Calendar


Saturday Jazz


Dec
16
Sat
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Dec 16 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Jazz Standards and popular music by Louisville  guitarist Jeff Sherman, a bass player and various other excellent local jazz musicians. Catch them every Friday and Saturday evening at this nice Frankfort Avenue bistro.

Jamey Aebersold Trio at Jimmy Can’t Dance
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The veteran alto sax player leads a bebop trio at this basement jazz club across 7th from 21C.

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Veteran pianist Crews solos on standards and his own compositions on Monday, Friday and Saturday nights at this upscale restaurant on Bardtown Road that has been hosting jazz for decades.

Reservations recommended/

502 Vintage Keys at Jimmy Can’t Dance
Dec 16 @ 10:30 pm – Dec 17 @ 1:30 am

Fusion group led by bassist Tyrone Wheeler at this basement jazz club across 7th from 21C.


Sunday Jazz


Dec
17
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Dec 17 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

6 – Jazz with nationally syndicated host Bob Parlocha

8 – Jazz Insights with Danny O’Bryan. – Renaissance Man O’Bryan spins an everchanging mix of jazz to get you moving on Sunday morning. Nice combination of classic cuts and new releases.

10 – Best Coast Jazz with John LaBarbera.   Big Band jazz selected by local composer, arranger, educator and Grammy nominated recording artist LaBarbera.

11 – The Inner Ear with local vibemaster Dick Sisto.   Mainstream jazz.12 – Jazz Profiles.   Sisto devotes an hour to the music by and life of a leading jazz musician or group, sometimes with artist interviews.

1-3 – Jazz Pulse with Matt Anthony. An eclectic show with lots of music from the ’30s to the ’50s.

Nicholas Bryan Collective at Please and Thank You
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Drummer Bryan leads a trio with a rotating cast that plays standards on Sunday mornings at this coffee shop’s new branch at Market and Floyd.

Ron Jones Duo Does Brunch at Gander
Dec 17 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Two of Louisville’s finest musicians, Ron Jones on alto saxophone, and Sonny Stephens on upright bass, are now doing a bruch show every Sunday at this new upscale casual spot just outside the Snyder. You will hear the music of Charlie Parker, Cole Porter, Miles, Brubeck and John Coltrane just to name a few. Oh, and just a reminder. They will be SWINGIN!!

Brunch is $13.99

Jerry Tolson Quartet with Singer Karan Chavis at the Yearlings Club
Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The fine veteran singer sits in with Jerry Tolson’s group of pros at the annual Yearlings Club holiday party.

Jerry Tolson, Keyboard

Karen Chavis, Vocals

Dave Clark, Saxophone

Tyrone Wheeler, Bass

Ted Richardson, Drums

 

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West Market Street Stompers @ The Levee at the River House
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Originally a traditional jazz group, the Stompers have added new personnel, tunes and arrangements that really freshen up the repertoire.   They’re now a wide ranging band that plays jazz and pop music from the last one hundred years – from Louis Armstrong to Swing to Bebop to Stevie Wonder and The Beatles, and they now have a regular monthly gig at the Levee.

Led by trombonist Doug Finke, the group also includes Ansyn Banks on trumpet, Derek Siebert on sax, Gabe Evens on piano, Greg Walker on guitar and banjo, Danny Kiely on bass and Bruce Morrow on drums.   Come on down to this nice bistro near the Water Tower on River Road and hear this group of first class musicians play jazz, swing and standards.

No Cover

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Guitar and Bass:  Jazz Standards and popular music five nights a week at this Frankfort Ave bistro featuring Louisville jazz guitarist Jeff Sherman, various bass players and occasional guests.

Pat Lentz and Dave Wilson @ Bistro Le Relais
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Guitarist Lentz and veteran sax man Wilson play Sunday evenings at this bistro in the old Bowman Field terminal.

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner at Wiltshire on Market
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Wagner’s stylish guitar licks and Johnson’s soulful interpretations of standards and blues favorites accompany Sunday dinner at this upscale NuLu spot. Fans of Etta James and of bossa nova will also enjoy this show.


