With Hermon Mehari on trumpet, Steve Lambert on tenor sax and flute, Andrew Ouellette on piano, Dominique Sanders on bass and Brad Williams on drums, The KC Sound Collective brings together five of the best young jazz musicians in Kansas City. Their contemporary compositions and takes on more modern jazz standards draw an audience in during live performances.
Now The KC Sound Collective has released their first CD, In the Moment. The second CD release show was on the stage of The Blue Room last Thursday, May 24th. As the weather outside stormed, those of us in the club heard jazz from some of the musicians whose excellence is key to this music’s future.
The photos below show you how the evening looked. As always, clicking on one should open a larger version of it.
The KC Sound Collective. Left to right: Andrew Ouellette on piano, Steve Lambert on tenor sax, Dominique Sanders on bass, Hermon Mehari on trumpet, Brad Williams on drums.
Trumpeter Hermon Mehari
Steve Lambert on tenor sax
Steve and Hermon
Bassist Dominique Sanders
Hermon on trumpet and, behind him, Dominique on bass
Pianist Andrew Ouellette
Steve, Dominique and Hermon
Drummer Brad Williams
The KC Sound Collective at The Blue Room