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 with David Basse. 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 & Buy
You are invited to experience David Basse’s unique blend of jazz and related music on his new syndicated radio show, Jazz with David Basse. 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 on Jazz with David Basse.Find out more
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
More than a vocalist, 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”. Come hear David Basse and the swinging seven-piece as they perform in support of the preservation and restoration of the Colonial Fox.
September 26, 7:30 pm
Colonial Fox Theatre
407 N. Broadway