KKFI Jazz Calendar for August 27 – September 2

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, August 27th to Sunday, September 2nd. 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, August 27

• Bassist Seth Lee hosts the Blue Monday Jam at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine from 7:00 – 11:00. Musicians bring your axe
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features organist Chris Hazelton from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by Matt Villinger with Peter Schlamb until 2:30.
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway has bassist Steve Rigazzi from 6:00 – 10:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the Harry Miller Trio from 6:00 – 10:00
• Johnnie’s Jazz Bar and Grille at 1903 Victory Drive in Liberty has keyboardist Michael Pagan from 6:30 – 9:30
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features harpist Calvin Arsenia from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Peter Schlamb from 6:00 – 8:00
• American Slang at 401 Ward Parkway has Lady D from 7:00 – 11:00
• 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, August 28

• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Joe Cartwright from 6:00 – 10:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents clarinetist John Blegen from 6:00 – 10:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the Eclipse Trio from 6:30 – 10:30
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents guitarist Matt Hopper from 6:00 – 11:00 followed by bassist Tyrone Clark until 2:30
• Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania has David Basse with the Jim Lower Jazz Orchestra from 7:00 – 9:30.
• Pianist Mark Lowrey hosts a jazz jam at the Phoenix at 8th and Central from 7:00 – 11:00. Musicians bring your axe
• The Uptown Arts Bar at 3611 Broadway has the River Cow Orchestra from 7:00 – 9:00
• American Slang at 401 Ward Parkway has Dan Sturdevant from 7:00 – 11:00
• 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 Rajean from 7:30 – 9:30
• The Grand Street Café at 4740 Grand presents pianist Tim Whitmer from 5:30 – 7:30

Wednesday, August 29

• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents guitarist Jeff Freling from 6:00 -10:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents OJT from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by bassist Tyrone Clark from 10:30 – 2:30
• The Brick at 1727 brings in the Nolatet at 9:00
• Californos at 4124 Pennsylvania has the Westport jazz Jam with pianist Eddie Moore from 7:30 – 10:30. Musicians bring your axe
• The Mutual Musicians’ Foundation at 1823 Highland hosts a Charlie Parker House Party from 6:00 – 9:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the Justin Binek Trio from 6:00 – 10:00
• 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 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 the Taylor Smith Band from 7:00 – 11:00.
• Johnnie’s Jazz Bar and Grille at 1903 Victory Drive in Liberty has Chris Foster from 6:30 – 9:30
• American Slang at 401 Ward Parkway has Candace Evans from 7:00 – 11:00
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features guitarist Ryan Head from 6:00 – 9:00

Thursday, August 30

• Californos at 4124 Pennsylvania has saxophonist David Valdez from 7:30 – 10:30.
• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine presents the KC Latin Jazz Orchestra from 7:00 – 11:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the Kathleen Holeman Trio from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents guitarist Danny Embrey at 6:00 followed by saxophonist Todd Wilkinson until 2:30
• 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 Pope of Dope from 9:00 – 12:00
• Hush Speakeasy at 10th and Broadway has Eclipse from 7:00 – 10:00
• Ca Va at 4149 Pennsylvania has Peter Schlamb from 9:00 – 11:00
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features pianist Peter Schlamb from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 10:00
• 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
• Charisse Kansas City at 1006 Walnut has vocalist Brad Allen every Thursday from 5:00 – 8:00
• Johnnie’s Jazz Bar and Grille at 1903 Victory Drive in Liberty has saxophonist Max Levy from 6:30 – 9:30
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents Vaughn Cowden from 7:00 – 11:00.
• The Hotel Phillips at 12th and Baltimore has Alex Abramovitz and his Swing’n Kansas City Jazz Band from 8:00 – 11:00
• J Love appears outdoors at the Valencia Courtyard on the Plaza from 5:00 – 8:00
• American Slang at 401 Ward Parkway has vocalist Laura Chalk from 7:00 – 11:00
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Ron Gutierrez trio from 5:30 – 10:00

