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JAZZ BEAT: Hermon Mehari Trio play the Majestic Tuesday and Wednesday

Trumpeter Hermon Mehari landed here a decade ago, when he joined the jazz-studies program at the University of Missouri–Kansas City. He captured the city’s attention with Diverse, an award-winning ensemble that released its first CD to an SRO crowd at the Blue Room in 2009.

Since then, Mehari has been a staple of KC’s jazz scene, both with other UMKC grads and with stellar musicians he has had a hand in recruiting here. Tuesday nights at the Majestic, Mehari performs with young stalwarts Ben Leifer on bass and Brian Steever on drums.

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