Warm up the long cold days of winter with some crackling hot jazz as Johnson County Community College presents a three-day music festival. Jazz Winterlude
features some of the hottest names in Kansas City jazz at the Carlsen Center (12345 College Boulevard in Overland Park). The Luqman Hamza Trio kicks off the weekend today at 4 p.m. (in Recital Hall). From there, it's a nonstop eclectic tour of jazz that includes the New Orleans style of the New Red Onion Jazz Babies at 4 p.m. Saturday (in Polsky Theatre) and the sophisticated swing of the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra Saturday night at 8 (in Yardley Hall). The weekend concludes with a Sunday brunch with the Dan DeLuca Trio at the Regnier Center. Tickets cost $20 for Friday or Saturday or $25 for both days; brunch costs an additional $20. Tickets are available at the Carlsen Center box office (913-469-4445) or online at jccc.edu/jazzfestival
. Parking is free.
Fri., Jan. 8; Sat., Jan. 9; Sun., Jan. 10, 2010