Making Reservations in the Jazz Cafe

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The Jazz Café at Paris Bistro is open Wednesday through Sunday.
​Reservations are available beginning at 5:00PM and throughout the evening and are timed to coincide with the live music set times. 

On Thursday,  Friday and Saturday nights the Jazz Café opens at 5:00pm with 3 sets nightly starting at 7:00pm, 8:30pm and 10:00pm.
On Sunday evenings the Jazz Café opens at 5:00pm with 3 sets beginning at 6:00pm, 7:30pm and 9:00pm.


An entertainment charge is assessed for each person, varies based on the entertainment featured, but is usually between $5 and $15, and will be added to your bill along with your food and beverage purchase.

Our full menu is served in the Jazz Café.

Reservations for the dining room do not guarantee seating in the Jazz Café. Dinner guests who wish to join us after dinner for music should alert restaurant staff upon their arrival and/or when making their reservation by phone or online. If you’d like more information about reservations in the Jazz Café, please call us at 215-242-6200.

Please note:  The scheduled performer(s) at Paris Bistro may be subject to change without any notice up to the day of the performance for a variety of reasons.  Paris Bistro is not responsible for any artist cancelling their performance and will make every attempt to schedule a performer of similar stylistic qualities.

The Jazz Café is available for private parties. For more information, please contact us by email at  info@parisbistro.net

Wednesday, January 9

OPEN MIC NIGHT hosted by Dana Baker [$10 advance / $12 at the door]

Your chance to be on the Paris Bistro Stage. Hosted Open Mic from 7-10 in the Jazz Cafe. Bar and menu available.
A Philadelphia native, Dana Baker is a Doc-Soul artist. Smokey, soulful, and captivating, Dana will take you on an emotional journey from heartache to healing with her spellbinding tunes and mesmerizing presence. From New Orleans to New York, Dana has performed with amazing people in beautiful places. A versatile vocalist, Dana was cast in an off-broadway performance of Dreamgirls, was in an opera and often sings at a piano bar in Center City. Dana is also a songwriter and is currently working on a project with Doc Redd. Her dynamic band is comprised of some of the most talented and sought after musicians in the area. Show up and enjoy the groove.
Seating will be First Come – First Serve, come early for your choice of the best seats!
Purchase your ADVANCE TICKETS HERE

$10 advance tickets, $12 at the door

Thursday, January 10

Jon Katz [$10 ]

Jon Katz is a saxophonist, composer, educator, and music copyist in the Philadelphia area who currently performs in the jazz, latin and salsa circuit.  He also enjoys writing and performing original jazz music in collaboration with artists of modern dance under the collective name “States of Matter”.  He has been teaching in Philadelphia Public Schools since 2009 as a full-time instrumental teacher.

A native of Norwalk, CT, Jon moved to Philadelphia to receive his Bachelors in Jazz Education from Temple University, where he played lead alto in the Temple Jazz Band under the direction of jazz master, Terell Stafford; performing at the Kimmel Center, Kennedy Center, Hague Festival (Netherlands), and Dizzy’s Coca-Cola Club (NYC).  Later on, he received his Masters in Jazz Pedagogy from Capital University under the direction of Bob Breithaupt, vice-president of the Jazz Education Network.  Jon was the proud recipient of Downbeat Magazine’s Student Soloist Award in 2008.

 

Friday, January 11

The Wendy Simon Quartet [$15 ]

Wendy Simon is a polished performer who stylishly and sensitively can sing around a ballad, as well as sing and swing with the best! She has a low, delectable voice and innovative scat-singing. Wendy is accompanied by accomplished musicians
Aaron Graves on piano, Lee Smith on bass and Leon Jordan Sr. on drums.

Saturday, January 12

Dena Underwood [$10 ]

This East Coast-based singer & pianist’s solo performances are always a Paris Bistro favorite.  This weekend Dena brings Rev Chris on-stage for a collaborative and engaging show!

Sunday, January 13

Tamara Dement [$10 ]

Tamara is a sought after and versatile musician noted for  her dark, resonant tone and lyrical improvisation.  She has been a featured jazz performer for events funded by the Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts, as well as Cape May Jazz Vespers, Jersey Shore Jazz Vespers and Cape May Music Festival.  Originally from Atlantic County, New Jersey, Tamara studied the violin in Philadelphia.  At a young age, she began studying with Philly’s iconic teacher, Julian Meyer of the Temple University Preparatory Division.

