KKFI Jazz Calendar for December 3 – December 9

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, December 3rd to Sunday, December 9th. 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, December 3

• Percussionist Pablo Sanhueza hosts the Blue Monday Jam at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine from 7:00 – 11:00. Musicians bring your axe
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features organist Ken Lovern from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by organist Max Groove from 10:30 until 2:30.
• The Black Dolphin at 1813 Grand has saxophonist Adam Larson from 8:30 – 11:30
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway has guitarist Will Matthews from 6:00 – 10:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the Harry Miller Trio from 6:00 – 10:00
• Johnnie’s Jazz Bar and Grille at 1903 Victory Drive in Liberty has a jazz jam with Rich Hill from 6:30 – 9:30. Musicians bring your axe
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has live music from 6:00 – 8:00
• The Gaslight Grill at 5020 W 137th St in Leawood features The New Red Onion Jazz Babies from 6:30 – 9:30
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features harpist Calvin Arsenia from 6:00 – 9:00
• American Slang at 401 Ward Parkway has Lady D from 7:00 – 11:00
• 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, December 4

• The Kauffman Center presents the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra’s Winter Wonderland with Chris Hazelton at 7:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has live music from 6:00 – 10:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the Eclipse Trio from 6:30 – 10:30
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents guitarist Matt Hopper from 6:00 – 11:00 followed by organist Jackie Myers until 2:30
• The Black Dolphin at 1813 Grand has the MGD’s from 8:00 – 11:00
• Californos at 4124 Pennsylvania has the Jim Lower Jazz Orchestra from 7:00 – 9:30.
• Pianist Mark Lowrey 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 has Bryan Hicks from 6:00 – 10:00
• American Slang at 401 Ward Parkway has Dan Sturdevant from 7:00 – 11:00
• 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
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features guitarist Jeff Freling from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Westport Coffee House Theater at 4010 Pennsylvania has Joel Gordon with Adam Larson at 7:00
• The Grand Street Café at 4740 Grand presents pianist Tim Whitmer from 5:30 – 7:30

Wednesday, December 5

• Unity Temple on the Plaza presents Spirituality and All that Jazz at 7:00 featuring A la Mode at 7:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents keyboardist Roger Wilder from 6:00 -10:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents OJT from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by bassist Tyrone Clark from 10:30 – 2:30
• The Black Dolphin at 1813 Grand has pianist Leslie MacLean from 9:00 – 12:00
• Californos at 4124 Pennsylvania has the Westport jazz Jam from 7:30 – 10:30. Musicians bring your axe
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the Bryan Hicks Trio from 6:00 – 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 pianist Matt Villinger from 6:00 – 10:00
• Café Trio at 4558 Main features pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Westport Coffee House Theater at 4010 Pennsylvania has trumpeter Nate Nall at 7:00
• The Uptown Arts Bar at 3611 Broadway has Alex Abramovitz’s Dixieland Christmas at 7:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central has guitarist Brian Ruskin from 7:00 – 11:00.
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features guitarist Ryan Head from 6:00 – 9:00
• Johnnie’s Jazz Bar and Grille at 1903 Victory Drive in Liberty has the Grand Marquis from 6:30 – 9:30
• American Slang at 401 Ward Parkway has live music from 7:00 – 11:00

Thursday, December 6

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine presents Glamour Profession from 7:00 – 11:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the John Brewer Trio from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents organist Ken Lovern at 6:00 followed by saxophonist Todd Wilkinson until 2:30
• The Black Dolphin at 1813 Grand has Lonnie McFadden from 7:00 – 10:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Havilah Bruders from 6:00 -10:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central has vocalist Heather Newman from 7:00 – 11:00.
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features solo piano from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 10:00
• Californos at 4124 Pennsylvania has Noah McNair from 7:30 – 10:30. Musicians bring your axe
• The Mid Continent Public Library at 8656 North Ambassador Drive has Millie Edwards’ Have Yourself a Millie Little Christmas at 7:00
• Homer’s Coffee House at 80th and Metcalf has the Indian Woods Jazz Ensemble from 7:30 – 9:30
• The Hotel Phillips at 12th and Baltimore has Alex Abramovitz and the Swingin’ Kansas City Fives from 8:00 – 11:00
• The Westport Coffee House Theater at 4010 Pennsylvania has the River Cow Orchestra at 7:00
• 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
• American Slang at 401 Ward Parkway has Jackie Myers from 7:00 – 11:00
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Ron Gutierrez trio from 5:30 – 10:00
• Johnnie’s Jazz Bar & Grille at 1903 Victory in Liberty has Stan Kessler from 6:30 – 9:30

