Kansas City Jazz (as I see it)
Live at Birdland NYC, 2016
Born and raised in Kansas City, MO, Lonnie McFadden is a unique
multi-talented performer who sings, tap dances and plays trumpet.
Lonnie has traveled the globe performing and representing Kansas City Jazz at major jazz festivals and shows around the world. His performances have been seen internationally and include such events as the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland and the Nice Jazz Festival in Nice, France.
Lonnie and his brother Ronald McFadden (The McFadden Brothers) have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in show business. Wayne Newton, Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Orlando, Lee Greenwood, Gladys Knight and The Count Basie Orchestra are just some of the great entertainers they have had the pleasure of working with. The McFadden Brothers have also performed for all types of audiences including a very special 2004 USO tour to Kuwait and Iraq for our troops.
Lonnie has performed in casino show rooms, arenas and coliseums that include the MGM Grand and Hilton casinos in Las Vegas, Trump Taj Mahal Atlantic City, Nimes Coliseum Nimes, France, Rosemont Theater Chicago, Lincoln Center New York, Sprint Center Kansas City, Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts Cerritos, CA.
Most recently The McFadden Brothers received Life Time Achievement Awards from the Jazz Museum in May 2016, and Living Legends Awards from Tapology October 2017.
In 2017, Lonnie received the Best Entertainer award from Ingram’s Magazine.
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