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

The Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet - September 27 & 28

Rudy's Jazz Room is proud to present the incredible NYC based guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg and his Quartet.

Combining timeless melodicism with forward–thinking lines and textures, the music of Jonathan Kreisberg continues to attract a growing international fan base. His compositions have been performed by his groundbreaking quartet on five continents. As a guitarist, his sound and technique has influenced the next generation of players and has arguably contributed to the evolution of the instrument in jazz. For their show at Rudy's Jazz Room, JKQ will perform brand new compositions that combine jazz tradition, instrumental virtuosity, modern soundscapes and influences from every corner of the world and beyond.

Eventbrite - Jonathan Kreisberg

Rudy's is an intimate jazz club with limited space. Reserve your tickets today to ensure a spot. Seats for both shows will be General Admission.

Tia Brazda - September 29

Tia Brazda's sassy jazz-pop gems and vintage style have established her as a sparkling presence on the jazz scene at home and abroad, paying homage to the golden era while adding a modern twist. Having honed her cutting-edge sound in the clubs of Toronto, she burst onto the scene in 2012, hitting #1 on the iTunes Canada Jazz Chart as well as receiving play on BBC Radio 6, CBC Radio, Jazz FM 91.1 in Toronto and college radio stations across Canada. This debut brought her to Paris and Amsterdam as well as cities around the UK in support, in addition to performing at major festivals at home across Canada.

Eventbrite - Tia Brazda

Rudy's is an intimate jazz club with limited space. Reserve your tickets today to ensure a spot. Seats for the show is General Admission.

TONIGHT'S SHOWS
Private Event
5:00pm-8:30pm
Rudy's will be closed for a private event
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!


UPCOMING SHOWSFULL CALENDAR
Sep 27
The Willies
6:00pm-8:30pm, $10 at the door
The Willies are Nashville based roots artists conjuring the spirit of that time before bordello jazz & dirty fingernail blues were the background music for baristas and doggy bakeries. But as veterans of the American underground, the Willies aren’t interested in reenacting the rough and tumble legacy of 20’s swing & blues... they embody that energy. And these genres are only starting points... vintage bottles to contain several lifetimes of experience in the jazz, blues and Americana underground.
Swing dance instruction
5:30pm-6:00pm
Learn how to swing dance with swing dance lessons with Laynee Day.
Jonathan kreisberg
9:30pm-12:30am, $20 at the door
Rudy's Jazz Room is proud to present the increadible NYC based guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg and his Quartet.

Combining timeless melodicism with forward–thinking lines and textures, the music of Jonathan Kreisberg continues to attract a growing international fan base. His compositions have been performed by his groundbreaking quartet on five continents. As a guitarist, his sound and technique has influenced the next generation of players and has arguably contributed to the evolution of the instrument in jazz. For their show at Rudy's Jazz Room, JKQ will perform brand new compositions that combine jazz tradition, instrumental virtuosity, modern soundscapes and influences from every corner of the world and beyond.

Jonathan has led various groups including such notables as Larry Grenadier, Bill Stewart, Gary Versace, Will Vinson, Kevin Hays, Mark Ferber, Matt Penman and Scott Wendholt among others. He has released 5 critically acclaimed CD's on the Criss Cross and Mel Bay Labels as well as Trioing, Shadowless, One (his first all solo guitar recording), and Wave Upon Wave on his own NEW FOR NOW MUSIC label.

For the past 7 years Jonathan has also been a constant collaborator with NEA jazz master Dr. Lonnie Smith, who says of Kreisberg "He is a passionate musician with great vision, and he is constantly in fiery pursuit of innovation." Jonathan was performer and producer on The Healer for Pilgrimage records, performer on Evolution for Blue Note Records, and performer and associate producer of All in My Mind for Blue Note as well. He has performed/performs as a sideman in the groups of Joe Locke, Stefano DiBattista, Lee Konitz, Ari Hoenig, the late Don Friedman, and many other jazz heavyweights. He has also performed 20th century works with the New World Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas.

Jonathan is also a respected educator with over 25 years of experience. In 2017 he released his first book of compositions and transcriptions, OFFERINGS OF NOTE, as well as a series of instructional videos called POLYRTHYTHMIC GUITAR. Despite being grateful for offers to head up various university guitar programs, he has opted to continue his rigorous touring and recording schedule, while always making time for masterclasses and residencies as well as his own "NEW FOR NOW music intensive" held annually for the past 3 years in his hometown of Brooklyn, NY.

