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, March 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.

Thursday, March 21

Greg Snyder [$10]

Friday & Saturday, March 22 & 23

The Dana Baker Project [$15 ]

The Soul School Jam, featuring Dana Baker, returns Friday & Saturday, March 22 & 23 for a two night engagement!

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. From New Orleans to New York, Dana has performed with amazing people in beautiful places. A versatile vocalist, Dana was cast in an off-broadway performance of Dreamgirls, was in an opera and often sings at a piano bar in Center City. Dana is also a songwriter and is currently working on a project with Doc Redd. Her dynamic band is comprised of some of the most talented and sought after musicians in the area. Show up and enjoy the groove.

Sets at 6:45 and 8:45pm. Make a Jazz Cafe reservation for either set, full menu available

 

Sunday, March 24

Suzanne Cloud [$10]

Jazz singer-songwriter Suzanne Cloud has been combining jazz with politics and cultural commentary since 1996, when she teamed up with over 20 Philly musicians to create her classic CD With A Little Help From My Friends (now in re-issue).

She 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.

Wednesday, March 27

The Rev Chris Boogie Woogie Experience [$10]

Thursday, March 28

Coming Soon [$ ]

Friday, March 29

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. 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).

Saturday, March 30

Mike Lorenz & The Witherbees [$15]

Guitarist Mike Lorenz’s newest quartet, the Witherbees, is his most direct and tuneful approach to the modern 21st-century songbook. If you’ve heard Mike play his weekly gig at Tired Hands (Ardmore, PA), you know that his idea of “jazz repertoire” is vast and highly interpretive. This group, featuring up-and-coming vocalist/violist/songwriter Jacqui Armbruster, digs deep into that mindset, pulling their repertoire from such diverse places at Herbie Mann, Sonny Sharrock, Paul McCartney, Wilco, and the Magnetic Fields as well as some new original music (and that’s just the start). Their approach is open, interactive, and soulful. The music is jazz/folk music steeped in a sort of Bill Frisell with Petra Haden kind of vibe but with detours to Sonic Youth, Sonny Sharrock, and some other places. The group has plans to release an album in late 2019.

Mike Lorenz, guitar
Jacqui Armbruster, viola/vocals
Justin Sekelewski, bass
Zach Martin, drums

Sunday, March 31

Voyage Quartet [$10]

Voyage is the creative collaboration of Alex Laurenzi, Maya Keren, Gus Allen, and Maya Stepansky, all musicians who met in the jazz program at Princeton University. Individually, they each bring impressive and wide-ranging musical backgrounds and performance experience to the band. Their members have been recognized by artistic foundations such as YoungArts, Grammy Jazz, DownBeat, and the Brubeck Institute for their musicianship. Collectively, their paths of study encompass many disciplines and diverse musical influences and styles, forging a common bond in their shared passion for innovative music-making. As new friends, they are excited and grateful to be on this journey together and bring their music to audiences everywhere.

Wednesday, April 3

Open Mic [$10]

Thursday, April 4

Typical Sisters [$10]

Friday & Saturday, April 5 & 6

The Hot Club of Philadelphia [$15]

Sunday, April 7

Tamara DeMent [$10]

Wednesday, April 10

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.

Thursday, April 11

Coming Soon [$ ]

Friday, April 12

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

Saturday, April 13

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, April 14

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, April 17

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, April 18

Coming Soon [$ ]

Friday, April 19

Suenos Jazz [$15 ]

Saturday, April 20

Rev Chris [$15 ]

Sunday, April 21 ~ Evening

Coming Soon [$ ]

Sunday Morning, April 21 [$10]

EASTER BRUNCH BUFFET ~ Family Brunch with Live Music

Shady Groove performs the music of Simon & Garfunkel

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.  Dancing welcome!

 

MENU

On EASTER SUNDAY, our Easter Brunch Buffet will be served exclusively

SEATINGS & SETS

Make a Jazz Cafe Brunch reservation for one of the Easter Family Brunch seatings

First Seating & Set

11:30am/11:45am/12:00pm

Second Seating & Set

1:30pm/1:45pm/2:00pm

Shady Groove performing the songs of Simon & Garfunkel, April 21, 2019.

Wednesday, April 24

Rev Chris Solo [$10]

A joyous romp thru his book of over 200 original songs and a handful of select covers, 2010 Philly HotList Winner Reverend Chris returns with his solo set at Paris Bistro.

Thursday, April 25

Andrea Carlson & The Love Police [$10]

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. Andrea Carlson’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 in the greater Philadelphia and mid-Atlantic region, and annually at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Friday, April 26

Julie Charnet [$10]

Julie has performed at a variety of venues in the Philadelphia area including SOUTH Jazz and Supper Club, The Legendary Razz Room, The Kimmel Center, Annenberg Center, The Radisson Blu Hotel, August Moon Supper Club, Chris’ Jazz Cafe, and many others. She also performs with several big bands, and lends her talents for charity and military events including the Star Spangled Banner for the U.S. Air Force. Since 1998, she has been performing in NJ, NYC, PA, and MD. Her rapport with any audience sets her apart from many performers, as well as her three octave range. Her repertoire includes a wide variety of classic swing, musicals, jazz, blues, and rarely heard gems from the past and present.

Saturday, April 27

Coming Soon [$ ]

Sunday, April 28

Coming Soon [$ ]

Sunday, May 19

Family Jazz Brunch [$12 ]

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 $12 and a la carte brunch menu available. Dancing welcome! Make a Jazz Cafe Brunch reservation for 10:30am or 10:45am to attend.