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Tuesdays through Friday from 5 - 7pm.
Let go of the stress of your day with 1/2 Priced Small Plate Happy Hour and a mixed drink from the bar; 25% off Wines by the Bottle on Tuesday, $4 Draught Beer Wednesday, $5 Martini Thursdays and 1/2 Priced Well Drink Fridays. Add live music from the Baby Grand on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for a relaxing afterwork experience!
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Julie Tuesdays – Live Music from 7-10pm with Julie Houston and Zach Lapidus!
Christopher Wednesdays – Live Music from 5-9pm with Christopher Parrish!
Gourmet Pizza Wednesdays!
Chef Joseph prepares unique 7" Pizzas for your selection. Pair that with one of our $4 Draught selections for a bargain that doesn't require a degree!
Friday, March 28 – Julie Powers Returns!
Julie Powers has been performing on Indiana stages both large and small since she was about 10 years old. She attended Butler University, where she received classical opera training, but irritated her teacher by only really being interested in musical theatre and vocal jazz. Graduating with a degree in Musical Theatre from Butler and then from Minnesota State University Mankato with an MFA in Acting, she returned to Indiana where she has entertained as a headliner at the Boggstown Cabaret Supper Club for almost a decade. Julie was a co-owner of the Palace Theatre of Brown County, where she had the opportunity to produce, direct, write, costume and perform. Expanding on her technical skills, Julie is currently doing freelance work as a makeup artist and wardrobe designer for fashion/artistic photography and film, as well as costuming “THE MAGIC FLUTE” for Anderson University. Her first love will always be performance and Julie has had the great opportunity to perform across the musical spectrum, from opera and musical theatre to rock bands and jazz orchestras. Her favorite, though, is always where ever she’s singing right now, because there is nothing she enjoys more than sharing music with others.
Date Night, Saturday, March 29 – Yvonne Allu Performing!
Soulful and soul satisfying, Yvonne’s musical style is a diverse repertoire of jazz, soul, pop, funk and rock. Her vocal verve is one that celebrates love and life while displaying a range of vocal flair that brings to mind the great jazz songstresses of the past. Some of her musical influences are, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson, Chaka Khan, Sade and Nina Simone.
Wednesday, April 2 – We are pleased to Welcome the Rainbow Chamber of Commerce for their monthly meeting in our Boardroom!
Christopher Parrish from 5–7pm followed by Jeanne Logan Performing!
Jeanne confiscates Chris’s night for her own mad enjoyment. Logan enjoys sharing a wide variety of vocal performance stylings with all kinds of audiences. A Butler/Jordan College of Music grad, she's entertained throughout the country and many other parts of the world. For over a decade, she graced NYC's theatre and cabaret stages before embarking on a nation-wide "top 40" and Show Band tour that introduced her to new destinations including Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Holland-America Cruise Lines.
Thursday, April 3 - Heart 2 Heart Performing!
Heart 2 Heart is a musical duo featuring Sandy Gosling on vocals and Dana Spence on piano. They have played for special events around Indianapolis at venues including the JW Marriott, the Palladium, Hillcrest Country Club, Columbia Club, and other local restaurants since 2005.
Their song list includes soft rock, pop tunes, country ballads, and jazz standards.
Friday, April 4 – Laney Wilson Performing!
Laney Wilson got his start singing in 2009 where he placed third in the very first Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook competition. His passion for the music of The Great American Songbook, however, started at the early age of 7 when he first heard the sultry voice of Frank Sinatra. Laney is currently a singer for The Cool City Jazz Band; in addition to singing in various bars and restaurants throughout the Indianapolis area. Laney is 22 years old and an Indianapolis native. He attended IUPUI.
Saturday, April 5 – Alison Foust’s Bridal Shower Luncheon Followed by Date Night with Jan Aldridge Clark Performing!
Jazz Harpist Jan Aldridge Clark is back with her unique jazz stylings of The Great American Songbook, the glorious Ratpack standards of Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr., and luscious brazilian arrangements of Jobim and Gilberto. Enhanced by the multi-talented Cahone/Conga player, Michael Beck, this duo will leave you wanting more.
Tuesday, April 8 – Chef Joseph’s Collector’s Dinner “Pinfold’s Bin Series with Shawn Slinkard in our Boardroom and Julie Houston Performing in the Dining Room!
This Invitation Only event fills our Boardroom with high-end wines and those who love them. For your own invitation, speak with your server or Chef Joseph! See the full menu here.
Join the rest of us for Julie Houston performing!
Thursday, April 10 – Brenda Williams Performing!
Brenda Williams is a dynamic and vivacious singer and actress based in the Indianapolis area. Equally impressive to her voice and talent is her resume, which includes performing for 3 United States Presidents.
Friday, April 11 – Jeff DeHerdt Performing!
As a child of the 70s and a teenager of the 80s, Jeff DeHerdt was pretty much a rock-n-pop junkie. The music of the Beatles, Billy Joel, Steely Dan and the Police were his drugs of choice. But, in the late 1980s, jazz became his nicotine patch. Influenced by pianists Thelonious Monk and Bill Evans, he began his composition studies and pop detox at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. We are now proud to have him on The Connoisseur Room stage
Date Night Saturday, April 12 –Sally Kathary Returns!
