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Jeff Harshbarger and Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey

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In the jazz world, making it big isn't what it used to be. Record sales are down, instrumentals don't make hit songs, and even Grammy-winners need day jobs. But for those with the right combination of talent, dedication and luck, it's still possible to make a living and good music.

By Alex Smith

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Kansas City, MO – It looks like the time has come for one local musician who's hooked up with an internationally-known band. KC Currents' Alex Smith talks with Jeff Harshbarger, who's on tour with Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey.

Hear Jeff Harshbarger play with Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at Jardine's.

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As a health care reporter, I aim to empower my audience to take steps to improve health care and make informed decisions as consumers and voters. I tell human stories augmented with research and data to explain how our health care system works and sometimes fails us. Email me at alexs@kcur.org.
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