Music City's Authentic Jazz Club

Serving classic New Orleans prohibition cocktails, local brews, and New Orleans cuisine.
HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS
Sundays-Thursdays: 5pm-7pm $7 Wells, $8 House Wines
Mondays: 9pm-Close $8 Cuba Libres, $12 Estrella & Shot of Lunazul Blanco
TONIGHT'S SHOWS
Re-Evolution
6:00pm-8:15pm, $12 at the door
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. Featuring Brian Cornish on saxophone, Regi Wooten on bass, Daryl Johnson on drums, Adam Charney on guitar and Alex Murphy on piano.
Giovanni Rodriguez & 12 Manos
9:00pm-11:15pm, $15 at the door
A Nashville favorite on the Salsa and jazz scene and electric night of Salsa dancing! Multi-instrumentalist Giovanni Rodriguez, one of Nashville's leading percussionists, bassists and favorite on the Salsa and jazz scene, plays the sounds of salsa, bachata and percussion-driven rhythms with some of the most seasoned veterans in the Nashville Latin music scene. Melvin Macias (piano/vocals), Jesus Agreda (Timbales), Lorenzo Molina Ruiz (Trumpet), Manuel 'Manotas' Ramierez (multi-Percussion), and Giovanni Rodriguez (bass/vocals).

For this show general admission tickets are available for standing and sitting in the front section of the room near the stage with the dance floor. Tickets for bar seats and tables are available as well. General admission tickets for the front section are not guaranteed to have seats as we will have a large part of the front section seating cleared for the dance floor. General admission tickets will have standing room as well as limited seating. Only our tables and bar seats will have guaranteed seating for this show.


UPCOMING SHOWSFULL CALENDAR
Apr 17
Bizz Bigsby
6:00pm-8:15pm central, $15 at the door
Join Bizz Bigsby for an evening of engaging stories and great songs sharing his life’s journey. Happy, sad, good times, bad times. His songs tell his story.

A native of North Nashville, Bizz came to music naturally. He is the eldest son of Nashville R&B icon Jimmy Church, who invited a young Bizz to tour with him and his band. While running lights for his dads’ show, the lead singer got sick, and his dad asked Bizz to fill in for two nights. Those two shows turned into 5 years, opening for such artists as James Brown, Aretha Franklin, and Little Richard.

Bizz is an accomplished artist and songwriter, whose music is influenced by everyone from Bill Withers to George Jones to James Taylor. As a performer, he has played on the biggest stages in Nashville and throughout the US and Canada. His songs follow his path through love, addiction, fatherhood, cancer, and recovery and “The emotions are real. The stories are true. The songs are from my heart.”
Regi Wooten & Friends
9:00pm-11:15pm central, $15 at the door
Known as “The Teacha”, Regi Wooten is one of the most innovative, talented and dynamic musicians around the scene, and has pushed the boundaries of jazz, funk, soul, R&B, rock, and even bluegrass to some of the most extreme musical limits. From picking, slapping, strumming, thumping, and tapping to some of the most ear bending advanced chords you’ll hear on any instrument, Regi has earned world-wide notoriety and comparisons to other innovators such as Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa and Chuck Berry. Perfecting, creating and discovering new techniques and jazz theory while incorporating and layering into strong funk grooves for keen listeners to uncover and pick up on is one of his many notable fortes.

At only nine years old Regi started teaching his younger brother Victor Wooten bass guitar and Joseph Wooten keyboards, and soon the Wooten Brothers Band was formed featuring; Regi on ukelele, Roy on drums, Rudy on Saxophone, Joe on Keys and Victor on bass. Regi was ten years old at the time, Roy was nine, Rudy was eight, Joseph was five and Victor was two. The rest, as they say, is Musical History.

Assembling a cast of Nashville's best, Regi Wooten and Friends 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!
Apr 18
Hot Club Gypsy Jazz Thursdays; Rudy’s French Connection
6:00pm-8:15pm central, $12 at the door
Hot Club Gypsy Jazz Thursdays; Rudy’s French Connection

Every Thursday we honor our New Orleans and French roots and Rudy’s comes alive with a variety of small groups in the style of gypsy jazz swing. We bring you music inspired by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli with "Hot Club" gypsy jazz swing. Known for fierce tempos and effortless improvisation, our Hot Club Gypsy Thursdays are sure to entertain, inspire, and bring you back to some authentic "jazz manouche" with groups either led or curated by New Orleans LA native Brook Sutton.

