Calendar


Sunday Jazz


Sep
24
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Sep 24 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

6 – Jazz with nationally syndicated host Bob Parlocha

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

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

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

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

Nicholas Bryan Collective at Please and Thank You
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Drummer Bryan leads a trio playing standards on Sunday mornings at this coffee shop’s new branch at Market and Floyd.

Nick Bryan ………………………………………..Drums

Noah Reed………………………………………….Saxophone

Hamilton Pinheiro………………………………Bass

Ron Jones Duo Does Brunch at Gander
Sep 24 @ 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

Brazilian Jazz at Tyler Park Jazz Fest
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Saxophonist Bruno Median Pegoraro leads a Brazilian Quartet for a Sunday afternoon show in this nice park just off Baxter near Eastern Parkway.

 

This is the last of three free Sunday afternoon shows this September comprising the Tyler Park Jazz Festival.

Pat Lentz and Dave Wilson @ Bistro Le Relais
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner at Wiltshire on Market
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Sep 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.

Craig Tweddell Group Plays Music of Lee Morgan @ Bard's Town
Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm

A quintet led by trumpeter Tweddell pays homage to the great horn player who was a key hard bop musician in the 1960s before beginning to explore progressive modal music near the end of his brief life.  The group will play a number of originals by this incredibly prolific artist, who played on Coltrane’s Blue Train, Blakey’s Moanin’ and several of Hank Mobley’s albums in addition to 25 of his own albums.

Craig Tweddell………………………………………Trumpet

Tim Whalen…………………………………………..Tenor Saxophone

Kendall Carter………………………………………..Keyboard

Tyrone Wheeler…………………………………….. Bass

Justin Heaverin………………………………………Drums

This is the latest in the Louisville Jazz Society’s listening room series at the Bard’s Town Restaurant.   If you plan to have dinner, please try to get there by 7 so everyone can be served before show time.

Tickets are available at  https://louisville-jazz-society.ticketleap.com/the-music-of-craig-tweddell/ .     LJS members will receive a separate email with a discount code.

If you’re interested in finding out more about this great trumpeter, his life and music, check out the recent documentary about him, available on Netflix:

I Called Him Morgan | Netflix

 


Monday Jazz


Sep
25
Mon
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Sep 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.

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Reservations recommended/

Student Jazz Combos at UofL @ Bird Hall, University of Louisville
Sep 25 @ 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
Sep 25 @ 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
26
Tue
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.

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

Wynton Marsalis and JALC Orchestra @ Kentucky Center
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) comprises 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today. Led by Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing and Artistic Director, this remarkably versatile orchestra performs a vast repertoire ranging from original compositions and Jazz at Lincoln Center-commissioned works to rare historic compositions and masterworks by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus, and many others.


Wednesday Jazz


Sep
27
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays at Lilly’s
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Johnson’s bluesy interpretations of standards and pop tunes  are accompanied by Craig Wagner’s stylish guitar licks some weeks and Kendall Carter on the keyboard on others at this mainstay Bardstown Road restaurant.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Sep 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.

John Goldsby/Jamey Aebersold Quartet @ Jimmy Can't Dance
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Louisville native Goldsby, who now plays with the WDR Big Band in Cologne, Germany, is back home for a series of shows.

Jamey Aebersold………………………………………Saxophone

Craig Wagner…………………………………………..Guitar

John Goldsby……………………………………………Bass

Jonathan Higgins……………………………………..Drums

 

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

Ron Jones Quartet at Goodwood Taproom
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The fine alto player leads a group of veteran players at this brewpub on the north edge of NuLu.

Ron Jones………………………Saxophone

Diego Lyra……………………..Keyboard

Sonny Stephens……………..Bass

Terry O’Mahoney…………..Drums

The group will be joined by other fine Louisville players for a jam session after the break.

So come on down to this beer haven at Main and Clay to catch this week’s edition of Beer and Jazz at Goodwood Taproom.   This brewpub (formerly the BBC Taproom) has a full bar in addition to great beers.   And now there’s great food from River Road BBQ.

This is another show in a weekly Wednesday series, with a different style of jazz each week – mainstream, gypsy, singers, international, traditional, and others. The band of the evening performs from 7 PM to about 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. The shows are arranged in collaboration with the Louisville Jazz Society.

, Bass

Ted Richardson, Drums

 

Duncan/Goldsby Quintet @ The Nach Bar
Sep 27 @ 10:30 pm – Sep 28 @ 12:30 am

Louisville native Goldsby, who now plays with the WDR Big Band in Cologne, Germany, is back home for a series of shows.

