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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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10:00 am Stan Kessler with Kathleen Holeman at Chaz on the Plaza @ Chaz on the Plaza
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[...]
12:00 pm Gerald Spaits & Charles Perkins at Johnson County Community College @ Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art - Atrium
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.
5:30 pm Jazz Meetup Featuring Bram Wijnands, Pat Adams & Hal Melia @ KC Bier Co
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[...]
4:30 pm Friday @ The Phoenix with Lonnie McFadden @ The Phoenix
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[...]
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
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[...]
8:30 pm Dan Thomas Quintet @ The Blue Room
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,[...]
10:00 am Early Bird: Charlie Parker at 18th & Vine Tour – Tickets NOW Available! @ American Jazz Museum
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[...]
10:00 am Kansas City Scout Jazz Music Day @ B.A.C. Musical Instruments
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,[...]
5:30 pm Charlie Parker: Expectations of Bird @ American Jazz Museum
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[...]
6:00 pm Jackson County Historical Society’s Bird’s 99th Birthday Bash @ Mutual Musicians Foundation
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[...]