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, December 12

JAZZ JAM WITH THOMAS B. RAZLER [$10]

Budding and professional musicians a like are welcome to step onto the Paris Bistro stage to participate in this monthly Jazz Jam hosted by Thomas B Razler. Full menu and Bar available! Come early to sign up, 7:00pm-10:00pm

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). He currently lives in Doylestown, PA

Thursday, December 13

SHAKERA JONES [$10]

A native of Montclair, New Jersey has been singing since age four. Influenced by her parents’ love for jazz and soul music, Shakera began performing and singing at every opportunity. Shakera moved to Philadelphia to attend Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of Music, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Music-concentration Jazz Voice. While attending Temple University, Shakera formed the Shakera Jones Quartet. Early performances consisted of mostly jazz standards with original arrangements.

During her studies for a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies at the University of the Arts, Shakera began to focus on songwriting. Since then, she has developed a style all her own winning audiences with her sultry voice, impressive range, use of personal lyrics, groovy arrangements, and jazz/soul/hip-hop influenced accompaniment.

Shakera has had the pleasure of performing with Philadelphia jazz greats who became mentors, including Mickey Roker, Sid Simmons, Orrin Evans, Tim Warfield, Byron Landham, Robert Bootsie Barnes and Mike Boone. Shakera has performed and shared stages with The Last Poets, Eric Roberson, Def Poets: MReld, Sunni Anderson, Georgia Me, Black Ice and Abyss. Her sound, talent, and poise are undeniable!

Friday, December 14

PARIS BISTRO WILL BE CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

Saturday, December 15

GERI OLIVER [$15]

Geraldine (“Geri”) Oliver is a vocalist whose singing reaches deep down and touches your heart, taking you on a journey to a place inside your soul, called “reverie”. With an uncanny ability to hold you captive, her instrument of voice weaves a lyrical and melodic story that colors the atmosphere with healing hues.  Add the live, fluid, dynamism of jazz tones emanating from the band, and you become engulfed in a must hear and must feel, musical mosaic.

Currently, Geri is making her way across the Philadelphia Jazz scene, wooing and wowing audiences and musicians alike with her sultry sound and visually compelling presence.  The attention she is getting from musical colleagues and the comments of the listening public, assures her of a promising future as a performing songstress specializing in Jazz repertoire.

Ms. Oliver’s stylish musings have been developed over years of working with renowned musicians, such as Tony Williams, Tony Day, Lee W. Smith, Larry McKenna, Thomas Gagliardi, Dylan Taylor, Aaron Graves, Dave Posmontier and Craig McIver, Warren Oree & The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble, Harry “Butch” Reed and Adam Faulk,  just to name a few.  She attended the celebrated Temple University Jazz Performance Program where she was mentored by Donna Jean Cocchia, Jazz Vocalist /Performance Instructor and Arsenia Rosal Denlinger, Classical Voice / Vocal Technique Instructor.  Much of the music she performs can be found in the Great American Songbook, although she enjoys singing music from other genres, also.

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.

 

Sunday, December 16

No Evening Music in the Jazz Cafe

Please join us for Dinner in our Dining Room or live music later in the week.

 

Wednesday, December 19

THE JAZZ CAFE WILL BE CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

Our Dining Room will be open on Wednesday, December 19.

 

Thursday, December 20

REVEREND CHRIS BLUES & BOOGIE SOLO PIANO [$10]

Christopher Michael Marsceill (aka Rev Chris) was born in Boston and raised in Philadelphia where he studied Jazz at Settlement Music School under Denise Bruckno.  While attending Springfield Township High School he took lessons with Philly legend Eric Speigel while also learning the trumpet.  After high school he moved to New Orleans where he attended Loyola University and University of New Orleans.  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.  This Piano Night dates back to when James Booker first performed solo at the Maple Leaf.  Along with Krown, Booker and Rev Chris pianist Jon Cleary has also held down the Piano Night chair.

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.  When not touring he performed in modern improvised music with the Ted Hefko Quartet and the Bradford Truby Trio.  He appears on recording by both these bands and the funk band Restless Natives.

He relocated to Philadelphia following a decade in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina destroyed his home. He brought that Big Easy style of relaxed fonky jazz piano that has made so many other New Orleans keyboardists extremely popular.  He has performed in and around Philly as a solo, duo, trio or larger ensemble.  He held the keyboard chair in Roger Learnard Band, a popular bar band that performs originals and classic rock covers, 2006-2016.  He has a fusion band, the Courtesy Shuttle with Rich Curtis, bass; Davey Cope, guitar; and Tony Green, drums.

