A La Mode Jazz
A La Mode is, at its core, an authentic jazz band built upon Kansas City's rich heritage of swing and blues.
"You’ll think you have been transported back in time", "Led by classically trained guitarist Clayton DeLong and enchanting songstress Jesica Poell, A La Mode takes the authentic smooth, bluesy and improvisational Kansas City jazz style and blends it with Latin-Brazilian, French and gypsy jazz." -The Record KC Magazine
Additions to the band include Marvin Gruenbaum of the Kansas City Symphony on jazz fiddle, and world renowned salsa band leader Miguel "Mambo" DeLeon on congas. A La Mode has also been known to feature guest artists such as Kansas City jazz legends Steve Rigazzi on upright bass and Rod Fleeman on guitar.
A La Mode performs all of the old favorite jazz standards as well as a few modern tunes with jazz flavor.
To quote TheRecordKC.com,
"Though it’s been years since these giants ruled the scene (Charlie Parker, Count Basie and Coleman Hawkins), the Kansas City sound lives on. Kansas City-based jazz and blues group A La Mode builds upon that heritage and adds their own playful spin that is classic-meets-contemporary."
For more information on A La Mode such as showtimes or booking, visit www.Facebook.com/ALaModeJazz