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

Friday, November 16

LYNN DRURY [$10]

New Orleans-based singer/songwriter Lynn Drury rocks her audiences with her catchy grooves, sing-along anthems, and soulful lyrics. Lynn Drury has been an integral part of the New Orleans music scene for over 15 years. Offbeat Magazine nominated her “songwriter of the Year” in 2015. She has also been featured at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for over 10 years.

Saturday, November 17

LYNN RILEY & REVEREND CHRIS BRUBECK TRIBUTE [$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.

Reverend Chris is one of Philadelphia’s busiest pianists. His range of styles reaches from boogie-woogie to jazz to pop classics reimagined. Rev’s original arrangements are often performed with one of his bands. 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. As a member of New Orleans funk/jam bands Brides of Jesus (featuring Russell Batiste of the funky Meters ​and Ian Neville, son of Art), Juice and Restless Natives he toured throughout the South and got a chance to open for, or share the stage with: B.B. King, members of Widespread Panic, Ani Difranco, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Derek Trucks, George Porters JR, Blueground Undergrass and many others.

Dave Brubeck was an American jazz pianist and composer, who also promoted cool jazz. His style was both refined and bombastic, due to his mothers classical training as well as his own improvisational skills. HIs music often employs unusual time signatures.

Sunday, November 18

GIRLS FROM MARS [$10]

Wendi Bourne, (www.wendibourne.com), from Souderton, PA, was a founding member of swing band, Big Nite Out! She is the guitarist for Girls from Mars, performing on her bee-u-tee-ful 1951 Gibson L7. When she’s not making music with “the girls”, she plays & sings with Philadelphia area bands, Swing City (with The Guys from Mars), The Coyotes (old time fiddle music) , and Western Swing band, Beat’s Walkin’, as well as free-lancing as a jazz vocalist. She is the coordinator for Swing Week at Augusta, a week-long “camp” for adults, held in West Virginia, dedicated to teaching and preserving the music and dance of the Swing Era… more info about Augusta at www.augustaheritagecenter.org  More info about Wendi: www.wendibourne.com

LAUREN JANSON sang with swing band Big Nite Out for 15 years. She has studied voice with acclaimed Philadelphia vocalist, Linda Carrol. Lauren has performed with jazz artists Eric Spiegel and Randy Sorrels, as well as Maryann Price, Tom Principato, David Fry, and as a solo performer. She can be heard on many radio commercials and voice-overs, and currently makes her home in Glorietta, NM.

ANNIE PATTERSON sang with swing band Big Nite Out for 7 years. She co-edited the song book, Rise Up Singing, with husband Peter Blood. Annie produced and sang on companion tapes for Rise Up Singing for the Sing Out Corp. She has appeared as a solo artist as well as with Peter at many festivals and camps across the US and Canada, including the New England Folk Festival, Augusta Heritage Center, Vancouver Folk Festival and Clearwater Hudson River Revival.Annie currently resides in Amherst, MA.

Wednesday, November 21

MAYA KEREN TRIO [$10]

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 & THE DETONATORS [$15]

Prepare for a rockin’ good time with this world traveling rockabilly group.

Saturday, November 24

WITHERBEES QUARTET FEAT. MIKE LORENZ [$10]

Mike Lorenz, guitar
Jacqui Armbruster, viola and vocals
Justin Sekelewski, bass
Zach Martin, drums
Mike Lorenz and his newest quartet, the Witherbees, is a direct and tuneful approach to the modern 21st-century songbook. If you’ve heard Mike play his weekly gig at Tired Hands, you know that his idea of “jazz repertoire” is vast and highly interpretive. Featuring up-and-coming violist, vocalist, and songwriter Jacqui Armbruster, this group digs deep into that mindset, pulling their repertoire from such diverse places at Herbie Mann, Sonny Sharrock, Paul McCartney, Ryan Adams, Wilco, and the Magnetic Fields in addition to a growing book of original compositions. Their approach is open, interactive, and soulful. The group has plans to continue recording through 2018 and will perform often in 2019.

