KKFI Jazz Calendar for June 1 – 7


This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, June 1st to Sunday, June 7th. 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, June 1

• KC Live! At 1100 Walnut Street Suite 3000 presents clarinetist John Blegen from 5:30 – 7:30
• Organist Everette DeVan 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 Hazelchawakim Quartet from 9:00 – 12:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents keyboardist Joe Cartwright with Steve Rigazzi from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Joe DeFio 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 presents vocalist Millie Edwards from 7:00 – 11:00.

Tuesday, June 2

• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents vibraphonist Peter Schlamb 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
• Harling’s at Main Street and Westport Road features the New Jazz Order Big Band from 9:00 – 12:00
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center presents pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Camelot Ballroom at 6635 151st Street presents the Abel Ramirez Big Band from 7:30 – 9:30
• 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
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents guitarist Will Matthews from 6:00 – 10:00

Wednesday, June 3

• Unity Temple on the Plaza presents Spirituality and all that Jazz with vocalist Kathleen Holeman at 7:00
• The Broadway Jazz Club at 3601 Broadway hosts a live recording of the 12th Street Jump featuring alto saxophonist David Chael interpreting the music of Paquito De Rivera at 7:30 followed by post show music with David Chael until 11:30
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents guitarist Adam Schlozman from 7:30– 8:30 followed by OJT until 12:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents vocalist Mandy Booth from 6:00 – 10:00
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center presents vocalist Shay Estes 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 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 drummer Matt Leifer from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central has guitarist Brian Ruskin from 7:00 – 11:00.

Thursday June 4

• The Sons of Brasil appear outdoors at Zona Rosa on Barry Road from 6:30 – 8:30
• The Westport Coffee House Theater at 4128 Pennsylvania presents live music at 8:00
• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine has Duck Warner from 7:00 – 11:00
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center presents live music from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents drummer Kevin Frazee from 9:00 – 12:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 10:00
• Arhaus Furniture at Town Center Plaza in Leawood celebrates their grand opening with keyboardist Joe Cartwright from 5:30 – 8:30
• Ca Va (sah vah) at 4149 Pennsylvania features trumpeter Hermon Mehari
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central has guitarists Dan Bliss and Rod Fleeman from 7:00 – 11:00.
• Tomlinson’s in the Kansas City Club at 918 Baltimore hosts a jazz jam with Dan Sturdevant from 7:00 – 10:00. Musicians bring your axe.
• 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
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents The Hot Strings Trio from 6:00 -10:00
• Café Trio has pianist Tim Whitmer from 6:00 – 9:00
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Everette Freeman trio from 5:30 – 10:00
• Saxophonist Dave Panico appears outdoors at the Mermaid Court on the Plaza from 5:00 – 8:00

Friday June 5

• The Take 5 Coffee Bar at 6601 W 135th has The Sons of Brasil from 8:00 – 10:30
• The Friday Indigo hour at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine features BMW at 5:30 followed by vocalist Paula Saunders from 8:30 – 12:30
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Tim Whitmer from 5:30 – 8:30 followed by Electric Tinks until 10:00 and the Boogaloo 7 from 10:00 – 2:00
• Louie’s Wine Dive at 71st and Wornall has live music from 7:00 – 11:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central has Lonnie McFadden from 4:30 – 8:30 followed by J Love until 1:00.
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents keyboardist and vocalist Alyssa Murray from 7:00 -11:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Bram Wijnands from 7:00 – 11:00
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center has saxophonist Michael Shults from 6:00 – 9:00
• Keyboardist Max Groove appears outdoors at the Mermaid Court on the Plaza from 5:00 – 8:00
• The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road presents pianist Dave McCubbin from 8:00 – midnight.
• Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania features pianist Charles Pridgen 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
• Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road presents the Cool Breeze Jazz Trio at 6:00
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has Bobby Adams 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.
• EBT at 435 and State Line features live music from 6:00 – 10:00
• Café Trio at 4558 Main presents pianist and vocalist Alice Jenkins from 7:30 – 10:30

Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine features Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle, Adam and Kizzie, and the Phantastics from 8:30 – 12:30 Saturday.
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents saxophonist Michael Shults from 6:00 – 9:00 and OJT from 9:30 – 1:30 Saturday. Sunday the 627 Big Band appears at the Green Lady from 8:30 – 11:30.
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center presents live music from 6:00 – 9:00 Saturday
• 12 Baltimore presents keyboardist Joe Cartwright from 8:00 – 11:00 Saturday
• Louie’s Wine Dive at 71st and Wornall has live music from 7:00 – 11:00 Saturday
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Bram Wijnands from 7:00 – 11:00 Saturday. Sunday Rich Hill plays the jazz brunch at the Majestic from 11:00 – 1:00, and Joe DeFio plays solo piano at the Majestic from 6:00 – 8:00
• Californo’s has pianist Marilyn Wood every Saturday and Rich Hill every Sunday from 7:00 – 10:00.
• Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park at 8825 Lackman presents the Brad Allen Trio at 6:00 Sunday at 6:00
• 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
• Mike Pagan’s Big Band appears outdoors at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway from 4:00 – 7:00
• 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 Angela Hagenbach 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 Saturday evening Rock, Paper, Scissors appears from 4:30 – 8:30 at the Phoenix followed by the MGD’s from 9:00 until 1:00
• The Take 5 Coffee Bar at 6601 W 135th presents live music Saturday from 8:00 – 10:30. Sunday the Take 5 has a jazz brunch from 10:00 – 2:00
• 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 presents 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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