Calendar


Wednesday Jazz


Aug
24
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays @ Lilly's
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ms. 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.

Barb and Eddie @ Majid's St. Matthews
Aug 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
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, Dave Wilson and Jenna Mattingly @ Jack Fry's
Aug 24 @ 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 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.


Thursday Jazz


Aug
25
Thu
Four Freshmen Society’s Weekend of Song @ Galt House, West Tower
Aug 25 – Aug 27 all-day

The amazing FOUR FRESHMEN are coming to Louisville this month. They have entertained all over the world for 68 uninterruped years. They are credited for influencing, and perhaps even sparking the formation of, the Beach Boys, Lettermen, Singers Unlimited and Manhattan Transfer to name a few groups. Although the faces have changed, the unique harmony created by the original four members has been meticulously maintained over the years. The current group is the 24th blend of the four musicians.

They will be here for this year’s annual convention of the Four Freshmen Society which was created to celebrate, promote and perpetuate the Four Freshmen sound. The activities and concerts of the convention are closed events—but you can attend by joining the Society for a special reduced price of only $10.

Where? Downtown Louisville, Galt House, West Tower
When? Thursday, August 25 through Saturday night August 27, 2016.
What? Two concerts by the Four Freshman, two dinners, “wannabe” sing fest of 4F arrangements led by a former Freshman, big band concert by top local musicians featuring the music of Stan Kenton, talent show, silent auction, “memory” panel with former Freshmen and wives, optional photo op and make your own Derby hat, and more.
Cost? $215 per person, plus $10 (one time per household.)

To obtain registration forms contact LJS member Dave Mehl. djmehl@twc.com

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Aug 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
Aug 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
Aug 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
Aug 25 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 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.


Friday Jazz


Aug
26
Fri
Four Freshmen Society’s Weekend of Song @ Galt House, West Tower
Aug 26 – Aug 28 all-day

The amazing FOUR FRESHMEN are coming to Louisville this month. They have entertained all over the world for 68 uninterruped years. They are credited for influencing, and perhaps even sparking the formation of, the Beach Boys, Lettermen, Singers Unlimited and Manhattan Transfer to name a few groups. Although the faces have changed, the unique harmony created by the original four members has been meticulously maintained over the years. The current group is the 24th blend of the four musicians.

They will be here for this year’s annual convention of the Four Freshmen Society which was created to celebrate, promote and perpetuate the Four Freshmen sound. The activities and concerts of the convention are closed events—but you can attend by joining the Society for a special reduced price of only $10.

Where? Downtown Louisville, Galt House, West Tower
When? Thursday, August 25 through Saturday night August 27, 2016.
What? Two concerts by the Four Freshman, two dinners, “wannabe” sing fest of 4F arrangements led by a former Freshman, big band concert by top local musicians featuring the music of Stan Kenton, talent show, silent auction, “memory” panel with former Freshmen and wives, optional photo op and make your own Derby hat, and more.
Cost? $215 per person, plus $10 (one time per household.)

To obtain registration forms contact LJS member Dave Mehl. djmehl@twc.com

Brian Curella Jazz Trio Fridays @ Ruth's Chris
Aug 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.

 

 

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.

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

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

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/

VoJazz Trio @ Marketplace Restaurant
Aug 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

Shasta Five’s Late Show @ Butchertown Grocery
Aug 26 @ 10:30 pm – 10:45 pm

Late night fun with some of Louisville’s finest jazzmen.

Craig Wagner……………………..Guitar

Tim Whalen……………………….Tenor Sax

Danny Kiely………………………Bass

Pete Peterson……………………..Piano

Paul Culligan …………………….Drums

Rob Nickerson Quartet Plays Late Fridays @ Louis' The Ton
Aug 26 @ 11:00 pm

Rob Nickerson……………………..Saxophone

Kendall Carter……………………..Keyboards

Tyrone Wheeler…………………..Bass

Zack Kennedy………………………Drums


Saturday Jazz


Aug
27
Sat
Four Freshmen Society’s Weekend of Song @ Galt House, West Tower
Aug 27 – Aug 29 all-day

The amazing FOUR FRESHMEN are coming to Louisville this month. They have entertained all over the world for 68 uninterruped years. They are credited for influencing, and perhaps even sparking the formation of, the Beach Boys, Lettermen, Singers Unlimited and Manhattan Transfer to name a few groups. Although the faces have changed, the unique harmony created by the original four members has been meticulously maintained over the years. The current group is the 24th blend of the four musicians.

They will be here for this year’s annual convention of the Four Freshmen Society which was created to celebrate, promote and perpetuate the Four Freshmen sound. The activities and concerts of the convention are closed events—but you can attend by joining the Society for a special reduced price of only $10.

