Although he's in his early twenties, bassist Dominique Sanders is already a fixture in Kansas City's most prestigious jazz clubs. Tivon Pennicott, a New York-based saxophonist best known for his work with the Grammy-winning star Esperanza Spalding, will join Sanders' trio at three area venues next week. Sanders and Pennicott will explore the intersection of jazz and R&B at Broadway Jazz Club, the Blue Room and Take Five Coffee.
For the past decade, blues singer and bassist Cassie Taylor has made her home on the road. At age sixteen, she started touring with her father, bluesman Otis Taylor, and she started her own solo career a few years after that.
While Taylor has no plans to slow down, the 26-year-old veteran is settling down a bit. She was recently married and moved to the Kansas City area. Some of the true-life stories of the blues life and love lost and found are the subjects of her new CD, called Out of My Mind.
Kansas City, MO – On a rainy and overcast Saturday morning, about fifty people gathered at Spring Valley Park at 27th and Brooklyn. Members of Sol Pro Bassmasters, a mostly- African American fishing club were stationed around a small lake which is anchored by large weeping willow tree. The men are dressed in distinctive red, black, white and white jackets and hats with the Sol Pro logo.