Calendar


Monday Jazz


Dec
5
Mon
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 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.

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Dec 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
Dec 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


Dec
6
Tue
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 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.

Jeff Sherman’s Jazz Lab Concert @ Varanese
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for the return of Jeff Sherman and his incredible student musicians on Tuesday, December 6.

This FREE concert will feature approximately 30 musicians ranging from intermediate to professional, and will be composed of guitar, bass, drums, and singing. Beginning at 7:00pm, each ensemble will perform 6-8 songs.

Jeff Sherman has spent his entire professional life performing music. He has been teaching jazz, classical guitar, and electric bass since 1966, and has toured with Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn.

We’ll also have delightful appetizer and entrée specials available. Reservations are recommended, and can be made by calling (502) 899-9904.

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


Wednesday Jazz


Dec
7
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays @ Lilly's
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 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
Dec 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

Jazz with Jacob Duncan @ Nachbar
Dec 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


Dec
8
Thu
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 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 (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Dec 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.

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ META
Dec 8 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 9 @ 12:00 am

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


Friday Jazz


Dec
9
Fri
Brian Curella Jazz Trio Fridays @ Ruth's Chris
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Curella on guitar, Duke Marsh on keyboards and Jason Sturgill on bass at this steakhouse in the sky on the Watterson.

 

 

Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Dec 9 @ 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
Dec 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/

Joey DeFrancesco Trio at Jazz Kitchen in Indy
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm

JOEY DeFRANCESCO
3X Grammy Nominated B3 Organist
Dan Wilson – guitar
Jason Brown – drums

“Hammond B-3 Organ doesn’t have a more soulful or effective evangelist than Joey DeFrancesco” – The New York Times

“The quicksilver nature of his technique, fluidity of his ideas and musicality of his phrases… have placed him in a category by himself” – Chicago Tribune

Bad Plus at Xavier U in Cincy
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm

The Bad Plus will make their debut in Cincinnati at the Xavier Music Series. Bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer David King came together at the end of the 20th century and have won critical hosannas and a legion of fans worldwide with their creativity, unique sound and flair for live performance. Based in New York City, the intensely collaborative trio has constantly searched for rules to break and boundaries to cross, bridging genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of three exceptional musicians working in perfect sync. The trio continues to explore myriad musical forms born of jazz along with any sonic source that forwards music that is uniquely The Bad Plus.

Opening Act: JD Allen

John Smart Group Plays Decca’s Cellar
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Robin Shaw………………………………….Vocals
Kendall Carter………………………………Organ
Joe Gomez…………………………………..Guitar
John Smart………………………………….Drums

Jerry Tolson Quartet with Singer Alisia McClain @ Brendon's Catch 23
Dec 9 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Jerry Tolson, Keyboard

Alisia McClain, Vocals

David Clark, Saxophone

Bob Bryant, Bass

Ted Richardson, Drums

 

Joey DeFrancesco Trio at Jazz Kitchen in Indy
Dec 9 @ 9:30 pm

JOEY DeFRANCESCO
3X Grammy Nominated B3 Organist
Dan Wilson – guitar
Jason Brown – drums

“Hammond B-3 Organ doesn’t have a more soulful or effective evangelist than Joey DeFrancesco” – The New York Times

“The quicksilver nature of his technique, fluidity of his ideas and musicality of his phrases… have placed him in a category by himself” – Chicago Tribune

Rob Nickerson Quartet Plays Late Fridays @ Louis' The Ton
Dec 9 @ 11:00 pm

Rob Nickerson……………………..Saxophone

Kendall Carter……………………..Keyboards

Tyrone Wheeler…………………..Bass

Zack Kennedy………………………Drums


Saturday Jazz


Dec
10
Sat
Take Two with June Kelley-Roy and Mike Mitchell @ Goose Creek Diner
Dec 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

June Kelley-Roy and Mike Mitchell~ A gentle blend of guitar and voice along with bassist Steve Illari, perform at this East End venue just off Westport Rd.     Tunes from the repertoires of Diana Krall, Joe Pass, Ella, and Blossom Dearie.

Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Dec 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.

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

The Bad Plus at Jazz Kitchen in Indy
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm

THE BAD PLUS
NEW CD “IT’S HARD”

The Bad Plus’ return to an aspect of their roots, the very thing that first made The Bad Plus famous: the deconstruction of songs from the Pop/Rock and R&B worlds.

Jerry Tolson Quartet with Singer Alisia McClain @ Brendon's Catch 23
Dec 10 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Jerry Tolson, Keyboard

Alisia McClain, Vocals

David Clark, Saxophone

Bob Bryant, Bass

Ted Richardson, Drums

 

The Bad Plus at Jazz Kitchen in Indy
Dec 10 @ 9:30 pm

THE BAD PLUS
NEW CD “IT’S HARD”

The Bad Plus’ return to an aspect of their roots, the very thing that first made The Bad Plus famous: the deconstruction of songs from the Pop/Rock and R&B worlds.


Sunday Jazz


Dec
11
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Dec 11 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

6 – Jazz with nationally syndicated host Bob Parlocha

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

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

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

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

Brunch with the Dave Clark Trio @ Blu Italian Grille (at the Marriott)
Dec 11 @ 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.

