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Eric Revis, Billy Higgins & Rob Scheps

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We begin the 696th Episode of Neon Jazz with bassist Eric Revis and a track from his 2020 release Slipknots Through a Looking Glass. We take a closer look at the musicians who made made 2020 a fantastic year for new jazz releases with Ron Miles, Jen Hodge and Ben Rosenblum. We also listen to a ...

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Missouri Arts Council Picks Tubaist Ralph Hepola For April Featured Artists

Missouri Arts Council Picks Tubaist Ralph Hepola For April Featured Artists

FEATURED ARTISTS PROGRAM Artists are the backbone of our creative state. Get to know some of the best right here! Each month, we’re designating four individual artists from all around Missouri as Featured Artists. They create and perform in every sort of genre, from sculpture to storytelling. Meet our April Featured Artists! Ralph Hepola musician ...

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Derrick Gardner, Logan Richardson & Barry Harris

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We start with a track off of big band director's Derrick Gardner 2020 album Still I Rise. We add some Kansas City spice with Charlie Parker and stellar saxophonist Logan Richardson with music from his Afrofuturism (Whirlwind Recordings, 2021) release. We also take a look at the new work from Matt Moran, Adam Shulman and Grant ...

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Jeff Hamilton, Charles McPherson & The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

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From one of the finest drummers in the jazz world, we begin the 694th Episode of Neon Jazz with Jeff Hamilton and a song off his latest album. We also profile a host of musicians releasing some quality new music including Bobby Wiens, Chico Pinheiro, David Gilmore and Charles McPherson. We say goodbye to actor and ...

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R+R+Now Live, Dr. Lonnie Smith & Andrian Younge

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One of the finest recordings released during early 2021 was by R+R+Now Live led by Robert Glasper and Derrick Hodge. From there, we play some catch up looking into the voices and music captured during the 2020 pandemic jazz year. It includes Ed Partyka, Cathlene Pineda, Frank Basile and Stephen Menold. We say good-bye to Joe ...

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Clifton Anderson, Reggie Quinerly & Allan Harris

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We devote a full hour of Neon Jazz to the music and artists of 2021. A lot of music was backlogged from 2020, but it was time to take a long look at the artists who are making 2021 a special year for jazz. We start off with NYC trombonist Clifton Anderson and make our way ...

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Brian Scarborough

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Brian Scarborough is a top call trombonist, improviser, composer, and educator in the greater Kansas City area. As a musician, Brian is regularly booked as both a bandleader for his quintet and a sideman for many local and touring bands of various sizes, in jazz and other genres. Moreover, Brian is a veteran musician of musical theatre, having performed for more than 50 productions in the greater Kansas City area. Internationally, Brian has performed in the European circuit in jazz, classical, and chamber music idioms. Brian has received critical acclaim as a soloist from international competitions including the J.J

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Steve Fidyk, Joe Magnarelli & Gregory Porter

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There was so much good music that came out in 2020, we are still catching up. The 691st Episode of Neon Jazz begins with veteran drummer Steve Fidyk with music off his new CD Battle Lines. We also look into some quality music from Stephane Spira, Mark Masters, Gregory Porter and Benny Benack III. Finally, we ...

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Franklin Kiermyer, Fats Waller & Jimmy Cobb

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The 690th Episode of Neon Jazz begins with power drummer Franklin Kiermyer. From there, we examine the music and voices of a host of musicians surviving the COVID world without live music. This includes Guy Mintus, Amber Underwood, the 3D Jazz Trio and Jeff Coffin. Finally, we say good-bye to huge figure in Kansas City jazz ...

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Joe Martin, Joe Chambers & Roy Eldridge

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New York City bassist Joe Martin has Kansas City roots and is featured on the 689th Episode of Neon Jazz. Following his lead is a great group of musicians whi are constantly releaseing material keeping the world of jazz an innovative artistic medium. They include Patrick Cornelius, Tarik Hassan, Joe Chambers and Gerald Beckett. Enjoy the ...


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