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April 2014
$35 - $55

Presented by the American Jazz Museum | JAMMIN’ AT THE GEM- Lifetime Achievement Concert!: Dr. Nathan Davis brings an ensemble featuring NEA Jazz Master Curtis Fuller, along with George Cables, Abe Laboriel, Winard Harper and Maurice Brown

April 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Nathan Davis has split his career between being a fine tenor saxophonist and a jazz educator. He played briefly with Jay McShann in 1955, attended the University of Kansas, spent time in the Army in Berlin (1960-1963), and stayed in Paris where he worked with Kenny Clarke (1963-1969), Eric Dolphy (1964), and Art Taylor. He also toured Europe with Art Blakey (1965) and Ray Charles. Since 1969, Davis has been a professor of jazz at the University of Pittsburgh and Moorhead State University. His two most important musical associations have been heading the Paris Reunion Band (1985-1989) and leading Roots (which he formed in 1991).

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The Rep & Rev Play Reading Series at The American Jazz Museum, “THE EXPERIMENT” BY CLINNESHA SIBLEY

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street, KANSAS CITY, 64108 United States
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Rep & Rev is a bi-monthly play reading series created and produced by Project One V.O.I.C.E. Theater Lab, a community organization dedicated to making the voices of underserved communities audible in the arts. For more information email: onevoicetheaterlab@gmail.com Continue reading

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International Jazz Day at the American Jazz Museum

April 30 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
American Jazz Museum,
1616 E. 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Acclaimed as an “interactive paradise” by the NY Times, these exhibits bring to life the great American art form of jazz. Listening stations, touch screen interactives, and custom mixing boards complement displays of artifacts, graphics, and commissioned artwork in a sculpturally dynamic space that makes this sophisticated musical style accessible and engaging for visitors of different ages and musical backgrounds. Continue reading

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May 2014
$35 - $55

Presented by the American Jazz Museum | JAMMIN’ AT THE GEM- Massey Hall 60th Anniversary: Bill Charlap and his trio of Kenny Washington and Peter Washington performing with special guest Jon Faddis in celebration of the historic Massey Hall Concert.

May 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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JAMMIN’ AT THE GEM- Massey Hall 50th Anniversary: Bill Charlap and his trio of Kenny Washington and Peter Washington performing with special super star guests Jon Faddis and Jesse Davis in celebration of the historic Massey Hall Concert.

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$25

Lukewarm

May 31 @ 7:00 pm
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street, KANSAS CITY, 64108 United States
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The production invites the audience to follow a story of a pastor and his family try to follow God while still holding on to worldly standards. The choices made, eventually catch up with them and severe consequences follow.

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