Monday Jazz


Dec
18
Mon
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Guitar and Bass:  Jazz Standards and popular music five nights a week at this Frankfort Ave bistro featuring Louisville jazz guitarist Jeff Sherman, various bass players and occasional guests.

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Veteran pianist Crews solos on standards and his own compositions on Monday, Friday and Saturday nights at this upscale restaurant on Bardtown Road that has been hosting jazz for decades.

Reservations recommended/

Don Krekel’s Big Band Christmas with Barb Polk @ The Caravan
Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The 17 piece Don Krekel Band, now in its seventh decade of playing big band music in Louisville, is joined by singer Barb Polk and saxophonist Eddie Humphries to celebrate the season with all the big band Christmas Carols & Songs of the Season. Come out and hear music from the Stan Kenton, Glenn Miller, Les Brown & Count Basie Orchestras.

 

The Buzzard @ Decca Restaurant
Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Tim Whalen, Tenor Sax
Pete Petersen, Keyboards
Danny Kiely, Bass
Mike Hyman, Drums

Some of the best mainstream jazz in town from some real old pros and occasional guest artists, in the nice basement lounge of this upscale NuLu restaurant – one of the better listening rooms in town.


Tuesday Jazz


Dec
19
Tue
Jamey Aebersold: My Life in Jazz @ Carnegie Center for Art and History
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The NEA Jazz Master, saxophonist, educator and man responsible for hundreds of “playalongs” used by many thousand jazz musicians over the decades, talks about his life as part of a two month exhibit, An Improvised Life, at the Carnegie Center in his home town of New Albany.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Guitar and Bass:  Jazz Standards and popular music five nights a week at this Frankfort Ave bistro featuring Louisville jazz guitarist Jeff Sherman, various bass players and occasional guests.

Ray Johnson, Dave Wilson and Jenna Mattingly @ Jack Fry's
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This trio features Ray Johnson on piano, who’s been a regular here for over 25 years, Dave Wilson on saxophone and Jenna Mattingly on bass. They play jazz standards and special requests at one of Louisville’s finest restaurants.

Reservations recommended for dinner

U of L Jazz Workshop Recital @ Room 267, U of L School of Music
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm

Students participating in this community jazz workshop strut their stuff in a free show at the U of L Music School.

ChomskyJazz Central at Time and Space Bar
Dec 19 @ 9:00 pm

A rotating quartet of players led by drummer Dean Thomas plays straight ahead jazz (and some nights classic organ jazz of the Larry Young school) at this Bardstown Road joint.   Cutting edge stuff.

Kendall Carter……………………Hammond organ

Pete Peterson…………………….Piano

Tim Whalen……………………….Tenor sax

Craig Wagner……………………..Guitar

Danny Kiely………………………Bass

Dean Thomas………………………Drums

No cover

 

 

 

 


Wednesday Jazz


Dec
20
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays at Lilly’s
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Johnson’s bluesy interpretations of standards and pop tunes  are accompanied by Craig Wagner’s stylish guitar licks some weeks and Kendall Carter on the keyboard on others at this mainstay Bardstown Road restaurant.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Guitar and Bass:  Jazz Standards and popular music five nights a week at this Frankfort Ave bistro featuring Louisville jazz guitarist Jeff Sherman, various bass players and occasional guests.

A Charlie Brown Christmas at Jimmy Can’t Dance
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 21 @ 12:00 am

A swinging trio plays tunes from Vince Guaraldi’s classic soundtrack that accompanied this favorite Christmas cartoon, followed by a set of Christmas standards done jazz style. Special guests will pop in and out during the show at this basement jazz club across 7th Street from 21C.

Pete Petersen……………………………….Piano
Danny Kiely…………………………………Bass
Bruce Morrow………………………………..Drums

Seated tickets are sold out for both nights. A few tickets for bar stools or standing are available. Doors open at 7, the shows are at 8.

Ray Johnson, Dave Wilson and Jenna Mattingly @ Jack Fry's
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This trio features Ray Johnson on piano, who’s been a regular here for over 25 years, Dave Wilson on saxophone and Jenna Mattingly on bass. They play jazz standards and special requests at one of Louisville’s finest restaurants.

