Join us as we celebrate the life,
the music, and the iconic legacy
of Kansas City’s own:

Charlie “Yardbird” Parker!

Please keep checking back for More Events for 2024! *Artists and Venues subject to change at any time. Please confirm with Venue directly.

Jun
8
Sat
KCJA Sponsorship Booth At Banneker School Foundation @ English Landing Park
Jun 8 @ 3:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Jun
22
Sat
KCJA Sponsorship Booth at Lee’s Summit Jazz Festival @ Lee Summit Jazz Festival
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
17
Wed
July: Vivid Vision Panel – The Kansas City Jazz Sound @ Westport Coffeehouse Theater
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Discover the Kansas City Jazz Sound. Join us for a discussion of the impact of the Kansas City Jazz Sound: What is it? Why is it important to KC Culture? How did KC shape it?

For this session we will have the following panelists: (Panelists subject to change)

  • Clint Ashlock – Artistic Director the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra
  • Chuck Haddix – Author, Historian and Director of the Marr Sound Archives of UMKC
  • Steve Kraske – Moderator and Host of KCUR’s Up-To-Date

Join us at 6:30pm (Doors: 6pm) at the Westport Coffeehouse Theater for this exciting panel discussion. Bring your thoughts and questions with you! We are planning for an interactive and engaging discussion.

Thank you to our sponsors: Kansas City’s Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund, Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Performing Arts, Commerce Bank, Trustee

Aug
1
Thu
Ken Lovern’s OJT @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm

Green Lady Lounge

$10 cover charge cash or credit at door. Always open seating. No reservations. 21 & over.

Green Lady Lounge features Kansas City Jazz musicians and only their original compositions in the rich Kansas City tradition. Free of televisions you can focus on music, atmosphere and conversation.

Live Kansas City Jazz 365 days a year.

Hours:
Sunday & Monday 5pm to 3am
Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 3am

Millie Edwards Trio @ Johnnie's Liberty
Aug 1 @ 6:30 pm

KCUR's Band Of The Week: Millie Edwards | KCUR - Kansas City ...

Millie Edwards is known in Kansas City for her big voice and wide vocal range. She has been a regular on the Kansas City jazz and blues circuit, performing at the best clubs and in radio and television spots. Music critics have praised her as revealing “a confident, full-range voice that has no doubt been heard in church on many a Sunday.”

Guitar Elation @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Green Lady Lounge

$10 cover charge cash or credit at door. Always open seating. No reservations. 21 & over.

Green Lady Lounge features Kansas City Jazz musicians and only their original compositions in the rich Kansas City tradition. Free of televisions you can focus on music, atmosphere and conversation.

Live Kansas City Jazz 365 days a year.

Hours:
Sunday & Monday 5pm to 3am
Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 3am

Aug
2
Fri
Matt Hopper & Gerald Spaits @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 2 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Green Lady Lounge

$10 cover charge cash or credit at door. Always open seating. No reservations. 21 & over.

Green Lady Lounge features Kansas City Jazz musicians and only their original compositions in the rich Kansas City tradition. Free of televisions you can focus on music, atmosphere and conversation.

Live Kansas City Jazz 365 days a year.

Hours:
Sunday & Monday 5pm to 3am
Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 3am

Ken Lovern’s OJT @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm

Green Lady Lounge

$10 cover charge cash or credit at door. Always open seating. No reservations. 21 & over.

Green Lady Lounge features Kansas City Jazz musicians and only their original compositions in the rich Kansas City tradition. Free of televisions you can focus on music, atmosphere and conversation.

Live Kansas City Jazz 365 days a year.

Hours:
Sunday & Monday 5pm to 3am
Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 3am

Tim Whitmer Quartet @ Black Dolphin
Aug 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact

For information please call 816.215.2954 (textable) or email john.scott@greenladylounge.com

We do not reserve seating. Just open seating. $5 cover charge at the door. Cash or Credit.

