Jazz Greats : Louis Armstrong

Jazz Greats : Louis Armstrong

Every music genre has the “greats.” The few musicians whose work will transcend time and become virtually synonymous with the genre itself. For jazz, one of the greats is Louis Armstrong. At Jazz Kitchen, we’d like to take a moment to recognize Louis, his mad skills on the trumpet and all he did to bring jazz music to the mainstream.

Multi-Talented

Louis Armstrong’s skills on the trumpet are quite well known, but his skills didn’t stop there. For more than 50 years his iconic gravelly voice brought jazz through its many evolutions. Some of his most memorable songs were ones he wrote himself. His charismatic stage presence opened jazz up across the color divide that existed at the time. He used this social acceptance to make a stand for desegregation and human rights.

Humble Beginnings

Contrary to popular myth, Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901, not July 4, 1900. He was the grandson of slaves and born to a poor Louisiana family. At a young age, his parents abandoned him and his sister to the care of other relatives. At eleven, he dropped out of school and joined an all boys choir singing on the streets for money.

After being sent to the New Orleans Home for Colored Waifs several times for delinquency, he joined their band and honed his coronet playing skills.

The Career

From such humble beginnings, Louis Armstrong, who’d later become known as Satchmo, took his playing and performing skills to the Mississippi River where he played on tour boats up and down the river. His musicianship matured and expanded during this time.

After getting married, Satchmo gave up the riverboat scene and began growing his career in clubs in Chicago and New York. Eventually, he and his fourth wife settled in Queens. He made scat famous and was the first jazz musician to appear on the cover of Time Magazine.

While we can’t bring you Louis himself, each of our five locations is proud to share the jazz stylings he made famous with you. Our live musicians put their own spin on it, but it all started with Satchmo. Please join us at Jazz Kitchen for great food and great music.

Eating at Jazz is More Than Good Food

Eating at Jazz is More Than Good Food

Jazz Kitchen is a restaurant. It goes without saying that means we’re about food. What’s different about Jazz from other restaurants is that we’re about more than food. We’re about music, people and celebrations. We take our role of providing food with love, care and joy seriously. It’s our passion and our calling. You can experience the Jazz Kitchen touch at any of our five locations: Columbia, MO; Lubbock, TX; Kansas City, KS; Kansas City, MO; Omaha, NE.

Live Music

Many eateries offer live music once or twice a week. The Jazz difference is that it’s more frequent. And we don’t bring in inexperienced talent. We scour the local music scene in each of the five cities where we have restaurants and find the most popular R&B, blues and Jazz musicians. We bring them in to play for you as part of your dining experience.

People

Restaurants are about any number of people. You, our customer, comes first. But we know that in order to have happy customers, we have to have happy employees. We treat our front and back of restaurant staff with respect, compassion and dignity. We want them to join you in the celebratory feel that’s prominent in all our restaurants.

Celebrations

The celebrations aren’t confined to the walls of our restaurants. We cater your events too! The food we bring to your event adds to the joy and excitement. Every celebration needs great food and great atmosphere. Whether you celebrate in-house with us or have us bring the celebration to you with our catering services, you’re sure to have an excellent time and dine on amazing Cajun food.

When you’re in the mood for a good time, good food and good company, join us at Jazz Kitchen. We’ll treat you like family and send you home full, satisfied and pleasantly tired from the excitement.

Cajun Catering for Your Event

Cajun Catering for Your Event

Event planners know that every event is more fun with food. Whether it’s a small backyard party, a wedding or major city event as big as Mardi Gras, guests will have a much more enjoyable time with delicious food from a Cajun catering company filling their bellies.

Bon Temps Catering

Jazz Kitchen’s catering company, Bon Temps Catering, brings the same high-quality, tasty food from our menu to any event you have planned. The soul-ful Cajun food options are sure to please your guests’ taste buds. And because Cajun food is more than food, it’s an experience, our catered dishes will add to the entire atmosphere for the day.

