Mark Lowrey Open Mic Night
Dec
10
6:30 PM18:30

Mark Lowrey Open Mic Night

Open mic night! Bring your instruments and voice and join us for musical Monday’s and perform your favorite tunes from Broadway, the American songbook or KC jazz. 

“If you’ve picked up a flier for live music or frequented a restaurant around town, chances are you’ve heard of — or been entranced by the sounds of — jazz pianist and composer Mark Lowrey. A staple in the Kansas City jazz music scene, Lowrey has made a name for himself with his versatility, command of the piano and sound that transcends genres.

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Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night
Dec
11
8:00 PM20:00

Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night

A Geeks Who Drink quiz hosted by our Quizmaster. Eight rounds of eight questions each, including a music round, an audio round, and a picture round. Free to play, with gift certificates for the winning team and five bonus questions per night for prizes. Five of the eight themes for the night are teased on the venue specific Geeks Who Drink mailing list, and the results for each quiz are posted the next day on their blog. Happy hour ends just before the quiz, so get there early (before 7:00) for great deals on food and drink.

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Chris Foster Solo
Dec
12
6:30 PM18:30

Chris Foster Solo

Chris has been performing professionally for 26 years. To date he has performed over 5000 gigs for Such clients as Walt Disney World, Ritz Carlton Resorts, The American Red Cross and many many more. 

In 2006 Chris and co-writer Stacey Knights won the American Idol Underground songwriting competition (jazz category) with the song titled "Morning Monk".

   

Also in 2006 Chris won the Liberty Missouri Performing Arts New Artist Showcase. 


In 2003 he was recognized by the Government of Key West Florida for his Composition titled "Storm of the Century" and his musical depiction of the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane.

In 2002 His song "Palma De Mallorca" was recognized by the King of Spain. He is noted for his great skill of guitar playing that is showcased on his Christmas CD and his Back To Brazil CD.

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Kathleen Holeman
Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

Kathleen Holeman

Kathleen has performed with many great artists such as Gary Foster, Louie Bellson, Kim Park, and the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra. She has also performed in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Mississippi, Indiana and Georgia for festivals, series and private events.

She directs the Ray Alburn Big Band and leads smaller combos in clubs, restaurants and private venues. She has been a judge at several jazz competitions, and has been a private music teacher for over 20 years for voice, trombone, and piano.

Currently the Director of Vocal Jazz and Jazz Piano at Missouri Western State University, also teaching Aural Skills and serving as Music Theater music advisor. She holds a Bachelor of Instrumental Music Education with a vocal certification degree from Missouri Western State College and a Master of Music degree from University of Missouri–Kansas City. She directs the Missouri Western Vocal Jazz Ensemble, formed in 2009.

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Millie Edwards Trio
Dec
14
6:30 PM18:30

Millie Edwards Trio

Edwards is known in Kansas City for her big voice and wide vocal range. She has been a regular on the Kansas City jazz and blues circuit, performing at the best clubs and in radio and television spots. Music critics have praised her as revealing “a confident, full-range voice that has no doubt been heard in church on many a Sunday.” Her singing has been characterized as being both honest and dynamic, and her phrasing is credited for finding new reflections from old, familiar words. 

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Shannon Lipps and Steve Gray Trio
Dec
15
6:30 PM18:30

Shannon Lipps and Steve Gray Trio

Jazz guitarist Steve Gray studied with KC jazz legend John Elliott. played with famous stars i.e. Percy Sledge, Sam and Dave, Harry Connick Jr., Delbert Mclinton. Marcia Ball (in New Orleans, a brief sting with Olivia Newton John. playing rock, rhythm and blues, and jazz since the early 70's studied extensively with KC legendary  jazz guitarist Pat Metheny. member of The Kansas Music Hall of Fame as a member of The Classmen and The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Percy Sledge Band.

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Laura Chalk Duo
Dec
16
6:30 PM18:30

Laura Chalk Duo

Laura’s vocal style is elegant, smooth and warm, and she sings with honesty of emotion. Her intonation and her phrasing gain the attention of the jazz community as she performs both American and Latin jazz. Laura has said the artists who have influenced her the most are Billie Holiday, João Gilberto, Elis Regina and Ella Fitzgerald.

