We will have LIVE Music in the Marquee Bar many Friday and Saturday nights from 6:30 to 10:30pm!You don't need to see a movie to come and enjoy the music and grab a bite in our Marquee Bar and Grill
Friday, August 2nd: Adam Galblum and Bryan Hicks Duo
Adam Galblum is a jazz violinist in Kansas City, Missouri. He is bandleader of Hot Club KC, gypsy jazz band. Adam's 2014 solo album, the instrumental Down To The Wire - The Stringband Tribute to the Music of John Mayer, showcases his abilities as a multi-instrumentalist and features members of acclaimed Infamous Stringdusters and Punch Brothers.
Headliner Bryan Hicks is a Kansas City jazz musician who has shared his bass and vocal talents playing all over the world. In addition he is a recording artist who has appeared on two recordings with KC’s legendary Karrin Allyson. Rod Fleeman is one of KC’s most well known jazz guitarists. He has toured and recorded with notable artists such as Marilyn Maye, Karrin Allyson, Jay McShann and Claude “Fiddler” Williams. In addition to performing, Rod teaches guitar at the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance.
Saturday, August 3rd: Lori Tucker Duo
Lori Tucker is a versatile vocalist and an entrepreneur. Lori’s expressive vocals have enabled her to hold long term engagements in many of Kansas City’s finest venues. In addition to rhythm and blues, jazz and blues she’s widely recognized in the gospel arena. On numerous occasions, she was a featured guest with the world famous Twentieth Century Ink Spots and has performed with Everette DeVan and the late Richard “Groove” Holmes. She has also performed the National Anthem for many civic and sports events, including the Los Angeles Lakers and the Kansas City Royals. Lori was also co-owner of Grace Audio/Video Enterprises, LLC and a member of the award winning vocal group, The Wild Women of Kansas City. Since the early 70’s, the public has enjoyed her melodic tones on recordings, radio and television.
Friday, August 9th: A La Mode
A La Mode will leave you thinking you’ve been transported back in time! You will be immersed in an experience that spotlights the very essence of Prohibition-era Kansas City.
The spirits of Django Reinhardt and the sultry songstresses of the past are alive and well in the present – all that it takes is a trip downtown to see KC Jazz band A La Mode. Led by UMKC graduate, guitarist Clayton DeLong and enchanting songstress Jesica “Baby J” DeLong, A La Mode takes that authentic, swinging, improvisational Kansas City style and blends it with French and gypsy jazz. Joined by KC’s finest players on upright bass, violin, drums, brass and more, A La Mode is a staple of today’s Kansas City Jazz scene. Their debut album, “C’est si Bón” was released in October of 2016 and can be heard on jazz radio stations across the US.
Saturday, August 10th: Dan Bliss and Rod Fleeman
One of the best guitarists ever to come out of Kansas City, Rod Fleeman uses acoustic guitar to showcase his love of of ’30s and ’40s jazz, blues and swing. Fingerstyle guitarist and singer Dan Bliss shows his old style guitar talents on tunes by artists such as Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole and Chuck Berry. Together, they produce a big sound, an irresistible vibe that moves audiences – sometimes to get their jittterbug groove on.
Kansas City blues & jazz fans’ passions will be stoked by this sensational guitar duo. Rod Fleeman is one of KC's best known jazz guitarists. He has toured with notable artists such as Marilyn Maye, Karrin Allyson, Jay McShann and Claude "Fiddler" Williams. In addition to performing, Rod teaches guitar at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance. Dan Bliss is an acoustic jazz and blues guitarist who has performed for Midwest audiences for more than 20 years. He has recorded 2 CDs, has opened for blues greats, and performed solo and in ensembles
Friday, August 16th: Millie Edwards Duo
Edwards is known in Kansas City for her big voice and wide vocal range. She has been a regular on the Kansas City jazz and blues circuit, performing at the best clubs and in radio and television spots. Music critics have praised her as revealing “a confident, full-range voice that has no doubt been heard in church on many a Sunday.” Her singing has been characterized as being both honest and dynamic, and her phrasing is credited for finding new reflections from old, familiar words.