Cajun Wedding – No Problem

With Bon Temps Catering, you don’t have to be in Louisiana to have a full-on Cajun party for your wedding. Whether it’s an intimate affair or party the size of Texas, Jazz’s fabulous food will make the day memorable for you and your guests. What better way to start off your marriage than with some spicy soul food? We can’t think of any!

Office Party Catering

Christmas isn’t the only time for an office party. Spring and summer are also a great time to show your employees you appreciate them. Missouri has many amazing outdoor locations. We’re happy to cater your office event indoors or out. The fabulous spice will impress your employees and they’ll go home feeling like what they do truly matters to you.

Bringing the Seafood Boil to You

Think you can’t have great seafood in Kansas? Think again! Bon Temps Catering by Jazz brings the seafood boil to your event, coastline not required. Your guests will be amazed at the flavor and quality – they’re sure to come back for more. Promote your business or thank your employees or donors with a Cajun seafood meal they’ll never forget.

No matter the event type or size, our soul food is sure to have your guests happy and full. We offer gluten free options as well. Contact us today to plan your next catered event.

Billy Ebeling Performs Live in Kansas City, KS

Billy Ebeling Performs Live in Kansas City, KS

A fabulous voice and an accordion make Billy Ebeling stand out from the crowd. He’s been a full-time performer since the 1980s and has traveled the world bringing his take on Blues to the masses. He now makes the Kansas City, KS area his home. With his harmonica and his own lyrics, Billy fits right in with the Cajun atmosphere of JAZZ Kitchen!

Lives Blues with Your Cajun Dinner

At Jazz Kitchen, we know food is more than sustenance, it’s an experience. We aim to enhance your dining experience with live music. On April 27, 2017 come enjoy the sweet stylings of Billy Ebeling from 6pm to 9pm. You may have been lucky enough to catch him when he played for our diners on April 2 or April 13. If so, you know what a special time it is. Bring your friends and come ready to enjoy a fun night out.

The Late for Dinner Band

In addition to solo performances, Billy plays with the Late for Dinner Band. It’s a show you won’t want to miss! You can catch Billy Ebeling and the band at JAZZ in Kansas City, KS on April 25, 26 and 28. Billy’s been voted the PMA “Best Blues Band in Kansas City.” All you need to do see them perform is enjoy a Cajun meal with us.

What to Eat During the Show

We’ve got an extensive menu of delectable Cajun food – even a gluten free menu! Every item on our menu is perfect for a night of Blues with Billy Ebeling and the Late for Dinner Band. But don’t you be late for dinner or you’ll miss the show! And feel free to bring your kids, we’ve got a special menu just for them. You might be surprised to see how much they love Blues.

We can’t wait to feed you and share fabulous Blues Music with you.

Bring the Taste of JAZZ Kitchen Cajun Home

Bring the Taste of JAZZ Kitchen Cajun Home

We’ve got five tasty locations: Columbia, MO; Lubbock, TX; Kansas City, MO; Kansas City, KS; and Omaha, NE. We want everyone in those great areas to come try our food and experience our music in person. But if you can’t get there as often as you’d like, or if you’ve only been through on a business trip or family vacation, we’ve got a way for you to bring our amazing Cajun flavors to your home dining table. Check out the three great spices we’ll ship to you!

Cajun Mary Mix

Hot sauce is one of the hallmarks of ideal Cajun cuisine. Our Cajun Mary Mix has the perfect balance of hot and tangy. It’ll have you tapping your feet and singing along with whatever music you put on for your at-home dining. At just $6 a bottle, get several so you can Cajun up every dish you make!

Voodoo Juice

Just like it sounds, Voodoo juice will put a spell on your food – and you! A Cajun spell that keeps you coming back to the stock pot for more. Everyone in your house will be members of the clean plate club with the spicy sweet flavors in one of our favorite hot sauce mixes. It’s hard to believe we’re only asking $3 a bottle for this authentic Cajun flavoring.

Bon Ton Cajun Seasoning

No Cajun cabinet is complete without a dry rub. It’s a must for chicken and other dishes. Our Bon Ton Cajun Seasoning is the perfect addition to your Cajun flavor selections. Try it instead of salt on your table, too. Your family will swoon over the rich, hot flavors. Believe it or not, we’re only asking $4 for a shaker bottle! Wow!

