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

Charlie “Yardbird” Parker!

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1:00 am Late Night Jam @ Mutual Musicians Foundation
Late Night Jam @ Mutual Musicians Foundation
Aug 21 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am
Late Night Jam @ Mutual Musicians Foundation
Late night jam session at the Mutual Musicians Foundation! MUTUAL MUSICIANS FOUNDATION Kansas City, one of the principal cradles of jazz along with New York, New Orleans, and Chicago, bred a number of nationally significant[...]
10:00 am Sunday Jazz Brunch at The Phoenix (with Millie Edwards & Dan Sturdevant) @ The Phoenix
Sunday Jazz Brunch at The Phoenix (with Millie Edwards & Dan Sturdevant) @ The Phoenix
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday Jazz Brunch at The Phoenix (with Millie Edwards & Dan Sturdevant) @ The Phoenix
Join pianist Dan Sturdevant and vocalist Millie Edwards On Sunday, August 21st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Celebrating their 6th Year at The Phoenix Jazz Club Liz Goodwin writing in the Pitch July 2022[...]
7:00 pm CD Release Morgan Faw and The Flame + Jam Session with Houston Smith & Bobby Watson @ The Blue Room
CD Release Morgan Faw and The Flame + Jam Session with Houston Smith & Bobby Watson @ The Blue Room
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
CD Release Morgan Faw and The Flame + Jam Session with Houston Smith & Bobby Watson @ The Blue Room
SPOTLIGHT: CHARLIE PARKER EVENT It Takes a Village – CD Release Performance featuring Morgan Faw and The Flame With a special edition of the famous “Blue Monday Jam Session” co-hosted by Houston Smith and Morgan Faw. (*Special[...]
5:00 pm Mike Pagan Solo Piano @ Cafe Trio
Mike Pagan Solo Piano @ Cafe Trio
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mike Pagan Solo Piano @ Cafe Trio
Mike Pagan solo on the piano at Cafe Trio! Michael Pagán was born in Ravenna, Ohio. He was raised in a musical family and received his first piano instruction from his parents. He remembers hearing[...]
5:15 pm Charlie Parker’s Kansas City – Chuck Haddix, Clarence Smith, and Lisa Henry @ Truman Auditorium at Plaza Branch Library
Charlie Parker’s Kansas City – Chuck Haddix, Clarence Smith, and Lisa Henry @ Truman Auditorium at Plaza Branch Library
Aug 23 @ 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Charlie Parker's Kansas City - Chuck Haddix, Clarence Smith, and Lisa Henry @ Truman Auditorium at Plaza Branch Library
EVENT SCHEDULE 5:30 pm: Reception 2022 Kansas City Area Youth Jazz Fellows Trio: Ari Staggs (piano), Isaac Pieters (bass), Maurice Butler (drums). Food and beverage provided   6:00 pm: Charlie Parker’s Kansas City Moderator: Chuck[...]
6:00 pm Alyssa Murray @ Corvino Supper Club & Tasting Room
Alyssa Murray @ Corvino Supper Club & Tasting Room
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Alyssa Murray @ Corvino Supper Club & Tasting Room
Alyssa Murray, solo piano. Enjoy live jazz, great food and drinks at Corvino! Combining a keen songwriting sense with a playful display of sonic influences, Alyssa Murray creates a satisfying juxtaposition of synth and song. [...]
6:00 pm Tyrone Clark Trio @ Green Lady Lounge
Tyrone Clark Trio @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tyrone Clark Trio @ Green Lady Lounge
Tyrone Clark Trio | $5 cover charge cash or credit at the door. Always open seating. No reservations. About Tyrone Clark Bassist Tyrone Clark is a pillar of the Kansas City jazz community. He and[...]
7:00 pm Charles Williams Trio @ Eddie V's Prime Seafood
Charles Williams Trio @ Eddie V's Prime Seafood
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Charles Williams Trio @ Eddie V's Prime Seafood
Charles Williams Trio | Longing for a bit of civilized seduction? If live Jazz doesn’t do it, our expertly crafted cocktails will. Poured with precision, and served alongside the stylish rhythms of locally and nationally[...]
