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Welcome to October!
Stepping into fall, we are Standardizing our Open Mic Nights to the 1st Thursday of the Month and our Big Broadway Sing-Along to the Last Thursday of the Month, preparing for our 3rd Anniversary in November and introducing another $5 Martini night; Tuesday with Julie Houston! We will have more exciting announcements coming up, so enjoy your October!
We were honored in August to have Chef Joseph win the Pairing Competition at the 1st annual Antheneum Summer Soiree, to have Sara Yager once again win the Cocktail Contest for Devour Downtown and to be voted Most Romantic Restaurant in Indianapolis on Nuvo’s Indy A-List. Congratulations to everyone!
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; $5 Martini Tuesdays, $4 Draught Beer Wednesdays, $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!
As a show of support for the arts in Indianapolis, show us your evenings Theatre Ticket for 20% off your Entree selection!
Julie Tuesdays – Live Music from 7-10pm with Julie Houston and Joel Tucker!
Christopher Wednesdays and Fridays – Live Music from 5-7pm 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!
Wednesday, October 1 – The Sean Baker Show – "I Aint Got No Road Rash!"
Sean Baker, the Music Maker follows-up his hit one man show “Ladyless” with this one and is thrilled to be over ‘The Road Rash” and feeling like his Old Gigolo self again.
Thursday, October 2– 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.
Friday, October 3 – DINNER BLACKOUT!
We are pleased to celebrate Mia & David’s Rehearsal Dinner at Chef Joseph’s. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 317.600.3577 to plan your own special Dining Event!
Date Night, Saturday, October 4 – 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!
Wednesday, October 8 – Julie Powers returns and Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood in the Boardroom!
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.
Thursday, October 9 – Gina McGlaughlin Performing!
Born in Boston Massachusetts, Gina was exposed to jazz as a very young child by her parents. Life long jazz enthusiasts, her father’s cousin, Dick McDonough, was a famous New York guitarist in the late 20’s and 30’s who played with all the greats, as a session player. Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, Red Norvo, Johnny Mercer, Billie Holiday, and Fats Waller were just a few of the people with whom he had played. Her parents saw many of these performers in the 30’s.
Being second to the youngest of 9 children, when she was young; starting at 8 or 9 years of age, her parents would take her to piano bars in the Boston area. Teddy Wilson had a steady at the Copley Plaza Hotel in the late ‘60’s and early ‘70’s, the most famous of players they would take she and her sister to listen to live.
Friday, October 10- Jeanne Logan Performing!
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.
Date Night, Saturday, October 11 – The Nexus Jazz Trio Performing!
Nexus has been a mainstay on the Indy/Geist music scene for over a decade. The versatile band performs originals and covers, contemporary and standards. They’re excited to announce their newest member, Indianapolis Jazz Foundation Hall of Fame bassist Joe Deal. Mark Timko and Tom Dimartino round out the trio for a rich, unique sound.
Wednesday, October 15 - 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.
Thursday, October 16, RNDC Distributors Presents “Wines of Constellation Brands”!
Join us for our legendary Wine Pairing Dinners! See the full menu here. The cost is a mere $65 per person, including tax and gratuity.
Reservations are required as these popular events sell out quickly! Reservations are available by calling 317.600.3577.
Friday, October 17– Cozette Myers Performing!
Cozette has been the lead singer in several bands from her college years to the present, including one for 30 years; She has traveled as part of a group or a back-up singer on gospel tours for over 3 decades; and she has sung on literally thousands of records, CDs and jingles for nearly 40 years. Some of her favorite songs to sing, however, have always been those written here at home: Cole Porter and Hoagy Carmichael.
Date Night, Saturday, October 18 – Guest favorite Jan Aldridge Clark Returns!
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.
Wednesday, October 22 – Carol Harris Returns!
Carol has performed locally for over 30 years featuring Jazz Standards, ballads and blues tunes often with brother Mel Rhyne, nationally known Jazz Keyboardist.
Thursday, October 23 – Introducing Kevin Grove!
Kevin Grove is a master on the acoustic guitar and has been an after-hours favorite at Chef Joseph’s for a few years. We are now pleased to bring him to you as he pairs with Sean Baker to introduce some new music, some covers and some impromptu jams.
Friday, October 24 – Nancy Moore & Sean Baker 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.
Date Night Saturday, October 25 –Sally Kathary Performing!
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.
Tuesday, October 28 – DINNER BLACKOUT!
We are pleased to welcome Steel Dynamics as they bring their staff and clients for Dinner at Chef Joseph’s. Contact email@example.com or call 317.600.3577 to plan your own special Dining Event!
Wednesday, October 29 - Heart 2 Heart Performing!
Heart 2 Heart is a musical duo featuring Sandy Gosling on vocals and Dana Spence on piano. Their musical style is a classy blend of pop and soft rock with a touch of jazz. Their song list includes soft rock, pop tunes, country ballads, and jazz standards.
Thursday, October 30 – Big Broadway Sing-along (The Spooky Edition) – A fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with Sean Baker, the Music Maker and Jeanne Logan, your Hostess with the Mostess and a Special Mystery Guest! (So Mysterious, we don't even know!)
Join us for Chef Joseph’s Big Broadway Sing-Along “The Spooky Edition” – A fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society . We will provide the words in Chef Joseph’s Big Broadway Hymnal (and some Pop too), Sean’s got the Baby Grand and Jeanne will coach you along. Sing-along if you like, or just enjoy our fine Food & Spirits! Either way, prepare for special events and fun to raise money and awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!
Friday, October 31 – Spooky Tunes with Jennifer “Creature” Gregory and Sean Baker, the Spirit Taker 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, November 1 – With the Bag Lady Bus Tour & Barbara Randall Performing!
This is gonna be an interesting comination!
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.
November 2, 2014 4pm - International Wine & Food Society - Indianapolis Branch Holiday Dinner - Hosted by Paul Reis and Jeff Epler
Chef Joseph's is proud to host the International Wine & Food Society for their Holiday Dinner! You are invited too! Reservations are required and may be made by contacting Jeff Epler at
firstname.lastname@example.org and payment must be received by Friday, October 24. For the menu and additional information click here.
Useless Wine Factoid
Did you know:
While beer makes that unaesthetic beer belly, wine does not affect your waistline at all. In fact recent studies show that “women who routinely drink moderate amounts of alcohol, totaling about one drink per day, carry almost 10 pounds less body fat than women who did not drink at all”.
October's Joke of the Month....
A pirate walks in to a bar with a paper towel sticking out of his pirate hat.
The bartender says "What's up with the paper towel?"
The pirate says, "Arrrrrgh...I got a bounty on me head!"
*****Upcoming Important Dinner Dates*****
As with entertainment, these dates and themes are subject to change.
November 13th-Carrol Company with Molly Meeker
December 31st-New Year's Eve Bash!!!! with Todd Rainer of Freemarket Imports