Jazz Beat: Lonnie McFadden at the Phoenix 

Jimmy McFadden was a hoofer through the 1930s and '40s, tap-dancing onstage with the likes of the Count Basie Orchestra and Jay McShann. He began teaching his sons to tap when they were 3; one of his sons, Lonnie, added trumpet to his talents. Today, you can see the second-generation McFadden continuing the family tradition — blowing that trumpet, singing and tap-dancing — every Friday, at what may be Kansas City's most distinctive happy hour. Backed by prolific and versatile jazz pianist Mark Lowrey and drummer Donovan Bailey, Lonnie McFadden kicks off the weekend with one joyous and raucous jazz show.

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