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What's On?.....events calendar

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.

Thu. 8/16 6:30 PM Tin Roof Jazz Band @ Dear Head Inn, Buffalo

Usually the third Thursday of each month (varies). Phone ahead suggested

The Tin Roof Jazz Band
Dear Head Inn

6:30 PM Don Burns @ Dick & Jenny's, Grand Island NY

Weekly residency. Ragtime piano with a dose of comedy.

Don Burns
Dick & Jenny's Bake & Brew

9:00 PM Ed Vokurka Gypsy Jazz @ Emmet Ray

Vokurka's Vicarious Virtuoso Violin

Ed Vokurka/leader/violin
John Fletcher/guitar
Abbey Sholzberg/bass

The third Thursday of each month.

Ed Vokurka
The Emmet Ray

Thu. 8/16
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Fri. 8/17
9:30 PM
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1:00 AM
Reposadists @ Reposado bar

Thursday & Friday evenings. Gypsy - inspired jazz

Roberto Rosenman/guitar
Tim Hamel/trumpet
John Myer/bass
Geoff Halischuck/drums 
Sandy Alexander/vox

Roberto Rosenman
Reposado Bar

Fri. 8/17 4:00 PM Hogtown Syncopators @ The Rex

Weekly residency. Jay Danley/guitar, Drew Jurecka/violin, Terra Hazleton/vocals/percussion, James Thomson/bass, Richard Whiteman/piano. Missing/replaced players common.

Hogtown Syncopators
Rex Hotel
5:30 PM Jazz Generation @ Imperial Pub Weekly residency at this location. Band plays in the 'Backroom', at the rear of the ground floor. Styling: American Songbook; swing, ballads and a little Latin. Think ballroom with improvisation Typically (but line-up may vary) a septet: Malcolm/l... more
6:00 PM Don Valley Stompers @ Grossman's From Friday January 15th and continuing every third Friday of each month The Don Valley Stompers are holding court at Grossman's Tavern at a new earlier time! Music will start at 6pm and run until 9pm. Many people have been asking for an earlier st... more
7:00 PM Les Petits Nouveaux @ La Revolucion

Gypsy jazz trio.

Tak Arikushi/guitar
Aline Homzy/violin
Andy Mac/guitar
+ (usually) a session guest

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La Revolucion

Fri. 8/17
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Sat. 8/18
8:30 PM
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12:30 AM
All Star Bourbon Street Band @ N'Awlins Bar & Dining
Twice-weekly residency. Fridays & Saturday evenings


N'Awlins Jazz Bar & Dining
Fri. 8/17
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Sat. 8/18
9:30 PM
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1:00 AM
Reposadists @ Reposado bar

Thursday & Friday evenings. Gypsy - inspired jazz

Roberto Rosenman/guitar
Tim Hamel/trumpet
John Myer/bass
Geoff Halischuck/drums
Sandy Alexander/vox

Roberto Rosenman
Reposado Bar

Sat. 8/18 1:00 PM Jazz cruise @ Riverwoks, Grand Island NY Sponsored by The Queen City Jass Society. Boarding from 12:30 pm, aboard the "Grand Lady" vessel Cash bar & snacks. Reserved parking. Band: The Bar-room Buzzards. Members US$35; nonmembers US$40. Pay to Queen City Jass Society, Box 882 Grand Isla... more
3:30 PM George Lake Big Band @ The Rex

Band plays occasional gigs at this location.

The George Lake Big Band
The Rex Hotel


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 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
Sat. 8/18
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Sun. 8/19
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. 8/18
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Sun. 8/19
9:10 PM
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1:00 AM
Frog & Henry @ Dovercourt House

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

Frog & Henry
Dovercourt House (Swing Toronto)

Sat. 8/18 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. 8/19 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

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