KKFI Jazz Calendar for April 11 – April 17

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, April 11th to Sunday, April 17th. 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 11

• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features UMKC Jazz Combos from 6:00 – 12:00
• KKFI’s own Jazz Disciple hosts the Blue Monday Jam at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine from 7:00 – 11:00. Musicians bring your axe
• 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 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 12

• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents DoJo from 9:00 – 1:00
• 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 Bryan Hicks from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has trumpeter Hermon Mehari from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College presents a noon concert Tuesday featuring pianist Max Groove.
• 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 with Anne Trinkl from 7:30 – 9:30

Wednesday, April 13

• Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania brings in pianist Brian Holland and Danny Coots for Ragtime Revelry from 7:00 – 10:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents kkfi’s own Jeff Harshbarger from 6:00 -10:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand hosts a live recording of the 12th Street Jump with guest saxophonist Steve Lambert interpreting the music of Charles Mingus from 7:30 – 9:00 followed by OJT until 1:00
• Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road has Kris and Havilah Bruders 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 Ship at 1217 Union Avenue features the Creighton Organization from 8:30 – 12:30
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents A la Mode from 7:00 – 11:00.

Thursday, April 14

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine features Rich Hill with Charles Perkins 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 A la Mode from 6:00 -10:00
• The Ship at 1217 Union Avenue features the Greg Meise Organ Trio from 9:30 – 1:30
• 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 Mike Pagan 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 pianist TJ Erhardt from 7:00 – 11:00.

Friday, April 15

• Indigo Hour at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine features The Band Oasis from 5:30 –8:30 followed by the Sons of Brasil until 12:30.
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents guitarist Will Matthews from 5:30 – 9:30 with MG3 downstairs from 8:30 – 12:30 and the Boogaloo 7 upstairs from 10:00 – 2:00
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center features pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:30 – 10:00
• The Art Factory at 135th and Nall features guitarist Steve Gray 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 vocalist Eboni Fondren 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 as well as The Black Mariah Theater and Cuboppers at 9:00
• 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 the Old Number 5’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 Bobby Adams 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 16 and Sunday, April 17

• The Jammin’ at the Gem concert series brings the Bad Plus with Joshua Redman to the Gem Theater at 18th and Highland at 8:00 Saturday
• The Topeka Jazz Workshop presents Stan Kessler’s Kansas City Jazz All Stars at the Ramada Inn in downtown Topeka Sunday from 3:00 – 5:00
• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine hosts an afternoon jazz piano lecture demonstration by Joe Cartwright at 1:00 and an evening with Charles Williams and Genre from 8:30 – 12:30 Saturday
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents a UMKC Senior Jazz Celebration Saturday from 5:00 – 8:00 followed by OJT until 1:30. 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 Jo Ann Duagherty with Bob Bowman 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 live music for the Saturday jazz brunch from 10:00 – 1:00 and Ron Carlson Saturday evening from 7:00 – 11:00. Steve Gray and Shannon Lipps appear at Chaz for the Sunday brunch from 10:00 – 1:00
• The Kill Devil Club at 14th and Main has Shades of Jade Saturday
• 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. Heather Thornton appears at the Phoenix Saturday at 4:30 followed by live music 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 CoCo 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
• The Pot Belly Sandwich Shop at 4725 Broadway features guitarist Brad Allen at lunch time every Monday from 11:30 – 1:30

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