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 Sunday 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 and 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, July 19

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.

Saturday, July 20

Dana Baker & Soul School Present: Tears For All featuring Doc Redd [$15]

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.

Doc Redd of the esteemed Doc Redd & The League Of Heirz can only be described as genius. With his creative mind and skillful playing this Soul artist writes achingly sweet music that will consume every waking thought for days. The League Of Heirz is the group under Doc Redd’s leadership and their performance will leave you wanting more.

$15 entertainment charge
Sets at 7, 8:30, 10pm
Reservations available

Sunday Morning, July 21

Family Jazz Brunch-Third Sundays

DAISY DIGS DISNEY

Join us at Paris Bistro & Jazz Cafe, every THIRD SUNDAY, in our Jazz Cafe for a Family Friendly Brunch with the music of a featured band, sure to get your toes tapping and little ones on their feet!
Make a Jazz Cafe Brunch reservation for 11:30am or 1:30pm to attend.  A la carte Brunch menu available.  $10 entertainment charge

Sunday Evening, July 21

Laura Lizcano [$10]

Laura Lizcano is a Colombian jazz vocalist and songwriter based in Philadelphia. Influenced by artists like Norah Jones and Natalia LaFourcade, Lizcano crafts lyrically driven compositions that blend elements of jazz, folk, and pop.

Lizcano was born in the city of Bogotá, Colombia and, as a child, emigrated to a small, rural town in the United States. In her late teens, she moved to Philadelphia to pursue a degree in Jazz Performance. As a student, she had the opportunity to perform at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts with Joanna Pascale, Chelsea Reed, Lee Mo, Najwa Parkins, and Alexa Barchini for the Sittin In’ Series at Innovation Studio. She has also performed at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola as the featured vocalist with the Temple University Big Band. Currently, Lizcano performs throughout the Central Pennsylvania and Greater Philadelphia regions with her band.

In 2018, Laura independently released her debut EP titled Chance on Me.

Wednesday, July 24

John Brennan & Adam Darer [$10]

John Brennan is a singer/songwriter and guitarist from South Jersey. He performs both original and cover material which consists primarily of Blues and Classic Rock but also includes Country, Folk and R&B. He plays at bars, taverns, and music venues throughout the South Jersey and Philadelphia area. In 2016, he released his debut self titled E.P. which has gotten plays worldwide. His music style is influenced by artists of various genres including Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, The Rolling Stones, CCR, The Allman Brothers, Johnny Cash, Bill Withers, and Gary Clark, Jr. He performs songs by those artists and by other similar artists. His original music is influenced by the same artists of the Blues, Classic Rock, and Roots genres as well.

Adam Darer is a blues and jazz pianist based in Philadelphia. A transplant to Philadelphia by way of New York, Adam has quickly made his jazz and blues piano playing known in the Philadelphia scene. He found his style through listening to the great jazz and blues piano artists such as Red Garland, Fats Waller, Otis Spann, and Memphis Slim, and has performed at Philadelphia’s music venues such as The Fillmore Philadelphia, Bourbon & Branch, and The Twisted Tail, as well as for countless Blues and Swing dances across the state. You can catch Adam performing with his Vintage Swing Band: Parlour Noir, as well as with Mikey Junior’s Blues Band, Gypsy Joe’s Blues Band, Dean Shot’s Tribute To Howlin’ Wolf, and AC Steel And The Galvanizers.

$7 Entertainment Fee

Thursday, July 25

Von Roz Blues Jam [$10]

Second Sundays at Paris Bistro mean it is the Bistro Blues Jam with Von Roz (John von Glaubitz and Meg Rozinski). Bring your ax and sit in or just enjoy dinner and drinks and listen to the smooth sounds of this Philly husband/wife duo.

Friday, July 26

Leon Jordan Jr. [$10]

Trumpeter / Composer Leon Jordan Jr. is one of the most expressive and extraordinarily talented young musicians in jazz. As a native of Philadelphia, he developed a foundation early on that is deeply rooted in the jazz tradition.

When asked about his goals, Leon Jordan Jr. humbly responded, “There is so much to learn, I strive to master the vocabulary and mature to the point where as a composer and player I can influence emotions in others as I have been influenced.” This young prodigy began playing trumpet initially by chance in the Emlen Elementary school, a public school in Philadelphia. It was Leon’s desire to take saxophone lessons, however only the trumpet was available. He excelled quickly with diligent daily practice. With the assistance of dedicated teachers, participation in various community workshops, private instruction and old fashioned hard work, Leon excelled. By high school Leon was performing professionally and received praise from prominent professionals and media. He had become the beneficiary of the wisdom, maturity and infinite potential of those whom he was exposed. He uses every performance to display his abundant talent. He was awarded top honors all through high school, receiving more than fifty trophies and medals for section awards, solo awards, state and regional competitions and was awarded the prestigious Marian Anderson award in 2004.

