Jazz Calendar for May 20 – May 26


This is the KKFI jazz calendar for May 20th – May 26th. 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 Standard Time. All performances are afternoon or evening shows except where indicated with words like “noon” or “brunch.”

Monday, May 20th

The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents the Brian Baggett Trio from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by The Mark Slimm Organ Trio, 10:30 to 2:30 

  • Drummer Jaylen Ward hosts the jazz jam session at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine from 7- 10:00. Musicians bring your axe.   
  • Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street features the Emily Dix Collective from 6:30 – 9:30.
  • Corvino at 18th & Walnut features Coleman Gliddon on piano from 6:00-9:00 
  • The Majestic, at 931 Broadway features Mike Pagan from 6:30-9:30
  • Chaz at the Raphael Hotel, at Wornall and Ward Parkway, features the Peter Schlamb Duo from 6-10. 

Tuesday May 21st

  • The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents the Jeff Shirley Trio from 6:00 – 10:00, followed by the Reyes Brothers Organ Trio from  10:30 to  2:30am 
  • Corvino at 18th & Walnut features Matt Hopper on guitar from 6:00-9:00
  • Chaz at the Raphael Hotel, at Wornall and Ward Parkway, has the Brian Hicks Duo from 6:00 – 10:00. 
  • Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street features the Tim Reid Jr. Trio from 6:30 – 9:30. 
  • The Uptown Lounge at 3400 Main presents a Jazz Jam hosted by Julian Goff from 8 – 12. Musicians bring your axe.  
  • The Majestic at 931 Broadway has Matt Villinger from 6:30-9:30 
  • Café Trio at 4558 Main features Michael Pagan from 5:00 – 8:00
  • Johnnies located in the Power & Light Dist. presents Swing Night with Kansas City Swingout 6:30-9:30

Wednesday, May 22nd 

The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Ken Lovern’s OJT  from 6:00 – 8:00. followed by The Reyes Brothers Organ Trio from 11:30-2:30 Downstairs in the Orion Room its The Matt Hopper Trio 8:30-11:30

  • The Majestic at 931 Broadway has the Peter Schlamb Trio from 6:30- 9:30. 
  • Eddie V’s, 700 West 47th Street, features the Charles Williams Trio from 6:30 – 9:30.
  • Chaz at the Raphael Hotel, at Wornall and Ward Parkway, presents the Strings on The Green series featuring The Eboni Fondren Quartet from 5:00 – 8:00
  • Corvino at 18th & Walnut presents Jackie Myers on piano from 6:00-9:00 
  • The Westport Coffee House at 4010 PENNSYLVANIA features special guest, NY guitarist Steve Cardenas at 6:00            
  • Café Trio features Mark Lowrey from 5:00-8:00PM  
  • The Voo Lounge at 1214 Baltimore has a Jazz Jam led by the Michael Pagan Trio from 7 – 11. Instrumentalists and Vocalists are welcome to sit in.
  • The Shawnee Town 1929 Museum at 11501 W. 57th Terr presents the “Jammin’ on the Green” outdoor concert series featuring the Vine Street Rumble Big band from 6:30 – 8 pm                                                        
  • The Uptown Lounge at 3400 Main has Rob Tribitt and Friends  from 8 – 11. 
  • The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents singer Ashleigh Paige from 7 – 11pm

Thursday, May 23rd

  • The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents the Roger Wilder Duo Thursday from 11:30am to 2:30pm, then Ken Lovern’s OJT from 6:00 to 8:00, then Guitar Elation from  8–11:00 followed The Taylor Smith Organ Trio, 11:30 – 2:30, In The Orion Room it’s the Matt Hopper Trio from 8:30-11:30pm
  • The Majestic at 931 Broadway features The Matt Villinger Trio from 6:30-9:30 
  • Chaz at the Raphael Hotel, at Wornall and Ward Parkway, presents the Jackie Myers Duo from 6:00-10:00
  • The Uptown Lounge at 3400 Main presents Karaoke with Vonne from 8 – 11:00
  • Eddie V’s, 700 West 47th Street, presents Eclipse from 6:30 – 9:30.  
  • PS Speakeasy at 106 West 12th Street presents Max Levy Trio from 7:00 – 11:00 
  • Corvino at 18th and Walnut presents Peter Schlamb on piano from 6:00 to 9:00
  • The Ship at 1617 Genessee has vocalist Jenna Bauer at 9:00
  • Johnnies in Liberty features Tim Reid Jr. 6:30-10:30
  • The Westport Coffee House at 4010 PENNSYLVANIA features saxophonist Pete Fucinaro at 6:00 
  • The Hey Hey Club at 2700 Guinotte features vocalist Eboni Fondren from 7:00 – 10 PM
  • The French Market in Praire Village Kansas features Adam Galblum from 5:30-8:00PM
  • Café Trio features Tim Whitmer from 5:00-8:00PM
  • The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents Chloe McFadden from 7:00 to 11:00 

Friday, May 24th

Be sure to tune in to KKFI 90.1 Friday at Noon for Mid Coast Live featuring the Andrew Ouelette Trio recorded on March the 5th for Happy Hour At The Piano Shop 

