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 Sundays 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, September 19

SPEAKEASY at PARIS with BisTrio [$7]

Our weekly, Wednesday Night Piano Trio led by Rev Chris.  Come lounge and listen from 7:00-10:00pm in the Jazz Cafe while enjoying expertly crafted cocktails and dishes from our French menu.  With Gusten Rudolph and bassist Rubin Edwards.

Listen to this artist here http://www.plebo.org/video.html

Thursday, September 20

MARCO BOFELLI [$10]

Marco Bolfelli is an Italian guitarist and composer. After completing his conservatory studies in Italy, in 2015 he moved to Boston to attend Berklee College Of Music on a scholarship, graduating Summa Cum Laude by the following year. His first release Streamflow (2014), featuring ECM recording artist Klaus Gesing on reeds, was reviewed as “a hugely impressive and satisfying affair” by All About Jazz and “a very rewarding listening experience” by Jazz Times.

Friday & Saturday, September 21 & 22

THE HOT CLUB of PHILADELPHIA [$15]

The Hot Club of Philadelphia was started in 2001 by guitarist Barry Wahrhaftig. They are an acoustic ensemble, dedicated to playing ‘Gypsy Jazz.’ That’s the term used to describe the music pioneered by the legendary original ‘Hot Club of France Quintet,’ which was led by guitarist Django Reinhardt and Violinist Stephane Grappelli. Django and Grappelli were attempting to do their own version of American ‘Hot Jazz,’ as played by stars like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. They used acoustic guitars, bass and violin, rather than horns and drums. Grappelli and Django added some French and Gypsy flavor and created a blend of music that is quite popular and accessible. The HCPhilly mixes the original style of the Hot Club of France, along with their own modern influences.

Sunday, September 23

DE TIERRA CALIENTE [$15]

A Latin party band whose music fills the air with bright colors and gets everybody up and dancing. Catchy melodies and unaffected lyrics fuse with Latin, Caribbean and Brazilian rhythms to inspire an irresistible North/South American party.
Listen to this artist here http://www.detierracaliente.com/

Wednesday, September 26

SPEAKEASY at PARIS with BisTrio [$7]

Our weekly, Wednesday Night Piano Trio led by Rev Chris.  Come lounge and listen from 7:00-10:00pm in the Jazz Cafe while enjoying expertly crafted cocktails and dishes from our French menu.  With Gusten Rudolph and bassist Rubin Edwards.

Listen to this artist here http://www.plebo.org/video.html

Thursday, September 27

HAZELRIGG BROTHERS [$10]

Based in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, the Hazelriggs pursued formal jazz studies but ultimately chose their own route. They’ve developed a unique harmonic outlook inspired, as much as anything, by their backgrounds in early music: George took up harpsichord (not piano) at age 3 and today is a sought-after harpsichord technician for major concert halls. Geoff plays viola da gamba. They’ve been known to play Renaissance music together in their spare time.
Songs We Like, with drummer John O’Reilly, Jr., is the first official Hazelrigg Brothers trio release. The album ties together George and Geoff’s multifaceted tastes and abilities in a way that’s exquisitely attuned, dynamically sensitive and sonically transparent. These are trio readings of ’70s/’80s pop treasures (and pieces by Béla Bartók and J.C.F. Fischer), intended not as fodder for roundabout jazz excursions, but rather as windows into the songs’ essence. “Catch a Star” by Men at Work, “Spirits in the Material World” by The Police, widely varied and well- loved material by Jethro Tull, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Steely Dan: the repertoire comes from a personal place, often inspired by the songs’ lyrics, and it fosters an approach that’s unmistakably honest and direct. “We’re not trying to play ‘jazz’ and pull these songs in,” says Geoff. “We want to play these songs.”
Listen to this artist here http://hazelriggbrothers.com/wp/video/

Friday & Saturday, September 28 & 29

LUCIE DAIGLE & BEAU JAZZ [$15]

Chestnut Hill resident Lucie Daigle is a Renaissance woman! She sings in multiple languages, plays guitar and has a wide ranging repertoire that makes an evening with Lucie Daigle & Beau Jazz incredibly entertaining. She performs the timeless American Jazz standards, French chanson and pop tunes; all with her own jazzy interpretation.

As a French native from Quebec city, Lucie’s repertoire includes a variety of French songs, many of which have become true signature songs for her …  Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Aznavour, Patricia Cass, Francoise Hardy to name a few of the classics.

