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May 2016

PERFORMANCE: BLUE ROOM CALENDAR

May 2, 2016 - August 2, 2018
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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EDUCATION: Jazz Storytelling

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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First Friday’s 18th and Vine Jazz District

May 6 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Fridays

First Friday of every month starting May 6, 2016 Paseo to Woodland 4:00pm - 9:00pm Organizations in the Jazz District For more info call 816-474-8463 or go to americanjazzmuseum.org

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JOIN US: Steppin’ on the Vine

May 6 @ 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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$20 - $75

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum presents JAZZ & JACKIE with special musical guest MAYSA

May 6 @ 7:30 pm
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street
KANSAS CITY, 64108 United States
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Subject: Jazz & Jackie ... Hi: The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) will host our inaugural “Jazz & Jackie” celebration, 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 6, 2016 at the Gem Theater. The event celebrates Jackie’s first game as a member of the KC Monarchs (May 6, 1945) and his love of jazz. The event includes a concert by Grammy nominated and Soul Train music award-winning recording artist Maysa. I hope you will be able to join us for this historic celebration…

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$10

Alan Ferber Nonet
CD Release for Roots & Transitions
(Sunnyside Records)

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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FERBER-HEADER

What the press says: "FERBER’S OWN COMPOSITIONS AND ARRANGEMENTS ARE INSPIRED AND METICULOUS (AND) THE SOLO FIREPOWER HERE IS FORMIDABLE. BUT THE BEST THING ABOUT THIS BAND IS THEIR COLLECTIVE FEEL FOR TIME, WHICH ALLOWS THEM TO SOUND WILDLY LOOSE YET PRECISE, AS IF THEY HAVE BEEN OUT IN A BUS, TOURING FOR YEARS." - THOMAS CONRAD (JAZZTIMES) Alan Ferber - Bio Grammy-nominated trombonist-composer Alan Ferber has been called “one of the jazz world’s premier composers and arrangers for larger…

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$35 - $55

2016 JAMMIN’ AT THE GEM SEASON – DIGITAL BROCHURE

May 14
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 - $55

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

May 14 @ 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). MAY 14, 2016 - LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD CONCERT: IDA McBETH and THE McFADDEN BROTHERS 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 Count Basie Orchestra,” “Blanche Calloway’s Harlem…

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$35 - $55

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

May 14 @ 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). 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 Count Basie Orchestra,” “Blanche Calloway’s Harlem…

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AJM Monthly Board Meeting

May 17 @ 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 EXHIBIT: Renaissance Art Exhibition-Seniors’ Fine Arts

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
American Jazz Museum,
1616 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Renaissance Art Exhibition-Seniors’ Fine Arts Saturday, May 21st 10:00-am-9:00 pm

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OPEN REHEARSAL featuring the “For Musicians Only Big Band”

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
American Jazz Museum,
1616 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Announcement Open Rehearsal Event: The American Jazz Museum invites you to a morning of great jazz. Reserve your seat(s) to enjoy the fall season Open Rehearsal featuring the “For Musicians Only Big Band” also known as FMO-BIG BAND. The downbeat starts on May 21st at 11:00am. Attend and enjoy the music in the Atrium of the Museum. Join us and soon you will say “ it’s like jazz in my coffee ” (quote borrowed from a visitor enjoying the music…

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Logan Richardson : SHIFT

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Logan Richardson - alto sax Mike Moreno - Guitar Sam Harris - Piano Harish Raghaven- Bass Tommy Crane - Drums Press "This hard-working young post-bopper, originally from Kansas City, Mo., has a warm, full sound on alto saxophone and a taste for music that makes warmth and fullness feel inevitable. " Nate Chinen - New York Times "Logan Richardson’s saxophone playing is incisive, multi-dimensional and remarkably flexible, wrapping and twisting phrases into unexpected origami shapes." - Jazz Times - -…

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EXHIBITION: 50 Women – A Celebration of Women’s Contributions to Ceramics

May 27 - July 24
American Jazz Museum,
1616 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Presented by the UMKC Women’s Center and the American Jazz Museum, this exhibit opened concurrently with the 50th Anniversary Conference for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) in Kansas City in March.

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June 2016

First Friday’s 18th and Vine Jazz District

June 3 @ 4:00 am - 9:00 pm
First Fridays

EDUCATION: Jazz Storytelling

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
STORYTELLING 2016

AJM Monthly Board Meeting

June 21 @ 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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July 2016

First Friday’s 18th and Vine Jazz District

July 1 @ 4:00 am - 9:00 pm
First Fridays

EDUCATION: Jazz Storytelling

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
STORYTELLING 2016

JOIN US: Steppin’ on the Vine

July 1 @ 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

July 19 @ 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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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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steppinALLDATES

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

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