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, July 11

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.

Thursday, July 12

BRUCE KLAUBER [$10]

Frank Sinatra Tribute

Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide.  Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, to Italian immigrants, Sinatra began his musical career in the swing era with bandleaders Harry James and Tommy Dorsey. Sinatra found success as a solo artist after he signed with Columbia Records in 1943, becoming the idol of the “bobby soxers”. He released his debut album, The Voice of Frank Sinatra, in 1946. Sinatra’s professional career had stalled by the early 1950s, and he turned to Las Vegas, where he became one of its best known residency performers as part of the Rat Pack.
Bruce Klauber is an editor, writer and multi-instrumentalist who has contributed to and edited dozens of area and national periodicals. His works have appeared in All About Jazz, Jazziz, Jazz Times, Down Beat and others. As a professional jazz drummer the author has performed with Charlie Ventura, Milt Buckner, Bernard, Peiffer, Joanie Sommers, and led his own “Jazz for the People” Trios and Quartets in Philadelphia, Atlantic City and Las Vegas.  He is also the biographer of Gene Krupa, Jazz Legends DVD Series Producer for Alfred Publishing and Hudson Music, Jazz Bridge Press Officer, Founder of JazzLegends.com, and a working jazz drummer since childhood.  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.

BASTILLE DAY WEEKEND

Friday, July 13

THE 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.

BASTILLE DAY WEEKEND

Saturday & Sunday, July 14 & 15

LUCIE DAIGLE & BEAU JAZZ [$15]

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, July 18

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.

Thursday, July 19

LYNN RILEY & REV CHRIS [$10]

Paul Desmond & Dave Brubeck Tribute

In 1951, Dave formed the Dave Brubeck Quartet with alto saxophonist Paul Desmond. The legendary Brubeck-Desmond collaboration lasted seventeen years and beyond. The Quartet’s recordings and concert appearances on college campuses in the ‘50s and early ‘60s introduced jazz to thousands of young people. The Quartet’s audiences were not limited to students, however. The group played in jazz clubs in every major city and toured in package shows with such artists as Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz. The Dave Brubeck Quartet repeatedly won top honors in trade magazines and critic’s and reader’s polls. In 1954 Dave Brubeck’s portrait appeared on the cover of Time Magazine with a story about the jazz renaissance and Brubeck’s phenomenal ascendancy.

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 Ethno-musicology from the University of Hawaii. Her time spent in Hawaii was influential in developing her sensibility to, and awareness of, different musical cultures.

Rev Chris was born in Boston and raised in Philadelphia where he was part of the Settlement Music School Jazz Ensemble. After High School he continued his music education in New Orleans studying with Ellis Marsalis, Michael Pellera and learning boogie and blues from Joe Krown. Since relocation back to Philly he has become an in-demand entertainer and composer performing over 220 times a year and focuses of sharing his own compositions with his audiences rather than rehash overplayed standards.

Friday, July 20

DANIE OCEAN [$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, July 21

LYNN RILEY & THE WORLD MIX [$15]

Lynn Riley has been called the “Superwoman of Sax”. She’s equally accomplished on the flute and in musical genres other than jazz. She also fronts a local band called World Mix, and as the name might suggest, she explore music from around the globe. Lynn has played with many notable Jazz musicians including Grover Washington, Jr and David Bromberg. She is also an instructor in Drexel University’s Music Department.

Sunday, July 22

THE MARY ELLEN DESMOND TRIO [$10]

Mary Ellen Desmond has been performing professionally in the Philadelphia / New Jersey area for the past 20 plus years. She has also performed engagements in Japan. Classically trained she is recognized as a crossover artist covering a variety of styles and repertoires with a primary focus on jazz standards and the American Songbook.

Wednesday, July 25

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.

burt

Thursday, July 26

JILL SALKIN [$10]

Burt Bacharach Tribute

Burt Freeman Bacharach (born May 12, 1928) is an American composer, songwriter, record producer, pianist, and singer who has composed hundreds of popular hit songs from the late 1950s through the 1980s, many in collaboration with popular lyricist Hal David. A six-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Academy Award winner, Bacharach’s songs have been recorded by more than 1,000 different artists. As of 2014, he had written 73 US and 52 UK Top 40 hits. He is considered one of the most important composers of 20th-century popular music.