There’s no better place to chill, cozy up and relax after work. Imbibe French Quarter inspired cocktails or a glass of Côtes du Rhône, and enjoy some gumbo and beignets, while listening to the rhythm and mood of hot club jazz in Nashville’s most intimate and romantic room.
Christine Parri
9:00pm-11:15pm central, $12 at the door
Australian powerhouse vocalist Christine Parri relocated to Nashville in 2009. She honed her skills as a teenager in Perth, Western Australia, performing with national touring bands and as a solo artist before moving on to study under world-renowned vocal instructors in Los Angeles. Since then, she has performed with and opened up for many legendary artists around the world such as Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, and Dee Dee Bridgewater. She further developed her musical identity, performing across the U.S. in blues and jazz meccas.

Her songwriting style is rooted in blues music, but there's no mistaking her pop sensibility and love for jazz, R&B and soul music. All of which informed her unique blend of influences. Her original song “Stomp Clap” was featured in the CW Network’s primetime program "No Tomorrow", and the Fox Network's "Dirty Little Secrets".

Christine’s versatile songwriting and powerful vocal performances are front and center. Her voice brings to mind timeless artists such as Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Amy Winehouse, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan, and Bonnie Raitt.

Her past performances at Rudy’s Jazz Room have drawn in sold out crowds and she continues to build her growing fan base here in Music City.
Apr 19
The Kelli Cox Collaborative
5:30pm-7:15pm central, $15 at the door
Kelli Cox continues to be one of the most active musicians in Nashville and is bringing back her Collaborative for a fun show featuring some of Nashville's finest musicians. The sextet will play a wide variety of styles so there will be something for everyone. It will feature Jack Wengrosky (Univ of Miami, Army Jazz Ambassadors-Wash.DC), Greg Cox (North Texas- 1 o'clock band, Univ of Miami), Dan Hitchcock (Univ of Greensboro- NC, POTUS), Chris Autry (Belmont, JoDee Messina), and Chris Brown (North Texas, Sam Bush and drummer for the whole world). Come join us and get your groove on!!
Stephanie Adlington
8:00pm-10:15pm central, $22 in advance, $23 at the door
Stephanie Adlington, otherwise known as, "The Siren Of The South", is an Award Winning singer, songwriter, 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 Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. While in London, Stephanie recorded with the folk-rock band Renaissance, which produced three critically acclaimed international albums.

“Her take on the great American songbook is unrivaled. Her sound stood up well when played next to iconic artists such as Ella Fitzgerald. Do yourself a favor and get to know and appreciate this ascendant music star” Leslie Stoval - NPR San Fransisco

Miss Stephanie has received many recent accolades, including the 2018 & 2020 Nashville Industry Music Awards for “Best Jazz Vocalist”, and 2021 Josie Award for “Best Jazz/Blues Vocalist”

“Disarmingly engaging as a songwriter, particularly with her southern Willow Sway” - Cabaret Scenes Magazine (NYC)

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 Revue" 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 ''.
The Sofia Goodman Group
11:00pm-1:00am central, $10 at the door
“Mesmerizing, compositionally rich...These are the sounds that honor the transformative possibilities inherent in the essential elements that surround and sustain us. 4 stars.” - Joshua Myers, Downbeat

“It is truly progressive and fundamentally jazz—and a reason to be excited about the continuing evolution of jazz in Music City.” Sean Maloney, Nashville Scene

“Her new album Secrets of the Shore is fantastic and lush - in the vein of. Miles with Gil Evans or Maria Schneider. Complex but not out there or overly dissonant. The horn charts are just gorgeous. But live, oh wow I was floored. I don't know where she found these young hotshots, but man the talent in this town is crazy.”- Craig Havighurst, award winning music journalist.

Sofia Goodman is an award-winning drummer and composer residing in Nashville, TN. In high school she was placed in Esperanza Spalding’s student ensemble at Berklee College of Music, where she was encouraged and inspired by the Grammy Award winning artist. Her sophomore release, Secrets of the Shore won Best Jazz Album of 2023 by the Nashville Scene and was a feature in JAZZIZ. She has performed with titans Joel Frahm, Roland Barber, and Pascal Le Boeuf. Her upcoming album, Receptive, will be out in 2024.

