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KC Jazz Club: Odean Pope

Friday, October 19, 2018

Jazz

Recent recipient of the 2017 BYN Mellon Living Legacy Jazz Award, fiery and intense saxophonist Odean Pope has been the “real thing” in modern jazz since John Coltrane personally chose him as his replacement in Jimmy Smith’s band. 

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Recent recipient of the 2017 BYN Mellon Living Legacy Jazz Award, fiery and intense saxophonist Odean Pope has been the “real thing” in modern jazz since John Coltrane personally chose him as his replacement in Jimmy Smith’s band. Of his appetite for innovation, he says, "Every time I pick that horn up, there's always something that I discover I can do differently… there's no end" (Atlanta Daily World).

NOTE: Odean Pope will sign CDs following both performances, in the States Gallery outside of the KC Jazz Club.