Areas of Expertise Clinician
  • Jazz, R&B, Funk
  • Brasilian and Afro-Cuban styles
  • Group Psychology and Dynamics
  • Writing and Arranging for Small Groups
  • Music Business
  • Improvisation and Theory
  • CD Production
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • UMKC Jazz Festival Camp
  • Central Missouri State Jazz Festival
  • Northwest Missouri State Jazz Festival
  • Washburn University Jazz Festival
  • K-State Jazz Festival
  • Missouri Western State College
  • Johnson County Community College
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College Jazz Camp
Performance Recordings
  • LEADER:
  • The Sons of Brasil
  • HoraceScope
  • The Uncertainty Principle
  • Stan Kessler's Television
  • Stan Kessler & the Flat Five
  • Stan Kessler & Pyramid
  • Stan Kessler & the Survivors of Swing
  • Gentleman's Agreement
  • Baby Leroy
  • WITH:
  • Clark Terry
  • Bob Kindred
  • Gary Foster
  • Clay Jenkins
  • John Clayton
  • Ed Soph
  • Frank Mantooth
  • Karrin Allyson
  • Dave Brandom
  • Angela Hagenbach
  • Kim Park
  • Bobby Watson
  • Todd Strait
  • Bob Bowman
  • Bill Caldwell
  • Phil DeGreg
  • Steve Cardenas
  • Kerry Strayer
  • The Sons of Brasil, "While You Were Out"
  • The Sons of Brasil, "The Sons of Brasil"
  • Stan Kessler, "Stan Kessler's Television"
  • Stan Kessler, "Open"
  • Stan Kessler, "Jazz Meets Chant"
  • The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, "Take One"
  • Russ Long, "Time To Go"
  • The Escapegoats, "Don't Blame Us"
  • Karrin Allyson
  • Max Groove
  • Musa Nova
  • Trilogy Big Band
  • Kansas City Spirit Orchestra
  • Angela Hagenbach
  • BCR
  • Bill Caldwell
  • Alan White
  • Guido Toledo
  • Tom Hall
  • Pat Wilson
  • Kim Liggett
  • Hal Leonard Jazz Combo Paks
    (w/Frank Mantooth)
Festivals Commercials
  • Kansas City Jazz Festival
  • Kansas City Woman's Jazz Festival
  • Jefferson City Jazz Festival (Jefferson City, Mo.)
  • Kansas City Heritage Jazz Festival
  • Trails West Jazz Festival (St. Joseph, Mo.)
  • Plaza Art Fair (Kansas City, Mo.)
  • Parkville, Missouri Riverfest
  • Jazz In The Woods (Lenexa, Kan.)
  • Hidden Glen Arts Festival (Olathe, Kan.)
  • K-State Fazz Festival (Wichita, Kan.)
  • Washburn University Jazz Festival (Manhattan, Kan.)
  • Jazz on the Green (Omaha, Neb.)
  • Jazz in June (Lincoln, Neb.)
  • Spokane Community College Jazz Festival (Spokane, Wa.)
  • H&R Block
  • Wal-Mart
  • Pizza Hut
  • Captain D's
  • Missouri Scratcher
  • Rent Ways
  • Sam's Town
  • Starlight Theatre
  • Missouri Powerball
Honors and Awards Education
  • Voted Best Horn Player:
    Pitch Weekly Music Poll
  • Voted Best Trumpeter:
    JAM Magazine Jazz Poll
  • Voted Best Jazz Band/Leader (Sons of Brasil):
    New Times Music Poll
  • Kansas University (Music Education)
  • Wichita State University (Music Education)
  • John Elliot (Music Theory)
  • Kansas City Youth Symphony (Principal)

Available for concerts, clubs and clinics.
Contact Stan Kessler at stankmusic@earthlink.net or 816.531.6881.

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