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September 2015

PERFORMANCE: BLUE ROOM CALENDAR

September 1, 2015 - December 1, 2017
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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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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EXHIBITION & PROGRAMS: “All Hail to Hale” – DIGITAL BROCHURE

September 26, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - February 20, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
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"All Hail to Hale" Exhibition Description "ALL HAIL TO HALE" - HOMECOMING: THE HALE WOODRUFF FAMILY COLLECTION This dynamic exhibition showcases the private family art collection along with personal items from the artist. As an added plus to the Homecoming exhibition celebration and in the tradition of the Changing Gallery's renowned reputation we have invited artists to showcase their artwork that pays homage to the influence of the mastery of Hale Woodruff and what it has had on their creative…

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December 2015
$35 - $55

2015 / 2016 JAMMIN’ AT THE GEM SEASON – DIGITAL BROCHURE

December 1, 2015 - May 31, 2016
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Tickets are on sale NOW at the AJM Box Office in person, by telephone at 816.474.6262 or at any Ticketmaster outlet (including ticketmaster.com). 1. DECEMBER 12, 2015 - CHRISTMAS SEASON CONCERT: JULIAN VAUGHN 6’7” lead bass player from Kansas City, Julian Vaughn laid down a strong statement with his self-released debut entitled “The Purpose Project” in 2010, one that garnered the attention of radio and in turn the attention of record companies clamoring to sink their claws into his dynamic…

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February 2016

Bob Bowman & Ottobow

February 15 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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"Bob Bowman, Matt Otto" 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 best local and national jazz talent in an intimate…

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AJM Monthly Board Meeting

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street
KANSAS CITY, 64108 United States
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Mr Carroll's 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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$15

Blue Note Recording Artist, Ambrose Akinmusire

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE Ambrose Akinmusire, “a thrilling young trumpeter and astute bandleader unique spark in his playing” (The New Yorker), brings his artistic vision to the next level with the imagined savior is far easier to paint, his second release for Blue Note Records. The album follows his acclaimed major label debut When the Heart Emerges Glistening, which New York Times critic Nate Chinen named his #1 album of 2011, Akinmusire takes a more compositional turn on the imagined savior…, writing…

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Lady D

February 19 @ 5:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Lady D - Indigo Hour Video clip ... "Lady D" 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 best local and…

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$15

Ida McBeth

February 19 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
IDA MCBETH

"Ida McBeth" 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 best local and national jazz talent in an intimate setting. Come…

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$15

University of North Texas Jazz Singers

February 20 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
UNT SINGERS

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS JAZZ SINGERS The University of North Texas Jazz Singers is the premier vocal jazz ensemble within the Division of Jazz Studies in the College of Music. Under the direction of Jennifer Barnes, Jazz Singers consists of twelve vocalists and a four-piece rhythm section who perform a challenging and varied repertoire of jazz and jazz-influenced music, emphasizing close vocal harmonies, cutting-edge repertoire and improvisation. The ensemble was awarded “Outstanding Performance” as a Graduate-level Jazz Choir in the…

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Jazz Disciples

February 22 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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"Gerald Dunn" 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 best local and national jazz talent in an intimate setting. Come…

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Kansas City Latin Jazz All-Stars

February 25 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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"Pablo Sanhueza, Evan Hoffman,, Osvaldo Orengo, Walter Segundo, Doriel Demps,Teddy Krulewich, Ernest Melton, Stefan Palen, Amber Underwood, Lucia Jones" 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…

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BMW

February 26 @ 5:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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"Kenny Glover" 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 best local and national jazz talent in an intimate setting. Come…

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$10

Charlotte Fletcher & Soigne

February 26 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
Charlotte Embrey & Soigne

"Charlotte Fletcher" 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 best local and national jazz talent in an intimate setting. Come…

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$10

Wild Men of Kansas City

February 27 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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"Everette DeVan, Eddie Charles" 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 best local and national jazz talent in an intimate…

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Louis Neal Big Band

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

"Louis Neal, Nate Robinson, Charles Perkins, Gerald Dunn, Jason Goudeau, Al Pearson, David Aaberg, James Ward, Charles Williams" 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…

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March 2016
$10

KU Jazz Festival Artist-in-Residence Walter Smith III and the Matt Otto Quartet with Kelly Gant

March 3 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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"Walter Smith III, Matt Otto, Kelly Gant" WALTER SMITH III Press Kit “A line of fans young and old hoping to see a show that had sold out of advance tickets stretched past a nearby ramen shop...This was a Jazz show, mind you. In 2012.” From a recent performance review, The Los Angeles Times simply states the future of Jazz is bright with rising saxophonist Walter Smith III. Although it may appear Smith is a young gun on the scene…

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EDUCATION: Jazz Storytelling

March 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
STORYTELLING 2016

FIRST FRIDAY EACH MONTH Providing free educational access to over 3,000 children in Kansas City annually, Jazz Storytelling featuring vocalist Lisa Henry, storyteller Brother John, bassist Tyrone Clark, and drummer Mike Warren meets educational standards, introduces children to new music & cultures, and provides opportunities to enhance their social skills in a safe environment. Jazz Storytelling Dates and Times: FIRST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH| 10:00 AM | FREE

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The Truth

March 4 @ 5:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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"The Truth"

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$10

TC & True Dig featuring Pam Watson

March 4 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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"Tyrone Clark, Pam Watson"

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$10

Doug Talley Quartet

March 5 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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"Doug Talley, Tim Brewer, Keith Kavanaugh"

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Lisa Henry

March 7 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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"Lisa Henry"

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Shades of Jade

March 10 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
shades of jade 2016

"Josh Williams, Desmond Mason, Perry DJStix Holliday, Derrick Greenwood, Dominique Sanders,Vanessa Ayala,Debo'ra Baskin"

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BMW

March 11 @ 5:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
BMW-KENNY-GLOVER

"Kenny Glover"

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$15

Ida McBeth

March 11 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
IDA MCBETH

"Ida McBeth"

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$10

James Ward Band

March 12 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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"James Ward, Angela Ward, Gerald Dunn, Matt Hopper, Ryan Lee"

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Pam Watson

March 14 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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"Pam Watson"

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AJM Monthly Board Meeting

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street
KANSAS CITY, 64108 United States
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Mr Carroll's 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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EXHIBITION: 50 Women – A Celebration of Women’s Contributions to Ceramics

March 16 - June 30
American Jazz Museum,
1616 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Heat Index

March 17 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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"David Parsley, Al Pearson, Allen Myers, Frank Goddard, Monte Muza"

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Gray Matter

March 18 @ 5:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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"Gray Matter"

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*Please note this calendar contains events from multiple organizations, including the American Jazz Museum.