Making Reservations in the Jazz Cafe

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The Jazz Café at Paris Bistro is open Thursday 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

Thursday, February 22 // 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, February 23 & 24

THE LYNN RILEY QUARTET featuring Raimundo Santos [$7]

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.

 

Raimundo Santos, the Composer Who Likes to Sing, has a smooth sounding vocal style, delivering each song with a stunning energy. Raimundo Santos graduated as a Vocal Major, in Jazz, at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. He was the featured vocalist for the bassist Mimi Jones at Bar Thalia (Symphony Space venue). While in New York he also performed leading roles in the musicals “Romeo and Juliet” and for “Swing! – The Musical”.

Thursday, March 1 // 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 & Sunday, March 2, 3 & 4

THE MARY ELLEN DESMOND TRIO [$7 Friday/Saturday, $5 Sunday]

Mary Ellen Desmond Trio

Thursday, March 8 // 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 & Sunday, March 9, 10 & 11

THE WENDY SIMON QUARTET [$7 Friday/Saturday, $5 Sunday]

“Wendy Simon is one of the most inventive vocalists anywhere, has also been enriching our jazz scene for several decades, and for good reasons: She swings, improvises, respects the lyric, and puts on one heck of show with her good humor and ultra-professional stage presence” – Bruce Klauber

Wendy is a polished performer who stylishly and sensitively sings around a ballad, as well as sings and swings with the best! She is backed by a trio of Philadelphia’s best Jazz instrumentalists.

Thursday, March 15 // LATIN JAZZ

SIORA featuring PHYLLIS CHAPELL // LATIN JAZZ [$5]

Phyllis Chapell (named one of the top 500 jazz vocalists of all time by Downbeat/Jazz Times) and her ensemble, Phyllis Chapell & SIORA, will perform Brazillian and Latin rhythms in Portuguese, Spanish, and English with their own unique arrangements in their own inimitable style.

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.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, March 16, 17 & 18

THE HOT CLUB OF PHILADELPHIA [$7 Friday/Saturday, $5 Sunday]

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.

Thursday, March 22 // LATIN JAZZ

ENSEMBLE NOVO // LATIN JAZZ [$5]

This six-piece Brazilian jazz group features vibraphone, electric and nylon string guitars, bass guitar, drums, percussion and saxophone. Inspired by the music of Brazil, the group creates a spacious, welcoming sound.

Led by author / former Inquirer music critic Tom Moon on tenor sax, the six-piece instrumental group performs in an easygoing, comfortable style, that is balmy and completely entrancing with rustling percussion and vibrantly subdued melodies.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, March 23, 24 & 25

LUCY DAIGLE & BEAU JAZZ [$7 Friday/Saturday, $5 Sunday]

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.

Thursday, March 29 // 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 & Saturday, March 30 & 31

THE SWINGING FOXES [$7]

Rooted in Philadelphia, The Swinging Foxes deliver tight boogie-woogie, sultry Jazz and sassy Rhythm & Blues. Their swinging rhythms and bluesy grooves will woo you in while Amber Rae, the powerhouse front woman swaggers confidently above. Rae’s delivery of pure, authentic emotion and smoky vocal tones intertwine with the band’s halting guitar licks and colliding horn riffs, giving their audience a vibrant and riveting performance. They will lead you on a striking romp through the sounds of the 40’s and 50’s. Deliciously and unabashedly retro, The Swinging Foxes are full-on spontaneity, adventures, sass and class!