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June 2015

PERFORMANCE: BLUE ROOM CALENDAR

June 1, 2015 - January 31, 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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August 2015

Talent Show, KC Sunday Singing Preaching

August 30 @ 6:00 pm
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The American Jazz Walk of Fame proudly presents the 2015 FREE Summer Sunday concerts. The festival like, fresh air events at the Jay McShann Pavilion, will present to all the opportunity to enjoy a host of live music spectacles. Every Sunday evening from 6-9pm in July and August, the North side of the museums on 18th and Vine will be converted into an open-air entertainment center. **ARTISTS** Talent Show, KC Sunday Singing Preaching Bring blankets, law chairs, dancing shoes, an…

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New Jazz Order Big Band

August 31 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
CLINT-ASHLOCK

“Clint Ashlock” Review: New Jazz Order at Jazz Winterlude “This is jazz,” Clint Ashlock told a reverent audience of approximately 125 Thursday at Polsky Theater. “It’s OK- you can talk.” Ashlock was attempting to loosen up the crowd at the opening event of the Jazz Winterlude festival. I’m glad he failed. I’ve seen his New Jazz Order big band several times at Harling’s. The dingy midtown bar attracts oblivious, obnoxious talkers. (I’m guilty as charged.) Thursday’s concert, consequently, was the…

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October 2015
$5

Kansas City’s 2015 18th & Vine Jazz & Blues Festival

October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 11:55 pm
FESTIVALHEADLINERS

Saturday, October 10 presents the 2015 edition of Kansas City’s 18th & Vine Jazz and Blues Festival. PARTY BAND HEADLINER – THE FAMILY STONE! … JAZZ HEADLINER – CONRAD HERWIG! … NEO-SOUL / R&B HEADLINER – DWELE! … BLUES HEADLINER – POPA CHUBBY! … YOUTH PERFORMANCES AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES! … FOOD VENDORS! … MERCHANDISE VENDORS! … ALL DAY FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY! … GATES AT 1:00PM! Also see – Festival.AmericanJazzMuseum.ORG Buy Tickets Online at EVENTBRITE

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December 2015
$35

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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$35

JAMMIN’ AT THE GEM: JULIAN VAUGHN

December 12 @ 8:00 pm
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
$35

JAMMIN’ AT THE GEM: KIM WATERS

February 13, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
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). 2. FEBRUARY 13, 2016 – VALENTINE’S CONCERT: KIM WATERS With his aptly-titled SILVER SOUL 2014 CD release, saxophone superstar Kim Waters celebrates his 25th year as a recording artist. SILVER SOUL is Kim’s 20 solo album and follows 16 Top 10 and 14 #1 singles, 4 #1 CDs and many millions of album unit sales. “The man…

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March 2016
$35

JAMMIN’ AT THE GEM: PATTI AUSTIN

March 26, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
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). 3. MARCH 26, 2016 – WOMEN IN JAZZ MONTH CONCERT: PATTI AUSTIN Grammy winner Patti Austin crosses all musical genres, has made 17 solo albums, and has performed her award-nominated hit songs on the GRAMMYS® and the Oscars. As a performer, songwriter and vocalist she has had a star-studded career that began at the age of four,…

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April 2016
$35

JAMMIN’ AT THE GEM: THE BAD PLUS JOSHUA REDMAN

April 16, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
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). 4. APRIL 16, 2016 – JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH CONCERT: THE BAD PLUS JOSHUA REDMAN PLAYERS:Reid Anderson (bass), Ethan Iverson (piano), David King (drums), Joshua Redman (tenor saxophone) “The Bad Plus (plus one) roared as if a quartet were always lying just beneath its surface.” —Los Angeles Times In 2011, The Bad Plus invited saxophonist Joshua Redman to…

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May 2016
$35

JAMMIN’ AT THE GEM: IDA McBETH (DOUBLE BILL)

May 14, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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IDA MCBETH

(PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE!) 5. MAY 14, 2016 – LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD CONCERT: IDA McBETH and THE McFADDEN BROTHERS Ida’s musical style is so unique that it is hard to classify. Over the years, her repertoire has included pop-style ballads, jazz and blues, show tunes, funk, R&B, gospel and well known standards. Critics have described her as “a jazz singer,” “a blues singer,” “a pop singer” and “a cabaret singer.” Still others have referred to her as “a story…

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JAMMIN’ AT THE GEM: THE McFADDEN BROTHERS (DOUBLE BILL)

May 14, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
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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). (PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE!) 5. MAY 14, 2016 – LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD CONCERT: THE McFADDEN BROTHERS and IDA McBETH They have been entertaining since they were in elementary school, learning tap licks, and intricate rhythms from their father, Kansas City hoofer and all around entertainer Smilin’ Jimmy McFadden. Their Dad, danced with the likes of “The…

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