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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. 4/4 1:30 PM CANCELLED @ K-W Jazz Club, Waterloo

Weekly sessions sponsored by the Kitchener-Waterloo Dixieland Jazz Club.
Bands vary. Non-members welcome.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Dixieland Jazz Club
Royal Canadian Legion, Waterloo
(venue host)

3:00 PM Hot Five Jazzmakers @ C'est What? Alternate Saturdays through May 30, 2020. Band is in their 32nd year at this location. Default sextet: Brian Towers/leader/trombone Janet Shaw /reeds Andrej Saradin/cornet Jamie Macpherson/banjo Colin Bray/bass Reide Kaiser/piano The Hot Five Jazz... more
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 CANCELLED Happy Pals @ Grossman's Resident weekly New Orleans Jazz Party. Default septet (subs common): Patrick Tevlin/leader/trumpet Roberta Tevlin/trombone Chuck Clarke/drums Gabriel Kerekes/reeds Charlie Trainor/piano Ben Lee/banjo Lucas Gadke/bass The Happy Pals Grossman's Tav... more
5:00 PM John Wayne Swingtet @ The Local

First Saturday of the month.

Gypsy jazz.

Wayne Nakamura/guitar
John Farrell/guitar
Abbey Sholzberg/bass

The John Wayne Swingtet

The Local

8:30 PM Alex Pangman trio @ Top o' the Senator

Monthly gig, usually the first Saturday of the month.


Alex Pangman/leader/singer
Others tba

Alex Pangman

The Top o' the Senator

Reservations guarantee seating in this intimate restaurant

Sat. 4/4
Sun. 4/5
9:00 PM
1:00 AM
All Star Bourbon Street Band @ N'Awlins Bar & Dining
Twice-weekly. Friday & Saturday evenings.
N'Awlins Jazz Bar & Dining
Sat. 4/4 9:00 PM Alex Pangam trio @ Top of the Senator This monthly residency tends to sell out; reservations suggested. Today's trio: Alex Pangman/leader/singer Drew Jurecka/violin Nathan Hiltz/guitar Reservations guarantee seating in this intimate historic space (416) 364-7517 $10, 9pm-12am (free ... more
Sat. 4/4
Sun. 4/5
9:10 PM
1:00 AM
TBA JB @ Dovercourt House

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

Dovercourt House (Swing Toronto)

Sat. 4/4 9:45 PM Tyler Yerema @ Resevoir Lounge

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

Tyler Yerema
The Reservoir Lounge

Sun. 4/5 12:00 PM Excelsior JB @ The Rex

Weekly residency. Dixieland style.

Syd Calvert/leader/banjo
Glenn Anderson/drums
Others tba

The Rex Hotel

3:30 PM Club Django @ The Rex

Hot Club of Paris music.
Usually the 1st Sunday of each month.

Default string quintet:

John Farrell/guitar
Wayne Nakamura/guitar
Gerry Duligal/accordion
Abbey Sholzberg/bass/announcer
Rodion Boshoer/violin

Club Django
Rex Hotel




3:30 PM Club Django @ The Rex Hot Club of Paris music. Usually the 1st Sunday of each month. Default string sextet: André Séguinot/guitar (Dep: Dave Dunlop) John Farrell/guitar Gerry Duligal/accordion Abbey Sholzberg/bass Rodion Boshoer/violin (Dep: Jonathan Marks) ... more
3:30 PM Red Hot Ramble @ The Rex Resident at The Rex, 2nd (sometimes 3rd) Sunday of each month. This month: first Sunday. New Orleans roots music. Roberta Hunt/leader/piano/singer Jamie Stager/trombone Alison Young/alto/baritone Jack Zorawski/bass Glenn Anderson/drums Red Hot Ram... more
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
5:00 PM Cakewalkin' JB @ Sean Patrick's, Getzville, NY Approximately monthly gig, usually the first Sunday of the month. Bands vary. Sponsored by the Queen City Jass Society Today's band is the famous band from Toledo: Ray Heitger/leaderlclarinet Others tba The Cakewalkin' Jass Band Queen City Jazz... more
Tue. 4/7 1:30 PM Barons Band @ Baron Byng Legion Weekly residency. Hot swinging jazz you can dance to! Tony Lees/cornet Stan Wong/drums Alexander Maroti/trombone Gail Braith/saxes Paul Hallam/clarinet Robin Hammonds/bass Sally Carroll/banjo Sit-ins common. Info: Paul Hallam 416-444-1956 The B... more
7:00 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
Chalker's pub

7:00 PM Django Gypsy Jazz Jam @ The Relish

First Tuesday of the month.
Hot club of Paris improvisory gypsy jazz.
Hosted by Abbey Sholzberg

Abbey Sholzberg/host/bass
Others vary each month.
Jam players welcome.

Django Gypsy Jazz Jam
Relish Bar & Gril

9:00 PM Peter Hill duo @ La RevoluciĆ³n

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

Peter Hill/piano/arranger.

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