Friday, July 12, 2013

Now's the Time: Todd Strait

When Jardine's was still one of Kansas City's central jazz hubs, the periodic homecomings of Todd Strait represented one of the venue's most prestigious bookings.  Before the drummer moved to Portland, he was beloved by old-guard traditionalists and more progressive listeners.  He's even more appealing now.  Strait's tasteful playing in the embedded Eldar Djangirov video from 2006 begins at the 2:00 mark.  Jazz fans of every stripe will likely attend Strait's performance at Take Five Coffee + Bar on Friday, July 12.

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