Friday, June 1, 2012

Jump Blues Family Fun concert at KCKCC June 15

The house will literally be jumping when “The House Jumpers” come to Kansas City Kansas Community College’s Performing Arts Center for a Fun Arts concert Friday, June 15.

Called the “sweetest little jump band you’ll ever want to hear,” the concert will feature KCKCC Dean of Business and Continuing Education Dr. Marvin Hunt on guitar and vocals and his wife, Cathy, who has performed professionally as a vocalist since the 1980’s and has traveled extensively in Europe and the U.S. both as a vocalist and music teacher.

Nationally known recording artist Danny Cox will open the concert at 7 p.m. Self-described as “Dotte on the Spot,” Cox has been a mainstay on the folk music scene in the Midwest for more than 40 years.

“We’ll kick things off a little after 6 o’clock with a Happy Hour featuring cool summertime picnic fare,” says Bill Yeazel, Director of the Performing Arts Center. “It’s a family oriented party with grade school age kids admitted without charge and as always, all proceeds will go to student scholarships at KCKCC.”

Tickets are $10 and advanced purchase of tickets is recommended either in the KCKCC Intercultural Center or by contacting Yeazel at 913-288-7690 or

Marvin Hunt’s musical career includes performances and recordings with the Kelley Hunt Band, Lee McBee, The Stringers and other well-known regional artists.

“We play a variety of jump blues, mambos and a few rockabilly greats,” says Hunt. The Hunt’s will be joined by Jason Jones on the Doghouse bass, Tommy Wagner on guitar and Paul Matthews on drums.

A folk singer and songwriter best known for his 1974 LP album “Feel So Good” Danny Cox has been a fixture in Kansas City since 1963. As a youth growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cox sang in a church together with Rudolph Iseley and started his professional career on a Hootenanny Folk Tour in the 1960’s.

He has since recorded albums for ABC Dunhill, Casablanca, MGM and others and is partnered in Good Karma Productions run by Vanguard Coffee House owner Stan Plesser. In addition, Cox writes jingles and works with children’s theaters.


PHOTO: Cathy and Marvin Hunt will be bringing their unique, high energy jump blues to the Performing Arts Center at Kansas City Kansas Community College for a Fun Arts Concert Friday, June 15.