Jazz Calendar for April 18 – April 24

Jazz Calendar for April 18 – April 24

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for Monday, April 18th to Sunday, April 24th. 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, April 18

• Monday Night Jam Session Hosted by Tyree Johnson & Everyday Strangers at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine from 7:00 – 10:00. Musicians bring your axe.
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features guitarist Brian Baggett from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by guitarist Jeff Shirley until 2:30
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street presents Emily Dix Collective from 6:30 – 9:30
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Michael Pagan from 6:30 – 9:30
• The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall presents the Waldo Jazz Collective from 7:00 – 10:00
• On Tuesday Alyssa Murray performs at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine at noon


Tuesday, April 19

• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents bassist Tyrone Clark from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by the Reyes Brothers until 2:30
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Matt Villinger from 6:30 – 9:30
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Baby J Duo from 6:00 – 10:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street presents Tim Reid Trio from 6:30 – 9:30
• American Slang at 401 Ward Parkway has Dan Sturdevant from 7:30 – 11:30
• Café Trio at 4558 Main has pianist Michael Pagan from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central has Talya Groves from 7:00 – 11:00.

Wednesday, April 20

• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Ken Lovern’s OJT from 6:00 – 11:00 followed by the Reyes Brothers until 2:30
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Eddie Moore from 6:00 – 10:00
• Tim Reid Jr. hosts a jazz jam at the Phoenix at 8th and Central from 7:00 – 11:00. Musicians bring your axe
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street presents pianist Charles Williams Trio from 6:30 – 9:30
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Jackie Meyers Dou from 6:00 – 10:00


Thursday, April 21

• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Ken Lovern’s OJT upstairs at 6:00 followed by Guitar Elation from 8:00 – 11:00 also The Tyrone Clark Dou appears in the Orion Room at the Green Lady from 8:30 – 11:30 And Jeff Shirley Organ Trio 11:30pm-2:30am
• Preston Portley headlines Jazz @ Noon at the Blue Room, American Jazz Museum’s jazz club 1600 East 18th Street Kansas City, MO
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Matt Villinger from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents McDowell & Co. 7-11
• Ca Va at 4128 Pennsylvania features trumpeter Stan Kessler from 9:00 – 11:00
• The Ship at 1221 Union Avenue presents TREVOR TURLA: ALBUM RELEASE SHOW at 9:00
• Pierponts at Union Station presents keyboardist Mark Lowrey from 5:00 – 8:00
• Vocalist Eboni Fondren hosts a jazz jam at Johnnie’s Jazz Bar and Grille at 1400 Main Street from 7:00 – 11:00. Musicians bring your axe
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street presents Eclipse Trio from 6:30 – 9:30
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Tim Reid Jr. Duo from 6:00 – 10:00
• Johnnie’s at 1903 Victory Drive in Independence features LAURA BARGE & BILL STILFIELD from 6:30 – 9:30
• Café Trio at 4558 Main features pianist Tim Whitmer from 5:00 – 8:00


Friday, April 22


• Indigo Hour at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine has J Love Band at 5:00 followed by David Basse & The City Light Orchestra from 8:30 – 10:30
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Ken Lovern’s OJT upstairs from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by the RSS Trio until 2:30. Danny Embrey Trio plays downstairs at the Green Lady from 7:30 – 10:30 followed by Brian Ward Trio until 2:00am
• The Black Dolphin at 1813 Grand features the Tim Whitmer Quartet w/ Jim Mair from 6:30 – 9:30 followed by the Reyes Brothers Trio until 1:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has Brant Jester upstairs from 5:30 – 8:30 and Roger Wilder downstairs from 6:00 – 10:00
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street presents Eclipse Trio from 6:30 – 10:30
• Lonnie’s Reno Club at 1111 Grand features Lonnie McFadden from 7:00 – 10:30
• The Market at Meadowbrook at 4901 Meadowbrook Parkway features ADAM GALBLUM from 4:00 – 6:30
• Stock Hill at 48th and Main presents Emily Dix from 8:00 – 11:00
• Johnnie’s at 1903 Victory Drive in Independence hoasts TIM REID JR. TRIO 6:30-10:30
• Mr. Biggs Place in Grandview Presents the 435 LIVE Quartet from 7:00 – 10:00
• The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall presents Joel McNulty



Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24

• The Folly Theater at 12th and Central brings in JEFF LORBER FUSION TRIO. The music starts at 8:00 after JazzTalk by Steve Paddock at 7:00PM Saturday.
• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine has Jazz Disciples featuring Lisa Henry from Saturday 8:30 – 10:30
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Rod Fleeman Saturday 2:30-5:30pm followed by Ken Lovern’s OJT upstairs from 6:00 – 10:00 and the RSS Trio upstairs from 10:30 – 2:30, Danny Embrey Trio downstairs from 7:30 – 10:30 followed by Brian Ward Organ Trio until 2:00. Sunday the Green Lady has Tyrone Clark Trio from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by the RSS Trio until 2:30
• The Black Dolphin at 1813 Grand features the Tim Whitmer Quartet w/ Jim Mair from 6:30 – 9:30 Saturday followed by followed by the Leslie MacLean Trio until 1:00
• On Saturday the Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has Dawson Jones upstairs from 5:30 – 8:30 and Brant Jester downstairs from 6:00 – 10:00. Matt Villinger appears at the Majestic Sunday from 5:00 – 8:00
• KC Bier at 310 West 79th Street features Bram Wijnands Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 3:00 – 5:00
• Lonnie’s Reno Club at 1111 Grand features Lonnie McFadden from 7:00 – 10:30 Saturday
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street presents Max Groove Trio Saturday from 6:30 – 10:30 and Charles Williams Trio Sunday from 6:00 – 9:00
• Stock Hill at 48th and Main presents Chalis O’Neal from 8:00 – 11:00 Saturday
• JOHNNIE’S JAZZ BAR AND GRILLE AT THE POWER AND LIGHT DISTRICT, 1400 MAIN STREET presents DELYNIA JANNELL ENSEMBLE on Saturday 7-11
• The French Market in Prairie Village Shops features Red Velvet featuring Clayton DeLong and Savannah Rae Saturday from 4:30 – 7:00
• Johnnie’s at 1903 Victory Drive in Independence features PIAGET SINGS from 6:30 – 10:30 Saturday
• Jazz in Independence features Brad Allen Saturday from 5:00 – 9:00
• Café Trio at 4558 Main has Candace Evans from 6:00 – 9:00 Saturday
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central has a jazz brunch Saturday with Alex Abramovitz and the swingin’ Kansas City Fives from 10:00 – 2:00 followed by TALYA GROVES AND BOYFRIENDS | EVERY SAT 430-830PM and Tim Reid, Jr. from 9-1am. Sunday Millie Edwards and Dan Sturdevant play the Phoenix Brunch from 10:00 – 2:00.
• The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall presents Joel McNulty Saturday
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents The Mengel Brothers Duo from Sunday 6-10
• Westport Coffee House @ 4110 Pennsylvania presents Rich Hill & TooBig2Fail 6pm Saturday


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