Ida McBeth is at Knuckleheads on Saturday
The word diva gets thrown around a lot when talking about a strong-willed female performer — with connotations that conjure images of Celine Dion in Vegas or a Mariah Carey movie. But local jazz legend Ida McBeth is the embodiment of the spectacle-free diva.
For more than 30 years, McBeth ruled as Kansas City’s foremost jazz singer. And when she went into a quiet semi-retirement, in 2012, her absence was sorely felt in clubs throughout the area. Now in her early 60s, McBeth is back on the scene and as radiant as ever. From her bright smile to her velvety voice, she remains a true local treasure, and she’s not to be missed Saturday at Knuckleheads.