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

Saturday, October 12

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

Sets at 7, 8:30 & 10pm

Sunday, October 13

VonRoz Blues Jam

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.

Sets at 6, 7:30 & 9pm

Wednesday, October 16

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, October 18

Wendy Simon [$15]

Wendy Simon is a polished performer who stylishly and sensitively can sing around a ballad, as well as sing and swing with the best! She has a low, delectable voice and innovative scat-singing. Wendy will be joined by her trio.

$15 entertainment charge, make your reservation today!

Sets at 7, 8:30 & 10pm

Saturday, October 19

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 Morning, October 20

Family Jazz Brunch-Third Sundays

Joey Plays Guitar [$10]

Join us at Paris Bistro & Jazz Cafe, every THIRD SUNDAY, in the downstairs 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!
Joe Ryan is a guitarist and instructor from Philadelphia who finds fun wherever he goes. He has taught guitar to all ages since he was 16, and he knows how to entertain a crowd. Bring your family to watch him jam on his guitar…and maybe learn a little something, too!
Make a Jazz Cafe Brunch reservation for 11:00am or 1:30pm to attend.  A la carte Brunch menu available.  $10 entertainment charge

Sunday Evening, October 20

Lucas Brown [$10]

Lucas Brown is a performing artist, composer and educator.  He actively performs both Jazz and Classical music and has performed around the US at such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kimmel Center, the Jazz Standard and the Blue Note, as well as in Europe and Asia.  His compositions have been presented throughout the US and Europe. A member of the faculty at the Temple University Esther Boyer College of Music, Lucas holds a BM in Jazz Performance from Temple University and a MM in Organ Performance from Westminster Choir College.

Sets at 7, 8:30 & 10pm

Wednesday, October 23

Bluegrass Jam with Sam Briger [$]

Local bluegrass artist Sam Briger brings the sounds of Americana to Paris Bistro. Bring your axe and play a tune!

Sets at 7, 8:30 & 10pm

 

Thursday, October 24

Lou Lanza feat. Larry McKenna [$15]

Lou Lanza is a native Philadelphian who thrives on the cultural and musical heritage of that city. Lou has music in his genes – an opera singer grandfather, a classical violinist father, and a pianist/organist & vocalist mother. His jazz influence came from another of his relatives, Vince Trombetta, a saxophonist & arranger who served as musical director of The Mike Douglas Show. Lou’s music teachers include Carlo Menotti, Jimmy Bruno, Michael Leonard, and Larry McKenna. His live performances in Philadelphia, New York, London, Los Angeles, & Las Vegas, to mention a few, have earned him the admiration of many industry professionals, colleagues, and fans.

Each set will feature the music of a composer of the American Songbook: Cole Porter, Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer.

Sets at 7, 8:30 & 10pm

Saturday, October 26

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, October 27

Suzanne Cloud [$10]

Jazz singer-songwriter Suzanne Cloud 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. And bassist Lee Smith, a true legend on the jazz stage He has performed for over 40 years with many R & B and jazz legends including: The Delphonics, Blue Magic, Billy Paul, Mongo Santamaria, Sonny Fortune, Odean Pope, and many others. Come out and see what we’ve been working on!

Thursday, October 31

New Orleans Dinner and with David Underwood & Chef Angie Brown

David Underwood is a vocalist and pianist from Philadelphia. David hones his craft under the coaching of Andy Kahn. Hailing from a family of gifted vocalists and instrumentalists, David’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, David 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. David performs regularly as vocalist/pianist in the Philadelphia area.

Join us at Paris Bistro & Jazz Cafe on Halloween Night for a magical cooking experience that will raise your spirits. Philadelphia native and former contestant on NBC’s The Chopping Block Chef Angie Brown is revered for her Creole cuisine, and she is coming to Paris for a special event. Conjure your inner foodie with a delicious Four Course Meal, complete with wine pairings, while enjoying live jazz. Visit the French Quarter with “Big Easy” inspired cuisine and jazz entertainment from David Underwood. 

Arrive in the jazz cafe at 6:30 and let the festivities begin!

Thursday, November 7

Tony Miceli Quartet feat. Eliot Zigmund [$10]

Tony Miceli Quartet with the Legendary Eliot Zigmund on drums. This is a very very special night. Eliot Zigmund was the drummer for some very noted greats including Bill Evans, Michelle Petruciani and Vince Guaraldi, to name only a few. Add to the music Internationally acclaimed vibraphonist Tony Miceli and Philly’s Dave Brody on bass, we guarantee a wonderful night of exciting music. We hope you can attend! ($10 cover)

Sunday Morning, November 17

Family Jazz Brunch-Third Sundays

Daisy Digs Disney Family Brunch [$10]

Daisy Digs Disney Family Brunch at Paris Bistro, in the Jazz Cafe

Join us for a la carte brunch and family-friendly music, designed to have the little ones dancing.

Every THIRD SUNDAY, in our Jazz Cafe, the Family Friendly Brunch with the music of a featured band, is 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

Wednesday, November 20

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. Third Wednesdays.

Friday & Saturday, November 29 & 30

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 HCOF, along with their own modern influences.