5:00 pm Bram Wijnands (with Morgan Faw and Houston Smith) @ KC Bier Co
Bram Wijnands (with Morgan Faw and Houston Smith) @ KC Bier Co
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Bram Wijnands (with Morgan Faw and Houston Smith) @ KC Bier Co
Spotlight Charlie Parker: Live Jazz Kansas City Bier Company Thursday, August 25 | 5:00–8:30 pm Every August, the local jazz advocacy organization KC Jazz Alive celebrates the life of Charlie Parker, the pioneering jazz saxophonist[...]
6:30 pm Matt Villinger @ The Majestic Restaurant & Jazz Club
Matt Villinger @ The Majestic Restaurant & Jazz Club
Aug 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Matt Villinger @ The Majestic Restaurant & Jazz Club
Live jazz at The Majestic with Matt Villinger: Matt plays solo piano in our main dining room. Come out to enjoy classic jazz piano with some world-class steaks and cocktails at The Majestic. For reservations[...]
6:30 pm Brant Jester with Carl Allen @ Majestic Steak House
Brant Jester with Carl Allen @ Majestic Steak House
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Brant Jester with Carl Allen @ Majestic Steak House
Live jazz at The Majestic with Brant Jester and Carl Allen! About Brant Jester Brant Jester is from Ozark, Missouri, and graduated from Missouri State University with his bachelor’s degree in music performance. He remains busy[...]
6:30 pm Lori Tucker Trio @ Johnny's Jazz Bar & Grill
Lori Tucker Trio @ Johnny's Jazz Bar & Grill
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Lori Tucker Trio @ Johnny's Jazz Bar & Grill
Lori Tucker Trio | Live jazz at the Oak Room inside the Intercontinental Hotel. About Lori Tucker Lori Tucker is a versatile vocalist from the KC area! Lori’s expressive vocals have enabled her to hold[...]
7:00 pm Lonnie McFadden Quartet @ Lonnie's Reno Club
Lonnie McFadden Quartet @ Lonnie's Reno Club
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lonnie McFadden Quartet @ Lonnie's Reno Club
Lonnie McFadden Quartet | Relish in the history of Kansas City jazz music and a delectable pre-fixe menu at Lonnie’s Reno Club. Our upscale jazz club offers a luxe dining and music experience in Kansas[...]
8:30 pm “Ode 2 Bird” featuring Houston Smith + Morgan Faw and The Flame. @ The Blue Room
“Ode 2 Bird” featuring Houston Smith + Morgan Faw and The Flame. @ The Blue Room
Aug 26 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
“Ode 2 Bird” featuring Houston Smith + Morgan Faw and The Flame. @ The Blue Room
FRIDAY, August 26 from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm is “Ode 2 Bird” showcasing the 2022 Spotlight: Charlie Parker “Artists in Residence” – Morgan Faw and Houston Smith, and featuring Faw’s band “The Flame.” @[...]
1:00 am Late Night Jam Session @ Mutual Musicians Foundation
Late Night Jam Session @ Mutual Musicians Foundation
Aug 27 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am
Late Night Jam Session @ Mutual Musicians Foundation
Late night jam session at the Mutual Musicians Foundation! MUTUAL MUSICIANS FOUNDATION Kansas City, one of the principal cradles of jazz along with New York, New Orleans, and Chicago, bred a number of nationally significant[...]
9:00 am “BIRD GOES TO SCHOOL” (Bird Boot Camp + Musical Salute it’s for All Ages who want to learn about the music)) @ Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts
“BIRD GOES TO SCHOOL” (Bird Boot Camp + Musical Salute it’s for All Ages who want to learn about the music)) @ Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
"BIRD GOES TO SCHOOL" (Bird Boot Camp + Musical Salute it's for All Ages who want to learn about the music)) @ Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts
It’s FREE | MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION AT BIRDBOOTCAMP.ORG
10:00 am Early Bird: “Charlie Parker at 18th and Vine” Walking Tour (with tour guides Chuck Haddix and Geri Sanders) @ 18th & Vine Jazz District
Early Bird: “Charlie Parker at 18th and Vine” Walking Tour (with tour guides Chuck Haddix and Geri Sanders) @ 18th & Vine Jazz District
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Early Bird: "Charlie Parker at 18th and Vine" Walking Tour (with tour guides Chuck Haddix and Geri Sanders) @ 18th & Vine Jazz District
About this event Get your tickets TODAY for a walking tour of one of Kansas City’s most historic neighborhoods; 18th & Vine Jazz District! August 29, 2022 is the 102nd birthday of Kansas City jazz[...]
