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Recording, Episodes & Live Studio Performances

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Deborah Brown Live at the Sunflower Music Festival June 21, 2021

I’ve been recording the classical music evenings at the Sunflower Music Festival at White Concert Hall at Washburn University in Topeka for many years and last summer was the first time I’ve had a chance to have a multi-track recording of the jazz night.

The Marcus Lewis Quintet live at Kansas Public Radio December 12, 2019

Trombonist Marcus Lewis has played with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Sugarfoot's Ohio Players, and at the White House for President Obama with Janelle Monáe, and leads both a quintet and big band in Kansas City. We'll visit with Marcus Lewis about his life in music and hear his quintet Tuesday at 9:06 p.m. on Jazz in the Night on Kansas Public Radio.

The Ben Allison Quartet live at Kansas Public Radio February 18, 2019

In a career that spans nearly 30 years, bassist/composer Ben Allison has developed his own instantly identifiable sound, solidifying an international reputation as one of the leading voices of his generation. Known for his inspired arrangements, inventive grooves and hummable melodies,  Ben draws from the jazz tradition and a range of influences from rock and folk to 20th century classical and world music, seamlessly blending them into a cinematic, cohesive whole.

KC Monktet live at Kansas Public Radio January 7, 2019

David Basse hosted the KC Monktet in the Kansas Public Radio Live Performance Studio. The musicians were: David Valdez - Alto Saxophone Nate Nall - Trumpet Brandon Wilkins - Bass Clarinet Andrew Ouellette - Piano Joey Panella - Bass Brian Steever - Drums

The Matt Villinger Trio

St. Louis native Matt Villinger has become one of the most in demand pianists in recent years

The Nate Nall Quintet live at Kansas Public Radio October 17, 2018


Mundo Nouvo live at Kansas Public Radio May 10, 2018

This collection of Kansas City veterans play Latin mus

The Bumper Jacksons October 29, 2017

The Bumper Jacksons performed and visited with Bob McWilliams in the Live Performance Studio at Kansas Pulic Radio.  

Guitar Elation October 22, 2017

Guitar Elation - Ken Lovern, organ, Danny Embrey, guitar, Brian Baggett, guitar and Todd Strait, drums, stopped by the Kansas Public Radio Live Performance Studio to perform and visit with Bob McWilliams on Jazz in the Night.

The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra Big Band Christmas at Liberty Hall December 10, 2016

Kansas Public Radio recently celebrated its eighth annual Big Band Christmas, a holiday concert served up by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and special guest vocalists Kathleen Holeman, Ron Gutierrez and David Basse. The concert, which took place on Saturday, December 10, 2016, was an evening of holiday tunes at Liberty Hall in downtown Lawrence. Formed in 2003, the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra brings many of the region's greatest jazz musicians together to


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