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Local Listen: Bassist Dominique Sanders


Although he's in his early twenties, bassist Dominique Sanders is already a fixture in Kansas City's most prestigious jazz clubs.  
TivonPennicott, a New York-based saxophonist best known for his work with the Grammy-winning star Esperanza Spalding, will join Sanders' trio at three area venues next week.  Sanders and Pennicott will explore the intersection of jazz and R&B at Broadway Jazz Club, the Blue Room and Take Five Coffee.  
In this week's Local Listen, we spotlight "Isoar," a song from Sanders' forthcoming solo album.
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Dominique Sanders will play in these upcoming performances:

  • with the Paul Shinn Trio at Green Lady Lounge, Friday-Sunday, May 16-18
  • with Tivon Pennicott on Wednesday, May 28, at Broadway Jazz Club, Thursday, May 22, at the Blue Room and Friday, May 23, at Take Five Coffee



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