Join us as we celebrate the life,
the music, and the iconic legacy
of Kansas City’s own:

Charlie “Yardbird” Parker!

Sunday Jazz Brunch at The Phoenix (with Millie Edwards & Dan Sturdevant) @ The Phoenix
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join pianist Dan Sturdevant and vocalist Millie Edwards
On Sunday, August 21st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Celebrating their 6th Year at The Phoenix Jazz Club

Liz Goodwin writing in the Pitch July 2022 issue about The Phoenix brunch:

“Millie Edwards with Dan Sturdevant…people come because they love music.”

You’ll like this popular Kansas City Sunday food and live music and scene.

302 W 8th St. Kansas City, MO 64105 | | 816-221-5299

CD Release Morgan Faw and The Flame + Jam Session with Houston Smith & Bobby Watson @ The Blue Room
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm


It Takes a Village – CD Release Performance featuring Morgan Faw and The Flame 
With a special edition of the famous “Blue Monday Jam Session” co-hosted by Houston Smith and Morgan Faw. (*Special Guest Appearance by: Bobby Watson) @ The Blue Room

Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
First Set: “It Takes a Village” CD Release Concert Featuring: Morgan Faw and The Flame
Morgan Faw, saxophone
Alonzo Demetrius, trumpet
Miles Lennox, piano
Isaac Coyle, bass
Christian Napoleon, drumset

Morgan Faw was raised musically in Kansas City. This album release performance is his first of many expressions of gratitude to the greater KC community of artists, musicians, teachers, friends, and family who helped shape and raise him.

Morgan Faw, alto saxophonist, and composer

Recorded in April 2022, his debut album, “It Takes a Village” (ARC-8777), Artists Recording Collective – ARC Records, was completed on two separate days. The recording features all original music by Faw collaborating with trumpeter Will Mallard and one composition written by Pamela Watson

“This is my first step and attempt in truly giving back to those who taught me,” says Faw. “I want to celebrate this album with everyone who helped me. And to be able to release this project in The Blue Room at 18th and Vine is a dream come true. The historic Jazz District had been my musical home and arts family growing up. There is nowhere else I would want to celebrate this achievement.”

The community is invited to this celebratory event and open jam session to follow, “It Takes a Village.”

With a special edition of the famous “Blue Monday Jam Session” co-hosted by Houston Smith and Morgan Faw. 

Houston Smith, alto saxophonist, and composer
Mike Pagan Solo Piano @ Cafe Trio
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mike Pagan solo on the piano at Cafe Trio!

Michael Pagán was born in Ravenna, Ohio. He was raised in a musical family and received his first piano instruction from his parents. He remembers hearing recordings of Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, and Miles Davis, as well as Beethoven, at an early age. At Kent State University he earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education with emphases in piano/choral music and a Master of Arts in composition, where his teachers were James Waters, Thomas Janson, and Frank Wiley. He was a music theory student of Hugh A. Glauser, after whom the school is presently named. Mike played piano in the new music ensemble under the direction of Frank Wiley and the jazz ensemble under the direction of Chas Baker. His piano teachers included Toni Glauser, Lois Rova Ozanich, Robert Palmieri, and Olga Kuehl-White of the University of Akron. The piano playing and compositions of the late Pat Pace were also an influence. During those years Mike played jazz piano and bass throughout Northeast Ohio. He also played bass in the KSU Orchestra. He received his Doctor of Music degree in composition from Northwestern University, where his principal composition teachers were Lynden DeYoung, Alan Stout, and Steven Syverud. He played piano in the NU jazz and contemporary music ensembles, both directed by Don Owens and continued piano studies with Laurence Davis. While in Chicago he was named a “musician deserving wider recognition” by Downbeat magazine. As a jazz pianist he has performed for over 40 years throughout the United States and in Europe with many notable jazz musicians. Ensembles he has performed with as a soloist include the Ashland (OH) Symphony Orchestra, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra, and the Northshore Concert Band, and the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra of Denver. In 2017 he was a jazz soloist with the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra and in 2019 with the Southeastern Louisiana University Jazz Ensemble. He has also played extended engagements aboard the historic steamboat Delta Queen on the Mississippi River, specializing in early as well as mainstream jazz. Since 2009 he has held an ongoing Tuesday night solo engagement at Cafe Trio in Kansas City, MO.

