KKFI Jazz Calendar for December 31 – January 6

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, December 31st to Sunday, January 6th. 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.”

New Year’s Eve

• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features Danny Embrey from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by bassist Tyrone Clark downstairs from 9:00 – 1:00 and OJT from 10:30 – 2:30 upstairs
• The Black Dolphin at 1813 Grand has Lonnie McFadden at 5:30 followed by the Boogaloo 7 from 9:00 – 1:00
• Union Station brings in Dave Stephens and the KCJO 7 from 8:00 – 1:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway has keyboardist Jackie Myers from 8:30 – 12:30
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the Harry Miller Trio from 7:30 – 12:30
• The Ship at 1217 Union Avenue has Calle Vida from 10:00 – 1:00
• Johnnie’s Jazz Bar and Grille at 1903 Victory Drive in Liberty has J Love from 6:30 – 9:30
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Matt Villinger from 7:00 – 11:00 and pianist Michael Pagan downstairs from 7:30 – 12:30
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features pianist Matt Villinger at 4:00 followed by Peter Schlamb from 6:00 – 9:00 and Shay Estes with Daisy Bouquet until 12:30
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Ron Gutierrez trio from 6:30 – 1:00

New Year’s Day

• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Peter Schlamb from 6:00 – 10:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has Eclipse from 6:30 – 10:30
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents guitarist Matt Hopper from 6:00 – 11:00 followed by the RSS Trio until 2:30
• Californos at 4124 Pennsylvania has the Jim Lower Jazz Orchestra from 7:00 – 9:30.
• The Ship at 1217 Union Avenue has Calle Vida from 9:00 – 12:00
• 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 has guitarist Danny Embrey from 6:00 – 10:00
• Johnnie’s Jazz Bar and Grille at 1903 Victory Drive in Liberty has Kathleen Holeman from 6:30 – 9:30
• 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 from 7:30 – 9:30
• The Grand Street Café at 4740 Grand presents pianist Tim Whitmer from 5:30 – 7:30

Wednesday, January 2

• Unity Temple on the Plaza presents Spirituality and All that Jazz at 7:00 featuring Bram Wijnands at 7:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents keyboardist Roger Wilder from 6:00 -10:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents OJT from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by guitarist Matt Hopper from 10:30 – 2:30
• The Black Dolphin at 1813 Grand has pianist Leslie MacLean from 9:00 – 12:00
• Californos at 4124 Pennsylvania has the Westport jazz Jam with bassist Ben Tervot from 7:30 – 10:30. Musicians bring your axe
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the Jessica Paige 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 Westport Coffee House Theater at 4010 Pennsylvania has trombonist Brian Scarborough at 7:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central has guitarist Brian Ruskin from 7:00 – 11:00.
• Johnnie’s Jazz Bar and Grille at 1903 Victory Drive in Liberty has guitarist Chris Foster from 6:30 – 9:30
• American Slang at 401 Ward Parkway has live music from 7:00 – 11:00

Thursday, January 3

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine presents guitarist Millage Gilbert from 7:00 – 11:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the John Brewer Trio from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents organist Ken Lovern 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 Phoenix at 8th and Central has Heather Newman from 7:00 – 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
• The Ship at 1217 Union Avenue has Pope of Dope from 8:00 – 11:00
• 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
• American Slang at 401 Ward Parkway has Jackie Myers from 7:00 – 11:00
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Ron Gutierrez trio from 5:30 – 10:00
• Johnnie’s Jazz Bar & Grille at 1903 Victory in Liberty has Stan Kessler from 6:30 – 9:30

Friday, January 4

• Indigo Hour at the Blue Room 18th and Vine features Desmond Mason at 5:30 followed by Joe Cartwright 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 Tim Whitmer from 4:30 – 7:30 followed by Jackie Myers downstairs from 7:30 – 10:30, Embrey and Lovern upstairs from 8:00 – 11:00, and Tyrone Clark until 2:45
• The Black Dolphin at 1813 Grand has the Boogaloo 7 from 9:00 – 1:00
• 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 Natalie Bates from 7:00 – 11:00
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features pianist Matt Villinger from 6:00 – 9:00 followed by Julia Haile until 11:45
• Johnnie’s Jazz Bar & Grille at 1903 Victory in Liberty has Eboni Fondren from 6:30 – 10:30
• B & B Theatres at 3241 Southwest Fascination Drive in Lee’s Summit has Julie Turner from 6:30 – 10:30
• The Gaslight Grill at 5020 W 137th St in Leawood presents clarinetist Lynn Zimmer from 6:30 – 9:30
• The Ambassador Hotel at 1111 Grand has Ron Gutierrez from 8:00 – 11:00
• American Slang at 401 Ward Parkway has Lori Tucker from 7:00 – 11:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central has Lonnie McFadden at 4:30 followed by J Love from 9:00 – 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
• The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road features Joel McNulty

Saturday, January 5 and Sunday, January 6

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine presents Todd Wilkinson Saturday from 8:30 – 12:00.
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Charles Williams at 2:30 Saturday followed by Ken Lovern upstairs from 6:00 – 11:00, Danny Embrey downstairs from 7:30 – 10:30, and Tyrone Clark upstairs until 2:30. Sunday Molly Hammer appears at the Green Lady at 4:30 followed by Chris Hazelton from 8:00 – 11:00
• The Black Dolphin at 1813 Grand features Lonnie McFadden from 6:30 – 9:30 Saturday.
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Bram Wijnands Saturday from 7:00 – 11:00. Sunday the Majestic has 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
• The Record Bar at 1520 Grand Avenue presents the People’s Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City Sunday from 8:00 – 10:30
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features guitarist Michael McClintock from 6:00 – 9:00 followed by Stan Kessler until 11:45 Saturday. Sunday Ryan Head appears at Corvino from 6:00 – 9:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the John Brewer Trio from 7:00 – 11:00 Saturday and Charles Williams from 5:30 – 9:30 Sunday
• Californos at 4124 Pennsylvania has pianist Rich Hill every Sunday from 6:00 – 9:00.
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Stan Kessler and Kathleen Holeman Saturday evening from 7:00 – 11:00. Sunday Chaz presents Eboni Fondren at the jazz brunch from 10:00 – 1:00
• The Ambassador Hotel at 1111 Grand has Broken Strings Saturday from 8:00 – 11:00
• The Ship at 1217 Union Avenue has Mike Dillon from 10:00 – 1:00
• Johnnie’s Jazz Bar & Grille at 1903 Victory in Liberty has Jackie Myers Saturday from 6:30 – 10:30 , Cynthia Van Rhoden at Sunday brunch from 11:00 – 2:00, and Kathleen Holeman from 6:30 – 9:30 Sunday
• B & B Theatres at 3241 Southwest Fascination Drive in Lee’s Summit has Chris Foster Saturday from 6:30 – 10:30
• YJ’s at 1746 Washington Street has Bryan Hicks from 7:00 – 10:00 Sunday
• Johnny Cascone’s at 91st and Metcalf has Jim Mair Saturday from 6:30 – 9:30
• 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 Emmett 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
• 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.
• The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road features Alan Stribling Saturday
• Café Trio at 4558 Main presents pianist Tom Roberts Saturday from 6:30 – 9:30
• That’s your jazz calendar for Saturday, January 5th and Sunday, January 6th. The Jazz Calendar can be seen at kkfi.org under recent news

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