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Current Jazz Venues

last updated: April 27, 2017.
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!

**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). See Harlem's website for more info.
Weekly Mondays: Neil Brathwaite (sax) with guests

The Motel - Jazz Mondays, 10:30-1am (no cover)
1235 Queen St St W; (647-381-6246) just W of Dufferin St
Weekly Mondays: Nathan Hiltz solo guitar

**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 Salty Dog's website for player line-ups!
Playing with Greg Pilo (drums) ... 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) ...

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 or Apr 19-25, 2017 Newsletter.

Duggans Brewery - Jazz Wednesday Trios, 7-10pm; PWYC
1346 Queen St West, two blocks west of Dufferin at Brock; (416-588-1086). See Duggan's on Facebook for more info.

Whistlers Grill - Jazz Wednesdays, Sunday 'Blues', 7pm; no cover
995 Broadview Ave at Mortimer(416-421-1344). See Whistlers website for more info.
Weekly Wednesdays: Jazz Response Unit with Aaron Harnett (keys) and guests
Weekly Sunday 'Blues'

**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! thru June.
Weekly Duos often guitar-based.

**The Home Smith Bar - Jazz weekly Thursday, Friday and Saturdays; 7:30-10:30pm
Monthly Tuesdays start Feb 7; 7:30-10:30pm
; ($20 min food-bev)
21 Old Mill Road (416-236-2741). See Home Smith Bar website for more info and player line-ups, or these performance schedules for: April, May and May.

**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!
Note! Tuesday evenings: 7 & 9pm shows Kensington Jazz Spring Series, $20 cover: See scheduled line-up here at Kensington Jazz.

**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 Fridays, 8pm; (PWYC)
2050 Danforth Ave, one block west of Woodbine; (416-551-7560).
monthly Quintets or Quartets: comingUp next: May 12

Moves to Main Floor effective April 22!
**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 (since ...forever)!

**May Cafe - Various 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.

**Morgans - Jazz Sunday Trios or Duos; 2-5pm; (no cover)
1282 Danforth Ave, just east of Greenwood (416-461-3020). See Morgans' website or call them for more info.
Weekly Trios/Duos

Pour Boy - Jazz Sundays, 7pm; (PWYC)
583 College St, between Clinton & Manning (647-350-7687)
See Pour Boy's Website here for more info.
Tim Hamel (trumpet) with guests

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.

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Some choices ComingUp...


click to see larger versionclick to see larger versionHome Smith Bar: April and May Player Lineups: 7:30 Thursday, Fri and Sat Nights plus first monthly Tuesdays



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Thur-Fri April 27-28, The Rex, 9:45: from Montreal: Dave Turner Quartet (sax) with Kate Wyatt (piano) Adrian Vedady (bass) and Toronto's Barry Elmes (drums)
above photo from April 2015 with Robi Botos
The Rex ComingUp Sat Apr 29, 9:45: Steve Koven's (piano) Project Rex with Tim Posgate (guitar), Dan Bone (sax), Rob Clutton (bass) and Charley Cooley (drums)
The Rex Sun Apr 30, 9:30 : from San Fran (ex-Burlington) Darren Johnston (trumpet), Hamilton's Chris Palmer (guitar) with Toronto's Jon Maharaj (bass) and Nick Fraser (drums)




click to see larger versionclick to see larger versionclick to see larger versionclick to see larger versionSat Apr 29, 3-6pm, The Pilot: Joel Haynes Quartet (drums) with Adrean Farrugia (keys), Jeff King (sax) and Pat Collins (bass)



click to see larger versionclick to see larger versionclick to see larger versionGreg Pilo's Salty Dog Tuesdays: May 2: Greg (drums) w/Dave Restivo (keys), Bob Brough (sax) and Ross MacIntyre (bass)
Tues, May 9: Greg with Bernie Senensky (keys) and from Brooklyn, Stefan Bauer (vibes)




click to see larger version ComingUp! Jazz Bistro: Wed May 3 at 8-10:30pm: Heillig Manoeuver: Henry Heillig (bass), Stacie McGregor (piano), Alison Young (sax) and Charlie Cooley (drums)
Photo courtesy Linda Stella!




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Thursday May 4, The Rex: 9:30pm: Chris Wallace Quartet (drums) with Adrean Farrugia (piano), Jeff King (tenor and Artie Roth (bass)



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ComingUp up Sunday May 7!: a Fundraiser for Mark Kieswetter, a treasured TO piano player.
See full list of performers donating their time in Mark's honour, and consider Donating here.
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