KKFI Jazz Calendar for April 18 – April 24

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, April 18th to Sunday, April 24th. 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, April 18

• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features the Southwestern Jazz Band from 6:00 – 9:00 followed by Stan Kessler’s Force 5 until 1:00
• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine presents Hermon Mehari with Ben Van Gelder from 7:00 – 11:00.
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents guitarists Rod Fleeman and Dan Bliss 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, April 19

• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents DoJo from 7:00 – 10:00 followed by Sequel until 1:30
• 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 Steve Rigazzi and Kim Sivils from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has trumpeter Hermon Mehari from 6:00 – 10:00
• Louie’s Wine Dive at Wornall and Gregory presents Stan Kessler and Kathleen Holeman from 6:00 – 9:00
• 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, April 20

• Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania features vocalist Peggy Chilson at 7:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents violinist Adam Galblum 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 Westport Coffee House Theater at 4010 Pennsylvania presents trombonist Brian Scarborough from 7:00 – 9:00
• Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road has guitarist Rick Bacus at 7:00
• 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.

Thursday, April 21

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine features a musical handshake with Will Matthews, Wayne Goins, and Alaturka 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 keyboardist Rich Hill from 6:00 -10:00
• The Ship at 1217 Union Avenue features Snuff Dope from 9:30 – 1:30
• The Westport Coffee House Theater at 4010 Pennsylvania presents Ryan J Lee
• Trezo Mare at 4105 Mulberry in Briarcliff features the Sons of Brasil from 6:00 – 9:00
• 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 with Steven Dillman 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
• The Pot Belly Sandwich Shop at 6751 College Boulevard features guitarist Brad Allen at lunch time every Thursday from 11:30 – 1:30
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents Brody Buster from 7:00 – 11:00.

Friday, April 22

• The Gem Theater at 18th and Highland brings in Nelson Rangell and Jonathan Fritzen at 8:00
• Indigo Hour at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine features Lady D from 5:30 –8:30 followed by the James Ward Band until 12:30.
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Tim Whitmer and the KC Express from 5:30 – 9:30 and the Boogaloo 7 from 10:00 – 2:00
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center features pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:30 – 10:00
• The Midland Theater at 13th and Main hosts a benefit for the Kansas City Academy with the Angela Hagenbach Quintet and Book of Gaia at 6:00
• The Art Factory at 135th and Nall features Gary Negbaur from 8:00 – 10:30
• 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 Pagamode 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
• The Tank Room at 1813 Grand features Fresh to Def from 8:00 – 1:00
• 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 the MGD’s 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 Kill Devil Club at 14th and Main has the Grand Marquis
• Café Trio at 4558 Main presents live music from 6:30 – 9:30

Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine features the Westport Art Ensemble from 8:30 – 12:30 Saturday
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents the Mitch Towne Trio Saturday from 8:30 – 12:30 . 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 Dino Massa with Chris Burnett Saturday from 8:00 – 10:30
• 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 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
• 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 The Grand Marquis Saturday evening from 7:00 – 11:00.
• The Kill Devil Club at 14th and Main has Shades of Jade Saturday
• The Eighth Street Taproom at 8th and New Hampshire in Lawrence presents the Boogaloo 7 at 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. 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 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 7:00

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