The American Jazz Museum presents A View Into Hootie’s Blues, a CD listening party

For Immediate Release 

May 15, 2019

CONTACT:
Marissa Baum
mbaum@kcjazz.org
816-895-8470

The American Jazz Museum presents A View Into Hootie’s Blues, a CD listening party

Kansas City, MO – The American Jazz Museum, in partnership with Groovy Grant long-time DJ on KKFI 90.1 FM, will present a newly released album: Jay McShann Live in Tokyo on Monday, May 20th at 5:30pm in The Blue Room jazz club.

This widely unheard album was recorded live during an April 9th, 1990 show at Indigo Blues, Shinjuku, Tokyo. Featuring Jay McShann on piano and vocals, Lynn Seaton on bass and vocals, and Chuck Riggs, on drums, this album consists of nine songs, including Charlie’ Parker’s Jumpin’ the Blues. McShann was seventy-four at the time of this recording, and on his second visit to Japan.

For Jayne McShann Lewis, Collections Associate at the American Jazz Museum, this is a special opportunity to hear her father’s previously unreleased album and chance to showcase one of Kansas City’s most prolific jazz musicians. She appreciates that McShann’s talent was recognized overseas and she’s thrilled at this new release after so many years.

Programming will include tracks off the new album, audio clips of past interviews with McShann, and an open Q&A session with Groovy Grant and Gerald Dunn, Director of Entertainment and Blue Room General Manager.

We look forward to advancing the mission of the American Jazz Museum through this celebration and exhibition of jazz.

Admission is free but we request that you RSVP at: americanjazzmuseum.org/aviewintohootiesblues.