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Local Listen: Grand Marquis

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Big Joe Turner died in 1985, but the jump blues tradition he forged in Prohibition-era Kansas City nightclubs is kept alive by the Grand Marquis. The band has been entertaining audiences with its vintage sound since 1998. This week's edition of Local Listen features "Bed of Nails," a raucous song from the Grand Marquis' 2013 album "Blues and Trouble."

Hear in KC: The Grand Marquis open for the Preservation Hall Jazz Band tonight at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. On Saturday you can catch the band’s matinee show at Chaz at the Raphael Hotel. The Grand Marquis also appears every Thursday at Jazz: A Louisiana Kitchen at 39th and State Line.

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As senior producer of Up To Date, I want our listeners to hear familiar and new voices that shine light on the issues and challenges facing the myriad communities KCUR serves, and to expose our audiences to the wonderful and the creative in the Kansas City area. Just as important to me is an obligation to mentor the next generation of producers to ensure that the important conversations continue. Reach me at alexanderdk@kcur.org.