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David Basse

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A Winning Situation for Jazz Studies

With humble beginnings, the Jazz Studies program at UMKC took a backseat for years to classical and accordion music programs. In 1998, Jazz Studies...

Esteemed jazz singer Marilyn Maye performs at Carlsen Center

Sunday night, following an abbreviated set of instrumental music from the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, 90-year-old Marilyn Maye marched onto the stage with the...

Five UMKC jazz study musicians to watch

The connection between sin, drinking, jazz music and the blues in a party atmosphere is legendary. And here in Kansas City, along with New...

Review: Black Repertory Theater’s “Ain’t Misbehavin”

Until “Fats” Waller penned that song, “Ain’t Misbehavin”, ain’t and misbehavin were two unacceptable words; words that would likely not be heard today, if...

Marcus Lewis Big Band plays for Open Spaces

As jazz evolves in Kansas City, fresh new influences add to the spiciness and depth of the music. Steven Martin came from St. Louis....

Stanton Kessler – “Being on the scene” and making it in the music biz

Davide Basse Music has many categories, and each genre has its own long-standing guidelines for creating the perfect sound. When it comes to the business...

Kansas Citians help families detained at southwest border

We all know the story: in the course of a few weeks more than 2,300 children of various ages, from several Spanish speaking countries,...

Live music in jazz town

David Basse Kansas City is a jazz town. There are only three others in the United States: New Orleans, Chicago and New York City. The...

‘A Man Known as Bird’ | KC gears up for ten days of nonstop Jazz

Kansas Citians enjoy a swinging, take-no-prisoners style of jazz and blues played full-throttle by bands of happy-go-lucky merry-makers seven nights a week—52 weeks a...

“Once On This Island” at the Just off Broadway Theater

It’s been a long time since I’ve tapped my feet and moved my body all the way through a play, but last Friday, at...
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