Brad Gregory is the “Jazz Canadian“ and he hosts KKFI’s Jazz Afternoon on Monday afternoons. He looks forward each week to sharing the music of the great jazz artists that make Jazz music the great American art form it is today.
Brad hails from Edmonton, Alberta and studied at the University of North Texas where he was a member of the internationally famous “One O’Clock” Lab Band
Brad is also an alumnus of the Houston Jazz Orchestra. Since relocating to Kansas City in 2002 he has played with several groups including the Boulevard Big Band , the Jim Lower Orchestra and the Molly Hammer Quintet. Brad is also a long time featured artist with the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra.
He leads his own groups–KC Reeds and Rhythm and the Brad Gregory Sextet.
KKFI is proud to present “MidCoast Live!” celebrating local and regional artists from Kansas City and the surrounding area. Each week, a rotating crew of KKFI programmers will present different artists coming to you live from our studio. These programmers will tap into Kansas City’s diverse and culturally expansive music and arts scene. Hear from artists you have never heard of before! This is KKFI doing what it does best: giving back to the community!
Listen live on KKFIEvery Friday at 12:00pm
The Jazz Canadian focuses on entertainment, engagement, and information about the artists and jazz education related to this unique American form of music. The show features rare and unfamiliar cuts from the 50's thru the 80's jazz heyday where record albums were the number one way in which artists were heard. The show also focuses heavily on current era artists and their new releases, where few are touring and for many the only exposure our audience may get will be shows like this. I draw on my fifty plus years of being an avid jazz listener and professional musician to guide the music selections that will engage not only the musicians in the audience but all of our listeners.