Celebrate the day– and the music–at Jardine’s Wednesday and Thursday with the Divine Miss K’s world-class drummer, Jeff Hamilton. Touring to support his new CD “Sympbiosis,” Jeff decamps at Beena’s place for two shows a night (7 and 9pm). I can promise you–if they sing happy birthday, it’s gonna pop.
Hamilton is one of the best jazz drummers around and a real coup for Jardine’s and KC. He’s a mainstay in the much-admired Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and the go to guy on the skins for jazz and pop stars from Diane Schuur and Natalie Cole to Streisand and Sinatra. His talented trio is already shaking up the jazz charts with this new disc. Be there.
Elsewhere on the KC jazz scene, the week is good. Krall maybe indeed be a hottie, but we’ve got our own fair share of great jazz vocalists on the distaff side. Thursday night, you can catch Monique Danielle–she’s got a new CD as well– at Chaz at the Raphael Hotel from 6 to 10. Friday night, you get four–not just one– finger-poppin ladies when the Wild Women of Kansas City convene the proceedings at the Blue Room, 18th and Vine. And I do mean