Friday, December 7

• Indigo Hour at the Blue Room 18th and Vine features Christian Swan at 5:30 followed by Will Matthews from 8:30 – 12:30
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has Eclipse from 7:00 – 11:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents keyboardist Tim Whitmer from 5:30 – 8:30 followed by Embrey and Lovern downstairs from 8:30 – 12:30, the Boogaloo 7 upstairs from 9:00 – 12:00, and organist Matt Villinger until 2:45
• The Black Dolphin at 1813 Grand has Donovan Johnson from 6:30 – 9:30
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Bram Wijnands from 7:00 – 11:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Natalie Bates from 7:00 – 11:00
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features pianist Matt Villinger from 6:00 – 9:00 followed by Julia Haile until 11:45
• Johnnie’s Jazz Bar & Grille at 1903 Victory in Liberty has Havilah Bruders from 6:30 – 10:30
• B & B Theatres at 3241 Southwest Fascination Drive in Lee’s Summit has Stan Kessler from 6:30 – 10:30
• The Gaslight Grill at 5020 W 137th St in Leawood presents clarinetist Lynn Zimmer from 6:30 – 9:30
• The Ambassador Hotel at 1111 Grand has Ron Gutierrez from 8:00 – 11:00
• American Slang at 401 Ward Parkway has Lori Tucker from 7:00 – 11:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central has Lonnie McFadden at 4:30 followed by J Love from 9:00 – 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
• The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road features Joel McNulty

Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9

• Liberty Hall at 644 Massachusetts in Lawrence presents a Big Band Christmas with the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra Saturday from 8:00 – 10:00
• Martin City Brewing Company at 410 East 135th Street has the New Jazz Order Big Band Sunday from 7:00 – 9:00 performing Ellington’s Nutcracker Music
• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine brings in Joe Locke, Pat Bianchi, and Marvin “Smitty” Smith Saturday from 8:30 – 12:30.
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Molly Hammer Saturday at 2:30 followed by Ken Lovern upstairs from 6:00 – 11:00, the RSS Trio downstairs from 8:30 – 12:30, and Stephen Martin upstairs until 2:30. Sunday Wire Town appears at the Green Lady at 6:00 followed by the RSS Trio from 10:30 -l 2:30
• The Black Dolphin at 1813 Grand features Lonnie McFadden from 5:30 – 8:30 Saturday followed by the Project H until midnight. Sunday the RSS trio appears at The Black Dolphin from 9:00 – 12:00
• Knuckleheads at 2715 Rochester has the Funky Butt Brass Band Sunday from 7:30 – 10:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Bram Wijnands Saturday from 7:00 – 11:00. Sunday the Majestic has solo piano at their jazz brunch from 11:00 – 1:00, and Matt Villinger plays solo piano at the Majestic from 6:00 – 8:00
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features guitarist Michael McClintock from 6:00 – 9:00 followed by Eddie Moore until 12:30 Saturday. Sunday Miki Patillo appears at Corvino from 6:00 – 9:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the Jessica Paige Trio from 7:00 – 11:00 Saturday and Charles Williams from 5:30 – 9:30 Sunday
• Californos at 4124 Pennsylvania has pianist Rich Hill every Sunday from 6:00 – 9:00.
• YJ’s has bassist Bryan Hicks every Sunday from 7:00 – 10:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Marvin Gruenbaum at the jazz brunch Saturday from 10:00 – 1:00 followed by Bryan Hicks Saturday evening from 7:00 – 11:00. Sunday Chaz presents Cynthia Van Rhoden at the jazz brunch from 10:00 – 1:00
• Stock Hill at 48th and Main has Shay Estes Saturday from 8:30 – midnight
• Soiree Steak and Oyster House has Havilah and Kris Bruders at Saturday brunch from 11:00 – 2:00
• The Ambassador Hotel at 1111 Grand has Havilah Bruders from 8:00 – 11:00 Saturday
• Johnnie’s Jazz Bar & Grille at 1903 Victory in Liberty has J Love Saturday from 6:30 – 10:30 , Shay Estes at Sunday brunch from 11:00 – 2:00, and Eboni Fondren from 6:30 – 9:30 Sunday
• B & B Theatres at 3241 Southwest Fascination Drive in Lee’s Summit has Rich Hill Saturday from 6:30 – 10:30
• Affare at 1911 Main has Brian Ruskin Saturday and Kelley Gant Sunday at brunch from 10:00 – 2:00
• Johnny Cascone’s at 91st and Metcalf has Jim Mair Saturday from 6:30 – 9:30
• Hush at 10th and Broadway has A la Mode Saturday from 8:00 – 11:00
• Homer’s Coffee House at 80th and Metcalf has the Moon City Big Band from 7:30 – 9:30
• YJ’s at 1746 Washington has Bryan Hicks Sunday from 8:00 – 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. Millie Edwards appears at the Phoenix Saturday from 4:30 – 8:30 followed by CC Hardy and the Remedy until 1:00. Sunday Millie Edwards and Dan Sturdevant play the Phoenix Brunch from 10:00 – 2:00.
• The Bristol at 119th and Nall has The Greg Meise Trio Sunday from 5:00 – 8:00
• KC Bier at 310 West 79th Street presents Bram Wijnands Saturday and Sunday 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 Duo Saturday from 6:00 – 10:00 and Lonnie McFadden Sunday from 6:00 – 9:00.
• The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road features Alan Stribling Saturday
• Café Trio at 4558 Main presents pianist Tom Roberts Saturday from 6:30 – 9:30

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