KKFI Jazz Calendar for December 8 – December 14


                   This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, December 8 to Sunday, December 14. 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 8

 

  • KKFI’s own Jazz Disciple 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 B Vibe from 9:00 – 12:00
  • Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents keyboardist Max Groove 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 9

 

  • The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts presents a holiday concert with the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and New York Voices at 7:00
  • 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 Kim Sivils 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 pianist Eric Caplan from 6:00 – 10:00
  • Café Trio at 4558 Main has Michael Pagan from 6:00 – 9:00

 

 

Wednesday, December 10

 

  • The Broadway Jazz Club at 3601 Broadway hosts an EP release party for Book of Gaia from 7:00 – 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
  • Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania features Rich Hill’s Local Showcase 7:00
  • 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 A la Mode from 7:00 – 11:00.
  • Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents keyboardist Max Groove from 6:00 – 10:00

 

Thursday December 11

 

  • The Blue Room at 18th and Vine hosts a cd release party for bassist Tyrone Clark from 7:00 – 11:00
  • The Take 5 Coffee Bar at 6601 W 135th Street features Mambo DeLeon from 7:00 – 9:30
  • The Broadway Jazz Club at 3601 Broadway features a la Mode from 7:00 – 11:00
  • The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Molly Hammer with Ken Lovern at 5:30 followed by organist Chis Hazelton from 9:00 – midnight
  • The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway features pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 10:00
  • 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
  • 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 guitarist Brian Ruskin       from 6:00 – 10:00

 

Friday December 12

 

  • The Friday Indigo hour at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine features Lady D at 5:30 followed by vocalist Pamela Baskin – Watson from 8:30 – 12:30.
  • The Take 5 Coffee Bar at 6601 W 135th features bassist Dominique Sanders from 8:00 – 10:30
  • Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Molly Hammer with keyboardist Joe Cartwright from 7:00 – 11:00
  • The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Tim Whitmer from 5:30 – 8:30 followed by Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 from 10:00 – 2:00
  • The American Restaurant presents live music from 6:00 – 9:00
  • The Broadway Jazz Club at 3601 Broadway features the James Ward Band with Bukeka Shoals from 4:00 – 8:00 followed by Charles Williams with Ron Gutierrez until 1:00
  • The Phoenix at 8th and Central has Lonnie McFadden from 4:30 – 8:30 followed by the Stone Cutter’s Union 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.
  • The Record Bar at Westport Road and Southwest Trafficway features the Project H Saturday at 10:00
  • 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 13 and Sunday, December 14

 

 

  • Johnson County Community College’s Yardley Hall presents vocalist Marilyn Maye Saturday at 8:00
  • The Take 5 Coffee Bar at 6601 W 135th Street features vocalist Shay Estes Saturday from 8:00 – 10:30. Sunday pianist Eddie Moore plays a jazz brunch at the Take 5 from 10:00 – 2:00
  • The Blue Room at 18th and Vine presents a battle of the bands with the KU and MU jazz bands 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 – 12:30.
  • The Broadway Jazz Club at 3601 Broadway has The Young Jazz Masters Saturday at 5:30 followed by Shades of Jade from 8:00 – 1:00. Sunday vocalist Linnaia McKenzie sings at the Broadway club’s jazz brunch from 11:00 – 3:00
  • 12 Baltimore presents Molly Hammer with Joe Cartwright Saturday from 7:00 – 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
  • Johnson County Community College’s Yardley Hall presents the Owen/Cox Nutcracker Saturday at 8:00 and Sunday at 2:00
  • 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 keyboardist Max Groove for the Saturday jazz brunch from 10:00 – 1:00. Grand Marquis 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 Brody Buster until 1:00
  • The Replay Lounge at 946 Massachusetts in Lawrence features the Jorge Arana Trio, the Wrong Kata Trio, and Narkalark Saturday
  • The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road presents pianist Dave McCubbin tomorrow night from 8:00 – midnight.
  • The Bristol at 119th and Nall has the Greg Meise 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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