We hope everyone will have the chance to try our authentic Cajun cuisine, but we know our five locations don’t reach every state that craves that spicy food. If you can’t come see us in person, give our sauces and seasonings a try.

Steve Lovett Solo Blues Coming to Omaha

Steve Lovett Solo Blues Coming to Omaha

Blues and Jazz are closely related music genres. They both move your soul and your feet. They speak to our deepest emotions in the way other music genres don’t. At JAZZ Kitchens in Omaha, we love bringing live artists to play for our diners. On April 6, we’re pleased to welcome Steve Lovett performing solo from 6pm to 9pm!

Hear Steve Lovett at JAZZ Kitchen in Omaha

Steve Lovett grew up in South Dakota. He’s been an active member of the Omaha blues scene since 2001. Lovett credits blues legend Scotty Spenser with teaching him everything he knows about slide guitar, harmonic and the blues. In fact, Lovett’s first on stage performance was in the 1990s in Phoenix backing up Scotty.

Match the Food to the Music

Our Omaha restaurant is about more than music. We are a restaurant after all! When you join us to see Steve Lovett solo, you’ll also get to eat some amazing food off our versatile creole menu. We even offer gluten free selections!

Arrive early so you get great seats for the show! Sip your drinks, savor your food. Make this a night on the town you’ll enjoy. JAZZ Kitchen knows Cajun food isn’t just about sustenance. Food is meant to be an experience shared with loved ones. Eating while enjoying the blues tunes from Steve Lovett is a great food-centered experience you can enjoy with friends and family in Omaha.

Leave Happy

When you join us to see Steve Lovett solo at JAZZ Kitchen in Omaha, you’ll leave with a smile on your face and your toes tapping. And that’s our goal every time you dine with us! Great food, a fun time and to be treated like family! A meal shared is a meal enjoyed. Come share a meal with us (and Steve Lovett) on April 6. It’s a great way to start your weekend and a great experience to share around the office water cooler.

Good Times Roll at The Crawfish Bowl in Kansas City

Good Times Roll at The Crawfish Bowl in Kansas City

When you think Cajun food, you think Crawfish. The shellfish has been a part of the New Orleans jazz scene since it began. JAZZ Kitchen in Kansas City, MO will be celebrating this versatile seafood on Saturday April 8 from 12:30 – 9:30. C’mon down and eat some crawfish with us in a party atmosphere!

What Are Crawfish?

Crawfish are also often called crayfish, crawdads, freshwater lobster, mountain lobsters, mudbugs or yabbies. Although they’re related to lobsters, crawfish live in freshwater rather than the ocean. It may come as no surprise that Louisiana supplies 95% of the crawfish eaten in the United States.

How are Crawfish Eaten

Similar to shrimp and other crustaceans, when eaten as the major protein in dishes like soups, only the meatier portions of the shellfish are consumed – typically the tail. Events like the Crawfish Bowl in Kansas City are considered “crawfish boils.” These are social events with the crawfish as the headliner. At meals like this, the entire crawfish is presented and sections such as the claws are also eaten, often with potatoes and corn.

Where Can I Get Crawfish Near Me?

That’s easy! In Kansas City, MO JAZZ is the place to be for crawfish. If you can’t join use on April 8 for the crawfish boil, stop in anytime to try the crawfish on our menu. You’ll feel like you warped to New Orleans.

What to Expect at the Crawfish Boil

In essence, the crawfish boil is a big party. We’ll be celebrating and providing amazing New Orleans Cajun style food. Partying and good times are a given, just like they are at Mardi Gras. Well, maybe we won’t have the floats or parades, but we promise there will be good times and a party atmosphere.

Come join us at JAZZ 1823 West 39th Street in Kansas City on April 8 to experience a crawfish boil worthy of New Orleans. See you there!

The Food – Music Connection

The Food – Music Connection

Gatherings, events and celebrations of all kinds have two things in common – food and music. There’s good reason for that. Food and music both make people feel good. They both act on the soul, the heart and the brain to set a mood and create an experience. Combined, food and music act on all the senses and make truly memorable occasion.