Some people are born to sing and Sally Kathary is one of those lucky people. Blessed with a sultry contralto voice that lends itself beautifully to the genre of the Great American Songbook. Sit back, relax and enjoy being transported back in time to the era of the glamorous supper club.
Thursday, April 17 – Big Broadway Sing-along with Sean Baker, the Music Maker and John Phillips, your Host with the Most!
Join us for Chef Joseph’s Big Broadway Sing-Along. We will provide the words in Chef Joseph’s Big Broadway Hymnal (and some Pop too), Sean’s got the Baby Grand and John will coach you along. Sing-along if you like, or just enjoy our fine Food & Spirits!
Friday, April 18 – Toni Tolliver Performing!
A veteran of the stage, Toni Tolliver has been performing for over 20 years. She began her career at the Indiana University School of Music, starring in several main-stage musical theatre productions, and has performed at both The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. However, it was her tenure with IU's Singing Hoosiers, where she consequently met Sean Baker that truly began the expansion of her repertoire. She has continued to perform with Mr. Baker through the years, most recently as the Lead Female Vocalist with Indianapolis' own Four Sexes. From Jazz and R&B to Rock, Broadway, and Country, Ms. Tolliver changes styles as effortlessly as one changes clothes, and is a true "Connoisseur" of American Popular Music!
Date Night Saturday, April 19 – Barbara Randall Performing!
A Midwest native, Randall has performed in her native Detroit with such well -known and respected artists as Wilbert Pegler, Mel Ball, Robert Jones, Gwen Fox, Charles Green, and Tola Lewis. She has also headed Merging Traffic and New Romance bands.
For ten years, Randall-Coleman was Coleman of the well-known Coleman-Rhoades duo. Randall grew up listening to the Motown sound, and today, listens to and performs all kinds of music, including jazz, R&B, pop, rock, blues, and adult contemporary. Her inspiration is drawn from such legends as Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson, Gladys knight, Aretha Franklin, and Patti Labelle, influences which have helped Randall develop her own unique style, and added an extraordinary warmth and sincerity with which she communicates directly to the heart.
Sunday, April 20 – Easter Jazz Brunch!
Put on your Easter Finery and join us for our Annual Easter Brunch!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, call 317.600.3577 or visit our website www.chefjosephs.com to make your reservations today. See the full menu here.
Thursday, April 24 - The Wines of Kenwood Vineyards with Audrey Wood!
Join us for this great Wine Pairing Dinner with our guest Audrey Wood to share his insight into this terrific family of wines! At $65 per person including Tax & Gratuity, this bargain pairing sells out quickly, so get your reservations now at 317.600.3577. See the entire menu here.
Friday, April 25 with Jennifer Gregory Performing!
Coming from a family of singer/songwriters, Jennifer Gregory has been a gifted singer and actress since childhood. She has performed in such Indianapolis venues as the Chatterbox, The Jazz Kitchen, The Brass Ring, The Scottish Rite Cathedral and on Monument Circle, often while working as a studio vocalist. Classically trained, she sings in four languages in addition to English and speaks French fluently. Her credits include operas Die Fledermaus and Die Zauberflöte as well as two runs of Pure Prine at the Phoenix Theatre.
Date Night, Saturday, April 26 – Nancy Moore Performing!
Get off your Mass and Upgrade to Downtown! There is no better evening than one featuring live cabaret with the sultry Nancy Moore and Sean Baker, the Music Maker. These two plus Chef Joseph’s equals perfection!
Doors will open at 5 p.m. for those who wish to begin the evening with dinner or drinks.. Live entertainment begins at 5 p.m. and will continue through 10pm.
No cover charge.
Thursday, May 1– Open Mic Night! *Proprietor's Pick*
Sean Baker, the Music Maker is your personal pianist on the Baby Grand! Bring your sheet music and enjoy the adoration of the fans that you so richly deserve. With a full bar for liquid courage, it's all covered. The bar opens at 5pm with Open Mic beginning at 7pm.
*****Upcoming Important Dinner Dates*****
As with entertainment, these dates and themes are subject to change.
May 22nd - Anne Grabriel with Avenui Brand Imports
June 19th - Todd Rainer with The Wines of France
June 26th - El Mayor Tequilla Dinner with Graciella from Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico - More than 125 Years of Hand Crafting Tequila with Old Family Recipes.
July 24th- Ashley Lockwood with D&E Fine Wines
August 5th- Collector's Dinner with Evan Arnesan, Maison, Marques & Domaine
August 21st-Knapsack Imports with Neil Charles
September 18th-Glazer's Distributors with Sue Kimeciak
October 16th-RNDC with Allison Hendricks
November 4th-Collector's Dinner, Knap Sack Imports with Neil Charles
November 13th-Carrol Company with Molly Meeker
December 31st-New Year's Eve Bash!!!! with Todd Rainer of Freemarket Imports