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May 2015

MAY IS NATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC MONTH

May 1 - May 31
American Jazz Museum,
1616 E. 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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AMERICAN JAZZ MUSEUM TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC MONTH The American Jazz Museum will spotlight featured Blue Room performances as part of the national chamber music celebration KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (Tuesday, April 7, 2015) The American Jazz Museum will join thousands of musicians and hundreds of concert presenters across the country this May in celebrating National Chamber Music Month. The American Jazz Museum’s presentation of a monthlong calendar in the Blue Room jazz club that features Charlotte Embry and…

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$25 - $100

Shopgang Int’l/DaBarbershop KansasCity Presents: The 3rd Annual ShowUp & ShowOut HairShow and BarberBattle

May 31 @ 6:00 pm
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street, KANSAS CITY, 64108 United States
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Time to kick off the Summer of 2015 with a Blast,its the Hottest Event of the Year. In HISTORICAL Fashion….. Shopgang Int’l/DaBarbershop KansasCity Presents…… The 3rd Annual ShowUp & ShowOut HairShow and BarberBattle #SUSO3 “All White Affair” “HAIR IN A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE” Where: The Gem Theatre 1615 East 18th Street (Historic 18th & Vine District) When: Sunday May 31st 2015 6pm doors open at 5:00 $25 General Admission, $30 General Admission at door, $50 V.I.P package includes Early Admission,V.I.P Seating,…

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June 2015
FREE - $15

JUNE IS AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSIC APPRECIATION MONTH

June 1 - June 30
Blue Room,
1600 E. 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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ABOUT AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSIC APPRECIATION MONTH African-American Music Appreciation Month is a celebration for African American Music every year in the month of June in the United States. It was originally started as Black Music Month by President Jimmy Carter, who on June 7, 1979, decreed that June would be the month of black music. Since then, presidents have announced to Americans to celebrate Black Music Month. For each year of his term, President Barack Obama has announced the observance under…

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CELEBRATING THETA BOULÉ’S CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY : “A Night on the Vine”

June 5 @ 6:00 pm
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street, KANSAS CITY, 64108 United States
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CELEBRATING THETA BOULÉ’S CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY Theta Boulé Feature Events As you plan for this momentous occasion, don’t forget to add these feature events to your activities calendar. Scholarship Luncheon – Friday, June 5, 2015 at 12:00 Noon – The Honorable Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver II, U.S. Representative (D-MO 5th District) will serve as the keynote speaker for this event. During the luncheon ceremony, Theta Boulé will award scholarships to four college bound high school seniors, who will be selected based upon…

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CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER: Young Professionals Night on the Vine

June 12 @ 6:00 pm
American Jazz Museum,
1616 E. 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER: Young Professionals Night on the Vine Contacts and More Information Manny Abarca (from Congressman Cleaver’s office) Phone: 913-787-6614 Daniel Silva Director of Diversity and Inclusion Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Phone: 816-374-5494 About Congressman Cleaver Emanuel Cleaver, II is now serving his sixth term representing Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District, the home district of President Harry Truman. He is a member of the exclusive House Financial Services Committee, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance,…

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July 2015
FREE - $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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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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December 2015
$35 - $55

2015 / 2016 JAMMIN’ AT THE GEM SEASON – DIGITAL BROCHURE

December 1, 2015 - May 31, 2016
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street, KANSAS CITY, 64108 United States
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Tickets are on sale NOW at the AJM Box Office in person, by telephone at 816.474.6262 or at any Ticketmaster outlet (including ticketmaster.com). 1. DECEMBER 12, 2015 – CHRISTMAS SEASON CONCERT: JULIAN VAUGHN 6’7” lead bass player from Kansas City, Julian Vaughn laid down a strong statement with his self-released debut entitled “The Purpose Project” in 2010, one that garnered the attention of radio and in turn the attention of record companies clamoring to sink their claws into his dynamic…

