KKFI Jazz Calendar for May 30 – June 5

KKFI Jazz Calendar for May 30 – June 5

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, May 30th to Sunday, June 5th. 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 30

• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features drummer Kevin Frazee at 5:30 followed by Stan Kessler’s Force 5 from 9:00 – 1:00
• KKFI’s own Jazz Disciple hosts the Blue Monday Jam at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine from 7:00 – 11:00. Musicians bring your axe
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents bassist Gerald Spaits from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Joe DeFio from 6:00 – 8:00
• The Tank Room at 1813 Grand features A la Mode from 8:00 – midnight
• 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, May 31

• 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 clarinetist John Blegen from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features the Sequel Quartet from 9:00 – 1:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has saxophonist Andy McGhie from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Pot Belly Sandwich Shop at 6751 College Boulevard features guitarist Brad Allen at lunch time every Tuesday from 11:30 – 1:30
• 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 from 7:30 – 9:30

Wednesday, June 1

• Unity Temple on the Plaza hosts Spirituality and All That Jazz with Mama Ray at 7:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents keyboardist Roger Wilder with Seth Lee from 6:00 -10:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features OJT from 9:00 – 1:00
• 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 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.
• Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road has guitarist Rick Bacus at 7:00

Thursday, June 2

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine features vocalist Kevin Mahogany with shows at 7:30 and 9:30.
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents drummer John Kizilarmut at 5:30 followed by saxophonist Brett Jackson from 9:00 – 12:00
• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents the Hot Strings Trio from 6:00 -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 Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Ship at 1217 Union Avenue features the Latin Jazz All Stars from 9:30 – 1:00
• The Intercontinental Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Lonnie McFadden from 8:00 – 12:00
• 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
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Everette Freeman trio from 5:30 – 10:00

Friday, June 3

• Indigo Hour at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine features BMW from 5:30 –8:30 followed by vibraphonist Roy Ayers with shows at 8:30 and 10:00
• Zona Rosa hosts Fiesta Italiana from 5:00 – 11:00 with various entertainers including Frank Cherrito, Frank Vigliaturo, Tony Antonucci, Joseph Vincelli, and Lena Prima
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Tim Whitmer and the KC Express from 5:30 – 9:15 and the Boogaloo 7 from 10:00 – 2:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Bram Wijnands from 7:00 – 11:00
• 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 Intercontinental Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents vocalist Lori Tucker from 8:00 – 12:00
• Jax Fish House at 48th and Belleview presents Mark Lowrey from 3:30 – 5:30
• 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
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has pianist Max Groove 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.
• The Backroom Gallery at 10914 East Winner Road in Independence features guitarist Brian Ruskin from 7:00 – 9:00
• Café Trio at 4558 Main presents live music from 6:30 – 9:30

Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5

• The Gem Theater at 18th and Highland brings in Ellis Marsalis and Al Jarreau Saturday for a walk of fame ceremony at 6:30 and concert at 8:30.
• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine features saxophonist Doug Talley with Kathleen Holeman from 8:30 – 12:30 Saturday
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Tim Whitmer Saturday from 3:00 – 5:00. Later OJT appears upstairs at the Green Lady from 6:00 – 9:00 and keyboardist Max Groove plays from 8:30 – 12:30. Sunday Stan Kessler’s Force 5 appears at the Green Lady from 8:30 – 12:30.
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Bram Wijnands from 7:00 – 11:00. Sunday Rich Hill plays a jazz brunch at the Majestic, and Joe DeFio plays solo piano at the Majestic from 6:00 – 8:00
• The Ship at 1217 Union Avenue features the People’s Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City from 8:30 – 10:30
• Zona Rosa hosts Fiesta Italiana with various entertainers including Frank Cherrito, Frank Vigliaturo, and Tony Antonucci at 1:00 PM
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center features Shay Estes 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 Molly Hammer with keyboardist Joe Cartwright from 6:30 – 9:30 Saturday
• YJ’s at 18th and Wyandotte has bassist Bryan Hicks every Sunday from 7:00 – 10:00
• Miquel De Leon and Carte Blanche 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 Cynthia Van Rhoden for the Saturday jazz brunch from 10:00 – 1:00 and the Hot Club of Kansas City Saturday evening from 7:00 – 11:00. Eboni Fondren sings for the Sunday Chaz brunch from 10:00 – 1:00
• 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. Rock, Paper, Scissors appears at the Phoenix Saturday at 4:30 followed by Lauren Anderson 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 the Saturday Night Trio Saturday from 6:00 – 10:00. Sunday Lonnie McFadden appears at Sullivan’s from 5:30 – 9:00
• Café Trio at 4558 Main presents live music Saturday from 6:30 – 9:30
• Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road has guitarist Dan Bliss at 7:00

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