KCUR's Band Of The Week: The Sextet

Oct 4, 2017

The Sextet is a jazz group led by bassist Robert Castillo, with saxophonist Max Levy, trumpeter Teddy Krulewich, trombonist Trevor Turla, guitarist Peter Marten and drummer Fritz Hutchison. Their penchant for soulful grooves and elements of funk will appeal to fans of like-minded Kansas City jazz groups like the Project H and Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle.

The band celebrates the release of their second album, "Blob Castle," on Saturday. Filled with youthful exuberance, a track like “Square Peg in a Round Hole” exemplifies the Sextet’s exciting balance between honoring jazz convention and succumbing to wild abandon:

The Sextet, 9 p.m. Saturday, October 7, at the Black Dolphin, just a few steps south of the Green Lady Lounge, 1813 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri, 64108; 816-215-2954.

KCUR contributor Bill Brownlee blogs about Kansas City's jazz scene at Plastic Sax.