  • The Majestic presents Brant Jester upstairs from 5:30 to 9:00.  Downstairs in the Jazz Club it’s The Roger Wilder Trio from 6:00 to 10:00 
  • Eddie V’s presents Eclipse from 6:30 – 9:30.
  • The Green Lady Lounge presents the Matt Hopper – Gerald Spaits Duo from 11:30am to 2:30pm, then Ken Lovern’s OJT from 6:00 – 10:00  followed by The RSS Trio from 10:30 – 2:30.  Danny Embrey’s Trio plays the Orion Room from 7:30 – 10:30, followed by The Matt Hopper Trio 11:00-3:00
  • The Black Dolphin has The Tim Whitmer Quartet  from 6:30 – 9:30 followed by the Sam Platt OrganTrio from 9:00-11:30 
  • The Blue Room has the Indigo Hour at 5 featuring Robert Owens followed by Chris Hazelton at 8:30 and 10:00
  • Corvino features Matt Villinger on piano from 6:00 to 9:00 followed by the Brant Jester Quartetfrom 9:00- 11:30
  • Stock Hill at 4800 Main  has Copper Threading from 8 – 11 
  • The Shop Cigar Lounge at 407 N 6th Street in KC Kansas presents Baby J and Michael Pagan from 8 – 10
  • Chaz at the Raphael Hotel presents the Jenna Bauer Duo from 6-10
  • The Uptown Lounge presents Alan StriblingMichael Rorah & Julian Goff from 9:00-11:00 
  • KC Bier Company features the Jackie Myers Trio from 6:00-8:00 
  •  The 1909 Club in Lee’s Summit has guitarist Will Matthews from 6:00-10:00 PM 
  • The Market at Meadowbrook at 4901 Meadowbrook Parkway has Adam Galblum from 4:30 – 7:00 
  • Sullivan’s in Leawood has the Max Groove Duo every Friday from 6:00 – 9:00.
  • Lonnie’s Reno Club at 1111 Grand features Lonnie McFadden from 7- 9 pm
  • Johnnies in Liberty features Delynia Jannell Ensemble from 6:30- 10:30
  • Johnnie’s in Power & Light Dist. presents Alex Abramovitz and his Swing’n Kansas City Jazz Band from 6:30 – 10:30 
  • Café Trio features live music from 5:00-8:00PM
  • The Phoenix  presents Maddie Live 4:30-6:30 followed by Lee Langston from 7-11
  • The Mutual Musicians Foundation in the historic 18th and Vine district Hosts its legendary late night jam sessions from 1-5am. 

Saturday, May 25th & Sunday, May 26th

The Green Lady Lounge presents the Matt Hopper Duo 11:00am -2:00, Rod Fleeman Trio Saturday from 2:30-5:30, Ken Lovern’s OJT from 6:00-9:00, followed with The RSS Trio from 10:30 to 2:30. Danny Embrey’s Trio plays downstairs from 7:30 – 10:30, followed by The Matt Hopper Trio 11:00-2:00.  Sunday the Green Lady features Matt Hopper from 6:00 to 9:00, followed by The Mark Slimm Trio from 9:30 to 2:30. The Orion Room has the Tim Reid Jr. trio 8:30-11:30  

  • The Black Dolphin presents The Jeff Shirley Trio  Saturday from 6:30 to 9:30 followed by The Roger Wilder Quartet from 10 till 1:00 am
  • Corvino features Colman Gliddon on piano from 6:00- 9:00 followed by the Marcus LewisQuartet 9:00- 11:30 Saturday. Sunday it is a jazz Brunch from 11:30 to 2:00 with the Megan Birdsall Trio, followed by the Rob Tribitt Duo from 6:00 – 9:00.
  • Unity Temple on the Plaza presents vocalist Erin Keller and an all star cast of musicians performing the Joni Mitchell album “Mingus” Saturday at 7:00 pm
  • Johnnie’s in the Power & Light Dist. features Hot Club KC Saturday from 6:30-10:30.
  • Johnnies located in Liberty presents Heather Newman & Ryan Matthew Saturday from 6:30-10:30 
  • Sullivan’s in Leawood has the Saturday Night Trio every Saturday from 6:00 – 9:00.
  • Eddie V’s presents The Max Groove Trio 
  • Saturday from 6:30 to 10:30 and Sunday from 6:00-9:00
  • The Blue Room in the historic 18th and Vine District features Will Matthews at 8:30 and 10:00
  • The Majestic presents Dawson Jones upstairs from 5:30-9:00, downstairs in the Jazz Club it theBrant Jester Trio from 6 – 10:00.  On Sunday, Brant Jester will be performing from 6:00-9:00 
  • KC Bier Company features Bram Wijnands Saturday and Sunday from 3:00-5:00  
  •  The Market at Meadowbrook at 4901 Meadowbrook Parkway has Cynthia Van Roden Saturday from 4:30 – 7:00 
  • Lonnie’s Reno Club features Lonnie McFadden from 7:00 – 10:30 Saturday. 
  • Stock Hill  features Tyrone Clark Saturday from 8 – 11 
  • Chaz at the Raphael Hotel presents the Chloe McFadden Duo Saturday from 6:00-9:00 and The Mengel Brothers Duo Sunday from 6:00 – 10:00
  •   The 1909 Club in Lee’s Summit has Mike Bourne & KC Boogie Saturday from 6:00-10:00 PM 
  • The Uptown Lounge has Heather Price, Alan Stribling, Michael Rorah and Julian Goff Saturday from  7:00 – 1:00 
  • The Shop Cigar Lounge in KC Kansas presents A Night with Sarah Williams from 8 – 10 
  • The Phoenix features The Piaget Experience on Saturday from 4:30 – 8:30 followed by Alex Abramovitz & Swinging Jazz Quartet from 9 – 1:00 am. Sunday it’s Millie Edwards and Dan Sturdevant playing the Pheonix brunch from 10 – 12:00 
  • Café Trio  features Mike Moreland Saturday from 6:00 – 9:00   
  • The Mutual Musicians Foundation in the historic 18th and Vine district Hosts its legendary late night jam sessions 1-5am sat 
  • The Westport Coffee House at 4010 PENNSYLVANIA features the Sons of Brazil Sunday at 6:00 

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