2017

GALLERY

FEATURED EVENTS

Before there was hip-hop, rock and pop, Kansas City Jazz was all the rage – where the likes of Benny Moten and Charlie Parker birthed a sound that would forever change the landscape of music. Experience the evolution Kansas City jazz, from ragtime to bebop.

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Take a tour with us back in time to the days of Bird and experience the history of KC Jazz in person. Visit special sites that played a significant role in the life and development of Charlie Parker and Kansas City, including the 18th and Vine Jazz District, Centennial United Methodist Church, Mutual Musicians Foundation, Lincoln Cemetery.

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21 Sax Salute

The 2017 “21 Sax Salute” is an independently produced and managed event, coordinated entirely by Gary Becker and the Kansas City Jazz Advocates.

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FULL SCHEDULE

Events include performances by Artists-in-Residence Tivon Pennicott and Sullivan Fortner.


*  featuring Tivon Pennicott

**  featuring Sullivan Fortner

***  featuring Tivon Pennicott + Sullivan Fortner

Event Information:

  • Sun
    20
    Aug
    2017

    Millie Edwards***

    12:00 pmThe Phoenix

    302 W 8th St, Kansas City, MO 64105

    Brunch with Mille Edwards at The Phoenix

HEADLINERS

TIVON PENNICOTT

TIVON PENNICOTT

Tenor Saxophone

tivonpennicott.com

SULLIVAN FORTNER

SULLIVAN FORTNER

Piano

sullivanfortnermusic.com

DAVID BASSE

DAVID BASSE

Vocals

davidbasse.com

LONNIE MCFADDEN

LONNIE MCFADDEN

Trumpet

BRAM WIJNANDS

BRAM WIJNANDS

Piano

 

MICAH HERMAN

MICAH HERMAN

Bassist

 

DR. TAMMY KERNODLE

DR. TAMMY KERNODLE

Musicologist, Piano & Vocalist

 

Gerald Spaits

Gerald Spaits

Bassist

geraldspaits.com

BOBBY WATSON

BOBBY WATSON

Saxophone

bobbywatson.com

KEN LOVERN

KEN LOVERN

Organ

kenlovern.com

CHRIS HAZELTON

CHRIS HAZELTON

Organ

chrishazelton.com

TIM WHITMER

TIM WHITMER

Piano

timwhitmer.net

DAN THOMAS

DAN THOMAS

Saxophone

danthomasjazz.com

STEPHEN MARTIN

STEPHEN MARTIN

Saxophone

stephenmartinjazz.com

MILLIE EDWARDS

MILLIE EDWARDS

Vocalist

 

STAN KESSLER

STAN KESSLER

Trumpet

stantonkessler.com

CHUCK HADDIX

CHUCK HADDIX

Jazz Historian

KCUR Fish Fry 

RYAN HEINLEIN

RYAN HEINLEIN

Trombone

ryanheinlein.com

JOHN BLEGEN

JOHN BLEGEN

Clarinet

jcblegen.com

ROD FLEEMAN

ROD FLEEMAN

Guitar

 

MATT VILLINGER

MATT VILLINGER

Piano

mattvillinger.com

JULIA HAILE

JULIA HAILE

Vocalist

 

JEFF ROBINSON

JEFF ROBINSON

Saxophone

livebird.com