MUSIC AT THE MARKET

Join us on the patio for live music every Friday from 4:00-6:30pm. Enjoy some of Kansas City’s best musicians, along with fantastic food and drink specials.

BRIAN RUSKIN

Friday, January 21  |  4:00-6:30pm

Brian’s unique style as a singer-songwriter/guitarist distinguishes him from many musicians. He started playing professionally at the age of 18 in the Midwest playing rock, pop, funk, R&B, country, jazz, experimental, and folk music. The son of Tommy Ruskin and Julie Turner, both pillars in the Kansas City jazz community, raised him on performance income.

It is no doubt that being surrounded by music since his birth had something to do with his chosen profession. Like many seasoned improvisers dug in to recordings on is record player and began playing by ear. He was fortunate to have access to many eclectic recordings through his family record collection. Brian has been a fixture throughout the region and spent several years as a significant part of the Austin, TX music scene.

JOSEPH PANELLA

Friday, January 28 |  4:00-6:30pm

Joseph Panella has been performing (double bass and electric bass) professionally for over a decade. He grew up in a musical family and was encouraged to study music from the earliest ages. He was trained in the Suzuki program and then switched to bass at age thirteen, upon hearing a series of recordings that inspired him to be more deeply immersed in Black American Music, including what is known as Swing, Bebop, Funk, Blues, and more.

He studied with Marcos Machado, classical virtuoso and author of “The Tao of Double Bass” at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has also studied with bassist and educator Dr. David Pellow, a Protege of Francois Rabbath and former professor at Carnegie Mellon University, as well as Bob Bowman, legendary bassist with the Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra.

Learn more at josephpanellamusic.com

Jackie Myers

Friday, February 4  |  4:00-6:30pm

Austin’s Jackie Myers may have the Midas touch for groove, conjuring up musical styles ranging from soul, jazz and modern R&B each time the talented pianist places her hands on the keys. Daytrotter’s Pat Stolley says of Jackie’s music “It reminds me of Joni Mitchell’s jazz period.”

The finesse on her chosen instrument plays complement to what the Austin Chronicle describes as “her earthy lungs” – beautiful, captivating, complex, and always with an edge.

Learn more at jackiemyersmusic.com.

EMILY DIX

Friday, February 11  |  4:00-6:30pm

Emily Dix is a Kansas City native with a life-long love of music and singing; she is new to the music and jazz community here. She met Brandon Day and Alan Voss via a serendipitous Craigslist connection. These two musicians mentored her and gently introduced her to performing live jazz, which has been a source of great joy and the fulfillment of a childhood dream. The Emily Dix Collective assembled in August of 2018.

Fellow musicians that contribute to the collective ensemble include Brandon Day (upright bass), Alan Voss (guitar and drums), Matt Villinger (piano), Michael Martin (piano), Ethan Ridings (guitar), Paul Shinn (piano), Brian Steever (drums) and Rod Fleeman (guitar).

Learn more at emilydixmusic.com

Baby J and the Cradle Robbers

Friday, February 18  |  4:00-6:30pm

Baby J and The Cradle robbers are on a mission to make jazz sexy again. Bring back the sounds that made hips swing and parents faint in the 20s, 30s, and 40s. Featuring Jesica “Baby J” Poell and a rotating line up of the hottest jazz musicians in Kansas City. From speakeasies to USO dances, these are the sounds that made people move for generations and will get you on your feet as well.

Baby J breaks out on here own as a solo act after nearly a decade as the singer for popular Kansas City jazz band, A La Mode. After winning The Pitch’s award for Best Jazz Artist in 2018, 2019, and 2020, Jesica is spreading her wings with this new project. Joining her is a rotating line up of Kansas City jazz all stars including Rod Fleeman, Steve Rigazzi, James Albright, Matt Bellinger, Marvin Grunbaum, Ernest Melton, Stan Kessler, Desmond Mason, and many more.

Learn more at babyjjazz.com

CYNTHIA VAN RODEN

Friday, February 25  |  4:00-6:30pm

Cynthia van Roden enjoys performing with the finest musicians at Kansas City’s premiere venues from Chaz at The Raphael, The Broadway Jazz Club, Webster House, The American Restaurant, Le Fou Frog, The Hotel Phillips, The Uptown Arts Bar and private events.

