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Current Toronto Jazz Venues

last updated: May 22, 2019.
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!

New Listing!
**Dakota Tavern - Sunday Jazz evenings; 7-9pm (cover varies)
249 Ossington St, west of Manning Ave (416-850-4579)
See Dakota's website for their Jazz events and available player details.

**The Emmet Ray Bar - Live Music 7 nts/wk; Jazz Fri thru Mon nights; (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!
Trios/Quartets often 4 nights every week

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

**120 Diner - Jazz Tuesdays thru Sundays, various times and cover/PWYC
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 Salty's Facebook !
Since 2010, Greg Pilo (drums) has hosted weekly quartets with some of Toronto's finest!

**The Home Smith Bar - Jazz 3-4 nights weekly; 7:30-10:30pm
($20 min food-bev)
21 Old Mill Road (416-236-2741). See Home Smith Bar website for more info.
Impressive line-ups 3-4 nights of the week!

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

**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.

**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). Note: See Mezzetta's website for 2019 dates when jazz resumes.
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 Trios/Quartets

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 - Jazz dates vary; (covers 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, 2:30-5:30pm, 2nd Fl Stealth Lounge (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!

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 2019.
Get Jazzed often! at atleast one of them!





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The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar: Every Day, 2-4 shows/day!
Find all May choices on the Rex website.




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Friday, Sat, Sunday and Monday night Jazz!
See their website for all player line-ups comingUp!




Salty Dog Jazz, Tuesdays in the Beaches


click to see larger version The Beaches, The Salty Dog Bar & Grill: Tuesdays, 7-10pm: Greg Pilo Quartets (drums)
ComingUp next with Greg:
THIS WEEK ONLY Jazz moves to WEDNESDAY, May 22:
Quintet Revision! with Kevin Turcotte (trumpet) with Pat LaBarbera (sax), Adrean Farrugia (keys) and Neil Swainson (bass)
Tues May 28: Adrean Farrugia (keys), Dave Young (bass) and TBA
June 4: Reg Schwager (guitar), Kevin Turcotte (trumpet) and Dave Young (bass)
June 11: Ted Quinlan (guitar), George Koller (bass) and TBA
June 18: TBA
June 25: from New York: Stefan Bauer (vibes) with Colleen Allen (sax) and Jim Vivian (bass)



Home Smith Bar at The Old Mill


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2019 Jazz 3-4 nights each week! 7:30-10:30
Above see remaining May and first half of June line-ups!
See their website for more information.




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




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




click to see larger version A tradition of weekly Live Jazz for 25+ yrs!
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