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 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

Sunday, April 15

MICHELLE LORDI [$5]

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.

Wednesday, April 18

SPEAKEASY at PARIS [$5]

Our weekly, Wednesday Night Piano Trio led by Rev Chris.  Come lounge and listen from 6:00-9:00pm in the Jazz Cafe while enjoying expertly crafted cocktails and dishes from our French menu.

Thursday, April 19 // LATIN JAZZ

DE TIERRA CALIENTE // LATIN JAZZ [$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. Dancers welcome!

Friday, April 20

Tom Tallitsch [$7]

Tom Tallitsch is a Saxophonist, Composer, Recording Artist, Music Educator, and Former Host of ‘The Modern Jazz Radio Show’ on WWFM.  He performs at jazz clubs in NY, Philadelphia, and throughout the east coast. Venues include: Smalls Jazz Club, The 55 Bar, Birdland, Blue Note, Minton’s, The Sidedoor, Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Arts Council Of Princeton, WhyNot Jazz Room, Cornelia Street Cafe, The Garage, Bar Next Door, Paris Bistro, South Jazz Club, and many more. He regularly and tours throughout the United States as a leader and sideman. His 8th album as a leader is due out May 11th on Posi-Tone Records.  Tom’s albums are on radio playlists around the world and have topped off at #18 on The JazzWeek charts. In addition to Tom’s upcoming release he is currently engaged in a 5 album composition/recording project this year at Rittenhouse Soundworks in Philadelphia.

In addition to having his compositions and arrangements played by vocalists and musicians throughout New York and Philadelphia, Tom’s works have been performed by individual dancers from the Martha Graham Dance Company at various choreographer showcase venues. He is musical director, and composer for the multi-media dance company Big Sky Project, founded by his wife Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch.

Saturday, April 21

Dibbs & The Detonators // ROCKABILLY [$7]

Dibbs Preston, a founding member and lead guitarist for Levi and the Rockats, then lead singer with the Rockats. He has performed on U.S. and international tours, including the far east and Europe. He also has appeared on such well known prime time nationwide T.V. shows such as the Midnight special, American bandstand, and the Merv Griffin, show to name a few. He is now with his great new band, Dibbs Preston and the Detonators. They’ve played all over the country opening for The Brian Setzer orchestra in ’07 and ’09, as well as sold out club dates- proving themselves to be a great live act. With a choice blend of rockabilly, classic country and out and out rockers, Dibbs and the Dets’ explosive style keeps the fans drinkin ‘N’ dancin. Dibbs’ original songs have been featured in major movie releases and are available for download on all the well known download sites.

Come see this rockabilly legend’s premier performance at Paris Bistro!

 

Sunday, April 22

THE GIN CANARIES [$5]

The Gin Canaries are an eclectic collection of musicians who just happened to find each other, like following music through an open window. These birds are not your typical musicians. Each comes from a different breed: classically trained, self learned, vintage obsessed, full time, part time, whiskey drinkers, teetotalers…but I digress. But, the one thing they have in common is their love of the jazz era. From the 20’s to the 40’s, some of the greatest music was made, and these birds aim to bring it back to life so it’s never forgotten.

Wednesday, April 25

SPEAKEASY at PARIS [$5]

Our weekly, Wednesday Night Piano Trio led by Rev Chris.  Come lounge and listen from 6:00-9:00pm in the Jazz Cafe while enjoying expertly crafted cocktails and dishes from our French menu.

Thursday, April 26 // LATIN JAZZ

LYNN RILEY & THE WORLD MIX [$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, April 27 & 28

THE HOT CLUB OF PHILADELPHIA with Laura Munich [$7]

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, April 29

JAC & CO. [$5]

With only voice and accordion, Jac & Co captivate audiences and transport them to the dance-halls and street side cafés of France’s yesteryear.  Born in June 2011 in Savoie (France), the band Jac & Co is composed of Corinne and Jacques Pellarin, a French married duo.  Their eclectic music repertoire, made of french classics songs (Edith Piaf, Yves Montand, Charles Aznavour, Juliette Gréco, Charles Trenet,  Dalida, etc), many international songs (Cole Porter, Pink Martini, etc), evocations of soundtracks (« Un Homme, une Femme », etc) or Jacques Pellarin’s originals compositions (tango, latin music, gypsy music, french songs and Paris, etc) already led them to several tours in the USA and UK, but also to many concerts in France and Switzerland. They will inspire audiences with the eternal sounds of France. According to the french newspaper Le Progrès :  « They bring back almost a century of the traditional french songs in the likes of Edith Piaf and Yves Montand ».

Wednesday, May 2

SPEAKEASY at PARIS [$5]

Our weekly, Wednesday Night Piano Trio led by Rev Chris.  Come lounge and listen from 6:00-9:00pm in the Jazz Cafe while enjoying expertly crafted cocktails and dishes from our French menu.

ALBUM RELEASE

Thursday, May 3

CHRISTOPHER DAVIS-SHANNON $7]

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.  Join him for his album release Thursday, May 3!

Friday, May 4

LOU LANZA [$10]

Lou Lanza is a native Philadelphian who thrives on the cultural and musical heritage of the city. Lou has music in his genes – an opera singer grandfather, a classical violinist father, and a pianist/organist & vocalist mother. His jazz influence came from another of his relatives, Vince Trombetta, a saxophonist & arranger who served as musical director of The Mike Douglas Show. Lou’s music teachers include Carlo Menotti, Jimmy Bruno, Michael Leonard, and Larry McKenna. His live performances in Philadelphia, New York, London, Los Angeles, & Las Vegas, to mention a few, have earned him the admiration of many industry professionals, colleagues, and fans.

