Calendar

May
30
Mon
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

May
31
Tue
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

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

Jun
1
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays @ Lilly's
Jun 1 @ 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
Jun 1 @ 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
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Ray Johnson, Dave Wilson and Jenna Mattingly @ Jack Fry's
Jun 1 @ 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
Jun 1 @ 10:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Jun
2
Thu
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Ray Johnson (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Jun 2 @ 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
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm

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

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ META
Jun 2 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 3 @ 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.

Jun
3
Fri
Brian Curella Jazz Trio Fridays @ Ruth's Chris
Jun 3 @ 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.

 

 

Roger Dane and Tyrone Wheeler @ Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm

A couple of old pros, Dane on the piano and Wheeler on standup bass, every Friday at this upscale Italian restaurant downtown.

Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Jun 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.

Karan Chavis Sings at Blue Moo @ Le Moo
Jun 3 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Ms. Chavis, a fine singer who recently moved here from Austin, is backed by a quartet of excellent Louisville jazz musicians at this new steakhouse on Lexington just west of Grinstead.

Bobby J and Michael Roy @ Majid's
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

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

VoJazz Trio @ Marketplace Restaurant
Jun 3 @ 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

Benedetto Vendetta Jazz Band @ Roux
Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

There’s jazz from 8 until late by a rotating cast of players, often featuring some of the younger players in town, led by Rick Benedetto. Every Friday and Saturday upstairs at this hip new New Orleans restaurant on Bardstown Road.

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ Volare Italian Restaurant
Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 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.

Jerry Tolson Quartet with Singer Alisia McClain @ Brendon's Catch 23
Jun 3 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Jerry Tolson, Keyboard

Alisia McClain, Vocals

David Clark, Saxophone

Bob Bryant, Bass

Ted Richardson, Drums

 

Rob Nickerson Quartet Plays Late Fridays @ Louis' The Ton
Jun 3 @ 11:00 pm

Rob Nickerson……………………..Saxophone

Kendall Carter……………………..Keyboards

Tyrone Wheeler…………………..Bass

Zack Kennedy………………………Drums

Jun
4
Sat
Roger Dane and Jenna Mattingly @ Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm

Pianist Dane teams with Ms. Mattingly on standup bass on Saturdays at this upscale Italian restaurant downtown.

Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Jun 4 @ 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.

Karan Chavis Sings at Blue Moo @ Le Moo
Jun 4 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Ms. Chavis, a fine singer who recently moved here from Austin, is backed by a quartet of excellent Louisville jazz musicians at this new steakhouse on Lexington just west of Grinstead.

Bobby J and Michael Roy @ Majid's
Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm – 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
Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm – 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
Jun 4 @ 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/

Benedetto Vendetta Jazz Band @ Roux
Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

There’s jazz from 8 until late by a rotating cast of players, often featuring some of the younger players in town, led by Rick Benedetto. Every Friday and Saturday upstairs at this hip new New Orleans restaurant on Bardstown Road.

Jerry Tolson Quartet with Singer Alisia McClain @ Brendon's Catch 23
Jun 4 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Jerry Tolson, Keyboard

Alisia McClain, Vocals

David Clark, Saxophone

Bob Bryant, Bass

Ted Richardson, Drums

 

Jun
5
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Jun 5 @ 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.

Steve Crews Solo Piano in the Oakroom @ Seelbach Hotel
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The fine pianist is at this classy downtown hotel restaurant to serenade you ove brunch every Sunday.

Brunch with the Dave Clark Trio @ Blu Italian Grille (at the Marriott)
Jun 5 @ 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
Jun 5 @ 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
Jun 5 @ 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
Jun 5 @ 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
Jun 5 @ 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
Jun 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.

Rascals of Ragtyme @ Clifton's Pizza
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

This Dixieland Band featuring Gary Falk (reeds), Joey Thieman(cornet), Stan Moon (guitar/banjo), Sammy Goodson (drums and washboard), John Gutermuth (tuba) and bandleader Quentin Sharpenstein (tuba and flugelhorn), serves up hot tunes on the first Sunday of the month to accompany the pizza at this Frankfort avenue spot.

Squeeze-bot Sundays @ The Nach Bar
Jun 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The infamous squeezers are once again taking over this Germantown dive bar on Sunday nights all summer long.

Who knows what they’ll play – maybe a little Monk, some Mingus or Horace Silver, certainly some pop tunes such White Rabbit or Deacon Blues, some blues and with any luck some wonderfully bizarre creations like their recent morphing of The Hall of the Mountain Kings into Cry Me a River.    Todd Hildreth on the squeezebox and doing the fine arrangements, Mick Sullivan picking the banjo, Matt Murphy on tuba and Megan Samples on toy drums. Lots of Fun.

Jun
6
Mon
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Jun 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.

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

The Buzzard @ Decca Restaurant
Jun 6 @ 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.

