Event

Kansas City Jazz and Heritage Festival > 4 pm > James Ward Band

James Ward Band

May 28, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Blue Room Stage

Featuring
James Ward Band

James Ward Band

The James Ward Band was formed January of 1997 at The Blue Room located on 18th and Vine in Kansas City, MO.  James, a native of Kansas City, attended Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, where he studied Tuba, and played Acoustic and Electric Bass in numerous bands while attending college.  James’ experience, skill, and reputation as a Bass Player led him to opportunities to perform with greats throughout the years such as Marcus Roberts, Wycliffe Gordon, Nat Adderly, Mark Whitfield, Bobby Watson, John Cushon, Patti Austin, Jonathan Dubose, Claude “Fiddler” Williams, Lisa Henry, Chris Barnett, Jackie Mills, Russell Malone, Marcus Printup, Peter Martin, Scotty Barnhart, and Will Matthews of the Count Basie Orchestra, Gospel Artists Dorinda Clark-Cole and Donald Lawrence, and a host of other artists.  James also toured South Africa with Oleta Adams.

Tickets

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Get Single Day tickets for the stage(s) you want to see or Four-day passes that include the special Monday Jazz Brunch.

VIP experience includes preferred seating, meet and greets with select performers, and more.