Led by Alex Frank
left to right: Spencer Reeve, Dave DelGandio, Alex Frank
October 8 2022 | 6-8 pm | Doors at 5
$10/person, free admission for kids
Bring your lawn chair and a picnic
The weather is predicted to be chilly, and we will set up for the concert inside The Volland Store – but If the weather warms up, we may move the concert outside to the Ruin. Bring your lawn chair, a blanket or warm jacket just in case.
We won’t push it – we want you to be comfortable and enjoy this amazing group to the fullest!
October 8, 2022 – It was a great night! It was warm enough for the pick-nickers outside, then we moved into the gallery for jazz. The musicians were fabulous! Thank you, Alex Frank , Spence Reeve (his parents came from Fresno, CA to see him play), and Dave DelGandio for coming out to Volland. We hope to see you again!
Watch for the tapping feet…
Volland is pleased to host guitarist and University of Kansas lecturer Alex Frank, drummer David DelGandio and bassist Spencer Reeve at the Volland Ruin on October 8th for a night filled with original jazz tunes along with standards. Bring your lawn chair, snacks or dinner, but please no alcohol. There will be a cash bar (by donation).
ALEX FRANK is a guitarist and composer living in Kansas City, holding a Master’s Degree in Jazz Composition from the University of Kansas, where he currently teaches. He has written numerous Big Band arrangements for visiting artists as well as original works for large and small jazz ensembles. In the summer of 2021 and 2022, he toured France with renowned French composer/saxophonist Pierre Bertrand and his jazz orchestra.
DAVE DelGANDIO is a drummer originally from the east coast. He studied Jazz Performance at Berklee College of Music. For years he toured and traveled as a working musician with Broadway productions such as Rent and Chicago, cruises with Norwegian and Princess, and Cirque Du Soleil’s long running show Quidam. Dave moved to Kansas City in 2019, and continues to pursue his passion for Jazz and improvised music. He can be heard regularly at KC venues like The Phoenix, The Piano Room, Eddie V’s and more.
SPENCER REEVE of Fresno, California, is a Senior at KU studying physics and math. Spencer plays in KU’s Jazz Ensemble I in addition to projects unaffiliated with the University. He is particularly interested in the collaboration between the arts and science, serving as an undergraduate fellow at the Spencer Museum of Art in the Fall of 2021.
Join us for a fun evening at Volland!
The Ruin at Volland. Photo by Maddy Michaelis