For more information, including details on the accompanying line up, please follow her on Instagram and Facebook and visit thesofiagoodmangroup.com for links!
Apr 20
The Pat Coil Trio with special guest Joel Frahm
5:30pm-7:15pm central, $16 in advance, $17 at the door
Pianist Pat Coil has toured Japan, South America, Europe and the U.S. with such artists as Michael McDonald, Carmen McCrae, Olivia Newton John, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Woody Herman and many others. Pat has recorded with many artists including Natalie Cole, Trisha Yearwood, Ernie Watts, Carmen McCrae, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Kenny Rogers, Travis Tritt, Peter Cetera, Woody Herman, Scott Henderson, and Michael McDonald.

During his L.A. years, Pat played on many movie and TV scores, including Star Trek - Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Murphy Brown, Dionne Warwick & Friends, Growing Pains, Major Dad, Spencer For Hire, The Grammy Awards and many more. He played for various artists on the Tonight Show, Arsenio Hall, & Conan O’Brien. Living now in Nashville TN, Pat continues his successful career composing, recording, performing, producing, arranging and teaching. He has composed, produced and performed on hundreds of underscores heard on a variety of media all over the world. Pat taught jazz piano, combos, and improvisation at Middle Tennessee State University, and was an Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at the University Of North Texas.

Pat has recorded six solo jazz albums of his own, the third one being a collaboration with Lyle Mays. “True North” and his new album “Birdhouse” are available at patcoil.com, cdbaby.com and I-Tunes. Pat currently tours with Michael McDonald and Lynda Carter. He also makes numerous appearances with his own group. Pat has a new release of his original music, “Music For Humans….and Other Species”. For more information, please visit patcoil.com.

For nearly 30 years, Joel Frahm has lived in New York City, working in jazz clubs, collaborating with other musicians, and honing his craft. His bold, inventive tenor sound has won fans in the U.S. and across the world. He has worked alongside Betty Carter, Kenny Barron, Freddy Cole, Dianne Schuur, Kurt Elling, Jane Monheit, Bill Charlap, Brad Mehldau, Matt Wilson, Cyrille Aimee, and many other top artists. He has played as a leader or sideman on more than 100 recordings and has appeared at jazz festivals in the United States, Europe, Israel, Canada and South America. In addition to his work as a performer, he has taught jazz classes in clinics at the University of North Carolina, the University of Connecticut, New York University, Wichita State University, the University of North Texas, Baylor University, Colorado State University, Furman University, the University of Toronto, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, the University of Manitoba and others. He also has worked at the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Next Generation program; the Sant Andreu Youth Jazz Orchestra in Barcelona, Spain; the Dave Brubeck Institute in Stockton, California; the Center for Jazz Studies at the Israel Conservatory in Tel Aviv; the Czech Jazz Workshop in Prague; and the Siena Jazz Workshop in Italy. Joel grew up in Racine, Wisconsin and moved to West Hartford, Connecticut as a high school freshman, where he became part of the acclaimed Hall High School jazz band. It was there he developed a passion for jazz, exploring the music of jazz greats such as Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Horace Silver and Wayne Shorter. In 1992, he received a bachelor's degree from the Manhattan School of Music.

Marc Widenhofer is an in-demand jazz drummer and educator in Nashville, TN. As a versatile jazz drummer, Widenhofer has performed with Houston Person, Roger Pemberton, Ron Bridgewater, Janguen Bae, Bert Ligon, Chip Stephens, Larry Gray, Chip McNeil, The Ryan Middagh Jazz Orchestra and was a featured artist headlining the 2012 Taichung International Jazz Festival with the JB Trio and Greg Osby. Currently, Widenhofer maintains an active performing schedule in Nashville including leading his own group made of some of Nashville’s finest musicians. Tonights trio features the ever musical David Rodgers on piano and the swinging Rob Linton on bass.

