KKFI Jazz Calendar for May 2 – May 8


This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, May 2nd to Sunday, May 8th. 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 2

• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features guitarist Danny Embrey from 5:30 – 8:30 followed by B Vibe until 1:00
• Bassist Dominique Sanders 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 keyboardist Joe Cartwright 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 3

• 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 guitarist Danny Embrey from 6:00 – 10:00
• 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 from 7:30 – 9:30

Wednesday, May 4

• Unity Temple on the Plaza hosts Spirituality and All That Jazz with vocalist Monique Danielle at 7:00
• Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania features Annie Ellicott with Mark Southerland, Ensemble Iberica, and Krystle Warren from 8:30 -11:45
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents keyboardist Michael Pagan with Seth Lee from 6:00 -10:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features the New Jazz Order Big Band from 7:00 – 9:00 followed by OJT until 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 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 6:00

Thursday, May 5

• The Lawrence Arts Center at 940 New Hampshire brings in trombonist/arranger Alan Ferber with the KU Jazz Ensemble at 7:30
• Kansas City Kansas Community College presents jazz by the lake with the Sons of Brasil at noon
• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine features Pablo Senhueza and the Latin Jazz All Stars from 7:00 – 11:00.
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents drummer John Kizilarmut at 5:30 followed by saxophonist Brett Jackson from 9:00 – 12:00
• The Webster House at 1644 Wyandotte features vocalist Angela Hagenbach with Roger Wilder from 6:30 – 9:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents the Hot Strings Trio from 6:00 -10:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 10:00
• 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
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Everette Freeman trio from 5:30 – 10:00
• Candace Evans appears outdoors at the Penguin Court on the Plaza from 5:00 – 8:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents guitarists Dan Bliss and Rod Fleeman from 7:00 – 11:00.
• The Pot Belly Sandwich Shop at 6751 College Boulevard features guitarist Brad Allen at lunch time every Thursday from 11:30 – 1:30

Friday, May 6

• Indigo Hour at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine features bassist Blair Bryant from 5:30 –8:30 followed by trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Tim Whitmer and the KC Express from 5:30 – 9:30, Electric Tinks downstairs from 9:00 – 12:00, and the Boogaloo 7 upstairs from 10:00 – 2:00
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center features pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:30 – 10:00
• The Rich Hill Quartet 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 the Sons of Brasil from 7:00 -11:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Bram Wijnands from 7:00 – 11:00
• Suburban Lawn and Garden at 4 West 135th Street features vocalist Laura Chalk with Michael Pagan 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 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 J Love until 1:00.
• The Backroom Gallery at 10914 East Winner Road in Independence presents guitarist Brian Ruskin from 7:00 – 9:00
• The Mutual Musicians’ Foundation at 1823 Highland has the Friday late night jam at 1:00 AM
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Bobby Adams Duo 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 7 and Sunday, May 8

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine brings in trombonist Alan Ferber from 8:30 – 12:30 Saturday
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents vocalist Molly Hammer Saturday from 2:00 – 5:00 followed by The Kevin Frazee Trio from 6:00 – 9:00, Max Groove from 8:30 – 12:30, and OJT from 9:00 – 1:30. Sunday the 627 Big Band appears at the Green Lady from 8:30 – 11:30.
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center features vocalist Shay Estes Saturday from 6:30 – 10:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Bram Wijnands 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 the Sons of Brasil Saturday from 7:00 – 9:30
• Musical Theater Heritage at Crown Center presents My Kansas City with vocalist David Basse Saturday at 8:00
• 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
• The Grand Marquis 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 and guitarist Ron Carlson Saturday evening from 7:00 – 11:00. Eboni Fondren appears for the Sunday brunch at Chaz from 10:00 – 1:00
• The Kill Devil Club at 14th and Main has the Grand Marquis Saturday
• Somerset Winery at 29725 Somerset Road presents guitarist Doug Perkins with Roger Wilder Sunday from 1:00 – 4:00
• 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 Knock Kneed Sally 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 6:00 Sunday

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