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September 2016
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Steve Lambert

September 1 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Steven Lambert was born and raised in Sioux City, Iowa. In 2006, he moved to Kansas City, Missouri to attend the UMKC Conservatory of Music, where he apprenticed to two great saxophone masters, Bobby Watson and Tim Timmons. He earned his B.A. in Jazz and Studio Music in 2010, and began to teach and play professionally in the Kansas City Area. Since 2010 Steven has taught at The Swope Parkway Corridor Renaissance Program Eddie Baker School of Music, where he…

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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
Free

Sean Tyler

September 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Indigo Hour with Sean Tyler

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

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$10

Wild Men of Kansas City

September 2 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Everette grew up in Pueblo, Colorado where he attended the Colorado Conservatory of Music. He came to Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 18 and has made this his home ever since. He has been a featured Jazz Organist, well known locally, nationally and internationally for his long-standing contributions to the Jazz tradition.

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$10

Darryl White/Jeff Jenkins Quintet

September 3 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Dr. Darryl White is associate professor of trumpet at the Glenn Korff School of Music. White’s performance experiences include a wide range of idioms. He has appeared as guest soloist with the Omaha Symphony, Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, Mesa Chamber Orchestra, Grand Junction Symphony, Lake Forest Chamber Orchestra, Roaring Fork Jazz Festival, University of Nebraska Faculty Brass Quintet, the University Faculty Jazz Quartet and many other solo appearances and guest clinicians with college jazz bands and orchestras across the country. Jeff…

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Free

Vinyl on the Vine

September 5 @ 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

Dwayne Mitchell

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

Dwayne Mitchell leads the Blue Monday Jam Session

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$10

Jazz Moves Me: Seniors Movement Exercise Class

September 6 @ 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

Sons of Brasil

September 8 @ 7:00 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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Free

The Band Oasis

September 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

The Band Oasis performs jazz, blues and lots of old school music better than you remember it.

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$10

Dan Thomas

September 9 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

As a performer/composer “his spirit, his obvious driving leadership and his passion surge to the forefront...” Butch Berman (Berman Music Foundation). Joe Klopus of the Kansas City Star raves “ Sax Man Playing First Rate Jazz!” Jazz critic Tom Ineck said “To survive as a viable art form in the 21st century, jazz must continue to evolve. In the hands of saxophonist and composer Thomas, that future is assured.” Jazz Ambassador magazine praised Thomas for his “brainy compositional style”…

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$15

Ida McBeth

September 10 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

There’s a quiet storm in Kansas City. And it swirls around the captivating, elegant, mystifying and delightful music of singer Ida McBeth. 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…

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Free

Jazz Disciples

September 12 @ 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

September 13 @ 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

Frank Hayde: Riffing on the Repertoire Speaker Series

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
American Jazz Museum,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, 64108

Stan Levey was one of the most influential drummers in the history of modern jazz. The self-taught Levey played alongside a who’s who of twentieth century jazz artists: Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, Art Tatum, Ben Webster, Dexter Gordon, Lester Young, Thelonious Monk, and Ella Fitzgerald. Frank Hayde takes us on a trip from Levey’s rough and tumble North Philly upbringing to the heights of the jazz spotlight. Reception 6 pm / Program begins at…

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Free

Charles Perkins/Gerald Spaits Quartet

September 15 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

“Charles Perkins’ alto sax has soared since standing out in the 1980s’ New Breed Orchestra. Whether quoting, note for note, a Charlie Parker solo or rapidly weaving in and out of his own smartly conceived, complex lines, Perkins has always been worth seeking out. Then there’s Gerald Spaits, a musician whom other musicians seek out. You might find the versatile bassist backing Marilyn Maye, Karrin Allyson or the Trumpet Summit, or filling in with the People’s Liberation Big Band. Thursday…

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Lady D

September 16 @ 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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$45

Candido

September 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street
KANSAS CITY, 64108 United States
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So well known and respected, his first name alone -- Candido -- is all that is necessary for jazz aficionados to know who he is. Credited with being the first percussionist to bring conga drumming to jazz, Candido Camero is also known for his contributions to the development of mambo and Afro-Cuban jazz. Born in Havana, Cuba, in 1921, Camero first began making music as a young child, beating rhythms on empty condensed milk cans in place of bongos. He…

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$10

Doug Talley with Kathleen Holeman

September 16 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Doug Talley has performed with such jazz luminaries as Jay McShann, Clark Terry, Bob Mintzer, Claude "Fiddler" Williams, Bobby Watson, Karrin Allyson, Byron Stripling, Ignacio Berroa, Randy Brecker, Scott Robinson and Gary Foster. He is a familiar face throughout the Midwest as a jazz performer and educator. Talley has also appeared at the 18th & Vine Festival, the Kansas Jazz and Blues Festival, the Kansas City Spirit Festival, the Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival, Mayport Jazz Festival, and in Las Vegas…

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$10

James Ward Band

September 17 @ 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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Free

Eboni Fondren

September 19 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Eboni Fondren is more than a smooth and sultry songstress. Singing is her pure joy; her outlet and escape from the pressures of the world. It is a way she can proclaim her love for someone without them knowing it. Through music, she tells off that ex-boyfriend, or announces a yearning for companionship without shame or fear. She touches hearts, and brings joy to all who listen. Originally hailing from Chicago, Fondren now claims Kansas City as her home. The…

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Jazz Moves Me: Seniors Movement Exercise Class

September 20 @ 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

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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Tyrone Clark & True Dig

September 22 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

In a musical career spanning nearly 40 years, Tyrone Clark, born in Chicago, has played professionally since he was eighteen. Although adept in a variety of musical genres, Clark’s concept and interpretation of playing is stylistically best described as rooted in the Kansas City jazz tradition. Described by a fellow musician, Clark is one of the few who impeccably delivers that style. He is a “full” bassist and always right there – “just when you need him.” His sure drive…

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BMW

September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Indigo Hour with BMW

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$10

B2 Expressions

September 23 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

B2 Expressions celebrates the release of their new album in the Blue Room!

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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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$10

Jazz Disciples with Jason Goudeau and Lisa Henry

September 24 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

A native of Houston, Texas, Jason Goudeau has lived in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area since 1985. He holds a BM from UMKC Conservatory of Music and has performed with many local, and national artists including Bobby Watson, Kirk Whalum and many others.Classy. Earthy. Down Home. Fun. Lisa Henry is the essence of swingin’ cool, with A Voice That Does It All. In the company of Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald, this International Jazz Ambassador makes musical magic…

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