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Jam Sessions Kansas City?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by daddymactx, Jun 5, 2019.


  1. daddymactx

    daddymactx Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2006
    San Antonio Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Wyn Basses, Curt Mangan Strings, Xotic Effects, Fireye,
    Ill be taking a visit to KC in a few weeks and was curious if any my Talkbass peeps could recommend jam session Running Tues through Thurs? I'm not picky about style; Jazz, Rock, Blues, R&B, even Country is fine. I'm bringing a bass to practice mainly, but wouldn't mind meeting playing with some cats in the area.

    Thanks
     
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  2. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    BB’s Lawnside BBQ in KCMO, 85th St. under the Troost bridge. On Thurs., 6/13, my buddies in John Paul Drum’s Flying Circus do a couple of sets, and then usually have a jam at the end of the night. They play every other Thursday after that, but check the BB’s website to confirm. Plus there’s Mama Ray’s jam there every Saturday afternoon. Then, at Knucklehead’s(also KCMO), a real roadhouse literally on the wrong side of the tracks, a blues jam every Sunday afternoon usually, but check their website. Get your GPS, Map Quest, or whatever, warmed up, you’ll need it to get down there. It’s been rumored that Alexa broke down in hysterical sobbing trying to give directions to the place;). Other than that, check the Green Lady lounge for jazz, I’m not sure what goes on there, and ‘The Ship’ in the west bottoms for a variety of things, funk, soul, jazz, etc; not a jam, but if you have an ear for classic honky tonk style country(no bro), the Naughty Pines play there every second Tuesday, highly recommend(my peeps). Check the Ship’s calendar. In answer to the question you haven’t asked yet, Gates. Or Bryant’s.
     
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  3. daddymactx

    daddymactx Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2006
    San Antonio Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Wyn Basses, Curt Mangan Strings, Xotic Effects, Fireye,
    Awesome! thanks!! you know anything about the Phoenix or the Blue Room? They came up with BB's in my search..
     
  4. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    I’m not really a full time jazz person, so I couldn’t tell you. KC is currently more of a blues town, which is what I gravitate to when I’m in town(native, don’t live there, back there often). The two crowds are kinda separate. In spite of the jazz heritage there, it was all swept under the rug when I was growing up by the people of my parent’s generation. Just look up ‘Tom Pendergast’ for an explanation. There may be some things on the Kansas side but out south are the bland suburbs. Check into what might be going on in Lawrence, KS, 30 miles to the west, home of KU. You can stream the UMKC station, KCUR, and hear a great show on Friday/Saturday nights, the “Fish Fry”, hosted by an old friend of mine, for all the info on events.
     
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  5. D_Bag

    D_Bag

    Feb 8, 2013
    Lawrence, KS
    The Westport Saloon has a blues jam every Tuesday.
     
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  6. daddymactx

    daddymactx Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2006
    San Antonio Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Wyn Basses, Curt Mangan Strings, Xotic Effects, Fireye,
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  7. daddymactx

    daddymactx Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2006
    San Antonio Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Wyn Basses, Curt Mangan Strings, Xotic Effects, Fireye,
    thanks for the tip!!
     
  8. D_Bag

    D_Bag

    Feb 8, 2013
    Lawrence, KS
    No problem. I love that bar.
     

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