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.
Get that spring into your step with Brian McTavish's Weekend To-Do List for March 21-23, 2014.
Lyric Opera of Kansas City: “La Boheme” (Classic opera by Giacomo Puccini), 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $90 to $160
Want to get rid of the post-Mardi Gras blahs? Check out Brian McTavish's Weekend To-Do List for March 7-9, 2014.
Golden! Girls Gone Wild!!! (Late Night Theatre returns with cross-dressing satire of TV’s “The Golden Girls”), opens at 8 p.m. Friday with performances through March 31 at Missie B’s, 805 W. 39th, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $18 (816-235-6222)
Not that long ago, Laila Biali was struggling to make a name for herself in the world of American jazz. She was on the verge of giving up when she got an invitation to audition for Sting. She made the cut, and wound up at Sting’s estate in Tuscany for rehearsal.
On Friday's Up to Date, we talk with Biali about her music as she prepares to open the American Jazz Museum’s Women in Jazz Month.
Ben Sidran is one of those guys who makes your knees buckle.
Piano player. Singer. Author. Composer. Host of the NPR jazz series “Jazz Alive.” Host of the VH-1 television’s “New Visions” series. Peabody winner. Ace winner. Friend of rock ‘n’ roller Steve Miller. Played in his band. Composer. Producer of recordings by Diana Ross, Van Morrison and Rickie Lee Jones.
This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of the great Charlie Parker with our special guest Dan Thomas. We play a game of “Who’s Got the Blues” with Chuck Haddix, and the Sax Therapist helps a Russian couple end the cold war in their bedroom.
Yardbird Suite Scrapple From The Apple Donna Lee Ko-Ko Marmaduke Parker’s Mood Billie Bounce
This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Bill Evans with our special guest Michael Pagan. The gang plays “So, What’s Your Question?” to learn a bit more about Bill Evans and we pay homage to the flight attendant gone wild with the “Friggin’ Jet Blues”.
Flip, Flop, and Fly Turn Out the Stars Whisper Not We Will Meet Again You Look Good To Me Shadow of Your Smile
On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Pat Metheny with our special guest Danny Embrey. Our own Dr Pearl offers up some advice for President Obama and a lesson at Serena's School for Scat has all the politicians listening.
Snatch and Grab It Bright Size Life Always and Forever Goodbye Pork Pie Hat Giant Step All the Things You Are Two for the Road
This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of the great Louis Armstrong with our special guest Stan Kessler. A session with Dr. Pearl gets the royal baby started down the right path and Anthony Weiner is such a joke the gang just has to make fun of him.
Love Walked In Hello, Dolly! Struttin’ With Some Barbecue Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You On The Sunny Side of the Street Stompin at the Savoy When the Saints Go Marching In
This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthdays of Hank Jones and Eddie Jefferson. We take a call-in from a musician in Erie, PA to find out “Who’s Got the Blues” and the heat wave gets a theme song.
Just Squeeze Me Ruby My Dear Love Walked In Now Is the Time Soft and Furry Over the Rainbow You Came a Long Way from St. Louis Dat Dere Benny’s from Heaven
This week, 12th Street Jump celebrates the birthday of Sonny Boy Williamson with our special guests Tom “Trashmouth” Baker and Sheila Bey. We play “Who’s Got the Blues” to find out more about our audience and Nedra sings the “Golf Widow Blues”, and it has nothing to do with Tiger Woods.
Show Me Missouri Blues Keep It to Yourself CC Rider Checkin’ Up on My Baby Hound Dog Drivin’ Wheel Don’t Start Me Talking
Jazz and Kansas City go well together live and on the radio.
On Tuesday's Up to Date, we talk with singer Karrin Allyson about her headlining kick-off for the 12th Street Jump series. Her performance Monday night is part of a series being taped for the radio show.
Karrin Allyson is a Grammy-nominated singer and pianist who born in Great Bend, Kan.
Coming from dozens of countries, from Mexico and the Caribbean in the north to Brazil and Argentena in South America, Latin American identity encompasses a variety of cultures, backgrounds, stories, traditions, and, of course, music. The diversity can be heard in every measure, as each artist brings not only their own personal style, but also their Latino ancestry to the lyrics, melodies and rhythms of music.
The work of iconic Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera is on display this summer at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. They’re part of an exhibit called Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Masterpieces of Modern Mexico.
Kahlo and Rivera are known not only for their paintings, but for their tempestuous marriage, which sometimes influenced their art.
On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of T Bone Walker with our special guest Bill Dye. A call in reminds us “Who’s Got the Blues” in Alaska and Dr. Pearl holds a session to help Wall Street.
Song List: I Want A Little Girl Two Bones And A Pick What A Little Moonlight Can Do Shufflin The Blues Good Morning Heartache Hands Off T Bone Shuffle
This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Fats Waller. Dr. Pearl helps Keith Richards deal with change and a parody considers what Fats Waller might say about all the present day misbehavin’.
Song List: Jitterbug Waltz Squeeze Me Your Feet’s Too Big One Note Samba Let’s Face the Music and Dance Come On A My House Honeysuckle Rose Scrapple From the Apple
On this weeks’ archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Big Joe Turner. We play a game of questions with 12th Street Jump’s own Joe Cartwright and send the learned out into the world with the “Graduation Blues”.
Song List: Jumpin’ the Blues Flip, Flop, and Fly Tight Trouble In Mind Roll’em Pete One Note Samba Shake, Rattle, and Roll
On this weeks’ archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Irving Berlin. The cast plays a game of “So, What’s Your Question?” to reveal a few lesser known facts about Irving Berlin.
Song List: Overhand What’ll I Do Let’s Face the Music and Dance It Ain’t Necessarily So Dat Dere Blue Skies Little Joe
This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music of Jeff Hamilton with our special guest, the man himself, Jeff Hamilton. We find out what gives Jeff the blues and learn a whole lot more with a game of “So, What’s Your Question”.
Song List: Gravy Waltz I Love Being Here With You Little Rootie Tootie Bye Ya Whisper Not Poinciana But Not For Me
On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Charles Mingus with our special guest Steve Lambert. Our own psychologist, Dr. Pearl, helps Anne Romney with her hubby and then Serena’s School for Scat helps makes sense of the senseless.
Song List: Living Without You Reincarnation of a Lovebird Love For Sale Fables of Faubus Remember Rockefeller at Attica Nostalgia in Times Square
This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Herbie Mann with our special guests, Rob Scheps and Jerry Dodgion. Our resident psychologist, Dr. Pearl helps the President and a parody about spring allergies gets messy.
Song List: Memphis Underground Bird of Beauty Pink Panther Theme Hatari The Days of Wine and Roses Dreamsville Comin’ Home Baby
On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Freddie Hubbard with our special guest Stan Kessler. The gang checks in with Dr. Pearl as she takes a direct call from George W and we preview the new Jazzmark cards to celebrate Jazz Month.
Song list: 52nd & Broadway Upjump Spring Stolen Moments Skydive Bolivia Birdlike
This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music of Joe Sample with our special guest, the man himself, Joe Sample. We find out what gives Joe the blues and learn a whole lot more with a game of “So, What’s Your Question”.
Song List: One Day I’ll Fly Away Put It Where You Want It Nica’s Dream Soul Shadows It Happens Everyday Street Life