Music City's authentic late night jazz club

Serving classic New Orleans prohibition and pre-prohibition cocktails, local brews, and New Orleans cuisine.
HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS
Mon-Fri 5-7:30pm
Misterioso Mondays: one of our most loved house cocktails for $8
Tuesdays -Rudy's loves Locals: $4 Local Drafts, $5 Pickers, Corsair, or New Orleans beans & rice cup
Wednesdays Wooten & Wine: $6 wines (Pinot Grigio, Malbec or Cava)
Thirsty Thursdays -Swing & Sazeracs: $8 Sazeracs with purchase of ticket to show, $2 off drafts
Fridays Wine & Dine: $19 Jazz Combo includes cup of New Orleans beans & rice, side salad, and choice of glass of Malbec or Pinot Grigio
TONIGHT'S SHOWS
Sunday Organ Trio w/ Duffy Jackson and Charles Treadway
6:00pm-8:30pm, $15 at the door
Duffy Jackson with all-star group feat. Charles Treadway on organ and special guests

Duffy Jackson is the son of Chubby Jackson, and played drums as a young child, making appearances with Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, and Buddy Rich before he finished high school. In 1971 he relocated to Los Angeles, where he played with Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, Lena Horne, Milt Jackson, and Barney Kessel. Following a tour of Japan with Benny Carter, he appeared on television for two years with Sammy Davis, Jr. (1974-1976). Later in the 1970s he played with Grover Mitchell and did a tour of Europe with the Count Basie Orchestra.
Jazz Jam
9:00pm-11:30pm, $10 at the door
Rudy's hosts the official pro jazz jam. Come out and experience some of music city's best as they take the stage with Nashville's next generation of jazz performers!

We welcome all ages to this show.


UPCOMING SHOWSFULL CALENDAR
Jun 25
Re-Evolution
6:00pm-8:30pm, $10 at the door
Rudy's house band featuring Brian Cornish on saxophone, Regi Wooten on bass, Nioshi Jackson on drums, Adam Charney on guitar, and Marc Payne on piano. Re-Evolution is heavily influenced by traditional and classic jazz cutting edge artists such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Thelonious Monk and many more...
Giovanni Rodriguez & 12 Manos
9:00pm-11:30pm, $10 at the door
Giovanni Rodriguez is an exciting multi-instrumentalist and Nashville favorite on the Salsa and jazz scene. An electric night of Salsa dancing! Ernesto Lago Violin (Cuba) - violin/vocals Alex Rivas (Cuba) - piano/vocals Yosvany Cordero (Cuba) - bongos/cowbell Brian Allen (Indiana) - bass Jesus Agreda (Venezuela) - timbales/drums Giovanni Rodriguez (Dominican Republic) - congas/vocals
Jun 26
Mel Deal
6:00pm-8:30pm, $10 at the door
Mel Deal has been performing as a jazz guitarist in the Nashville area for over forty years. He was a close friend and student of the late jazz guitar great, Jimmy Raney. He also studied with Pat Martino, and Lenny Breau.

As an instrumentalist, he has performed with the Nashville Symphony, The Nashville Opera Co., The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, The Nashville Chamber Orchestra, The Birmingham Symphony, Midland/Odessa Texas Symphony, and The Germantown Chamber Orchestra in Memphis, TN. Artists he has performed with include: Michael Feinstein, Melba Moore, Lorna Luft, Idina Menzel, Rita Coolidge, Willie Nelson, Neil Sedaka, Jimmy Webb, Ricky Woodard, Gatemouth Brown, Groove Holmes, Gene Bertoncini, Jack Wilkins, Mark Feldman, Paul McCandless, and Mundell Lowe.

