Starts: January 15 @ 12:00pm
Location: Westport Presbyterian Church
201 Westport Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Westport Center for the Arts Brown Bag Concert Series:
Doug Talley Quartet – “Concert to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”
The January Westport Center for the Arts Brown Bag concert on Jan. 15, 2018 is a special Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday celebration featuring the Doug Talley Quartet.
This annual King celebration began in 2001 and honors the African American contribution to American culture. The Doug Talley Quartet will perform only music composed by African American musicians at the concert. It has become a tradition for the concert to end with the audience helping to sing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” often referred to as the Black American National Anthem.
Formed in 1995, the Doug Talley Quartet has performed at numerous festivals, concerts, clubs and schools throughout the Midwest, and during that time has recorded five CD’s. Doug Talley, who plays saxophones, has performed with such jazz luminaries as Jay McShann, Clark Terry, Bob Mintzer, Claude “Fiddler” Williams, Bobby Watson, Karrin Allyson, Byron Stripling, Ignacio Berroa, Randy Brecker, Scott Robinson and Gary Foster. He is a familiar face throughout the Midwest as a jazz performer and educator. He’s joined by Charles Williams on piano, James Albright on bass, and Keith Kavanaugh on drums and cymbals.
Kansas City’s Westport Center for the Arts (WCA) offers the community a chance to experience the arts in an intimate atmosphere and fellowship with other audience members. The Brown Bag concert series allows audiences of all ages to experience free concerts by professional musicians. WCA theater performances and art exhibits connect the community with emerging local artists. The Kids Team Up for Art Program brings children from kindergarten to 8th grade together for project-based group learning that fosters both art and cooperation. For more information about WCA, visit our website: www.WCAkc.org, Facebook page, or Twitter.
Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, and the ArtsKC-Regional Arts Council.