Rob Linton is a versatile bassist from Charlotte, North Carolina. Linton has had the privilege of performing and touring with Eric Reed, Greg Tardy, Dave Potter and Retro Groove, and Variego3. He has also performed with other standout musicians including Don Aliquo, Miguel Alvarado, Taber Gable, Kenneth Brown, Jack Roben, Jonathan Barber, Stacey Dillard, Will Boyd, Mark Boling, Troy Conn, Ocie Davis, and many others. Rob teaches jazz bass and jazz combos at Blair School of Music. Linton has also taught at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Gardner-Webb University, and The University of Tennessee. He was also the bass instructor for the Knoxville Jazz Workshop. Rob Linton holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a M.M. from the University of Tennessee.
Judith Owen & Her Gentlemen Callers
8:00pm-10:15pm central, $26 at the door
Vocal provocateur Judith Owen returns to Rudy’s Jazz Room for a one-night stand! Join us in welcoming back Judith Owen with her band the Gentlemen Callers as they celebrate the release of her upcoming live album, “Judith Owen Comes Alive!”

Celebrating the unapologetic and often unsung badass ladies of 1940’s and 50’s jazz and blues, Owen, shares the stories, and embodies the spirit, accomplishment, and delicious joy of these risqué trailblazers, for the rest of 2023 thru 2024, with a hi-octane live show, accompanied by her New Orleans Allstar band- ‘The Gentlemen Callers’.

Described by Rolling Stone as “an exercise in style”, and “one of the most joyous releases of the year”, by the London Times, Owen and her band bring you retro with a fresh feel, and a live show that will leave you entertained, educated, uplifted, and inspired.
The Chris Mondak Band
11:00pm-1:00am central, $10 at the door
Nashville-based jazz composer, bassist, and 2020 graduate of the New England Conservatory Chris Mondak has studied with jazz legends Cecil McBee, Dave Holland, and Bob Moses, and has performed with musicians such as Wycliffe Gordon, Dave Douglas, Shelly Berg, Marvin Stamm, Jeff Hamilton, and Jesus Molina.

With an aggressive bass style reminiscent of Mingus, Chris is a past member of the Jazz Band of America, he has toured extensively in the U.S., and has performed in Australia, Mexico, and Panama, as well as having toured twice throughout China as a member of the Nextgen Jazz Quartet. In 2019, Chris and Nextgen performed at the Hengqin Cup Jazz Competition in Zhuhai, China, where Chris's composition "Always Smiling" received 1st place as the festival's top original composition. In 2023, Chris's composition "Begetting" was a semi-finalist in Italy's 7 Virtual Jazz Club composition and video performance competition.

Chris's energetic hard-bop compositions and performances are on full display on his 2019 Eternal Youth, a CD that has amassed radio play on some 400+ stations, including spins on the Jazz Network, Jazz After Hours, and Jazz Happening Now. Says Blurtonline: "Opener 'Voyage Maid' wastes no time in showing us the goods Chris has in store for us. His virtuosity is a wonder to behold as are his compositional skills which soar to lofty heights throughout the album." Chris's 2022 release Glass Spheres spent multiple weeks on the Jazz Week top 100, and reached #17 on the NACC chart. All About Jazz referred to Glass Spheres as "an intriguing and absorbing selection of originals, and to Chris as "one of the talented young lions of the jazz world today." Chris's newest CD, Blank with Colour, is scheduled to be released by Summit Records in October of this year.
Apr 21
Wendy Burns in "No Moon at All" - A Tribute to Doris Day
6:00pm-8:15pm central, $18 at the door
Wendy Burns Presents "No Moon at All" and other songs about the moon - a setlist of Doris Day’s musical history and other songs about the moon. "A brilliant show concept idea" as described by one of Nashville’s most loved show critics, Gary Cobb.

Doris Day, a classic jazz vocalist, a silver screen Hollywood legend known for her stellar movie appearances and her magical voice. The first in Hollywood to be named “America’s Sweetheart". Doris Day remains one of the most cherished of Hollywood with songs you'll remember like "Day by Day", "Que Sera Sera", "Secret Love" and "Sentimental Journey", you’ll step back in time to the beginning of her career. In 1945 she recorded her first single "Sentimental Journey" which became an anthem for the soldiers in World War II. Now in 2022 we still celebrate and love her. Join Wendy Burns for an evening of nostalgic melancholy as she celebrates the life, the voice, and the songs of the forever loved, Doris Day.

