KKFI Jazz Calendar for May 29 – June 4

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, May 29th to Sunday, June 4th. 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 29

• The Blue Room at 18th & Vine hosts the Blue Monday Jam 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 trumpeter Stan Kessler until 2:30.
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway has Tony Rustici 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 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 30

• Schmitt Music at Metcalf and 119th Street brings in pianist David Thomas Williams for Ragtime Revelry at 6:00
• 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 vocalist Shay Estes with Zack Allbetta from 7:00 – 10:00
• 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 keyboardist Max Groove from 6:00 – 10:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the John Brewer 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 Anne Trinkl from 7:30 – 9:30
• Café Trio at 4558 Main has Michael Pagan from 6:00 – 9:00

Wednesday, May 31

• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Brother John 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 hosts a live recording of the 12th Street Jump with Danny Embrey interpreting the music of Tal Farlow at 7:30 followed by DoJo until 10:00 and 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 Terrace Dynamic from 7:00 – 11:00.

Thursday, June 1

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine presents Duck Warner from 7:00 – 11:00
• Stock Hill Steakhouse at 4800 Main features Clint Ashlock and Jessica Paige 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 organist Ken Lovern at 6:00 followed by Guitar Elation at 8:00 followed by bassist Gerald Spaits from 11:30 – 2:30
• The Ship at 1217 Union Avenue features bassist Robert Castillo from 9:30 – 1:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Lonnie McFadden 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 Roger Wilder 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 pianist Dan Sturdevant from 7:00 – 11:00.
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Everette Freeman trio from 5:30 – 10:00

Friday, June 2

• The Italian Festival at Zona Rosa presents a variety of music including Joseph Vincelli at 6:30
• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine features vocalist Howard Hewitt from 8:30 PM – 12:30
• 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 keyboardist Tim Whitmer from 5:30 – 8:30 followed by Electric Tinks 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
• The Grand Marquis appears 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 live music from 7:00 -11:00
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features pianist Eddie Moore from 6:00 – 9:00 followed by Michael McClintock with Bruna Bessa 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 Lonnie McFadden from 4:30 – 8:30 followed by J Love 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, June 3 and Sunday, June 4

• The Gem Theater presents Ramsey Lewis and Ida McBeth Saturday at 7:30
• The Italian Festival at Zona Rosa features a variety of music including Tony Antonucci, Frank Vigiaturo, and Frank Cherrito at 1:00 and 6:30. Sunday the Abel Ramirez trio appears at Zona Rosa from 4:00 – 5:30 with Frank Ancona, Frank Cherrito, Frank Vig, Tony Antonucci, and Anne Trinkl.
• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine features pianist Joe Cartwright from 8:30 – 12:30 Saturday
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Roger Wilder with Lisa Henry Saturday afternoon from 2:30– 5:30 followed by OJT upstairs from 6:00 – 10:00, the Project H downstairs from 9:00 – 12:00 and the live music from 10:30 – 2:30. Sunday Eboni Fondren 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 Record Bar at 1520 Grand features the People’s Liberation Big Band Sunday from 8:00 – 10:30
• 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 live music from 6:00 – 9:00 followed by vocalist Julia Haile 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 Megan Birdsall Trio from 7:00 – 11:00 Saturday and live music Sunday from 6:00 – 10:00
• St. Paul’s United Methodist Church at 7740 Lackman Road presents Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 Sunday at 3:00
• 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
• A la Mode 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 Cynthia van Rhoden Trio for jazz brunch Saturday from 10:00 – 1:00 and the Alyssa Murray Trio Saturday evening from 7:00 – 11:00. Vocalist Eboni Fondren sings for the Sunday Chaz 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 Shay Estes 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 CoCo 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 Duo 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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