Reservations recommended for dinner

Jazz with Jacob Duncan @ Nachbar
Dec 20 @ 10:00 pm

Duncan on alto sax, usually Mike Hyman on drums, a rotating crew of bassists and occasional out of town jazz artists dish out mainstream, bebop and progressive jazz starting at 10 on Wednesdays at this Germantown beer haven.    Great jazz and a great young crowd that actually listens at one of the best dive bars in town.


Thursday Jazz


Dec
21
Thu
Carly Johnson and Greg Walker at Jack’s Lounge at Equus
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Johnson’s bluesy interpretations of standards, accompanied by a fine guitarist who’s great with singers, in the cozy lounge at this St. Matthews restaurant every Thursday.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Guitar and Bass:  Jazz Standards and popular music five nights a week at this Frankfort Ave bistro featuring Louisville jazz guitarist Jeff Sherman, various bass players and occasional guests.

A Charlie Brown Christmas at Jimmy Can’t Dance
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 22 @ 12:00 am

A swinging trio plays tunes from Vince Guaraldi’s classic soundtrack that accompanied this favorite Christmas cartoon, followed by a set of Christmas standards done jazz style. Special guests will pop in and out during the show at this basement jazz club across 7th Street from 21C.

Pete Petersen……………………………….Piano
Danny Kiely…………………………………Bass
Bruce Morrow………………………………..Drums

Seated tickets are sold out for both nights. A few tickets for bar stools or standing are available. Doors open at 7, the shows are at 8.

Ray Johnson (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Johnson, who has been doing gigs at this award winning Bardstown Road restaurant for over a quarter century, is all alone on the piano Thursday nights.

U of L Student Group at Jeffersonville’s Parlour
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm

Two singers and a strong rhythm section – all students in U of L’s fine jazz program – swing some standards (and not so standard tunes), along with a few holiday favorites at this restaurant at the foot of the Big Four Walking bridge.

Nala Kathleen…………………………..Vocals
De’Quan Tunstall………………………..Keyboard
Stuart Wicke……………………………Bass
Brehnan Miller………………………….Drums
Larry Cooper……………………………Vocals

The Parlour, an excellent pizza restaurant in a lovely old Victorian, hosts this jazz series in its intimate upstairs bar every Thursday at 7.    Other good players are welcome to join in and jam after 8:30 or so.   No cover.    

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ META
Dec 21 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Ms. Johnson’s bluesy interpretations of standards and pop tunes  are accompanied by Wagner’s stylish guitar licks on Thursday’s at this cocktail bar just off 4th Street.


Friday Jazz


Dec
22
Fri
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Dec 22 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Jazz Standards and popular music by Louisville  guitarist Jeff Sherman, a bass player and various other excellent local jazz musicians. Catch them every Friday and Saturday evening at this nice Frankfort Avenue bistro.

Brooks Giles Quartet at Jimmy Can’t Dance
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Brooks Giles III – Saxophones/Vocals
Greg Chako – Guitar
Danny Kiely – Bass
Kiko Sebrian – Drums

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Veteran pianist Crews solos on standards and his own compositions on Monday, Friday and Saturday nights at this upscale restaurant on Bardtown Road that has been hosting jazz for decades.

Reservations recommended/

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ Volare Italian Restaurant
Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Wagner’s stylish guitar licks and Miss Johnson’s soulful interpretations of standards and blues favorites Friday evenings at this upscale bistro on Frankfort. Fans of Etta James and of bossa nova will also enjoy this show.

Hermanos at Jimmy Can’t Dance
Dec 22 @ 10:30 pm – Dec 23 @ 1:30 am

Hermanos is a 6-piece Latin Jazz ensemble based in Louisville, KY. Formed in 2015, this band is dedicated to pairing great melodies with pulsating rhythms for listeners and dancers alike. Hermanos has an eccentric and captivating sound, with a unique mixture of songs and rhythms from the USA and Latin America.

Hermanos is an unlikely group of instrumentalists, and has a repertoire as diverse as its members. The band pushes for a greater level of fusion between a myriad of styles by exploring a synthesis of sounds originating from the United States, Cuba, Brazil, and other Latin American countries. Hermanos is committed to seeking out and establishing new material for the Latin Jazz lexicon, all while preserving the great music of current and past Latin Jazz masters.