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Mark Lowrey Open Mic Night
Dec
17
6:30 PM18:30

Mark Lowrey Open Mic Night

Open mic night! Bring your instruments and voice and join us for musical Monday’s and perform your favorite tunes from Broadway, the American songbook or KC jazz. 

“If you’ve picked up a flier for live music or frequented a restaurant around town, chances are you’ve heard of — or been entranced by the sounds of — jazz pianist and composer Mark Lowrey. A staple in the Kansas City jazz music scene, Lowrey has made a name for himself with his versatility, command of the piano and sound that transcends genres.

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Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night
Dec
18
8:00 PM20:00

Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night

A Geeks Who Drink quiz hosted by our Quizmaster. Eight rounds of eight questions each, including a music round, an audio round, and a picture round. Free to play, with gift certificates for the winning team and five bonus questions per night for prizes. Five of the eight themes for the night are teased on the venue specific Geeks Who Drink mailing list, and the results for each quiz are posted the next day on their blog. Happy hour ends just before the quiz, so get there early (before 7:00) for great deals on food and drink.

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Chris Foster Solo
Dec
19
6:30 PM18:30

Chris Foster Solo

Chris has been performing professionally for 26 years. To date he has performed over 5000 gigs for Such clients as Walt Disney World, Ritz Carlton Resorts, The American Red Cross and many many more. 

In 2006 Chris and co-writer Stacey Knights won the American Idol Underground songwriting competition (jazz category) with the song titled "Morning Monk".

   

Also in 2006 Chris won the Liberty Missouri Performing Arts New Artist Showcase. 


In 2003 he was recognized by the Government of Key West Florida for his Composition titled "Storm of the Century" and his musical depiction of the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane.

In 2002 His song "Palma De Mallorca" was recognized by the King of Spain. He is noted for his great skill of guitar playing that is showcased on his Christmas CD and his Back To Brazil CD.

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Lonnie McFaden Trio
Dec
20
6:30 PM18:30

Lonnie McFaden Trio

Born and raised in Kansas City, MO, Lonnie McFadden is a multi-talented performer that sings, tap dances and plays trumpet. Lonnie has traveled

the world performing and representing Kansas City Jazz at major jazz festivals and shows around the world. Including The North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland and the Nice Jazz Festival in Nice, France.

“The McFadden Brothers” have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in show business; Wayne Newton, as opening act and featured performers in his show, as well as Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Orlando, Lee Greenwood, Gladys Knight and The Count Basie Orchestra to name a few.

Lonnie has performed in all types of venues from casino show rooms to arenas and coliseums including, MGM Grand and Hilton casinos in Las Vegas, Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, Nimes Coliseum, Nimes, France, Rosemont Theater, Chicago, Lincoln Center, New York, Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, Cerritos, CA. They have performed for all types of audiences including most recently a USO tour to Kuwait and Iraq for our troops.

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A La Mode Trio
Dec
21
6:30 PM18:30

A La Mode Trio

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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Rich Hill Trio
Dec
22
6:30 PM18:30

Rich Hill Trio

Pianist-vocalist Rich Hill has a personal sound steeped in the rich jazz, blues and gospel traditions of his Kansas City hometown. His keyboard style is grounded in the long tradition of jazz piano from ragtime to stride, bebop and modern jazz.  Depending on the song, he might play something that sounds like Fats Waller, then something with a kind of Bill Evans or Chick Corea feel, followed by a tune suggesting Ray Charles’ blues-tinged earthiness.   His success entertaining audiences with his keyboard and vocal talents while maintaining a certain standard of artistry is a notable accomplishment proven by continued demand for bookings.

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Bryan Hicks Duo
Dec
23
6:30 PM18:30

Bryan Hicks Duo

Headliner Bryan Hicks is a Kansas City jazz musician who has shared his bass and vocal talents playing all over the world. In addition he is a recording artist who has appeared on two recordings with KC’s legendary Karrin Allyson. Rod Fleeman is one of KC’s most well known jazz guitarists. He has toured and recorded with notable artists such as Marilyn Maye, Karrin Allyson, Jay McShann and Claude “Fiddler” Williams. In addition to performing, Rod teaches guitar at the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance.

