Musician. Performer. Songwriter.
Recording Artist. Author. Educator.
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Latest News at a Glance
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).
April 17, 2018: Check out the new blog at Master Guitar School. I've been publishing a new blog every Monday for several months now.
December 15, 2017: Booked several Sundays at Jazz Midtown through 2018. Jazz Legends renewed every 2nd and 4th Tuesday through 2018 plus one Sunday a month through August 2018. These are solo gigs. See Gig Schedule for details.
August 3, 2017: Uploaded 2 videos: "Road Song" live at Harling's Upstairs with Rich VanSant on Hammond B3 and Marc Caplan on drums and "There is No Greater Love" with Everette DeVan on Hammond B3, Marc Caplan on Drums, Al Pearson on trumpet and Kent Means on vibes - August 10, 1996.