Calendar


Sunday Jazz


Jun
26
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Jun 26 @ 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 26 @ 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 26 @ 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.

Music of Charles Mingus by Dave Clark Sextet @ Bard's Town Restaurant
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Charles Mingus was one of the leading composers – and interesting characters – in 20th century jazz. The musicians in the outstanding sextet led by saxophonist Dave Clark are particularly excited to have an opportunity to play his music in the listening room setting of the acoustically friendly lounge at the Bard’s Town. This is the seventh in this series of shows sponsored by the Louisville Jazz Society. Dave Clark, a fine saxophonist who directs the Bellarmine jazz program, has led two of the previous shows in this series – the first show two years ago featuring music of Sidney Bechet and Django Reinhardt, and the one last fall of music of Ellington and Strayhorn.

Charles Mingus “was a double bassist, composer and bandleader. His compositions retained the hot and soulful feel of hard bop, drawing heavily from black gospel music and blues, while sometimes containing elements of Third Stream, free jazz, and classical music. He once cited Duke Ellington and church as his main influences. Mingus espoused collective improvisation, similar to the old New Orleans jazz parades, paying particular attention to how each band member interacted with the group as a whole. In creating his bands, he looked not only at the skills of the available musicians, but also their personalities.” (Wikipedia)

The Players are:

Dave Clark……………………………Saxophones and Arrangements

Ansyn Banks…………………………..Trumpet

Chris Fortner…………………………Trombone

Kendall Carter………………………..Piano

Chris Fitzgerald………………………Bass

Zack Kennedy………………………….Drums

For those of you who are a little rusty on your Mingus, here are the originals of a couple of the tunes for which Dave is writing arrangements for the show:

Goodbye Pork Pie Hat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sfe_8RAaJ0

Better Get It in Your Soul: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0FcKOfRgvE

Pat Lentz and Dave Wilson @ Bistro Le Relais
Jun 26 @ 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 26 @ 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 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.

Music of Charles Mingus by Dave Clark Sextet @ Bard's Town Restaurant
Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Charles Mingus was one of the leading composers – and interesting characters – in 20th century jazz. The musicians in the outstanding sextet led by saxophonist Dave Clark are particularly excited to have an opportunity to play his music in the listening room setting of the acoustically friendly lounge at the Bard’s Town. This is the seventh in this series of shows sponsored by the Louisville Jazz Society. Dave Clark, a fine saxophonist who directs the Bellarmine jazz program, has led two of the previous shows in this series – the first show two years ago featuring music of Sidney Bechet and Django Reinhardt, and the one last fall of music of Ellington and Strayhorn.

Charles Mingus “was a double bassist, composer and bandleader. His compositions retained the hot and soulful feel of hard bop, drawing heavily from black gospel music and blues, while sometimes containing elements of Third Stream, free jazz, and classical music. He once cited Duke Ellington and church as his main influences. Mingus espoused collective improvisation, similar to the old New Orleans jazz parades, paying particular attention to how each band member interacted with the group as a whole. In creating his bands, he looked not only at the skills of the available musicians, but also their personalities.” (Wikipedia)

The Players are:

Dave Clark……………………………Saxophones and Arrangements

Ansyn Banks…………………………..Trumpet

Chris Fortner…………………………Trombone

Kendall Carter………………………..Piano

Chris Fitzgerald………………………Bass

Zack Kennedy………………………….Drums

For those of you who are a little rusty on your Mingus, here are the originals of a couple of the tunes for which Dave is writing arrangements for the show:

Goodbye Pork Pie Hat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sfe_8RAaJ0

Better Get It in Your Soul: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0FcKOfRgvE

Squeeze-bot Sundays @ The Nach Bar
Jun 26 @ 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.


Monday Jazz


Jun
27
Mon
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Jun 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.