Where? Downtown Louisville, Galt House, West Tower
When? Thursday, August 25 through Saturday night August 27, 2016.
What? Two concerts by the Four Freshman, two dinners, “wannabe” sing fest of 4F arrangements led by a former Freshman, big band concert by top local musicians featuring the music of Stan Kenton, talent show, silent auction, “memory” panel with former Freshmen and wives, optional photo op and make your own Derby hat, and more.
Cost? $215 per person, plus $10 (one time per household.)

To obtain registration forms contact LJS member Dave Mehl. djmehl@twc.com

Take Two with June Kelley-Roy and Mike Mitchell @ Goose Creek Diner
Aug 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

June Kelley-Roy and Mike Mitchell~ A gentle blend of guitar and voice along with bassist Steve Illari, perform at this East End venue just off Westport Rd.     Tunes from the repertoires of Diana Krall, Joe Pass, Ella, and Blossom Dearie.

Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Aug 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
Aug 27 @ 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
Aug 27 @ 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
Aug 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/


Sunday Jazz


Aug
28
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Aug 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)
Aug 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.

Central Park Jazz Features Jerry Tolson Group, Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner and Urban Jazz Coalition @ Central Park
Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This small jazz fest, sponsored by Councilman David James, features several favorite Louisville groups and a funky fusion group from Columbus.

Pat Lentz and Dave Wilson @ Bistro Le Relais
Aug 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.

Young Lions Bop with Winton Reynolds @ Bard's Town Restaurant
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Louisville Jazz Society’s next listening room event at the Bard’s Town is a little different. Called “Young Lions Bop with Winton Reynolds”, it will feature five of the best young players in town, led by an excellent veteran pianist who’s a recent transplant to Louisvlle. They’re going to play some of the great bop tunes made famous in the 50s and 60s by the likes of Miles Davis, The Jazz Messengers, Benny Golson, John Coltrane and Oliver Nelson, including Stolen Moments, Sister Sadie, Blue In Green, Invitation, Moments Notice and I Remember Clifford.

If you haven’t heard these young guys, you really should check them out:.

Winton Reynolds…………………………………….Piano

Craig Tweddell……………………………………….Trumpet

Osmany Chauvin…………………………………….Saxophone

Ethan Evans…………………………………………..Trombone

Hamilton Pinheiro……………………………………Bass

Price McGuffey………………………………………..Drums

Shows are at 6 and 8 on Sunday, August 28 in the downstairs lounge room at the Bard’s Town Restaurant.
Tickets are at https://louisville-jazz-society.ticketleap.com/young-lions-bop-with-winton-reynolds/dates and are $12 general admission. LJS members will receive a separate email with a discount code.
Please don’t call the Bard’s Town for a reservation – they don’t sell the tickets, and your online ticket order means you can order dinner if you wish. If you do plan to order dinner, please arrive early so you can be served before the music starts.

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ Wiltshire on Market
Aug 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
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.

Squeeze-bot Sundays @ The Nach Bar
Aug 28 @ 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 and with any luck some wonderfully bizarre creations like their recent morphing of The Hall of the Mountain Kings into 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.

Young Lions Bop with Winton Reynolds @ Bard's Town Restaurant
Aug 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Louisville Jazz Society’s next listening room event at the Bard’s Town is a little different. Called “Young Lions Bop with Winton Reynolds”, it will feature five of the best young players in town, led by an excellent veteran pianist who’s a recent transplant to Louisvlle. They’re going to play some of the great bop tunes made famous in the 50s and 60s by the likes of Miles Davis, The Jazz Messengers, Benny Golson, John Coltrane and Oliver Nelson, including Stolen Moments, Sister Sadie, Blue In Green, Invitation, Moments Notice and I Remember Clifford.

If you haven’t heard these young guys, you really should check them out:.

Winton Reynolds…………………………………….Piano

Craig Tweddell……………………………………….Trumpet

Osmany Chauvin…………………………………….Saxophone

Ethan Evans…………………………………………..Trombone

Hamilton Pinheiro……………………………………Bass

Price McGuffey………………………………………..Drums

Shows are at 6 and 8 on Sunday, August 28 in the downstairs lounge room at the Bard’s Town Restaurant.
Tickets are at https://louisville-jazz-society.ticketleap.com/young-lions-bop-with-winton-reynolds/dates and are $12 general admission. LJS members will receive a separate email with a discount code.
Please don’t call the Bard’s Town for a reservation – they don’t sell the tickets, and your online ticket order means you can order dinner if you wish. If you do plan to order dinner, please arrive early so you can be served before the music starts.


Monday Jazz


Aug
29
Mon
Take Two with June Kelley-Roy and Mike Mitchell @ Majid's Mediterranean Restaurant
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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.

