After Hours Trio


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The After Hours Trio performs a delightful mixture of familiar songs beginning with the jazz “standards” of the ‘30’s and ‘40’s, on through four decades of rock ‘n roll, and includes some of the top country hits of the last twenty years. 

These versatile musicians have played together for nearly twenty years and are  ready to provide entertainment for special events, including wedding receptions, anniversaries, holiday parties, banquets, conventions, and even backyard barbeques.  Don’t be surprised to see them headlining a club marquee from Lake of the Ozarks to Kansas City!  They have performed at Tan-Tar-A, The Lodge of Four Seasons, Osage National Golf Club, the Missouri State Fair, and numerous other locations in west-central Missouri.

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Jim Gai, leader of the group, plays clarinet, flute, and tenor saxophone.  He has taught woodwinds at the University of Central Missouri since 1985, serves as Principal Clarinet in the Lee’s Summit Symphony, and is a regular sub with the Kansas City Symphony.  He has performed with such diverse acts as The Lettermen, Vicki Carr, Bob Hope, Bobby Layne, and the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra.  A 30+ year veteran of the American Federation of Musicians, he has been a member of the pit orchestras of 19 musicals.

Gary Moege, guitar, is an amazingly versatile musician.  He is professor of both horn and guitar at the University of Central Missouri and performs with the Central Brass Quintet.  In the trio, he not only chords and solos on guitar, but “walks” a bass line.  Listening to the group, one might easily think they are hearing a quartet!!!  Gary performed with the United States Air Force Academy Band on horn and guitar, has backed up numerous headliners, and played on many “jingle” soundtracks in the Colorado recording studios.

Mike Sekelsky, drums, is a native of Superior, Wisconsin.  For the past 25 years he has taught percussion at the University of Central Missouri and served as Director of Athletic Bands from 1996 - 2004.  He has performed on-campus with pianist Roger Williams, and The Ink Spots.  Locally he has appeared with the Jimmy Dorsey Band, the Boulevard Big Band, the Trilogy Big Band, the Steve Miller Band, and the Kansas City Civic Orchestra.