Saturday, August 17th: Candace Evans Duo
Candace Evans is a jewel on the Midwest music scene. One of the region's most popular and versatile pianist/vocalists, she can be found performing everything from jazz standards to semi-classical works. She has recently been named as 'Who to Watch in KC Jazz', by Visit KC, Kansas City's official tourism site, and she performs regularly at the region's top venues.
“Evans accompanies herself on piano, a double-threat talent. And though her repertoire is wide – from Broadway to classic pop – you’ll find no bubbly lounge jazz in her bevy of songs. Evans is a powerhouse, whether she’s delivering a ballad with smooth precision or putting her own fiery twist on jazz standards and blues numbers.”
Friday, August 23rd: Amber Underwood Duo
Jazz flutist, educator, band director, model and vocalist Amber Underwood is a native of Kansas City and has been entertaining and performing music since the tender age of 8. Beginning her musical journey on the piano and soon after began playing classical flute.
Amber has been a presence in the Kansas City jazz scene making a place and a voice for her instrument. In the beginning of 2014 the Amber Underwood Project was formed with original members Drew Davis, DeAndre Manning, and Tyree Johnson with the mission to showcase an instrument that is normally used as an auxiliary instrument in jazz but now as a solo instrument. AUP is a modern and fresh take on smooth jazz and R&B sounds. AUP uses the rich tones and colors of the flute to interpret the various styles and genres of jazz.
Saturday, August 24th: Jazzy Jazz Duo
“Jazzy Jazz” is a local Kansas City singer and flautist with a formal background in both classical and jazz music. Born and raised in Okinawa, Japan, she pursued her formal music education with a full Scholarship to The New England Conservatory of Music and later Berkelee School of Music. Jazzy Jazzy’s love of blues/rock gained her recognition as a Kansas City International Blues Competition winner. Jazzy Jazz is best known for her diverse musical catalogue blending classical, blues/jazz, rock, pop and soul. Her deep sultry voice and sassy swinging flute delivers a performance that the Kauffman Center for the Performing showcased. Join us for an evening of Jazzy Jazz Music.
Friday, August 30th: Brian Ruskin and Julie Turner
Vocalist Julie Turner has long been a favorite on the Kansas City jazz scene. Her smooth voice has a versatile range and passionate intimacy that pleases all audiences, whether she's interpreting the greats like Cole Porter and George Gershwin, to The Beatles, Norah Jones, or singing her own compositions. Add to that her engaging, magnetic personality, and you will see and hear what makes Julie a hit wherever she performs.
Brian Ruskin has established himself as a force in the Kansas City music scene for the past three decade Ruskin’s unique style as a singer songwriter guitarist distinguishes him from many musician He started playing professionally at the age of 18 in the Midwest playing rock Pop funk R&B country jazz experimental and folk music The son of Tommy Ruskin and Julie Turner both pillars in the Kansas City jazz community raised him on performance income It is no doubt that being surrounded by music since his birth had something to do with his chosen profession like many seasoned improvisers Brian dug in to recordings on is record player and began playing by ear He was fortunate to have access to many eclectic recordings through his family record collection Brian has been a fixture throughout the region and spent several years as a significant part of the Austin TX music scene.
Saturday, August 31st: Delynia Brown Duo
Delynia Jannell is a native of Kansas City Kansas, born into a musical family she began singing at the early age of 2 at her church, where her father the late Elder James C. Bailey Jr. pastored for over 20 years. Music has always been her passion and because of it she has been blessed to use her gift in different music genres and has worked with many artist. She has had the opportunity to work with national recording artist(s) TechN9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Stevie Stone, E-40, Kyla Jade (NBC "The Voice" 2018 Season 14 Contestant), and gospel artist Issac Cates to name a few. You can find Delynia Jannell in the 18th & Vine Jazz District at The Blue Room regularly but she sings throughout the Kansas City metro area. Everyday this artist is broadening her platform and looking forward to traveling with the "Phil Collins Experience" Tour in 2019.