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June 2016

PERFORMANCE: BLUE ROOM CALENDAR

June 1 - July 31
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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BlueRoomKC

PAPERLESS CALENDAR: BOOKMARK OUR SITE AND DOWNLOAD OUR APPS Mobile Apps     About the Blue Room Named after the famed 1930s Street Hotel club in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District, the Blue Room simultaneously honors the past and showcases the present names in jazz. A multifaceted exhibit highlighting the countless musicians who crafted “Kansas City jazz,” a sound known all over the world, the Blue Room also provides a distinctive platform to present dynamic performances from the…

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July 2016
FREE

Kansas City Latin All-Stars

July 28 @ 7:00 pm
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Pablo Sanhueza

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FREE

The Truth

July 29 @ 5:30 pm
indigohour
$10

Anthony Harvey & Da Truth

July 29 @ 8:30 pm
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Anthony Harvey

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Free

Rhythms of Freedom: Drumming Workshops

July 30 @ 1:00 pm
American Jazz Museum,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, 64108
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birdfleming

Local percussionist and educator Bird Fleming and his Traditional Music Society will present two folkloric drumming workshops, each 45 minutes in length. The workshops are designed for all ages and no previous musical background or equipment is needed. Each session would cover different material and individuals are welcome to RSVP for one or both.1:00 p.m. West African traditional drumming 2:00 p.m. Brazilian drumming RSVP requested.

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$15

Jazz Disciples featuring Tracey Hammond

July 30 @ 8:30 pm
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Gerald Dunn, Tracey Hammond

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August 2016

First Friday’s 18th and Vine Jazz District

August 5 @ 4:00 am - 9:00 pm
First Fridays

EDUCATION: Jazz Storytelling

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
STORYTELLING 2016

JOIN US: Steppin’ on the Vine

August 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
American Jazz Museum,
1616 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Steppin' on the Vine More information call: 816-474-8463 or email [email protected] Also see - AmericanJazzMuseum.org/events/

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Free

Charlie Parker Workshop: The Art of the Jam Session with Tivon Pennicott

August 20 @ 9:00 am
American Jazz Museum,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, 64108
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Tivon

Using the music of Charlie Parker and the historic social incubator of the jam session, students of all ages will get the inside scoop on jam sessions. We will discuss the skills needed, what to expect, and how to be prepared for the experience. The session will include improvisation instruction with top local players (and potentially CPC Artist-in-Residence TBD) and an actual jam session where the students get to sit-in with KC's best. RSVP requested.

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Free

Freedom’s Song

August 28 @ 6:00 pm
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Jazz Speaks for Life - Horizontal

Gospel music played an important role in the Civil Rights Movement, empowering protestors and providing a soundtrack to many key moments. Outstanding choirs from invited churches will perform the songs capturing the spirit of a determined and triumphant African American people. Choirs include Second Baptist Church of Olathe, Concord Fortress of Hope Mass Choir, Kansas City Mass Choir and Mt. Pleasant Baptist Choir. RSVP requested.

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September 2016

EDUCATION: Jazz Storytelling

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
STORYTELLING 2016

First Friday’s 18th and Vine Jazz District

September 2 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Fridays

JOIN US: Steppin’ on the Vine

September 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
American Jazz Museum,
1616 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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steppinALLDATES

Steppin' on the Vine More information call: 816-474-8463 or email [email protected] Also see - AmericanJazzMuseum.org/events/

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AJM Monthly Board Meeting

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street
KANSAS CITY, 64108 United States
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18th & Vine

2016 AJM Board Meeting Schedule All board meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of each month, except in the month of August for summer vacation, beginning at 12 noon – 1:30 pm and will be held in the large conference room at the Gem Theater. The Finance Committee will meet one hour before full board meetings at 11:00 am in the small board room, unless otherwise noted. Tuesday, January 19 Tuesday, February 16 Tuesday, March 15 Tuesday, April…

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Free

Traditional New Orleans Jazz Workshop & Teacher Training Workshop

September 24 @ 9:00 am
American Jazz Museum,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, 64108
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tradjazzkit

David Robinson, creator of the Traditional Jazz Curriculum Kit, will join us to present his approach to teaching and performing traditional New Orleans jazz. His services, lodging and transportation are underwritten 100% by funding partners including the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, the NEA, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, among others.Early traditional New Orleans jazz is perfect for teaching beginning improvisation and perfect for helping teachers learn how to teach improvisation. This will connect local students and teachers…

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$45

Jonathan Butler

September 30 @ 8:00 pm
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Jonathan Butler FREE CD

The youngest of 13 children, Jonathan Butler grew up in cape Town, South Africa, ruled by apartheid and segregation. ?I was born poor, but richly blessed with talent and the gift to make music,? he says. ?I can?t dismiss where I?ve been or where I?ve come from. I?m a proud South African and I came from nothing. ?Butler began his singing career at age 7 releasing his first album in 1973 and winning the Best new artist Grammy in south…

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October 2016

JOIN US: Steppin on the Vine

October 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
American Jazz Museum,
1616 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Steppin' on the Vine More information call: 816-474-8463 or email [email protected] Also see - AmericanJazzMuseum.org/events/

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EDUCATION: Jazz Storytelling

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
STORYTELLING 2016

First Friday’s 18th and Vine Jazz District

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Fridays

AJM Monthly Board meeting

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
18th & Vine

2016 AJM Board Meeting Schedule All board meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of each month, except in the month of August for summer vacation, beginning at 12 noon – 1:30 pm and will be held in the large conference room at the Gem Theater. The Finance Committee will meet one hour before full board meetings at 11:00 am in the small board room, unless otherwise noted. Tuesday, January 19 Tuesday, February 16 Tuesday, March 15 Tuesday, April…

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November 2016

EDUCATION: Jazz Storytelling

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
STORYTELLING 2016

First Friday’s 18th and Vine Jazz District

November 4 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

JOIN US: Steppin’ on the Vine

November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
American Jazz Museum,
1616 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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steppinALLDATES

Steppin' on the Vine More information call: 816-474-8463 or email [email protected] Also see - AmericanJazzMuseum.org/events/

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AJM Monthly Board Meeting

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street
KANSAS CITY, 64108 United States
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18th & Vine

2016 AJM Board Meeting Schedule All board meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of each month, except in the month of August for summer vacation, beginning at 12 noon – 1:30 pm and will be held in the large conference room at the Gem Theater. The Finance Committee will meet one hour before full board meetings at 11:00 am in the small board room, unless otherwise noted. Tuesday, January 19 Tuesday, February 16 Tuesday, March 15 Tuesday, April…

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December 2016

EDUCATION: Jazz Storytelling

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
STORYTELLING 2016

First Friday’s 18th and Vine Jazz District

December 2 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Fridays

JOIN US: Steppin’ on the Vine

December 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
American Jazz Museum,
1616 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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steppinALLDATES

Steppin' on the Vine More information call: 816-474-8463 or email [email protected] Also see - AmericanJazzMuseum.org/events/

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AJM Monthly Board Meeting

December 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street
KANSAS CITY, 64108 United States
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18th & Vine

2016 AJM Board Meeting Schedule All board meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of each month, except in the month of August for summer vacation, beginning at 12 noon – 1:30 pm and will be held in the large conference room at the Gem Theater. The Finance Committee will meet one hour before full board meetings at 11:00 am in the small board room, unless otherwise noted. Tuesday, January 19 Tuesday, February 16 Tuesday, March 15 Tuesday, April…

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