KKFI Jazz Calendar for April 4 – April 10

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, April 4th to Sunday, April 10th. 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 evening shows except where indicated with words like “brunch” or “noon.”

Monday, April 4

• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features guitarist Danny Embrey from 5:30 – 8:30 followed by MG3 until 1:00
• Groove 101 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 keyboardist Joe Cartwright with Steve Rigazzi from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Joe DeFio from 6:00 – 8:00
• The Pot Belly Sandwich Shop at 4725 Broadway features guitarist Brad Allen at lunch time every Monday from 11:30 – 1:30
• 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
• Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania has Classical Revolution KC at 8:00
• 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, April 5

• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents organist Ken Lovern 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 guitarist Danny Embrey 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 Charles Williams.
• 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 Frank Cherrito from 7:30 – 9:30

Wednesday, April 6

• The Lied Center at KU brings in the Branford Marsalis Quartet at 7:30
• Unity Temple on the Plaza hosts Spirituality and All That Jazz with the Kansas City Kansas Community College instrumental and vocal ensemble and combos at 7:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Roger Wilder with Seth Lee 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
• 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 7

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine features bassist Karl McComas – Reichl from 7:00 – 11:00.
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents the Michael Pagan Big Band at 6:00 followed by saxophonist Brett Jackson from 9:00 – 12:00
• The Ship at 1217 Union Avenue features the Gerald Spaits/Charles Perkins Quartet from 9:30 – 1:30
• The Webster House at 1644 Wyandotte has vocalist Angela Hagenbach from 6:30 – 9:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents the Hot Strings Trio from 6:00 -10:00
• 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 Mike Miller 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 guitarists Dan Bliss and Rod Fleeman from 7:00 – 11:00.

Friday, April 8

• Indigo Hour at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine features The Truth from 5:30 –8:30 followed by the Bob Bowman Trio with Steve Houghton until 12:30.
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents keyboardist Tim Whitmer from 5:30 – 8:30 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 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 Megan Birdsall with Joe Cartwright from 7:00 -11:00
• The Homesteader Café at 100 East 7th Street features the Herschel McWilliams Quartet
• 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
• 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 Amanda Fish 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 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.
• Café Trio at 4558 Main presents live music from 6:30 – 9:30

Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10

• The Folly Theater at 12th and Central brings in the Christian McBride Trio Saturday at 8:00
• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine features the Brandon Draper Quintet from 8:30 – 12:30 Saturday
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents the SBS Trio Saturday from 3:00 – 6:00 followed by vocalist Molly Hammer until 9:00. OJT appears third 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 Parallax Saturday from 8:00 – 10:30
• The Topeka Public Library presents David Basse with Joe Cartwright Sunday at 3:00
• Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania has pianist Marilyn Wood every Saturday and Rich Hill every Sunday from 7:00 – 10:00.
• The Ship at 1217 Union Avenue features the People’s Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City from 8:00 – 10:30 Sunday
• 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 keyboardist Max Groove for the Saturday jazz brunch from 10:00 – 1:00 and A la Mode Saturday evening from 7:00 – 11:00. Stan Kessler and Kathleen Holeman appear at Chaz for the Sunday brunch from 10:00 – 1:00
• The Kill Devil Club at 14th and Main has Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle Saturday
• First Baptist Church at 100 West Red Bridge Road presents Paula Saunders Sunday from 6:00 – 8:00
• 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. Knock Kneed Sally appears at the Phoenix Saturday at 4:30 followed by Brody Buster 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
• Ophelia’s in Independence Square presents Candace Evans from 6:00 – 9:00 Saturday
• 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 Sunday

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