Sunday, September 30

SUZANNE CLOUD // ALBUM RELEASE [$10]

Jazz singer-songwriter Suzanne Cloud has been combining jazz with politics and cultural commentary since 1996 when she teamed up with over 20 Philly musicians to create her classic CD With A Little Help From My Friends (now in re-issue). She performs jazz classics and originals,”with a healthy dose of funk, dissonance, biting satire, and moral outrage”…Cloud’s voice ranges from melodic oration and soulful wails to sultry moans and mockingly saccharine excess, effects aided by her powerful projection, smooth glissandi, and effortless ornamentation.” (All About Jazz) But before that, she was schooled by Philly’s finest jazz glitterati: Eddie Green, Tyrone Brown, Johnny Coles, Jimmy Oliver, Sam Dockery and Evelyn Simms. For the last 15 years, Cloud has concentrated on running Jazz Bridge, a nonprofit that aids musicians in crisis, but recently, Cloud teamed up with composer/guitarist Tom Glenn, an Emmy-award winner for his musical work with NJ Public TV to write songs and record together. They are working on a project now that will be released in September.

“Suzanne Cloud…prefers to focus our attention on her brain rather than her voice. On her original ‘Below the Beltway,’ she wittily juxtaposes the repetitious, singsong rhythms of political talkspeak with a jazz vocal and a funky backbeat. I’m anxious to hear what she’ll do for an encore.” – Village Voice

Listen to this artist here https://suzanne.cloud/

 

Wednesday, October 3

SPEAKEASY at PARIS with BisTrio [$7]

Our weekly, Wednesday Night Piano Trio led by Rev Chris.  Come lounge and listen from 7:00-10:00pm in the Jazz Cafe while enjoying expertly crafted cocktails and dishes from our French menu.  With Gusten Rudolph and bassist Rubin Edwards.

Listen to this artist here http://www.plebo.org/video.html

Thursday, October 4

JAY EPSTEIN BAND [$10]

Jay Epstein is a jazz pianist, composer, and educator living in the Philadelphia area. He grew up in Cleveland and has been performing for over 15 years from Cleveland to NYC. After completing his BA in Jazz Studies at The New School University in New York, he moved to the Philadelphia area to pursue his Masters in Music Education at Temple University.
Jay’s open & fluid performance and composition style creates a unique and exciting sound. His group flows between original music and jazz standards arranged to fit his style. Jay currently performs at venues across the Greater Philadelphia area and teaches at Temple University.
Listen to this artist here http://www.jayepsteinjazz.com/videos

Friday, October 5

DANIE OCEAN [$10]

Danie Ocean is a singer/ songwriter/ producer from the Philadelphia area. Her music can best be described as “Soul Pop” a funky fusion of classic R&B overtones, and catchy pop dynamics, but don’t limit this songstress to just an R&B singer.  Danie Ocean’s latest project – The Danie Ocean Band’s LP ‘Love Won’t Let Me Fail’ just concluded and the LP release is on June 15, 2018.  Danie Ocean is definitely an artist that transcends genres from country to hip-hop. Inspired by Whitney Houston at the tender age of three.

Danie Ocean has played major independent venues like World Cafe Live DOWNSTAIRS and the Tin Angel and has played legendary venues like the Apache Cafe in Atlanta Georgia and The Sidewalk Cafe in New York City. In the past year, Danie Ocean has performed in New Orleans, Austin Red Gorilla Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival and several local venues in the Philadelphia area.

Saturday, October 6

DEB CALLAHAN BAND [$15]

Deb was born and raised in the Boston area and can’t remember a time when she didn’t love to sing and dance to music. She always had her ear to the radio and stereo and was a regular participant in theater, choruses and choirs growing up. When she was eight years old, she had the unique opportunity to study at the Elma Lewis School for Black Cultural Arts in Roxbury, MA. She studied African American music and art and this opened her ears and heart to the sounds and rhythms of gospel and traditional spirituals. While attending college in Maine, she sang in musical theatre, with a swing band and a 4-part harmony acapella group. However it was at the age of 20 years old, when she sang with her first blues/rock band, that she really felt the most at home and able to express herself through singing. She fell in love with the raw, emotional and passionate power of the blues and has been performing and diversifying her sound ever since. In 1990, Deb moved to Philadelphia to study social work and experience the city of brotherly love. She took a few years off from performing then joined a newly formed group entitled The Blue Root in ’95 where she discovered and performed a catalogue of early blues songs by such greats as Bessie Smith, Victoria Spivey, Mamie Smith, Robert Johnson, and Blind Blake to name a few. When this band dissolved, she decided to form her own blues band. She met Walter Runge, a keyboard player at a blues jam in early ’97 and the Deb Callahan Band was born shortly thereafter. Some of her biggest influences as a singer have been Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Nina Simone, Otis Redding, Billie Holiday, Buddy Guy, Stevie Wonder, Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, Bessie Smith, Joan Osborne, Ray Charles, Al Green and Mavis Staples and Irma Thomas…to name a few

“Deb Callahan is a great writer and even better voice for new blues. It’s as if she’s an old soul but with a sense of what’s new. She’s a must hear.” – BlueSource

Listen to this artist here http://www.debcallahanband.com/

Sunday, October 7

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.

