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 - 2 special ones featured each week plus regular, *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 all night / $10 off all bottles (Cava, Malbec, Pinot)
Thursdays: $3 Swamp water shots, 1/2 price beer and 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.

Robben Ford - January 18, 19

Friday and Saturday January 18 and 19 Robben Ford plays a powerhouse show at Rudy's Jazz Room with Jeff Coffin, Keith Carlock, and Vicente Archer.

Named one of the "100 Greatist Guitarists of the 20th Century" by Musician magazine and recipient of Guitar Player magazine's Lifetime Achievement Legend award, Robben Ford's innovative and soulful musicality triggered a revolution in electric blues guitar styling.

A five-time Grammy nominee, bandleader and prolific composer, Robben has collaborated with artists as diverse as Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Witherspoon, Miles Davis, George Harrison, Larry Carlton, L.A. Express with Tom Scott, Phil Lesh, Bonnie Raitt, Charlie Musselwhite, Claus Ogerman, Michael McDonald, Bob Dylan, John Mayall, Greg Allman, John Scofield and many others.

Catch Robben Ford at Rudy's Jazz Room Friday January 18 and Saturday January 19th!

*Seating is first come first seated - no reserved seats, 2 drink minimum.

Eventbrite - Robben Ford

TONIGHT'S SHOWS
Charles Wigg Walker
5:30pm-7:30pm, $5 at the door
Join Rudy's for our new Friday happy hour soul and jazz series with Charles "Wigg" Walker, Nashville's original soul singer, and his six piece band and horn section. Born in Nashville, Tennessee on July 12, 1940, Charles "Wigg" Walker is one of the few remaining original soul singers from back in the day when old school R&B/soul was brand new on the music scene. Wigg's experience and maturity in the field of soul music gives him authenticity and perspective that is unmatched.

In 1960, Charles moved to New York City and in 1962 Charles began recording with Chess Records out of Chicago, Charles soon signed on as lead singer with the J.C. Davis Band and began touring the country opening for the greats of the era including James Brown, Jackie Wilson, Etta James, Wilson Pickett, Little Willie John, Otis Redding, and Sam Cooke. The J.C. Davis Band recorded some real barnstormers for Chess like “Sweet Sweet Love” and “The Chicken Scratch.” In 1964, Charles formed his own group, Little Charles and the Sidewinders. They became one of the most in demand soul bands in New York City’s nightclub scene, performing at the Apollo Theater, Small’s Paradise and venturing out to Las Vegas and Atlantic City. They subsequently recorded for Chess and Decca labels. The Sidewinders stayed together through the 60’s, and in 1969 Charles cut some sides for Botanic Records. The Sidewinders reformed in 1973 and worked as a show band in hotels, nightclubs, and casinos without the benefit of a recording contract. In 1979, Charles signed on with Motown as a staff writer.

With a resurgence of old school soul and R&B Wigg is finding his groove with a younger audience while rekindling memories for the old school crowd.

Charles "Wigg" Walker - vocals
Pat Bergeson - guitar
Charles Treadway - organ
Roland Barber - trombone
Evan Cobb - sax
Pete Abbott - drums
Robben Ford
8:00pm-9:15pm, $25 in advance, $30 at the door
Friday and Saturday January 18 and 19 Robben Ford plays a powerhouse show at Rudy's Jazz Room with Jeff Coffin, Keith Carlock, and Vicente Archer.

Named one of the "100 Greatist Guitarists of the 20th Century" by Musician magazine and recipient of Guitar Player magazine's Lifetime Achievement Legend award, Robben Ford's innovative and soulful musicality triggered a revolution in electric blues guitar styling.

A five-time Grammy nominee, bandleader and prolific composer, Robben has collaborated with artists as diverse as Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Witherspoon, Miles Davis, George Harrison, Larry Carlton, L.A. Express with Tom Scott, Phil Lesh, Bonnie Raitt, Charlie Musselwhite, Claus Ogerman, Michael McDonald, Bob Dylan, John Mayall, Greg Allman, John Scofield and many others.

