Fish Fry http://kcur.org en Maria The Mexican, Influenced By Mariachi Roots http://kcur.org/post/maria-mexican-influenced-mariachi-roots <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The band </span><a href="http://mariathemexican.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Maria the Mexican</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> describes its sound as Americana soul and&nbsp;</span>Mexicana<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> groove. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Chuck Haddix & Laura Spencer 52588 at http://kcur.org Maria The Mexican, Influenced By Mariachi Roots Tim Whitmer On Learning From Jazz Greats http://kcur.org/post/tim-whitmer-learning-jazz-greats <p></p><p>Jazz pianist and bandleader <a href="http://www.timwhitmer.net/">Tim Whitmer</a> has gained a reputation for building on jazz traditions, as well as performing original compositions. Whitmer is a mainstay at jazz clubs, but he also plays in local churches.</p><p>Whitmer spoke to Chuck Haddix, who hosts the KCUR music program,&nbsp;<a href="http://kcur.org/programs/fish-fry"><em>The Fish Fry</em> </a>on Friday and Saturday nights.</p><p><strong>Interview Highlights: Tim Whitmer</strong></p><p><strong>On merging the sacred and the secular</strong></p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 18:24:24 +0000 Chuck Haddix & Laura Spencer 47417 at http://kcur.org Tim Whitmer On Learning From Jazz Greats 18th & Vine Jazz And Blues Festival Features Kelley Hunt http://kcur.org/post/18th-vine-jazz-and-blues-festival-features-kelley-hunt <p>Roots and R&amp;B singer/songwriter <a href="http://www.kelleyhunt.com/">Kelley Hunt</a> says when she first started singing, her grandmother, a gospel singer, gave her this advice: &quot;Don&rsquo;t sing it, if you don&rsquo;t mean it.&quot;</p><p>Hunt was born in Kansas City, Mo. and grew up in Emporia, Kan. She told<em>&nbsp;Fish Fry </em>host Chuck Haddix that her parents always had music playing in the house, including jazz, blues, R&amp;B and Motown.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 16:45:34 +0000 Chuck Haddix & Laura Spencer 44873 at http://kcur.org 18th & Vine Jazz And Blues Festival Features Kelley Hunt An Interview With Chubby Carrier http://kcur.org/post/interview-chubby-carrier <p></p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 18:50:17 +0000 Chuck Haddix & Chris Prewitt 29206 at http://kcur.org An Interview With Chubby Carrier A Conversation With Danny Cox http://kcur.org/post/conversation-danny-cox <blockquote><p style="margin: 0.4em 0px 0.5em; line-height: 19px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); "><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Cox_(musician)"><strong>Danny Cox</strong></a> was born in<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 18:17:00 +0000 Chris Prewitt 21108 at http://kcur.org A Conversation With Danny Cox Kansas City Jazz Singer And Wild Woman Myra Taylor Dies At 94 http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-jazz-singer-and-wild-woman-myra-taylor-dies-94 <p><span class="article-content"><span>Singer Myra Taylor was one of the last living links to Kansas City&#39;s jazz heyday of the 1930s. Taylor died Friday, December 9, 2011 at the age of 94.</span></span></p><p>According to<em> The Kansas City Star: </em></p><blockquote><p>Taylor had been under hospice care at the Swope Ridge Geriatric Center, 5900 Swope Parkway, for more than three months, said her manager, Dawayne Gilley. Her final performance was July 24 at Jardine&rsquo;s, 4536 Main St., where she performed with the Wild Women of Kansas City, a jazz vocal quartet.</p> Mon, 12 Dec 2011 15:19:13 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross & Laura Spencer 8827 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Jazz Singer And Wild Woman Myra Taylor Dies At 94 Charlie Pryor And The Brush Creek Follies http://kcur.org/post/charlie-pryor-and-brush-creek-follies-0 <p>To Rebecca Pryor, her grandfather Charlie was a kind of Pied Piper. Everywhere he went, he made music that thrilled listeners.<br style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: left; " /><br style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: left; " />Charlie Pryor was a percussionist, specializing in drum set, xylophone and a homemade musical washboard supped up with cowbells and horns. Tue, 06 Dec 2011 22:12:29 +0000 Alex Smith 8468 at http://kcur.org Charlie Pryor And The Brush Creek Follies