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

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

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

Jun
8
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays @ Lilly's
Jun 8 @ 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
Jun 8 @ 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
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Ray Johnson, Dave Wilson and Jenna Mattingly @ Jack Fry's
Jun 8 @ 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
Jun 8 @ 10:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Jun
9
Thu
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Ray Johnson (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Jun 9 @ 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
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm

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

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ META
Jun 9 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 10 @ 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.

Jun
10
Fri
Brian Curella Jazz Trio Fridays @ Ruth's Chris
Jun 10 @ 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.

 

 

Roger Dane and Tyrone Wheeler @ Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm

A couple of old pros, Dane on the piano and Wheeler on standup bass, every Friday at this upscale Italian restaurant downtown.

Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Jun 10 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Karan Chavis Sings at Blue Moo @ Le Moo
Jun 10 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Ms. Chavis, a fine singer who recently moved here from Austin, is backed by a quartet of excellent Louisville jazz musicians at this new steakhouse on Lexington just west of Grinstead.

Bobby J and Michael Roy @ Majid's
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

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

VoJazz Trio @ Marketplace Restaurant
Jun 10 @ 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

Benedetto Vendetta Jazz Band @ Roux
Jun 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

There’s jazz from 8 until late by a rotating cast of players, often featuring some of the younger players in town, led by Rick Benedetto. Every Friday and Saturday upstairs at this hip new New Orleans restaurant on Bardstown Road.

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ Volare Italian Restaurant
Jun 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Rob Nickerson Quartet Plays Late Fridays @ Louis' The Ton
Jun 10 @ 11:00 pm

Rob Nickerson……………………..Saxophone

Kendall Carter……………………..Keyboards

Tyrone Wheeler…………………..Bass

Zack Kennedy………………………Drums

Jun
11
Sat
Roger Dane and Jenna Mattingly @ Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm

Pianist Dane teams with Ms. Mattingly on standup bass on Saturdays at this upscale Italian restaurant downtown.

Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Jun 11 @ 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.

Karan Chavis Sings at Blue Moo @ Le Moo
Jun 11 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Ms. Chavis, a fine singer who recently moved here from Austin, is backed by a quartet of excellent Louisville jazz musicians at this new steakhouse on Lexington just west of Grinstead.

Bobby J and Michael Roy @ Majid's
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 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
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 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
Jun 11 @ 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/

Benedetto Vendetta Jazz Band @ Roux
Jun 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

There’s jazz from 8 until late by a rotating cast of players, often featuring some of the younger players in town, led by Rick Benedetto. Every Friday and Saturday upstairs at this hip new New Orleans restaurant on Bardstown Road.

Jun
12
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Jun 12 @ 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.

Steve Crews Solo Piano in the Oakroom @ Seelbach Hotel
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The fine pianist is at this classy downtown hotel restaurant to serenade you ove brunch every Sunday.

Brunch with the Dave Clark Trio @ Blu Italian Grille (at the Marriott)
Jun 12 @ 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
Jun 12 @ 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
Jun 12 @ 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
Jun 12 @ 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
Jun 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.

Squeeze-bot Sundays @ The Nach Bar
Jun 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The infamous squeezers are once again taking over this Germantown dive bar on Sunday nights all summer long.

Who knows what they’ll play – maybe a little Monk, some Mingus or Horace Silver, certainly some pop tunes such White Rabbit or Deacon Blues, some blues and with any luck some wonderfully bizarre creations like their recent morphing of The Hall of the Mountain Kings into Cry Me a River.    Todd Hildreth on the squeezebox and doing the fine arrangements, Mick Sullivan picking the banjo, Matt Murphy on tuba and Megan Samples on toy drums. Lots of Fun.

Jun
13
Mon
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Jun 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.

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

The Buzzard @ Decca Restaurant
Jun 13 @ 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.

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

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

Ray Johnson, Dave Wilson and Jenna Mattingly @ Jack Fry's
Jun 14 @ 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

Jun
15
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays @ Lilly's
Jun 15 @ 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
Jun 15 @ 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
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Ray Johnson, Dave Wilson and Jenna Mattingly @ Jack Fry's
Jun 15 @ 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
Jun 15 @ 10:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Jun
16
Thu
Jamey Aebersold Quartet @ River City Winery
Jun 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Featuring:
Jamey Aebersold – sax
Kendall Carter – piano
Tyrone Wheeler – bass
Jonathan Higgins – drums

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

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

Ray Johnson (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Jun 16 @ 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
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm

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

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ META
Jun 16 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 17 @ 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.

Jun
17
Fri
Brian Curella Jazz Trio Fridays @ Ruth's Chris
Jun 17 @ 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.

 

 

Roger Dane and Tyrone Wheeler @ Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm

A couple of old pros, Dane on the piano and Wheeler on standup bass, every Friday at this upscale Italian restaurant downtown.

Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Jun 17 @ 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.

Karan Chavis Sings at Blue Moo @ Le Moo
Jun 17 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Ms. Chavis, a fine singer who recently moved here from Austin, is backed by a quartet of excellent Louisville jazz musicians at this new steakhouse on Lexington just west of Grinstead.