On March 11, Eric Gales, Buddy Guy, and Ally Venable will be performing at the Uptown Theater. The KCBS was asked by two local musicians to try and set up a masterclass with one, two, or all of them. So far, those efforts have not been productive. The Board of Directors discussed this and believe we have enough powerhouse Kansas City musicians who are recognized on the national and international music stages who could also hold a masterclass. So, we are trying to gauge local musicians’ interest if they see value having a masterclass. Some subjects that could be covered are career and life experiences, approaches to touring, recent albums/CDs, songwriting, lessons in pulling together a compatible band, and life/work balance, and other subjects of personal interest to musicians.
We’d love to hear from musicians if you believe this could be of value for you. Please send an email to blueskc.org (at) gmail.com – or use the Contact form on our website – and share your thoughts, pro or con, with us.