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Past Events: KC Jazz Club

  • Lew Tabackin Quartet w/Mulgrew Miller: "100th Birthday Tribute to Coleman Hawkins"

    Sat., Feb. 5, 2005
    2004-2005 Season
    Down Beat Magazine calls Tabackin “a tiger of a tenorman, lushly creative and sparkling with intensity.”

  • Jimmy Scott & the Jazz Expressions

    Feb. 3 - 4, 2005
    2004-2005 Season
    With his matchless phrasing and remarkable passion, the renowned vocalist sings with a thrillingly high contralto voice.

  • Chip Jackson and Friends with special guest Anita O'Day

    Sat., Jan. 29, 2005
    2004-2005 Season
    Through music and anecdotes, the bassist and other musicians share memories of singers they performed with in the 1940s.

  • David Sánchez

    Thu., Jan. 27, 2005
    2004-2005 Season
    To hear Grammy®-nominated saxophonist David Sánchez solo “is to hear genius at work” (Newsday).

  • Allan Harris: "Unforgettable: The Songs of Cole"

    Jan. 20 - 21, 2005
    2004-2005 Season
    Possessed with a voice that's “unusually warm and resonant" (The Washington Post), Allan Harris sings Nat King Cole's greatest hits.

  • Billy Stritch

    Jan. 14 - 15, 2005
    2004-2005 Season
    He's a "musician with chameleon-like skills" who "sings and plays the piano with real drive" (The New York Times).

  • The Randy Brecker Band

    Sat., Jan. 8, 2005
    2004-2005 Season
    The Los Angeles Times calls the trumpeter, composer, and jazz-rock fusion pioneer “a beacon for contemporary jazz.”

  • Jimmy Heath Quartet

    Jan. 6 - 7, 2005
    2004-2005 Season
    The legendary saxophonist—designated a national "Jazz Master" by the NEA—performs a program of bop and more from his 1940s beginnings.

  • Cedar Walton Trio

    Nov. 4 - 5, 2004
    2004-2005 Season
    This acclaimed hard bop pianist and trio return with a funky touch and compelling melodic sense.

  • Eugenia León

    Wed., Nov. 3, 2004
    2004-2005 Season
    As one of Mexico’s most famous “divas," singer Eugenia León is known for mixing elements of theater, cabaret, opera, and jazz in her performances.

  • Karen Briggs

    Oct. 29 - 30, 2004
    2004-2005 Season
    Violinist Karen Briggs champions a unique, flamboyant blend of pop, jazz, funk, and world beat.

  • Stacey Kent

    Thu., Oct. 28, 2004
    2004-2005 Season
    Jazz singer Stacey Kent has recorded five best-selling CDs and received the 2002 BBC Jazz Award for Best Vocalist.

  • Geri Allen

    Sat., Oct. 23, 2004
    2004-2005 Season
    The pianist and her trio return to the Kennedy Center to highlight songs from her latest CD, The Life of a Song.

  • Los Hombres Calientes featuring Bill Summers and Irvin Mayfield

    Oct. 21 - 22, 2004
    2004-2005 Season
    This nationally acclaimed group fuses Afro-Cuban, Latin, and African rhythms within the context of modern jazz.

  • Antonio Hart

    Sat., Oct. 16, 2004
    2004-2005 Season
    The alto saxophonist captures “the infectious groove of the tune” with his “joyous energy” (St. Louis Post Dispatch).

  • An Evening with the Yellowjackets

    Oct. 14 - 15, 2004
    2004-2005 Season
    Composed of leading jazz artists, this Grammy®-winning quintet melds elements of R&B, fusion, and bebop.

  • Claudia Acuña

    Oct. 7 - 8, 2004
    2004-2005 Season
    The sensuous alto invokes emotions of all kinds, from “soulful introspection to chanting jubilance” (The Washington Post).

  • The Kennedy Center Freddy Cole

    Oct. 1 - 2, 2004
    2004-2005 Season
    The polished vocalist and pianist has been described by the New York Times as “exhilarating” and “soothing.”

  • Winard Harper Sextet

    Thu., Sep. 30, 2004
    2004-2005 Season
    Led by the legendary drummer, this noted ensemble is a group of “musicians who listen and breathe as one” (Jazz Times).

  • Tierney Sutton

    Sep. 24 - 25, 2004
    2004-2005 Season
    The Boston Globe describes this leading jazz songstress as having “a honey voice...with a touch of Ella Fitzgerald.”

  • Vinicius Cantuária

    Thu., Sep. 23, 2004
    2004-2005 Season
    Whether performing samba standards or his own songs, the Brazilian singer, songwriter, guitarist, and percussionist connects several zones of his country’s music for a distinctive sound.

  • Miguel Zenón Quartet

    Sat., Sep. 18, 2004
    2004-2005 Season
    Called "a central figure in the new Latin jazz" by the New York Times, saxophonist Miguel Zenón and his quartet fuse jazz, Latin, classical, and folkloric influences.

  • Frank Colón

    Thu., Sep. 16, 2004
    2004-2005 Season
    A master of Latin-Caribbean music, the drummer has created a raw, energetic performance style baptized “Techno-Primal Percussion.”

  • Cyrus Chestnut Trio

    May 7 - 8, 2004
    2003-2004 Season
    This Baltimore-born pianist reveals “a sophisticated sense of swing” (People).

  • Stephanie Nakasian

    Thu., May 6, 2004, 7:30 PM
    2003-2004 Season
    Nakasian—who “swings and scats with authority” (The Washington Post)—honors the memory of singer June Christy.

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