This important local culture update was almost lost, we thank some of our more thoughtful readers for sending a tragic reminder . . .
"The lovely Kansas City cabaret singer, Molly Hammer, lost her battle with cancer last night. Our local arts and music community is grieving today. She has a website where people can buy her CD's"
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Working for more than a decade, Hammer was one of KC's most distinguished jazz vocalists. In addition to performing the National Anthem at both Arrowhead and Kauffman Stadiums, winning a Pitch Music Award, singing at prestigious venues like the Kauffman Center and the Folly, she could regularly be heard in local jazz clubs and Unity churches. But exceeding even her radiant voice was Hammer's resilience and generous spirit — one that kept her singing for many years while undergoing treatment, and one that kept her community inspired. Throughout this journey, she advocated strongly for breast cancer awareness and research.
We offer our condolences to her many friends and fans for this tragic loss that impacts all of Kansas City.