Thursday, August 6, 2015
Now's the Time: Trombone Shorty
When the Power & Light District was nearing completion about eight years ago, jazz booster Ed Fenner optimistically lobbied for a regular series of jazz concerts on the KC Live stage. Fenner died in 2008. While big names in R&B, rock and country perform on the stage almost every week during the summer months, a jazz series never came about. Fenner probably didn’t have the likes of the funk/rock/jazz crossover star Trombone Shorty in mind during his efforts, but I’ll think of him if I make it to the free performance by the exciting New Orleans bandleader in the Power & Light District on Friday, August 7.