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

The Buzzard @ Decca Restaurant
Jun 27 @ 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


Jun
28
Tue
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

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


Wednesday Jazz


Jun
29
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays @ Lilly's
Jun 29 @ 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 29 @ 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 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, Dave Wilson and Jenna Mattingly @ Jack Fry's
Jun 29 @ 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 29 @ 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.


Thursday Jazz


Jun
30
Thu
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Jun 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.

Ray Johnson (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Jun 30 @ 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 30 @ 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 30 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 1 @ 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


Jul
1
Fri
Brian Curella Jazz Trio Fridays @ Ruth's Chris
Jul 1 @ 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
Jul 1 @ 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.

Karan Chavis Sings at Blue Moo @ Le Moo
Jul 1 @ 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.

Saxophonist Dave Kana Guests with Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese
Jul 1 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Kana, a fine sax player in town to teach and perform at the Aebersold Jazz Camp, sits in with guitarist Sherman and friends at this Clifton bistro.

Bobby J and Michael Roy @ Majid's
Jul 1 @ 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
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Reservations recommended/

VoJazz Trio @ Marketplace Restaurant
Jul 1 @ 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
Jul 1 @ 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
Jul 1 @ 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
Jul 1 @ 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
Jul 1 @ 11:00 pm

Rob Nickerson……………………..Saxophone

Kendall Carter……………………..Keyboards

Tyrone Wheeler…………………..Bass

Zack Kennedy………………………Drums


Saturday Jazz


Jul
2
Sat
Roger Dane and Jenna Mattingly @ Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm

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

Bassist Rich Armandi Guests with Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese
Jul 2 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Armandi, a fine sax (and tuba!) player in town from Chicago to teach and perform at the Aebersold Jazz Camp, sits in with guitarist Sherman and friends at this Clifton bistro.

Karan Chavis Sings at Blue Moo @ Le Moo
Jul 2 @ 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
Jul 2 @ 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
Jul 2 @ 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
Jul 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/

Benedetto Vendetta Jazz Band @ Roux
Jul 2 @ 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.

Laverne and Sisto Remember Bill Evans @ Clifton Center
Jul 2 @ 8:00 pm

World-renowned New York jazz pianist Andy LaVerne, one of the few former students of the great Bill Evans, will perform a special concert playing Evans’ work. The concert is a benefit to support the Clifton Center’s expanded calendar of jazz performances in its 2016-2017 season. LaVerne will be accompanied on vibes by the internationally-recognized Dick Sisto, and the two have promised to intersperse some conversation about the depth and influence of Evans’ work on the evolution of jazz and as in their own lives.

Bill Evans recorded Kind of Blue with Miles Davis and John Coltrane, the best-selling jazz album of all time, and backed Billie Holliday. Miles Davis described Bill’s playing: “like crystal notes or sparkling water cascading down from some clear waterfall.” Contemporary jazz greats refer still to Evans’ influence on the evolution of jazz, particularly on jazz piano and on the way groups still play together today.

About Andy LaVerne

Laverne was born in New York City. He began studies at Juillard at age 6, then studied at Berklee, the New England Conservatory, and took private lessons from Bill Evans. LaVerne has worked with Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea and Elvin Jones and has 50 recordings as a leader and is a prolific composer. He is the recipient of five Jazz Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, currently Professor of Jazz piano at the University of Hartford and on the faculty of the Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops. andylaverne.com

About Dick Sisto

From Chicago, Illinois, Dick Sisto studied with mallet master Jose Bethancourt of the Chicago Symphony and as a soloist alongside David Sanborn. He has played with Phil Woods, Fathead Newman, Milt Hinton, and recorded with Kenny Werner and Fred Hersch. Dick is the jazz vibe teacher at UofL and Aebersold Summer Workshops. dicksisto.com

Tickets: $20. All proceeds benefitting jazz programming of the 2016-2017 concert season.

Jerry Tolson Quartet with Singer Alisia McClain @ Brendon's Catch 23
Jul 2 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Jerry Tolson, Keyboard

Alisia McClain, Vocals

David Clark, Saxophone

Bob Bryant, Bass

Ted Richardson, Drums

 


Sunday Jazz


Jul
3
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Jul 3 @ 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
Jul 3 @ 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)
Jul 3 @ 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.