Black Dolphin
1813 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64108
816.215.2954 (textable)

Danny Embrey Trio @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 2 @ 7:30 pm

Green Lady Lounge

$10 cover charge cash or credit at door. Always open seating. No reservations. 21 & over.

Green Lady Lounge features Kansas City Jazz musicians and only their original compositions in the rich Kansas City tradition. Free of televisions you can focus on music, atmosphere and conversation.

Live Kansas City Jazz 365 days a year.

Hours:
Sunday & Monday 5pm to 3am
Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 3am

RSS Trio @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 2 @ 10:30 pm

Green Lady Lounge

$10 cover charge cash or credit at door. Always open seating. No reservations. 21 & over.

Green Lady Lounge features Kansas City Jazz musicians and only their original compositions in the rich Kansas City tradition. Free of televisions you can focus on music, atmosphere and conversation.

Live Kansas City Jazz 365 days a year.

Hours:
Sunday & Monday 5pm to 3am
Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 3am

Aug
3
Sat
Late Night Jam Session @ Mutual Musicians Foundation
Aug 3 @ 1:30 am – 5:00 am

Join for the weekly late night Jazz Jam – upholding the tradition of KC Jazz!

About Mutual Musician’s Foundation:
Kansas City’s Local 627, African-American Musicians Union, founded in 1917, and known as the Mutual Musicians Foundation, still stands in Kansas City, Missouri’s historic 18th and Vine district at 1823 Highland Avenue. A National Historic Landmark, the building is also entered in the National Register of Historic Places and the Kansas City Landmarks Commission Register.
Today, the tradition jams on at the Mutual Musicians Foundation, located on the former site of Local 627 at 1823 Highland Avenue, in the heart of the historic 18th and Vine District. The Mutual Musicians Foundation, Inc., originally incorporated to manage the building and assets of Local 627, continued operating the building as a social club for musicians and fans after the merger with Local 34 in 1970. In 1979, the Foundation was prominently featured in Bruce Ricker’s film, “The Last of the Blue Devils.”
As we have since 1930, musicians gather at the Foundation Friday and Saturday nights after midnight to jam into the early morning hours. The Foundation also serves as a rehearsal space for members, a classroom for visiting students and a place for private parties. A living museum, the Foundation preserves and develops Kansas City’s rich musical heritage.
The Mutual Musicians Foundation International (MMFI) is dedicated to presenting the MMFI as an international hub utilizing the city’s most recognized international product; jazz solely for the benefit of its most treasured resource; musicians past, present and future.
The MMFI will increase the participation of ethnic, cultural/heritage based businesses and organizations within the overall marketing efforts of the cultural communities of Kansas City, create and maintain an international visitors center in the historic 18th & Vine jazz district of Kansas City.
Hermann Wine and Jazz Festival @ Clara Eitmann Messmer Ampitheater
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The 8th Annual Hermann Wine and Jazz Festival, expertly managed by 18th & Vine Lives, is set to enchant attendees with an unforgettable blend of smooth melodies and exquisite flavors in the heart of Missouri’s wine country.
Nestled amidst the rolling hills and lush vineyards of Hermann, MO, the picturesque Clara Eitmann-Messmer Amphitheater will serve as the perfect backdrop for this harmonious gathering. On Saturday, August 3, 2024, wine enthusiasts and jazz aficionados alike are invited to indulge in an afternoon and evening of musical bliss and culinary delights, all while supporting a worthy cause.
Get ready to sip, sway, and savor the magic of Hermann Wine and Jazz Festival amidst the scenic beauty of Missouri’s wine country.
What is Camp Rainbow? What sets this year’s festival apart is its noble cause—Camp Rainbow Foundation, a beacon of hope for children and families grappling with childhood cancer and blood-related diseases, serves as the esteemed benefactor. Camp Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides free camp experiences and programs for children and families affected by childhood cancer and blood-related diseases. Established to offer a reprieve from the challenges and stresses of dealing with these illnesses, Camp Rainbow creates a supportive and nurturing environment where campers can build friendships, engage in fun activities, and simply enjoy being kids.
Rod Fleeman Trio @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 3 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Green Lady Lounge

$10 cover charge cash or credit at door. Always open seating. No reservations. 21 & over.

