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Current Jazz Venues

last updated: Aug 17, 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), 2 blk west of Bathurst. 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 Aug 16-22, 2017 Performance Schedule Newsletter.

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: Weekly Jazz Trios
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 21
Weekly Duos often guitar-based - returns Aug 16.

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: next Aug 31 with Alexis Baro Quartet (trumpet)

**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 Home Smith Bar website for more info, or these performance schedules for
Aug player line-ups and September.

**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 Fridays, 8pm; (PWYC)
2050 Danforth Ave, one block west of Woodbine; (416-551-7560).
Monthly Quintets or Quartets

**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

**The Local GEST - Jazz Sundays, 4:30-7:30pm (no cover)
424 Parliament St, south of Carlton (416-961-9425). See The Local's website 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.

E-mail us at info@ComingUpStraightAhead.com



Check our Facebook for shared posts of various upcoming gigs!


A few suggestions ComingUp...


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The Rex August Thursdays, 6:30: Fabio Ragnelli Trio (drums) with David French (sax) and Dan Fortin (bass)
Fri Aug 18, 6:30: Bugaloo Squad incl Joel Visentin (piano) and Jeff Halischuk (drums)
Fri Aug 18, 9:45: Mike Murley Quartet (sax) with Kevin Turcotte (trumpet), Jim Vivian (bass) and Ted Warren (drums)
Find all the choices this month on the Rex August schedule.




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




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Home Smith Bar @ The Old Mill:
see this weekend's players below and Aug Player Lineups above for all 7:30 Friday and Sat Summer Nights




click to see larger version ComingUp at The Pilot, Sat, Aug 19: Jake Wilkinson Quartet (trumpet)
ComingUp Sat, Aug 26: Mike Murley Quartet




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




The Rex: August Mondays, 6:30pm: Peter Hill Quintet (piano) with Bob Brough & Chris Gale (sax), Brendan Davis (bass) and Nick Fraser (drums); possible player subs thru-out the month.
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The Rex: August Tuesdays, 6:30pm: Allison Au Quartet (alto) with Todd Pentney (piano), Dan Fortin (bass) and Fabio Ragnelli (drums); possible player subs thru-out the month.



click to see larger versionclick to see larger versionclick to see larger versionGreg Pilo Salty Dog Tuesdays, 7-10pm
Aug 22: Greg with Lorne Lofsky (guitar), Pat LaBarbera (sax) and Ross MacIntyre (bass)
Aug 29: Stacie McGregor (keys), Alison Young (sax) and Neil Swainson (bass)




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The Rex, August Wednesdays, 6:30: Jeff McLeod Organ Trio with Ben Bishop (guitar) and Morgan Childs (drums)
Find all the choices this month on the Rex August schedule.




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Weekly Wednesdays, 9pm
See the player line-up on the Mezzetta's Aug-Sept schedule.
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