While it was not quite as crowded as it usually is, we decided to camp out on the sidewalk. It was a beautiful evening out, and we were more interested in conversation. The music was a background bonus.
Tim Whitmer and his band KC Express played straight through for the nearly 2 hours we were there, cranking out some solid Jazz for the patrons inside. They were really enjoying it too, from what I noticed the one time I stepped inside.
He has been playing at the Phoenix since the day it opened. His award winning group KC Express consists of some of the town's premier musicians including Tom DeMasters, Rick Huyett and Ray DeMarchi. Additionally, every week he hosts the vocal talent of Millie Edwards, Lori Tucker, or a special guest.
If you ever need a place to kick back and enjoy dinner and Jazz, this is the place! We only took the couple of photos shown here, and did not shoot any video. Our position was not exactly conducive to that sort of activity. There are plenty of opportunities for that another time. The Phoenix regularly hosts some of the finest local Jazz in the city, along with Open Mic nights, and Open Jams.