Green Lady Lounge features Kansas City Jazz musicians and only their original compositions in the rich Kansas City tradition. Free of televisions you can focus on music, atmosphere and conversation.

Live Kansas City Jazz 365 days a year.

Hours:
Sunday & Monday 5pm to 3am
Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 3am

Ken Lovern’s OJT @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm

Green Lady Lounge

$10 cover charge cash or credit at door. Always open seating. No reservations. 21 & over.

Green Lady Lounge features Kansas City Jazz musicians and only their original compositions in the rich Kansas City tradition. Free of televisions you can focus on music, atmosphere and conversation.

Live Kansas City Jazz 365 days a year.

Hours:
Sunday & Monday 5pm to 3am
Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 3am

Tim Whitmer Quartet @ Black Dolphin
Aug 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact

For information please call 816.215.2954 (textable) or email john.scott@greenladylounge.com

We do not reserve seating. Just open seating. $5 cover charge at the door. Cash or Credit.

Black Dolphin
1813 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64108
816.215.2954 (textable)

Danny Embrey Trio @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm

Green Lady Lounge

$10 cover charge cash or credit at door. Always open seating. No reservations. 21 & over.

Green Lady Lounge features Kansas City Jazz musicians and only their original compositions in the rich Kansas City tradition. Free of televisions you can focus on music, atmosphere and conversation.

Live Kansas City Jazz 365 days a year.

Hours:
Sunday & Monday 5pm to 3am
Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 3am

RSS Trio @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 3 @ 10:30 pm

Green Lady Lounge

$10 cover charge cash or credit at door. Always open seating. No reservations. 21 & over.

Green Lady Lounge features Kansas City Jazz musicians and only their original compositions in the rich Kansas City tradition. Free of televisions you can focus on music, atmosphere and conversation.

Live Kansas City Jazz 365 days a year.

Hours:
Sunday & Monday 5pm to 3am
Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 3am

Aug
4
Sun
Late Night Jam Session @ Mutual Musicians Foundation
Aug 4 @ 1:30 am – 5:00 am

Join for the weekly late night Jazz Jam – upholding the tradition of KC Jazz!

About Mutual Musician’s Foundation:
Kansas City’s Local 627, African-American Musicians Union, founded in 1917, and known as the Mutual Musicians Foundation, still stands in Kansas City, Missouri’s historic 18th and Vine district at 1823 Highland Avenue. A National Historic Landmark, the building is also entered in the National Register of Historic Places and the Kansas City Landmarks Commission Register.
Today, the tradition jams on at the Mutual Musicians Foundation, located on the former site of Local 627 at 1823 Highland Avenue, in the heart of the historic 18th and Vine District. The Mutual Musicians Foundation, Inc., originally incorporated to manage the building and assets of Local 627, continued operating the building as a social club for musicians and fans after the merger with Local 34 in 1970. In 1979, the Foundation was prominently featured in Bruce Ricker’s film, “The Last of the Blue Devils.”
As we have since 1930, musicians gather at the Foundation Friday and Saturday nights after midnight to jam into the early morning hours. The Foundation also serves as a rehearsal space for members, a classroom for visiting students and a place for private parties. A living museum, the Foundation preserves and develops Kansas City’s rich musical heritage.
The Mutual Musicians Foundation International (MMFI) is dedicated to presenting the MMFI as an international hub utilizing the city’s most recognized international product; jazz solely for the benefit of its most treasured resource; musicians past, present and future.
The MMFI will increase the participation of ethnic, cultural/heritage based businesses and organizations within the overall marketing efforts of the cultural communities of Kansas City, create and maintain an international visitors center in the historic 18th & Vine jazz district of Kansas City.
Spotlight: Charlie Parker Opening Brunch – Featuring Millie Edwards @ The Phoenix
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Opening Brunch at the Phoenix, featuring Millie Edwards

KCUR's Band Of The Week: Millie Edwards | KCUR - Kansas City ...

