Calendar


Wednesday Jazz


Jan
17
Wed
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 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.

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner at Jack’s Lounge at Equus
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Johnson and the outstanding guitarist deliver bluesy interpretations of standards and originals in the cozy lounge at this St. Matthews restaurant every Wednesday.

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

Taylor Nelson Trio Jams at Jimmy Can’t Dance
Jan 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

A fine trio of UofL grad students play and lead a weekly jam session at this new jazz club below Another Place Sandwich Shop, across 7th from 21C Hotel.

Taylor Nelson ………………………………….. Guitar

Hamilton Pinheiro……………………………. Electric Bass

Kiko Sebrian……………………………………… Drums

Jazz with Jacob Duncan @ Nachbar
Jan 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


Jan
18
Thu
Carly Johnson and Greg Walker at Jack’s Lounge at Equus
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Johnson’s bluesy interpretations of standards, accompanied by a fine guitarist who’s great with singers, in the cozy lounge at this St. Matthews restaurant every Thursday.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 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
Jan 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.

Todd Hildreth Solo Piano at Jeffersonville’s Parlour
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The fine pianist does a solo show in the upstairs bar of this excellent pizza restaurant at the foot of the Big Four Bridge.

Brooks Giles Quartet at Jimmy Can’t Dance
Jan 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Brooks Giles III – Saxophones/Vocals
Greg Chako – Guitar
Danny Kiely – Bass
Kiko Sebrian – Drums

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ META
Jan 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


Jan
19
Fri
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Jan 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.

Chomsky Jazz Central at Jimmy Can’t Dance
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Drummer Dean Thomas and friends play cutting edge jazz at this basement club across 7th Street from 21C Hotel.

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Reservations recommended/

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ Volare Italian Restaurant
Jan 19 @ 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.

Fela Booty at Jimmy Can’t Dance
Jan 19 @ 10:30 pm – Jan 20 @ 1:30 am

Saturday Jazz


Jan
20
Sat
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Jan 20 @ 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
Jan 20 @ 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/

Tim Whalen Trio at Jimmy Can’t Dance
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tenor Saxman Whalen leads a group at this new jazz venue across 7th street from 21C.

 

John Smart Group with Nala Kathleen at Decca
Jan 20 @ 8:00 pm

A hip young singer with a lovely voice joins Smart’s group to do Songbook tunes and jazz standards.

Nala Kathleen………………………………..Vocals
Stuart Wicke…………………………………Bass
Joe Gomez………………………………………Guitar
John Smart……………………………………..Drums

West Market Street Stompers at Jimmy Can’t Dance
Jan 20 @ 10:30 pm – Jan 21 @ 1:30 am

Originally a traditional jazz group, the Stompers have added new personnel, tunes and arrangements that really freshen up the repertoire.   They’re now a wide ranging band that plays jazz and pop music from the last one hundred years – from Louis Armstrong to Swing to Bebop to Stevie Wonder and The Beatles, and are playing at this basement club across 7th Street from 21C Hotel.

Led by trombonist Doug Finke, the group also includes Ansyn Banks on trumpet, Derek Siebert on sax, Gabe Evens on piano, Greg Walker on guitar and banjo, Danny Kiely on bass and Bruce Morrow on drums.   Come on down to this hip new club and hear this group of first class musicians play jazz, swing and standards.


Sunday Jazz


Jan
21
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9 and www.wfpk.org
Jan 21 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

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.

Note that the shows also stream on the web.

Nicholas Bryan Collective at Please and Thank You
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Drummer Bryan leads a trio with a rotating cast that plays standards on Sunday mornings at this coffee shop’s new branch at Market and Floyd.

Ron Jones Duo Does Brunch at Gander
Jan 21 @ 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

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 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.

Pat Lentz and Dave Wilson @ Bistro Le Relais
Jan 21 @ 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
Jan 21 @ 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.


