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Current Toronto Jazz Venues

last updated: Nov 30, 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.)

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

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 !
Playing with Greg Pilo (drums) ...weekly quartets with some of Toronto's finest (since 2010)!

**The Home Smith Bar - Jazz weekly Tuesday thru Saturday; 7:30-10:30pm
($20 min food-bev)
21 Old Mill Road (416-236-2741). See current month line-ups on sidebar of this page or Home Smith Bar website for more info.
Impressive Line-ups four or five 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
See Mezzetta's website for player line-ups!
Weekly Duos often guitar-based. Note: Weekly jazz resumes in Fall 2018.

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

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 - often additional days of the week!

click to see larger version The Beaches, The Salty Dog Bar & Grill: Tuesdays, 7-10pm: Greg Pilo Quartets (drums)
ComingUp with Greg:
Dec 4: Stacey McGregor (keys), Alison Young (sax) and Artie Roth (bass)
Dec 11: Dave Restivo (keys), Pat LaBarbera (sax) and Duncan Hopkins (bass)
Dec 18: Kirk MacDonald (sax), Lorne Lofsky (guitar) and Neil Swainson (bass)
January schedule to follow!

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Home Smith Bar @ The Old Mill: 7:30-10:30
Note! Jazz now Wed through Sat!
See above remaining Nov dates and Dec line-up!
More info on their website re:Dec 31 NY Eve Jazz Party

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

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Weekly Wednesdays, 9pm; fall schedule starts Oct 3

Committed for several years to Wed jazz, Mezzetta is one of the original and best tapas restos in TO.
See Mezzetta's website for Fall jazz schedule.
... full October/Nov line-up on their website!

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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