Before there was hip-hop, rock and pop, Kansas City Jazz was all the rage – where the likes of Benny Moten and Charlie Parker birthed a sound that would forever change the landscape of music. Experience the evolution Kansas City jazz, from ragtime to bebop.
Take a tour with us back in time to the days of Bird and experience the history of KC Jazz in person. Visit special sites that played a significant role in the life and development of Charlie Parker and Kansas City, including the 18th and Vine Jazz District, Centennial United Methodist Church, Mutual Musicians Foundation, Lincoln Cemetery.
DR. TAMMY KERNODLE
Musicologist, Piano & Vocalist