Chris’ Jazz Cafe Returns With Dinner and Live Shows Starting May 21st!
For over 30 years Chris’ Jazz Cafe has been a marquee name when it comes to live music and dinner here in Philly. During the pandemic the iconic jazz institution pivoted during the pandemic to keep its operations moving, including virtual concerts. Now Chef/Owner Mark DeNinno has announced the return of dinner and live shows.
During the pandemic, DeNinno took the opportunity to make significant upgrades to the three decades old establishment. Guests will immediately notice the new hardwood floors throughout, as well as revamped stage setting and multiple HD cameras that projects the shows on TV monitors located throughout the space. Sanitation stations are also strategically placed in the venue along with touchless sinks in the newly renovated restrooms.
The May 21st concert will feature Saxophonist, Mervin Toussaint & his quartet for two shows, an 8 pm show and a 10 pm show. There is a max of 4 tickets per order due to limited seating, The cost is $70 per person includes 3 course dinner & show. Beverages, tip & tax not included. Arrival times for 8pm show are 7pm & 7:30, Arrival times for 10pm show are 9:30 & 9:45. All tickets are Premium Seating In addition for those looking to catch the 8 pm action live virtually, Chris’ Jazz cafe has set up a Pay-as-You-Wish link via PayPal.me/PhillyJazz or Venmo: @ChrisJazz-Cafe. Click here to see the full dinner and a show line-up.
Capacity will be roughly 30% (30 seats per set) “We’re going to open slowly to make sure that everyone is comfortable. As we obtain more staff we will continue to increase hours until we get to capacity. We’ve been out of work for a long time. I’m sure everybody’s going to be a little bit rusty so we want to make sure everything is perfect for the guest. We believe by the fall we’ll be back at 100% capacity open for lunch, happy hour and dinner six days a week, but a lot of that depends on the demand and whether office, bank and court employees return to their Center City offices,” stated DeNinno