KKFI Jazz Calendar for May 16 – May 22


This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, May 16th to Sunday, May 22nd. 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 afternoon or evening shows except where indicated with words like “brunch” or “noon.”

Monday, May 16

• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features trumpeter Ryan Thielman from 6:00 – 10:00
• Vocalist Dave Rizer hosts the Blue Monday Jam at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine from 7:00 – 11:00. Musicians bring your axe
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents guitarists Rod Fleeman and Dan Bliss from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Joe DeFio from 6:00 – 8:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents Millie Edwards with Tom DeMasters from 7:00 – 10:30.
• The Tank Room at 1813 Grand features A la Mode from 8:00 – midnight
• The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road features the Waldo Jazz Collective from 7:00 – 10:00
• Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road has Jazzbo at 6:00
• The Pot Belly Sandwich Shop at 4725 Broadway features guitarist Brad Allen at lunch time every Monday from 11:30 – 1:30

Tuesday, May 17

• Guitarist Matt Hopper hosts a jazz jam at the Phoenix at 8th and Central from 7:00 – 11:00. Musicians bring your axe
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Steve Rigazzi and Kim Sivils from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features DoJo from 7:00 – 10:00 followed by Sequel until 1:30
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has trumpeter Hermon Mehari from 6:00 – 10:00
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Bobby Adams duo from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Pot Belly Sandwich Shop at 6751 College Boulevard features guitarist Brad Allen at lunch time every Tuesday from 11:30 – 1:30
• Café Trio at 4558 Main has Michael Pagan from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Camelot Ballroom at 6635 west 151st Street features the Abel Ramirez big band with Frank Ancona from 7:30 – 9:30

Wednesday, May 18

• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents violinist Adam Galblum with Roger Wilder from 6:00 -10:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features OJT from 9:00 – 1:00
• The Westport Coffee House Theater at 4010 Pennsylvania presents trombonist Brian Scarborough from 7:00 – 9:00
• The Gaslight Grill at 5020 W 137th St in Leawood features clarinetist Lynn Zimmer from 6:30 – 9:30
• Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania features vocalist Peggy Chilson from 7:00 – 10:00
• 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 presents guitarist Brian Ruskin from 7:00 – 11:00.
• Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road has guitarist Rick Bacus at 7:00

Thursday, May 19

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine features Shades of Jade from 7:00 – 11:00.
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents guitarist Matt Hopper at 5:30 followed by saxophonist Brett Jackson from 9:00 – 12:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents keyboardist Rich Hill from 6:00 -10:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Ship at 1217 Union Avenue features Snuff Dope from 9:30 – 1:00
• The Intercontinental Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Lonnie McFadden from 8:00 – 12:00
• Lucky Brewgrille at 5401 Johnson Drive features Ron Carlson from 6:00 – 8:30
• Café Trio has pianist Tim Whitmer 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 Brad Allen Trio appears outdoors at the Penguin Court on the Plaza from 5:00 – 8:00
• The Pot Belly Sandwich Shop at 6751 College Boulevard features guitarist Brad Allen at lunch time every Thursday from 11:30 – 1:30
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Everette Freeman trio from 5:30 – 10:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents Brody Buster from 7:00 – 11:00.

Friday, May 20

• Indigo Hour at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine features Lady D from 5:30 –8:30 followed by the Doug Talley Quartet plus Kathleen Holeman until 12:30
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Tim Whitmer and the KC Express from 5:30 – 9:30, OJT downstairs from 8:30 – 12:30, and the Boogaloo 7 upstairs from 10:00 – 2:00
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center features Nanny Assis with Stan Kessler and Roger Wilder from 6:30 – 10:00
• A la Mode 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 presents vocalist Eboni Fondren from 7:00 -11:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Michael Pagan from 7:00 – 11:00
• The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road presents pianist Dave McCubbin from 8:00 – midnight.
• Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania features pianist Charles Pridgen from 7:00 – 10:00
• The Intercontinental Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents vocalist Lori Tucker from 8:00 – 12:00
• Jax Fish House at 48th and Belleview presents Mark Lowrey from 3:30 – 5:30
• The Gaslight Grill at 5020 W 137th St in Leawood presents clarinetist Lynn Zimmer from 6:30 – 9:30
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central has Lonnie McFadden from 4:30 – 8:30 followed by Jason Vivone and the Billy Bats until 1:00.
• The Mutual Musicians’ Foundation at 1823 Highland has the Friday late night jam at 1:00 AM
• 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.
• Café Trio at 4558 Main presents live music from 6:30 – 9:30

Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22

• The Folly Jazz Series at 8th and Central brings in vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater with Irvin Mayfield Saturday at 8:00
• Prohibition Hall at 1118 McGee hosts a Spring Dance for KKFI with the Grand Marquis and D J Leo Night Us at 8:00
• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine features Charlotte Fletcher and Soigne from 8:30 – 12:30 Saturday
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents saxophonist Todd Wilkinson downstairs and OJT upstairs from 6:00 – 1:30 Saturday. Sunday the 627 Big Band appears at the Green Lady from 8:30 – 11:30.
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center features the Ashley Rivers Trio Saturday from 6:30 – 10:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Michael Pagan from 7:00 – 11:00. Sunday Rich Hill plays a jazz brunch at the Majestic, and Joe DeFio plays solo piano at the Majestic from 6:00 – 8:00
• The Art Factory at 135th and Nall features Mundo Nouvo Saturday from 7:00 – 9:30
• Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania has pianist Marilyn Wood every Saturday and Rich Hill every Sunday from 7:00 – 10:00.
• 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
• J Love 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 Mandy Boothe for the Saturday jazz brunch from 10:00 – 1:00 and guitarist Brian Ruskin Saturday evening from 7:00 – 11:00.
• The Kill Devil Club at 14th and Main has A la Mode Saturday
• The Brick at 1727 McGee presents Snuff Jazz and the Young and the Restless Saturday at 10:00
• 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. Tim Whitmer and the Kansas City Express appear at the Phoenix Saturday at 4:30 followed by Molly Hammer and the Hot Club of Kansas City from 9:00 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 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 presents clarinetist Lynn Zimmer from 6:30 – 9:30 Saturday and Sunday
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Saturday Night Trio Saturday from 6:00 – 10:00. Sunday Lonnie McFadden appears at Sullivan’s from 5:30 – 9:00
• Café Trio at 4558 Main presents live music Saturday from 6:30 – 9:30
• Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road has guitarist Dan Bliss at 7:00

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