Taste

Flavor is deeply connected to a sense of enjoyment. When you think about your favorite food, your mouth starts watering in anticipation. And you can probably remember a great meal you had as well as when, where and other situational aspects surrounding it.

Scent

The sense of smell is deeply connected to memory. Different scents can cause us to recall a wonderful moment. For example, the smell of bread baking may remind you of childhood moments spent in the kitchen with your mother.

Sound

Music and other sounds evoke emotional responses, even when they don’t have words. A great classical piece can make you feel sad or elated simply with the strains of notes. Likewise, Jazz can make you want to get up and dance or tap your feet in your seat.

Movement

Our bodies associate movement with experiences. This is why you can develop muscle memory for playing an instrument, typing or athletic activities. When you get up and dance at any of our Jazz Kitchen locations your body will associate it with fun.

Sight

Watching others have fun inspires you to have fun too. It can be anything from watching kids playing to watching one of our Jazz bands improvise and groove to the rhythms. Your heart feels lighter simply watching these things.

At Jazz Kitchen, we’re proud to provide fun for all your senses through food and music. We understand the importance of the food – music connection to the soul, brain and body and use it to provide you with an exceptional night out.

Why Everyone Loves Cajun

Why Everyone Loves Cajun

Cajun food has a rich tradition in Louisiana and here at Jazz Kitchen in New York. The party atmosphere associated with Cajun food is only one reason. There’s so much to love about Cajun cuisine it’s no surprise that it’s so popular all across the country.

Flavorful

Every cuisine has its own unique flavors. With Cajun, it’s a fabulous spice blend that’s a party in your mouth. It’s more than just heat. It’s a complex blend that tingles and tempts all your taste buds. It’ll make you want to get up and dance to the amazing Jazz music we have playing every day in our restaurants – even if you don’t know tap or jazz style dance.

Unique Dishes

Gumbo is one of the most well-known Cajun dishes. What makes it so tasty is the unique combination of ingredients. Okra is commonly used as are many other amazing ingredients such as shrimp and chicken. Rice is also commonly used to create a thick, stick-to-your bones dish. The rich and hearty foods warm body and soul.

Local Food

One of the hallmarks of Cajun cuisine is an emphasis on using ingredients that are locally available. Since the Cajun tradition in the U.S. began in the south, “local” food in Cajun has become synonymous with food native to the south like okra and catfish. However, Cajun lovers who wish to support their local farmers can enjoy the spice with any regionally appropriate ingredients and be comfortable they’re supporting the roots of Cajun cuisine.

With such amazing flavors and traditions, it’s no wonder everyone loves Cajun food. We sure do! Stop by any of our New York locations the next time you’re wondering “where can I get Cajun food near me.” We promise you’ll love the party Jazz atmosphere and the delectable Cajun cuisine.

The Holy Trinity of Cajun Cuisine

The Holy Trinity of Cajun Cuisine

At Jazz Kitchen, we’re all about Cajun and creole food. This rustic style of cooking was brought to the Acadiana region of Louisiana by the French speaking people of Acadia Canada when they were deported by the British. This style of cooking is more than sustenance – it’s an event.

Three-Pot Affair

Traditionally, a Cajun meal is a three-pot meal. One pot is dedicated to the main dish. Another pot is used to house rice and sausage or seafood. And the third pot contains local vegetables. Notice the word local. One of the hallmarks of Cajun and creole food is that it’s rustic and local. That means using local vegetables and other food supplies.

Holy Trinity of Vegetables

Aromatic vegetables are key to any creole meal. Most chefs consider green bell peppers, onion, and celery to be the holy trinity of aromatic vegetables. They’re diced roughly and blended together during the cooking process. In the US, Cajun chefs may also include parsley, bay leaves, green onions, cayenne pepper, or black pepper in the aromatic blend.

Popular Cajun Dishes

We’re pleased to have many of these amazing Cajun dishes on our menu. They’re popular across America.

