Kansas City Jazz Academy Secures Performance Residency at Kansas City, Missouri City Hall

For Immediate Release 

June 18, 2019

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Marissa Baum
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Kansas City Jazz Academy Secures Performance Residency at Kansas City, Missouri City Hall

Kansas City, MO – The American Jazz Museum’s Kansas City Jazz Academy has secured a performance residency at KCMO’s City Hall extending over the next 12 weeks.

Beginning June 20th, every Thursday from 1:30pm – 2:00pm (prior to each week’s City Council meeting), students from the Academy’s combo classes will showcase their talents in the main rotunda of City Hall.

Clarence Smith, Director of the Kansas City Jazz Academy is looking forward to this opportunity for civic leaders to see and hear the impact of this Jazz Museum program. “It speaks a lot to the support of the city for us to have this opportunity. Especially in that each of the students will be compensated for their performance, giving them real life gig experience and benefiting their development into professional musicians.”

Kansas City Jazz Academy offers ensemble instruction for middle and high school students, plus a robust vocal jazz, piano, and toddler programs. Kansas City Jazz Academy students hail from over 32 zip codes across the KC metro area, more than 9 Kansas City Public Schools including Lincoln College Preparatory Academy, Lee A. Tolbert Community Academy, Hale Cook Elementary, and Hartman Elementary School.

The Jazz Academy’s performances at City Hall will run through September 5th, 2019.

We look forward to advancing the mission of the American Jazz Museum through this celebration and exhibition of jazz.

For more information about the Kansas City Jazz Academy, visit americanjazzmuseum.org/kcjazzacademy