Catch Robben Ford at Rudy's Jazz Room Friday January 18 and Saturday January 19th!

*Seating is first come first seated - no reserved seats, 2 drink minimum.
Robben Ford
9:45pm-11:00pm, $25 in advance, $30 at the door
Friday and Saturday January 18 and 19 Robben Ford plays a powerhouse show at Rudy's Jazz Room with Jeff Coffin, Keith Carlock, and Vicente Archer.

Named one of the "100 Greatist Guitarists of the 20th Century" by Musician magazine and recipient of Guitar Player magazine's Lifetime Achievement Legend award, Robben Ford's innovative and soulful musicality triggered a revolution in electric blues guitar styling.

A five-time Grammy nominee, bandleader and prolific composer, Robben has collaborated with artists as diverse as Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Witherspoon, Miles Davis, George Harrison, Larry Carlton, L.A. Express with Tom Scott, Phil Lesh, Bonnie Raitt, Charlie Musselwhite, Claus Ogerman, Michael McDonald, Bob Dylan, John Mayall, Greg Allman, John Scofield and many others.

Catch Robben Ford at Rudy's Jazz Room Friday January 18 and Saturday January 19th!

*Seating is first come first seated - no reserved seats, 2 drink minimum.
Nikki Elias and the Cosmic Collective
11:30pm-2:30am, $10 at the door
The Cosmic Collective covers multiple styles of music; from Jazz and Bossa nova to Pop, R&B, Funk, and Motown. The group boasts a range of accomplishments, including house dance band at The Grand Hotel in Mackinac Island, MI and a feature on Greg Pogue’s Jazz Station on ACME Radio.

The band consists of formally trained musicians active in the Nashville area, vocalist Nikki Elias, bassist Tyler Enslow, Drummer Jed Smith, Keyboardist Jeff Goodkind, and saxophonist DeVante’ Buford.

Their new electric jazz album, Abstract Notions, sports a feature from Jeff Coffin of Béla Fleck & The Flecktones and David Matthews Band, and is currently available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and CD Baby.


UPCOMING SHOWSFULL CALENDAR
Jan 19
Jody Nardone and Jerry Navarro Duo
5:30pm-7:30pm, $5 at the door
Jody Nardone
"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

Jerry Navarro
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.

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.”
Robben Ford
8:00pm-9:15pm, $25 in advance, $30 at the door
Friday and Saturday January 18 and 19 Robben Ford plays a powerhouse show at Rudy's Jazz Room with Jeff Coffin, Keith Carlock, and Vicente Archer.

Named one of the "100 Greatist Guitarists of the 20th Century" by Musician magazine and recipient of Guitar Player magazine's Lifetime Achievement Legend award, Robben Ford's innovative and soulful musicality triggered a revolution in electric blues guitar styling.

A five-time Grammy nominee, bandleader and prolific composer, Robben has collaborated with artists as diverse as Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Witherspoon, Miles Davis, George Harrison, Larry Carlton, L.A. Express with Tom Scott, Phil Lesh, Bonnie Raitt, Charlie Musselwhite, Claus Ogerman, Michael McDonald, Bob Dylan, John Mayall, Greg Allman, John Scofield and many others.

Catch Robben Ford at Rudy's Jazz Room Friday January 18 and Saturday January 19th!

*Seating is first come first seated - no reserved seats, 2 drink minimum.
Robben Ford
9:45pm-11:00pm, $25 in advance, $30 at the door
Friday and Saturday January 18 and 19 Robben Ford plays a powerhouse show at Rudy's Jazz Room with Jeff Coffin, Keith Carlock, and Vicente Archer.

Named one of the "100 Greatist Guitarists of the 20th Century" by Musician magazine and recipient of Guitar Player magazine's Lifetime Achievement Legend award, Robben Ford's innovative and soulful musicality triggered a revolution in electric blues guitar styling.

