KKFI Jazz Calendar for September 5 – September 11


This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, September 5th to Sunday, September 11th. 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.”

Labor Day, September 5

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine presents Vinyl on the Vine with Groovy Grant at 5:00 followed by the Blue Monday Jam hosted by Dwayne Mitchell from 7:00 – 11:00. Musicians bring your axe
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features trumpeter Stan Kessler from 5:30 – 8:30 followed by trumpeter Ryan Thielman until 1:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents 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 Tank Room at 1813 Grand features A la Mode from 8:00 – midnight
• The Phoenix is closed for Labor Day
• 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, September 6

• 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 Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features organist Chris Hazelton from 6:00 – 9:00 followed by bassist Gerald Spaits until 1:30
• 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 from 7:30 – 9:30

Wednesday, September 7

• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Roger Wilder with Seth Lee from 6:00 -10:00
• The Ship at 1217 Union Avenue features The Creighton Organization from 9:30 – 1:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents drummer Natalie Bates at 5:30 followed by OJT from 9:00 – 1:00
• The Eagles Lodge at 1210 E 24 Highway in Independence has the Dan Riggs Big Band from 7:00 – 10:00
• 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 Hermon Mehari 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 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, September 8

• Unity Temple on the Plaza hosts Spirituality and All That Jazz with Greg Meise at 7:00
• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine features The Sons of Brasil from 7:00 – 11:00.
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents guitarist Matt Hopper at 5:30 followed by drummer Kevin Frazee from 9:00 – 12:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents A la Mode 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 Greg Meise from 9:30 – 1:00
• Guitarist Brian Ruskin appears outdoors at the Penguin Court on the Plaza from 5:00 – 8:00
• 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
• Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road has Kris and Havilah Bruders at 7:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents pianist TJ Erhardt 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
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Everette Freeman trio from 5:30 – 10:00

Friday, September 9

• Indigo Hour at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine features The Band Oasis from 5:30 –8:30 followed by saxophonist Dan Thomas from 8:30 – 12:30
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Tim Whitmer and the KC Express from 5:30 – 8:30 followed by Guitar Elation downstairs from 8:30 – 12:30 and the Boogaloo 7 upstairs from 10:00 – 2:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents vocalist Megan Birdsall from 7:00 -11:00
• The Chesterfield at 14th and Main features the Bram Wijnands Swingtet at 9:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Matt Villinger 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 American Restaurant at Crown Center features pianist Mark Lowrey with Shay Estes from 6:30 – 10:00
• 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 Titanium Blue 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 6:30 – 10:30
• 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, September 10 and Sunday, September 11

• The Prairie Village Jazz Festival at 77th and Mission Road presents music from 3:00 – 11:00 featuring the Shawnee East Blue Knights, the Kansas City Kansas Community College Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7, the Sons of Brasil, Dan Thomas & Voyage, and Marilyn Maye
• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine features vocalist Ida McBeth 8:30 – 12:30 Saturday.
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents organist Max Groove Saturday from 2:00 – 5:00 followed by Molly Hammer from 6:00 – 9:00 and OJT from 9:30 – 1:30. The Mitch Towne Trio appears downstairs from 8:30 – 12:30. Sunday Heat Index appears at the Green Lady from 6:00 – 9:00 followed by keyboardist Andrew Ouellette until 1:30.
• 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 American Restaurant at Crown Center features vocalist Shay Estes with Peter Schlamb from 6:30 – 10:00
• 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
• Cubaisms appear outdoors at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway Saturday from 4:00 – 7:00.
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway features keyboardist Max Groove for the Saturday jazz brunch from 10:00 – 1:00 and A la Mode from 7:00 – 11:00 Saturday evening. Steve Gray and Shannon Lipps perform for 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 KC Express appears at the Phoenix Saturday from 4:30 – 8:30 followed by Levee Town until 1:00
• McCormick and Schmick at 448 West 47th Street features keyboardist Mark Lowrey Sunday from 5:00 – 8:00
• 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 KC Bier Company at 79th and Wornall presents Bram Wijnands Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 3:00 – 5:00
• 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 Brian Ruskin at 7:00 Saturday and guitarist Dan Bliss at 7:00 Sunday

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