The Blue Room Presents: Chris Hazelton Trio (Virtual Event/No Audience)
Due to Kansas City's COVID-19 policies and procedures, this event is a free, virtual event with no audience on American Jazz Museum's Facebook page.
The Blue Room at the American Jazz Museum is proud to present Jazz @ Noon featuring Chris Hazelton Trio. This virtual, no audience show will be featured on the American Jazz Museum's Facebook page. Mark your calendars for its broadcast on Friday, January 29th at 12:00 pm.
See below for the biography of the featured performer. We look forward to bringing you free, live music to the comfort of your home!
Chris Hazelton Trio (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
The first time Chris Hazelton experienced a real Hammond B-3 organ, he knew instantly that it was the instrument he was destined to play. At the request of his college professor, the then-underage aspiring musician snuck into a dark Kansas City jazz club called Bobby’s Hangout to hear the man behind the console, jazz organ master Everette DeVan. After several weeks of coaxing, Mr. DeVan agreed to take Chris on a student, showing him the ins and outs of the complex machine. With a background in string bass and piano, Chris’ transfer to organ was a natural one.
For nearly 10 years, Chris served as the organist at “The Historic” Centennial United Methodist Church in the 18th & Vine Jazz District of Kansas City, MO - a church that was once home to Count Basie and Charlie Parker. He is happily married to the love of his life, Erica, and together have a 2-year old daughter named Evelyn and 1-month old son named Jaxon.