Jacob Duncan………………………………………Alto Saxophone

JD Allen………………………………………………Tenor Saxophone

Gabe Evens………………………………………….Piano

John Goldsby……………………………………….Bass

Mike Hyman………………………………………..Drums

 


Thursday Jazz


Sep
28
Thu
Carly Johnson and Greg Walker at Corbett’s
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Sep 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 (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Sep 28 @ 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.

Doug Elmore’s Trio Bebop at Jeffersonville’s Parlour
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The fine bassist leads a  group of pros playing music of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell and Oscar Pettiford at this restaurant in a Victorian at the foot of the Big Four Walking bridge.

Doug Elmore…………………………………………Bass

Dave Clark……………………………………………Saxophone

Terry O’Mahoney………………………………….Drums

The Parlour, an excellent pizza restaurant, hosts this jazz series in their intimate upstairs bar every Thursday at 8.    Other good players are welcome to join in and jam in the second half of the show.   No cover.    The show is co-sponsored by Goodwood Brewing Co.

Duncan/Goldsby Quintet @ Jimmy Can't Dance
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Louisville native Goldsby, who now plays with the WDR Big Band in Cologne, Germany, is back home for a series of shows.

Jacob Duncan………………………………………Alto Saxophone

JD Allen………………………………………………Tenor Saxophone

Gabe Evens………………………………………….Piano

John Goldsby……………………………………….Bass

Mike Hyman………………………………………..Drums

 

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ META
Sep 28 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

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


Friday Jazz


Sep
29
Fri
Jamey Aebersold Quartet at New Albany’s Carnegie Center
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Great mainstream jazz by the region’s grand old man of jazz and some excellent colleagues, in this art gallery and history museum in Historic Downtown New Albany.     And it’s free.

Jamey Aebersold………………………………..Saxophone
Diego Lyra…………………………………………Piano
Tyrone Wheeler…………………………………Bass
Jonathan Higgins……………………………….Drums

Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Sep 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.

Brooklyn Duo in New Albany @ Brooklyn and the Butcher
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Don Wagner………………………………………….Keyboard

Brehnan Miller………………………………………Drums

Clair Morgan’s LITTLE BIG BAND @ Inspirational Grounds Coffee Shop
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This 8 piece trad jazz group now plays the last Friday of the month at 7 at this full service restaurant attached to a church just off I-71.

Clair Morgan………………………Trumpet
Chad O’Brien………………………Trombone
Brandon Bell………………………Tenor Sax
Tom Dillard………………………..Baritone and Alto Sax
Judy Palsmeier……………………Keyboards
Jim Steilberg……………………….Guitar
Steve Ilari…………………………..Bass
Joe Lauletta………………………..Drums

No cover, but donations are welcomed.      A breakfast buffet dinner is available for $10 starting at 6.

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

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ Volare Italian Restaurant
Sep 29 @ 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.

Goldsby/Tweddell Quintet @ Jimmy Can't Dance
Sep 29 @ 10:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 1:00 am

Louisville native Goldsby, who now plays with the WDR Big Band in Cologne, Germany, is back home for a series of shows.

Craig Tweddell ……………………………………Trumpet

Tim Whalen…………………………………………Tenor Saxophone

Jacob Duncan………………………………………Alto Saxophone

Kendall Carter……………………………………..Piano

John Goldsby……………………………………….Bass

Zack Kennedy……………………………………..Drums

 


Saturday Jazz


Sep
30
Sat
Bassist John Goldsby Guests with Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese
Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Louisville native Goldsby, who now plays with the WDR Big Band in Cologne, Germany, is back home for a series of gigs this week, including this one with Sherman’s trio at this Frankfurt Ave. bistro.

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.

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

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

Don Wagner………………………………………….Keyboard

Rob Whitmer…………………………………………Bass

Brehnan Miller………………………………………Drums

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
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/


Sunday Jazz


Oct
1
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

6 – Jazz with nationally syndicated host Bob Parlocha

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

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

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

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

Ron Jones Duo Does Brunch at Gander
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Oct 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.

Rascals of Ragtyme @ Clifton's Pizza
Oct 1 @ 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
2
Mon
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.

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

UofL Faculty Jazz Ensemble @ Bird Hall, School of Music
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm

Some of the fine musicians who teach jazz at UofL will play standards and a few of their originals in a show 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
Oct 2 @ 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
3
Tue
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.

