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-Thurs 5-7pm
Martini Monday: 1/2 price Martinis, *Salsa night 9-11:30 1/2 price Margaritas, *Service Industry Night - half off select food & drinks
Tuesdays: Half Price Old Fashioned and Beignets, $2 off all Drafts
Wednesdays Wooten & Wine: $6 wines / $10 off bottles (Cava, Malbec, Pinot)
Thursdays: $3 Swamp water shots, 2 for 1 draft and 1/2 price beignets
Sunday Brunch: $5 Mimosas and Bloody Mary's & 2pm-5pm $15 cocktail flights

Art & Jazz Soiree - June 4

Come join us for Rudy’s first official Art & Jazz Soiree celebrating all expressions of art. The evening will feature original works and prints for sale by Omari Booker, Steven Dutton, and Sharon Charney, as well as spoken word and live music all night. Hosted by Rashad thaPoet with musical acts by Marc Payne, Stephanie Adlington & Aaron Lessard, and Cooper Heffley & friends. Enjoy a social gathering of art, music, food, and drinks with an array of featured martinis, old fashioneds, and classic cocktails for your enjoyment all evening! Eventbrite - Art & Jazz Soiree

Sunday Jazz Brunch

$20 includes all you can eat buffet and the best live jazz in Nashville! Every Sunday, 11am-2pm.

TONIGHT'S SHOWS
Jay Jennings & Jeff Coffin
6:00pm-8:30pm, $15 at the door
Jay Jennings is a 3 time Grammy award winning jazz trumpeter. Jay grew up in the small town of Grapevine, TX. He was lucky to have a piano in the house growing up, which he considers his introduction to music education. Jennings started playing the trumpet at age 11, and by 15 he was already playing professionally. In high school he was selected to the Texas All-State Jazz Ensemble both sophomore and senior years and was selected for the High School Grammy Jazz Ensemble, which performed at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, CA. Jennings auditioned as a college freshman and was selected for a jazz soloist chair in the world renowned One O'clock Lab Band at UNT. When he was 22 he joined the Dallas based, symphonic rock band The Polyphonic Spree. He recorded and toured with them until moving to Brooklyn, NY in 2009. Jennings eventually began touring with capital records artist Eli "Paperboy" Reed in 2010 and over his career has backed up some of the world's finest artists such as Aretha Franklin, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, The O'Jays, Jimmy Buffet, James Taylor, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, The Four Tops, Broken Social Scene and many more. Currently, Jay is touring with country music star Toby Keith and is living in Los Angeles, CA. He continues to record and tour with the Grammy Award winning band, Snarky Puppy. Jay is a Yamaha artists and plays Yamaha instruments.

Jeff Coffin is a globally recognized saxophonist, composer, educator, and is a member of the legendary American rock group, DAVE MATTHEWS BAND. You may also know him from his 14 years, and 3 Grammy Awards, with the genre-defying Bela Fleck & the Flecktones. Jeff fronts his own numerous groups when not touring with DMB and has released 15+ solo CD's on Ear Up Records. Coffin is known for his passionate and fiery soloing, his melodically driven compositions, his deep involvement with music education, and his continued dedication to the improvisational musical art form some call Jazz. He is one of the top, in demand, saxophonists in the world as well as a first call studio musician in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has lived since 1991. Jeff is both a Yamaha & D'Addario Performing Artist and Clinician, teaches improvisation at the prestigious Vanderbilt University, authored The Saxophone Book, co-authored The Articulate Jazz Musician, and runs his own record label, Ear Up Records.

*no reservatons for this show, seating will be first come first seated
Jovan Quallo Group
9:00pm-12:00am, $12 at the door
Hailing from Boston, MA, Jovan Quallo moved to the Greater Nashville area in 2003 as a teenager and in 2013 he graduated from MTSU with a degree in music education. Since finishing college, he has quickly became an accomplished, in-demand saxophonist in Nashville’s diverse music scene.

Jovan has already had an exciting performing career that has taken him across the US, Central America, Asia, and Europe. He has had the privilege of performing and/or touring with nationally acclaimed artists such as Jake Owen, Meghan Trainor, Cece Winans, MercyMe, Brett Eldredge, Reba McIntyre, Dan + Shay, Martina McBride, Jeff Coffin, Larry Carlton, Boyz II Men, Charlie Wilson, Ronnie Milsap, Allen Stone, Irma Thomas, Lee Fields, Eric Krasno, Alecia Chakour, The Shadowboxers, and many others! Jovan is also a member of the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, the Music City Big Band, and the Tennessee Jazz Collective.

