The Jive Turkeys
May
24
9:00 PM21:00

The Jive Turkeys

The Jive Turkeys at Creaux bring an authentic jazz fusion style of music that will keep the night alive. This line up is featuring the static rhythm section, Nick and Jeremy, and features Glenn Ginn on guitar and Lisa Ginn on vocals!

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Marlin McKay Trio
May
25
to May 26

Marlin McKay Trio

Currently the Assistant Professor of High Brass and Director of Jazz and Commercial Music at the historic Kentucky State University, Marlin McKay has a sound and style all his own, full of graceful melodies and soulful sounds that reflects his two greatest influences – Nicholas Payton and Tom Harrell. His love of Hard Bop makes him a natural choice to present jazz to listeners and aficionados both young and seasoned.

Marlin has relished in national and international acclaim having recently placed, First Runner Up, in the National Trumpet Competition Jazz Division, and has also been a participant in the prestigious jazz residencies of the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program, as well as, the Stean’s Institute for Young Artists, located in Washington D.C. and Ravinia Illinois respectively.

He has recorded one album under his own name, Deep in the Cosmos and his sophomore release, The Look.

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Bruce Lewis Trio!
Jun
6
8:00 PM20:00

Bruce Lewis Trio!

Right after Thursday Night Live!

A combination of live jazz, funk, and blues played on select Friday nights is the perfect ending to your week.   Come socialize at the place with the best vibe in Lexington, KY. 

This week's lineup - Singer/Songwriter Bruce Lewis and very special guests! 

Guitarist, singer/songwriter Bruce Lewis has been a notable figure in the Lexington music scene for many years. Bruce will be performing at Creaux with some of Lexington's best musicians: Percussionist, Tripp Bratton; bassist Tom Covello; trumpeter, Sam Flowers; trumpeter, Marlin McKay; pianist, Keith Mccutchen, and many more. Contemporary grooves in Jazz, blues, funk and Latin. Show starts at 8pm. 

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Gail Wynters Trio
Jun
7
to Jun 8

Gail Wynters Trio

We are excited to have Gail Wynters back at Creaux for a wonderful night of jazz.

Don Heckman from the Los Angeles Times wrote after a performance in CA:  "She displayed all the qualities of a world-class jazz vocalist"... 

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Northside Sheiks
Jul
12
to Jul 13

Northside Sheiks

Another local favorite, the Northside Sheiks will be playing at Creaux from 9-midnight on Saturday, July 12. Blues and early R&B will surely bring this evening's lounge alive!  

Willie Eames - gtr/vocals; Lee Carroll - keys; Smith Donaldson - bass; David White - drums

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Keyvoko and The KMF Band
Aug
2
to Aug 3

Keyvoko and The KMF Band

KMF Band is a Neo Jazz, Soul, Hip Hop Band covering R&B, Funk and Soul music out of Louisville, KY. They’ve performed on stage at the Mercury Ballroom, Ali Center, and more in just two years of creation. KMF stands for Keep Moving Forward, which is also the motto of the band.

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Marlin McKay Trio
Aug
3
to Aug 4

Marlin McKay Trio

Currently the Assistant Professor of High Brass and Director of Jazz and Commercial Music at the historic Kentucky State University, Marlin McKay has a sound and style all his own, full of graceful melodies and soulful sounds that reflects his two greatest influences – Nicholas Payton and Tom Harrell. His love of Hard Bop makes him a natural choice to present jazz to listeners and aficionados both young and seasoned.

Marlin has relished in national and international acclaim having recently placed, First Runner Up, in the National Trumpet Competition Jazz Division, and has also been a participant in the prestigious jazz residencies of the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program, as well as, the Stean’s Institute for Young Artists, located in Washington D.C. and Ravinia Illinois respectively.

He has recorded one album under his own name, Deep in the Cosmos and his sophomore release, The Look.

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The Jive Turkeys
Aug
31
9:00 PM21:00

The Jive Turkeys

The Jive Turkeys at Creaux bring an authentic jazz fusion style of music that will keep the night alive. This line up is featuring the static rhythm section, Nick and Jeremy, and features Glenn Ginn on guitar and Lisa Ginn on vocals!