Pat Lentz and Dave Wilson @ Bistro Le Relais
Dec 11 @ 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
Dec 11 @ 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.

Derby City Little Big Band @ Clifton's Pizza
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

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

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 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.


Monday Jazz


Dec
12
Mon
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 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.

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Reservations recommended/

The Buzzard @ Decca Restaurant
Dec 12 @ 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


Dec
13
Tue
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Ray Johnson, Dave Wilson and Jenna Mattingly @ Jack Fry's
Dec 13 @ 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


Dec
14
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays @ Lilly's
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 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.

Joe Gomez – Rich Pape Guitar Duo @ Vines and Canines
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ray Johnson, Dave Wilson and Jenna Mattingly @ Jack Fry's
Dec 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

Jazz with Jacob Duncan @ Nachbar
Dec 14 @ 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


Dec
15
Thu
Jamey Aebersold Quartet at River City Winery
Dec 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 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 (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Dec 15 @ 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
Dec 15 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 16 @ 12:00 am

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


Friday Jazz


Dec
16
Fri
Brian Curella Jazz Trio Fridays @ Ruth's Chris
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Curella on guitar, Duke Marsh on keyboards and Jason Sturgill on bass at this steakhouse in the sky on the Watterson.

 

 

Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Dec 16 @ 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
Dec 16 @ 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/

Rob Nickerson Quartet Plays Late Fridays @ Louis' The Ton
Dec 16 @ 11:00 pm

Rob Nickerson……………………..Saxophone

Kendall Carter……………………..Keyboards

Tyrone Wheeler…………………..Bass

Zack Kennedy………………………Drums


Saturday Jazz


Dec
17
Sat
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Dec 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.

Steve Crews (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Dec 17 @ 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


Dec
18
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Dec 18 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

6 – Jazz with nationally syndicated host Bob Parlocha

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

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

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

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

Brunch with the Dave Clark Trio @ Blu Italian Grille (at the Marriott)
Dec 18 @ 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.

Pat Lentz and Dave Wilson @ Bistro Le Relais
Dec 18 @ 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
Dec 18 @ 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
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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


Monday Jazz


Dec
19
Mon
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 19 @ 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
Dec 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/

The Buzzard @ Decca Restaurant
Dec 19 @ 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


Dec
20
Tue
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 20 @ 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
Dec 20 @ 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


Dec
21
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays @ Lilly's
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 21 @ 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
Dec 21 @ 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
Dec 21 @ 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


Dec
22
Thu
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 22 @ 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
Dec 22 @ 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
Dec 22 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 23 @ 12:00 am

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


Friday Jazz


Dec
23
Fri
Brian Curella Jazz Trio Fridays @ Ruth's Chris
Dec 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Curella on guitar, Duke Marsh on keyboards and Jason Sturgill on bass at this steakhouse in the sky on the Watterson.

 

 

Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Dec 23 @ 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
Dec 23 @ 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/

Rob Nickerson Quartet Plays Late Fridays @ Louis' The Ton
Dec 23 @ 11:00 pm

Rob Nickerson……………………..Saxophone

Kendall Carter……………………..Keyboards

Tyrone Wheeler…………………..Bass

Zack Kennedy………………………Drums


Saturday Jazz


Dec
24
Sat
Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Dec 24 @ 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
Dec 24 @ 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


Dec
25
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Dec 25 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

6 – Jazz with nationally syndicated host Bob Parlocha

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

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

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

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

Brunch with the Dave Clark Trio @ Blu Italian Grille (at the Marriott)
Dec 25 @ 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.

Pat Lentz and Dave Wilson @ Bistro Le Relais
Dec 25 @ 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
Dec 25 @ 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
Dec 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.


Monday Jazz


Dec
26
Mon
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 26 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

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

The Buzzard @ Decca Restaurant
Dec 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

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


Tuesday Jazz


Dec
27
Tue
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Ray Johnson, Dave Wilson and Jenna Mattingly @ Jack Fry's
Dec 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Reservations recommended for dinner


Wednesday Jazz


Dec
28
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays @ Lilly's
Dec 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 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.

Joe Gomez – Rich Pape Guitar Duo @ Vines and Canines
Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ray Johnson, Dave Wilson and Jenna Mattingly @ Jack Fry's
Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Reservations recommended for dinner

Jazz with Jacob Duncan @ Nachbar
Dec 28 @ 10:00 pm

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


Thursday Jazz


Dec
29
Thu
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Dec 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Ray Johnson (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Dec 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ META
Dec 29 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 30 @ 12:00 am

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


Friday Jazz


Dec
30
Fri
Brian Curella Jazz Trio Fridays @ Ruth's Chris
Dec 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Curella on guitar, Duke Marsh on keyboards and Jason Sturgill on bass at this steakhouse in the sky on the Watterson.

 

 

Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Dec 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.

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

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

Rob Nickerson……………………..Saxophone

Kendall Carter……………………..Keyboards

Tyrone Wheeler…………………..Bass

Zack Kennedy………………………Drums