The Yellowjackets – Pioneers in Jazz Fusion

The Band Within a Band In 1977, Robben Ford brought together musicians of a veteran caliber to record, The Inside Story. This group consisted of keyboardist Russell Ferrante,  bassist Jimmy Haslip, and drummer Ricky Lawson. The group, including Robben Ford., that discovered a “chemistry” in their primarily instrumental sound. A sound that Robben’s record company felt needed…

Who is Mr. 335, Larry Carlton?

Larry Carlton is a guitarist that has spanned all genres including jazz, rock, and jingles. Coming up in Southern California, Carlton picked up his first guitar at age 6 and never put it down. Carlton was introduced to jazz in junior high. That was cultured by hearing artists like Barney Kessel, B.B. King, and Coltrane….

The Living Legend, Ramsey Lewis

Who better to kick off the longest running jazz season in Kansas City’s most historic theater than the living legend, Ramsey Lewis? On Thursday, September 27th, Ramsey Lewis is coming to the Folly Theater, in what may be one of his final tours, along with the Urban Knights. The show will begin at 8 PM…

36th Folly Jazz Season Line Up

36th Folly Jazz Season Series Announcement All shows begin at 8 PM JazzTalks to be scheduled later New Season Subscribers will be assigned tickets after August 6th. Interested in being a Season Subscriber? Learn more here. Individual tickets will go on sale August 13th. The 36th Folly Jazz Season is a diverse season but centralizes…

Fabio Bidini’s Sonic Carnival

The Friends of Chamber Music present Italian pianist Fabio Bidini in concert on Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 PM in the C. Stephen Metzler Hall at the Folly Theater. Bidini’s program tells stories and invokes timeless characters that will spark the imaginations of all who listen. We hope you will join us for this wonderful…