Monday Jazz


Jan
22
Mon
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 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
Jan 22 @ 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/

Don Krekel Band with Barb Polk at The Caravan
Jan 22 @ 7:30 pm

The 17 piece Don Krekel Band, which has been playing big band music in Louisville for over 60 years, is joined by singer Barb Polk, saxophonist Eddie Humphries, Harvey Turner and some special guests for a show of Big Band classics, Jazz Standards and tunes from “The Great American Songbook”.

 

The Buzzard @ Decca Restaurant
Jan 22 @ 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


Jan
23
Tue
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 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
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Reservations recommended for dinner

ChomskyJazz Central at Time and Space Bar
Jan 23 @ 9:00 pm

A rotating quartet of players led by drummer Dean Thomas plays straight ahead jazz (and some nights classic organ jazz of the Larry Young school) at this Bardstown Road joint.   Cutting edge stuff.

Kendall Carter……………………Hammond organ

Pete Peterson…………………….Piano

Tim Whalen……………………….Tenor sax

Craig Wagner……………………..Guitar

Danny Kiely………………………Bass

Dean Thomas………………………Drums

No cover

 

 

 

 


Wednesday Jazz


Jan
24
Wed
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 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.

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner at Jack’s Lounge at Equus
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Johnson and the outstanding guitarist deliver bluesy interpretations of standards and originals in the cozy lounge at this St. Matthews restaurant every Wednesday.

Ray Johnson, Dave Wilson and Jenna Mattingly @ Jack Fry's
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Reservations recommended for dinner

Taylor Nelson Trio Jams at Jimmy Can’t Dance
Jan 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

A fine trio of UofL grad students play and lead a weekly jam session at this new jazz club below Another Place Sandwich Shop, across 7th from 21C Hotel.

Taylor Nelson ………………………………….. Guitar

Hamilton Pinheiro……………………………. Electric Bass

Kiko Sebrian……………………………………… Drums

Jazz with Jacob Duncan @ Nachbar
Jan 24 @ 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


Jan
25
Thu
Carly Johnson and Greg Walker at Jack’s Lounge at Equus
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Johnson’s bluesy interpretations of standards, accompanied by a fine guitarist who’s great with singers, in the cozy lounge at this St. Matthews restaurant every Thursday.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 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
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ META
Jan 25 @ 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


Jan
26
Fri
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Clair Morgan’s LITTLE BIG BAND @ Inspirational Grounds Coffee Shop
Jan 26 @ 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
Jan 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/

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ Volare Italian Restaurant
Jan 26 @ 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


Jan
27
Sat
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Reservations recommended/


Sunday Jazz


Jan
28
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9 and www.wfpk.org
Jan 28 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

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.

Note that the shows also stream on the web.

Nicholas Bryan Collective at Please and Thank You
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Drummer Bryan leads a trio with a rotating cast that plays standards on Sunday mornings at this coffee shop’s new branch at Market and Floyd.

Ron Jones Duo Does Brunch at Gander
Jan 28 @ 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

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 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.

Pat Lentz and Dave Wilson @ Bistro Le Relais
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner at Wiltshire on Market
Jan 28 @ 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.


Monday Jazz


Jan
29
Mon
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 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
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Reservations recommended/

The Buzzard @ Decca Restaurant
Jan 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

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


Tuesday Jazz


Jan
30
Tue
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 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
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Reservations recommended for dinner

ChomskyJazz Central at Time and Space Bar
Jan 30 @ 9:00 pm

A rotating quartet of players led by drummer Dean Thomas plays straight ahead jazz (and some nights classic organ jazz of the Larry Young school) at this Bardstown Road joint.   Cutting edge stuff.

Kendall Carter……………………Hammond organ

Pete Peterson…………………….Piano

Tim Whalen……………………….Tenor sax

Craig Wagner……………………..Guitar

Danny Kiely………………………Bass

Dean Thomas………………………Drums

No cover

 

 

 

 


Wednesday Jazz


Jan
31
Wed
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 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.

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner at Jack’s Lounge at Equus
Jan 31 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Johnson and the outstanding guitarist deliver bluesy interpretations of standards and originals in the cozy lounge at this St. Matthews restaurant every Wednesday.