Millie Edwards is known in Kansas City for her big voice and wide vocal range. She has been a regular on the Kansas City jazz and blues circuit, performing at the best clubs and in radio and television spots. Music critics have praised her as revealing “a confident, full-range voice that has no doubt been heard in church on many a Sunday.”

Matt Hopper Organ Trio @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm

Green Lady Lounge

$10 cover charge cash or credit at door. Always open seating. No reservations. 21 & over.

Green Lady Lounge features Kansas City Jazz musicians and only their original compositions in the rich Kansas City tradition. Free of televisions you can focus on music, atmosphere and conversation.

Live Kansas City Jazz 365 days a year.

Hours:
Sunday & Monday 5pm to 3am
Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 3am

Mark Slimm Trio @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 4 @ 9:30 pm – Aug 5 @ 2:30 am

Green Lady Lounge

$10 cover charge cash or credit at door. Always open seating. No reservations. 21 & over.

Green Lady Lounge features Kansas City Jazz musicians and only their original compositions in the rich Kansas City tradition. Free of televisions you can focus on music, atmosphere and conversation.

Live Kansas City Jazz 365 days a year.

Hours:
Sunday & Monday 5pm to 3am
Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 3am

Aug
5
Mon
Brian Baggett Trio @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Green Lady Lounge

$10 cover charge cash or credit at door. Always open seating. No reservations. 21 & over.

Green Lady Lounge features Kansas City Jazz musicians and only their original compositions in the rich Kansas City tradition. Free of televisions you can focus on music, atmosphere and conversation.

Live Kansas City Jazz 365 days a year.

Hours:
Sunday & Monday 5pm to 3am
Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 3am

Mark Slimm Organ Trio @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 5 @ 10:30 pm – Aug 6 @ 2:30 am

Green Lady Lounge

$10 cover charge cash or credit at door. Always open seating. No reservations. 21 & over.

Green Lady Lounge features Kansas City Jazz musicians and only their original compositions in the rich Kansas City tradition. Free of televisions you can focus on music, atmosphere and conversation.

Live Kansas City Jazz 365 days a year.

Hours:
Sunday & Monday 5pm to 3am
Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 3am

Aug
6
Tue
Happy Hour at the Piano Shop with Sons of Brazil @ Upcycle Piano Craft
Aug 6 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Sons of Brasil

Elaine Garrison photo

Since 1991, Sons of Brasil has filled many a venue with fans, serving up music with the flavor and passion found at clubs in Ipanema and Leblon. This group of Kansas Citians includes some of the area’s premier musicians. On the August 6 bill at the Upcycle Happy Hour: Roger Wilder, Greg Whitfield, Doug Auwarter, and Stan Kessler. The Sons invite you to sample its sounds, which stem from their love and admiration of “musica bem brasileira.”

Ken Lovern’s OJT @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Green Lady Lounge

$10 cover charge cash or credit at door. Always open seating. No reservations. 21 & over.

Green Lady Lounge features Kansas City Jazz musicians and only their original compositions in the rich Kansas City tradition. Free of televisions you can focus on music, atmosphere and conversation.

Live Kansas City Jazz 365 days a year.

Hours:
Sunday & Monday 5pm to 3am
Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 3am

Aug
7
Wed
Ken Lovern’s OJT
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Green Lady Lounge

$10 cover charge cash or credit at door. Always open seating. No reservations. 21 & over.

Green Lady Lounge features Kansas City Jazz musicians and only their original compositions in the rich Kansas City tradition. Free of televisions you can focus on music, atmosphere and conversation.

Live Kansas City Jazz 365 days a year.