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Mixtape Monday w/ DJ Always brought to you by Bacardi
May
20
7:00 PM19:00

Mixtape Monday w/ DJ Always brought to you by Bacardi

Lexington’s newest social & networking mixer kicking off for the warm weather season!

The third Monday of every month, we’ll be celebrating and vibing to a genre, theme, or artist, chosen by the local featured DJ of that month—mixtape style!

May’s theme is R&B ladies brought to you by DJ Always!

June: DJ Green

July: DJ Forerunner

Age 21+

Specials on Bacardi Buckets all night!

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Brooks Giles Quartet
May
18
to May 19

Brooks Giles Quartet

International Saxophonist/Vocalist Brooks Giles III has taken his high energy musical mixture of Jazz and Blues to Beijing, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Myanmar and Santiago, Chile where he recorded his latest CD, “Romance de Los Andes” with “The Pancho Aranda Trio”.

His first CD, “Somewhere On Earth, The Bangkok Sessions”, was released in 2002.That same year Brooks and his ensemble were featured on the first ever “Hennessy X.O. Smooth & Mellow Jazz Tour”. After rave reviews, the ensemble was invited to perform again in 2003.

Brooks has performed with Donald Byrd, The Drifters, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Charli Persip, Eldee Young, Ron Affif and Peter Duchin.

After obtaining his M.F.A. from Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music in Queens, New York, Brooks toured Europe with the Broadway musical “Bubbling Brown Sugar”.

In 1999 Brooks made his acting debut in the Woody Allen film “Sweet & Lowdown”.

In 2005 he performed on the soundtrack and appeared in the DVD of the original stage play “It’s A Hard Bop Life” by Gregory Charles Royal.

Brooks continues to perform in large and small ensembles throughout The United States of America and The World.

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Northside Sheiks
May
17
to May 18

Northside Sheiks

Another local favorite, the Northside Sheiks will be playing at Creaux from 9-midnight on Friday, May 17. Blues and early R&B will surely bring this evening's lounge alive!  

Willie Eames - gtr/vocals; Lee Carroll - keys; Smith Donaldson - bass; David White - drums

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The Indigo Combo
May
11
to May 12

The Indigo Combo

Situated at the nexus of jazz, rock and roll, & the blues. The Indigo Combo is a free flowing, hard hitting, high energy band from Louisville, KY. Featuring Steven Anto on guitar, Thomas Sinclair on bass, Chris King on drums, and Jonathan Clark Barrett on sax, vocals, and guitar. Get in touch on Facebook @theindigocombo OR theindigocombo.com/the-indigo-combo.

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Marlin McKay Trio
May
4
to May 5

Marlin McKay Trio

Currently the Assistant Professor of High Brass and Director of Jazz and Commercial Music at the historic Kentucky State University, Marlin McKay has a sound and style all his own, full of graceful melodies and soulful sounds that reflects his two greatest influences – Nicholas Payton and Tom Harrell. His love of Hard Bop makes him a natural choice to present jazz to listeners and aficionados both young and seasoned.

Marlin has relished in national and international acclaim having recently placed, First Runner Up, in the National Trumpet Competition Jazz Division, and has also been a participant in the prestigious jazz residencies of the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program, as well as, the Stean’s Institute for Young Artists, located in Washington D.C. and Ravinia Illinois respectively.

He has recorded one album under his own name, Deep in the Cosmos and his sophomore release, The Look.

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Michael Cruse Quartet
Apr
27
to Apr 28

Michael Cruse Quartet

Born in Lexington, Kentucky: Michael Cruse is a soulful musician taking audiences by storm. As a kid, Michael was surrounded by music as he grew up in Church where most of the musicians were family. At a young age, Master Musician Charles Quillings took Michael under his wing where he became infatuated with the sound of the Trumpet and discovered a strong love for music. Michael at a young age also began working with Charles F. Little Jr. on the piano as well. Michael attended The University of Cincinnati – College-Conservatory of Music on scholarship for Jazz Trumpet Performance. Michael is consistently performing in several regions with his group The Michael Cruse Quintet, The Clifton Collective other bands such as The Company Band, Hot Magnolias, and various other small groups. As well as recently joining the cast of the movie “Miles Ahead” as N.Y.C. based trumpeter-Ernie Royal, starring Don Cheadle as Miles Davis(r. April 2016). Michael’s soulful sound on trumpet is one that you will not forget as well as his beautifully composed works as well.
 

