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A Sunday Brunch Kind of Love!
I can’t believe the Holidays are already here! We are excited to introduce Champagne Sunday Brunch to Downtown Indianapolis! Featuring an Ever Changing Menu, Champagne Cocktails, Live Local Music and a Bloody Mary Bar, this is A Sunday Kind of Love!
See the most current menu here!



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We won, and I might say, it is a great honor. Thanks to all of you who voted!!!!


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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; $5 Martini Tuesdays, $4 Draught Beer Wednesdays, $5 Martini Thursdays and 1/2 Priced Well Drink Fridays.
As a show of support for the arts in Indianapolis, show us your evenings Theatre Ticket for 20% off your Entree selection!


Late Night 8 - 11pm Thursday, February 26 – Big Broadway Sing-along to benefit the Indianapolis Leukemia and Lymphoma Society with Sean Baker, the Music Maker and John Phillips, your Host with the Most!

Join us for this special 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 and help us Celebrate the Kick-off of the 2015 LLS Man and Woman of the Year!


Friday, February 27–Gina McLaughlin 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.


Date Night, Saturday, February 28 – The long awaited return of Cozette Myers!

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.


Sunday Brunch, March 1 – Champagne Brunch with Julie Houston!
Featuring an Ever Changing Menu, Champagne Cocktails, Live Local Music and a Bloody Mary Bar, this is A Sunday Kind of Love!


*FIRST TIME EVENT*! Sunday, March 1 – The Wes Montgomery Tribute Award Concert!
Ralph Adams in cooperation with
Chef Joseph's, Indiana Black Expo (Local Chapter ) IBE. Inc.,
Stuart Mortuary Inc., Indianapolis Recorder & Jazz-City Internet Radio
presents
The Wes Montgomery Tribute Award Concert
featuring its first honoree, indy jazz guitarist Mr.
Steve Weakley
*Kevin Anker, organ *Richard "Sleepy" Floyd, drums *Rob Dixon, tenor sax
March 1st, 2015
Show at 6:00 PM Doors at 5:00 PM
Chef Joseph's 115 East Ohio Street Indianapolis, Indiana.
Advance Tickets - $12.00 available online @ EVENTBRITE.COM
At the Door - $15


Thursday, March 5 – Open Mic Night!
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, March 6 – Julie Houston Performing!

Julie comes out for a Rare Friday Performance. Join one of Chef Joseph’s favorites, Julie Houston and Kevin Anker for some great jazz!


Date Night, Saturday, March 7, with Nancy Moore and Sean Baker the Music Maker!

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!


Sunday, March 8 – Champagne Brunch with Kevin Grove!
Featuring an Ever Changing Menu, Champagne Cocktails, Live Local Music and a Bloody Mary Bar, this is A Sunday Kind of Love!

Kevin is a master on the acoustic guitar and has been an after-hours favorite at Chef Joseph’s for a few years. We are pleased to bring him to you as he pairs with Sean Baker to introduce some new music, some covers and some impromptu jams.


Monday, March 9 – Sara Yager’s 40th Birthday! A Grand Day of Celebration for all! Just not here!


Thursday, March 12 – Julie Powers performing!

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.


Friday, March 13 – 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.


Date Night Saturday, March 14 – 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.


Sunday, March 15 – Champagne Brunch with Kevin Grove!
Featuring an Ever Changing Menu, Champagne Cocktails, Live Local Music and a Bloody Mary Bar, this is A Sunday Kind of Love!

Kevin is a master on the acoustic guitar and has been an after-hours favorite at Chef Joseph’s for a few years. We are pleased to bring him to you as he pairs with Sean Baker to introduce some new music, some covers and some impromptu jams.


Thursday, March 19 – Glazer’s Presents the “Wines of Antinori”
Join us for this fantastic Wine Pairing Dinner with Special Guest Importer Kelley Journes will share her experience with this wonderful Wine! See the full menu here. The cost is $65 per person, including tax and gratuity. Reservations are highly recommended as these popular events sell out quickly! Reservations are available by calling 317.600.3577.


Friday, March 20 –Gina McLaughlin 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.


Date Night, Saturday, March 21 – 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.


Sunday Brunch, March 22 – Champagne Brunch with Julie Houston!
Featuring an Ever Changing Menu, Champagne Cocktails, Live Local Music and a Bloody Mary Bar, this is A Sunday Kind of Love!



Tuesday, March 24 – VERY SPECIAL - Big Broadway Sing-along with Sean Baker, the Music Maker and John Phillips, your Host with the Most!

In support of the World Premier of Sean Baker’s upcoming Show “The Perfect 10” at Theatre on the Square, we invite our guests to join us for the Top 10 Most Memorable Broadway Tunes from NewYork.com and Tip Big to finalize the Sean’s production expenses. This is not a KickStarter, ‘cause it’s already kicking, but bring your perfect 10, 20, 50 or 100 Dollar Bill to support our friend and yours and join us for this Special Chef Joseph’s Big Broadway Sing-Along! Who knows, maybe there will be some door prizes… 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!


Thursday, March 26 – Julie Houston Performing!

Julie comes out for a Rare Thursday Performance. Join one of Chef Joseph’s favorites, Julie Houston and Kevin Anker for some great jazz!


Friday, March 27 - 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, March 28 – 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!


Sunday Brunch, March 29 – Champagne Brunch with Julie Houston!

Join Julie and Kevin Anker, and find out what all the Tuesday buzz is about!


Useless Wine Factoid
Did you know:
Wine was discovered about 6,000 years ago in Mesopotamia, Palestine/Israel or what is now called Georgia. It originally fermented by accident when native yeasts stuck to grapes stored in containers turned sugars in the grapes into alcohol.


March's Joke of the Month....
It was so cold outside that by the time Chef Joseph got home from shopping at the bakery his buns were frozen!
Thank you Nick Watts for that brilliant submission!