Boudin

This pork sausage is spicy. What sets it apart is the all-natural casing that makes it softer than other sausage varieties.

Gumbo

Contrary to popular belief, gumbo is not simply “everything in a pot.” Instead, it’s a specific type of thick soup with okra as the primary ingredient. The Creole culture in Louisiana makes this classic dish with chicken or andouille sausage as the protein.

Jambalaya

As the name sounds, this dish is fun! The only certainty is that jambalaya has rice, meat, and seafood. Everything else is added based on local availability and chef’s choice.

Stop by any of our amazing Jazz Kitchen locations to try these amazing Cajun and Creole dishes. Let us know which one is your favorite.

Jazz 101: The Trombone

Jazz 101: The Trombone

No Jazz band would be complete without the trombone. Just like the trumpet, the trombone is a brass instrument with a bell on one end. Notes are changed by using the slide and a mute further changes the character of the instrument.

History of the Trombone

The trombone, also known as a bone, was made famous by the Duke of Burgundy who enjoyed the instrument as part of a dance band in his court. The trombone was first used independently in 1807 by composer Joachim Nicolas Eggert in his Symphony in E Flat, however Beethoven is typically credited with the trombone’s introduction. He used it in the final movement of his Symphony No. 5 in C minor as well as his Pastoral and Choral.

By the 1840s the trombone was fully integrated into the orchestra and was also being used in operas and other compositions. In the 20th century, music education and marching bands became popular in public U.S. schools, bringing the trombone into national popularity. Dixieland Jazz used the trombone as a support instrument while in Swing Jazz the trombone became a popular solo instrument.

Playing a Trombone

Today, the trombone most commonly used are the tenor and bass. The slide is moved to change notes. If breath is continually blown while the slide changes position, it produces a gliding sound. By stopping and starting breaths, trombones can hit individual notes.

Mutes are used to change the timbre and to create a “wah-wah” effect unlike any other instrument. Some trombone players believe the materials used to construct the instruments affect the sound. Most commonly, yellow brass is used to make the body of the instrument while the bell is crafted from either two separate sheets or hammered from a single piece. In some instances, the bell is made from sterling silver.

Next time you’re at any of our Jazz Kitchen locations, chat with the trombone player. See what they love about the instrument.

Jazz 101: The Trumpet

Jazz 101: The Trumpet

The brassy tones of the trumpet have existed for centuries. Jazz music makes excellent use of this three-valved instrument to bring Jazz bands to life and get people on their feet. Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and Dizzy Gillespie made the Jazz trumpet famous.

Invention

The earliest trumpets date back to earlier than 1500 B.C. As a broadly used musical instrument, changes in the design and metal making during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance created dramatic improvements. At this time, trumpets were made of a single coiled tube without valves, limiting the range of tones it could produce.

The Baroque era became known as the “Golden Age of the natural trumpet” in part thanks to Cesare Bendinelli who helped develop the upper clarion register. As a result, a tremendous body of music was written to highlight the trumpet.

In the mid-twentieth century trumpet playing was revived. Trumpeters in the UK and Germany fitted natural trumpets with three or four vent holes to help correct out of tune notes. In 1818, Friedrich Bluhmel and Heinrich Stölzel applied for a patent to incorporate W. Schuster’s box valve. When this design became standard in the 20th century, there was an explosion in music written for the trumpet.

Materials and Construction

Trumpets are made from brass tubing bent twice into an oblong shape. The three valves, called piston valves increase or decrease the length of tubing engaged thereby changing the pitch. Less common instruments like the piccolo trumpet have four valves. Trumpeters use the tuning slide to raise or lower the pitch of the instrument to match other instruments in the band or orchestra.

The bell helps project sound, but it also does more than that. As a closed tube, the trumpet only naturally produces every other overtone in a harmonic series. The bell makes the missing overtones audible to listeners and fellow musicians.

Next time you’re at Jazz Kitchen pay special attention to the trumpet and see how it contributes to the overall Jazz sound.

Jazz 101: The Sax

Jazz 101: The Sax

When it comes to Jazz music, one of the first instruments to come to mind is the saxophone (aka sax). This versatile instrument has an interesting history.