Mike has produced an extensive list of compositions and arrangements, over 150 works, mostly in the jazz idiom. He has appeared on twenty-five CDs as a leader or supporting artist and has received numerous awards for his writing, including First Prize, New Music for Young Ensembles composers competition, which included a Carnegie Hall premiere. He has been commissioned by the American Jazz Museum, the Michigan Music Teachers Association, the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra, WLS-TV Channel 7, Chicago, and high schools and colleges throughout the country. His big band CD Pag’s Groove received airplay and critical acclaim throughout the United States and in Europe, earning a 5-star review in the Irish Times of Dublin. His CD Three For The Ages featuring bassist Bob Bowman and drummer Ray DeMarchi garnered glowing reviews and enjoys worldwide play on the internet; his 12 Preludes and Fugues was recorded by the Colorado Saxophone Quartet and also received outstanding reviews.

Pagán has taught at Ottawa University in Ottawa, KS where he directed BRAVO!, the Ottawa University Jazz Singers, and taught music theory, composition, arranging, and applied jazz and classical piano. He chaired the OUKS Music Department from 2016-19. Dr. Pagán has also served as Director of Marketing and Communications at the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, and Assistant Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory. He has also been on the faculties at the University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and Olivet College. Michael Pagán has also led a distinguished career as a jazz ensemble/vocal jazz ensemble conductor and clinician. Under his directorship the BRAVO! Jazz Singers of Ottawa University garnered multiple outstanding performance awards and the UMKC Conservatory Concert Jazz Band was selected for performance at the Missouri Music Educators Association conference. He has directed/worked with honor jazz ensembles in Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Minnesota, and Illinois. For five years he directed the Colorado Jazz Workshop Monday Night Band. In 2019 and ’20 he was the pianist for the Kansas Music Educators Association Jazz Ensemble, which performed his music and in early 2021 he was featured as a big band composer/leader and solo jazz piano recitalist in two virtual concerts at Johnson County Community College in Kansas. He continues to play the bass as a secondary instrument.

Alyssa Murray @ Corvino Supper Club & Tasting Room
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Alyssa Murray, solo piano. Enjoy live jazz, great food and drinks at Corvino!

Combining a keen songwriting sense with a playful display of sonic influences, Alyssa Murray creates a satisfying juxtaposition of synth and song.  The Kansas City-based singer/songwriter, keyboardist, and producer takes after some of the very best art-pop mainstays, electronic wizards, and west coast beat makers.

Always feeling a strong pull toward songwriting, Alyssa studied piano, voice, and guitar in her teens deep diving into such influences as Fiona Apple and Stevie Wonder. Further pursuing her passion for jazz and improvisation, Alyssa moved to Kansas City to study jazz piano at the UMKC Conservatory while immersing herself in the local music scene. Her 2015 debut ‘As of Now’ showcases her ability to combine elements of jazz with the narrative sophistication of contemporary folk. 

Departing from her previous sound, the electronic, indie fusion of ‘Half & Half’ stands as a major shift in Alyssa’s artistic approach and perspective. Seeking full creative autonomy, she wrote, recorded, and produced all in-home. “It was a supercharged time for me,” she says, “I hope the listener is able to take some of that transformative energy with them.” 

Find out where Alyssa is performing HERE! 

In addition to performing, Alyssa is an accompanist with the Kansas City Ballet and is involved with its community program Reach Out And Dance.  She has also played for Owen/Cox Dance Group’s in-school program Take the Stage.

Alyssa has a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and has studied under the direction of Bobby Watson and Dan Thomas; as well as classical repertoire with Karen Kushner and Diane Petrella.  

Tyrone Clark Trio @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tyrone Clark Trio | $5 cover charge cash or credit at the door. Always open seating. No reservations.

About Tyrone Clark

Bassist Tyrone Clark is a pillar of the Kansas City jazz community. He and his wife Alyce have been together for 40 years. Ty was a regular in the band at City Light in the 1980s playing with the late Horace Washington, pianist Allen Monroe and drummer Alonzo ‘Scooter’ Powell.

