KKFI Jazz Calendar for May 25 – 31

KKFI Jazz Calendar for May 25 – 31

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, May 25th to Sunday, May 31st. 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, May 25

• Bassist Bill McKemy hosts the Blue Monday Jam at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine from 7:00 – 11:00. Musicians bring your axe
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents the Desmond Mason Trio from 9:00 – 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 Record Bar at Westport Road and Southwest Trafficway features La Fin Absolute du Monde with Sie Lieben Maschinen and the Jorge Arana Trio at 10:00
• The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road features the Waldo Jazz Collective from 7:00 – 10:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents vocalist Millie Edwards from 7:00 – 11:00.
• Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road presents Jazzbo at 6:00

Tuesday, May 26

• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents the Sequel Trio 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
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has trumpeter Hermon Mehari from 6:00 – 10:00
• Harling’s at Main Street and Westport Road features the New Jazz Order Big Band from 9:00 – 12:00
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center presents pianist John Kizilarmut from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Camelot Ballroom at 6635 151st Street presents the Abel Ramirez Big Band from 7:30 – 9:30
• 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
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Candace Evans from 6:00 – 10:00
• Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road presents Jay Eudaly at 6:00

Wednesday, May 27

• The Broadway Jazz Club at 3601 Broadway hosts a live recording of the 12th Street Jump featuring alto saxophonist David Chael interpreting the music of Paquito De Rivera at 7:30 followed by post show music with David Chael until 11:30
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents guitarist Adam Schlozman from 7:30– 8:30 followed by OJT until 12:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents keyboardist Roger Wilder from 6:00 – 10:00
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center presents vocalist Shay Estes with Andrew Ouellette 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
• Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania features organist Rich Hill and the Riffs at 7:30
• Café Trio at 4558 Main features pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Summit Grill and Bar at 4835 Northwest Lakewood Way in Lee’s Summit presents vocalist Kathleen Holeman from 4:00 – 7:00
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has drummer Matt Leifer from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central has Billy Ebeling from 7:00 – 11:00.
• Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road presents Dan Bliss at 6:00

Thursday May 28

• The Westport Coffee House Theater at 4128 Pennsylvania presents the Stephen Martin Group at 8:00
• The Newport Grille at 5501 West 135th Street features the Joe Cartwright Trio from 6:30 – 9:30
• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine has the Latin Jazz All Stars from 7:00 – 11:00
• The Broadway Jazz Club at 3601 Broadway features vocalist Laura Chalk from 7:00 – 10:00
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center presents Gerald Spaits and Roger Wilder from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Bass Face from 5:30– 8:30 followed by saxophonist Brett Jackson from 9:00 – 12:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 10:00
• Ca Va (sah vah) at 4149 Pennsylvania features trumpeter Hermon Mehari
• The Ship at 1217 Union Avenue in the west bottoms features Pope of Dope and the Dirty Force Brass Band at 9:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central has Brody Buster from 7:00 – 11:00.
• Tomlinson’s in the Kansas City Club at 918 Baltimore hosts a jazz jam with Dan Sturdevant from 7:00 – 10:00. Musicians bring your axe.
• The Intercontinental Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Lonnie McFadden tonight from 8:00 – 12:00
• EBT at 435 and State Line features live music from 6:00 – 9:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Stan Kessler and Kathleen Holeman from 6:00 -10:00
• Café Trio has pianist Tim Whitmer from 6:00 – 9:00
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Everette Freeman trio from 5:30 – 10:00

