Johnnie’s is starting 2019 with an extra hour of jazz! New Years Day live music from 6:30-10:30 with 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 adviser. 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.