Monday, September 17, 2012

KCKCC "Jazz by the Lake" series to open in October


The Everette DeVan Quartet featuring vocalist Eboni Fondren will kick off a new monthly “Jazz by the Lake” noon-time concert series at Kansas City Kansas Community College Thursday, Oct. 4.

A series of six concerts featuring some of Kansas City’s most famous jazz artists, the performances will be held from noon-1 p.m. in the Conference Center adjacent to the Campus Lake on the KCKCC campus at 7250 State Avenue.

“It’s all free and open to the public in a neat family atmosphere setting with lots of parking,” says Jim Mair, Director of Instrumental Jazz at KCKCC. “It’s an opportunity for students, staff and faculty and members of the community to have lunch and enjoy some of Kansas City’s very finest musicians as well as a chance for us to give back to the community.”

The remainder of the schedule:

Thursday, Nov. 4 – Bram Wijnands Trio.
Thursday, Dec. 6 – Joe Cartwright Trio.
Thursday, Feb. 5 – Diverse.
Thursday, March 7 – Chris Hazelton and Friends.
Thursday, April 4 – Tim Whitmer.

A cross campus collaboration, “Jazz by the Lake” is sponsored by the Kansas City Jazz Alliance and KCKCC Fun Art Series, Intercultural Center and Music Department.