May 27, 20176:45 pm - 7:45 pm
KC Showcase Stage
Blair Bryant is a 22-year-old emerging contemporary jazz artist, currently signed to the Innervision Records Label. Bryant is a musical prodigy who plays over 14 instruments and is a prolific writer and producer. A product of the UMKC Conservatory of Music and the Grammy Music Experience, his first release New Colours was ranked one of the top 10 best Jazz CDs of 2015 (Talkingsmoothjazz.com) and yielded a national Top 10 hit single “Lightning Bug” (Groove Jazz Music). Blair’s sound is upbeat, layered, lush, and evocative of different tonal colors and moods. He has been favorably compared to Stanley Clarke, Joe Sample and Wayman Tisdale.