Wednesday, April 17, 2024 | Workshop at 5:00 PM | Performance at 7:30 PM

EMAS Presents is proud to present the legendary drummer and composer Ra Kalam Bob Moses for a performance and workshop at the Charlotte Street Stern Theater. Joining Ra Kalam Bob Moses will be members of EMAS  and the Kansas City/St. Louis improvised music communities. Performing alongside Moses will be Kevin Cheli, Seth Andrew Davis, Krista Kopper, Aaron Osborne, Drew Williams, and Evan Verploegh.

Workshop at 5 PM
Performance at 7:30 PM

Event Details

Wednesday, April 17 | Workshop at 5:00 PM | Performance at 7:30 PM


Charlotte Street Stern Theater (3333 Wyoming St)


Drummer, composer, artist, poet, dancer, visionary, nature mystic: Bob Moses’s life has been a continuous quest for vision, spirit, compassion, growth, and mastery in a multiplicity of art forms. A partial list of stellar musicians Bob Moses has worked and/or recorded with both as a leader and a sideman includes: Charles Mingus, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Jim Pepper, Larry Coryell, The Free Spirits, Dave Liebman, Gary Burton, Keith Jarrett, Steve Swallow, Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, Paul Bley, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette, Jaco Pastorius, Hal Galper, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Steve Kuhn, Sheila Jordan, Bobby McFerrin, Dave Sanborn, Bill Frisell, Eddie Gomez, Don Alias, John Scofield, Terumasa Hino, Dave Holland, Charlie Haden, Hermeto Pascoal, Jovinos Santos Neto, Danilo Perez, David Sanchez, Chucho Valdes, Jimmy Slyde, Savion Glover, Gregory Hines, Stan Strickland, Tiger Okoshi, Nana Vasconcelos, Obo Addy, John Medeski, Vernon Reid, DJ Logic, Badal Roy, Robert Pinsky, Sam Rivers, Pharoah Sanders, free master guitar genius Tisziji Muñoz, and many others.

Ra Kalam Bob Moses has composed, arranged, and produced countless albums for himself and others, many of which have been hailed by critics worldwide. The albums Bittersuite in the Ozone, Time Stood Still, and Love Everlasting (the latter recorded with guitar genius Tisziji Munoz) all received five stars in Downbeat.


EMAS Presents is an experimental and improvised music series curated by Seth Andrew Davis + Evan Verploegh. An extension of the collective Extemporaneous Music & Arts Society, EMAS Presents highlights local, national, and international music practitioners to grow Kansas City’s improvised music community.

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