KKFI Jazz Calendar for April 3 – April 9

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, April 3rd to Sunday, April 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, April 3

• Vocalist Dave Rizer hosts the Blue Monday Jam at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine with Lori Tucker from 7:00 – 11:00. Musicians bring your axe
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features vocalist Molly Hammer from noon – 3:00 and organist Ken Lovern from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by vibraphonist Peter Schlamb until 2:30.
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway has guitarists 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 solo piano 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, April 4

• 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 presents guitarist Danny Embrey from 6:00 – 10:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has live music from 6:30 – 10:30
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents keyboardist Roger Wilder from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by bassist Gerald Spaits until 2:30
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has vibraphonist Peter Schlamb from 6:00 – 10:00
• Johnson County Community College’s Carlsen Center presents pianist Andrew Ouellette Tuesday at noon
• 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, April 5

• Unity Temple on the Plaza hosts Spirituality and All That Jazz with The Kansas City Kansas Community College Jazz Ensembles and Choir at 7:00
• 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 Westport Coffee House Theater at 4010 Pennsylvania presents trumpeter Nate Nall at 7:00
• Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road has guitarist Dan Bliss at 7:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand hosts a live recording of the 12th Street Jump at 7:30 followed by organist Ken Lovern until 8:30 and saxophonist Ernest Melton from 10:30 – 2:30
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has vocalist Bryan Hicks from 6:30 – 10:30
• The Gaslight Grill at 5020 W 137th St in Leawood features clarinetist Lynn Zimmer from 6:30 – 9:30
• Ottawa University at 1001 South Cedar Street in Ottawa presents their vocal jazz ensemble from 7:30 – 8:30
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Matt Villinger from 6:00 – 10:00
• Community Christian Church at 4601 Main Street presents a Jazz Vespers with pianist Tim Whitmer at 6:00
• 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.
• The Pot Belly Sandwich Shop at 6751 College Boulevard features guitarist Brad Allen at lunch time every Thursday from 11:30 – 1:30

Thursday, April 6

• 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 Jerome and the Townspeople from 9:30 – 1:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Lonnie McFadden from 6:00 -10:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 10:00
• Madrigal at 1627 Oak presents the Sextet and Wrong Kata at 6:00
• Café Trio has pianist Tim Whitmer from 6:00 – 9:00
• The American Jazz Museum at 18th and Vine presents Ron McCurdy performing Langston Hughes; “Ask Your Mama” at 6:00
• 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 pianist Dan Sturdevant from 7:00 – 11:00.
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Everette Freeman trio from 5:30 – 10:00
• Kansas City Kansas Community College’s Jazz by the Lake series presents Cubanisms Thursday at noon

Friday, April 7

• The Folly Theater at 12th and Central brings in saxophonist Donny McCaslin at 8:00
• Indigo Hour at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine features The Band Oasis at 5:00 followed by B2 Experience 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 drummer Kevin Frazee at 2:00 followed by keyboardist Tim Whitmer from 5:30 – 8:30 and Electric Tinks 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
• 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 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 J Love until 1:00.
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents bassist Bob Bowman from 6:00 -10:00
• 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
• 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.
• Café Trio at 4558 Main presents live music from 6:30 – 9:30

Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9

• The Gem Theater at 18th and Highland presents a lifetime achievement award to pianist Jon Batiste at 8:00
• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine features the the Bosman Twins from 8:30 – 12:30 Saturday. Neo Soul Lounge occurs at the Blue Room Sunday at 6:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents live music Saturday afternoon from 2:30– 5:30 followed by OJT upstairs from 6:00 – 10:00, the Roger Wilder Quartet downstairs from 9:00 – 12:00 and live music from 10:30 – 2:30. Sunday vocalist Kathleen Holeman 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
• The Westport Coffee House Theater at 4010 Pennsylvania presents Marcus Lewis with Adam Larson from 4:00 – 6:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has live music from 7:00 – 11:00 Saturday and from 6:00 – 10:00 Sunday
• First Baptist Church at Wornall and Red Bridge Road presents The KC Kicks Band for Jazz Vespers at 6:00 Sunday
• 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
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents the Hot Strings Trio for jazz brunch Saturday and the Hot Club of KC Saturday evening from 7:00 – 11:00. Sunday Eboni Fondren sings at the 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. Tim Whitmer and the K C Express appears at the Phoenix Saturday from 4:30 – 8:30 followed by Brody Buster 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 the Greg Meise 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
• Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road has the Midtown Quartet at 7:00 Saturday

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