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Brain Salad from Nashville, TN
Apr
26
9:00 PM21:00

Brain Salad from Nashville, TN

Founded in the summer of 2018, Brain Salad was initiated by bassist Ben Griego, who was committed to realizing his goal of establishing a jazz fusion group that played complex works by the likes of Hiromi, Guthrie Govan, and Mike Stern. Also consisting of guitarist Joshua Sendish, keyboardist/vocalist Miranda Powell, and drummer Felix Munger, the members of Brain Salad are intent upon pushing the limits of musical exploration, developing and honing creativity, and fostering an appreciation of jazz fusion in audiences young and old.

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The Big Maracas
Apr
25
8:00 PM20:00

The Big Maracas

Local Latino rhythms fronted by Venezuelan ex-patriot Enrique Gonzales. The Maracas delve into many branches of Latin and Tropical music, being particularly fond of the great Cuban traditions and Brazilian samba, but thats only the beginning. A few of the styles youll hear from the Big Maracas include Son, Mambo, Cha-cha-cha, Rumba, Salsa, Cumbia, Boogaloo, Calypso, Plena, Forro, Tango, and many others, sometimes including Latin Rock, or other as-of-yet uninvented sub-genres.

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The Hannan Eisenmenger Jazz Group
Apr
20
to Apr 21

The Hannan Eisenmenger Jazz Group

Chicago based ensemble, The Hannan Eisenmenger Jazz Group, plays a mix of hard bop classics, tunes from the Blue Note era, and swinging originals. The band has a sound that honors the tradition of jazz while also looking ahead, creating a musical experience that feels refreshingly new. Co-leaders Christine Hannan and Conner Eisenmenger are both decorated practitioners of jazz and commercial music. Hannan is a self-made vocalist who runs multiple groups that are currently in demand in the Chicago area. Eisenmenger, a former member of the 7-time grammy nominated One O’Clock Lab Band, has been recognized as a soloist on both the national and international competitive stage. The Hannan/Eisenmenger Jazz Group is a presentation of their collaborative body of work.

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The Jive Turkeys
Apr
12
9:00 PM21:00

The Jive Turkeys

The Jive Turkeys at Creaux bring an authentic jazz fusion style of music that will keep the night alive. This line up is featuring the static rhythm section, Nick and Jeremy, and features Glenn Ginn on guitar and Lisa Ginn on vocals!

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The Osborne and Tolly Jazztet
Apr
11
8:00 PM20:00

The Osborne and Tolly Jazztet

Thursday Night...after Live we have Lexington award winning saxophonist Paul Osborne with The Osborne and Tolly Jazztet. Featuring Robert Trott on Bass, Rob Wood on Percussion, and keyboardist Palmer Tolly! Band starts at 8pm. It’s this bands first time jamming out at Creaux, so let’s give them a true Crēaux crowd!

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Marlin McKay Trio
Apr
5
to Apr 6

Marlin McKay Trio

Currently the Assistant Professor of High Brass and Director of Jazz and Commercial Music at the historic Kentucky State University, Marlin McKay has a sound and style all his own, full of graceful melodies and soulful sounds that reflects his two greatest influences – Nicholas Payton and Tom Harrell. His love of Hard Bop makes him a natural choice to present jazz to listeners and aficionados both young and seasoned.

Marlin has relished in national and international acclaim having recently placed, First Runner Up, in the National Trumpet Competition Jazz Division, and has also been a participant in the prestigious jazz residencies of the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program, as well as, the Stean’s Institute for Young Artists, located in Washington D.C. and Ravinia Illinois respectively.