Ken Allday’s Brunchtime Jam @ Highlands Tap Room
Jul 3 @ 11:30 am

Allday, a fine guitarist whose jazz repertoire has expanded well beyond the gypsy book, leads a fun jam session to serenade the brunchers at this Bardstown Road pub.

Bring your axe.

Gypsy Jazz Jam @ The Bard’s Town
Jul 3 @ 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
Jul 3 @ 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
Jul 3 @ 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
Jul 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.

Rascals of Ragtyme @ Clifton's Pizza
Jul 3 @ 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
Jul 3 @ 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.


Tuesday Jazz


Jul
5
Tue
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Ray Johnson, Dave Wilson and Jenna Mattingly @ Jack Fry's
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Reservations recommended for dinner


Wednesday Jazz


Jul
6
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays @ Lilly's
Jul 6 @ 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
Jul 6 @ 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
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

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

Jazz with Jacob Duncan @ Nachbar
Jul 6 @ 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.


Thursday Jazz


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

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

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ META
Jul 7 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 8 @ 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


Jul
8
Fri
Brian Curella Jazz Trio Fridays @ Ruth's Chris
Jul 8 @ 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
Jul 8 @ 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.

Karan Chavis Sings at Blue Moo @ Le Moo
Jul 8 @ 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.

Saxophonist Dave Kana Guests with Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese
Jul 8 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Kana, a fine sax player in town to teach and perform at the Aebersold Jazz Camp, sits in with guitarist Sherman and friends at this Clifton bistro.

Bobby J and Michael Roy @ Majid's
Jul 8 @ 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
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Reservations recommended/

VoJazz Trio @ Marketplace Restaurant
Jul 8 @ 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
Jul 8 @ 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
Jul 8 @ 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
Jul 8 @ 11:00 pm

Rob Nickerson……………………..Saxophone

Kendall Carter……………………..Keyboards

Tyrone Wheeler…………………..Bass

Zack Kennedy………………………Drums


Saturday Jazz


Jul
9
Sat
Roger Dane and Jenna Mattingly @ Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm

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

Bassist Bob Sinicrope Guests with Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese
Jul 9 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Sinicrope, a fine bass player in town to teach and perform at the Aebersold Jazz Camp, sits in with guitarist Sherman and friends at this Clifton bistro.

Karan Chavis Sings at Blue Moo @ Le Moo
Jul 9 @ 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
Jul 9 @ 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
Jul 9 @ 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
Jul 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/

Benedetto Vendetta Jazz Band @ Roux
Jul 9 @ 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.


Sunday Jazz


Jul
10
Sun
Sunday Jazz on WFPK FM 91.9
Jul 10 @ 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
Jul 10 @ 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)
Jul 10 @ 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
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am

Trombonist Finke is joined this week by several of the visiting pros in town to teach and play at Jamey Aebersold’s camp.

Brunch is $12 at this Bardstown Road restaurant.

Pat Lentz and Dave Wilson @ Bistro Le Relais
Jul 10 @ 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
Jul 10 @ 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
Jul 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.

Squeeze-bot Sundays @ The Nach Bar
Jul 10 @ 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.


Monday Jazz


Jul
11
Mon
Swing Street 17-piece Big Band @ Kingfish Restaurant
Jul 11 @ 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.

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Jul 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.

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

The Buzzard @ Decca Restaurant
Jul 11 @ 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


Jul
12
Tue
Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Ray Johnson, Dave Wilson and Jenna Mattingly @ Jack Fry's
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Reservations recommended for dinner


Wednesday Jazz


Jul
13
Wed
Carly Johnson Jazz Duo on Small Plate Wednesdays @ Lilly's
Jul 13 @ 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
Jul 13 @ 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
Jul 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
Jul 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