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. 

Friends of Harry Miller Jazz Trio

Friday, June 21 | 4:30-7:00pm

The jazz trio, Friends of Harry Miller, is excited to premiere at The Market at Meadowbrook.

The trio is made up of seasoned and talented musicians. Harry Miller, a brilliant jazz piano and vocalist, has played with most of Kansas City’s Jazz heroes over the last four decades. Eric Mardis is renowned for his banjo, guitar, and vocal and composing chops in a variety of niches. More recently, he has been focusing on jazz guitar with Mire Pral, Friends of Harry Miller, and others. Steve Kapp has been playing upright bass with Harry for three decades while playing in a variety of other bands in the Midwest.

Join the Friends of Harry Miller at The Market for an evening of jazz standards from the Great American Songbook.

MIRE PRAL DUO

Saturday, June 22  | 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.

Lynn Zimmer

Friday, June 28 | 4:30-7:00pm

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.

Cynthia van Roden

Saturday, June 29 | 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.

JENNA BAUER

Friday, July 5  | 4:30-7:00pm

Flirting with Great American Songbook Standards, Jenna Bauer fills her setlists with songs that tell stories everyone can relate to.

Thoughtful and warm vocals from Bauer are complemented by the band as they reinterpret these classic melodies for today.

Learn more at facebook.com/JennaBauerMusic

Lynn Zimmer

Friday, July 6 | 4:30-7:00pm

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.