Join us on the fourth Thur. April 28, 12– 1 pm, for an in-person forum @ KC Artist Coalition Gallery, 3200 Gillham Rd; Kansas City, MO or Facebook Live:  https://www.facebook.com/Goguildit/videos/. Robert Castillo is a Jazz bassist, composer, electronic music producer, oil painter, and stone sculptor. This first-generation American, utilizes many revenue streams to support his art practice including selling

Stan Kessler Art/Biz Talk

Join us on the fourth Thursday, July 22, 12– 1 pm on Facebook Live in-person @ ArtsKC, 106 Southwest Blvd; Kansas City, MO 64108or FaceBook Live: https://www.facebook.com/Goguildit/videos/ Jazz performer and UMKC professor Stan Kessler will present his art biz. How he promotes, makes money, plus goals, needs, and challenges for brainstorming. After his Q&A we’ll

Clint Ashlock is a musician, composer, and bandleader. He is the artistic director of the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra (KCJO) and a freelancer, who has performed with such luminaries as Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Natalie Cole, Hermon Mehari, Mark Lowrey, Jessica Paige, David Basse and Bobby Watson. KCJO consistently sells out shows at the Kauffman

Bryan Hicks Talks 2/23 at Kemper

Bryan Hicks is a forty-year veteran musician, singer, composer, arranger and teacher. He has played in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Paris, among other great cities. His main genres are jazz and blues, and he is capable in various other genres, as well. Bryan plays string and electric bass, guitar, cello, piano and harmonica. He

Stan Kessler, Talks 9/22 @ Kemper

Stan Kessler is a Trumpet / Flugelhorn Player, Band Leader, Clinician, and Educator. He also does writing and arranging for small groups. Stan’s expertise includes Jazz, R&B, Funk, and Latin. He is currently leading The Sons of Brasil, The Stan Kessler Quartet, Stan Kessler’s TV, Parallax, and Force 5. He teaches at UMKC, the KC

Brad Cox, Talks 9/22 @ Kemper

Composer and arranger Brad Cox is co-founder of Owen/Cox Dance Group and founder and director of The People’s Liberation Big Band, a musicians’ collective dedicated to the performance of new large ensemble jazz music. He studied composition at UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance and is a recipient of the Charlotte Street Foundation Generative Performing

In Molly Hammer’s talk ‘Say Yes’ she will share how her career has evolved from Folk to Jazz and a new venture as a trio act. By remaining “open” and saying yes it has led her on so many different paths; some great, some awful, but all valuable learning experiences. Each experience has added a