As part of Open Spaces, Marcus’s sick big band+MC project is opening for Janelle Monae. Be there!
I’ll be hosting the next KCJO Listening Party and diving into the small group music of Count Basie.
Join us for a night of 1920s music featuring the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra playing the songs made popular in venues like the Savoy Ballroom and the Cotton Club. Come as you are or dress up in your best 1920s inspired outfits to listen and dance the night away.
The first 100 people to arrive will get a free copy of God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse by James Weldon Johnson, featuring original illustrations by Kansas-born Harlem Renaissance artist Aaron Douglas.
This is event is 100% free; no tickets required.
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