David Basse’s voice has come to represent the jazz and blues of Kansas City. The Kansas City Star called him “The voice of Kansas City.” And following a David Basse performance, poet Maya Angelou exclaimed, “I love the soul that is your voice.”
Since the turn of the century David has hosted The Jazz Scene on Kansas Public Radio and, in 2010, he became a regular featured performer on 12th Street Jump, public radio’s weekly jazz, blues and comedy jam. His latest venture is the syndicated radio show: Jazz Alive Overnight. David Basse’s ninth recording, The Hero and the Lover… is a culmination of over 40 years of living a life dedicated to jazz, and is an expression of his powerful and undying love of art and music. David continues to travel in support of his new recordings and to speak publicly on the merits and musical heritage of Kansas City.
A collaboration with long-time associate, pianist Joe Cartwright, this upcoming CD flaunts its swinging, bluesy KC roots while embracing the intimacy of a duet. The result is at once personal and accessible – heartfelt and toe-tapping. Download Like Jazz for free and listen in!Get “Like Jazz”
In his latest release, The Hero and the Lover, David effectively incorporates both jazz and blues. His New York band for this recording includes veteran bassist Curtis Lundy, pianist Richard Johnson, saxophonist Stacy Dillard, and drummer Neal Smith. Carol Duboc and Bobby Watson appear as special guests on the album’s title cut.Listen
Public Radio's weekly jazz, blues, and comedy jam, recorded live from 12th Street in Kansas City, where Basie tickled the ivories and Big Joe Turner shouted the blues. Each week we celebrate the birthday of a jazz or blues great with topical sketch comedy, improvs and some great live music. “An urban/jazz Prairie Home Companion.”More info
Every night, you are invited to experience David Basse’s unique blend of jazz and related music on his new syndicated radio show, Jazz Alive Overnight. The show features latest releases and the occasional sound clip from well-known or up-and-coming artists, plus the most complete history of American music available on radio. David’s rhythmic vocal style complements the music and enhances the listening experience as he shares stories from his vast knowledge of the genre. Join us nightly for great music, all night long on Jazz Alive Overnight.
Public Radio’s weekly Jazz, Blues, and Comedy Jam, recorded in Kansas City, where Basie tickled the ivories and Big Joe Turner shouted the blues. This week we celebrate the music of Toots Thielemans, with special guest Randy Weinstein. Come along for great food and drink and be part of the show!
Wed, April 22 at 7:30 pm
Broadway Jazz Club
The David Basse Orchestra play Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Smoky Hill River Festival — the midwest’s premier arts festival. For family-friendly fun, it’s hard to beat the Smoky Hill River Festival. Set on the banks of the Smoky Hill River in Oakdale Park, “the Festival” takes place Thursday through Sunday on the second full weekend of June each year.
730 Oakdale Drive
Join Jazz vocalist & radio host David Basse and other Jazz fans, in New York City for great music, food and fun times.
July 8–12 (4 nights)
Lots of events, clubs and jazz tours
New York City