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Current Toronto Jazz Venues

last updated: June 2018.
Below ** indicates venue websites with player lineups posted.
**The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar - 2-4 shows/day; 7 days/Week; (cover varies)
194 Queen St West (416-598-2475); See The Rex website for player line-ups!

**The Emmet Ray Bar - Live Music 7 nts/wk; Jazz Sunday & Mondays; (PWYC)
924 College St, just east of Dovercourt (416-792-4497). Trendy Bistro food! Eclectic variety of music.
See Emmet Ray website for player line-ups!

Another Live Music Venue Closed April 15, 2018 ... after 19 yrs of live music!
**Gate 403 Restaurant - Jazz, Blues, Latin & Boogie 7 days/Week; (no cover)
403 Roncesvalles, south of Dundas St West (416-588-2930) (Free parking at Howard P.S. parking lot located on west side of Roncesvalles on Howard Park Ave.)
See Gate 403 website for player line-ups!

Harlem Underground - Jazz Mondays; 8:30-11pm
745 Queen St West (416-366-4743), 2 blk west of Bathurst. See Harlem's website for more info.
Weekly Monday Quartets: Neil Brathwaite (sax) with guests

**120 Diner - Jazz Tuesdays thru Sundays, various times and cover
120 Church St, just south of Queen St East (416-792-7725). See 120 website for player line-ups!

The Salty Dog Bar and Grill - Jazz Tuesdays, 7-10pm (PWYC)
1980 Queen Street East, north side @ Waverley Ave, 4 blocks east of Woodbine, just west of Kew Gardens (416-849-5064); See the sidebar on this page for player line-ups or Facebook for player line-ups!
Playing with Greg Pilo (drums) ... weekly quartets with some of Toronto's finest (since 2010)!

La Revolución - Jazz Tuesdays, 8-10:30pm (no cover)
2848 Dundas St W; (416-766-0746)
Piano & Guest Duos with Peter Hill (keys) ...

**Burdock - Brewery-Bar-Resto - Live Music 6 nts/wk includes Jazz Various days;
(Cover varies)
1184 Bloor West. Variety of music, beer & food.
See Burdock's website for player line-ups and all details!

The Reservoir Lounge Swing, Jump Blues & Boogie Woogie 5 nts/wk;
Tue thru Sat; 7 pm or 9:45 pm
(cover varies)
52 Wellington St East, west of Church (416-955-0887); Light club menu till 2 a.m.!
See Reservoir Lounge website for monthly calendar.

Tranzac Club - Jazz various evenings! (PWYC)
292 Brunswick Ave, just south of Bloor (416-923-8137). See Tranzac calendar for available info.

**Mezzetta Restaurant & Tapas Bar - Jazz Wednesdays, 9pm ($12 cover)
681 St Clair Ave W, west of Christie (416-658-5687
See Mezzetta's website for player line-ups!
Weekly Duos often guitar-based.

**Bloom Restaurant - Jazz MonthlyThursday/Fridays, 7pm;$45 Prix Fixe Dinner-Show
2315 Bloor St West (416-767-1315). See Bloom's Website for more info on this unique Nuevo Latino cuisine restaurant.
Monthly Quartets

**The Home Smith Bar - Jazz weekly Thursday, Friday and Saturdays; 7:30-10:30pm
Monthly Tuesdays; 7:30-10:30pm
; ($20 min food-bev)
21 Old Mill Road (416-236-2741). See performance schedules for March and April on sidebar of this page or Home Smith Bar website for more info.

**Jazz Bistro - Evening Shows, Tuesdays thru Sundays; (cover and show times vary)
251 Victoria St (416-363-5299)
See Jazz Bistro's website for weekly performance schedule.

Reposado Tequila Bar - Jazz Wed-Thurs-Fri, after 9:30pm; PWYC
136 Ossington Ave, N of Queen St W; (416-532-6474); See Reposado's website for more info.
Wed Michael Herring and guests (bass);
Th-F Tim Hamel's Reposadists (trumpet) with guests

**Poetry Jazz Cafe - Various Jazz Tuesdays, Thursday thru Sundays; evenings & Sunday afternoons; $10 cover or PWYC Sundays
224 Augusta Ave in Kensington Market(416-599-5299)
See full music schedule here at Poetry's website. Limited seating!

**Lula Lounge - usually Jazz Thursday-Fridays; (dates & cover vary)
1585 Dundas St West, 416-588-0307. See full calendar Lula Lounge events for more info.

Hirut Restaurant - Jazz Monthly Thursdays and Fridays, 8pm; (PWYC)
2050 Danforth Ave, one block west of Woodbine; (416-551-7560).
Monthly Quintets or Quartets; check their Facebook

**The Pilot Tavern - Jazz Saturdays, 3-6pm (no cover)
22 Cumberland St, 1/2 block west of Yonge, 1 block north of Bloor (416-923-5716)
See The Pilot website for more info.
Weekly Quartets ... with some of Toronto's finest!

**May Cafe - Occasional jazz evenings;(cover varies)
876 Dundas St West, west of Manning Ave (647-607-2032)
See May's website for jazz their Jazz events and player details.

**The Tilted Dog...formerly The Local GEST - Jazz Sundays, 4:30-7:30pm
424 Parliament St, south of Carlton (416-961-9425). See The Tilted Dog's website for more info.
Weekly Duos/Trios

Gallery 345 - Jazz, various performance dates & cover
345 Sorauren Ave (416-822-9781). Find the full performance schedule at the Gallery's website.
see their website's link above for jazz ComingUp ...

For more jazz/blues club listings, plus, see our Other Jazz Links page.

All Toronto venues and links below and on this page are current as of May 2018.
Get Jazzed! at at-least one of them; see our Facebook for occasional posts of gigs comingUp


click to see larger version The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar: Every Day, 2-4 shows/day!
Find all the choices this month on the Rex website.

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Emmet Sunday Jazz: 6 & 8:30
Weekly Monday Jazz: 7 & 9:30 shows
See their website for all player line-ups comingUp!

click for larger image click to see larger version The Beaches, The Salty Dog Bar & Grill: Tuesdays, 7-10pm: Greg Pilo Quartets (drums)
Partial June line-up above.

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Check for all choices ComingUp at Jazz Bistro's website.

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Weekly Wednesdays, 9pm; no jazz July & Aug

Committed for several years to Wed jazz, Mezzetta is one of the original and best tapas restos in TO.
See the player line-up on Mezzetta's website for June.

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Home Smith Bar @ The Old Mill:
7:30 Thursday, Friday and Sat in June; Fri-Sat only during July-Aug
Above player line-ups for June, July and Aug.

click to see larger version The Pilot, Saturdays 3-6pm: A tradition of weekly Live Jazz for 25+ yrs!
Sat jazz moves from Main floor to Upstairs Stealth Lounge during some winter months!

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