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Current Jazz Venues
Feb 23, 2017 - The most-consistent TO venues devoted to jazz are listed below including links to each venue for further info.
|**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 Restaurant - Jazz Mondays; 8-11pm; (no cover)|
|67 Richmond St East (416-368-1920). 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; plus Wed March 1, 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 website for some music details. See Feb 22-29, 2016 Tranzac Newsletter for full calendar.|
|Duggans Brewery - Jazz Wednesday Trios, 7-10pm; PWYC|
|1346 Queen St West, two blocks west of Dufferin at Brock; (416-588-1086). See Duggan's website for more info.|
|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: Jazz Response Unit with Aaron Harnett (keys) and guests|
|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 March.
|Weekly Duos often guitar-based.|
**The Home Smith Bar - Jazz weekly Thursday, Friday and Saturdays; 7:30-10:30pm|
Monthly Tuesdays start Feb 7; 7:30-10:30pm; ($20 min food-bev)
|21 Old Mill Road (416-236-2741). See Home Smith Bar website for more info and player line-ups, or these links: February and March .|
|Jazz Bistro - Evening Shows, Tuesdays thru Sundays; (cover and show times vary)|
251 Victoria St (416-363-5299)
While their site is under construction, see their Feb schedule on this site's side bar.
|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 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.|
|**Jazz at Oscar's - Fridays, 9-11:30pm;(no cover)|
Arbor Room, 7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto (licensed)|
See Oscar's website for more info and all music listings. This is a licensed room.
|Moves to 2nd Floor 'Stealth Lounge' starting Jan 7, 2017!|
|**The Pilot Tavern - Jazz Saturdays, 3-6pm (no cover)|
22 Cumberland St, 2nd Fl, Stealth Lounge; 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.
|Trinity Common - Jazz Sunday Trios; 12-3pm; (cover $12)|
|303 Augusta Ave, just south of College (647-346-3030). See Trinity's website for more info.|
|Weekly Trios/Quartets starting Jan 8|
|**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 through March 26|
|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|
|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 return Feb 12|
|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
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in March to consider...
Jazz at Oscar's at Hart HouseOscar's at Hart House, Friday, Mar 3, 9pm: with Allison Au (alto) Quartet; Photo: Thanks to Bruce Roberts