This was 40 years ago. They each went on to solid musical careers.

Tyrone Clark chose to follow a steady path. He took the jobs that mattered and was careful not to get left with the scraps. He made records with Ahmad Alaadeen, and they were great fishing buddies.

Scooter Powell joined guitarist Norman Brown’s band and they moved to L.A. Allen Monroe performs every Saturday at B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ with the iconic blues shouter Diane ‘Mama’ Rae. He’s also been a regular member of The Scamps since, as Allen puts it, “Shep was a pup”.

The career of saxophonist Horace Washington was highly respected. He was a member of Bobby Watson’s 18th and Vine Big Band and performed regularly in practically every nightclub in town and as many social events and concerts.

Horace was President of the Mutual Musicians Foundation. When he passed away in 2014, Artist Recording Collective founder Chris Burnett said, “He’s been a great asset and a mentor to a lot of the younger musicians, He was just a great presence.”

In the mid-nineties, Tyrone Clark auditioned and received a role in Robert Altman’s Kansas City. This is a movie with 2 very successful soundtrack albums. In the credits, Ty shares the bass chair with Ron Carter and Christian McBride, 2 of the most renowned bassists in jazz.

Around that same time, Ty with drummer Mike Warren and pianist Everette Freeman formed a rhythm section to perform with Gerald Dunn on the saxophone. They called the band the Dunn Freeman Mix. That band evolved into the Jazz Disciples, recording one album and serving as the house band at the Blue Room.

Ty and Mike still perform together from time to time. On First Fridays, at 10 am they can be found at the American Jazz Museum, accompanying vocalist Lisa Henry and storyteller Brother John. The group plays for all children, toddlers to high school at the American Jazz Museum, and for groups bussed into the district for a taste of Kansas City. They have been bringing up a new generation of jazz lovers for over twenty years.

Being a charter member of 12th Street Jump—public radio’s weekly jazz blues and comedy jam for over ten years, Ty played the music of a different famous jazz songwriter each week. Tyrone Clark knows the jazz standards.

A few years back, Tyrone Clark released his own recording of original music:

“For so many years, I had been playing ‘cover tunes’ and ‘jazz standards’, songs that were written by the best in the business.” Said Ty, “But now, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to be an artist, myself, playing my own compositions to a growing audience at the Green Lady Lounge. Playing nothing, but my own original music works perfectly for me. I have never published this much new music in my life. What a way to go!”

A regular gig at Green Lady Lounge now allows Ty, guitarist-songwriter Charlie Gaschet, and a drummer to ‘get that feeling’ a few nights a week performing their own compositions.

Find the trio Sundays & Tuesdays at 6 pm. Plus the occasional weekend engagement at Green Lady Lounge.

Green Lady Lounge features Kansas City Jazz musicians and their original compositions in the rich Kansas City tradition. Free of televisions you can focus on music, atmosphere, and conversation.

Charles Williams Trio @ Eddie V's Prime Seafood
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Charles Williams Trio | Longing for a bit of civilized seduction? If live Jazz doesn’t do it, our expertly crafted cocktails will. Poured with precision, and served alongside the stylish rhythms of locally and nationally acclaimed musicians, a drink can easily turn into an exceptional evening. Getting comfortable happens quickly here. In fact, that’s the reason we call it a lounge.

About Charles Williams

Charles D. Williams is a native of Kansas City, Kansas. Mr.Williams has played piano for over 40 years. As a trombonist, he studied under Mr. Leon Brady at Sumner High School and supplemented this training with musical studies under the tutelage of the late Mr.Reginald Buckner. Mr.Williams was a member of the award-winning Sumner Jazz Band that also attended the Paris International Jazz festival in Paris France in 1972, and was auspiciously judged to be “the best High School Band in the World. Mr. Williams also had the pleasure of participating in the Turner House Jazz series in the 70’s – having the opportunity to play with such great jazz artists as Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Roy Ayers, Cannonball and Nat Adderley, Frank Wess, Clark Terry, Ernie Wilkins, Rich Matteson, and many more.

