MUSIC AT THE MARKET

Join us at The Market at Meadowbrook for live performances from some of Kansas City’s best musicians, every Friday and Saturday from 4:30-7:00pm. 

Savannah Rae

Friday, July 12 | 4:30-7:00pm

Savannah Rae has been a jazz vocalist from Kansas City for over three years now. She is inspired by some of the greats like Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee and Irene Krall. Although a classically trained soprano, she fell in love with the genre as a kid and continued to learn and perform post baccalaureate. In the school year Savannah spends her time in the classroom as an award winning middle school choral educator. She aims to inspire music lovers in all ages and genres to keep music in their hearts, no matter where life has taken them!

Bryan Hicks

Saturday, July 13 | 4:30-7:00pm

Bryan Hicks was introduced to music in high school, where he played cello, bass, and sang. After only one year of college as a cello major, he became a full time professional at the age of 20. He started his career with the Inner-City Orchestra, an 18-piece big band that originally hired him as a guitarist. Later, he switched to bass, and he stayed with the Inner-City Orchestra for 1½ years. It was during this time that he started playing clubs and events with well-established players: “Fats” Dennis, Roy Searcy, Ed Pharr, Oliver Todd, Rich Hill, Ben Kynard, John Lyman, Dean Stringer, Orville “Piggy” Minor, and others.

For three years, Bryan played with Rich Hill and the Riffs, featuring Ida McBeth. It was during this time that he became a founding member of the Bon Ton Soul Accordion Band. He also worked with the likes of Mose Allison, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Jimmy Witherspoon, and Charlie Mussellwhite.

Bryan also played and sang with Jazzmania, the house band at the famed Milton’s Taproom jazz club. He played concerts with Jim Snidero, Dave Glenn, “Slide” Hampton, and was a member of the Tommy Ruskin Trio, among others. He also played and sang with Karrin Allyson for two recordings.

He played in a popular trio with Rod Fleeman and Randy Weinstein at the Boulevard Café Sunday brunch for three years. He helped co-found Malachy Papers, an avante garde jazz-rock ensemble, and he toured France twice with this band. In New York City, Bryan played with Benny Waters, “Red” Richards, Stan Hope, Joe Farnsworth, “Doc” Cheatum, and Teri Thornton.

Emily Dix

Friday, July 19 | 4:30-7:00pm

Emily is from Prairie Village, KS and started performing live jazz in 2018. With a repertoire of mostly jazz standards and classics from the Great American Songbook, she sings with a range of talented Kansas City musicians in a revolving ensemble.

Learn more at emilydixmusic.com

Mire Pral

Saturday, July 20  | 4:30-7:00pm

Traditional gypsy jazz music from the 1930s and 1940s in the style of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club de France.

A Couple Duets

Friday, July 26  | 4:30-7:00pm

Kansas City’s latest premier jazz performers. Paul and Brooke blend pop, jazz, blues, and soul into their own unique style.  They met while performing in Alaska, and then wove together a romance and a professional career.  They live in Overland Park with their 3 instruments and a garage full of children.

Cynthia van Roden

Saturday, July 27 | 4:30-7:00pm

Cynthia van Roden’s playfulness, lush contralto, and sophisticated delivery will transport you back to another era. This chanteuse adds a glamorous glow to her unique set of vintage jazz, swing, standards, blues, bossa nova, Latin and French songs.

Cynthia was nominated this year for KC’s Favorite Vocalist by KC Jazz Ambassadors, and the quartet nominated for The Best Jazz Band by The Pitch.