Calendar


Wednesday Jazz


Apr
26
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays @ Lilly's
Apr 26 @ 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.

Craig Wagner Trio in Goodwood Taproom
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Craig Wagner……………………………………Guitar
Chris Fitzgerald………………………………..Bass
Mike Hyman……………………………………..Drums

Come out this Wednesday to hear one of the finest jazz guitarists around in a trio setting in the second of the new weekly jazz shows at Goodwood. The show will roll into a jam session with other local musicians.

As noted, this is part of a weekly Wednesday series, with a different style of jazz each week – mainstream, gypsy, singers, international, traditional, etc. The band of the evening will perform from 7 PM to 8:30 PM followed by an open jazz jam that will include talented students and graduates from Louisville’s two fine collegiate jazz programs as well as other local musicians.

A Bellarmine grad, Craig Wagner teaches both there and at UofL. Craig has played with many jazz luminaries in Louisville, at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and the New Orleans Jazz Festival and in leading clubs like the Blue Note, the Knitting Factory and the House of Blues. You can hear him several nights a week in gigs at Wiltshire on Market, META, Volare and in UofL jazz concerts.

Chris Fitzgerald has been a member of the Louisville jazz community since 1985, and has performed and toured with many renowned jazz artists. He earned a Master of Music degree in Theory and Composition from U of L in 1992, and currently teaches in U of L’s jazz program and performs in several local performing and recording groups including Liberation Prophecy and the Harry Pickens trio as well as in UofL jazz concerts.

Mike Hyman, a Louisville native, has been performing for over 50 years all over the world, including stints in Joe Henderson’s and Gary Burton’s groups. He teaches and performs at UofL and plays on Mondays in Decca’s cellar lounge.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Apr 26 @ 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
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Reservations recommended for dinner

Jazz with Jacob Duncan @ Nachbar
Apr 26 @ 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


Apr
27
Thu
Carly Johnson and Greg Walker at Corbett’s
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ms. 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
Apr 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.

Ray Johnson (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Apr 27 @ 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.

Jazz Live at Lola Sponsored by WFPK
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm

A weekly show with a different jazz group each show.

Sets at 7:30 and 9:30. Admission is free but reservations are highly recommended for this show at the hip bar upstairs from the Butchertown Grocery.

Concerts at Lola every Thursday are curated by 91.9 WFPK jazz hosts and include a variety of jazz performers, each with their own interpretation of the art form.

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ META
Apr 27 @ 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


Apr
28
Fri
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Apr 28 @ 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.

Matt Mozzoni and Stuart Wicke at Marketplace Restaurant
Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Guitarist Mozzoni and bassist Wicke, two fine young players from UofL’s great jazz school, play tunes from the Great American Songbook and other jazz standards at this fourth street bistro.

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

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ Volare Italian Restaurant
Apr 28 @ 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.

Christian McBride Trio @ Xavier University
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm

Five-time Grammy-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride makes his return to the Xavier Music Series. Currently Artistic Director of the Newport Jazz Festival and host of NPR’s Jazz Night in America, he can be likened to a force of nature, fusing the fire and fury of a virtuoso with the depth and grounding of a seasoned journeyman. Powered by a relentless energy and a boundless love of swing, McBride’s path has described a continuous positive arc since his arrival on the scene. With a career now blazing into its third decade, the Philadelphia native has become one of the most requested, most recorded, and most respected figures in the music world today.

Rob Nickerson Quartet Plays Late at Louis’ The Ton
Apr 28 @ 10:00 pm

Rob Nickerson……………………..Saxophone

Kendall Carter……………………..Keyboards

Tyrone Wheeler…………………..Bass

Zack Kennedy………………………Drums


Saturday Jazz


Apr
29
Sat
Take Two with June Kelley-Roy and Mike Mitchell @ Goose Creek Diner
Apr 29 @ 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
Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Matt Mozzoni and Rob Nickerson at Marketplace Restaurant
Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Guitarist Mozzoni a fine young player from UofL’s great jazz school, and tenor saxman Nickerson, a UofL grad whose teaching gig supports his jazz jones, play tunes from the Great American Songbook and other jazz standards at this fourth street bistro.

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


Sunday Jazz


Apr
30
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Apr 30 @ 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)
Apr 30 @ 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.

Ron Jones Duo Does Brunch at Gander
Apr 30 @ 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
Apr 30 @ 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
Apr 30 @ 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
Apr 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.


Monday Jazz


May
1
Mon
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
May 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.

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

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

Reservations recommended/

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

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

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


Tuesday Jazz


May
2
Tue
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

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

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

Reservations recommended for dinner


Wednesday Jazz


May
3
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays @ Lilly's
May 3 @ 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.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

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

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

Reservations recommended for dinner

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

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


Thursday Jazz


May
4
Thu
Carly Johnson and Greg Walker at Corbett’s
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ms. 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
May 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.

