Marlin McKay live
Jan
25
to Jan 26

Marlin McKay live

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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Northside Sheiks at Creaux
Jan
18
to Jan 19

Northside Sheiks at Creaux

Another local favorite, the Northside Sheiks will be playing at Creaux from 8-11 on Saturday, January 20.  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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RC and the Nightshades
Jan
12
to Jan 13

RC and the Nightshades

This band of veteran musicians is very popular in the Central Kentucky area, playing to large audiences with their original songs and many familiar hits as well. They have performed at the Governor’s Derby Day Party in Frankfort, The annual Blues Between the Bridges Festival numerous times, the 2016 Lexington Roots and Heritage Festival, 2016 Lexington Music Awards Show, and many other venues.

The band’s newest release is 2017’s “Made in the Shade” a 12-song album and an earlier release, a 2014 album entitled “Snakebit” were submitted for Grammy consideration by their record label, Altus Records. Both albums actually were approved by the Academy screening committee and placed on the Grammy ballots in the American Roots category.

RC and the NightShades has been nominated Best Blues Band for three years in a row in the Lexington Music Awards, and in 2018, band leader Ronn Crowder was the recipient of the Lexington Music Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring his extensive career in the music business.

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Kevin Sparks Trio
Dec
20
8:00 PM20:00

Kevin Sparks Trio

Inspired by visionary watersheds from Booker Little to Woody Shaw to Ambrose Akinmusire - the Kevin Sparks Trio (this week featuring the great Rob Barnes on electric bass and multi-style guitfiddlist Ross Whitaker) largely adjusts post-‘59 standards. The ensemble shifts between a drummerless chamber vibe and little celebrations in so-called world rhythm. You don’t want to miss it!

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The Indigo Combo
Dec
8
to Dec 9

The Indigo Combo

Situated at the nexus of jazz, rock and roll, & the blues, The Indigo Combo is a Louisville-based band striving to integrate new sounds into the rich tradition of America’s original art form. Featuring Steven Anto on guitar, Thomas Usher on bass, and Chris King on drums — come out, all you Indigos, and be a part of this interpersonal wave of creative outpouring, as Your Combo makes its Lexington debut!

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Brain Salad from Nashville, TN
Dec
7
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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Top Chef KY Style Watch Party
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Top Chef KY Style Watch Party

Top Chef Season 16 debuts on Thursday, December 6th at 9/8 CST! Come hang with us and watch the season debut on the big screen! We'll be featuring drink specials, giving away prizes, and FEATURING a special dish from our own Chef, Cecil Jones! 

Happy Hour 4:00 - 7:00 with drink and food specials!

Live jazz with Kevin and Ross at 7:30 pm
Chefs new dish at 7:00 pm
Top Chef season premier starts at 9 pm
Prizes all night on the hour!

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The Jive Turkeys
Nov
30
9:00 PM21:00

The Jive Turkeys

This will be the first show for The Jive Turkeys at Creaux so let’s show them some big love.

The lineup will be:
Jeremy Armstrong- Fretted/Fretless Bass
Nickolaus Diedrichsen- Drums
Mark Gardener- Keys
Glenn Ginn- Guitar 
Lisa Ginn- Vocals

They can't wait to dish out a FUN night of Jazz, Funk, and Fusion tunes!
Lisa Ginn is gonna be singing her heart out some for us as well!
Don't miss out on this night!!!!

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Jonathan Barrett and The Indigo Combo
Nov
24
to Nov 25

Jonathan Barrett and The Indigo Combo

Situated at the nexus of jazz, rock and roll, & the blues, The Indigo Combo is a Louisville-based band striving to integrate new sounds into the rich tradition of America’s original art form. Featuring Steven Anto on guitar, Thomas Usher on bass, and Chris King on drums — come out, all you Indigos, and be a part of this interpersonal wave of creative outpouring, as Your Combo makes its Lexington debut!

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Open Thanksgiving Night!
Nov
22
to Nov 23

Open Thanksgiving Night!

Creaux will be open this Thanksgiving night for some good old family fun. We will break out the dominoes, playing cards for you spades players, chess and checkers and maybe even some Uno cards! If you need a break from your Break we’ve got you covered. We will have drink specials through the evening but the kitchen will be closed.

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