American Jazz Museum Update on COVID-19 Coronavirus

For Immediate Release 

March 14, 2020

Marissa Baum


Kansas City, MO - In situations regarding public health, the Museum takes direction from local, state and federal agencies such as the Kansas City Health Department, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the CDC. In order to support Kansas City’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 the American Jazz Museum and The Blue Room jazz club will be closed temporarily, effective immediately.  

“We at the American Jazz Museum are joining with other cultural colleagues across Kansas City in the effort to minimize the impact of COVID-19 spread. We want to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our community and plan to reopen to the public on Saturday, April 4th. This temporary close will also include our Blue Room and Gem Theater venues.  Thank you for your supporting AJM and each other.  Please continue to visit our website for updates and access to wonderful jazzy digital content.” --Rashida Phillips, Executive Director  
For more information on Museum response, policies, and event cancelations visit Please feel free to email with any questions.  


About the American Jazz Museum

The mission of the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City is to celebrate and exhibit the experience of jazz as an original American art form through performance, exhibition, education, and research at one of the country’s jazz crossroads – 18th & Vine. As the only museum in the world solely focused on the preservation, exhibition and advancement of jazz music, the American Jazz Museum is dedicated to public service and collaborative efforts to expand the influence, awareness and appreciation of jazz among the widest demographic of people across the Kansas City region, as well as among those based in various locations worldwide. For a complete list of upcoming events and performances, visit