MATT KANE CONCERT + ALBUM RELEASE
Sunday, October 1
Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S Main St
Tickets: $25 General Public/$20 HAC Members/FREE for students
Purchase Tickets/RSVP(student): https://hannibalartscouncil.eventbrite.com, 573-221-6545 or stop by 105 S. Main St. (Noon-5pm Monday-Friday)
Jazz drummer/artist/composer/bandleader/educator Matt Kane travels from New Jersey back to his hometown of Hannibal to perform at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 1 at the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S Main St. Kane last performed in Hannibal in 2018 to a sold-out audience. In addition to Kane on drums, the trio includes Bob Bowman on bass and Brant Jester on piano.
The concert will also be a local album release party for his fifth album Song Poems featuring all original compositions that represent his own evolution and is produced by Kane as he further defines his musical identity. The album features a wide swath of rhythms and emotions. The songs are singable, relatable, and danceable, appealing to both bonafide jazz fans and universal music lovers. The cover of his latest CD is a collaboration with another Hannibal native, Debra Smith, daughter of Jim and Cathy Smith. Smith is a successful KC/NYC artist who currently resides in Kansas City. Both she and Kane went to Hannibal High School and graduated together.
Kane graduated from Hannibal High School in 1989. After graduation on a Friday, he hightailed it to Kansas City by Monday with a scholarship to the UMKC Conservatory of Music. As a freshman he had a gig five nights a week with Blues vocalist Lori Tucker. He cut his teeth in the Kansas City jazz scene before heading to New York City where his tenacity led him critical acclaim with his album of all original songs, The Other Side of the Story, being featured on WBGO’s “Radar” series and into the top 20 albums on jazz radio in 2018. Learn more at www.mattkanemusic.com.
Seating at the concert is limited. Tickets are $25 for the General Public and $20 for HAC members. Students are free. Purchase tickets and RSVP (students) by going online to hannibalartscouncil.eventbrite.com, calling 573-221-6545 or stop by 105 S Main St (Noon-5pm Monday-Friday).
The concert is being sponsored by the Hannibal Arts Council, Missouri Arts Council and individual sponsors. For more information on this and other Hannibal Arts Council programs visit their website hannibalarts.com, call 573-221-6545, stop by 105 S. Main St. (Noon-5pm Monday-Friday).