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The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra – Stardust Gala

Cathi and David Brain served as the honorary chairmen for The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra’s Stardust Gala on April 7th at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Partygoers enjoyed cocktails, dining and dancing to classic Kansas City big band jazz, with 17 musicians and Molly Hammer, vocalist; under the direction of Artistic Director Clint Ashlock. Sally Bibb, board chairman; was the head of the Gala committee, which created a magical evening for all who attended.

Kay Johnson, Nancy Jensen, Laura Neidel, and Penny (Slicer) McDermott


R. J. Trowbridge, Cara Duke, Alex Beck, Jon Hill, Reagan Fromm, Laura Hill, and Megan and Andy Pence


Clint Ashlock, Kansas City Jazz Orchestra; on flugelhorn


Gala Committee Members: (Front row) Dorene Shipley, Jon Goodman and Gene and Linda Hall (back row) Jim Prevost, Sally Bibb and Dick Fagerberg (out of camera range) Benny Lee and Stephanie Noland


Rita Ashley, Shirley Douglas with Angela Wright-Jones and David Jones


Rick Powell, Nick Powell, Spence Heddens, and Craig Mahurin


“Stompin’ at the Savoy” with The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra 


Sally Bibb, board chairman; Mary Ventura, Randy Sedlacek and Jan Armstrong

Also featured in the May 12, 2018 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Brian Turner


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