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The KCJO presents in 2019-2020:

Study in Jazz: A Retrospective

Season subscriptions and individual tickets


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Some of the greatest jazz music and musicians emerged from the Cotton Club during the heyday of the Harlem Renaissance. So, we're heading back! Featuring legendary saxophonist Benny Golson and Kansas City favorite Eboni Fondren, this concert will take you back to the time of Ellington, Armstrong, and Calloway! Tux and tails not required but highly encouraged!

Friday, October 11th, 2019 - 8PM, Helzberg Hall


All Star Holidays

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 - 7PM, Helzberg Hall

Silent Night? Swinging Night! In an evening that’s sure to fire up a cold December night, come join us at the Kauffman for a star-studded event unlike anything else you’ll hear! We’ll be joined by stars of the Kansas City jazz scene, Lonnie McFadden, Jason Goudeau, and Molly Hammer, to play your seasonal favorites. One night only - a lifetime of memories!

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Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 8 PM, Helzberg Hall

Havana to Ipanema

From the caliente mambos of the Caribbean to the sublime bossas of Brazil, The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra is taking a trip south of the border to play exciting big band renditions of some of the greatest tunes the world has ever heard! Tito Puente, Poncho Sanchez, Joao Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim and more will be represented in one of the most exciting, sensual, and memorable concerts we’ve ever done!

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Friday, May 1st, 2020 - 8PM, Helzberg Hall

Swing one out to the heavens as we close our season by adding a gospel flavor for some of the most soulful tunes of all time! The spirits of Mahalia Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, and more will be filling Helzberg as KCJO is joined by star trumpeter Sean Jones and choir! You won’t want to miss this historic evening of tunes that will liven up the whole congregation.

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