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.

Baby J and the Cradle Robbers

Friday, September 24  |  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.

MAX LEVY

Friday, October 1  |  4:00-6:30pm

Max Levy performs often throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area, playing an eclectic mix of straight-ahead jazz music at various venues. Max can also be seen playing with other prominent ensembles including Son Venezuela, KC FLO, Patrick Lentz Band, Baby J, Brass Rewind, Mike Pagan Big Band, Hard@Play, Alex Abramovitz and his Swing’n KC Jazz Band, Clayton Delong Duo, and countless others.

Max originally hails from southeastern North Carolina where he acquired a Bachelor’s in Jazz Performance from East Carolina University under the tutelage of educator and bassist Carroll Dashiell. Max still performs in eastern North Carolina whenever possible. He made his way to Kansas City to go to school at UMKC in the fall of 2016 and has remained ever since. Max has studied and worked with such legendary saxophonists as Bobby Watson, Dan Thomas, Dr. Frank Bongiorno, Benton Hill, and Rob Holmes of the Navy Jazz Commodores.

Alan Voss and Heidi Mikhail

Friday, October 8  |  4:00-6:30pm

Heidi Mikhail and Alan Voss perform choice song selections ranging from your favorite jazz standards to modern pop and soul sounds. Heidi’s distinctive voice is like no other. You won’t be disappointed!

EMILY DIX

Friday, October 15  |  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).

Joseph Panella

Friday, October 22  |  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.

In 2012, he began working in Nashville as a session and touring musician with the Annie Moses Band, a group that fuses a broad range of influences, including folk, pop, and classical music. He is featured on their studio album, American Rhapsody. During that time, he also met, toured, and recorded with Joshua Carswell.

Currently, Panella resides in the Kansas City Area, performing as a freelance bassist and teaching clinics and private lessons. In the Midwest, he has performed with the likes of Mark Lowrey, Lisa Henry, Matt Otto, Will Matthews, Shay Estes, Stanton Kessler, Danny Embrey, Anthony Pinciotti, Pete Zimmer, Pamela Watson, Ensemble Iberica, Victor and Penny, Owen/Cox Dance Company and many more.

Jazzy Jazz

Friday, October 29  |  4:00-6:30pm

“Jazzy Jazz” Miyagi is a classically trained flutist that is known for infusing a classically trained polish to a diverse musical catalogue. Jasmine was born in Okinawa, Japan. She pursued her formal music education and training as a full Scholarship recipient from The New England Conservatory of Music and later studied at the Berkelee School of Music. She continued her advancement under the tutelage of the Boston Pops and Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Piccoloist Lois Schafer, conducted by Seiji Ozawa. Her other musical talents include classical guitar, alternative flutes, and the ancient Japanese Koto.

Jasmin’s varied musical career includes her training as a studio musician for motion picture soundtracks and her affiliations with Miroslov Vitous, the founding member and Bassist for Weather Report, Manheim Steamroller, Herbie Mann, Chaka Khan, and Joe Sample. She continues to be a local favorite in Kansas City and has had the honor of being chosen to perform as a soloist for the Grand Opening of Kansas City’s prestigious Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Jackie Myers

Friday, November 12  |  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.

EMILY DIX

Friday, November 19  |  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).

Baby J and the Cradle Robbers

Friday, November 26  |  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.

Baby J and the Cradle Robbers

Friday, December 10  |  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.

EMILY DIX

Friday, December 17  |  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).