Festival Musical(s)
Festival Events Calendar
Friday Jul 25
7:30 pWizard of Oz
Saturday Jul 26
7:30 pWizard of Oz
Tuesday Jul 29
6:00 pMemories In Black & White
Wednesday Jul 30
10:00 aPre-Code Betty
5:00 pDuke Ellington
7:30 pCotton Club Stomp
Thursday Jul 31
10:00 aGold Diggers of 1933
1:00 pLouis Armstrong
2:00 pSwing That Music
5:00 pHarold Arlen
8:00 pBeyond The Rainbow
Friday Aug 1
10:00 aShall We Dance
1:00 pDorothy Fields
2:00 pSunny Side of the Street
5:00 pLerner & Loewe
7:30 pBrigadoon
Saturday Aug 2
2:00 pWizard of Oz
5:00 pHarry Warren
8:00 pWe're in The Money
Sunday Aug 3
2:00 pBrigadoon
Tuesday Aug 5
10:00 aRebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
8:00 pUnsaturated Fats
Wednesday Aug 6
10:00 aThe Grapes of Wrath
5:00 pThe Crooners
8:00 pBing to Bobby Sox
Thursday Aug 7
10:00 aCasablanca
1:00 pHoagy Carmichael
2:00 pStar Dust
7:30 pBrigadoon
Friday Aug 8
10:00 aStage Door Canteen
2:00 pFingerbuster
5:00 pAmerican Reds
7:30 pWizard of Oz
Saturday Aug 9
10:00 aTo Have and Have Not
2:00 pBrother, Can You Spare A Dime
7:30 pStage Door Canteen
Sunday Aug 10
2:00 pWizard of Oz
Friday Aug 15
7:30 pBrigadoon
Saturday Aug 16
7:30 pBrigadoon
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Rod Fleeman
Over The Rainbow
Cotton Club Stomp
Rod Fleeman
  • Biography
  • Shedd Appearances
Rod Fleeman, one of Kansas City's most noted jazz guitarists, is in constant demand, appearing with many of the best jazz groups in town. His influences cover a wide range of the musical spectrum, which in turn, allow him to fit into many different settings ranging from duos to large jazz ensembles.
Fleeman has been a professional guitarist for over 30 years. He developed a love for jazz while a freshman at Southwest High School in Kansas City, MO. After high school Fleeman attended the University of Utah and studied jazz guitar under Dr. William Fowler. Fleeman returned to Kansas City to work extensively after his freshman year. He played jazz six nights a week at various jazz venues, became the staff guitarist at Starlight Theatre and “learned the ropes” of playing a myriad of musical genres as a freelance musician and member of the Kansas City Musician's Union Local 34-627. Fleeman returned to the academic environment after receiving a scholarship to attend the University of Miami. He was drawn to Miami because of the outstanding jazz program and the recommendation he received from former Miami student, Pat Metheny. Fleeman made the number one jazz band and continued his professional career as a guitarist for various shows on Miami Beach. A move to New York was next, where Fleeman did extensive touring and recording with the jazz fusion group Dry Jack. Since returning to Kansas City in 1981, he has toured and recorded with such artists as Marilyn Maye, Karrin Allyson, Jay McShann, Claude Williams and Interstring. Fleeman has taught jazz guitar at Missouri Western State College and is currently on staff at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
2008
Jul 30OFAM 2008Cotton Club StompSilva
Jul 31OFAM 2008Swing That MusicJaqua
Jul 31OFAM 2008Beyond The RainbowJaqua
2010
Aug 5OFAM 2010When You Wish Upon A StarJaqua
Aug 6OFAM 2010SomewhereJaqua
Aug 7OFAM 2010I Could Write A BookSilva
2011
Aug 2OFAM 2011Embraceable YouJaqua
Aug 3OFAM 2011Blue SkiesJaqua
Aug 3OFAM 2011My Heart Stood StillJaqua
Aug 4OFAM 2011SkylarkJaqua
Aug 4OFAM 2011Let's Do ItJaqua
Aug 5OFAM 2011It's De-LovelyJaqua
Aug 6OFAM 2011Stormy WeatherJaqua
2015
Aug 11OFAM 2015Rhapsody In BlueJaqua
Aug 12OFAM 2015River Boat ShuffleJaqua
Aug 13OFAM 2015Careless LoveJaqua
Aug 14OFAM 2015Honeysuckle RoseJaqua
Aug 14OFAM 2015Creole Love CallJaqua
Aug 15OFAM 2015Potato Head BluesJaqua
Rod Fleeman appears in these Over The Rainbow events:
Wednesday Jul 30
7:30 pCotton Club Stomp
Thursday Jul 31
2:00 pSwing That Music
8:00 pBeyond The Rainbow
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