AnnaLee and the Lucky So and Sos are a Kansas City-based band that celebrates the Kansas City sound of the decades of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s: the heyday of KC-style jazz, swing, and jump blues. The members of the band come from diverse musical backgrounds, with each musician bringing talents and experiences from years of performing in every venue imaginable - from opera houses to roadhouses.
Since the early 2000s, AnnaLee and the Lucky So and Sos have been thrilling audiences, and dancers, with their high-spirited interpretations of tunes by Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Julia Lee, Louie Jordan, and so many more, and the band has even contributed a few of their own original tunes, always in the distinctive Kansas City style.
A few of the many Kansas City venues where the band has appeared, all for multiple engagements, include the Chesterfield Club, the Kill Devil Club, the Intercontinental Hotel, the Drum Room, Repeal 18, Calibration Brewery, and Parkway Social Kitchen, and they have played for numerous private events locally as well as regionally.
The band also makes regular appearances at outdoor concert series such as Zona Rosa, Raytown Live, Blue Springs’ Music in the Park, Linden Square in Gladstone, and at Merriam’s Party in Your Park and Turkey Creek Festival, and they were recently honored to be a featured artist in the Onstage Live Concert Series at Washburn University of Topeka.