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September 2016
$5

Dan Haerle Quartet featuring Bob Bowman, Todd Strait, and Brad Leali

September 29 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

As of the summer of 2002, Dan Haerle retired from full-time teaching. He was a faculty member in the Jazz Studies Division of the College of Music at the University of North Texas for 25 years (Regents Professor for the last 10 years). He taught Jazz Piano, Jazz Fundamentals, Advanced Jazz Improvisation, Jazz MIDI, Graduate Jazz Improvisation, Rhythm Section Master Class and he supervised the jazz chamber music program. He directed the Jazz Strings and a keyboard ensemble called The…

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Free

Gray Matter

September 30 @ 5:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Indigo Hour with Gray Matter

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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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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 Africa…

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$10

Book of Gaia

September 30 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

A female vocal ensemble who dynamically weave together eclectic musical genres from the classical to the contemporary with an added touch of spoken word, all infused with a jazz sensibility. Their sophisticated arrangements, original compositions and intricate harmonies engage the ear, elevate the mind and stir the soul. Mixing masterful musicianship with the sheer joy of performing, they magically turn an ordinary evening into a captivating and powerful musical experience. BOOK OF GAIA, a treasure trove of musical art. “They’re…

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October 2016
$10

Brandon Drager Group featuring Paul Draper

October 1 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
$5

Neo-Soul Lounge with Jason Betts

October 2 @ 6:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
Free

Vinyl on the Vine with Groovy Grant

October 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Come and join local radio personality and resident jazz historian Groovy Grant for Vinyl on the Vine. He will spin recordings of some of your favorite jazz artists from 5-7pm in the Blue Room.Bring your recordings and your friends down to the Vine and look forward to a great time with great music!

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Free

Mike Herrera

October 3 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
$10

Jazz Moves Me: Seniors Movement Exercise Class

October 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Using original Kansas City Jazz sounds to energize healthy seniors life styles, instructor Stephanie Moore leads this senior movement exercise class every Tuesday from 10:30 – 11:30 am in the Gem Theater lobby. No advance registration required. Classes are $10 each or $40 per month. Your first class is free! Water fountains are available, but please bring your own bottle.

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Free

Krin Gabbard: Riffing on the Repertoire Speaker Series

October 6 @ 6:00 pm
American Jazz Museum,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, 64108

Author of Charles Mingus biography, Better Git it in Your Soul, Gabbard will present on “Playing the Clown: Charles Mingus, Jimmy Knepper, and Jerry Maguire” Early in 1957, almost immediately after he had hired Jimmy Knepper to play trombone in his Jazz Workshop, Charles Mingus recorded the LP, The Clown (Atlantic). The first track the band recorded was “The Clown,” which featured Jean Shepherd improvising a story about a clown as well as a stunning trombone solo. Knepper mimics the…

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Free

Lester “Duck” Warner

October 6 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Lester Warner, affectionately known as “Duck,” is a quiet, soft-spoken man who transforms himself into a spectacular entertainer when he takes the stage. His voice is a rich baritone with a beautifull full falsetto that has been compared to Nat “King” Cole. He is a gifted instrumentalist who plays trumpet, flugelhorn and trombone. Duck has headlined Japan’s first International Jazz Festival, Kansas City’s Spirit Festival, and The Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival. He was voted Kansas City’s best male…

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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
Free

Da Truth Band

October 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Indigo Hour with Da Truth

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$10

Sons of Brasil

October 7 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

In Kansas City, there is a popular jazz group that has performed every week since their inception in 1991. This would not be so remarkable, as Kansas City is renowned for its tradition of great jazz since the days of Count Basie and Charlie Parker. What is remarkable, is that this group of native Kansas Citians plays nothing but Brazilian jazz, with a flavor and passion one might think could only be found at a night club in Ipanema or…

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$10

Jazz Disciples

October 8 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Gerald Dunn and various editions of The Jazz Disciples are a mainstay on the regional jazz scene. Dunn, the entertainment director for Kansas City’s American Jazz Museum, has earned and maintained a spot as one of the city’s premiere saxophonists. Dunn has toured and played with the world-renowned Illinois Jacquet’s Big Band based in New York. Kansas City artists like Oleta Adams, Kevin Mahogany, Bobby Watson and Karrin Allyson are among those who have also given Dunn performance opportunities.

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Free

Matt Otto

October 10 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
$10

Jazz Moves Me: Seniors Movement Exercise Class

October 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Using original Kansas City Jazz sounds to energize healthy seniors life styles, instructor Stephanie Moore leads this senior movement exercise class every Tuesday from 10:30 – 11:30 am in the Gem Theater lobby. No advance registration required. Classes are $10 each or $40 per month. Your first class is free! Water fountains are available, but please bring your own bottle.

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Free

Marcus Lewis Quintet

October 13 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
Free

Delynia Brown

October 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Upcoming local singer/song writer artist Delynia Brown started her singing career at the young age of two. She is a native of Kansas City, KS and began singing at Bethel Church of God in Christ where her father later became pastor. Her parents Elder James C. Bailey Jr and Janet V. Bailey always encouraged her gift for singing and continue to be her biggest supporters. Recognizing her vocal talent, Delynia embraced her passion for singing by joining J.T. Productions a…

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$10

James Ward Band

October 14 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

The James Ward Band (The JWB) is a Contemporary Jazz/Smooth Jazz Band, whose show consists of a combination of Latin, R&B, Fusion, Funk, Jazz, and Gospel. On May 12, 2007, they released their debut album entitled "In Perspective", which debuted on the Smooth Jazz Indie Charts at #42 and quickly soared to the top 20 and stayed for a number of weeks. In Perspective was followed by "Groove Axis" released July 2010, now available on CD Baby, itunes, emusic, and…

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$10

Will Matthews Organ Trio with Bobby Ford and Marty Morrison

October 15 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
Free

Jazz Disciples

October 17 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Gerald Dunn and various editions of The Jazz Disciples are a mainstay on the regional jazz scene. Dunn, the entertainment director for Kansas City’s American Jazz Museum, has earned and maintained a spot as one of the city’s premiere saxophonists. Dunn has toured and played with the world-renowned Illinois Jacquet’s Big Band based in New York. Kansas City artists like Oleta Adams, Kevin Mahogany, Bobby Watson and Karrin Allyson are among those who have also given Dunn performance opportunities.

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$10

Jazz Moves Me: Seniors Movement Exercise Class

October 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Using original Kansas City Jazz sounds to energize healthy seniors life styles, instructor Stephanie Moore leads this senior movement exercise class every Tuesday from 10:30 – 11:30 am in the Gem Theater lobby. No advance registration required. Classes are $10 each or $40 per month. Your first class is free! Water fountains are available, but please bring your own bottle.

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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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Free

Rashida Braggs: Riffing on the Repertoire Speaker Series

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
American Jazz Museum,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, 64108

Author of Jazz Diasporas: Race, Music, and Migration in Post-World War II Paris. At the close of the Second World War, waves of African American musicians migrated to Paris, eager to thrive in its reinvigorated jazz scene. Jazz Diasporas challenges the notion that Paris was a color-blind paradise for African Americans. On the contrary, musicians adopted a variety of strategies to cope with the cultural and social assumptions that confronted them throughout their careers in Paris, particularly as France became…

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Free

Todd Wilkinson Quartet

October 20 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
Free

Lady D

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Indigo Hour with Lady D

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$10

Rich Hill/Charles Perkins Quartet

October 21 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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