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, August 16

Blackbird Society Orchestra [$15]

Founded in 1997 by guitarist Richard Barnes, the band had one simple mission – to preserve the music of an era forgotten, the “Roaring 20s”, the “Jazz Age”, the “Gatsby Era” ( and not that silly movie with Leonardo DiCaprio ! ) . Sadly, the beginnings of Jazz , Blues, Swing and Popular music have been lost or overlooked in the History books and many of the pioneers of Jazz have all but been forgotten by the general public . Bands that once graced the airwaves in Model A’s or on Victrolas are no longer heard unless their 78rpms are dusted off from boxes in the attic and heard through scratchy old recordings.

Eddie Lang ( South Philadelphia’s own and the “father of Jazz guitar”) , Joe Venuti ( his boyhood friend and master violinist) – both inspired a young Django/Grappeli nearly a decade before they emerged. McKinney’s Cotton Pickers, Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra, King Oliver, Boyd Senter, Red Nichols , Bix Beiderbecke, Frankie Trumbaur, Johnny Dodds, Rudy Weidoff, Hoagy Carmichael, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton…..all invented and created the new sound of American music called “Jass” – later changed to “Jazz”, long before the Swing era of the 1930s and Big Band era of the 1940s came along. And now, thanks to a dedicated bunch of muscians, it is brought back to life in Blackbird Society Orchestra.

Saturday, August 17

Mx Dena Underwood [$10]

Dena Underwood is a vocalist and pianist from Philadelphia. Dena hones her craft under the coaching of Andy Kahn. 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 vocalist/pianist in the Philadelphia area.

Sunday Morning, August 18

Family Jazz Brunch-Third Sundays

Torn & Ironic: Your Favorite 90's Music

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!
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, August 18

Lynn Drury & Ted Hefko [$10]

A performer since childhood, Lynn Drury’s first accolade was at the age of five. She won a 4-H pole-bending competition in her native Mississippi. Though her rodeo career didn’t follow her into adulthood, she was primed and ready for the spotlight by the time she first picked up a guitar nearly twenty years later.

Born in Yazoo City, MS and raised in Carriere, MS, Drury relocated to New Orleans, LA in the mid-nineties and performed her unique style of roots rock on most of the stages in the city. Over the past two decades, that meticulously cultivated style – NOLAmericana® – has brought Drury’s original music to stages all over the world. Her music, along with her personality, is reflective of her two hometowns – “Mississippi Grit – New Orleans Groove,” as Drury calls it.
Drury’s impressive catalogue includes “Crossing Frequencies” (2001), “Blackberry Winter” (2002 with Bad Mayo), “Spun” (2003 with Bad Mayo), “All You Need” (2006), “Dal Vivo (2009), “Sugar on the Floor “ (2011), “Come to My House” (2014), and 2017’s critically acclaimed “Rise of the Fall.” She has earned multiple nominations and awards from New Orleans’ most prominent publications.

Her latest release, “Rise of the Fall” showcases Drury’s “exponential growth as a songwriter” and was hailed as “another breakthrough” by Offbeat’s John Swenson. She is currently on tour in support of the release as she writes material for her next effort.

Ted Hefko and The Thousandaires bring original stories to life with the spontaneity of jazz, the bare-bones sensibility of early folk and the vibrancy of New Orleans. Ted Hefko and The Thousandaires encompasses the full range of his musical experiences and talents, with Ted strumming a guitar while he sings his original lyrics before switching to tenor sax or clarinet for his solos.

Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Ted Hefko moved to New Orleans on a Greyhound Bus when he was 18 and fresh out of high school. He chose to travel by bus to buy himself a little time to make the adjustment and also so he could pack more. His luggage totaled two guitars, a saxophone, cooking utensils, books, cassettes, and a pin-striped suit. He dreamed of a city on the water, full of music, and the sweet safety and serenity of the thick New Orleans air about him. He rode next to a Memphis call-girl, nearly twice his age, who entertained him with stories of the ins and outs of the business as they rode. Ted began writing song lyrics when he was in second grade and picked up the guitar a couple years later along with any instrument he could get his hands on. Wanting to dig a little deeper into modern jazz at The University of New Orleans, he chose saxophone over guitar as his primary instrument. That choice led to ten years of working as a freelance horn player in New Orleans and New York, before song writing and the guitar called him back.

The musician’s internship is long and tortured, but it is all these adventures and mis-adventures that add character to a young player. The proposition, in the late 90’s, was to drive across this great country in a van, living off sandwiches and bar menus. The pay was abhorrent but the scenery was rich whether driving route 66 through the painted desert or Colorado’s Rabbit Ears Pass in a blizzard. Ted toured nationally with jazz-jam band, idletime, from 1998 through 2001 opening for acts such as The Funky Meters, Leftover Salmon, Leo Neocentelli, Derek Trucks, Rebirth Brassband, and North Mississippi Allstars.

