KKFI Jazz Calendar for December 5 – December 11

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, December 5th to Sunday, December 11th. 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 5

• 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 Mark Lowrey and Molly Hammer from noon – 3:00 and BVibe until 1:00.
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents keyboardist Joe Cartwright from 6:00 – 10:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the Harry Miller Trio from 6:30 – 10:30
• The Tank Room at 1813 Grand presents A la Mode from 9:00 – 1:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Joe DeFio from 6:00 – 8:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents vocalist Millie Edwards from 7:00 – 10:30.
• 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 6

• The Kaufmann Center presents the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra performing jazz Nutcracker music at 7:00
• 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 guitarist Danny Embrey from 6:00 – 10:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the Bryan Hicks Trio from 6:30 – 10:30
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features organist Chris Hazelton from 6:00 – 9:00 followed by bassist Gerald Spaits until 1:30
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has trumpeter Hermon Mehari from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Westport Coffee House Theater at 4010 Pennsylvania presents trumpeter Kurt Wheeler at 7:30
• Café Trio at 4558 Main has Michael Pagan from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Pot Belly Sandwich Shop at 6751 College Boulevard features guitarist Brad Allen at lunch time every Tuesday from 11:30 – 1:30
• The Intercontinental Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Lonnie McFadden from 8:00 – 12:00
• The Camelot Ballroom at 6635 west 151st Street features the Abel Ramirez big band with Frank Cherrito from 7:30 – 9:30

Wednesday, December 7

• Unity Temple on the Plaza hosts Spirituality and All That Jazz with pianist Joe Cartwright at 7:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents trumpeter Catie Rodgers from 6:00 -10:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features drummer Natalie Bates at 5:30 followed by OJT from 9:00 – 1:00
• 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 trumpeter Hermon Mehari from 6:00 – 10:00
• Café Trio at 4558 Main features pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 9:00
• Californo’s at 4128 Pennsylvania has a jazz Jam with pianist Eddie Moore in the saloon from 7:30 – 10:30
• The Ship at 1217 Union Avenue features The Creighton Organization from 8:30 – 12:30
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents Bryan 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 8

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine presents live music from 7:00 – 11:00.
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has Kathleen Holeman from 6:30 – 10:30
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents guitarist Matt Hopper at 5:30 followed by organist Chris Hazelton from 9:00 – 12:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents A la Mode from 6:00 -10:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Ship at 1217 Union Avenue features organist Greg Meise from 9:30 – 1:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents vocalist Lauren Krum from 7:00 – 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
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents guitarist Dan Bliss from 7:00 – 11:00.
• 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

Friday, December 9

• The Gem Theater at 18th and Highland brings in saxophonist Tim Warfield with Nicholas Payton at 8:00
• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine features live music from 5:30 – 12:30
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has Kathleen Holeman from 7:00 – 11:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Tim Whitmer and the KC Express from 5:30 – 8:30 followed by Guitar Elation downstairs from 9:30 – 12:30 and the Boogaloo 7 upstairs from 10:00 – 2:00
• 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.
• 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 American Restaurant at Crown Center features pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:30 – 10:00
• 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 Brother Bagman until 1:00.
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents vocalist Megan Birdsall from 7:00 -11:00
• 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
• 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.
• Café Trio at 4558 Main presents live music from 6:30 – 9:30

Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11

• The Folly Theater at 12th and Central brings in vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant Saturday at 8:00
• The Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College presents the Owen/Cox Dance Group’s Nutcracker and the Mouse King Saturday at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 2:00
• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine features live music from 8:30 – 12:30 Saturday.
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents organist Max Groove Saturday afternoon from 2:00 – 5:00 followed by OJT upstairs from 6:00 – 1:30 and organist Everette DeVan downstairs from 9:00 – 12:00. Sunday Everette DeVan appears at the Green Lady with Eboni Fondren from 6:00 – 9:00 followed by keyboardist Andrew Ouellette until 1:30.
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Bram Wijnands Saturday from 7:00 – 11:00. Sunday Rich Hill plays a jazz brunch at the Majestic from 11:00 – 1:00, and Joe DeFio plays solo piano at the Majestic from 6:00 – 8:00
• The Record Bar at 1520 Grand presents trumpeter Hermon Mehari Sunday from 8:00 – 10:30
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center features live music Saturday from 6:30 – 10:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has Bryan Hicks from 7:00 – 11:00 Saturday and the Eclipse Trio from 6:30 – 10:30 Sunday
• 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 keyboardist Max Groove for the jazz brunch Saturday from 10:00 – 1:00 and vocalist Shay Estes from 7:00 – 11:00 Saturday evening. Stan Kessler and Kathleen Holeman perform for the Sunday jazz brunch 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. Tim Whitmer and the K C Express appears at the Phoenix Saturday from 4:30 – 8:30 followed by the Brody Buster Band until 1:00
• McCormick and Schmick at 448 West 47th Street features keyboardist Mark Lowrey Sunday from 5:00 – 8:00
• The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road presents pianist Dave McCubbin Saturday from 8:00 – midnight.
• The Bristol at 119th and Nall has The Greg Meise Trio Sunday from 5:00 – 8:00
• The KC Bier Company at 79th and Wornall presents Bram Wijnands Saturday and Sunday afternoon 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 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 Saturday from 6:30 – 9:30

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