In addition to a playing career, Mel is part of the faculty at The Nashville Jazz Workshop. He has taught jazz guitar clinics at The University Of N. Alabama, Hume Fogg and Battleground Academy, and was a guitar instructor at Montgomery Bell Academy for fifteen years.
Cliff Richmond & The Cliffnotes
9:00pm-11:30pm, $10 at the door
Cliff Richmond & the CliffNotes serve up a unique blend of soulful, swinging & funky jazz, They incorporate a wide range of styles from mainstream jazz, to rhythm & blues, Latin to reggae. Founded by Cliff (guitar & vocals) the CliffNotes always features some of Nashville's most accomplished and versatile musicians and vocalists.
Jun 27
Private Event
5:00pm-7:00pm
Rudy's will be closed for a private event
Regi Wooten & Friends
9:00pm-11:30pm, $10 at the door
Every Wednesday, Regi Wooten assembles a cast of Nashville's best as they dig deep into the roots of funk, jazz, blues, rock, and soul. You never know who might jump on stage! Don't miss a beat!
Jun 28
Duffy Jackson Quartet Anniversary Celebration Kick-Off
6:00pm-8:30pm, $10 at the door
Duffy Jackson Quartet - Kicking off Rudy's Jazz Room's 1-Year Anniversary Celebration Weekend! Drink specials sponsored by Yazoo Brewing Company and Pickers Vodka. Shrimp po' boy, dessert specials, and giveaways!

Jackson is the son of Chubby Jackson, and played drums as a young child, making appearances with Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, and Buddy Rich before he finished high school. In 1971 he relocated to Los Angeles, where he played with Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, Lena Horne, Milt Jackson, and Barney Kessel. Following a tour of Japan with Benny Carter, he appeared on television for two years with Sammy Davis, Jr. (1974-1976). Later in the 1970s he played with Grover Mitchell and did a tour of Europe with the Count Basie Orchestra.

In the 1980s Jackson worked with Lionel Hampton, Al Jarreau, James Moody, and Sonny Stitt, and in 1985 re-joined the Basie orchestra while Thad Jones was its leader. Following this he worked with Illinois Jacquet and Artie Shaw, then re-joined the Basie Orchestra under Frank Foster. In the 1990s, he relocated to Fort Lauderdale, where he played with Harry Allen, Billy Ross, and the Manhattan Transfer."
Swing dance instruction
9:00pm-9:30pm
Learn how to swing dance with swing dance lessons with Laynee Day.
Megan and her Goody Goodies Presents: Women in Jazz
9:30pm-12:30am, $10 at the door
Join us on Thursday, June 28th for Thursday Night Swing at Rudy's Jazz Room! Kick off Rudy's 1-Year Anniversary Celebration weekend with Megan and her Goody Goodies - a Nashville based swing band specializing in music from the late 30s and early 40s, they'll keep you dancing all night long!

Featuring the vocal talents of Stephanie Adlington, Wendy Burns, and Megan Lange, this special evening celebrates the incredible impact women have had in the jazz world! We'll be playing songs composed by women, written by women, and (of course) sung by women for a night you won't forget!

Drink specials sponsored by Yazoo Brewing Company and Pickers Vodka. Shrimp po' boy, dessert specials, and giveaways!

$10 at the door gets you in! Come by at 9:00 for a free beginner lesson with Laynee Day, Dance Instructor.
Jun 29
Marc Payne Solo Piano
5:30pm-7:30pm
Marc Payne Solo Piano - Part of Rudy's Jazz Room's 1-Year Anniversary Celebration Weekend! Drink specials sponsored by Yazoo Brewing Company and Pickers Vodka. Shrimp po' boy and dessert specials! One of the most talented young up and coming jazz pianists in Nashville, Marc Payne is sure to dazzle you with beautiful chords, lines, rhythms, and harmonies.
Gregory Tardy
8:00pm-11:00pm, $20 at the door
Gregory Tardy - Part of Rudy's Jazz Room's 1-Year Anniversary Celebration Weekend! Drink specials sponsored by Yazoo Brewing Company and Pickers Vodka. Shrimp po' boy, dessert specials, and giveaways!

