Calendar


Thursday Jazz


Aug
17
Thu
Carly Johnson and Greg Walker at Corbett’s
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Johnson’s bluesy interpretations of standards at this upscale East End restaurant every Thursday, accompanied by a fine guitarist who’s great with singers.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Aug 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 (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Aug 17 @ 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.

Jerry Tolson Quartet at Jeffersonville’s Parlour
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

In the third show in this new weekly series on the north side of the Ohio, four veteran players will cook up some soulful jazz.

Jerry Tolson………………………………………………..Keyboards                                 Dave Clark…………………………………………………..Sax                                    Tyrone Wheeler…………………………………………..Bass                                           Ted Richardson……………………………………………Drums

The Parlour, a fine pizza establishment at the foot of the Big Four walking bridge, hosts this jazz series in their intimate upstairs bar every Thursday at 8.    Other good players are welcome to join in and jam in the second half of the show.   No cover.    The show is co-sponsored by Goodwood Brewing Co.

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ META
Aug 17 @ 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


Aug
18
Fri
Jazz Under the Dome at the West Baden Hotel – All Weekend!
Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm

A  festival featuring six excellent regional acts from Friday afternoon through Sunday morning at the West Baden Springs Hotel in the French Lick Resort.

 

Jamey Aebersold Quartet

Friday, August 18 • 5pm  – 9pm

​West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium

Pat Harbison Group

Friday, August 18 • 9pm – Midnight
West Baden Springs Hotel • Library

John Bizianes

Saturday, August 19 • 9am – Noon
​West Baden Springs Hotel • Cafe Sinclair’s Restaurant

Tyrone Wheeler and the 502 Keys

Saturday, August 19 • 1pm – 4pm
​West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium

Brazukas – the Band from Brazil

Saturday, August 19 • 5pm – 9pm
​West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium

Monika Herzig and The Time Flies

Saturday, August 19 • 9pm – Midnight
West Baden Springs Hotel • Library

John Bizianes

Sunday, August 20 • 9am – Noon
West Baden Springs Hotel • Cafe Sinclair’s Restaurant

 

Derby City Little Big Band @ Inspirational Grounds Coffee Shop
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Clair Morgan leads this 8 piece trad jazz group.

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.

Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Aug 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.

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

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ Volare Italian Restaurant
Aug 18 @ 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


Aug
19
Sat
Jazz Under the Dome at the West Baden Hotel – All Weekend!
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 8:59 pm

A  festival featuring six excellent regional acts from Friday afternoon through Sunday morning at the West Baden Springs Hotel in the French Lick Resort.

 

Jamey Aebersold Quartet

Friday, August 18 • 5pm  – 9pm

​West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium

Pat Harbison Group

Friday, August 18 • 9pm – Midnight
West Baden Springs Hotel • Library

John Bizianes

Saturday, August 19 • 9am – Noon
​West Baden Springs Hotel • Cafe Sinclair’s Restaurant

Tyrone Wheeler and the 502 Keys

Saturday, August 19 • 1pm – 4pm
​West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium

Brazukas – the Band from Brazil

Saturday, August 19 • 5pm – 9pm
​West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium

Monika Herzig and The Time Flies

Saturday, August 19 • 9pm – Midnight
West Baden Springs Hotel • Library

John Bizianes

Sunday, August 20 • 9am – Noon
West Baden Springs Hotel • Cafe Sinclair’s Restaurant

 

B’Town Jazz Fest in Bloomington, IN @ Monroe County Convention Center
Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Many of the best players from this great jazz college town, from Indy and Louisville, perform in a free all day show at the Monroe County Convention Center in downtown Bloomington.

 

 

12:00  daVida 
Janiece Jaffe, David Gulyas, Dave Bruker, with
guest Dennis Riggins
1:00  B-town Bearcats
Mike Lucas and friends2:00  Rachel Caswell
with Jamaal Baptiste, Philip Wailes, and Chris Parker3:00  The Time Flies
Monika Herzig, Peter Kienle, and Hannah Marks, with special guests Walter Smith III and Josh Roberts4:00  Postmodern Jazz Quartet
featuring Jeff Isaac, Pat Harbison, Jonathan Elmer, Jeremy Allen, and Chris Parker

5:00  Al Cobine Big Band
led by Mike Lucas
Sponsored by the John Lawson Memorial Fund.

