MISSOURI Jazz Clubs
BB's Lawn Side BBQ. 1205 E 85th Tel: 816.822.7427 [ Blues.Jazz. B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ is Where BBQ Meets the Blues in Kansas City. For 20 years, B.B.’s has served slow-smoked meats (sausage, beef, chicken, pulled pork and ribs) from its 60+ year-old pit, Plus, B.B.’s menu includes signature Louisiana dishes like gumbo, jambalaya, red beans & rice and goulash. And, when you combine that with world-class blues entertainment, you get a unique Kansas City experience only found at B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ. ]
Jazz.A Louisiana Kitchen. 39th & State Line. Tel: 816.531.5556
Majestic Steakhouse. 931 Broadway, Kansas City 64105. Tel: +1 816-221-1888 [The Majestic Restaurant proudly features Kansas City jazz seven nights a week. Most music historians consider New Orleans the cradle of jazz. While this may be correct, it was in Kansas City that jazz truly came of age. Kansas City jazz was a vibrant form of music that was fostered at a time when Kansas City was considered “The Paris of the Plains.” This rebellious form of jazz grew out of the speakeasies and eventually filled dancehalls throughout the town. Legendary Kansas City jazz districts like 12th Street and 18th and Vine showcased this sound and raised the spirits of depression-era Kansas City residents. The new sound was unique to Kansas City that drew in some of the finest musicians from around the country. This legacy of is proudly preserved at The Majestic Restaurant’s Kansas City Jazz Club.]
Mutual Musicians Foundation. 1823 Highland Avenue. Tel: 816.471.5212 [.: Late Night - The Tradition Jams On :Doors open & music begins at midnight. Live JAZZ Jam - 1:30 to 5:30 a.m. Food and FULL BAR all night. Musicians and Music Students Free. All other guests $8 Part of the charm of our Late Nights is you never really know who will be at The Foundation, but you can always count on great Jazz. Every Friday - Rush Hour Jazz : Upstairs from 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Food and full bar; No entry fee]
The Phoenix. 302 West 8th Street | KANSAS CITY, MO . Tele: 816.221.5299 [The corner of downtown Kansas City where the Phoenix now sits used to be known as part of the Burgeoning Garment District in 1888. The Phoenix was there from the beginning, a somewhat shady hotel that was rumored to be more of a bordello than a hotel. On the first floor there was a speak-easy type saloon owned and operated by bartender Frank Valerius, and on the second floor was a "hotel" owned by Mrs. Linna Laws.
The main competition for The Phoenix were the hotels Metropolitan and The Savoy. The Exchange Hotel, which went belly up long ago, still sits dejected across the street from the thriving Phoenix much like a dead soldier from a war fought long ago Mon-Fr 11am-1:30am, Sat 3pm-1:30am, Sun-Closed]
Piano Room 8410 Wornall. Tel: 816-363-8722 [contact: Dean Weiss. local music legends playing jazz standards and other favorites. Live music 4 nights a week (8:30-12:30) with no cover charge and "neighborhood" drink prices. No crowds, just an intimate evening listening to great tunes you love]
Backstreet Jazz & Blues. 610 Westport Plaza. (Next to the Funny Bone Comedy club) Tel: 314-878-5800 Fax: 314-469-8063. [Features a mix of top local jazz and blues bands]
BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups.700 South Broadway. Tel: 314-436-5222 [BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups is St. Louis' Premiere Blues house. The 700 South Broadway building which houses BB's was known as Phil's Hotel as late as 1969 and has a colorful past]
Beale on Broadway. 701 South Broadway. Te: 314-621-7880 Fax: 314-621-7980. [Contect: Bud Jostes. Beale on Broadway is a blues club first and foremost. Housed in a grand old building with exposed brick and hardwood floors, it is located between downtown and Soulard - the elite blues district of St. Louis. With such neighbors as the Broadway Oyster Bar and BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups, the Beale has become St. Louis' cornerstone for the blues experience.]
Jazz at the Bistro. 3536 Washington Avenue. Tel: 314-289-4030. Fax: 314-289-4039. [contact: Gene Dobbs Bradford. St. Louis is home to one of the most popular jazz clubs in the United States today. Dedicated to bringing St. Louis back to the musical forefront, Jazz at the Bistro offers the only listening room in St. Louis for jazz with a world-class program of education and community outreach to match. The hottest rising stars, Grammy winners and legends can all be found on the Jazz at the Bistro stage.
Guests enjoy elegant seating in a sophisticated ambience. Our venue is intimate, yet not too small. Concert-goers receive an up-close and personal experience with our artists. This is the way jazz was meant to be experienced and you wont find a venue like this anywhere else. Listed by Downbeat in 2004 as one of 100 Great Jazz Clubs, Jazz at the Bistro is truly a St. Louis original.
Jazz at the Bistro presents concerts from September through July, with schedule varying depening on week (visit www.jatb.org for the most up to date schedule). Jazz at the Bistro is a full service bar and restaurant.]