Week of Events
As the fall season approaches slowly, we invite you to join us for soothing jazz music, perfectly paired with afternoon coffee and brunch. Immerse yourself in the comforting melodies of the Minhee Seo Trio, creating a warm and relaxed atmosphere for your afternoons!
The Furniture Music Composition Workshop is a monthly series (or space?) for composers either dealing with an idea that they're stuck on or with sounds that are impossible to realize through a computer. Hosted in the Tranzac's Living Room (usually) every 4th Sunday (usually) from 2-4pm (usually) we assemble a rotating panel of three skilled performer-composers […]
Precious Little Presents: Round the table we turn Contraptions and shenanigans. Storage and porridge, song-title geography. Improvisation and Omni-visualation. We're out in the workshop, hammer and saw, Phonometers in hand we measure and draw. Erasing the borders, the box opens wide. Where is the door? Turn it all on its side. David Woodhead / electric […]
WE'RE BACK! Come and hear 5 new singers at the second Dark Day Cabaret, featuring some of Toronto's best music theatre performers. Hear some of your favourite tunes from Broadway and beyond! Beyond the music, there will be drinks, a 50/50 draw, and merch for you to wear!
Conversation - a Tranzac Jam is a weekly jam that invites musicians and dancers into a safe space where the only rule is be in the moment while creating music in community with others. Each week a house band starts off the night with a 45 minute set of music and then the floor is […]
A lifetime member and Columbia recording artist with the Perth County Conspiracy, Terry Jones has played innumerable concerts over 50 years, with various versions of this band, at small venues, concert halls and universities. In 1970 Terry played lead guitar in a musical, "The Line of Least Existence", alongside Danny Devito, Judd Hirsch, and members of The […]
In 2021, trombonist Scott Thomson asked Martin Arnold to compose a solo for him. The result, “Enamel,” is a long piece that comprises numerous not-quite-repeating melodic cells that unfold slowly but propose no development, thus creating a feeling of perpetuity. Key to “Enamel” is Martin’s invitation for Scott to ornament the material differently every time, […]
The Tranzac open stage is every Monday in the Southern Cross room. All are welcome! Start: 7pm Sign up: 6:30pm 8 minute slots (or two songs) The open stage is a safe space in accordance with the Tranzac code of conduct.
Join this trio of performers for an eclectic evening of music and the written word in the Southern Cross Room. Listen to the sounds of To The Fields, featuring Seth Feldman on guitar and vocals, playing songs from his album Distance and more; singer-songwriter Ben Walker offering up a mix of folk, pop, and jazz […]
The (sadly departing to Saskatoon) Ian Sinclair - piano, compositions Nick Fraser - drums Mark Godfrey - bass Harley Card - guitar Alex Samaras - voice ** NICK FRASER PRESENTS (JAZZ, IMPROVISED MUSIC): Nick Fraser has been an active and engaging presence in the Toronto new jazz and improvised music community since he moved there […]
The original band, back together for one night only! Spontaneous electroacoustic spatter wrangled by organic percussive clatter. Allison Cameron - electronics Stephen Parkinson - guitar Germaine Liu - percussion Mark Zurawinski - percussion
Come out to see two unique Toronto performers play original and quirky sounds! Craig Dunsmuir is a mainstay at the Tranzac with his various configurations of Dun Dun (solo or with a large ensemble). With Dun Dun Man, a solo guitar departure, he uses riffs, loops and repetitive motifs to drive his rhythmic playing. This […]
The last Thursday of every month, hosts Surer Qaly and Chris Middleton invite their friends to do some stand up at the Tranzac. It'll start around 8 pm, but you should get there for 7:30 pm just in case. It will be a good time, promise.
The trio ROSINA is launching our album, 2nd video and website with guests R.Flex and Sofia Fly
Early American fiddle music from Texas and the Appalachian mountains, Early classical ragtime and turn of the century Jazz.
Join Tania Gill (piano and compositions) with Rob Clutton (bass), and specially joining us for this night: Brodie West (alto and clarinet) and Nick Fraser (drums). Original compositions with improvisation. Influenced by jazz, avante-garde, folk, classical music... "Gill's compositions have a rare breadth" -Wholenote Magazine "Her subtly coruscating second release as leader is a revelation.” […]
Join us for a night of jazz standards and originals by members of the band. Madeleine Ertel (trumpet, voice) Michael Davidson (vibraphone) Dan Fortin (bass) Evan Cartwright (drums)
In Barbara’s music you can hear echoes of jazz, folk, blues, barrel-house boogie and old-time-religion hymns. She writes story telling songs, offering up intimate portraits of people's lives played in the old blues style on a parlour guitar or upright piano. A singer songwriter and interpreter, Clela’s vibrant blend of folk and jazz creates the […]
Improvised music - we hope to make some magic for you! Tilman Lewis, cello | Nilan Perera, guitar | Laura Swankey, voice
Experience Discovering Dinosaurs, a Toronto based Jazz fusion band playing tunes inspired by creatures long gone. Featuring synths,didgeridoo, odd meters, microtones and nonsense.
The Tranzac event calendar is updated regularly. Some events (such as private rehearsals, parties, and tentative events that are being contracted) are not displayed in the calendar. As such the calendar is not a comprehensive representation of venue availability. If you do not see your event in the calendar, please review our Event Promotion & Style Guide
This calendar was established in May 2023. To view an archived calendar with basic event information, please click here.