--
GuitarBass
Listings | Live Audios | Player Photos | Other Jazz Links

Current Toronto Jazz Venues

last updated: March 14, 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!

**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 -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

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, often 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!

**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.

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 Sept 2018.
Get Jazzed often! at atleast one of them!



click to see larger version


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




click to see larger version
Friday, Sat, Sunday and Monday night Jazz!
See their website for all player line-ups comingUp!




click to see larger version The Beaches, The Salty Dog Bar & Grill: Tuesdays, 7-10pm: Greg Pilo Quartets (drums)
Next with Greg:
March 19: Alison Young (sax), Stacie McGregor (keys) and Neil Swainson (bass)
March 26: Kevin Turcotte (trumpet), Mike Murley (sax) and Neil Swainson (bass)
remaining March line-ups above!



click to see larger versionclick to see larger version
Home Smith Bar @ The Old Mill: 7:30-10:30
2019 Jazz 3-4 nights each week!
See above remaining Feb dates and March line-ups!
See their website for more information.




click to see larger version

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




click to see larger version
Committed for several years to Wed jazz, Mezzetta is one of the original and best tapas restos in TO.
See Mezzetta's website for 2019 jazz schedule information starting Feb 13.




click to see larger version A tradition of weekly Live Jazz for 25+ yrs!
**NOTE! Sat jazz moves from Main floor to 2nd Floor Stealth Lounge during winter months!





See More Clubs & Website links within the listings on the left...

Listings | Live Audios | Player Photos | Other Jazz Links
Logo Design: Joe Smrke; Photos: Natasha Large (unless noted)