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

The Buzzard @ Decca Restaurant
Aug 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.


Tuesday Jazz


Aug
30
Tue
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


Wednesday Jazz


Aug
31
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays @ Lilly's
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ms. 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.

Barb and Eddie @ Majid's St. Matthews
Aug 31 @ 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
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, Dave Wilson and Jenna Mattingly @ Jack Fry's
Aug 31 @ 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 31 @ 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.


Thursday Jazz


Sep
1
Thu
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Sep 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 (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Sep 1 @ 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
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm

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

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ META
Sep 1 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 2 @ 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.


Friday Jazz


Sep
2
Fri
Brian Curella Jazz Trio Fridays @ Ruth's Chris
Sep 2 @ 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.

 

 

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.

Bobby J and Michael Roy @ Majid's
Sep 2 @ 7:00 pm

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

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/

VoJazz Trio @ Marketplace Restaurant
Sep 2 @ 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

Shasta Five’s Late Show @ Butchertown Grocery
Sep 2 @ 10:30 pm – 10:45 pm

Late night fun with some of Louisville’s finest jazzmen.

Craig Wagner……………………..Guitar

Tim Whalen……………………….Tenor Sax

Danny Kiely………………………Bass

Pete Peterson……………………..Piano

Paul Culligan …………………….Drums

Rob Nickerson Quartet Plays Late Fridays @ Louis' The Ton
Sep 2 @ 11:00 pm

Rob Nickerson……………………..Saxophone

Kendall Carter……………………..Keyboards

Tyrone Wheeler…………………..Bass

Zack Kennedy………………………Drums


Saturday Jazz


Sep
3
Sat
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Sep 3 @ 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
Sep 3 @ 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
Sep 3 @ 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
Sep 3 @ 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
4
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Sep 4 @ 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)
Sep 4 @ 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.

Doug Finke Trio Plays for Brunch @ Highlands Tap Room Grill
Sep 4 @ 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.

Brunch is $12

Gypsy Jazz Jam @ The Bard’s Town
Sep 4 @ 5:30 pm

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

Bring your axe.

Pat Lentz and Dave Wilson @ Bistro Le Relais
Sep 4 @ 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
Sep 4 @ 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
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.

Rascals of Ragtyme @ Clifton's Pizza
Sep 4 @ 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 on the first Sunday of the month to accompany the pizza at this Frankfort avenue spot.

Squeeze-bot Sundays @ The Nach Bar
Sep 4 @ 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 and with any luck some wonderfully bizarre creations like their recent morphing of The Hall of the Mountain Kings into 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
5
Mon
Take Two with June Kelley-Roy and Mike Mitchell @ Majid's Mediterranean Restaurant
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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.


Tuesday Jazz


Sep
6
Tue
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


Wednesday Jazz


Sep
7
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays @ Lilly's
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ms. 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.

Barb and Eddie @ Majid's St. Matthews
Sep 7 @ 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
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, Dave Wilson and Jenna Mattingly @ Jack Fry's
Sep 7 @ 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 7 @ 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.


Thursday Jazz


Sep
8
Thu
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Sep 8 @ 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 8 @ 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
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm

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

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ META
Sep 8 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 9 @ 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.


Friday Jazz


Sep
9
Fri
Brian Curella Jazz Trio Fridays @ Ruth's Chris
Sep 9 @ 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.

 

 

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.

Bobby J and Michael Roy @ Majid's
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm

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

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/

VoJazz Trio @ Marketplace Restaurant
Sep 9 @ 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

Shasta Five’s Late Show @ Butchertown Grocery
Sep 9 @ 10:30 pm – 10:45 pm

Late night fun with some of Louisville’s finest jazzmen.

Craig Wagner……………………..Guitar

Tim Whalen……………………….Tenor Sax

Danny Kiely………………………Bass

Pete Peterson……………………..Piano

Paul Culligan …………………….Drums

Rob Nickerson Quartet Plays Late Fridays @ Louis' The Ton
Sep 9 @ 11:00 pm

Rob Nickerson……………………..Saxophone

Kendall Carter……………………..Keyboards

Tyrone Wheeler…………………..Bass

Zack Kennedy………………………Drums


Saturday Jazz


Sep
10
Sat
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Sep 10 @ 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
Sep 10 @ 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
Sep 10 @ 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
Sep 10 @ 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
11
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Sep 11 @ 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)
Sep 11 @ 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
Sep 11 @ 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
Sep 11 @ 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
Sep 11 @ 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
Sep 11 @ 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.


Monday Jazz


Sep
12
Mon
Take Two with June Kelley-Roy and Mike Mitchell @ Majid's Mediterranean Restaurant
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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