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

Dinner/drinks with Duffy Jackson at Rudy's Jazz Room and catch the Brubeck Brothers at the Schermerhorn, November 25! $5 off ticket to Brubeck Brothers with promo code "TAKE5" and $2 off ticket to Duffy Jackson & free beignets with Brubeck ticket stub!

TONIGHT'S SHOWS
Brook Sutton And Friends Feat. Sandy Tipping and Jamie Lynn Citerin
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.
James DaSilva
9:00pm-11:30pm, $10 at the door
James DaSilva is a jazz artist, session guitarist, composer, arranger, and educator living in Nashville, TN. He has performed live and in the studio with acclaimed artists and musicians such as the Annie Moses Band, David Liebman, Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue, Cyrus Chestnut, Dr. Lonnie Smith, John Ellis, Rodney Whitaker, Bob Franceschini, Jeff Coffin, Felix Pastorius, Mark Lettieri, Victor Wooten, Wycliffe Gordon and many others.

Since 2013, James has served as a music instructor at the Conservatory of Annie Moses and the Fine Arts Summer Academy (F.A.S.A.). He is a staff arranger/orchestrator at ManAlive Records in Franklin, TN and also a music transcriber and engraver with Living Stone Music Co and Hal Leonard. He lives in Nashville, TN with his wife Camille and son Gabriel.

Nioshi Jackson on drums
Chris Walters on piano
Viktor Krauss on bass


UPCOMING SHOWSFULL CALENDAR
Nov 21
Steve Kovalcheck, Todd Parks, and Josh Hunt
6:00pm-8:30pm, $10 at the door
Guitarist/composer Steve Kovalcheck hails from Nashville, Tennessee. He has performed with many notable musicians including Joey DeFrancesco, Christian McBride, Louis Hayes, Carmen Bradford, Byron Stripling, Joel Frahm, Ron Miles, McClenty Hunter, Brad Goode, Terrell Stafford, Howard Levy, Todd Parks, Sam Bush, Donald Harrison, Eddie Daniels, Jim White, Pat Bianchi as well as many others. Kovalcheck has performed internationally in China, Romania, France, and Sweden. He holds a B.M. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and an M.M from the University of Northern Colorado. In 2009, Kovalcheck joined the Jazz Studies faculty at the University of Northern Colorado. He is an active educator, giving master classes and clinics at universities and colleges throughout the United States.

Todd Parks is a Nashville, TN based acoustic/electric bassist. In 2003, after completing two master’s degrees in String Performance and Jazz Studies at the University of Tennessee, Todd moved to Nashville and quickly established himself as an in-demand sideman for a variety of artists from a wide range of genres. Todd’s performance and recording credits include: Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, James Taylor, Alison Krauss, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Emmylou Harris, Dan Tyminski, John Oates, The Black Lillies, Maura O’Connell, Joan Osbourne, Tim O’Brien, Darrell Scott, Aly Bain, Phil Cunningham, Steve Kovalcheck, Annie Sellick, Richard Smith, Pat Bergeson, Jack Pearson, Rahsaan Barber, The Nashville Jazz Orchestra, Stephen Mougin, Scott Vestal, Guthrie Trapp, Andy Wood, and Becky Buller. Throughout his career, Todd has traveled the globe performing in locations as remote as Djibouti, Africa, and as revered as Carnegie Hall. Todd has served as the house bassist for prominent fixtures such as A Prairie Home Companion and Pelicula Films’ Transatlantic Sessions 3 and 4. In 2006, while touring/recording with Jerry Douglas, he and fellow band members supported the Paul Simon Surprise tour. Todd has been touring and recording with mandolin luminary Sam Bush since 2010.
Joseph Wooten and Friends
9:00pm-11:30pm, $10 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 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!
Nov 22
CLOSED
6:00pm-8:30pm
Rudy's will be closed
Nov 23
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.
Annie Sellick and the Chris Walters Trio
8:00pm-11:00pm, $20 at the door
Nashville native and jazz vocalist Annie Sellick has been packing the house at Rudy's Jazz Room with her fabulous show. Join Annie again for another very special evening of live material with Chris Walters (piano), Jonathan Wires (bass) and Chris Brown (drums). Sit back and tap your toes letting one of the most entertaining singers in the biz welcome you to the world of music dear to her heart.

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
The Marsh Brothers Jazz Experience
11:30pm-2:00am, $10 at the door
The Marsh Brothers Jazz Experience, a Cincinnati-based jazz group that originated in 2016, play in a broad range of styles, including traditional jazz, hard-bop and funk. The group features Tyler Marsh on piano and Ethan Marsh on bass, as well as other accomplished musicians from Cincinnati. Their band, The Transcendents, opened for the legendary Spyro Gyra at Live at Ludlow Garage in 2017.

Tyler Marsh is a student at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he is a piano student in the Jazz Studies program was awarded the Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame Young Artist scholarship in 2017. Ethan Marsh is a double bass major at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati. After graduation this spring, he will attend the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in their Jazz Studies program. Ethan is a member of the Cincinnati Youth Jazz Collaborative, led by Dr. Isidore Rudnick.
Nov 24
The Marsh Brothers Jazz Experience
5:30pm-7:30pm, $5 at the door
The Marsh Brothers Jazz Experience, a Cincinnati-based jazz group that originated in 2016, play in a broad range of styles, including traditional jazz, hard-bop and funk. The group features Tyler Marsh on piano and Ethan Marsh on bass, as well as other accomplished musicians from Cincinnati. Their band, The Transcendents, opened for the legendary Spyro Gyra at Live at Ludlow Garage in 2017.

