KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for August 25-31

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of August 25-31 produced by Roger Wilder, KKFI jazz programmer. 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.


New Jazz Order - photo by KC Jazz Lark

New Jazz Order – photo by KC Jazz Lark

Monday, August 25

  • The Blue Room at 18th and Vine features the New Jazz Order Big Band from 7:00 – 11:00 pm.
  • The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Intuition from 9:00 – midnight
  • The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Patrick Gilbert from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Knuckleheads presents the New Vintage Big Band
  • The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road features the Waldo Jazz Collective from 7:00 – 10:00 pm
  • Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Joe Cartwright with Duck Warner from 6:00 – 10:00 pm
  • Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania presents Classical Revolution KC at 8:00 pm
  • Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road presents Jazzbo at 6:00 pm
  • Tomorrow Charles Perkins and Gerald Spaits appear at Johnson County Community College’s Nerman Museum at 12:00 noon

 Tuesday,  August 26

  • Guitarist Matt Hopper hosts a jazz jam at the Phoenix at 8th and Central from 7:00 – 11:00.  pm  Musicians bring your axe
  • Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents keyboardist Leslie McLean from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
  • The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents organist Ken Lovern from 9:00 – 12:00 p.m.
  • The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has trumpeter Hermon Mehari from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
  • Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has live music from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
  • Café Trio at 4558 Main has Michael Pagan from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 27

  • The Broadway Jazz Club at 3601 Broadway hosts a live broadcast of the 12th Street Jump from 7:30- 9:00  p.m. followed by the Joe Cartwright Trio until 11:00 p.m.
  • The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Ken Lovern’s Organ Jazz Trio from 9:00 – 12:00 a.m.
  • The Gaslight Grill at 5020 W 137th St in Leawood features clarinetist Lynn Zimmer from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has trumpeter Hermon Mehari from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
  • Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania presents Rich Hill’s B3 Vibrations Jazz Organ Show at 6:30 and 8:00 p.m.
  • Café Trio at 4558 Main features pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has pianist Ryan Howard from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
  • The American Restaurant presents vocalist Shay Estes from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The Phoenix at 8th and Central has vocalist Havilah Bruders from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

  • Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents keyboardist Max Groove from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 28

  • The Westport Coffee House Theater at 4010 Pennsylvania presents saxophonist Matt Otto at 8:00 p.m.
  • The Broadway Jazz Club at 3601 Broadway features vocalist Shay Estes from 6:00 –  10:00 p.m.
  • Keyboardist Tim Whitmer appears outdoors at Zona Rosa from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents vibraphonist Kent Means at 5:30  p.m. followed by B Vibe from 9:00 – 12:00 midnight.
  • The Blue Room at 18th and Vine has Mambo DeLeon and Carte Blanc from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
  • The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway features pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
  • Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Everette Freeman trio from 5:30 – 11:30 p.m.
  • Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road presents Grand Marquis at 7:00 p.m.
  • EBT at 435 and State Line features A la Mode from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
  • Café Trio at 4558 Main has Tim Whitmer at the piano from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents guitarists Rod Fleeman and Clayton DeLong from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
  • The Phoenix at 8th and Central has Pagarazzi from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Friday, August 29