Friday May 29

• The Take 5 Coffee Bar at 6601 W 135th has Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle from 8:00 – 10:30
• The Friday Indigo hour at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine features Lady D at 5:30 followed by the James Ward Band from 8:30 – 12:30
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Tim Whitmer from 5:30 – 8:30 followed by the Mark Lowrey Trio from 10:00 – 2:00
• Louie’s Wine Dive at 71st and Wornall has live music from 7:00 – 11:00
• The Broadway Jazz Club at 3601 Broadway features vocalist Millie Edwards from 7:00 – 10:00 followed by bassist Dominique Sanders until 12:30
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central has Lonnie McFadden from 4:30 – 8:30 followed by Shades of Jade until 1:00.
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Bram Wijnands from 7:00 – 11:00
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center has saxophonist Matt Otto from 6:00 – 9:00
• Lucky Brewgrille at 5401 Johnson Drive in Mission has the Ron Carlson Trio with Stan Kessler from 6:00 – 9:00
• The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road presents pianist Dave McCubbin from 8:00 – midnight.
• Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania features pianist Charles Pridgen every Friday from 7:00 – 10:00
• Grand Marquis appears outdoors at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway from 4:00 – 7:00
• The Kill Devil Club at 14th and Main presents J Love from 9:00 – midnight
• The Intercontinental Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents vocalist Lori Tucker tonight from 8:00 – 12:00
• The Mutual Musicians’ Foundation at 1823 Highland has the Friday 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
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has Bobby Adams from 6:00 – 11:00
• Piropos at 4141 North Mulberry Drive in Briarcliff presents Mike Ning with Sherry Brummett from 5:00 – 7:00 followed by Dan Sturdevant with Tiffany Miller.
• EBT at 435 and State Line features Mandy Booth with Michael Pagan from 6:00 – 10:00
• Café Trio at 4558 Main presents pianist and vocalist Alice Jenkins from 7:30 – 10:30

Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31

• The Take 5 Coffee Bar at 6601 W 135th presents the Project H Saturday from 8:00 – 10:30. Sunday pianist Roger Wilder plays the Take 5 brunch with David Chael from 10:00 – 2:00
• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine features vocalist Lee Langston from 8:30 – 12:30 Saturday.
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Molly Hammer and Ken Lovern from 6:00 – 9:00 and OJT from 9:30 – 1:30 Saturday. Sunday the 627 Big Band appears at the Green Lady from 8:30 – 11:30.
• The Broadway Jazz Club at 3601 Broadway has pianist Max Groove from 7:00 – 10:00 followed by the Max Groove Jam until 12:30 Saturday.
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center presents live music from 6:00 – 9:00 Saturday
• 12 Baltimore presents Stan Kessler with Harry Miller from 8:00 – 11:00 Saturday
• Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania features SUNU Saturday at 8:00
• Louie’s Wine Dive at 71st and Wornall has live music from 7:00 – 11:00 Saturday
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Bram Wijnands from 7:00 – 11:00 Saturday. Sunday Rich Hill plays the jazz brunch at the Majestic from 11:00 – 1:00, and Joe DeFio plays solo piano at the Majestic from 6:00 – 8:00
• Zona Rosa hosts the 2015 Italian Festival featuring live entertainment Friday and Saturday including Frank Cherrito and Frank Vigliaturo, Joseph Vincelli, and the Rat Pack Reprise between 5:00 – 10:00 Friday and Tony Antonucci and The Viviano Brothers Saturday between noon and 10:00. Sunday Tony Antonucci appears at the Italian Festival with the Abel Ramirez Trio
• Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park at 8825 Lackman presents Alaturka at 6:00 Sunday at 6:00
• Californo’s has pianist Marilyn Wood every Saturday and Rich Hill every Sunday from 7:00 – 10:00.
• EBT at 435 and State Line features Candace Evans from 6:00 – 10:00 Saturday
• 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
• Mike Pagan’s Big Band 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 features vocalist Kelley Gant for the Saturday jazz brunch from 10:00 – 1:00. A la Mode appears at Chaz Saturday evening from 7:00 – 11:00. Sunday Mandy Booth sings at the Chaz brunch from 10:00 – 1:00
• The Eighth Street Taproom at 8th and New Hampshire in Lawrence presents Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 Saturday at 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, and Saturday evening pianist Tim Whitmer appears from 4:30 – 8:30 at the Phoenix followed by the Hot Club of Kansas City from 9:00 until 1:00
• AKKA Karate at 4030 Broadway hosts a fundraiser for women’s self defense with guitarist Rick Gibbins Saturday at 7:30
• The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road presents pianist Dave McCubbin tomorrow night from 8:00 – midnight.
• The Bristol at 119th and Nall has the Greg Meise 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 Will Matthews and the Saturday Night Trio Saturday from 7:00 – 11:00. Sunday Lonnie McFadden appears at Sullivan’s from 5:30 – 9:00
• Café Trio at 4558 Main presents pianist and vocalist Alice Jenkins Friday and Saturday from 7:30 – 10:30

• to have your event listed, send an e-mail to rogermwilder@sbcglobal.net

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