MUSIC AT THE MARKET

Baby J and the Cradle Robbers

Friday, July 23  |  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.

Red Velvet Featuring Clayton Delong and Savannah Rae

Friday, July 30  |  4:00-6:30pm

Clayton DeLong is a graduate of the UMKC Conservatory and has been playing jazz for the past 10 years. Pulling from the styles of Freddie Green, Django Reinhardt, West Montgomery, and Rod Freeman, his style is fast and fiery and keeps you on your toes.

Savannah Zielinski is a classically trained soprano and studied under the famed operatic tenor Genaro Méndez and Vox Nova’s Emily Bennett. During the school year, she keeps music in her life by teaching middle school choir and composing new choral pieces for her students to perform.

 

 

Alan Voss and Heidi Mikhail

Friday, August 6  |  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!

Joseph Panella

Friday, August 13  |  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.

Baby J and the Cradle Robbers

Friday, August 20  |  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.

Jackie Myers

Friday, August 27  |  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.

Joseph Panella

Friday, September 3  |  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, September 10  |  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.