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Mark Lowrey Open Mic Night
Dec
24
6:30 PM18:30

Mark Lowrey Open Mic Night

Open mic night! Bring your instruments and voice and join us for musical Monday’s and perform your favorite tunes from Broadway, the American songbook or KC jazz. 

“If you’ve picked up a flier for live music or frequented a restaurant around town, chances are you’ve heard of — or been entranced by the sounds of — jazz pianist and composer Mark Lowrey. A staple in the Kansas City jazz music scene, Lowrey has made a name for himself with his versatility, command of the piano and sound that transcends genres.

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Rich Hill Duo
Dec
25
6:30 PM18:30

Rich Hill Duo

Pianist-vocalist Rich Hill has a personal sound steeped in the rich jazz, blues and gospel traditions of his Kansas City hometown. His keyboard style is grounded in the long tradition of jazz piano from ragtime to stride, bebop and modern jazz.  Depending on the song, he might play something that sounds like Fats Waller, then something with a kind of Bill Evans or Chick Corea feel, followed by a tune suggesting Ray Charles’ blues-tinged earthiness.   His success entertaining audiences with his keyboard and vocal talents while maintaining a certain standard of artistry is a notable accomplishment proven by continued demand for bookings.

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Chris Foster Solo
Dec
26
6:30 PM18:30

Chris Foster Solo

Chris has been performing professionally for 26 years. To date he has performed over 5000 gigs for Such clients as Walt Disney World, Ritz Carlton Resorts, The American Red Cross and many many more. 

In 2006 Chris and co-writer Stacey Knights won the American Idol Underground songwriting competition (jazz category) with the song titled "Morning Monk".

   

Also in 2006 Chris won the Liberty Missouri Performing Arts New Artist Showcase. 


In 2003 he was recognized by the Government of Key West Florida for his Composition titled "Storm of the Century" and his musical depiction of the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane.

In 2002 His song "Palma De Mallorca" was recognized by the King of Spain. He is noted for his great skill of guitar playing that is showcased on his Christmas CD and his Back To Brazil CD.

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Jackie Myers Duo
Dec
27
6:30 PM18:30

Jackie Myers Duo

Jackie Myers:

Kansas City’s Jackie Myers may have the Midas touch for groove, conjuring up musical styles ranging from soul, jazz and modern R&B each time the talented pianist places her hands on the keys. Daytrotter's Pat Stolley says of Jackie's music "It reminds me of Joni Mitchell's jazz period." The finesse on her chosen instrument plays complement to what the Austin Chronicle describes as “her earthy lungs” - beautiful, captivating, complex, and always with an edge.

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Eboni Fondren Trio
Dec
28
6:30 PM18:30

Eboni Fondren Trio

Dynamic vocalist and entertainer Eboni Fondren, brings passion and excitement whenever she takes the stage. Her precise readings of jazz standards which she seasons with a dash of R&B, fill a room with energy and delight. Wish a smooth and sultry finish, audiences will be enchanted by her lyrical interpretation and ability to draw an audience in leaving them wanting more. Fondren is an accomplished singer and actress that has been working in and around the Kansas City area for the past 15 years. She delights audiences with her group Eboni and the Ivories, the Everette DeVan Quartet, pianists Charles Williams, Mark Lowrey and with Joe Cartwright as host of the nationally syndicated radio show 12th street jump. She is also a lead singer in KC's hottest party band Lost Wax. As an actress and voice over artist, she has lit up the stage with feature roles in some of Kansas City's top Theatre Companies in productions like "Little Shop of Horrors", "Hairspray", and "Ain't Misbehavin". She recently became the new voice for the Kansas City Royals "Raised Royal" season campaign.

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Stan Kessler and Justin Binek Trio
Dec
29
6:30 PM18:30

Stan Kessler and Justin Binek Trio

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.

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Kathleen Holeman and Stan Kessler Duo
Dec
30
6:30 PM18:30

Kathleen Holeman and Stan Kessler Duo

Kathleen has performed with many great artists such as Gary Foster, Louie Bellson, Kim Park, and the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra. She has also performed in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Mississippi, Indiana and Georgia for festivals, series and private events.

She directs the Ray Alburn Big Band and leads smaller combos in clubs, restaurants and private venues. She has been a judge at several jazz competitions, and has been a private music teacher for over 20 years for voice, trombone, and piano.

