KKFI Jazz Calendar for December 29 – January 4


                             This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, December 29th to Sunday, January 4th. This is shared for the benefit of jazz music lovers. Please check with the music venue to confirm details of the event, especially on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.  All times are Central Time.  All performances are evening shows except where indicated with words like “brunch” or “noon.”

Monday, December 29

 

  • Dwight Foster 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 bassist Karl McComas – Reichl 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 30

 

  • 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 saxophonist Matt Chalk 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 pianist Brad Cox 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, New Year’s Eve

 

  • Please check with venues to ensure accuracy of these performances –
  • The Blue Room at 18th and Vine has Charles Williams, Eboni Fondren, and Ron Gutierrez from 7:00 – 12:30
  • The Broadway Jazz Club at 3601 Broadway features vocalist Molly Hammer with Joe Cartwright from 8:00 – 1:00
  • The American Restaurant presents vocalist Shay Estes
  • The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents Tim Whitmer and the KC Express from 9:00 – 1:00
  • Union Station brings in vocalist Dave Stephens from 8:00 – 1:00
  • The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents 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 pianist Mike Pagan from 6:00 – 10:00 upstairs and pianist Bram Wijnands downstairs from 7:00 – 11:00 
  • Café Trio at 4558 Main features pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 9:00
  • Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has drummer Matt Leifer from 5:00 – 7:30 followed by keyboardist Max Groove from 8:00 – 12:30
  • Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents vocalist Havilah Bruders at 5:00 followed by the Sons of Brasil from 9:00 -1:00

 

New Year’s Day

 

  • Please check with venues to ensure accuracy of these performnces –
  • The Westport Coffee House Theater at 4128 Pennsylvania presents the Project H at 8:00
  • The Phoenix at 8th and Central has Alex Abramowitz and the swingin’ Kansas City Fives from 7:00 – 11:00.
  • The Blue Room, the Green Lady Lounge are closed
  • Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road presents Grand Marquis at 7:00
  • The Intercontinental Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Lonnie McFadden tonight from 8:00 – 12:00
  • EBT at 435 and State Line features live music from 6:00 – 9:00 
  • Café Trio ??
  • Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents and Stan Kessler with Kathleen Holeman from 6:00 – 10:00 Tomorrow Michael Pagan and Laura Chalk perform at the Chaz day after Christmas brunch from 10:00 -1:00  
  • Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Everette Freeman trio from 5:30 – 10:00

 

 

Friday January 2

 

  • The Friday Indigo hour at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine features Gray Matter at 5:30 followed by bassist Jeff Harshbarger from 8:30 – 12:30. 
  • The Take 5 Coffee Bar at 6601 W 135th  features trumpeter Hermon Mehari from 8:00 – 10:30
  • The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents vocalist Molly Hammer from 6:00 – 9:00 followed by Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 from 10:00 – 1:30
  • The American Restaurant presents Kim Sivils and Steve Rigazzi from 6:00 – 9:00
  • The Broadway Jazz Club at 3601 Broadway features live music from 7:00 – 1:00
  • The Phoenix at 8th and Central has Lonnie McFadden from 4:30 – 8:30 followed by J Love until 1:00. 
  • The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Bram Wijnands from 7:00 – 11:00
  • Louie’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 Chuck Eddy 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, January 3 and Sunday,  January 4

 

 

  • The Take 5 Coffee Bar at 6601 W 135th Street features saxophonist Allie Burik Saturday from 8:00 – 10:30.  
  • The Blue Room at 18th and Vine has the James Ward Band from 8:30 – 12:30 Saturday
  • The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Julia Haile 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 vocalist Bryan Hicks from 7:00 – 11:00 Saturday.    Sunday the Broadway club presents a jazz brunch  from 11:00 – 3:00
  • The Record Bar at Westport Road and Southwest Trafficway features bassist Jeff Harshbarger from 8:00 – 10:30
  • 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
  • Californo’s has pianist Marilyn Wood every Saturday and Rich Hill every Sunday from 7:00 – 10:00.  Saturday Black Crack Review appears at Californo’s at 9:00
  •  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 bassist Karl McComas – Reichl from 6:00 – 9:00 Saturday
  • Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway features keyboardist Max Groove for the Saturday jazz brunch from 10:00 – 1:00.  A la Mode 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 Monique Danielle and Rick Bacus from 4:30 – 8:30 followed by Shay Estes 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 Will Matthews and the Saturday Night Trio 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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