Jazz music is a language
Where jazz musicians come to hear jazz
From humble beginnings
Jack Ross becomes Owner at The Rex
Men's Clothing Store, Beverage Room and Monthly Hotel Rooms
Full Beverage Room
Bob Ross, owner, joins The Rex
Bob Ross has served as the proud owner of The Rex Hotel for over 50 years.
First Live Music Performance by DT Thompson (tenor sax)
Tom Tytel, Music and Staff Manager, joins Rex
Tom is responsible for bringing 19 live shows to The Rex every week. Jazz lives here.
Up to 9 Live Performances per week
Avi Ross, GM, joins Rex
Avi carries on in his father's and grandfather's footsteps, managing this Toronto landmark.
Up to 18 Live Performances per week
All year long, it’s not unusual for world-renowned musicians (like Kurt Elling, Randy Brecker, Wynton Marsalis & the Lincoln Center Orchestra, Chris Potter, Roy Hargrove’s RH Factor, Joshua Redman, Russell Malone, Harry Connick Jr., George Garzone, Frank Tiberi, David Binney, Mark Turner, The Bloomdaddies, Ari Hoenig’s Punk Bop, Willem Breuker Kollektiv, Ricardo Del Fra, Derek Trucks Band, Mulgrew Miller, Eric Reed, Stacy Rowles, Ani Difranco, Maceo Parker, Dave Liebman, Seamus Blake, Chris Tarry, Henry Hey, Pete McCann, Chris Cheek, Tim LeFebvre, Keith Carlock, Gary Versace, Dan Weiss, Slide Hampton, Joe & Pat LaBarbera, Christian Scott, Rob McConnell, Donny McCaslin, Ben Monder, Scott Colley, Antonio Sanchez, Don Byron and many more) to show up on our stage.
John McLeod's Rex Hotel Orchestra wins Juno Award for best Traditional Jazz Album
Our First Downbeat Magazine Award - Downbeat's top 150 world's best jazz venues
At The Rex, we stay true to our motto:"More Great Jazz than anywhere else, all the time!"
The same Queen St. West landmark we've been for over 70 years!
Since the late '80s, the Rex has been at the forefront of Toronto's thriving local jazz scene. The casual atmosphere, eclectic mix of retro-chic decor, and wide selection of Ontario craft beer combine to make The Rex feel like a second home.
THE REX HOTEL JAZZ & BLUES CLUB
194 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON M5V1Z1
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