Hermon Mehari

Up to Date
9:00 am
Thu May 1, 2014

A New Kind Of Jazz Combo

Hermon Mehari (far right) is a trumpeter with the band Diverse. Other members include (from left) Ryan J. Lee, Tony Tixier and Ben Leifer.
Credit diversejazz.com

  Kansas City-based jazz band Diverse is mixing it up to combine their smooth sounds with other musical genres.

On Thursday's Up to Date, we talk with their trumpeter about those innovations and where they hope to take this new sound mix.


  • Hermon Mehari, trumpeter in Diverse and 2014 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Award recipient
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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Trumpeting Jazz In Kansas City

Hermon Mehari

How do you get to be one of the rising stars of Kansas City's jazz scene?

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Central Standard
12:14 am
Mon March 12, 2012

A Vibe Called Mesh: Jazz Meets Hip-Hop

Miles Davis

On this Monday's Central Standard, we explore how area artists honor Jazz’s heritage and progression, through the language of Hip-Hop.

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Central Standard
2:00 pm
Wed January 18, 2012

All That KC Jazz

KCUR's Michael Byars admires Mark Lowrey's new tattoo from his visit to Africa.
Andrea Silenzi

Kansas City jazz has a unique signature. On Wednesday's Central Standard, we talked about the state of our jazz community with pianist and composer Mark Lowrey and trumpet player Hermon Mehari.

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