KKFI Jazz Calendar for December 28 – January 3

KKFI Jazz Calendar for December 28 – January 3

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, December 28th to Sunday, January 3rd. 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 evening shows except where indicated with words like “brunch” or “noon.”

Monday, December 28

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine presents the Louis Neal Big Band from 7:00 – 11:00.
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features drummer John Kizilarmut from 8:00 – 12:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Pagarazzi from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Joe DeFio from 6:00 – 8:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents Millie Edwards with Tom DeMasters from 7:00 – 10:30.
• The Tank Room at 1813 Grand features A la Mode from 8:00 – midnight
• Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road has Jazzbo at 6:00
• The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road features the Waldo Jazz Collective from 7:00 – 10:00
• The Pot Belly Sandwich Shop at 4725 Broadway features guitarist Brad Allen at lunch time every Monday from 11:30 – 1:30

Tuesday, December 29

• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents The Sequel Quartet from 9:00 – 12:00
• Guitarist Matt Hopper hosts a jazz jam at the Phoenix at 8th and Central from 7:00 – 11:00. Musicians bring your axe
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents keyboardist Roger Wilder from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has trumpeter Hermon Mehari from 6:00 – 10:00
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Bobby Adams duo from 6:00 – 10:00
• Café Trio at 4558 Main has Michael Pagan from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Camelot Ballroom at 6635 west 151st Street features the Abel Ramirez big band with Frank Ancona from 7:30 – 9:30
• The Pot Belly Sandwich Shop at 6751 College Boulevard features guitarist Brad Allen at lunch time every Tuesday from 11:30 – 1:30

Wednesday, December 30

• The Westport Coffee House Theater at 4128 Pennsylvania features trumpet player Dave Scott with Matt Otto at 7:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Stan Kessler with Kathleen Holeman from 6:00 -10:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand has Clint Ashlock’s New Jazz Order Big Band from 7:00 – 9:00 followed by OJT until midnight
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center features saxophonist Mark Southerland with Annie Ellicott 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 Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has trumpeter Hermon Mehari from 6:00 – 10:00
• Café Trio at 4558 Main features pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Intercontinental Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents A la Mode from 7:00 – 11:00
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has drummer Matt Leifer from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents pianist TJ Erhardt from 7:00 – 11:00.
• That’s your jazz calendar for Wednesday, December 30th. The Jazz Calendar can be seen at kkfi.org under recent news

Thursday, New Year’s Eve

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine presents organist Everette deVan and Charles Williams with Paula Sanders and Asa Barnes from 7:30 – 12:00.
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center features vocalist Shay Estes and the Hermon Mehari Quartet from 6:00 – 9:00. Tomorrow saxophonist Rich Wheelr appears during lunch at the American from 11:30 – 2:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents bassist Karl McComas – Reichl downstairs from 8:00 – 12:00 and OJT from 9:30 – 1:30
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Michael Pagan from 6:00 – 10:00 and pianist Bram Wijnands downstairs from 7:30 – 12:30
• Union Station brings in vocalist Dave Stephens at 8:00
• The Granada presents Mouth and Hearts of Darkness at 7:00
• The Isle of Capri Casino has the Grand Marquis at 8:30
• The Overland Park Ballroom and Social Club presents Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 at 8:30
• Cascone’s on North Oak Trafficway features Jim Mair with Joe Cartwright from 7:00 – 10:00
• The Pot Belly Sandwich Shop at 6751 College Boulevard features guitarist Brad Allen at lunch time every Thursday from 11:30 – 1:30
• The Gaslight Grill at 5020 W 137th St in Leawood features The New Red Onion Jazz Babies
• The Intercontinental Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Lonnie McFadden from 8:00 – 12:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents vocalist Havilah Bruders from 5:00 -7:00 followed by the British Invasion until 11:00
• Café Trio has pianist Tim Whitmer from 6:00 – 9:00
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has The Matt Leifer Trio with Kelley Gant from 5:30 – 10:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central has Damon Parker from 6:30 – 9:00 followed by Tim Whitmer and the KC Express until 1:00

Friday, New Year’s Day

• If you’re going out, please check with venues to make sure they’re open.
• The Blue Room, Sullivan’s, and The American Restaurant are closed
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has live music from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Tim Whitmer from 5:30 – 8:30 followed by Electric Tinks from 9:00 – 1:00 and Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 until 1:00
• The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road presents pianist Dave McCubbin from 8:00 – midnight.
• Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania features pianist Charles Pridgen from 7:00 – 10:00
• 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.
• Café Trio at 4558 Main presents live music from 7:30 – 10:30

Saturday, January 2 and Sunday, January 3

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine hosts a Divas Night Out from 8:30 – 12:30 Saturday. Sunday the Blue Room has Neo Soul Lounge
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents OJT from 6:00 – 1:30 Saturday. Sunday the 627 Big Band appears at the Green Lady from 8:30 – 11:30.
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Bram Wijnands from 7:00 – 11:00 Saturday. Sunday Joe DeFio plays solo piano at the Majestic from 6:00 – 8:00
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center features live music from 6:30 – 10:00
• Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania has pianist Marilyn Wood every Saturday and 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
• 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. Vocalist Kelley Gant appears at the Phoenix Saturday at 4:30 followed vocalist Shay Estes from 9:00 until 1:00
• The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road presents pianist Dave McCubbin tomorrow night from 8:00 – midnight.
• The Bristol at 119th and Nall has CoCo Trio Sunday from 5:00 – 8:00
• 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 vocalist Kelley Gant Sunday from 5:30 – 9:00
• Café Trio at 4558 Main presents live music from 7:30 – 10:30

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