Jazz Thursday & Friday Nights
Ragtime & Early Jazz Saturdays
See below for a video duet featuring Craig & Meredith

Click or tap here for location & map

Every Thursday and Friday
8:00pm to 10:00pm
Free Show 

For 5 years (since May 2013), the Atlas Cafe has been presenting live jazz bands for free on Friday nights.  Booking philosophy: The best bands you've never heard of. We don't care if a band has never played out because we book on quality, not fame. You will always be assured of hearing an excellent band, and you'll get a chance to meet the players before they become famous!  Seriously.  Welcome to Jazz@The Atlas!

Bands are booked in monthly residency, so that the same band plays the same weekday of the month each month.  This helps the bands build up a following, so that people can know when to see them.  Other bands are substituted when the scheduled band goes on tour or is unavailable for some reason.

Click or tap a link to find out more about the performers and to hear tracks.


  THURSDAYS - 8 to 10pm FRIDAYS - 8 to 10pm
1st Week Will BergWill Berg Quintet - Rising sax prodigy! See him here before he becomes famous! Spencer CatonSpencer Caton Quartet with Spencer on keyboard and an assortment of friends
2nd Week Josh Taylor Quartet April 2018Joshua Taylor Quartet - Classic bop jazz feautring Josh Taylor on Piano, with Tenor sax, Drums, and Bass Dana GellerDana Geller & The Newtonians Quintet featuring Dana on keyboard pulling out all the stops! Exciting music!
3rd Week Michael GoldMichael Gold's Ad-Lib Ensemble featuring the spontaneous side of jazz, inventing on-the-fly arrangements and throwing each other creative curveballs.  Bill PetittiBill Petitti Quartet Haute Sax! Very popular band, and the longest running band in our series!
4th Week Gil CohenGil Cohen Trio performs on trumpet/flugel horn with maybe Jennifer Murphy on keyboard and Stephanie Lee on bass. Jonathan HsuJonathan Hsu with a 4-piece Band featuring Jonathan on guitar -- or a great substitute if he's traveling. 
5th Week Jon FrankJon Frank Jazz Quartet - Unusual instrumentation featuring drummer Jon Frank. Definitely a must-listen!

Morgan MaudiereMorgan Maudiere Band - featuring Morgan on electric piano.  Performing in August, and November 2018


Contact David Kaye for info at However, these shows are booked as ongoing monthly residencies, so it's unlikely that we'll have a spot in the near future.





For information about this show, please contact Craig or Meredith directly.


Craig Ventresco and/or Meredith Axelrod Ragtime and early jazz!  Two experts on ragtime and early jazz and blues will delight you with their wide-ranging repertoires.


Here's a YouTube video we've unearthed showing Craig and Meredith performing a duet from the 1910s:  VIDEO HERE




Click HERE for Atlas Cafe History!




Go Back to Other Atlas Pages