KKFI Jazz Calendar for August 15 – August 21


This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, August 15th to Sunday, August 21st. This is shared for the benefit of jazz music lovers. Please check with the music venue to confirm details of the event. All times are Central Time. All performances are afternoon or evening shows except where indicated with words like “brunch” or “noon.”

Monday, August 15

• Drummer Brian Steever hosts the Blue Monday Jam at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine from 7:00 – 11:00. Musicians bring your axe
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features trumpeter Ryan Thielman from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by drummer Todd Strait until 1:30
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents guitarists Rod Fleeman and Dan Bliss from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Joe DeFio from 6:00 – 8:00
• The Tank Room at 1813 Grand features A la Mode from 8:00 – midnight
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents vocalist Millie Edwards from 7:00 – 10:30.
• The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road features the Waldo Jazz Collective from 7:00 – 10:00
• Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road has Jazzbo at 6:00
• The Pot Belly Sandwich Shop at 4725 Broadway features guitarist Brad Allen at lunch time every Monday from 11:30 – 1:30

Tuesday, August 16

• Guitarist Matt Hopper hosts a jazz jam at the Phoenix at 8th and Central from 7:00 – 11:00. Musicians bring your axe
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Steve Rigazzi and Kim Sivils from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features DoJo from 7:00 – 10:00 followed by the Sequel Trio until 1:30
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has trumpeter Hermon Mehari from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Pot Belly Sandwich Shop at 6751 College Boulevard features guitarist Brad Allen at lunch time every Tuesday from 11:30 – 1:30
• Café Trio at 4558 Main has Michael Pagan from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Camelot Ballroom at 6635 west 151st Street features the Abel Ramirez big band with Frank Ancona from 7:30 – 9:30

Wednesday, August 17

• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents violinist Adam Galblum from 6:00 -10:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand hosts a live recording of the 12th Street Jump featuring the music of Lester Young as interpreted by Todd Wilkinson at 7:30 followed by OJT from 9:00 – 1:00
• The Gaslight Grill at 5020 W 137th St in Leawood features clarinetist Lynn Zimmer from 6:30 – 9:30
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has Hermon Mehari from 6:00 – 10:00
• Café Trio at 4558 Main features pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 9:00
• Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road has guitarist Rick Bacus at 7:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents guitarist Brian Ruskin from 7:00 – 11:00.
• Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania has vocalist Peggy Chilson at 7:00

Thursday, August 18

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine features a presentation of the Life and Legacy of Charlie Parker with Dr. Ron McCurdy at 6:00 followed by XJ – Will from 7:00 – 11:00.
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents guitarist Matt Hopper at 5:30 followed by drummer Kevin Frazee from 9:00 – 12:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents keyboardist Rich Hill from 6:00 -10:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Ship at 1217 Union Avenue features Snuff Dope from 9:30 – 1:00
• The Intercontinental Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Lonnie McFadden from 8:00 – 12:00
• The Pot Belly Sandwich Shop at 6751 College Boulevard features guitarist Brad Allen at lunch time every Thursday from 11:30 – 1:30
• Café Trio has pianist Tim Whitmer from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Gaslight Grill at 5020 W 137th St in Leawood features clarinetist Lynn Zimmer from 6:30 – 9:30
• The Sons of Brasil appear outdoors at Zona Rosa from 6:30 – 8:30
• Guitarist Brian Ruskin appears outdoors at the Mermaid Court on the Plaza from 5:00 – 8:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents Brody Buster from 7:00 – 11:00.
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Everette Freeman trio from 5:30 – 10:00

