KKFI Jazz Calendar for December 15 – 21


             This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, December 15 to Sunday, December 21. 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 evening shows except where indicated with words like “brunch” or “noon.”

 

                                      

Monday, December 15

 

  • Bassist Seth Lee 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 presents The KC Sound Collective from 9:00 – 12:00
  • Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Pagarazzi from 6:00 – 10:00
  • The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Patrick Gilbert from 6:00 – 8:00
  • The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road features the Waldo Jazz Collective from 7:00 – 10:00
  • The Phoenix at 8th and Central has vocalist Millie Edwards from 7:00 – 11:00.
  • Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road presents Jazzbo at 6:00

 

Tuesday, December 16

 

  • The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents the Sequel Trio from 9:00 – 12:00
  • Guitarist Matt Hopper hosts a jazz jam at the Phoenix at 8th and Central from 7:00 – 11:00. Musicians bring your axe
  • The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has trumpeter Hermon Mehari from 6:00 – 10:00
  • Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents keyboardist Max Groove from 6:00 – 10:00
  • Harling’s on Main Street features the New Jazz Order Big Band from 9:00 – 12:00
  • The American Restaurant presents solo piano from 6:00 – 9:00
  • Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Bobby Adams duo from 6:00 – 10:00
  • Café Trio at 4558 Main has Michael Pagan from 6:00 – 9:00

 

Wednesday, December 17

 

  • The Broadway Jazz Club at 3601 Broadway hosts the 12th Street Jump, celebrating the music of Chet Baker as interpreted by Stan Kesslerat 7:30 followed by vocalist Eboni Fondren until 11:00
  • The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Ken Lovern’s Organ Jazz Trio from 9:00 – 12:00
  • 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 trumpeter Hermon Mehari from 6:00 – 10:00
  • Café Trio at 4558 Main features pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 9:00
  • Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has pianist Ryan Howard from 7:00 – 11:00
  • The American Restaurant presents vocalist Shay Estes from 6:00 – 9:00
  • The Phoenix at 8th and Central has guitarist Brian Ruskin from 7:00 – 11:00.
  • Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents keyboardist Max Groove from 6:00 – 10:00
  • Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road presents guitarist Rick Bacus at 7:00

 

Thursday December 18

 

  • The Westport Coffee House Theater has trombonist Brian Scarborough from 8:00 – 10:30
  • The Blue Room at 18th and Vine presents pianist TJ Martley from 7:00 – 11:00
  • The Broadway Jazz Club at 3601 Broadway features Daisy Bouquet from 7:00 – 11:00
  • The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents drummer Philip Wakefield at 5:30 followed by B Vibe from 9:00 – midnight
  • The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway features pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 10:00
  • Homer’s Coffee House at Metcalf and 80th Street presents Tim Doherty’s 9 _ 1 from 7:30 – 9:30
  • Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Everette Freeman trio from 5:30 – 11:30
  • Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road presents Grand Marquis at 7:00
  • Café Trio at 4558 Main has Tim Whitmer at the piano from 6:00 – 9:00
  • The Intercontinental Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Lonnie McFadden tonight from 8:00 – 12:00
  • Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania features vocalist Peggy Chilson from 6:30 – 8:30 followed by pianist Rich Hill until 10:30
  • The American Restaurant presents live music from 6:00 – 9:00
  • EBT at 435 and State Line features live music from 6:00 – 9:00
  • Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents pianist Dan Doran       from 6:00 – 10:00
  • The Phoenix at 8th and Central has Damon Parker from 7:00 – 11:00.
  • The Broadway Jazz Club at 3601 Broadway features Daisy Bouquet from 7:00 – 11:00

 

Friday December 19

 