Currently the Director of Vocal Jazz and Jazz Piano at Missouri Western State University, also teaching Aural Skills and serving as Music Theater music advisor. She holds a Bachelor of Instrumental Music Education with a vocal certification degree from Missouri Western State College and a Master of Music degree from University of Missouri–Kansas City. She directs the Missouri Western Vocal Jazz Ensemble, formed in 2009.

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Eboni Fondren Duo
Dec
9
6:30 PM18:30

Eboni Fondren Duo

Dynamic vocalist and entertainer Eboni Fondren, brings passion and excitement whenever she takes the stage. Her precise readings of jazz standards which she seasons with a dash of R&B, fill a room with energy and delight. Wish a smooth and sultry finish, audiences will be enchanted by her lyrical interpretation and ability to draw an audience in leaving them wanting more. Fondren is an accomplished singer and actress that has been working in and around the Kansas City area for the past 15 years. She delights audiences with her group Eboni and the Ivories, the Everette DeVan Quartet, pianists Charles Williams, Mark Lowrey and with Joe Cartwright as host of the nationally syndicated radio show 12th street jump. She is also a lead singer in KC's hottest party band Lost Wax. As an actress and voice over artist, she has lit up the stage with feature roles in some of Kansas City's top Theatre Companies in productions like "Little Shop of Horrors", "Hairspray", and "Ain't Misbehavin". She recently became the new voice for the Kansas City Royals "Raised Royal" season campaign.

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J Love Band
Dec
8
6:30 PM18:30

J Love Band

The J Love Band is one of the hottest Funk, Soul and R&B bands in the Kansas City area. J Love and her talented band generates energy and excitement everywhere they perform.
Their repitoire primarily consists classic soul and R&B music from legendary artist such as Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Etta James and many others. In addition, this all-star group is capable of performing instrumental jazz.

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Havilah Bruders Trio
Dec
7
6:30 PM18:30

Havilah Bruders Trio

Havilah Bruders is a versatile and soulful Kansas City vocalist who performs a variety of genres as though each was her sole focus. Raised in a singing family, this classically trained vocalist claims the golden age of jazz and swing as the soundtrack to her life. Her ability with jazz improvisation and her love affair with jazz, swing and Delta blues makes her one of KC's favorite jazz singers. She shares the stage with iconic jazz guitarist Rod Fleeman

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Stan Kessler and Justin Binek Duo
Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

Stan Kessler and Justin Binek 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.

View Event →
Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night
Dec
4
8:00 PM20:00

Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night

A Geeks Who Drink quiz hosted by our Quizmaster. Eight rounds of eight questions each, including a music round, an audio round, and a picture round. Free to play, with gift certificates for the winning team and five bonus questions per night for prizes. Five of the eight themes for the night are teased on the venue specific Geeks Who Drink mailing list, and the results for each quiz are posted the next day on their blog. Happy hour ends just before the quiz, so get there early (before 7:00) for great deals on food and drink.

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Rich Hill Open Mic
Dec
3
6:30 PM18:30

Rich Hill Open Mic

Pianist-vocalist Rich Hill has a personal sound steeped in the rich jazz, blues and gospel traditions of his Kansas City hometown. His keyboard style is grounded in the long tradition of jazz piano from ragtime to stride, bebop and modern jazz.  Depending on the song, he might play something that sounds like Fats Waller, then something with a kind of Bill Evans or Chick Corea feel, followed by a tune suggesting Ray Charles’ blues-tinged earthiness.   His success entertaining audiences with his keyboard and vocal talents while maintaining a certain standard of artistry is a notable accomplishment proven by continued demand for bookings.

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Julie Turner and Brian Ruskin Duo
Dec
2
6:30 PM18:30

Julie Turner and Brian Ruskin Duo

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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Jackie Myers Trio
Dec
1
6:30 PM18:30

Jackie Myers Trio

Jackie Myers:

Kansas City’s Jackie Myers may have the Midas touch for groove, conjuring up musical styles ranging from soul, jazz and modern R&B each time the talented pianist places her hands on the keys. Daytrotter's Pat Stolley says of Jackie's music "It reminds me of Joni Mitchell's jazz period." The finesse on her chosen instrument plays complement to what the Austin Chronicle describes as “her earthy lungs” - beautiful, captivating, complex, and always with an edge.