Today, Mr. Williams performs as the pianist for The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra (Clint Ashlock, director). The orchestra performed in Hanover, Germany (May 2018) at the Hanover Jazz Festival, and also in Szczecin, Poland at several major jazz events. This orchestra has backed many artists such as The New Your Voices, Wycliffe Gordon, Ernie Andrews, Houston Person, Harold Jones, The Four Freshmen, Randy Brecker, Bobby Watson, Deborah Brown, Benny Golson, and many more. …. 

Mr. Williams performs regularly in the greater Kansas City area. He is a regular at Eddie V’s on the plaza in Kansas City, MO. Mr. Williams also performs at many local jazz venues and has been in the band for the past few years to play for KC Hospice’s fundraiser “KC Live,” on the KC Power & Light stage. Also, Mr. Williams has traveled and played music in, Fez, Morocco, Havana, Cuba, several cities in Brazil, and many other cities locally and nationally.

As a Gospel Artist and Minister of Music for several local churches in the greater Kansas City area, his work over the years included serving as Musical Director for the gospel group, “Blessed Through Christ” under the leadership of Mr. Randall Fears. This group had an opportunity to appear on The Bobby Jones Gospel Hour in 2008 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. In 2003 at the Women of Worship GMWA Choir of Tampa, Florida, Mr. Williams was chosen to feature one of his original composition works titled: “JESUS, WE GIVE YOU THE PRAISE” at The 36th Annual National Convention of the Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc.

 In the supplemental areas of music education, community service, and artistic outreach, Mr. Williams has established a Keyboard Academy where he teaches students to play the keyboard during various weekly music instruction programs. He also produces, makes custom soundtracks, works with vocalists, and mentors young musicians. Mr. Williams just released his third CD entitled “Flavors Of Jazz” in February of 2018. Charles is a member of the board of directors for the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City. Mr. Williams is also an Instructor for the American Jazz Museum Jazz Academy teaching Advanced Jazz Piano and Jazz Combo classes.

Bram Wijnands (with Morgan Faw and Houston Smith) @ KC Bier Co
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us at KC Bier Co. for a night of jazz on August 25th featuring live performances by Bram Wijnands, and Spotlight: Charlie Parker Artists-In-Residence Morgan Faw & Houston Smith! Every August, KC Jazz ALIVE celebrates the life and legacy of Charlie Parker, the pioneering jazz saxophonist who called Kansas City home. Outdoor communal seating, tables seat 8 to 10 people.

L-R: Morgan Faw, Houston Smith
Matt Villinger @ The Majestic Restaurant & Jazz Club
Aug 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Live jazz at The Majestic with Matt Villinger: Matt plays solo piano in our main dining room. Come out to enjoy classic jazz piano with some world-class steaks and cocktails at The Majestic.

For reservations click here.

About Matt Villinger

Matt Villinger was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He received his Undergraduate and Masters’s in Jazz Performance from the Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville. He has worked with prolific jazz musicians such as Bobby Watson, Reggie Thomas, Peter Martin, Glenn Zaleski, Ryan J Lee, Peter Schlamb, Logan Richardson, and many others. Villinger currently resides in Kansas City, leading his own bands including All Night Trio. Villinger also plays in Peter Schlamb’s Electric Tinks and has other sideman projects. He is one of the most in-demand piano players in Kansas City.

In 2013, Villinger released his first album, titled “All Night,” which features Peter Schlamb and Hermon Mehari. His newest album “All Day,” (2019) again features Schlamb and Mehari and has a similar vibe as All Night. The compositions are heavily influenced by different styles of groove music.

Villinger’s musical influences include Herbie Hancock, Thundercat, Drake, Frank LoCrasto, Peter Schlamb, and others.

Lori Tucker Trio @ Johnny's Jazz Bar & Grill
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Lori Tucker Trio | Live jazz at the Oak Room inside the Intercontinental Hotel.

About Lori Tucker

Lori Tucker is a versatile vocalist from the KC area! Lori’s expressive vocals have enabled her to hold long-term engagements in many of Kansas City’s finest venues. In addition to rhythm and blues, jazz and blues she’s widely recognized in the gospel arena. Lori is a Kansas City icon – a not to be missed performer!