Tyler Marsh is a student at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he is a piano student in the Jazz Studies program was awarded the Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame Young Artist scholarship in 2017. Ethan Marsh is a double bass major at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati. After graduation this spring, he will attend the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in their Jazz Studies program. Ethan is a member of the Cincinnati Youth Jazz Collaborative, led by Dr. Isidore Rudnick.
Bob Sabellico
8:00pm-11:00pm, $15 at the door
Bob Sabellico is a Guitarist, Synthesist & Composer that has been on the Nashville scene for many years. Hailing from Philadelphia, Bob’s music emotes a Jazz and R&B style that is in the pocket but never afraid to run outside the lines. Joined by “Soul Jazz & Jam” associates Michael Whittaker, Vail Johnson, Raymond Massey and Jeff Scot Wills, the groove can get intense and the solos are pushed to the edge. Bob’s career has put him along side world class musicians like Dennis Chambers, Will Kennedy, Pat Martino, Chuck Loeb, Gerald Albright and many more. This is a high energy show that you don’t want to miss.
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.
Nov 25
Jazz Brunch with the Duffy Jackson Trio
11:00am-2:00pm, $20 at the door
All you can eat buffet and live jazz with the Duffy Jackson Trio. 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.
Sunday Organ Trio w/ Duffy Jackson and Charles Treadway
6:00pm-8:30pm, $15 at the door
Duffy Jackson with all-star group feat. Charles Treadway on organ and special guests

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.
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.
Nov 26
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
Nov 27
Jennifer Bruce and DejaNu
6:00pm-8:30pm, $10 at the door
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Anna Moon
9:00pm-11:30pm, $12 at the door
Like any unapologetic Gemini, Anna Moon, doesn’t like choosing sides. Instead, the 24-year-old singer, songwriter, performer and powerhouse pop-star-to-be opts to meld the double-edged paradoxes of her personality.

“Duality is my motif,” she says. “My voice, when I sing, is very jazz. The production is very pop. My style is a mixture of modern and old school.”

It’s a motif that’s written all over the singer … almost literally. Equal parts glamour and grit, the singer — who’s based in Nashville, but whose musical marriage of vocal jazz and contemporary pop is anything but country — is obsessed with the magnetic allure of classic beauties like Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland. And yet, her arms bear sleeves of tattoos. “ELEGANCE,” spell the letters inked across her knuckles when she puts up her dukes.

Nothing tells Moon’s story — of a precocious Spice Girls and Britney Spears fan turned Billie Holiday disciple, whose first concert was Taylor Swift — better than the 12 arresting earworms, co-written with husband and songwriter Niko Moon, on her debut album (which is due to drop later this year on Monument Records). The release, riding high on Moon’s 10,000-plus hours of experience writing and singing her own songs — which she started doing at hole-in-the-wall Atlanta area bars at age 13 — distills the singer’s dual obsessions with jazz vocal icons from Frank Sinatra and Josephine Baker to Amy Winehouse, and contemporary pop playlist dominators a la Khalid and Dua Lipa.

“When I get ready in the morning, I listen to one of two things: I listen to classical jazz Billie Holiday radio [playlist], or I listen to a What’s Charting radio [playlist],” she says. “For me, and I think you can hear it in my album, everything about me is I love duality, and I love always being updated on what’s happening, but also what’s been. And I think it’s important to always be relevant and well-versed in both.”

As a kid, Moon cut her teeth on the other side of the fourth wall. She discovered music at the age of 8 years old, when her mom enrolled her in theater camp. The singer says the lasting impact of that formative experience, which at an early age led her to discover a deep love and strong knack for writing songs, still informs her artistry and how she presents herself now.

“I’m so proud to be from the south,” says Moon. “I truly feel it’s made me who I am and has given me such a strong foundation. I grew up in a home that really valued education, and parents who always supported me in whatever I was interested in learning. That support and freedom really allowed me to explore music in an indulgent kind of way.”

Drawing from influences equal parts contemporary and classic, but with an eagle eye toward the future, Moon’s music offers an infectious, inscrutable blend of sultry, blues-y crooning recommended for fans of Adele and Duffy, with a taste for unabashedly upbeat modern pop. When it comes to the former, like on brokenheartedly whimsical, candlelit-listening-room-ready album cuts like “Cry,” “Mr. Valentine” and “Ordinary,” Moon’s anything but a throwback artist, whip stitching big-band orchestration with programmed beats still swing with a modern sheen. And on lit AF club-ready bangers like “XXX,” “Selfish” and “Boomerang” the singer isn’t chasing trends, instead offering them with sassy, versatile, virtuosic vocals that croon with devil-may-care moxie, and coo or cry with a well-honed pop sensibility.

“When it comes to the visuals, and my live show, even the songs themselves — it’s very visual, and that’s on purpose,” the singer explains. “I love the idea of really putting on a show and creating a total aesthetic. … I’m really inspired by old Hollywood even, in that way; it was all so thoughtful.” In an era of increased oversharing on social media, it’s a classic mystique she thinks is worth preserving. “Now it’s like, you see so many sides of people that you lose that mystery a little bit. … There are a lot of sides of me that I do want to share, but I want to be conscious of that as well.”

Moon credits producer Jamie Kenney — a savant-like popsmith with a jazz background, who jumped at the opportunity to guide the record — with helping fuse the many sides of her musical personality in a ways fans of all her many influences have never heard before.

“He’s such a visionary, and I’m so excited for the world to get to hear what he’s capable of, because I truly think he’s the next best producer to be,” Moon says of Kenney. “I just think he’s so creative. … There’s so much out there [now]; there’s so much saturation, which is great. But at the same time, it’s really hard to be original and have an original sound within all of that. And I think when you work with someone who is such a mad genius like that, you can really create something that’s in its own lane.”