HERMANOS

Rob Nickerson……………..Sax
Rafael Lopez………………Guitar
Winton Reynolds……………Keyboards
Yody Hernandez…………….Bass
Joanna Garcia……………..Conga
Johnny Castaneda…………..Drums


Saturday Jazz


Dec
23
Sat
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Dec 23 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Jazz Standards and popular music by Louisville  guitarist Jeff Sherman, a bass player and various other excellent local jazz musicians. Catch them every Friday and Saturday evening at this nice Frankfort Avenue bistro.

Glass Girls at Jimmy Can’t Dance
Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Dane Waters, Joey Thieman, Joel Goodwin, Meg Samples and Danny Kiely play at this jazz club below Another Place Sandwich Shop, across 7th from 21C Hotel.

 

 

 

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Veteran pianist Crews solos on standards and his own compositions on Monday, Friday and Saturday nights at this upscale restaurant on Bardtown Road that has been hosting jazz for decades.

Reservations recommended/

West Market Street Stompers at Jimmy Can’t Dance
Dec 23 @ 10:30 pm – Dec 24 @ 1:30 am

Originally a traditional jazz group, the Stompers have added new personnel, tunes and arrangements that really freshen up the repertoire.   They’re now a wide ranging band that plays jazz and pop music from the last one hundred years – from Louis Armstrong to Swing to Bebop to Stevie Wonder and The Beatles, and are playing at this basement club across 7th Street from 21C Hotel.

Led by trombonist Doug Finke, the group also includes Ansyn Banks on trumpet, Derek Siebert on sax, Gabe Evens on piano, Greg Walker on guitar and banjo, Danny Kiely on bass and Bruce Morrow on drums.   Come on down to this hip new club and hear this group of first class musicians play jazz, swing and standards.

No Cover


Sunday Jazz


Dec
24
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Dec 24 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

6 – Jazz with nationally syndicated host Bob Parlocha

8 – Jazz Insights with Danny O’Bryan. – Renaissance Man O’Bryan spins an everchanging mix of jazz to get you moving on Sunday morning. Nice combination of classic cuts and new releases.

10 – Best Coast Jazz with John LaBarbera.   Big Band jazz selected by local composer, arranger, educator and Grammy nominated recording artist LaBarbera.

11 – The Inner Ear with local vibemaster Dick Sisto.   Mainstream jazz.12 – Jazz Profiles.   Sisto devotes an hour to the music by and life of a leading jazz musician or group, sometimes with artist interviews.

1-3 – Jazz Pulse with Matt Anthony. An eclectic show with lots of music from the ’30s to the ’50s.

Nicholas Bryan Collective at Please and Thank You
Dec 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Drummer Bryan leads a trio with a rotating cast that plays standards on Sunday mornings at this coffee shop’s new branch at Market and Floyd.

Ron Jones Duo Does Brunch at Gander
Dec 24 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Two of Louisville’s finest musicians, Ron Jones on alto saxophone, and Sonny Stephens on upright bass, are now doing a bruch show every Sunday at this new upscale casual spot just outside the Snyder. You will hear the music of Charlie Parker, Cole Porter, Miles, Brubeck and John Coltrane just to name a few. Oh, and just a reminder. They will be SWINGIN!!

Brunch is $13.99

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Guitar and Bass:  Jazz Standards and popular music five nights a week at this Frankfort Ave bistro featuring Louisville jazz guitarist Jeff Sherman, various bass players and occasional guests.

Pat Lentz and Dave Wilson @ Bistro Le Relais
Dec 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Guitarist Lentz and veteran sax man Wilson play Sunday evenings at this bistro in the old Bowman Field terminal.

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner at Wiltshire on Market
Dec 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Wagner’s stylish guitar licks and Johnson’s soulful interpretations of standards and blues favorites accompany Sunday dinner at this upscale NuLu spot. Fans of Etta James and of bossa nova will also enjoy this show.