In 2012 Rev Chris had already been performing as a duo called “DRUMS N KEYS” with drummer Chuck Lindsey.  For a special outdoor festival event they put together a trio that focused on performing “Reefer Songs” of the 1920s.  They had a few successful gigs and added Richard Redding on bari, soprano, tenor sax and recorder.  This formation recorded  “Viper Mad” that mixed a few originals and solo piano boogies in with the quartet’s music.  In fall of 2014 trumpeter Bart Miltenberger joined the group and they released a Christmas themed record “Everybody’s Waiting for the Man with the Bag”.  In 2016 Richard Redding moved on and the band has been joined by Thomas Razler on sax and ventured into a new sound, while still throwing back to the fonky swing they came from.

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.

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.

Sunday, December 23

GREG FARNESE [$10]

Greg Farnese is modern-day throwback vocalist, a crooner, if you will. He reignites the treasured and timeless classics from The Great American Songbook in his live performances and blends them with his unique interpretations of his modern -day favorites.

A South Jersey native, Greg began his career in acting, and moved to Hollywood, California where he worked in theater, television and in films.  Missing his roots, he ultimately moved back to the East Coast, where he started his own production company producing content for television, commercials, web content and documentaries.  It was here in New Jersey, that his love of jazz and his vocal abilities took root and he began singing professionally.  His soulful tone and inspired phrasing, as well as his reputation as a consummate performer, have produced a wide fan base of musicians and music lovers.

In 2017 Greg released his very first EP titled “Set In Motion” which was picked up by the prestigious label “Victor Records” With a mix of contemporary covers (RADIOHEAD, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) to classic standards (COLE PORTER, RODGERS/HART) “Set in Motion” has been admired by a cross section of listeners. “Set in Motion” is available on iTunes, Cd Baby, Amazon and here on this site.

Greg Farnese is proud to have shared the bandstand, with renown jazz artists such as Tom Adams, Jim Holton, Tom Lawton, Dave Hartl ,Chris Simonini, Larry McKenna, Lee Smith, Mike Boone, Andy Lalasis, Madison Rast, Sonny Troy, Victor North ,Gene Perla, Grant MacAvoy, Leon Jordan, Sr., Duane Eubanks, Byron Landham,  Tim Warfield & Behn Gillece.

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.

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.

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

Sunday, December 30

SUZANNE CLOUD [$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.” (review-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.

Cloud has teamed up with composer/guitarist Tom Glenn, an Emmy-award winner for his musical work with NJ Public TV and a monster musician who has toured and recorded with many top R&B stars, to write songs and record together.

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Monday, December 31

NEW YEAR'S EVE at PARIS BISTRO

HOT CLUB OF PHILADELPHIA

Ring in the New Year in our Jazz Cafe!

Our Four Course New Year’s Eve Menu will be served while you enjoy the music of The Hot Club.

$95 per person includes your meal and music (tax, gratuity and beverages additional)

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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.

Wednesday, January 9

OPEN MIC NIGHT hosted by Dana Baker [reduced cover for performers]

Your chance to be on the Paris Bistro Stage. Hosted Open Mic from 7-10 in the Jazz Cafe. Bar and menu available.
A Philadelphia native, Dana Baker is a Doc-Soul artist. Smokey, soulful, and captivating, Dana will take you on an emotional journey from heartache to healing with her spellbinding tunes and mesmerizing presence. From New Orleans to New York, Dana has performed with amazing people in beautiful places. A versatile vocalist, Dana was cast in an off-broadway performance of Dreamgirls, was in an opera and often sings at a piano bar in Center City. Dana is also a songwriter and is currently working on a project with Doc Redd. Her dynamic band is comprised of some of the most talented and sought after musicians in the area. Show up and enjoy the groove.

Wednesday, January 16

JAZZ JAM WITH THOMAS B. RAZLER

Budding and professional musicians a like are welcome to step onto the Paris Bistro stage to participate in this monthly Jazz Jam hosted by Thomas B Razler. Full menu and Bar available! Come early to sign up, 7:00pm-10:00pm

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). He currently lives in Doylestown, PA

Wednesday, January 23

BisTrio [$7]

No strangers to the Paris stage, BisTrio, a classic piano trio with wide ranging musical influences, will perform 7:00-10:00pm.  With Rev Chris, Julian Miltenberger and Rubin Edwards on bass.  Full menu and bar available.

Wednesday, January 30

KARAOKE WITH SARAH BEE

A fun-filled evening of KARAOKE, drinks and delicious French food. Join us in the Jazz Cafe from 7:00-10:00.