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

UofL Jazz Ensemble I in Comstock Hall @ School of Music
Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm

The University’s Jazz Ensemble I, conducted by Ansyn Banks, will perform side-by-side with the Castle High School Band at the Music School’s main hall.


Wednesday Jazz


Oct
4
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays at Lilly’s
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Johnson’s bluesy interpretations of standards and pop tunes  are accompanied by Craig Wagner’s stylish guitar licks some weeks and Kendall Carter on the keyboard on others at this mainstay Bardstown Road restaurant.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
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.

Karan Chavis with the Dave Clark Quartet at Goodwood Taproom
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Ms. Chavis, a fine singer who moved here from Austin a couple years ago, has promised a swinging show backed by a quartet of excellent Louisville jazz musicians. Come on down to this beer haven at Main and Clay to catch this week’s edition of Beer and Jazz at Goodwood Taproom. After 8:30, the show will roll into a jam session. The Goodwood Taproom (formerly the BBC Taproom) has a full bar in addition to great beers from the adjacent brewery, and serves food from River Road BBQ.

Karan Chavis…………………….Vocals
Dave Clark………………………Saxophone
Kendall Carter…………………..Keyboard
Ilya DaCosta…………………….Bass
Kiko Sebrian…………………….Drums

This is part of a weekly Wednesday series, with a different style of jazz each week – mainstream, gypsy, singers, international, traditional, and others. The band of the evening will perform from 7 PM to about 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. The shows are arranged in collaboration with the Louisville Jazz Society.

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

Jazz with Jacob Duncan @ Nachbar
Oct 4 @ 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
5
Thu
Carly Johnson and Greg Walker at Corbett’s
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
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 (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ META
Oct 5 @ 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


Oct
6
Fri
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Oct 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.

Brooklyn Duo in New Albany @ Brooklyn and the Butcher
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Don Wagner………………………………………….Keyboard

Brehnan Miller………………………………………Drums

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

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ Volare Italian Restaurant
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Rob Nickerson Hosts Late Night Jam at Butchertown Social
Oct 6 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 7 @ 12:30 am

What was formerly Louis’ The Ton is reopening as Butchertown Social, and there’s a jazz jam on opening night!
Nickerson, a fine tenor player who leads a late night show every Friday – featuring players such as Kendall Carter, Tyrone Wheeler and Zack Kennedy or Dave Nelson – at this friendly Butchertown bar, turns it into a jam with a house band on the first Friday of the month.

All instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome.

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

The only way to get better is to play. So, grab your axe, come down to The Ton!

Note that the show now starts at 10 instead of 11.


Saturday Jazz


Oct
7
Sat
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.

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

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

Don Wagner………………………………………….Keyboard

Rob Whitmer…………………………………………Bass

Brehnan Miller………………………………………Drums

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
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/


Sunday Jazz


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

6 – Jazz with nationally syndicated host Bob Parlocha

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

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

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

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

Ron Jones Duo Does Brunch at Gander
Oct 8 @ 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
Oct 8 @ 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
Oct 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Oct 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.


Monday Jazz


Oct
9
Mon
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.

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

The Buzzard @ Decca Restaurant
Oct 9 @ 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
10
Tue
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.

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


Wednesday Jazz


Oct
11
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays at Lilly’s
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Johnson’s bluesy interpretations of standards and pop tunes  are accompanied by Craig Wagner’s stylish guitar licks some weeks and Kendall Carter on the keyboard on others at this mainstay Bardstown Road restaurant.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
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

Jazz with Jacob Duncan @ Nachbar
Oct 11 @ 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
12
Thu
Carly Johnson and Greg Walker at Corbett’s
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
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 (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ META
Oct 12 @ 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


Oct
13
Fri
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Oct 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.

Brooklyn Duo in New Albany @ Brooklyn and the Butcher
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Don Wagner………………………………………….Keyboard

Brehnan Miller………………………………………Drums

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

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ Volare Italian Restaurant
Oct 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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


Saturday Jazz


Oct
14
Sat
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.

Brooklyn Trio in New Albany @ Brooklyn and the Butcher
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Don Wagner………………………………………….Keyboard

Rob Whitmer…………………………………………Bass

Brehnan Miller………………………………………Drums

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
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/


Sunday Jazz


Oct
15
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

6 – Jazz with nationally syndicated host Bob Parlocha

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

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

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

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

Ron Jones Duo Does Brunch at Gander
Oct 15 @ 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
Oct 15 @ 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
Oct 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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