Leons extensive experience at such a young age and extraordinary talent has afforded him the opportunity to share the stage with such luminaries as Clark Terry, Grover Washington Jr. John Blake, Kenny Garrett, Nicholas Payton, Benny Golson, Charles Fambrough, Terell Stafford, Marcus Bellgrave, Tim Warfield, Gerald Veasley, Bootsie Barnes and drumming legend Mickey Roker just to name a few. Eighteen year old Leon Jordan Jr. is currently a full scholarship student attending UARTS in Philadelphia, majoring in music performance and composition.

$10 Entertainment Fee

Saturday, July 27

Dana Baker & Soul School Present: Tears Of All [$15]

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.

Doc Redd of the esteemed Doc Redd & The League Of Heirz can only be described as genius. With his creative mind and skillful playing this Soul artist writes achingly sweet music that will consume every waking thought for days. The League Of Heirz is the group under Doc Redd’s leadership and their performance will leave you wanting more.

$15 entertainment charge
Sets at 7, 8:30, 10pm
Reservations available

Sunday, July 28

John Brothers Piano Company [$10]

John Brothers Piano Company is an Oakland-based instrumental quartet whose compositions oscillate between incisive part-writing and unrestrained improvisational energy. Guided by this interplay, seemingly disparate influences, from chamber music to hot jazz, are focused through emphatic lyricism.

In 2011 a group of friends at UC Berkeley had recently graduated and were contemplating job options. Finding that by hauling their spinet piano to nearby subway stations and busking together they could make enough to survive in the Bay Area, the path forward was clear. After the first few haphazard street shows and a generous write-up in the San Francisco Chronicle, the newly-formed John Brothers Piano Company began receiving opportunities to bring their wild sound in off the street. They landed a weekly residency at an after-hours club where they played from 2-6AM every Friday night for a year and have since been invited to play at The Fonda Theatre, Regency Ballroom, Great American Music Hall, Monterey Jazz Festival, SFJAZZ, Stern Grove Festival, Coup-de-Grace Festival, and Outside Lands. In addition to headlining their own shows across the US, John Brothers Piano Company has supported a variety of international touring artists including Karen O, Joan Osbourne, and Booker T.

John Thatcher Boomer (piano, clarinet), Arlo Perlstein (trumpet, piano), Jimi Marks (drums, piano), and Tyler Ryan Miller (bass) all inject their diverse musical instincts and backgrounds into every composition. However, the defining quality of the band lies not in what genres it bends or blends, but in the fact that performance has always been their rehearsal space. From their first sidewalk street shows to the weekly speakeasy, an audience has been present throughout the development of their sound. Thus, while JBPC often explores new musical possabilites, the music never strays into the esoteric, for the constant audience demands their unrelenting energy and runs an electric current through everything they produce.

Wednesday, July 31

Christina Custode [$10]

Christina Custode is a multi-award winning singer songwriter, pianist and recording artist based out of Niagara Falls, NY. She has been referred to as “the Carole King of her Generation”. Christina is a force to be reckoned with on the stage, bringing her songs, stories and sass to each performance. Her voice has been described as “angelic, sultry and oozing with passion”. Custode’s music is current, honest, and soaked with musical integrity. She is heavily influenced by songwriting greats such as Billy Joel, Jewel and John Lennon. Her original music has gained notice for pristine instrumental and vocal performance quality, and also for its compositional value. Custode has been awarded the Best Singer Songwriter Award at the Roswell Film Festival in Roswell, NM and has been named “Buffalo’s Best Female Vocalist” and “Buffalo’s Best Original Music Act” multiple times. She is a graduate from the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York and is a voting member of the NARAS. Custode is currently on tour in promotion of her newest single “Just in Case” (AMG/Sony). This is a show you won’t want to miss! Learn more about Christina at: www.ChristinaCustode.com

Wednesday, August 7

Emmett Drueding Hosting Open Mic [$10]

Popular local Philadelphia, Emmett Drueding, will be at Paris Bistro every first Wednesday to host the open mic night. Join Emmett as he shares songs he is working on (as either composer or interpreter) and bring your ax and sign up to perform! A piano is provided for keyboard players and Emmett will have his guitar amp on hand for you to plug your guitar into.

Sunday, August 11

Von Roz Blues Jam [$10]

Second Sundays at Paris Bistro mean it is the Bistro Blues Jam with Von Roz (John von Glaubitz and Meg Rozinski). Bring your ax and sit in or just enjoy dinner and drinks and listen to the smooth sounds of this Philly husband/wife duo.

Wednesday, August 14

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.

Friday, August 23

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.