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Grand Marquis Live at The Westport Saloon

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$20

Grand Marquis Live at The Westport Saloon

“Mumbling secrets to a flummoxed doorman, slipping dead presidents into his hand, then past the dark door, all speakeasy-like. Through the walls, the crack and thud of drums, the crisp punch of an upright bass slapping time, horns thriving on the riff, guitar wailing testimonials that would coax Trouble to check his bags at the door. The Grand Marquis are guardians of a musical portal, weaving catchy originals with classy covers. Music meteorologists, if you will, concocting their own brand of weathered styles. It’s old-school jump blues, rockabilly and fiery jazz balled up into one big hit of red hot Rhythm ‘n’ Roll. Once injected, don’t be alarmed; you might see through blurry eyes and nicotine haze the ghosts of America’s musical past, conjuring delusions of 30’s KC, 50’s Memphis, Village hangouts, or the jazz jungle of Harlem. Yet these are merely roots from which their music grows; twisting and blending, melding until you catch a glimpse of things to come. Awaken from the intoxicating fog while their songs linger on your ear, echoing the chant of the Blue Devil, and you’re sure of one thing: you gotta go back for more.” – Lawrence.com

Formed in 1998, Grand Marquis has since become solidly rooted in the Kansas City music scene as one of the hardest-working bands in the region, playing over 100 shows per year! The group has performed from coast to coast, released 8 albums, including a 7″ 45 rpm vinyl record/CD combo recorded at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, TN. With their own versatile and thoroughly entertaining brand of American Roots, Blues and Prohibition-Era Jazz, the Grand Marquis are consistently finding themselves in high demand.

Influences: Count Basie, Lester Young, Walter Page, Django Reinhardt, Bix Beiderbecke, Lenny Bruce, Bessie Smith, Big Joe Turner, Joe Williams, Louis Armstrong, Coleman Hawkins, Duke Ellington, Stash Records, Mahalia Jackson, the devil and the good lord, Boulevard Pale Ale (or Irish when available), Knob Creek, fine wine, and good times.

 

Grand Marquis Live at The Westport Saloon

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Venue

Westport Saloon
4112 Pennsylvania Ave
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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