Calendar


Monday Jazz


Sep
26
Mon
Take Two with June Kelley-Roy and Mike Mitchell @ Majid's Mediterranean Restaurant
Sep 26 @ 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 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.

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

UofL Faculty Jazz Ensemble @ Bird Hall, School of Music
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm

Some of the fine musicians who teach jazz at UofL, including Gabe Evens, the new jazz piano prof, will do a show of standards and maybe an original or two in this smaller acoustically friendly hall at the Music School.

The music and the players are great and the price is right.

Mike Tracy………………..Saxophone

Ansyn Banks……………….Trumpet

Gabe Evens………………..Piano

Craig Wagner………………Guitar

Chris Fitzgerald…………..Bass

Mike Hyman………………..Drums

The Buzzard @ Decca Restaurant
Sep 26 @ 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
27
Tue
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Sep 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, Dave Wilson and Jenna Mattingly @ Jack Fry's
Sep 27 @ 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
28
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays @ Lilly's
Sep 28 @ 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 28 @ 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 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.

Ray Johnson, Dave Wilson and Jenna Mattingly @ Jack Fry's
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Reservations recommended for dinner

Monika Herzig and Ladies Play The Whole World @ KCD Theater
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm

Pianist/composer Herzig and four other jazz ladies will play many of the fine original tunes on their new CD, The Whole World in Her Hands, in the acoustically warm KCD Theater in the East End next Wednesday evening. The Louisville Jazz Society is joining Kentucky Country Day School to sponsor this show by a leading all-ladies group headed by an IU prof originally from Germany.

Here are some good samples of what they’ll be playing from the CD, one of Monika’s “Mosquitoes”, the second of Reut Regev’s “A Total Non-Impossibility”, and then a nice interpretation of the traditional title song:

The players are:

Monika Herzig…………………….Piano
Jamie Baum……………………….Flute
Reut Regev……………………….Trombone
Jennifer Vincent………………….Bass
Rosa Avila…………………………Drums

LJS members will receive an email with the LJS member discount code that reduces the ticket price to $10.

This is a nice opportunity to hear some fine original jazz performed by excellent players who are all ladies. The KCD Theatre is an East End venue, easily accessible from I-71, the Gene Snyder or Brownsboro Road, that’s across Springdale Rd. (aka Hurstbourne) from the Paddock shopping center (formerly The Summit).

Jazz with Jacob Duncan @ Nachbar
Sep 28 @ 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
29
Thu
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Sep 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 (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Sep 29 @ 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 29 @ 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 29 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 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
30
Fri
Brian Curella Jazz Trio Fridays @ Ruth's Chris
Sep 30 @ 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 30 @ 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.

Will Wilder and Noah Reed @ Bistro 1860
Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Jazz guitar and saxophone at this French-American fusion restaurant in the mustard colored house on the corner of Mellwood and Brownsboro.

Bobby J and Michael Roy @ Majid's
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm

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

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Sep 30 @ 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 30 @ 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

Rob Nickerson Quartet Plays Late Fridays @ Louis' The Ton
Sep 30 @ 11:00 pm

Rob Nickerson……………………..Saxophone

Kendall Carter……………………..Keyboards

Tyrone Wheeler…………………..Bass

Zack Kennedy………………………Drums


Saturday Jazz


Oct
1
Sat
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Oct 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.

Will Wilder and Noah Reed @ Bistro 1860
Oct 1 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Jazz guitar and saxophone at this French-American fusion restaurant in the mustard colored house on the corner of Mellwood and Brownsboro.

Bobby J and Michael Roy @ Majid's
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 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/


Sunday Jazz


Oct
2
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Oct 2 @ 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)
Oct 2 @ 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
Oct 2 @ 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
Oct 2 @ 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
Oct 2 @ 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
Oct 2 @ 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
Oct 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.

Rascals of Ragtyme @ Clifton's Pizza
Oct 2 @ 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


Oct
3
Mon
Take Two with June Kelley-Roy and Mike Mitchell @ Majid's Mediterranean Restaurant
Oct 3 @ 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
Oct 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.