Monday Jazz


Dec
25
Mon
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Guitar and Bass:  Jazz Standards and popular music five nights a week at this Frankfort Ave bistro featuring Louisville jazz guitarist Jeff Sherman, various bass players and occasional guests.

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Dec 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Veteran pianist Crews solos on standards and his own compositions on Monday, Friday and Saturday nights at this upscale restaurant on Bardtown Road that has been hosting jazz for decades.

Reservations recommended/

The Buzzard @ Decca Restaurant
Dec 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Tim Whalen, Tenor Sax
Pete Petersen, Keyboards
Danny Kiely, Bass
Mike Hyman, Drums

Some of the best mainstream jazz in town from some real old pros and occasional guest artists, in the nice basement lounge of this upscale NuLu restaurant – one of the better listening rooms in town.


Tuesday Jazz


Dec
26
Tue
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 26 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Guitar and Bass:  Jazz Standards and popular music five nights a week at this Frankfort Ave bistro featuring Louisville jazz guitarist Jeff Sherman, various bass players and occasional guests.

Ray Johnson, Dave Wilson and Jenna Mattingly @ Jack Fry's
Dec 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This trio features Ray Johnson on piano, who’s been a regular here for over 25 years, Dave Wilson on saxophone and Jenna Mattingly on bass. They play jazz standards and special requests at one of Louisville’s finest restaurants.

Reservations recommended for dinner

ChomskyJazz Central at Time and Space Bar
Dec 26 @ 9:00 pm

A rotating quartet of players led by drummer Dean Thomas plays straight ahead jazz (and some nights classic organ jazz of the Larry Young school) at this Bardstown Road joint.   Cutting edge stuff.

Kendall Carter……………………Hammond organ

Pete Peterson…………………….Piano

Tim Whalen……………………….Tenor sax

Craig Wagner……………………..Guitar

Danny Kiely………………………Bass

Dean Thomas………………………Drums

No cover

 

 

 

 


Wednesday Jazz


Dec
27
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays at Lilly’s
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Johnson’s bluesy interpretations of standards and pop tunes  are accompanied by Craig Wagner’s stylish guitar licks some weeks and Kendall Carter on the keyboard on others at this mainstay Bardstown Road restaurant.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Guitar and Bass:  Jazz Standards and popular music five nights a week at this Frankfort Ave bistro featuring Louisville jazz guitarist Jeff Sherman, various bass players and occasional guests.

Ray Johnson, Dave Wilson and Jenna Mattingly @ Jack Fry's
Dec 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This trio features Ray Johnson on piano, who’s been a regular here for over 25 years, Dave Wilson on saxophone and Jenna Mattingly on bass. They play jazz standards and special requests at one of Louisville’s finest restaurants.

Reservations recommended for dinner

Taylor Nelson Trio Jams at Jimmy Can’t Dance
Dec 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

A fine trio of UofL grad students play and lead a weekly jam session at this new jazz club below Another Place Sandwich Shop, across 7th from 21C Hotel.

Taylor Nelson ………………………………….. Guitar

Hamilton Pinheiro……………………………. Electric Bass

Kiko Sebrian……………………………………… Drums

Jazz with Jacob Duncan @ Nachbar
Dec 27 @ 10:00 pm

Duncan on alto sax, usually Mike Hyman on drums, a rotating crew of bassists and occasional out of town jazz artists dish out mainstream, bebop and progressive jazz starting at 10 on Wednesdays at this Germantown beer haven.    Great jazz and a great young crowd that actually listens at one of the best dive bars in town.


Thursday Jazz


Dec
28
Thu
Carly Johnson and Greg Walker at Jack’s Lounge at Equus
Dec 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Johnson’s bluesy interpretations of standards, accompanied by a fine guitarist who’s great with singers, in the cozy lounge at this St. Matthews restaurant every Thursday.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Guitar and Bass:  Jazz Standards and popular music five nights a week at this Frankfort Ave bistro featuring Louisville jazz guitarist Jeff Sherman, various bass players and occasional guests.

Ray Johnson (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Johnson, who has been doing gigs at this award winning Bardstown Road restaurant for over a quarter century, is all alone on the piano Thursday nights.

