The Doug Talley Quartet...

Great jazz for concerts, festivals & clubs,
and entertainment for special occasions
since 1995.

"Doug Talley and his fine group of Kansas City musicians...speak the language of jazz as well as it can be spoken."

-Gary Foster, Concord recording artist

"Talley's quartet continually engages, surprises, and delights the listener."

-Bob Bernotas, host of Just Jazz, WNTI-FM

"The Doug Talley Quartet was splendid! Kansas City Suite was a wonderful experience."

-John Winkels, Director of Liturgy and Music, CIC

Kansas City Jazz - Past and Present

Kansas City jazz of the late 1920's through 1940's was primarily dance music, derived from the blues, featuring outstanding Kansas City jazz musicians such as Count Basie, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Buck Clayton, Mary Lou Williams and Jay McShann. [read more]