Monday, December 17, 2007

New Year's Eve Jazz

Bobby and Pamela Watson are playing the Blue Room on New Year's Eve. There's really no need to look any further for jazz on the big night in Kansas City.

Still, I was astounded that the New Year's Eve advertising sections in the Star and the Pitch listed only three jazz-related events. Beyond the Blue Room, the Wild Women of Kansas City are at Jardine's while Everett DeVan and Max Groove will both be in residence at the President Hotel.

Can that really be all? A little research shows that several popular acts- including Alacartoona, Karrin Allyson, Eldar, Ida McBeth and Tim Whitmer- aren't working December 31. A sign of the times?

I did manage to turn up a few additional options. David Basse leads a trio at the Kansas City Cafe. Details are here. Grand Marquis will be at 40 Sardines. The Argosy Casino booked the McFadden Brothers. And Julie Turner and Tommy Ruskin perform from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the Majestic.

Me? I'll be under this bridge. Cheers!

(Incredible image of the West Bottoms stolen from this photographer.)

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