Sunday, March 17, 2019
The 411 on 424 Lounge
A swank jazz club opened in January. It’s not in downtown Kansas City, nor is it situated in an affluent suburban development. 424 Lounge is in Leavenworth, a town closely associated with a famous penitentiary and a large military installation. 424 Lounge may alter that perception.
On Saturday, March 9, I paid a $8 cover charge to hear a sublime performance by trombonist Jason Goudeau, keyboardist Eddie Moore, bassist Seth Lee and bassist Mike Warren. Similarly auspicious artists perform every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the handsome, old-school venue.
The room isn’t merely stylish by local standards. 424 Lounge would be one of the nicer jazz venues in New York City. The friendliness of somewhat uneven service and the fine acoustics are commendable. Situated 30 miles from downtown Kansas City, 424 Lounge doesn’t lend itself to spontaneous visits, but it’s well worth the trek.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)