Hours:
Sunday & Monday 5pm to 3am
Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 3am

Millie Edwards @ Union on the Hill
Aug 7 @ 6:30 pm

KCUR's Band Of The Week: Millie Edwards | KCUR - Kansas City ...

Millie Edwards is known in Kansas City for her big voice and wide vocal range. She has been a regular on the Kansas City jazz and blues circuit, performing at the best clubs and in radio and television spots. Music critics have praised her as revealing “a confident, full-range voice that has no doubt been heard in church on many a Sunday.”

Reyes Brothers Organ Trio @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 7 @ 11:30 pm – Aug 8 @ 2:30 am

Green Lady Lounge

$10 cover charge cash or credit at door. Always open seating. No reservations. 21 & over.

Green Lady Lounge features Kansas City Jazz musicians and only their original compositions in the rich Kansas City tradition. Free of televisions you can focus on music, atmosphere and conversation.

Live Kansas City Jazz 365 days a year.

Hours:
Sunday & Monday 5pm to 3am
Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 3am

Aug
8
Thu
Ken Lovern’s OJT @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm

Green Lady Lounge

$10 cover charge cash or credit at door. Always open seating. No reservations. 21 & over.

Green Lady Lounge features Kansas City Jazz musicians and only their original compositions in the rich Kansas City tradition. Free of televisions you can focus on music, atmosphere and conversation.

Live Kansas City Jazz 365 days a year.

Hours:
Sunday & Monday 5pm to 3am
Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 3am

Millie Edwards Trio @ Johnnie's Liberty
Aug 8 @ 6:30 pm

KCUR's Band Of The Week: Millie Edwards | KCUR - Kansas City ...

Millie Edwards is known in Kansas City for her big voice and wide vocal range. She has been a regular on the Kansas City jazz and blues circuit, performing at the best clubs and in radio and television spots. Music critics have praised her as revealing “a confident, full-range voice that has no doubt been heard in church on many a Sunday.”

Guitar Elation @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Green Lady Lounge

$10 cover charge cash or credit at door. Always open seating. No reservations. 21 & over.

Green Lady Lounge features Kansas City Jazz musicians and only their original compositions in the rich Kansas City tradition. Free of televisions you can focus on music, atmosphere and conversation.

Live Kansas City Jazz 365 days a year.

Hours:
Sunday & Monday 5pm to 3am
Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 3am

Aug
9
Fri
Matt Hopper & Gerald Spaits @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 9 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Green Lady Lounge

$10 cover charge cash or credit at door. Always open seating. No reservations. 21 & over.

Green Lady Lounge features Kansas City Jazz musicians and only their original compositions in the rich Kansas City tradition. Free of televisions you can focus on music, atmosphere and conversation.

Live Kansas City Jazz 365 days a year.

Hours:
Sunday & Monday 5pm to 3am
Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 3am

Ken Lovern’s OJT @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm

Green Lady Lounge

$10 cover charge cash or credit at door. Always open seating. No reservations. 21 & over.

Green Lady Lounge features Kansas City Jazz musicians and only their original compositions in the rich Kansas City tradition. Free of televisions you can focus on music, atmosphere and conversation.

Live Kansas City Jazz 365 days a year.

Hours:
Sunday & Monday 5pm to 3am
Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 3am

Tim Whitmer Quartet @ Black Dolphin
Aug 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact

For information please call 816.215.2954 (textable) or email john.scott@greenladylounge.com

We do not reserve seating. Just open seating. $5 cover charge at the door. Cash or Credit.

Black Dolphin
1813 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64108
816.215.2954 (textable)

Danny Embrey Trio @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 9 @ 7:30 pm

Green Lady Lounge

$10 cover charge cash or credit at door. Always open seating. No reservations. 21 & over.

Green Lady Lounge features Kansas City Jazz musicians and only their original compositions in the rich Kansas City tradition. Free of televisions you can focus on music, atmosphere and conversation.

Live Kansas City Jazz 365 days a year.

Hours:
Sunday & Monday 5pm to 3am
Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 3am

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