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

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Thursday, February 14

VALENTINE'S DAY at PARIS BISTRO

Lucie Daigle's Valentine's Show

One of Paris Bistro’s FAVORITE resident artists, Philly-based versatile vocalist and musician, Lucie Daigle will grace the stage Valentine’s Day evening. Performing jazz, rock, pop, folk, and blues, and often coloring performances with signatures songs in French, Lucie’s Valentine’s show will feature love songs to be the perfect background to your romantic evening.

Dinner & 4 Course Valentine’s Menu in the Jazz Cafe

$82 includes your meal and one set of live music with Lucie Daigle

(tax, gratuity and beverages additional)

Jazz Cafe Seatings

5:45 / 6 / 6:15 / 6:30pm

8:15 / 8:30 / 8:45pm

 

The Dining Room will also be open on Valentine’s Day for the 4 Course Valentine’s Menu, starting at 5pm.

To view our menu, click here.

 

Friday, February 15

Andrea Carlson & The Love Police [$15]

Back for Valentine’s Day weekend! Andrea Carlson burst onto the Delaware Valley music scene in 2009, winning the Philadelphia Songwriters Award for her song, “Cryin'”. She followed with a completely original CD, “Drivin’ Myself Wild For You”, featuring another prize winner, “Mysterious Moon”, and then her current CD, “Love Can Be So Nice” (with another honor for “Let Me Cook For You”), showcasing standards and originals in English and French. For the past four summers, Andrea has gone on the road in Europe, playing a dozen countries and headlining at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Her voice is sultry, sweet, and playful, infusing the music with elements of earthy blues, retro jazz, and romantic swing. Her guitar is classical, adding elegance and intimacy. And Andrea’s repertoire is a mix of standards and originals, in the vein of the Great American Songbook and Parisian Chanson; audiences and critics rave about her performances around the USA and in Europe.
Born in Tennessee, Andrea has lived in California, Texas, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. She began singing jazz professionally in small groups and with a big band, while in high school. Performances then included opening for the great James Brown! She earned her degree in Classical Guitar at the Columbia Conservatory, before she left Chicago – first for Memphis and then the east coast. Today, she is often heard with her Love Police, in the greater Philadelphia and mid-Atlantic region.

Saturday, February 16

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

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Sunday, February 17

Family Brunch with Live Music

Join us 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! Admission is $10 and a la carte brunch menu available. Dancing welcome! Make a Jazz Cafe Brunch reservation for 10:30am or 10:45am to attend. In February the brunch is truly a family affair with Father/Daughter Philly favorites “Max and Mar”. Max and Mar are a Philadelphia-based father/daughter duo. They play a lively mix of outlaw country, jazz standards, and acoustic pop songs. With Max on guitar, and Margaret switching off between ukulele and tambourine, both radiate enthusiasm that will make you smile. Max and Mar have had recent gigs at The Rusty Nail and Fergie’s Pub. They are excited to bring their eclectic, joyful sounds to the Paris Bistro for Family Brunch!

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Sunday, February 17

Michelle Lordi [$10]

Vocalist, songwriter and bandleader Michelle Lordi has received international accolades and heavy rotation on jazz radio stations in the US and abroad for her recording projects, “Drive” (2015) and “Dream A Little Dream” ( 2017) . The title song from her album “ Drive” was featured in heavy rotation on more than 20 Jazz stations and was included in NPR “ Jazz Night In America” broadcasts, while the album “Drive” reached the top 50 on the jazz charts.

Whether she’s performing with bebop jazz legends, exploring experimental soundscapes in her original music, or delivering her taut, mesmerizing jazz interpretations of pop ballads, Lordi’s profound love of the music she chooses to sing and the musicians she creates with is evident in every note of her vividly expressive and elegantly communicative voice.  She is poised to launch two new recordings in 2018 that feature her original music: “Eidolon” a collaboration with producer/ guitarist Tim Motzer ( Philadelphia, PA) and a yet-to-be named project of originals and reimagined standards with producer Warren Defever (Detroit, MI) of the band “His Name Is Alive”. Her original composition “Scare the Ghost” is included in the Philadelphia Real Book Project (2018) .

Michelle has performed in performance venues, Jazz clubs and festivals such as the Mann Music Center (PA) , The Kimmel Center ( PA) , Chris’ Jazz Café ( PA) , South (PA), Birdland (NYC) , Cornelia Street Café ( NYC) Mezzrow (NYC) Minton’s (NYC) DazzleJazz (Denver, CO) , BluJazz ( Akron, OH) Bop Stop (Cleveland, OH) Cliff Bell’s (Detroit, MI) , Serendipity ( Topeka, KS) & the Pinelands Jazz Festival.

Wednesday, February 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.

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Thursday, February 21

Mary Ellen Desmond

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.

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Friday and Saturday, February 22 and 23

Lucie Daigle & Beau Jazz

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.

Sunday, February 24

Lynn Riley & World Mix

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. Since returning to Philadelphia, Lynn has performed with many great artists like Grover Washington Jr., Philly Joe Jones, David Bromberg, Rachelle Farrell, and Johnny Pacheco, as well as leading her own group Lynn Riley And The World-Mix. She has opened for artists such as Najee, Spyro Gyra, Nelson Rangell, 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.

She received a Window of Opportunity grant from the Leeway Foundation in 2004. Her proficiency has been recognized by the Trane Stop Resource Institute, which presented her with an award acknowledging her contribution in preserving and promoting Afro-American Classical Music. The NAJE presented her with an award for Outstanding Service to Jazz Education.

Collaboration with long time friend, co-band member and producer Rubin Edwards has generated many magical musical moments, from riveting live performances and beautiful compositions to production of Lynn’s albums Too Cool (2009) and her new release Lynn Riley and The World-Mix Say What (2014).

Friday, March 1

Geri Oliver [$15]

Saturday, March 2

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, March 10

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, March 13

Jazz Jam Session 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.