Friday, May 31, 2013
Now's the Time: Tony DeSare
Readers of Plastic Sax are a cantankerous bunch. The discourse following a post related to Jazz In the Woods last month quickly turned ugly.
And to be sure, it's kind of a drag that smooth jazz artists from around the globe have usurped locally-based swing musicians at the annual event. But there's no arguing with success. Jazz In the Woods is the best-attended "jazz" event in the Kansas City area.
Tony DeSare, a New York-based crooner, performs at Jazz In the Woods at 7:45 p.m. on Friday, June 14. The embedded cover of a Journey ballad represents the sort of approach that should delight thousands of picnicking listeners next weekend.