2:00 pm “In the Yard” Jazz Film Screenings @ Gem Theater
“In the Yard” Jazz Film Screenings @ Gem Theater
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
"In the Yard" Jazz Film Screenings @ Gem Theater
In the Yard is back this year with two days of music and more! Mark your calendars and join us at the American Jazz Museum as we continue celebrating our 25-year legacy at 18th and Vine. Film[...]
4:00 pm Annual Musical Salute to Charlie Parker @ Charlie “Bird” Parker Plaza
Annual Musical Salute to Charlie Parker @ Charlie “Bird” Parker Plaza
Aug 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Annual Musical Salute to Charlie Parker @ Charlie “Bird” Parker Plaza
Annual Musical Salute to Charlie Parker Happy Birthday, Charlie! Burnett Music Foundation was able to establish a strategic partnership in 2022 with the American Jazz Museum and brings its Bird Boot Camp’s “Musical Salute to[...]
5:00 pm “In the Yard” Outdoor Concert – Jackiem Joyner and the Shedrick Mitchell Trio featuring Christie Dashiell @ American Jazz Museum
“In the Yard” Outdoor Concert – Jackiem Joyner and the Shedrick Mitchell Trio featuring Christie Dashiell @ American Jazz Museum
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
"In the Yard" Outdoor Concert - Jackiem Joyner and the Shedrick Mitchell Trio featuring Christie Dashiell @ American Jazz Museum
In the Yard ft. Jackiem Joyner and the Shedrick Mitchell Trio ft. Christie Dashiell About this event It’s the American Jazz Museum’s 25th Anniversary this year, and we’re bringing more live music to 18th and[...]
6:00 pm Candace Evans @ Cafe Trio
Candace Evans @ Cafe Trio
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Candace Evans @ Cafe Trio
Live jazz at Cafe Trio! Offering the perfect Trio of Great local Food, Art, and Live Music. CANDACE EVANS ABOUT CAFE TRIO Comfortable, calming, and chic, Café Trio draws a diverse clientele of urban dwellers,[...]
7:00 pm The Dan Thomas Quintet Featuring Bobby Watson @ Tom's Town Distilling Co.
The Dan Thomas Quintet Featuring Bobby Watson @ Tom's Town Distilling Co.
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Dan Thomas Quintet Featuring Bobby Watson @ Tom's Town Distilling Co.
Presented by The Folly Theater, Kansas City Jazz ALIVE, and Tom’s Town. Enjoy a special night of jazz at Tom’s Town Distilling Company in the Rickenbacker Room. As part of Spotlight: Charlie Parker, the Dan Thomas[...]
7:30 pm Danny Embrey Trio @ Green Lady Lounge
Danny Embrey Trio @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Danny Embrey Trio @ Green Lady Lounge
DANNY EMBREY Kansas City-based Danny Embrey has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading jazz guitarists. In addition to recording and playing concerts, festivals, and club dates, Embrey is in demand as an[...]
10:00 pm Leslie MacLean Trio @ Black Dolphin
Leslie MacLean Trio @ Black Dolphin
Aug 27 @ 10:00 pm – 1:00 am
Leslie MacLean Trio @ Black Dolphin
Leslie Maclean Trio – Black Dolphin 10:00pm – 1:00am Sat 8/27 LESLIE MACLEAN Leslie Maclean, pianist, composer, vocalist, and teacher, has been a professional musician since the age of 13. While in college, Leslie worked[...]
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