Gem Theater Stage

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Karrin Allyson featuring Houston Person

May 26, 2017

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Pablo Sanhueza and the Latin Jazz All-Stars

May 26, 2017

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Soul Rebels

May 26, 2017

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Queen Bey

May 27, 2017

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Ida McBeth

May 27, 2017

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Angela Hagenbach

May 27, 2017

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Deborah Brown

May 28, 2017

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Eddie Moore & the Outer Circle

May 28, 2017

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Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band

May 28, 2017

About the Artists

The Soul Rebels started with an idea – to expand upon the pop music they loved on the radio and the New Orleans brass tradition they grew up on. They took that tradition and blended funk and soul with elements of hip-hop, jazz, and rock. The band has settled on an eight-piece lineup and have built a career around an eclectic live show that harnesses the power of horns and drums in the party-like atmosphere of a dance club. When not touring, The Soul Rebels’ weekly show at New Orleans’ Le Bon Temps Roulé is known to erupt with the kind of contagious, shout-along musical mayhem that The Rebels bring with them wherever they perform.

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Queen Bey
Musician

Queen's wide repertoire of jazz and blues standards and innovative and often unknown songs are drawn from her first-hand experiences working with the legends of jazz and blues. Queen's style, "a natural and understated approach to the material make for a solid crowd pleaser" according to Variety magazine. Queen has performed with B.B. King, The Platters, and the late jazz pianist Earl Garner. She is officially recognized as Kansas City's Ambassador of Jazz and each year travels internationally promoting jazz and blues music on behalf of the United States and jazz organizations.

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Angela Hagenbach
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Angela's sultry contralto voice moves easily between musical genres and excels in her interpretations of Jazz Standards and Latin Jazz. Widely known as a masterful interpreter of great songs written by everyone from Duke Ellington to Antonio Carlos Jobim, Hagenbach is an accomplished songwriter in her own right. Two of her compositions are featured in Last Will, a film starring Tatum O'Neil, James Brolin and Tom Berenger and she was cast as the Wedding Singer. She works as a print model and voice artist, performing commercials and jingles for radio and television, in addition to regular club date appearances.

When you speak to Eddie Moore you find an ocean of calm, and when you listen to Eddie Moore & The Outer Circle you find the depth of that ocean. Eddie reaches from the soul with every note, in a deep way, with a tension just below the surface. His yearning for exploration and curiosity in music contribute to an ebb and flow freedom of expression, that in result gives to new discovery.

Moore’s music celebrates the human experience while honoring the legacy of the American Idiom through his commitment to artistic inclusiveness and innovation.

It's no surprise that music lovers and critics around the world have been singing Allyson’s name from the roof tops, marveling at the range of this extraordinary musician, who moves with such ease and authority from the Great American Songbook of Gershwin and Porter to the Great American Jazz Songbook of Duke and Thelonious and Miles and Dizzy, jet-setting to Rio and Paris and swinging back home to pick up Bonnie Raitt and Joni Mitchell and Jimmy Webb. What unites this wide world of music — brings it together and makes sense of it all — is Karrin Allyson’s warmth and depth. She’s not just singing a lyric, she’s telling you her story. And then that becomes your story. You hear the music from the inside out.

Landmarks, the fourth recording by Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band, marks their return to Blue Note Records, Brian chose to record seven of the ten compositions in his hometown of Shreveport. As on each prior Fellowship Band release, Blade and pianist Jon Cowherd refract these impressions into their own musical poetry, with an ear to the individualistic styles of Myron Walden (alto saxophone, bass clarinet), Melvin Butler (soprano and tenor saxophone) and Chris Thomas (bass). For the recording of Landmarks, Marvin Sewell and Jeff Parker are on guitars. Excepting the guitarists, The Fellowship Band has remained a unit since their eponymous 1998 debut and its 2000 follow­up, Perceptual, both on Blue Note. You can hear it in the cohesion and exploratory spirit of their collective and individual interpretations, orchestrated and propelled by the leader’s in­the­moment beats and textures.

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Pablo Sanhueza
Latin Jazz

The Kansas City Latin Jazz All-Stars is a collaborative project of musicians with long-standing presence and impact in contemporary Afro-Latin American music in Kansas City & the Midwest. Led by Pablo Sanhueza and co-sponsored by the American Jazz Museum, Missouri Arts Council, Kansas City Young Audiences, and the Esoke Cultural Center. The KC Latin All-Stars delivers Afro-Latin American music and dance under the influence of funk, jazz, and r&b.