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, *Industry Night - Half off all food and drinks
Tuesdays: Half Price Old Fashioned and Beignets, $2 off all Drafts
Wednesdays Wooten & Wine: $6 wines / $10 off all 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

New Sunday Jazz Brunch!

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

TONIGHT'S SHOWS
Shaun Munday
5:30pm-7:30pm, $5 at the door
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.”
Jody Nardone Trio
8:00pm-11:00pm, $20 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
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.


UPCOMING SHOWSFULL CALENDAR
Feb 17
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".
Brook Sutton And Friends
6:00pm-8:30pm, $10 at the door
Brook Sutton and Friends featuring Nioshi Jackson on drums, Marc Payne on piano, Roland Barber on trombone, and Pattie Cossentino on Saxophone and flute.

An accomplished stage and studio performer, Brook Sutton's New Orleans roots accompany him as he travels the world playing with a variety of acts. Brook's versatility and passion for memorable collaborations is immediately obvious to anyone he joins on stage or in the studio.

With a Master's degree in music education and an undergrad in recording production, he is also an award-winning engineer / producer and teacher, who works with an extremely varied cross-section of Nashville's talented independent acts out of an 8,000 square-foot converted church known as The Studio Nashville.

Brook lives with his wife and 7 year old daughter in East Nashville, and wishes to remind everyone that he lived in East Nashville BEFORE it became the hippest place in town. He also bemoans the demise of the four-dollar hamburger as his neighborhood has become the hippest place in town.
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.
Feb 18
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
Feb 19
Jerry Navarro
6:00pm-8:30pm, $10 at the door
Originally from Oxnard, California, Jerry Navarro has been playing bass guitar and performing since he was 6 years old. He started out playing in his Dad’s Romantic Mexican trio, and playing numerous church performances, which led to
playing in top-forty bands all over the Golden Coast.

In 1996, he made his trek across the U.S. and found his way to Nashville, Tennessee and enrolled at Belmont University studying Music Performance and Composition while also attending the Nashville Jazz Workshop. Although he plays every genre of music, Jerry has an extra special connection to Jazz music. For those who have heard Jerry play his bass, whether it be the upright, playin' those swingin' jazz tunes, or the electric bass, thumpin' that crazy funk music, you can tell that Jerry has that special "thing" that makes your whole body smile when you hear him pluck the strings.

In 2001, Big Kenny and John Rich ("Big & Rich") formed the Muzik Mafia, a ragtag collection of unique and talented musician friends and collaborators. It is most responsible for the birth and early feeding of country acts like Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson. Jerry was the bass player and an original “Pit Boss” of this phenomenon that changed the face of the music business. In 2004, it received massive public exposure from The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, The Tennessean, Country Music Today, Billboard Magazine, The Washington Post, Blender Magazine, Country Weekly and The New York Times and later a popular television show.

Over the years, Jerry has shared the stage with artists such as Kid Rock, Bon Jovi, Hank Williams Jr., Martina McBride, Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Dave Matthews, 3 Doors Down, Velvet Revolver, Stephen Cochran, Jewel, Bobby Brown, Sisqo, Saliva, Wynonna Judd, Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC), Peter Wolf (J. Geils Band), George Clinton, Angie Aparo and Richie Sambora, just to name a few. In addition to touring all over the U.S., music has also taken Jerry to Japan, Europe and UAE. He has played with jazz artist Kelly Sweet, Funk legends Jabo Starks and Clyde Stubblefield, jazz trumpeter Rod McGaha, Grammy-nominated pianist Jody Nardone, and chart-topping jazz pianist Beegie Adair. Until recently, he toured with one of the music industry’s best songwriters, J.D. Souther, who is known for writing hit songs like "New Kid In Town" and "Best Of My Love" (The Eagles), as well as "Her Town Too" featuring James Taylor and is more recently known as a featured actor in the first season of the hit television show “Nashville.” Join Jerry Every Tuesday in February at Rudy’s Jazz Room as he and his band make musical moments together.
Megan and her Goody Goodies Presents: Women in Jazz
9:00pm-11:30pm, $10 at the door
Join us for another night of the Women In Jazz concert series at Rudy's Jazz Room! Kick off the week with us as Megan and her Goody Goodies bring you another night of fantastic woman-focused jazz.

