Our goal is both perform a live public performance as well as be able to record the music for distribution in an effort to promote Kansas City's incredible pool of talented musicians and rich tradition in jazz.
Anticipating an inaugural performance in Fall 2021, the LiveJazzKC Big Band will feature many of Kansas City’s finest jazz musicians & vocalists as well as showcasing exclusively the compositions and arrangements of our own local musicians; which makes this band a unique opportunity for the listeners.
The first performance and recording will feature special guests alto saxophonist and composer Bobby Watson, internationally acclaimed vocalists Angela Hagenbach and Kathleen Holeman.
This fundraising effort will hopefully allow us the necessary budget to accomplish the goal of joining with the great community of jazz supporters in Kansas City and around world in preserving and documenting some great music for generations to come.
Stay tuned for exciting updates!
Thank you for supporting live jazz!
- MICHAEL GERKEN
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