Thursday Jazz

Jeff Sherman Duo @ Varanese
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Ray Johnson (Solo) @ Jack Fry's
Jun 20 @ 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.

Tim Whalen, Kendall Carter and Mike Hyman at Hell or High Water
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

A couple of old pros and a young one play at this new speakeasy inside the Hello Curio gallery on Whiskey Row.

Tim Whalen…………………Sax
Kendall Carter……………..Keyboard
Mike Hyman…………………Drums

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ META
Jun 20 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

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

Friday Jazz

Kind of Bird on ARTxFM 97.1
Jun 21 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

A jazz journey taking you from the recordings of Charlie “Bird” Parker through the year 1959; which saw the deaths of Billie Holiday and Lester “Prez” Young and the release of the best selling jazz album of all time, Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue. The show will travel from bebop to cool jazz to hard bop and everywhere in between. Tune in, tap your foot and enjoy. BIRD LIVES!!!
Your tour guide is Justin Brown.
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Jeff Sherman Trio @ Varanese Restaurant
Jun 21 @ 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
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Reservations recommended/

Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner @ Volare Italian Restaurant
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Pete Petersen at Ramses
Jun 21 @ 10:00 pm

Piano jazz by a seasoned local pro. Some of his pals sometimes sit in as the night progresses.

Saturday Jazz

All That Jazz on WXOX 97.1
Jun 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

A weekly collection of jazz, blues and gospel from the late 1950s to the early 1970s. This includes the beginnings of Free Jazz, the records produced by Impulse, ESP records and Columbia records. It also includes the discovery of some of the early blues masters and their work recorded during these same years. Finally, it includes the beginnings of the modern gospel revival.
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