KKFI Jazz Calendar for May 22 – May 28

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, May 22nd to Sunday, May 28th. 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, May 22

• Vocalist Lisa Henry 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 guitarist Matt Hopper from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by saxophonist Stephen 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

Tuesday, May 23

• Pianist Mark Lowrey hosts a jazz jam at the Phoenix at 8th and Central from 7:00 – 11:00. Musicians bring your axe
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features pianist Karl McComas – Reichl from 6:00 – 9:00
• Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania has David Basse with the Jim Lower Jazz Orchestra from 7:00 – 9:30.
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents clarinetist John Blegen from 6:00 – 10:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the Charles Williams Trio from 6:30 – 10:30
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Matt Hopper’s Agora from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by bassist Gerald Spaits until 2:30
• Charisse Kansas City at 1006 Walnut has vocalist Brad Allen every Tuesday from 5:00 – 8:00
• 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

Wednesday, May 24

• The Kauffman Center brings in George Benson and Kenny G at 7:30
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents keyboardist Rueben Pacottini from 6:00 -10:00
• Californo’s at 4128 Pennsylvania features vocalist Peggy Chilson at 5:30 followed by the Westport jazz Jam in the saloon from 7:30 – 10:30
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents OJT at 6:00 followed by saxophonist Ernest Melton from 10:30 – 2:30
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features Calvin Arsenia from 6:00 – 9:00
• 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 pianist Matt Villinger from 6:00 – 10:00
• Café Trio at 4558 Main features pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 9:00
• Tom’s Town Distilling Company at has drummer Natalie Bates
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents DJ and Evan John from 7:00 – 11:00.

Thursday, May 25

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine presents Pablo Senhueza and the KC Latin Jazz All-Stars from 7:00 – 11:00
• Stock Hill Steakhouse at 4800 Main features the Trio from 7:00 – 10:30
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the Kathleen Holeman Trio from 6:30 – 10:30
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Guitar Elation at 6:00 followed by saxophonist Stephen Martin from 10:30 – 2:30
• The Ship at 1217 Union Avenue features Pope of Dope from 9:30 – 1:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents A la Mode from 6:00 -10:00
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features keyboardist Peter Schlamb from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 10:00
• 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 Soulspire from 7:00 – 11:00.
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Everette Freeman trio from 5:30 – 10:00

Friday, May 26

• The Kansas City Jazz & Heritage Festival in the 18th & Vine district brings in Karrin Allyson, the Chick Corea Trio, Lalah Hathaway, John Scofield, the Soul Rebels, and Brandy as well as various local performers.
• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine features music from 2:30 PM – 12:30 with The Elder Statesmen of Jazz, Ernest Melton, BMW, Cedd the Light, Peter Schlamb, Rich Hill with Charles Perkins, and Matt Otto.
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the Eclipse Trio from 7:00 – 11:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents drummer Natalie Bates from 5:30 – 9:30 and live music downstairs from 8:30 – 12:30 and the Boogaloo 7 upstairs from 10:00 – 2:00
• Stock Hill Steakhouse at 4800 Main features vocalist Laura Chalk from 8:30 – midnight
• Jazzy B’s Diner at 1803 Northeast Colbern Road in Lee’s Summit presents trombonist Brian Scarborough every Friday from 5:30 – 8:30
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Bram Wijnands from 7:00 – 11:00
• Charlotte Fletcher & Soigne appear outdoors at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway from 4:00 – 7:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents guitarist Brian Ruskin from 7:00 -11:00
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features pianist Matt Villinger from 6:00 – 9:00 followed by Shay Estes and the Hot Club of Sardines until 12:30
• The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road presents pianist Dave McCubbin from 8:00 – midnight.
• Jax Fish House at 48th and Belleview presents Mark Lowrey from 4:00 – 7:00
• 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 J Love from 4:30 – 8:30 followed by Nick Schnebelen until 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
• Café Trio at 4558 Main presents live music from 6:30 – 9:30

Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28

• The Kansas City Jazz & Heritage Festival in the 18th & Vine district brings in Empire Panel, Yazz, Queen Bey, Kevin Mahogany, Bobby Watson & Horizon, the Hot Sardines, and various local bands Saturday. The Festival continues Sunday with Logan Richardson, Will Downing, Regina Carter, Oleta Adams, The Brian Blade Fellowship, and various local bands.
• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine features music from 2:30 PM – 12:30 Saturday with Will Matthews, Steve Lambert, Millage Gilbert, Dominique Sanders, Greg Tardy, and Marcus Lewis. Sunday the Blue Room has live music from 2:30 – 10:00 with the Boogaloo 7, James Ward, Lady D, Charles Williams, and Delynia Janelle
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents vocalist Molly Hammer Saturday afternoon from 2:30– 5:30 followed by OJT upstairs from 6:00 – 10:00, the Jackie Myers Quartet downstairs from 9:00 – 12:00 and the Todd Strait Quartet from 10:30 – 2:30. Sunday the Jackie Myers Quartet appears at the Green Lady from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by saxophonist Steve Lambert until 2:30.
• Stock Hill Steakhouse at 4800 Main features vocalist Laura Chalk from 8:30 – midnight
• Jazzy B’s Diner at 1803 Northeast Colbern Road in Lee’s Summit presents trombonist Brian Scarborough every Saturday from 5:30 – 8:30
• 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
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features Nanny Assis from 6:00 – 9:00 followed by vocalist Lauren Krum from 9:30 – 12:30
• Julep Cocktail Club at 4141 Pennsylvania presents live music Sunday evening.
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the Bryan Hicks Trio from 7:00 – 11:00 Saturday and the Eclipse Trio Sunday from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Homesteader Café at 100 East 7th Street presents Herschel McWilliams Saturday
• 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
• Sista Otis appears outdoors at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway from 4:00 – 7:00 Saturday
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents the Havilah Bruders Duo for jazz brunch Saturday from 10:00 – 1:00 and vocalist Emily Frost 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. Tim Whitmer and the K C Express appears at the Phoenix Saturday from 4:30 – 8:30 followed by A la Mode 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
• Terminal B at Kansas City International Airport features Stan Kessler from 2:30 – 5:30 Sunday
• 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
• The Overland Park Farmer’s Market at 80th and Santa Fe presents Candace Evans Saturday morning from 10:30 – 12:30
• The Camelot Ballroom at 6635 west 151st Street features the Abel Ramirez Trio Sunday from 3:00 – 6:00
• Café Trio at 4558 Main presents live music Saturday from 6:30 – 9:30

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