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Jazz Clubs & Big Bands - Oh My!

November Whirlwind — part 2/3


SO amazing to get back on the scene and listen to some GREAT bands! Here's a recap of some of the cities and clubs that mesmerized my near-atrophied ears last month.

Special thanks to cousin Nancy, Kevin Cerovich, Will Buchanan and Jan Shapiro for hooking me up in KC & STL.

(Note: I also stepped on to the stage myself in numerous capacities... but that's for chapter 3)


Des Moines, Iowa

Class act — Max Wellman and his big band in a tribute to Harry Connick Junior

The Blue Room

Kansas City

Clint Ashlock & Co. playing at the Blue Room
Complete with a rare (for me) John Stafford sighting!

Black Dolphin

Kansas City

The unexpected pleasure of Michael Herrera and Ray Demarchi at the Black Dolphin


Saint Louis

Nice to reconnect with Janet Evra and her band — almost exactly 2 years after our first meeting at Café Coda in Madison

Jazz Fest — Madame C.J. Walker Theatre

Indianapolis, IN

A transcendent performance by Kenny Phelps and friends

Surprise bonus reencounter with Hamilton Hardin!

Stay tuned for part 3 with features from MY performances!

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