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ META
Dec 28 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Ms. Johnson’s bluesy interpretations of standards and pop tunes  are accompanied by Wagner’s stylish guitar licks on Thursday’s at this cocktail bar just off 4th Street.


Friday Jazz


Dec
29
Fri
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Dec 29 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Jazz Standards and popular music by Louisville  guitarist Jeff Sherman, a bass player and various other excellent local jazz musicians. Catch them every Friday and Saturday evening at this nice Frankfort Avenue bistro.

Clair Morgan’s LITTLE BIG BAND @ Inspirational Grounds Coffee Shop
Dec 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This 8 piece trad jazz group now plays the last Friday of the month at 7 at this full service restaurant attached to a church just off I-71.

Clair Morgan………………………Trumpet
Chad O’Brien………………………Trombone
Brandon Bell………………………Tenor Sax
Tom Dillard………………………..Baritone and Alto Sax
Judy Palsmeier……………………Keyboards
Jim Steilberg……………………….Guitar
Steve Ilari…………………………..Bass
Joe Lauletta………………………..Drums

No cover, but donations are welcomed.      A breakfast buffet dinner is available for $10 starting at 6.

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Dec 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Veteran pianist Crews solos on standards and his own compositions on Monday, Friday and Saturday nights at this upscale restaurant on Bardtown Road that has been hosting jazz for decades.

Reservations recommended/

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ Volare Italian Restaurant
Dec 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Wagner’s stylish guitar licks and Miss Johnson’s soulful interpretations of standards and blues favorites Friday evenings at this upscale bistro on Frankfort. Fans of Etta James and of bossa nova will also enjoy this show.


Saturday Jazz


Dec
30
Sat
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Dec 30 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Jazz Standards and popular music by Louisville  guitarist Jeff Sherman, a bass player and various other excellent local jazz musicians. Catch them every Friday and Saturday evening at this nice Frankfort Avenue bistro.

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Dec 30 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Veteran pianist Crews solos on standards and his own compositions on Monday, Friday and Saturday nights at this upscale restaurant on Bardtown Road that has been hosting jazz for decades.

Reservations recommended/


Sunday Jazz


Dec
31
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Dec 31 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

6 – Jazz with nationally syndicated host Bob Parlocha

8 – Jazz Insights with Danny O’Bryan. – Renaissance Man O’Bryan spins an everchanging mix of jazz to get you moving on Sunday morning. Nice combination of classic cuts and new releases.

10 – Best Coast Jazz with John LaBarbera.   Big Band jazz selected by local composer, arranger, educator and Grammy nominated recording artist LaBarbera.

11 – The Inner Ear with local vibemaster Dick Sisto.   Mainstream jazz.12 – Jazz Profiles.   Sisto devotes an hour to the music by and life of a leading jazz musician or group, sometimes with artist interviews.

1-3 – Jazz Pulse with Matt Anthony. An eclectic show with lots of music from the ’30s to the ’50s.

Nicholas Bryan Collective at Please and Thank You
Dec 31 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Drummer Bryan leads a trio with a rotating cast that plays standards on Sunday mornings at this coffee shop’s new branch at Market and Floyd.

Ron Jones Duo Does Brunch at Gander
Dec 31 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Two of Louisville’s finest musicians, Ron Jones on alto saxophone, and Sonny Stephens on upright bass, are now doing a bruch show every Sunday at this new upscale casual spot just outside the Snyder. You will hear the music of Charlie Parker, Cole Porter, Miles, Brubeck and John Coltrane just to name a few. Oh, and just a reminder. They will be SWINGIN!!

Brunch is $13.99

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Guitar and Bass:  Jazz Standards and popular music five nights a week at this Frankfort Ave bistro featuring Louisville jazz guitarist Jeff Sherman, various bass players and occasional guests.

Pat Lentz and Dave Wilson @ Bistro Le Relais
Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Guitarist Lentz and veteran sax man Wilson play Sunday evenings at this bistro in the old Bowman Field terminal.

