Calendar


Saturday Jazz


Nov
18
Sat
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Nov 18 @ 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.

Brad Goode Quartet at Jimmy Can’t Dance
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Brooklyn Trio in New Albany @ Brooklyn and the Butcher
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Jazz standards on Saturday evenings in the cellar Lantern Room bar of this  restaurant offering a choice of “small plates and big steaks”.

Don Wagner………………………………………….Keyboard

Rob Whitmer…………………………………………Bass

Brehnan Miller………………………………………Drums

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Nov 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/

Craig Wagner and Friends at Jimmy Can’t Dance
Nov 18 @ 10:30 pm – Nov 19 @ 1:30 am

The outstanding guitarist leads a group at this jazz club below Another Place Sandwich Shop, across 7th St from 21C Hotel.


Sunday Jazz


Nov
19
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Nov 19 @ 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
Nov 19 @ 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
Nov 19 @ 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

West Market Street Stompers @ The Levee at the River House
Nov 19 @ 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
Nov 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.

Pat Lentz and Dave Wilson @ Bistro Le Relais
Nov 19 @ 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
Nov 19 @ 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


Nov
20
Mon
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Nov 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.

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Nov 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/

Don Krekel Band with Barb Polk at The Caravan
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm

The 17 piece Don Krekel Band, which has been playing big band music in Louisville for over 60 years, is joined by singer Barb Polk, saxophonist Eddie Humphries and some special guests for a show of Big Band classics, Jazz Standards and tunes from “The Great American Songbook”.

 

The Buzzard @ Decca Restaurant
Nov 20 @ 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


Nov
21
Tue
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Nov 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.

Ray Johnson, Dave Wilson and Jenna Mattingly @ Jack Fry's
Nov 21 @ 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
Nov 21 @ 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


Nov
22
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays at Lilly’s
Nov 22 @ 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
Nov 22 @ 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
Nov 22 @ 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
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 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
Nov 22 @ 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


Nov
23
Thu
Carly Johnson and Greg Walker at Jack’s Lounge at Equus
Nov 23 @ 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
Nov 23 @ 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
Nov 23 @ 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
Nov 23 @ 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


Nov
24
Fri
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Nov 24 @ 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.

Brooklyn Duo in New Albany @ Brooklyn and the Butcher
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Jazz standards on Friday evenings in the cellar Lantern Room bar of this  restaurant offering a choice of “small plates and big steaks”.

Don Wagner………………………………………….Keyboard

Brehnan Miller………………………………………Drums

Clair Morgan’s LITTLE BIG BAND @ Inspirational Grounds Coffee Shop
Nov 24 @ 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
Nov 24 @ 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
Nov 24 @ 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


Nov
25
Sat
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Nov 25 @ 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.

Brooklyn Trio in New Albany @ Brooklyn and the Butcher
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Jazz standards on Saturday evenings in the cellar Lantern Room bar of this  restaurant offering a choice of “small plates and big steaks”.

Don Wagner………………………………………….Keyboard

Rob Whitmer…………………………………………Bass

Brehnan Miller………………………………………Drums

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Nov 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/


Sunday Jazz


Nov
26
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Nov 26 @ 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
Nov 26 @ 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
Nov 26 @ 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
Nov 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.

Pat Lentz and Dave Wilson @ Bistro Le Relais
Nov 26 @ 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
Nov 26 @ 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.

Duets Show with Fitzgerald, Klingman, Johnson and Wagner @ The Bard’s Town
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm

We’re trying something a little different for this month’s listening room show at the Bard’s Town. Stellar bassman Chris Fitzgerald has put together a series of duets in which he, clarinetist Dave Klingman, singer Carly Johnson and guitarist Craig Wagner will pair up in different combinations to play great tunes from the Great American Songbook and jazz standards.

Chris and Carly will do a bass/voice duet on Strayhorn’s classic Lush Life. Craig and Carly will do a couple favorites from the huge repertoire they’ve built in over a decade of musical collaboration. And here’s a sample of the lovely music that Chris and Dave make together:

Should be a special show and a lot of fun.

