The American Jazz Museum Brings NEA Jazz Master Benny Golson to The Blue Room for An Evening of Two Intimate Shows


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The American Jazz Museum Brings NEA Jazz Master Benny Golson to Kansas City for An Evening of Two Intimate Shows into the award winning working jazz club exhibit, The Blue Room.

His official website states that Benny Golson is the only living jazz artist to have written 8 standards for jazz repertoire. These jazz standards have found their way into countless recordings internationally over the years and are still being recorded.

Further, his profile cites he has recorded over 30 albums for many labels in the United States and Europe under his own name and with other major artists. Of particular note is the fact of his prodigious catalog as a composer. Mr. Golson has written well over 300 compositions. Titles like: “Along Came Betty," “Stablemates," “Blues March," “I Remember Clifford," “Are You Real?," “Whisper Not," and of course, “Killer Joe" are only some of Benny Golson's works that truly remain favorites among performing jazz artists and listening audiences to this day.

A 1996 NEA Jazz Master, Benny Golson will perform two intimate shows in The Blue Room on Saturday, February 25th׮:00 pm and 9:30 pm, respectively. Pricing considerations include: $25 per show or $40 for both shows. Students tickets are $20 per show or $30 for both shows. The Benny Golson Quartet includes: Buster Williams on bass, Carl Allen on drums, and Mike LeDonne on Piano. This is certainly another event not to be missed.

In addition to Benny Golson, the American Jazz Museum has an exciting line up of programming scheduled in The Blue Room for both, February and March.

The theme in The Blue Room for February is centered largely around St. Valentine's Day and features three days of Pre-Valentine's Day events (9-10-11) and a Wine Tasting (9). A variety of music is showcased each week with Kansas City based artists supplemented by national/international artists like New York City saxophonist, Dave Pietro (17), and NEA Jazz Master Benny Golson (25). Mambo DeLeon & Carte Blanc celebrate 25 Years of Salsa in KC with a Thursday performance (23). And, the highly popular Darcus Gates appears with her entertaining show on the Friday (24) before Mr. Golson's 2 shows on Saturday (25).

Named after the famed 1930s Street Hotel club in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District, The Blue Room simultaneously honors the past and showcases the present names in jazz. A multifaceted exhibit highlighting the countless musicians who crafted “Kansas City jazz," a sound known all over the world, the Blue Room also provides a distinctive platform to present dynamic performances from the best local and national jazz talent in an intimate setting.

TICKETS: Available at Ticketmaster and through the American Jazz Museum Box Office at 816.474.6262

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