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Eboni Fondren Trio
Nov
30
6:30 PM18:30

Eboni Fondren Trio

Dynamic vocalist and entertainer Eboni Fondren, brings passion and excitement whenever she takes the stage. Her precise readings of jazz standards which she seasons with a dash of R&B, fill a room with energy and delight. Wish a smooth and sultry finish, audiences will be enchanted by her lyrical interpretation and ability to draw an audience in leaving them wanting more. Fondren is an accomplished singer and actress that has been working in and around the Kansas City area for the past 15 years. She delights audiences with her group Eboni and the Ivories, the Everette DeVan Quartet, pianists Charles Williams, Mark Lowrey and with Joe Cartwright as host of the nationally syndicated radio show 12th street jump. She is also a lead singer in KC's hottest party band Lost Wax. As an actress and voice over artist, she has lit up the stage with feature roles in some of Kansas City's top Theatre Companies in productions like "Little Shop of Horrors", "Hairspray", and "Ain't Misbehavin". She recently became the new voice for the Kansas City Royals "Raised Royal" season campaign.

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Jackie Myers Duo
Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

Jackie Myers Duo

Jackie Myers:

Kansas City’s Jackie Myers may have the Midas touch for groove, conjuring up musical styles ranging from soul, jazz and modern R&B each time the talented pianist places her hands on the keys. Daytrotter's Pat Stolley says of Jackie's music "It reminds me of Joni Mitchell's jazz period." The finesse on her chosen instrument plays complement to what the Austin Chronicle describes as “her earthy lungs” - beautiful, captivating, complex, and always with an edge.

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Chris Foster Solo
Nov
28
6:30 PM18:30

Chris Foster Solo

Chris has been performing professionally for 26 years. To date he has performed over 5000 gigs for Such clients as Walt Disney World, Ritz Carlton Resorts, The American Red Cross and many many more. 

In 2006 Chris and co-writer Stacey Knights won the American Idol Underground songwriting competition (jazz category) with the song titled "Morning Monk".

   

Also in 2006 Chris won the Liberty Missouri Performing Arts New Artist Showcase. 


In 2003 he was recognized by the Government of Key West Florida for his Composition titled "Storm of the Century" and his musical depiction of the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane.

In 2002 His song "Palma De Mallorca" was recognized by the King of Spain. He is noted for his great skill of guitar playing that is showcased on his Christmas CD and his Back To Brazil CD.

View Event →
Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night
Nov
27
8:00 PM20:00

Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night

A Geeks Who Drink quiz hosted by our Quizmaster. Eight rounds of eight questions each, including a music round, an audio round, and a picture round. Free to play, with gift certificates for the winning team and five bonus questions per night for prizes. Five of the eight themes for the night are teased on the venue specific Geeks Who Drink mailing list, and the results for each quiz are posted the next day on their blog. Happy hour ends just before the quiz, so get there early (before 7:00) for great deals on food and drink.

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Mark Lowrey Open Mic Night
Nov
26
6:30 PM18:30

Mark Lowrey Open Mic Night

Open mic night! Bring your instruments and voice and join us for musical Monday’s and perform your favorite tunes from Broadway, the American songbook or KC jazz. 

“If you’ve picked up a flier for live music or frequented a restaurant around town, chances are you’ve heard of — or been entranced by the sounds of — jazz pianist and composer Mark Lowrey. A staple in the Kansas City jazz music scene, Lowrey has made a name for himself with his versatility, command of the piano and sound that transcends genres.

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Kathleen Holeman and Stan Kessler Duo
Nov
25
6:30 PM18:30

Kathleen Holeman and Stan Kessler Duo

Kathleen has performed with many great artists such as Gary Foster, Louie Bellson, Kim Park, and the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra. She has also performed in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Mississippi, Indiana and Georgia for festivals, series and private events.

She directs the Ray Alburn Big Band and leads smaller combos in clubs, restaurants and private venues. She has been a judge at several jazz competitions, and has been a private music teacher for over 20 years for voice, trombone, and piano.