Wednesday, August 21

Zach Fisher Trio [$10]

zach fischer – guitar
cole davis – bass
julian miltenberger – drums

Thursday, August 22

Tony Catastrophe [$10]

Tony Flagiello / Jordan Berger / Ben Karp comprise this guitar based jazz trio.

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.

Saturday, August 24

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, August 25

De Tierra Caliente [$15]

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.

$15 entertainment charge
Sets at 6, 7:30 & 9pm
Reservations available

Wednesday, August 28

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.

Thursday, August 29

Tom Tallitsch 4tet [$10]

Friday, August 30

Biodun Kuti [$15]

Biodun Kuti grabbed the guitar at the early age of fifteen and started playing in churches, with his father’s band, and other local bands in Lagos, Nigeria. Descended from an ancestral lineage of Yoruba musicians, Biodun’s childhood was bound with Juju, Highlife and traditional drumming. “I grew up in a house in Lagos where you could find guitars in every corner of the house, and all of my brothers are musicians as well,” says Biodun. “My grandfather was the chief of the village of Ifewara – right next to Ife (in the state of Osun) which is believed to be the cradle of the Yoruba people. His house was filled with a hundred different traditional Yoruba percussions. So it was that I was brought up in both traditional and modern Yoruba music, finding a fluid style of guitar playing inflected with jazz and funk elements.”

Saturday, August 31

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

Wednesday, September 4

Open Mic hosted by Emmett Dreuding [$10]

A long standing tradition in the world of Improvised American Music is the Jam Session. Join local music educator and saxophonist Thomas B. Razler and his trio as they welcome to the stage musicians of all levels for our monthly Jam at Paris Bistro. Arrive early enough to sign up and pick your song. $5 cover

Wednesday, September 11

Jazz Jam with Thomas B Razler [$5]

A long standing tradition in the world of Improvised American Music is the Jam Session. Join local music educator and saxophonist Thomas B. Razler and his trio as they welcome to the stage musicians of all levels for our monthly Jam at Paris Bistro. Arrive early enough to sign up and pick your song. $5 cover

Thursday, September 5

Josh Lee [$10]

A long standing tradition in the world of Improvised American Music is the Jam Session. Join local music educator and saxophonist Thomas B. Razler and his trio as they welcome to the stage musicians of all levels for our monthly Jam at Paris Bistro. Arrive early enough to sign up and pick your song. $5 cover

Friday & Saturday, September 6 & 7

The Hot Club of Philadelphia [$15]

Sunday, September 8

Von Roz Blues Jam [$10]

Thursday, September 12

Colton Weatherston & The Model T's [$10]

Friday, September 13

Blackbird Society Orchestra [$15]

Founded in 1997 by guitarist Richard Barnes, the band had one simple mission – to preserve the music of an era forgotten, the “Roaring 20s”, the “Jazz Age”, the “Gatsby Era” ( and not that silly movie with Leonardo DiCaprio ! ) . Sadly, the beginnings of Jazz , Blues, Swing and Popular music have been lost or overlooked in the History books and many of the pioneers of Jazz have all but been forgotten by the general public . Bands that once graced the airwaves in Model A’s or on Victrolas are no longer heard unless their 78rpms are dusted off from boxes in the attic and heard through scratchy old recordings.

Eddie Lang ( South Philadelphia’s own and the “father of Jazz guitar”) , Joe Venuti ( his boyhood friend and master violinist) – both inspired a young Django/Grappeli nearly a decade before they emerged. McKinney’s Cotton Pickers, Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra, King Oliver, Boyd Senter, Red Nichols , Bix Beiderbecke, Frankie Trumbaur, Johnny Dodds, Rudy Weidoff, Hoagy Carmichael, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton…..all invented and created the new sound of American music called “Jass” – later changed to “Jazz”, long before the Swing era of the 1930s and Big Band era of the 1940s came along. And now, thanks to a dedicated bunch of muscians, it is brought back to life in Blackbird Society Orchestra.

Saturday, September 14

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, September 15

Family Jazz Brunch-Third Sundays

Shady Groove plays Simon & Garfunkel

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!
Make a Jazz Cafe Brunch reservation for 11:00am or 1:30pm to attend.  A la carte Brunch menu available.  $10 entertainment charge

Sunday, September 15

Bradford Neely [$10]

Sets at 6, 7:30, 9pm

Wednesday, September 18

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.

Thursday, September 19

Chris Aschmann Electric Quartet [$10]

Friday, September 20

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

Saturday, September 21

April Mae & The Junebugs [$10]

Sunday, September 22

Dzubinski Quartet [$10]

Wednesday, September 25

Bluegrass Jam [$10]

Thursday, September 26

TBD [$10]

Friday, September 27

TBD [$10]

Saturday, September 28

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, September 29

Tamara DeMent [$10]

Sets at 6, 7:30, 9pm