The Live at the Hollywood Concert series will feature double headliners at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10. They have booked two fixtures of the Kansas City jazz scene: Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 and Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle.
The show will be held at the Performing Arts Center (formerly the Hollywood Theater) at 500 Delaware St.
Proceeds raised at the concert will support the River City Community Players’ youth theater program which puts on two productions each year in addition to the annual Christmas Show at the theater.
Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 have been playing together since 2013. The seven-piece group focuses on funky, rhythmic soul-jazz reminiscent of the late 60s and early 70s.
Hazleton said, during an interview posted on the Leavenworth music series website, that “Boogaloo 7 came about because I love Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and old school Otis Redding records.”
The band just released their second full length album called “The Basement Beat” earlier this year.
Prior to the Boogaloo 7, Hazleton had studied under jazz organ masters Everette DeVan and Lonnie Smith. He has also played behind Mary Bridget Davies, having his organ work featured on her album “Wanna Feel Something,” which helped her get nominated for a Blues Music Award in the Best New Artist Debut category.
Eddie Moore earned a master’s degree from the UMKC Conservatory of Music under the direction of jazz master Bobby Watson. Moore is also a 2016 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Arts Award recipient and was nominated for an Indie Music Award earlier this year.
Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle have released three albums. Their latest album, “Kings and Queens,” has reached worldwide acclaim and has been featured in several magazines including The Jazz Ambassadors Magazine, NextBop and Jazziz Magazine.
So if you like experiencing world class jazz while helping out the arts in Leavenworth, the Live at the Hollywood Theater concert is the event to be at on Nov. 10.
To find out more about the concert, go to www.LeavenworthConcertSeries.org
To learn more about the River City Community Players, go to www.rccplv.com
Tickets are on sale at the Tune Shop, 514 Delaware St., and the Riverfront Community Center, 123 S. Esplanade St. or online at www.LeavenworthConcertSeries.org
Mike Nickells writes about music in the Leavenworth area. To contact him, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org