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

New Sunday Jazz Brunch!

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

Tim Rushlow & His Big Band Classic Christmas - December 6-8, 14-15

Get ready! It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas, because Tim Rushlow & His Big Band are coming to spread holiday joy with 10 magical Date Night dinner shows at Rudy’s Jazz Room in December!

“The New King of Swing,” Rushlow and his all-star Big Band – along with his daughter and featured guest vocalist Bailey Rushlow – will delight and entertain the crowd in the cozy, warm and intimate Prohibition-era setting of Rudy’s Jazz Room with timeless Christmas classics that will touch the heart, along with “Rat Pack” hits from Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and Dean Martin, as well as fan favorites from Judy Garland, Buddy Holly and many others.

Rushlow and his Big Band carry on the musical romance and swagger of an earlier era and will transport patrons back to a time when Christmas was “Classic.” Retro swing and ultra-cool, intoxicating musical class – coupled with Rudy’s tasty libations and a delicious dinner of tasty New Orleans’ finest cuisine will make for magical and unforgettable nights to remember.

Don’t miss this unique, one-of-a-kind, must see entertainment experience with Tim Rushlow & His Big Band Classic Christmas at Rudy’s Jazz Room!

Eventbrite - Tim Rushlow & His Big Band Classic Christmas

Celebrate New Years Eve at Rudy's Jazz Room with “The Get Down” and the Wooten Brothers!

Dancing and live music with The Wooten Brothers, ticket includes New Orleans themed hors d’oeuvres, champagne for the midnight toast, photo booth, Rudy's NYE souvenir glass, after party “After The Get Down” from 1-3am with DJ Nio spinning funk, soul, hip hop and Motown classics!

General Admission tickets or VIP table tickets including full bottle of champagne, Rudy’s NYE swag bag including Rudy’s tee-shirt, sweets by local bakery, tickets to future shows, souvenir glass and more...

Doors are at 8pm. Wooten Brothers 9pm-12:30am, DJ Nio 1am-3am ($10 after party entry fee at the door for those not buying tickets for the Wooten Bros show)

Eventbrite - New Years Eve “The Get Down” with the Wooten Brothers!

TONIGHT'S SHOWS
Tim Rushlow & His Big Band Classic Christmas
7:00pm-8:30pm
Get ready! It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas, because Tim Rushlow & His Big Band are coming to spread holiday joy with 10 magical Date Night dinner shows at Rudy’s Jazz Room in December!

“The New King of Swing,” Rushlow and his all-star Big Band – along with his daughter and featured guest vocalist Bailey Rushlow – will delight and entertain the crowd in the cozy, warm and intimate Prohibition-era setting of Rudy’s Jazz Room with timeless Christmas classics that will touch the heart, along with “Rat Pack” hits from Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and Dean Martin, as well as fan favorites from Judy Garland, Buddy Holly and many others.

Rushlow and his Big Band carry on the musical romance and swagger of an earlier era and will transport patrons back to a time when Christmas was “Classic.” Retro swing and ultra-cool, intoxicating musical class – coupled with Rudy’s tasty libations and a delicious dinner of tasty New Orleans’ finest cuisine will make for magical and unforgettable nights to remember.

Known for his high-energy performances and his ability to captivate every audience, Tim Rushlow is first and foremost an entertainer. Rushlow achieved multi-platinum success as the powerhouse lead vocalist of country super group Little Texas, with chart-toppers such as “God Blessed Texas,” “What Might Have Been” and “Amy’s Back In Austin.” A three-time Grammy nominee, CMA and ACM Award winner, Tim Rushlow is now living his life-long dream as a curator of the Great American Songbook.

Don’t miss this unique, one-of-a-kind, must see entertainment experience with Tim Rushlow & His Big Band Classic Christmas at Rudy’s Jazz Room!
Tim Rushlow & His Big Band Classic Christmas
9:30pm-11:00pm
Get ready! It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas, because Tim Rushlow & His Big Band are coming to spread holiday joy with 10 magical Date Night dinner shows at Rudy’s Jazz Room in December!

“The New King of Swing,” Rushlow and his all-star Big Band – along with his daughter and featured guest vocalist Bailey Rushlow – will delight and entertain the crowd in the cozy, warm and intimate Prohibition-era setting of Rudy’s Jazz Room with timeless Christmas classics that will touch the heart, along with “Rat Pack” hits from Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and Dean Martin, as well as fan favorites from Judy Garland, Buddy Holly and many others.

Rushlow and his Big Band carry on the musical romance and swagger of an earlier era and will transport patrons back to a time when Christmas was “Classic.” Retro swing and ultra-cool, intoxicating musical class – coupled with Rudy’s tasty libations and a delicious dinner of tasty New Orleans’ finest cuisine will make for magical and unforgettable nights to remember.

Known for his high-energy performances and his ability to captivate every audience, Tim Rushlow is first and foremost an entertainer. Rushlow achieved multi-platinum success as the powerhouse lead vocalist of country super group Little Texas, with chart-toppers such as “God Blessed Texas,” “What Might Have Been” and “Amy’s Back In Austin.” A three-time Grammy nominee, CMA and ACM Award winner, Tim Rushlow is now living his life-long dream as a curator of the Great American Songbook.

