The Grand Marquis
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

The Grand Marquis


The Grand Marquis inject a vibrant relevance into their brand of American roots music while delivering a classic, timeless 'straight-from-the-speakeasy' sound. Versatile and buoyant, distinct and refreshing - a rhythm cocktail served by masterful musical mixologists.

Over the past 17 years they have logged more than 2000 performances, as far-flung as Seattle to South Beach Miami, but often in the midwest, where they call Kansas City home.

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COUNTRY NIGHT:  Bill Mears and Scott Ford Duo
Oct
30
6:30 PM18:30

COUNTRY NIGHT: Bill Mears and Scott Ford Duo

Come out for a great night of acoustic music with two talented songwriters. They have both shared the stage with many of your favorite artists form Jamey Johnson to Tracey Lawrence! There will be plenty of stories shared of the years they have shared on stage with each other and other amazing adventures.

Bill Mears is an acoustic performer with a wide variety of genres classic and contemporary with an emphasis on country.

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Julie Turner and Brian Ruskin Trio
Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

Julie Turner and Brian Ruskin Trio

Vocalist Julie Turner has long been a favorite on the Kansas City jazz scene. Her smooth voice has a versatile range and passionate intimacy that pleases all audiences, whether she's interpreting the greats like Cole Porter and George Gershwin, to The Beatles, Norah Jones, or singing her own compositions. Add to that her engaging, magnetic personality, and you will see and hear what makes Julie a hit wherever she performs.

Brian Ruskin has established himself as a force in the Kansas City music scene for the past three decade Ruskin’s unique style as a singer songwriter guitarist distinguishes him from many musician He started playing professionally at the age of 18 in the Midwest playing rock Pop funk R&B country jazz experimental and folk music The son of Tommy Ruskin and Julie Turner both pillars in the Kansas City jazz community raised him on performance income It is no doubt that being surrounded by music since his birth had something to do with his chosen profession like many seasoned improvisers Brian dug in to recordings on is record player and began playing by ear He was fortunate to have access to many eclectic recordings through his family record collection Brian has been a fixture throughout the region and spent several years as a significant part of the Austin TX music scene.

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COUNTRY NIGHT: Tyler Giles Solo
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

COUNTRY NIGHT: Tyler Giles Solo

Tyler Giles toured extensively as a lead and pedal steel guitarist for bands such as Porter Union, The Brothers Roberson, Dusty Rust, The Harmed Brothers and others across ten countries and most of the US.Tyler honed his focus as a songwriter while sharing stages with artists such as Alabama, Dwight Yoakam, and Corey Smith. Hosting a weekly songwriter showcase in Kansas City, MO at The Westport Saloon, Tyler learned from his guests and decided to take his own songs on the road.

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COUNTRY NIGHT:  Bill Mears and Scott Ford Duo
Oct
9
6:30 PM18:30

COUNTRY NIGHT: Bill Mears and Scott Ford Duo

Come out for a great night of acoustic music with two talented songwriters. They have both shared the stage with many of your favorite artists form Jamey Johnson to Tracey Lawrence! There will be plenty of stories shared of the years they have shared on stage with each other and other amazing adventures.

Bill Mears is an acoustic performer with a wide variety of genres classic and contemporary with an emphasis on country.

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A La Mode Quartet
Oct
6
5:30 PM17:30

A La Mode Quartet

A La Mode will leave you thinking you’ve been transported back in time! You will be immersed in an experience that spotlights the very essence of Prohibition-era Kansas City.

The spirits of Django Reinhardt and the sultry songstresses of the past are alive and well in the present – all that it takes is a trip downtown to see KC Jazz band A La Mode. Led by UMKC graduate, guitarist Clayton DeLong and enchanting songstress Jesica “Baby J” DeLong, A La Mode takes that authentic, swinging, improvisational Kansas City style and blends it with French and gypsy jazz. Joined by KC’s finest players on upright bass, violin, drums, brass and more, A La Mode is a staple of today’s Kansas City Jazz scene. Their debut

album, “C’est si Bón” was released in October of 2016 and can be heard on jazz radio stations across the US.

