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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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July 2015
$15

JULY COMMEMORATES THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

July 1 - July 31
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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KC-FIREWORKS

ABOUT THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of…

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$5

Latin Jazz All-Stars

July 30 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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“Latin Jazz All Stars” | The Kansas City Latin Jazz All-Stars, is a collaborative project of musicians with long standing presence and impact in contemporary Afro-Latin American music in Kansas City & the Midwest. Led by Pablo Sanhueza and co-sponsored by the American Jazz Museum, Missouri Arts Council, Kansas City Young Audiences, and the Esoke Cultural Center. The KC Latin All-Stars delivers Afro Latin American music and dance under the influence of funk, jazz, and r&b. About the Latin Jazz…

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Indigo Hour – Just A Taste A Jazz

July 31 @ 5:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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“Just A Taste A Jazz” 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…

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Tyrone Clark Quartet

July 31 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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“Tyrone Clark Quartet” About Tyrone Clark 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…

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August 2015
$15

Will Matthews B3 Organ Project featuring Bobby Floyd

August 1 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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ABOUT WILL MATTHEWS … Kansas City native Will Matthews is the guitarist for the world famous Count Basie Orchestra, joining the group in 1996 under the direction of trombonist Grover Mitchell to fill the coveted chair of the late legendary guitarist and composer, Freddie Green who was with the band for over fifty years. Matthews has traveled and toured all over the world and has played on many studio recordings with the group, including two ‘Grammy’ winning recordings, Count Basie…

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Neo-Soul Lounge with Jason Betts

August 2 @ 6:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Jason Betts

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Talent Show, Louis Neal Big Band

August 2 @ 6:00 pm

Louis Neal Big Band

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Jam Session – Everette DeVan

August 3 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Everette DeVan, Danny Rojas, Matt Hopper

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Lester “Duck” Warner

August 6 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Lester “Duck” Warner

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Indigo Hour – Just A Taste A Jazz

August 7 @ 5:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
justatasteajazz

“Just A Taste A Jazz” 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…

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$10

Joe Cartwright

August 7 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Joe Cartwright

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$10

Jazz Disciples with Lisa Henry & Special Guest guitarist Sterling Grey

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

Gerald Dunn, Everette Freeman, DeAndre Manning, Michael Warren, Lisa Henry, Sterling Grey

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Gospel on the Vine – Talent Show, Charlotte Embrey & Soigné

August 9 @ 6:00 pm

Charlotte Embrey

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Jam Session – Tyree Johnson & Group 101

August 10 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Tyree Johnson

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Gerald Spaits/Charles Perkins Quartet

August 13 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Gerald Spaits, Charles Perkins

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Indigo Hour – BMW

August 14 @ 5:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Christopher Clarke, Kenny Golver

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$10

Everette DeVan w/Sharon Thompson

August 14 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Everette DeVan, Sharon Thompson

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$15

Ida McBeth

August 15 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Ida McBeth

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Talent Show, Platinum Express

August 16 @ 6:00 pm

Platinum Express

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Jam Session – Dwayne Mitchell

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

Dwayne Mitchell

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2015 CHARLIE PARKER CELEBRATION

August 20 - August 29
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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[17 CITY-WIDE EVENTS – August 20-29, 2015] o Brian Johnston, 2015 Chair – – – [EVENT #1] Thursday, Aug 20 o Blue Room (Shades of Jade – 7:00 pm) – – – [EVENT #2] Bird Lives! DATE: Opens Thursday – August 20th LOCATION: American Jazz Museum, Permanent Exhibition COST: Regular Museum Admission Curated by Jess Rezac and Rachel Marshall, this exhibition will be an extension of the existing Charlie Parker Permanent Exhibition section at the American Jazz Museum and will…

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Shades of Jade

August 20 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Josh Williams,

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Indigo Hour – The Band Oasis

August 21 @ 5:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

The Band Oasis

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$10

James Ward Band

August 21 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

James Ward, Angela Ward

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$10

David Basse

August 22 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

David Basse, Jason Goudeau, Steve Lambert, Joe Cartwright

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Eddie Moore & The Outer Circle

August 23 @ 6:00 pm

Eddie Moore

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Jam Session – Bill McKemy

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

Bill McKemy, Tj Martley, Rich Wheeler, John Kizilarmut

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$5

Makuza

August 27 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Pablo Sanhueza, Chalis O’Neal

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Indigo Hour – Gray Matter

August 28 @ 5:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Gray Matter

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