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, 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

Wednesday, October 31

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, November 1

DANIEL NISSENBAUM [$10]

Friday, November 2

HENRY TIRFE [$15]

Hiruy (Henry) Tirfe is a musician/saxophonist born in Philadelphia and raised in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. At only 23 years of age, Tirfe had amazing opportunities to perform with artists of all genres of music. Some artists include Joey DeFrancesco, Chill Moody, Solange Knowles, Eric Roberson, Jay Bratten, Robin Eubanks, The Roots, Ted Nash, Killiam Shakespeare, Bilal Oliver, and many others. Venues that Tirfe performed at include Radio City Music Hall, Made in America Festival, AfroPunk Festival, 2017 NFL Draft, Monterey Jazz Festival, John F. Kennedy Center, NPR Tiny Desk Series, etc.  When Tirfe isn’t on the stage, he is in the studio working with many different artists and bands. Some artists that Tirfe has recorded with are Tre Lambert, Ashley Renee, The Ferebee Sisters, Makadi and many others including his own projects.

Tirfe graduated from the University of The Arts with a bachelor’s in saxophone performance and a minor in music education. He is completing his master’s degree this May of 2018. With all things music and education, Tirfe also has his own clothing line: “Everythings KILLIN” which has been worn internationally as well as on television appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Tirfe uses his clothing line to promote positivity and let people from around the world.

Saturday, November 3

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, November 4

TAMARA DeMENT [$10]

Wednesday, November 7

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, November 8

DENA UNDERWOOD [$10]

Friday & Saturday, November 9 & 10

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, November 11

KEVIN VALENTINE [$10]

Wednesday, November 14

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, November 15

MICHELLE LORDI

Vocalist Michelle Lordi would love to tell you a story, so sit back, pour yourself a cocktail and listen. That story you hear will be sung with cool, uncorrupted understatement that swings with a clear, warm, seductive voice that is lovely and unforgettable.

So many jazz singers today have forgotten the importance of the lyric and original melody. Michelle lives by these principles and as a result the music she creates with her fabulous band is pure, sweet and beautiful.

Michelle is receiving national and international acclaim for her recently released CD, “Drive”, which was produced by and features pianist Orrin Evans. “Drive” takes listeners on a captivating personal journey, mining favorites from her varied repertoire of American Songbook classics and modern pop hits.

Friday, November 16

LYNN DRURY [$10]

Saturday, November 17

LYNN RILEY & REVEREND CHRIS BRUBECK TRIBUTE [$15]

Sunday, November 18

GIRLS FROM MARS [$10]

Wednesday, November 21

MAYA KAREN TRIO [$10]

Our experience, passion, and collective skill belies our age. Our drummer, Julian Miltenberger, actually plays weekly at Paris with Reverend Chris. We’ve been performing our mix of jazz standards and jazz originals all over the Philly region – from opening for Kurt Rosenwinkel at the Chestnut Hill Jazz Festival to Chris’s Jazz Café and from South Jazz Parlor to City Hall for the 2018 Philadelphia Jazz Awards Ceremony. This summer, before we leave to pursue music at our respective universities (Princeton, Harvard, and Temple), we want to share our music in the local area. Would you be willing to sponsor a gig anytime during the months of June, July, or early August for our trio? We are available during almost all evenings and afternoons and would be happy to play in any setting, including opening for upcoming musical acts.

Join us in welcoming the Maya Keren Trio to the Paris Bistro Jazz Cafe stage.  They will bring experience, passion, and collective skill to your ears, that belies their ages. Drummer, Julian Miltenberger,plays weekly at the Wednesday night Speakeasy with BisTrio. They have been performing their mix of jazz standards and jazz originals all over the Philly region – from opening for Kurt Rosenwinkel at the Chestnut Hill Jazz Festival to Chris’s Jazz Café to City Hall for the 2018 Philadelphia Jazz Awards Ceremony, among other engagements.  Catch them July 29 before the end of Summer, when they leave to pursue music at their respective universities (Princeton, Harvard, and Temple).

Friday, November 23

DIBBS AND THE DETONATORS

Saturday, November 24

WITHERBEES QUARTET FEAT. MIKE LORENZ [$10]

Sunday, November 25

BRUNCH WITH THE BEATLES at PARIS BISTRO feat: SHADY GROVE

Wednesday, November 28

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, November 29

TRINIDELPHIA [$10]

Friday, November 30

ACHMAN'S TRASHMEN

Chris Aschman is one of Philadelphia’s active freelance musicians.  Fluent on the trumpet, steelpan, and bass guitar, he brings a versatile and individual touch to the many ensembles he performs with.  Originally from Baltimore, MD, he studied jazz trumpet at the University of the Arts and soon found himself immersed in Philadelphia’s cultured music scene.  Over the past decade he has performed with artists such as Paquito D’Rivera, Stanley Clarke, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Chaka Khan, and Andy Narell, at venues ranging from Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall, The National Cathedral in DC, and the Queens Park Savannah in Port of Spain Trinidad.  He currently leads two projects, the Chris Aschman Electric Quartet (aka Aschman’s Trashmen) and Trinidelphia.  His electric quartet features Chris’ original compositions along those of bandmembers Joe Truglio and Jason Fraticelli, plus a repertoire of acid-jazz and jazz funk classics, calling to mind the sounds of the Headhunters, Bitches Brew, and John Scofield.