A five-time Grammy nominee, bandleader and prolific composer, Robben has collaborated with artists as diverse as Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Witherspoon, Miles Davis, George Harrison, Larry Carlton, L.A. Express with Tom Scott, Phil Lesh, Bonnie Raitt, Charlie Musselwhite, Claus Ogerman, Michael McDonald, Bob Dylan, John Mayall, Greg Allman, John Scofield and many others.

Catch Robben Ford at Rudy's Jazz Room Friday January 18 and Saturday January 19th!

*Seating is first come first seated - no reserved seats, 2 drink minimum.
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.
Jan 20
Alayna Renae
11:00am-2:00pm, $20 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.
Private Event
5:00pm-8:30pm
Rudy's will be closed for a private event
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.
Jan 21
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
Jan 22
Private Event
6:00pm-8:30pm
Rudy's will be closed for a private event
Private Event
9:00pm-11:30pm
Rudy's will be closed for a private event
Jan 23
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.
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!
Jan 24
Slim AF Revisited
6:00pm-8:30pm, $10 at the door
An evening of "Fake Jazz & Theme Songs" with Slim Gambill and Friends. Featuring Latavius Mulzac on Keys, Michael Majett on Bass and Elijah "DD" Holt on Drums, Special guest, from Los Angeles by way of Prescott, AZ, the amazing Candace Devine on Vocals doing a short set of originals and jazz and soul standards.
Brook Sutton & Friends play Mingus
9:00pm-12:00am, $10 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".
Jan 25
Charles Wigg Walker
5:30pm-7:30pm, $5 at the door
Join Rudy's for our new Friday happy hour soul and jazz series with Charles "Wigg" Walker, Nashville's original soul singer, and his six piece band and horn section. Born in Nashville, Tennessee on July 12, 1940, Charles "Wigg" Walker is one of the few remaining original soul singers from back in the day when old school R&B/soul was brand new on the music scene. Wigg's experience and maturity in the field of soul music gives him authenticity and perspective that is unmatched.

In 1960, Charles moved to New York City and in 1962 Charles began recording with Chess Records out of Chicago, Charles soon signed on as lead singer with the J.C. Davis Band and began touring the country opening for the greats of the era including James Brown, Jackie Wilson, Etta James, Wilson Pickett, Little Willie John, Otis Redding, and Sam Cooke. The J.C. Davis Band recorded some real barnstormers for Chess like “Sweet Sweet Love” and “The Chicken Scratch.” In 1964, Charles formed his own group, Little Charles and the Sidewinders. They became one of the most in demand soul bands in New York City’s nightclub scene, performing at the Apollo Theater, Small’s Paradise and venturing out to Las Vegas and Atlantic City. They subsequently recorded for Chess and Decca labels. The Sidewinders stayed together through the 60’s, and in 1969 Charles cut some sides for Botanic Records. The Sidewinders reformed in 1973 and worked as a show band in hotels, nightclubs, and casinos without the benefit of a recording contract. In 1979, Charles signed on with Motown as a staff writer.

With a resurgence of old school soul and R&B Wigg is finding his groove with a younger audience while rekindling memories for the old school crowd.

Charles "Wigg" Walker - vocals
Pat Bergeson - guitar
Charles Treadway - organ
Roland Barber - trombone
Evan Cobb - sax
Pete Abbott - drums
Pat Coil
8:00pm-11:00pm, $15 at the door
Pat Coil, Danny Gottlieb, Jim Ferguson & Pat Bergeson

Born in Jefferson City, Missouri, Pat is an accomplished pianist, composer, producer and arranger, as well as a highly respected studio musician. If you watch television, listen to the radio, or go to the movies, you have heard Pat and some form of his music. Pat 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. His talent spans the musical spectrum of jazz, pop, R&B, gospel, and country.

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 is currently on tour with Michael McDonald, and makes numerous appearances with his own group. Pat is currently working on a new release of his original music.
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.