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Current Jazz Venues

last updated: July 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), 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 July 26-Aug 1, 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.

**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, Tonight! Thurs, July 27, 9:30: Vaughan Misener Trio (guitar) with Kirk MacDonald (sax) and Barry Romberg (drums) click to see larger version
The Rex, Friday July 28, 6:30: Artie Roth Quartet (bass) with Geoff Young (guitar), Mike Felice (sax) and Anthony Michelli (drums) click to see larger version
Fri-Sat July 28-29, 9:45: Jonathan and Andrew Kay (saxes) CD Release featuring NYC's Dave Liebman (sopr sax) with Derek Gray (drums) and Julian Anderson-Bowes (bass) Fri or Justin Gray (bass) Sat.




click to see larger versionBeaches Jazz Fest: Weekends, July 7-30, 2017
Find Festival's website here,
and the schedule for
the final July 27-29 Street Fest weekend.




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



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Home Smith Bar: above July 28-Aug Player Lineups:
7:30 Friday and Sat Summer Nights
Home Smith Bar, Friday July 28, 7:30: Steve Amirault Trio (piano) with Pat Collins (bass) and Nick Fraser (drums)
Sat July 29, 7:30: Mark Eisenman Trio (piano) with Steve Wallace (bass) and Ted Warren (drums)




click to see larger version ComingUp at The Pilot, Sat, July 29: Alison Young Quartet (sax) with Jeff McLeod (keys), Ross MacIntyre (bass) and Chris Wallace (drums)
ComingUp Sat, Aug 5: Luis Deniz Quartet (alto) with Jeff King (sax), Robert Occhipinti (bass) and Anthony Szczachor (drums)




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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!





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The Rex: August Tuesdays, 6:30pm: Allison Au Quartet (alto), Todd Pentney (piano), Jon Maharaj (bass) and Fabio Ragnelli (drums); player subs thru-out the month.
The Rex, August Wednesdays, 6:30: Jeff McLeod Organ Trio (organ) with Ben Bishop (guitar) and Morgan Childs (drums)
Find July Rex schedule and next month's choices on the August Rex schedule.




click to see larger version Salty Dog Tuesdays: Aug 1:Greg Pilo (drums) with Dave Restivo (keys), Mike Arthurs (sax) and George Koller (bass)
ComingUp Aug 8: Perry White (sax), Dave Young (bass) and TBA
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