The Italian jazz piano maestro, composer and professor Dino Massa returns to Kansas City to teach, perform, and record original music with his long-time friend, saxophonist/composer Christopher Burnett and an all-star ensemble of KC-based jazz musicians.
Il maestro, compositore e professore di pianoforte jazz italiano Dino Massa ritorna a Kansas City per insegnare, esibirsi e registrare musica originale con il suo amico di lunga data, il sassofonista / compositore Christopher Burnett e un ensemble di star di musicisti jazz con base in KC.
MARCH 11, 2019
Dino Massa returns to Kansas City to perform original music with Christopher Burnett and an ensemble of all-star KC-based jazz musicians.– Get Tickets at Eventbrite!
The Italian jazz piano maestro and composer Dino Massa returns to Kansas City to perform and record original music with his long-time friend, saxophonist/composer Christopher Burnett and an all-star ensemble of KC-based jazz musicians.
Burnett and Massa have written original music to perform in concert at Westport Coffeehouse from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Wednesday (11 March) and to record in Kansas City at BRC Audio Productions during studio sessions on Thursday and Friday (12+13 March).
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The new album is with the ARC label.
Massa and Burnett previously released the critically acclaimed “Echoes of Europe” with a KC Quintet augmented by woodwinds on ARC in 2017.
“It’s an exceptionally graceful album that imbues mainstream jazz with the elegant sheen of classical chamber music.”~ Bill Brownlee
(The Kansas City Star, Ink Magazine), KCUR 89.3 FM
The core instrumentation of this ensemble comprises a sextet that includes a rhythm section of Massa on piano, Bill McKemy on bass, and Clarence Smith on drums.
The frontline is comprised of three horns: Stanton Kessler on trumpet, Burnett on alto/flute, and Bill Crain playing tenor/flute.
The recording session on Friday will further be augmented musically by The First City Flute Choir performing on one of the arrangements.