KKFI Jazz Calendar for the week of December 1 – 7

KKFI Jazz Calendar for the week of December 1 – 7

   This is the KKFI Jazz Event Calendar for the week of Monday, December 1 to Sunday, December 7. 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 1

 

  • The Kauffman Center presents KU Jazz Ensemble 1 with special guests Deborah Brown, Clint Ashlock, Matt Otto, Danny Embrey, and Jeff Harshbarger at 7:00
  • Saxophonist Mike Herrera 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 Pagarazzi from 6:00 – 10:00
  • The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Patrick Gilbert from 6:00 – 8:00
  • 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 presents Jazzbo at 6:00

 

Tuesday, December 2

 

  • 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
  • White Recital Hall at 4949 Cherry at UMKC features the UMKC Jazz Big Bands at 7:30
  • Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents keyboardist Patrick Gilbert from 6:00 – 10:00
  • Harling’s on Main Street features the New Jazz Order Big Band from 9:00 – 12:00
  • The American Restaurant presents solo piano from 6:00 – 9:00
  • Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has pianist Eric Caplan from 6:00 – 10:00
  • Café Trio at 4558 Main has Michael Pagan from 6:00 – 9:00

 

Wednesday, December 3

 

  • Unity Temple on the Plaza presents Spirituality and all that Jazz with the Kansas City Kansas Community College Jazz Band at 7:00
  • The Broadway Jazz Club at 3601 Broadway hosts a live recording of the 12th Street Jump celebrating the music of Jimmy Smith and Joe Williams as interpreted by organist Ken Lovern at 7:30 followed by vocalist Eboni Fondren until 11:00
  • The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Ken Lovern’s Organ Jazz Trio from 9:00 – 12:00
  • 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
  • The Westport Coffee House Theater at 4010 Pennsylvania presents Juego Estandar with Mike Herrera and Miguel DeLeon from 7:00 – 10:00
  • Café Trio at 4558 Main features pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 9:00
  • Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has pianist Ryan Howard from 7:00 – 11:00
  • The American Restaurant presents vocalist Shay Estes from 6:00 – 9:00
  • The Phoenix at 8th and Central has guitarist Brian Ruskin from 7:00 – 11:00.
  • Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents keyboardist Max Groove from 6:00 – 10:00
  • Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road presents guitarist Rick Bacus at 7:00

 

Thursday December 4

 

  • The Westport Coffee House Theater at 4010 Pennsylvania presents The Project H at 8:00
  • The Take 5 Coffee Bar at 6601 W 135th Street features Mambo DeLeon from 7:00 – 9:30
  • The Blue Room at 18th and Vine has Duck Warner from 7:00 – 11:00
  • The Broadway Jazz Club at 3601 Broadway features live music from 7:00 – 11:00
  • The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Molly Hammer with Ken Lovern at 5:30 followed by vibraphonist Peter Schlamb from 9:00 – midnight
  • The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway features pianist Mark Lowrey from 6:00 – 10:00
  • The Phoenix at 8th and Central has guitarists Rod Fleeman and Dan Bliss from 7:00 – 11:00.
  • Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Everette Freeman trio from 5:30 – 11:30
  • Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road presents Grand Marquis at 7:00
  • Café Trio at 4558 Main has Tim Whitmer at the piano from 6:00 – 9:00
  • The Intercontinental Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents Lonnie McFadden tonight from 8:00 – 12:00
  • The American Restaurant presents live music from 6:00 – 9:00
  • 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 Flyzone from 6:00 – 10:00

 

Friday December 5

 

  • Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College’s Carlsen Center brings in trumpeter Chris Botti at 7:30
  • The Friday Indigo hour at the Blue Room at 18th and Vine features Just a Taste of Jazz at 5:30 followed by none other than organist Everette DeVan from 8:30 – 12:30.      
  • The New Take 5 Coffee Bar at 6601 W 135th features vocalist Megan Birdsall from 8:00 – 10:30
  • Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway presents vocalist Eboni Fondren       from 7:00 – 11:00
  • The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Tim Whitmer from 5:30 – 8:30 followed by Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 from 10:00 – 2:00
  • The Chesterfield at 14th and Main features A la Mode from 9:00 – midnight
  • The American Restaurant presents live music from 6:00 – 9:00
  • The Broadway Jazz Club at 3601 Broadway features live music from 7:00 – 11:00
  • Lucky Brewgrille at 5401 Johnson Drive presents the Ron Carlson Trio with Stephen Dillman from 6:00 – 9:00
  • The Phoenix at 8th and Central has Lonnie McFadden from 4:30 – 8:30 followed by J Love until 1:00.
  • The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Bram Wijnands from 7:00 – 11:00
  • Louie’s Wine Dive at 71st and Wornall has live music from 7:00 – 11:00
  • The Piano Room at 8410 Wornall Road presents pianist Dave McCubbin tonight from 8:00 – midnight.
  • Californo’s at 4124 Pennsylvania features pianist Charles Pridgen every Friday from 7:00 – 10:00
  • 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 Friday
  • 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 tonight from 5:00 – 7:00 followed by Dan Sturdevant with Tiffany Miller.      
  • Jazz: a Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line Road presents Cold Sweat at 7:00
  • Café Trio at 4558 Main presents pianist and vocalist Alice Jenkins Friday from 7:30 – 10:30
  • EBT at 435 and State Line features live music from 6:00 – 10:00

 

Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7

 

 

  • Community Christian Church at 46th and Main Street presents the annual Jazz Carol Fest at 4:00 Sunday with many musicians including Tim Whitmer, Joe Cartwright, Rod Fleeman, Stan Kessler, and Jim Mair
  • The Topeka Jazz Workshop at the downtown Ramada Inn in Topeka has the Roger Wilder Quintet Sunday from 3:00 – 5:00
  • The Take 5 Coffee Bar at 6601 W 135th Street features saxophonist Rich Wheeler Saturday from 8:00 – 10:30. Sunday pianist TJ Martley plays a jazz brunch at the Take 5 from 10:00 – 2:00
  • The Blue Room at 18th and Vine presents the Hermon Mehari Quintet featuring Ben Van Gelder from 8:30 – 12:30 Saturday
  • The Record Bar at Westport Road and Southwest Trafficway features the People’s Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City Sunday from 8:00 – 10:30
  • The Green Lady Lounge at 18th and Grand presents Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle from 6:00 – 9:00 followed by OJT from 9:30 – 1:30 Saturday. Sunday the Foundation Big Band appears at the Green Lady from 8:00 – 12:00.
  • The Broadway Jazz Club at 3601 Broadway has live music Saturday from 7:00 – 1:30. Sunday the Broadway club has a Sunday jazz brunch       from 11:00 – 3:00
  • Louie’s Wine Dive at 71st and Wornall has live music from 7:00 – 11:00
  • The Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway has pianist Bram Wijnands from 7:00 – 11:00 Saturday. Sunday Rich Hill plays a jazz brunch at the Majestic from 11:00 – 1:00 and Patrick Gilbert returns from 6:00 – 8:00
  • 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 live music 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
  • The American Restaurant presents live music from 7:00 – 10:00 Saturday
  • Jazz a Louisiana Kitchen at the Legends presents saxophonist Carl Bender Saturday at 7:00
  • Chaz at the Raphael Hotel at Wornall and Ward Parkway features vocalist Molly Hammer for the Saturday jazz brunch from 10:00 – 1:00. Angela Hagenbach sings at Chaz Saturday evening from 7:00 – 11:00. Sunday Cynthia Van Rhoden sings at the 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 and pianist Tim Whitmer from 4:30 – 8:30 followed by vocalist Shay Estes 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 brings in clarinetist Lynn Zimmer from 6:30 – 9:30 Saturday, and Sunday
  • Sullivan’s at 119th and Roe has the Saturday Night Trio on 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

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