The Louisville Jazz Society supports the efforts of all local jazz musicians. Here you will find a list of outstanding musicians performing in the area, along with a short bio or description of their work, as well as their contact information.

Someone planning a private house party or booking acts for a public event can scan the entries and find jazz offered in various styles that will be appropriate for the venue and guest list. Many musicians are jazz educators and their teaching skills are also listed.

The Groups section is followed by an Individual section listing jazz artists available for solo work or to join a group on a permanent or fill-in basis.

Check out the Photo Gallery to see many local musicians “in action.”

Please note: The information in the Directory is provided as a service to the general public. The Louisville Jazz Society is in no way responsible for any contact or business transactions originating from use of this Directory.

Jeff Sherman

JEFF SHERMAN of the Jeff Sherman Trio has been playing guitar since 1960 and has been performing and teaching full time since 1966. He has been on the music faculty at Bellarmine University since 1973 where he had taught guitar, various classes and served as Director of Jazz Studies. He has also taught as adjunct … Continue reading "Jeff Sherman"

Bobby Falk

BOBBY FALK with the Bobby Falk Group offers contemporary jazz for all occasions. The group performs generally as a trio or a quartet (saxophone, keyboard/guitar, bass, drums). Since February of 2011 they have performed as the house band at Eddie Merlot’s on Friday and Saturday evenings. Their new album, “Samuel Street Songs”, featuring Kris Eans, … Continue reading "Bobby Falk"

Joel Goodwin

JOEL GOODWIN, pianist and drummer, is available for parties/events of all types and is also in demand for studio and live sessions. He has an extensive database of musicians that can be gathered to play as needed for any occasion requesting Jazz or any other genre. Joel is a Louisville native who studied music performance … Continue reading "Joel Goodwin"

Brian Curella

BRIAN CURELLA, founder and owner of Flying Hands School of the Arts and a former student in Bellarmine’s jazz program, is a jazz/blues guitarist who plays nylon acoustic jazz (island, hard bop, standards) and/or electric blues. His group is called Charlie’s Bird Trio featuring Brian’s smooth tenor voice. The Trio is available for personal home … Continue reading "Brian Curella"

Dave Mehl's Swing Street Band

DAVE MEHL’S SWING STREET BIG BAND, and also in-house groups as small as quartets, play tasty music that is ideal for private parties, wedding receptions and dances. The band is known for its traditional standards, big band favorites, light jazz, and most other genres. All groups use some of the area’s best musicians, and musical … Continue reading "Dave Mehl’s Swing Street Band"

Allison Cross

ALLISON CROSS, trombone player, is a founding member and active musician with two local bands – the “Billy Goat Strut Revue, a seven piece New Orleans-style group, and “Your Friendly Neighborhood Big Band.” Allison graduated from UofL with a degree in Music Therapy and is employed as a music therapist in the Cincinnati area. (270)-293-8959 … Continue reading "Allison Cross"

If you are a Jazz Musician who would like to be listed here, we offer two avenues of promotion for you or your ensemble:

  1. Posting of your schedule of performances on the jazz events calendar
  2. Listing on the Area Jazz Musicians page, which will contain:
    • Your name
    • your photo
    • a short bio and description of your jazz style, and
    • a link to your personal web site.

Note: The Louisville Jazz Society is NOT a booking agency and will not act as agent for musicians who are listed on this web site.

You must be a member of the Louisville Jazz Society to receive these services. For information regarding membership fees and a registration form, click here.

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  1. Dick sings primarily songs that were made famous by Frank Sinatra in his style, thus Ala Sinatra is the name of the show. He utilizes prerecorded background tracks and has in excess of 400 different songs in his repertoire. Presently he sings at Commonwealth Tap a couple of times each month as well as periodic performances at Karem’s Grill and Pub, along with private functions and volunteer performances at assisted living facilities. He can be reached at (502) 262-8540 for more information.

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