Everyone attending drummer Matt Kane's Hannibal performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Finn's Food and Spirits, will hear songs on his new CD, which is composed entirely of his own compositions.

Everyone attending drummer Matt Kane's Hannibal performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Finn's Food and Spirits, will hear songs on his new CD, which is composed entirely of his own compositions.

Hannibal native Kane reported he is dedicating it to his parents, Jean and Tim Kane, “because they supported my musical interest from the very beginning.”

His jazz concert will be a local CD release party for his new CD, “The Other Side of the Story.” In addition to Kane on drums, the quintet performing will include pianist/keyboardist Christian Swan, Ben Leifer on bass, Adam Schlozman on guitar and Peter Schlamb on vibraphone.

Seating at Finn's, 215 N. Main St., is limited, and guests with tickets and reservations will have preferred seating. Tickets are $10 in advance and may be purchased at the Hannibal Arts Council, or reservations may be made by calling 573-221-6545. Tickets at the door will be $15. Students with student ID are free, but reservations are still requested.

Michael Gaines, executive director of the Hannibal Arts Council, which is co-sponsoring the concert, reported one song, “Hannibalian” acknowledges Kane's Hannibal roots.

Gaines also said the cover of the CD was designed in collaboration with another Hannibal native, Debra Smith, the daughter of Jim and Cathy Smith.  Smith is a successful KC/NYC artist who currently resides in Kansas City. She and Kane both graduated from Hannibal High School in 1989.

Asked how he reconnected with Debra Smith for the CD cover, he said he saw her artistic talent on her Instagram page. “As soon as I saw her artwork, I became a big fan. I think she's a one of a kind artist.. … Debra and I both went to school in Kansas City and both lived in New York City for a number of years.” He is still based there, and she is in Kansas City.

“I was always a drummer,” said Kane, noting that at about age 9 he started private drum lessons with Brad Darr.

“I started playing professionally at age 15” in local bands, Kane continued. He played several types of music, reporting, “I probably played in every Legion and VFW Hall in Northeast Missouri, for parties, weddings, raffles, Valentine Day's and St. Patrick's Day parties.

“I was always a drummer, and I started playing guitar in college,” he said. “It's my second instrument. I started writing songs on guitar.” His first CD was produced in 1996, and the latest is his fourth. His CDs are available on line at various music sites.

As he looks forward to his local performance, Kane said, “I enjoy making music for people and hope that they enjoy it.”

bev.darr@courierpost.com.