“Interview With Lonnie McFadden Part legendary Duo In The Kansas City jazz Scene

“Ronald and Lonnie, known as the McFadden Brothers, are iconic figures in the Kansas City jazz scene. With a career spanning nearly six decades, they have showcased their talents as dancers, singers, and instrumentalists. Raised in the heart of Kansas City’s vibrant jazz culture, they were tutored in tap dancing by their father, the renowned dancer and singer, ‘Smilin’ Jimmy’ McFadden.”
Ronald McFadden, unfortunately, passed away at the age of 661. He and his brother Lonnie were inducted into the American Jazz Walk of Fame, joining the ranks of distinguished musicians such as Bobby Watson, Nina Simone, and Quincy Jones

Lonnie McFadden, born in 1956 in Kansas City, Missouri, is an American jazz trumpet player, tap dancer, singer, songwriter, arranger, and recording artist He leads his own jazz ensembles and is known for his exuberant multi-genre performance style. you can see Lonnie act at the Lonnie’s Reno Club 1111 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106

The McFadden Brothers’ performances, which blend song, dance, music, and comedy, offer one of Kansas City’s most comprehensive entertainment experiences. They are indeed a significant part of Kansas City’s musical heritage.”


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