Lonnie McFadden Quartet @ Lonnie's Reno Club
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lonnie McFadden Quartet | Relish in the history of Kansas City jazz music and a delectable pre-fixe menu at Lonnie’s Reno Club. Our upscale jazz club offers a luxe dining and music experience in Kansas City.

About Lonnie McFadden

Born and raised in Kansas City, MO, Lonnie McFadden is a unique 

multi-talented performer who sings, tap dances, and plays trumpet. 

Lonnie has traveled the globe performing and representing Kansas City Jazz at major jazz festivals and shows around the world. His performances have been seen internationally and include such events as the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland and the Nice Jazz Festival in Nice, France. 

Lonnie and his brother Ronald McFadden (The McFadden Brothers) have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in show business. Wayne Newton, Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Orlando, Lee Greenwood, Gladys Knight, and The Count Basie Orchestra are just some of the great entertainers they have had the pleasure of working with. The McFadden Brothers have also performed for all types of audiences including a very special 2004 USO tour to Kuwait and Iraq for our troops. 

Lonnie has performed in casino showrooms, arenas, and coliseums that include the MGM Grand and Hilton casinos in Las Vegas, Trump Taj Mahal Atlantic City, Nimes Coliseum Nimes, France, Rosemont Theater Chicago, Lincoln Center New York, Sprint Center Kansas City, Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts Cerritos, CA.  

Most recently The McFadden Brothers received Life Time Achievement Awards from the Jazz Museum in May 2016, and Living Legends Awards from Tapology in October 2017.

In 2017, Lonnie received the Best Entertainer award from Ingram’s Magazine.

And The McFadden Brothers were inducted into the Jazz Walk of Fame at 18th & Vine in Kansas City on July 2, 2022.

“Ode 2 Bird” featuring Houston Smith + Morgan Faw and The Flame. @ The Blue Room
Aug 26 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

FRIDAY, August 26 from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm is “Ode 2 Bird” showcasing the 2022 Spotlight: Charlie Parker “Artists in Residence” – Morgan Faw and Houston Smith, and featuring Faw’s band “The Flame.” @ The Blue Room

The Blue Room at the American Jazz Museum, Spotlight: Charlie Parker, and the Kansas City community welcome the return of natives, Houston Smith, and Morgan Faw, (also known as “The Blue Room Babies”) with their “Ode 2 Bird” concert, a Celebration of Charlie Parker and his Music and Legacy.

This performance will also feature the members of Faw’s working band, “The Flame.” 

Conceived by the two alto saxophonists in 2020, “Ode 2 Bird” came from their idea of “pushing the envelope open” through expanding and raising the standard of music coming from a younger generation…a rather Hungry Generation. This concert also realizes the hopes of Charlie Parker himself, who stated as much in a 1954 interview with his contemporary fellow saxophonist, Paul Desmond.

“Ode 2 Bird” features special renditions of compositions by Charlie Parker and Kansas City natives such as Bobby Watson along with the original works of Smith and Faw and more!


  • Morgan Faw + Houston Smith – Alto Saxophones
  • Christian Napoleon – Drums
  • Isaac Coyle – Bass
  • Alonzo Demetrius – Trumpet
  • Miles Lennox – Piano
Annual Musical Salute to Charlie Parker @ Charlie “Bird” Parker Plaza
Aug 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Annual Musical Salute to Charlie Parker

Burnett Music Foundation was able to establish a strategic partnership in 2022 with the American Jazz Museum brings and its Bird Boot Camp’s “Musical Salute to Bird” finale to the Charlie Parker Memorial Plaza in the Historic 18th & Vine District.

The memorial is located directly behind the American Jazz Museum.

The Musical Salute will also act in synergy as a prelude to the AJM’s “In The Yard” concert at 5 pm.


The 2022 musical salute will be led by Artists in Residence, Houston Smith and Morgan Faw who anticipate being joined by jazz great Bobby Watson.



All musicians are welcome to participate in this brief performance tribute to Charlie Parker.

The Musical Salute traditionally symbolized the conclusion of Kansas City’s festive “Spotlight: Charlie Parker” week of celebration.


