Current Vacancies
Posted August 1, 2022


Multiple (see details below)


Riff Generation

Application Deadline

August 31, 2022

Vacancy - Multiple (no piano), Riff Generation

Riff Generation – An ensemble cultivated to express new music imbued with the improvisational spirit of Kansas City’s great jazz heritage. Built upon the foundation of the group being a sum of its individual, idiosyncratic parts, this medium-sized band creates contemporary jazz tunes informed by the stylistic tenets developed over the history of the music here in Kansas City. The riff – a short, memorable phrase that can be layered and developed as a melody or accompanimental figure – has served as a main component in KC jazz for a century, and provides the inspiration of this ensemble’s character. Each player is able to express their strengths as an improvisational personality while cultivating a rich and tightly-knit group texture, as a present-day extension of Kansas City’s musical identity.

A typical concert year consists of six (6) or more season concerts, each with two (2) rehearsals, plus a number of run-out concerts or gigs per year. Additional duties include recording video and audio, participating in educational opportunities, and other potential avenues.


Accepting applications for horns, vocals and rhythm section instruments except piano.