Don’t miss this unique, one-of-a-kind, must see entertainment experience with Tim Rushlow & His Big Band Classic Christmas at Rudy’s Jazz Room!


UPCOMING SHOWSFULL CALENDAR
Dec 16
Joe Davidian Trio
11:00am-2:00pm, $20 at the door
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.
Dec 17
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
Dec 18
Annie Sellick and Pat Bergeson Duo
6:00pm-8:30pm, $10 at the door
Nashville-native dread-locked jazz-vocalist Annie Sellick has performed and recorded with most of her heroes (including Joey DeFrancesco, Bela Fleck and Mark O' Connor), enjoyed stardom in her hometown and toured nationally and internationally. But perhaps her best quality is the organic sincerity she exudes from the stage, hooking an audience into the stories of the songs she sings.

Rounding out the duo, Annie's husband is as versatile a harmonica player as he is a guitarist. Pat Bergeson moved to Nashville upon Chet Atkins' request to join his band and has performed and recorded with a long list of chart toppers like Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash and Michael McDonald, not to mention tours with and cult favorites Lyle Lovett, Madeleine Peyroux.

Together, Annie and Pat cover much musical ground with jazz standards, soulful originals and cabaret classics. The pair brings a high level of skill, confidence, ease and charm to each show gaining fans and followers wherever they perform. The music is jazz-based with acoustic guitars, harmonica and some percussion but draws upon many styles creating a show that grooves, soothes and tells stories.
Greg Bryant Expansion
9:00pm-11:30pm, $10 at the door
Born in Nashville, Greg Bryant became aware of music at an early age and gravitated towards the sounds of jazz, Blues, and R&B - being drawn to artists like Herbie Hancock, Weather Report, Miles Davis, BB King, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, and James Brown. He studied piano as a child, did hip-hop as a teenager, and began playing bass in college in 1998. Bryant co-led and formed The Human Sound and the Cornerstone Jazz Trio. These musical units encouraged and provided the outlet for his musical discovery. While living in the Washington DC area for a time, participation in jazz club HR-57s jam sessions ignited the desire and passion in him to form his own group. In 2004, Greg Bryant moved back to Nashville and formed his own quintet with area players including Chris West (sax), Reagan Mitchell (sax), Jason Hoffheins (drums) and Brian Mesko (guitar.) Their weekly performances displayed their original compositions and conceptions of standards. In 2008, Greg began devoting his time to a new project ranging from quartet to sextet size called the Greg Bryant Expansion.
Dec 19
Alayna Renae
6:00pm-8:30pm, $10 at the door
Alayna Renae is a vocal artist based in Nashville, TN. Her 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.
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!
Dec 20
Gypsy Hombres
6:00pm-8:30pm, $10 at the door
The acoustic violin/guitar based trio, The Gypsy Hombres, blend traditional jazz with European, South American, and classical music to create a sound unlike any other musical group. The Hombres' repertoire embraces a wide variety of composers and styles; from Brahms and Chopin to George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong to international folk songs, all while retaining the gypsy spirit. But besides just adding their own arrangements and personalities to standards, they are also accomplished composers with several original songs featured on their various recordings.

Equally at ease with swing, tangos, and waltzes, the Hombres provide plenty of inspiration for dancing, and their free spirit and natural improvisation can win over any audience.

Not just entertaining, their music is ideal for the serious listener, because of their high level of musical ability. In fact, their musicianship is so impressive, the Nashville Chamber Orchestra commissioned their composer in residence, Conni Ellisor, to write a piece incorporating some of the Hombres original songs, melodies and reifs. The result was "Nuage de la Nuit", a twenty-seven minute tribute to the legendary gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, featuring the Gypsy Hombres. The performance was broadcast by National Public Radio.
Swing dance instruction
9:00pm-9:30pm, no cover
Learn how to swing dance with swing dance lessons with Laynee Day.
Abigail Flowers
9:30pm-12:30am, $10 at the door
Abigail Flowers is a versatile vocalist with a passion for great melodies. An avid student of the great jazz vocalists, Abigail's vocal performance honors the brilliant writing of the Great American Songbook while exploring her own unique sound. Abigail has sung with large groups like the Nashville Salsa Collective and the Music City Big Band in addition to leading her own band at intimate venues like the Nashville Jazz Workshop. With a voice that is pure and precise, Abigail's performance will transport you back to the golden age of jazz vocals.
Dec 21
Marc Payne Solo Piano
5:30pm-7:30pm, no cover
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.
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".
Geoff Pfeifer
11:30pm-2:00am, $10 at the door
Geoff Pfeifer is a Nashville based musician and composer. He 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.
Dec 22
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.”
Joseph Wooten and The Hands Of Soul
8:00pm-11:00pm, $15 at the door
Joseph Wooten, aka "Hands of Soul" is one of the talented Wooten Brothers and since 1993 is the current keyboardist/vocalist for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steve Miller Band. Joseph is also a talented songwriter, motivational speaker, composer, and producer and recently added author to his resume with the release of his new book, "It All Matters", available on Amazon.

Joseph is a master of many styles. Jazz, soul, funk, R&B... Be prepared for an enjoyable musical journey. You will listen... And you will dance too!
Geoff Pfeifer
11:30pm-2:00am, $10 at the door
Geoff Pfeifer is a Nashville based musician and composer. He 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.