Kansas City Legend Ida McBeth Passes

Tragic news regarding one of the most talented performers Kansas City has ever enjoyed .  . .

"Ida McBeth started her career as a teenager singing at the Playboy Club in downtown Kansas City. She went on to earn mayoral proclamations and a lifetime achievement award from the American Jazz Museum."

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Kansas City singer Ida McBeth, 'unmatched in melody and soul,' dies at 70

Ida McBeth, a deep-throated diva whose dramatic renderings of jazz, blues and pop standards entertained countless Kansas Citians over decades performing at area music clubs, died Wednesday morning. McBeth's singular sound, she once explained, was driven by her desire to make sure audiences felt the experience behind the songs.

Kansas City jazz legend, 'song stylist' Ida McBeth has died

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Noted Kansas City jazz icon has died. Her website confirmed that McBeth has passed away Wednesday "after an extended illness." "We will be releasing details regarding any services as they become available," a message that greets visitors to IdaMcBeth.com said.