Jovan has played on countless recordings in the Jazz, Latin/Salsa, Funk/R&B, Pop/Rock, Country and Blues styles. A few notable artists he has recorded for are Jake Owen (albums: “American Love”, “Greatest Hits”), Keb’ Mo’ (albums: “Blues Americana” - 3 Grammy nominations, “TajMo” - won Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues album), and Mike Farris. Also a strong advocate of music education, Jovan currently maintains his own private woodwind studio of 35+ middle and high school students in Nashville and the surrounding areas.

Jovan Quallo - saxophones
James DaSivla - Guitar
Ian Miller - Piano
Jonathan Wires - Bass
Marcus Finnie - Drums


UPCOMING SHOWSFULL CALENDAR
May 24
Alayna Renae
5:30pm-7:30pm, $8 at the door
Nashville based vocalist Alayna Renae's contemporary sound reflects the ever-changing fusion of Jazz and Neo-Soul. Alayna creates an atmosphere to transcend you from any situation. Inspired by singers like Ella Fitzgerald and Erykah Badu, she sings from her soul. Whether you hear familiar standards or original compositions, her music portrays where she is in her life journey. She's backed by some of Nashville's most up-and-coming instrumentalists who are sure to inspire you. Alayna is currently working on her first album entitled "Surprising Imagery" to be released early 2019.
Jaimee Paul
8:00pm-11:00pm, $15 at the door
Jaimee Paul has built a vocal career as a session singer by day, and jazz singer by night. In 2008, Jaimee was signed to Green Hill Music as their first female vocalist, and her debut record, "At Last", reached #1 on the iTunes Jazz charts. She has since recorded several more albums with Green Hill, including "Bonded", debuting at #6 on the charts, and produced by multi-Grammy award winning producer, Michael Omartian. Her latest Christian cd, "Hear My Prayer" was recently nominated for a Dove award for "Best Inspirational Album". She not only spends time in the studio, but on the road as well. She spent 2 and a half years singing background for country legend, Wynonna Judd, and spent 2013 singing backgrounds for Kelly Clarkson, including a tour with Maroon 5. She and her jazz band, with her husband, Leif Shires, on trumpet, have travelled the world playing for all kinds of audiences, performing arts centers and symphonies. You never know what they will be up to next.
David Williford
11:30pm-2:00am, $10 at the door
Woodwind player and composer David Williford was born and raised in Knoxville, TN. Currently residing in Nashville, he works as a performer, composer, and educator. With early musical experiences playing blues, soul, and rock with his father, and studying modern jazz and classical music with artists like Don Aliquo, he has found a diverse and soulful place in the changing music scene. His working band presents original music, free improvisations, and re-imagined standards to Nashville regularly.

Apart from his own projects, David has performed and recorded with a wide variety of artists as a player and arranger. Some highlights include Dynamo, Mike Hicks, The Nashville Jazz Composers Collective, Jeff Coffin, Sory Diabaté, Rick Wilkerson, The Great Barrier Reefs, Charles Butler, Michael Toman, and David Rodgers.
May 25
Jody Nardone Trio
5:30pm-7:30pm, $10 at the door
"Thanks to a dynamic style that can shift from the whispered beauty of Bill Evans to the percussive flights of McCoy Tyner, Nardone has emerged as one of Nashville's preeminent jazz pianists. His reputation is also blowing up nationwide, where he is receiving raves in Downbeat and Jazziz for his role in the Crimson Jazz Trio, a Nashville-to-L.A. combo led by former King Crimson drummer Ian Wallace and former Vital Information bassist Tim Landers."

-Michael McCall, Nashville Scene
Brook Sutton & Friends play Mingus
8:00pm-11:00pm, $20 at the door
If you like Mingus, and you should, then this show is for you. Brook Sutton & Friends Mingus tribute features some of Nashville's top jazz cats; Geoff Pfeifer, Steve Herman, Clark Gibson, Marcus Finnie, and Matt Endahl. This is going to be a fabulous show!

American jazz double bassist, pianist, composer and bandleader Charles Mingus is considered to be one of the greatest jazz musicians and composers in history, with a career spanning three decades and collaborations with other jazz legends such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Dannie Richmond, and Herbie Hancock. Mingus' compositions continue to be played by contemporary musicians ranging from the repertory bands Mingus Big Band, Mingus Dynasty, and Mingus Orchestra, to the high school students who play the charts and compete in the Charles Mingus High School Competition. In 1993, The Library of Congress acquired Mingus's collected papers—including scores, sound recordings, correspondence and photos—in what they described as "the most important acquisition of a manuscript collection relating to jazz in the Library's history".
Geoff Pfeifer
11:30pm-2:00am, $10 at the door
The Geoff Pfeifer Quartet, gritty, edgy, the real deal NYC style jazz. Saxophonist Geoff Pfeifer brings some of Nashville's top jazz cats out, and you'll be sure to feel the energy. Playing a mix of original material and Wayne Shorter tunes, Pfeifer leads the group.