Wednesday, October 10

SPEAKEASY at PARIS with BisTrio [$7]

Our weekly, Wednesday Night Piano Trio led by Rev Chris.  Come lounge and listen from 7:00-10:00pm in the Jazz Cafe while enjoying expertly crafted cocktails and dishes from our French menu.  With Gusten Rudolph and bassist Rubin Edwards.

Listen to this artist here http://www.plebo.org/video.html

Thursday, October 11

COMING SOON

Friday, October 12

TONY MICELI [$10]

Internally renowned vibraphonist Tony Miceli is the consummate versatile musician who is involved in diverse musical projects and recordings. Performing steadily on the jazz scene since 1980, Vic Schermer describes him this way in All About Jazz, “Tony Miceli is a vibraphonist of astonishing virtuosity, musical resilience, and inventiveness.

His vibes playing is nothing short of phenomenal.”

Listen to this artist here http://www.tonymiceli.com/videos/

Saturday, October 13

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.

Wednesday, October 17

SPEAKEASY at PARIS with BisTrio [$7]

Our weekly, Wednesday Night Piano Trio led by Rev Chris.  Come lounge and listen from 7:00-10:00pm in the Jazz Cafe while enjoying expertly crafted cocktails and dishes from our French menu.  With Gusten Rudolph and bassist Rubin Edwards.

Listen to this artist here http://www.plebo.org/video.html

Thursday, October 18

BETHLEHEM WITH SAD PATRICK [$12]

Bethlehem is a singer, songwriter, and percussionist – a vocussionist in her terms – who was described as “Germantown’s next rising star” by WHYY/NewsWorks Philadelphia after the release of her first solo album, “Bigger Than Music” to local acclaim.

Sad Patrick is a songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist who was kicked out of the Calliope School of Folk Music when he started using “jazz” chords. He earned the name “Sad” based on his early songs, and liked the sound of it.

Frank Sinatra
Bruce Klauber

Friday, October 19

BRUCE KLAUBER [$15]

Tribute to Frank Sinatra

Via his long association with the Sinatra Family, author/ vocalist/jazz drummer and journalist Bruce Klauber brings his intimate knowledge of “all things Frank Sinatra” center stage with this swinging and jazz-focused program.  With world class jazz accompaniment by pianist James Dell’Orefice, bassist/cellist Bruce Kaminsky, and percussionist Tony Green, Klauber swings the songs of Mr. S. and tells the singular back stories behind the man and the music.

Saturday, October 20

REV CHRIS QUINTET [$15]

Join Philly’s favorite Little Big Band as they tear through Rev’s book of HOT HOT originals and a few select re-arranged old favorites. Swing and Second Line beats will be heavily featured with a cast made up of the talented Thomas Razler on sax, Rich Curtis on bass, Julian Miltenberger on drums and special guest Tom Tallitsch on sax.

Sunday, October 21

CHRISTOPHER DAVIS-SHANNON [$10]

Christopher Davis-Shannon’s music is the essence of honest simplicity. Bringing together influences ranging from Fats Waller to Blind Blake he creates an atmosphere that will instantly transport you back to jazz and blues clubs of the early 20th century. Not content with being called a traditionalist he forges ahead with his own modern take on timeless classics, weaving together a sound that is enjoyed by both young and old.

Have a listen to Christopher Davis-Shannon here:  http://www.thetinman.co/hear/

 

Wednesday, October 24

SPEAKEASY at PARIS with BisTrio [$7]

Our weekly, Wednesday Night Piano Trio led by Rev Chris.  Come lounge and listen from 7:00-10:00pm in the Jazz Cafe while enjoying expertly crafted cocktails and dishes from our French menu.  With Gusten Rudolph and bassist Rubin Edwards.

Listen to this artist here http://www.plebo.org/video.html

Thursday, October 25

THOMAS B. RAZLER QUARTET [$10]

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 is 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).

Listen to this artist here https://www.gigmasters.com/jazztrio/tbrq

Friday, October 26

LEON JORDAN JR [$10]

Trumpeter/ Composer /Recording Artist is a Philadelphia Native. He possesses the creativity, charisma and fire that is reminiscent of Jazz legends such  Lee Morgan , Louis Armstrong ,Miles  Davis and Freddie Hubbard to name a few. He’s award winning and has been granted opportunities to perform and record with music industries elites in both Jazz, R&B and Hip Hop circuits.

Saturday, October 27

THE MIDNIGHTERS [$10]

The Midnighters (Brian Kors, guitar & vocals, Jake L’Armand, violin) run the gamut of American roots music. mixing originals with interpretations of twentieth-century tunes from pioneers like Ray Charles, Percy Mayfield, Dr. John, and Willie Nelson. On any given night, they play everything from cocktail jazz to country western and blues.

Sunday, October 28

THE BACCHUS BOYS [$10]

With Baird Standish, Guillermo Bosch, Peter Evans, Rob Gunther & Sewell Wallace