  • The Friday Indigo hour at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine features the Truth at 5:30  p.m. followed by a Charlie Parker Celebration with Darryl Whit, Matt Otto, and Jason Goudeau from 8:30 – 12:30 a.m.
  • The Gem Theater has Paul Mesner Puppets at 7:00  p.m. performing a tribute to Charlie Parker with exit music from the Roger Wilder Trio
  • The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum at 18th and Vine presents bassist Julian Vaughn
  • Louie’s Wine Dive at 71st and Wornall has live music from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
  • The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents pianist Tim Whitmer from 5:30  -  8:30  p.m. and vocalist Molly Hammer at 8:30 followed by Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 from 10:00 – 2:00 a.m.
  • The Broadway Jazz Club at 3601 Broadway features Candace Evans at 4:30  p.m. followed by saxophonist Steve Lambert honoring Charlie Parker from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
  • The Take 5 Coffee Bar at 151st and Nall presents vibraphonist Peter Schlamb from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
  • The Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents the Sons of Brasil outdoors from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • The Phoenix at 8th and Central has Lonnie McFadden from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.  followed by Bongo Tini until 1:00 a.m.
  • The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Bram Wijnands from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
  • Cascone’s at 91st and Metcalf features saxophonist Jim Mair from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road presents pianist Dave McCubbin tonight from 8:00 – 12:00 midnight.
  • Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania features pianist Charles Pridgen every Friday from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
  • The Intercontinental Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents vocalist Lori Tucker tonight from 8:00 – 12:00 midnight.
  • The Mutual Musicians’ Foundation at 1823 Highland has the Friday late night jam at 1:00 a.m.
  • The Gaslight Grill at 5020 W 137th St in Leawood presents clarinetist Lynn Zimmer from 6:30 – 9:30  p.m. Friday
  • Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has pianist Everette Freeman from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
  • Piropos at 4141 North Mulberry Drive in Briarcliff presents Mike Ning with Sherry Brummett tonight from 5:00 – 7:00  p.m. followed by Dan Sturdevant with Shay Estes.
  • Café Trio at 4558 Main presents pianist and vocalist Alice Jenkins Friday from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 30  and Sunday, August 31

  • The Blue Room at 18th and Vine presents the James Ward Band from 8:30 – 12:30 a.m.
  • The Take 5 Coffee Bar at 151st and Nall has saxophonist Brett Jackson tomorrow night from 8:00 – 10:30 p.m.
  • Louie’s Wine Dive at 71st and Wornall has live music Saturday from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
  • The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle from 6:00 – 9:00  p.m. followed by Ken Lovern’s Organ Jazz Trio from  10:00 – 2:00 a.m. Saturday.  Sunday the 627 Foundation Big Band appears at the Green Lady from 8:00 – 12:00 midnight.
  • The Broadway Jazz Club at 3601 Broadway has vocalist Megan Birdsall tomorrow from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. Sunday pianist Mark Lowrey performs a jazz brunch at the Broadway Club from 10:30 – 3:00 p.m.
  • The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Bram Wijnands from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.   Sunday pianist Rich Hill plays a jazz brunch at the Majestic from 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. followed by pianist Patrick Gilbert from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • The Overland Park Farmer’s Market presents Ron Carlson with David Chael at 10:30 a.m. Saturday
  • A la Mode appears outdoors on the Mermaid Court on the Plaza Sunday from noon to 3:00 pm
  • Californo’s has pianist Marilyn Wood every Saturday and Rich Hill every Sunday from 7:00 – 10:00 pm
  • 12 Baltimore presents Stan Kessler with Kathleen Holeman from 8:00 – 11:00 pm Saturday
  • EBT at 435 and State Line features Nate and Roz from 6:00 – 10:00 pm Saturday
  • YJ’s at 18th and Wyandotte has bassist Bryan Hicks every Sunday from 7:00 – 10:00 pm
  • The American Restaurant presents vocalist Shay Estes from 7:00 – 10:00 pm Saturday
  • Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway features Joe Cartwright with Duck Warner for a jazz brunch tomorrow from 10:00 – 1:00 p.m. and later from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.   Sunday vocalist Eboni Fondren performs at the Chaz brunch from 10:00 – 1:00 p.m.
  • 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 p.m.  and pianist Tim Whitmer from 4:30 – 8:30  p.m. followed by FEO until 1:00 a.m.
  • The Kill Devil Club at 14th and Main features Alex Abramowitz and the swingin’ Kansas City Fives Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
  • 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 p.m.
  • 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 brings in clarinetist Lynn Zimmer from 6:30 – 9:30  p.m. Saturday,  and Sunday
  • Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has pianist Ryan Howard on Saturday from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.   Sunday Lonnie McFadden appears at Sullivan’s from 5:30 – 9:00
  • Piropos at 4141 North Mulberry Drive in Briarcliff features  Tiffany Miller from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m.  Saturday
  • Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road presents guitarist Dan Bliss at 7:00 p.m.
  • Café Trio at 4558 Main presents pianist and vocalist Alice Jenkins Friday and Saturday from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.

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