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Alaturka at Bluestem Restaurant

Beau Bledsoe - guitar/oud
Rich Wheeler - tenor sax
Jeff Harshbarger - bass
Sait Arat - darbuka

Thursday 3 December 2009, 7-9 pm
Bluestem Restaurant, 900 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64111

With special guest from Istanbul, Turkey: Burcu Suer - oriental dance
A musical handshake between east and west consisting of American jazz musicians and Turkish musicians.

Included Mediterranean menu specials, wine, and specialty cocktails from Chef Colby.
Tickets were $20

Beau Bledsoe (oud)- half-hidden: Rich Wheeler (left, tenor sax) and Jeff Harshbarger (right, bass)  - Thursday 3 December 2009 - Alaturka playing at the Bluestem Restaurant, 900 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64111 - photo, copyright 2009 by Mike Strong
Beau Bledsoe (oud)- half-hidden: Rich Wheeler (left, tenor sax) and Jeff Harshbarger (right, bass)

   
Burcu Suer (oriental dancer), musicians shown behind: Beau Bledsoe (oud), Jeff Harshbarher (bass), Rich Wheeler (sax) - Thursday 3 December 2009 - Alaturka playing at the Bluestem Restaurant, 900 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64111 - photo, copyright 2009 by Mike Strong
Burcu Suer (oriental dancer), musicians shown behind: Beau Bledsoe (oud), Jeff Harshbarher (bass), Rich Wheeler (sax)
   

Jeff Harshbarger (bass) and RIch Wheeler (sax) - Thursday 3 December 2009 - Alaturka playing at the Bluestem Restaurant, 900 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64111 - photo, copyright 2009 by Mike Strong
Rich Wheeler (tenor sax) and Jeff Harshbarger (bass)

The room at the Bluestem, watching and listening to Alaturka - Thursday 3 December 2009 - Alaturka playing at the Bluestem Restaurant, 900 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64111 - photo, copyright 2009 by Mike Strong
The room at the Bluestem, watching and listening to Alaturka - customers to entrance

Rich Wheeler, sax - hidden: Sait Arat - Thursday 3 December 2009 - Alaturka playing at the Bluestem Restaurant, 900 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64111 - photo, copyright 2009 by Mike Strong
Rich Wheeler, sax - hidden: Sait Arat

Rich Wheeler (sax), Sait Arat - darbuka, Beau Bledsoe - oud  - Thursday 3 December 2009 - Alaturka playing at the Bluestem Restaurant, 900 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64111 - photo, copyright 2009 by Mike Strong
Rich Wheeler (sax), Sait Arat - darbuka, Beau Bledsoe - oud

Rich Wheeler (sax), Sait Arat - darbuka, Beau Bledsoe - oud  - Thursday 3 December 2009 - Alaturka playing at the Bluestem Restaurant, 900 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64111 - photo, copyright 2009 by Mike Strong
Rich Wheeler (sax), Sait Arat - darbuka, Beau Bledsoe - oud

Burcu Suer - Thursday 3 December 2009 - Alaturka playing at the Bluestem Restaurant, 900 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64111 - photo, copyright 2009 by Mike Strong
Burcu Suer

Burcu Suer - Thursday 3 December 2009 - Alaturka playing at the Bluestem Restaurant, 900 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64111 - photo, copyright 2009 by Mike Strong
Burcu Suer

Burcu Suer - Thursday 3 December 2009 - Alaturka playing at the Bluestem Restaurant, 900 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64111 - photo, copyright 2009 by Mike Strong
Burcu Suer

Burcu Suer - Thursday 3 December 2009 - Alaturka playing at the Bluestem Restaurant, 900 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64111 - photo, copyright 2009 by Mike Strong
Burcu Suer

Burcu Suer - Thursday 3 December 2009 - Alaturka playing at the Bluestem Restaurant, 900 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64111 - photo, copyright 2009 by Mike Strong
Burcu Suer

 

Beau Bledsoe, Jeff Harshbarger, entrada - Thursday 3 December 2009 - Alaturka playing at the Bluestem Restaurant, 900 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64111 - photo, copyright 2009 by Mike Strong
Beau Bledsoe, Jeff Harshbarger, entrada

Sait Arat, Beau Bledsoe, Rich Wheeler, Jeff Harshbarger - Thursday 3 December 2009 - Alaturka playing at the Bluestem Restaurant, 900 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64111 - photo, copyright 2009 by Mike Strong
Sait Arat, Beau Bledsoe, Rich Wheeler, Jeff Harshbarger
I think this picture reminds me of the old Pancho Villa soldistas photos so I am (playfully) calling this: "Soldistas of Jazz"

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