I got to attend the Tribute to Kansas City Jazz event this month at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts with with a long-time Kansas City jazz patron, Jim Gordon (my dad). At the front of the stage, Bobby Watson and Hermon Mehari lead the band while family-friend Chuck Haddix narrated the timeline of jazz music in Kansas City. This event made me reflect and appreciate how many quality musicians Kansas City fosters, attracts, and sends out.
Below are a few links where jazz music can be found in Kansas City. Check out these sites, showcasing Kansas City’s jazz scene for where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going:
Past – americanjazzmuseum.org
Present – kansascityjazzcalendar.org
Future – futurejazzkc.org