Making Reservations in the Jazz Cafe

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The Jazz Café at Paris Bistro is open Thursday 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 or by email at info@parisbistro.net.

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

Thursday, October 19

Lynn Riley & The World Mix - Latin Jazz/World Music [$5]

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.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 20, 21 & 22

Swing That Cat [$7 Friday/Saturday, $5 Sunday]

Horny Swing, Jump Blues and Rockabilly, mixed with a splash of Cabaret flair. Front and center is Michele Peraino, a modern day Rita Hayworth, with a four octave range that blends the sultry Jazz sound of Sarah Vaughan, with the bawdy roar of Etta James, Backed by a crazy bunch of cats that all call South Jersey their home, Swing That Cat! has come to Philly to kick the can around!

Formed in 2013, Swing That Cat! has carved out a niche with a seductive sound, and live shows that encourage their audiences to shimmy and shake. Swing That Cat! is not
simply a throwback band. Drawing their inspiration from a time when one hand of Swing was moving into Jump Blues, Rock and Roll and the other was headed for Bebop Jazz, their original compositions sound fresh and inventive. If you are not up and dancing, you will still find yourself bopping in your seat.

For Fans of Post Modern Jukebox, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Imelda May, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Melody Gardot, and the dynamic voices of the ‘40-50s in a modern-day context.Swing That Cat! has self-released two Live EPs, “3 To Get Ready” & “4 To Go” and film based on a 2016 live show at Philly Sound Studios. The band also featured 2 songs on the “Not Just Another Christmas CD” compilation released in 2015 by #SpreadTheHappy Productions. A Full album is planned for 2017.

Thursday, October 26

Karen Rodriguez Latin Jazz Ensemble [$5]

Karen Rodriguez was born in Pennsylvania but spent her early childhood in Utuado, Puerto Rico. She was educated in the U.S. and has earned an Associate degree in Music and a Bachelor’s degree in English. Karen is a member of the International Women in Jazz organization and sings in following five languages; English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French.

Karen and her band have been performing since 2000 and specialize in many Latin styles including Salsa, Cha- Cha, Bolero, Bossa Nova, Mambo, Rumba, Cuban, Latin/Jazz, Guaracha, and Guajira.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 27, 28 & 29

Lucie Daigle & Beau Jazz [$7]

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.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 3, 4 & 5

Hot Club of Philadelphia [Friday & Saturday $7, Sunday $5]

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.

Thursday, November 9

Karen Rodriguez Latin Jazz Ensemble [ $5]

Karen Rodriguez was born in Pennsylvania but spent her early childhood in Utuado, Puerto Rico. She was educated in the U.S. and has earned an Associate degree in Music and a Bachelor’s degree in English. Karen is a member of the International Women in Jazz organization and sings in following five languages; English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French.

Karen and her band have been performing since 2000 and specialize in many Latin styles including Salsa, Cha- Cha, Bolero, Bossa Nova, Mambo, Rumba, Cuban, Latin/Jazz, Guaracha, and Guajira.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 10, 11 & 12

Webb Thomas Quintet featuring Meg & Victor North
[Friday & Saturday $10, Sunday $5]

Philadelphia drummer Webb Thomas brings together his quartet featuring vocalist Meg Clinton North and tenor sax player Victor North. Drummer, multi percussionist Thomas is by no means a stranger to jazz circles in the tri-state area. His group ‘Webb T’s Fleet has received rave reviews at the Mellon Jazz fest and the Cape May Jazz fest. An extraordinarily versatile drummer, Webb has made quite a name for himself locally, nationally and abroad,  appearing with Doug Carn, David ‘Fathead’ Newman, Jane Bunnett and the Spirits of Havana and Benny Golson.

Vocalist Meg Clinton North’s style has been described as swinging with a fresh and sexy quality, rich with the knowledge of jazz vocal history. Meg has a Masters in Arts Administration and a Masters in Jazz Studies. Saxophonist Victor North came to Philadelphia from Alaska to immerse himself in the “City Of Brotherly Love’s” rich jazz culture which has been home to so many jazz greats. Some of the many great musicians that Victor has had the opportunity to work with since coming to the East Coast are Mickey Roker, Charles Fambrough, John Swana, Terell Stafford, Jimmy Bruno, Duane Eubanks and Orrin Evans.

Thursday, November 16

Lynn Riley & The World Mix - Latin Jazz/World Music [$5]

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.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 17, 18 & 19

Christopher Davis-Shannon Trio [Friday & Saturday $7, Sunday $5]

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.

Thursday, November 23, 2017 // CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 24, 25 & 26

Anna Cecilia Sings [Friday & Saturday $7, Sunday $5]

Anna Cecilia Ferneborg was born and raised in Vansbro, Sweden to an American mother and Swedish father. With two musician parents, she developed a love for both Swedish and American roots music and jazz. The musical richness of the US beckoned, and she settled in the thriving music community of Philadelphia, PA.
Anna Cecilia seamlessly weaves through the lesser-known material of the American Songbook, 50’s and 60’s ballads and bossas, and her own originals. She places an emphasis on her adaptations of traditional songs from her home country of Sweden. Anna Cecilia’s versatility and technical prowess speak of a maturity beyond her years. She’s a true entertainer with an energetic stage presence.
Anna Cecilia has toured nationally and performed at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, the Kimmel Center, Center City Jazz Fest, Philadelphia Folk Festival and more.

