Calendar of Events
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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!
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 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!
Thursday, March 6 – Broadway vocalist and Indiana native Scott Beck Performing
Scott grew up in Lafayette Indiana where he discovered his vocal talent as a soloist with the nationally renowned FIRST EDITION show choir, under the direction of J. Kevin Butler. From there his passion for singing took him to New York City and various destinations all over the world. Performing on Broadway, and National Touring Broadway Companies, Scott has been privileged to share the stage with such talents as Brooke Shields, Davey Jones, Mickey Dolenz, Sally Struthers and Hal Linden to name only a few. He is a recurring soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Symphonies around the world. He is currently a proud member of AN INNOCENT BAND (a tribute to Billy Joel). For more info go to: aninnocentband.com
Friday, March 7 – 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, March 8 with 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.
From intimate settgs to big rooms, Gina gets her audience to fully experience the depth and emotion of the great jazz compositions.
New Music Wednesday, March 12 – Our own Billy Dunne Performing!
Billy has toured with many Broadway Shows and we are thrilled to have him with us at Chef Joseph's! For you Musical lovers, this is not to be missed show!
Thursday, March 13 – 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.
Friday, March 14 – 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 March 14th at Chef Joseph’s!
Date Night, Saturday, March 15 with 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.
Tuesday, March 18 – Big Broadway Sing-along “The Love Songs” with Sean Baker, the Music Maker and John Phillips, your Host with the Most!
Join us for Chef Joseph’s Big Broadway Sing-Along “The Love Songs”. 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. You provide the romance as you Sing to your Sweety, or just the dude at the next table. Sing-along if you like, or just enjoy our fine Food & Spirits!
Thursday, March 20 - "The Wines of Campania” with Rudy Basile of Vias Imports Wine Pairing Dinner
Join us for this great Wine Pairing Dinner with our guest Rudy Basile to share his insight into this terrific family of wines! At $60 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, March 21 – Cirque du Soleil performer and Indianapolis resident Melissa Schott Performing!
Melissa is excited for her debut performance at Chef Joseph’s! No stranger to the stage, she has been seen singing, dancing and clowning with Cirque du Soleil’s Banana Shpeel (a vaudeville inspired creation full of tap, hip hop and eccentric dancing, singing and more), choreographed by Jared Grimes and directed by David Shiner. A highlight was the cast’s performance on America’s Got Talent. Melissa enjoyed performances in Chicago at the Chicago Theatre, in New York at the Beacon Theatre and in Toronto at the Canon Theatre. She also enjoyed being part of the National Company of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, with David Ogden Stiers, at Detroit’s Fox Theatre, directed by Tony Award Winner, Walter Bobbie, and choreographed by three-time Tony Award Nominee, Randy Skinner. Locally, notable performances include Peggy in 42nd Street, Patsy in Always…Patsy Cline, Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Yuletide Celebration and Hairspray In Concert with John Waters and Micky Dolenz. Melissa is a frequent soloist for MTI’s Broadway Jr. selections, including Pirates of Penzance (Ruth), Willy Wonka (Violet and Mrs. Gloop) and Into the Woods (Witch). She enjoys her roles as Choreographer for Music K-8 Magazine and as Director of Dance Connection. She resides in Indianapolis with her husband, Aaron, and their Yorkie family! For more: www.melissaschott.com.
Date Night, Saturday, March 22 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.
Thursday, March 27 – 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, March 28 – Kelleen Strutz Performing!
With a voice described as "silky-smooth", Kelleen has embarked on an exciting journey as a unique solo artist.
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.
*****Upcoming Important Dinner Dates*****
As with entertainment, these dates and themes are subject to change.
April 24th - Audrey Wood with Kenwood Vineyards
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.