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Past Events: KC Jazz Club

  • CANCELLED; noJazz

    Wed., May 5, 2004, 7:30 PM
    2003-2004 Season
    “It’s jazz, it’s funk, it’s rap, but most of all it swings,” says the BBC.

  • Kevin Mahogany

    Sat., May 1, 2004
    2003-2004 Season
    “The big man with commanding stage presence” (Jazz Times) honors the memory of talented singer Johnny Hartman.

  • David Sánchez

    Fri., Apr. 30, 2004
    2003-2004 Season
    “To hear a David Sánchez saxophone solo is to hear genius at work” (Newsday).

  • Bill Mays

    Thu., Apr. 29, 2004
    2003-2004 Season
    Pianist, composer, and arranger Bill Mays is one of those inspired artists called upon by many for his unique talents.

  • Ray Vega

    Sat., Apr. 24, 2004
    2003-2004 Season
    A talented trumpeter, percussionist, and composer, he presents Latin jazz from a refreshingly original perspective.

  • Fred Hersch Trio

    Apr. 22 - 23, 2004
    2003-2004 Season
    The Boston Globe praises this “pristine pianist with a poet’s soul—qualities that combine to dazzling effect.”

  • Jazz Club: René Marie

    Jan. 23 - 24, 2004
    2003-2004 Season
    Los Angeles Times named her a “jazz singer with the talent to be included in the very top level of performers.”

  • Jazz Club: Brad Mehldau

    Jan. 21 - 22, 2004
    2003-2004 Season
    Stereophile asserts, “When he plays [piano], embers glow, then burst into flame.”

  • Jazz Club: Django Reinhardt Festival

    Jan. 15 - 17, 2004
    2003-2004 Season
    Vintage Guitar calls him “the brightest star in the constellation of the Gypsy Jazz genre that he created.”

  • Jazz Club: Charlotte Etc.

    Wed., Jan. 14, 2004, 7:30 PM
    2003-2004 Season
    This French cabaret jazz quintet creates modern urban poetry with crystalline vocals and haunting accordion.

  • Jazz Club: Stefon Harris

    Jan. 9 - 10, 2004
    2003-2004 Season
    This Grammy-nominated vibraphonist’s A Cloud of Red Dust was cited Best Jazz CD by Newsweek.

  • Jazz Club: Moutin Reunion Quartet

    Thu., Jan. 8, 2004, 7:30 PM
    2003-2004 Season
    The Washington Post raves the Paris group’s “level of musicianship and invention is consistently impressive.”

  • Dave Samuels and the Caribbean Jazz Project

    Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, 2003
    2003-2004 Season
    With a unique blend of jazz, salsa, and all else from south of the border, it's one of the most innovative groups today.

  • Jazz Club: Mary Stallings

    Oct. 29 - 30, 2003
    2003-2004 Season
    The New York Times calls her “perhaps the best jazz singer alive today.”

  • Jazz Club: Curtis Stigers, vocalist

    Tue., Oct. 28, 2003, 7:30 PM
    2003-2004 Season

  • Jazz Club: Clayton Brothers Quartet

    Sat., Oct. 25, 2003
    2003-2004 Season
    Bassist John and his younger brother, saxophonist Jeff are masters of straight ahead jazz.

  • Jazz Club: Patricia Barber

    Oct. 23 - 24, 2003
    2003-2004 Season
    The L.A. Times calls this Chicago native pianist/composer/vocalist, “the coolest singer/songwriter around.”

  • Jazz Club: Avishai Cohen Quartet

    Wed., Oct. 22, 2003
    2003-2004 Season
    The quartet makes sparks fly with its blend of jazz grooves, funk, fusion, rock, classical, pop, swing, and world sounds.

  • Jazz Club: Carla Cook

    Oct. 17 - 18, 2003
    2003-2004 Season
    A globetrotter, this vocalist has been both bandleader and featured vocalist, notably with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra.

  • Jazz Club: Greg Osby

    Thu., Oct. 16, 2003
    2003-2004 Season
    Innovative and outspoken, this saxophonist and composer has been a progressive force in jazz for nearly 20 years.

  • Jazz Club: Jason Moran and the Bandwagon

    Wed., Oct. 15, 2003
    2003-2004 Season
    This Houston pianist’s music is influenced by opera, classical music, rap, world music, fine art, and film.

  • Storms/Nocturnes

    Fri., Sep. 19, 2003
    2003-2004 Season
    Featuring saxophonist Tim Garland, pianist Geoff Keezer, and vibist Joe Locke, it’s an exuberant and riveting jazz trio.

  • Jazz Club: Kurt Elling

    Sep. 12 - 13, 2003
    2003-2004 Season
    UK’s The Guardian calls this vocalist and composer “truly a musical phenomenon.”

  • Jazz Club: Chris Potter Quartet

    Thu., Sep. 11, 2003
    2003-2004 Season
    Newark Star-Ledger calls this young saxophonist “one of the most creative voices in modern jazz.”

  • Antonio Hart

    Sat., Sep. 6, 2003
    2003-2004 Season
    St. Louis Post Dispatch said this Baltimore-born saxophonist “capture[s] the infectious groove of the tune.”

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