KKFI Jazz Calendar for July 20 – 26

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, July 20th to Sunday, July 26th. 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, July 20

• KKFI’s own Jazz Disciple hosts 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 drummer Todd Strait with Quartet Midwest from 9:00 – 12:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents keyboardist Max Groove from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Pot Belly Sandwich Shop at 4725 Broadway features guitarist Brad Allen at lunch time every Monday from 11:30 – 1:30
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Joe DeFio from 6:00 – 8:00
• The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road features the Waldo Jazz Collective from 7:00 – 10:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents vocalist Millie Edwards from 7:00 – 11:00.
• Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road has Jazzbo at 6:00


Tuesday, July 21

• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents drummer John Kizilarmut from 9:00 – 12:00
• Guitarist Matt Hopper hosts a jazz jam at the Phoenix at 8th and Central from 7:00 – 11:00. Musicians bring your axe
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has vibraphonist Peter Schlamb from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Broadway Jazz Club at 3601 Broadway features the New Jazz Order Big Band from 9:00 – 11:30
• The Camelot Ballroom at 6635 151st Street presents the Abel Ramirez Big Band with Frank Ancona from 7:30 – 9:30
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Bobby Adams duo from 6:00 – 10:00
• Café Trio at 4558 Main has Michael Pagan from 6:00 – 9:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents the Bryan Hicks duo from 6:00 – 10:00

Wednesday, July 22

• The Broadway Jazz Club at 3601 Broadway hosts a live recording of the 12th Street Jump with Rod Fleeman interpreting the music of Charlie Christian from 7:30 – 9:00 followed by until 11:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents OJT from 9:00 – 12:00
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center features vocalist Shay Estes with Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 9:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents keyboardist Roger Wilder 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 vibraphonist Peter Schlamb from 6:00 – 10:00
• Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania features organist Rich Hill & the Riffs at 7:30
• Café Trio at 4558 Main features pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 9:00
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has drummer Matt Leifer from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central has Billy Ebeling from 7:00 – 11:00.
• The Pot Belly Sandwich Shop at 6751 College Boulevard features guitarist Brad Allen at lunch time every Wednesday from 11:30 – 1:30
• The Brick at 1727 McGee presents Mike Dillon at 10:00
• Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road has guitarist Dan Bliss at 6:00

Thursday July 23

• Keyboardist Joe Cartwright appears outdoors at Zona Rosa on Barry Road from 6:30 – 8:30
• The Westport Coffee House Theater at 4128 Pennsylvania presents live music at 8:00
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center features guitarist Rod Fleeman from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine presents Heat Index from 7:00 – 11:00.
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Bass Face from 5:30 – 8:30 followed by saxophonist Brett Jackson until 12:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 10:00
• Anton’s at 1610 Main presents Joe Miquelon and Bryan Hicks from 8:00 – 11:00
• Ca Va (sah vah) at 4149 Pennsylvania features trumpeter Hermon Mehari
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central has Damon Parker from 7:00 – 11:00.
• The Intercontinental Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Lonnie McFadden tonight from 8:00 – 12:00
• EBT at 435 and State Line features live music from 6:00 – 9:00
• Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road has Brian Ruskin at 6:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Stan Kessler from 6:00 -10:00
• Café Trio has pianist Tim Whitmer from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Ship at 1217 Union Avenue presents Pope of Dope and the Dirty Force Brass Band from 9:30 – 1:00
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Everette Freeman trio from 5:30 – 10:00

Friday July 24

• Indigo Hour at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine features Gray Matter from 5:30 – 8:30 followed by the James Ward Band until 12:30.
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Tim Whitmer from 5:30 – 8:30 followed by vocalist Molly Hammer until 10:00 and the Boogaloo 7 from 10:00 – 2:00
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center features A la Mode from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Take 5 Coffee Bar at 6601 W 135th features Todd Strait with Karla Harris and Jim Mair from 8:00 – 10:30.
• The Broadway Jazz Club at 3601 Broadway features vocalist Shay Estes with Mark Lowrey from 9:00 – 12:00
• Louie’s Wine Dive at 71st and Wornall has the Sons of Brasil from 7:00 – 11:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central has Lonnie McFadden from 4:30 – 8:30 followed by The MGD’s until 1:00.
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents vocalist Havilah Bruders from 7:00 -11:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has drummer Philip Wakefield from 7:00 – 11:00
• The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road presents pianist Dave McCubbin from 8:00 – midnight.
• The Record Bar at Southwest Trafficway presents Be/Non, the Jorge Arana Trio, Schwervon, HMPH, and Riala at 9:30.
• Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania features pianist Charles Pridgen every Friday from 7:00 – 10:00
• The Intercontinental Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents vocalist Lori Tucker from 8:00 – 12:00
• The Mutual Musicians’ Foundation at 1823 Highland has the Friday 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
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Max Groove Duo 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 pianist and vocalist Alice Jenkins from 7:30 – 10:30

Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine features vocalist Ida McBeth from 8:30 – 12:30 Saturday.
• The Take 5 Coffee Bar at 6601 W 135th has Jeremy Siskind Saturday from 8:00 – 10:30. Sunday bassist Bob Bowman plays the jazz brunch at the Take 5 from 10:00 – 2:00,
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents a Cannonball Adderley and Nancy Wilson Tribute with Todd Strait, Karla Harris, and Jim at 6:00 followed by organist Rich Hill from 9:30 – 1:30 Saturday. Sunday the 627 Big Band appears at the Green Lady from 8:30 – 11:30.
• The Broadway Jazz Club at 3601 Broadway features pianist Max Groove from 8:30 until 12:30
• Community Christian Church hosts a July Jazz Jam Sunday at 7:00 with Tim Whitmer, the Wild Women of Kansas City, Jim Mair, and Rod Fleeman
• Louie’s Wine Dive at 71st and Wornall has live music from 7:00 – 11:00 Saturday
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center features saxophonist Mark Southerland from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has drummer Philip Wakefield from 7:00 – 11:00. Sunday Rich Hill plays the jazz brunch at the Majestic from 11:00 – 1:00, and Joe DeFio plays solo piano at the Majestic from 6:00 – 8:00
• Jax Fish House at 48th and Belleview presents Brad Allen Sunday from 3:00 – 6:00
• Californo’s has pianist Marilyn Wood every Saturday and Rich Hill every Sunday from 7:00 – 10:00.
• EBT at 435 and State Line features Candace Evans from 6:00 – 10:00 Saturday
• 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
• The Grand Marquis appears outdoors at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway Saturday from 4:00 – 7:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway features vocalist Havilah Bruders for the Saturday jazz brunch from 10:00 – 1:00. A la Mode appears at Chaz Saturday evening from 7:00 – 11:00.
• 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 and the KC Express appear at the Phoenix Saturday evening from 4:30 – 8:30 followed by the Lauren Anderson Project 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 the Greg Meise Trio Sunday from 5:00 – 8:00
• 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 pianist and vocalist Alice Jenkins Friday and Saturday from 7:30 – 10:30

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