KKFI Jazz Calendar for February 27 – March 5

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, February 27th to Sunday, March 5th. 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, February 27

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine presents the Louis Neal Big Band from 7:00 – 11:00. Musicians bring your axe
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features guitarists Danny Embrey and Rod Fleeman from noon – 3:00 and guitarist Matt Hopper from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by saxophonist Steve Martin until 2:30.
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway has bassist Steve Rigazzi from 6:00 – 10:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the Harry Miller Trio from 6:30 – 10:30
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Peter Schlamb 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, February 28

• 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 presents guitarist Will Matthews from 6:00 – 10:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the Candace Evans Trio from 6:30 – 10:30
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features organist Chris Hazelton from 7:00 – 11:00 followed by bassist Gerald Spaits until 2:30
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has vibraphonist Peter Schlamb from 6:00 – 10:00
• Californo’s at 4128 Pennsylvania celebrates Mardi Gras with Rich Hill from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Camelot Ballroom at 6635 west 151st Street features the Abel Ramirez Big Band with Tony Antonucci from 7:30 – 9:30
• Café Trio at 4558 Main has Michael Pagan from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Westport Coffee House Theater at 4010 Pennsylvania features the Eric Chapman Emmett Starkey Quintet 1\at 7:00
• The Intercontinental Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Lonnie McFadden from 8:00 – 12:00
• The Pot Belly Sandwich Shop at 6751 College Boulevard features guitarist Brad Allen at lunch time every Tuesday from 11:30 – 1:30

Wednesday, March 1

• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents keyboardist Roger Wilder from 6:00 -10:00
• Californo’s at 4128 Pennsylvania has a jazz Jam with pianist Eddie Moore in the saloon from 7:30 – 10:30
• Unity Temple on the Plaza hosts Spirituality and All That Jazz with guitarist Rod Fleeman at 7:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand hosts a live recording of the 12th Street Jump remembering the music of Al Jarreau as interpreted by David Basse and Eboni Fondren at 7:30 followed by OJT at 8:30 followed by saxophonist Ernest Melton from 10:30 – 2:30
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has live music 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
• Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road has guitarist Dan Bliss from 7:00 – 10:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents guitarist Brian Ruskin from 7:00 – 11:00.

Thursday, March 2

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine presents saxophonist Matt Otto with Shay Estes from 7:00 – 11:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has live music from 6:30 – 10:30
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents guitar Elation at 6:00 followed by keyboardist Joe Cartwright from 10:30 – 2:30
• The Madrigall at 1627 Oak features The Sextet
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents the Hot Strings Trio 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 New Transition from 9:30 – 1:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents guitarist Dan Bliss 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 pianist Damon Parker from 7:00 – 11:00.
• The Pot Belly Sandwich Shop at 6751 College Boulevard features guitarist Brad Allen at lunch time every Thursday from 11:30 – 1:30
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Everette Freeman trio from 5:30 – 10:00

Friday, March 3

• The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts presents the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra at 8:00
• The Kansas Union at University of Kansas brings in guitarist Anthony Wilson with the all – star festival band at 7:30
• Indigo Hour at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine features BMW Jazz at 5:00 followed by Charlotte Fletcher and Soigne from 8:30 – 12:30
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has live music from 7:00 – 11:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents keyboardist Joe Cartwrigt at 2:00 followed by keyboardist Tim Whitmer from 5:30 – 8:30 and Dojo downstairs from 8:30 – 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 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 J Love until 1:00.
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents bassist Bob Bowman from 6:00 -10:00
• 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, March 4 and Sunday, March 5

• The Folly Theater brings in the Cyrus Chestnut Trio featuring Warren Wolf Saturday at 8:00
• The Kansas Union at University of Kansas brings in guitarist Anthony Wilson with Jeff Harshbarger and Matt Otto at 7:30
• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine presents vocalist Lisa Henry from 8:30 – 12:30 Saturday. Sunday the Blue Room hosts Neo-Soul Lounge at 6:00
• The Record Bar at 1520 Grand features the People’s Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City Sunday from 8:00 – 10:30
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents vocalist Julie Turner with the Roger Wilder Trio Saturday afternoon from 2:30– 5:30 followed by OJT upstairs from 6:00 – 10:00, the Todd Strait Quartet downstairs from 9:00 – 12:00 and guitarist Matt Hopper upstairs from 10:30 – 2:30. Sunday organist Everette DeVan appears at the Green Lady from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by saxophonist Steve Lambert until 2:30.
• 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 vocalist Megan Birdsall with Joe Cartwright from 7:00 – 11:00 Saturday and live music from 6:00 – 10:00 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 vocalist Cynthia Van Rhoden for the jazz brunch Saturday from 10:00 – 1:00 and vocalist Megan Birdsall from 7:00 – 11:00 Saturday evening. Vocalist Eboni Fondren sings for the Chaz Sunday 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. The Hot club of K C appears at the Phoenix Saturday from 4:30 – 8:30 followed by vocalist Havilah Bruders until 1:00
• 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
• Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road has guitarist Rick Bacus from 7:00 – 10:00

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