Don’t Miss The James Ward Band At The Blue Room

The James Ward Band
Dec. 6th & Jan. 17th
(8:30 pm – 12:30 am)
The Blue Room
Kansas City, MO

A favorite among jazz fans in Kansas City, the James Ward Band is a popular contemporary jazz/smooth jazz band whose show consists of an electrifying combination of Latin, R&B, fusion, funk, jazz, and gospel. They will be playing the 2nd set at The Blue Room on December 6th. The set starts at 8:30 pm, and admission is $10.00.

About The Band:

The James Ward Band was formed January of 1997 at The Blue Room located on 18th and Vine in Kansas City, MO. James, a native of Kansas City, attended Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, where he studied Tuba, and played Acoustic and Electric Bass in numerous bands while attending college.

James’ experience, skill, and reputation as a Bass Player led him to opportunities to perform with greats throughout the years such as Marcus Roberts, Wycliffe Gordon, Nat Adderly, Mark Whitfield, Bobby Watson, Oleta Adams, John Cushon, Patti Austin, Jonathan Dubose, Claude “Fiddler” Williams, Lisa Henry, Chris Barnett, Jackie Mills, Russell Malone, Marcus Printup, Peter Martin, Scotty Barnhart, and Will Matthews of the Count Basie Orchestra, Gospel Artists Dorinda Clark-Cole and Donald Lawrence, and a host of other artists.

James has just returned to the United States from South Africa where he was on tour with Oleta Adams. Their band consists of James Ward (bass, trumpet), Angela Ward (Keyboards), Ray Stewart (Percussion), Matt Hopper (Guitar), Rob Bowen (Drums), and Gerald Dunn (Saxophones).

For more information about the band, please visit their site.

Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.
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December 6th, 2008

January 17th, 2009

The Blue Room
1616 E. 18th St.
Kansa City, MO 64108
(816) 474-8463

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