Week of January 1 to Sunday, January 7

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, January 1st to Sunday, January 7th. 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, New Year’s Day

• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features organist Chris Hazelton from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by organist Max Groove until 2:30.
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway has guitarist Will Matthews from 6:00 – 10:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the Harry Miller Trio from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Blue Room, The Majestic Restaurant, and Corvino Supper Club are closed for New Year’s Day
• 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, January 2

• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has vibraphonist Peter Schlamb from 6:00 – 10:00
• 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 Eclipse Trio from 6:30 – 10:30
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents guitarist Matt Hopper from 6:00 – 11:00 followed by Gerald Spaits with Charles Perkins until 2:30
• Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania has David Basse with the Jim Lower Jazz Orchestra from 7:00 – 9:30.
• Pianist Mark Lowrey hosts a jazz jam at the Phoenix at 8th and Central from 7:00 – 11:00.
• Café Trio at 4558 Main has Michael Pagan from 6:00 – 9:00

Wednesday, January 3

• Unity Temple on the Plaza hosts Spirituality and All That Jazz featuring vocalist Lori Tucker at 7:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Roger Wilder with Seth Lee from 6:00 -10:00
• Californo’s at 4128 Pennsylvania has the Nebula jazz Jam in the saloon from 7:30 – 10:30
• Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents OJT from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by bassist Tyrone Clark from 10:30 – 2:30
• 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
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents guitarist Brian Ruskin from 7:00 – 11:00.

Thursday, January 4

• The Westport Coffee House Theater presents the Pere Soto Quintet from 7:00 – 9:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has the Kathleen Holeman Trio from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents organist Ken Lovern from 6:00 – 8:00 followed by Guitar Elation until 11:00 and saxophonist Todd Wilkinson until 2:30
• The Black Dolphin at 1813 Grand features vocalist David Basse from 8:00 – 12:00
• 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 pianist Peter Schlamb from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Parkway Social Kitchen at 616 Ward Parkway features trumpeter Stan Kessler from 6:30 – 9:30
• The Record Bar at 1520 Grand presents Fresh to Def at 7:00
• 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 saxophonist Max Levy from 7:00 – 11:00.
• Charisse Kansas City at 1006 Walnut has vocalist Brad Allen every Thursday from 5:00 – 8:00
• The Ship at 1217 Union Avenue features Jim’rome and the Tam Sadwich from 9:30 – 1:00
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Ron Gutierrez trio from 5:30 – 10:00

Friday, January 5

• Indigo Hour at the Blue Room 18th and Vine features Ricky Dotson at 5:30 followed by pianist Charles Williams from 8:30 – 12:30
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has Eclipse from 7:00 – 11:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents keyboardist Tim Whitmer from 5:30 – 8:30 followed by Danny Embrey with Ken Lovern downstairs from 8:30 – 12:30, the Boogaloo 7 upstairs from 9:00 – 12:00, and organist Matt Villinger until 2:45
• The Black Dolphin at 1813 Grand features trumpeter Stan Kessler from 9:00 – 12:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Bram Wijnands from 7:00 – 11:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents drummer Natalie Bates from 7:00 -11:00
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features pianist Matt Villinger from 6:00 – 9:00 followed by live music 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 Ship at 1217 Union Avenue features Mike Dillon from 9:00 – 11:00
• 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
• The Parkway Social Kitchen at 616 Ward Parkway features Amber Underwood from 7:00 – 11:00
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has pianist Max Groove from 6:30 – 10:30
• Café Trio at 4558 Main presents pianist Tom Roberts from 6:30 – 9:30

Saturday, January 6 and Sunday, January 7

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine the Marcus Lewis Big Band Saturday from 8:30 – 12:30
• Corvino Supper Club at 1830 Walnut Street features guitarist Ryan Head at 6:00 followed by vocalist Julia Haile from 9:30 – 12:30 Saturday
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Roger Wilder with Lisa Henry at 2:30 followed by organist Ken Lovern upstairs from 6:00 – 10:00, organist Chris Hazelton downstairs from 9:00 – 12:00 and saxophonist Stephen Martin from 11:30 – 2:30 upstairs. Sunday vocalist Kathleen Holeman appears at the Green Lady from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by Natalie Bates until 2:30.
• The Black Dolphin at 1813 Grand features saxophonist Chris Burnett from 9:00 – midnight Saturday.
• The Record Bar at 1520 Grand presents Cobra 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
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street has saxophonist Arthur White from 7:00 – 11:00 Saturday and the Justin Binek Trio from 5:30 – 8:30 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 vocalist Cynthia Van Rhoden at the jazz brunch Saturday from 10:00 – 1:00 followed by the Grand Marquis Saturday evening from 7:00 – 11:00. Eboni Fondren sings for the Chaz brunch Sunday morning from 10:00 – 1:00
• The Plaza III Steakhouse at 4749 Pennsylvania features Lonnie McFadden Saturday from 7:00 – 10:00
• 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. Hot Club KC appears at the Phoenix Saturday from 4:30 – 8:30 followed by Vik G until 1:00. Sunday Millie Edwards and Dan Sturdevant play the Phoenix Brunch from 10:00 – 2:00
• The Ship at 1217 Union Avenue features The Sextet at 10:00
• 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
• KC Bier at 310 West 79th Street presents Bram Wijnands with Jurgen Welge Saturday and Sunday from 3:00 – 5:00
• Homer’s Coffee House at 80th and Metcalf features The Moon City Big Band Saturday from 7:30 – 9:30
• 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
• Soiree New Orlans Bistro at 14121 Earthworks Drive in Smithville features Melody Roberts from 5:30 – 8:30 Saturday and Stan Kessler at Sunday brunch from 11:30 – 2:30
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Saturday Night Duo Saturday from 6:00 – 10:00 and Lonnie McFadden Sunday at 6:00.
• The Ambassador Hotel at 1111 Grand features Jackie Myers Saturday from 8:00 – 11:00
• Café Trio at 4558 Main presents pianist Tom Roberts Saturday from 6:30 – 9:30
• The Parkway Social Kitchen at 616 Ward Parkway features Tyler Sanford from 7:00 – 11:00

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