6:00  Jamey Aebersold All-Star Quartet
with Tyrone Wheeler, Jonathan Higgins, and Gabe Evens

7:00  Jazz Fables Quintet 
David Miller, Tom Walsh, Luke Gillespie, Neal Heidler, Chris Parker, and guest Michael Eaton

8:00  Frank Glover Quartet
with Evan Main, Philip Wailes, and Chris Parker

9:00  IU Jazz Faculty Combos
Tom Walsh and Walter Smith III – saxes
Pat Harbison and John Raymond – trumpet
Wayne Wallace – trombone
Tierney Sutton – vocals
Luke Gillespie – piano
Jeremy Allen – bass
Steve Houghton – drums

10:15 Jefferson Street Parade Band
Ben Fowler and the gang

Plus great performances by student groups, between
afternoon sets on the Future of Jazz stage:
Tom Levesque Quintet 
with Patrick Wailes, Nic Narducci, Sierra Bowman, and Chris Parker

Miles Main Qunintet
with Gibson Oliver,Carl Tafoya, Elias McDermott-Sipe, and
Sierra Bowman

 

Ron Jones Duo at Goose Creek Diner
Aug 19 @ 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!!

Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Aug 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.

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


Sunday Jazz


Aug
20
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Aug 20 @ 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.

Jazz Under the Dome at the West Baden Hotel – All Weekend!
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

A  festival featuring six excellent regional acts from Friday afternoon through Sunday morning at the West Baden Springs Hotel in the French Lick Resort.

 

Jamey Aebersold Quartet

Friday, August 18 • 5pm  – 9pm

​West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium

Pat Harbison Group

Friday, August 18 • 9pm – Midnight
West Baden Springs Hotel • Library

John Bizianes

Saturday, August 19 • 9am – Noon
​West Baden Springs Hotel • Cafe Sinclair’s Restaurant

Tyrone Wheeler and the 502 Keys

Saturday, August 19 • 1pm – 4pm
​West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium

Brazukas – the Band from Brazil

Saturday, August 19 • 5pm – 9pm
​West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium

Monika Herzig and The Time Flies

Saturday, August 19 • 9pm – Midnight
West Baden Springs Hotel • Library

John Bizianes

Sunday, August 20 • 9am – Noon
West Baden Springs Hotel • Cafe Sinclair’s Restaurant

 

Ron Jones Duo Does Brunch at Gander
Aug 20 @ 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

Pat Lentz and Dave Wilson @ Bistro Le Relais
Aug 20 @ 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
Aug 20 @ 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.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Aug 20 @ 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.

Squeeze-bot Sundays at The Nach Bar
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The infamous squeezers are once again taking over this Germantown dive bar on Sunday nights all summer long.

Who knows what they’ll play – maybe a little Monk, some Mingus or Horace Silver, certainly some pop tunes such White Rabbit or Deacon Blues, some blues or Cry Me a River.    Todd Hildreth on the squeezebox and doing the fine arrangements, Mick Sullivan picking the banjo, Matt Murphy on tuba and Megan Samples on toy drums. Lots of Fun.


Monday Jazz


Aug
21
Mon
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Aug 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.

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Aug 21 @ 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
Aug 21 @ 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


Aug
22
Tue
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Aug 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.

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

ChomskyJazz Central at Time and Space Bar
Aug 22 @ 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


Aug
23
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays at Lilly’s
Aug 23 @ 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
Aug 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
Aug 23 @ 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
Aug 23 @ 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


Aug
24
Thu
Carly Johnson and Greg Walker at Corbett’s
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Johnson’s bluesy interpretations of standards at this upscale East End restaurant every Thursday, accompanied by a fine guitarist who’s great with singers.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Aug 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 (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Aug 24 @ 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
Aug 24 @ 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


Aug
25
Fri
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Aug 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.

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

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ Volare Italian Restaurant
Aug 25 @ 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


Aug
26
Sat
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Aug 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.

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


Sunday Jazz


Aug
27
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Aug 27 @ 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.