Geoff Pfeifer, a Nashville based musician and composer, 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.
May 26
Jazz Brunch with Stephanie Adlington
11:00am-2:00pm, $20 at the door
All you can eat buffet and live jazz with Stephanie Adlington

Stephanie Adlington, otherwise known as, "The Siren Of The South", is a working singer, songwriter, actor, and vocal coach. Born and raised in Grafton, WV, Miss Stephanie is a graduate of the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London, England, and also attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, and (pre-college) Carnegie Melon University in Pittsburgh, PA. While in London, Stephanie recorded with the folk-rock band Renaissance, which produced three critically acclaimed international albums. Known for her unique vocal styling, an evening with Miss Stephanie carries her audience back to the prohibition era - a scandalous rendezvous in a wicked speakeasy, where swagger goes and bourbon flows. Her show titled, "The Jazz, Pearls, and Bourbon Review" is a throwback to the glorious days of old school jazz: think top-shelf juke joint meets Southern hospitality. Drink in an infusion of bourbon, Johnny Mercer, Billie Holiday, Patsy Cline, and Fats Waller and you just sidled up to the bar next to, "The Siren Of The South".
Cocktail Occasion
2:00pm-5:00pm, no cover
Every Sunday from 2pm-5pm Rudy's offers an array of it's increadible cocktail flights.
Sunday Organ Trio w/ Charles Treadway
6:00pm-8:30pm, $10 at the door
All-star group featuring Charles Treadway on organ and special guests. Organist Charles Treadyway plays with some of the top players in Nashville, bringing sounds of reminiscent of Jimmy Smith, Joey DeFrancesco, Jimmy McGriff, and other greats.
Jazz Jam
9:00pm-12:00am, $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.
May 27
Re-Evolution
6:00pm-8:30pm, $10 at the door
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
May 28
Pat Bergeson
6:00pm-8:30pm, $10 at the door
Guitarist, Harmonica player Pat Bergeson grew up in Batavia Illinois and moved to NYC where he honed his Jazz skills for 10 years. He was brought to Nashville by Chet Atkins in 1993 after hearing him on a demo tape. Pat recorded was featured on two of Chet's recordings "Read My Licks" and "Sneaking Around" with Jerry Reed. He has since worked with Lyle Lovett, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Suzy Bogguss, Tommy Emmanuel, Joey DeFrancesco, Annie Sellick, Alison Krauss ,Bill Frisell, Michael McDonald, Madeleine Peyroux, Benny Golson, etc.
Anna Arata
9:00pm-11:30pm, $10 at the door
The Anna Arata Vintet is a swing band devoted to bringing audiences tunes from & inspired by the 30's & 40's. Line up: Keys: Will Padgett Drums: Johnny Richeson Bass: Carter Murphey
May 29
Kirabelle: Songs Of Spring
6:00pm-8:30pm, $10 at the door
Join Kirabelle for a variety of songs, old and new, ode to spring and all of it's wonder.
Regi Wooten & Friends
9:00pm-11:30pm, $12 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!
May 30
Hot Club Happy Hour
6:00pm-8:30pm, $7 at the door
Starting in 2019 is our new Hot Club Happy Hour! Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month we bring in one of a number of fabulous gypsy Django style hot club jazz bands for our our new swingin' happy hour from 6pm-8:30pm. $7 cover, $3 swamp water shots, 1/2 off draft beer and beignets!
David Williford
9:00pm-12:00am, $10 at the door
Woodwind player and composer David Williford was born and raised in Knoxville, TN. Currently residing in Nashville, he works as a performer, composer, and educator. With early musical experiences playing blues, soul, and rock with his father, and studying modern jazz and classical music with artists like Don Aliquo, he has found a diverse and soulful place in the changing music scene. His working band presents original music, free improvisations, and re-imagined standards to Nashville regularly.

Apart from his own projects, David has performed and recorded with a wide variety of artists as a player and arranger. Some highlights include Dynamo, Mike Hicks, The Nashville Jazz Composers Collective, Jeff Coffin, Sory Diabaté, Rick Wilkerson, The Great Barrier Reefs, Charles Butler, Michael Toman, and David Rodgers.