Jill Salkin describes herself to be a hybrid singer and songwriter. Her many musical influences include Motown, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, Sarah Vaughan, Patti Austin, Chaka Khan, and Steely Dan. Jill started writing poetry at 14, and and then began writing songs, accompanying herself with guitar and piano. Her voice study began at 16, which she continued through college and beyond. Her earliest performances were in coffee houses, and through the years, Jill has honed her craft as a singer and performer in a variety of venues such as clubs, in casino lounges and as a background vocalist for showroom headliners in Atlantic City, recording projects, and jazz clubs in Philadelphia and New York City.  Jill is delighted to be returning to Paris Bistro. Joining her for this performance will be pianist Mike Frank, bassist Chico Huff, and drummer Jordan Howell.

Friday, July 27

DANIEL BENNETT GROUP [$15]

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, July 28

TOM ADAMS TRIO [$10]

information coming soon

Sunday, July 29

MAYA KEREN TRIO [$10]

information coming soon

Wednesday, August 1

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.

Saturday, August 4

DENA UNDERWOOD SERIES [$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.  We are thrilled to have Dena Underwood on the First Saturdays of Summer!

Wednesday, August 8

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.

Trudy Pitts
Trudy Pitts
Shirley Scott
Shirley Scott

Thursday, August 9

ORRIN EVANS [$15]

Tribute to the Music of Trudy Pitts & Shirley Scott

Trudy Pitts Carney   This Philadelphia-born jazz organist, pianist, and vocalist played with many jazz greats over a career that spanned more than four decades.  Bob Perkins, a longtime DJ at WRTI-FM (90.1), “I often told her that she mixes genres of music like no one I ever heard. She was classically trained; she played in the church and assimilated jazz. She could put them all together, complementing all and offending none. That was her strong suit. When you have that kind of suit, you don’t need anything else.”  She played with jazz greats John Coltrane and Rahsaan Roland Kirk, among others.  Mrs. Carney was perhaps best known for her work on the Hammond B3 organ, which she helped popularize in the 1950s and ’60s.  “She was a major, major artist in the evolution of that instrument,” said Pat Martino, a Philadelphia-born jazz guitarist who played with Mrs. Carney and her husband and who was a longtime friend.  Mrs. Carney “was completely fluent in the language of music, in every way,” Martino said. “She had the ability to take the shape of whatever she was poured into – she was so good under any circumstance.”

Producer and jazz musician Warren Oree recalls, “Philly’s known as the organ town. Back in the day, you always had at least one bar where you heard that organ just jumping. It’s not unusual that the organists would be from Philly—but you have a lot of women organists. You know, Gloria Coleman, Trudy Pitts, Shirley Scott…Trudy was so elegant. She was really an elegant organist.”

Shirley Scott was a Philadelphia born hard bop and soul-jazz organist. Best known for working with her husband, Stanley Turrentine, and with Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, both saxophonists, Scott’s soulful Hammond talent gained her the nickname “Queen of the Organ”.

Scott was an admirer of Jimmy Smith, Jackie Davis (American soul jazz singer, organist and bandleader), and Bill Doggett (American jazz and rhythm and blues pianist and organist); and played piano and trumpet before moving to the Hammond organ, her main instrument, though on occasion she still played piano. In the 1950s she became known for her work (1956–1959) with the saxophone player Eddie Davis, particularly on the song “In the Kitchen”. She was married to Stanley Turrentine and played with him from 1960 to 1969. Later, she led her own group, mostly a trio. Saxophonist Harold Vick often played with her.  In the 1980s, she became a jazz educator and a member of Philadelphia’s jazz community.  Shirley Scott preceded Trudy Pitts as the organist for the Hi-Tones.

Orrin Evans comes to the Paris Bistro Jazz Cafe stage with a tribute to the music of Shirley Scott and Trudy Pitts.  This American jazz pianist was born in Trenton and raised in Philadelphia boefre attending Rutgers University and studying with Kenny Barron.  He has worked with Bobby Watson, Ralph Peterson, Duane Eubanks and Lenora Zenzalai-Helm.  His debut as a leader was released in 1994 before signing and recording with Criss Cross Jazz.  Winner of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts in 2010, we are thrilled for the new pianist for The Bad Plus to be making magic here in Chestnut Hill.