Ron Jones Duo Does Brunch at Gander
Aug 27 @ 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

Pat Lentz and Dave Wilson @ Bistro Le Relais
Aug 27 @ 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
Aug 27 @ 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.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Aug 27 @ 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.

Take Two at Clifton’s
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

June Kelley-Roy and Mike Mitchell~ A gentle blend of guitar and voice, along with bassist Steve Illari, perform tunes from the repertoires of Diana Krall, Joe Pass, Ella, and Blossom Dearie at this pizza and beer haven.

Squeeze-bot Sundays at The Nach Bar
Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The infamous squeezers are once again taking over this Germantown dive bar on Sunday nights all summer long.

Who knows what they’ll play – maybe a little Monk, some Mingus or Horace Silver, certainly some pop tunes such White Rabbit or Deacon Blues, some blues or Cry Me a River.    Todd Hildreth on the squeezebox and doing the fine arrangements, Mick Sullivan picking the banjo, Matt Murphy on tuba and Megan Samples on toy drums. Lots of Fun.


Monday Jazz


Aug
28
Mon
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Aug 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.

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Aug 28 @ 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
Aug 28 @ 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


Aug
29
Tue
Delfeayo Marsalis at The Bard’s Town
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The NEA Jazz Master and trombone player in the famed New Orleans jazz family, in town to teach master classes at his alma mater, the UofL jazz school, is joined by an all-star team of Louisville players including Dave Clark on alto sax, Jerry Tolson on piano and Ted Richardson on drums at this Highlands restaurant.

A listening room show sponsored by the Louisville Jazz Society.   Tickets are at

https://louisville-jazz-society.ticketleap.com/delfeayo-marsalis-at-the-bards-town/dates/Aug-29-2017_at_0700PM

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

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Aug 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.

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

ChomskyJazz Central at Time and Space Bar
Aug 29 @ 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


Aug
30
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays at Lilly’s
Aug 30 @ 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
Aug 30 @ 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
Aug 30 @ 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
Aug 30 @ 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


Aug
31
Thu
Carly Johnson and Greg Walker at Corbett’s
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Johnson’s bluesy interpretations of standards at this upscale East End restaurant every Thursday, accompanied by a fine guitarist who’s great with singers.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Aug 31 @ 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
Aug 31 @ 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
Aug 31 @ 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


Sep
1
Fri
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Sep 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.

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Sep 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
Sep 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
Sep 1 @ 10:00 pm – Sep 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


Sep
2
Sat
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Sep 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.

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Sep 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


Sep
3
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Sep 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.

Ron Jones Duo Does Brunch at Gander
Sep 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
Sep 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
Sep 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.

Pat Lentz and Dave Wilson @ Bistro Le Relais
Sep 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
Sep 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.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Sep 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.

Rascals of Ragtyme @ Clifton's Pizza
Sep 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.

Squeeze-bot Sundays at The Nach Bar
Sep 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The infamous squeezers are once again taking over this Germantown dive bar on Sunday nights all summer long.

Who knows what they’ll play – maybe a little Monk, some Mingus or Horace Silver, certainly some pop tunes such White Rabbit or Deacon Blues, some blues or Cry Me a River.    Todd Hildreth on the squeezebox and doing the fine arrangements, Mick Sullivan picking the banjo, Matt Murphy on tuba and Megan Samples on toy drums. Lots of Fun.


Monday Jazz


Sep
4
Mon
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Sep 4 @ 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
Sep 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
Sep 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


Sep
5
Tue
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Sep 5 @ 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
Sep 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
Sep 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


Sep
6
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays at Lilly’s
Sep 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
Sep 6 @ 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
Sep 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

Jazz with Jacob Duncan @ Nachbar
Sep 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


Sep
7
Thu
Carly Johnson and Greg Walker at Corbett’s
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Johnson’s bluesy interpretations of standards at this upscale East End restaurant every Thursday, accompanied by a fine guitarist who’s great with singers.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Sep 7 @ 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
Sep 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
Sep 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


Sep
8
Fri
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Sep 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.

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Sep 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
Sep 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


Sep
9
Sat
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Sep 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.

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Sep 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


Sep
10
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Sep 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.

Ron Jones Duo Does Brunch at Gander
Sep 10 @ 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