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CAREER March 5, 2014

Saxophonist, Composer And Educator Darryl Yokley Announces Spring Initiatives

Saxophonist, Composer And Educator Darryl Yokley Announces Spring Initiatives

After his debut release, The Void (ARC-2437) with his primary working ensemble, “Sound Reformation" on the Artists Recording Collective (ARC) label, the young New York based saxophonist, composer and educator, Darryl Yokley continues his scene building efforts. Yokley is among the new generation artists who are combining skill sets to build a career. “I'll be at ...

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PERFORMANCE/TOUR March 4, 2014

Mark Taylor Launches New Quintet

Mark Taylor Launches New Quintet

Over the last 20+ years, Mark Taylor's work performing and recording with modern musical giants Max Roach, Henry Threadgill and Muhal Richard Abrams, among many others, established his reputation as a go-to French Hornist in the jazz and improvised music communities. SECRET IDENTITY, Mark's newest ensemble, now puts the focus squarely on Mark Taylor the composer. ...

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PERFORMANCE/TOUR February 14, 2014

Najee To Perform Concert And Tribute In Kansas City

Najee To Perform Concert And Tribute In Kansas City

The American Jazz Museum continues on Saturday, February 15th with the second concert in its “Jammin' at the Gem" performance series 2013-2014 season with two-time Grammy Award Nominee, the internationally known jazz saxophonist and flautist, Najee, who will perform work from his latest album “The Morning After". The full title, “The Morning After - A Musical ...

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CAREER January 3, 2014

Marcus Hampton Releases Debut On ARC

Veteran trumpet player and composer Marcus Hampton, who is a nephew of Slide Hampton and a cousin of Lionel Hampton, has just released his debut recording that features 12 of his jazz originals. The title of his release is Hampton House of Jazz (ARC-2543). The title comes from the jazz club that Hampton and his family ...

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EVENT August 6, 2013

You're Not In Kansas Anymore Making Movies

Making movies has the secret recipe to success in the music industry today, never stop learning, let it consume you, stick to your roots, and most importantly make it your own. To put this band into a specific industry created genre, is next to impossible, because they have created something all their own. Once you watch ...

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EVENT August 6, 2013

"if You Don't Believe In Nothing, You Die For Anything"

The basis of Jazz is raw talent, creativity, and improvisation; no other genre of music really focuses on these elements in the way Jazz does. Jazz performer Darcus Gates took the Blue Room stage and entranced the audience with a lively performance. The way she connected with the audience is unparalleled. Taking song requests, involving guests ...

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PERFORMANCE/TOUR July 17, 2013

Kyle Turner Band With Special Guest Lee Langston July 20 At The Blue Room

Kyle Turner Band With Special Guest Lee Langston July 20 At The Blue Room

This Friday the Blue Room Jazz Club at the American Jazz Museum welcomes The Kyle Turner Band with special guest Lee Langston. Kyle Turner is a native of Houston, TX. During Kyle’s college years at Jackson State University and at Texas Southern University he won numerous awards for his musical talents. He is now known regionally ...

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INTERVIEW/PROFILE July 8, 2013

On The Rise, Ryan J Lee

At age two Ryan Lee began beating on the drums, at six he was learning piano from his grandmother, and at 17, Lee knew he was going to be a jazz musician. “I started getting into Jazz when I saw Kenny Garrett at this festival called Rhythm and Ribs in Kansas City. It kind of floored ...

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PERFORMANCE/TOUR July 4, 2013

Everette Devan And Pat Kelley July 5th In The Blue Room

This Friday the Blue Room Jazz Club at the American Jazz Museum welcomes Everette DeVan and Pat Kelley. Everette DeVan grew up in Pueblo, Colorado where he attended the Colorado Conservatory of Music. He came to Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 18 and has made this his home ever since. He has been a ...

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INTERVIEW/PROFILE July 4, 2013

Mike Metheny And The Kansas City Trumpet Summit In The Blue Room

Mike Metheny And The Kansas City Trumpet Summit In The Blue Room

A modest man stands behind the spotlight as he lets the audience soak in the tasteful music. He gazes around the room, looks at his band members, smiles, and picks up his trumpet. The joy, passion, and free living spirit suddenly takes over the room as the three trumpet players begin to play in unity. Mike ...

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