He has recorded one album under his own name, Deep in the Cosmos and his sophomore release, The Look.

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Marlin McKay Trio
Mar
30
to Mar 31

Marlin McKay Trio

Currently the Assistant Professor of High Brass and Director of Jazz and Commercial Music at the historic Kentucky State University, Marlin McKay has a sound and style all his own, full of graceful melodies and soulful sounds that reflects his two greatest influences – Nicholas Payton and Tom Harrell. His love of Hard Bop makes him a natural choice to present jazz to listeners and aficionados both young and seasoned.

Marlin has relished in national and international acclaim having recently placed, First Runner Up, in the National Trumpet Competition Jazz Division, and has also been a participant in the prestigious jazz residencies of the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program, as well as, the Stean’s Institute for Young Artists, located in Washington D.C. and Ravinia Illinois respectively.

He has recorded one album under his own name, Deep in the Cosmos and his sophomore release, The Look.

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Ben Lacy and Friends
Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

Ben Lacy and Friends

Ben first started to play guitar around age 7. He had one "lesson" with a classical instructor. This instructor got mad when Ben told him that he was out of tune. That was the end of Ben's formal education, he has been self-taught ever since.

Ben has played locally in his hometown of Lexington, Kentucky with many bands, ranging in styles from jazz/funk to dance to metal. Around 2000, Ben became a solo act, but still enjoys a duet with Bob Bryant, bass extraordinaire. The duo has had the honor of opening for Tower of Power twice in Kentucky. Outside of Kentucky Ben has performed around North America and in Europe.

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Abe Ovadia Jazz Trio:  Encore Performance
Mar
16
to Mar 17

Abe Ovadia Jazz Trio: Encore Performance

As Musicvox Guitars describes, Abe Ovadia is a "jazz phenom, one of the most innovative guitarists of our time." Having emerged as one of the preeminent guitarists on the New York City jazz scene, Times Square New York City says, "You can always count on him to happily claim the responsibility of playing some world-class jazz." He holds a bachelor's degree from Berklee College of Music, and a master's from New York University's highly acclaimed jazz performance program. He is also a recipient of the Best Guitarist of 2016 Award from Hot House Jazz Magazine.

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Abe Ovadia Jazz Trio
Mar
15
to Mar 16

Abe Ovadia Jazz Trio

As Musicvox Guitars describes, Abe Ovadia is a "jazz phenom, one of the most innovative guitarists of our time." Having emerged as one of the preeminent guitarists on the New York City jazz scene, Times Square New York City says, "You can always count on him to happily claim the responsibility of playing some world-class jazz." He holds a bachelor's degree from Berklee College of Music, and a master's from New York University's highly acclaimed jazz performance program. He is also a recipient of the Best Guitarist of 2016 Award from Hot House Jazz Magazine.

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Threo Jazz Trio
Mar
8
to Mar 9

Threo Jazz Trio

These veterans of Lexington’s jazz scene have joined together for the debut performance of their new group, Threo. Having only three players, you can expect to hear original compositions and unique re-inventions of pop and jazz standards, stretching things out and laying them down. The funk, fusion, soul and Caribbean beats will keep you moving all night long.

Keith McCutchen – Keyboards Tom Covello – Contrabass Dave McWhorter – Drums

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Mar
5
11:00 AM11:00

Fat Tuesday & Mardi Gras Masquerade 2019

We are open all day to help you celebrate Fat Tuesday in true Mardi Gras fashion!

Fat Tuesday lunch - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • $10 daily special includes chicken and sausage gumbo or red beans & rice, a slice of king cake, and a soft drink.

Mardi Gras Masquerade - Doors open at 6:00 pm, $10 cover or purchase tickets in advanced at Eventbrite.

  • Live music by The Baja Yetis playing all of your New Orlean’s favorites from 7-10.

  • $12 Slurricanes

  • 2 for 1 frozen margaritas and Creaux Bourbon Passion.

  • $100 gift card goes to the contest winner of our costume contest!

  • Full-service menu available until 11:00 pm

  • Party favors are included! Bring beads to trade!

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