  • The Folly Theater at 12th and Central brings in vocalist Karrin Allyson at 8:00
  • The Friday Indigo hour at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine features Gray Matter at 5:30 followed by saxophonist Doug Talley from 8:30 – 12:30.
  • The Take 5 Coffee Bar at 6601 W 135th features Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker as performed by the New Jazz Order Big Band from 8:00 – 10:30
  • Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents vocalist Angela Hagenbach from 7:00 – 11:00
  • The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents organist Everette DeVan from 5:30 – 8:30 followed by Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 from 9:00 – 1:00
  • The American Restaurant presents vocalist Molly Hammer from 6:00 – 9:00
  • The Broadway Jazz Club at 3601 Broadway features vocalist Laura Chalk from 4:30 – 8:30 followed by vocalist Kelley Gant until 1:00
  • The Phoenix at 8th and Central has Lonnie McFadden from 4:30 – 8:30 followed by pianist Dan Doran until 1:00.
  • The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Bram Wijnands from 7:00 – 11:00
  • Boone Tabernacle Church of God in Christ at 1317 East 12th Street features the Louis Neal Big Band and Book of Gaia
  • uie’s Wine Dive at 71st and Wornall has live music from 7:00 – 11:00
  • The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road presents pianist Dave McCubbin tonight from 8:00 – midnight.
  • Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania features pianist Charles Pridgen every Friday from 7:00 – 10:00
  • The Intercontinental Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents vocalist Lori Tucker tonight from 8:00 – 12:00
  • The Mutual Musicians’ Foundation at 1823 Highland has the Friday 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 Friday
  • 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 tonight from 5:00 – 7:00 followed by Dan Sturdevant with Tiffany Miller.      
  • Café Trio at 4558 Main presents pianist and vocalist Alice Jenkins Friday from 7:30 – 10:30
  • EBT at 435 and State Line features live music from 6:00 – 10:00

 

Saturday, December 20 and Sunday, December 21

 

 

  • The Take 5 Coffee Bar at 6601 W 135th Street features trumpeter Stan Kessler Saturday from 8:00 – 10:30. Sunday pianist TJ Martley plays a jazz brunch at the Take 5 from 10:00 – 2:00
  • The Blue Room at 18th and Vine hosts a cd release party by Paula Saunders from 8:30 – 12:30 Saturday
  • The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle from 6:00 – 9:00 followed by OJT from 9:30 – 1:30 Saturday. Sunday the Foundation Big Band appears at the Green Lady from 8:30 – 11:30.
  • The Broadway Jazz Club at 3601 Broadway has Bryan Hicks Saturday at 4:30 followed by Angela Hagenbach from 7:00 – 11:00. Stan Kessler and Kathleen Holeman finish out the evening until 1:30. Sunday Sharon Andrews sings at the Broadway club’s jazz brunch from 11:00 – 3:00
  • 12 Baltimore presents Molly Hammer with Joe Cartwright Saturday from 8:00 – 11:00
  • Louie’s Wine Dive at 71st and Wornall has live music from 7:00 – 11:00
  • The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Bram Wijnands from 7:00 – 11:00 Saturday. Sunday Rich Hill plays a jazz brunch at the Majestic from 11:00 – 1:00 and Patrick Gilbert returns from 6:00 – 8:00
  • Baked in Kansas City at 706 Westport Road has Rich Hill from 6:00 – 8:00 Saturday
  • Californo’s has pianist Marilyn Wood every Saturday and Rich Hill every Sunday from 7:00 – 10:00.
  • EBT at 435 and State Line features live music from 6:00 – 10:00 Saturday
  • 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
  • The American Restaurant presents live music from 7:00 – 10:00 Saturday
  • Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway features vocalist Cynthia van Rhoden for the Saturday jazz brunch from 10:00 – 1:00. Vocalist Molly Hammer appears at Chaz Saturday evening from 7:00 – 11:00. Sunday Eboni Fondren sings at the Chaz 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 and pianist Tim Whitmer from 4:30 – 8:30 followed by New Medicine with Janet Jameson until 1:00
  • 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
  • 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 brings in clarinetist Lynn Zimmer from 6:30 – 9:30 Saturday, and Sunday
  • Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Saturday Night Trio on Saturday from 7:00 – 11:00. Sunday Lonnie McFadden appears at Sullivan’s from 5:30 – 9:00  
  • Café Trio at 4558 Main presents pianist and vocalist Alice Jenkins Friday and Saturday from 7:30 – 10:30

 

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