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner at Wiltshire on Market
Dec 31 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Wagner’s stylish guitar licks and Johnson’s soulful interpretations of standards and blues favorites accompany Sunday dinner at this upscale NuLu spot. Fans of Etta James and of bossa nova will also enjoy this show.


Monday Jazz


Jan
1
Mon
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Jan 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Guitar and Bass:  Jazz Standards and popular music five nights a week at this Frankfort Ave bistro featuring Louisville jazz guitarist Jeff Sherman, various bass players and occasional guests.

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Jan 1 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Veteran pianist Crews solos on standards and his own compositions on Monday, Friday and Saturday nights at this upscale restaurant on Bardtown Road that has been hosting jazz for decades.

Reservations recommended/

The Buzzard @ Decca Restaurant
Jan 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Tim Whalen, Tenor Sax
Pete Petersen, Keyboards
Danny Kiely, Bass
Mike Hyman, Drums

Some of the best mainstream jazz in town from some real old pros and occasional guest artists, in the nice basement lounge of this upscale NuLu restaurant – one of the better listening rooms in town.


Tuesday Jazz


Jan
2
Tue
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Jan 2 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Guitar and Bass:  Jazz Standards and popular music five nights a week at this Frankfort Ave bistro featuring Louisville jazz guitarist Jeff Sherman, various bass players and occasional guests.

Ray Johnson, Dave Wilson and Jenna Mattingly @ Jack Fry's
Jan 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This trio features Ray Johnson on piano, who’s been a regular here for over 25 years, Dave Wilson on saxophone and Jenna Mattingly on bass. They play jazz standards and special requests at one of Louisville’s finest restaurants.

Reservations recommended for dinner

ChomskyJazz Central at Time and Space Bar
Jan 2 @ 9:00 pm

A rotating quartet of players led by drummer Dean Thomas plays straight ahead jazz (and some nights classic organ jazz of the Larry Young school) at this Bardstown Road joint.   Cutting edge stuff.

Kendall Carter……………………Hammond organ

Pete Peterson…………………….Piano

Tim Whalen……………………….Tenor sax

Craig Wagner……………………..Guitar

Danny Kiely………………………Bass

Dean Thomas………………………Drums

No cover

 

 

 

 


Wednesday Jazz


Jan
3
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays at Lilly’s
Jan 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Johnson’s bluesy interpretations of standards and pop tunes  are accompanied by Craig Wagner’s stylish guitar licks some weeks and Kendall Carter on the keyboard on others at this mainstay Bardstown Road restaurant.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Jan 3 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Guitar and Bass:  Jazz Standards and popular music five nights a week at this Frankfort Ave bistro featuring Louisville jazz guitarist Jeff Sherman, various bass players and occasional guests.

Ray Johnson, Dave Wilson and Jenna Mattingly @ Jack Fry's
Jan 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This trio features Ray Johnson on piano, who’s been a regular here for over 25 years, Dave Wilson on saxophone and Jenna Mattingly on bass. They play jazz standards and special requests at one of Louisville’s finest restaurants.

Reservations recommended for dinner

Taylor Nelson Trio Jams at Jimmy Can’t Dance
Jan 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

A fine trio of UofL grad students play and lead a weekly jam session at this new jazz club below Another Place Sandwich Shop, across 7th from 21C Hotel.

Taylor Nelson ………………………………….. Guitar

Hamilton Pinheiro……………………………. Electric Bass

Kiko Sebrian……………………………………… Drums

Jazz with Jacob Duncan @ Nachbar
Jan 3 @ 10:00 pm

Duncan on alto sax, usually Mike Hyman on drums, a rotating crew of bassists and occasional out of town jazz artists dish out mainstream, bebop and progressive jazz starting at 10 on Wednesdays at this Germantown beer haven.    Great jazz and a great young crowd that actually listens at one of the best dive bars in town.


Thursday Jazz


Jan
4
Thu
Carly Johnson and Greg Walker at Jack’s Lounge at Equus
Jan 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Johnson’s bluesy interpretations of standards, accompanied by a fine guitarist who’s great with singers, in the cozy lounge at this St. Matthews restaurant every Thursday.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Jan 4 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Guitar and Bass:  Jazz Standards and popular music five nights a week at this Frankfort Ave bistro featuring Louisville jazz guitarist Jeff Sherman, various bass players and occasional guests.

