Musician. Performer. Songwriter.
Recording Artist. Author. Educator.
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Latest News at a Glance
February 26, 2021: Jazz Legends will slowly start booking back. I'll be doing one Tuesday and one Sunday a month March, April and May. See the Gig Schedule for the dates.
December 7, 2020: Jazz Legends has cancelled all live music on weeknights through January 2021. So that means my every-other-Tuesday gig is off the books. The trio (Valentine & the Ticklers) is still doing every 2nd and 4th Friday. The Gig Schedule is current. As of now I've got no bookings until January 8th.
May 20, 2020: Just received word today that Valentine & the Ticklers will resume our every 2nd & 4th Friday gigs (6:00-10:00) at Jazz Legends in June. My every 1st and 3rd Tuesday solo dates (6:00-9:00) will resume in July. See Gig Schedule.
April 16, 2020: Doing some live streaming from Jazz Legends with Valentine & the Ticklers; see Gig Schedule for details.
March 23, 2020: Due to Kansas City's COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place order all gigs are cancelled until further notice. My teaching continues via Skype and FaceTime.
January, 26, 2020: Jazz Legends has renewed me solo every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month through December 2020.
They've also renewed solo on Sundays - that's basically 1 Sunday a month starting with February 9th. The Sundays are through August (no live music during football season) and float around a little so you should check the Gig Schedule.
December 12, 2018: Jazz Legends has renewed 1 Sunday a month solo (3:00-7:00) through September. Which Sunday each month it is floats around - check the Gig Schedule.
November 28, 2018: Jazz Legends has renewed the Tuesday gigs through 2019 - that's solo every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 6:00-9:00.
September 25, 2018: Uploaded 3 videos:
Red House with Blake Hughes (Bass) and Thomas Walker (drums) at the Kansas State BBQ Championship Sept 21, 2018
Jack, I'm Mellow from a gig at the Phoenix with Taylor Smith August 29, 2018.
Coming Home Baby from gig a Oread Hotel, Lawrence KS on March 9, 2018 With Phil Brenner (flute), Kevin Johnson (drums) and Blake Hughes (bass).