KKFI Jazz Calendar for December 11 – December 17

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

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine hosts the Blue Monday Jam from 7:00 – 11:00. Musicians bring your axe
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features guitarist Matt Hopper from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by Stephen Martin until 2:30.
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway has keyboardist Michael Pagan from 6:00 – 10:00
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features harpist Calvin Arsenia from 6:00 – 9:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the Harry Miller Trio from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Peter Schlamb from 6:00 – 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, December 12

• The Westport Coffee House Theater presents Gerald Spaits with Sax and Violins from 7:00 – 9:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has vibraphonist Peter Schlamb from 6:00 – 10:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents the Bryan Hicks Duo from 6:00 – 10:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the Eclipse Trio from 6:30 – 10:30
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features Karl McComas – Reichl from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Matt Hopper’s Agora from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by organist Chris Hazelton until 2:30
• Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania has David Basse with the Jim Lower Jazz Orchestra from 7:00 – 9:30.
• The Camelot Ballroom at 6635 west 151st Street features the Abel Ramirez Big Band from 7:30 – 9:30
• Pianist Mark Lowrey hosts a jazz jam at the Phoenix at 8th and Central from 7:00 – 11:00.
• Café Trio at 4558 Main has Michael Pagan from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road features pianist Leslie MacLean from 7:30 – 10:00

Wednesday, December 13

• The Kauffman Center features the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra at 7:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents bassist Rick Willoughby from 6:00 -10:00
• Californo’s at 4128 Pennsylvania has the Nebula jazz Jam in the saloon from 7:30 – 10:30
• Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents OJT from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by saxophonist Todd Wilkinson from 10:30 – 2:30
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features guitarist Ryan Head 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 A la Mode from 7:00 – 11:00.
• Prohibition Hall at 1118McGee has keyboardist Max Groove from 8:00 – midnight

Thursday, December 14

• The Blue Room presents saxophonist Steve Lambert from 7:00 – 11:00
• Ca Va at 4149 Pennslyvania features Julia Haile with Hermon Mehari from 9:00 – 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 organist Ken Lovern from 6:00 – 8:00 followed by Guitar Elation until 11:00 and organist Matt Villinger until 2:30
• The Black Dolphin at 1813 Grand features vocalist David Basse from 8:00 – 12:00
• 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 pianist Peter Schlamb from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 10:00
• Homer’s Coffee House at 80th and Metcalf features the Indian Woods Middle School Jazz Ensemble at 7:30
• 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
• Charisse Kansas City at 1006 Walnut has vocalist Brad Allen every Thursday from 5:00 – 8:00
• The Ship at 1217 Union Avenue features the Sextet from 9:30 – 1:00
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Ron Gutierrez trio from 5:30 – 10:00
• P.S. Speakeasy in the Hotel Phillips presents A la Mode from 8:00 – 11:00

Friday, December 15

• Indigo Hour at the Blue Room 18th and Vine features The Band Oasis at 5:30 followed by saxophonist Arthur White 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 organist Ken Lovern downstairs from 8:30 – 12:00 and the Boogaloo 7 upstairs from 10:00 – 2:00
• The Black Dolphin at 1813 Grand features pianist Roger Wilder from 9:00 – 12:00
• 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 vocalist Eboni Fondren from 7:00 -11:00
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features pianist Matt Villinger from 6:00 – 9:00 followed by vocalist Molly Hammer until 12:30
• The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road presents pianist Dave McCubbin from 8:00 – midnight.
• Homer’s Coffee House at 80th and Metcalf features Lester Estelle from 7:30 – 9:30
• Jax Fish House at 48th and Belleview presents Mark Lowrey from 4:00 – 7:00
• The Gaslight Grill at 5020 W 137th St in Leawood presents clarinetist Lynn Zimmer from 6:30 – 9:30
• Soiree New Orlans Bistro at 14121 Earthworks Drive in Smithville features Stan Kessler and Charles Williams from 5:30 – 8:30
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central has Lonnie McFadden from 4:30 – 8:30 followed by Jason Vivone and the Billy Bats 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 pianist Tom Roberts from 6:30 – 9:30

Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17

• Johnson County Community College’s Carlsen Center brings in trumpeter Hermon Mehari Sunday at 7:00
• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine the Marcus Lewis Big Band Saturday from 8:30 – 12:30
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features guitarist Jeff Freling at 6:00 followed by vocalist Julia Haile from 9:30 – 12:30 Saturday
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents vocalist Kathleen Holeman at 2:30 followed by OJT upstairs from 6:00 – 10:00, organist Chris Hazelton downstairs from 9:00 – 12:00 and saxophonist Stephen Martin from 10:30 – 2:30 upstairs. Sunday vocalist Eboni Fondren appears at the Green Lady from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by saxophonist Stephen Lambert until 2:30.
• The Black Dolphin at 1813 Grand hosts a cd release for Havilah Bruders from 5:30 – 8:30 Saturday followed by The Project H from 9:00 – midnight. Sunday the Black Dolphin hosts a bass Player’s Christmas from 4:00 – 6:00
• The Record Bar at 1520 Grand presents an alternative jazz series Sunday from 8:00 – 10:30
• 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
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has saxophonist Arthur White from 7:00 – 11:00 Saturday and the Justin Binek Trio from 5:30 – 8:30 Sunday
• Affare at 1911 Main presents vocalist Havilah Bruders at Saturday brunch from 10:00 – 2:00 and violinist Adam Balblum Sunday from 10:00 – 2:00
• 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
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Rich Hill at the jazz brunch Saturday from 10:00 – 1:00 followed by Stan Kessler and Kathleen Holeman Saturday evening from 7:00 – 11:00. Joanna Berkebile sings for the Chaz brunch Sunday morning from 10:00 – 1:00
• The Plaza III Steakhouse at 4749 Pennsylvania features Lonnie McFadden Saturday from 7:00 – 10:00
• 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 KC Express appears at the Phoenix Saturday from 4:30 – 8:30 followed by vocalist Heather Newman until 1:00. Sunday Millie Edwards and Dan Sturdevant play the Phoenix Brunch from 10:00 – 2:00
• Powell Gardens at 1609 NW US Highway 50 in Kingsville features A la Mode from 6:00 – 9:00 Saturday
• 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
• KC Bier at 310 West 79th Street presents Bram Wijnands with Jurgen Welge 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
• The Parkway Social Kitchen at 616 Ward Parkway features saxophonist Herschel McWilliams from 6:30 – 9:30 Saturday
• 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 at 6:00.
• The Ambassador Hotel at 1111 Grand features vocalist Ron Gutierrez Saturday from 8:00 – 11:00
• Café Trio at 4558 Main presents pianist Tom Roberts Saturday from 6:30 – 9:30

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