Wednesday, January 16

JAZZ JAM WITH THOMAS B. RAZLER

Budding and professional musicians alike are welcome to step onto the Paris Bistro stage to participate in this monthly Jazz Jam hosted by Thomas B Razler. Full menu and Bar available! Come early to sign up, 7:00pm-10:00pm

Saxophonist and educator Thomas B. Razler is a Buck County native and a veteran of the Philadelphia music scene.  After studying at Berklee College of Music and a brief stint on the road with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Thomas returned to the Philadelphia area and has been a regular in clubs, theaters, and performance venues. His quartet draws inspiration from the Great American Songbook while finding their own voice and drawing from modern influences. In addition to leading the TBRQ Thomas is a faculty member at Germantown Academy (in Ft. Washington, PA). He currently lives in Doylestown, PA

Thursday, January 17

Ben Turner [$10]

Ben Turner is a 20-year-old guitarist based in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area where he maintains a busy schedule as leader and sideman.
While in high school, Ben was accepted into the 2015 NJAJE All-State Jazz Ensemble, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2016 class of its Summer Jazz Academy and received a merit award from the YoungArts Foundation in 2015.
Ben currently attends the Boyer College of Music at Temple University in North Philadelphia, where he studies jazz performance. While there, he has had the privilege and opportunity to work with renowned faculty such as Peter Bernstein, Director of Jazz Studies at Temple University Terell Stafford, Tim Warfield, Dick Oatts, Dave Wong, Warren Wolf, among others.
Ben’s had the opportunity to share the stage with Chris Potter, Joe Lovano, Jimmy Heath, as well as Sean Jones, Jon Faddis, Wycliffe Gordon, Michael Dease, John Clayton, and more. In addition, he’s performed at venues such as The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, the Millenium Stage at the Kennedy Center, the Kimmel Center, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, as well as clubs around Philadelphia.
Most recently, Ben was one of two guitarists accepted into the 2018 class of Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. While there he worked with esteemed faculty members including Kennedy Center Artistic Director and Jason Moran, NEA Jazz Master and Grammy-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater, Mark Whitfield, Ralph Peterson Jr., Reuben Rogers, Xavier Davis, Mark Shim, and Darren Barrett. Jazz Ahead ultimately concluded with three performances of all original music at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. Ben also auditioned and was selected for the 2018 Telluride Jazz All-Stars Ensemble which will perform at this year’s Telluride Jazz Festival in Telluride, Colorado.

Friday, January 18

Bruce Klauber Swings Frank Sinatra [$15]

“Bruce Klauber Swings Frank Sinatra” focuses on the jazz side of Mr. Sinatra, as singer/author/columnist Klauber, who has long been associated with the Sinatra Family–in his guise as a journalist–sings the swingers and tells the first-person back stories behind The Man and His Music.  Featuring pianist Dave Hartl, bassist Andy Lalasis, and drummer Mike Nigro.

Saturday, January 19

Lynn Riley & The World Mix [$15]

Lynn Riley enjoys a vibrant career as a jazz musician, composer, and educator, whose primary instruments are saxophone and flute. As the leader of The World-Mix, Lynn has been described more than once as “Superwoman” of the sax. Born in Washington, D.C., and raised outside of Philadelphia, Pa., she received a B. A. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Hawaii. Her time spent in Hawaii was influential in developing her sensibility to, and awareness of, different musical cultures. She continued her musical studies at the University of Missouri Kansas City, studied privately with Doris Sellers (principal flutist of the Kansas City Symphony), saxophone with Ahmed Alladeen, and immersed in its rich jazz tradition, apprenticed and performed with many of KC’s jazz legends. She became involved with the Women’s Jazz Festival, an international festival highlighting women musicians. There she had the opportunity to play with luminaries like Carmen McRae, Marian McPartland, Shirley Scott, Emily Remler and Blossom Dearie. After 5 years on the Board of Directors, she headed back east. Since returning to Philadelphia, Lynn has performed with many great artists like Grover Washington Jr., Philly Joe Jones, David Bromberg, Rachelle Farrell, Charles Earland, Gerald Veasley, David Murray and Johnny Pacheco, as well as leading her own group Lynn Riley And The World-Mix. She was chosen to perform at the Painted Bride Arts Center for their series Women Leaders in Jazz in 2000. She has opened for artists such as Najee, Spyro Gyra, Nelson Rangell, Nester Torres, Andy Narell, the Indigo Girls, Brenda K Star, the Mahotella Queens and Compai Segundo of the Buena Vista Club. She has performed throughout the United States, as well as in Europe, Africa, South America and the Caribbean.

