Jazz drummer Matt Kane will travel from New York City back to his hometown of Hannibal, MO with a jazz sextet on Saturday, April 11 at the Mark Twain Brewing Company, 422 North Main Street. Kane last performed in Hannibal in October 2014 to a sold-out audience for his solo performance.

Kane now returns to Hannibal for a CD Release Party/Performance for his latest CD “Acknowledgement” with the group The Kansas City Generations Sextet. The sextet features two more jazz musicians who grew up in Hannibal, Andrew Ouellette (piano) and Michael Shults (alto saxophone). Both Ouellette and Shults are active in the Kansas City jazz scene. The three musicians with Hannibal roots will be joined by three additional Kansas City jazz musicians, Ben Leifer (upright bass), Steve Lambert (tenor saxophone) and Clint Ashlock (trumpet).

Matt Kane and the Kansas City Generations Sextet will play two sets, one at 8:00 p.m. and another at 9:30 p.m. Tickets for the performances are $10 and guests may attend one or both sets with ticket purchase. Tickets will be available in advance at the Hannibal Arts Council or at the door the night of the concert at Mark Twain Brewing Company. The Hannibal Arts Council is sponsoring the performance in partnership with the Missouri Arts Council and Mark Twain Brewing Company, who will have food and drink available before and during the performance. Other sponsors include: Sandra Ahlum and Lent Johnson, Michael and Sherry Bukstein, Robert M. Clayton II, Sam Giacomin, Ann Nagy, David and Debbie Nichols, Frank and Sara Anton North, Wade Stables P.C. and Branson and Katie Wood.

“We are very excited to have Matt back in Hannibal to play and equally excited that Andrew Ouellette and Michael Shults will be joining him. We are proud of all three for their accomplishments and what they are adding to the jazz culture,” says Michael Gaines, HAC Executive Director. “We are excited to give the community an opportunity to hear Matt, Andrew and Michael play in person, right here in our own backyard.”

For more information on the concert, contact the Hannibal Arts Council at 573-221-6545 or findit@hannibalarts.com.

Contributed by Michael Gaines of the Hannibal Arts Council