Monday, February 25, 2008

Why Jazz? YJ's

I don't really fit in at YJ's Snack Bar. It isn't my age; it's my attitude. I realize that this might come as a bit of a shock to Plastic Sax readers, but I'm kind of a high-strung control freak. That doesn't fly in the laidback Crossroads establishment.

Still, there's no better place for a Kansas City jazz fan to pass a Sunday night than at YJ's. I heard a set of sublime Charlie Byrd-inspired bossa nova on a recent Sunday evening.

It's my understanding that fine bassist Micah Herman leads the session every week, but he hasn't updated his gig listings recently. And I'd link to YJ's, but their MySpace account is down and they don't seem to have their own site.


(Photo by Plastic Sax.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was there Sunday night, HiB, and yet we didn't meet! And yes, it's a fine jam session in an uncomfortable, er, intimate spot...
Rick in PV