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Best Jazz Bars in Toronto for When You’re Feeling the Blues

It’s only fitting that the home of the late legendary Oscar Peterson is also home to a thriving jazz scene. Since the 1940s, jazz has been an integral part of the Toronto live music scene, pairing smooth grooves with cold drinks and a lively atmosphere.

So if Dixieland, swing and bebop get you moving and Miles Davis and Charlie Parker are personal idols of yours, explore Toronto’s jazz bars and festivals to feed your soul. Some spots are upscale, classics like the Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar while others are homey neighbourhood favourites like Grossman's Tavern, but whichever jazz bar you choose puts you in touch with a long legacy of improvisation and soul.

According to a Time magazine article, jazz has the same restorative effect as total silence. Jazz is just as effective at reducing anxiety as a massage, relieves stress and boosts your creativity. See, what more reasons do you need to try out the variety of jazz bars Toronto has in store for you?