The Blue Room, Our Jazz Club

Due to Kansas City's policies and procedures related to COVID-19, performances in the The Blue Room are currently postponed until further notice. 

Named after the famed 1930s Street Hotel club in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District, The Blue Room simultaneously honors the past and showcases the present names in jazz. A multifaceted exhibit highlighting the countless musicians who crafted “Kansas City jazz,” a sound known all over the world, The Blue Room also provides a distinctive platform to present dynamic performances from the best local and national jazz talent in an intimate setting. Come down, bring your instrument and sit in at the weekly Blue Monday Jam – or just take in the sounds of one of Kansas City’s best jam sessions. Big bands typically perform the last Monday of each month, and our Latin Jazz/Salsa series gets shakin’ on the last Thursday of each month (except where otherwise noted on the calendar). At the Blue Room, upcoming bands, seasoned veterans of the local jazz scene, national talent and internationally renowned jazz artists share the spotlight, Unless otherwise noted, all ticket purchases are non-refundable.

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The Blue Room's FAQ


Q: Are minors allowed in the Blue Room?
A: Minors are encouraged to attend shows in the Blue Room! They are welcome at any performance as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

Q: Who should I contact for booking information?
A: Please reach out to Gerald Dunn, Senior Manager of Entertainment. He can be reached at gdunn@kcjazz.org

Q: Can I make a reservation for a table in the Blue Room?
A: Reservations are not accepted at the Blue Room except as advertised for special events.

Q: Is food served in the Blue Room?
A: The Blue Room does not serve food.

Q: I purchased a ticket for a show in The Blue Room but am now unable to attend. Can I get a refund?
A: Blue Room ticket sales are non-refundable.

Q: How can I find out about who's performing in the Blue Room?
A: You can always find an up-to-date performance calendar on the website. You may also call the Museum (816-474-8463)

Q: Where can I park when I come to the Blue Room?
A: Parking is available anywhere on the street within the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District at no cost. Additional parking is available at the lot located just outside the District at 18th & Paseo as well as at the Myra Taylor lot, located at the Attucks School at 18th & Woodland.