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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.

Saturday, May 26, 2018 jump to date
8:30 PM - 12:30 AM All Star Bourbon Street Band @ N'Awlins Bar & Dining
Twice-weekly residency. Fridays & Saturday evenings

N'Awlins Jazz Bar & Dining
9:30 PM - 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

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Bar-room Buzzards @ Niagara Fally NY parade

Memorial Day parade.

Bar-room Buzzards
Niagara Falls NY

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Hot Five Jazzmakers @ C'est What?
This bi-weekly residency is now in it's 30th year. Alternate Saturdays, September through June. Default sextet: (additions/depps common): Brian Towers/leader/trombone Janet Shaw/reeds Andrej Saradin/cornet Jamie Macpherson/banjo Colin Bray/bass Rei... more
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Ed Vokurka @ Tartistry

Weekly gig. Jazz violin jam with guests.

Ed Vokurka
Tartistry Coffee House

4:00 PM - 7:00 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
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Climax Jazz Band @ Leaside Pub

Monthly residence thru December 2018 (the last Saturday of each month, except August)
British Trad style jazz.

Chris Daniels/leader/bass
Others tba

The Climax Jazz Band
The Leaside Pub

4:30 PM - 8:00 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
6:30 PM - 1:00 AM Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils @ Jam Factory

Fundraiser for Toronto Lindy Hop.

Runs in place of the weekly Toronto Swing session at Dovercourt House.

Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils
Toronto Lindy Hop

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" play @ Soulpepper Theatre
Multiple award-winning stage play about jazz music. Specifically about the players and producers of the genre in Chicago in the 1920s. Some music, but not really a musical. Music, within a stage play. Monday to Saturday until June 02 2018. Occasiona... more
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
9:00 PM - 11:30 PM Trumpet Summit @ Jazz Bistro
TRUMPET SUMMIT – HELP WILLIAM LEATHERS GET TO JUILLIARD music school in NYC. Expect a torrent of trumpeters – classical and jazz – performances by William and a generous amount of good will and good cheer for this extraordinarily t... more
9:10 PM - 1:00 AM NO swing dance this week @ Dovercourt House

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

Dovercourt House (Swing Toronto)

9:45 PM - 11:45 PM Tyler Yerema @ Resevoir Lounge

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

Tyler Yerema
The Reservoir Lounge