Invention

The sax was invented in 1840 by Adolphe Sax, a Belgian instrument maker. His goal was to create a group of instruments that would be the most powerful of woodwinds and the most adaptive of brass instruments. By crafting the sax from brass and using a single-reed mouth piece, Sax seems to have succeeded.

Adolphe Sax’s interest in creating such a vocal and nimble instrument came from his personal instrument choices. As a flautist (flute player) and clarinetist, he clearly had a love of both woodwinds and reeded instruments. He began by working to improve the fingering on a bass clarinet. Using those skills, he eventually developed the saxophone.

He created saxophones in several sizes and received a patent for 14 versions in the early 1840s. When the patent expired in 1866, instrument makers and players began experimenting with his original design and rearranging the fingering. The first of these of note was made by a French manufacturer who extended the bell and added an extra key. This modification had the effect of extending the downward range by one semitone.

In general, Sax’s original keys made for challenging fingering. Over the years, numerous modifications were made to combine some key and move others to make playing much easier. Of Sax’s original 14 designs, the most commonly used today are Alto, Tenor and Baritone.

Materials

Both at invention and today, saxophones are made of brass. However, because the tones are produced by a reed, they’re considered a woodwind rather than a brass instrument. In many cases, the brass is coated to prevent oxidation. There is considerable debate as to if/how this affects tone.

The reeds are traditionally made from a perennial cane, but since the 20th century fiberglass and other composite materials are also used. Mouth pieces are made from a wide variety of materials. Saxophonists choose which mouthpiece they prefer based on the style of music and desired tones.

When you come by Jazz Kitchen, be sure to ask the saxophonists about his choice of mouth piece.

Jazzy Block Party

Jazzy Block Party

Block parties are great way to get to know your neighbors during the warm months. Hanging out, eating good food and listening to fun music. Block parties bring neighbors together in friendship and create a sense of community. In the colder months, it’s not always possible to have an outdoor block party. Jazz Kitchen has the solution! Bring your block party inside!

Live Jazz

At an outdoor block party, chances are you’ve got a stereo or smart phone playing music to entertain the block. Instead, bringing your block party inside any of our five Jazz Kitchen locations, you can have live Jazz setting a cool mood for you and your neighbors.

No Need for Potluck

Most block parties are a potluck affair. And there’s always that one neighbor who shows up to the party without a dish of food to share. Bringing your neighbors to Jazz Kitchen means we provide the food. We can either do a small, select menu or let your neighbors order anything they’d like off our regular menu. Either way, no one has to cook and that one neighbor who never brings anything doesn’t become a thorn in anyone’s side.

Party Music

Jazz is often associated with New Orleans and there’s no place better known for a party and good times than the home of Mardi Gras celebrations in the U.S. With such roots, Jazz is clearly the perfect party music. It’s cool and mellow, but without sad notes or melancholy. Many of the tunes are even suitable for dancing. This all makes Jazz the perfect party music.

The Sum of Its Parts

Add it all up and you have the makings of a perfect indoor block party for you and your neighbors. Live music, good food made by our fabulous kitchen and dance music plus the ambiance in any of our five restaurants – bam! A great way to beat the winter blues while getting some social time with your neighbors.

Why We Love Jazz

Why We Love Jazz

Jazz is rich in history and meaning. Unlike many other music genres, Jazz was invented in the United States. It’s had an incredible impact on music and popular culture. To create their famous sounds, Jazz musicians invented the first drum set. And the commonly used terms “cool” and “hip” began as Jazz terms.

The Birth of Jazz

In the late 1800s African Americans in the South were seeking a way to express the feelings of freedom they felt after the Civil War. As an outgrowth from Blues, Jazz flipped the feelings of sadness and hopelessness into feelings of joy and victory. Jazz is all about being happy; dancing and moving.

