KKFI Jazz Calendar for December 14 – December 20

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, December 14th to Sunday, December 20th. 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, December 14

• James and Angela Ward host 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 BVibe from 9:00 – 12:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Pagarazzi from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Joe DeFio from 6:00 – 8:00
• 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
• 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, December 15

• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents drummer John Kizilarmut from 5:30 – 8:30 followed by more music
• 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 Bryan Hicks from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has trumpeter Hermon Mehari from 6:00 – 10:00
• 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 Anne Trinkl from 7:30 – 9:30

Wednesday, December 16

• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents violinist Adam Galblum from 6:00 -10:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand has Clint Ashlock’s New Jazz Order Big Band from 7:30 – 8:30 followed by OJT until midnight
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center features vocalist Shay Estes with Roger Wilder from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Ship at 1217 Union Avenue presents the David Creighton Organization from 9:30 – 1:00
• Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania has vocalist Peggy Chilson from 7:00 -9:00.
• 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
• The Intercontinental Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents A la Mode from 7:00 – 11:00
• 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.
• Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road has guitarist Rick Bacus at 7:00

Thursday, December 17

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine celebrates a musicians’ appreciation day with Max Berry from 7:00 – 11:00.
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center features trumpeter Stan Kessler from 6:00 – 9:00.
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents guitarist Matt Hopper from 6:00 – 12:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Record Bar at Westport Road and Southwest Trafficway features the Matt Cook Collective and the Natalie Bates Sextet at 9:30
• Anton’s at 1610 Main presents Joe Miquelon and Bryan Hicks from 8:00 – 11:00
• Ca Va (sah vah) at 4149 Pennsylvania features live music
• The Intercontinental Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Lonnie McFadden from 8:00 – 12:00
• EBT at 435 and State Line features live music from 6:00 – 9:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents organist Rich Hill from 6:00 -10:00
• Café Trio has pianist Tim Whitmer from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Ship at 1217 Union Avenue presents organist Greg Meise from 9:30 – 1:00
• 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 has Brody Buster from 7:00 – 11:00.

Friday, December 18

• The Folly Jazz Series at the Folly Theater at 12th and Central brings in pianist David Benoit at 8:00
• Indigo Hour at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine features The Truth from 5:30 –8:30 followed by The Sons of Brasil until 12:30.
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents A la Mode from 7:00 -11:00
• The Art Factory at 135th and Nall features trumpeter Hermon Mehari from 8:00 – 10:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Tim Whitmer from 5:30 – 8:30 followed by vocalist Molly Hammer from 8:30 – 10:00 and Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 until 1:30
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center features saxophonist Rich Wheeler during lunch from 11:30 – 2:00 and pianist Mark Lowrey’s Cuban Missile Crisis during supper from 6:30 – 10:00
• Louie’s Wine Dive at 71st and Wornall has live music from 7:00 – 11:00
• Boone Tabernacle Church of God in Christ at 1317 East 12th Street presents a Gospel Jazz Christmas at 7:00
• 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.
• 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 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 Bobby Adams 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.
• EBT at 435 and State Line features live music from 6:00 – 10:00
• Café Trio at 4558 Main presents live music from 7:30 – 10:30

Saturday, December 19 and Sunday, December 20

• Moods at 816 North Kansas Avenue in Topeka brings in vocalist Lisa Engelken Saturday with shows at 8:00 and 9:15
• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine presents vocalist Ida McBeth from 8:30 – 12:30 Saturday
• The Record Bar at Westport Road and Southwest Trafficway brings in Michael Eaton from 8:00 – 10:30 Sunday
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Victor and Penny from 7:00 – 9:00 followed by Chris Hazelton until 2:00 Saturday. Sunday the 627 Big Band appears at the Green Lady from 8:30 – 11:30.
• Louie’s Wine Dive at 71st and Wornall has live music from 7:00 – 11:00 Saturday
• The Art Factory at 135th and Nall features the Sons of Brasil from 8:00 – 10:00 Saturday
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Bram Wijnands from 7:00 – 11:00 Saturday. Sunday Joe DeFio plays solo piano at the Majestic from 6:00 – 8:00
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center features guitarist Travis Reuter from 6:30 – 10:00
• Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania has pianist Marilyn Wood every Saturday and 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 features vocalist Molly Hammer with Joe Cartwright for the Saturday jazz brunch from 10:00 – 1:00 and Nanny Assis (Nahnny Ahseece) Saturday evening from 7:00 – 11:00. Stan Kessler and Kathleen Holeman play the Sunday brunch at Chaz 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. Pianist Tim Whitmer appears at the Phoenix Saturday at 4:30 followed Vocalist Molly Hammer and the Hot Club of KC 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 CoCo Trio Sunday from 5:00 – 8:00
• The Kill Devil Club at 14th and Main presents Grand Marquis 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
• Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road has guitarist Dan Bliss at 7:00 Sunday
• EBT at 435 and State Line features live music from 6:00 – 10:00
• 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 from 7:30 – 10:30

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