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

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

Jazz Live at Lola Sponsored by WFPK
May 4 @ 7:30 pm

A weekly show with a different jazz group each show.

Sets at 7:30 and 9:30. Admission is free but reservations are highly recommended for this show at the hip bar upstairs from the Butchertown Grocery.

Concerts at Lola every Thursday are curated by 91.9 WFPK jazz hosts and include a variety of jazz performers, each with their own interpretation of the art form.

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

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


Friday Jazz


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

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

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

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

Reservations recommended/

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

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

Rob Nickerson Hosts Late Night Jam at Louis’ The Ton
May 5 @ 10:00 pm – May 6 @ 12:00 am

Nickerson, a fine tenor player who leads a late night show – featuring players such as Kendall Carter or Wade Honey, Tyrone Wheeler and Zack Kennedy or Dave Nelson – at this friendly Butchertown bar every Friday, turns it into a jam for the first Friday of the month. Here’s his FB post notes:

“We’d like to kick off the first Friday of the month with an open, lightly moderated, jazz jam session with the house band at Louis’s “The Ton”!

All instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome.

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

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


May
6
Sat
Take Two with June Kelley-Roy and Mike Mitchell @ Goose Creek Diner
May 6 @ 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
May 6 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Matt Mozzoni and Stuart Wicke at Marketplace Restaurant
May 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Guitarist Mozzoni and bassist Wicke, two fine young players from UofL’s great jazz school, play tunes from the Great American Songbook and other jazz standards at this fourth street bistro.

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

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

Reservations recommended/


Sunday Jazz


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

6 – Jazz with nationally syndicated host Bob Parlocha

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

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

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

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

Brunch with the Dave Clark Trio @ Blu Italian Grille (at the Marriott)
May 7 @ 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.

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

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

Brunch is $13.99

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

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

No Cover. Brunch is $12

Gypsy Jazz Jam @ The Bard’s Town
May 7 @ 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
May 7 @ 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
May 7 @ 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
May 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.

Rascals of Ragtyme @ Clifton's Pizza
May 7 @ 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


May
8
Mon
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
May 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.

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

The Buzzard @ Decca Restaurant
May 8 @ 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


May
9
Tue
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
May 9 @ 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
May 9 @ 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


May
10
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays @ Lilly's
May 10 @ 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.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
May 10 @ 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
May 10 @ 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
May 10 @ 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


May
11
Thu
Carly Johnson and Greg Walker at Corbett’s
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ms. 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
May 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.

Ray Johnson (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
May 11 @ 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.

Jazz Live at Lola Sponsored by WFPK
May 11 @ 7:30 pm

A weekly show with a different jazz group each show.

Sets at 7:30 and 9:30. Admission is free but reservations are highly recommended for this show at the hip bar upstairs from the Butchertown Grocery.

Concerts at Lola every Thursday are curated by 91.9 WFPK jazz hosts and include a variety of jazz performers, each with their own interpretation of the art form.

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ META
May 11 @ 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


May
12
Fri
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
May 12 @ 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
May 12 @ 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
May 12 @ 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 Quartet Plays Late at Louis’ The Ton
May 12 @ 10:00 pm

Rob Nickerson……………………..Saxophone

Kendall Carter……………………..Keyboards

Tyrone Wheeler…………………..Bass

Zack Kennedy………………………Drums


Saturday Jazz


May
13
Sat
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
May 13 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Reservations recommended/


Sunday Jazz


May
14
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
May 14 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

6 – Jazz with nationally syndicated host Bob Parlocha

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ron Jones Duo Does Brunch at Gander
May 14 @ 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
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner at Wiltshire on Market
May 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

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

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


Monday Jazz


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

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

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Reservations recommended/

The Buzzard @ Decca Restaurant
May 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

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


Tuesday Jazz


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

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

Ray Johnson, Dave Wilson and Jenna Mattingly @ Jack Fry's
May 16 @ 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


May
17
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays @ Lilly's
May 17 @ 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.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Ray Johnson, Dave Wilson and Jenna Mattingly @ Jack Fry's
May 17 @ 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
May 17 @ 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


May
18
Thu
Carly Johnson and Greg Walker at Corbett’s
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ms. 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
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Ray Johnson (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Jazz Live at Lola Sponsored by WFPK
May 18 @ 7:30 pm

A weekly show with a different jazz group each show.

Sets at 7:30 and 9:30. Admission is free but reservations are highly recommended for this show at the hip bar upstairs from the Butchertown Grocery.

Concerts at Lola every Thursday are curated by 91.9 WFPK jazz hosts and include a variety of jazz performers, each with their own interpretation of the art form.

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ META
May 18 @ 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


May
19
Fri
Derby City Little Big Band with Singer Doug Murray @ Inspirational Grounds Coffee Shop
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Clair Morgan’s 9 piece trad jazz group now features a singer.

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
Doug Murray……………………….Vocals

The show is free, but a pasta dinner is available for $7.50.

Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
May 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.