Making Reservations in the Jazz Cafe


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

Wednesday, December 4

Open Mic with Emmett Drueding [$10]

Popular local Philadelphia songwriter, 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.

Thursday, December 5

Dave Allen [$10]

Born in Philadelphia, Allen began performing and composing at the age of 15. After discovering the music of John Coltrane, Pat Metheny, and Keith Jarrett, he moved to New York City to attend the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Jack Wilkins, John Abercrombie and David Liebman. Over the next twenty years Allen performed with many of the most respected musicians in jazz today, including Mark Turner, Miguel Zenon, Joey Baron, Ravi Coltrane, Dave Binney, Jeff Ballard, Seamus Blake, Donny McCaslin, Marcus Gilmore, and many others. He has released three critically acclaimed recordings and has been written about in the New York Times, Downbeat Magazine and Jazz Times Magazine. He has toured with his own projects and as a sideman throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia.

As a composer, Allen is known for his challenging writing and his use of rhythmic layering and dense harmonies. He is also deeply influenced and inspired by modern painting, poetry and cinema. He has composed works based on the paintings of Willem de Kooning, the poetry of Wallace Stevens, and the films of Stan Brakage. In 2015 Allen was commissioned to compose a suite for string quartet for the Klasik Keyifler music organization in Istanbul. The work, Thrown Voices, was performed in Cappadocia, Istanbul, Berlin and New York. He has recently recently released new recording of his quintet, “The Sky Above Her”.

Friday, December 6

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.

Saturday, December 7

Mx. D. Underwood [$10]

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

Sunday, December 8

Dave Brodie featuring Jeannie Brooks and Dave Posmentier [$10]

David Brodie has performed locally with some of the world’s greatest jazz musicians including Kurt Rosenwinkel, Chris Potter, Seamus Blake, Steve Wilson, Jeremy Pelt, Joe Magnarelli, Grant Stewart and Randy Brecker while performing regularly with some of Philadelphia’s finest such as Larry McKenna, Tom Lawton, Dave Posmontier and Victor North. He performed with The Chamber Orchestra, FIRST EDITIONS, with the Haddonfield Orchestra, and he is the bassist for M’oudswing, a world fusion ensemble with whom he has performed at the Tanjazz festival in Tangiers, Morocco and at the Festival Mawazine Rythmes Du Monde in Rabat. He also performs on electric bass with cellist/composer Kinan Abou-Afach.

Wednesday, December 11

Jazz Jam Session with Thomas B. Razler

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.

Thursday, December 12

Matt Richards Jazz [$10]

Born and raised in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, guitarist Matt Richards grew up in the culturally fertile cross-currents of the late 1960s. His musical pathway opens in the mix of folk, rock and psychedelic music that defined that decade and eventually guides him into the hyperactive jazz-fusion of the 1970s. Initially a self-taught player, Matt began earnestly developing the technically advanced musical abilities necessary to be part of that highly-energized genre. As his musicianship developed, he discovered straight-ahead jazz and classical music and began incorporating the acoustic guitar in various projects. He assimilated Spanish, Latin American and various world influences while developing a unique fingerstyle approach to solo guitar.

Friday, December 13

The Wendy Simon Quartet [$15]

Paris Bistro is happy to host Jazz music! Check back in for details about this musician.

Saturday, December 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.

Sunday Morning, December 15

Family Brunch with Santa [$10]

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 11am or 12:15pm to attend. A la carte Brunch menu available. $10 entertainment charge

Sunday, December 15

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 Philly 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.

Wednesday, December 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. Third Wednesdays.



Thursday, December 19

Brian Morris

Paris Bistro is happy to host jazz music! Check back in for more information on this musician.



Friday, December 20

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, December 21

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.



Sunday, December 22

Greg Farnese Quartet [$10]

A South Jersey native, Greg began his career in the theatre, acting in over 25 staged productions. He relocated to Hollywood, California, performing in television, films and theatre. Missing his roots, he ultimately moved back to the East Coast, transitioning to behind the camera and started his own production company producing content for television, commercials, web content and documentaries. It was here in New Jersey, that his urge to perform was reignited and his love of jazz and his vocal abilities took root and he began singing professionally at various jazz clubs and festivals. His soulful tone and inspired phrasing, as well as his reputation as a consummate performer, have produced a wide fan base of musicians and music lovers.



Thursday, December 26

Boxing Day 90's Karaoke Party hosted by Torn & Ironic [10]

Paris Bistro is happy to host Jazz music! Check back in for details about this musician.



Friday, December 27

Roberta Donnay & The Prohibition Mob

Paris Bistro is happy to host Jazz music! Check back in for details about this musician.



Saturday, December 28

Coming Soon

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Sunday, December 29

Parlour Noir [$10]

Originating from jam sessions in a dark Mt. Airy parlour, this Philadelphia based swing band plays lively swing music that gets everyone up and dancing! Comprised of banjo, piano, drums, saxophone, clarinet, and vocals, Parlour Noir specializes in jazz music from 1910 – 1930. Since coming onto the scene in November 2017, Parlour Noir has quickly become an in-demand swing band, playing shows at swing dances, wine bars, galas, and cocktail parties all over Pennsylvania. Check out their music and videos at and see if you can’t keep your foot from tapping. Catch you on the dance floor!



New Year's Eve

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New Year’s Eve Celebration information coming soon.