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

The Buzzard @ Decca Restaurant
Oct 3 @ 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


Oct
4
Tue
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Oct 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, Dave Wilson and Jenna Mattingly @ Jack Fry's
Oct 4 @ 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


Oct
5
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays @ Lilly's
Oct 5 @ 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
Oct 5 @ 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
Oct 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
Oct 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

Jazz with Jacob Duncan @ Nachbar
Oct 5 @ 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


Oct
6
Thu
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Oct 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 (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Oct 6 @ 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
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm

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

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ META
Oct 6 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 7 @ 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


Oct
7
Fri
Brian Curella Jazz Trio Fridays @ Ruth's Chris
Oct 7 @ 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
Oct 7 @ 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.

Will Wilder and Noah Reed @ Bistro 1860
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Jazz guitar and saxophone at this French-American fusion restaurant in the mustard colored house on the corner of Mellwood and Brownsboro.

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

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

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Oct 7 @ 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
Oct 7 @ 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

Rob Nickerson Quartet Plays Late Fridays @ Louis' The Ton
Oct 7 @ 11:00 pm

Rob Nickerson……………………..Saxophone

Kendall Carter……………………..Keyboards

Tyrone Wheeler…………………..Bass

Zack Kennedy………………………Drums


Saturday Jazz


Oct
8
Sat
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Oct 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.

Will Wilder and Noah Reed @ Bistro 1860
Oct 8 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Jazz guitar and saxophone at this French-American fusion restaurant in the mustard colored house on the corner of Mellwood and Brownsboro.

Bobby J and Michael Roy @ Majid's
Oct 8 @ 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
Oct 8 @ 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
Oct 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/


Sunday Jazz


Oct
9
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Oct 9 @ 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)
Oct 9 @ 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
Oct 9 @ 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
Oct 9 @ 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
Oct 9 @ 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
Oct 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.


Monday Jazz


Oct
10
Mon
Take Two with June Kelley-Roy and Mike Mitchell @ Majid's Mediterranean Restaurant
Oct 10 @ 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
Oct 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.

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

Student Jazz Combos at UofL @ Bird Hall, University of Louisville
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

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

 

The Buzzard @ Decca Restaurant
Oct 10 @ 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


Oct
11
Tue
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Oct 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, Dave Wilson and Jenna Mattingly @ Jack Fry's
Oct 11 @ 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

UofL Jazz Ensemble I @ Comstock Hall, School of Music
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm

The lead UofL student big band, conducted by Ansyn Banks, in a free show of standards and originals at the Music School’s main hall.  


Wednesday Jazz


Oct
12
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays @ Lilly's
Oct 12 @ 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
Oct 12 @ 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
Oct 12 @ 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
Oct 12 @ 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
Oct 12 @ 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


Oct
13
Thu
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Oct 13 @ 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
Oct 13 @ 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
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm

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

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ META
Oct 13 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 14 @ 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


Oct
14
Fri
Brian Curella Jazz Trio Fridays @ Ruth's Chris
Oct 14 @ 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
Oct 14 @ 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.

Will Wilder and Noah Reed @ Bistro 1860
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Jazz guitar and saxophone at this French-American fusion restaurant in the mustard colored house on the corner of Mellwood and Brownsboro.

Bobby J and Michael Roy @ Majid's
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm

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

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Oct 14 @ 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
Oct 14 @ 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

Rob Nickerson Quartet Plays Late Fridays @ Louis' The Ton
Oct 14 @ 11:00 pm

Rob Nickerson……………………..Saxophone

Kendall Carter……………………..Keyboards

Tyrone Wheeler…………………..Bass

Zack Kennedy………………………Drums


Saturday Jazz


Oct
15
Sat
Take Two with June Kelley-Roy and Mike Mitchell @ Goose Creek Diner
Oct 15 @ 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
Oct 15 @ 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.

Will Wilder and Noah Reed @ Bistro 1860
Oct 15 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Jazz guitar and saxophone at this French-American fusion restaurant in the mustard colored house on the corner of Mellwood and Brownsboro.

Kathryn Prather with the Vojazz Trio @ Marketplace Restaurant
Oct 15 @ 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
Oct 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/