Friday, August 19

• Indigo Hour at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine features the Band Oasis from 5:30 –8:30 followed by pianist Phil DeGreg from 8:30 – 12:30
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Tim Whitmer and the KC Express from 5:30 – 8:30 followed by Heat Index downstairs from 8:30 – 12:30 and the Boogaloo 7 upstairs from 10:00 – 2:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Bram Wijnands from 7:00 – 11:00
• The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road presents pianist Dave McCubbin from 8:00 – midnight.
• Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania features pianist Charles Pridgen from 7:00 – 10:00.
• The Intercontinental Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents vocalist Lori Tucker from 8:00 – 12:00
• Jax Fish House at 48th and Belleview presents Mark Lowrey from 3:30 – 5:30
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center features pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:30 – 10:00
• The Gaslight Grill at 5020 W 137th St in Leawood presents clarinetist Lynn Zimmer from 6:30 – 9:30
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central has Lonnie McFadden from 4:30 – 8:30 followed by the MGD’s until 1:00.
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents vocalist Eboni Fondren from 7:00 -11:00
• The Mutual Musicians’ Foundation at 1823 Highland has the Friday late night jam at 1:00 AM
• The Kill Devil Club at 14th and Main presents J Love at 9:00
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has pianist Max Groove from 6:00 – 11:00
• Piropos at 4141 North Mulberry Drive in Briarcliff presents Mike Ning with Sherry Brummett from 5:00 – 7:00 followed by Dan Sturdevant with Tiffany Miller.
• Café Trio at 4558 Main presents live music from 6:30 – 9:30

Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21

• Parkville Days at English Landing Park feature a Jazz Night from 4:00 – 10:00 with Silver Streak, Eddie Moore & the Outer Circle, Ryan J. Lee with Mezzo Strings, and the Skip Hawkins Orchestra
• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine presents the art of the Jam Session with saxophonist Tivon Pennicott Saturday morning from 9:00 – noon Vocalist Ida McBeth appears at the Blue Room from 8:30 – 12:30 Saturday.
• Tour de Jazz bike rides leave from 18th and Vine Saturday afternoon at 3:00, 4:00, and 5:00. Music from Michael Pagan, Midnight Blue, Chris Burnett, and Doug Talley appear on the routes
• The Art Factory at 135th and Nall features the Sons of Brasil from 8:30 – 11:00 as part of the Charlie Parker celebration
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents OJT Saturday from 6:00 – 1:30. The Todd Strait Trio appears downstairs from 9:00 – 12:00. Sunday the Phil DeGreg Quintet appears at the Green Lady from 6:00 – 9:00 followed by drummer Todd Strait until 1:30.
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Bram Wijnands from 7:00 – 11:00. Sunday Rich Hill plays a jazz brunch at the Majestic, and Joe DeFio plays solo piano at the Majestic from 6:00 – 8:00
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center features vocalist Shay Estes from 6:30 – 10:00
• Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania has pianist Marilyn Wood every Saturday and Rich Hill every Sunday from 7:00 – 10:00.
• Cascone’s at 91st and Metcalf presents saxophonist Jim Mair from 6:30 – 9:30 Saturday
• YJ’s at 18th and Wyandotte has bassist Bryan Hicks every Sunday from 7:00 – 10:00
• Vocalist Havilah Bruders appears outdoors at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway Saturday from 4:00 – 7:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway features keyboardist Max Groove for the Saturday jazz brunch from 10:00 – 1:00. Vocalist Mandy Boothe appears at Chaz Saturday evening from 7:00 – 11:00. Stan Kessler and Kathleen Holeman play the Chaz Sunday brunch from 10:00 – 1:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central has a jazz brunch Saturday with Alex Abramowitz and the swingin’ Kansas City Fives from 10:00 – 2:00. Tim Whitmer and the KC Express appears at the Phoenix Saturday at 4:30 followed by Levee Town from 9:00 until 1:00
• The Kill Devil Club at 14th and Main presents A la Mode at 9:00 Saturday
• McCormick and Schmick at 448 West 47th Street features keyboardist Mark Lowrey Sunday from 5:00 – 8:00
• The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road presents pianist Dave McCubbin tomorrow night from 8:00 – midnight.
• The Bristol at 119th and Nall has CoCo Trio Sunday from 5:00 – 8:00
• Ophelia’s in Independence Square presents Candace Evans from 6:00 – 9:00 Saturday
• The Mutual Musicians’ Foundation at 1823 Highland has the Saturday late night jam at 1:00 AM
• The Gaslight Grill at 5020 W 137th St in Leawood presents clarinetist Lynn Zimmer from 6:30 – 9:30 Saturday and Sunday
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Saturday Night Trio Saturday from 6:00 – 10:00. Sunday Lonnie McFadden appears at Sullivan’s from 5:30 – 9:00
• Café Trio at 4558 Main presents live music Saturday from 6:30 – 9:30

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