KKFI Jazz Calendar for May 9 – May 15

KKFI Jazz Calendar for May 9 – May 15

This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, May 9th to Sunday, May 15th. 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 9

• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features Stan Kessler’s Force Five from 9:00 – 1:00
• Groove 101 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 keyboardist Roger Wilder with Steve Rigazzi 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
• The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road features the Waldo Jazz Collective from 7:00 – 10:00
• Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road has Jazzbo at 6:00
• The Pot Belly Sandwich Shop at 4725 Broadway features guitarist Brad Allen at lunch time every Monday from 11:30 – 1:30

Tuesday, May 10

• 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 Bryan Hicks from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand features DoJo from 7:00 – 10:00 followed by vibraphonist Peter Schlamb
• 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
• 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 with Anne Trinkl from 7:30 – 9:30

Wednesday, May 11

• Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents kkfi’s own Jeff Harshbarger from 6:00 -10:00
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand hosts a live recording of the 12th Street Jump featuring the music of Big Joe Turner as interpreted by David Basse from 7:30 – 9:00 followed by OJT until 1:00
• The Westport Coffee House Theater at 4010 Pennsylvania presents trumpeter Nate Nall at 8:00
• The Gaslight Grill at 5020 W 137th St in Leawood features clarinetist Lynn Zimmer from 6:30 – 9:30
• Louie’s Wine Dive at Gregory and Wornall presents Stan Kessler and Kathleen Holeman from 6:00 – 9:00
• 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
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has drummer Matt Leifer from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Ship at 1217 Union Avenue features the Creighton Organization from 8:30 – 12:00
• The Phoenix at 8th and Central presents A la Mode from 7:00 – 11:00.
• That’s your jazz calendar for Wednesday, May 11th. The Jazz Calendar can be seen at kkfi.org under recent news

Thursday, May 12

• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine features Duck Warner from 7:00 – 11:00.
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents OJT 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 A la Mode Trio from 6:00 -10:00
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Michael Pagan from 6:00 – 10:00
• The Ship at 1217 Union Avenue features organist Greg Meise from 9:30 – 1:00
• The Intercontinental Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Lonnie McFadden from 8:00 – 12:00
• Lucky Brewgrille at 5401 Johnson Drive features Ron Carlson from 6:00 – 8:30
• 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
• Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road has Kris and Havilah Bruders at 7:00
• Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Everette Freeman trio from 5:30 – 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 Phoenix at 8th and Central presents Dan Sturdevant and Rick Huyett from 7:00 – 11:00.

Friday, May 13

• Indigo Hour at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine features The Truth from 5:30 –8:30 followed by kkfi’s own Jazz Disciple
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Tim Whitmer and the KC Express from 5:30 – 9:30, OJT downstairs from 8:30 – 12:30, and the Boogaloo 7 upstairs from 10:00 – 2:00
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center features pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:30 – 10:00
• The Hot Strings Quartet 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 presents vocalist Megan Birdsall from 7:00 -11:00
• The Art Factory at 135th and Nall features Stan Kessler with Bill Bergman Saturday from 7:00 – 9:30
• The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Michael Pagan from 7:00 – 11:00
• Suburban Lawn and Garden at 4 West 135th Street features vocalist Laura Chalk with Roger Wilder from 5:00 – 8:00
• 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 the Stone Cutter’s Union 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.
• Café Trio at 4558 Main presents live music from 6:30 – 9:30

Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15

• The Gem Theater at 18th and Highland honors Ida McBeth and the McFadden Brothers with lifetime achievement awards Saturday at 8:00
• Helzberg Hall celebrates “Sinatra at the Sands” with the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and Ron Gutierrez Saturday at 8:00
• The Blue Room at 18th and Vine features the Sons of Brasil from 8:30 – 12:30 Saturday
• The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Heat Index Saturday from 3:00 – 6:00 followed by vocalist Molly Hammer from 6:00 – 9:00, and OJT from 9:00 – 1:30. Sunday the Green Lady hosts the Metropolitan Jazz Workshop from 3:00 – 4:30, and the 627 Big Band appears at the Green Lady from 8:30 – 11:30.
• The American Restaurant at Crown Center features vocalist Shay Estes Saturday from 6:30 – 10:00
• 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 Art Factory at 135th and Nall features the Ron Carlson Quartet Saturday from 7:00 – 9:30
• 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
• First Baptist Church at 100 West Red Bridge Road presents pianist Charles Williams for Jazz Vespers from 6:00 – 8:00
• The Brian Ruskin Quartet 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 keyboardist Max Groove for the Saturday jazz brunch from 10:00 – 1:00 and vocalist Mandy Boothe Saturday evening from 7:00 – 11:00. Stan Kessler and Kathleen Holeman appear for the Sunday brunch at Chaz from 10:00 – 1:00
• Ophelia’s in Independence Square presents Candace Evans from 6:00 – 9:00 Saturday
• The Kill Devil Club at 14th and Main has Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle Saturday
• Somerset Winery at 29725 Somerset Road presents guitarist Doug Perkins with Roger Wilder Sunday from 1:00 – 4:00
• 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. Tim Whitmer and the Kansas City Express appear at the Phoenix Saturday at 4:30 followed by the Nick Schnebelen Band 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

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