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Spotlight 2019: Charlie Parker features a series of spotlight events in Kansas City throughout August. We are excited to continue showcasing Kansas City jazz while highlighting our hometown legend, Charlie “Yardbird” Parker. Mark your calendars for the dates below!

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Kansas City Jazz Legacy Exhibition Aug 8 – 22 9:00 am
Kansas City Jazz Legacy Exhibition Aug 8 – 22 @ Liberty Community Center
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am
Kansas City Jazz Legacy Exhibition Aug 8 - 22 @ Liberty Community Center
From August 8 – 22, visit the Liberty Community Center to enjoy the “Kansas City Jazz Legacy Exhibition”, on display all day.
David Valdez Trio in Leavenworth 7:00 pm
David Valdez Trio in Leavenworth @ 424 Lounge
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
David Valdez Trio in Leavenworth @ 424 Lounge
This performance, featuring the David Valdez Trio is one of many “spotlight” events. Each event highlights local venues and musicians. This special event will take place just outside of Kansas City in Leavenworth Kansas. 424[...]
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Jazz, Millennials, and the Music and Legacy of Charlie Parker – Nelson-Atkins 3rd Thursday 6:00 pm
Jazz, Millennials, and the Music and Legacy of Charlie Parker – Nelson-Atkins 3rd Thursday @ Nelson-Atkins Museum
Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Jazz, Millennials, and the Music and Legacy of Charlie Parker - Nelson-Atkins 3rd Thursday @ Nelson-Atkins Museum
Moderated by Mitch Butler, Associate Professor of Jazz Studies for UMKC, will moderate an engaging panel discussion in conjunction with Nelson-Atkins Museum’s Third Thursday event. This event will kick off “Spotlight 2019: Charlie Parker”, a[...]
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Charlie Parker: Bird’s the Word 7:00 pm
Charlie Parker: Bird’s the Word @ American Jazz Museum
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Charlie Parker: Bird's the Word @ American Jazz Museum
Kansas City saxophonist Charlie “Yardbird” Parker was born August 29th, 1920. To celebrate his legacy, AJM has free events throughout the month of August! “Bird’s the Word” features poetry and a beatbox performance and workshop[...]
Marty Morrison Trio featuring David Valdez 7:00 pm
Marty Morrison Trio featuring David Valdez @ 424 Lounge
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Marty Morrison Trio featuring David Valdez @ 424 Lounge
This performance, featuring the Marty Morrison Trio, ft David Valdez is one of many “spotlight” events. Each event highlights local venues and musicians. This special event will take place just outside of Kansas City in[...]
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Charlie Parker Student Music Boot Camp – TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE! 10:00 am
Charlie Parker Student Music Boot Camp – TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE! @ Gem Theater
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Charlie Parker Student Music Boot Camp - TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE! @ Gem Theater
What: Charlie Parker Student Music Boot Camp When: Saturday, August 17, 2018 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Where: GEM Theater | 1615 E 18th Street, Kansas City, MO *** Limited Tuition Waiver Scholarships: Our generous donors[...]
Christopher Burnett Quartet 7:00 pm
Christopher Burnett Quartet @ Soirée Steak & Oyster House
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Christopher Burnett Quartet @ Soirée Steak & Oyster House
Christopher Burnett Quartet: Burnett, alto saxophone and compositions; Roger Wilder; piano, Bill McKemy, Bass; Clarence Smith, drums are performing at Soirée Steak & Oyster House August 17. The quartet will perform a set dedicated to[...]
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Stan Kessler with Kathleen Holeman at Chaz on the Plaza 10:00 am
Stan Kessler with Kathleen Holeman at Chaz on the Plaza @ Chaz on the Plaza
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Stan Kessler with Kathleen Holeman at Chaz on the Plaza @ Chaz on the Plaza
Stan Kessler is a jazz stalwart on the KC scene, leading several working bands. Kathleen Holeman is one of the swinginest singers and pianist on the planet. Together, they make music that is delightful, memorable[...]
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Gerald Spaits & Charles Perkins at Johnson County Community College 12:00 pm
Gerald Spaits & Charles Perkins at Johnson County Community College @ Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art - Atrium
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Gerald Spaits & Charles Perkins at Johnson County Community College @ Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art - Atrium
This performance, featuring Gerald Spaits & Charles Perkins is one of many “spotlight” events. Each event highlights local venues and musicians.
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Jazz Meetup Featuring Bram Wijnands, Pat Adams & Hal Melia 5:30 pm
Jazz Meetup Featuring Bram Wijnands, Pat Adams & Hal Melia @ KC Bier Co
Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Jazz Meetup Featuring Bram Wijnands, Pat Adams & Hal Melia @ KC Bier Co
The Kansas City Jazz Meetup group has been a fun way for us to get out to local venues and meet others in KC who love jazz! On August 22nd, join us for an evening[...]
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Friday @ The Phoenix with Lonnie McFadden 4:30 pm
Friday @ The Phoenix with Lonnie McFadden @ The Phoenix
Aug 23 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday @ The Phoenix with Lonnie McFadden @ The Phoenix
This event features “Mr. Kansas City” himself, Lonnie McFadden! This event is one of many spotlight events included in “Spotlight 2019: Charlie Parker”. Come on by and kick off the weekend with some energetic live[...]
Kansas City and All That’s Jazz: Bringing Legends to Life at Liberty Performing Arts Theatre – TICKETS FOR SALE 6:00 pm
Kansas City and All That’s Jazz: Bringing Legends to Life at Liberty Performing Arts Theatre – TICKETS FOR SALE @ Liberty Performing Arts Theatre
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Kansas City and All That's Jazz: Bringing Legends to Life at Liberty Performing Arts Theatre - TICKETS FOR SALE @ Liberty Performing Arts Theatre
Join us for an exciting VIP reception & live performance highlighting the music of Kansas City’s greatest jazz legends including: Charlie Parker, Count Basie, “Big” Joe Turner, Mary Lou Williams, and more! Plus, a portion[...]