Currently the Director of Vocal Jazz and Jazz Piano at Missouri Western State University, also teaching Aural Skills and serving as Music Theater music advisor. She holds a Bachelor of Instrumental Music Education with a vocal certification degree from Missouri Western State College and a Master of Music degree from University of Missouri–Kansas City. She directs the Missouri Western Vocal Jazz Ensemble, formed in 2009.

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Lori Tucker Trio
Nov
24
6:30 PM18:30

Lori Tucker Trio

Lori Tucker is a versatile vocalist and an entrepreneur. Lori’s expressive vocals have enabled her to hold long term engagements in many of Kansas City’s finest venues. In addition to rhythm and blues, jazz and blues she’s widely recognized in the gospel arena. On numerous occasions, she was a featured guest with the world famous Twentieth Century Ink Spots and has performed with Everette DeVan and the late Richard “Groove” Holmes. She has also performed the National Anthem for many civic and sports events, including the Los Angeles Lakers and the Kansas City Royals. Lori was also co-owner of Grace Audio/Video Enterprises, LLC and a member of the award winning vocal group, The Wild Women of Kansas City. Since the early 70’s, the public has enjoyed her melodic tones on recordings, radio and television.

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Millie Edwards Trio
Nov
23
6:30 PM18:30

Millie Edwards Trio

Edwards is known in Kansas City for her big voice and wide vocal range. She has been a regular on the Kansas City jazz and blues circuit, performing at the best clubs and in radio and television spots. Music critics have praised her as revealing “a confident, full-range voice that has no doubt been heard in church on many a Sunday.” Her singing has been characterized as being both honest and dynamic, and her phrasing is credited for finding new reflections from old, familiar words. 

View Event →
Rich Hill Duo
Nov
22
6:30 PM18:30

Rich Hill Duo

Pianist-vocalist Rich Hill has a personal sound steeped in the rich jazz, blues and gospel traditions of his Kansas City hometown. His keyboard style is grounded in the long tradition of jazz piano from ragtime to stride, bebop and modern jazz.  Depending on the song, he might play something that sounds like Fats Waller, then something with a kind of Bill Evans or Chick Corea feel, followed by a tune suggesting Ray Charles’ blues-tinged earthiness.   His success entertaining audiences with his keyboard and vocal talents while maintaining a certain standard of artistry is a notable accomplishment proven by continued demand for bookings.

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Chris Foster Solo
Nov
21
6:30 PM18:30

Chris Foster Solo

Chris has been performing professionally for 26 years. To date he has performed over 5000 gigs for Such clients as Walt Disney World, Ritz Carlton Resorts, The American Red Cross and many many more. 

In 2006 Chris and co-writer Stacey Knights won the American Idol Underground songwriting competition (jazz category) with the song titled "Morning Monk".

   

Also in 2006 Chris won the Liberty Missouri Performing Arts New Artist Showcase. 


In 2003 he was recognized by the Government of Key West Florida for his Composition titled "Storm of the Century" and his musical depiction of the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane.

In 2002 His song "Palma De Mallorca" was recognized by the King of Spain. He is noted for his great skill of guitar playing that is showcased on his Christmas CD and his Back To Brazil CD.

View Event →
Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night
Nov
20
8:00 PM20:00

Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night

A Geeks Who Drink quiz hosted by our Quizmaster. Eight rounds of eight questions each, including a music round, an audio round, and a picture round. Free to play, with gift certificates for the winning team and five bonus questions per night for prizes. Five of the eight themes for the night are teased on the venue specific Geeks Who Drink mailing list, and the results for each quiz are posted the next day on their blog. Happy hour ends just before the quiz, so get there early (before 7:00) for great deals on food and drink.

View Event →
Mark Lowrey Open Mic Night
Nov
19
6:30 PM18:30

Mark Lowrey Open Mic Night

Open mic night! Bring your instruments and voice and join us for musical Monday’s and perform your favorite tunes from Broadway, the American songbook or KC jazz. 

“If you’ve picked up a flier for live music or frequented a restaurant around town, chances are you’ve heard of — or been entranced by the sounds of — jazz pianist and composer Mark Lowrey. A staple in the Kansas City jazz music scene, Lowrey has made a name for himself with his versatility, command of the piano and sound that transcends genres.

