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
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.


UPCOMING SHOWSFULL CALENDAR
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
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.
May 31
Annie Sellick Organ Trio feat. Pat Bergeson
5:30pm-7:30pm, $10 at the door
This former Dead-head has mingled with jazz royalty since her musical beginning in Murfreesboro, TN where she "sat in" with the late guitarist Roland Gresham Sr. and was hired on the spot, setting her on a professional course for the next twenty years. She was voted "Best Jazz Artist" by readers of the Nashville Scene five years in a row. She sang for a sold out crowd with the Nashville symphony. She was the resident vocalist for the Nashville Jazz Orchestra for eleven years. Grassroots spread like wildfire and she started making guest appearance with 16-piece big bands around the country. She's toured with Mark O'Connor's Hot Swing, recorded albums and performed with jazz luminaries Joey DeFrancesco, Gerald Clayton, the Jeff Hamilton Trio, Akira Tana and Tommy Emmanuel, with whom she is the featured performer for his Christmas Classics Tours. You might have seen her perform with her six-piece swing band Annie and the Hot Club or sing with her husband and guitarist Pat Bergeson while she accompanying herself in the duo with body-percussion. She's excited to play locally again with a piano trio, her first musical love for band instrumentation.

"Annie Sellick is very much a jazz singer but she is also a storyteller and her rendition of emotionally complex songs is masterful...she is also a stunning visual performer" - Roger Crane the L.A. Jazz Scene

"It's quite obvious she is totally at home as a live performer, immediately engaging her audiences with an innate ability to make everyone in the room feel like she is performing just for them. - Robyn Carey Allgeyer

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.
Duffy Jackson Quartet
8:00pm-11:00pm, $20 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.
Nikki Elias and the Cosmic Collective
11:30pm-2:00am, $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.
Jun 1
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.
Jeff Berlin with Bruce Guttridge & Mike Durham
8:00pm-11:00pm, $20 at the door
Jeff Berlin is widely considered to be on of the greatest innovators of the electric bass in the world. Long associated with the "Big Three (Clarke, Pastorius, Berlin) Jeff played with Bill Buford, Allan Holdsworth, and Frank Zappa. He was a member of HBC featuring Jeff along with Dennis Chambers and Scott Henderson. Jeff is a solo artist with seven solo recordings to his credit. Jeff is the favorite bassists of Geddy Lee who called Jeff, "the greatest bass player on the planet." Jeff's group features some of Nashville's best musicians including Mike Durham on guitar and Bruce Guttridge on drums - “a monster” of a player as Dennis Chambers recently described.
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.