KC Showcase Stage

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Langston and Prototype

May 26, 2017

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John Paul Drum

May 26, 2017

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Da Truth

May 26, 2017

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Charlotte Fletcher & Soigné

May 27, 2017

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Blair Bryant

May 27, 2017

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Vine Street Rumble

May 28, 2017

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Max Groove

May 28, 2017

About the Artists

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.

Kansas City's VINE STREET RUMBLE Jazz Orchestra, directed by Kent Rausch, was formed to honor the legacy of the "golden era" of our city's world renowned jazz history. The band exclusively performs the same outrageously exciting music that made Kansas City THE place to be in the 30's and 40's, dedicated to taking the audience back to the wildly famous "jam sessions" and concert performances that literally changed the jazz world and influenced musicians from coast to coast and beyond.

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Max Groove
Smooth Jazz

One of the pioneers of the smooth jazz style that has dominated the airways and captivated countless listeners for years. He has twelve internationally released albums, three in the top twenty Billboard Jazz. His current release Night Owl has his signature urban smooth jazz sound while showcasing his innovative Funky jazz structures. Along with Garland Smith on drums, and Clay Johnson on bass, they bring their world of sound, melody, and emotion to the stage, a refreshing combination of original and contemporary jazz that guarantees to satisfy the most avid fan.

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Lee Langston
Neo-Soul

Lee Langston (better known by his stage name “Langston”) is a multi-genre soul music crooner based out of Kansas City, well known for the musical productions that have been featured at various venues under his company Langston’s Hues Entertainment. As a songwriter, this soulful tenor is creating some of the most ambitious R&B of the day. With his upcoming material, he is helping to revive the concept of the true R&B auteur by expressing individual style. Appealing to a wide demographic, the fusion of Soul, Pop, R&B & Jazz has been well received by numerous audiences young and old alike. No matter if it is a show for his cover band “Langston & Prototype” or the quarterly “Langston’s Hues Tribute Series” that pays homage to well known national artists, the quality of each production has been consistent.

Soigné has been bringing Old School R&B, Funk, Soul, Gospel and Disco music to Kansas City and surrounding areas since 2012. Specializing in hits from the 60s to present day favorites, we provide an entertaining, authentic, positive experience during every performance! Our lead vocalists, a mother/daughter duo, have an incomparable connection, which adds so much warmth to the performance.