In the 1900s, Jazz became the music genre of choice in New Orleans. A city always known for its traditions of celebration and music, Jazz was the perfect fit for the frivolity and “lese les bon temps roule” spirt. The famous Jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong was born in New Orleans and began performing and bringing Jazz to the masses at the young age of 13. He made the Dixieland style, which included lots of fun improv, the standard for the entire genre.

Through the great Depression and beyond, Jazz branched off to include Swing and the fast tempos of Bebop. By the 1950s, Latin and Cubin influences had combined with Jazz to create a powerful, danceable blend that speaks to the common ground of all cultures.

For the Love of Jazz

Jazz speaks to the fun spirit within all of us. To the side of us that wants to get up and dance; the side that wants to let go, and have fun. At Jazz Kitchen, we create an environment that’s packed with fun the spirit of Jazz requires. We love seeing our patrons let go and enjoy a fun night out with friends and family. We love the freedom and playfulness of Jazz.

Make Your New Year's Eve Jazzy

Make Your New Year's Eve Jazzy

Kicking off 2017, or any new year, is a big event. One filled with hope and excitement for all that’s to come in the new year. Traditionally, it’s a time spent with friends having a fun night and counting down the minutes until “the ball drops” and midnight arrives with kiss from your significant other. At all five of our Jazz Kitchen locations, we’re prepared to make this New Year’s Eve celebration the jazziest one yet!

New Year’s Eve Catering

Kick up your home New Year’s Eve party with our catering services. Choose any of our delectable menu items, tell us how many people you’re expecting and we’ll have all the eats you need delivered right to your door. Your guests will love the food and you’ll love not having to cook and the easy clean up. Everyone can mingle and dance while enjoying Jazz Kitchen’s food and when you finally head to bed you won’t have to worry about a big clean up job in the morning.

New Year’s Eve Jazz Party

Party all night long at any of our Jazz Kitchen locations. We’ll countdown to midnight in each of them. Bring party horns and come prepared for a great time. The food a drink will be flowing and the Jazz will keep the party mood all night long. At midnight, each restaurant will let up a cheer and you can kiss and hug your loved one in the company of others doing the same thing. Make a reservation so you’re guaranteed a spot!

Whether you’ve got vegetarians, carnivores or anyone in between on your New Year’s Eve party guest list, we’ve got food to suit. In any of our restaurants we’ll accompany it with Jazz. If you’d rather ring in the new year at home, we’ll bring that same great food to your door with our catering services. Contact us today to learn more.

 

Make Your Holiays Jazz Special

Make Your Holiays Jazz Special

Holidays mean spending time together. Time with families, friends, coworkers and loved ones. Christmas parties and other special events make this time of year especially busy. Each of Jazz Kitchen’s five locations can help make your holidays special.

Holiday Proposals

Many couples choose to take the next step in their relationship during the holiday season. If you’re thinking of proposing to your significant other during the Christmas season, Jazz Kitchen can help make the event romantic. We can’t guarantee she’ll say yes, but we promise to make popping the question as stress free as possible.

The sexy sounds of jazz combined with great food and a fun ambience will help set the scene. Our dedicated wait staff will be on hand to make sure all your needs are met and will work with our chefs to provide you with any unique items you require to make the proposal fit your image of the event.

Jazz up Your Office Christmas Party

Office Christmas parties are traditional this time of year. Unfortunately, many are lackluster and not as much fun as one might hope. Jazz Kitchen takes holiday parties to a new level of fun. Cool jazz creates a setting conducive to conversation. We can serve our full menu or create a customized one specifically for your event. With five locations to choose from, we’re well situated to accommodate your office holiday party needs.

Christmas Catering

If you’re looking for something a little more laid back than a night on the town, our catering services fit the bill. You provide the music and location; we’ll provide a custom menu of delicious food for a gathering of any size. Look through our regular menu to get started – you can choose items right from there if they’re perfect for your event.

Let us know how we can make your holiday celebrations as smooth as jazz.

Give the Gift of Jazz

Give the Gift of Jazz

Opening presents, parties and family time are the hallmarks of the holiday season. Sometimes this leads to stress and pressure. Jazz Kitchen is here to help alleviate some of that stress. We’ve got options for gifts and parties to make your life easier.