Friday, August 31

• Indigo Hour at the Blue Room 18th and Vine features Q and Company at 5:30 followed by trombonist Marcus Lewis from 8:30 – 12:30
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has Eclipse from 7:00 – 11:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents keyboardist Tim Whitmer from 5:30 – 8:30 followed by Embrey, Lovern, and Strait downstairs from 8:30 – 12:30, the Boogaloo 7 upstairs from 9:00 – 12:00, and organist Matt Villinger until 2:45
• The Black Dolphin at 1813 Grand features Will Matthews from 9:00 – 1:00
• The Record Bar at 1520 Grand has Mondo Nouvo Saturday from 7:00 – 9:00 and the People’s Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City from 8:00 – 10:30
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Bram Wijnands from 7:00 – 11:00
• Stan Kessler and Joe Cartwright appear outdoors at Ward Parkway Center at 8600 Ward Parkway from 6:00 – 9:00
• The KC Latin Jazz All Stars appear 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 Rich Hill from 7:00 -11:00
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features pianist Matt Villinger from 6:00 – 9:00 followed by Mark Lowrey until 12:30
• The Gaslight Grill at 5020 W 137th St in Leawood presents clarinetist Lynn Zimmer from 6:30 – 9:30
• Soiree New Orleans Bistro at 14121 Earthworks Drive in Smithville has live music from 5:30 – 8:30
• B & B Theaters at 3241 Southwest Fascination Drive in Lee’s Summit has Eboni Fondren from 6:30 – 10:30
• Johnnie’s Jazz Bar and Grille at 1903 Victory Drive in Liberty has A la Mode from 6:30 – 10:30
• American Slang at 401 Ward Parkway has Lori Tucker from 7:00 – 11:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central has Millie Edwards at 4:30 followed by Julia Haile from 9:00 – 1:00.
• The Mutual Musicians’ Foundation at 1823 Highland has the Friday late night jam at 1:00 AM
• Pop Up Art Gallery at 918 Baltimore has the River Cow Orchestra from 7:00 – 9:00
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has pianist Max Groove from 6:30 – 10:30
• Café Trio at 4558 Main presents pianist Tom Roberts from 6:30 – 9:30

Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine features drummer Ryan J Lee Saturday from 8:30 – 12:30.
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Roger Wilder with Lisa Henry at 2:30 followed by organist Ken Lovern upstairs Saturday from 6:00 – 11:00, Danny Embrey downstairs from 9:00 – 12:00, and Stephen Martin upstairs until 2:30. Sunday the Westport Art Ensemble appears at the Green Lady at 6:00 followed by the RSS Trio from 10:30 until 2:30
• The Black Dolphin at 1813 Grand features Lonnie McFadden from 5:30 – 8:30 Saturday followed by Chris Burnett from 9:00 – 1:00. Sunday the Black Dolphin hosts a record release for Molly Hammer at 7:00 followed by Jackie Myers & Matt Hopper from 10:30 – 1:30
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Bram Wijnands Saturday from 7:00 – 11:00. Sunday the Majestic has pianist Peter Schlamb at their jazz brunch from 11:00 – 1:00, and Matt Villinger plays solo piano at the Majestic from 6:00 – 8:00
• Swope Park at East Meyer Boulevard and Swope Parkway has the People’s Liberation Big Band Sunday at 4:00
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features guitarist Michael McClintock from 6:00 – 9:00 Saturday followed by more music until 12:30.
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has J Love with Eclipse from 7:00 – 11:00 Saturday and Charles Williams from 5:30 – 9:30 Sunday
• White Theatre at the Jewish Community Center presents Dan Thomas Sunday at 3:00
• Californos at 4124 Pennsylvania has pianist Rich Hill every Sunday from 6:00 – 9:00.
• Cascone’s at 91st and Metcalf presents saxophonist Jim Mair from 6:30 – 9:30 Saturday
• YJ’s has bassist Bryan Hicks every Sunday from 7:00 – 10:00
• The Grand Marquis appears outdoors at 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 Cynthia Van Rhoden for the jazz brunch Saturday from 10:00 – 1:00 followed by Jackie Myers Saturday evening from 7:00 – 11:00. Sunday Eboni Fondren sings for the Chaz brunch from 10:00 – 1:00
• Stock Hill at 48th and Main has Emily Frost Saturday from 8:30 – midnight
• Havilah Bruders appears outdoors at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway from 4:00 – 7:00 Saturday.
• 18th and Vine hosts a tribute to Charlie Parker at noon Saturday with Dan Thomas
• The Ambassador Hotel at 1111Grand has Stan Kessler Saturday from 7:30 – 10:30
• The Grille at Park Place at 5270 West 116th Place has the Sons of Brasil Saturday from 7:30 – 10:30
• McCormick and Schmick at 448 West 47th Street has Mark Lowrey every Sunday from 5:00 – 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. Hot Club KC appears at the Phoenix Saturday from 4:30 – 8:30 followed by BMW until 1:00. Sunday Millie Edwards and Dan Sturdevant play the Phoenix Brunch from 10:00 – 2:00.
• The Bristol at 119th and Nall has the Emmet Lee Trio Sunday from 5:00 – 8:00
• KC Bier at 310 West 79th Street presents Bram Wijnands Saturday and Sunday from 3:00 – 5:00
• The Mutual Musicians’ Foundation at 1823 Highland has the Saturday late night jam at 1:00 AM
• B & B Theaters at 3241 Southwest Fascination Drive in Lee’s Summit has Rich Hill from 6:30 – 10:30 Saturday
• Johnnie’s Jazz Bar and Grille at 1903 Victory Drive in Liberty has Molly Hammer Saturday from 6:30 – 10:30 and Paula Saunders Sunday from 6:30 – 9:30
• 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 Duo Saturday from 6:00 – 10:00 and Lonnie McFadden Sunday from 6:00 – 9:00.
• Repeal 18th Bar and Bistro has Joann Berkebile from 7:00 – 11:00
• Café Trio at 4558 Main presents pianist Tom Roberts Saturday from 6:30 – 9:30

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