Deborah Brown

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Your might think combining jazz and a symphony would like trying to mix oil and water — they don't just go together. Yet jazz artists, including Kansas City's own Charlie Parker, have combined their playing with those of an orchestra to great results.

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Kansas City-based singer Deborah Brown says her new CD, All Too Soon, explores hidden gems of jazz songs.