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Danny Embrey


Kansas City-based Danny Embrey has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading jazz guitarist. In addition to recording and playing concerts, festivals and club dates, Embrey is in demand as an arranger, composer and producer. Danny Embrey toured and performed during the 1980s with Sergio Mendes and Clare Fischer’s Latin Band. With the Sergio Mendes Band, he traveled the globe. "My first trip with Sergio was seven weeks in Europe; then, we went to South Africa, the Middle East, the Far East, and Australia." He recalls playing for King Hussein in Jordan and the Reagans in the East Room of the White House


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Cal Tjader, Atley King, Wayne Shorter & Danny Embrey

Read "Cal Tjader, Atley King, Wayne Shorter & Danny Embrey" reviewed by Joe Dimino

From a legendary guitarist hailing from Kansas City, we begin the 828th Episode of Neon Jazz with live music from Danny Embrey at the Green Lady Lounge followed by rising star vibraphonist Atley King. We spin new music from Claudia Villa, T.K. Blue, Elmar Frey and the Kevin Hays trio, Ben Street and Billy Hart. We ...


Article: Album Review

Todd Strait: There'll Be Some Changes Made

Read "There'll Be Some Changes Made" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

After recording more than a hundred albums for other people, including three that were Grammy nominated, drummer Todd Strait has finally released his first CD as a leader. With so many dedications to his relatives, it is clear that this record has been simmering for a long time. Well, it's finally cooked and served--and it's delicious. ...


News: Music Industry

Artists Recording Collective Label Celebrates 5-year Anniversary

Artists Recording Collective Label Celebrates 5-year Anniversary

The Artists Recording Collective celebrated its 5th anniversary on Pearl Harbor Day this month. Also, commonly known as ARC, the company is a registered Kansas Limited Liability Company (LLC) in good standing that is based in the scenic Kansas City metropolitan area at Leavenworth. ARC is simply a recording label and low intensity marketing platform that ...

News: Performance / Tour

The Blue Room On Historic 18th And Vine All-Star Week Line Up

The Blue Room On Historic 18th And Vine All-Star Week Line Up

Kansas City, Mo: To celebrate the All-Star game coming to Kansas City the Blue Room is adding extra shows throughout the extravaganza. The All-Star performances kick off on Thursday July 5th with the Kansas City All-Star Funk Band, Esquire. Friday July 6th the Kansas City All-Star Blues Band will feature Everette DeVan. DeVan has been a ...


News: Event

Chris Hazelton Trio New Release On Artists Recording Collective Label

Chris Hazelton Trio New Release On Artists Recording Collective Label

The first time Chris ever saw a real Hammond B-3 organ was in a dark club in Kansas City, MO called Bobby’s Hangout. After taking an interest in the sound of the instrument on some recordings, Jim Mair (his college professor) recommended he go to see the man at the helm, renowned organist Everette DeVan. Chris ...


Article: Album Review

The Sons of Brasil: While You Were Out

Read "While You Were Out" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Who would imagine that a group of American musicians from Kansas City, Missouri, could have such a passion for “musica bem Brasileira" that they have stayed together for 18 years, developed a strong following and managed to release one of the finest albums of Brazilian jazz to date? The Sons of Brasil is such a group, ...


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