Ray Johnson (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Johnson, who has been doing gigs at this award winning Bardstown Road restaurant for over a quarter century, is all alone on the piano Thursday nights.

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ META
Jan 4 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Ms. Johnson’s bluesy interpretations of standards and pop tunes  are accompanied by Wagner’s stylish guitar licks on Thursday’s at this cocktail bar just off 4th Street.


Friday Jazz


Jan
5
Fri
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Jan 5 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Jazz Standards and popular music by Louisville  guitarist Jeff Sherman, a bass player and various other excellent local jazz musicians. Catch them every Friday and Saturday evening at this nice Frankfort Avenue bistro.

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Veteran pianist Crews solos on standards and his own compositions on Monday, Friday and Saturday nights at this upscale restaurant on Bardtown Road that has been hosting jazz for decades.

Reservations recommended/

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ Volare Italian Restaurant
Jan 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Wagner’s stylish guitar licks and Miss Johnson’s soulful interpretations of standards and blues favorites Friday evenings at this upscale bistro on Frankfort. Fans of Etta James and of bossa nova will also enjoy this show.

Rob Nickerson Hosts Late Night Jam at Butchertown Social
Jan 5 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 6 @ 12:30 am

What was formerly Louis’ The Ton is reopening as Butchertown Social, and there’s a jazz jam on opening night!
Nickerson, a fine tenor player who leads a late night show every Friday – featuring players such as Kendall Carter, Tyrone Wheeler and Zack Kennedy or Dave Nelson – at this friendly Butchertown bar, turns it into a jam with a house band on the first Friday of the month.

All instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome.

A drum set, keyboard, and microphone/sound system will be provided.

The only way to get better is to play. So, grab your axe, come down to The Ton!

Note that the show now starts at 10 instead of 11.


Saturday Jazz


Jan
6
Sat
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Jan 6 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Jazz Standards and popular music by Louisville  guitarist Jeff Sherman, a bass player and various other excellent local jazz musicians. Catch them every Friday and Saturday evening at this nice Frankfort Avenue bistro.

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Jan 6 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Veteran pianist Crews solos on standards and his own compositions on Monday, Friday and Saturday nights at this upscale restaurant on Bardtown Road that has been hosting jazz for decades.

Reservations recommended/


Sunday Jazz


Jan
7
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Jan 7 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

6 – Jazz with nationally syndicated host Bob Parlocha

8 – Jazz Insights with Danny O’Bryan. – Renaissance Man O’Bryan spins an everchanging mix of jazz to get you moving on Sunday morning. Nice combination of classic cuts and new releases.

10 – Best Coast Jazz with John LaBarbera.   Big Band jazz selected by local composer, arranger, educator and Grammy nominated recording artist LaBarbera.

11 – The Inner Ear with local vibemaster Dick Sisto.   Mainstream jazz.12 – Jazz Profiles.   Sisto devotes an hour to the music by and life of a leading jazz musician or group, sometimes with artist interviews.

1-3 – Jazz Pulse with Matt Anthony. An eclectic show with lots of music from the ’30s to the ’50s.

Nicholas Bryan Collective at Please and Thank You
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Drummer Bryan leads a trio with a rotating cast that plays standards on Sunday mornings at this coffee shop’s new branch at Market and Floyd.

Ron Jones Duo Does Brunch at Gander
Jan 7 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Two of Louisville’s finest musicians, Ron Jones on alto saxophone, and Sonny Stephens on upright bass, are now doing a bruch show every Sunday at this new upscale casual spot just outside the Snyder. You will hear the music of Charlie Parker, Cole Porter, Miles, Brubeck and John Coltrane just to name a few. Oh, and just a reminder. They will be SWINGIN!!

Brunch is $13.99

Doug Finke Trio Plays for Brunch @ Highlands Tap Room Grill
Jan 7 @ 11:00 am

Finke on trombone, Greg Walker on guitar and Danny Kiely on bass do standards and light jazz at this Bardstown Road restaurant.

No Cover. Brunch is $12