PARIS BISTRO PREMIER

Saturday, May 5

DENA UNDERWOOD [$10]

Dena Underwood is a vocalist and self taught pianist from Philadelphia. Hailing from a family of gifted vocalists and instrumentalists, Dena’s passion for music began at an early age. Since graduating from the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, and studying Jazz Voice Performance at Temple University, Dena has performed at a number of venues, including The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Academy of Music and The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, World Café Live, Plays and Players Theatre, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and New York City’s Lincoln Center. Dena performs regularly as a vocalist/pianist in the Philadelphia area.

HOME & GARDEN FESTIVAL

Sunday, May 6

LYNN RILEY & THE WORLD MIX [$7] // LATIN JAZZ

Please note: Earlier set times for Chestnut Hill Home & Garden Festival.
Outdoor set beginning at 4pm, Jazz Cafe sets at 5:30pm

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, May 9

SPEAKEASY at PARIS [$5]

Our weekly, Wednesday Night Piano Trio led by Rev Chris.  Come lounge and listen from 6:00-9:00pm in the Jazz Cafe while enjoying expertly crafted cocktails and dishes from our French menu.

Thursday, May 10

MIKE CEMPROLA QUARTET [$7]

Award-winning saxophonist Mike Cemprola has been a busy member of the Philadelphia music scene since he arrived in 2002. Recently, he has joined the United States Air Force’s big band, the Airmen of Note.  He has performed/recorded with The Mike Cemprola Quartet, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Norman David and the Eleventet, the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, Dan Monaghan’s Quartet, the co-led quartet Gunshow, and a host of other creative ensembles. Mike attended the University of the Arts from 2002-2007, earning a BM and MM in music.   He lives in Washington, DC with his beautiful wife, Kate Ambacher.

MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH

Sunday, May 13

DINING ROOM: MICHAEL DELCANTE // JAZZ CAFE: DENA UNDERWOOD

Enjoy our delicious Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet in our Dining Room with Michael Delcante providing acoustic ambience or in our Jazz Cafe with the musical styling of Dena Underwood on stage.

MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 11, 12 & 13

LUCY DAIGLE & BEAU JAZZ [$10]

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.

Wednesday, May 16

SPEAKEASY at PARIS [$5]

Our weekly, Wednesday Night Piano Trio led by Rev Chris.  Come lounge and listen from 6:00-9:00pm in the Jazz Cafe while enjoying expertly crafted cocktails and dishes from our French menu.

Thursday, May 17

PHYLLIS CHAPELL [$7]

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.  Phyllis Chapell was named one of the top 521 jazz vocalists of all time by Scott Yanow (DownBeat, Jazz Times, AllMusicGuide) in his book, “The Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide” published by Hal Leonard.  Phyllis Chapell has performed in concert as a solo artist and with her ensemble, Phyllis Chapell & SIORA, in the U.S., Latin America, Brazil, and Europe.

PHILADELPHIA DEBUT

Friday & Saturday, May 18 & 19

CHAMPIAN FULTON [$15]

Please note: Reservations for Champian Fulton are for one set only.

Born in Oklahoma, Champian Fulton has become a world class Jazz pianist and vocalist with international acclaim. She grew up with music in the home; her mother and father (Jazz trumpeter and educator Stephen Fulton) recognized her fascination with music at an early age. The presence of her father’s musician friends, including Clark Terry and Major Holley, inspired her focus on Jazz. Her first paid musical engagement was with her own band at Clark Terry’s 75th Birthday Party; she was 10 years old. Since then, her piano and voice skills have been recognized by peers and critics as distinctive and sophisticated. This young woman from Oklahoma captivates audiences in New York’s finest Jazz rooms and in concert halls around the world.

A mainstay on the vibrant New York Jazz scene, she has performed with musical royalty such as Lou Donaldson, Frank Wess, Eric Alexander, Buster Williams, and Louis Hayes. From New York to Barcelona, Champian’s swinging style and charismatic performances have made her a guardian of the legacy of Jazz. Champian’s heroes include Bud Powell, Red Garland, Erroll Garner, Count Basie, Sarah Vaughan, and Dinah Washington.

Recognized as a Rising Jazz Star by the Downbeat Magazine Critic’s Poll, Champian also received the “Female Jazz Vocalist Of the Year” at the 2017 Hot House Jazz Magazine Fans Decision Award Ceremony.  Her “galvanizing presence” (the New Yorker) and her alluring musical presentation have made her “a charming young steward of the mainstream Jazz tradition.” (The New York Times)

 

PARIS BISTRO PREMIER

Friday, May 25

HAILEY BRINNEL QUARTET [$10]

Please note: Reservations for Champian Fulton are for one set only.

Hailey Brinnel is a captivating young trombonist and vocalist deeply rooted in the jazz tradition with musicianship well beyond her years. At the age of 22, she has already performed at acclaimed venues around the world, including The North Sea Jazz Festival, The Washington Women in Jazz Festival, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and The Kennedy Center. She regularly performs with Sherrie Maricle and The DIVA Jazz Orchestra and has shared the stage with top artists such as Ingrid Jensen, Anat Cohen, and Charles Neville.

Brinnel has been praised for singing “with a smile in her voice” and channeling jazz greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Nancy Wilson while maintaining a sound that is truly her own. Her versatility, onstage persona, and all out musical talent leave audiences clapping, singing, snapping, smiling and always coming back for more.

Saturday, May 26

DEB CALLAHAN // BLUES [$10]

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