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​The Advocats Big Band, originally assembled in 1991 by a group of young lawyers to perform at a Toronto fundraiser, includes many top professional musicians and music educators whose collective experience range from studio, theatre, film and television work to major symphony orchestra, night club and chamber music.

The Advocats have played at many venues throughout Toronto: The Old Mill, The Rex Hotel, the Beaches International Jazz Festival, Eat to the Beat, the Silver Ball, the Sunday Concert Series at the Scarborough Civic Centre and the Sunday Serenades at Mel Lastman Square, and more. For 16 years, we performed on the first Monday of every month, originally at the Chick’n’deli (Seven44 Restaurant & Lounge), and in recent years at The Duke Toronto. These days, you will find us often performing at The Duke Toronto  and Smokeshow BBQ & Brew among other venues.

Our repertoire includes big band classics played by the likes of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and music from modern talents like Michael Bublé, the New York Voices, and Norah Jones. Believe us, the list goes on!

We are so thankful to be bringing live music to our ever-growing following of loyal listeners in Toronto and beyond… 

Book Entertainment. Pick the Tier which best suits your viewing needs.

Tier 1 tickets are for our ‘Kings Mill’ seating area. This seating is closest to the dance floor and stage with direct viewing of the band. This ticket is $30.

Tier 2 tickets are for our ‘Queen’s Rangers’ seating area. You will be able to see the band, slightly further from our dance floor. Your view may be slightly obstructed. This ticket is $25.

Tier 3 tickets are for our ‘Humber River’ seating area. This seating is furthest from the stage and while you can hear the band, you will not have direct viewing. This ticket is $20.

Doors open | 6:00 p.m.
Entertainment begins at | 8:00 p.m
Price | $30 prepaid entertainment charge (non-refundable and non-transferable) and a $30 minimum spend on food and/or beverage per person. A La Carte Dinner Menu will be used and is subject to change.
Taxes: Prices Exclude Tax and Service Charge and are subject to change during peak seasons.
Gratuity Policy re Groups/Parties: Groups/parties of 10 or more persons, a minimum 15% gratuity will apply.
Reservation Policy: A credit card is required to secure all reservations. A $30 entertainment charge will be charged at time of booking.
Allergy Statement:  While we will do our best to accommodate your needs, please note our menu may contain or come into contact with wheat/gluten, milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish and soy. Old Mill Toronto Hospitality Inc. is not a nut free facility.
Menu:  Menu subject to change.