"Despite his sometimes astonishing facility, or maybe because of it, Kreisberg tries to cultivate humility when he plays. His melodies, sometimes acrobatic, sometimes lyrical, often convey surprising emotional depth." ALLEN MORRISON, JAZZ TIMES

Jonathan is a great musician whose playing and writing always tell a story. His formidable technique and intellect never get in the way, but only serve the agenda of the heart." Vibraphonist and Composer, Joe Locke

JONATHAN KREISBERG - GUITAR
MARTIN BEJERANO - PIANO
MATT CLOHESY - BASS
COLIN STRANAHAN - DRUMS

Check out a clip of Jonathan playing with his quartet at Smalls Jazz Club in NYC and purchase tickets for his show at Rudy's at jonathankreisbergatrudys.eventbrite.com!
Sep 28
Marc Payne Solo Piano
5:30pm-7:30pm
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.
Jonathan Kreisberg
8:00pm-11:00pm, $20 at the door
Rudy's Jazz Room is proud to present the increadible NYC based guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg and his Quartet.

Combining timeless melodicism with forward–thinking lines and textures, the music of Jonathan Kreisberg continues to attract a growing international fan base. His compositions have been performed by his groundbreaking quartet on five continents. As a guitarist, his sound and technique has influenced the next generation of players and has arguably contributed to the evolution of the instrument in jazz. For their show at Rudy's Jazz Room, JKQ will perform brand new compositions that combine jazz tradition, instrumental virtuosity, modern soundscapes and influences from every corner of the world and beyond.

Jonathan has led various groups including such notables as Larry Grenadier, Bill Stewart, Gary Versace, Will Vinson, Kevin Hays, Mark Ferber, Matt Penman and Scott Wendholt among others. He has released 5 critically acclaimed CD's on the Criss Cross and Mel Bay Labels as well as Trioing, Shadowless, One (his first all solo guitar recording), and Wave Upon Wave on his own NEW FOR NOW MUSIC label.

For the past 7 years Jonathan has also been a constant collaborator with NEA jazz master Dr. Lonnie Smith, who says of Kreisberg "He is a passionate musician with great vision, and he is constantly in fiery pursuit of innovation." Jonathan was performer and producer on The Healer for Pilgrimage records, performer on Evolution for Blue Note Records, and performer and associate producer of All in My Mind for Blue Note as well. He has performed/performs as a sideman in the groups of Joe Locke, Stefano DiBattista, Lee Konitz, Ari Hoenig, the late Don Friedman, and many other jazz heavyweights. He has also performed 20th century works with the New World Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas.

Jonathan is also a respected educator with over 25 years of experience. In 2017 he released his first book of compositions and transcriptions, OFFERINGS OF NOTE, as well as a series of instructional videos called POLYRTHYTHMIC GUITAR. Despite being grateful for offers to head up various university guitar programs, he has opted to continue his rigorous touring and recording schedule, while always making time for masterclasses and residencies as well as his own "NEW FOR NOW music intensive" held annually for the past 3 years in his hometown of Brooklyn, NY.

"Despite his sometimes astonishing facility, or maybe because of it, Kreisberg tries to cultivate humility when he plays. His melodies, sometimes acrobatic, sometimes lyrical, often convey surprising emotional depth." ALLEN MORRISON, JAZZ TIMES

Jonathan is a great musician whose playing and writing always tell a story. His formidable technique and intellect never get in the way, but only serve the agenda of the heart." Vibraphonist and Composer, Joe Locke

JONATHAN KREISBERG - GUITAR
MARTIN BEJERANO - PIANO
MATT CLOHESY - BASS
COLIN STRANAHAN - DRUMS

Check out a clip of Jonathan playing with his quartet at Smalls Jazz Club in NYC and purchase tickets for his show at Rudy's at jonathankreisbergatrudys.eventbrite.com!
Nikki Ellias 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.
Sep 29
Jimmy Sullivan & Cy Winstanley Duo
5:30pm-7:30pm, no cover
Cy Winstanley is a New Zealand-born, Nashville-based singer, guitarist, and songwriter. Cy plays with a number of artists including Aubrie Sellers, Andrew Combs, Rachel Baiman, Caitlin Canty, and Caroline Spence. As a songwriter, his band Tattletale Saints has released 2 albums, including 'How Red is The Blood' which won the New Zealand music award for Folk Album of The Year 2014. The most recent self-titled release came out in 2016 showcasing his nuanced lyrical, and harmonically diverse style. He has had a long love affair with American Songbook jazz, traces of which feature in his songwriting.