2022 Inducted member Nashville Academy of Local Musicians Hall of Fame and 2023 Mississippi Music Foundation Award winner for Best Female Jazz Artist, flute playing jazz vocalist Wendy Burns of Nashville TN has studied and performed songs from the 1940's Jazz Big Band era since the age of 9 years old. She has been described as having a unique voice that fits the era. She has performed at the Grand Ole Opry and has sessioned and performed with many of the Nashville classic country greats. With a deep passion for jazz standards, and as a hopeless romantic, Wendy believes there's beauty in staying true to the melodies as they were written.

"She expertly delivers jazz vocals in traditional speakeasy style and displays her exceptional talent on flute as well. She does an excellent job, a true entertainer, she holds her audience and has them laughing with her patter between songs." - Gary Cobb, Nashville Tn

Backed by award winning and world acclaimed musicians:
Jimmy Sullivan - bass
Melvin Macias - piano
Bryan Brock - drums
...and a special appearance by Grover Burns
Rudy's Jazz Jam
9:00pm-11:15pm central, $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! You will hear a variety of young, old, new and undiscovered players showing what they can do on stage. Part of the jazz tradition and what jazz embodies is the unknown and spontaneous exploration of new musical territory with new musicians sitting in live on stage; you never know who or what to expect other than the unexpected!

We welcome all ages to this show and have a $10 food or beverage minimum.
Apr 22
The Andrew Carney Quartet
6:00pm-8:15pm central, $12 at the door
Since the age of fifteen, Andrew Carney has been playing trumpet and flugelhorn professionally. He has had the honor of touring with artists such as Brian Setzer (currently) and Yve Evans, and has performed with Pink, Aretha Franklin, Andrea Bocelli, The Jacksons, Johnny Mathis, Ariana Grande, Michael Bolton, Dionne Warwick, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Brenda Russell, Frankie Valle, Midnight Oil, Peter White, Paul Brown, the Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, and Randi Crawford.

Andrew has performed on the television shows American Idol, King of Queens, the Jimmy Kimmel Show, Conan O’Brien, and the Talk (performing with Andrea Bocelli) as well as motion pictures such as Anchorman 2, Starsky and Hutch, Why Do Fools Fall In Love and George Wallace (starring Angelina Jolie and Gary Sinise). He has performed in the El Centro Jazz Festival in Torino, Italy, The Long Beach Jazz, L.A. Classic Jazz, Orange County Art and Jazz, La Quinta Art & Jazz, and many other festivals throughout the country. He has also been invited to perform with the world famous Pacific Symphony at both the Verizon Amphitheater in Irvine, California as well as the Segerstrom Performing Arts Center in Irvine, California.

You may have unknowingly heard him playing in a television commercial for Google, Pechanga Casino, Nutra Systems, Los Angeles Times, A.M./P.M. Mini Markets, or perhaps even an episode or two of the Saturday morning cartoon, Spiderman. Composer, songwriter, arranger, educator, and performer, Andrew Carney covers a broad range of music styles. His debut CD entitled, "Home Again" is now accompanied by his latest release, "Playtime". Andrew is joined on this project by tenor saxophone great Justo Almario, drummer Land Richards, and bassist Alex Al, among many others.
Giovanni Rodriguez & 12 Manos
9:00pm-11:15pm central, $15 at the door
A Nashville favorite on the Salsa and jazz scene and electric night of Salsa dancing! Multi-instrumentalist Giovanni Rodriguez, one of Nashville's leading percussionists, bassists and favorite on the Salsa and jazz scene, plays the sounds of salsa, bachata and percussion-driven rhythms with some of the most seasoned veterans in the Nashville Latin music scene. Melvin Macias (piano/vocals), Jesus Agreda (Timbales), Lorenzo Molina Ruiz (Trumpet), Manuel 'Manotas' Ramierez (multi-Percussion), and Giovanni Rodriguez (bass/vocals).

For this show general admission tickets are available for standing and sitting in the front section of the room near the stage with the dance floor. Tickets for bar seats and tables are available as well. General admission tickets for the front section are not guaranteed to have seats as we will have a large part of the front section seating cleared for the dance floor. General admission tickets will have standing room as well as limited seating. Only our tables and bar seats will have guaranteed seating for this show.