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

Wednesday, February 19

Karaoke with Sarah Bee

Thursday, February 20

Keith Chasin [$10]

Keith Chasin is a pianist, arranger, and composer residing in Philadelphia. Hailing from Connecticut, he fell in love with the piano at the age of four. He continues this passion, performing at numerous venues around the United States, gracing the stages of venues like The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. He is an active member of The Triple T’s, a jazz-fusion group recently selected to be a participant of the Philly Celebrates Jazz Neighborhood Concert Series, and is an in-demand sideman and session musician.

The Keith Chasin Quintet is a progressive jazz group, specializing in Chasin’s original music and warped arrangements of classic songs. They have performed throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and on WRTI, celebrating the jazz tradition and pushing it forward. Influenced by prolific composers like Duke Ellington and Don Ellis, Chasin’s music accentuates strong melodies, complex arrangements, and that music must fundamentally feel good. Joined by his colleagues, all of whom he met at Temple University, it is sure to be a memorable night of music and fun.

Friday, February 21

Dana Baker & The Soul School Jam [$15]

Saturday, February 22

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.

Sunday, February 23

Elliot Bild [$10]

Originally from Chicago, trumpeter, educator and composer Elliot Bild got his undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University where he studied with Scott Cowan, Andrew Rathbun and Edward Simon. Shortly after, he completed his Masters Degree from Temple University. In August 2017, Elliot was selected along with 14 other fellows to participate in the Ravinia Steins Music Institute, a week-long workshop focusing on composition where he worked with Rufus Reid, Nathan Davis and Billy Childs. In the Summer of 2018, Elliot was a sub trumpeter for the touring Big Apple Circus and became faculty of the Litchfield Jazz Camp. In April of 2019, Elliot was commissioned to write a big band piece for the Philadelphia Clef Club big band featuring Jaleel Shaw.

Wednesday, February 26

Sam Briger Bluegrass Jam [$10]

Thursday, February 27

Germantown Collective [$10]

Monnette Sudler, Tony Miceli, Chris Coyle and Craig Mgiver join forces to explore the deepest depths of improvised American music. Join them at Paris for this very special performance!

Friday, February 28

Orrin Evans Trio with TCIII [$15]

Paris is very happy to welcome back local musical muscleman Orrin Evans. Evans was born in Trenton, New Jersey and raised in Philadelphia. He attended Rutgers University, and then studied with Kenny Barron. He worked as a sideman for Bobby Watson, Ralph Peterson, Duane Eubanks, and Lenora Zenzalai-Helm, and released his debut as a leader in 1994. He signed with Criss Cross Jazz in 1997, recording prolifically with the label. He was awarded a 2010 Pew Fellowships in the Arts.

Orrin Evans is currently the pianist in the popular trio The Bad Plus and his own 2018 album, Presence, recorded live with his Captain Black Big Band, was nominated for a Grammy Award in the “Best Large Ensemble Performance” category.

Joining Orrin is William Theodore Carney III, “TC III” grew up in Philadelphia Pa affectionately called “Philly”. His first gig was at the ripe old age of 14yrs old. With his Parents Philadelphia Jazz Notables Trudy Pitts and “Mr. C.”, Opposite the Mercer Ellington Big Band w/ Phillis Hyman on Vocals and also with Trudy Pitts and “Mr. C.” w/Johnny Coles on flugal horn and Rudy Jones on Tenor @ the last Kool Jazz Festival @ The Mann Music Center in Fairmount Park in Philly in 1983 opposite Count Basie, Dizzy Gelespie, Art Blakey, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, and others. He’s also worked with Sun Ra, The Heath Brothers, Buster Williams, Joey DeFrancesco, Louis Hayes, James Zolar, Nabuko Kiryu, Roland Alexander, Raph Peterson Jr., Terrence Blandchard, Donald Harrison, Jovan Jackson, Lewis Nash, John Hicks, Peter Washington, JD Allen, B.J. Jansen, Orrin Evans, Tim Warfield, Neal Caine, Pat Matino, Norman Connors, Groover Washington Jr., Philly Joe Jones, Shirley Scott, Gary Bartz, Dr Eddie Henderson, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Wynton Marsalis, Wallace and Antione Roney, Bobby Watson, Curtis Lundy, Charles Fambrough, Patience Higgens, Queen Ester, J.C. Hopkins and His Biggish Band, J.D. Allen, Duane Eubanks, Roland Alexander, Joe Ford, Gerry Eastman and Rodney Kendricks and a host of others. His brand new cd which was co-produced with Norman Connons, Features Gary Bartz, Joey DeFrancesco, Don Braden, Clfford Adams, Dr Eddie Henderson, Trudy Pitts and “Mr. C.”, Elmer Gibson, Byran Landham, Daryl Hall, Lee Smith, David Ephross, and Momonte’.

Saturday, February 29

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.

Sunday, March 1

Gusten Rudolph Quartet [$10]

Philadelphia drummer Gusten Rudolph has performed with a virtual “Who’s Who” of the current Philly music scene including: Laura Lizcano, John Petrucelli, Rev. Chris, Jim Holton and many more. For this performance Gusten returns to Paris Bistro as a leader with an excellent band performing his favorite songs.  He will be joined by Elliot Bild (trumpet), Madison Rast (bass) and James Santangelo (piano).

