John Paul's Flying Circus

“Blues fills my soul and jazz inspires me. KC is where jazz & blues hold hands.”- John Paul Drum

As a thirty year veteran of the Kansas City blues scene, John Paul Drum stands out. Influenced by Eddie Vinson to Miles Davis, to Sonny Boy Williamson to Big Walter Horton, he draws on all his favorite mentors. He studied under Provine “Little” Hatch and Grammy Award winning Sugar Blue. A Keith Richards of harmonica, leading a ferocious band of players, including Bill Dye on guitar, Jim Beisman, keys; Ricardo Quintero, bass, and Allen Fishell, drums.





American Jazz Museum


Blue Room Jazz Club
1616 E 18th St
Kansas City, MO 64108
United States