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Folly Flutienastiness

The Folly Theater at 12th and Central, in downtown Kansas City is scheduled to be closed for renovation until mid-October. They’ll continue to feature Live in the Lounge performances.

Amber Underwood Flutienastiness

Join the Folly Theater as they take LIVE! in the Lounge on the road. Featuring Amber Underwood at Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Kansas City at 1709 Walnut, Thursday, July 7 at 7pm.

Jazz flutist, educator, and bandleader Amber Underwood has been entertaining and performing since the age of 8. She began at the piano and soon after switched to flute.

While in college, Amber discovered jazz. She became intrigued with the art form and inspired by many musical influences, including Bobbi Humphrey, Hubert Laws, Frank Wess, Herbie Mann, and Nestor Torres.

After she graduated from Wichita State University with a bachelor’s degree in flute performance, Amber completed a Master of Arts from the University of Missouri Kansas City, and then continued her education with a second master’s degree in education from Pittsburgh State University.

In 2014, she formed her own band. With the mission to showcase the flute, The Amber Underwood Project is a modern and fresh take on jazz and R&B. She adds a touch of Latin, funk, and gospel, using the rich tones and colors of the flute to interpret all the various styles and genres of jazz.

Amber Underwood is a strong presence on the Kansas City jazz scene. Her 2020 album release, This Is Me, is available on iTunes. By making a place for her chosen instrument, Amber Underwood is a modern-day soul and contemporary jazz flutist and a force to be reckoned with—honored to recently perform an opening concert for Grammy winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum.

Catch Amber Underwood, LIVE! in the Lounge on the road, this month at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City, 1709 Walnut, Thursday, July 7 at 7pm.

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