Dan Thomas Quintet 8:30 pm
Dan Thomas Quintet @ The Blue Room
Aug 23 @ 8:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Dan Thomas Quintet @ The Blue Room
This performance, featuring Dan Thomas Quintet, is one of many “spotlight” events in August 2019. Each event highlights local venues and musicians. This special event will take place just outside of Kansas City in Leavenworth,[...]
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Early Bird: Charlie Parker at 18th & Vine Tour – Tickets NOW Available! 10:00 am
Early Bird: Charlie Parker at 18th & Vine Tour – Tickets NOW Available! @ American Jazz Museum
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Early Bird: Charlie Parker at 18th & Vine Tour - Tickets NOW Available! @ American Jazz Museum
Tour Guides: Chuck Haddix – Director of UMKC Marr Sound Archives, host of KCUR 89.3 “Fish Fry” on Friday and Saturday nights, author of “Bird – The Life and Music of Charlie Parker” and “Kansas[...]
Kansas City Scout Jazz Music Day 10:00 am
Kansas City Scout Jazz Music Day @ B.A.C. Musical Instruments
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kansas City Scout Jazz Music Day @ B.A.C. Musical Instruments
On August 24th, B.A.C. Musical Instruments will host an event with Boy Scouts of America. Scouts will learn about music and there will be a live band and plenty of games to keep scouts entertained,[...]
Charlie Parker: Expectations of Bird 5:30 pm
Charlie Parker: Expectations of Bird @ American Jazz Museum
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Charlie Parker: Expectations of Bird @ American Jazz Museum
Kansas City saxophonist Charlie “Yardbird” Parker was born August 29th, 1920. To celebrate his legacy, AJM has free events throughout the month of August! “Expectations of Bird” is an art showcase by Ron Chaney, owner[...]
Jackson County Historical Society’s Bird’s 99th Birthday Bash 6:00 pm
Jackson County Historical Society’s Bird’s 99th Birthday Bash @ Mutual Musicians Foundation
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jackson County Historical Society's Bird's 99th Birthday Bash @ Mutual Musicians Foundation
Join the Jackson County Historical Society and Mutual Musicians Foundation to celebrate Charlie “Bird” Parker’s 99th Birthday! The evening will include food, drinks and jazz. Guests will enjoy the atmosphere of the historic Mutual Musicians[...]
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Brunch with Millie Edwards & Dan Sturdevant 10:00 am
Brunch with Millie Edwards & Dan Sturdevant @ The Phoenix
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Brunch with Millie Edwards & Dan Sturdevant @ The Phoenix
This event featuring Millie Edwards & Dan Sturdevant is one of many spotlight events included in “Spotlight 2019: Charlie Parker”. Join the fun for Sunday Brunch at the Phoenix on August 25th!
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Millie Edwards & Dan Sturdevant with Special Guests 7:00 pm
Millie Edwards & Dan Sturdevant with Special Guests @ Intercontinental Hotel
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Millie Edwards & Dan Sturdevant with Special Guests @ Intercontinental Hotel
This event featuring Millie Edwards & Dan Sturdevant is one of many spotlight events included in “Spotlight 2019: Charlie Parker”. Special guests include students from UMKC Jazz Studies program, you won’t be disappointed! Come on[...]
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Brad Gregory Sextet at Westport Coffeehouse 7:00 pm
Brad Gregory Sextet at Westport Coffeehouse @ Westport Coffee House
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Brad Gregory Sextet at Westport Coffeehouse @ Westport Coffee House
Join us for a swingin’ good time at Westport Coffee House! Brad Gregory sextet is a local sextet featuring many fine trumpet players in KC. They often play original arrangements of jazz classics not heard[...]
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Charlie Parker: Bird’s Fixings 5:30 pm
Charlie Parker: Bird’s Fixings @ The Blue Room
Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Charlie Parker: Bird's Fixings @ The Blue Room
Kansas City saxophonist Charlie “Yardbird” Parker was born August 29th, 1920. To celebrate his legacy, American Jazz Museum has free events throughout the month of August! In partnership with Marr Sound Archives and the Miller[...]
David Basse at Reserve Restaurant & Lounge @ Ambassador Hotel 8:00 pm
David Basse at Reserve Restaurant & Lounge @ Ambassador Hotel @ Reserve Restaurant & Lounge
Aug 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
David Basse at Reserve Restaurant & Lounge @ Ambassador Hotel @ Reserve Restaurant & Lounge
The Reserve inside the Ambassador Hotel in Downtown KC is a great spot for live jazz and a great atmosphere. The Reserve brings some of the best Kansas City musicians to accompany the swank vibes[...]
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Dan Thomas Quintet 7:00 pm
Dan Thomas Quintet @ 424 Lounge
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Dan Thomas Quintet @ 424 Lounge
This performance, featuring Dan Thomas Quintet, is one of many “spotlight” events in August 2019. Each event highlights local venues and musicians. This special event will take place just outside of Kansas City in Leavenworth,[...]
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Charlie Parker Tribute at Soirée Steak & Oyster House 8:00 pm
Charlie Parker Tribute at Soirée Steak & Oyster House @ Soirée Steak & Oyster House
Aug 31 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Charlie Parker Tribute at Soirée Steak & Oyster House @ Soirée Steak & Oyster House
An evening of live music in tribute to Kansas City’s greatest legend of jazz music, Charlie Parker. Featured musicians are David Valdez (alto saxophone), Seth Lee (bass), Brian Ward (piano) & John Kizilarmut (drums) with[...]