Kansas City saxophone player and jazz singer Eddie Saunders passed away on December 30, 2012. The late Lucky Wesley of The Scamps came up with Saunders and had described him as nice--naughty but nice. Saunders loved to sing and he loved to play, and he was proud of his Kansas City jazz heritage.
An extended story about Marva Whitney's life, including archival interviews and music, ending with a gospel song she recorded in 2006.
Iconic funk and soul singer Marva Whitney will be buried Saturday in Kansas City. She died two weeks ago at the age of 68, just six years after the passing of James Brown, who catapulted her to national stardom.
There's no doubt that much of Kansas City's creativity is embodied in its local music scene.
Friday on Up to Date, Steve Kraske welcomes the return of the Local Music Show, during which our music experts Chris Haghirian, Bill Brownlee and Michael Byars will check out some of the best music - local and international - of 2012.
Tuba Christmas was founded by Harvey Phillips, a Missouri native, more than 30 years ago. It brings tuba and euphonium players together once a year to play a concert of traditional holiday songs for the season.
This week on Cyprus Avenue, slinking bass lines, brass section breakdowns, and pedal lap steel? An aural expedition into the world of country funk music via a new compilation release from Light In The Attic Records.
If you spend any amount of time going to concerts or music shows in Kansas City, you’ve probably seen a tall, thin man with a shock of grey hair usually standing by himself, often near the back of the club.
Kansas City vocal artist Lee Langston has been a fixture on the local music scene for the past several years. His covers of neosoul music have attracted a faithful audience of young urban professionals.
Pop, rock and rap might top the charts, but it’s good old Jazz that’s capturing the hearts of at least some of the new generation of area musicians.
In the first half of Thursday’s Central Standard – we'll take a look at KC Youth Jazz, a group that’s expanded into more than 50 schools around greater Kansas City. We’ll hear some music, talk concerts, appreciation, preservation – all that jazz with Musical Director and instructor Clarence Smith.
In Greek Mythology, Gaia is the great mother of all heavenly Gods and the personification of earth who birthed all of the Sea Gods including Neptune. Meanwhile in the sea of musical offerings here in Kansas City, the musical trio Book of Gaia continues, in the words of local Jazz great Bobby Watson, to make waves.