KKFI Jazz Calendar for December 17 – December 23

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, December 17th to Sunday, December 23rd. 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 17

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine presents the Louis Neal Big Band from 7:00 – 11:00.
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features organist Chris Hazelton from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by organist Matt Villinger from 10:30 until 2:30.
• The Black Dolphin at 1813 Grand has the Kansas City Kansas Community College’s Jazz Ensembles from 7:00 – 10:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway has guitarists Dan Bliss and Rod Fleeman 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 a jazz jam with Mark Lowrey from 6:30 – 9:30. Musicians bring your axe
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Peter Schlamb from 6:00 – 8:00
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features harpist Calvin Arsenia from 6:00 – 9:00
• 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, December 18

• 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 the Jessica Paige Quartet from 6:30 – 10:30
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents guitarist Matt Hopper from 6:00 – 11:00 followed by organist Jackie Myers until 2:30
• Californos at 4124 Pennsylvania has 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
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway has saxophonist Ernest Melton from 6:00 – 10:00
• 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 from 7:30 – 9:30
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features Michael McClintock from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Uptown Arts Bar at 3611 Broadway has the River Cow Orchestra at 7:00
• The Grand Street Café at 4740 Grand presents pianist Tim Whitmer from 5:30 – 7:30

Wednesday, December 19

• The Midland Theater at 13th and Main brings in Harry Connick, Jr. at 8:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents keyboardist Michael Pagan 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 Black Dolphin at 1813 Grand has pianist Leslie MacLean from 9:00 – 12:00
• Californos at 4124 Pennsylvania has vocalist Peggy Chilson at 5:30 followed by the Westport jazz Jam with saxophonist Stephen Martin from 7:30 – 10:30. Musicians bring your axe
• 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 Westport Coffee House Theater at 4010 Pennsylvania has the Boulevard Big Band at 7:00
• Knuckleheads at 2715 Rochester has the David Basse Trio from 8:00 – 10:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central has guitarist Nick Schnebelen from 7:00 – 11:00.
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features guitarist Ryan Head from 6:00 – 9:00
• 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, December 20

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine presents flutist Amber Underwood 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 saxophonist Herschel McWilliams 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 guitarist Matt Hopper from 8:00 – 11:00
• The Westport Coffee House Theater at 4010 Pennsylvania has Tim Doherty’s 9 + 1 at 7:00
• Hush at 10th and Broadway has Eclipse 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 Lonnie McFadden from 6:30 – 9:30

Friday, December 21

• Indigo Hour at the Blue Room 18th and Vine features Delynia Jannell at 5:30 followed by The Sons of Brasil 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 5:30 – 8:30 followed by Embrey and Lovern 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 has bassist Dominique Sanders 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 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 Desmond Mason until 11:45
• Johnnie’s Jazz Bar & Grille at 1903 Victory in Liberty has A la Mode from 6:30 – 10:30
• B & B Theatres at 3241 Southwest Fascination Drive in Lee’s Summit has Millie Edwards from 6:30 – 10:30
• The Gaslight Grill at 5020 W 137th St in Leawood presents clarinetist Lynn Zimmer from 6:30 – 9:30
• Stock Hill at 48th and Main has Shay Estes from 8:30 – midnight
• 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 Heather Newman from 9:00 – 1:00.
• The Mutual Musicians’ Foundation at 1823 Highland has the Friday late night jam at 1:00 AM
• Hush at 10th and Broadway has Joey Panella from 8:00 – 11:00 followed by Jackie Myers until 1:00
• Soiree New Orleans Bistro at 14121 Earthworks Drive in Smithville has Lisa Henry from 5:30 – 8:30
• 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, December 22 and Sunday, December 23

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine presents the Marcus Lewis Big Band Saturday from 8:30 – 12:00.
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Ken Lovern upstairs from 6:00 – 11:00, the Mitch Towne Trio downstairs from 8:30 – 12:30, and Stephen Martin upstairs until 2:30. Sunday Wire Town appears at the Green Lady at 6:00 followed by the RSS Trio from 10:30 – 2:30
• The Black Dolphin at 1813 Grand features Lonnie McFadden from 5:30 – 8:30 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 Ship at 1217 Union Avenue has Matt Carrillo from 10:00 – 1:00
• The Record Bar at 1520 Grand Avenue brings in Michael Eaton and Seth Davis 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 the Three Wise Men appear at Corvino from 6:00 – 9:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the Jessica Paige Trio from 7:00 – 11:00 Saturday and Justin Binek 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 Chris Foster at the jazz brunch Saturday from 10:00 – 1:00 followed by Havilah Bruders Saturday evening from 7:00 – 11:00. Sunday Chaz presents Bryan Hicks at the jazz brunch from 10:00 – 1:00
• The Hotel Phillips at 12th and Baltimore has A la Mode from 8:00 – 11:00 Saturday
• Jazzhaus at 925 Massachusetts in Lawrence has the Jazz Haus Big Band Saturday from 10:00 – 12:30
• Stock Hill at 48th and Main has Hot Club KC with Shay Estes Saturday from 8:30 – midnight
• The Corbin Theater at 15 North Water Street in Liberty has Greg Carroll Saturday at 7:00
• Soiree New Orleans Bistro at 14121 Earthworks Drive in Smithville has Jackie Myers and Matt Hopper Saturday from 5:30 – 8:30
• Johnnie’s Jazz Bar & Grille at 1903 Victory in Liberty has Saturday from 6:30 – 10:30 , Jazzy Jazz at Sunday brunch from 11:00 – 2:00, and Bryan Hicks from 6:30 – 9:30 Sunday
• B & B Theatres at 3241 Southwest Fascination Drive in Lee’s Summit has Julie Turner Saturday from 6:30 – 10:30
• Affare at 1911 Main has Shay Estes Saturday at brunch from 10:00 – 2:00
• 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. Tim Whitmer appears at the Phoenix Saturday from 4:30 – 8:30 followed by Nick Schnebelen 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 Greg Meise 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

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