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A note on Mother's Day Brunch!
We are pleased to welcome all of the Important Ladies in you life for Mother's Day Brunch! With Live, Local Music all day featuring Julie Houston and Yvonne Allu and extended hours from 10am - 3pm, there is plenty of time to enjoy this special day with your loved ones!
See the full menu here!

We Don't Discriminate.
To our regular guests, it may seem silly for us to make such a statement. You all know. We have never believed in exclusivity. When 111 Cakery refused to serve a gay couple, we contacted them and asked directly what the truth of the situation was. Once they informed us, we told them we would no longer be doing business with them. When someone asked us to attend a gay only event, we asked if we could bring our straight friends. When they said "no" we did not attend. Our business is about inclusiveness. We are all the same. Come enjoy some fun around the Piano and you'll get it.

Thank you for Voting Chef Joseph's Most Romantic on the Indy A-List!
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!

Every Tuesday - Cool Vibes with Mitch Shiner!

Shiner, an outstanding drummer and vibraphonist, graduated from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with a Bachelors degree in Jazz Studies.
We are thrilled to welcome him as a regular performer at Chef Joseph’s.

Every Wednesday - Julie Houston Performing!

Join Julie, jazz Flautist and studio Vocalist, and Kevin Anker for an evening of original spins on
classic and Brazilian jazz.

Friday, May 1 - Toni Tolliver Performing!

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. 

Saturday, May 2 - NEW MUSIC - Amanda Davids and Funkrider!
*House Pick*

“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, Funk Rock. With a new “hold nothing back” sound, Amanda Davids presents her gritty fusion to the world. Taking
inspiration from revolutionary innovators before her, such as Muse, Massive Attack, Parliament, The Roots, Herbie Hancock, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, Davids has created her own unique musical vision. Armed with her Piano, Hammond Organ and a raging Soulful voice, Amanda Davids and her exclusive touring band FunkRiders ignite a stage with evocative songwriting and untamed Funk, rooted in Prog Rock, improvisation and Urban beats.
Her whirlwind 2014 tour schedule included performances in the 2014 Northern Lights Oktoberfest in Sudbury and over 25 stops in different cities across North America. Since releasing her debut EP in 2012 “Distinguishable inDifference”,
Amanda Davids has been amassing fans worldwide. Touring the UK after the launch, and then returning home to perform in the, 2012 NXNE Festival, 2012 Oakville Jazz Festival, 2012 Sudbury Jazz Festival, followed by the 2013 Canadian Music Week, Sault Ste Marie’s 2013 Downtown Queen Street Festival, Davids now excites her fans with a new album in the works. Looking forward to a much anticipated spring 2015 release Amanda Davids & FunkRiders have emerged as a musical force to be reckoned with.
With emphasis on improvisation and unusual arrangements Amanda Davids’ Urban Indie sound has evolved into a musical form like no other. Since her previous release, the tough roads of a tightly packed touring schedule and the relentless pursuit of an independent artist has added a hard edge to Davids’ style. While maintaining her dedication to the evolution of popular music, Davids prepares her fans for her upcoming album. With a heavier funk flavor, biting vocals, banging hip hop drums and organ distortion to incite the most elusive of emotions, Amanda Davids multi-layered musical fusion will be a fierce new addition to the music industry.

Thursday, May 7 – Open Mic Night with Jan Aldridge Clark Hosting!

Jan 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.

Thursday, May 8- Jeanne Logan Performing!

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, May 9–Gina McLaughlin Performing!

As a life long jazz enthusiast, 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.

Thursday, May 14 - Barbara "Babs" Randall Performing!

Her inspiration is drawn from such legends as Billie Holiday, Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, and Patti Labelle, all have helped her develop her own unique style, adding extraordinary warmth and sincerity helping her communicate directly to the heart.

Friday, May 15- Jennifer Gregory Performing!

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, May 16 - Yvonne Allu Performing!

Soulful and soul satisfying, Yvonne’s musical style is a diverse repertoire of jazz, soul, pop, funk and rock. Some of her musical influences are, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson, Chaka Khan, Sade and Nina Simone.

Thursday, May 21 – D&E Fine Group Presents “Wines of Castello Sonnio”

Join us for this fantastic Wine Pairing Dinner with special guest Baron Sonnino. The cost is $65 per person, including tax and gratuity.
Reservations are highly recommended as these popular events sell out quickly! Tired of those boring old tastings at some Mass Dive? Trust in Chef! Join us for our fantastic Wine Pairing!
The cost is $65 per person, including tax and gratuity. Contact 317-600-3577 or for reservations!
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Friday, May 22 - Rania El-Kareh and Jan Aldridge Clark Performing!

Jazz singer Rania El-Kareh is turning the page on Indianapolis. Having lived in the city since 2008, Rania trained at Butler University, where she sang everything from jazz standards to Italian arias. Since graduating, she just can't get enough of being on stage. Come hear her sing tonight, accompanied by Jan Aldridge Clark, before her big move to M

Date Night, Saturday, May 23 – Cozette Myers Returns!

Cozette brings the Supper Club to life at Chef Joseph’s.
She provides the perfect background to your romantic evening with great classic love songs and standards
introduced in her unforgettable style!

Thursday, May 28 –Big Broadway Sing-Along with John Phillips!

Friday, May 29 - Yvonne Allu Performing!

Soulful and soul satisfying, Yvonne’s musical style is a diverse repertoire of jazz, soul, pop, funk and rock. Some of her musical influences are, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson, Chaka Khan, Sade and Nina Simone.

Saturday, May 30 – Roger Schmelzer Performing!

Roger has headlined, appeared in, written and directed several musical revues and cabaret shows. For his Chicago debut in the Cabaret Room at Davenport’s, Roger wrote "HeartSongs: a Playfully Romantic Cabaret,”
based on songs from his CD.

Useless Wine Factoid
Did you know:
In the Middle Ages, the greatest and most innovative winemakers of the day were monastic orders. The Cistercians and Benedictines were particularly apt winemakers, and they are said to have actually tasted the earth to discover how the soil changed from place to place. Their findings are still important today.

May's Joke of the Month....
A mother mouse and a baby mouse are walking along when suddenly a cat attacks them. The mother mouse shouts “BARK!” and the cat runs away. “See?” the mother mouse says. “Now do you see why it’s important
to learn a foreign language?”