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$35 - $55

JAMMIN’ AT THE GEM: JULIAN VAUGHN

December 12 @ 8:00 pm
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street, KANSAS CITY, 64108 United States
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Tickets are on sale NOW at the AJM Box Office in person, by telephone at 816.474.6262 or at any Ticketmaster outlet (including ticketmaster.com). 1. DECEMBER 12, 2015 – CHRISTMAS SEASON CONCERT: JULIAN VAUGHN 6’7” lead bass player from Kansas City, Julian Vaughn laid down a strong statement with his self-released debut entitled “The Purpose Project” in 2010, one that garnered the attention of radio and in turn the attention of record companies clamoring to sink their claws into his dynamic…

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February 2016
$35 - $55

JAMMIN’ AT THE GEM: KIM WATERS

February 13, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street, KANSAS CITY, 64108 United States
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Tickets are on sale NOW at the AJM Box Office in person, by telephone at 816.474.6262 or at any Ticketmaster outlet (including ticketmaster.com). 2. FEBRUARY 13, 2016 – VALENTINE’S CONCERT: KIM WATERS With his aptly-titled SILVER SOUL 2014 CD release, saxophone superstar Kim Waters celebrates his 25th year as a recording artist. SILVER SOUL is Kim’s 20 solo album and follows 16 Top 10 and 14 #1 singles, 4 #1 CDs and many millions of album unit sales. “The man…

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March 2016
$35 - $55

JAMMIN’ AT THE GEM: PATTI AUSTIN

March 26, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street, KANSAS CITY, 64108 United States
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Tickets are on sale NOW at the AJM Box Office in person, by telephone at 816.474.6262 or at any Ticketmaster outlet (including ticketmaster.com). 3. MARCH 26, 2016 – WOMEN IN JAZZ MONTH CONCERT: PATTI AUSTIN Grammy winner Patti Austin crosses all musical genres, has made 17 solo albums, and has performed her award-nominated hit songs on the GRAMMYS® and the Oscars. As a performer, songwriter and vocalist she has had a star-studded career that began at the age of four,…

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April 2016
$35 - $55

JAMMIN’ AT THE GEM: THE BAD PLUS JOSHUA REDMAN

April 16, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street, KANSAS CITY, 64108 United States
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Tickets are on sale NOW at the AJM Box Office in person, by telephone at 816.474.6262 or at any Ticketmaster outlet (including ticketmaster.com). 4. APRIL 16, 2016 – JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH CONCERT: THE BAD PLUS JOSHUA REDMAN PLAYERS:Reid Anderson (bass), Ethan Iverson (piano), David King (drums), Joshua Redman (tenor saxophone) “The Bad Plus (plus one) roared as if a quartet were always lying just beneath its surface.” —Los Angeles Times In 2011, The Bad Plus invited saxophonist Joshua Redman to…

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May 2016
$35 - $55

JAMMIN’ AT THE GEM: IDA McBETH (DOUBLE BILL)

May 21, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street, KANSAS CITY, 64108 United States
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Tickets are on sale NOW at the AJM Box Office in person, by telephone at 816.474.6262 or at any Ticketmaster outlet (including ticketmaster.com). 5. MAY 21, 2016 – LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD CONCERT: IDA McBETH and THE McFADDEN BROTHERS Ida’s musical style is so unique that it is hard to classify. Over the years, her repertoire has included pop-style ballads, jazz and blues, show tunes, funk, R&B, gospel and well known standards. Critics have described her as “a jazz singer,” “a…

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JAMMIN’ AT THE GEM: THE McFADDEN BROTHERS (DOUBLE BILL)

May 21, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Gem Theater,
1615 E. 18th Street, KANSAS CITY, 64108 United States
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Tickets are on sale NOW at the AJM Box Office in person, by telephone at 816.474.6262 or at any Ticketmaster outlet (including ticketmaster.com). 5. MAY 21, 2016 – LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD CONCERT: THE McFADDEN BROTHERS and IDA McBETH They have been entertaining since they were in elementary school, learning tap licks, and intricate rhythms from their father, Kansas City hoofer and all around entertainer Smilin’ Jimmy McFadden. Their Dad, danced with the likes of “The Count Basie Orchestra,” “Blanche Calloway’s…

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