Calendar of Events
New Hours, More Focus on what you Love!
Chef Joseph's is focussing on what we do best, Spirit, Food & Music! Memorable, Romantic and Friendly Supper Club Evenings and Casually Hip Champagne Brunch with Live Music. Great Drinks, Fabulous Food and Live Local Music, at Chef Joseph's, every night is date night!
Our New Hours:
Wednesday - Saturday 4pm - 10pm, Sunday 10am - 2pm.
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.
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Wednesdays through Friday from 4 - 7pm.
Let go of the stress of your day with 1/2 Priced Small Plate Happy Hour and a mixed drink from the bar; WineDown Wednesdays with Chef's Wine Specials of the Day, $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!
October - Breast Cancer Awareness Month
This month we will help raise awareness by donating a portion of each "Oh Johnny" Martini purchased to the Simon Cancer Center. Come in and get your "Oh Johnny" today or go directly to the link to make a donation!
Thursday, October 1 - Kelleen Strutz Performing!
With a voice described as "silky-smooth" and a debut CD that "sounds like it came from a major record label," Kelleen has embarked on an exciting journey as a unique solo artist. Simply Beautiful, which features over 30 of Indianapolis’ finest musicians, received high accolades from Indianapolis’ top DJs and local publications and continues to sell both nationally and internationally. Recently, Kelleen was featured as guest vocalist with the Buselli Wallarab Jazz Orchestra on their CD recording An Old Soul which was one of the Top 10 Recordings of 2009 in Jazziz Magazine. Her performance on the project has been described as “seductive” and “slinky and earthily sirenic, breathy and erotic…”. She has been featured at numerous special events including The Rose Awards at the Indianapolis Convention Center, The Music, Martin, and Me at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, LotzaJazz at Washington Park, Hot Licks, Cool Chics at the Indiana History Center, and the Ronald McDonald House at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. Last year, Ms. Strutz was honored to perform as featured artist at a concert fundraiser for Optimist International in Barbados sponsored by the United States Embassy. Ms. Strutz is also an accomplished pianist and received a full scholarship to pursue her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Piano Performance from Butler University studying with artist-in-residence Panayis Lyras. She has performed as guest soloist with numerous orchestras, conducted piano accompaniment master classes in Hong Kong, has collaborated with nationally renowned flutists William Bennett (London, UK) and James Walker (Los Angeles, CA), and accompanies opera star, Ms. Angela Brown. Ms. Strutz is an active piano teacher, an accompanist at Butler University and Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church, and performs at numerous venues and special events in and around Indianapolis. You can find out more about Kelleen at www.kelleenonline.com.
Friday, October 2 - 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. Consulting on the project was 2007 Manhattan Association of Cabaret & Club Best Female Artist Lina Koutrakos. He recently performed a revised version of the show before a nearly sold out room at The Cabaret @ The Columbia Club in Indianapolis.
Date Night, Saturday, October 2- 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.
Wednesday, October 7 - 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 4
pm with Open Mic beginning at 7pm.
Thursday, October 8– Carol Harris Performing!
Carol has performed locally for over 30 years featuring Jazz Standards, ballads and blues tunes often with brother Mel Rhyne, nationally known Jazz Keyboardist.
Friday, October 9- Jennifer Gregory Performing!
Her credits include operas Die Fledermaus and Die Zauberflöte as well as two runs of Pure Prine at the Phoenix Theatre.
Date Night, Saturday, October 10 – 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, October 11 – SPECIAL EVENT–HOWL & WINE an Event to Benefit the Hounds!
Come for Brunch and stay for Chef Joseph’s latest effort to help 'dem Hounds!
3 – 6pm $40 at the Door All are Welcome to this Wine Pairing and Silent Auction!
Wednesday, October 14 - Valerie Phelps Performing!
Valerie's music will leave you breathless. From Jazz to Standards to Pop Hits, she has it all! Another not to be missed show at Chef Joseph's!
Thursday, October 15 - Heart 2 Heart Performing!
Join Sandy Gosling and Dana Spence as they present the mellow tunes that make Soft Rock so memorable and infectious. There is always so much love in the room when they are playing!
Friday, October 16 - Introducing The TJ Schaff Trio!
This group of Butler students bring us a new swing on Jazz that the kid in you will love. Come out and support these young musicians and see what it's all about!
Date Night, Saturday, October 17 - Jan & Casey's Groove Machine!
Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Jan and Casey are a dynamic rhythm-oriented harp/guitar duo. From jazz to gypsy, rock to heavy metal, Jan and Casey perform breathtaking arrangements of Jan's original compositions and some of the most beloved music in the world. Watching them perform live is an experience in itself, pulling the listener in to the realm of pure musical ecstasy.
Wednesday, October 21 - The Big Broadway Sing-Along!
Join Sean Baker, the Music Maker and Scott Semester, your Court Jester for this fun and popular night of Broadway (and some Pop too). We'll provide the words in Chef Joseph's Big Broadway Hymnal, you provide the voices! Sing-Along if you like or just enjoy the fine music, food and spirits!
Thursday , October 22 - Wine Pairing with Carroll Wine & Spirits!
Join us as Chef Joseph's and Carroll Wine & Spirits pesents another great wine pairing dinner! With 5 courses and a $65 all inclusive price, this is not your average experience. Personally selected dishes pair with each course to create a delectable dining extravaganza! See the full menu here. Make your reservations by calling Chef Joseph's at (317) 600-3577.
Friday, October 23 - Cozette Myers Performing!
Romance abounds whenever Cozy takes the stage! Soft, lucious tones surround you as she sings Jazz Standards in her own unique syle. One of our House Favorites!
Date Night, Saturday, October 24 - Yvonne Allu Performing!
Yvonne is pure perfection! She has that rare gift that makes your heart melt and your spirit soar! A smooth mixture of Roberta Flack, Anita Baker and Chaka Khan, this girl oughta be in pictures!
Wednesday, October 28 - Julie Houston Performing!
A Chef Joseph's favorite, Julie works regularly as a studio singer, freelance jazz singer, jazz flutist, and classical flautist. She has appeared at The Jazz Kitchen, the Chatterbox, Indy Jazz Fest, and numerous other festivals and clubs in and around Indy. Her voice is smooth and unaffected and her style is intimate and sophisticated. She adds an extra dimension to jazz gigs with her lush flute playing. Her repertoire focuses on jazz standards and Brazilian bossa nova, sometimes served straight up and sometimes with a bit of a twist!
Thursday, October 29 - 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.
Plus, she gives a great massage!
Friday, October 30 - The Mitch Shiner Trio!
Vibes, Flute and Bass - Subtle and Gorgeous!
SPOOKY Date Night, Saturday, October 31 – Jeannie Logan Performing – SPECIAL EVENT – THE BAG LADIES BUS TOUR!
Jeannie Logan provides the fun Broadway vocals as we prepare for the invasion of the Bag Ladies. Have your Dollars (10s & 20s) ready to tip as the Bag Ladies raise money for HIV/AIDS organizations in Indianapolis for this, their 34th year!