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August 2016
Free

Mike DeLeon and Carte Blanc

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Percussionist and vocalist Mike DeLeon brought Salsa to Kansas City over 20 years ago and were a founding member of several mambo and salsa groups. Carte-Blanc brings sizzling Hot World Class Latin Jazz/Samba/Bossa Nova Classic sounds with vocals.

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Free

Da Truth

August 26 @ 5:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Indigo Hour with Da Truth

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$10

Hermon Mehari with George Johnson featuring Tivon Pennicott

August 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Hermon Mehari was the recent winner of the 2015 Carmine Caruso International Trumpet Competition and a semifinalist in the 2014 Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition. In 2014 he released the CD "Our Journey" with Diverse, which was recorded in Paris featuring Logan Richardson on alto saxophone. He was the headliner of the 2014 Jazz en Tête Festival in Clermont-Ferrand, France and was featured on the world renown saxophonist Bobby Watson's 2013 release, "Check Cashing Day". This album explores and honors the…

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$10

Peter Schlamb

August 27 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Peter Schlamb was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Peter got an early start playing music, taking piano lessons at the age of five. When Peter turned eleven, he discovered Lionel Hampton and started playing jazz vibraphone. As a young teenager, Peter played gigs around town with his older brother, and by high school he was performing professionally throughout the St. Louis area. In the fall of 2006, Peter moved to New York City and began attending New School…

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Free

Freedom’s Song

August 28 @ 6:00 pm
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Jazz Speaks for Life - Horizontal

Gospel music played an important role in the Civil Rights Movement, empowering protestors and providing a soundtrack to many key moments. Outstanding choirs from invited churches will perform the songs capturing the spirit of a determined and triumphant African American people. Choirs include Second Baptist Church of Olathe, Concord Fortress of Hope Mass Choir, Kansas City Mass Choir, Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Choir, and Mt. Pleasant Baptist Choir. RSVP requested.

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Free

New Jazz Order Big Band

August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Energetic, soulful and swinging arrangements showcasing great talent. Hear the tight ensemble playing and inventive soloists that represent the vanguard of jazz in Kansas City.

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$10

Jazz Moves Me: Seniors Movement Exercise Class

August 30 @ 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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September 2016

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

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

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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$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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$10

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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Free

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 Moves Me: Seniors Movement Exercise Class

September 27 @ 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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$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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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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steppinALLDATES

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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$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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