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Past Events: KC Jazz Club

  • Rufus Reid Quintet

    Fri., Oct. 13, 2006
    2006-2007 Season
    One of today's premier bassists on the international jazz scene, "his luscious sound and buoyant swing can levitate an ensemble clear off the bandstand" (The New Yorker).

  • Janis Siegel: A Thousand Beautiful Things

    Sat., Oct. 7, 2006
    2006-2007 Season
    This founding member of The Manhattan Transfer performs selections from her newest recording, a savory stew of pop, jazz, and Latin influences.

  • Dave Samuels and the Caribbean Jazz Project

    Sat., Sep. 30, 2006
    2006-2007 Season
    With a unique blend of jazz, salsa, and all else that originates from south of the border, the Caribbean Jazz Project creates a "singularly multicultural musical experience" (Los Angeles Times).

  • Billy Taylor Trio

    Fri., Sep. 22, 2006
    2006-2007 Season
    Though he retired from formal public performance in 2005, Dr. Billy Taylor reunites with his trio mates, bassist Chip Jackson and drummer Winard Harper, for two very special concerts.

  • Christian McBride, bassist

    May 18 - 20, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    The Grammy(r)-winning bassist has a zeal for diversity that has led him to work with everyone from Chick Corea and Pat Metheny to Diana Krall and Bruce Hornsby.

  • Carl Allen "The Art of Elvin"

    Sat., May 6, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    Allen unleashes his formidable percussive powers in a tribute to Art Blakey and Elvin Jones, alongside pianist Mulgrew Miller others who have performed with the late drumming legends.

  • Baritone Saxophone Band "Gerry Mulligan Tribute"

    May 4 - 5, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    The robust sound of the baritone saxophone comes to the fore when three of the instrument's top players--Ronnie Cuber, Scott Robinson, and Gary Smulyen--celebrate the music of the late Gerry Mulligan.

  • Allan Harris and Cross That River "The Saga of a Black Cowboy"

    Sat., Mar. 25, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    "One of the best male jazz vocalists of his genre" (The New York Times) presents a fascinating concert portrait of the wild American West as part of the Country: A Celebration of America's Music.

  • Joyce Di Camillo Trio featuring Marvin Stamm

    Sat., Mar. 18, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    The illustrious pianist and her trio, known for their rhythmic interpretations of American standards, jazz, and Brazilian favorites, is joined by bop-based trumpeter Stamm.

  • "Flutology" with Frank Wess, Holly Hofmann, Ali Ryerson

    Mar. 10 - 11, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    A "singular and breathtaking" (All About Jazz) bop-centered sextet powered by three remarkable flute masters, Flutology brings a dazzling freshness to the traditional role of the jazz flute.

  • Gretchen Parlato

    Thu., Mar. 9, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    An "extraordinary singer" who knows how to "pry open all the sweet spots in songs" (The New York Times), Gretchen Parlato possesses a rare ingenuity and passion for lyrics that belie her age.

  • Kenny Garrett

    Mar. 3 - 4, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    The multiple Grammy(r)-nominated saxophonist and former Miles Davis sideman has collaborated with hip-hop artists and symphony orchestras, as well as Sting and Peter Gabriel.

  • Laurence Hobgood Trio

    Thu., Mar. 2, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    A beacon on the Chicago jazz scene, multiple Grammy(r)-nominated pianist Laurence Hobgood "isn't afraid to take the road less traveled. On the ivories, he's a monster" (All About Jazz).

  • Steve Turré "Spirits Up Above"

    Feb. 24 - 25, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    Perhaps the leading trombonist of this generation, Turré performs an homage to the late multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk, who introduced Turré to the seashell as an instrument.  

  • Vijay Iyer

    Thu., Feb. 23, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    "One of the most exciting new voices in jazz" (The Boston Globe), the young pianist propels his audiences into exotic realms of sound where American jazz and traditional Indian music intersect.

  • Carmen Lundy

    Sat., Feb. 18, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    The Kennedy Center favorite is a woman of many faces: composer, arranger, producer, actress, painter, and sophisticated vocalist well known for her progressive bop and post-bop stylings.

  • Bill Mays

    Feb. 16 - 17, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    With deep roots in jazz, gospel, pop, and classical music, pianist, composer, and arranger Bill Mays boasts an eclectic and prolific career that spans more than four decades.

  • Eric Reed: Harold Adamson Centennial

    Sat., Feb. 11, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    The pianist presents a 100th birthday salute to Hollywood songwriter/composer Harold Adamson, who wrote many 1930s and '40s standards, among them "It's a Wonderful World."

  • Dominick Farinacci

    Thu., Feb. 9, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    The New York Times says the young trumpeter has "classic poise," demonstrating "the ability to move through several moods, then drive an improvisation home with power."

  • Three Guitars: Larry Coryell, Badi Assad, John Abercrombie

    Fri., Nov. 18, 2005
    2005-2006 Season
    Down Beat Magazine gave their debut CD four stars, praising the trio's "graceful flights of acoustic virtuosity."

  • Eldar

    Thu., Nov. 17, 2005
    2005-2006 Season
    Just 18 years old at the beginning of 2005, jazz pianist Eldar--originally from Kyrgyzstan--"is truly a virtuosic musical prodigy" (The Los Angeles Times).

  • Bill Henderson

    Sat., Nov. 12, 2005
    2005-2006 Season
    The vocalist possesses a "songbook still brimming with delights" and a voice that "radiates warmth, personality, and soul" (The Washington Post).

  • Joey DeFrancesco

    Fri., Nov. 11, 2005
    2005-2006 Season
    As "the jazzman who almost single-handedly revived the jazz organ in the 1980s" (The Toronto Star), the Grammy(r) nominee brings a blistering style to bop, funk, soul, and blues on the Hammond B-3.

  • Mary Stallings featuring Geri Allen

    Thu., Nov. 10, 2005
    2005-2006 Season
    The singer enchants with her elegant stage presence and a voice that is "supple and timeless, encompassing the whole history of music" (The San Francisco Chronicle).

  • Doug Wamble

    Thu., Nov. 3, 2005, 7:30 PM
    2005-2006 Season
    Raised in Memphis and now a fixture on the New York jazz scene, young singer, songwriter, and guitarist Doug Wamble has recorded and performed with Wynton Marsalis and Cassandra Wilson.

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