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Your time-planner for upcoming classic jazz events around the GTA and a few just beyond: 

  • Known gigs for the month, plus other noteable events further out. 
  •  Click on any gig for more details
  • Additions/deletions/amendments gladly received, please.

Sat. 8/19 4:00 PM Ed Vokurka @ Tartistry

Weekly gig. Jazz violin jam with guests.

Ed Vokurka
Tartistry Coffee House

4:00 PM Red Rhythm @ Communist's Daughter
Weekly residency. Gypsy jazz meets trumpet playing bartender.

Players vary.
Michael Louis Johnson/leader/trumpet/vocal
Roberto Rosenman/guitar
Terry Wilkins/bass
Patrick Gregory/guitar Bob Stevenson clarinet
Red Rhythm
Communist's Daughter
4:30 PM Happy Pals @ Grossman's Weekly New Orleans Jazz Party. Septet each week. Regulars: Patrick Tevlin/leader/trumpet Roberta Tevlin/trombone Chuck Clarke/drums Toby Hughes/reeds Elizabeth Shannon/piano Alex Stringer/electric guitar Lucas Gadke/bass The Happy Pals Grossman's ... more
6:00 PM Mardi Gras Parade @ The CNE

Daily parade through the CNE grounds.

The Canadian National Exhibition

8:45 PM Tyler Yerema @ Resevoir Lounge

Tyler Yerema & His Rhythm.
A weekly gig.
Stride piano, swing, boogie-woogie.

Tyler Yerema
The Reservoir Lounge

Sat. 8/19
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Sun. 8/20
9:00 PM
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1:00 AM
All Star Bourbon Street Band @ N'Awlins Bar & Dining
Twice-weekly. Friday & Saturday evenings.
N'Awlins Jazz Bar & Dining
Sat. 8/19
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Sun. 8/20
9:00 PM
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1:00 AM
Patrick Tevlin's New Orleans Rythmn @ Gate 403

3rd or 4th Saturday of the month. Hot Swing.

Patrick Tevlin/leader/trumpet
Hannah Krapivinsky/singer
Mike Evin/piano
Lucas Gadke/bass

Patrick Tevlin's New Orleans Rythmn
Gate 403

Sat. 8/19
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Sun. 8/20
9:10 PM
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1:00 AM
Bertie & the Gents @ Dovercourt House

Weekly swing dance event, usually to a live band; bands vary.
Dance lessons at 7pm. 

Roberta Hunt
Dovercourt House (Swing Toronto)

Sun. 8/20 11:00 AM Dinny's Allstars @ Queen Victoria's Pub Summer gigs (July & August) are once a month (other times usually every 2nd week); Sundays, 5 to 8 pm. Summer dates: July 23 & August 20. Band style: early jazz standards, American songbook, swing and blues. Personnel vary from gig to gig; ... more
12:00 PM Excelsior JB @ Rex Hotel
Weekly residency. 
Default sextet (depps common):
Syd Calvert/leader/banjo
Toby Hughes/reeds
Al Cox/trumpet
Miro Letko/trombone
John Floyd/keyboards
Glenn Anderson/drums
Chris Daniels/bass
Excelsior Jazz Band
Rex Hotel
2:00 PM Morgan Street Stompers @ Broadway Hotel, N. Tonawanda NY

Third Sunday of the month, usually.

The Morgan Street Stompers
The Broadway Hotel, North Tonawanda, NY

4:30 PM New Orleans Connection @ Grossman's Sunday residency at Grossman's Taverrn. The repertoire is a slice of New Orleans classic jazz. Default septet: Chuck Clark/leader/trumpet Toby Hughes/manager/reeds Jack King/banjo Chris Daniels/bass Charlie Trainor/piano Paul Brady/drums (Various)/... more
6:00 PM Mardi Gras Parade @ The CNE

Daily parade through the CNE grounds.

The Canadian National Exhibition

Mon. 8/21 6:00 PM Mardi Gras Parade @ The CNE

Daily parade through the CNE grounds.

The Canadian National Exhibition

7:30 PM George Lake Big Band @ Seven44

Resident, on the 3rd Monday of each month

The George Lake big Band
Seven44

Tue. 8/22 6:00 PM Mardi Gras Parade @ The CNE

Daily parade through the CNE grounds.

The Canadian National Exhibition

6:30 PM River Dogs @ River Grill, Tonawanda, NY

Monthly gig here, through the summer

 

The River Dogs Jazz Band
The River Grill

9:00 PM Peter Hill duo @ La Revolución

Every Tuesday.
Peter is joined by a guest horn player.

Peter Hill/piano/arranger.

Wed. 8/23 6:00 PM Mardi Gras Parade @ The CNE

Daily parade through the CNE grounds.

The Canadian National Exhibition

8:00 PM Girls' Night Out @ 120 Diner

Weekly event. 

Vocal jam with:
Lisa Particelli/host
Peter Hill/piano
Norman Marshall Villeneuve/drums
Ross MacIntyre/bass

Lisa Particelli
Peter Hill
120 Diner

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