KKFI Jazz Calendar for May 23 – May 29


This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, May 23rd to Sunday, May 29th. 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 23

• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features guitarist Matt Hopper at 5:30 followed by Stan Kessler’s Force 5 from 9:00 – 1:00
• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine brings in saxophonist Logan Richardson from 7:00 – 11:00.
• 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 Joe DeFio from 6:00 – 8:00
• The Pot Belly Sandwich Shop at 4725 Broadway features guitarist Brad Allen at lunch time every Monday from 11:30 – 1:30
• 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

Tuesday, May 24

• 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 Candace Evans from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features drummer Todd Strait at 5:30 followed by the Sequel Quartet from 9:00 – 1:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has trumpeter Hermon Mehari 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 Tony Antonucci from 7:30 – 9:30

Wednesday, May 25

• Johnson County Community College’s Carlsen Center features vocalist Krystle Warren at 7:30
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents keyboardist Rueben Pascottini from 6:00 -10:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features OJT from 6:00 – 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 Matt Villinger from 6:00 – 10:00
• Café Trio at 4558 Main features pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents Billy Ebeling from 7:00 – 11:00.

Thursday, May 26

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine features the Latin Jazz All Stars 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 Stan Kessler with Kathleen Holeman 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 Pope of Dope from 9:30 – 1:00
• The Intercontinental Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Lonnie McFadden from 8:00 – 12:00
• 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
• A la Mode appears outdoors at the Penguin Court on the Plaza from 5:00 – 8:00
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Everette Freeman trio from 5:30 – 10:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents Damon Parker 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 27

• Indigo Hour at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine features Gray Matter from 5:30 –8:30 followed by Charles Williams and Genre until 12:30
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Tim Whitmer and the KC Express from 5:30 – 9:30, Guitar Elation downstairs from 8:30 – 12:30, and the Boogaloo 7 upstairs from 10:00 – 2:00
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center features Shay Estes with Mark Lowrey from 6:30 – 10:00
• The Art Factory at 135th and Nall features HoraceScope from 8:00 – 10:30
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Bram Wijnands 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 Brother Bagman 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 pianist Max Groove 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.
• The Camelot Ballroom at 6635 west 151st Street features the Abel Ramirez trio from 7:30 – 9:30
• Café Trio at 4558 Main presents live music from 6:30 – 9:30

Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29

• Union Station presents Bobby Watson and Kevin Mahogany with the Kansas City Symphony for a Celebration at the Station Sunday at 8:00
• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine features vocalist Ida McBeth from 8:30 – 12:30 Saturday
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents vocalist Molly Hammer Saturday from 3:00 – 5:00. Later OJT appears upstairs at the Green Lady from 6:00 – 1:30 while Electric Tinks plays downstairs from 9:00 – midnight. Sunday the 627 Big Band appears at the Green Lady from 8:30 – 11:30.
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has guitarist Rod Fleeman 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 8th Street Taproom at 8th and New Hampshire in Lawrence presents Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 Saturday at 10 PM
• The Art Factory at 135th and Nall features guitarist Steve Gray 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 keyboardist Joe Cartwright 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 Havilah Bruders for the Saturday jazz brunch from 10:00 – 1:00 and vocalist Shay Estes Saturday evening from 7:00 – 11:00. Alyssa Murray plays the Sunday 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. Tim Whitmer and the Kansas City Express appear at the Phoenix Saturday at 4:30 followed by the LaFonda All Stars 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 live music 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

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