Sunday, January 20 -- morning

Family Brunch in the Jazz Cafe [$15 general admission]

Bring the whole family for a children’s Brunch with all your favorite Simon & Garfunkel songs performed by Shady Groove.  Reservations at 10:30am, music at 11:00am

 

Sunday, January 20 -- evening

Julie Charnet [$10]

Julie has performed at a variety of venues in the Philadelphia area including  SOUTH Jazz and Supper Club, The Legendary Razz Room, The Kimmel Center, Annenberg Center, The Radisson Blu Hotel, August Moon Supper Club, Chris’ Jazz Cafe, and many others.  She also performs with several big bands, and lends her talents for charity and military events including the Star Spangled Banner for the U.S. Air Force.  Since 1998, she has been performing in NJ, NYC, PA, and MD. Her rapport with any audience sets her apart from many performers, as well as her three octave range. Her repertoire includes a wide variety of classic swing, musicals, jazz, blues, and rarely heard gems from the past and present.

 

Wednesday, January 23

BisTrio [$7]

No strangers to the Paris stage, BisTrio, a classic piano trio with wide ranging musical influences, will perform 7:00-10:00pm.  With Rev Chris, Julian Miltenberger and Rubin Edwards on bass.  Full menu and bar available.

Thursday, January 24

Dave Cope & Sarah Bee [$10 ]

Friday, January 25

Tony Miceli Quartet [$10 ]

Performing January 25th at Paris Bistro is the Tony Miceli Quartet with the Legendary Eliot Zigmun on drums. This is a very very special night. Eliot Zigmund was the drummer for some very noted greats including Bill Evans, Michelle Petruciani and Vince Guaraldi, to name only a few. Add to the music Internationally acclaimed vibraphonist Tony Miceli and Philly’s Dave Brody on bass, we guarantee a wonderful night of exciting music. We hope you can attend!

Saturday, January 26

The Rev Chris Quintet [$15]

Christopher Michael Marsceill (aka Rev Chris) was born in Boston and raised in Philadelphia where he studied Jazz at Settlement Music School under Denise Bruckno.  While attending Springfield Township High School, he took lessons with Philly legend Eric Speigel while also learning the trumpet.  After high school he moved to New Orleans where he attended Loyola University and University of New Orleans.  He honed his piano skills gigging around the Crescent City.  He spent two years performing with singer Ellen Rogers and her trio every Sunday night at the Maple Leaf Bar where he met Joe Krown and began subbing for Joe at the “New Orleans Traditional Piano Night”, first at the Maple Leaf then down Magazine Street at Le Bon Temps.  This Piano Night dates back to when James Booker first performed solo at the Maple Leaf.  Along with Krown, Booker and Rev Chris, pianist Jon Cleary has also held down the Piano Night chair.

Sunday, January 27

Phyllis Chapell with Siora [$10 ]

Phyllis Chapell (named one of the top 500 jazz vocalists of all time by Downbeat/Jazz Times) and her ensemble, Phyllis Chapell & SIORA, will perform Brazillian and Latin rhythms in Portuguese, Spanish, and English with their own unique arrangements in their own inimitable style.

Phyllis Chapell has spent her life developing a universal musical style, singing “world songs.” Her repertoire includes songs in 13 languages from Brazil, Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, as well as American folk, jazz and popular music. She also has a repertoire of award-winning original songs.

Wednesday, January 30

KARAOKE WITH SARAH BEE

A fun-filled evening of KARAOKE, drinks and delicious French food. Join us in the Jazz Cafe from 7:00-10:00.

Thursday, January 31

Khadijah Renee Trio [$10 ]

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Thursday, February 14

VALENTINE'S DAY at PARIS BISTRO

Information Coming Soon

Menu, music and pricing coming soon