Wednesday, March 9, 2016

KC Jazz Clarinetist John Blegen

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Kansas City veteran jazz clarinetist John Blegen  - Over the course of our interview, he discussed his roots that began with Chicago .. Move on to Philadelphia .. and back to Chicago before coming here to Kansas City .. Over the years, he has survived a heart attack, played with the band in front of Wrigley Field, in places all over the country and today in a thriving Kansas City scene .. In 2014 after 7 decades on the planet, he realized his dream of putting out his first solo CD called This ‘n That .. and that’s exactly what we discussed in a very interesting hour of jazz and story ..

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