Calendar

Feb
13
Sat
Roger Dane and Jenna Mattingly @ Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm

Pianist Dane teams with Ms. Mattingly on standup bass on Saturdays at this upscale Italian restaurant downtown.

Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Feb 13 @ 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.

Bobby J and Michael Roy @ Majid's
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Vocal standards and more at this bistro specializing in Mediterranean and classic American fare.

Kathryn Prather with the Vojazz Trio @ Marketplace Restaurant
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Ms. Prather sings standards with the Trio in the lobby bar of this restaurant a few doors down from the Brown on 4th Street.

Kathryn Prather, Vocals
Paul Davis, Piano
Quentin Sharpenstein, Bass

John Campbell, Drums

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Feb 13 @ 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/

Benedetto Vendetta Jazz Band @ Roux
Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

There’s jazz from 8 until late by a rotating cast of players, often featuring some of the younger players in town, led by Rick Benedetto. Every Friday and Saturday upstairs at this hip new New Orleans restaurant on Bardstown Road.

Jerry Tolson Quartet with Singer Robin Shaw @ Brendon's Catch 23
Feb 13 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 14 @ 12:00 am

Jerry Tolson, Keyboard

Robin Shaw, Vocals

David Clark, Saxophone

Bob Bryant, Bass

Ted Richardson, Drums

 

Feb
14
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Feb 14 @ 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.

Brunch with the Dave Clark Trio @ Blu Italian Grille (at the Marriott)
Feb 14 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Alto Player Clark is joined by guitarist Pat Lentz and bassist Butch Neeld for music to enjoy along with brunch at the Blu Italian Grille in the lobby of this downtown hotel every Sunday. Tasty stuff.

Gypsy Jam Brunch @ Highlands Tap Room
Feb 14 @ 11:30 am

The peripatetic gypsies serenade the brunchers at the Highlands Tap Room Grill.

These fine players – generally including players from Swing 39 – celebrate the music of Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and the Great American Songbook. Regulars include Kenny Allday, Ben Andrews, Jane Halliday and John Thornberry.

Bring your axe.

Pat Lentz and Dave Wilson @ Bistro Le Relais
Feb 14 @ 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 @ Wiltshire on Market
Feb 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Wagner’s stylish guitar licks and Miss 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.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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.

Feb
15
Mon
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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
Feb 15 @ 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/

Student Jazz Combos at UofL @ Bird Hall, University of Louisville
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Several groups of students in UofL’s fine jazz program come out to strut their stuff at this free show in the music school’s acoustically warm smaller hall.

 

Take Two with June Kelley-Roy and Mike Mitchell @ Majid's Mediterranean Restaurant
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm

June Kelley-Roy and Mike Mitchell~ A gentle blend of guitar and voice along with bassist Steve Illari, perform every first, third and fifth Monday at Majid’s.     Tunes from the repertoires of Diana Krall, Joe Pass, Ella, and Blossom Dearie.

The Buzzard @ Decca Restaurant
Feb 15 @ 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.

Feb
16
Tue
Barb and Eddie @ Majid's St. Matthews
Feb 16 @ 6:30 pm

Singer Barb Polk and her long time musical partner, sax player Eddie Humphries have a nice gig two nights a week at this St. Matthews bistro serving Mediterranean and classic American fare.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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

Feb
17
Wed
Barb and Eddie @ Majid's St. Matthews
Feb 17 @ 6:30 pm

Singer Barb Polk and her long time musical partner, sax player Eddie Humphries have a nice gig two nights a week at this St. Matthews bistro serving Mediterranean and classic American fare.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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
Feb 17 @ 10:00 pm – 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.

Feb
18
Thu
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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
Feb 18 @ 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.

Tanita Gaines Sings @ Majid's St. Matthews
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm

R&B to accompany the Mediterranean and classic American food at this St. Matthews bistro.

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ META
Feb 18 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 19 @ 12:00 am

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.

Feb
19
Fri
Brian Curella Jazz Trio Fridays @ Ruth's Chris
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Curella on guitar, Duke Marsh on keyboards and Jason Sturgill on bass at this steakhouse in the sky on the Watterson.

 

 

Roger Dane and Tyrone Wheeler @ Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm

A couple of old pros, Dane on the piano and Wheeler on standup bass, every Friday at this upscale Italian restaurant downtown.

Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Feb 19 @ 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.

