Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Spine Showcases continues on into the month of June! With programming curated by Kelley Gant, patrons can expect some of the freshest experiences that the Kansas City jazz scene has to offer. Brian Scarborough will present original compositions in his set, performing by his quintet of Kansas City-based musicians.
Performing with looped vocals and a top-notch rhythm section of bass and drums, Kelley Gant’s experimental jazz trio delivers lush layers backing imagery-laden lyrics. Their arrangements allow the ensemble to improvise and travel spontaneously through the music, making every live performance unique and new. Hundee Trio is pleased to invite talented visual artist Kris Devlin to collaborate with illustrations for the grief-exploring story/ballad “Lullaby to the Undertow”, with additional collaborators providing food and drink also exploring the theme of loss.
The Spine Showcases are FREE and open to the public. Every show takes place at Capsule (located 1664 Broadway Blvd, KCMO). Spine Showcases occur on the third Thursday of every month. Doors open at 7:30 PM and the performance begins at 8:00 PM.
Brian Scarborough is an active trombonist and composer in the Kansas City jazz community, and can be seen leading his own groups and performing as a member of the People’s Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City and the Boulevard Big Band, and as a sideman with various jazz small groups. Additionally, Brian is active in the local theatre community, and can be seen performing with a number of musical theatre companies throughout the metropolitan area. For more information about Brian and his music, visit www.brianscarboroughmusic.com.
Kelley Gant oversees programming for Spine Showcases in 2019. She is a KC-based vocalist who is passionate about her musical community. Her creative work includes deep knowledge of vocal tunes within the American Songbook, as well as various looping machines and effect pedals. A talented improvisor, Kelley is adept at using her vocals, whistling, and arsenal of effect pedals to create beautiful music on the fly while working within a traditional jazz ensemble or her small electro/acoustic band.
In addition to performing and writing music, Kelley has worked as an event band producer and producer of one-time performances, working with hundreds of Kansas City’s musicians. Her organizational skills combined with her dedication to imaginative original work give her a unique perspective, which she is using to elevate and promote overlooked talents in Kansas City.