Her playfulness, lush contralto and sophisticated delivery will transport you back to another era. This chanteuse, performs a unique blend of vintage jazz, swing, standards, saucy tin-pan alley, blues, bossa nova and French songs.

Adam Galblum

Friday, March 4 |  4:00-6:30pm

Adam is a jazz violinist in Kansas City, Missouri. He is bandleader of Hot Club KC, gypsy jazz band.

Adam was a student of 1st generation Count Basie Band alum and legendary jazz violin pioneer Claude “Fiddler” Williams, in the 1990s. A Kansas City native, Galblum briefly attended Berklee College of Music in Boston and lived in the Denver area from 2005-2014 touring nationally with bluegrass bands from 2005-2014.

Adam’s 2014 solo album, the instrumental Down To The Wire – The Stringband Tribute to the Music of John Mayer, showcases his abilities as an arranger and multi-instrumentalist and features members of Infamous Stringdusters and Punch Brothers.

Learn more at adamgalblum.com

Lynn Zimmer

Friday, March 11 |  4:00-6:30pm

Lynn Zimmer was surrounded by Dixieland and Swing-era albums in his childhood home at the Lake of the Ozarks. By the time he was 19, he had started gigging professionally on clarinet at the lake’s Osage Beach. Just three years, later Lynn auditioned for and toured with Clyde McCoy, whose famous recording of “Sugar Blues” sold millions.

Next came stints in Kansas City – most notably with the New Red Onion Jazz Babies – and San Francisco – with the legendary Turk Murphy. In 1990, Lynn moved to New Orleans and was hired by the internationally known, Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Al Hirt. For the next year and a half, Lynn toured with Hirt and played in his nightclub on Bourbon Street. “I’ve had good clarinet players in my band for many years,” Hirt once said. “In my opinion, the finest has been Lynn Zimmer.”

Lynn eventually moved back to the Lake of the Ozarks and performed at Dick Hawk’s Country Club Hotel & Spa for twelve years. It was there he began his friendship with legendary Nashville recording artist Boots Randolph, of “Yakety Sax” fame, resulting in countless live performances and a CD recording together.

REWOUND

Friday, March 18 |  4:00-6:30pm

Rewound offers classical and contemporary music re-imagined, with Carmen Dieker on violin, Alyssa Bell on viola, and Ezgi Karakus on cello.

Rewound started creating music together in 2017 with regular shows at a local record store. Since then, Rewound has collaborated with artists such as Claire Adams, Calvin Arsenia, Jessica Paige, Asher the Smasher O’Connor, and many others.

Learn more at re-wound.weebly.com. 

JOSEPH PANELLA

Friday, March 25 |  4:00-6:30pm

Joseph Panella has been performing (double bass and electric bass) professionally for over a decade.

He grew up in a musical family and was encouraged to study music from the earliest ages. He was trained in the Suzuki program and then switched to bass at age thirteen, upon hearing a series of recordings that inspired him to be more deeply immersed in Black American Music, including what is known as Swing, Bebop, Funk, Blues, and more.

He studied with Marcos Machado, classical virtuoso and author of “The Tao of Double Bass” at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has also studied with bassist and educator Dr. David Pellow, a Protege of Francois Rabbath and former professor at Carnegie Mellon University, as well as Bob Bowman, legendary bassist with the Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra.

Learn more at josephpanellamusic.com

RED VELVET WITH CLAYTON DELONG AND SAVANNAH RAE

Friday, April 8 |  4:00-6:30pm

Red Velvet is Kansas City’s premier jazz ensemble featuring vocalist Savannah Rae and guitarist Clayton Delong.

Learn more at redvelvetjazz.com

JOSEPH PANELLA

Friday, April 15 |  4:00-6:30pm

Joseph Panella has been performing (double bass and electric bass) professionally for over a decade.

He grew up in a musical family and was encouraged to study music from the earliest ages. He was trained in the Suzuki program and then switched to bass at age thirteen, upon hearing a series of recordings that inspired him to be more deeply immersed in Black American Music, including what is known as Swing, Bebop, Funk, Blues, and more.

He studied with Marcos Machado, classical virtuoso and author of “The Tao of Double Bass” at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has also studied with bassist and educator Dr. David Pellow, a Protege of Francois Rabbath and former professor at Carnegie Mellon University, as well as Bob Bowman, legendary bassist with the Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra.

Learn more at josephpanellamusic.com