Ray Johnson, Dave Wilson and Jenna Mattingly @ Jack Fry's
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Reservations recommended for dinner

Taylor Nelson Trio Jams at Jimmy Can’t Dance
Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

A fine trio of UofL grad students play and lead a weekly jam session at this new jazz club below Another Place Sandwich Shop, across 7th from 21C Hotel.

Taylor Nelson ………………………………….. Guitar

Hamilton Pinheiro……………………………. Electric Bass

Kiko Sebrian……………………………………… Drums

Jazz with Jacob Duncan @ Nachbar
Jan 31 @ 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


Feb
1
Thu
Carly Johnson and Greg Walker at Jack’s Lounge at Equus
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Johnson’s bluesy interpretations of standards, accompanied by a fine guitarist who’s great with singers, in the cozy lounge at this St. Matthews restaurant every Thursday.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 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
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ META
Feb 1 @ 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


Feb
2
Fri
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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

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

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ Volare Italian Restaurant
Feb 2 @ 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
Feb 2 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 3 @ 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


Feb
3
Sat
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Reservations recommended/


Sunday Jazz


Feb
4
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9 and www.wfpk.org
Feb 4 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

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.

Note that the shows also stream on the web.

Nicholas Bryan Collective at Please and Thank You
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Drummer Bryan leads a trio with a rotating cast that plays standards on Sunday mornings at this coffee shop’s new branch at Market and Floyd.

Ron Jones Duo Does Brunch at Gander
Feb 4 @ 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
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am

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

No Cover. Brunch is $12

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

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

Bring your axe.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 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.

Pat Lentz and Dave Wilson @ Bistro Le Relais
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner at Wiltshire on Market
Feb 4 @ 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.


Monday Jazz


Feb
5
Mon
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 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.

Swing Street 17-piece Big Band at KingFish Restaurant
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Dave Mehl’s band will play the music of such greats as Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Woody Herman, Count Basie and others, plus a lot of exciting new arrangements—for listening and dancing.

The wooden dance floor measures about 10 X 30 feet—and there is an adjacent large carpeted dance area. The band is in the Banquet Room which is on the second level. There is an elevator on the South side of the building. No Cover (but gratuities for the band welcomed).

Buffet dinner available at $12.95 ($7.99 for kids) beginning at 5:30. Dinner and drinks also available a la carte.

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

The Buzzard @ Decca Restaurant
Feb 5 @ 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


Feb
6
Tue
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 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
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Reservations recommended for dinner

ChomskyJazz Central at Time and Space Bar
Feb 6 @ 9:00 pm

A rotating quartet of players led by drummer Dean Thomas plays straight ahead jazz (and some nights classic organ jazz of the Larry Young school) at this Bardstown Road joint.   Cutting edge stuff.

Kendall Carter……………………Hammond organ

Pete Peterson…………………….Piano

Tim Whalen……………………….Tenor sax

Craig Wagner……………………..Guitar

Danny Kiely………………………Bass

Dean Thomas………………………Drums

No cover

 

 

 

 


Wednesday Jazz


Feb
7
Wed
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 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.

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner at Jack’s Lounge at Equus
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Johnson and the outstanding guitarist deliver bluesy interpretations of standards and originals in the cozy lounge at this St. Matthews restaurant every Wednesday.

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

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

Reservations recommended for dinner

Taylor Nelson Trio Jams at Jimmy Can’t Dance
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

A fine trio of UofL grad students play and lead a weekly jam session at this new jazz club below Another Place Sandwich Shop, across 7th from 21C Hotel.

Taylor Nelson ………………………………….. Guitar

Hamilton Pinheiro……………………………. Electric Bass

Kiko Sebrian……………………………………… Drums

Jazz with Jacob Duncan @ Nachbar
Feb 7 @ 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


Feb
8
Thu
Carly Johnson and Greg Walker at Jack’s Lounge at Equus
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Johnson’s bluesy interpretations of standards, accompanied by a fine guitarist who’s great with singers, in the cozy lounge at this St. Matthews restaurant every Thursday.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 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
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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