Wednesday, March 4

Emmett Drueding hosting Open Mic Night [$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, March 5

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.

Friday, March 6

Coming Soon

Saturday, March 7

Mx D. Underwood [$10]

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

Sunday, March 8

Gemma Sherry [$10]

Described by critics as subtle, lovely and precise, Gemma Sherry’s voice has put a refreshing take on the American Songbook standards. Gemma discovered her love for jazz growing up in outback Australia while playing saxophone at jam sessions with down-under jazz scene veterans. After leading her Acid jazz/Neo soul band in Melbourne she moved to Harlem to study jazz vocal improvisation where she sung with the Billy Harper Vocal Group at the New School.

While living in NYC her love for disco & house flourished and led to a number of house music releases on a variety of European record labels. This included having a song listed as one of the Top 5 tracks of the Summer by MTV.

Wednesday, March 11

Monthly Jazz Jam with Thomas B. Razler [$10]

Philadelphia music educator and popular saxophonist Thomas B. Razler hosts the monthly Jam Session at Paris Bistro. Bring your instrument (Paris has a piano and drum kit already) and show off what you have been recently working on in the wood shed. Always the second Wednesday of every month.

Thursday, March 12

Trinidelphia [$10]

Trinidelphia has been pleasing audiences with their distinct combination of Caribbean and American styles for over a decade, after meeting in Philadelphia in 2005. Fusing Trinidadian Soca and Calypso with Latin Jazz, Reggae, Salsa, and American top-40, they have developed a sound all their own. Their unique and rhythmic arrangements of jazz and popular songs cast the steelpan in fresh new light, pushing the stylistic and artistic boundaries of an often type-cast instrument. Fronted by Steel Drummer/Trumpeter Chris Aschman and Lead Vocalist/Percussionist Shawn Hennessey, they are complemented by the dynamic rhythm section of Ian Rafalak on bass and Joe Truglio on drumset. As freelance musicians in their own right, they have performed with artists such as Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Chaka Khan, Paquito D’Rivera, Bill Withers, Stanley Clarke, Guster, Teena Marie, Joe Piscopo, Jeffry Iqbar, Andy Narell, Lotus, The O’Jays, Wayne Brady, Justin Guarani, and Melody Gardot, and at venues ranging from Philadelphia’s Verizon Hall, the Blue Note in New York, and the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain Trinidad. Through the years, Trinidelphia has performed over 750 times at festivals, concerts, restaurants, jazz clubs, beach bars, private events, weddings, and other functions across 8 US states.

Their 2013 self-titled release captures their unique blend of Caribbean/American fusion. From their mixing of neo-soul, jazz, and afro-beat on D’Angelo’s “Spanish Joint,” their playful ska rendition of Jimi Hendrix’s “Fire,” to more traditional arrangements of classic Trinidadian socas like “Pan Rising” and “Pan in A Minor,” their debut album summarized the group’s mission in 9 polished tracks.

Since this release, the band has delved deeper into the folkloric traditions behind their instruments, and developed an even more unique sound. In 2015 Chris made the switch from the common C tenor pan to a new custom instrument, the low g tenor pan, and has twice ventured to Trinidad for Carnivale to perform at Panorama with the Supernovas of Surrey Village. These journeys have spurred a new set of original songs and arrangements, influenced by the intricate steel orchestra “engine rooms,” or rhythm sections. He has also begun to incorporate influences beyond his experiences with jazz, adding a tinge of bluegrass and contra music to their sound from his experience with this music as a child. Shawn has made several pilgrimages to Ghana, Cuba, and Brazil, deepening his spiritual growth and further developing his sense of clave. Through his study of Afro-Cuban styles coupled with his love for American folk writers like Paul Simon and Neil Young, he has been fine tuning a truly unique songwriting style.

Trinidelphia released its second full-length record, “Color Wheel,” during the Summer of 2019. This dynamic album features half originals and half interpretations of covers, and stylistically touches on salsa, bluegrass, steelband, latin jazz, calypso, and American folk in surprisingly coherent ways.

Friday, March 13

Lucie Daigle & Beau Jazz [$15]

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.

Friday & Saturday, March 20 & 21

The Jazz Doctors [$10]

Pianist Joe Camardo and bassist Justin Fink — have been delighting jazz fans for 40 years in clubs, restaurants and private venues throughout Philadelphia, Southeastern Pennsylvania Southern New Jersey, and New York City.

Joe Camardo (MD) has performed since childhood as an accordionist, pianist and tenor saxophonist in concerts and stage shows, clubs and restaurants, weddings and charity events. A dynamic and versatile stylist, he enjoys many kinds of music, but he especially loves jazz in its infinite variations. When not playing piano, competing in dance contests or flying small airplanes, he works as a physician executive in the pharmaceutical industry.

Sunday, March 15 ~ MORNING

FAMILY JAZZ BRUNCH

Joe Ryan [$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