Born and raised in Virginia, Jimmy Sullivan's accomplished career as an upright and electric bassist began in Richmond and continued in New York City after earning a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts. Based in Nashville since 2014, Sullivan works as a touring and session musician across multiple genres and is a best jazz instrumentalist nominee for the 2018 Nashville Industry Music Awards.
Tia Brazda
8:00pm-11:00pm, $20 at the door
Tia Brazda's sassy jazz-pop gems and vintage style have established her as a sparkling presence on the jazz scene at home and abroad, paying homage to the golden era while adding a modern twist. Having honed her cutting-edge sound in the clubs of Toronto, she burst onto the scene in 2012, hitting #1 on the iTunes Canada Jazz Chart as well as receiving play on BBC Radio 6, CBC Radio, Jazz FM 91.1 in Toronto and college radio stations across Canada. This debut brought her to Paris and Amsterdam as well as cities around the UK in support, in addition to performing at major festivals at home across Canada.

In 2015 Tia followed up with her debut full-length album 'Bandshell', which also debuted at #1 on the iTunes Jazz Chart and #3 on the Nielsen Soundscan Chart in Canada. It was also ranked the #5 best Canadian jazz release of 2015 by Jazz FM 91 in Toronto. The album also hit #24 on the CMJ national radio chart in the U.S. after being added to over 35 stations nationwide.

In support of 'Bandshell', Tia toured Canada, the U.S. and Spain in 2015 and 2016, performing at such major festivals such as the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal (main stage), Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (front cover of festival program), TD Toronto International Jazz Festival, Jazz Sudbury Festival, All-Canadian Jazz Festival and Iboga Summer Festival (Spain). In 2016 she also released an electro-swing collection of remixes titled 'Bandshell Remixed', featuring prominent DJs from around the globe, including Wolfgang Lohr and Sound Nomaden. Tracks from this release continue to be featured on BBC6 Radio in the UK and Rai Radio 1 in Italy and the album made the Best of 2016 list by the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show on BBC6 Radio in the UK.

In 2017 Tia performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival as well as the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest (rated "Best of the Fest") as part of her European and North American touring. She is currently working on a new album scheduled for release in the spring of 2018

Check out tiabrazda.com and purchase tickets for her show at Rudy's at tiabrazdaatrudys.eventbrite.com!
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.
Sep 30
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.
Oct 1
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
Oct 2
Annie Sellick and the Chris Walters Trio
6:00pm-8:30pm, $15 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
Big Bad Rhythm
9:00pm-11:30pm, $10 at the door
When pianist Brian Holland and drummer Danny Coots first played together some years ago it was in Kigali, Rwanda. They vowed to record a duo album together and after returning to the U.S. they did... just two months later. Nashville guitar legend, Andy Reiss joined them in the studio as Holland/Coots began their 5th album and a trio was born, B.A.D. Rhythm (B.A.D. stands for Brian, Andy and Danny). After 2 albums and playing gigs and festivals, the incomparable Pat Bergeson was added on guitar and harmonica along with Sacramento bassist, Sam Rocha and Big Bad Rhythm was born. A hard hitting classic two guitar swing band playing jazz, blues and Boogie Woogie.
Oct 3
lindsey Miller Quintet
6:00pm-8:30pm, $10 at the door
Currently based in Nashville, TN, Lindsey Miller is a touring and session guitarist whose career has spanned a variety of styles and genres. She has performed and recorded with artists, musicians, and producers such as Jason Michael Carroll, Lauren Daigle, Danny Gottlieb, Jeff Coffin, Keith Carlock, Desmond Child, Michael Feinstein, Neil Sedaka, the Kansas City Symphony, the Fort Worth Symphony, and appeared on several episodes of ABC/CMT’s Nashville. Lindsey was recently featured as part of NPR’s expose on the Nashville jazz scene which can be seen here.
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!