Kansas City Jazz Orchestra – Gala 2017, “Celebrating KC Jazz Legends”

May 13th was the date for Kansas City Jazz Orchestra’s Gala 2017, “Celebrating KC Jazz Legends.” The event kicked off with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at The American. Following that, the orchestra, led by Clint Ashlock, artistic director and conductor; gave a concert at Helzberg Hall in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Millie Edwards Nottingham, Bobby Watson and Will Matthews were the guest artists. Deanna and Greg Graves served as honorary chairmen, and Linda and Gene Hall were the event chairmen.

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Sondra Estes, Kim Yuille, Michael Estes, Dave Estes, and Jody Tillotson
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James Albright, John Kizilarmut, Sam Wisman, Jay Sollenberger, and Steve Molloy
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Rod Fleeman, Bobby Watson, James Albright, and Millie Edwards Nottingham
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The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Clint Ashlock with Millie Edwards Nottingham and Bobby Watson, guest artists
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The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Clint Ashlock

Additional photos featured in the August 19, 2017 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: J. Robert Schraeder Photography