Mark Harris II, a prodigious jazz keyboardist, instrumentalist, and composer from St. Louis will be the featured artist at the Concert for a Cause on Sat., Nov. 5, sponsored by the George Washington Carver Birthplace Association.  

Harris’ single “Pocket Change” topped several Smooth Jazz charts in 2021, as did his single “Traveler” in 2020. He’s written or recorded for, or been on the stage with a talented group of artists including Najee, Glenn Jones, Dave Hollister, Norman Brown, Marion Meadows and Pieces of a Dream.   

The Nov. 5 concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Music Theater Heritage in Crown Center, 3rd floor, KCMO. One of the initiatives of the nonprofit Carver Birthplace Association is to award scholarships to high school seniors who are headed to college to major in agriculture, art, education, music or science.  

There will be a special performance by Poet T.L. Sanders, a multi-faceted featured artist with the Missouri Arts Council. His name is Poet and he’s also a poet, musician, filmmaker, among other skills.

Tickets are priced at $35, $45 and $60, and can be purchased at the Music Theater Heritage Box office, (816) 221-6987 or