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September 2016
Free

Louis Neal Big Band

September 26 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

The Louis Neal Big Band plays traditional big band music as well as contemporary hits. Comprised of five saxes, four trumpets, four trombones, and a rhythm section, this big band puts one in the mindset of Duke Ellington or Count Basie. The band was formed in the mid 1990s and consists of Kansas City's finest jazz musicians. The band plays for notable venues in and around the Kansas City area such as the Blue Room on 18th & Vine and…

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$10

[THIS SESSION CANCELLED] Jazz Moves Me: Seniors Movement Exercise Class

September 27 @ 10:30 am
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

There will be no class on September 27. Classes will resume as scheduled on October 4.  

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$5

Dan Haerle Quartet featuring Bob Bowman, Todd Strait, and Brad Leali

September 29 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

As of the summer of 2002, Dan Haerle retired from full-time teaching. He was a faculty member in the Jazz Studies Division of the College of Music at the University of North Texas for 25 years (Regents Professor for the last 10 years). He taught Jazz Piano, Jazz Fundamentals, Advanced Jazz Improvisation, Jazz MIDI, Graduate Jazz Improvisation, Rhythm Section Master Class and he supervised the jazz chamber music program. He directed the Jazz Strings and a keyboard ensemble called The…

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Free

Gray Matter

September 30 @ 5:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Indigo Hour with Gray Matter

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$45

Jonathan Butler

September 30 @ 8:00 pm
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Jonathan Butler FREE CD

The youngest of 13 children, Jonathan Butler grew up in cape Town, South Africa, ruled by apartheid and segregation. "I was born poor, but richly blessed with talent and the gift to make music," he says. "I can't dismiss where I've been or where I've come from. I'm a proud South African and I came from nothing." Butler began his singing career at age 7 releasing his first album in 1973 and winning the Best new artist Grammy in south Africa…

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$10

Book of Gaia

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

A female vocal ensemble who dynamically weave together eclectic musical genres from the classical to the contemporary with an added touch of spoken word, all infused with a jazz sensibility. Their sophisticated arrangements, original compositions and intricate harmonies engage the ear, elevate the mind and stir the soul. Mixing masterful musicianship with the sheer joy of performing, they magically turn an ordinary evening into a captivating and powerful musical experience. BOOK OF GAIA, a treasure trove of musical art. “They’re…

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October 2016
$10

Jazz Moves Me: Seniors Movement Exercise Class

October 4 @ 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

Krin Gabbard: Riffing on the Repertoire Speaker Series

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

Author of Charles Mingus biography: Better Git it in Your Soul. Charles Mingus is one of the most important—and most mythologized—composers and performers in jazz history. Classically trained and of mixed race, he was an outspoken innovator as well as a bandleader, composer, producer, and record-label owner. His vivid autobiography, Beneath the Underdog, has done much to shape the image of Mingus as something of a wild man: idiosyncratic musical genius with a penchant for skirt-chasing and violent outbursts. But,…

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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

First Friday’s 18th and Vine Jazz District

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Fridays
$10

Jazz Moves Me: Seniors Movement Exercise Class

October 11 @ 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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$10

Jazz Moves Me: Seniors Movement Exercise Class

October 18 @ 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

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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

Rashida Braggs: Riffing on the Repertoire Speaker Series

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
American Jazz Museum,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, 64108

Author of Jazz Diasporas: Race, Music, and Migration in Post-World War II Paris. At the close of the Second World War, waves of African American musicians migrated to Paris, eager to thrive in its reinvigorated jazz scene. Jazz Diasporas challenges the notion that Paris was a color-blind paradise for African Americans. On the contrary, musicians adopted a variety of strategies to cope with the cultural and social assumptions that confronted them throughout their careers in Paris, particularly as France became…

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Free

Mark Tonelli Music Entrepreneurship Workshop

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street
KANSAS CITY, 64108 United States
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marktonelliimprovisationclass

As a musician, you spend countless hours honing your performance skills. But once you leave the practice room, how do you turn those performance skills into work? This workshop, presented by jazz guitarist and educator Mark Tonelli, will explore the tools and strategies that musicians can use to conceive of themselves as a business and translate their hard-earned performance skills into a sustainable career. Topics will include goal setting, time management, networking, wearing different hats, multiple income streams, and budgeting.…

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$10

Jazz Moves Me: Seniors Movement Exercise Class

October 25 @ 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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November 2016
$10

Jazz Moves Me: Seniors Movement Exercise Class

November 1 @ 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

Bob Gluck: Riffing on the Repertoire Speaker Series

November 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
American Jazz Museum,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, 64108

Author of The Lost Miles Davis Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles. Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew is one of the most iconic albums in American music, the preeminent landmark and fertile seedbed of jazz-fusion. Fans have been fortunate in the past few years to gain access to Davis’s live recordings from this time, when he was working with an ensemble that has come to be known as the Lost Quintet. In this book, jazz historian and musician Bob Gluck explores the…

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EDUCATION: Jazz Storytelling

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
STORYTELLING 2016

First Friday’s 18th and Vine Jazz District

November 4 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

JOIN US: Steppin’ on the Vine

November 4 @ 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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$10

Jazz Moves Me: Seniors Movement Exercise Class

November 8 @ 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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$10

Jazz Moves Me: Seniors Movement Exercise Class

November 15 @ 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

November 15 @ 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

Ted Gioia: Riffing on the Repertoire Speaker Series

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
American Jazz Museum,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, 64108

Author of How to Listen to Jazz. Jazz is the great American art form, its very essence is predicated on freedom and creativity. Its sound unequivocally calls forth narratives of past struggles and future dreams. Yet jazz can be as inscrutable as it is mesmerizing, especially to outsiders who don't know what to make of improvisation or unexpected shifts in melody or tempo. How does a casual listener learn to understand and appreciate the nuances between the unapologetic and innovative…

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$45

Bobby Watson and the American Jazz Orchestra with special guest Ernie Andrews

November 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Kansas City’s own Bobby Watson – saxophonist, composer, arranger, and educator – directs the American Jazz Orchestra, an 18-piece local big band, accompanied by legendary vocalist Ernie Andrews, in a performance featuring a medley of original works by Watson, Andrews, and Jay McShann. The concert will be recorded live. Single tickets on sale soon!

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$10

Jazz Moves Me: Seniors Movement Exercise Class

November 22 @ 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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$10

Jazz Moves Me: Seniors Movement Exercise Class

November 29 @ 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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December 2016
Free

Rashod Ollison: Riffing on the Repertoire Speaker Series

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
American Jazz Museum,
1616 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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soulserenade

Soul Serenade was born out of Ollison's attempt to understand the heartache in his life and abandonment issues. But it’s far from a melancholy tale. Through a few literary devices, magical realism included, he explores his lifelong connection to soul music. His father fostered his love for it. When he was six, his parents divorced and his beloved but troubled dad was gone for good. The records he left behind — vintage Aretha, Curtis Mayfield, the Staple Singers, Marvin Gaye and others — helped to shape Ollison's emotional development. Soul…

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