Kansas Public Radio recently celebrated its eighth annual Big Band Christmas, a holiday concert served up
by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and special guest vocalists Kathleen Holeman, Ron Gutierrez and David Basse.
The concert, which took place on Saturday, December 10, 2016, was an evening of holiday tunes at Liberty Hall in downtown Lawrence.
Formed in 2003, the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra brings many of the region's greatest jazz musicians together to
perform big band jazz in a concert setting, and is under the direction of Clint Ashlock, Kansas City native and trumpeter.