For this special Women In Jazz night, we'll be featuring the vocal talents of Sam Stephens, Crystal Miller, and Megan Lange as well as the talents of saxophonist Pattie Cossentino. If you were with us last time, you know how it goes - a short set by Megan to start us off, then a set from each featured musician and a final short closing set by Megan. Mark your calendars now and make plans to join us!
Feb 20
Mike Baggetta Band
6:00pm-8:30pm, $10 at the door
"Mike Baggetta makes stealthy, mysterious music ... he's trying to do something personal with collective improvisation without ever getting in the way of beauty." - Ben Ratliff, New York Times

It has been said that Mike Baggetta is "a guitarist of slippery proficiency" (New York Times), that his performances are "totally compelling" (Jazz Journal, UK) and that "his melodic sense is truly beautiful." (Jazzreview.com)

Join guitarist Mike Baggetta in his debut Nashville performance as a leader at Rudy's Jazz Room for a chance to hear his award-winning and genre-defying music performed alongside some of Nashville's, and the world's, greatest musicians. Baggetta's last release on the Fresh Sound New Talent label, Spectre, was recognized as one of the best new Jazz albums of 2016 by the New York City Jazz Record and Guitar Moderne among other publications. His forthcoming March release on Big Ego Records, Wall of Flowers, features the unlikely pairing of legends Mike Watt and Jim Keltner.

Baggetta has had the pleasure to work with a wide range of visionary musicians across many generations including David Torn, Mike Watt, Jim Keltner, Donny McCaslin, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, Tim Berne, Jerome Harris, Craig Taborn, Ches Smith, Tyshawn Sorey, Psychic Temple, Jon Irabagon, Greg Tardy, Cameron Brown, Tom Harrell, Joseph C. Philips' Numinous, Conrad Herwig, Eivind Opsvik, Jeremy Udden, and Ruth Brown among many others. Baggetta is an Endorsing Artist for D'Addario Strings and Fryette Amplification.

Mike Baggetta - Guitar/Electronics
Jeff Coffin - Saxophones
Jonathan Wires - Bass
Jordan Perlson - Drums

JEFF COFFIN is a globally recognized saxophonist, composer, educator, and is a member of the legendary and iconic 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 groups, the Mu'tet, and the Viridian Trio, when not touring with DMB and has released over 10 solo albums. He is one of the top, in demand, axophonists in the world as well as a first call studio musician in Nashville, TN, where he has lived since 1991.

Bassist JONATHAN WIRES is jazz performer, composer, and educator and has studied bass with Tim Goodwin, John Chiego, Michael Formanek, and Denis Irwin. He has performed with a variety of artists including Frank Lowe, Billy Bang, Michael Marcus, Alvin Fielder, Michael Jefry Stevens, Jeff Coffin, Cassandra Wilson, Steve Davis, Don Aliquo, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Calvin Newborn, Larry Panella, Rod McGaha, Leon Anderson, Joel Weiskopf, Bruce Dudley, Kate Paradise, Joe Davidian, Chester Thompson, and Evan Cobb. Among his other contributions are performances on the film soundtrack for "Black Snake Moan" and festival performances including the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, the Zeitgeist Festival in New Orleans, and the Lincoln Center Summer Festival in New York.

