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 ...Read More
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. ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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