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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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September 2015
Free

INDIGO HOUR

September 4 @ 5:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Kenny Glover

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$10

Wes Blackman & Round Midnight Featuring Lady D

September 4 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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LADY D

“Wes Blackman, Lady D”

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$10

Charles Williams Quartet

September 5 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Charles WIlliams Quartet

“Charles Williams, Blair Bryant”

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Free

Jam Session – Steve Lambert

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

“Steve Lambert”

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$10

Peter Martin – Arts Midwest Conference

September 9 @ 9:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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“Peter Martin”

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$10

Jackie Allen Quintet w/John Moulder – Arts Midwest Conference

September 9 @ 10:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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JACKIE ALLEN

“Jackie Allen, John Moulder”

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$10

Clairdee – Arts Midwest Conference

September 10 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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“Clairdee, Greg Carroll”

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Free

INDIGO HOUR

September 11 @ 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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$20

Karrin Allyson w/ Bob Bowman Quartet – Arts Midwest Conference

September 11 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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“Karrin Allyson, Bob Bowman”

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$15

Ida McBeth – Arts Midwest Conference

September 12 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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IDA MCBETH

“Ida McBeth”

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$5

Neo-Soul Lounge

September 13 @ 6:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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“Jason Betts”

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Free

Jam Session – Dwight Foster

September 14 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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“Dwight Foster”

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Free

Peter Schlamb

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

“Peter Schlamb”

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Free

INDIGO HOUR

September 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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$10

Charlotte Embrey & Soigné

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

“Charlotte Embrey, Soigné”

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$10

Jazz Disciples w/Clint Ashlock

September 19 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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CLINT-ASHLOCK

“Gerald Dunn, Clint Ashlock”

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ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING for Festival Stakeholders and 18th & Vine Community

September 21 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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WHAT: ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING for Festival Stakeholders and 18th & Vine Community WHEN: Monday, September 21, 2015 TIME: TWO ATTENDANCE TIME OPTIONS – 12:30p or 5:30p WHERE: GEM THEATER LARGE CONFERENCE ROOM PUBLIC MEETING for Festival Stakeholders and 18th & Vine Community … *Monday, September 21, 2015 – Two times for convenience 9:30a or 5:30p *Where: Gem Theater, 1615 E. 18th Street, Kansas City, MO in the large conference room. – – – Information and discussion about Kansas City’s 2015…

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Free

Jam Session – Mike Herrera

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

“Mike Herrera”

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Free

Grupo Aztlan

September 24 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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TroAztlan

“Grupo Aztlan”

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Free

INDIGO HOUR

September 25 @ 5:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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“The Band Oasis”

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$10

Tyrone Clark and True Dig

September 25 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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tyrone-clark

“Tyrone Clark”

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$15

Will Matthews B3 Organ Project – Tribute to Reginald Buckner

September 26 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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‘Tribute to Reginald Buckner’ Guitarist Will Matthews B-3 Organ Project featuring Reggie Thomas-Organ, Marty Morrison-drums and Mardra Thomas-vocals

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Free

Louis Neal Big Band

September 28 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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“Louis Neal, Jason Goudeau, Charles Perkins, Gerald Dunn”

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October 2015
$5

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

October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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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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JATG-CONCERT4

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