View Full Version : First Annual Y.J.'S/Crossroads Jazz Festival.

01-17-2006, 11:57 AM
Hey everybody, I've been charged with promoting the first annual Y.J.'S Snack bar/Crossroads District Jazz Festival. The music will be great, and there will be libations aplenty all for a small donation. The proceeds (after expenses) will go to Jazz Legend Eddie Saunders, who recently suffered a stroke and heart attack. Here is the press release.

Starting today! In the spirit of thrown-together big fun, and with a mind towards our ailing friend, Eddy Saunders, jazz bassist Micah Herman and general instigator Josh Mobley has just announced the first annual Crossroads Jazz Festival.To be held at YJs Snack Bar, a wide variety of local talent will be showcased for the next 8 days.

Tuesday, January 17, 10pm - Piano Night. Featuring all of your favorite piano jazz standards.

Wednesday, January 18, 10pm - Ken Lovern's OJT with Matt Hopper and Kevin Frazee. Grinding nasty organ jazz.

Thursday, January 19,
8:30pm - Jazzbo's One Man Band
10:00pm - Bryan Hicks Trio featuring Rod Fleeman
A superlative lineup of some of Kansas City's finest talent.

Friday, January 20,
10:00pm - Dirty Force Brass Knuckle Street Band and Soul Revue
New Orleans standards with an Kansas City twist.

Saturday, January 21,
10:00pm - Snuff Jazz.
Travelling way outside space and time...

Sunday, January 22,
8:00pm - Micah Herman Quintet featuring Loren Pickford
10:00pm - YJs Jazz Jam Session.
This is the hottest new jazz action in Kansas City. Come hear what everybody's talking about.

Monday, January 23, 10:00 p.m.
Thelonius Monk night.
All Monk. All night. Yeah.

Tuesday, January 24, 10:00pm
Arnold Young and John Brewer.

BYOB. Come down and check out what the Young Turks of Kansas City are doing and get a taste of the new Kansas City sound.

01-17-2006, 02:22 PM
If you could get Miles Davis or Charlie Parker I would be there in a hearbeat.

01-17-2006, 04:56 PM
If you could get Miles Davis or Charlie Parker I would be there in a hearbeat.Hey I'll be playing with a guy on thursday and sunday who knew him, and sounds a lot like him. a guy who is a real authority on him, Lorenm Pickford.
we will certainly play a lot of his (bird's) music.

01-17-2006, 04:58 PM
www.micahherman.com (http://www.micahherman.com)

01-17-2006, 04:59 PM
You might want to include some sort of address or directions if you want people to go.

01-17-2006, 05:40 PM
I ate there once. Not half bad.

01-18-2006, 10:02 AM
Address is on the website, 128 w. 18th street. Right in the middle of the crossroads district. 18th and wyandotte.

01-18-2006, 10:03 AM

01-18-2006, 10:26 AM
Sounds kewl. If I was in KC, I'd make sure to be there...

01-18-2006, 01:58 PM
thanks cosmic, I appreciate the good vibes here. Piano night was excellent, We had Chris Clarke, Rich Hill and John Brewer. We went until 1:30 a.m., on a Tuesday. $5 all you can eat red beans and gumbo. again tonight. Tonight is organ night, with OJT. It will be some of the best music of the whole fest. I cant wait to hear that fat B3 in the tiny little place.

01-18-2006, 02:23 PM
did I mention that while ojt is performing tonight there will be a burlesque panty show?

01-19-2006, 11:56 AM
Man, OJT was awesome. We had a decent crowd, but could use some more support. Tonight it's a great K.C. vocalist, Bryan Hicks. You all should show up, and support Kansas City Jazz.

Bob Dole
01-19-2006, 12:03 PM
Bob Dole would definitely show up if he were closer.