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June 2016

PERFORMANCE: BLUE ROOM CALENDAR

June 1 - July 31
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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June 25 @ 9:30 am
American Jazz Museum,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, 64108
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bonnye

Visual art educator Bonnye Brown and her team of student volunteers will lead a two-hour session for kids to come and create their own art projects on the jazz legacy of the civil rights movement.

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$10

Tyrone Clark & True Dig

June 25 @ 8:30 pm
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Tyrone Clark

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FREE

Louis Neal Big Band

June 27 @ 7:00 pm
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Louis Neal, Gerald Dunn, Charles Perkins, Nathan Robinson, Jason Goudeau

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$10

Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom

June 30 @ 7:00 pm
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Allison Miller

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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
FREE

Lady D

July 1 @ 5:30 pm
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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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Steppin' on the Vine More information call: 816-474-8463 or email [email protected] Also see - AmericanJazzMuseum.org/events/

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$10

Roger Wilder Quintet

July 1 @ 8:30 pm
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Roger Wilder, Matt Otto, David Chael, Seth Lee, Sam Wisman

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$10

Charles Williams & Genre

July 2 @ 8:30 pm
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Charles Williams, Blair Bryant

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CLOSED – Indendence Day Holiday

July 4 @ 7:00 pm
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$15

Voices: Tracy Milsap, Sherri Purpose Hall, Tyrone Aiken

July 6 @ 7:00 pm
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Jazz Speaks for Life - Horizontal

ABOUT An evening dedicated to the numerous voices and diverse participants active in the Civil Rights Movement by storyteller Tracy Milsap, spoken word artist Sherri Purpose Hall, and choreographer Tyrone Aiken of the Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey. Tracy Milsap, Board of Directors, Kansas City Young Audiences The mission of Kansas City Young Audiences is to engage all youth in the arts, promote creativity, and inspire success in education. Sherri Purpose Hall Tyrone Aiken, Chief Artistic Officer, Kansas City…

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FREE

Matt Otto

July 7 @ 7:00 pm
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Matt Otto

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Just A Touch A Class

July 8 @ 5:30 pm
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Bobby Adams, Ricky Dotson

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$20

Bobby Watson’s I Have A Drem Band

July 8 @ 8:30 pm
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Bobby Watson, Glenn North, Hermon Mehari

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$20

Bobby Watson performs Check Cashing Day

July 8 @ 8:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Referencing Dr. King?s metaphor of a bad check, KC alto-saxophonist Bobby Watson shares a jazz interpretation of this dream with deferred uses of music and spoken word, all to highlight an under-explored part of Dr. King?s ?I Have a Dream? speech. The music contains segments by poet Glenn North that directly address the political undercurrent that's fueled much of Watson's work. In his famous 1963 speech at the Lincoln Memorial, Dr. King, suggested that "we've come to our nation's capital…

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$10

Max Berry Band

July 9 @ 8:30 pm
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Max Berry, Paul Roberts, Joe Miquelon

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$5

Jason Betts Neo-Soul Lounge

July 10 @ 6:00 pm
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Jason Betts

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FREE

Jazz Disciples

July 11 @ 7:00 pm
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Gerald Dunn

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TJ Martley Quartet

July 14 @ 7:00 pm
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TJ Martley, Matt Otto

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FREE

Gray Matter

July 15 @ 5:30 pm
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Gray Matter

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$10

Wild Men of KC

July 15 @ 8:30 pm
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Everette Devan

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$15

IDA McBETH

July 16 @ 8:30 pm
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Ida McBeth, Max Berry

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FREE

Seth Lee

July 18 @ 7:00 pm
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Seth Lee

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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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Bill McKemy Quartet

July 21 @ 7:00 pm
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Bill McKemy, TJ Martley

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After Dark on the Vine

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Photographers will get a unique opportunity to capture the jazz District?s glow after dark. Award-winning photographer Diallo Javonne French guides the tour.

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$15

A Walk in their Shoes

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Angela Hagenbach will lead us to a journey back in time as we explore some of America?s epic Civil Rights moments through the music, creative works, deeds and activism of some of our nation?s heroes of the movement, both sung and unsung. a blending of literature, poetry, history and reenactment with visual reminders of actual events all set to a jazz underscore.

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Gray Matter

July 22 @ 5:30 pm
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Gray Matter

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