Jazz Calendar for May 16 – May 22

Jazz Calendar for May 16 – May 22

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for Monday, May 16th to Sunday, May 22nd. 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 16

• 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 Jeff Shirley Organ Trio until 2:30
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street presents Emily Dix Collective from 6:30 – 9:30
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Emily Frost Duo from 6:00 – 10:00
• 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
• Corvino 1830 Walnut Has Roger Wilder on piano 6-9


Tuesday, May 17

• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Tyrone Clark Trio from 6:00 – 10:00 followed by the Reyes Brothers Organ Trio 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
• Corvino @ 1830 Walnut hosts Jeff Freling on guitar 6-9
• Johnnie’s in Liberty presents KCKCC Jazz 6:30-9:30
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central has Talya Groves from 7:00 – 11:00.

Wednesday, May 18

• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Ken Lovern’s OJT from 6:00 – 11:00 followed by the Reyes Brothers Organ Trio until 2:30
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has Peter Schlamb Trio 630-930
• Jazz at Legends has vocalist Brad Allen from 6:00 – 9:00
• Tim Reid Jr. hosts a jazz jam at the Phoenix at 8th and Central from 7:00 – 11:00. Musicians bring your axe
• Jackie Myers Quartet appears outdoors at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway 5-8
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street presents pianist Charles Williams Trio from 6:30 – 9:30
• Johnnie’s 1903 Victory lane in Liberty Presents Dan Bliss & John Blegen 6:30-9:30
• Corvino 1830 Walnut presents Matt Hopper on guitar 6-9


Thursday, May 19

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine [email protected] series presents Matt Hopper Quartet Thursday at noon.

• 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. Tyrone Clark Duo 8:30 and Jeff Shirley Organ Trio 11:30pm-2:30am
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Matt Villinger from 6:00 – 10:00
• The French Market in Prairie Village Shops hosts Emily Dix 5:30-8
• Pierponts at Union Station presents keyboardist Mark Lowrey from 5:00 – 8:00
• The Ship in the West Bottoms brings Logan Richardson & blues People back to K.C. after his residency at the Village Vanguard NYC 9:00
• Johnnie’s 1903 Victory Dr, Liberty, MO, presents LAURA BARGE & BILL STILFIELD 6:30pm – 9:30pm
• Westport Coffee House 4110 Pennsylvania presents: Brian Scarborough Quintet @ 6pm
• the Phoenix at 8th and Central has Mcdowell n Company 7-11
• 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
• Corvino 1830 Walnut Peter Schlamb on piano 6-9
• Café Trio at 4558 Main features pianist Tim Whitmer from 5:00 – 8:00


Friday, May 20


• Indigo Hour at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine has Chavonna Adams at 5:00 followed by the Brian Ward Quartet at 8:30
• The Medallion Theater at 300 East 39th Street hosts the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra’s Riff Generation at 7:00

The Phoenix 302 w. 8th presents LEE LANGSTON 4:30PM-8:30PM EVERY FRIDAY Followed by Heather Newman Band till 1am
• 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 Matt Villinger Organ Trio until 2:00am
• The Black Dolphin at 1813 Grand features Tim Whitmer Quartet with Jim Mair 6:30-9:30 and Reyes Brothers Trio from 10-1
• The Ship in the West Bottoms has KC Green starting at 6
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has Peter Schlamb from 5:00 – 9:30 upstairs & Roger Wilder Trio downstairs 6-10
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street presents Eclipse Trio from 6:30 – 10:30
• The Market at Meadowbrook at 4901 Meadowbrook Parkway features JACKIE MYERS from 4:00 – 6:30
• Stock Hill at 48th and Main presents Stephen Martin from 8:00 – 11:00
• Johnnie’s at 1903 Victory Drive in Liberty presents Lori Tucker 6:30-10:30
• Johnnie’s @ 1400 Main Kansas City hosts ALEX ABRAMOVITZ AND HIS SWING’N KANSAS CITY JAZZ BAND 6:30-10:30
• Mr. Biggs Place in Grandview Presents the 435 LIVE Quartet from 7:00 – 10:00
• Corvino 1830 Walnut has Matt Villinger on piano 6-9 & Stan Kessler Quartet 9-11:30
• The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall presents Joel McNulty



Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine has James Ward Band Saturday @ 8:30

• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Rod Fleeman Trio 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 Taylor Babb 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
Sunday: Tyrone Clark Trio 6-10 followed by RSS Trio till 2:30
• The Black Dolphin at 1813 Grand features Tim Whitmer Quartet w Jim Mair 6:30-9:30 and Leslie Maclean Trio 10-1 Saturday
• On Saturday the Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has Matt Tabor 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
• The Bite of Blue Springs at 1901 NW 7 Highway has the Dan Riggs Big Band Saturday at 5:00.
• Eddie V’s at 700 West 47th Street presents The Charles Williams Trio Saturday from 6:30 – 10:30 and Sunday from 6:00 – 9:00
• Stock Hill at 48th and Main presents Sons of Brazil from 8:00 – 11:00 Saturday
• Johnnie’s at 1903 Victory Drive in Liberty presents J Love Band 6:30-10:30 Sat.
• Jazz in Independence features Brad Allen Saturday from 5:00 – 9:00
• Johnnie’s in the power and light district presents DELYNIA JANNELL ENSEMBLE sat 6:30-10:30
• 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 4:30-8:30PM And Howard Mahan 9-1. 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: Sons of Brasil with Stan Kessler Sunday @ 6pm
• Corvino 1830 Walnut The Kelley Gant Quartet 9-11:30 Sat. Sunday DJ Alber’s Lo-Fi Beats 6-9
• Soiree, 1512 E. 18thSt. presents Kim Keys & Locd! Each and every Sunday @ 6


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