Making Reservations in the Jazz Cafe

CLICK HERE | JAZZ CAFE RESERVATIONS

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

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 – 12:00pm to attend.  A la carte Brunch menu available.  $10 entertainment charge

Sunday, September 15

Bradford Neely [$10]

The Bradford Neely Quartet brings a passion and intensity to the bandstand that is palpable to the listeners. Featuring original compositions, along with works by Ornette Coleman and Thelonious Monk, the group blends the accessible with the avant-garde creating an experience where groove, spontaneity, and honesty are at the forefront. Through the blending of personal influences and experiences each performance offers a window into the lives of the artists, allowing each member’s unique message to resonate with the audience.
Bradford Neely is a graduate of the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University and is an active member of the Philadelphia jazz scene. Bradford has had the pleasure of playing with musicians such as: Byron Landham, Mike Frank, Larry Tamanini, James Santangelo, Khary Abdul-shaheed, Matt Davis and many others.

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]

Chris Aschman is one of Philadelphia’s active freelance musicians. Fluent on the trumpet, steelpan, and bass guitar, he brings a versatile and individual touch to the many ensembles he performs with. Originally from Baltimore, MD, he studied jazz trumpet at the University of the Arts and soon found himself immersed in Philadelphia’s cultured music scene. Over the past decade he has performed with artists such as Paquito D’Rivera, Stanley Clarke, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Chaka Khan, and Andy Narell, at venues ranging from Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall, The National Cathedral in DC, and the Queens Park Savannah in Port of Spain Trinidad. He currently leads two projects, the Chris Aschman Electric Quartet (aka Aschman’s Trashmen) and Trinidelphia. His electric quartet features Chris’ original compositions along those of bandmembers Joe Truglio and Jason Fraticelli, plus a repertoire of acid-jazz and jazz funk classics, calling to mind the sounds of the Headhunters, Bitches Brew, and John Scofield.

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]

“With a sound built on cigar-box guitar, slap bass and washboard, no trio is more fun, taking familiar roots genres and twisting them around Mae’s elbow-gloved, gold capped fingers.” – Mary Armstrong, The City Paper.
 
April Mae & The June Bugs blend of Americana, influenced by jump blues, rockabilly, and swing, has made them a beloved act along the eastern seaboard and the south. With smoke and honey vocals, cigar-box guitar, upright bass, mandolin, banjo and washboard, serving up high energy and deep vintage vibes is their specialty.
 
Their latest CD “Sun Kissed! The Sun Studio Sessions” was recorded at the legendary Memphis studio. Sirius Radio’s Big Jim Sykes (Elvis Radio) declared it “Real, raucous and righteous!” You’ll find them featured in Jon Miller’s 2016 documentary film on American Roots instruments “Strung Together” and traveling the country in their unmistakable, biodiesel-powered Boogie Bus, thusly named for her destination plate “It’s All About The Boogie!”
Grease it up baby, here they come!

Sunday, September 22

Dzubinski Quartet [$10]

David Dzubinski is “truly fresh, straddling the fickle fence between innovation and tradition.”
-Todd Jenkins, All About Jazz

Kaylé Brecher is “one unique artist who brings more meaning to her music than most”
-H Allen Williams, JazzTimes

“”The warmth and life in Kaylé Brecher’s voice stands out – a talented and fearless vocalist”
-Jerome Wilson – All About Jazz

David Dzubinski: piano
Kaylé Brecher: voice
Chico Huff: bass
Dave Mohn: drums

sets from 6-10 PM

Wednesday, September 25

Bluegrass Jam [$10]

Thursday, September 26

Orrin Evans [$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.

Orrin Evans – piano
Nathan Pence – bass
Byron Landham – drums

Friday, September 27

The Daniel Bennett Group [$15]

September 27… We host The Daniel Bennett Group! New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation. Daniel Bennett can be heard throughout the world performing his award-winning compositions on saxophone, flute, clarinet, and oboe. The band is celebrating the release of their newest album, ‘We Are the Orchestra’ (Manhattan Daylight Media). Daniel Bennett will be joined by renowned guitarist Nat Janoff and master percussionist Koko Bermejo on drums. The music is a provocative mix of jazz, avant-pop, and American folk music. The Boston Globe describes Bennett’s music as “a mix of jazz, folk, and minimalism.”  The trio was recently voted “Best New Jazz Group” in New York City Hot House Magazine. The Daniel Bennett Group has been featured in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, NPR, Indianapolis Public Radio, San Francisco Examiner, Miami Herald, St. Louis Public Radio and the Village Voice. The Village Voice raves, “saxophonist Daniel Bennett makes hay with an airy approach that’s buoyant enough to conjure notions of East African guitar riffs and Steve Reich’s pastoral repetition.”  Time Out New York describes the music as, “hypnotic.” In addition to leading his own band, Daniel Bennett performs in Broadway and Off-Broadway theater productions in New York City. Daniel Bennett recently composed the musical score for stage adaptations of ‘Frankenstein’ and ‘Brave Smiles’ at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Manhattan. Daniel Bennett currently plays woodwinds in ‘Blank! The Musical,’ the first fully improvised Off-Broadway musical to launch on a national stage. The New York Times calls the show, “Witty, Likable and Ludicrous!” Daniel Bennett’s theatrical works have strongly influenced his eclectic sound and musical storytelling abilities as a bandleader. Daniel Bennett is an official endorsing artist for Morgan Mouthpieces.

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]

Tamara is a sought after and versatile musician noted for her dark, resonant tone and lyrical improvisation. She has been a featured jazz performer for events funded by the Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts, as well as Cape May Jazz Vespers, Jersey Shore Jazz Vespers and Cape May Music Festival. Originally from Atlantic County, New Jersey, Tamara studied the violin in Philadelphia. At a young age, she began studying with Philly’s iconic teacher, Julian Meyer of the Temple University Preparatory Division.

Sets at 6, 7:30, 9pm

Wednesday, October 2

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

Thursday, October 3

Coming Soon [$]

Sets at 7, 8:30 & 10pm

Friday, October 4

Coming Soon [$]

Sets at 7, 8:30 & 10pm

Saturday, October 5

Coming Soon [$]

Sets at 7, 8:30 & 10pm

Sunday, October 6

Coming Soon [$]

Sets at 7, 8:30 & 10pm

Wednesday, October 9

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, October 10

Coming Soon [$]

Sets at 7, 8:30 & 10pm

Friday, October 11

Coming Soon [$]

Sets at 7, 8:30 & 10pm

Saturday, October 12

Coming Soon [$]

Sets at 7, 8:30 & 10pm

Sunday, October 13

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, October 16

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, October 17

Coming Soon [$]

Sets at 7, 8:30 & 10pm

Friday, October 18

Coming Soon [$]

Sets at 7, 8:30 & 10pm

Saturday, October 19

Coming Soon [$]

Sets at 7, 8:30 & 10pm

Sunday Morning, October 20

Family Jazz Brunch-Third Sundays

featured performer

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, October 20

Coming Soon [$]

Sets at 7, 8:30 & 10pm

Friday & Saturday, November 29 & 30

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.