"Truly an awesome leader-performer and you’ll revel in his inventiveness and finesse.” -Jazz & Blues Report Saxophonist, multi-reedist, and composer Gregory Tardy is one of the most versatile jazz musicians of his generation, equally comfortable in a variety of musical and improvisational situations. Born into a musical family, he began his musical career studying classical clarinet. In his early 20s, while preparing for a symphony career he discovered jazz saxophone and hasn’t looked back. In 1992, he started playing with the legendary drummer, Elvin Jones, and he recorded his first CD, Crazy Love. As a sought after sideman he has played with many prominent jazz artists including: Andrew Hill, Tom Harrell, Dave Douglas, Wynton Marsalis, Jay McShann, Nicholas Payton, Roy Hargrove, Steve Coleman, Betty Carter, Don Byron, Bill Frisell, Rashied Ali , Ellis Marsalis, Brian Lynch, John Patitucci, and many more. He has also performed and/or recorded along with many other notable saxophonists, such as Joe Lovano, Mark Turner, Chris Potter, Dewey Redman, Ravi Coltrane, and others. In more recent years, Tardy has gone full circle, by focusing on his clarinets more, using them on recordings by Tom Harrell, Ohad Talmor/Steve Swallow, Stefan Harris, Chris Potter and Andrew Hill. His performance schedule has taken him all over the world, playing at all of the major jazz festivals and on some of the biggest stages in jazz. As a sideman, he has been featured on several Downbeat Albums of the Year and also several Grammy nominated recordings; including a Grammy winning CD with Brian Lynch in 2006. He also has recorded fourteen CDs under his own name featuring his unique compositions, blending his love of traditional jazz with a more modern seeking style. His latest release “Chasing After The Wind” was released in the fall of 2016.
Geoff Pfeifer
11:30pm-1:45am, $10 at the door
The Geoff Pfeifer Quartet - Part of Rudy's Jazz Room's 1-Year Anniversary Celebration Weekend! Drink specials sponsored by Yazoo Brewing Company and Pickers Vodka. Shrimp po' boy and dessert specials!

Late night jazz with the Geoff Pfeifer Quartet is gritty, edgy, the real deal NYC style jazz. Geoff Pfeifer brings some of Nashville's top jazz cats out to his late night set, and you'll be sure to feel it. A Nashville based musician and composer, Geoff has been living and performing in Nashville since 2005. Geoff studied saxophone with Ted Nash and Ralph Lalama and composition with Mike Holober and Jim McNeely. He is a saxophonist and arranger with the R&B band Chubby and The Dots and plays the 2nd Tenor Saxophone chair in The Establishment Big Band.
Jun 30
Shaun Munday
5:30pm-7:30pm, no cover
Shaun Munday - Part of Rudy's Jazz Room's 1-Year Anniversary Celebration Weekend! Drink specials sponsored by Yazoo Brewing Company and Pickers Vodka. Shrimp po' boy, dessert specials, and giveaways!

Shaun Munday is a one-of-a kind talent. He blends soul-drenched vocals with show-stopping bass guitar technique. Shaun captures audiences with a full band sound and plays the bass better than most people play a guitar.

He is a graduate of the Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA where he studied and performed with some of the greatest artists and educators in the industry including John Mayer, Esperanza Spalding, Matthew Garrison (Herbie Hancock), Antonio Sanchez (Pat Metheny) and Jetro Da Silva (Whitney Houston).

Shaun has shared the stage with Corinne Bailey Rae, Andra Day, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, blues legend Robert Cray, reggae royalty Aston Barrett and The Wailers (Bob Marley’s band), country music star Collin Raye, Devon Allman and Yonrico Scott of the Royal Southern Brotherhood. His overall music style is inspired by Donny Hathaway, Al Green and Marvin Gaye.

