JazzAlice: An Adventure in Musical Wonderland - Angela Hagenbach

Great City | Great Read
Kansas City jazz star Angela Hagenbach offers a unique retelling of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, pairing the music of John Coltrane with original, Alice-inspired lyrics, as part of the Great City | Great Read celebration of the book’s 150th anniversary.
Monday, November 2, 2015
6:30 pm
RSVP Required


Kansas City jazz legend Angela Hagenbach leads a diverse ensemble cast in an original and unique retelling of the Lewis Carroll classic. In this version, Alice explores Wonderland while accompanied by the music of John Coltrane (with original lyrics written by Hagenbach).

Hagenbach presents a perfect pairing, matching the unexpected wonders of Carroll's imagination with the improvisational magic of Coltrane's bebop sax for a performance that will delight and entertain audiences of all ages.

Known for interpretations of material by Duke Ellington and Henry Mancini, Hagenbach has performed at the Kennedy Center and toured 17 countries as a Cultural Jazz Ambassador for the U.S. State Department. Since her debut album Come Fly with Me, she has earned critical praise for her mainstream jazz sensibilities from JazzTimes, L.A. Jazz Scene, and National Public Radio.

Co-presented by the Kansas City Public Library and Mid-Continent Public Library and made possible by a generous contribution from Polsinelli and its National Real Estate Practice, with additional support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.