KKFI Jazz Calendar for May 1 – May 7

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, May 1st to Sunday, May 7th. 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, May 1

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine hosts the Blue Monday Jam from 7:00 – 11:00.
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features guitarist Matt Hopper from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by organist Max Groove until 2:30.
• 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 6:30 – 10:30
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Peter Schlamb from 6:00 – 8:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents vocalist Millie Edwards from 7:00 – 10:30.
• 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, May 2

• Pianist Mark Lowrey hosts a jazz jam at the Phoenix at 8th and Central from 7:00 – 11:00. Musicians bring your axe
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features pianist Karl McComas – Reichl from 6:00 – 9:00
• Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania has David Basse with the Jim Lower Big Band from 7:00 – 9:30.
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Brian Hicks from 6:00 – 10:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the Bryan Hicks Trio from 6:30 – 10:30
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Matt Hopper’s Agora from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by bassist Gerald Spaits until 2:30
• The Camelot Ballroom at 6635 west 151st Street features the Abel Ramirez Big Band from 7:30 – 9:30
• Café Trio at 4558 Main has Michael Pagan from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Pot Belly Sandwich Shop at 6751 College Boulevard features guitarist Brad Allen at lunch time every Tuesday from 11:30 – 1:30

Wednesday, May 3

• Unity Temple on the Plaza hosts Spirituality and All That Jazz with A la Mode at 7:00
• The Lied Center at University of Kansas features the Jazz Flamenco Project performed by the KU Jazz Ensemble I
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents keyboardist Roger Wilder with Seth Lee from 6:00 -10:00
• Californo’s at 4128 Pennsylvania hosts the Westport jazz Jam in the saloon from 7:30 – 10:30
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents OJT at 6:00 followed by saxophonist Ernest Melton from 10:30 – 2:30
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features Calvin Arsenia from 6:00 – 9:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the Bryan Hicks Trio from 6:30 – 10:30
• 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 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 Dan Bliss at 7:00

Thursday, May 4

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine presents Duck Warner from 7:00 – 11:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the Kathleen Holeman Trio from 6:30 – 10:30
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Guitar Elation at 6:00 followed by drummer Natalie Bates from 10:30 – 2:30
• The Ship at 1217 Union Avenue features Ensemble Iberica from 9:30 – 1:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Lonnie McFadden from 6:00 -10:00
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features Calvin Arsenia from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 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
• 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
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents Vitamin C from 7:00 – 11:00.
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Everette Freeman trio from 5:30 – 10:00

Friday, May 5

• Indigo Hour at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine features Gray Matter at 5:00 followed by Pablo Senhueza and the Latin Jazz All Stars from 8:30 – 12:30
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the Eclipse Trio from 7:00 – 11:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents keyboardist Tim Whitmer from 5:30 – 8:30 and live music downstairs from 8:30 – 12:30 and the Boogaloo 7 upstairs from 10:00 – 2:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Bram Wijnands from 7:00 – 11:00
• Arura Azul appears outdoors at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway from 4:00 – 7:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents guitarist Brian Ruskin from 7:00 -11:00
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features pianist Matt Villinger from 6:00 – 9:00 followed by Bruno Bessa until 12:30
• The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road presents pianist Dave McCubbin from 8:00 – midnight.
• Jax Fish House at 48th and Belleview presents Mark Lowrey from 4:00 – 7:00
• Suburban Lawn and Garden at 103rd and Roe features violinist Adam Galblum from 5:00 – 8:00
• 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 J Love 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
• Café Trio at 4558 Main presents live music from 6:30 – 9:30

Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine features the Wild Men of Kansas City from 8:30 – 12:30 Saturday. Sunday the Blue Room hosts Neo-Soul Lounge at 6:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Lisa Henry and Roger Wilder Saturday afternoon from 2:30– 5:30 followed by OJT upstairs from 6:00 – 10:00, live music downstairs from 9:00 – 12:00 and organist Matt Villinger from 10:30 – 2:30. Sunday organist Everette DeVan appears at the Green Lady from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by saxophonist Steve Lambert until 2:30.
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Bram Wijnands Saturday from 7:00 – 11:00. Sunday Peter Schlamb plays a jazz brunch at the Majestic 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 live music from 6:00 – 9:00 followed by vocalist Julia Haile from 9:30 – 12:30
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the Megan Birdsall Trio from 7:00 – 11:00 Saturday and the Brian Steever Trio Sunday from 6:00 – 10:00
• Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania has pianist 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
• El Mambo Orchestra appears outdoors at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway from 4:00 – 7:00 Saturday
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents vocalist Cynthia van Rhoden for jazz brunch Saturday from 10:00 – 1:00 and A la Mode Saturday evening from 7:00 – 11:00. Vocalist Eboni Fondren play 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. The Hot Club of K C appears at the Phoenix Saturday from 4:30 – 8:30 followed by the Sons of Brasil until 1:00
• The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road presents pianist Dave McCubbin Saturday from 8:00 – midnight.
• The Bristol at 119th and Nall has CoCo 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

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