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. 

Saturday, December 1

TO BE DETERMINED

Friday, December 14

PARIS BISTRO WILL BE CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

Thursday, December 13

SHAKERA JONES [$10]

Wednesday, November 12

JAZZ JAM WITH THOMAS B. RAZLER

Saturday & Sunday, December 8 & 9

TO BE DETERMINED

Friday, December 7

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.

Thursday, December 6

TO BE DETERMINED

Wednesday, December 5

OPEN MIC NIGHT [NO COVER]

Sunday, December 2

TO BE DETERMINED

Saturday, December 15

GERI OLIVER [$15]

Sunday, December 16

BRUNCH WITH THE BEATLES at PARIS BISTRO feat: SHADY GROOVE

Bring the whole family for a children’s Brunch with all your favorite Beatles songs performed by Shady Groove.

 

Saturday, December 22

MICHELLE LORDI SINGS THE PATSY CLINE SONGBOOK [$10]

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, December 21

DANIE OCEAN HOLIDAY SHOW [$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.

Thursday, December 20

REVEREND CHRIS BLUES & BOOGIE SOLO PIANO

Wednesday, December 19

JAZZ CAFE WILL BE CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

Saturday, December 29

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

Friday, December 28

DANIEL BENNETT GROUP [$10]

New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation. Daniel Bennett can be heard throughout the world performing his award-winning compositions on saxophone, flute, clarinet, and oboe. The Daniel Bennett Group plays modern jazz, fused with elements of surf rock and avant-pop. Daniel Bennett Group is currently touring to promote their newest album, ‘Sinking Houseboat Confusion’ (Manhattan Daylight Media). Bennett is joined by renowned guitarist Nat Janoff and master percussionist Matthew Feick. The Boston Globe describes Bennett’s music as “a mix of jazz, folk, and minimalism.”  The band was recently voted “Best New Jazz Group” in New York City Hot House Magazine. The Daniel Bennett Group has been featured in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, NPR, Indianapolis Public Radio, San Francisco Examiner, St. Louis Public Radio and the Village Voice. The Village Voice raves, “saxophonist Daniel Bennett makes hay with an airy approach that’s buoyant enough to conjure notions of East African guitar riffs and Steve Reich’s pastoral repetition.”  Time Out New York describes the music as, “hypnotic.” Daniel Bennett studied saxophone at the prestigious New England Conservatory in Boston. During his time in Boston, Bennett performed regularly with the Portland Symphony and the New Hampshire Festival Orchestra. Bennett also toured Italy and Switzerland with renowned Boston jazz ensemble, Musaner. In addition to leading his own band, Daniel Bennett performs in Broadway and Off-Broadway theater productions in New York City. Daniel Bennett recently composed the musical score for stage adaptations of ‘Frankenstein’ and ‘Brave Smiles’ at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Manhattan. Daniel Bennett recently played woodwinds in ‘Blank! The Musical,’ the first fully improvised Off-Broadway musical to launch on a national stage. The show was produced by Second City, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Improv Boston. The New York Times called the show, “Witty, Likable and Ludicrous!” Daniel Bennett’s theatrical works have strongly influenced his eclectic sound and musical storytelling abilities as a bandleader. The Daniel Bennett Group performs every month at Tomi Jazz in midtown Manhattan. New Yorker Magazine calls Tomi Jazz, “a favorite out-of-the-way Japanese jazz club.” Daniel Bennett is an official endorsing artist for Morgan Mouthpieces.  

Thursday, December 27

TOM TALLITSCH ORGAN TRIO [$10]

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.

Wednesday, December 26

KARAOKE with SARAH BEE

Sunday, December 23

GARY FARNESE [$10]

 

 

Monday, December 31

HOT CLUB OF PHILADELPHIA

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, December 30

TO BE DETERMINED