Shaun released his self-titled debut album in March 2017 to rave reviews. Bass Player Magazine said, “Munday proves that he’s going to be a bass heavyweight, as his flawless slap work and his melodically challenging lines are only ever outshined by his buttery crooning.”
Jeff Berlin
8:00pm-11:00pm, $20 at the door
Jeff Berlin is widely considered to be on of the greatest innovators of the electric bass in the world. Long associated with the "Big Three (Clarke, Pastorius, Berlin) Jeff played with Bill Buford, Allan Holdsworth, and Frank Zappa. He was a member of HBC featuring Jeff along with Dennis Chambers and Scott Henderson. Jeff is a solo artist with seven solo recordings to his credit. Jeff is the favorite bassists of Geddy Lee who called Jeff, "the greatest bass player on the planet." Jeff's group features some of Nashville's best musicions including the increadible Michael Whittaker on paino and Bruce Guttridge on drums - “a monster” of a player as Dennis Chambers recently described.
Rusty Holloway Sextet
11:30pm-1:45am, $10 at the door
Rusty Holloway Sextet - Part of Rudy's Jazz Room's 1-Year Anniversary Celebration Weekend! Drink specials sponsored by Yazoo Brewing Company and Pickers Vodka. Shrimp po' boy, dessert specials, and giveaways!

Rusty Holloway, professional bassist since the 60’s, moved to the northeast in the 70’s playing gigs and concerts with Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Dizzy Gillespie, Al Grey, Curtis Fuller, Joe Williams, Woody Herman, where he toured with Joe Lovano, Billy Drewes, Charlie Lagond, Ralph Lalama, and many others.

As bass professor in classical and jazz at University of Tennessee from 1979 until 2014, Rusty was a founding member of the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, a big band with a concert series featuring soloists such as, Terrell Stafford, Vince Herring, Ingrid Jensen, Brian Lynch, Aaron Diehl, and others…

Rusty retired from the University of Tennessee and moved to Manhattan where he performs with numerous jazz artists in the tri state area such as Eliot Zigmund, John Abercrombie, Scott Robinson, Eric Alexander, The 48th street Big Band, Bill O’Connell, David Budway, Ron Affif, John Carlini, and many more….

The Rusty Holloway Sextet features:
Rusty Holloway - Bass
William Ellis - Drums
Matt Endahl - Piano
Eddie Freytag - Percussion
Alan Wyatt - Sax
Jim Williamson - Trumpet
Jul 1
Sunday Organ Trio w/ Duffy Jackson and Charles Treadway
6:00pm-8:30pm, $15 at the door
Sunday Organ Trio w/ Duffy Jackson and Charles Treadway - Part of Rudy's Jazz Room's 1-Year Anniversary Celebration Weekend! Drink specials sponsored by Yazoo Brewing Company and Pickers Vodka. Shrimp po' boy and dessert specials!

Duffy Jackson's all-star group features Charles Treadway on organ and special guests Duffy Jackson is the son of Chubby Jackson, and played drums as a young child, making appearances with Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, and Buddy Rich before he finished high school. In 1971 he relocated to Los Angeles, where he played with Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, Lena Horne, Milt Jackson, and Barney Kessel. Following a tour of Japan with Benny Carter, he appeared on television for two years with Sammy Davis, Jr. (1974-1976). Later in the 1970s he played with Grover Mitchell and did a tour of Europe with the Count Basie Orchestra.
The Unofficial NAMM Jazz Jam
9:00pm-11:30pm, $10 at the door
The Unofficial NAMM Jazz Jam - Wrapping up Rudy's Jazz Room's 1-Year Anniversary Celebration Weekend! Drink specials sponsored by Yazoo Brewing Company and Pickers Vodka. Shrimp po' boy, dessert specials, and giveaways!

Rudy's hosts the Unofficial NAMM Jazz Jam. Every Sunday is one of Rudy's most popular and loved nights, with a variety of top young jazz performers taking a shot at performing on the Rudy's stage. It's NAMM weekend, and there's going to a lot of great players in town! Come out and experience some of music city's best as they take the stage with Nashville's next generation of jazz performers! We welcome all ages to this show.