranzac.org (full schedule)
3-4 shows daily, various styles, in three different performance spaces. Mostly PWYC.