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Brant Jester is from Ozark, Missouri, holds a bachelors and masters degree in music from Missouri State University and University of Missouri Kansas-City. He remains busy as a jazz pianist, piano instructor, adjudicator and accompanist across the greater Kansas City area. He is the former pianist of the Missouri Jazz Orchestra (MOJO). In addition to playing he serves at 90.1 FM KKFI, Kansas City Community Radio as a jazz DJ sub for the Jazz In The Afternoon Show.
Jester also serves as a board member for the UMKC Jazz Friends. Brant has also performed with artists such as Carl Allen, Julian Coryell, Bob Bowman, Rick DiMuzio, Dave Scott, Zaid Nasser, Peter Schlamb, Randy Hamm, Matt Otto, Marty Morrison and comedian Todd Glass. Brant also is a composer and arranger and enjoys writing for jazz ensemble and choral music.
Brant remains as a resident composer and arranger for the Springfield Chamber Chorus. He enjoys playing both classical and jazz music.
A prolific composer and bandleader in his own right, Jeff has recorded and performed across the globe with such varied artists as Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Bobby Watson, Allison Miller, Curtis Fuller, Forever Tango, Eugene Chadborne, Milt Abel, Tango Lorca, Jimmy Carl Black, Krystle Warren, Snuff Jazz, Brad Cox, Nathan Granner, Ghosty, The People's Liberation Big Band of the Greater Kansas City Area and Forrest Whitlow.