Jeff Harshbarger Presents an Alternative Jazz Series, Brad Cox Octet

Jeff Harshbarger Presents an Alternative Jazz Series

Brad Cox Octet

Sun, February 19, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


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Jeff Harshbarger Presents an Alternative Jazz Series
Jeff Harshbarger Presents an Alternative Jazz Series
Voted 2011 Person of the Year by and Best Bassist by Pitch Magazine, Jeff Harshbarger has had quite an eclectic career. A prolific composer and bandleader in his own right, Jeff has recorded and performed across the globe with such varied artists as Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Bobby Watson, Allison Miller, Curtis Fuller, Forever Tango, Eugene Chadborne, Milt Abel, Tango Lorca, Jimmy Carl Black, Krystle Warren, Snuff Jazz, Brad Cox, Nathan Granner, Ghosty, The People's Liberation Big Band of the Greater Kansas City Area and Forrest Whitlow. He is a co-founder of Tzigane Music, an artist-run collective and record label, and is the curator of Jeff Harshbarger Presents: An Alternative Jazz Series, promoting new improvised music in Kansas City. An Artist in Residence for Escape to Create, Jeff has received numerous grants and awards, including The Kennedy Center's Betty Carter Fellowship, the Steans Institute Fellowship and the Professional Development Grant from the Creative Capital Foundation.

Jeff continues to host an alternative jazz series at recordBar for over four years now by bringing in the best of experimental and avant garde instrumentalists locally and abroad.
Brad Cox Octet
Composer and arranger Brad Cox is co-founder of Owen/Cox Dance Group and founder and director of The People’s Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City, a musicians’ collective dedicated to the performance of new large ensemble jazz music. Cox’s musical influences range from liturgical chant and traditional folkloric music to popular music and free jazz, with a particular interest in the communal aspects of music making. A composer in the uniquely American Ellington tradition, he has dedicated his work to forming creative collaborative relationships with musicians and to writing music for those musicians. Cox studied composition at UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance under James Mobberley and Gerald Kemner and is a recipient of the 2010 Charlotte Street Foundation Generative Performing Artist Award and the 2009 Tanne Foundation Award.

Brad Cox is currently active with the following ensembles:

The People's Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City--a musicians' collective dedicated to the creation and performance of new large ensemble jazz.

Owen/Cox Dance Group--a contemporary dance ensemble lead by Jennifer Owen focussed on creative collaborations among dancers, musicians, composers and visual artists.

Brad Cox Octet--an eight-piece ensemble made up of two saxophonists, two bass players, two drummers, and two keyboardists.
Venue Information:
1520 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO, 64108