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Laura Chalk Duo
Nov
18
6:30 PM18:30

Laura Chalk Duo

Laura’s vocal style is elegant, smooth and warm, and she sings with honesty of emotion. Her intonation and her phrasing gain the attention of the jazz community as she performs both American and Latin jazz. Laura has said the artists who have influenced her the most are Billie Holiday, João Gilberto, Elis Regina and Ella Fitzgerald.

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Shannon Lipps and Steve Gray Trio
Nov
17
6:30 PM18:30

Shannon Lipps and Steve Gray Trio

Jazz guitarist Steve Gray studied with KC jazz legend John Elliott. played with famous stars i.e. Percy Sledge, Sam and Dave, Harry Connick Jr., Delbert Mclinton. Marcia Ball (in New Orleans, a brief sting with Olivia Newton John. playing rock, rhythm and blues, and jazz since the early 70's studied extensively with KC legendary  jazz guitarist Pat Metheny. member of The Kansas Music Hall of Fame as a member of The Classmen and The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Percy Sledge Band.

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A La Mode Trio
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

A La Mode Trio

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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Chris Foster Solo
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Chris Foster Solo

Chris has been performing professionally for 26 years. To date he has performed over 5000 gigs for Such clients as Walt Disney World, Ritz Carlton Resorts, The American Red Cross and many many more. 

In 2006 Chris and co-writer Stacey Knights won the American Idol Underground songwriting competition (jazz category) with the song titled "Morning Monk".

   

Also in 2006 Chris won the Liberty Missouri Performing Arts New Artist Showcase. 


In 2003 he was recognized by the Government of Key West Florida for his Composition titled "Storm of the Century" and his musical depiction of the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane.

In 2002 His song "Palma De Mallorca" was recognized by the King of Spain. He is noted for his great skill of guitar playing that is showcased on his Christmas CD and his Back To Brazil CD.

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Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night
Nov
13
8:00 PM20:00

Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night

A Geeks Who Drink quiz hosted by our Quizmaster. Eight rounds of eight questions each, including a music round, an audio round, and a picture round. Free to play, with gift certificates for the winning team and five bonus questions per night for prizes. Five of the eight themes for the night are teased on the venue specific Geeks Who Drink mailing list, and the results for each quiz are posted the next day on their blog. Happy hour ends just before the quiz, so get there early (before 7:00) for great deals on food and drink.

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Mark Lowrey Open Mic Night
Nov
12
6:30 PM18:30

Mark Lowrey Open Mic Night

Open mic night! Bring your instruments and voice and join us for musical Monday’s and perform your favorite tunes from Broadway, the American songbook or KC jazz. 

“If you’ve picked up a flier for live music or frequented a restaurant around town, chances are you’ve heard of — or been entranced by the sounds of — jazz pianist and composer Mark Lowrey. A staple in the Kansas City jazz music scene, Lowrey has made a name for himself with his versatility, command of the piano and sound that transcends genres.

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Eboni Fondren Duo
Nov
11
6:30 PM18:30

Eboni Fondren Duo

Dynamic vocalist and entertainer Eboni Fondren, brings passion and excitement whenever she takes the stage. Her precise readings of jazz standards which she seasons with a dash of R&B, fill a room with energy and delight. Wish a smooth and sultry finish, audiences will be enchanted by her lyrical interpretation and ability to draw an audience in leaving them wanting more. Fondren is an accomplished singer and actress that has been working in and around the Kansas City area for the past 15 years. She delights audiences with her group Eboni and the Ivories, the Everette DeVan Quartet, pianists Charles Williams, Mark Lowrey and with Joe Cartwright as host of the nationally syndicated radio show 12th street jump. She is also a lead singer in KC's hottest party band Lost Wax. As an actress and voice over artist, she has lit up the stage with feature roles in some of Kansas City's top Theatre Companies in productions like "Little Shop of Horrors", "Hairspray", and "Ain't Misbehavin". She recently became the new voice for the Kansas City Royals "Raised Royal" season campaign.

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J Love Band
Nov
10
6:30 PM18:30

J Love Band

The J Love Band is one of the hottest Funk, Soul and R&B bands in the Kansas City area. J Love and her talented band generates energy and excitement everywhere they perform.
Their repitoire primarily consists classic soul and R&B music from legendary artist such as Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Etta James and many others. In addition, this all-star group is capable of performing instrumental jazz.

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