Blue Monday Jam Session: Millie Edwards
Bring your instrument and sit in at the weekly Blue Monday Jam Session – or just take in the sounds of one of Kansas City’s best jam sessions. Each Monday night begins with a set by a featured ensemble and then we open the mic to interested musicians. Doors open at 5:00 pm, live music starts at 7:00 pm, jam session starts at 8:00 pm. Arrive early to sign up!
The diminutive Kansas City vocalist Millie Edwards, is occasionally introduced to audiences as "the little woman with a big voice." She has always been drawn to music throughout her life, even when it wasn't the focus of her professional career. She minored in music at Ottawa University in Ottowa, Kansas. During her studies there, she became deepling influnced by American composer Aaron Copeland, whom she had the honor of meeting when he visited Ottawa. It was Copeland who first urged her to pursue singing. Nottingham was named in Ingram magazine's "50 Missourians You Should Know" list in 2016. Edwards is equally adept at belting out cabaret, pop, blues and jazz material.
*funding for this performance provided by Missouri Arts Council