Bobby J and Michael Roy @ Majid's
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Vocal standards and more at this bistro specializing in Mediterranean and classic American fare.

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Feb 19 @ 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/

VoJazz Trio @ Marketplace Restaurant
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm

The VoJazz Trio plays standards and more in the lobby bar of this restaurant a few doors down from the Brown on 4th Street.

Paul Davis, Piano
Quentin Sharpenstein, Bass
John Campbell, Drums and Vocals

Benedetto Vendetta Jazz Band @ Roux
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

There’s jazz from 8 until late by a rotating cast of players, often featuring some of the younger players in town, led by Rick Benedetto. Every Friday and Saturday upstairs at this hip new New Orleans restaurant on Bardstown Road.

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ Volare Italian Restaurant
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 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’s Quartet Plays Late @ Louis' "The Ton"
Feb 19 @ 11:00 pm – Feb 20 @ 1:00 am
Join us for a Late Night Jazz set at Louis’ “The Ton” with  Sax Man Rob Nickerson‘s Quartet.This week, we’re featuring Winton Reynolds on piano, Tyrone Wheeler on bass and Zack Kennedy on drums.
Feb
20
Sat
Ron Jones Duo @ Goose Creek Diner
Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Two of Louisville’s finest musicians on their instruments, Ron Jones on alto saxophone, and Sonny Stephens on upright bass, are performing this Saturday at this east side restaurant. You will hear the music of Charlie Parker, Cole Porter, Miles, Brubeck and John Coltrane just to name a few.  They’ll be SWINGIN!!

Roger Dane and Jenna Mattingly @ Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm

Pianist Dane teams with Ms. Mattingly on standup bass on Saturdays at this upscale Italian restaurant downtown.

Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Feb 20 @ 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.

Bobby J and Michael Roy @ Majid's
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Vocal standards and more at this bistro specializing in Mediterranean and classic American fare.

Kathryn Prather with the Vojazz Trio @ Marketplace Restaurant
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Ms. Prather sings standards with the Trio in the lobby bar of this restaurant a few doors down from the Brown on 4th Street.

Kathryn Prather, Vocals
Paul Davis, Piano
Quentin Sharpenstein, Bass

John Campbell, Drums

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Feb 20 @ 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/

Benedetto Vendetta Jazz Band @ Roux
Feb 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

There’s jazz from 8 until late by a rotating cast of players, often featuring some of the younger players in town, led by Rick Benedetto. Every Friday and Saturday upstairs at this hip new New Orleans restaurant on Bardstown Road.

Feb
21
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Feb 21 @ 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.

Brunch with the Dave Clark Trio @ Blu Italian Grille (at the Marriott)
Feb 21 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Alto Player Clark is joined by guitarist Pat Lentz and bassist Butch Neeld for music to enjoy along with brunch at the Blu Italian Grille in the lobby of this downtown hotel every Sunday. Tasty stuff.

Pat Lentz and Dave Wilson @ Bistro Le Relais
Feb 21 @ 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 @ Wiltshire on Market
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Wagner’s stylish guitar licks and Miss 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.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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.

Feb
22
Mon
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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
Feb 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/

The Buzzard @ Decca Restaurant
Feb 22 @ 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.

Feb
23
Tue
Barb and Eddie @ Majid's St. Matthews
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm

Singer Barb Polk and her long time musical partner, sax player Eddie Humphries have a nice gig two nights a week at this St. Matthews bistro serving Mediterranean and classic American fare.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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

Mike Hyman and Friends’ Jam Session in the Cellar @ Decca Restaurant
Feb 23 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Drummer Hyman, Keyboardist Kendall Carter and Bassist Andrey Junca are the house rhythm section for what looks like a fun session in this cozy NULU basement room on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.

Feb
24
Wed
Barb and Eddie @ Majid's St. Matthews
Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm

Singer Barb Polk and her long time musical partner, sax player Eddie Humphries have a nice gig two nights a week at this St. Matthews bistro serving Mediterranean and classic American fare.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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
Feb 24 @ 10:00 pm – 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.

Feb
25
Thu
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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
Feb 25 @ 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.

Tanita Gaines Sings @ Majid's St. Matthews
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm

R&B to accompany the Mediterranean and classic American food at this St. Matthews bistro.

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ META
Feb 25 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 26 @ 12:00 am

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.