The late Eddie Baker conceived a “21 Sax Salute” at Charlie Parker’s gravesite in Lincoln Cemetery where all of the area saxophonists would congregate to pay musical tribute to “Bird.” The tradition was resumed by Ahmad Alaadeen in 2002 up until his passing. The salute was conducted sporadically until the cemetery owner restricted public access to the historic site. Bird Boot Camp took up the “Musical Salute” as part of our programming in 2019 when Burnett Music Foundation took over administration.

PHOTOGRAPH: 2007 Charlie Parker Lincoln Cemetery Gravesite Tribute – Participating musicians shown (L-R) are: Horace Washington, David Basse, Stanton Kessler, Dan Jaffe, Bobby Watson, Kevin Gregg, Loren Pickford, Christopher Burnett, Ahmed Alaadeen, and Mike Corrigan.


Artist/Designer: Robert Graham
Dedicated: March 1999
Description: Large face of Charlie Parker.  Green patina on face.  Trapezoidal base with brown patina.  “Bird Lives” inscription on the base.  The face was not cast but was pieced together in a grid-like pattern.

This sculpture memorializes legendary jazz artist Charlie “Bird” Parker.  He was a major part of the Kansas City jazz scene and culture.  It is located in the middle of a plaza, also named after Parker, in the historic Jazz District and just west of the American Jazz Museum at 18th and Vine Streets.


Charlie “Bird” Parker Plaza

Mayor Emanuel Cleaver II

Board of Parks & Recreation Commissioners:  Ollie W. Gates, President; Sheila Kemper Dietrich, Commissioner; Anne Garney, Commissioner; Terry R. Dopson, Director

City Council:  Ed Ford, Teresa Loar, Jim Glover, Paul Danaher, Ronald E. Finley, Mary Williams-Neal, Evert Asjes III, Aggie Stackhaus, Ken Bacchus, Kelvin Simmons, George D. Blackwood, Judy Swope.

Robert Graham, Sculptor

In loving memory of Blanche Jones and Doris Jones-Stein.  Given by the Jules and Doris Stein Foundation, the Oppenheimer Brothers Foundation, and Tony and Marti Oppenheimer.

History courtesy of KC Parks.


“In the Yard” Outdoor Concert – Jackiem Joyner and the Shedrick Mitchell Trio featuring Christie Dashiell @ American Jazz Museum
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In the Yard ft. Jackiem Joyner and the Shedrick Mitchell Trio ft. Christie Dashiell

About this event

It’s the American Jazz Museum’s 25th Anniversary this year, and we’re bringing more live music to 18th and Vine! Join us for In the Yard, our annual backyard birthday bash for Charlie “Yardbird” Parker including family-friendly activities, food trucks, yard games, and live music!

SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY OFFER: Purchase a $25 membership and gain access to our VIP members-only area and special commemorative swag (includes air-conditioning, indoor bathroom, and private bar)

4 pm: Annual horn salute at Charlie Parker Memorial statue, gates open

5 pm: Live music begins on the Great Lawn ft.:

Jackiem Joyner

Shedrick Mitchell Trio ft. Christie Dashiell


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Jackiem Joyner:

After more than 12 years as a recording artist, Jackiem Joyner continues to stand out with electrifying live performances and brilliant music productions. As a performer, he has toured over 30 countries and performed with the likes of the late George Duke, Marcus Miller, Keiko Matsui, Donnie McClurkin, Angela Bofill, Najee, Kirk Whalum, Peter White, and many, many more. Joyner’s radio success is widely known within the industry.

Jackiem has two number 1 hit songs, five top 10 billboard singles, and a number one debut album under his belt. Joyner is proud to stand front and center on the main stage most weekends around the country. A quick glance at Joyner’s track record makes it clear that he continues to beat the odds in a tough and competitive music industry. “I love what I do and I have passion”, Jackiem says. “I don’t care how hard things get, it’ll never stop me from doing what I love: playing the sax, writing music and stories, and performing live.” His love of writing novels came as a surprise to many of his fans. “I’m very excited to release my second novel soon after my album release,” Joyner says. “Writing stories is now a big part of my creative journey.”

In The Yard: Outdoor Concert image

Christie Dashiell

In The Yard: Outdoor Concert image

Shedrick Mitchell

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