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Big News for November - A Sunday Brunch Kind of Love!
I can’t believe the Holidays are already here! This month we celebrate our 3rd Anniversary and 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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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 Kevin Anker!

T.J. Schaff on the Baby Grand Tuesdays and Saturdays - Live, Local Music from 5-7pm!

Christopher Wednesdays and Fridays – Live Music from 5-7pm with Christopher Parrish!

Natalie Thursdays - Live Music from 5-7pm with Natalie Fancher!

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, November 7 – New Music with Amanda Davids Performing 7 – 10pm! Followed by Late Night with Nancy Moore and Sean Baker the Music Maker 10pm – 1am!

“Amanda Davids is a perfect example of how jazz, soul, funk, and everything comes together and gets re-created into something new" -2012 Oakville Jazz Festival
“A nice sparkle in her music and presentation...this is the future of the instrument’” – Tony Monaco, Organist & Producer
Enter the musical realm of Amanda Davids, where sonic boundaries are overthrown and myriad genres assimilated into one sound, Indie Soul. Taking inspiration from revolutionary progressive and fusion innovators before her, such as James Brown, Parliament, Prince, The Roots, Herbie Hanckock, and Pink Floyd, Davids has created her own unique musical vision. Armed with her Piano, Hammond Organ and a raging Soulful voice, Amanda Davids ignites a stage with evocative songwriting and untamed Funk, rooted in improvisation and laid back beats.
Late Night with Nancy Moore and Sean Baker the Music Maker 10pm – 1am!

Get off your Mass and Upgrade to Downtown! Join us for the LGBT Film Festival AfterParty! 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!

Date Night, Saturday November 8 – 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.

Sunday, November 9 – Howl-N-Wine 2014 noon – 3pm!

Please join us for an annual fundraiser to support shelter enhancements at Indianapolis Animal Care and Control. Last year's event raised the $10,000 necessary to purchase elevated dog beds for the hundreds of kennels at the shelter to keep the dogs off the cold, concrete floors. This year's funds will go to purchase custom retractable shade canopies for the outdoor dog runs as well as pea gravel for the runs' flooring. Without these features, the dog runs are very difficult to use during hot or wet weather for both shelter dogs and volunteers. This year's reception will feature delicious food and wine courtesy of Chef Joseph's at the Connoisseur Room as well as a silent auction full of pet friendly items, certificates from local restaurants, breweries, spas, and much more. Please consider supporting our efforts while enjoying a lovely Sunday afternoon downtown. The dogs at Indianapolis Animal Care and Control will be forever grateful!

Wednesday, November 12 - 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 musical style is a classy blend of pop and soft rock with a touch of jazz.

Thursday, November 13 – 3 Year Anniversary Celebration with Special Guest Molly Meeker for “Meeker Vineyards” Wine Pairing Dinner and Fundraiser for the Little Red Door!

Join us for this fantastic Wine Pairing Dinner with Special Guest Molly Meeker who will share her wonderful stories of television and 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, November 14 – 3 Year Anniversary Celebration continues with D.A. Young Performing and Let’s Party with All Weekly Drink Specials on this One Special Night!

An accomplished song stylist with a smooth voice, warm tone and inspired phrasing, D.A. Young sings breezy swing and romantic ballads. D.A. has given professional performances of extensive repertoire in American Songbook standards at numerous Central Indiana venues, since 1997. In 2007, he released a jazz CD, “A Place to Dream,” with pianist Ken Fary, to good reviews (Chuck Workman - WICR, Indianapolis Monthly and others).

At Chef Joseph’s, D.A. sings classic Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett material, with his own touch, varying the moods and tempos over a three-hour evening for a consistently entertaining presentation. He will make his tenth appearance at Chez J on Friday, Nov. 14.

Date Night, Saturday, November 15 – 3 Year Anniversary Celebration with Yvonne Allu Performing and for One Night Only, ½ Priced Wines by the Bottle for all lovers!

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.

Tuesday, November 18 – DINNER BLACKOUT!

We are pleased to Cummins for their Special Dinner at Chef Joseph’s. Contact or call 317.600.3577 to plan your own special Dining Event!

Wednesday, Nov 19 – Guest favorite Jan Aldridge Clark!

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.

Thursday, November 20 – “Don't Worry, It Never Lasts Long with Sean Baker” - The Sean Baker Show

Sean Baker, the Music Maker, just off his string of hit off-off-off-off Broadway shows such as “Ladiless” and “I Ain’t Got no Road Rash” returns with this one. Sean is pleased to “get back” and would like to thank John Mays and Jesus for the opportunity.

Friday, November 21 –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, November 22 – 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.

Sunday, November 23 – Introducing Sunday Champagne Brunch with Jan Aldridge Clark from 10am – 2pm!
Featuring an Ever Changing Menu, Champagne Cocktails, Live Local Music and a Bloody Mary Bar, this is A Sunday Kind of Love!

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, November 26 – 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.

Thursday, November 27 – LUNCH & DINNER BLACKOUT!

We take a break in our busy schedule to celebrate Thanksgiving Holiday with friends and family.
Wishing you all the piece and love of the Season!

Friday, November 28 – Big Holiday Sing-Along (and some Broadway too) with Sean Baker, the Music Maker and John Phillips, your Host with the Most!

Join John Phillips and Sean Baker for Chef Joseph’s Big Holiday Sing-Along. Come in from the cold and overwhelming crowds at the Circle of Lights and Nog it up with us! We will provide the words in Chef Joseph’s Big Holiday Hymnal (and some Broadway too) (and some Pop too), Sean’s got the Baby Grand and John will coach you along. You provide the fun! Sing-along if you like, or just enjoy our fine Food and Spirits while the kids are watching the tree lighting!

Date Night, Saturday, November 29 –Julie Houston Performing!

Julie comes out for a Rare Saturday Performance. Join Julie and Kevin Anker, and find out - Why all the Tuesday Buzz?

Sunday, November 30 – Sunday Champagne Brunch with Gina McLaughlin from 10am – 2pm!
Featuring an Ever Changing Menu, Champagne Cocktails, Live Local Music and a Bloody Mary Bar, this is A Sunday Kind of Love!

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.

Useless Wine Factoid
Did you know:
This is one of the best facts about wine. When drunk regularly it can help you boost your sex drive. An Italian study showed that women who have 2 glasses of wine daily, enjoy physical pleasure much more intensely than women who don’t drink wine at all.

A good reason to start drinking wine, right?

November's Joke of the Month....
Two guys are sitting at a bar. One guy says to the other,

"Do you know that lions have sex 10 or 15 times a night?".

The other guy says, "Damn, I just joined the Shriner’s."