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Recording, Episodes & Live Studio Performances

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The Bumper Jacksons October 29, 2017

The Bumper Jacksons performed and visited with Bob McWilliams in the Live Performance Studio at Kansas Pulic Radio.  

Guitar Elation October 22, 2017

Guitar Elation - Ken Lovern, organ, Danny Embrey, guitar, Brian Baggett, guitar and Todd Strait, drums, stopped by the Kansas Public Radio Live Performance Studio to perform and visit with Bob McWilliams on Jazz in the Night.

The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra Big Band Christmas at Liberty Hall December 10, 2016

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

Cyrus Chestnut at the Lied Center Pavilion

Cyrus Chestnut (born January 17, 1963) is an American jazz pianist, composer and producer. In 2006, Josh Tyrangiel, music critic for Time Magazine, wrote: "What makes Chestnut the best jazz pianist of his generation

Addison Frei and Tahira Clayton

Lawrence native Addison Frei has achieved acclaim as the winner of the American Jazz Pianist Competition and UNISA International Piano Competition (South Africa). Addison returned home in late March for a concert at the Lawrence Arts Center alongside vocalist Tahira Clayton. While Tahira and Addison met at the University of North Texas, they are now based in New York City, performing regularly at venues such as the Kitano, the Cell Theatre and Cornelia Street Cafe.

Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle

Nominated as Best Soloist, and Jazz Band (Eddie Moore & The Outer Circle) by Pitch Magazine, while he is also the recipient of the 2016 Charlotte Street Generative Performance Arts Award. Eddie Moore is an accomplished pianist, composer, music director, educator and bandleader. Raised in Houston, Texas Moore is a lifelong musician traversing a number bands and styles before going back to school to get a master’s in jazz studies from UMKC. "The Freedom of Expression", Moore's debut album as a leader was given 3.5 stars fro

Deborah Brown in studio February 5, 2016

Deborah Brown sang in the Kansas Public Radio Live Performance Studio to promote her concert and the Blue Room in Kansas City, MO Saturday, February 6th, 2016 at 8:30. Her musicians were: Joe Cartwright, piano Joris Teepe, bass Todd Strait, drums Sylvester Ostrowski, saxaphone

Clay Jenkins in the Kansas Public Radio Live Performance Studio

Clay Jenkins is an esteemed jazz artist and professor at the University of Rochester's prestigious Eastman School of Music.  In addition to his teaching duties, Clay is one of the most sought after jazz trumpeters in the country today. Clay's career as a jazz artist and educator has covered a wide range of musical experiences and responsibilities, bringing him to the forefront of the jazz performing and teaching arenas.

Jeremy Siskind

Jeremy Siskind, winner of the 2012 Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition and the second place winner of the 2011 Montreux Solo Piano Competition, is also a composer whose latest album features Grammy winning vocalists Kurt Elling and Peter Eldridge. Siskind plays a mix of standards and originals in his solo piano performance in the KPR Studio.

The Paul Shinn Trio

Consisting of bassist Dominique Sanders, drummer Ryan Lee and pianist Paul Shinn, the Paul Shinn Trio was formed in the summer of 2013. After first filling in a few dates at Kansas City's Green Lady Lounge, the band was asked by owner John Scott to perform a weekly Sunday evening engagement there.


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