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Meet Tom Wells

Read "Meet Tom Wells" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Born and raised in that other “capital of jazz"--jny: Kansas City, birthplace of Charlie Parker--Super Fan Tom Wells, along with long-time jazz date, his wife, Geri St. Clair (a future Super Fan--stay tuned!), is a huge supporter of the local scene. How huge? Well, Tom and Geri once followed the University of Missouri Kansas City's Jazz ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Dan Thomas and Voyage Playing Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 at Robbie's House of Jazz

Dan Thomas and Voyage Playing Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 at Robbie's House of Jazz

Kansas City-based saxophonist Dan Thomas is returning to St. Louis to play at 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 3 and Saturday. May 4 at Robbie's House of Jazz. Thomas, a native Canadian who is associate director of jazz studies and co-chair of the division of jazz studies at UMKC's conservatory of music, will play with his band Voyage, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Dan Thomas Quintet: City Scope

Read "City Scope" reviewed by Jack Bowers

City Scope is the debut album as leader for Dan Thomas, a Canadian-born saxophonist who now lives in Kansas City, MO. His talents as player and composer are lavishly praised in the liner notes by friend and colleague Bobby Watson, whose influence is readily apparent in Thomas’s music, especially in his approach to the alto sax, ...