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Kansas City's 18th & Vine Jazz And Blues Festival Talent Line Up Announced

Saturday, October 11 presents the 2014 edition of Kansas City’s 18th & Vine Jazz and Blues Festival. The initial American Jazz Museum Press Conference held on July 23 presented the Official Festival Poster designed by David Terrill; and, announced Headliner Talent featuring Lucky Peterson (Blues), Meshell Ndegeocello (Neo-Soul), Roy Hargrove (Jazz), Midnight Star (R&B Party Band).  Announced ...

NEW RECORDING

Firebird (Single Release) By Kansas City-Based Saxophonist/Composer Christopher Burnett

Firebird (Single Release) By Kansas City-Based Saxophonist/Composer Christopher Burnett

jny: Kansas City, MO: BurnettMusic.com and the Artists Recording Collective LLC are pleased to present “Firebird" (single release) ARC-2581 from the forthcoming album by Christopher L. Burnett, BMI. “Firebird”, the first single, was released on Monday, September 1st exclusively at iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play and CD Baby. The CD Baby download features the highly recommended ...

CAREER

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 ...

PERFORMANCE

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. ...

PERFORMANCE

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 ...

CAREER

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 ...

EVENT

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 ...

EVENT

"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 ...

PERFORMANCE

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 ...

INTERVIEW

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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