Feb
26
Fri
Brian Curella Jazz Trio Fridays @ Ruth's Chris
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Curella on guitar, Duke Marsh on keyboards and Jason Sturgill on bass at this steakhouse in the sky on the Watterson.

 

 

Roger Dane and Tyrone Wheeler @ Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm

A couple of old pros, Dane on the piano and Wheeler on standup bass, every Friday at this upscale Italian restaurant downtown.

Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Feb 26 @ 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.

Bobby J and Michael Roy @ Majid's
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Vocal standards and more at this bistro specializing in Mediterranean and classic American fare.

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Feb 26 @ 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/

VoJazz Trio @ Marketplace Restaurant
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm

The VoJazz Trio plays standards and more in the lobby bar of this restaurant a few doors down from the Brown on 4th Street.

Paul Davis, Piano
Quentin Sharpenstein, Bass
John Campbell, Drums and Vocals

Benedetto Vendetta Jazz Band @ Roux
Feb 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

There’s jazz from 8 until late by a rotating cast of players, often featuring some of the younger players in town, led by Rick Benedetto. Every Friday and Saturday upstairs at this hip new New Orleans restaurant on Bardstown Road.

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ Volare Italian Restaurant
Feb 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 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’s Quartet Plays Late @ Louis' "The Ton"
Feb 26 @ 11:00 pm – Feb 27 @ 1:00 am
Join us for a Late Night Jazz set at Louis’ “The Ton” with  Sax Man Rob Nickerson‘s Quartet.This week, we’re featuring Winton Reynolds on piano, Tyrone Wheeler on bass and Zack Kennedy on drums.
Feb
27
Sat
Roger Dane and Jenna Mattingly @ Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm

Pianist Dane teams with Ms. Mattingly on standup bass on Saturdays at this upscale Italian restaurant downtown.

Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Feb 27 @ 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.

Bobby J and Michael Roy @ Majid's
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Vocal standards and more at this bistro specializing in Mediterranean and classic American fare.

Kathryn Prather with the Vojazz Trio @ Marketplace Restaurant
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Ms. Prather sings standards with the Trio in the lobby bar of this restaurant a few doors down from the Brown on 4th Street.

Kathryn Prather, Vocals
Paul Davis, Piano
Quentin Sharpenstein, Bass

John Campbell, Drums

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Feb 27 @ 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/

Benedetto Vendetta Jazz Band @ Roux
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

There’s jazz from 8 until late by a rotating cast of players, often featuring some of the younger players in town, led by Rick Benedetto. Every Friday and Saturday upstairs at this hip new New Orleans restaurant on Bardstown Road.

Feb
28
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Feb 28 @ 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.

Brunch with the Dave Clark Trio @ Blu Italian Grille (at the Marriott)
Feb 28 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Alto Player Clark is joined by guitarist Pat Lentz and bassist Butch Neeld for music to enjoy along with brunch at the Blu Italian Grille in the lobby of this downtown hotel every Sunday. Tasty stuff.

Pat Lentz and Dave Wilson @ Bistro Le Relais
Feb 28 @ 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 @ Wiltshire on Market
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Wagner’s stylish guitar licks and Miss 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.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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.

Feb
29
Mon
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Feb 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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
Feb 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/

Take Two with June Kelley-Roy and Mike Mitchell @ Majid's Mediterranean Restaurant
Feb 29 @ 7:00 pm

June Kelley-Roy and Mike Mitchell~ A gentle blend of guitar and voice along with bassist Steve Illari, perform every first, third and fifth Monday at Majid’s.     Tunes from the repertoires of Diana Krall, Joe Pass, Ella, and Blossom Dearie.

The Buzzard @ Decca Restaurant
Feb 29 @ 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.

Mar
1
Tue
Barb and Eddie @ Majid's St. Matthews
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm

Singer Barb Polk and her long time musical partner, sax player Eddie Humphries have a nice gig two nights a week at this St. Matthews bistro serving Mediterranean and classic American fare.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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

Mar
2
Wed
Barb and Eddie @ Majid's St. Matthews
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm

Singer Barb Polk and her long time musical partner, sax player Eddie Humphries have a nice gig two nights a week at this St. Matthews bistro serving Mediterranean and classic American fare.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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
Mar 2 @ 10:00 pm – 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.

Mar
3
Thu
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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
Mar 3 @ 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.

Tanita Gaines Sings @ Majid's St. Matthews
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm

R&B to accompany the Mediterranean and classic American food at this St. Matthews bistro.