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Delynia Jannell Trio
Oct
5
6:30 PM18:30

Delynia Jannell Trio

As a vocalist, recording artist and songwriter Delynia has been blessed to share her musical talents throughout this City, within our Nation, and Internationally. In 1999 she sang background for Shania Twain in her Kansas City Tour on “God Bless the Child”. In 2000, she was the featured soloist in “This Little Light of Mine” at Carnegie Hall in New York, and travelled to London, England with the Washburn University Choir. In 2006, God blessed her to release her first contemporary Gospel debut album titled “I Give My All”. Other accomplishments include her working with national recording artist(s) Krizz Kaliko, TechN9ne, Stevie Stone, E-40 and Kyla Jade to name a few. She was a featured artist in the 2017 Kansas City Jazz and Heritage Festival and recently joined the Philip Collins Experience 2019 Tour.

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Stan Kessler and Charles Williams Duo
Oct
3
6:30 PM18:30

Stan Kessler and Charles Williams Duo

Anyone who's stepped inside a Kansas City jazz club during the past several decades has probably run into Stan Kessler, the impish trumpeter known for amusing pranks and soulful solos.

Kessler has played music in Kansas City for 40 years, serving as the jazz scene's crafty institutional memory and passionate conscience. He's seen a lot of ups and downs, but his new album, "Skywatcher," makes a career-defining statement, showcasing his formidable talent at the same time as it demonstrates the vitality of the regional scene.

Mr. Williams has accompanied many legendary local Kansas City jazz artist such as: Ida McBeth, Angela Hagenbach, The McFadden Brothers, Dr. Wayne Goins (Jazz Director at KSU), and many more. He toured in Brazil in 1998, where he accompanied jazz singer Queen Bey and the internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist, Arthur Blythe.

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COUNTRY NIGHT: Billy Brady Duo
Oct
2
6:30 PM18:30

COUNTRY NIGHT: Billy Brady Duo

I began playing music when I was 16 years old. My first instrument was bass guitar and grew to love the 6-string guitar. Since then I've played as guitarist in a reggae/rock band called Supefly Crew in Tampa, FL. and currently play acoustic guitar in a progressive bluegrass band in Kansas City, MO.

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COUNTRY NIGHT: Tyler Giles Solo
Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

COUNTRY NIGHT: Tyler Giles Solo

Tyler Giles toured extensively as a lead and pedal steel guitarist for bands such as Porter Union, The Brothers Roberson, Dusty Rust, The Harmed Brothers and others across ten countries and most of the US.Tyler honed his focus as a songwriter while sharing stages with artists such as Alabama, Dwight Yoakam, and Corey Smith. Hosting a weekly songwriter showcase in Kansas City, MO at The Westport Saloon, Tyler learned from his guests and decided to take his own songs on the road.

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Julie Turner and Brian Ruskin Trio
Sep
21
6:30 PM18:30

Julie Turner and Brian Ruskin Trio

Vocalist Julie Turner has long been a favorite on the Kansas City jazz scene. Her smooth voice has a versatile range and passionate intimacy that pleases all audiences, whether she's interpreting the greats like Cole Porter and George Gershwin, to The Beatles, Norah Jones, or singing her own compositions. Add to that her engaging, magnetic personality, and you will see and hear what makes Julie a hit wherever she performs.

Brian Ruskin has established himself as a force in the Kansas City music scene for the past three decade Ruskin’s unique style as a singer songwriter guitarist distinguishes him from many musician He started playing professionally at the age of 18 in the Midwest playing rock Pop funk R&B country jazz experimental and folk music The son of Tommy Ruskin and Julie Turner both pillars in the Kansas City jazz community raised him on performance income It is no doubt that being surrounded by music since his birth had something to do with his chosen profession like many seasoned improvisers Brian dug in to recordings on is record player and began playing by ear He was fortunate to have access to many eclectic recordings through his family record collection Brian has been a fixture throughout the region and spent several years as a significant part of the Austin TX music scene.

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