Drummer JORDAN PERLSON, a long time resident of New York City, now lives in Nashville and keeps a busy touring and recording schedule, including tours through the U.S., Canada, Central America, Europe, Japan, Korea, China and Mongolia. In addition to being the drummer for legendary guitarist Adrian Belew's band, he has shared the stage with such musicians as Kaki King, Trevor Hall, Bobbey Avey, Becca Stevens, Hiromi, David Liebman, Gary Burton, Chris Potter, Greg Osby, Cuong Vu, Henry Hey, Donny McCaslin, Brad Shepik, Chris Cheek, George Garzone, David Binney.
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!
Feb 21
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!
Cliff Richmond & The Cliffnotes
9:00pm-12:00am, $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.
Feb 22
The Duffy Jackson Show
5:30pm-7:30pm, $8 at the door
A true legendary jazz drummer, 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.
Stephanie Adlington
8:00pm-11:00pm, $15 at the door
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".
Nikki Ellias and the Cosmic Collective
11:30pm-2:00am, $10 at the door
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Feb 23
Cliff Richmond & Friends
5:30pm-7:30pm, $5 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.
Joe Mazzaferro Quintet
8:00pm-11:00pm, $20 at the door
Sacramento-based Trumpeter, Educator, and Composer and former University of Tennessee alum, Joe Mazzaferro is active in the Northern California jazz scene and in demand as a guest artist and clinician across the United States. As an active freelance musician, he has performed with many jazz greats, including Dave Brubeck, Christian McBride, Wycliffe Gordon, Gunther Schuller, and Lewis Nash at such legendary venues as the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Brubeck Festival, Yoshi's Jazz Club, and Fantasy Studios in Berkeley.

In November 2017, Mazzaferro released his debut album In Terms Of... (Joe Mazz Music) which features saxophonist Jeff Clayton along with special guests, drummer Carl Allen and Tennessee's own, pianist Donald Brown. The album peaked at #43 on the JazzWeek Charts and received high praise from jazz critics. The album has been described as "vintage hard bop with maturity" (George Harris, Jazz Weekly) as well "a little bebop, a little swing, and a lot of tenderness, heart, and passion come together on this intriguing debut" (Tom Henry, Toledo Blade).

As an educator, Mazzaferro currently serves as the Coordinator of Jazz Studies at California State University, Stanislaus (Turlock, CA) and is an active clinician in the region. He holds degrees a B.M. in Music Education from the University of the Pacific and a M.M. in Jazz Studies from University of Tennessee. He currently serves as the Executive Director/Co-Founder of the Sacramento Jazz Orchestra and a member of the Capital Jazz Project.

The repertoire of Mazzaferro's groups combine elements of up-tempo, hard-driving swing and beautiful harmonic timbres through a variety of original compositions, reimagined standards, and jazz classics. Mazzaferro's musical approach has been described by jazz critic Scott Yanow (LA Jazz Scene) as "while part of the Clifford Brown/Freddie Hubbard tradition, he does not sound like either and has his own warm sound and inventive straight ahead style."

Joe Mazzaferro (Trumpet)
Greg Tardy (Tenor Sax)
Frank Zimmerer (Piano)
Clint Mullican (Bass)
Keith Brown (Drums)
Oracle Blue
11:30pm-2:00am, $10 at the door
Oracle Blue is enticingly unequivocal when it comes to genre-branding, marrying musical nostalgia with newfangled soundscapes. Under the banners of Swank-Pop and Alt-Jazz they craft for themselves a realm entirely their own with strong female vocals garnished by multi-instrumentalists in the rhythm and horn sections.

The band's resume includes performances at Montreux, Vienne and Umbria Jazz Festivals, a DownBeat Student Music Award for Outstanding Performance in the Blues/Pop/Rock category, and the honor of being selected through competition by five-time GRAMMY Award winner Lalah Hathaway to open for two performances on her 2018 'Honestly' tour. Their debut album, Gilded Kingdoms, is comprised primarily of original works, and also includes reimaginings of jazz standards "Don't Explain" (Billie Holiday) and "On Green Dolphin Street" (Bronisalw Kaper). Gilded Kingdoms is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and at OracleBlueBand.com.