Thursday, November 30

Lynn Riley & The World Mix - Latin Jazz/World Music [$5]

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.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 1, 2 & 3

Lucie Daigle & Beau Jazz [$10 Friday & Saturday, $5 Sunday]

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.

Thursday, December 7

DE TIERRA CALIENTE [$5]

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.

Since its formation in 2014, this flavorful group from Philadelphia, Puerto Rico and Colombia has released 2 full-length albums and played hundreds of shows throughout the US, Colombia, Brazil and Puerto Rico.

De Tierra Caliente delivers the sabor, spice and alegría of warm-weather countries to American audiences, where formidable winters and nose-to-the-grindstone work ethic sometimes overshadow simple pleasures like sharing a meal with friends or going out dancing. At a show you can’t help but heat up as intoxicating songs in Spanish, English and Portuguese sing out the bright colors and familial warmth of a South American kitchen.

Friday & Saturday, December 8 & 9

Kerensa Gray Jazz [$10]

20th Annual Billie Holiday Vocal Competition winner Kerensa Gray is often compared to the likes of jazz royalty – Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald and contemporaries such as Diana Krall and has shared the stage with artists such as Stellar Award Winner Isaiah Thomas and opened for Grammy and Dove award winners CeCe Winans and Vickie Winans and has served as guest vocalist for the Drew Davidsen Band.
As a gifted songwriter, this dynamic vocalist brings fresh insight and infectious energy to her approach of beloved classics and a transparency in her songwriting that speaks to that for which we all yearn – truth without compromise. Kerensa’s music finds balance in her ability to skilfully interweave melodies of jazz, blues and folk music into a sound that is undeniably and uniquely her while her talent as a gifted vocalist unearths yet unseen perspectives into the standards that are the soundtracks to our lives.

Thursday, December 14

DE TIERRA CALIENTE [$5]

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.

Since its formation in 2014, this flavorful group from Philadelphia, Puerto Rico and Colombia has released 2 full-length albums and played hundreds of shows throughout the US, Colombia, Brazil and Puerto Rico.

De Tierra Caliente delivers the sabor, spice and alegría of warm-weather countries to American audiences, where formidable winters and nose-to-the-grindstone work ethic sometimes overshadow simple pleasures like sharing a meal with friends or going out dancing. At a show you can’t help but heat up as intoxicating songs in Spanish, English and Portuguese sing out the bright colors and familial warmth of a South American kitchen.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 15, 16 & 17

Webb Thomas Quintet with Meg & Victor North [Friday & Saturday, $10, Sunday $7]

Philadelphia drummer Webb Thomas brings together his quartet featuring vocalist Meg Clinton North and tenor sax player Victor North. Drummer, multi percussionist Thomas is by no means a stranger to jazz circles in the tri-state area. His group ‘Webb T’s Fleet has received rave reviews at the Mellon Jazz fest and the Cape May Jazz fest. An extraordinarily versatile drummer, Webb has made quite a name for himself locally, nationally and abroad, appearing with Doug Carn, David ‘Fathead’ Newman, Jane Bunnett and the Spirits of Havana and Benny Golson.
Vocalist Meg Clinton North’s style has been described as swinging with a fresh and sexy quality, rich with the knowledge of jazz vocal history. Meg has a Masters in Arts Administration and a Masters in Jazz Studies. Saxophonist Victor North came to Philadelphia from Alaska to immerse himself in the “City Of Brotherly Love’s” rich jazz culture which has been home to so many jazz greats. Some of the many great musicians that Victor has had the opportunity to work with since coming to the East Coast are Mickey Roker, Charles Fambrough, John Swana, Terell Stafford, Jimmy Bruno, Duane Eubanks and Orrin Evans.

Thursday, December 21

Lynn Riley & The World Mix - Latin Jazz/World Music [$5]

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.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 22, 23 & 24

Anna Cecilia Sings [$7]

Anna Cecilia Ferneborg was born and raised in Vansbro, Sweden to an American mother and Swedish father. With two musician parents, she developed a love for both Swedish and American roots music and jazz. The musical richness of the US beckoned, and she settled in the thriving music community of Philadelphia, PA.

Anna Cecilia seamlessly weaves through the lesser-known material of the American Songbook, 50’s and 60’s ballads and bossas, and her own originals. She places an emphasis on her adaptations of traditional songs from her home country of Sweden. Anna Cecilia’s versatility and technical prowess speak of a maturity beyond her years. She’s a true entertainer with an energetic stage presence.
Anna Cecilia has toured nationally and performed at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, the Kimmel Center, Center City Jazz Fest, Philadelphia Folk Festival and more.

Thursday, December 28, 2017 // LATIN JAZZ
Music Coming Soon

Friday, December 29

DE TIERRA CALIENTE [$10]

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.

Since its formation in 2014, this flavorful group from Philadelphia, Puerto Rico and Colombia has released 2 full-length albums and played hundreds of shows throughout the US, Colombia, Brazil and Puerto Rico.

De Tierra Caliente delivers the sabor, spice and alegría of warm-weather countries to American audiences, where formidable winters and nose-to-the-grindstone work ethic sometimes overshadow simple pleasures like sharing a meal with friends or going out dancing. At a show you can’t help but heat up as intoxicating songs in Spanish, English and Portuguese sing out the bright colors and familial warmth of a South American kitchen.