Tickets are at: louisville-jazz-society.ticketleap.com/duets-with-chris-fitzgerald-and-friends-at-the-bards-town/

Since this is a listening room show, we ask that those who plan to order dinner arrive at least 30 minutes early.

LJS members will receive an email with a ticket discount code.


Monday Jazz


Nov
27
Mon
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Nov 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.

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Nov 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/

The Buzzard @ Decca Restaurant
Nov 27 @ 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


Nov
28
Tue
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Nov 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, Dave Wilson and Jenna Mattingly @ Jack Fry's
Nov 28 @ 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
Nov 28 @ 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


Nov
29
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays at Lilly’s
Nov 29 @ 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
Nov 29 @ 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
Nov 29 @ 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
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 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
Nov 29 @ 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


Nov
30
Thu
Carly Johnson and Greg Walker at Jack’s Lounge at Equus
Nov 30 @ 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
Nov 30 @ 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
Nov 30 @ 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
Nov 30 @ 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
1
Fri
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Dec 1 @ 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.

Brooklyn Duo in New Albany @ Brooklyn and the Butcher
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Jazz standards on Friday evenings in the cellar Lantern Room bar of this  restaurant offering a choice of “small plates and big steaks”.

Don Wagner………………………………………….Keyboard

Brehnan Miller………………………………………Drums

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Dec 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/

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ Volare Italian Restaurant
Dec 1 @ 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
Dec 1 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 2 @ 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


Dec
2
Sat
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Dec 2 @ 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.

Brooklyn Trio in New Albany @ Brooklyn and the Butcher
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Jazz standards on Saturday evenings in the cellar Lantern Room bar of this  restaurant offering a choice of “small plates and big steaks”.

Don Wagner………………………………………….Keyboard

Rob Whitmer…………………………………………Bass

Brehnan Miller………………………………………Drums

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Dec 2 @ 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
3
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Dec 3 @ 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 3 @ 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 3 @ 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
Dec 3 @ 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

Gypsy Jazz Jam @ The Bard’s Town
Dec 3 @ 5:30 pm

Some fine players celebrate the music of Django Reinhardt at this Bardstown Road restaurant and watering hole. Regulars include Kenny Allday, Jane Halliday, John Thornberry and Chris Fargen.

Bring your axe.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 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.

Pat Lentz and Dave Wilson @ Bistro Le Relais
Dec 3 @ 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 3 @ 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.

Rascals of Ragtyme @ Clifton's Pizza
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

This Dixieland Band featuring Gary Falk (reeds), Joey Thieman(cornet), Stan Moon (guitar/banjo), Sammy Goodson (drums and washboard), John Gutermuth (tuba) and bandleader Quentin Sharpenstein (tuba and flugelhorn), serves up hot tunes to accompany thpizza at this Frankfort avenue spot.


Monday Jazz


Dec
4
Mon
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 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.

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Dec 4 @ 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 4 @ 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
5
Tue
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 5 @ 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 5 @ 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 5 @ 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
6
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays at Lilly’s
Dec 6 @ 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 6 @ 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 6 @ 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 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 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 6 @ 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
7
Thu
Carly Johnson and Greg Walker at Jack’s Lounge at Equus
Dec 7 @ 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 7 @ 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 7 @ 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 7 @ 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
8
Fri
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Dec 8 @ 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.

Brooklyn Duo in New Albany @ Brooklyn and the Butcher
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Jazz standards on Friday evenings in the cellar Lantern Room bar of this  restaurant offering a choice of “small plates and big steaks”.

Don Wagner………………………………………….Keyboard

Brehnan Miller………………………………………Drums

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Dec 8 @ 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 8 @ 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
9
Sat
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Dec 9 @ 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.

Brooklyn Trio in New Albany @ Brooklyn and the Butcher
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Jazz standards on Saturday evenings in the cellar Lantern Room bar of this  restaurant offering a choice of “small plates and big steaks”.

Don Wagner………………………………………….Keyboard

Rob Whitmer…………………………………………Bass

Brehnan Miller………………………………………Drums

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Dec 9 @ 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
10
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Dec 10 @ 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 10 @ 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.