Thursday, November 28 at 7:30 PM
For a special Thanksgiving performance, Spine Showcases is thankful to be hosting Logan Richardson! Spine Showcases is a monthly concert series featuring the best contemporary jazz artists in Kansas City for free. Curated by Kelley Gant, patrons can expect some of the freshest experiences that the Kansas City jazz scene has to offer. After celebrating Thanksgiving with friends and family in the day time, swing on over to Capsule for a free performance from touring artist Logan Richardson!
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.
Born and, raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Logan Richardson was mentored by some of the finest figures in the history of improvised music, including Jay McShann, Claude “Fiddler” Williams, and Queen Bey, in addition to having artists such as Max Roach, Shirley Scott, Jimmy Heath, Clark Terry, Kenny Burrell, Marcus Belgrave, Richard Davis as artists in residence between the ages of 15 to 19 years old.
At 19 years old he moved to Boston, Massachusetts to study at the Berklee College of Music, and after one year Logan left Boston to move to New York to complete his studies at The New School University on a full scholarship. At the age of 21 years old Logan was provided with immediate opportunities to perform, tour, and record professionally with masters such as Joe Chambers, Butch Morris, Stefon Harris, Ambrose Akinmusire, Greg Tardy, Nasheet Waits, Michelle Rosewoman, Billy Hart, and Jason Moran.
In 2006 Logan released his debut album, Cerebral Flow, and in 2009 he followed up with his sophomore album, Ethos. In 2011 Logan moved from New York, to Paris where he has continued to build a wide spread international acclaim for his angular, shape painting, intervallic approach to playing the alto saxophone. Logan has been received favorably for his uniquely identifiable sound on the alto horn, in addition to his compositional fortitude in which he displays at a great depth as an urban sound designer.
In 2012 Logan collaborated with Concord Records, and soon after released the project, NEXT Collective, in addition to being the alto voice in this formation, Logan was also an arranger, and co-producer for the project. Logan recorded his highly anticipated third album, SHIFT, with an elegantly matched band of artists, innovators, and including 20 time grammy winning guitarist, Pat Metheny; MacArthur genius grant recipient, and Artistic Director of Jazz at Kennedy Center, pianist, Jason Moran; the greatest living drummer, and son of master Freddie Waits, drummer Nasheet Waits; innovator of the double bass.
Logan has recently recorded his fourth album as a band leader entitled “Blues People” featuring Richardson on Alto Saxophone, and effects; Justus West, Electric Guitar, & Vocals; Igor Osypov, Electric Guitar; DeAndre Manning, Electric Bass; Ryan J. Lee, Drums.
This project sonically sets Logan off into a completely different territory as he dives deeper into his roots presenting a sci-fi themed, hauntingly 80’s referenced, soundtrack to his life. This album is now available on the Stretch Music/ Ropeadope and Universal Music labels worldwide.